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Paediatric First Aid Intermediate

Course duration:Two days

Venue:The course can be delivered at the customer’s venue subject to the availability of a suitable area.

Requalification requirementsIt is recommended that training is refreshed every 3 years.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Introduction in literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Learners must be at least 18 years old prior to registration.Paediatric First Aid

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid to children (including babies) when dealing with: An emergency situation; Chronic or sudden paediatric illness.

Paediatric injury Note: This qualification fulfils Ofsted's first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child minders (as defined within the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and within The Child Care Register guide).

Assessment Methods

There are three methods of assessment, to ensure that learners have gained the required knowledge, skills and understanding relating to PFA:

  • Formative assessments – a range of informal assessment procedures
  • Workbook – A workbook will be completed throughout the day or at the end of the course.
  • Practical assessment – this is observed by the Trainer throughout the course and includes the following:

Specific equality issues relevant to this qualification. To pass the assessment, the Learner must demonstrate the required practical skills.

Baby CPR and Child CPR assessment. The Learner must demonstrate CPR on a child resuscitation manikin on the floor. The learner must also demonstrate the ability to apply an AED and follow instructions.

Unconscious casualty assessment. The Learner must demonstrate the treatment of an unconscious casualty who is on the floor.

Paediatric wounds, bleeding and shock assessment. The Learner must demonstrate the treatment of bleeding including the application of a bandage and positioning a casualty in shock.

Management of paediatric fractures assessment. The Learner must demonstrate Manual Inline Stabilisation (MILS) on a casualty who is on the floor.

First Aid Qualifications. When applying a sling, the Learner must perform the skill without assistance from a third party, but may ask the casualty to help using their uninjured arm only.

Choking casualty assessment. The Learner must demonstrate the management of a choking casualty.

Siezure Assessment.The learner must be able to assist a live, simulated casualty who is experiencing a seizure, head and neck injury or back injury.

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