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Paediatric First Aid

Paediatric First Aid


Who should attend:

Anyone who works with children.


Course benefits:

This course will provide delegates with the individual with a sound knowledge and understanding of all first aid procedures that you could be called upon when working with children and babies. It will also provide delegates with the ability to recognise and treat many childhood conditions and illnesses.


Additional information:

This course is valid for 3 years.



All candidates who participate to the required level will receive a certificate of attendance from Essential Training



Day One

Definition of First Aid

The aims of First Aid

The First Aid box

Writing reports

Responsibilities of the first aider

Explanation of LIONEL

Techniques of TRIAGE

Casualty communication (Parents and children)


Primary assessment

• Danger

• Response

• Airway

• Breathing

• Circulation


Secondary assessment

How to make a diagnosis

Performing a top to toe survey

The recovery position – how and why?

Action for vomiting

Turning a casualty

Disorders of respiration and airway obstruction


• The conscious child

• The unconscious child

• The conscious baby

• The unconscious baby




Breath holding attacks


Gas and smoke inhalation

Principles of resuscitation

Procedures for artificial ventilation in children and babies

Procedures for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for;

• Pulse present but not breathing

• No pulse and not breathing


Recognition and treatment of head injuries


Skull fracture

Cerebral compression


Day Two

The control of bleeding and the treatment for shock

Type of wounds and bleeding

Preventing cross infection

General rules of bandaging and dressings

General rules of external bleeding

Indirect pressure

Embedded objects


Bones, joints and muscle injuries

Types of fracture and how they are caused


Soft tissue injuries


• How burns are caused

• Extent of burns

• Depth of burns

• Treatment of minor and major burns

• Burns to the airway

• Electrical burns



• What is a poison?

• How poison enters the body

Symptoms and treatment of

• Household poisons

• Drug poisoning

• Systemic poisons

• Corrosive poisons

• Poisonous plants and fungi

Treatment for

• Animal bites

• Insect bites and stings

• Human bites

• Snake bites


Childhood conditions


Symptoms and treatment of -

• Seizures

• Absence seizures

• Meningitis

• Diabetes

• Allergic reaction and Anaphylactic shock

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