First aid is a life skill that everyone can and should learn. Emergencies happen, but it isn't always the child who needs emergency care. If a parent is injured, it may be the child who must administer care and contact the authorities or emergency medical services. For this reason, children should be taught basic first aid so that they know how to react in an emergency situation. These skills can also help them if they are in a situation where an adult is not readily available but immediate action is required in order to help a friend or other family member.
This workshop can be taught in an age-appropriate way.
Some of the main topics covered are (but are not limited to)
INTRODUCTION TO FIRST AID-Children will learn about what first aid is and why it is important.
STAYING SAFE-Children will learn how to spot dangers to themselves and others, become aware of risks in the environment and how to help someone without risk to themselves.
SAVING LIVES-Children will learn all about helping people who need first aid. Children will know what to do when someone needs help or is hurt.
FIRST AID KITS-Recognize the importance of a first aid kit. Children will become familiar with commonly used first aid items and learn how to use them.
EMERGENCIES-Children will learn what to do in an emergency situation where someone needs help quickly. Learn when to get adult help and know how to call 911 and what to say to the operator.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AWARENESS-Children will have a greater understanding of medical conditions. Children will understand the needs of people with medical conditions and be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of their conditions and when help is needed.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL ASPECTS-Children will learn about empathy, self-awareness, social skills, and motivation. This workshop will provide children with the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals who have important first aid skills. Children will explore feelings such as sadness, anxiety, and fearfulness and learn ways of staying calm and solving problems.