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Title: First Aid for Child Day Care Personnel


1
First Aid for Child Day Care Personnel
T1-INT
2
Partnership Triangle
T2-INT
  • Child
  • Parent/Guardian Child Care Provider

3
T3-INT
4
Program Overview
T4-INT
  • Preventing injuries in the
    child care environment.
  • Being prepared for emergencies.
  • Emergency response skills.
  • Responding to specific injuries illness.
  • Children with special health needs.

5
T1-1
  • Is this an Accident?

6
Questions for Story
T2-1
  • Was this an accident?
  • What could have been done to prevent this
    situation from happening?

7
Injuries are NOT Accidents!
T3-1
  • Injuries are
  • Predictable
  • Preventable
  • Accidents are
  • Unpredictable
  • Random

8
Injury Facts
T4-1
  • Leading cause of death disability among
    children ages 14 under in U.S.
  • 1/2 of these deaths occur to children ages 4
    under.
  • 1 in 4 (25) children require medical attention
    each year for injuries.
  • Estimated that 9 out of 10 injuries can be
    prevented.

9
Common Serious Injuries to Children
T5-1
  • Falls
  • Burns
  • Poisonings
  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes
  • Drowning
  • Choking

10
Children are Vulnerable to Injury because
T6-1
  • Heads are larger in proportion
    to their bodies
  • Internal organs are not mature
  • Large body surface area for their size
  • Small fingers
  • Small airways
  • Immature swallowing mechanism
  • Bones are still growing

11
Children are Vulnerable to Injury because they
T7-1
  • Are natural explorers
    of their environment.
  • May not understand the
    word NO.
  • Are fearless.
  • Put things in their mouths.
  • Cant judge speed direction of sound.
  • Lack balance coordination.
  • Imitate adult behaviors.

12
Injury Triangle
T8-1
  • Child
  • Environment Agent

13
Injury Prevention Strategies
T9-1
  • 1. Change the environment
  • 2. Change the behavior

14
Change the Environment
T10-1
  • Train yourself to look at center as a child might
  • Use the enclosed Safety Checklist to perform
    safety check of the center
  • Ongoing job

15
Supervision is IMPORTANT!!
T11-1
16
Change the Behavior
T12-1
  • Learn about the injury risks at each stage of a
    childs development so that you can
    prevent
    injuries
    from
    occurring.

17
Prevention Tips
T13-1
  • Perform a Safety Check of your center regularly.
  • Maintain good supervision!
  • Learn about injury risks at each developmental
    stage so you will be prepared to act before
    injuries occur.

18
Injury Triangle Example
T14-1
  • What factors contributed to this injury? Think
    of the behavior, environment injury causing
    agent.
  • What could have been done to possibly prevent the
    injury?
  • What are some of the barriers to changing the
    corners of the triangle?
  • What strategies would be best for this situation?

19
Why talk about abuse neglect in this
course?
T15-1
  • They can cause injury and illness to children.
  • They occur often enough that most will see these
    problems at some time.
  • Under Georgia law, child day care providers are
    required to report them -EVEN if its just
    suspected.

20
Recognizing Abuse
T16-1
  • Accept that it happens!
  • Train yourself to ask Could this be abuse?
    whenever a child has an unusual or suspicious
    injury.
  • Learn the warning signs.

21
Steps to Take
T17-1
  • Report the abuse/neglect to the Childrens
    Service Agency in your county. It is your legal
    responsibility to report - even if you just
    suspect!
  • Become familiar with how to assist a child who
    discloses abuse.

22
Completing the Incident Form
T18-1
  • Fill out soon after incident so details will be
    fresh.
  • Be specific. Include factual detail.
  • Be objective. Give the facts, not your opinion.
  • Write clearly.
  • Give a copy to the childs parent and keep a copy
    on file.

23
Suggestions
T19-1
  • Use the Safety Checklist to scan for hazards as
    you clean.
  • Rotate roles with staff each week.
  • Use injury prevention activities with children.
  • Organize a safety event that includes one of the
    day care rules.

24
Injury Prevention Plan
T20-1
  • Involve all staff.
  • Review incident reports.
  • Use the injury triangle.
  • Plan a safety activity each month.
  • Write down important dates in a calendar.
  • Develop a schedule for safety activities.
  • Use your resources.
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