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1 By Shawn Bennear SDB Powerpoints for Seneca Valley School District

2 To safely transport students to and from school, events and activities.

3 Accidents Nose bleeds Illness Bee Stings Injuries Asthma Bleeding Just about anything you can imagine.

4 Injuries are the leading cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 19, and most of these injury deaths can be prevented. In 1996, for example, more than 13,000 children and adolescents in the United States died from unintentional (accidental) injuries, predominantly resulting from motor vehicle crashes, drowning, and residential fires.

5 Any situation that is beyond your control. When in doubt, it is an emergency.

6 Unfortunate events can happen. Quick decisions can be the difference between controlled chaos and disaster. Get help fast! Time is NOT on your side in a emergency situation!

7 Who do you call for help? How do you do it? Remain calm and speak clearly. Give your location and the nature of the emergency.

8 You may find it necessary to perform some first aid techniques.

9 Before you give care, make sure the scene is safe for You Your Students Those around you On Scene Safety is your number one priority.

10 Who has germs? Kids You

11 Precautions should be observed when caring for bleeding injuries and handling other body fluids. Caregivers who anticipate assisting in first aid when body fluids are present should use disposable gloves.

12 Would you consider cooking dinner after gardening without washing your hands? Wash hands vigorously with soap under a stream of running water for at least 15 seconds.

13 Rinse hands well with running water and thoroughly dry with paper towels. If soap and water are unavailable, instant hand cleaner may be used.

14 1. Remain calm and communicate a calm, supportive attitude to the ill or injured individual. 2. Never leave an ill or injured individual unattended. 3. Do not move an injured individual or all the person to walk (bring help and supplies to the individual).

15 4. If trained and if necessary, institute CPR or Rescue Breathing. 5. Call for help immediately! 6. Do not become involved in using treatment methods beyond your skill. Recognize your limits. When in doubt, call for help.

16 An anaphylactic (allergic) reaction is a rare, severe and sudden generalized reaction that is potentially life threatening. Signs & Symptoms Apprehension and flushing Rash (especially the face) Swelling of affected areas Breathing Difficulty, wheezing, gurgling Skin feels moist and/or appears flushed, pale or bluis. Absent or weak pulse.

17 Treatment Call for help immediately If individual is know to have allergies, consult written action plan on file and proceed with physicians recommendations Check the individuals pulse and respiration. Be alert for breathing and pulse being slower or faster than usual. If necessary, cover with blankets to keep warm. If necessary, certified personnel start CPR and/or Rescue Breathing. Call Parent

18 Asthma is a lung disease that causes repeated episodes of breathing problems. Symptoms of asthma can be mild, severe or fatal. Asthma is potentially life threatening.

19 Signs and symptoms Breathing problems Wheezing (high-pitched, whistling sound) Coughing Tightness in chest Shortness of breath

20 Treatment If breathing problem is severe or prolonged past 2 minutes, call for help immediately. Place individual in comfortable position, usually sitting. Remain calm. If individual is know to school personnel as having asthma, refer to written action plan on file and proceed with physicians recommendations.

21 For all bites, if there is any history of allergic reaction or if any of the following signs or symptoms are present, call for help immediately.

22 Signs and Symptoms Hives (tiny bumps of the skin) Itching and swelling involving skin, nose, or eyes Throat tightness, swelling inside the mouth, metallic taste and hoarseness Wheezing (high-pitched, whistling sound), difficulty breathing, chest tightness Person appears pale Weakness, dizziness, headache, fainting

23 Call for help. If alert, allow individual to sit up. Wear gloves. Use Universal Precautions. Cleanse wound thoroughly with soap and water for 5 minutes. (What do you have on the bus?) Cover wound with clean bandage. Call parent and recommend follow-up medical care. (Follow school policy) Call Animal Control.

24 Determine cause of injury Call for help immediately Wear gloves. Use Universal Precautions Control bleeding by placing a clean covering (preferably sterile) over wound and apply pressure to a nearby artery. If injury does not appear to involve broken bone, elevate injured area above the level of the heart. If necessary, add more dressings. Do not remove previous dressings. Secure dressing in place.

25 Signs and Symptoms Pale, moist, clammy skin Weakness Dizziness Rapid, weak, irregular pulse Stomach discomfort

26 Treatment Position individual on back on a flat surface. If other injuries are present, see appropriate procedures. If no injuries, elevate legs 8 – 12 inches. Loosen clothing around neck and waist. Apply cool, damp cloth to head. Continue to observe carefully If recovery is not complete in less than 2 minutes, call for help. If breathing stops, certified personnel start Rescue Breathing.

27 Signs and Symptoms Rapid, shallow breathing Profuse sweating Pale skin Nausea Tingling of hands, face and feet

28 Treatment Calm and reassure individual Encourage individual to breathe slowly Do not have individual breathe into paper bag. If individual does not respond and their condition worsens, call for help

29 Signs and Symptoms Bleeding Swelling Bruising Choking

30 Treatment Wear gloves. Use Universal Precautions If bleeding is not related to trauma, keep individual slightly leaning forward and breathing through the mouth. Loosen anything tight around the neck. Pinch the sides of the nose against the septum (bone in center of nose) for at least 5 – 10 minutes to allow a clot to form. Apply ice/cold packs to forehead, over bridge of nose and back of neck. (Do not apply directly to skin) If bleeding does not stop in 5 – 10 minutes, call for help.

31 Remain calm. A seizure can not be stopped once it starts. Call for help immediately. Signs and Symptoms May experience an aura (unusual sensation) or feeling immediately preceding seizure. Strange sound Lack of smell Urgent need to get to safety Mild blackout Rhythmic jerking or stiffening of all or some of the extremities and face

32 Treatment Wear gloves. Use Universal Precautions Do not place anything in individuals mouth. Place on side to prevent choking on secretions and blockage of the airway. If individual is standing or sitting, gently lower to ground to avoid a fall. If possible place a cushion or blanket under individuals head.

33 Do not hold or restrain individual Clear around individual to prevent injury from sharp objects. Do not give food, drink or medications during a seizure Remain with the individual during the seizure to monitor progress. Observer all of the individuals activity during the seizure, including: Time seizure began Area of body where seizure began, types of movement.

34 If individual can breathe, cough or speak, do not interfere. Stay with the individual. Encourage to cough out the obstruction. If individual cannot clear their airway by coughing, is unable to speak, breath or cough, call for help. Perform abdominal thrusts

35 Follow your districts policy Call for help If safe, keep children on the bus to protect them from cars Explain fire department response and triage.

36 If it can happen, it will happen. Illness and injury can and will occur on the bus. Remain calm, call for help and stay safe. Are there any other emergencies youd like to discuss?

37 SDB Powerpoints, 2011

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