Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Who should attend?

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with:

  • An emergency situation
  • Chronic or sudden paediatric illness
  • Paediatric injury

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
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child with a suspected fracture
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child with head, neck or back injury
  • Understand how to:
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
    • administer emergency first aid to an infant or a child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child who has sustained an electric shock
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child with burns or scalds
    • administer first aid to an infant or a child who has been poisoned
    • provide first aid to an infant or a child with anaphylaxis

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
  • Head, neck and back injuries
  • Fractures
  • Anaphylaxis and allergic reactions
  • Meningitis
  • Asthma
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Poisoning
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • External bleeding
  • Hypovolaemic shock
  • Eye, ear and nose conditions
  • Bites and stings
  • Minor injuries
  • Treatment for hot and cold body temperatures

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 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

2 Days

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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