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2 Day Paediatric Emergency First Aid

2 Day Paediatric Emergency First Aid 2019-01-16T16:47:12+00:00

Project Description

Course Overview:

The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

• Resuscitation Council (UK)
• Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications

This QA qualification is for people who work with or look after children, enabling them to have a basic knowledge of how to deal with paediatric first aid situations, illnesses, injuries and emergencies. Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in situations which can arise when looking after children.

Course Outline:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

1.1 Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify when to use personal protection equipment when providing first aid
1.4 Identify contents of a paediatric first aid kit
1.5 Identify the need to complete an accident report/incident record
1.6 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help

3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally

3.1 Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
3.2 Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.3 Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally

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

5. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking

5.1 Identify when choking is:
• Mild
• Severe
5.2 Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking

6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding

6.1 Explain the types and severity of bleeding in infants and children
6.2 Control external bleeding

7. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock

7.1 Recognise an infant or a child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
7.2 Administer first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

8.1 Explain how to administer first aid for:
• Bites
• Stings
• Small cuts
• Grazes
• Bumps and bruises
• Small splinters
• Nose bleeds

Additional information
Others may include:
• Infant or child receiving first aid
• Work colleagues
• Parents
• Carers
• Other people within the infant or child’s environment
Recovery position: a position that maintains a stable open draining airway
Not breathing normally: must include agonal gasps
CPR must include: ‘correct placement of AED pads’ and ‘follows AED
instructions’
Administer first aid: Provide appropriate help to a child or infant (baby),
manage the situation and seek appropriate assistance when necessary
Bites: human and animal bites
Stings: bee and wasp stings

Qualification Unit 2
Title: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

Learning outcomes
The Learner will:

1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture

1.1 Describe types of fractures
1.2 Recognise suspected fractures
1.3 Administer first aid for suspected fractures:

2. Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury

2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected:
• Head injury
• Neck or back injury

2.2 Administer first aid for suspected:
• Head injury
• Neck or back injury

3. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose

3.1 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the:
• Eye
• Ear
• Nose

3.2 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye, injury

4. Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness

4.1 Describe how to recognise:

• Diabetic emergencies
• Asthma attack
• Allergic reaction
• Meningitis
• Febrile convulsions

4.2 Explain how to manage:
• Diabetic emergency
• Asthma attack
• Allergic reaction
• Meningitis
• Febrile convulsions

5. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold

5.1 Describe how to recognise the effects of:
• Extreme cold
• Extreme heat

5.2 Explain how to manage the effects of:
• Extreme cold
• Extreme heat

6. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock

6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe how to administer first aid for electric shock incidents

7. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds

7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of:
• Burns
• Scalds

7.2 Explain how to administer first aid for:
• Burns
• Scalds

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned

8.1 Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body
8.3 Explain how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning

9. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis

9.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
9.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
9.3 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

Course Assessment and Certification

Formative assessment conducted by Trainer throughout the course
• Theory assessment/multiple choice question paper:
1 x 15 question paper (minimum score 11)
1 x 25 question paper (minimum score 18)
• Practical assessment – 6 completed throughout the course

Other Information:

All delegates receive a quality first aid manual. Sensible dress is advised as practical floor-based activities are required.

COURSES DELIVERED
ACROSS THE UK

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