Paediatric first aid

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who care for babies and children in any professional setting, including: 

  • nannies
  • child-minders
  • nursery workers
  • au pairs.

If you're a newly qualified level two or three early years child carer, our emergency paediatric first aid course may be more suitable.

The paediatric first aid course is recommended for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements.

If you don't need first aid training for work reasons but would like to learn first aid for babies and children, our popular first aid for baby and child course is perfect for new and expectant parents, grandparents and carers.

Length

2 days

Time

09:00-17:00

Course content includes:

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is burnt or has a scald
  • has an object in their eye, ear or nose
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has sickness or a fever
  • has a medical emergency, including:
    • meningitis
    • diabetic emergency
    • seizures
    • asthma attack
    • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
  • has a head injury
  • has swallowed something harmful.

The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years.

Pre-requisites

Our courses offer a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation.

Learners must:

  • be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course
  • attend all sessions to be eligible for assessment.

Notes

For more information on this course please contact us.

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