Paediatric First Aid

Start Date Day and Time Cost Course Code Duration
Thursday 19th October 2017
9:00am - 4:30pm
£157 BC8535 2 days

Course Summary

This Ofqual accredited course replaces the level 2 qualification and will enable those working within childcare settings to have a sound knowledge and understanding of adult, child and baby first aid procedures. It meets the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted requirements.

All attendees will also be able to recognise childhood medical conditions and carry out the correct emergency treatment required until medical professionals arrive to assist.


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Entry requirements

  • You must have a minimum of Level 1 Literacy.

Course content

Day one

  • The Roles of the Paediatric First Aider
  • Dealing with Emergencies
  • Dealing with an Unconscious Casualty
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation – infant & child
  • Seizures
  • Dealing with Choking – infant & child
  • Dealing with Shock
  • Dealing with bleeding wounds

Day two

  • Dealing with chronic medical conditions & sudden illness
  • Dealing with the effects of extreme heat & cold
  • Dealing with suspected fractures & dislocation
  • Dealing with head, neck and back injuries
  • Dealing with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • Dealing with electric shock
  • Dealing with burns & scalds
  • Dealing with poisoning
  • Dealing with bites & stings
  • Records and reporting

Timings and Assessments

  • 2 days, 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
  • Thursday 19th to Friday 20th October 2017
  • Assessment is conducted by the trainer during the course.
  • The assessment regime has changed: Candidates must demonstrate competence in first-aid procedures by practical assessments on the management of an infant or a child:
    • who is unconscious and breathing normally
    • who is unconscious and not breathing
    • who is choking
    • with external bleeding;  application of an elevation sling and support sling
    • in shock
    • with a suspected spinal injury
  • Candidates must also complete two multi-choice test papers
  • It is essential to bring along with you a form of photographic ID, ie. Driving licence or passport.

Costs and Resources

  • £157
  • There are no other resources required.
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