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Paediatric First Aid

Naas Venue: Philip & Son Training Institute, Unit D3, Southern Link Business Park, Naas, Kildare

6th July
17th August


Our 1-Day Paediatric First Aid Course is designed to give anyone who has dealings with children. This course gives an understanding of child and infant related injuries, illness and other occurrences that require first aid. This course meets all the standards as required by TUSLA under the childcare regulations 2016 for first aid for children.

This course is delivered by qualified and experienced First Aid instructors. This course is Not a Replacement for the First Aid Response (1 in a childcare facility at all times)

Who Should Attend this course

This training is anyone who wants to be trained and certified as a Paediatric First Aider and deliver first aid care focusing on children. This course is especially designed for people working in childcare.

Course Objectives

On completion of this programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
  • Provide treatment for preserving life or minimizing the consequences of injury until the arrival of medical aid.
  • Provide treatment for an injury to a child or infant which does not require the attention of a medical practitioner or nurse.
  • Understand paediatric related injuries and illnesses.

Course Programme

  • Module 1: The role of a Paediatric First Aider – On completion of Module 1, the student understands the role of the First Aider, the legal requirements and knows how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider.
    Module 2: Patient Assessment – On completion of Module 2, the student will be able to assess a paediatric patient for (life-threatening) injuries and perform a secondary survey to find out what happened.
    Module 3:  Paediatric Basic Life Support – On completion of Module 3, the student will be able to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on an infant or child and knows the principles of resuscitation.
    Module 4: Wounds, bleeding & Shock Management – On completion of Module 4, the student will be able to deal with blood injuries, to recognize the different types of wounds and treat them.
    Module 5: Minor injuries – On completion of Module 5, the student is able to treat minor injuries such as bumps, splinter cuts and nose bleeds.
    Module 6: Common Paediatric Conditions – On completion of Module 6, the student will understand the treatment of common medical conditions such as asthma, croup, seizures, febrile convulsions, anaphylaxis and meningitis.
    Module 7: Trauma Emergencies – On completion of Module 7, the student will be able to perform emergency first aid to treat trauma-related injuries such as fractures, dislocations, burns and scalds etc.

Methods of training

The course is highly interactive with each theory session being followed by a demonstration, practical tasks and assessment of individual skills.

Assessment & Certification

Continuous assessment throughout the course. Students receive a PSTC Certificate on completion. The certificate is valid for 2 years.

Duration & Cost

1-day course and cost is €70


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