Paediatric first aid training course

This 2 day paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face people looking after young children and infants such as nurseries, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home.

If you would like to book a place on this course email denise.todd@medway.gov.uk.

Length of course: 2 days

Course cost

This course is for 2 days and costs just £80.

Course content

The course will cover:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is:
    • unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
    • who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • who has a foreign body airway obstruction
    •  with external bleeding
    •  with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness including:
    • sickle cell crisis
    • diabetic emergencies
    •  asthma attack
    • allergic reaction
    • Meningitis
    • febrile convulsions
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:
    • experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    •  who has sustained an electric shock
    • with burns or scalds
    • who has been poisoned
    • who has been bitten or stung
    • with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
    • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    • with head and spinal injuries
    • with anaphylaxis
    • who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies

To book a place or for more information contact Denise Todd denise.todd@medway.gov.uk  01634 336 644.