Basic First Aid for Children

Always call 911 first if perceived to be serious

Burns

Remove from source of burn

Cool burn with cold running water (except 3rd degree)

Cover loosely with sterile dressing (except 3rd degree)

Call 911 and and care for shock

FOR THIRD DEGREE BURNS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT TOUCH THE BURN. IT IS THIRD DEGREE IF THE PERSON DOES NOT FEEL ANY PAIN (nerves burned away)

Choking

Bend patient over and give 5 back blows (upper back)

Give 5 abdominal thrusts upwards in the area of the diaphragm

Continue until object comes out or professional help arrives

If child becomes unconscious, call 911

CPR

Place child on flat surface

Give 30 chest compressions about 1.5 inches deep at 100 per minute

Give 2 rescue breaths (blow for 1 second)

DO NOT STOP: Repeat until help comes or victim regains consciousness

External Bleeding

Cover wound with sterile dressing

Apply pressure until bleeding stops

Cover dressing with a bandage

Apply more pressure and call 911

Seizure

Call 911

Remove nearby objects

DO NOT hold or restrain child or put anything in the mouth

After seizure passes, monitor breathing