Having worked in hospitals and medical settings as well as an EMT, I'm familiar with professional response to emergencies, in the controlled medical environment and on the scene of an incident.
As a father with experience in the healthcare setting, I feel strongly about educating my kids to respond properly to emergencies. Believe me, we've had a few experiences which have allowed us to learn together.
Today's post is great for several obvious reasons, but I'm biased. One key aspect of teaching though is to keep the lessons and exposure simple and appropriate to illustrate principles. Little kids should avoid exposure to situations which bring emotional trauma along with the medical need.
Click on the image below to read a great article on teaching kids how to keep calm in an emergency…
This is a topic that needs to be addressed! A lot of people are disturbed at the fact that we are teaching children “shooter drills” as young as pre-k. But the fact is, disasters can happen anywhere and age is not a determining factor for where the next mess casualty will occur. It is pertinent that we prepare children for anything that they might experience because it could save their lives!