First Aid For Children

under the age of 18

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Choking

Babies:

  • Hold the baby face down along your thigh with their head lower than their bottom.

  • Pat baby firmly on their back between the shoulder blades. If back blows do not dislodge the object after 5 tries, move on to next step.

  • Turn the baby over so they are facing upwards and place two fingers in the middle of their chest just below the nipples. Push inwards and upwards up to five times.

  • Repeat both back pats and chest thrusts as needed to dislodge object.
Children:
  • Pat child firmly on their back between the shoulder blades. If back blows do not dislodge the object after 5 tries, move on to next step.

  • Hold the child around the waist and pull upwards and inwards above their belly button.

  • Repeat both back pats and abdominal thrusts as needed.

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Nosebleed

  • Pinch the soft part of the child’s nose and ask them to lean forward.

  • Seek medical advice if the bleeding continues for more than half an hour.

Asthma Attack

  • Help the baby or child to sit in a comfortable position and take their medication.

  • Reassure the baby or child. If the attack becomes severe, or they don't have their medication, call 911.

Cuts and Scrapes

  • Cover the wound with a sterile dressing
  • Apply pressure until bleeding stops
  • Cover the dressing with a bandage
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Burns

  • Cool burn with cool running water until pain subsides
  • Cover loosely with a sterile dressing
  • Call 911