Free Online Learning Module for CPD on Kids Burns
As I keep saying, the emergency treatment of kids is different, they are not smaller adults. Kids skin burns deeper, quicker and at lower temperatures than adult skin.
Not only that but burns from scalds can cause lifelong problems for children. Skin damage causes scarring that can lead to serious body image and self-esteem issues. Families can also suffer guilt and blame about the accident.
An ounce of prevention is better than cure so understanding risk situations is he important. Soups, noodles, tea and coffee are common causes of scalds for children under the age of five. These can take less than a second to cause a serious burn.
This is a great resource for free online burns training and posters about burns to kids for schools.
Every year over 600 Kids under 5 go to hospital with burn injuries. Its interesting to see how and where these injuries occur.
Parents can learn how to provide first aid management in an emergency at one of our HLTAID004 Childcare first Aid courses locally in Byron Bay, Lismore, Alstonville or Ballina. International Paramedic College can come to your Childcare Center and deliver a free seminar about emergency management and Kids CPR with our program free course called “What To Do Until The Ambulance Arrives.”
Call your childcare center and have them contact us to deliver to parents the skills to manage family emergencies. We run these sessions all over the north coast of NSW or northern rivers region. Contact us for to discuss how we can run this course at your center or community organisation.
You can Click HERE to complete a FREE online e-learning module to give you knowledge on how to perform correct first aid for burns. It is great
Information on posters that were developed for schools aimed at preventing burn injuries in the school environment, Click HERE to visit the burns resources for schools page.
You can even access on online game for kids to play and learn about burns.
Craig Nolan is an educator and manager with overall responsibility for the implementation of the International Paramedic College Group’s training, strategy, initiatives and expansion. Craig is a former Intensive Care Paramedic and Educator with The Ambulance Service of NSW and he is an active Committee member of Paramedics Australasia, the peak body for Paramedics in Australia and New Zealand.