Who is this qualification for?
This course is regulated by Qualsafe Awards and is aimed at people who need, or wish to have the knowledge and skills of a first aider in any paediatric environment where an emergency may occur. It is suited to anyone who may need to deliver first aid as part of their role in childcare settings, including; pre school or nursery staff, childminders, nannies, au pairs and foster parents. Parents, carers and relatives in their own domestic setting will also find this course useful.
Students must be over 16 years of age and be able to carry out the practical elements detailed in the course outline. The qualification is assessed throughout during practical application of the skills and by means of questioning. Students must attend the full day.
Class Size – up to 12 students
Course Duration: 1 day, 6 hours contact time
Students will be able to:
- Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
- Identify accident reporting requirements
- Conduct a primary survey of an infant and a child
- Place an infant AND a child into the recovery position
- Assist an infant and a child experiencing a seizure
- Administer CPR to an unresponsive infant AND a child who is not breathing normally
- Use a defibrillator to help a child over 12 months old, who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
- Administer first aid to an infant AND a child who is choking
- Render first aid to an infant AND a child who is bleeding externally
- Provide first aid to an infant AND a child who is suffering from shock
- Detail the first aid required for an infant AND a child with bites, stings and minor injuries, e.g. nosebleeds and soft tissue injuries.
- Help a child suffering from a severe allergic reaction using an auto-injector.