First aid for animal bites in children.

First aid for animal bites in children.

An animal bite can become infected due to bacteria in the animals mouth. It is very important to make sure your childs’ tetanus is up to date. Most animal bites are from dogs and cats. If your child is bitten by a wild animal it is important to report it to animal control. The animal may need to be captured and tested for rabies. Raccoons, foxes and bats carry and can transmit rabies. What should you do for an animal bite? Apply pressure...

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Frostnip.

Frostnip.

It’s the time of year for outdoor fun. While playing outdoors in winter can be healthy and packed with fun for your child you need to be aware of some dangers. Children are at a greater risk of experiencing frostnip and frostbite because they lose heat from their skin more rapidly and they tend stay outside longer because they’re having so much fun. Frostnip also known as (Chillblains) is a milder form of frostbite. It is sometimes...

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Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection) recall.

Bridgewater, N.J. – Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery. If a patient experiencing...

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Avoid hot car deaths.

Avoid hot car deaths.

The greatest percentage of deaths from leaving a child in a hot car are unintentional. The parents are not “bad” parents. It is a result of forgetfulness in most cases. A parent just forgets about the child in the back of the car. Heat stroke is the second leading cause of non-traffic deaths among children. The inside of a car heats up quickly with 80% of the increase in temperature happening in the first 10 minutes. A childs’...

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Bee stings.

Bee stings.

What should you do if your child gets a sting? If the insect left a stinger, gently scrape the skin with a credit card to remove it without breaking it. If you don’t have a credit card use your fingers. Do not twist or turn as you remove it as this could break the venom sack and spread it. Wash the area with soap and water. Apply a cold compress over the area for a few minutes. Apply calamine lotion for itching or a 1% hydrocortisone...

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What do you do in the first five minutes in an emergency with an infant or child?

What do you do in the first five minutes in an emergency with an infant or child?

1. Take a deep breath and make sure the surroundings are safe for you. It will serve no purpose to run into a dangerous situation. 2. Try to find out what happened to determine what kind of injuries the infant or child sustained. 3. If you think the child has neck or back injuries DO NOT MOVE him unless he is in an unsafe area or is face down and needs CPR. 4. Assess for immediate life-threatening problems. Use the C-A-B steps of CPR if the...

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