Course Profile

Paediatric First Aid - 12 Hour Adult, Infant/Child First Aid Training

Would you or your staff know what to do in a life-threatening emergency involving a child? Our paediatric first aid course not only enables individuals to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to recognise the signs and symptoms when a child needs emergency care but also helps staff to feel very confident that they can respond to an emergency and make a real difference. In some situations, that is the difference between life and death.

The focus of the course is on real emergency situations that are faced by teachers, nursery workers, au pairs, nannies and playgroup leaders looking after young children.

The course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework and exceeds the requirements laid down by OFSTED, SURESTART and the NCMA for people needing a two day, 12 contact hour first aid course for Adults, infants and children and the requirements for nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an Award in Childcare and Education.

The content of the course includes:

• The framework:
- Understanding the roles and responsibilities
- Recognising limitations and boundaries
- When to seek appropriate assistance
- Who to call on
- Legislation and Policy
• Planning for First Aid Emergencies
• Dealing with Emergencies
• Resuscitation procedures appropriate to the age of the children involved
• Recognising and responding appropriately to:
- Shock
- Anaphylactic Shock
- Electric Shock
- Bleeding
- Burns and scalds
- Choking
- Suspected fractures
- Head, neck and back Injuries
- Cases of poisoning
- Foreign bodies in eyes and noses
- Eye injuries
- Bites and stings
- Effects of extreme heat and cold
- Febrile convulsions
• Emergency needs of children with Chronic Medical Conditions including:
- Epilepsy
- Asthma
- Sickle Cell Anaemia
- Diabetes
• Meningitis and other Serious Sudden Illnesses
• Practical application:
• Participants participate in the different practical exercises developing a range of first aid skills including:
- Choking
- Injury assessment
- Bandaging
- Splinting
- Illness assessment etc.

Training methods:

Although the topic of the course is serious, the course is conducted in a way that will be experienced as light-hearted and engaging.
The day will involve the participation of learners not only in discussion but also in practical demonstration on each other. They are therefore advised to wear flat shoes and comfortable clothing.

Methods will include:

• Tutor presentations
• Small group work
• Large group work
• Problem solving
• Practical exercises
• Handouts
• DVD/PowerPoint
• Chalk & Talk