At My Sweet Koala, we believe that pediatric first aid training should be mandatory, as should vaccinations. All persons who have minors in their care or care, have the responsibility to know how to act in an emergency situation, so we make available this information, as well as ongoing training for families and caregivers, main actions that we must know in case of emergency.
Generally, we are not aware that a home accident, or everyday accident can happen to us, or to our children. But it’s not just us that we’re exposed. Anyone who walks down the street, or a child in the park, may need this kind of assistance, which many cases end in tragedy, because they do not have the tools and knowledge to be able to help.
When we start the complementary feeding with our baby, around six months, and above all, if the BLW (baby led weaning)method is initiated, we look for the first information and contact, when we get afraid of the risk of choking.
Another stage in which the need for knowledge is soaring is the arrival of summer, with swimming pools and beaches, with the risk of drowning, but what about the rest of the year?
The truth is that choking on a foreign body remains a relatively common paediatric problem, with serious consequences if not treated early and in which the most effective preventive measure is to inform parents of foods that they should not give to their children and that should remain out of reach.
In the first aid workshop we learn how to act on choking cases.
We will perform a practice with a doll of choking maneuver in both babies and children, drowning in water, cardiorespiratory arrest.
We learn to recognize warning signs of falls.
What to do in case of fever or seizures.
How to act on cuts and know whether they are serious or not.
What to do if my baby or child gets something in his or her nose.
How to act in the face of an electrocution.
The course is taught by Nhaiara Domenech, matron. They are very limited places, so that each of the attendees can perform the practice with doll of the choking manoeuvre and CPR.