Learning the ‘Bear’ Necessities of First Aid

Learning the ‘Bear’ Necessities of First Aid Photo

It was a “beary” good time for kindergarten students at Tackan Elementary School as they participated in a teddy bear clinic on April 18. Kristi Ladowski, injury prevention coordinator at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital, visited with the students to teach them about basic first aid, safety practices and helped ease their fear of doctors and hospitals.

Each student brought his/her favorite stuffed animal to practice and learned ways to stay safe. The students enjoyed diagnosing their animals and used a Band-Aid, gauze pads, splints and tape to fix their injuries. They also learned songs to help them brush their teeth, wear a helmet and wash their hands.