Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child:
- who is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
- who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
- who has a foreign body airway obstruction
- with external bleeding
- with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:
- Sickle cell crisis
- Diabetic emergencies
- Asthma attack
- Allergic reaction
Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:
- who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
- who has sustained an electric shock
- with burns or scalds
- who has been poisoned
- who has been bitten or stung
- with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps, bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
- with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
- with head and spinal injuries
- with anaphylaxis
- who is suffering from shock.
Practical skills are assessed by continuous observation by the trainer and there is a written assessment paper to check your understanding.
Written and verbal understanding of the English language
Refresher within 3 years to remain a qualified first aider.