Our Free Paediatric First Aid is in line with Ofsted and the requirements for The National Childminding Association (NCMA), Surestart, Pre-school Learning Alliance (PLA) and Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS ) paediatric first aid its designed for individuals who look after infants and children. Check here
Although SMARTT do promote any parent or individual to complete the paediatric first aid training course, the following occupations may be legally required to hold this Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training
• Nursery Staff
• School Staff
• Health & Social workers
The term ‘Paediatric’ relates to children and infants.
An Infant is defined as being from the age of 0-1. A child is defined as being from the age of 1 to the onset of puberty. Puberty can be very difficult to recognise in many children. Children of the same age will vary in size and appearance.
Common sense must prevail. If your casualty appears to be that of a child and has not reached puberty, then you must treat them as a child. If you are in doubt, you should adopt the adult protocol. The important thing to remember is that you must offer your casualty some form of initial treatment. Little harm will come to them if you happen to identify the age of the child incorrectly.
Free Paediatric First Aid
The responsibilities of the emergency first-aider will be dependent on specific workplace requirements.
Responsibilities could include:
- ensuring first-aid equipment is fit for purpose
- arriving at the scene
- ensuring the scene is safe
- contacting the emergency services
- prioritising the treatment of casualties
- clearing up after an incident
- incident reporting and recording
Contacting the Emergency Sеrvісеѕ
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If possible take the infant or small child with you when making the call. Never leave an infant unattended
- State which service you require
- Give your telephone number
- State your exact location
- State type of incident
- Give number of casualties
- State type and extent of the injuries
- State dangerous hazards
Please click here to download our free first aid guide