First Aid for Childhood Accidents
First Aid for children – childhood accidents
This course is designed to give you theoretical knowledge to recognise something is wrong and help a child who has had an accident. This course does not cover care of an unconscious baby or child, or any childhood illnesses such as asthma, croup, breathing problems, fitting and seizures, meningitis, acute allergic reactions… these are available as separate modules.
This is an excellent First Aid Training package for parents and child carers to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace.
The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and short test yourself sections fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and on completion you will be able to print your Certificate.
It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect serious illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.
The Author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the Author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.
The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, Qualified Nurse, First Aid Trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact [email protected]
Action in an emergency
Keep yourself safe
Priorities of Treatment
Preparing for an emergency
What to put in your First Aid kit
Information to give the Emergency Services
Role of the First Aider
The Primary Survey – How to help in an Emergency
How to help a Choking adult
How to help a choking child
How to help a choking baby
Step by step – how to help a drowning casualty
How to help in an asthma attack
What causes asthma
Management of Asthma in a child care setting
Wounds and bleeding
How to treat a bleeding wound
How much blood can you afford to lose?
Symptoms of Shock
Treatment of Shock
Knocked out teeth
Objects in nose
Objects in ears
Types of Wounds
Bites and Stings
What to do with a burn
Assessing the severity of a burn
Causes of burns
Size, Cause, Age, Location, Depth
Treating a burn
Dressing a burn
Inhalation of fumes
Poisoning from an ingested (swallowed) substance
If the child has swallowed a corrosive or burning substance
Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations
How do you know if they have broken a bone?
Types of Fractures
Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures
When to call an ambulance
What to look for and what to do
Compression and concussion
Recognising if the head injury is more serious
Spinal Injury Basics
Log rolling someone into recovery position
Final Lesson, Quiz and Certificate