Student First Aid Day
Margie from St John’s joined us for the day to teach the students (P - 6) some first aid skills. She discussed what we should do if we came across a ‘little’ or ‘big’ accident. She went through the correct action plan if anyone came across an unconscious person: How to look for Danger, how to get a Response from the victim, how to check their Airway and how to check if they are Breathing.
The children learnt to put each other into the ‘recovery(or side) position’, how and when to call the ambulance, what to do for a burn, what to do if you have a bleeding nose and how to apply a bandage.
The Biggies & Lee's class also learnt the correct technique to administer CPR and how to treat someone with a snake bite.
All children left with a bandage to take home and practice their skills on family members, pets and their teddies!
A couple of tips from Margie for parents to help their children:
1. Show them how to call the ambulance (000) on your home and mobile phones
2. It is good if your child knows their home address - this could be written on a sheet of paper next to the telephone or on the fridge.