Paediatric First Aid

The Education and Care sectors look after a wide diversity of students, residents, clients and visitors.  The sectors all have a first aid training need in order to help fulfil the duty of care requirement that looking after others entails.

Paediatric Sector

First Aid training in this sector has a regulatory requirement.

  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid (Unit 1)  
    6+hours.  Essential life-saving first aid for the baby and child care sector.
  • Paediatric First Aid Award (Unit 1 + Unit 2)
    12+hours.  Satisfies Ofsted requirements and meets Early Years Foundation Stage practice guidance andstatutory guidelines

 

Course Overview

Paediatric First Aid Award

This two day course is for those who might have to identify and manage emergency situations or manage minor everyday occurrences when looking after young children. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings and uses the criteria for effective paediatric first aid training found in Appendix 1 of The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Practice Guidance document.
The current EYFS statutory framework requires every organisation to have at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or on outings at all times when children are present.

Course Duration
2 days (minimum of 12 hours contact training time). Timings for group bookings can be arranged to meet your own organisations needs.

Content
According to EYFS guidance for effective paediatric training.
* Training is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents
* The training leading to a certificate or a renewal certificate is a minimum of 12 hours
* The first aid certificate should be renewed every 3 years
* Resuscitation and other equipment includes baby and junior models, as appropriate
* Training covers appropriate contents of a first aid box for babies and children
* Training should include recording accidents and incidents
* The course covers:
* Planning for first aid emergencies involving babies and children
* Dealing with emergencies involving babies and children
* Resuscitating babies and children
* Recognising and dealing with shock in babies and children
* Recognising and responding appropriately to anaphylactic shock in babies and children
* Recognising and responding appropriately to electric shock in babies and children
* Recognising and responding appropriately to bleeding in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to burns and scalds in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to choking in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to suspected fractures in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to head, neck and back injuries in babies and children
* Recognising and responding appropriately to cases of poisoning in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of babies and children
* Responding appropriately to eye injuries in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to bites and stings in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to the effects of extreme heat and cold in babies and children
* Responding appropriately to febrile convulsions in babies and children
* Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of babies and children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia and diabetes
* Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illness

Package

Interactive hands on practical training
Qualified trainers with a specific interest in First Aid for children and infants

Typically 70%/30% practical/theory session ratio
One CPR training manikin (child and baby sized) per 2 participants
Use of recommended first aid kit
Easy to follow individual course booklet
An accredited, HSE recognised certificate with three years license to ‘practice’.

Cost

Course fees vary according to location, venue etc- see the course calendar for further information on individual bookings or contact us at enquiries@blueprintfirstaid.co.uk for booking a course for your organisation.

Revalidation
This certificate is revalidated by attending another 12-hour paediatric first aid course within 3 years.

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