Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid course
The Paediatric First Aid (two day) course provides in depth training for people who are required to be first aiders within a childcare setting workplace. The course syllabus meets the requirements of both Ofsted Early Years and the Childcare Register.

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I haven’t stopped telling family and friends about it, how much more confident and comfortable I feel around small children, knowing I can now be of use if anything was to happen! (The trainer) was great as well, really made the whole class feel comfortable and no question was a silly question, I will be recommending this course to everyone! And I’m sure I’ll be back in the future.” – Eilish – Glasgow

Who should attend?
This course is designed for workplaces that deal with infants and children, e.g. schools, nurseries, child minders and looked-after children.

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

  • provide first aid for an infant and child:
    • who is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
    • who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • who has a foreign body airway obstruction
    • with external bleeding
    • with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant or child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness such as:
    • sickle cell crisis
    • diabetic emergencies
    • asthma attack
    • allergic reaction
    • meningitis
    • febrile convulsions
  • understand how to administer first aid to an infant or child:
    • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    • who has sustained an electric shock
    • with burns or scalds
    • who has been poisoned
    • who has been bitten or stung
    • with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
    • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    • with head and spinal injuries
    • with anaphylaxis
    • who is suffering from shock
  • understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries, and emergencies

How long does the course last?
Two days. Candidates are required to complete twelve 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.

Times
9.00am until 4.45pm

Assessment:
Candidates will be assessed throughout the course. Evidence of underpinning knowledge and practical skills must be demonstrated by the candidate.

Certification
Successful candidates will receive a St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd ‘Paediatric First Aid’ certificate, which is valid for three years.

Important information
Please consider the following factors when choosing your candidate(s) to attend our Paediatric First Aid course:

  • reliability, disposition and communication skills
  • aptitude and ability to absorb new knowledge and learn new skills
  • ability to cope with stressful and physically demanding emergency procedures
  • normal duties, which should be such that they may be able to respond immediately and rapidly to an emergency

Need more information?
If you need further information regarding our Paediatric First Aid course, please call 0300 4 666 999 or email sales@firstaid.org.uk