Introduction to Paediatric First Aid - Gosport Discovery Centre - Friday 27th January and 3rd February 2023


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Introduction to Paediatric First Aid

Gosport Discovery Centre

Friday 27th January and 3rd February 2023

9.45am to 2.45pm

This is a course aimed at people with little or no first aid knowledge regarding children and babies. It is a practical Paediatric first aid program that will give the learner skills to be able to respond to everyday first aid emergencies, in the home and in the community.

The course is set over 2 days and a 1 hour before and after session with the Tutor, via zoom or telephone. This is an instructor led, interactive and engaging session.  This course covers a wide range of medical and emergency conditions including how to deliver CPR, use a defibrillator, bleeding control, choking, spinal and head injuries, chronic conditions, burns, poisoning and anaphylaxis.

  • Describe the role of a Paediatric First Aider
  • Assess a wide range of emergencies and be able to priorities care
  • Deliver CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Recognise agonal breathing and the correct priority of care for treatment
  • Demonstrate how to use a defibrillator
  • Demonstrate how to manage a patient who is having a seizure or fit
  • Treat minor and serious bleeding/bandaging and burns
  • Identify and treat a range of medical conditions such as hypothermia and hyperthermia
  • Identify the best thermometers for infants and children
  • Describe how to treat a head injury for a child or infant

Who is this course for: Anyone who wants to know what to do if their child becomes unwell and emergency care is needed

Previous knowledge or experience: This practical based course is suitable for both complete novices as well as those wishing to refresh their skills. Everyone is very welcome

How will I learn: Through tutor demonstrations, individual and whole group practical activities

How will I be assessed: Through practical activities and demonstrations

Next steps: Emergency First Aid

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.
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