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Blended Paediatric First Aid Course (part 2)

16th Janaury 2019


Emergency First Aid At Work 

4th December 2018


Sports First Aid 

3rd April 2019 


All held at 

Heene Community Centre

122 Heene Road

BN11 4PL


'Peace of Mind'

Baby and Child First Aid Workshop

13th December 2018

At

Activus in Worthing


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place 



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Keeping Safe over Christmas

Christmas is always a busy time with presents to buy, meals to plan and family and friends to entertain. As well as planning for an enjoyable and fun Christmas, we’ve got some top tips to ensure that your Christmas is safe as well as fun.



Buying presents

Buying presents for your kids is fun for everyone but it’s important to make sure that the toys you buy are safe.

  • Always head to good retailers that you’ve heard of and have a good reputation. Markets or new, temporary shops often sell illegally imported toys that often don’t meet strict toy safety requirements. For example, trading standards officers have issued warnings about light-up fidget spinners where the battery is easily accessible to children. Whilst such toys may seem like a bargain, they may not be built to safe standards and could be dangerous for little ones.
  • Make sure you look at the age range on the toy packaging, as babies and toddlers can choke on small parts or swallow harmful parts of the toy. Toys that are not meant for young children are clearly marked.


Button battery safety

These tiny, button-shaped batteries are found in a range of gadgets and household items year-round. But in the lead up to Christmas, the risk of a child getting hold of them, and potentially ingesting them, escalates. Novelty items such as flashing and musical Santa hats, Christmas cards, fake tea lights (flameless candles) and decorations all flood the market and make their way into our homes. Unfortunately, these just the kind of items that children adore playing with.


Button batteries are also found in many children’s toys and books. But while batteries in children’s products are covered by safety regulations (they are required to have a screwed-down cover) novelty items of the sort found Christmas aren’t, and so may pose a bigger risk to children:

If a button battery is swallowed and gets stuck in the throat or gullet, the electrical charge from a button battery creates caustic soda inside the body. This can burn a hole through the throat and can lead to serious internal bleeding and death.

Remember, for toys, batteries should either be enclosed by a screw and a secure compartment or need two independent or simultaneous movements to open the battery compartment. But remember that older children may still be able to open secure battery compartments.

If you haven't seen it before, or need to be reminded of the risks that button batteries pose then watch this personal story of a father, George, from Hampshire whose toddler Francesca sadly died after swallowing a button battery.



Food and drink

  • The kitchen can be a hectic place on Christmas day. So keep young children out of the kitchen while you're preparing Christmas dinner and all the trimmings, to avoid burns and scalds. One in ten children's accidents happen in the kitchen.
  • Clear away any bottles of alcohol and the last dregs of drinks left in glasses as even small amounts of alcohol can poison young children.


Christmas decorations

  • Keep candles away from Christmas trees and decorations. And don’t hang decorations from lights and heaters, as they can catch alight and burn easily.
  • Remember to turn off fairy lights and blow out candles before heading to bed. And check that your smoke alarms are working, so there’s time to get out if a fire does start.


Article Source: CAPT 



Family First Aid workshops


'Peace of Mind' First Aid 

This workshop is aimed at parents/Grandparents/ who would like to have the confidence to deal with an emergency when they have children in their care. This flexible workshop can be held at a venue or an instructor can visit you at your home where you will be able to learn life saving skills in the comfort of your own home.

Weaning First Aid

This workshop is for anyone who is looking for guidance and reassurance when weaning their child/grandchild. Learning about the difference between gagging and choking and how to practically deal with a choking situation.

Mini Medics 

 This workshop is a practical and educational introduction to First Aid for children aged between 7-12 years old, it instils the importance of helping someone who is poorly or injured with no confusing terminology. The workshop is run by a fully qualified and enhanced DBS checked instructor.