• Know different types of injuries and fractures and methods of treatment
• Know how to treat people in shock and be able to recognize different causes of shock
• Know how to deal with an infant/child who is chocking
• Know how to react when an infant/child has an allergic reaction
• Practice how to place an infant/child in the recovery position
• Practice how to take an infant’s/child’s pulse
• Know how to recognise and treat different potentially life-threatening medical conditions, injuries and illnesses
• Know how to react in an emergency situation with an infant or child
The course will help practitioners understand how they can provide first aid to babies and children within a childcare setting.
- The aims of first aid
- The responsibilities of a first aider
- Contents of a first aid kit
- Reporting incidents
- The primary and secondary survey
- Dealing with and unconscious casualty
- Using an AED
- Severe Bleeds
- Minor wounds including nose bleeds, splinters, bites and stings, foreign objects in the eye, foreign objects in the ear, head injuries)
- Burns and scalds including electric shock
- Fractures, sprains and strains and spinal injuries
- Temperatures and febrile convulsions
- Medical emergencies including asthma, hypoglycaemia, anaphylaxis, epilepsy and meningitis
Duration: 12 hours (including breaks)
Audience: This course is aimed at anyone working with babies under the age of one such as early years practitioners, nursery staff, childminders and care workers.
Assessment: The course will be assessed by a short multichoice questionnaire and a practical assessment.
Pre-Requisites: No previous experience is required for this course, but learners must be over the age of 14.