Mike and Austin Long In Uganda With Children’s Heritage Foundation

For the 4th year, we have returned to Gulu, Uganda with Children’s Heritage Foundation (CHF). CHF is a Christian organization that serves disadvantaged children and families around the world addressing areas of education, health, economic development, and faith. This years project we completed the foundation for 3 more classrooms! We need funds to complete the buildings. If you would like to help this project please follow this link to donate!https://childrensheritagefoundation.org/what-we-do/current-projects/primary-school-guru-guru-25000/

We also built a solar food dryer in hopes they can dry and preserve mango’s and pineapples when they come into season.

We built an out building for the kitchen. The new kitchen building will now allow the children to get two full meals each day! The meals come from child sponsorship money! If you would like to sponsor a child from Guru Guru please follow this link.

In addition to building a elementary school that will provide free education to the children in the village, Mike provides basic first aid for of the village.
image Thank you to the many people who have supported us in these trips. Your investment is making an impact! We are heading back to Guru Guru June 2014! If you would like to support Austin or Mike, or just sponsor a child go to: https://childrensheritagefoundation.org/mission-trips/uganda-3/ Here is a highlight reel from the 2012 trip: http://youtu.be/IvTdiB81dz8

Childcare Training Grant

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HealthSafetyTrainingGrant Application_English 2018

The YMCA CRS has started voucher program again!! If you are working in a licensed childcare home, or center you can apply for this grant. The cost of the classes with a CPR & First Aid voucher is only $10. Funding is limited so act fast! Keep in mind the Y will only give out 4 max per site!!
Feel free to call or email me with questions- Mike 619-281-3304
YMCA CRS -619-521.3055

The 4 Signs of Heat Stroke That You Should Know!

 

man-937384_960_720In San Diego, Summer doesn’t end when school is in session. According to usclimatedata.com, the average temperature in San Diego is 76 degrees Fahrenheit which puts all citizens at a risk for heat stroke. This medical emergency should not be taken likely, 911 should be called and First Aid should be administered immediately. Paired with dehydration, Heat Stroke is the most dangerous heat related injury. Heat Stroke is defined as having a core body temperature of 105 degrees which causes injuries to all parts of the body. Below are four symptoms that you should be aware of that point directly to this dangerous illness.

 

#1

Fainting: The most obvious sign of internal turmoil is a complete shutdown of bodily functions. This is the first and most easily identifiable symptom and 911 should be called immediately if loss of consciousness occurs.

#2

Nausea and Vomiting: This is not just your average flu virus. If you or someone you know has been exposed to high temperatures and then experience these symptoms, immediately apply first aid and seek medical attention.

#3

Red, Hot, and Dry Skin: When absurd heat fails to produce sweat and begins to dry out the skin, it often times leads to Heat Stroke. If someone begins to experience other symptoms along with red, hot, and dry skin, get the victim out of the sun and begin to hydrate with water or sports drinks.

#4

Change in Consciousness: When a victim begins to experience a rapid change in their behavior, often times the cause is Heat Stroke. The behavior is usually erratic and uncalled for, and many often describe it as being as being similar to drunkenness. If this rapid change in behavior occurs, seek medical attention.

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If you are interested in learning more about Heat Stroke or other medical emergencies, check out our wide variety of classes offered at a-b-cpr.com.

The Short, All Inclusive Guide to Burns

You have once again opened up a boiling pot, which once again released an absurd amount of hot steam onto your arm. After using a few choice words, what do you do next?

What about when your kid has turned on the hot water rather than the cold water first? He or she scalds themselves and begins to cry, how severe is it actually? Do you go to the hospital?

What happens if there is a fire and it catches your clothes go up in flames?

Here is a quick guide to burns and the actions you should take! Reminder: Do not put any home remedies on your burn!

First Degree Burns: 

This is can be caused by the sun, hot water, or quickly touching the stove.

There is a slight redness to the skin and no blisters.

First Degree Burn

Run under cool water, not extremely cold water, until skin cools. Take over the counter inflammation medication such as ibuprofen. You may use aloe vera cream to help ease pain.

Second Degree Burns:

This can be also be caused by the sun, hot surfaces, and chemicals. The difference between first and second degree burns is that the second degree burn will create blisters on the affected area.

second degree burn

Do not pop the blisters! They will pop naturally as the wound heals. Run under cool water and apply antibiotic cream to blisters.

Third Degree Burns:

These burns are caused primarily by fire or electrical burns. This burn is deep set and can be waxy, charred, dark brown, or leathery texture.

thrid degree burn

Call 911 immediately and do not attempt to self treat! Raise the burn above the heart and make sure no clothing is sticking to the wound.

 

As a rule of thumb if there is a burn in a sensitive area such as the face, groin, neck, buttocks, or feet and is larger than three inches, seek medical attention. If you are ever in doubt, call your physician and ask for medical advice. You can learn more about burns at any of our classes! Sign up here at a location near you!

7 CPR & First Aid Myths You Probably Believe

No one likes to be told that they are wrong… But unfortunately many people believe some common myths that simply aren’t true. Here are 7 CPR & First Aid Myths that are extremely false!CPR & First Aid Myths

1-You do CPR to an unconscious person to wake them up

Unfortunately this isn’t the truth. Doing chest compressions and providing rescue breaths is to simply continue blood flow to the brain. This allows them to be revived and suffer minimal brain damage. It is extremely important to call Emergency Medical Services because they can bring the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which will restart the person’s heart.

2- If someone is having a seizure, they are going to swallow their tongue

We aren’t sure if you have ever tried to swallow your tongue, but it hasn’t worked for us! If someone falls to the ground and begins to seize up, move any furniture they could hit and place a pillow or rolled up shirt under their head to cushion it from the ground. Call Emergency Medical Services immediately and do not try to restrain the person or stick anything into the person’s mouth.

3- If you put (mustard/mayonnaise/toothpaste/etc) on a burn, it will help the healing processmustard

This myth actually does the opposite. If you put anything on a burn other than cold water, it insulates the burning process and drives the burn deeper into the flesh. We apologize to your grandmother, but her home remedies only hurt you. Run your burn under cool water and seek medical attention if it is more than a first degree burn.

4-If someone gets bitten by a snake, you should try to suck the venom out 

Good luck trying… The venom is shot into the bloodstream towards the heart and is long gone from where you are currently sucking on someone’s arm. Don’t try to suck the venom out, instead keep the bite below the heart and stay calm as you seek medical attention.

ToothLost-29175- If a child’s tooth gets knocked out, it’s ok because it is going to come out anyways

As logical as this seems, there could have been damage to the root of the tooth or the jaw. Call your dentist in any case where a child’s tooth is knocked out if it wasn’t already naturally loose.

6- If someone is having an allergic reaction, you should use a pen to perform an emergency tracheotomy 

This isn’t an episode of ER from the 90’s. Leave the tracheotomies to the doctors and use the Epi-Pen the person most likely has on them. Call 911 even after using the pen so that the person can be evaluated and treated properly.

7- If you get stung by a jellyfish, you have to urinate on the sting

So this actually has some truth to it. Urine contains ammonia which helps neutralize the sting, however we suggest that you go see the lifeguard who has spray that does the same thing!

 

We address all these rumors and more at our training at A-B-CPR. Make sure you share this post with friends and family so they don’t make the same mistakes you did!

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Is It Possible To Drown Outside Of The Pool?

As summer approaches, children migrate from their schools back home for vacation. Summer vacation is a time of fun and activities for children, but it also tends to be a time of high stress for parents! Scraped knees, bumps on the head, and sun92FD3561ECburns can be expected during these times but there are other dangers that parents should be concerned about. It is common knowledge that children are prone to drowning and many precautions are usually taken. Pools are normally surrounded with fences and children are always supervised while swimming in order to prevent dangerous situations where drowning can occur. However, a danger that is unseen has recently been forced back into the public spectrum with the recent death of Johnny Jackson, a 10 year old boy who was found in his bed an hour after swimming foaming at the mouth and unconscious.

Johnny was pronounced dead due to “dry drowning”. Dry drowning, or secondary drowning as it is also known, is a case of adults and children alike aspirating water into the lungs and dying after not receiving enough oxygen to the brain. The incident can occur from 1-24 hours after the exposure to water. Common symptoms of dry drownings are trouble breathing, abnormal tiredness, chest pain as well as extreme mood-swings. If a child or even an adult is exemplifying these symptoms, they should seek medical attention. Dry drowning is fairly uncommon, coming in at 1-2% of drowning instances (source) but it is important to be aware of the possibility.

Dry drowning is covered in all of our classes at A-B-CPR, and we encourage you to stay updated on your training as well as share our blog posts to inform your friends and family with health updates! We care about your family and want you to feel prepared and ready for any emergency situation. We want to put the power of life in your hands.

Incidental medical services documents

Forms 15ccc-01 and 02 are the documentation directly from the department of social services that explains the requirements.

The word docs are the documents I created to meet this criteria for my center. My licensing Analyst reviewed them and said they met the criteria. But each analyst is different, so each school should submit them for review before assuming they are covered.
There is an overall plan of operation that is required, then individual documents for each kind of medical service provided. We only administer Inhalers/Nebulizer and Epi pens at our school. If we were to provide other medical services would need to write additional documents to explain our policy on each service.

This information is provided by Shelly Miner!

If anyone is interested in her Business Broker Services please call her.

Thanks Shelly
15CCC-01

15CCC-02

Administering Epi Pen

Administering Inhaled Medication
Shelly Miner
Child Care Business Broker
Miner Investments
949.246.0852
www.MinerInvestments.com

If you have any other questions, feel free to give me a call.
Mike 619-281-3304

Changing Epinephrine Laws

Changing Epinephrine Laws;
New California epinephrine regulations are taking effect January 1, 2016: “Certification from an approved training program will allow a layperson or off-duty EMS personnel to obtain a prescription for and administer an epinephrine auto-injector to a person experiencing anaphylaxis, with civil liability protection, when acting in good faith and not for compensation.” Follow link for more info:
http://www.emsa.ca.gov/Epinephrine_Auto-Injector_Training_and_Certification

AB 1207 Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Signed by Governor

It is now law that all childcare providers take the State Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training;
This bill would, beginning January 1, 2018, require the department to develop and disseminate information to providers, administrators, and employees of licensed child day care facilities regarding detecting and reporting child abuse, and to provide training including statewide guidance on the responsibilities of those persons as mandated reporters, as provided. Beginning January 1, 2018, the bill would require those persons, as a condition of licensure, to complete that training provided by the department, as specified.
http://ctweb.capitoltrack.com/public/publishbillinfo.aspx?bi=f2GeA9JuRrjsghkpYY%2fKTs9uy%2brimeZGJV7mv8WgwGWvFKPcsLcgJKsKsbMM%2fl9v

AB 1207 Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training Signed by Governor

It is now law that all childcare providers take the State Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training;
This bill would, beginning January 1, 2018, require the department to develop and disseminate information to providers, administrators, and employees of licensed child day care facilities regarding detecting and reporting child abuse, and to provide training including statewide guidance on the responsibilities of those persons as mandated reporters, as provided. Beginning January 1, 2018, the bill would require those persons, as a condition of licensure, to complete that training provided by the department, as specified.