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Paediatric Course information
Course Type Paediatric
Regulatory Body First Aid Industry Body (course not regulated by HSE since 2013)
Course accredited by First Aid Industry Body (FAIB)  Yes
Course Duration 1 Day (7 hours classroom time)
Public course Venue Public Courses: First Aid Scotland, Paisley Training Centre (see calendar)
Public Course Cost Public courses : £95.00 + vat per delegate.
Corporate Venue Customers premises, space permitting (up to 12 delegates)
Corporate Cost Call for prices (we won’t be beaten by our competitors at British Red Cross or St Andrews First Aid)
Description Our training courses have been designed by qualified professionals with over 25 years’ experience in the NHS and Emergency Services, using the most up to date techniques as recognised by the Resuscitation Council (UK), the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Our Paediatric first aid course is primarily aimed at child minders, nursery nurses and those working professionally with infants and children. This course meets and exceeds the guidelines required for registration on both the Ofsted Childcare Register and with the Care Inspectorate in Scotland. Please note full content of this course on the syllabus link below. This is not simply a baby and child course as offered by some of our competitors.
Ofsted suggest a 2 day (12 hour) course, however acknowledge that this course can be run over a shorter period. Please note that this 7 hour course fulfils all the criteria for paediatric first aid training in Scotland, covers more than the 12 hour and has been run for several local authorities, including Edinburgh and West Dunbartonshire, and is accepted by major nursery groups and companies requiring staff to have an acknowledged paediatric first aid certificate. We use enough baby and child mannikins and equipment that ensures delegates are not sitting waiting to practice, hence the reduced timescale.
First Aid Scotland are fully accredited and regulated by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) and are members of the Association of First Aiders (AoFA), the European Resuscitation Council (ERC), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Federation of First Aid Training Organisations (FOFATO).The Paediatric course is normally a one day (7 hours) course which covers:• the role of the paediatric first aider
• child and infant recovery position *
• cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)*
• burns and scalds*
• breathing disorders*
• asthma
• choking
• poisoning*
• shock* and anaphylaxis
• bleeding (including nose bleeds)
• wound dressing*
• bandaging and slings*
• electrical shock
• epilepsy and fitting*
• febrile convulsions
• diabetes
• sickle cell anaemia
• disorders of heat & cold*
• the unwell child
• giving medication
• meningitis and
• contents of a paediatric first aid box.

* Indicates included content of St Andrews Baby & Child First Aid course known at time of compiling this syllabus
This course can be run over 1 full day, weekends, or even 2 x half evenings (6:00pm to 10:00pm) to suit nursery requirements.

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