First Aid on Children
A First Aid on Children course can make all the difference to help or rescue a child in an emergency.
Every year, more than 30,000 children are treated for burns and scalds in the UK and of those up to 6,000 require in-patient treatment.
Despite such numbers, studies show that seven out of 10 adults do not know what to do with a child in a medical emergency, no matter whether dealing with burns, electrical accidents or other injuries or illnesses.
Do you know
- what choking in an infant or a child looks like and what to do?
- what to do if a child has a seizure or a febrile convulsion?
- about absence seizures?
- what drowning looks like, especially in children?
- how to deal with a croup or Pseudocroup attack?
Participants of the First Aid on Children course are parents, grandparents, care-takers, nannies, au-pairs as well as teachers of pre-school to elementary school children and employees of day-care centres.
The course covers life saving and first aid measures for children of all ages, from early infancy to pre-teen years:
- CPR for infants and children
- Wound care, animal bites, insect stings, and severe bleeding
- Seizures, convulsions and head injuries
- Burns, scalds and sunburn
- Allergies and anaphylactic shock
If the course is held in a tick endemic area, ticks, Tick Borne Encephalitis TBE and Lyme Disease will also be covered.
Additionally, typical childhood ailments and illnesses are discussed:
- Fever and fever convulsions
- Airway infections (cough & colds)
- Abdominal pain
You will also get advice on what to include in a first aid kit for children, including gentle remedies for mild injuries or daily ailments.
Duration: 9 hours