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AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Course Introduction
  • This Paediatric First Aid course is designed for anyone wanting to become qualified in administering first aid to children and infants. For the purposes of child carers within England, Wales and Northern Ireland, this qualification is a requirement to be completed to fulfil legal obligations under the statutory framework for the Early Year’s Foundation Stage issued by the Department for Education and Skills.
  • This Paediatric First Aid course is ideal for anyone who works with or comes into contact with infants and children in their working or voluntary roles. This course is also ideal for parents and families with young children.

This qualification consists of two units:

  1. Emergency Paediatric First Aid
  2. Managing Paediatric Illness, Injuries and Emergencies
Aim of the Course:
  • The aim of the qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to manage an infant/child in an emergency and with suspected injuries and/or illnesses safely and promptly.
Learning Outcomes
Unit 1
  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
  2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
  3. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
  4. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.
  5. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.
  6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child with external bleeding.
  7. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child who is suffering from shock.
  8. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.
Unit 2
  1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
  2. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with head and spinal injuries.
  3. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.
  4. Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant/child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.
  5. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold.
  6. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has sustained an electric shock.
  7. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with burns or scalds.
  8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been poisoned.
  9. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been bitten or stung.
  10. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with minor injuries.
  11. Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.
Course Content
Day 1:
  • Aims and Learning Outcomes
  • Legal first aid requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Responsibilities of the employer under the RIDDOR regulations
  • Care of unconsciousness child/infants
  • Practical session on undertaking CPR
  • First aid management to a choking child
  • Types and severity of bleeding
  • Effect of severe blood loss on an infant and child
  • Principles of infection control
  • Administer first aid to a child who is in shock
  • Common triggers of anaphylaxis
  • Introduction to the skeletal system
  • Causes and complications of fractures
  • Management of a casualty with a suspected fracture
  • Recognition features of a dislocation
  • Management of a casualty with a suspected dislocation
  • Types of slings
  • Practical application of the different types of slings
  • Different types of head injuries
  • Signs and symptoms of a head injury
  • Treatment and management of head injuries
  • Consideration factors of suspected spinal injuries
  • Management of a suspected spinal injury
  • Management of a foreign body in the ear
  • Management of foreign bodies in the nose and nose bleeds
  • Managing common eye injuries
  • Common triggers of sickle cell anaemia
  • Management of sickle cell anaemia
  • Introduction to asthma
  • Signs and symptoms of asthma
  • Management of asthma
Day 2:
  • Introduction to diabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
  • Signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Treatment for diabetes
  • Recognition features of meningitis
  • Management of meningitis
  • Management of febrile convulsions
  • Introduction the effects of heat and cold on the human body
  • Different extremes of body temperature
  • Recognition features of hypothermia
  • Treatment of hypothermia
  • Recognition features of heat exhaustion
  • Treatment of heat exhaustion
  • Treatment of heat stroke
  • Introduction to the effects of electricity
  • Treatment considerations for electric shock incidents
  • Introduction to burns and scalds
  • Anatomy of the skin
  • Types of burns and scalds
  • Assessment of the severity of burns and scalds
  • Treatment for burns caused by electricity
  • Signs and symptoms of poisoning
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • Introduction to bites and stings
  • Treatment of Insect Stings
  • Treating small cuts, gazes, bumps, bruises and small splinters
  • Nose bleeds
  • Recordkeeping and Confidentiality
  • Knowledge Assessment

Fee: £150
Duration: 2 Days (0930-1730)
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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