The Dangers That You Could Stop
Babysitting CAN be a dangerous job if you don't have the proper knowledge, patience, and right safety precautions...
Things That Can Go Wrong--How To Prevent It
- Baby conscious choking: Check for obstructions, support infants face down, give 5 back slaps, turn the infant supporting the head, neck and back, give 5 back thrusts (using 2 fingers), repeat till infant cant breath, call parents to get follow up care.
-Child conscious choking: ask "are you chocking", place first slightly above navel, quick (in and up) thrust, repeat till it comes out.
-Seizure: find rigid muscles, move objects away from person, call 911, put in recover position, cool for fever with cool towel.
-Severe allergy reaction: Ask child about breathing and speaking, note time for reaction was 10 minutes, call 911, explain that child is having trouble breathing, stay with child to keep them calm.
When making an emergency call...
First aid instructions
Severe bleeding: cover wound with clean cloth and apply pressure, apply ice, treat for shock, call rescue squad.
Broken bones: keep the broken bones from moving, keep the warm and still, call for medical instructions;
Bee stings: if stinger is still in wound scrape it off, apply ice wrapped in cloth, DO not put mud on the wound.