EMERGENCY AID IN SCHOOLS
Children are highly vulnerable to injuries/accidents usually we find minor grazes and bruises, but some time child may face severe accident resulting in fracture, bleeding, suffocation, fainting, acid burns or drowning and electric shock etc. Even a staff member may suffer a heart attack or respiratory disorder which first aiders have cope. Under these circumstances he should be able to rise to the occasion instead of getting nervous as there are few simple procedures that any one can learn and if correctly applied immediately could mean the difference between life and death.
The procedure of attending to an emergency is the same.
Give Fist - Aid
Inform - Get help
should ensure that there is proper:-
Well equipped first aid room/station
Trained First Aider available in the First Aid room, or on call.
At least one child (preferably more) trained in First Aid in each class.
These trained first aider will be great assets to the other children/ school at the time of emergency. It is again emphasized that there is no substitute for proper training. The students, therefore, should be encouraged to take training in first aid procedures.
FIRST AID BOX - SMALL CONTENTS
1. Silver Sulfadiazine ointment 1 Tube
2. Band Aid 10 Strips
3. Roller bandages - 5 cm x 5 mtrs. 1 No.
4. Sterilized cotton wool (absorbent) 15 gms 1 pkt.
5. Scissor s/s 7 cm (sharp/blunt) 1 No
6. Sterilized dressings (assorted size) 2 Nos.
7. Paracetamol / Disprin Tab. 10 x 1 1 Strip
8. Mouth to Mouth resuscitator (Plastic) 1 NoAfter an elaborate reading on first aid, let us now look at some of the other hints on health, food and others.