Describe the procedures for dealing with accident and injuries, illnesses and other emergencies.
There are lots of legislations that settings have to follow in order to comply with the law. These are clearly stated in the book of National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare. Settings such as schools must follow all laws and acts for ensuring children 's safety, health and security.
Accidents and Injuries
Standard 10 (Healthcare) 10.14 says that at all times a fully trained first aider must be available and there must be at least 1 trained first aider for every 10 children in the setting.
The first person on the scene of an accident should always report the accident to the school’s first aider at the first available chance. This person actually sends another child for First Aid because if they were to leave the injured child, something else might happen. The …show more content…
If a child becomes unwell while in school or nursery then the parents must be informed and if the child has conjunctivitis or gastroenteritis they will need to stay at home for a minimum of 48 hours after the last time they vomited or the last time a crest was produced around the eye. If the child has symptoms of gastroenteritis or conjunctivitis then the child must be isolated from the rest of the children so that the illness cannot spread and their parents must be contacted ASAP. Body waste off the child must be disposed of immediately and appropriately making sure that the person cleaning the waste has the correct equipment on. Body waste such as vomit must be disposed of immediately down the toilet and the area must be disinfected straight away, if the vomit in on items such as clothes, the item must be wrapped twice and tightly sealed to stop the germs spreading. Parents will need to take the child home and keep them there until they are feeling 100%