Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Instructor-led: 1 day course

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid (1 day/6 hour): Would be the default minimum introductory level course for childcare professionals and is appropriate for the following frontline staff i.e. primary school teachers’ nannies, nursery workers, childminders, childcare, play workers and au-pairs.

Ofsted guidance states; that First Aid provision must be available at all times that children and babies are cared for either on the childcare premises or off the premises on visits and outings.

Course format: This course is compliant with the requirements of the Department for Education. This basic introductory course requires 6 hours ‘direct contact training’ [i.e. excluding breaks and lunch time]. It is usually delivered in a one day format.

Course aims: This basic introductory course will provide First-aiders working with babies and children with a range of knowledge and skills to enable them to; assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, and to promptly provide effective emergency First Aid to a casualty [or casualties] to prevent the situation from worsening and promote recovery.

Course content: While the main focus of this introductory course is First Aid for babies and children [under the age of puberty]. The course will follow the requirements of the Department for Education (First Aid) syllabus guidelines. Beyond this, we will always look to tailor the course to the most relevant requirements of your particular child care environment.

Participants will be provided with a First Aid Handbook and training pack and all the necessary course materials and training aids.

Throughout the course delegates will receive expert tutoring and training, with some practical exercises, to enable them to understand, recognise and provide appropriate responses to some of the key medical emergencies, they might expect to encounter in a childcare environment.

Participants will learn a range of knowledge skills and procedures, which will enable them to stay safe and to know when they need to summon the Emergency Services, as well as knowing how to provide prompt and effective First Aid to a casualty [or casualties] following an injury or illness.

In particular, they will learn how to manage an unresponsive casualty and methods of resuscitation [CPR], choking, shock, wounds and bleeding, as well as understanding the signs of, and how to manage, a range of important medical conditions.