Emergency Paediatric First Aid. (Level 3) (6hr)
FAIB Approved – Approval certificate number 150
This course is for people working with and caring for babies and young children. This one-day course focuses on emergency scenarios that may face those looking after babies and young children. In line with Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirements, at least one person who has a current full paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present and must accompany children on outings. Childminders, and any assistant who might be in sole charge of the children for any period of time, must hold a current full paediatric first aid certificate. Details of the two-day full paediatric first aid course is located under the Paediatric First Aid Section
The Emergency Paediatric First Aider will understand the role and responsibilities of the emergency paediatric first aider, have the ability to assess an emergency situation and prioritise your actions They will learn how to help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally, unresponsive and not breathing normally, having a seizure, choking, suffering from shock, bleeding, asthma attack, allergic reaction, electric shock, burns or scalds, minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds.
The course structure includes plenty of practical and practice to build confidence and competence. There are question and answer session, and space to revise areas that candidates may be unsure of. The specification for this course was revised by the HSE in 2009. Employers are currently advised to hold refresher sessions yearly to prevent skill degradation.
To complete the course there is summative and formative assessment. If successful, each candidate will be awarded a the nationally recognised Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate which is valid for 3 years. The FAIB recommends that candidate complete yearly refresher training.