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December 13, 2001
Unit- Safety and Health
Chapter 18-1- Preventing Accidents and Handling Emergencies
Highlights common safety hazards for chldren
of different ages and describes rescue
techniques and first aid for emergency
Chapter 18-2- Preventing Illness and Caring for a Sick Child
Discusses the importance of health checkups
and immunizations and gives suggestions for
caring for a child who is ill.
After completing Chapter 18, students will be able to identify safety hazards and describe appropriate responses in emergencies.
Discuss proper firsr aid for a variety of common injuries.
Explain the importance of regular health checkups and immunizations.
Discuss caregiver techniques for children who are ill or hospitalized.
Critical Thinking Activity- Students identify a safe way to handle this situation: You are caring for a one-year-old. You are expecting a very important phone call. You put the child in the tub for a bath, and at that moment the phone rings. What do you do? Why?
You are taking a group of children to an amusement park. What should you pack in a first-aid kit?