Paediatric First Aid

Choking Baby

In about 5 hours, have fun learning how to deal with the typical accidents that children have and cover adult skills as well.

Each skill is tailored to children’s needs and the differences between the treatment of adults and children is thoroughly explained.

At the end of the course you will feel confident to cope with the following scenarios and more: drowning, falling off a bike, cot death and nose bleeds.

The course covers adult and child skills as a matter of course, but as the skills for babies ( under 12 months old) are different, they are included where required.

Time (hours): 
5
Suitable for: 

Anyone who needs to look after injured/ill adults and children.

Recognition: 

Meets the requirements of the HSE for "Appointed Persons in the Workplace" training. 

Pre-Requisites: 

None

Course Contents: 
  • scene assessment
  • safety and hygiene
  • communicable diseases
  • primary survey
  • the unconscious, non-trauma casualty
  • the recovery position
  • the unconscious, trauma casualty
  • the "chain of survival"
  • rescue breathing - children and adults
  • CPR - children and adults
  • choking - children and adults
  • first aid kits
  • control of bleeding
  • the accident book
  • reporting of accidents at work