Paediatric First Aid

The Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course

This Paediatric First Aid Level 3 two day course is for persons who are working with infants and young children or those who are working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education (teachers, au pairs/nannies and playgroup leaders).

This qualification teaches theoretical and practical aspects in First Aid techniques that are particular to infants aged 0 to 1 year, and children aged from 1 year old to the start of puberty.

Students will become accustomed with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and respond appropriately to an emergency condition, for example; a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway blockage or is suffering from shock.

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Why three days?

As you will see from the course content below, this is an extremely busy course and is as intense as the Level 3 First Aid at Work course.

We at Crisilience feel that this course justifies a 3 day attendance, whereas our Awarding Body states, "It was agreed with the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum, Skills for Care and Development and the Sector Skills council for the qualification that, in addition to this guidance the minimum contact hours, excluding breaks, should be a minimum period of 12 contact hours, which normally equates to a two day programme."

Although we strongly feel that the course should run over three days, this has not in any way impacted the cost of this course by adding the extra day, which we believe is very beneficial to the learner as the lessons will be delivered at a slower and more relaxed tempo allowing positive information retention and excellent learning outcomes.

Course Content

1. Responsibility of a Paediatric First Aider
2. Minimising the risk of infection to self and others
3. First aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
4. Using first aid and personal protection equipment safely
5. Information required to be included in an accident report/incident record and how to record it
6. Reporting procedures following an accident/incident
7. Definition of an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
8. Conducting a scene survey
9. Conducting a primary survey on an infant and a child
10. When to call for help
11. The information required to be given when obtaining assistance
12. Assessing the level of consciousness of an infant and a child
13. The reasons why an infant and a child should be placed in the recovery position
14. Placing an infant and a child in the recovery position
15. Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
16. Assisting an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
17. Identifying when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
18. Administering CPR using an infant and a child manikin
19. Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is mild and severe
20. Administering first aid to an infant and a child who is choking
21. The types and severity of bleeding
22. The effects of sever blood loss on an infant and a child
23. Controling external bleeding
24. Define the term ‘shock’ relevant to first aid
25. Recognising an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
26. Managing the effects of shock

Course Content Cont/…

27. Common triggers for anaphylaxis
28. Recognising anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
29. Administering first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis
30. Types of fractures
31. Recognising suspected fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
32. Administering first aid for suspected fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
33. Recognising suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury
34. Administering first aid for suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury
35. Conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
36. Recognising sickle cell crisis, diabetic emergencies, asthma attack, allergic reaction, meningitis and febrile convulsions
37. Managing sickle cell crisis, diabetic emergencies, asthma attack, allergic reaction, meningitis and febrile convulsions
38. The effects of extreme cold and heat
39. Managing the effects of extreme cold and heat
40. Safely managing an incident involving electricity
41. Treating a casualty for electric shock
42. Recognising the severity of burns and scalds
43. Managing burns and scalds
44. Routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body
45. Sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
46. Managing sudden poisoning
47. The severity of bites and stings
48. Managing bites and stings
49. Administering first aid for small cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
50. What and how to record Information that is required to record illnesses, injuries and emergencies
51. Confidentiality procedures for recording, storing and sharing information