Course Aims and Learning Outcomes/Curriculum

Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider 

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • 1.3 Differentiate between an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely

  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary

3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive

  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using an infant and a child manikin
  • 3.3 Justify when to place an infant or a child into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the recovery position
  • 3.5 Demonstrate continual monitoring of breathing for and infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
  • 3.6 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking

  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: Mild or Severe
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking

5. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding

  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding for an infant and a child
  • 5.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with external bleeding

6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

  • 6.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from shock
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock

7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings and minor injuries

  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid for: • Bites • Stings • Small cuts • Grazes • Bumps and bruises • Small splinters • Nosebleeds

Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies

1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant or a child with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • 1.1 Recognise a suspected: Fracture or dislocation and Strain or Sprain
  • 1.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with a suspected: Fracture or dislocation and Strain or Sprain
  • 1.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling

2. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • 2.1 Recognise a suspected: Head Injury and Spinal Injury
  • 2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with a suspected head injury
  • 2.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with a suspected spinal injury

3. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose

  • 3.1 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the: Eye, Ear and Nose
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with an eye injury

4. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with an acute medical condition or sudden illness.

  • 4.1 Recognise suspected: • Diabetic emergencies • Asthma attack • Allergic reaction • Meningitis • Febrile convulsions
  • 4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child who is suspected to be suffering from • Diabetic emergency • Asthma attack • Allergic reaction • Meningitis • Febrile convulsions.

5. Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing extremes of body temperature.

  • 5.1 Recognise when an infant or a child is suffering from extreme cold and extreme heat
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child who is suffering from: extreme cold • extreme heat

6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who has sustained an electric shock

  • 6.1 Identify how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child who has suffered an electric shock

7. Know how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with burns or scalds

  • 7.1 Identify how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with burns and scalds

8. Know how to administer first aid to an infant or a child with suspected poisoning

  • 8.1 Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body
  • 8.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or child with sudden poisoning

9. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis

  • 9.1 Recognise suspected anaphylaxis in an infant or a child
  • 9.2 Identify how to administer first aid for an infant or a child with suspected anaphylaxis
  • 9.3 Demonstrate the use of a training device adrenaline auto-injector.