VSLC Paediatric First Aid Qualification

VSLC Paediatric First Aid Qualification

Our Peadiatric First Aid Qualification covers core aspects of first aid treatment for children and infants – including CPR, recovery position and choking management for children and infants – as well as a range of medical conditions that are common in children and infants. This is a comprehensive course that is usually delivered over 2 days.

Qualification Details

Qualification Name: VSLC Paediatric First Aid
Current Version: v1.1

Endorsed by: The Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA, UK)
Governance: Taught in line with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Duration: 12 hours contact time
Validity: 2 years from the date of the course. Refresher training is recommended at least annually.

 

Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider:

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aiderExplain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Identify when to use personal protection equipment when providing first aid
  • Identify contents of a paediatric first aid kit
  • Identify the need to complete an accident report/incident record
  • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

Be able to assess an emergency situation safely:

  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
  • Identify when to call for help

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally:

  • Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
  • Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
  • Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally:

  • Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to an unresponsive infant and
    an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
  • Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking:

  • Identify when choking is:
    • Mild
    • Severe
  • Administer First Aid to an infant and a child who is choking

Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding:

  • Explain the types and severity of bleeding in infants and children
  • Control external bleeding

Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock:

  • Recognise an infant or a child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
  • Administer First Aid to an infant or child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries:

  • Explain how to administer first aid for:
    • Bites
    • Stings
    • Small Cuts
    • Grazes
    • Bumps and Bruises
    • Small Splinters
    • Nose Bleed

Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture:

  • Describe types of fractures
  • Recognise suspected fractures
  • Administer First Aid for suspected fractures

Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury:

  • Describe how to recognise suspected:
    • Head injury
    • Neck or back injury

Administer first aid for suspected:

  • Head injury
  • Neck or back injury

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears
and nose:

  • Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the:
    • Eye
    • Ear
    • Nose

Explain how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye injury

Understand how to administer emergency first aid to infant and a child with an acute medical condition
or sudden illness:

  • Describe how to recognise and treat:
    • Diabetic emergencies
    • Asthma attack
    • Allergic reaction
    • Meningitis
    • Febrile Convulsions

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of
extreme heat and cold:

  • Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of:
    • Extreme cold
    • Extreme heat

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock:

  • Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
  • Describe how to administer first aid for electric shock incidents

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds:

  • Describe how to recognise the severity of:
    • Burns
    • Scalds
  • Explain how to administer first aid for:
    • Burns
    • Scalds

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned:

  • Identify how poisonous substances can enter the body
  • Explain how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning

Understand how to provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis:

  • List common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant and a child
  • Explain how to administer first aid for an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

This qualification is trainer assessed. 

To complete the qualification, candidates must:

 

  • Successfully complete course worksheets
  • Successfully conduct a scene survey
  • Successfully demonstrate a primary survey and recovery position
  • Successfully demonstrate CPR for children and infants
  • Successfully demonstrate safe use of an AED
  • Successfully demonstrate the correct procedure for the management of choking
  • Successfully demonstrate the management for external bleeding and treatment of shock
  • Successfully demonstrate the management for: Bone, muscle and joint injuries, head injuries, spinal injuries

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