All Imperials will come armed and ready with a Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Valid for 3 years, this qualification meets the Ofsted Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Childcare Register requirements for paediatric first aid training.
Taught in a classroom setting, the course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the training and confidence to use first aid knowledge in a real-life situation. The students are assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities designed to coach and support them.
They also learn basic adult first aid skills, from how to note details of an accident to how to administer medication.
We highly recommend that our Imperials qualify at either St John Ambulance or the British Red Cross. Both charities run a 2 day course held over 2 consecutive days, however, the British Red Cross, also run 2 days over 2 weeks.
The qualification enables Imperials to understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider and includes being able to assess an emergency situation safely.
Your Imperial will be taught to:
Provide first aid for an infant and a child:
- who is unresponsive and breathing normally, including child and infant resuscitation
- who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
- who has a foreign body airway obstruction
- with external bleeding
- with injuries to bones, joints and muscles(including spinal injuries)
Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness such as:
- sickle cell crisis
- diabetic emergencies
- asthma attack
- allergic reaction including anaphylactic shock
- febrile convulsions
- sickness or fever
Understand 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
Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.