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Occupational First Aid
1First Aid for ChildrenYour Instructor
Your Instructor: Nevan Mulvihill087 946 2865www.facebook.com/redtrain.ie
Parent First Aid
2Main causes of death in childrenChoking, Drowning, Poisoning, Suffocation,Trauma
5 Main causes of mortalityIn children
Paediatric Chain of Survival
4Prevention of arrestEarly CPR 2 minutes if unwitnessedEarly Activation of Emergency Services 999/112Early Advanced Life SupportEarly Post-Resuscitation care
Infant Choking repeat 5 back slaps & 5 chest compressions until object clearsBack Slaps
7Treatment for Poisons (999)Primary SurveyIF CONSCIOUSDo not induce vomitingIf the casualty has swallowed a corrosive Give small sips of water or milk to drinkPrimary SurveyIF UNCONSCIOUSRecovery positionMonitor vital signs / Keep samplesUrgent removal to hospitalBe prepared to resuscitateAvoid becoming contaminated The National Poisons Information Centre can be contacted at Beaumont Hospital telephone 01 - 8092568
7Treatment for Poison
8Common Childhood illnessAsthma
Seizures in children main causesFebrile ConvulsionsEpilepsyHead InjuryLack of OxygenStroke
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Picture: Many Thanks to the Anaphylaxis Campaign.AnaphylaxisAnxiety
Swelling of face
Swelling of neck
Puffiness around eyes
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12Treatment of Severe AllergiesRelieve BreathingIf trained use Epi-pen 99912
Unconsciousness for a short period, followed by an increase in levels of response and recovery.
Could have a history of recent head injury with apparent recovery, but then deteriorates
Short term memory loss (particularly of the incident). Confusion, irritability.
Levels of response become worse as condition develops
Mild, general headache.
Pale, clammy skin.
Flushed, dry skin.
Shallow / normal breathing.
Deep, noisy, slow breathing.(Pressure on the respiratory control area of the brain)
Rapid, weak pulse. (Blood diverts away from the extremities)
Slow, strong pulse. (Caused by raised blood pressure)
Normal pupils, reacting to light.
One or both pupils dilate as pressure increases on the brain.
Possible nausea or vomiting on recovery.
Condition becomes worse. Fits may occur. No recovery.
Serious Head injuries13
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14Management of a Head Injury:
Ensure A c, B CTreat all life threatening injuriesMonitor vital signsHead to toe surveyPrevent chillingIf UNCONSCIOUS due to trauma Consider spinal injury and treat
Refer to attached pocket guide on concussion
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Bleeding15Treatment of Bleeding
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16Nose BleedBreath through MouthPinch below bridge of NoseHave casualty lean forwardTry not to speak, sniff, swallow, or spitCheck after 10 minutesDo not blow nose for a few hoursSeek Medical Attention if bleeding persists for more than 30 minutes16Treatment of Nose Bleed
Sprains and strainsIF IN DOUBT - TREAT AS A FRACTURE !17Sprain or Strain Treatment
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Hypoglycaemia - TreatmentIf Concious : Talk to them, encourage them to check sugar levels.Ask if they should take sugar / food / drinks.Seek Medical Attention
If Unconcious :Call 999 / 112 and Ensure ABCPlace patient in recovery positionMonitor vital signs / Prevent chillingLook for other causes18Treatment of DiabeticsHypoglyacemic low blood sugar levels
19Electrical Injuries - TreatmentMake sure scene is safe
Burns often full thickness
Multiple burns possible
Activate EMS19Treatment for burns
COOL! 10 -15 Minutes cool Running Water
REMOVE Jewellery and clothing
DRESS non adherent
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21Low Current VoltageREMOVE PLUG DO NOTtouch casualty if he/she is still in contact with electrical currentTry to use a telephonedirectory or something similar as a insulatorDO NOT use any metal object to push away electrical source, use a wooden object21Treatment for Electric Shock
22Common Childhood illnessChicken Pox
Red Flag early warning signs!Cold hands and feetPain in the limbs or jointsAbnormal skin colour (pallor or mottling)Other signs, which can occur later:Fever and vomitingRash that doesnt fade with tumbler testDrowsiness or lowered levels of consciousnessSevere headacheStiff neck (rare)Dislike of bright lights (rare)Meningitis
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Meningitis doesnt disappear under a glass if in doubt arrange transport to hospital24
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