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It’s Tick Time.

Posted by on June 21, 2018 in Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, First aid for children, Infant and child safety | Comments Off on It’s Tick Time.

It’s Tick Time.

Ticks look like a small dark dot on the skin. They must be attached for more than 24 hours to transmit Lyme bacteria. What do you do if your child gets bitten by one of these annoying pests? Remove it immediately. Use pointed tweezers. Grasp the tick tightly and pull straight up until it lets go. Put it in a ziplock bag. Take a photo of it. Call the doctor. Prevention: Perform daily rigorous checks. Cover up with long sleeved shirts and tuck pants into socks when in wooded areas. Spray clothes with Permethrin. Use insect repellent. Check pets...

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Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

Posted by on May 13, 2018 in child cpr, Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, General News, Infant and child safety, Infant CPR, Water safety | Comments Off on Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional deaths in children 1-4

From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017*, at least 163 children younger than age 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, a Pool Safely campaign partner. Of the 163 reports, 112 of the victims — nearly 70 percent — were children younger than age five. During the same timeframe in 2016, 205 children younger than age 15 drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to media reports. Of the 205 reports, 140 of the victims — nearly 70 percent — were...

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Free DVD Saving Baby’s Life…When Every Second Counts.

Posted by on March 27, 2018 in Family safety, Infant choking, Infant CPR, SIDS, Video | Comments Off on Free DVD Saving Baby’s Life…When Every Second Counts.

Free DVD Saving Baby’s Life…When Every Second Counts.

This award winning video educates and empowers parents, family members and all caretakers of infants, Registered nurse, midwife, Certified CPR instructor and owner of Baby Zone & Beyond LLC, Geraldine Hickey, gives parents the tools and confidence to assist any infant (newborn-12 months) in time of danger. The instructional video takes viewers step by step on how to perform infant CPR, how to save a choking infant and reviews SIDS precaution.. The video won the National Parenting seal of approval and was featured on PIX 11 news. For a...

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SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Posted by on March 24, 2018 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 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, including strangulation and...

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What you need to know in an emergency.

Posted by on March 6, 2018 in Child safety, Family safety, First Aid, First aid for children, Toddler safety | Comments Off on What you need to know in an emergency.

What you need to know in an emergency.

When there is an emergency it is important to have information at your fingertips. You may not remember it all in an emergency. It takes just a short amount of time to compile an information sheet either on the computer or in a book designated to your child. This can save critical minutes and help medical personnel to make quicker decisions. What should be on it? Your address. If a babysitter or family member is caring for your child they may not know your address if they call 911. This is especially important since most calls are now made...

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Head and neck injuries in children.

Posted by on February 19, 2018 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 January 23, 2018 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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Gagging versus severe choking.

Posted by on November 9, 2017 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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Should your child get a flu shot?

Posted by on October 14, 2017 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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Surviving a heart attack when you’re alone.

Posted by on October 13, 2017 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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