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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Poisoning

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

Seizure

Call 9-1-1


Remove nearby objects


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

Choking

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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