First Aid Assignment Essays

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First aid assignment
Unit 302.3 K3S198, K3H196, K3H197, K3H199 E1 10/689321
When I am working in the crèche with the children, I make sure that the children are all safe, sometime accidents do happen. If an accident does happen while I am there I would find out what has happened, by asking the child and other members of staff. While I am finding out what has happened I would give the appropriate first aid and recorded it in the first aid book.
For example if a child has banged their head I would. 1. Comfort the child while I checked the child’s head to see if there is any cuts or bumps, making sure they are responsive and alert. 2. I would put on gloves, apron and get the first aid box, if another member of staff was
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When items have been used the supervisor is informed so they can be replaced.
There are many instances where a child may suffer an injury or become ill and as a child care practitioner will need to know how to respond appropriately.
If a child or baby has an accident or fall and appears to be unconscious then you will need to lay them on their back and check that their airway is clear and the tongue does not block the airway, you can do this by placing one hand on the forehead and gently tilt the head back. Then using your other hand use one finger to lift the baby's chin. Take a quick look and remove any visible obstructions from the mouth and nose. You should call for someone to call an ambulance. You need to see if you can get a response from the child. If there is no response then you need to check their breathing. Place your face next to theirs and listen and feel for normal breathing, look

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