Eye injuries..act fast
What are the chances?
When should you call 911?
CPR class schedule

September 2015

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

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. 

Eye injuries..act fast

Prevent problems by acting fast on eye injuries in children. 
Eye injuries may happen to a child when there is: 
  • a direct hit or punch to the eye
  • a sharp object such as a piece of glass or stick punctures the eye
  • an irritant such as sand or other debris in the eye

Get immediate medical care if there is an object such as glass or metal sticking out of the eye. Call 911 or go to the emergency room. Stay calm and keep your child calm. Cover the eye with a small cup and tape it in place.  


If there is an irritant:

  • wash your hands
  • tilt the child's head over a sink or basin with the affected eye down
  • pull down gently on the lower eye lid
  • pour lukewarm water over the eye keeping it open for a couple of minutes
  • seek medical help if there are still particles in the eye, it is very irritated, there is drainage or the child has pain, discomfort or vision abnormalities

If a child gets a chemical in the eye, flush the eye as soon as possible for 15-30 minutes. Call poison control 1800-222-1222.  

What are the chances?

A quick-thinking groom jumped into action when he saw one of his guests choking on her steak - and promptly saved her life.

Cody Campbell, a Los Angeles County firefighter, married Kelly Yocca at Dove Canyon Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

During the reception, a guest gave a toast that now seems like a premonition.
"If I'm ever in a position where I need a fireman to help me,
I hope it's you or someone like you," he said in the video.

Moments later, the woman can be heard choking. The groom's face can be seen turning from a smile to a look of concern.
Bride Kelly said "All of a suddden I see one of our relatives struggling and, without any hesitation, Cody just jumps in there."
Cody ran to the guest, a female relative in her 60s, and performed the Heimlich Maneuver until the piece of steak came out.

His bride Kelly said some of the guests wondered if the whole thing was staged.
Fortunately the guest who nearly choked to death quickly recovered.

Learning the Heimlich maneuver is easy and you could save a loved ones' life.

When should you call 911?

911 should only be called when
  • A caller feels his or her life is in danger
  • Someone is seriously ill or injured
  • The caller is not sure what to do in an emergency
  • A victim is not responding to voice or touch
  • Has a problem breathing
  • Has severe choking
  • Has a seizure
  • Received an electric shock
  • Has been exposed to poison
  • Has signs of a stroke or heart attack

Teaching kids to call 911  

While it is extremely important to teach kids to call 911, it's not good to actually have them do it when there is no emergency.  

When teaching a child how to call 911 make sure not to refer to 911 as 9 eleven because a child may waste time in a real emergency looking for the number 11.

Calling for help with animals in distress is perfectly fine - just don't call 911. Only call 911 regarding animals if the animal is endangering humans. 911 is intended for human emergencies only, all calls to request assistance for animals lost or in distress should go to an agency's non-emergency number.

Public Service and Emergency Assistance Phone Numbers:
3 digit dialing codes provide easy dialing for New Jersey consumers needing to reach various public services or obtain emergency assistance.
9-1-1 Emergency Services
2-1-1 For Community, Human Services and Emergency Management / Security Assistance
5-1-1 Traffic and Transportation Information

Check the emergency telephone number if you travel to another country. This number varies from country to country (and in some cases by region within a country), but in most cases, they are in a short number format, such as 911 (United States and many parts of Canada).
999 (United Kingdom).
112 (Europe).
000 (Australia).

The majority of mobile phones also dial the emergency services, even if the phone keyboard is locked, or if the phone has an expired or missing SIM card, although the provision of this service varies by country and network.

In-home "Party"

This is our most popular class. The Infant and Child CPR, choking & Basic First Aid for children class is conducted in the comfort of your home with your family & friends.

Call or e-mail to schedule.

Infant and Child CPR, Choking & Basic First Aid for children.

Chatham NJ schedule.

Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm 
Tuesday, November 3rd at 7pm
Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm
Tuesday, December 1st at 7pm
Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm

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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