Paediatric First Aid training is a requirement of the EYFS Statutory Framework and Ofsted for all primary schools, nurseries, and early years providers (those dealing with the under 8’s)
This paediatric first aid course meets Ofsted first aid requirements for registered child-minders and the requirements for first aid for nannies under the Department for Children, Schools and Families Approved Carers Scheme. The course also meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.
The Paediatric First Aid Course focuses heavily on dealing with child and infant first aid.
This children’s first aid training is evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education. The 12-hour course is typically delivered as two 6-hour days or 3 four hour twilight sessions.
Government guidelines for childcarers state that first-aid training must cater to practitioners caring for children without their parents, be a minimum of 12 hours, and cover what to include in a first-aid kit for babies and children. Must demonstrate resuscitation techniques using models of babies and children and allow practitioners to practice on models of each age group. It must also include how to record accidents and incidents appropriately.
The Paediatric First Aid Course benefits those who take children away from the school or nursery setting, on walks to the park or catch a bus to activities. The group leader would benefit significantly from participating in one of our courses.
For some organisations (Forest Schools), we run the Outdoor First Aid course and can adapt it to bring Paediatric issues.
The course content of the Paediatric First Aid qualification:
- Vital signs
- Accident procedure
- Recognition and treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Recognition and treatment of seizures
- Recognition and treatment of Cardiac Arrest (Adult CPR)
- Recognition and treatment of Drowning / Child CPR / Infant CPR
- Recognition and treatment of choking casualties
- Recognition and treatment of bleeding injuries
- Recognition and treatment of burns and scalds
- Recognition and treatment of potential fractures to arms and lower legs
- Recognition and treatment of soft tissue injuries
- Recognition and treatment of head injuries (brain injuries – concussion, compression)
- Recognition and treatment of neck injuries
- Recognition and treatment of injuries to the torso (chest, stomach, pelvis and thigh)
- Practical incidents to reinforce learning
- Recognition and treatment of common medical emergencies (Asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, bites, stings)
- Recognition and treatment of core heating and cooling (hyper and hypothermia)