Paediatric First Aid Course




Paediatric First Aid Course

This course is an excellent First Aid Training package for parents and child carers to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace. It also serves as a superb resource for those with English as a Second Language to equip them with the vocabulary and language skills to pass a practical course and to refresh this vital knowledge on a regular basis.

This course covers CPR, choking, the recovery position, drowning, burns and much more. If you need an accredited or regulated First Aid training qualification to be Ofsted registered, it is necessary to undertake a practical First Aid course.

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and 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 print your Certificate on completion. You will have continuous access to the course for 12 months.

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]

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





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


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Management of Asthma in a child care setting


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

Snake bite

Tick Bites

Marine Stings

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 Explanation


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?

Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures

Types of Fractures

When to call an ambulance




Head Injuries

Skull Fracture

What to look for and what to do

Compression and concussion

What to look out for following a head injury

Spinal Injuries

Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions

Absence seizures

Tonic-clonic fits and generalised seizures

Febrile Convulsions


Extremes of body temperature

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke


Medical conditions and childhood illnesses

Septicaemia / Sepsis



Low blood Sugar / Hypoglycaemia

Sickle Cell Disease

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final Lesson, Quiz and Certificate