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Paediatric first aid (level 3)

This accredited qualification is for those who are designated as first aiders to care for children. It provides a basic knowledge and the practical skills required to assess, identify, diagnose, treat and seek appropriate medical help for a variety of possible illnesses and injuries.

Duration: 2 days

Who is it for?

This course is for people designated as first aiders to care for children, according to Departments for Health and Education, and Children’s Services guidelines, eg nursery workers, school staff and playgroup workers.

What are the outcomes?

On completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the first aider including reference to the use of available equipment and the need for recording incidents and actions
  • Understand the importance of basic hygiene in first aid procedures
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is unconscious and/or in a seizure
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation promptly and effectively
  • Administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is wounded or bleeding and/or in shock
  • Administer first aid safely, promptly and effectively to a casualty who is choking
  • Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries including cuts, burns and scalds
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of childhood illnesses

Additional information

Practical and written assessments will be included in this course and must be completed in order to gain certification from the Association of First Aiders (AoFA).

A refresher must be undertaken every three years for this course. This course can be delivered in-house if required.

For further details or to book this course, please contact us via our online form, call our team on 01432 383500 or email training@hoopleltd.co.uk. You may also search for upcoming open courses on CPD Online.