First Aid for Grandparents




First Aid for Grandparents

Looking after your Grandchildren is a huge responsibility and all Grandparents should understand how to help if the child in their care is seriously unwell or has an accident. This course is designed to give you theoretical knowledge concerning how to recognise something is wrong and help a child in a medical emergency.

This is an excellent First Aid Training package for parents and Grandparents to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace. This course does not seek to replace a practical course and it is strongly recommended that you attend a practical First Aid training course to gain the necessary hands-on skills.

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

Course Contents:

Action in an emergency

Keep yourself safe

Priorities of Treatment

Preparing for an emergency

Helpful information

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





Heart Attack and Angina

Heart Attacks


Unresponsive and Breathing

Recovery Position

How to put someone into the Recovery position

How to put a baby into the recovery position

Secondary Survey

Unconscious and not breathing


Resuscitation – Child

Resuscitating a Baby

Hygiene during CPR

Compression only Resuscitation

Breathing Problems


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


Panic Attacks and hyperventilation

Anaphylactic Shock

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?

Symptoms of Shock


Treatment of Shock

Internal Bleeding

Knocked out teeth

Amputated parts

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Objects in nose

Objects in ears

Types of Wounds


Bites and Stings

Animal bites

Bee Stings


What to do with a burn

Assessing the severity of a burn

Causes of burns


Electrical 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




Head Injuries

What to look for and what to do

Compression and concussion

Skull Fracture

How to recognise if there is something seriously wrong

Useful advice

Final Lesson, Quiz and Certificate