Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.

1.1 Define responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Describe first aid and personal protection equipment required for emergencies
1.4 Describe how to use first aid and personal protection equipment safely
1.5 Identify what information needs to be included in an accident report/incident record
1.6 Explain reporting procedures following an accident/incident
1.7 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help
2.4 Explain what information needs to be given when obtaining assistance

3. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.

3.1 Assess the level of consciousness of an infant/child
3.2 Explain why an infant/child should be placed in the recovery position
3.3 Place an infant/child in the recovery position
3.4 Continually monitor an infant/child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.5 Assist an infant/child who is experiencing a seizure

4. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

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

5. Be able to provide first aid to infant/child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.

5.1 Identify when a foreign body airway obstruction is:

mild
severe

5.2 Administer first aid to an infant/child who is choking

6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child with external bleeding.

6.1 Describe the types and severity of bleeding
6.2 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
6.3 Control external bleeding

7. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child who is suffering from shock.

7.1 Define the term 'shock' relevant to first aid
7.2 Describe how to recognise an infant/child who is suffering from shock
7.3 Explain how to manage the effects of shock

8. Understand how to provide first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis.

8.1 List common triggers for anaphylaxis
8.2 Describe how to recognise anaphylaxis in an infant/child
8.3 Explain how to administer first aid to an infant/child with anaphylaxis


Unit 2 Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies:

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:

1. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

1.1 Describe types of fractures
1.2 Recognise suspected:

Fractures
Dislocations
Sprains and strains

1.3 Administer first aid for suspected:

Fractures
Dislocations
Sprains and strains

2. Be able to administer first aid to an infant/child with head and spinal injuries.

2.1 Describe how to recognise suspected:

Concussion
Skull fracture
Cerebral compression
Spinal injury

2.2 Administer first aid for suspected:

Concussion
Skull fracture
Cerebral compression
Spinal injury

3. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose.

3.1 Identify conditions affecting the:

Eyes
Ears
Nose

3.2 Explain the action to take when conditions are identified

4. Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant/child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness.

4.1 Describe how to recognise:

Sickle cell crisis
Diabetic emergencies
Asthma attack
Allergic reaction
Meningitis
Febrile convulsions

4.2 Explain how to manage:

Sickle cell crisis
Diabetic emergency
Asthma attack
Allergic reaction
Meningitis
Febrile convulsions

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

5.1 Describe how to recognise the effects of:

Extreme cold
Extreme heat

5.2 Explain how to manage the effects of:

Extreme cold
Extreme heat

6. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has sustained an electric shock.

6.1 Explain how to safely manage an incident involving electricity
6.2 Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents

7. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with burns or scalds.

7.1 Describe how to recognise the severity of:

Burns
Scalds

7.2 Explain how to manage:

Burns
Scalds

8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been poisoned.

8.1 Identify the routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body
8.2 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
8.3 Explain how to manage sudden poisoning

9. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child who has been bitten or stung.

9.1 Identify severity of bites and stings
9.2 Explain how to manage bites and stings

10. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant/child with minor injuries.

10.1 Explain how to administer first aid for:

Small cuts
Grazes
Bumps and bruises
Small splinters
Nose bleeds

11. Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

11.1 Identify what information needs to be recorded for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.2 Describe how to record the information for illnesses, injuries and emergencies
11.3 Explain confidentially procedures for recording, storing and sharing information


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