Paediatric First Aid Course

The aim of this course is to provide the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide lifesaving first aid to children.

At the end of course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Assess an emergency situation safely
  • Provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Administer CPR using an infant and a child mannequin
  • Demonstrate the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator
  • Recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
  • Provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to provide first to an infant and child with anaphylaxis
  • Administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies