Poisoning, ingested foreign bodies, burns, such as emergencies poses a great threat to children's health. When it comes to emergencies, the job falls to families. International Hospital Child Health and Diseases Specialist Murat Palabıyık, draws the attention of families to what can be done in case of emergency.
Undesirable accidents and injuries in childhood can be the cause of death. Traffic accidents, drowning in water, escape of any object into the throat, burns, falls, poisoning, food and foreign body aspiration are examples of such deaths. Children who cannot predict what will harm them can easily be exposed to such accidents if they are not under surveillance.
Learn about emergency response
Inform people around your child in case of chronic illness. If your child has a chronic disease; your spouse, caregivers, paramedics and teachers must know how this disease can cause immediate problems and how to intervene. In these cases, it is very useful to have a card with your child that clearly states the disease and what needs to be done.
Attend courses and training programs
Every parent should teach his / her children what to do in the event of high fever, remittance, falls and crashes, fractures and excessive bleeding. Even better, children participate in courses and training programs on first aid.
So when and what to do?
Children under high fever should be bathed with warm water after antipyretics are given. The cold water bath is not recommended as it will cause trembling and increased fire.
If the child is having a seizure, it should be tilted to a flat surface and the head slightly tilted back and waited until the referral stops. In this case, vomiting of the child may cause more dangerous situations. If the child vomits, it is necessary to lay him on his lungs to prevent vomit.
In children who require heart-lung resuscitation, this may cause further harm to the child if an untrained person attempts to do so. Unnecessary cardiac massage can stop a beating heart. In very desperate situations, mouth-to-mouth breathing is likely to save lives.
Never try to induce vomiting in children who take drugs or chemicals. In particular, caustic chemicals, such as salt spirit, cause more serious problems by burning the esophagus a second time during vomiting and escaping into the lungs. In this case, go to the emergency room and do not forget to take the boxes of drugs or chemicals with you.
If the child starts to cough vigorously in the event of a food or foreign body escaping to the throat, the airways are not obstructed and he wants to cough out. If the airways become blocked, his lips and whole skin begin to fade and fade because he cannot breathe.
Lay the child on your forearm face down; head should be kept lower than the body. Swipe five times between your shoulders using the inside of your hand and wrist. Turn the child's face upwards and apply violent pressure on the breastbone with three fingers. Repeat the same movements by turning the face down again until the foreign body comes out and the child starts breathing.
Never try to remove the swallow by inserting your finger into the child's mouth. This movement may result in complete obstruction of the airways and life-threatening conditions.
To take action before an emergency:
• Have the child undergoing growth and development regularly monitored by a pediatric specialist. Thus, many diseases can be easily treated at the beginning without causing serious and emergency situations.
• Carry out the complete vaccination program.
• Children want to imitate everything they see from their elders. Therefore, avoid drinking drugs in front of them, headaches, abdominal pain, such as avoiding complaints.
• Do not leave household cleaning products such as bleach, squeegee, sink opener, and do not place them in packages such as glass plastic bottles.
• Turn off all electrical outlets appropriately.
• Never place children under 12 years in the front seat in cars and make sure that the seat belt is fastened in the appropriate car seats.
• Wear appropriate headgear and knees with protective clothing against sports injuries, especially when riding bikes and rock.
• To avoid financial problems in emergencies; ensure that children have private or public health insurance.
• Make your child conscious. Make sure that every child attending school can say his / her parents' name, describe his / her home address or even telephone.
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