4A. First Aid in Accident

2023-10-26 16:00

Baby sitters and domestic helpers, who are usually left at home with small children, have basic knowledge to cope with accidents and administer first aid on injuries of the children they care for. They should know how to stay calm, act quickly and be sensible enough to prevent aggravating the injury and help save the child. In case of an emergency, speed is of paramount importance. Seconds can mean the difference between life and death, whether it is a minor or serious injury.

It is important that one keeps calm in face of an emergency. Deal with the incident as quickly as you can, but with care. Do not aggravate the injury by unnecessary movements. Keep the patient quit, warm and patient is far from further danger while you seek for help. Phone the doctor or get someone to call the doctor, and bring the patient to the hospital. Avoid showing the patient his injury, as he may panic. Speak softly and reassure him of safety.

In this chapter, you will learn the basic measures necessary to give your employers and little masters a safe but exciting life. At their early age, children are not usually taught how to deal with a crisis without an adult around. Both you and the children can learn how to help yourselves and others. You can teach them how to administer first aid and to seek for help.



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