Paediatric First Aid Training

The Paediatric First Aid Training course will give you the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations.

The course covers a number of key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illnesses and injuries. Through the use of video learning with real life situations, you will be shown how to carry out first aid procedures such as checking airways, giving CPR and using an AED.

Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete this training. Please contact us to arrange this.

  • Developed by subject matter experts
  • High Quality Video Learning Experience with practical demonstrations
  • References real life, best practice
  • Certificate available to print
Duration: Approx. 115 minutes

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About the Paediatric First Aid Training course

This Paediatric First Aid Training covers a multitude of skill sets and responses to many medical situations. The course will give you the skills to provide immediate medical care and treatment that will either resolve the situation (in less serious ‘everyday’ cases) or provide an essential short-term emergency stop-gap until professional medical assistance is in place.

To successfully pass this course, you must complete a short multiple choice assessment at the end of each chapter before moving on to the next chapter.

Aims of the course

The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations.

It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries.

Please be aware that having a theoretical knowledge on its own is not enough to be considered competent in paediatric first aid and practical demonstration in some areas is required to complete this training. Please contact us to arrange this.

Who is this online training course for?

Paediatric First Aid is a skill that would be useful for anyone that works with children and infants. This includes those working in nursery, school and pre-school environments, as well as professional childminders, club leaders and sports coaches amongst others.

Course content

It is recommended that you work through the modules in order as this provides a logical progression to your learning. The content can be reviewed as many times as you need and you can pause and pick up from the end of the last completed module as often as required.

1 Introduction to Paediatric First Aid

The course begins by examining what first aid is, its’ objectives and the implications these will have for children and infants. The roles and responsibilities of first aiders are explored.

Paediatric First Aid covers a wide range of situations, so is relevant for all those responsible for paediatric welfare and childcare, and the introduction highlights some important points you need to remember during this training.


2 Planning and Preparation

This chapter explores how a first aider should respond to situations where a child or infant has suffered injury, illness or other medical setbacks.

You will find out about the planning and preparation first aiders need to undertake as a part of their training and how to ensure you’re prepared and equipped for potential situations before they arise.

The chapter explores the Written Plan of Action which outlines what your emergency response should be, and helps you to understand the information this document should include.

The importance of managing emotions in an emergency situation is emphasised.


3 Essential First Aid Knowledge and Skills

In this chapter you will learn about how you should behave and the initial actions you should take upon arriving at the scene of a first aid situation.

The DRSABC method is explained in detail to give you the skills you need to assess a situation.

You will also be shown The Responsiveness Spectrum (AVPU) which can be used to help you to monitor the response of a casualty.

Detailed information about airways is covered and the ‘Look, Listen, Feel’ exercise is explained. You will be shown how to administer CPR and the Recovery Position is demonstrated.


4 Basic Life Support

This chapter will teach you about Basic Life Support (BLS) and resuscitation guidelines.

‘ABC’ (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) is covered in detail here in the context of basic life support, including how to open the airway, checking for normal breathing, dealing with an unconscious child, administering rescue breaths and CPR, and calling the emergency services.

Basic life support for infants and babies is covered separately here due to their smaller size and vulnerabilities.

This chapter includes information about the UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines including an explanation of the effectiveness of CPR.

You will be introduced to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and be shown a demonstration and explanation of how these can be used.


5 Fractures and Head Injuries

Within this chapter you will look at all types of fractures including skull and head injuries, concussion and compression.

You will be shown what to look out for when assessing for a suspected fracture and be shown how to treat the child.

You’ll receive detailed training about skull fractures, spinal injuries and head injuries and the importance of managing these correctly is explained. You will hear about the signs and symptoms to look for and the steps you must take – including the actions you must avoid.


6 Shock, Bleeding and Dressing Wounds

In the section about shock, you will learn about the possible causes of shock, the symptoms you may observe, and the treatments you can administer.

You will explore electric shock and anaphylactic shock, how these may occur and the ways they can be dealt with. (Epipens are covered in this section).

You will find out about how best to treat injuries that result in bleeding (internal or external) in children and infants, and how to dress wounds.


7 Specific Medical Conditions

Some of the more common conditions that a first aider may be able to assist with are covered in this chapter. You will find out about how your help can be invaluable when caring for a child with pre-existing health conditions.

You’ll look in detail at asthma and diabetes in children, the way these conditions are managed, and how they may cause a medical emergency.

Seizures and fits are covered in this section, and you’ll hear about the range of symptoms a child may display when having a seizure or fit. You’ll learn about how to manage a child having a possible seizure and the steps you should take to act in the child’s best interests. (The ACTION acronym is looked at here – Assess, Cushion, Time, Identify, Over, Never).

Febrile convulsions are also explored in this chapter, including their possible symptoms and the actions you should take if a child in your care has a febrile seizure.

Meningitis in children is covered so you will have an understanding of the condition, know the common symptoms you should be aware of, and appreciate the additional vulnerabilities of children and infants to meningitis.


8 Minor Injuries

This comprehensive chapter explores the minor injuries and mishaps children may encounter and the importance of first aid for these everyday occurrences.

The treatment of minor injuries including bruising, cuts and grazes, splinters, nosebleeds, bites and stings (including ticks, fleas, lice and lyme disease) are covered here and you will be reminded that although minor, some of these instances can progress to become more serious.

Poison is covered and you’ll hear about the different ways poisoning may be treated and how this can be life-threatening to children.

Eye Injuries are explored, with information about eye irrigation procedures explained.

Finally, Burns and Scalds are explained as these can be relatively common in children and infants. The different treatment methods are given and you’ll hear about the care you need to take when dealing with burns.


9 First Aid Documentation and First Aid Kits

This chapter aims to provide you the information you need to create a formal written framework that will document the emergency response you will take for the children in your care. Here, you’ll learn about:

  • Emergency Plans of Action
  • Medical Records
  • Medication Authorisation Forms
  • Medication Reference Sheets

Information about First Aid Kits and their contents, storage and maintenance are also covered in this chapter.

This course includes a downloadable Emergency Response Plan document that you can save and use for future reference to help you to detail your first aid procedural response.


Upon completion of this course, you may also be interested in Safeguarding Children Training or some of the other courses in our Social Care and Education Training Catalogue.

Ready-to-go online training

This module is ready-to-go and you could be up and running in a matter of minutes. If you’re still unsure, learn more about the benefits of RealSense’s ready-to-go online training or simply ask us for a demo. We can help you get started and remember our support team are always on hand if you need them.

What do you get?

Our course(s), designed by topic specialists, are simple and easy to use and can be completed in your own time, at your own pace. You will get unlimited 24/7 access to the learning platform, your resources, digital training record and access to your certificate is available upon completion.

When purchasing for larger groups of people, remember that our onboarding process can help setup the platform to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

If you cannot find the answer to your query in our Frequently Asked Questions, or if you would like a quote, a chat through your training requirements or just need some technical help then our support team are here to help. Contact us today.

How is it delivered?

Modules are delivered via our online learning platform, Activbase or available in alternative formats for use on a customer’s own Learning Management System (LMS). Once payment has been received, you will be sent an email from RealSense confirming your purchase followed by a separate email from our Activbase Learning Platform with details on how to access your course(s). Access is available 24/7 for the duration of your license. Customers requiring a different course format e.g. SCORM for use on their own LMS, please contact us with your requirements.

Paediatric First Aid Training

Upon successful course completion, a certificate of achievement is available and or automatically added to a learner’s digital record. 

Digital certificate – print, download, store

The certificate itself includes the learner’s name, course title, completion score / result, completion date and any marks of approval, accreditation authorities, and or distribution partners. It can be downloaded, stored or printed.

Learning records

When using our platform Activbase, learning records are available 24/7 for review, tracking progress and access to certificates. Records contain details of sessions including progress, attempts and results. This and additional data such as associated CPD, standards and qualifications are logged and available for information insights and management reporting – a powerful resource for tracking compliance as well as monitoring learning pathways.

Please note: when accessing the course via standalone media or 3rd party systems, you will need to check those systems log learning activity appropriate to your training needs.


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Product Specification

This module is designed to operate on industry standard multimedia PC compatible computers / laptops and or mobile devices with a suitable processor e.g. 2.0GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 4GB RAM or higher. A good reliable internet connection is required of at least 3Mb+/sec.


Windows: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 or later

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Articulate Mobile Player in Android OS 4.4 or later (optimized for tablets)


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Screen Readers

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Our standard courses conform to SCORM / AICC (and TinCan) e-learning standards and have been successfully delivered on over 30 different learning management systems worldwide.

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Activbase is our own simple and easy to use learning platform for administrating, distributing and managing training. Our video based courses are streamed via our Activbase platform.

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Q: How do I access the online learning course?

A: The course is accessed via our own Activbase learning platform, or can be made available as a SCORM object for you to upload to your own Learning Management System.

Q: What if I would like to add or change some of the content to make it more specfic to my organisation?

A: We can swiftly tailor courses to suit your specific training needs. Please contact our team to discuss your requirements and request a quote.

Q: Is it possible to arrange a demo?

A: Yes, of course. If you would like to have a demo of a course or the Activbase Learning Platform then simply contact our team who will be able to arrange a demo for you.

Q: I represent an organisation with lots of employees we would like to train. Can your solution manage that? How much will it cost? Is there a discount when buying for a large workforce?

A: Our digital learning solutions are suitable for small, medium and large organisations. The solution is scalable so you can purchase for an individual or for a large organisation. We have an affordable pricing structure with discounts available for larger volumes. Simply let us know what courses you would like, how many employees you wish to train and we can tailor a package to suit your specific training needs. Simply ask us for a quote.

What is Activbase?

Activbase is a simple and easy to use Learning Management System (LMS) from RealSense that you can use to access your online learning courses. It provides hosting, administration, distribution and tracking of learning activities from a single cloud based platform. Find out more about the features and benefits of Activbase.

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Q: I have forgotten my password, what should I do?

A: If you have forgotten or lost your Activbase password, you can request a password reset through our learning platform, Activbase.

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Q: Is the course accredited?

Most of our courses are accredited by relevant authorities / approval bodies applicable to the course such as CPD, RoSPA or IIRSM. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any specific standard / approval requirements.

Q: Will I get a certificate?

All courses come with a certificate of achievement in recognition of completing the course successfully. A digital record is stored with each learner’s history and certificates are available for access and download.

Q: What if I fail my course?

If you do not achieve the pass rate for the course then you will be given the opportunity to review the training content and attempt the assessment again. With some of the video based courses, the course may be locked on a third failed attempt, subject to a review by your organisation administrator of a member of the RealSense support team.

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Paediatric First Aid Training Course
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