The below graphical representation shows the symptoms and first aid tips for hypothermia:
Nosebleeds are common in children, and can be caused by a number of ways. A strong blow to the nose, poking and picking nostrils, and blowing too hard can all trigger a nosebleed. Other times, such nosebleeds have no apparent cause. However they come about, the bleeding can appear very heavy because the nostrils have a large supply of blood vessels that are close to its surface. Children experience frequent nosebleeds but sometimes it can be dangerous. By applying some basic first aid treatment and having the proper first aid training, it’s possible to treat nosebleeds in children easily. (more…)
When it comes to the different types of First Aid courses out there, it’s a challenge to identify which one must be It is not uncommon nowadays for employees to be asked and in fact, required to take a first aid course as part of initial orientation. What does differ is that not all employees are mandated to take the same courses- each employer can have separate, specific first aid training requirements.
The graphical representation shows the 10 common first aid myths and mistakes:
Learn, the proper way to treat these first aid injuries.
Proper first air training and acquiring certification are the best ways to know how to respond properly in the event of an emergency. First aid treatment can be very effective and even help save a life if administered correctly. So empowering yourself by getting properly certified in First Aid is a valuable asset indeed. A number of myths exist when it comes to First aid treatment and we’ll attempt to dispel some of these more common beliefs below.
What to Expect during First Aid Training:
You’ve enrolled for some First Aid Classes and you’re not quite sure what to expect. Granted, First Aid training could be the most important course you’ll ever take. Should an emergency arise, you will be armed with the knowledge and confidence to administer potentially lifesaving procedures and assistance. Although much of First Aid Training is initiated by an employer or workplace, knowing these skills are entirely invaluable for everyday scenarios and all individuals are welcomed at training.
Knowing in advance what to expect and what kinds of information might be included in a First Aid Class is helpful and by being prepared in advance, can only serve to help you excel at your First Aid Course. (more…)
It’s important to keep a first aid kit readily available in your home, cottage, car, boat, workplace, and recreation area so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries. Check out the necessary items one should have in the first aid kit.
It’s important to keep a first aid kit readily available in your home, cottage, car, boat, workplace, and recreation area so you can deal with minor accidents and injuries. Store it in a dry place and replace used or outdated contents regularly. Here are some of the common first aid kits, one should have at their home, vehicle and workplace. (more…)
Learn First Aid tips to treat minor injuries at home.
Accidents happen, especially when children are involved. Children are not always aware of the consequences of their actions and therefore are more likely to be accidentally injured than adults are. Children with special needs are especially prone to accidental injury as they are often in less control of their bodies than typically developing children are. When it comes to keeping children safe from injury or illness, their caregivers, teachers, coaches, and other adults are responsible for their wellbeing. For children with special needs, the importance of having clear advocates for their physical health, when they are unable to do it themselves, becomes even more pronounced.
Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs fall onto a spectrum of required care, from those children who need very little assistance to those who need much more support. Children with special needs like Autism, Downs syndrome, and ADHD, face several significant challenges in operating in a typical day, let alone when they are in an emergency medical situation. For these children, communication, self-regulation, and basic care can be challenging on any given day, and when extenuating circumstances arise, it’s all too easy for their physical health to suffer and their unique needs to fall between the cracks. (more…)