In administering first aid, one must do it safely, attending to the most severe case, with skillfulness and adequate knowledge of what to do.
ids are prone to different types of injuries due to their age which often leads to bleeding; burns, scalds and so on.
It will therefore not be wrong to teach kids how to administer first aid when such incidents happen.
Bleeding means the escape of blood from the blood vessels. It could be as a result of the illness, injury or unhealed wound.
It is a familiar scene among kids to suffer bleeding due to scratches, bruises and cuts and these minor cases need urgent attention, that is, it must be stopped.
It is essential to teach kids what is called “home first aid” so that they can grow with the skills and then become experienced first aider.
This training and skills should start from home and then become sharpen at their various schools.
These First Aid Skills are so necessary because they are the basic things a child should know in other to be of help to his or herself and others who might be in danger.
Calling For Help
Kids must be taught how to call for help when they are in danger. This will give the parents, or whosoever is close by, to know what the matter is and how best to assist such a kid.
It is important to let them know that keeping things to them will worsen the matter and as such, endanger their life and well being.
There are differs way to do this; it could be through 911 or other emergency numbers depending on location. However, kids must be cautious about the importance of such number; they should know that such calls are not a toy.
Also, kids should be taught how to immediately report any danger to anyone close by.
Bleeding means the escape of blood from the blood vessels. If not stopped early, it can weaken the body. It is majorly caused by cut, scratch or from a wound.
Kids generally are prone to bleeding because of what they engage in; this makes it necessary for them to know this first aid skill- how to stop bleeding.
First thing is for them to recognize blood when they see it and then, make efforts to stop the flow.
It is advisable you teach them to exert pressure at the point, and in case the opening is much, use clothes (Bandage) to stop the bleeding.
Teach Them How To Treat Burn
Burns are damage to the skin that is caused by heat. It is important that kids know how to treat burns.
This is done by applying water on the surface for a few minutes to cool the area. It enables the burned skin to cool down.
Teach Them How To Perform CPR
CPR means Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, and it is a medical process which is carried out on a casualty who is not breathing, maybe as a result of cardiac arrest.
CPR is done to help in the pumping of blood around the victim’s body due to the failure of the heart to do so.
To carry out CPR, the casualty’s chest needs to be compressed, that I, pressed up and then down and then give artificial breathing (also known as the kiss of life or rescue breath).
In summary, good health is essential for everyone and as such, we must strive to be in good health always, and first aid is one of the skills that can keep us in formand prevent a condition from becoming worse.
Remember!Kids don’t have eject buttons, meaning that, they grow up with what they learn often. Teach them First Aid.