PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID
This qualification is designed for workers caring for children in the absence of their parents. This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings. Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times, when children are present.
Topics include; planning for and dealing with first aid emergencies involving babies and children Including, CPR, shock, anaphylactic shock, electric shock, bleeding, burns and scalds, choking, suspected fractures, head, neck and back injuries, poisoning, foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses, eye injuries, bites and stings, effects of extreme heat and cold, febrile convulsions, chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, meningitis and other serious sudden illness.
This qualification is designed to provide essential paediatric life saving skills and paediatric incident management. Typical delivery methods are predominantly practical and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.
Qualification training requires:
- Minimum tutor contact time of 12 hours (excluding breaks).
- 1:12 tutor to candidate ratio.
- Course must be completed within 6 weeks of starting.
- Each delivery session must be a minimum of 2 hours.
- Successful completion will result in candidate gaining a Level3 Award in Paediatric First Aid