This qualification meets Ofsted requirements for those working in early years settings. Currently the EYFS statutory framework requires at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate to be on the premises or outings at all times when children are present.
Topics include; planning for and dealing with first aid emergencies involving babies and children. Including CPR, shock, anaphylactic shock, electric shock, bleeding, burns and scalds, choking, suspected fractures, head, neck and back injuries, poisoning, foreign bodies in eyes, ears, and noses, eye injuries, bites and stings, effects of extreme heat and cold, febrile convulsions, chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, meningitis, and other serious sudden illness.
This qualification is designed to provide essential paediatric lifesaving skills and paediatric incident management. Delivery methods are predominantly practical and the course is assessed by continual observation of candidate performance.