Identify circumstances when children and young people might require urgent medical attention All staff working in a school must know how to respond in an emergency situation. * Choking
All staff has to follow the policies and procedures of the setting. Choking - coughing, difficulties in speaking, looking distressed, loss of consciousness. Response
Encourage child to cough, to clear obstruction if child shows weakness or stops breathing, call a first aider who will carry out backslaps, bend child forward. If obstruction is not cleared dial 999 for an ambulance, continue backslaps until ambulance arrives.
Unconsciousness-speak loudly to the child tap gently on the child’s shoulder. No response- Shout for help, leave child in same position as found then open airways. If no sign of breathing begin chest compression and rescue breaths immediately call ambulance. Place in recovery position if necessary. Nose bleeds
Bleeding- Notice blood dripping from nose
At my setting, the child was running and he fell over when he got up his nose was bleeding. I took the child to the office and explained to the first aider what happened. The first aider told the child to keep their head forward to let the blood flow. The first aider cleaned the blood. The accident was reported in the book.
Describe the action to take in response to an emergency situation including fires, security, incidents and missing children and young people. Fires
When the fire alarm goes off at my setting teacher’s line up the children quickly and safely w e leave the class and take the closest exit to the playground. After the head teacher go inside to check if there is any children or staff left behind the teacher’s count how many children are with them. The lady working in the office comes with the register to check all teachers and staffs are present. It’s very important that all staff are aware of the nearest fire exit. When a child...
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