Paediatric First Aid
The course is designed to acknowledge the specific needs of nursery staff and child minders
A practical course that meets OFSTED requirements for paediatric first aid. The course is designed to acknowledge the specific needs of nursery staff and child minders, covering first aid on children from birth to puberty. Delegates will learn how to treat the common types of injuries and illnesses experienced by children, and will learn how to resuscitate a child should it be required.
2 days – 9:30 to 16:30.
Anyone who works with or cares for children they will learn skills and techniques that will enable them to confidently handle emergencies when dealing with children. Parents/guardians may also want to learn skills to deal with emergencies in the home.
On completion of the course, delegates will receive a 'Paediatric First Aid and Appointed Person' certificate which is valid for one year.
Maximum Course attendance is 10.
Typical Interest Groups
Appointed persons, child minders, primary teachers, welfare assistants, care assistants, play leaders/assistants - anyone who works with children, and also parents/guardians.
On completion of the course, delegates will be able to recognise/manage/address:
- The role of a First Aider
- Legal requirements and regulations
- First aid kits - use and contents
- Managing incidents
- First aid priorities
- Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
- The use of an automated external defibrillator
- Casualty examination
- Eye & ear Injuries
- Bleeding & wounds
- The use of tourniquets
- Unconscious casualties
- Foreign bodies in eyes, ears & noses
- Basic life support - adult, child & baby
- Burns and scalds
- Childhood illnesses
- Febrile convulsions
- Extreme heat & cold
- Poisons, bites and stings
- Head neck & back injuries
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