About this Course
Understanding paediatric first aid is essential. Training is aimed at those who work with children. This course covers aspects like; dealing with first aid emergencies, shock, choking, bleeding and much more. This specialist-led training had theoretical and practical ways of learning.
How long will this course take?
This course is delivered within 2 days over a 12 hour period.
Who needs this training?
This course has been designed for anyone working with and responsible for infants and children.
What are the main points covered?
Understand how to identify, plan and deal with accidents and first aid emergencies, treat shock, choking, bleeding, burns and scalds 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.
Paediatric First Aid Outline
- Introduction and explanation.
- How to plan and deal with first aid emergencies.
- Identifying and dealing with shock (anaphylactic and electric).
- Responding appropriately to choking, bleeding, burns and scalds.
- Dealing with suspected fractures and eye, head, back and neck injuries.
- Treatments for bites and stings.
- Coping with serious sudden illnesses such as meningitis and seizures.
- Understanding the needs of chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell and diabetes.
- Knowing the effects of extreme heat and cold.
Paediatric First Aid FAQs
What is paediatric first aid?
Paediatric first aid relates to the assessment and treatment of children and infants. The course is mandatory for all early years providers and meets Ofsted requirements.
Who should attend this training?
The basic paediatric first aid course is suitable for anyone who works or lives in a setting where children are present. This includes parents, carers, teachers and classroom assistants, school administration and support staff, after-school club workers, childminders, nannies and au-pairs.
Will the course teach me how to resuscitate an infant?
Yes, the course teaches resuscitation techniques for infants and children under 12. It also helps give a better understanding of those with chronic medical conditions such as epilepsy, sickle cell, and diabetes.
What will I learn in this course?
Delegates will learn about the anatomy of children and how techniques specific to their age group are administered during first aid. The course looks at responses to several common injuries including bleeding, burns, choking, fractures, bites and stings. It also discusses conditions such as asthma and seizures.