“Go low and Go slow” This is the advice Dr Eric Levi has given parents in his recent Twitter Videos and we just can’t get enough of Dr Levi’s instructional Tik Toks on how to do a Rapid Antigen test on a child.
“How do you do a Rapid Antigen test on a child?”
Dr Eric Levi is a triple-Fellowship trained Specialist Otolaryngologist (Ear Nose & Throat), Head & Neck Surgeon based in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Eric and his daughter Moama (not her real name) shared a great video on Twitter on Thursday ahead of the return to school by thousands of students across the country.
By now parents may have received information about how to access the RAT tests. The tests will be required twice a week by staff and students and up to five times a week for staff and students in specialist schools.
Reduce the morning panic.
The idea is to do the tests the morning before school to ensure the limited spread of the Corona virus.
Dr Levi tweeted;
“Going low and slow reduces the pain and allows the swab to absorb samples. Rotate gently”
Dr Levi also said ” Don’t overwhelm the morning. Take time this weekend to talk about it, watch videos”
Many parents have already expressed concern about the practicalities of getting their children to complete tests each morning. Actually doing the test is one thing but convincing your child to actually do a Rapid Antigen Test is another! One Twitter user saying;
“I have no idea how I would actually get a swab inside my 6 year olds nose, he would be thrashing about so much”
While other parents had realised they had been doing them wrong the whole time;
“I did it wrong the whole time because I didn’t know how to do it right”
Dr Levi has produced a series of Twitter videos assisting parents with the RAT testing and children’s vaccinations. With the help of his daughter “Moama” the videos have been a great help to many as tension and stress levels among parents has been escalating with the Return to School mandates.
Amaze have a great resource you can access through their Covid 19 community hub. They have links to videos and information on how to access support.