The Emergency Paediatric First Aid training is run by a qualified paramedic from First Response and covers everything that you need to know should an emergency situation involving a child or baby arise.
The content of the course includes:
Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
Help a baby or child who is choking
Help a baby or child who is bleeding
Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)
In addition to:
Roles and responsibilities of a first aider;
Recording incidents & actions
Use of available equipment including the basics of using a De-fib machine
Assessing an incident
The training is practical and offers all participants the opportunity to develop the basic skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency paediatric first aid situations which could arise when looking after children.
The training is suitable for anyone who works with children or babies in a professional setting and is compulsory for all newly qualified nursery staff. The course is an entry-level course which is suitable for everyone who may need to help an infant or child during the event of an emergency.
The training lasts for a full day and is a total of 6 hours. It typically runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Following successful completion of the training, you will then be a certified as Paediatric First Aider. The certification is valid for three years.
We offer the training course to those registered with Smile at the reduced cost of £35.50.
Once you have completed the 6 hours course, you are eligible to complete day 2 of the full paediatric first aid course. This must be completed within 6 weeks of the initial training.
We run training courses across Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Birmingham. Enquire to find your nearest training centre.
We run courses frequently throughout the year, please keep a lookout or send an enquiry for more information.