Last week, Rhian from The British Red Cross visited Year 6. We discussed the different types of emergencies we could have to deal with, and also how to deal with them. Some of the different types of emergencies we discussed were: choking, bleeding heavily, unconscious and breathing, unconscious and not breathing, burns and head injury.
Ways to solve these problems:
- If someone is choking, we would need to hit firmly on someone’s back between their shoulder blades. This helps dislodge the blockage.
- If someone is bleeding heavily, we need to put pressure on the wound. When we do this, we are helping the blood clot and stopping the bleeding.
- If someone is unconscious and breathing, we will need to tilt their head back and look and feel for breaths. When someone is unconscious and breathing, their muscles relax and their tongue can block their airway so they no longer breath.
- If someone is unconscious and not breathing we need to call 999 as fast as we can. Then we need to give chest compressions. This keeps blood pumping around someones body.
- If someone has a burn, we need to cool the burn and protect it from any air.
- If someone has a head injury, make them rest and apply something cold that is wrapped with a towel to the injury. This reduces external swelling. If the person is feeling drowsy or if they vomit, call 999 immediately. This is a sign of serious injury. I hope that you now understand how to deal with some of the emergencies you might have to face.