Baby and Child First Aid
The Baby and Child First Aid course provides training for parents and caregivers. This course is also suitable for those working in nurseries and child care groups.
Who should attend?
This course is designed for those who care for babies and children and want to be prepared in case of an incident.
On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:
- identify potential accident spots in the home and nurseries
- administer infant and child resuscitation, including recovery position and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- identify choking and other breathing disorders
- identify extremes of temperature, including heat exhaustion and hypothermia
- identify brain disorders, including compression, concussion and seizures
- carry out the proper treatment of internal and external bleeding
- identify potential injuries to bones and soft tissue, including fractures, sprains and strains
- identify different types of burns and scalds, including appropriate treatment
- identify potential poisons and routes of entry and provide appropriate treatment
- identify miscellaneous conditions, including meningitis, anaphylaxis and febrile convulsions
How long does the course last?
One day from 09:00 to 16:45.
Candidates are required to complete six contact hours of training and assessment. It is therefore necessary that candidates are able to attend for the whole duration of the course to allow them to be eligible for continuous assessment and certification.
Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills competence will be required for certification.
Successful candidates will receive a certificate valid for three years.