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Paediatric First Aid Course

DURATION

2 days

OVERVIEW

This Paediatric First Aid course meets the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework.

The course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by professionals, including teachers, au pairs and playgroup leaders, looking after young children.

It meets Ofsted requirements for registered childminders and the requirements for nannies under the Approved Carers Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

On successful completion of the course candidates will be equiped with a comprehensive range of skills to enable them to respond calmly and confidently in the event of a child becoming unwell or injuring themselves.

COURSE AGENDA

This course will cover the following topics: -

  • Resuscitation
  • Recovery positions
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Croup
  • Asthma
  • Fainting
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Wounds & bleeding
  • Burns & scalds
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Effects of heat and cold
  • Sickle cell
  • Meningitis
  • First aid kits
  • Recording of accidents & incidents

 

ASSESSMENT

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the delegate, there is no final examination. Those delegates who complete the course, and are deemed to have reached the required standard, are awarded a certificate that is valid for three years.

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.