Two day Paediatric Emergency First Aid

Two Day Paediatric Emergency First Aid for Children and Babies. This course has been developed for those people responsible for the supervision of children and babies. It is ideal for nursery staff, day care centres, crèches, holiday clubs and childminders and meets the OFSTEAD requirements.

How long is the course?
The course is 12 hours long and is usually run over 2 days but can be run over 4 x 3 hour sessions, daytime or evening.

What is the maximum number of students allowed on one course?
There is a maximum of 12 students allowed on one course the minimum is up to you.

Can anyone attend?
To receive an Appointed Person certificate students must 16 years of age at the start of the course. Students under the age of 16 may receive a certificate of attendance.

How are students assessed?
There will be a short assessment at the end of the day which is carried out by the tutor. This will involve completion of a small multiple choice paper and a practical resuscitation test to ensure competency. There is no independent assessment.

Is there a certificate awarded at the end of the course?
All successful students will be awarded an Appointed Person Certificate which is currently valid for 3 years.

What topics does the course cover?

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • What is First Aid
  • First Aid in the Workplace
  • Responsibilities of the First Aider
  • Primary and Secondary assessment
  • Principles of Resuscitation
  • Disorders of Respiration & Airway Obstructions
  • Recognition & Treatment of Head Injuries
  • The control of Bleeding & Treatment of Shock
  • Bones, joints & muscle injuries
  • Burns
  • Poisons, Bites & Stings
  • Childhood conditions incl. epilepsy & diabetes
  • Assessment