First Aid For COVID-19 In Kindergarten


First Aid For COVID-19 In Kindergarten

For over 20 weeks now, the general public has received lots of crash courses in virology unexpectedly. As the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard all across the globe, everyone is gathering information on the internet. We even came together to learn face mask making. Furthermore, those who stay at home for weeks-long start investing their time into new hobbies or enjoying the old ones. To keep our minds in the right state, many are channeling their nervous energy to something constructive. So, what about having first aid for COVID-19 in kindergarten?

The global pandemic has highly changed the way of living, along with thinking for us and how we move. And there is no surety how long the virus will remain, or if the vaccine will be available. Hence, it is likely that all the academic sectors will open soon. Though in schools, children are little grown-ups than the ones in kindergarten. Therefore, we have to prepare our kindergarten with first aid for COVID-19 along with other kits.

First Aid For COVID-19 In Kindergarten
First Aid For COVID-19 In Kindergarten

First Aid For COVID-19: Basic Ones

When kindergarten authorities are planning to refresh or update their emergency kit, they must add COVID-19 protection kits too. It is extremely important for the challenges the virus possess to all the kindergarten staff and little kids. The school must establish a mandatory rule to wearing the mask in classes or during the play for all.

What are the kits that the school must-have for the prevention of the virus? At least there should be pulse oximeter, infrared thermometers, gloves, masks, soaps, hand sanitizers, disinfectants, among other things. Also, we should not forget about collecting antiseptic wipes, general OTC medicines, pain medications, etc.

As a school authority, you may wonder whether you should have pulse oximeters? Yes, you do need them. In case a person is showing sudden symptoms of COVID-19, you can immediately check their oxygen level. We learn from the internet that if the oxygen level drops below 95%, it’s time to call the medical team. Also, in case we see the lips and face are becoming bluish without any other symptoms, it’s a danger sign. 

First Aid For COVID-19 In Kindergarten
First Aid For COVID-19 In Kindergarten

Other Supplies For Children

As in kindergarten, all the staff has to deal with little kids who are unlikely to maintain any COVID-19. But, they should be alert. New York City Health Department has already warned in May about the potential new effects of coronavirus on children. COVID-19 can lead to the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in little kids and babies, just like Kawasaki Disease. Initially, Kawasaki Disease comes with a rash and high fever.

Both parents and authorities of kindergarten kids must prepare a first aid kit for the little ones. It is best to arrange all age-appropriate supplies for them. However, though they are little, both parents and kindergarten staff must teach the little ones about using the kits. It’s also best to teach them in a playing manner. Authorities must arrange sanitizing wipes, small face masks, multi-symptom cold relief, children’s pain reliever, kid’s cough medicine, and lozenge lollipops for sore throat.

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