HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF)

This accredited qualification provides theoretical and practical training in emergency first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty. Learners undertaking this qualification will be able to provide support to the paediatric first aider to maintain the welfare of infants and children.

Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock or anaphylaxis:

This qualification consists of one mandatory unit and is typically delivered over a period of 1 day with a minimum contact time of 6 hours.

All successful students will be issued with an Emergency Paediatric First Aid certificate

 

1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider

1.1 Define responsibilities of a paediatric first aider

1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others

1.3 Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies

1.4 Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely

1.5 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record

1.6 Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident

1.7 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

 

2 Be able to assess an emergency situation safely 

2.1 Conduct a scene survey

2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child

2.3 Identify when to call for help

2.4 Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance

 

3 Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally

3.1 Assess the level of consciousness of an infant and a child

3.2 Explain why an infant and a child should be placed in the recovery position

3.3 Place an infant and a child in the recovery position

3.4 Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position

3.5 Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure

 

4 Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally

4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally

4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

 

5 Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction

5.1 Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is:  mild,severe

5.2 Administer first aid to an infant and a child who is choking

 

6 Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding

6.1 Describe the types and severity of bleeding

6.2 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child

6.3 Control external bleeding

 

7 Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock

7.1 Define the term ‘shock’ relevant to first aid

7.2 Describe how to recognise an infant and a child who is suffering from shock

7.3 Explain how to manage the effects of shock

 

8 Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

8.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis

8.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child

8.3 Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

 

Course price £ 45

Course Duration 1 day

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