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Head and neck injuries in children.

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in child cpr, Child safety, First Aid, General News, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Head and neck injuries in children.

Head and neck injuries in children.

Suspect a head and or neck injury if a child Falls from a height Is not fully alert Falls from a height greater than the child’s height Falls off a bicycle without a helmet Got a direct hit to the head Involved in a motor vehicle accident Complains of neck or back pain, tingling or weakness in the arms or legs Signs of head injury: Has a seizure Vomits Does not respond or move Is sleepy Is confused Has trouble walking Inconsolable Has trouble seeing Actions to take: Make sure the scene is safe Phone or have someone else call 911 and get...

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Do you still do the breathing during CPR?

Posted by on March 23, 2017 in child cpr, Child safety, First Aid, Infant and child safety, Infant CPR | Comments Off on Do you still do the breathing during CPR?

Do you still do the breathing during CPR?

There’s a some confusion about whether you give breaths during CPR anymore. I get asked this question a lot in my classes. I am going to clear up the confusion. It is important to attempt to give breaths during CPR but not as crucial for adults as it is for infants and children. When adults become unresponsive it is usually a result of cardiac arrest. The oxygen content of the blood is typically adequate to meet oxygen demands of the body for the first few minutes after arrest. So by doing immediate effective chest compressions oxygen...

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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Posted by on October 24, 2016 in General News, Infant and child safety, SIDS | Comments Off on SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Oct. 24 2016 5:37 PM https://youtu.be/3c6OA7d5UUM The American Academy of Pediatrics just updated its recommendations on how to create safe sleeping conditions for infants, and not only are they easy to follow, they could also save new parents money and time. While much of the advice is consistent with the AAP’s previous set of recommendations, released in 2011, the latest includes new thinking on the ideal sleep environment for infants. Currently, around 3,500 babies die in America each year of SIDS and sleep-related accidents,...

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Should your child get a flu shot?

Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Child safety, Family safety, First aid for children, Toddler safety | Comments Off on Should your child get a flu shot?

Should your child get a flu shot?

The flu can be very dangerous and young children are at the highest risk of getting it. The flu spreads when someone with the flu coughs and sneezes. The virus is in the air and anyone breathing can get infected. The virus can also be on surfaces such as toys and when your child touches that surface and puts her hands to her nose, eyes or mouth she can become infected. The symptoms include: Congestion Headache Vomiting Sore throat Cough Fever — as high as 103 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit Chills Muscle and body aches If you think your child...

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Gagging versus severe choking.

Posted by on September 9, 2016 in First Aid, First aid for children, Infant CPR, Toddler safety | Comments Off on Gagging versus severe choking.

Gagging versus severe choking.

Gagging: Is normal Baby’s gag reflex is close to the front of the mouth. Gagging gets food or objects out of the back of mouth. Gagging is nature’s way of preventing airway obstruction. Baby is making sound such as coughing or the gagging sound. No need to intervene. Severe Choking: An object is lodged in the airway. There is no sound. The airway is blocked. There is no breathing or air movement. Baby’s color is blue around the lips. It’s a medical emergency. You must intervene. Perform the Infant choking maneuver. Call...

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How to remove a tick.

Posted by on July 15, 2016 in Child safety, First Aid | Comments Off on How to remove a tick.

How to remove a tick.

Ticks and Lyme disease. New Jersey is a hot spot for Lyme disease. The ticks are found in wooded areas with lots of bushes and grasses. The disease is transmitted to humans from infected deer and mice ticks from about May to September. The tick is typically found in warm moist areas such as underarms, back of the knees. The tick must be attached to the human host for at least 36 to 48 hours to transmit disease. It attaches and feeds from the host blood then falls off. Not all ticks carry the bacteria that causes lyme disease. The first...

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Prevent drownings with pool safety tips.

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in General News | Comments Off on Prevent drownings with pool safety tips.

Prevent drownings with pool safety tips.

New CPSC Report: Fatal Child Drownings in Pools Down 11 Percent Nationwide Since 2010 Despite decrease, drowning is still the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 – 4; second leading cause of death in children ages 5 – 14 years old WASHINGTON – A new report released today by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows that the number of fatal child drownings in swimming pools has decreased 11 percent nationwide since 2010, the year the agency launched its Pool Safely public education campaign. Despite the...

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Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in General News | Comments Off on Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

1. Let’s say it’s 7:25 pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job. 2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. 3. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home. 4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. 5. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it...

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Febrile seizures.

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in child cpr, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on Febrile seizures.

Febrile seizures.

What are febrile seizures? They are seizures or convulsions that occur in about 2-5% of young children between 6 months and five years old that are triggered by a high fever. The risk peaks during the second year of life. It may accompany a cold, ear infection or flu. In some cases a child may not have a fever at the time of the seizure, but will develop one a few hours later. What happens? The child will lose consciousness and both arms and legs will shake uncontrollably. Most only last a few minutes and are accompanied by a fever above 101...

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National Poison Prevention week 2016.

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Child safety, Family safety, Infant and child safety, Toddler safety | Comments Off on National Poison Prevention week 2016.

National Poison Prevention week 2016.

John F. Kennedy who proclaimed National Poison Prevention Week in early 1962, together with his son, John F. Kennedy Jr. National Poison Prevention Week is particularly concerned with preventing the poisoning of children, who are the major victims of poisoning. According to the CPSC an estimated 85,000 children younger than 5 are unintentionally poisoned each year in the U.S. Poisoning can happen when a child swallows medications, liquid laundry Packets, pesticides, alcohol, drain cleaner, vitamins or spills or inhales bleach or other...

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