Happy Friday First GrAID Family!
Here at First GrAID, we are committed to providing resources for children that can help improve their safety and well-being through fun and interactive lesson plans. Our team has been working tirelessly (from home!) to create content and build the First GrAID interface so that we can combat the rising trend of preventable injuries/accidents that are bringing children to the hospital.
My name is Tony and I am one of the co-founders of First GrAID. I’m a soon-to-be-graduating medical student and a military officer who is preparing to join the front lines, both figuratively and literally, in just a few short months to fight the spread of COVID-19. I partnered with my sister, as well as a team of driven professionals, to create First GrAID because while working in the pediatric emergency department it saddened me seeing so many children suffering from accidents that were completely preventable.
Although a lot of our products are still in the shop, during this difficult time we want to do our part by sharing tips that our users and their families can utilize from the safety of their homes! So please follow us here and on our social media to continue to get information and tips about a variety of topics affecting children’s health!
Right now it’s hard to think about anything other than the pandemic that is plaguing our nation, so today we at First GrAID wanted to provide some information about COVID-19 and particularly about how the disease can impact children. Hope you all are staying safe during this difficult time.
Wondering about what COVID-19 means for your child? SS. Symptoms that children infected with COVID-19 may exhibit are similar to those that will appear in adults and will generally be mild such as cold-like symptoms, fever, runny nose, or cough. If your child displays these symptoms, care for the infection should be symptom oriented using hydration, rest and common over the counter medications like Tylenol, ibuprofen. Providers today are urging families to avoid taking their child to the emergency room unless there is a genuine emergency. Taking your child to a hospital can increase their risk for exposure and can take away already depleted medical services from taking care of children who might be most at-risk. If you are feeling uncertain or have questions regarding your child’s health, the Center for Disease Control has many online resources and you should also feel free to contact their pediatrician directly.