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Paediatric First Aid Awareness


Learners will gain an awareness of the first aid that may be required in emergency situations when working with children. They will demonstrate how to respond appropriately to a variety of first aid situations and participate in practical demonstration of skills.


At the end of the session the learner will be able to:

  •  Explain the importance of first aid in moral and legal terms
  •  Identify ways in which they can contribute effectively to the first aid response of their organisation
  •  Demonstrate a variety of practical first aid skills

Duration:    3 hours

Course content:

  •  The definition and purpose of ‘first aid’ ( The First Aid at Work Regulations 1981)
  •  What are a first aider’s roles, responsibilities and limitations?
  •  The permitted contents and maintenance of a first aid kit (BS-8599)
  •  Planning for emergencies at work and during external activities
  •  Completing accident report forms and RIDDOR 2013 requirements
  •  Human physiology
  •  Common accidents associated with children
  •  Practical demonstration of skills including:
    •  Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR),
    •  Recovery position,
    •  The treatment of choking,
    •  The treatment of bleeds and hypovolemic shock.

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