Paediatric First Aid Awareness - Level 2 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    Paediatric First Aid Awareness - Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    8 hours

    CPD Hours

    8 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This paediatric first aid awareness course is designed for anyone involved in the caregiving or supervision of children, including:

    • Parents and family members
    • Child carers and nursery workers
    • Teachers and classroom assistants
    • School administration and support staff
    • Sports coaches
    • Nannies and au-pairs.

    Course content

    This online paediatric first aid awareness course covers the following:

    Fundamentals of first aid 

    • Understanding what first aid is and its importance in caring for children.

    Roles and responsibilities 

    •  The duties of a paediatric first aider and creating emergency response protocols.

    Emergency contacts

    •  Information on who to contact in different emergencies.

    First aid kit essentials

    • Specifics of what should be included in a children’s first aid kit.

    Primary survey and assessment

    • Techniques for assessing an unconscious child or infant.

    CPR and recovery position

    • Step-by-step instructions on performing CPR and placing children and infants in the recovery position.

    Choking hazards

    •  Identifying and managing choking incidents in children and infants.

    Handling minor injuries

    • Treatment for bruises, grazes, eye infections, bee stings, and animal bites.

    Managing burns 

    • How to care for various types of burns.

    Recognising and responding to anaphylaxis

    •  Signs of severe allergic reactions and emergency interventions.

    Course aims

    The aims of this paediatric first aid awareness elearning course are to:

    • To enhance knowledge and skills related to paediatric first aid.
    • To empower caregivers to recognise and treat common childhood injuries and illnesses effectively.

    Learning objectives

    This paediatric first aid awareness e-learning course will:

    • Define first aid and its critical role in paediatric care.
    • Outline the roles and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider, emphasising both emergency and routine scenarios.
    • Demonstrate the sequence of the 4 Bs (Breathing, Bleeding, Burns, and Bones) and their application in first aid.
    • Illustrate proper techniques for performing CPR and placing children and infants in the recovery position.
    • Teach effective responses to paediatric emergencies, including handling seizures, burns, choking, and anaphylaxis.
    • Guide on treating minor injuries such as bruises, grazes, and nosebleeds, and managing major bleeding.
    • Identify signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses and allergies, guiding appropriate first aid responses.
    • Equip caregivers with strategies to manage different choking incidents in children and babies.

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this paediatric first aid awareness online training course, you will be able to:

    • Clearly define what first aid means and understand its importance in a paediatric context.
    • Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider, including how to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
    • List and describe the essential contents of a paediatric first aid kit and their specific uses.
    • Conduct a primary survey on infants and children, assessing their condition and determining immediate care needs.
    • Recognise and respond to paediatric emergencies, including respiratory distress, anaphylaxis, and external bleeding.
    • Perform CPR proficiently on children and infants using manikins, demonstrating an understanding of the unique considerations for different age groups.
    • Demonstrate the correct placement of an infant and child into the recovery position.
    • Identify signs of choking and administer effective first aid to clear airway obstructions.
    • Recognise symptoms of common conditions in children, such as diabetes, asthma, and allergic reactions, and administer appropriate first aid.
    • Use a training device, an adrenaline auto-injector, correctly to simulate the administration of epinephrine in cases of severe allergic reactions.

    These learning outcomes ensure that participants are well-equipped to handle various first aid situations involving children and infants, aligning with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and standards set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other relevant UK regulatory bodies. This comprehensive training prepares caregivers and educators to effectively safeguard and respond to the health needs of children under their care.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This CPD-accredited paediatric first aid awareness e-learning course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

    The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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    Why is the course important?

    Understanding paediatric first aid is essential for anyone responsible for children’s care. This course equips participants with the necessary skills to respond confidently to emergencies, potentially reducing the severity of injuries and facilitating quicker recovery. It covers essential legislative and regulatory frameworks, ensuring compliance with the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and other relevant UK bodies.

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