Paediatric first aid

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Paediatric First Aid (meets Ofsted requirements)

  • Designed for Childcare Professionals
  • Flexibility with structure and course location
  • Practical and written assessment
  • Manual and certification included
  • £120 per person

Course Details

This 12 hour Care for Children course meets the Ofsted standards for childcare workers and also meets the requirements for Surestart, NCMA, PLA and EYDCP. Certification is awarded through Emergency First Response, who are a well established, HSE approved organisation.

The Care for Children course is an innovative CPR and First Aid Training course that teach participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children

The Paediatric First Aid course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals. The student masters the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.

The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. Learning is consolidated with realistic scenario practise. The course also looks at medical conditions that can occur in babies and young children such as Febrile convulsions. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Paediatric Working Group of ILCOR.

What is covered

  • Emergency Scene Assessment
  • Barrier Use
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (child and infant)
  • Rescue Breathing (child and infant)
  • Obstructed Airway Management (child and infant)
  • Serious Bleeding
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Shock Management
  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment
  • Burns
  • Scalds
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • Electric Shock
  • Foreign Bodies (eyes, ears and nose)
  • Bites
  • Stings
  • Heat Related Illnesses
  • Poisons
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Sickle Cell Crisis
  • Diabetes and Meningitis.