Thinking about emergency situations in advance helps both kids and adults prepare. In an emergency, kids should first stay calm and breath. Next, they should make sure the scene is safe. Third, they should decide whether or not they are indeed in an emergency and call 911.
If kids are involved in an emergency situation, there are actions they can take before the paramedics arrive. Knowing what to do, and what not to do, is very important. During this short class for young children, kids learned basic first aid techniques.
Once the airway is clear, the first responder should check to see if an unconscious injured person is breathing by listening for breaths. If the person is not breathing, rescue breathing can be performed.
If the person has severed a body part completely - the bleeding should be first stopped, then the bleeding area should be kept clean and finally the search for the severed part should begin. The severed part should be wrapped in a clean towel and kept cool by setting on ice if possible.
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