Paediatric First Aid Course

Anubis spent some time reviewing the First Aid Guidelines of the N.C.M.A. and P.L.A. (National Childminding Association and Pre-School Learning Alliance) and compared these with O.F.S.T.E.D’s new requirements whilst taking into account the experiences of local Childminders and Nursery workers before deciding on the format for these courses. The result is a comprehensive course that embraces all the essentials for any paediatric carer whilst being sympathetic to provider’s and parent’s concerns by delivering in a memorable yet relaxed, informal manner. The course is continuously updated with current guidelines and delivered by experienced staff at an appropriate level. Our Paediatric First Aid Course focuses on the significant differences between children up to puberty. This is reflected by teaching people to recognise the different way symptoms are presented and how the associated injuries and illnesses should be treated. E.g. Our courses comprehensively address the resuscitation techniques that are appropriate for this age group.

  • Planning for an Emergency
  • Choking of Baby and Children
  • Resuscitation of Babies and Children
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Burns
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Fractures and differences between Adult/child
  • Head Injuries
  • Electric Shock
  • Poisoning
  • Embedded objects in eyes, ears and noses
  • Penetration wounds from sharp objects
  • Extremes of heat and cold
  • Systems for administration of drugs
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Sickle Cell
  • Diabetes
  • Meningitis
  • Anaphylactic Shock
  • First Aid Kits
  • Record keeping

Feedback back from students: "The course was relaxed and informal and I was not made to look silly if I made mistakes.The instructors were friendly and good at explaining detail.I went away feeling I had the confidence to use my skills if the need should arise."

Review sheets have included comments such as:“I have attended First Aid courses regularly for 15 years and I have never previously been told that Children can have Meningitis without the rash!” Unbelievably this comment crops up on courses far too often:“ Previously I have gone away with the impression that I should not assist children to take their Asthma inhalers in case I get it wrong.

”The over riding point is that when children get ill they can become very ill very quickly, when they start to lose blood it can become life threatening very fast. The First Aid we teach is driven by common sense and ease of remembering, with a good dose of experience.

It is viewed that to comprehensively cover the above syllabus it should be delivered as a 2 day (12 hour) course and is strongly recommended that anyone who has never previously undertaken Paediatric Training attend this course. 12 hours is the minimum duration for the above syllabus whereby applicants gain accreditation.