Course Title: Basic Paediatric First Aid
Course length 2-3 hours (depending on number of delegates)
Maximum number to attend - 15
This course is aimed at all staff who require the knowledge and skills of basic first aid.
The course includes CPR and choking. All delegates are expected to participate in the practical aspects of the course.
Understand the definitions of a child/Infant
What is First Aid?
Identify childhood injuries and illnesses.
Discuss relevant legislation
Discuss the aims of First Aid
Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
Complete an accident report form.
Conduct a scene survey.
Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
Give examples of when to call for help.
Management of an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
Assess an infant/childs level of consciousness.
Open an infant/childs airway and check breathing.
Explain why it is important to place an unconscious infant/child into the recovery position.
Place an unresponsive infant/child in the recovery position.
Management of an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
Recognise the need to commence Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. (12.1)
Demonstrate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin. (12.1)
Management of the choking casualty
Describe how to identify a infant/child with a
o Partially blocked airway
o Completely blocked airway
o Administer first aid to a infant/child who is choking. (12.1)
Identification and appropriate first aid treatment for emergencies
Recognise signs and symptoms of the following conditions:
o Burns / Scalds
o Cuts / grazes
o Head injury
o Febrile convulsions