12 hr Paediatric First Aid (PFA)

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE AIMS:

This full PFA course is aimed school teachers, nannies, child minders and au pairs who are required by Oftsed, Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), or SureStart to complete a 12-hour Course in Paediatric First Aid. It is equally valuable for parents or anyone else involved with children and infants. This course incorporates everything covered in the one day Emergency Paediatric First Aid Course and a lot more.

The course looks at treating infants (less than 1 years old) and children (1 yr old to puberty) for First Aid, the resulting certificate is valid for three years.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) rules state that at least one person on site must have passed this qualification in the last three years, however the rules go further to enforce that even during times of staff leave or absence there must be someone qualified on site and that if accompanying children on an outing you must hold this certificate. Clearly early years providers will need to have several staff trained and many providers chose simply to train all staff to this level

Furthermore all newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30 June 2016, must also have either a full PFA (this course) or the 1-day Emergency PFA certificate within three months of starting work.

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:

  • 2 day: 0930 to 1600 or
  • Night School: 4 sessions of 1830 to 2130
  • 12 hours: 6 sessions of 2 hours (or similar)

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

Minimum age 14

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE CONTENT:

  • Role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Assessing infant and child casualtys
  • CPR for children and infants
  • Recovery position
  • Monitering
  • Seizures
  • Choking
  • External bleeding
  • Shock
  • Bites, stings, splinters, small cuts & grazes
  • Bumps and bruises
  • Nosebleeds
  • Fracture, dislocations, strain and sprain
  • Head Injury and Spinal Injury
  • Foreign bodys in the eye, ear and nose
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Asthma
  • Meningitis
  • Convulsions
  • Extremes of temperature
  • Electric shock
  • Allergies
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
  • Anaphylaxis and adrenaline auto-injectors (Epi pen, Jext and Emerade)

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE:

  • 2 days of First Aid Training & assessment
  • Use of all the necessary kit
  • Paediatric First Aid Handbook
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free (on street) Parking

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE OPTIONAL EXTRA:

For groups we can at the same time cover the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work Course, however the finish time will be delayed slightly. You would then leave with 2 certificates.

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE RATIO:

The class size can be as low as 2 students and can be up-to 12 students. Most practical session are carried out in pairs.

BOOKING THE PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID COURSE:

From time time we may advertise dates for this course (which can be booked below), however this course is usually run on demand for schools and groups.

 

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