First Aid

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Part One
# - Assessment Task: PEFAP 001 Paediatric Emergency First Aid

(1.1) Identified the responsibilities a of a paediatric first aider.
The responsibilities of a paediatric first aider is to make sure that every person you attend to you have to make sure that you have comforted the individual, making sure that they are as calm as possible. This is to ensure that you can treat that individual as best as you can, it is important to act quickly and efficiently as possible. (1.2) Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others

The first thing you should do to minimise risk of infection to yourself is to wear new clean gloves as this stops any skin to skin hand contact with the individual. It is
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Then wait for the ambulance whilst keeping an eye on the child/infant until they get there.

Part Two
# - Assessment Task: MPII 002 Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

(3.1) Described how to manage an infant and a child with a foreign bodies in their…
It is possible to wash the foreign bodies out of the eyes and ears with an eye wash or water, it is important not to try and ‘hook’ the foreign body out of the eye, ear or nose as this can cause further damage. For example it can push the foreign body deeper if in the ear or nose. If the foreign body isn’t removed after washing them seek medical attention from a GP or hospital when and if necessary.

(3.2) Describe how to recognise and manage common injuries.
I would recognise a common injury to the eye as they eye itself may become red and sore, the surrounding eye may be red and swollen.
Likewise to the foreign body method, if I couldn’t see the object myself I would use an eye wash or water to try and dislodge the object. After putting the eye wash or water in the eye I would have the individual tilt their head slightly to the side of the affected eye and have the wash drip out of the eye and down the check hopefully washing the foreign body out. You could have some tissues placed on the check away from the eye to catch the eye wash/water.
If there was a serious injury to the eye a sterile eye patch may be needed, if applied you would then need to

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