Paediatric First Aid at Work

Course Description

The Paediatric First Aid at work course provides in-depth training for people who are required to be first aiders within a childcare setting workplace.

This course is designed for workplaces that deal with infants and children, e.g. schools, nurseries, childminders, and looked-after children.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to:

Provide first aid for an infant and/or 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 or child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness such as:

• Sickle cell crisis
• Diabetic emergencies
• Asthma attack
• Allergic reaction
• Meningitis
• Febrile convulsions

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant or child:

• Who is 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, 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



The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course. A certificate will be issued after the successful completion of the training course.

Attendees are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved.

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