Paediatric first aid

This two-day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face professionals looking after young children and infants, including teachers, playgroup leaders, childcare providers, au pairs, nannies and childminders.

The paediatric first aid course meets the standards required by Ofsted.

Who should attend?

This course is for people working with younger children - those up to eight years old – or working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

What you will learn?

The course covers how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children.

Course content

The role of the first aider   Eye injuries
Managing an emergency   Foreign objects
Communication and casualty care   Head injuries
Allergic reaction   Heat and extreme cold
Asthma and diabetic emergencies   Poisoning, bites and stings
Bleeding   Resuscitation
Bone, muscle and joint injuries   Seizures
Burns   Spinal injuries
Childhood conditions
(e.g. meningitis)
  Treatment of an unconscious casualty

Course duration

Two days.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer. Successful candidates receive a St John Ambulance certificate, valid for three years.

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