Does your child know what to do in a medical emergency? Most likely not, but they’re not alone. Both children and adults often do not know how to react when faced with an emergency situation. However, you’re never too young or old to begin to learn the basics!
As you begin to teach your child some basics of emergency medicine, your learning objectives to begin a basic study of medicine should include the following.
Body fluids transmit many diseases. Make sure your child understands the risks of contact with these fluids. Teach your child to wear gloves to stay safe when treating other people.
Basic First Aid
Kids get hurt. As they grow older, make sure your children know how to treat minor wounds. They can learn how to:
- Apply pressure to stop bleeding
- Properly wrap a wound
- Select the right bandage for the right location
- Recognize signs of heat stroke and know basic protocol for treating
- Splint a broken bone
Children should also learn when and how to call for help. They should know their address, phone number, and how to stay calm to answer questions.
An Understanding of Anatomy
Any instruction in medicine is incomplete without students learning biology and anatomy. Students should learn about the different systems in the human body, and how these systems interact.
They also need to understand the function of major organs and where they are found. Anatomy studies should also include a look at the bones in the body. The more children learn about how their body works, the more likely they are to recognize a problem.
Staying calm in an emergency can make a drastic difference in the outcome. With an understanding of emergency medicine basics, they can use their skills wherever they are. This survival training will help them in a disaster or another emergency.
By learning about the basics of different medical instruments, students can think creatively. They might make a bandage out of duct tape, or rip a shirt to splint a broken bone. While not a substitute for medical care, these short-term stabilization efforts can make a difference when waiting for that care.
Lifelong Skills in Emergency Medicine
Having a basic understanding of emergency medicine and first aid will help your child throughout life. You never know when an emergency will strike, and knowing how to respond can make a dramatic difference in the outcome.
In addition to learning important skills, exposing young children to instruction in medicine can help spark an interest in the field. As children learn more, they may even start thinking about a future in medicine! There are many career opportunities available for your child to explore.
Introducing the Emergency Medicine Summer Camp
If you want your child to learn about emergency medicine from an expert, check out the Emergency Medicine Summer camp from ClubSciKidz. They offer plenty of Dallas summer camps designed to help students learn more about a variety of topics in an engaging, age-appropriate manner. The Emergency Medicine Summer Camp is no different.
When your child attends this day camp, they’ll receive hands-on instruction and training in anatomy, first aid, and medical practices. Instruction will be lively and fun to help students retain the knowledge. Sign up for the Emergency Medicine Summer Camp today!