Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Emergency Action .... best practice .... post 59


©       Always know where your child is

©       Keep a child / children within arm’s length in and around water to prevent a 
         fatal drowning accident

©       Water is found in buckets toilets the bath drains ponds water features     
         paddling / swimming pools rivers dams lagoons estuaries canals vleis 
         swamps tidal pools the ocean

The first rule is…….. NEVER PANIC

The seconds and minutes which feel like hours when faced with a drowning situation can make the difference between saving and losing a life. Stay calm act quickly every second counts

Knowing how to administer Resuscitation and / or CPR may save someone’s life by helping maintain vital blood flow to the heart and brain until emergency medical assistance arrives

Guidance from website instructions is not intended to replace CPR courses. Professional training from a certified instructor prior to administering CPR is advised. CPR classes teach the proper procedures  

©   Resuscitating an unconscious infant (younger than 12 months) requires quite different techniques. Seek out a certified infant CPR courseAlways have Emergency telephone numbers at the telephone or inserted into your mobile phone

©   Be familiar with accessing these telephone numbers

©   Ensure that your family / domestic workers / au pair / nanny are aware of these   Emergency telephone numbers

©   Phone your local Police Service Station if you are not sure which Emergency Services to contact. They will alert Rescue Services

©   Phone more than one Emergency Service to ensure that there will be assistance



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