About Emergency Paediatric First Aid
Since March 2017, first aiders must have taken the Emergency Paediatric First Aid course to ensure the correct number of first aiders to children. Your employer must always have the proper number of Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate holders on site. This course teaches the essentials of emergency paediatric first aid, including how to help a child who is choking, bleeding, unresponsive, not breathing normally and more. To find out how many first aiders your organisation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss this matter further with you.
How long will this course take?
This course is 6 hours and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This paediatric course is suitable for early years teachers, nannies, au pairs, parents, or anyone else working with or around children.
What are the main points covered?
Understand how to correctly assess an emergency situation and help a baby or child who is unresponsive, experiencing a seizure, choking and more.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Emergency Paediatric First Aid Outline
- Assess an emergency and prioritise the next steps to take.
- Take action when a baby/child is unresponsive.
- Respond appropriately to a seizure.
- Remedy choking.
- Treat bleeding.
- Recognise and support a baby/child when in shock from a severe injury.
Emergency Paediatric First Aid FAQs
What is emergency paediatric first aid training?
Emergency Paediatric first aid is the first response to a child or infant related life-threatening (or limb-threatening) medical emergency. The course is mandatory for all early years providers and meets Ofsted requirements.
Who should attend this course?
This course is suitable for individuals who care for young children in the absence of their parents. This includes Nursery Staff, Nannies, Au Pairs, or parents wanting to learn lifesaving skills.
Will the course teach me how to resuscitate a child?
Yes the course will teach you how to correctly perform CPR on a child or infant. The method is different to the approach used on an adult and should only be taught by a qualified instructor.
What will I learn in this course?
The course covers how to help an infant or child who: is unresponsive and breathing, is unresponsive and not breathing, is choking, is bleeding, is suffering from shock, is burnt or scalded, or is having a seizure. It also shows how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED).