Paediatric First Aid
This course will teach you many of the important aspects of paediatric first aid training.
After any serious accident or life-threatening incident, there is a small window of time for keeping a child alive and avoiding further complications, even if the child survives. If the first person on the scene is qualified to identify and treat these conditions, then the child will have a far greater chance of survival.
This course will teach you the basics of being a paediatric first aider. However, in order to take full advantage of this course, you should enrol for a practical course, whereby you can apply what you have learnt. Search online for training in your local area.
You will Learn:
- How to keep a child alive by using CPR
- How to conduct a primary and secondary survey to ensure that the optimum care is given, and nothing is missed
- How to stop severe bleeding and choking, which are immediately life-threatening
- How to identify serious health conditions, such as meningitis, before they become life-threatening
- How to identify and treat serious accidents
- How to identify and treat minor injuries and accidents
Benefits of Taking this Course:
- You will be empowered to save lives in the case of an emergency
- You will have an ability which will add an extra dimension to your career as a teacher or childminder
- You will be more employable and in demand by employers
- You will have a valuable life skill, which could be applied in many emergency situations
- You will be able to bring a broader spectrum of proficiency into your career or develop further career opportunities
- Even if you do this as a parent, you will be more competent to deal with household accidents and emergencies
- You will be more aware of risks and dangers and will be able to create a safer environment
- The purpose of paediatric first aid
- What equipment is required in your first aid box
- The requirements of, and how to conduct, a primary survey
- The function and implementation of a secondary survey
- If and when to call an ambulance
- What to do with unconscious infants or children
- The right care for choking, severe wounds and bleeding and shock
- The principles and processes of CPR for infants and children
- How to, theoretically, administer CPR to infants and children
- The purpose and use of defibrillators
- When to stop CPR / How to place a child or infant in the recovery position
- The nature of secondary injuries
- How to recognise and treat burns and scalds
- The nature and treatment of head injuries
- How to identify and secure broken bones for transport to the hospital / How to identify and secure a spinal injury for transport to the hospital
- Recognise and treat asthma and allergies, including anaphylactic shock / Recognise uncontrolled diabetes and be able to handle paediatric seizures
- Respond to a very high fever and identify infections such as sepsis and meningitis / Recognise sickle cell anaemia
- Treat strains and sprains, nosebleeds and hyperventilation
- Offer life-saving support for electric shock, drowning incidents, poisoning, smoke inhalation and hypothermia
Who can take the Paediatric First Aid Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Paediatric First Aid Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 4 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.