· The hospital provided a first-of-its-kind training to school teachers to help them manage children-related emergencies in school
· The first hour of treatment is the golden hour and can make a difference between life and death
Panchkula, 13th August 2016: In a bid to promote child safety and primary medical care during school hours for emergency situations, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula, organized an In-house Teachers’ Training on Pediatric Emergencies, a first-of-its- kind in the Tricity area, on August 13, in the hospital premises.
Dr Krishan Yadav, HOD & Consultant – Neonatology, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula said, “Children spend a significant portion of their day in school. Pediatric emergencies such as asthma attacks, accidental injuries, sports injuries like fractures, and sprains, are common incidents that occur in school. The first hour after, is considered the golden hour, and the treatment that children receive by the teachers before visiting a hospital can save lives and prevent minor injuries from becoming major ones. “
Dr Rishi Mangat, Centre Head, Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula said, our goal here is to train teachers to identify the crisis and act promptly. Also, we hope that these teachers will be influencers in the school, helping their colleagues manage similar situations. They will also bring about changes in the way in which schools equip their medical rooms.”
Prominent schools of Panchkula like Saupins School and FMD School were present to take part in this training and almost 60 registered to be a part of this activity to ensure better safety of their school children.
Dr Krishan Yadav’s guidelines for a safe environment in school:
· The school must have a laid-down protocol to avoid any unnecessary chaos around a sick child.
· A basic life-support kit that has an oxygen cylinder, mask, and manual resuscitator (Ambulance bag) are important.
· A nebulization machine should be installed in the school to help a child having an asthma attack.
· A list of nearby pediatric-care facilities or emergency hospitals to manage any unforeseen situation must be at hand.
· School professionals must know how to do a CPR on a child if the situation demands it.
· Water accidents or fire accidents can be avoided if the school follows strict safety protocols.
· Ideally, a school must have their own ambulance to transport any child in critical condition without any waste of time.