Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (Accredited to Qualsafe, Regulated by Ofqual)

Course Aim:

To provide staff with the skills to administer paediatric first aid to children and infants

Course Duration:

2 Days

Who Should Attend:

All Staff expected to work with children (as defined)
At the end of this Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course Learners will:

Understand the Roles and Responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider

  • Define responsibilities of a paediatric First Aider
  • Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
  • Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely
  • Identify what information needs to be included in an accident/incident form
  • Explain the procedures following an accident/incident
  • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

Be able to Assess an Emergency situation Safely

  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
  • Identify when to call for help
  • Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance

Be able to Provide First Aid for an Infant and a Child who is Unresponsive and Breathing normally

  • Assess the level of consciousness of an infant and a child
  • Explain why an infant and a child should be placed in the recovery position
  • Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
  • Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
  • Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing seizure

Be able to Provide First Aid for an Infant and a Child who is Unresponsive and not breathing Normally

  • Identify when to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
  • Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

Be able to Provide First Aid to an Infant and a Child who has a Foreign Body Airway Obstruction

  • Identify when a foreign body obstruction is:
    • Mild
    • Severe

Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking

Be able to Provide First Aid to an Infant and a Child with External Bleeding

  • Describe the types an severity of bleeding
  • Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
  • Control external bleeding

Understand how to Provide First Aid to an Infant and a Child who is Suffering from Shock

  • Define the term shock relevant to first aid
  • Describe how to recognise an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • Explain how to manage the effects of shock

Understand how to Provide First Aid to an Infant and a Child with Anaphylaxis

  1. List common triggers for anaphylaxis
  2. Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
  3. Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

Be able to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child with Injuries to Bones, Joints and Muscles

  • Describe types of fractures
  • Recognise suspected:
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Sprains and Strains

Administer First Aid for suspected

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Strains and Sprains

Be able to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child with Head and Spinal Injuries

  • Describe how to recognise suspected
    • Concussion
    • Skull Fracture
    • Cerebral Compression
    • Spinal Injury
  • Be able to administer first aid for suspected:
    • Concussion
    • Skull Fracture
    • Cerebral Compression
    • Spinal Injury

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child with Conditions affecting the Eyes, Ears and Nose

  • Identify conditions affecting the
    • Eyes
    • Ears
    • Nose
  • Explain the action to take when conditions are identified

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child with a Chronic Medical Condition or Sudden Illness

  • Describe how to recognise
    • Sickle cell crisis
    • Diabetic emergencies
    • Asthma attack
    • Allergic reaction
    • Meningitis
    • Febrile Convulsions
  • Explain how to manager
    • Sickle cell crisis
    • Diabetic emergencies
    • Asthma attach
    • Allergic reation
    • Meningitis
    • Febrile Convulsions

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child who is experiencing the effects of Extreme Heat and Cold

  • Describe how to recognise the effects of:
    • Extreme Cold
    • Extreme Heat
  • Explain how to manage the effects of:
    • Extreme Cold
    • Extreme Heat

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child who has Sustained an Electric Shock

  • Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
  • Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child with Burns or Scalds

  • Describe how to recognise the severity of
    • Burns
    • Scalds
  • Explain how to manage
    • Burns
    • Scalds

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child who has been Poisoned

  • Identify the routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body
  • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
  • Explain how to manage sudden poisoning

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child who has been Bitten or Stung

  • Identify severity of bites and stings
  • Explain how to manage bites and stings

Understand how to Administer First Aid to an Infant and a Child with Minor Injuries

  • Explain how to administer first aid for:
    • Small Cuts
    • Grazed
    • Bumps and Bruises
    • Small Splinters
    • Nosebleeds

Understand how to Complete Records relating to Illnesses. Injuries and Emergencies

  • Identify what information needs to be recorded for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
  • Describe how to record the information for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
  • Explain the confidentiality procedures for recording, storing and sharing information

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