The Paediatric First Aid Course is certificated by REC and has a duration of 12 hours and combines the course content of the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work course with the specific application of these skills when required for children and infants. children and infants.
Equipment used includes Laerdal SkillGuide CPR training manikins (for adults, children and infants) which give instant electronic feedback to candidates and other equipment used during the course is child/infant specific.
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to undertake the following for adults, children and infants:
- Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to: – the importance of preventing cross infection; – the need for recording incidents and actions; – use of available equipment;
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure);
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding;
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock;
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
The course is suitable for anybody with a responsibility for the welfare of children and infants.