Nobody wants accidents to happen and even if every care has been taken to avoid this they still happen. Nothing could be worse than a child in your care sustaining an injury. You must be prepared in case this does happen.
Everyone involved with caring for children professionally should be well prepared for all emergencies. This includes being trained in First Aid and making sure that First Aid Certificates are up-to-date including CPR.
Childminders are required to have completed first aid training that covers giving first aid to babies and young children.
- Familiarize Yourself With Emergency Contact Information
- Know Where Fire Extinguishers Are Located
- Get Educated About Allergy Management
- Have an Inclement Weather and Natural Disaster Plan
- Keep a First Aid Kit On Hand
- Make Sure CPR and First Aid Certifications Are Up-to-Date
- Get a Letter of Consent for Medical Treatment
- Learn to Arm and Disarm Home Security Systems
- Teach Kids Basic Emergency Preparedness
- Have Insurance Information On Hand
For further information on the above 10 Ways to be prepared for an emergency visit www.4nannies.com.
You should always keep a First Aid Kit accessible and check frequently that the contents are in date. The contents should take into account the number of children in your care. A good and popular alternative to a First Aid Kit is to keep your First Aid provision in a Lockable First Aid Cabinet. The cabinet can be bought inclusive or exclusive of first aid contents and the facility to lock the cabinet allows for safe storage of all first aid items.
Do you ever wonder what your reaction would be if you ever came across a real emergency situation. Most people hope it will never happen to them but it could. If someone was injured would you know what to do? Would you feel confident to administer first aid or would you be too scared in case you made the situation worse. That’s why it is so important that everyone has the knowledge and training of basic first aid. Simply put – you may one day help to save a life.
Many accidents will occur in the workplace or in the home and basic First Aid Kits are essential in these area. DIY and gardening accidents are so common and injuries can range from minor to extremely severe.
First Aid Training will give you
- the knowledge to deal with an emergency
- the confidence to take control
- the ability to use first aid equipment
Wherever possible always make sure that the correct first aid provision is available. With the right training one day you could save a life.
There are many occasions when fire could be a potential hazard not only in the workplace but also at home and pursuing leisure activities. Barbecues have never been so popular at home or at local events. Eating outside with friends and family has become a great social activity. We can all take as much care as possible but there are times when accidents do happen and at barbecues this could include minor and more serious burns.
The effect of serious burns or scalds may be reduced if the right emergency first aid is given immediately. Both burns and scalds cause damage and pain by overheating the surface of the body. The affected area needs to be cooled as quickly as possible. This can be done by using cold running water but better still is to be prepared for any potential accidents causing burns or scalds by having a First Aid Kit with contents that help reduce the skin temperature.
BURNSHIELD is a simple to use gel impregnated burn treatment designed to lower skin temperature and alleviate pain prior to hospital treatment.
In the event of serious burns call the Emergency Services IMMEDIATELY.
Good First Aid Training is so important. It gives individuals the confidence in an emergency to take control of the situation, re-assure the patient until the emergency services arrive and possibly, in some cases, actaully ‘SAVE A LIFE’!
Resuscitating a patient can be a frightening experience but can be made easier with the correct training and techniques.
CPR stands for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. This means resuscitating a person when they have stopped breathing. Two ways of doing this are Hands Only and Mouth to Mouth.
- Hands Only – hands are used to compress the chest after a cardiac arrest. (no mouth to mouth contact is made).
- Mouth-to-Mouth breathing – this is breathing into somebody else’s lungs. When we breathe in we use some oxygen but there is more than enough when we breathe out to supply someone else’s needs.
A First Aider Protection Pack which includes a Resusciade Face Shield to be used during Mouth-to-Mouth to prevent cross infection is a good idea to include wiith your First Aid provision.
Now Summer is here many local community events are starting to take place. Organisers of events should make sure that First Aid Kits and supplies are readily available and easy to access. All community centres, Scout huts etc. should have adequate first aid cover.
A clear correctly placed First Aid Sign is important to quickly locate first aid equipment in an emergency. Always check that the contents of the First Aid Kit is replenished frequently making sure that any out-of-date sterile products are replaced.
First Aid supplies to consider:
- A large First Aid Kit Bag with adequate room to add a variety of first aid supplies.
- A First Aid Kit which can be wall mounted
- Saline Eye Wash
- Burns Treatment
For more information visit First Aid for Clubs.
DON’T FORGET THE PLASTERS!!
As we all know the weather has been particularly hot over the past few days and that, of course, means there have been many cases of sunburn. How many times have you gone into a chemist or supermarket pharmacy and been behind someone who is red raw with sunburn. Most of us at sometime will have experienced some form of sunburn but if you have ever had medium to severe sunburn you will know only too well the excruciating pain when even the slightest pressure from a sheet can be unbearable. As the saying goes “prevention is better than cure” and protecting your skin and those of your family is essential for the short and long term health of your skin.
your skin is very important it
- protects our bodies
- helps keep our bodies at just the right temperature
- allows us to have the sense of touch
Sunburn can cause permanent damage and this can appear later in life. Choose a sun protection product wisely.
Delph Sun Cream is one of only five sun creams listed on the UK Drug Tariff. What this means is that it can be prescribed by doctors to those with medical skin conditions. The consistent high quality of Delph Sun Cream is assured by each batch being tested.
Delph products are tested as a medicine on human volunteers in laboratory conditions by independent testers.
- Dermatogically Tested
- Can be prescribed by Doctors
- UVA star rating of 4* giving ‘superior’ protection
- Great water resistance
Be safe in the sun.
In addition to First Aid Boxes and Bags a First Aid Cabinet is an essential part of any first aid room or dedicated first aid treatment area. Standard first aid items along with additional content of your choice can be securely kept in the Lockable Metal Cabinet. This cabinet can be bought empty allowing accommodation of specific content or complete with small, medium or large first aid content. The cabinet is clearly marked with a cross indicating where first aid provision is stored.
- The cabinet is wall mountable and on view at all times.
- A visible indication of where first aid is available.
- The contents are kept secure and clean.
- Extra contents can be added as required.
First Aid Kit Store has a wide selection of first aid supplies for all your needs. Make sure your first aid area is well equipped with first aid essentials.
When you organise events for business, sporting or social occasions then you will almost certainly have to make sure you have all the necessary first aid provision. If you need to carry around a variety of first aid products then First Aid Store’s Multifunctional First Aid Bag is your answer.
This large first aid bag has a shoulder strap and carry handle plus external and internal compartments. This sturdy bag has four small feet ensuring the bag is kept off the floor.
It can hold
- a suitable First Aid Kit
- a saline eye wash bottle – which can be used not only to irrigate eyes but also to clean wounds
- hot and cold packs
- a skin coolant spray
- plus room for additional items to fit the occasion.
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For all your first aid needs this summer visit FirstAidKitStore.co.uk.
Every place of work has different first aid requirements. Some are low risk i.e. offices, administrative areas, whereas other places may require additional first aid provision e.g. factories, catering establishments etc. Therefore it is essential that a Risk Assessment is carried out as described on the Health and Safety Executive Website. Continue reading ‘First Aid for the Workplace : What is required?’ »
Bum Bags are a great way to easily carry things when you are out and about. Securely fixed as a bum bag or worn on the waist leaving hands free and it will not slip unlike some shoulder bags.
Bum Bags are ideal to carry first aid items which might be needed to treat minor injuries and First Aid Kit Store sell a bum bag complete with a small first aid kit. Our first aid bum bag is clearly marked with a ‘white cross’ indicating that it carries first aid supplies.
The first aid items within the bag are:
1 x Guidance Leaflet
10 x Individually Wrapped Sterile Adhesive Plasters
2 x Triangular Bandage
6 x Safety Pins
1 x Large Sterile Dressing 18 x 18cms
4 x Alcohol Free Cleansing Wipes
1 x Disposable Gloves (pair)
This First Aid content is also available in a PU Nylon Pouch with a loop to fit onto a belt.
For more travel kits please visit First Aid Kit Store.co.uk.