A toddler at a Port Coquitlam gym not provide proper first aid. A Port Coquitlam, B.C. gym started an internal investigation after a mother stated that staff did not contact her right away when her toddler was injured in the facility’s child-minding area.
Poor first aid service
According to Renee Corneau, she went to pick up her 22-month old daughter, Kaileia after finishing a workout at Gold’s Gym near Lougheed Highway only to find out the child had several scratches on her face.
When she came back, she was informed by the staff that her child had gotten into an accident. She had blood coming from her scratches and she was sitting eating a cookie.
Corneau was only gone for an hour and ten minutes and they did not contact me to inform that my child had been injured. She was really upset since she was only upstairs. When she asked the staff for rubbing alcohol or Polysporin to clean the wounds, they stated that they had none.
According to child care advocate Sharon Gregson, she is not surprised that this kind of incident took place at an unlicensed child care facility. These facilities do not have the level of accountability and scrutiny that licensed child care services have. Gregson recommends parents to request information about everything from first aid training to ratio of staff to children and communication protocols before leaving their child at any facility.
Proper delivery of first aid care
First aid care must be readily provided in all public areas. Staff and personnel of facilities must be prepared to deal with emergencies. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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