Paediatric (Babies & Children) First Aid Course
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Employees that have been identified to act as the first aider in low risk work place who are caring for babies and children.
This training is suitable for any person caring for or working with children.
Introduction to First Aid for Babies & Children
- Planning for an emergency. What would you do if a child in your care had a serious accident or illness?
- Do you have someone who can take care of the children in your care if you have to leave them?
- Do you have a fully equipped first aid box that is easily accessible?
- Have you record forms for the children in your care so you can take them to hospital with you?
- Do you have a fire escape plan?
- Do parents know what to expect in case of an emergency?
- Make a list of important numbers that are easily accessible: parents’ contact numbers, General Practitioner, Health Visitor, Social Services. NHS 24 111, emergency back-up person.
Administer first aid to an infant/child who is/requires: –
- Seizure including febrile convulsion
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) & AED
- Wounded and bleeding
- Suffering from shock
- Appropriate first aid for minor injuries including minor cuts, grazes, bruises, small splinters, minor burns and scalds
In addition, if time permits, discussion of specific injuries and illness to include topics such as: –
- Anaphylactic shock
- Fractures & Dislocations
- Childhood illness
- Head Injuries
- Sudden Poisoning
- Extremes of body temperature
- Medication & dealing with the unwell child
ASSESSMENT AND QUALIFICATION
Delegates are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved. Successful delegates will receive an accredited certificate (FAIB) which is valid for three years.
Delegates must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet the Awarding Body assessment criteria. This course is approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). Learners are required to attend a requalification course after the three year period to keep the qualification valid. It is strongly recommended learners update their skills by attending a 3 hour annual refresher course.