Paediatric First Aid training is a specialised form of early years first aid training that focuses on the unique needs and considerations when providing emergency care to infants, children, and adolescents including Baby CPR, Child CPR, Anaphylaxis Training and is perfect First Aid Training for Schools and early years establishments. This course equips individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond effectively and confidently in medical emergencies involving young patients, babies, infants and children.
This Paediatric First Aid Training covers a range of topics, including assessing and managing common paediatric injuries and illnesses, such as burns, fractures, allergic reactions, choking, and seizures. Participants learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of these conditions and how to provide appropriate first aid interventions.
One key aspect of paediatric first aid training is understanding the anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children. Children have different body proportions, airway structures, and vital signs, which can impact the way first aid is administered. This Paediatric First Aid Training teaches participants how to adapt their techniques and approaches to suit the needs of young patients.
First Aid Training for Schools
If you are looking for First Aid Training for Schools then we can offer the following:
First Aid training aimed at just children, especially early years and Ofsted recognised for appointed persons – Paediatric First Aid Level 3
First Aid training aimed at children and adults within primary/secondary – First Aid in Schools – Primary Care
First Aid training aimed at Adults and HSE recognised (Less than 25 staff in your school) – 1 Day Emergency First Aid at Work
First Aid training aimed at Adults and HSE recognised (More than 25 staff in your school) – 3 Day First Aid at Work
We know how confusing this can become choosing the right course, so if you are unsure then please contact us.
We can deliver this First Aid at Work Training in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hemel Hempstead and at your school location within the UK.
Who should enrol on the Paediatric First Aid Training course
Our Paediatric First Aid Blended course is designed for Childminders, Nursery and School staff (dealing with Early Years Foundation Stage) and anyone who works with or cares for children, including parents, childcare providers, teachers, coaches, and healthcare professionals. By obtaining this training, individuals are better prepared to respond promptly and effectively to medical emergencies involving children, potentially preventing further harm and saving lives. We can deliver the Paediatric First Aid training Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, London and surrounding boroughs.
Certification – Paediatric First Aid Training
This Paediatric First Aid Training course is accredited by “Emergency First Response” in-line with Ofsted’s guidance for First Aid in Schools, early years and further education – click here
HSE First Aid in the Workplace – further information.
On successful completion of this course you will be certificated for 3 years. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
HSE, Ofsted, ISI, ISA, HMIE, Estyn, Sports and Medical regulating bodies and childminding agencies.
What does this Paediatric First Aid training course cover:
- Assessing the situation: Understanding how to evaluate the scene of an incident, ensuring personal safety, and identifying potential hazards.
- Prioritising care: Learning how to assess the severity of injuries or illnesses to determine the order of treatment.
- Basic life support: CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) techniques for infants, children, and babies, including chest compressions and rescue breaths.
- Choking and airway management: Techniques for clearing airway obstructions in children, including conscious and unconscious victims.
- Dealing with bleeding and wounds: Proper wound care, controlling bleeding, and using appropriate dressings and bandages.
- Fractures, sprains, and strains: Recognising and providing initial care for common musculoskeletal injuries in children.
- Burns and scalds: Identifying the severity of burns, appropriate first aid measures, and minimising further damage.
- Head injuries: Recognising signs of head trauma and understanding appropriate responses.
- Seizures and convulsions: Recognising seizures in children, ensuring safety, and providing support during and after a seizure.
- Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis: Identifying allergic reactions, administering epinephrine auto-injectors (such as EpiPen), and managing anaphylactic emergencies.
- Asthma and respiratory emergencies: Recognising asthma symptoms, assisting with inhalers, and managing breathing difficulties.
- Poisoning and ingestion of harmful substances: Recognising the signs of poisoning and appropriate first aid responses.
- Febrile convulsions: Understanding how to respond to seizures caused by high fever in children.
- Other common paediatric emergencies: Additional topics may include fever management, dehydration, allergic reactions, and common childhood illnesses.
Approx. 12 hours to complete / 6 hours to complete if studying Blended.
Assessment – Candidates are continuously assessed throughout the day. At the end of the Blended and face to face training there is a multiple choice question paper to pass.
Certificated for 3 Years.
We can deliver the Paediatric First Aid training in Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, London and surrounding boroughs.
The aims / learner outcomes of the Paediatric First Aid Training course
- Demonstrate knowledge of common paediatric medical emergencies: Learners should be able to identify and describe the signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies that can occur in children, such as choking, seizures, allergic reactions, and respiratory distress.
- Understand basic life support techniques for children: Learners should be able to demonstrate proper techniques for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on children.
- Demonstrate knowledge of injury assessment and management: Learners should be able to assess and manage common injuries that occur in children, including cuts, burns, fractures, head injuries, and poisoning.
- Apply first aid principles specific to paediatric patients: Learners should understand how to adapt first aid techniques and protocols to the unique needs and characteristics of infants, toddlers, and young children. This includes considerations for their anatomical differences, developmental stages, and emotional needs.
- Recognise and respond to medical conditions specific to children: Learners should be familiar with common paediatric medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, febrile seizures, and anaphylaxis. They should understand how to provide appropriate first aid and when to seek additional medical assistance.
- Demonstrate effective communication and decision-making in paediatric emergencies: Learners should be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents, and healthcare professionals during emergency situations. They should also understand how to make informed decisions based on the best interests and safety of the child.
- Understand legal and ethical considerations: Learners should be aware of the legal and ethical responsibilities associated with providing first aid to children. This includes understanding their duty of care, consent requirements, and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
Did you know we deliver first Aid training at our training centre in Hertfordshire and can also visit your venue
Settings that need to comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework should assess their needs and should consider the full Paediatric First Aid Course.