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Emergency Paediatric First Aid

For those who need specialist care

Description and Purpose

Employers are legally required to assess their workplace with regards to First Aid qualification needs. The findings of the needs assessment should indicate the level of first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel required.

This comprehensive 1 day course covers a wide range of CPR and First Aid skills related to children and includes the Emergency Paediatric Emergency First Aid syllabus and also equips the first-aider to apply emergency first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.

This course will provide the learner a recognised Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) Emergency Paediatric First Aid qualification.

Duration

The EPFA course duration is 6 hours and the course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid.

The course is delivered on one day.

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered which will require the candidate to:

  • Understand the role of the paediatric first aider
  • Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • Know how to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
  • Be able to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively
  • 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 for an infant and a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is wounded and bleeding

Pre Requisites

Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the PFA qualification must:

Be 16 years of age at the time of taking the PFA assessment;

Certification

Completed assessment reports will be forwarded to the Awarding Body for processing. A carbon copy of the Assessment Report Form will be retained by the candidate as proof of successfully gaining the award. IQL UK will despatch, by normal post, the PFA certificate to the candidate’s home address. The validity period of the award is three years from the date of the assessment.

Above information was provided by the RLSS.