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Independent Ambulance Service


emergency paediatric first aid

THIS IS THE LATEST 2020 SCOT MEDICAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE AND FORMS UNIT 1 OF THE FULL PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE. ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE YOU CAN THEN COMPLETE UNIT 2 AND RECEIVE THE FULL PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID AWARD FROM SCOT MEDICAL.
IT IS SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE AGED 16+ WHO CARE FOR CHILDREN IN ANY SETTING (E.G. NANNIES, CHILD-MINDERS, NURSERY WORKERS AND AU PAIRS), AND IS SPECIFICALLY AIMED AT NEWLY QUALIFIED CHILDCARE STAFF.

GO IN-DEPTH INTO THE ESSENTIALS OF FIRST AID FOR CHILDREN AND BE READY FOR EMERGENCIES. ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMERGENCY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID CERTIFICATE WHICH IS VALID FOR THREE YEARS BY SCOT MEDICAL.

ALL OUR FIRST AID COURSES FULLY MEET THE UK AND EUROPEAN RESUSCITATION COUNCIL GUIDELINES 2015 AS PER THE HSE REQUIREMENTS.

SCOT MEDICAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS (VTQ) ARE FULLY RECOGNISED AS TRADE BODY QUALIFICATIONS.

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes:

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid 1.

Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider

1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others

1.3 Differentiate between an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid

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 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary

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

3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

3.2 Demonstrate CPR using an infant and a child manikin

3.3 Justify when to place an infant or a child into the recovery position

3.4 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the recovery position

3.5 Demonstrate continual monitoring of breathing for and infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position

3.6 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking

4.1 Identify when choking is: Mild or Severe

4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking

5. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding

5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding for an infant and a child

5.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with external bleed
6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

6.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from shock

6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

7.1 Identify how to administer first aid for: • Bites • Stings • Small cuts • Grazes • Bumps and bruises • Small splinters • Nosebleeds