First Aid for Children

Controlling Bleeding

Cover the wound in sterile dressing and apply pressure until bleeding stops.

Cover the dressing with a bandage.

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Call 9-1-1 or the poison control hotline: 1-800-222-1222


Call 9-1-1

Remove nearby objects

Monitor breathing, comfort child, keep airway clear after seizure passes


Give 5 back blows - heel of hand in between the shoulder blades

Give 5 abdominal thrusts

Continue care until object is forced out

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