The Emergency Paediatric First Aid course is a stand-alone qualification that matches the content of Unit 1 of the two-day full Paediatric First Aid course.
"New regulations coming soon"
Under current rules, early years providers must have at least one paediatric first aider available on the premises at all times. The new requirement would mean that a nursery recruiting a level 2 or level 3 member of staff who had newly completed their early years/childcare qualification must have this emergency paediatric first aid or a full paediatric first aid certificate, if they are to count towards the staff/qualification ratios under the early years foundation stage.
The emergency first aid training course would be the equivalent of 1 day of training and would need to be refreshed every 3 years in order for the staff member to keep counting in the ratios.
The proposals are expected to come into effect by September 2016. The proposals will cover all early years settings except childminders.
Who needs this qualification?
This Emergency Paediatric First Aid is primarily aimed at those working in child-care settings, but it will be useful for anyone with responsibility for caring with infants and children.
Candidates who have completed this qualification are also eligable to complete day 2 of the full paediatirc first aid course. There is a time scale of 6 weeks for this to be completed.
Unit 1 covers the following topics:
the role of the paediatric first aider dealing with emergencies management of an unconscious casualty management of a casualty who is not breathing normally CPR (baby, child & adult procedures) safe use of an automated external defibrillator management of a casualty who is choking recognition and management of anaphylaxis management of a casualty who is in shock management of a casualty who has a bleeding wound
It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who is:
unconscious not breathing choking bleeding from a wound and in shock
Successful candidates will be awarded the Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate valid for 3 years.
Accreditation is provided by First Response First Aid Ltd in accordance with the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981.
Although it is not a requirement, Ofqual certification can also be provided at an additional charge per person.
Duration: one-day (6 hours) Group size: Recommended 12 Maximum 15 Candidates per 1 Trainer/Assessor Assessment method: Activities, test paper, practical assessments Pre-requisite: None Suggested progression: Paediatric First Aid two-day (12 hours) Recommended annual refresher training; Requalification training every three years ; To book this training please contact the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team by Telephone: 0116 305 5515 or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that training prices quoted are exclusive of VAT. This training can be provided at your venue, please contact the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Team for a quotation.