Paediatric First Aid for Infants and Children

Course Specification

This 12 hour course meets the requirements and criteria, set out by OFSTED and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Taught generally over two days, there is a mixture of theory and practical application, with competency based on continual visual assessment. There is no final exam.

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The course content will include, planning for first aid emergencies, in addition to recognition and management of: -

  • Resuscitation of Child and Infant
  • Shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Wounds & bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Suspected fractures
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Suspected poisoning
  • Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses
  • Eye injuries
  • Bites and stings
  • Extremes of heat and cold
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Emergency needs with chronic medical conditions including: - epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell, diabetes
  • Meningitis and other serious sudden illness

Also included is:

  • Correct contents of a first aid kit
  • Procedures for recording accidents and incidents

Upon successful completion of this course, every candidate will be issued a Certificate of Attendance, valid for 3 years and will receive a personal resuscitation shield (for use in the event of an emergency, after the course). We also offer a one day course (6hours) for parents, grandparents and carers not governed by OFSTED & EYFS.

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