Paediatric First Aid Training
Paediatric first aid training is a vital skill as children are vulnerable and prone to accidents.
This course focuses on the sort of emergencies faced by those who look after babies and young children in a variety of settings, including private nursery schools, day nurseries, pre-schools, schools, crèches and the home.
The aim is to equip course members with the skills to deal with a range of paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies. At the end, they should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.
It is suitable for all those who work with young children, including staff at nursery, first, infant or primary schools. Candidates must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course outline.
Practical and written assessments must be passed to gain the QA Level Three Award in Paediatric First Aid. This award is also offered as a Level Two, one-day course, ideal for parents. It is not regulated by Ofsted or Ofqual.
What’s covered in the Paediatric First Aid Training course?
Course members will be able to recognise and deal appropriately with:
➤ The responsibilities of paediatric first-aid.
➤ Emergencies involving babies and children
➤ Anaphylactic shock
➤ Electric shock
➤ Burns and scalds
➤ Suspected fractures
➤ Head, neck and back injuries
➤ Cases of poisoning
➤ Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
➤ Bites and stings
➤ The effects of extreme heat and cold
➤ Emergency needs of those with chronic
medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma,
sickle cell anaemia and diabetes
➤ Meningitis and other serious sudden illness