paediatric first aid

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Paediatric First Aid (RQF)


Qualification purpose

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills for first aiders working in early years environments. Learners will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding of emergency paediatric first aid as outlined by theDepartment of Education, September 2016...


Qualification objective

This is a qualification that indicate an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers

Qualification structure


Qualification title


QNUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)


Qualification accreditation number 603/0559/9


Qualification level 3


Credit value 2


Guided learning hours (GLH) 12


Total Qualification Time (TQT) 16


Unit one title

Emergency Paediatric First Aid


Unit two title

Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies


Pre-requisites

This qualification is aimed at those over 16 who are able to undertake the responsibilities associated with being

an emergency paediatric first aider.

Candidates between 14-16 years can undertake the qualification, however they should not be relied upon by

employers to be a sole emergency first aider.

It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of Level 2 literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real work environment. This

includes providing CPR to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore be physically capable of doing so. so.


There are no other pre-requisites for this qualification.


Course Content


A range of subjects are covered in unit 1 including:


  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a 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 infantand a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries


A range of subjects are covered in unit 2 including:


  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with a suspected fracture
  • Be able to administer first aid to an infant and a child with head, neck or back injury
  • 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 an acute 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 and 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 provide first aid to an infant or child with anaphylaxis


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