An Ounce of Prevention: Deterring Emergencies in Child Care Settings and Schools. Bethany Geldmaker, PNP, Ph.D. Virginia Department of Health Director, Early Childhood Health, Healthy Child Care Virginia . Learning Objectives. Define a child care emergency
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Bethany Geldmaker, PNP, Ph.D.
Virginia Department of Health
Director, Early Childhood Health, Healthy Child Care Virginia
Any setting that houses children out of home, whether for care or education:
It is an illness or injury that may threaten a child’s life OR
Cause permanent harm if action is not taken right away.
What it is not:
a health problem that needs a doctor’s advice or help but does not require the speed, special equipment, and training of emergency providers.Definitions of Child CareEmergencies
Were numbers posted
Contact numbers for parents
What were the lessons learned?
Coordination/response of outside resourcesWorking with the Child Care Facility Following an Emergency: Evaluation