Tda 2.2

Unit number TDA 2.2
Instances that require urgent medical attention include the following:
Profuse bleeding e.g. a bad nose bleed or a bleed that won’t stop
Head injuries resulting in unconsciousness
Asthma attacks or any severe breathing problems
Fits or seizures
Suspected broken bones
Choking incidents
In the above cases it is important to call for help in a calm manner and then to find out, if possible, exactly what has happened so that if an ambulance is called you can give a good description.
It is important not to panic as this may upset the child.   You should reassure any children that have witnessed the emergency.   Children that are unconscious should to be placed in the recovery position and be kept warm.   If possible clear the area around the child to reduce the chance of further injury to either the hurt child or other children.
In cases of asthma it is important to know whether the child has an inhaler and where it is kept and it is very important to know how to use it.   In the school where I am doing my placement all the inhalers are kept in the secretary’s office along with a logbook which notes down their use.   If you are unsure on any of these points then you should call for help.  
If the inhaler does not relieve the attack you must call for medical help.
If a child is diabetic they may need to inject themselves with an insulin pen.   Diabetes is when the pancreas does not produce insulin.
Sometimes after exercise or if a child does not eat the right things then blood glucose level will fall leading to hypoglycaemia. This is a very dangerous state and needs to be watched for.   The symptoms include: sweating, intense hunger, trembling, weakness, nervousness, palpitations and the child may have trouble speaking.
When this occurs it is important to give the child something sugary.   Glucose tablets or a sugary drink are good.   Then give some carbohydrate such as biscuits.   Children usually respond well to this but if not then medical...