Paediatric First Aid
Who Should Attend
This course is appropriate for all those staff who work with younger children and babies, who have no formal first aid qualifications. It will aslo be suitable for First Aid at Work qualified staff and other trained staff who need to meet legislative requirements in relation to providing first aid to young children and babies.
To empower delegates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to cope with an emergency involving a child or baby, whilst in their care.
- Plan and manage an incident involving a child or baby in their care taking into consideration their own and the child's safety
- Assess a child or a baby's condition and enlist appropriate professional aid as necessary
- Place an unconscious child or baby in an appropriate position (usually recovery position) to maintain an open airway and effective breathing
- Maintain a child or baby's basic life support (C.P.R./ E.A.R. ) until help arrives or they become exhausted
Recognise and give first aid treatment to a child/ baby with;
- Electric shock
- Strangulation/ hanging/ throttling
- Crushed chest
- Anaphylactic shock
Circulation disorders including;
- Bleeding (minor/ moderate/ severe)
- Head Injuries
- Seizures/ febrile convulsions
- Effects of extreme heat and cold
- Bites and stings
- Diabetic emergencies
- Sickle Cell emergencies
- Eye injuries and conditions
- Poisons (including food poisoning)
- Foreign bodies in ears/ nose etc.
Suspected fractures including;
- Head/ neck
- Collar bone/ arm/wrist
- Pelvis and lower limbs
Recognise emergency or sudden illnesses including the suspicion of;
- Meningitis/measles/ etc
- Record and report all incidents/ accidents or sudden illness to the appropriate person.
- List and maintain the contents of a first aid kit appropriate to looking after children and babies
- Explain hygiene precautions when dealing with a child or baby's body fluid