Aim
The course covers a range of topics to do with paediatric first aid emergencies including how to recognise an injury or illness, how to provide treatment based on your findings and how what to watch for before the arrival of an ambulance. The course has been specifically tailored to suit those who work with or have infants or young children.
Requirements
There are currently no prerequisites for this course. Students should be physically well enough to carry out chest compression on a manikin while kneeling.
Who's it for
This course is specifically focused to those who work with or have infants or young children. This course is ideally suited to new parents, childminders, pre-school workers or Montessori teachers. 
Overview
  • First Aid Overview
  • CPR Child (Full)
  • Infant CPR (Full)
  • Child Chocking
  • Infant Chocking
  • AED Use & Discussion
  • Head injuries
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Medication Administration & Management
Method of Delivery
The course is delivered by an instructor who will use DVD and presentations to guide you through the course. The course is delivered through English.
Duration & Assessment
The course is a day long. This includes module revision and examination. Each student will be assessed on their CPR, two first aid scenarios and a short answer question test. Students will be graded according to the score they achieve. Students must achieve a score of at least 50% in order to pass the course. Students must individually pass each individual assessment in order to gain an overall pass on the course.
Certification
Upon successful completion of this course students will be issued with a certificate. This cert will be valid for 2 years. The certificate should be used along with the original QQI certificate to demonstrate their qualification.