Childcare First Aid
This course is referred to as Childcare First Aid, First Aid for Children, Paediatric First Aid, and First Aid for Parents.
This course has been specifically designed to teaching life saving skills with infants and children in mind. There is major emphasis on dealing with accidents that happen to children from newborn babies to children eight years of age. This unique course will give participants the skills to deal with all first aid and medical emergencies that occur with this age group.
This course is popular with those that work with and care for young children or are likely to respond to child emergencies in the workplace, home, or in the community. It is ideal for childcare professionals, teachers, parents, expecting mothers and babysitters.
Available as an Onsite Course
Available as a Public Course
- This childcare first aid course will enable participants to act as a back up to and support First Aid Responders in a childcare facility.
PLEASE SEE “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION” BELOW
- Display skills and knowledge related to the delivery of a childcare first aid.
- Competently and confidently deal with common injuries and illnesses that affect children and infants.
- Display the requisite personal skills including: composure, competence and self-confidence, while understanding their limitations.
- Provide childcare first aid in the workplace and other environments, including: home and recreational settings.
- Calling the emergency medical services for assistance and provide adequate cover until their arrival.
- Provide first aid for conditions not thought to be life-threatening, but are necessary to prevent further harm, before the arrival of a healthcare provider.
- Scene management and patient assessment
- Paediatric patient assessment
- Child and infant: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Child and infant: Using an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Impaired responsiveness and the unconsciousness patient
- Airway obstruction, choking child, choking infant
- Burns and electrical injuries
- Chemical burns and poisons
- Allergic reactions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Control of spinal injuries, fractures and dislocations
- Sprain and strains
- Bleeding and wounds
- Head injuries
- Common medical conditions affecting children: epilepsy, febrile convulsions, meningitis, and diabetes
PLEASE SEE “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION” BELOW in relation to TUSLA and First Aid for Childcare Providers
However, public courses can vary from a 1 to 2 full days in duration.
Course Entry Requirements
There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.
There are no special site requirements associated with this course.
Public Course Dates
Summary Of Assessments
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Text Books Provided
Childcare First Aid Courses