Paediatric First Aid

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Did you know?
According to the Irish Red Cross, Statistics that shows accidental burns, falls and poisoning are among the leading causes of deaths and injuries in Ireland for children aged 0-14 years old and that 55% of deaths of young children and adolescents resulting from injuries could have been prevented…

The Principles of First Aid are as follows;

  • Preserve life – stop the person from dying.
  • Prevent further injury – stop the person from being injured even more. If possible, an injured person should not be moved. …
  • Promote recovery – try to help the person heal their injuries.

Who’s it for?
Any individuals that are dealing with children including Parents/Guardians, Teachers, Special Needs Assistants, Healthcare workers.

1 day (6-7 hrs of instruction)
2x 3hr evenings

Course Content
-The Roles and Responsibilities of the Paediatric First Aider
-Assessing the Paediatric Patient (Primary & Secondary Survey)
-Paediatric Basic Life Support (CPR, AED & Choking & Recovery Position)
-Wounds & Bleeding including Shock
-Minor Injuries (cuts & grazes, bumps & bruises, nosebleeds)
-Common Paediatric Conditions (Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Croup, Sickle Cell Anaemia,     Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning, Extremes of Temperature, Meningitis, Measles, Hand Foot & Mouth, Slap Cheek)
-Trauma Emergencies (Fractures, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Head Injuries, Burns & Scalds)

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be issued with a certificate for Paediatric First Aid from Donegal First Aid Services. Certificate valid for 2 years.

Student Ratio
10/12 students per 1 instructor

Price on application

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