At Ladybird Pre-School Nursery, staff members will administer first aid for adults and children with minor injuries or, in the event of serious incidents, whilst awaiting medical assistance.
All staff will be required to be trained in paediatric first aid and to maintain this qualification by attending appropriate and timely ongoing refresher training.
At the time of a child’s admission to the Nursery, parents/carers written permission for emergency medical advice or treatment is sought. Parents/carers sign and date a consent form at registration giving permission for their child to receive emergency medical treatment and for their child to be taken to hospital should a qualified medical practitioner deem this necessary.
An accident or incident form will be completed where any first aid is administered and the
parents/carers will be asked to read and counter sign this note on collecting their child. A copy of this form will be given to the parent/carer.
First Aid Boxes
A designated staff member will be responsible for checking the first aid boxes. This is currently Yvonne May. In her absence the Nursery Manager.
First aid boxes are easily accessible to adults and are kept out of the reach of children.
They are checked fortnightly to ensure all contents are present, in date and packaging is undamaged.
The first aid boxes contain the following items:
- First Aid booklet
- 3 pairs of disposable gloves
- 20 assorted waterproof plasters
- 2 Sterile eye pads
- 4 Triangular bandages
- 6 HSE medium dressing 12x12cm
- 2 HSE large dressing 18x18cm
- 6 Safety pins
- 6 Individually wrapped antiseptic wipes
- 1 Re-breath resuscitation device
- 1 Microporous tape 1.25cmx10cm
- 1 Sterile finger dressing 3.5×3.5cm
- First aid scissors
- Eye wash
- Foil blankets (adult and child)
- Forehead thermometer
- Instant cold pack
- 1 Disposable apron