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Paediatric First Aid – Level 3 Theory

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Paediatric First Aid - Level 3 Theory

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This Paediatric First Aid (Level 3) course has been developed for those who are working / wish to work with children and infants. This accredited content provides theoretical training in first aid techniques that are specific to infants aged under 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.

It will especially be of interest to parents, teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for their welfare whilst in your care. It is ideal for individuals who are responsible for children and infants, who wish to gain an accredited Paediatric First Aid Award.

This course covers all of the essential content that is required in order to complete the L3 Paediatric first aid qualification, This should be complimented with a practical instruction period of no less than 3 hours in order to gain the full regulated qualification.

Learning Outcomes:

Unit 1

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to provide first aid to an infant and a child with anaphylaxis

Unit 2

  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head and spinal injuries
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat or cold
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has sustained an electric shock
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with burns or scalds
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been poisoned
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who has been bitten or stung
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with minor injuries
  • Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies

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