First Aid for Children and Young People
This can be a group course in schools, youth clubs…or a scheduled course for individuals.
This course is designed for children and young people to teach them both to keep themselves safe and to help others in an emergency situation. You will learn what to do in an emergency, practise CPR skills and understand about treatment for common accidents and illnesses – with particular focus on the sort of accidents and emergencies relevant to them.
We also run tailored courses for Child Carers and specially adapted courses for those with physical and educational special needs
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for young people in year 6 and upwards will be extremely useful for young people wishing to hold a First Aid certificate; as baby sitters and child carers, those doing sports leadership courses, preparing for GAP years and generally being more independent. It will be adapted to the needs of the individual students and relevant to their particular ages and requirements.
What you will learn?
The course will entirely tailored to the needs of those attending. We generally cover care of the unconscious adult, child and baby who is either breathing, or not-breathing as well as the treatment of commonly occurring accidents and illnesses. We will cover in detail choking, head injuries, spinal injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning, bleeding, breaks and sprains, acute allergic reaction, fitting and any other areas that are of concern.
There will be particular practical sessions on the importance of the Recovery position, particularly when young people may start experimenting with alcohol.
(for guidance only, will be tailored to individual needs)
- Action at an emergency – priorities of treatment
- Care of someone who is unconscious but breathing – Recovery position
- Care of the someone who is unconscious and not breathing – CPR
- Management of someone with a possible spinal injury
- Choking – theory and practical
- What to put in your First Aid Kit and how to use it
- Major and minor bleeds, embedded objects, grazes, amputated parts, knocked out teeth, objects in eyes, ears and nose, nose bleeds, bruising…
- Burns, scalds & electric shock
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction and use of an Epipen)
- Head injury – concussion, compression & skull fracture
- Breaks, sprains and dislocations
- Treatment of all forms of shock.
- Treatment for medical conditions such as; fitting, asthma etc…
Approx. 3 hours – although longer and shorter courses can be organised
Assessment and certification
Continuous assessment by trainer. Certificate valid for 3 years