child has to be ready in case of emergencies

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
November 29, 2010 8:45am CST
every home should have a supply of first aid kit and should contain the basic supplies to handle a variety of emergency situations. list should include the following: adhesive tape, antibiotic ointment, hot and cold packs, finger splints, gauze rolls and pads, ace bandage, hand sanitizer, flushing bottle, 2 pair of disposable gloves, cotton balls and swabs, antiseptic solution or wipes, saline eye wash and a first aid manual. also waterproof flashlight and batteries, and matches and candles. these had to be checked and restocked every three months. sending your child off to school will inevitably end in minor injuries occurring away from the home. packing a small first aid kit in their backpack is preparing your child for life's little mishaps. a school bag first aid kit is perfect for your child to treat minor cuts and scrapes. does your children's school bag has this? do you ever think this things are important in a child's bag? please share. ann
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6 responses
• India
8 Dec 10
Anny dear My cute granddaughter Subhee is yet to go to school, but two granddaughters are in Hyderabad, they go to english medium schools, they are allowed to carry only breakfast or food and ofcourse their school bag and water bottle, will never be permitted to have this first aid kit, it is not necessary the school has staff to take care of minor things, if necessary they call doctor.. Thank you so much for sharing. Does the schools in Philippines allow to carry these stuff? Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
dear professor, i understand your granddaughters are studying in a private school and such schools are much prepared unlike the public schools. there has been strikes almost always here in our country with regards to adding more funds for public school education and maybe part of the funds must be for this purpose (complete clinic facilities with a nurse and a doctor),this is one probable reason why clinics thereat lacks most of the things needed during emergencies. during scouting my granddaughter is allowed to bring the stuff in a little back pack. she is a "designated" medic and she is studying/training for some survival tips like bandaging, splints, etc. have a very nice day professor. ann
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
8 Dec 10
honestly speaking our kids don't carry this in the school bag, because the school has such pack, more over, the bus in which they go school have it too..after reading your discussion, i am tempted to keep a small plasic box in the school bag of my granddaughter with some of this.. thank you so much tigeraunt for sharing.. kalyni
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Dec 10
Hi Ann. We do not send our kids to school with any first aid supplies as they have it all at school anyway. If they hurt themselves then they just go to the office and get looked after by the staff there who are trained in minor medical emergencies. we probably should have a kit like this in both of our cars though in case something happens when we are out somewhere. We do have a first aid kit, but we really only take it with us if we go for bush walks or when we go camping.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
hi rawbill, this little thing just crossed my mind when my granddaughter of 10 years old came home with a scratch on her elbows, which she got from playing in the yard. she said she was not able to balance herself and she fell down hence the scratch. when i asked her if she went to their clinic to have it cleaned and bandaged, she said yes but the nurse said no more antiseptic and she just washed the scratch and placed a bandage. such a minor thing if you will see really, but this minor thing should always be present in the clinic. kids no longer are supposed to bring but with the kind of clinic they have, being ready is just the key. thanks for the response. have a very very nice day. ann
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Dec 10
I agree with you that it is very important to have all of these things in our house. However, I know that we aren't permitted to send these things to school with our children in our district. Each school has a nurses office that is fully stocked with all first aid supplies (and in the case of my daughter's school an over the counter pharmacy as well). Whenever there are injuries that happen at school, the secretary or nurse has to take care of it and write a report on what has happened.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Dec 10
hello dora, government budget on public schools seems very small hence the teachers needs initiative. with 50 to 60 children in a classroom, we do not know when an emergency will arise. parents should help out and be vigilant. i wonder if there is a nurse in all schools that stays there everyday until after the classes are finished . i wish there is. have a very nice day. thank you for your responses. ann
@calpro (933)
• India
29 Nov 10
Hi, It is really worth reading your post. What you said is true and it should be available at every home, particularly when a naughty kid is present at home. I should really appreciate your thread. Thanks for the triggering a needful thought on my mind. Happy Living Calpro
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Dec 10
hi clapro, seems that public schools here dont have a complete facility and they are having mostly from 50 to 60 children in one classroom. we do not know when an emergency arises hence the classrooms should have it. and it should be a must. thank you so much for your response. have a very very nice day. ann
@terryt52 (245)
• United States
29 Nov 10
I agree with some of what you are saying. Sending a first aid kit in the school I do not think so. If a child is hurt in school no matter how little they have to be bought to the nurse and it has to be logged. A note sent home to the parent if the injury does not require a call home. You could donate first aid kits to the school, bus company, teacher etc. Although you give basic knowledge every parent should know this and what and how balanced children's meals should be. As well as exercise,teaching your children morals,manners, and kindness. Also teach them about strangers.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Dec 10
hi terry, am sure you are right. i had that in my mind because our public schools here seems to have no stock of emergency supplies. yes a sad thing when we know it is very important in a place where so many kids are around. i just hope the classrooms have them. thank you so much for your response. have a very nice day. ann