Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Who should attend?

This qualification is for anyone who cares for children and babies; including parents, guardians, grandparents or people who have a professional involvement with children and babies.

Course Aims & Objectives

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by enabling them to attain the knowledge and practical competencies needed to deal with a range of first aid situations when looking after children.

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Be able to:
    • assess an emergency situation safely
    • provide first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
    • provide first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • provide first aid for an infant or a child who is choking
    • provide first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding
    • provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

Course Outline

  • The roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive infant or child
  • Recovery Position
  • CPR and AED
  • Choking
  • Minor Injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Seizures
  • External Bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock

Certification

Delegates are assessed throughout the course by the trainer and need to complete a written assessment at the end of the course. Successful delegates will receive a QA Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Certificates are valid for 3 years and then delegates will need to re-sit the qualification to remain qualified (this must be attended no later than 28 days after the expiry on the original certificate).

Duration

1 Day

Location

We can offer courses on company premises for a maximum of 12 delegates or upcoming open courses in your local area.

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