Are You Prepared For Medical Emergencies At Your Childcare Facility? Train Your Staff To Use Medical Devices Properly

When you have a child care facility, there are a lot of things that can happen, and suddenly you have a medical emergency on your hands. Parents are supposed to stay up to date with the medication they give you in case their child has an asthma attack or an allergic reaction while they are at your facility, and your staff needs to know how to properly use these things.

Have your staff not only trained to do CPR and first aid, but also to administer the emergency treatments that may be needed because of allergies and asthma.

EpiPen

Since 1 in 3 children around the United States are currently dealing with some type of food allergy, it’s important that there is an EpiPen that can be used at the facility. A generic version of the medication may be used, but either way your staff should know how to use the device if a child is having an allergic reaction. They may have a prescription for this device because of bee stings, peanut allergies and more, and your staff needs to know which kid to watch.

Inhalers

Inhalers are used for children with asthma or other respiratory problems. The staff need to be trained on how to use the inhaler, so that the child can get the respiratory assistance they need right away.

Nebulizers

Medicine will be put in a nebulizer, and then the child will do breathing treatments if they are having problems with a respiratory infection or virus, and they may need this during the day while they are under your supervision. You may want to get a machine for the facility, and also make sure your staff knows how to use it properly on the children that bring their own machines.

CPR Masks

There is a risk of spreading germs and illness when doing CPR, so all of your staff members should have their own masks. Label and store the masks accordingly so there is no confusion, and make sure everyone knows where their mask is.

If you have a childcare facility, it’s important to know how to use all of these things around children, to ensure that the children that are in your care can be cared for properly if there is an emergency. Some of these things need to be stored in specific areas, so make sure you follow all the recommended regulations required. For more information about the equipment you may need contact a company like B and B Medical Technologies.