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A family of a 12 year old primary student at a school in Udon Thani, NE Thailand, went on Facebook to complain that they had to take her to hospital themselves. 

 

There it was clearly shown in xrays that the girl had suffered a complete break of her right arm.

 

They said that the school dithered and mentioned problems with insurance. In addition they said that staff needed better training in first aid to recognise injuries such as this. 

 

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They think the school should have immediately called an ambulance. Instead the girl was in the school's nursing room for a whole hour.

 

The director of the school admitted the teachers diagnosis was slow but said that the parents arrived and so it was left to them to make arrangements for an ambulance, reported Siam Rath.  

 

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when in doubt, do nothing.    absolutely nothing.   if you do anything, only bad things can happen.

 

this is the wrong mentality.   It's called common sense, and when in doubt err on the side of caution and call a f........................... ambulance.   I've yelled at a few people to call an ambulance a few times in the last half-decade, only because I didn't have my phone and people were watching an accident and only watching..... maybe they called already, who knows.  err on the side of caution.  but some did use their phones.     "loat phayabann, maaaaa   lu yang?"    of course, it is not here but they will think....   "long phayabaan  buuur toe   lu yang?"   and you keep trying... hahahaha.  

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I know it's not the same, but if a motorcyclist is lucky enough to be wearing a proper helmet and is involved in a crash where they're unresponsive, you should NOT remove the helmet.

 

Now, I think it's ok for the school to not try first aid if they know they're not properly trained, and an hour will not affect that broken arm. If they had done something and been wrong, it's worse than not doing the right thing.

 

Also, sometimes the kids have private insurance and the parents might have complained that the kid should/could have been taken to a hospital of their choice, not the one the school sends her to.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

They said that the school dithered and mentioned problems with insurance. In addition they said that staff needed better training in first aid to recognise injuries such as this. 

No school nurse on duty?

No insurance?

 

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5 hours ago, steven100 said:

as usual .....  the Thai ducking & weaving 

More like diving and fleeing.

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Critical thinking, logical reasoning, taking initiatives, rewarding initiatives are all alien concepts here....

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I don't recall an ambulance ever having been called to the schools I was involved with.  It doesn't mean it didn't happen, but I wasn't aware of it.   In general, when students were injured or had some type of medical incident, there was a quick assessment and then they were either sent home, taken to the hospital or allowed to lay down in one of the beds in the nurse's room.  

 

We were lucky to have one of the higher-ups who was a registered nurse with some years of nursing experience before entering the education field.  She would be called and would do a quick check -- and yes, she was quite thorough, she would check heart rate, pulse, blood pressure and the eye reaction to light.  For broken bones, they were usually very carefully put in a school van and taken to the nearest hospital.  

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20 hours ago, steven100 said:

as usual .....  the Thai ducking & weaving 

Attempting to evade any responsibility and/or cost.  The standard of school directors is intolerable, but there again it is the Thai education system at fault.

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After nearly 3 years at home my 8 year old is back at school and I spend the day fretting as to whether he will be in one piece at 3.30pm when I pick him up 🤔 

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1 hour ago, Andycoops said:

The teachers can't teach don't expect them to multitask and know first aid as well.

But some think they are hairdressers.

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