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First Aid Tips for Common Playground Accidents

It's a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine. In fact, it's a perfect day for the kids for the kids to be outside playing. But, in the blink of an eye, this scene can change from having happy, smiling children playing to one where children are crying. What can make this change quickly is any one of many typical playground problems such as a nosebleed, sunburn or any potential issue.

Emergencies can occur at any time around the playground. Regardless of the severity, the important thing for any parent or teacher is how to react to the emergency. The vast majority of outdoor accidents can be treated by an adult. Simpler issues such as sunburn, dehydration and nosebleeds can be addressed on the spot. However, more complex problems stemming from animal bites, sprains or breaks should be looked at by a medical professional to ensure that the problem is addressed properly.

However, it is important for people to know how to handle these emergencies themselves and when to seek medical attention. To help identify and properly treat these playground emergencies, we have consulted with a number of medical professionals. As a result, here is a list of helpful resources to help you deal with your next outdoor emergency. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Written by: Ben Thompson