First Aid Childcare

First Aid - Childcare
 

Paediatric First Aid foundation

6 hour course Valid for 36 months

The Paediatric First Aid Foundation (PFAF) course is designed for parents, and people who work with children in the absence of their parents. As a Teacher you will be giving the course candidates knowledge on first aid, and dealing with emergency situations when in the care of children.

At the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  1. Make an emergency plan specific to the context they are working in.
  2. Deal with basic first aid emergencies with babies and children.
  3. Perform resuscitation on young children, babies and adults.
  4. Recognise and deal with shock in young children and babies.
  5. Be aware of:
    • Electric shock in babies and young children.
    • Internal and external bleeding in babies and young children.
    • Penetration wounds from knives and bullets relating to young children.
    • Choking in adults, children and babies.
    • Broken bones (suspected fractures) in babies and young children.
    • Spinal injuries in babies and children.
    • Head injuries in babies and children.
    • Cases of poisoning in young children and babies.
    • Bites and stings in babies and children.
    • Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of children and babies.
    • Eye injuries in babies and children.
    • Effects of temperature extremes (hot and cold).
    • Febrile convulsions in babies and young children.

Be aware of and recognise meningitis.

Be aware of and recognise anaphylactic shock.

Care for children who become unwell until they can be collected by parents.

Know the appropriate contents of a first aid kit to use with babies, children and adults.

Keep records of accidents and incidents that are need recording.

Know the appropriate system for administering medication

Paedriatric First Aid qualification

12 hour course valid for 36 months

The Paediatric First Aid Qualification (PFAQ) course is designed for parents, and people who work with children in the absence of their parents. The course aims to give the candidate knowledge and assess them on their ability to deal with emergency situations, how to recognise and respond to serious medical conditions and serious injuries. This course is approved by the National Child Minding Association (NCMA) and the Pre-School Learning Alliance (PSLA).

On completion of training successful candidates need to be able to apply the following competencies:

    1. Make an emergency plan specific to the context they are working in.
    2. Deal with first aid emergencies with babies and children.
    3. Perform resuscitation on young children, babies and adults.
    4. Recognise and deal with shock in young children and babies.
    5. Deal with:
    • Electric shock in babies and young children.
    • Internal and external bleeding in babies and young children.
    • Penetration wounds from knives and bullets relating to young children.
    • Choking in adults, children and babies.
    • Broken bones (suspected fractures) in babies and young children.
    • Spinal injuries in babies and children.
    • Head injuries in babies and children.
    • Cases of poisoning in young children and babies.
    • Bites and stings in babies and children.
    • Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses of children and babies.
    • Eye injuries in babies and children.
    • The effects of temperature extremes (hot and cold).

      Febrile convulsions in babies and young children.

      Recognise and respond to the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell, and diabetes.

      Recognise and response of meningitis.

      Recognise and response to anaphylactic shock.

      Care for children who become unwell until they can be collected by parents.

      Know the appropriate contents of a first aid kit to use with babies, children and adults.

      Keep records of accidents and incidents that are need recording.

      Know the appropriate system for administering medication.

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