Paediatric First Aid

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

This two day Paediatric course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infants, including day nurseries, private nurseries, pre-schools and after school clubs for children in the early years age group.

What you will learn

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and or child who…

  • Is unresponsive and breathing
  • Is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Has a foreign body obstructing their airway
  • Has external bleeding
  • Has injuries to bones, joints and muscles

Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from…

  • Sickle cell crisis
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions

Understand how to administer first aid to a child or infant who…

  • Has sustained an electric shock
  • Has burns or scalds
  • Has been poisoned
  • Has been bitten or stung
  • Has minor injuries i.e graze, bumps, bruises
  • Conditions affecting eyes, ears and nose
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Suffering from shock

The candidate will be under continuous observation by the trainer and have written assessments throughput the course . Those who successfully complete the course will be issued with a certification valid for 3 years. It is also recommended that a 3 hour refresher course is attended every year until renewal.