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"There is nothing more important than the safety of your child"

May 2015
Baby Zone & Beyond LLC is dedicated to providing information for emergency care until trained medical help arrives.  
In that spirit, it is our mission to bring you newsletter topics that are relevant to child & family safety and wellness. 

Remember to keep your CPR and First Aid training up to date. Don't wait for a tragedy or near-tragic event to take these all important life-saving classes. If it's more than 2 years since you took a CPR/First Aid class it's time to take one again.    

Have a great and safe month.     

Geraldine Hickey, RN
CPR Instructor.
Winner of 2014 Women of Excellence for Medicine/Health Union County, NJ 
Owner, Baby Zone & Beyond, LLC
I would greatly appreciate you forwarding this to anyone you think can benefit from the information or may be a candidate for a class.

Would you remember your childs' medical history in an emergency?

To provide emergency medical care to your child and help make quicker diagnoses and decisions the dispatcher, doctors, nurses and anyone caring for your child will have many questions.

It is very difficult in an emergency situation to remember all of this. Not to mention, if a family member or babysitter is unable to locate you they may not know this vital information.

Remember, every second counts in an emergency. 
Take 20 to 30 minutes, sit down and write out a complete health history and place it in an easily accessible place either on your computer or in a notebook. Make sure everyone taking care of your child can find it quickly.

What do you need?

1. Your childs' birth history especially if he/she was born premature and had a hospital stay. 
2. Allergies. List any allergies your child may have especially to medications. 
3. List any medications your child is taking on a regular basis including the doses, times taken etc. 
4. List any pre-existing illnesses such as diabetes, seizures, asthma etc. 
5. Your childs' previous hospitalizations, reasons and surgeries. 
6. Include an up to date record of immunizations. This is especially applicable if your child was bitten by an animal or had an embedded object or serious wound. 
7. An updated height and weight. There may not be time to weigh or measure your child to calculate medications in an emergency. Poison control will also ask for this information. 
8. Any special needs.

Other important information should include:
  • Your address
  • Your home phone number plus cell phone numbers
  • A back up emergency number
  • Child's doctor, name and phone number
  • Child's dentist, name and phone number
  • Any other specialists contact information
  • Poison control number
Make sure everyone caring for your child knows what to do in an emergency and knows how to provide CPR and First Aid. 

Bee and wasp stings.


After stinging bees leave a stinger and then die. Hornets and wasps do not leave a stinger and can sting multiple times. When in danger bees release a scent to attract reinforcements. Get your child away from the area as quickly as possible.  


Treating a sting:
  1. Remove the singer immediately if you see one.
  2. If the child is allergic to bee stings and has an EpiPen help him to use it.
  3. If he does not have a pen and there are signs of a severe reaction (anaphylaxis) call 911 immediately and be prepared to start CPR.
  4. Wash the area with soap and water. Do this a few times a day until healed.
  5. Apply ice wrapped in a cloth.
  6. Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.
  7. Give over the counter oral antihistamines if approved by your child's doctor.
Non-allergic victims will almost always develop local reactions to bee stings. Redness, swelling, and pain are all common at the site of the bee sting. The pain will usually go away pretty quickly, but swelling may last for more than a day. Use an ice pack to reduce swelling at the site.
A sting to the mouth needs medical attention because oral mucous membranes can quickly cause severe swelling and block the airway.
If there is a large skin rash, swelling and pain around the site for more than three days, seek medical advice. This could indicate an infection.
Make sure the products you're purchasing for your children are safe.

Recall Summary Name of product:

SULTAN and VYSSA crib mattress



The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.


Consumer Contact:

IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at  

click on Product Recall near the bottom of the page for more information.


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 family & friends.

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Infant and Child CPR & Basic First Aid for
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Call to schedule a class at your preschool, daycare or mom's group.

Classes are for parents and all caregivers of 
infants and children 

Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm
(Spaces available).
Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm
Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm
Tuesday July 21st at 7pm 
  To see class descriptions 
or to schedule  
Be Prepared!
By Geraldine Hickey, RN
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Infant CPR & Choking
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Have a safe & fun month.


Geraldine Hickey, RN
CPR instructor
PO Box 25
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

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