It is always tragic to hear about a baby or child who has died because of a choking accident, but unfortunately they are all too common in US households including an incident when a three-year-old Tasmanian boy choked on a ball at a party recently. As a parent, there is something you can do to protect your family against such a terrible event. You can learn about saving your infant should such an incident like choking occur with a baby first aid course.
Injuries are the leading cause of death in children, accounting for nearly half of all deaths. In US homes, the most common emergencies for babies and toddlers include:
- Breathing difficulties, such as asthma and croup
- Burns and scalds
- Febrile convulsions
- Being unconscious or not breathing
The good news is there is something you can do to arm yourself with vital information that could save your baby’s life. Our baby first aid course can mean the difference between life and death. Here is a brief overview:
Baby first aid is a specialised course given by trained paramedics which teaches adults or carers what they need to do in an emergency situation where their infant needs care. The baby first aid course covers the most common first aid emergency scenarios.
The course offers a wide range of information including helping parents understand the right methods to use in specific incidents.
Would you know, for example, what to do if your baby was in the midst of a febrile convulsion (caused by a spike in body temperature)? One woman who did our baby first aid course later told us that thanks to what she learnt, she recognised the signs and knew what to do and was able to help her child.
With choking, for instance, the baby first aid course informs on the different types of choking and the right treatment for each involving clearing the airways. Plus, it also helps dispel myths about old-school style treatments that can cause more harm than good. What if your baby sustains a burn, would you know what to do? Here, we guide you on what steps need to be taken to help your child. How long should you place the burn under cold water? And what should you then use to protect the affected area?
Our baby first aid course gives you the right information so that if you were faced with a situation where your bub is in danger or has been harmed, you can calmly and clearly take the necessary first aid steps to help your child. Knowledge is power.