​​Paediatric First Aid

​​The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations.

It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries.

Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete this training. 

Duration: 2 hours

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT


Who Should Take This Course?

This online children's first aid course is suitable for anyone who works or lives in a setting where children are present. This includes:

  • Teachers and classroom assistants.
  • School administration and support staff.
  • Nursery workers.
  • After-school clubs and activities.
  • Sports coaches and clubs.
  • Childminders, nannies and au-pairs.
  • Parents and carers

Course Description

First aid covers a multitude of skill sets and responses to many medical situations.

Its primary aim, is to provide immediate medical care and treatment that will either resolve the situation (in less serious 'everyday' cases) or provide an essential short-term emergency stop-gap until professional medical assistance is in place.

The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations.

It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries.

Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

​​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​Introduction to Paediatric First Aid

​2. ​Planning and Preparation

​3. ​Essential First Aid Knowledge and Skills

​4. ​Basic Life Support

​5. Fractures and Head Injuries

​6. Shock, Bleeding and Dressing Wounds

​7. Specific Medical Conditions

​8. Minor Injuries

​9. First Aid Documentation and First Aid Kits

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Know how to conduct a primary survey on a child casualty.
  • Know how to administer CPR to a child or infant casualty.
  • Know how to put children and infants in the recovery position.
  • Be able to deal with and respond to choking, wounds, bleeding and shock in children and infants.
  • Be able to deal with and respond to burns, eye and head injuries and fractures.
  • Know how to care for children suffering from asthma attacks, allergic reactions, croup, nosebleeds, diabetic emergencies, epileptic seizures, high temperatures and hyperventilation.
  • Understand the importance of recognising meningitis, septicaemia, sepsis and sickle cell.
  • Be able to deal with and respond to sprains and strains, poisoning, smoke inhalation, hypothermia and drowning.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 75%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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