10 Life-Saving Skills To Teach Your Child

Life is unusual and unexpected. It is necessary to prepare your kid to handle the unforeseen situation calmly and rationally. Here mention 10 life-saving skills can help your kid to live life confidently without any fear and saving other’s life too from danger.

Life-Saving Skills for Kids

1. Swimming

Swimming is an all-around activity and it’s an amazing sport.  It builds endurance and muscle strength. It is a peaceful and relaxing exercise. It reduces stress, and good for balance health. It improves flexibility and body posture. It a great exercise for weight loss. It is important to learn swimming for personal safety and rescuing others from drowning. It is good for both mental and physical health. It is also done for the sake of health and pleasure.

Swimming is a skill which kids must learn from a young age and this skill will stay with them forever. Kids must learn swimming to remove the fear of water. It is a skill that is necessary to survive in water. Once in life you will find yourself surrounded by water it can be a boating trip, fishing, or having fun on a cruise with friends. Initially, Swimming can be a challenging skill for kids but after learning this skill it turns into a rewarding skill.

2. Treating a burn

Burn can happen to anyone and anytime. Parents must train their child how to treat a burn. It’s an important life-saving skill. One must be ready for any emergency situation like this. In case of a severe or large burn treatment must be done by medical professionals. In case of a normal burn, one can treat it with a first aid kit and by following some procedure.

Firstly cool the burn, wash it with cool water(not chilled or cold), then remove any tight things from that area, cover it with any cloth or bandage and apply any ointment or petroleum gel at least two to three times in a day, then give a pain reliever. After the treatment, if there is any sign of infection or pain increases or the condition is becoming worse then reach the doctor. The doctor will take follow up.

3. Basic First aid

Knowing Basic First aid can save the life of many people. Immediate first aid timing is very important. It can lead to any emergency situation from serious to normal if it happens at the right time. It is very crucial to learn to remain calm and try to control the situation. Only training in Basic First aid can make a kid confident, more effective, and comfortable.

Parents must train about basic first aid to give them relief from any discomfort, suffering, or any anxiety. For the treatment of any injured, one must have a first aid kit and it must include elastic bandage, antiseptic wipes, medical tape, bandage, up to date first aid manual, scissors, Dettol, instant cold packs, etc. With a good first aid kit and training a kid can be an angel in anyone’s life.

4. CPR

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) training is an emergency life-saving procedure. CPR is given when someone’s breathing or heartbeats stops. It can happen due to drowning, suffocation, choking, or due to any injury. Kids must learn CPR procedure only from the trainer. It must do only after learning the whole procedure thoroughly under the guidance of the trainer.

The basic actions include firstly call emergency, then tilt the head give mouth to mouth breath to the patient, then give chest compression if serious combine it with mouth to moth breath until the patient starts breathing. In an emergency, cases maintain blood flow to the brain and heart.

5. Controlling Bleeding

Injuries sometimes lead to bleeding. It can lead to anxiety and stress if a person doesn’t know how to control it. If it’s handled carefully in the right way it can stop or slow down. Kids must know how to control or stop it to help others. And treat it well if bleeding happens to their friends or family. If it happens to someone firstly identify its severity. In case of major injury or heavy loss of blood immediately call the emergency number and look for medical help from professionals.

In case of normal bleeding, firstly remove any cloth on the wounded area. Then apply direct pressure on the wound with cloth or tissue to stop bleeding, do it until bleeding stops. If it didn’t stop, let the material soak the blood don’t remove it. If the injury is on the leg or arm then raise it above the heart to slow down or stop bleeding.

6. Help with Choking

Choking occurs when an object mainly food lodges the throat or windpipe and block airflow. Kids must know how to help with choking to save the life of others. It can happen due to talking while eating or eating too fast in the case of adults. In the case of kids, it can happen due to swallowing anything like a coin.

Particularly there two types of choking first is partial airway obstruction and total airway obstruction. In partial airway obstruction able to breathe and cough, it can cure normally. Whereas in total airway obstruction, a person won’t be able to cough, speak, or breathe. In it there is no air movement, a person may clutch their throat with both hands(the universal sign for choking).

In case of total airway obstruction, if the patient is conscious, give up to 5 back blows by standing their side put your hand on the patient heart, bend them forward then give 5 back blows and check-in between each back blows if the patient is able to breathe now. If still patient is not able to breathe then move on to the chest thrust, wrap both arms around the patient at chest level. Then place one fist with the thumb against the middle of the breastbone of the patient.

Grasp the fist with the other hand and give 5 chest thrusts in an inward and upward direction with a good amount of pressure. Check-in between chest thrust if the patient is able to breathe now. If still no relief call for an emergency.

7. Treating low blood sugar

Treating low sugar known as Hypoglycemia. Our body needs sugar for working properly. People with diabetes have to balance their sugar levels. It should not get too high or too low. If body sugar goes down then it must be treated immediately because of sugar work as a fuel to the body. Symptoms of low blood sugar are weakness, hunger, headache, sweating, anxiety, and confusion.

It can be treated by consuming food with sugar or glucose such as fruit juice, milk, some teaspoon of sugar and honey, or some candies. It can also cure by mediation. Low blood sugar is found commonly these days, it’s important for kids to get an education on how to treat it properly.

8. Treating Electric Shock

Treating electric shock is a life-saving knowledge that everyone must know, as we know we all are surrounded by electric equipment. Electric shock can cause minor to major injury (even death), depending on the voltage of current and length of contact with electricity. It mostly happens when a person touches electric supply with wet hands, touching the open wire, or electricity connect with water.

If you see any person getting an electric shock then firstly let go of the electric source immediately or turn off the electricity. Then see if the person is conscious if not then give CPR (only when you thoroughly know how to give). Prevent the person from getting chilled, rub his hands or legs to keep his body warm. If still there is no recovery call the emergency number and look for medical help.

9. How to react to snakebite

In most cases snake bite to save themselves or in self-defense. Different snakes have different dangerous levels. In this world, we are able to find two types of snakes, venomous and non-venomous. But all snake bite needs medical help and proper care to cure and for prevention from any infection.

Symptoms of venomous snakes are pain near the bite, bleeding, swelling, redness near the bite, and itching near it. Symptoms of non-venomous snakes are weakness, headaches, blurred vision, fever, thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, breathing problem, and pain.

First Aid if snakes bite, don’t move much and try to remain calm to handle the situation properly. Call emergency number. Remove any tight cloth, jewellery, or accessory as it can cut the skin if bite swells. Cover the bite with a clean cloth or bandage. Keep the bite below the heart area in order to slow down the venom spread in the body.

10. Basic Self Defense

Self-defense is training and techniques to save yourself and prevents any injury. It safes from any crime and violence and helps in recognizing any dangerous situation. It is important for both girls and boys.

There are multiple benefits of self-defense. It makes kids confident, improves focus, develops skills, improves physical health and street awareness, and develop self-discipline. It leads to an active mind that can calmly evaluate and understand any situation.

A person who knows self-defense can fully explore the world, meet new people, and understand the new cultures without any fear. There are multiple types of self-defense such as Kickboxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Martial Arts, and many more.

So these are some life-saving skills that every kid must know to remain calm and confident while handling any emergency situation. Educate kids with these skills that can help to save the life of people. Train your kid to ready for uncertain situations with some certain procedure.

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