CPR Training Sonoma County

Button Battery Injuries

October 1, 2015

From: Allen James

Fall is here.  School is back in session and the holidays are coming along with some vacations.  Hopefully, all have been safe and will continue to be so for the rest of the year.  If you need any last minute 2 year CPR & First Aid training in Spanish or English, let’s plan soon.  We still have dates open for 2015, so call or email with any date requests or questions you may have.

Remember, we have quality instruction with a focus on orchestrating learning that includes a process on how to ”think” about an emergency and then providing a “tool box” of CPR and First Aid skills.  This training prepares your employees to respond to both corporate and individual emergencies and enables them to prepare their families for natural disasters.  What a wonderful benefit to pass onto your employees’ families.

Button Battery Injuries in Children

”More than 3,000 button batteries are ingested each year in the United States. It may be as frequently as every three hours that there is a child in the ER somewhere in this country for a battery-related emergency issue.  Small, shiny and appealing to children, button batteries can result in a major injury and even death if ingested.  When lodged in the body, the electric current in a button battery (dead batteries still have a charge) rapidly increases the pH of the tissue adjacent to the battery, causing significant tissue injury even within two hours.  If a parent or caregiver suspects their child ingested a button battery, the child needs to be taken immediately to an emergency room.  Remember, the higher the voltage of the battery (3V vs. 1.5V), the faster the injury.  Do not induce vomiting or have your child eat or drink anything until assessed by a medical professional.”

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