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Paediatric 12 Hour Adult, Infant, Child First Aid Level 2


This ProTrainings course meets and exceeds the requirements laid down by Ofsted, EYFS and SureStart for people needing a 2 day 12 contact hour first aid course for Adult, infant and child. This group includes childminders and carers. The HSE recommend that all first aiders complete an annual first aid refresher courses and our online course meets this requirement. ProTrainings Paediatric courses are approved by most councils across the UK.

If you want to save time in the classroom but still meeting the required hours, we offer a blended version where you complete half the course using our video online training then attend one day in the classroom.

This qualification is changing to level 3 as from the 1st September 2014.

This course is also available as a regulated qualification.

  • Childminders
  • Teachers
  • Nursery workers
  • Au Pairs
  • Nannies
  • School nurse

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Planning for First Aid Emergencies
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Activating the emergency services and identifying the need to call the EMS
  • First Aid kits and accident reporting
  • Unconscious but breathing (Recovery Position)
  • Resuscitation Procedures Appropriate to the Age of the Children being cared for
  • Adult, Infant and Child CPR
  • Drowning
  • Choking and choking becoming unconscious after choking
  • Recognising and Responding Appropriately to:
    • Spinal Injury
    • Shock
    • Injury and Illness assessment
    • Anaphylactic Shock
    • Electric Shock
    • Serious Bleeding and minor bleeding
    • Nose bleeds
    • Foreign Objects in the body
    • Burns and Scalds
    • Suspected Fractures
    • Head, Neck and Back Injuries
    • Cases of Poisoning
    • Foreign Bodies in Eyes and Noses
    • Eye Injuries
    • Bites and Stings
    • Effects of Extreme Heat and Cold
    • Febrile Convulsions
    • Emergency Needs of Children with Chronic Medical Conditions: Epilepsy, Asthma, Sickle Cell Anaemia and Diabetes
    • Meningitis and other Serious Sudden Illnesses

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes:

Unit 1: Paediatric Emergency First Aid

1     LO1: Understand the role of the paediatric first aider
1.1  Identify the responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2  Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3  Describe suitable first aid equipment, including personal protection, and how it is used appropriately
1.4  Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record, and how to record it.
1.5  Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment
2     LO2: Be able to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively
2.1  Demonstrate how to conduct a scene survey
2.2  Demonstrate how to conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3  Identify when and how to call for help
3     LO3: Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
3.1  Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the appropriate recovery position
3.2  Describe how to continually assess and monitor an infant and a child whilst in your care
4     LO4: Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
4.1  Identify when to administer CPR to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2  Demonstrate how to administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
4.3  Describe how to deal with an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
5     LO5: Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
5.1  Differentiate between a mild and a severe airway obstruction
5.2  Demonstrate how to treat an infant and a child who is choking
5.3  Describe the procedure to be followed after administering the treatment for choking
6     LO6: Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is wounded and bleeding
6.1  Describe common types of wounds
6.2  Describe the types and severity of bleeding and the affect that it has on an infant and a child
6.3  Demonstrate the safe and effective management for the control of minor and major external bleeding
6.4  Describe how to administer first aid for minor injuries
7     LO7: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.1  Describe how to recognise and manage an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.2  Describe how to recognise and manage an infant and a child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock

Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness and injury

1     LO1: Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture and a dislocation
1.1  Describe the common types of fractures
1.2  Describe how to manage a fracture
1.3  Describe how to manage a dislocation
1.4  Demonstrate the application of a support sling and an elevation sling
2     LO2: Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a head, a neck and a back injury
2.1  Describe how to recognise and manage head injuries including; Concussion, Skull fracture and Cerebral compression
2.2  Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury
3     LO3: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
3.1  Describe how to manage an infant and a child with foreign bodies in their eyes, ears and nose
3.2  Describe how to recognise and manage common eye injuries
4     LO4: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
4.1  Describe how to recognise and manage chronic medical conditions including: Sickle cell anaemia, Diabetes and Asthma
4.2  Describe how to recognise and manage serious sudden illnesses including: Meningitis and Febrile convulsions
5     LO5: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
5.1  Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold for an infant and a child
5.2  Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat for an infant and a child
6     LO6: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
6.1  Describe how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2  Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents
7     LO7: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
7.1  Describe how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds to an infant and a child and respond accordingly
7.2  Describe how to treat burns and scalds to an infant and a child
8     LO8: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
8.1  Describe how poisons enter the body
8.2  Describe how to recognise and treat an infant and a child affected by common poisonous substances, including plants
8.3  Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.
9     LO9: Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung
9.1  Describe how to recognise the severity of bites and stings to an infant and a child and respond accordingly
9.2  Describe how to recognise and treat bites and stings

  • Paediatric First Aid Student Manual Version 5.1
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Work Emergency Contact Sheet
  • Epilepsy in Action Leaflet (register on www.epilepsy.org.uk)
  • Childcare Accident Book
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Consent for permitting the administration of medication in the absence of parent V1.0
  • Link to the Association of Nanny Agencies website
  • Link to the Community HeartBeat Trust is a national charity focused on provision of life saving defibrillation services to local communities.
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • Epilepsy facts and figures leaflet
  • Pregnant women and CPR Handout V1.0
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Child
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Child
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Infant
  • CPR Flowchart handout - Infant
  • Web link to the Joint Epilepsy Council website
  • Link to the HSE website
  • Asthma UK weblink
  • Epilepsy and education – information for parents leaflet
  • Epilepsy Action leaflet
  • EpiPen Instructions
  • EpiPen Patient information leaflet
  • Link to HeadSmart website
  • Meningitis Now website with many leaflets and resources
  • Jext patient Information Sheet
  • Jext Product Data Sheets
  • EpiPen Guide
  • EpiPen patient information sheet
  • RIDDOR October 2013 Changes
  • Polish - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V5.0
  • Heartsine 350 AED unit
  • Heartsine 500 AED unit
  • Asthma UK - Astma Plan for Children