Paediatric (Baby and Child) First Aid

First Aid

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety offer two Paediatric First Aid Courses: a comprehensive course taught across a full day and a basic two hour course.

Paediatric First Aid Day Course

This course specialises in delivering First Aid to sick and injured babies and children.

The course is aimed specifically at childcare professionals but also child minders, nannies, nursery school workers and anyone dealing with babies and/or children on a regular professional basis. It is designed to give confidence to the candidate enabling them to react positively and effectively to any emergency first aid situation.

Due to time constraints, the topics in this course are covered to a lesser degree than in a 3 day First Aid at Work course.

The course costs £60 per person and is delivered across one day.

On successful completion of the course and final assessment by the trainer, the candidate will receive a certificate of attendance.

However, as demonstrated by the course content, a large amount of information is taught in a very short space of time to candidates and this can easily be forgotten unless routinely practised in the workplace. The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety therefore recommends that candidates on this course refresh their skills annually.

Course Content

  • The Aims of First Aid
  • Priorities of Treatment
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Personal hygiene issues
  • Vital Signs (DRAB)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Unconsciousness
  • Airway & Breathing Problems
  • Wounds & Bleeding
  • Burns & Scalds
  • Injuries to Bones, Muscles & Joints
  • Other Serious Conditions (Diabetes, Epilepsy, Poisoning)
  • Health & Safety (Casualty Moving & Handling, First Aid box contents, Accident Book, RIDDOR)

 

Paediatric First Aid Two Hour Course

This Scottish Centre for Personal Safety sponsored course lasts around two hours and teaches you CPR and anti-choking life saving skills.

The course costs £15 per person and is delivered across two hours. You can attend a course as an individual or group.

On successful completion of the course and final assessment by the trainer, the candidate will receive a Paediatric First Aid manual.

Course Content

  • How to perform CPR on a baby
  • How to perform CPR on a child
  • How to deal with a choking baby
  • How to deal with a choking child
  • How to deal with serious bleeding