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Professional Paediatric First Aid Certification

In the UK, professional child care providers such as nannies, nursery carers and child-minders must complete a suitable paediatric first aid course at regular intervals. The Emergency First Response (EFR) 12 Hour Care for Children programme meets the standards and regulatory requirements necessary for such a first aid course. Although not a requirement globally, we recommend that this course is seriously considered by anyone either in, or considering working in a child care profession.

The course covers the same areas as the Care for Children course, but includes a more in-depth focus on the treatment and assessment of specific secondary care injuries such as burns and scalds, cuts, scrapes and eye injuries. It also covers understanding, treatment and assessment of illnesses such as Meningitis, Febrile Convulsions and Sickle Cell Disorder.

Primary Care Skills you will learn:

  • Scene Safety Assessment
  • Barrier Use for disease protection
  • Primary Assessment of Casualty
  • Activating Emergency Services
  • Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Conscious Choking Child
  • Conscious Choking Infant
  • Serious Bleeding Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
  • Shock Management

Secondary Care Skills you will learn:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging

Training can also include reference to the following topics:

Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, Cone Shell Stings, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (child and infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites, Stings and First Aid Kit Assembly.

Who is this course for?

  • Parents
  • Nannies
  • School Teachers
  • Anyone caring for children

Why Emergency First Response Care for Children?

Certified First Aid Courses
Certified First Aid Courses

Emergency First Response Care For Children gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid for children and infants. This course prepares you to properly handle potentially life threatening situations and has been approved by the National Child Minders Association as a suitable course for Nannies in training. Read more about EFR Care for Children accreditations. LINK

Are there any prerequisites?

  • No first aid qualification required.
  • No minimum age limit.
  • It takes approximately 12 hours spread over 2 days (4 hours online and 8  hours in the classroom).
  • Participant Pack and training materials are included in the course price.

This comprehensive program is composed of two core modules – Emergency First Response Primary Care for children and Secondary Care for children. Together, these sections provide extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, and AED competence when dealing with cardiac arrest.

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