Paediatric First Aid
Designed for everyone who works with children this online Paediatric First Aid course is CPD accredited and covers the HSE Paediatric First Aid syllabus.
DURATION | 60 minutes
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID
This fully online Paediatric First Aid course has been developed by qualified first aid professionals. Designed for anyone who is around children, this Paediatric First Aid online training course teaches potentially lifesaving knowledge. This course is used by many businesses, in place of traditional classroom training to help achieve a safer environment for children and comply with regulations.
The aims of a paediatric first aider are to preserve life, prevent the situation worsening and promote recovery. Any medical emergency is distressing. It is particularly upsetting when a child or infant requires emergency first aid.
Knowing how to assess an emergency situation quickly and calmly, how to get help and how to provide the correct initial response can, on occasion, mean the difference between life and death.
By the end of the course learners will:
- Understand paediatric first aid requirements from a legal standpoint.
- Know how to provide paediatric life support, including CPR and the use of AEDs on children and babies.
- Know how to recognise and respond to a range of acute medical conditions.
- Know how to recognise and respond to minor childhood injuries and illnesses.
UNIT 1 | INTRODUCTION TO PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID
In Unit One, we outline the main aims and responsibilities of anyone who may be required to deliver paediatric first aid. We summarise the legal obligations regarding first aid provision in the workplace and explain what should be in any first aid box.
UNIT 2 | PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT
In Unit Two, you will learn how to recognise a medical emergency, understanding what to do in a situation that involves performing first aid on children. We look at how to conduct a Primary Survey and what the appropriate response is in the vital first minutes of any medical emergency. You will learn how to respond if a child is unresponsive and not breathing, including how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator for both child and infant resuscitation. We also look at what to do when a child is unresponsive and breathing and how to put babies and children in the Recovery Position.
UNIT 3 | ACUTE MEDICAL CONDITIONS
In Unit Three, we look at how to recognise a range of acute medical conditions, including asthma, meningitis and febrile convulsions. You will learn what the primary first aid response is in order to relieve the child’s condition and preserve their life.
UNIT 4 | COMMON INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
In Unit Four, we look at the symptoms of a range of common childhood injuries and illnesses, and the appropriate first aid response. These include both minor incidents such as insect stings and grazes, and more serious emergencies such as spinal injuries and burns.
At the end of the Paediatric First Aid course there is a short online assessment. If learners demonstrate their understanding of course content by achieving a minimum score of 80%, they are immediately emailed their completion certificate. Learners who are unsuccessful first time round can revisit any part of the course and retake the quiz until they are successful. A printed certificate is available.
The Paediatric First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years.
This Paediatric First Aid online training course is suited to anyone who works with, or around, children and infants, such as:
- School and nursery staff
- Paediatric nurses
- After-school workers
- Sports club staff
- Play and activity centre staff
- And of course, the parents/carers/family of children and infants
If you are unsure if this is the correct first aid course for you we have a selecting a first aid course article here.
- CPD-accredited – 5 credits
- Learn anywhere – available on phones, tablets and desktops
- Instant PDF e-certificate
- Carbon net-zero product
PAEDIATRIC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
The Health & Safety Executive require all organisation to have appropriate first aid arrangements. This includes having a first aid box on hand and staff receiving appropriate training. If you work with children appropriate training will include Paediatric First Aid.
While the Department for Education require all newly qualified carers to receive Paediatric First Aid training. Evidence to support this move was drawn in part from the National Day Nurseries Association, which found that lower accident rates in nurseries occur where high numbers of staff are trained. This is because staff are more aware of safety issues and act to prevent injuries in the first place.