When to call an ambulance for a child0If the child is not breathing or lifeless.0Difficulty in breathing0Unconscious child0Change in mental status -Unusual behavior -Difficulty waking up
0Major injuries0Suspected spinal or neck injury0Severe burns0Uncontrolled bleeding0Poisonings
What to know when calling for help0When you call, speak clearly, slowly, and calmly.Information that you need to provide: -Your name -Address -Phone number -Location of ill/injured child(ren) -Number of ill/injured child(ren) -Problem
What to do until help arrives0Do not leave an ill/injured child alone once the call has been made.0Do not move an injured child unless he or she is in danger.0Do not remove any embedded objects from a wound.0Keep the child as warm and comfortable as possible.
0If not breathing or stops breathing, administer CPR.0If bleeding — apply direct pressure with a clean cloth.0If burned — cover with clean cloth. Do not put ice, butter, cream or ointment on the burn. Do not break blisters.0If seizures — clear the area and allow the seizure to occur. Do not put anything in the childs mouth.