How to Save a Life

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Learning, Special Event | Posted on July 27, 2015

Today we met Annie from St John First Aid. St John Ambulance Victoria deliver free first aid training to schools and our whole school participated in a session today.

 

 

Annie taught us the basics of first aid and how we might be able to help save a life one day.

 

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Danger – It is important to check for danger. Are you safe? Is everyone else safe? If it is safe to do so, approach the patient.

Response – Ask the patient “Can you hear me?” If you don’t get any response, move a little closer (as long as it is still safe) and squeeze the person’s shoulders.

Send for Help – Phone 000 or ask someone else to phone

Airway – Check that the airway is clear. We practised our ‘pistol grip’ to tilt our heads back slightly.

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We practised our ‘pistol grip’ to open our airways

 

Breathing – Check if the person is breathing. If they are breathing, place them in the recovery position.

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Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – If the person is NOT breathing, start CPR.  If you don’t know the person and you don’t have a face shield, it is okay to just do the compressions.

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Measure so that you place your hands in the correct spot

Measure so that you place your hands in the correct spot.

Lean over the person, make sure your arms are straight and press one third of the chest depth down.

Lean over the person, make sure your arms are straight and press one third of the chest down.

 

Defibrillation – If you have one, send someone to get the defibrillator. Follow the instructions on it.
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What first aid skills do you have?

Have you ever done a first aid course? Tell us about it!

 

A Visit from Shy and Harold

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in School Event | Posted on October 11, 2014

Earlier this week, we had a visit from Shy and Harold from the Life Ed van. The Life Ed van comes to our school every second year to teach us about how to live a healthy and happy life.
 

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Different year levels learnt about different things. Younger children learnt about making friends, people who can help us and medicines.  We learnt about alcohol and how it can harm our bodies. Shy told us some facts:

* Alcohol can affect lots of different parts of the body. It travels around the body through the blood.

* The brain keeps growing until we are 25 years old and alcohol is especially dangerous for brains that are developing.

* Long term alcohol use can result in memory loss, injury to the brain, muscle weakness and bleeding in the stomach.

We worked in small groups to complete activities, watched some short film clips and did some role plays about how we can handle tricky situations we might face as we get older.

 

Completing one of the activities

Completing one of the activities

 

Completing an activity to show the body parts affected by alcohol

Completing an activity to show the body parts affected by alcohol


 

Just before we left, Harold came out to say hello. Harold has been helping teach children about living well since Mrs Placek and Miss Crowther were kids! He said that we were all very well behaved and he hoped that we had enjoyed the session.

 
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We would like to thank Miss Varker for arranging the Life Ed visit, Shy for teaching us about how to live well and Harold for helping Shy.

Have you been to the Life Ed van? What did you learn?

 

How do you live a healthy and safe life?

 

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