Term 3 – Week 8 – 6th September 2017
FIRST AID FOCUS!
Today, we were lucky enough to attend an Incursion from St John Ambulance – First Aid. Our presenter’s name was Stacey.
Stacey taught our Kindy children what an EMERGENCY means and she thoroughly discussed a number of different scenarios that may result in an EMERGENCY. We revised the important number that we all need to know in case of an emergency – 000
We viewed a series of large visuals and discussed the potential hazards that could occur in each scene. We discussed what each child CAN do to assist someone in need.
D – is for DANGER
R – is for RESPONSE
We look out for danger, before we respond, then we ask our person in need a series of questions to determine whether they require an ambulance and also to determine if it really is an emergency situation.
The children were asked to learn some important information about themselves to assist the emergency services personnel if they ever do need to ring up for help. We ask all our families to please assist our Kindy children to learn this information at home.
My important information: * My name * My house number * The name of my street * The names of my next door neighbours, grandparents and close friends that could help me in and emergency.
A special card will be sent home with your child. Please help your child to fill out this form and learn the important information necessary, in case of an emergency.
We viewed another set of visuals and talked about which emergency service we may require, in certain situations – ambulance, fire or police.
We learnt about PARAMEDICS – what they do and the special clothes they require. Paramedics wear GREEN with a sliver lining. The silver lining glows at night so people can see them easily.
We learnt about the AMBULANCE – what it looks like inside and out and how we know if there is an emergency when an ambulance is travelling on the road.
We then participated in a fun partner activity. One person lay on the floor with their eyes closed whilst the other stood over them. we pretended that the person on the floor needed medical assistance and we practiced “Danger,” “Response” and the special questions we need to ask before determining whether there is an EMERGENCY.
This is the procedure we followed:
- Look for DANGER
- Ask the following questions: *Can you hear me? *Can you open your eyes? *Can you squeeze my hand? If the answers are all NO… then:
- Give a gentle tickle on their shoulders. If still no response, then…
- Ring 000 – ask for AMBULANCE and remember my important information!
At the conclusion of our session, Stacey recapped with us, what an emergency is and the children identified the following scenarios as a few examples of real and true emergencies:
- If someone accidentally drank some poison
- If someone broke their arm/leg
- If someone cannot breathe
- If someone falls over and splits their head
- If there is a car crash