Emergency Paediatric First Aid (1 day)

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Emergency Paediatric First Aid (1 day)
This Level 3 (1 credit) Emergency Paediatric First Aid Award is for people working with and caring for infants from birth and children to puberty.

At a glance

Location
At your workplace

Course length
1 day

Cost per person
Price on request

Prerequisites
Be 16 years of age or older

Validity of award
Valid for 3 years

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Topics

This course is suitable for people caring for infants and children from birth to puberty. The Emergency Paediatric First Aid Award aims to give candidates confidence and knowledge in how to deal with emergency situations, and how to recognise and respond to serious medical conditions and injuries.

This qualification covers:

  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Meningitis
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma

Many more topics are covered in the Paediatric First Aid course (2 days).

Early Years childcare providers can choose to train their staff to hold either the full Paediatric First Aid qualification (2 day course) or the shorter Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate (1 day course). It is a legal requirement for at least one person with a valid full Paediatric First Aid qualification (2 day course) to be available at all times within a professional child care establishment.

 

Assessment

  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Complete a worksheet during the course
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out CPR on a child and infant manikin
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out First Aid for an unconscious casualty
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out First Aid for a child in an emergency situation

Additional information

This Level 3 course is suitable for people caring for infants and children from birth to puberty. The Emergency Paediatric First Aid Award aims to give candidates confidence and knowledge in how to deal with emergency situations, and how to recognise and respond to serious medical conditions and injuries.

If you are caring for infants in the Early Years Foundation Stage (aged 0 to 5 years inclusive) it is important to note that new legislation requires all newly qualified child carers to have Paediatric First Aid training. This course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and is necessary for people who care for children in any professional setting (e.g. school reception classes, pre-schools, nurseries and child-minders).

Early Years childcare providers can choose to train their staff to hold either the full Paediatric First Aid qualification (2 day course) or the shorter Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate (1 day course). It is a legal requirement for at least one person with a valid full Paediatric First Aid qualification (2 day course) to be available at all times within a professional child care establishment. This includes cover for sickness and annual leave and to accompany children on trips or excursions.

This course does not qualify candidates to the same level as the Paediatric First Aid Award (2 day course) which covers the requirements of Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register.

You will perform CPR on infant, child and adult manikins. However adult CPR is not assessed or part of the qualification. 

Using an AED (defibrillator) is demonstrated and candidates will have the opportunity to practice on one if time allows.

 

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