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Paediatric First Aid

This certified two day course is for WSCC staff working with children in Children's Residential Services, and West Sussex County Council employees in either Children's Services or Foster Carers.

Ofsted advise that if you look after young people and children up until puberty you should attend the Paediatric training.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills required to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children and adults in the workplace in line with Health and Safety (First Aid) legislation and Ofsted regulations.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course you will be able to:

  • Explain and demonstrate how to provide first aid for an infant and a child:
  • who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • who is unresponsive and not breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
  • who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • with external bleeding
  • with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Explain and discuss how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:
  • diabetic emergencies
  • asthma attack
  • allergic reaction
  • meningitis
  • febrile convulsions
  • Explain and discuss how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:
  • who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • who has sustained an electric shock
  • with burns or scalds
  • who has been poisoned
  • who has been bitten or stung
  • with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
  • with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • with head and spinal injuries
  • with anaphylaxis
  • who is suffering from shock
  • Explain and demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an unconscious adult who is not breathing with Adult CPR
  • It is essential that you and your manager read the attachment information for delegates. Due to Covid-19 specific instructions for attending this class room based event are attached. Please make sure you have read these instructions before booking or attending this event.

    You must read the Qualsafe Awards Training Commitment document (attached) before participating in this event.

    This event is strictly for pre-booked, confirmed delegates only. You will not be permitted to attend if you do not have a confirmed booking.

    You must bring Photo I.D. for the trainer to check, e.g. Passport / Driving Licence / Work I.D. Card.
    If you do not provide Photo I.D. you will not be permitted to attend this event.
    Please be aware, CPR on a manikin must be demonstrated on the floor at least once for the purpose of assessment.

    There is a level of physical ability required to complete this course successfully. In order to carry out the practical elements you will need to be able to work on the floor at various times throughout the course, including placing a casualty in the Recovery Position, various First Aid scenarios and simulated CPR on a manikin - adjustments can be made to practice CPR, but the assessment must be carried out on the floor.

    Please consider carefully whether you are able to undertake these activities before applying.
    If you are unable to do so, please contact Learning and Development for further advice before booking a place on this course:

    You will be asked on the day of the course to read and sign a Medical Declaration to confirm you know of no condition that would affect your ability to take part in the course.
    First Aid / Foster Care
    Children Services / Foster Carers
    target audience
    Danielle Martin
    Learning and Development Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Wednesday 29 September 202109:15 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideMain Conference Room
    Session 2Thursday 30 September 202109:15 - 17:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideMain Conference Room
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Wednesday 29 September 2021

    09:15 - 17:00

    Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

    Main Conference Room

    Session 2
    Thursday 30 September 2021

    09:15 - 17:00

    Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

    Main Conference Room

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