PAEDIATRIC First Aid
Paediatric First Aid (PFA) - 12 hours
The Department for Education (DfE) has now published their updated guidance, with an implementation date 3 April 2017.
• At least one person who has a current paediatric first aid (PFA) certificate must be on the premises and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings
• The certificate must be for a full course consistent with the criteria set out in course content
• PFA training must be renewed every three years and be relevant for workers
• All newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce who have completed a level 2 and/or level 3 qualification on or after 30 June 2016, must also have either a full PFA or an emergency PFA certificate within three months of starting work
This first aid course is ideal for those working in a childcare setting - nursery, kindergarten, childminders as well as primary schools with EYFS.
The emergency PFA course should be undertaken face-to-face and last for a minimum of 6 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the following areas:
• Be able to assess an emergency situation and prioritise what action to take
• Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
• Help a baby or child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
• Help a baby or child who is having a seizure
• Help a baby or child who is choking
• Help a baby or child who is bleeding
• Help a baby or child who is suffering from shock caused by severe blood loss (hypovolemic shock)
The full PFA course should last for a minimum of 12 hours (excluding breaks) and cover the areas set out Emergency PFA above as well as the following areas:
• Help a baby or child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock
• Help a baby or child who has had an electric shock
• Help a baby or child who has burns or scalds
• Help a baby or child who has a suspected fracture
• Help a baby or child with head, neck or back injuries
• Help a baby or child who is suspected of being poisoned
• Help a baby or child with a foreign body in eyes, ears or nose
• Help a baby or child with an eye injury
• Help a baby or child with a bite or sting
• Help a baby or child who is suffering from the effects of extreme heat or cold
• Help a baby or child having: a diabetic emergency; an asthma attack; an allergic reaction; meningitis; and/or febrile convulsions
• Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider (including appropriate contents of a first aid box and the need for recording accidents and incidents)
PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID 2 DAYS £90.00 per person
19th and 20th September 2019, Malton, North Yorkshire
4th and 5th November 2019, Malton, North Yorkshire
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