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Chapter Four: Emergency Response Procedures for Child Care

Chapter Four: Emergency Response Procedures for Child Care

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Chapter Four: Emergency Response Procedures for Child Care

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  1. Chapter Four: Emergency Response Procedures for Child Care

  2. Safety Policies for Emergency Response Defining an Emergency Basic Emergency Response Procedure Basic CPR and First Aid Emergency Planning for Children with Special Needs Disaster Preparedness

  3. Bleeding, Breathing, Poison Profuse bleeding Difficulty breathing Any type of poison Identifying an Emergency

  4. Other Emergency Indicators  using your senses Unusual appearances or behaviors Unusual sight Unusual noises Unusual odors Unusual conditions

  5. Organizing for an Emergency Basic training Emergency information On file, including release form All health records Log of injuries, ouch reports Basic Emergency Response Procedures

  6. Emergency numbers Posted by phones Emergency backup Rescue registration Emergency information for local fire/rescue departments See page 135 for form Evacuation plan First aid kit

  7. Order of Response Act immediately/remain calm Stay at scene  help and reassurance Assess child Do not move seriously-injured child If necessary, call for emergency help

  8. Notify parents and agree on plan of action Give medication only if authorized Treat child for shock Stay with child until parents or emergency help arrives After incident is over, fill out report

  9. Overview First Aid Procedures Bites Cuts and other injuries to the skin Injuries involving head, mouth, and nose Burns Temperature  hot and cold Poisoning Symptoms (see Table 4-8) Basic CPR and First Aid

  10. Emergency Planning for Children with Special Needs Caregiver needs to be familiar with what constitutes an emergency for a child with special needs Needs education, planning, and preparation for typical emergency for child Written emergency management plan, updated regularly Medication should be available in a first aid kit separate from the rest

  11. We must be prepared for all types of disasters such as Fire (most common disaster) Acts of nature Chemical spills Blackouts Human acts of violence Response should be discussed and planned ahead of time Disaster Preparedness

  12. Evacuation Procedures Diagram and written plan Evacuation plan Emergency record Daily Attendance checklist Prior discussion with parents so they know practice and drills and emergency evacuation plan Practice fire drills, etc. Including infants and toddlers

  13. Survival Mode Procedures Practice Emergency rations/supplies Emergency kit from home for children Includes calming letter from parents Cell phone to reach parents

  14. Helping Children Cope with Disaster Stay and be calm Give children reassurance and explain emergency Establish a routine Continued reassurance Children may go through a delayed reaction Children take time to recover

  15. Education Caregiver training and education for emergencies Parents Children practice evacuation and emergency procedures Implications for Caregivers

  16. Supervision Keep environment ready to respond to emergencies First aid kit and survival mode supplies should be checked regularly

  17. Cultural Competence Provide information for families that do not speak English Children of immigrants may need extra support

  18. Natural disasters are widespread Tornadoes, floods, tropical storms, sever storms, floods, wildfires, etc. Reality Check:Creating an Emergency Natural Disaster Plan for Your Child Care

  19. Mitigation = preparation to protect people and structures from risk to natural disasters Preparation helps to manage risk

  20. Steps to take • Identify local hazards • Develop an outline for the hazards you have identified • Put together information and then apply to child care situation and prioritize risk to the local area and center • Think about possible scenarios in order to mitigate child care

  21. Help prepare the children for potential disasters by seeing and talking about events, like reading books and talking about how to keep safe.