Paediatric First Aid training courses are specifically focused on providing individuals who work with children, the knowledge and skills to respond effectively in emergencies involving infants and children.
The training covers various aspects of first aid, taking into account the unique needs and considerations when dealing with paediatric patients. Here are some common topics typically covered in paediatric first aid training:
Introduction to Paediatric First Aid
An overview of the importance of paediatric first aid, legal requirements, and the differences between adult and paediatric first aid.
Assessing the Situation
Guidance on how to assess an emergency situation involving infants or children, including checking for danger, the child’s response, and the need to call for emergency medical assistance.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Training on performing CPR on infants and children, including chest compressions, rescue breaths, and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for paediatric patients.
Choking and Airway Obstruction
Instruction on recognising and managing choking incidents in infants and children, including back blows and abdominal thrusts.
Dealing with Unconsciousness
Techniques for assessing and managing an unconscious infant or child, including the recovery position and monitoring vital signs.
Training on recognising and responding to breathing difficulties, such as asthma, anaphylaxis (severe allergic reactions), and respiratory distress.
Information on identifying and managing seizures in infants and children, including appropriate first aid measures and when to seek medical assistance.
Guidance on recognising signs of head injuries and appropriate first aid measures, including when to seek urgent medical attention.
Burns, Scalds, and Electric Shock
Training on the assessment and first aid treatment of burns, scalds, and electric shocks in infants and children.
Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
Instruction on identifying and managing severe allergic reactions, including the administration of auto-injectable adrenaline (Epinephrine) devices.
Information on recognising and managing febrile convulsions (seizures triggered by high fever) in young children.
Fractures, Sprains, and Strains
Techniques for immobilising and providing initial care for bone fractures, sprains, and strains in infants and children.
Sepsis, Meningitis, and Sickle Cell Anaemia
Information on recognising the signs of these illnesses and the appropriate first aid measures, including when to seek medical attention
Paediatric First Aid courses include practical demonstrations, hands-on practice, and assessments to ensure participants acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to respond appropriately in emergency situations involving infants and children. It is important to note that Paediatric First Aid training is typically a regulated requirement for individuals working in childcare settings or fulfilling specific roles that involve caring for young children in the UK.
This typically involves a multiple-choice or short-answer exam to assess the trainee’s theoretical knowledge of paediatric first aid principles, procedures, and relevant guidelines. The written assessment may cover topics such as CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), choking, common injuries and illnesses in children, and appropriate first aid responses.
This component focuses on evaluating the trainee’s ability to perform various first aid techniques and procedures correctly. The practical assessment may involve scenarios that simulate real-life situations and require the trainee to demonstrate their skills in a controlled environment.
Throughout the training course, trainers may observe and assess the trainee’s overall performance, including their attitude, communication, and ability to handle paediatric first aid situations effectively. This assessment considers how well the trainee applies the knowledge and skills learned during the training.
Successful completion of the paediatric first aid training assessment leads to the award of a certification or qualification, which confirms the individual’s competence in providing first aid to infants and children.
Our Paediatric First Aid courses at Morson Training are designed for people of all skill levels and can be delivered at our training centres in Salford, London – Canning Town or on-site at your business premises.