Emergency Pediatric First Aid

Course Information

The Emergency Pediatric First Aid course is designed to train individuals to provide immediate first aid care for infants and children. This course also includes adult essential skills in basic life support as they differ from the skills of the infant and child.
This course will provide the first aid skills necessary to manage an infant or child that is not breathing normally, is unconscious, bleeding or is ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency services.

Course Specification

Intended Participant:

People requiring basic skills in first aid for Adults, Children, and Infants

Max Student Instructor Ratio:

25 Candidates

Course Duration:

Initial Training: 7 hours
Retraining time: 7 hours

Certificate Expiry:

3 years from date of completion
First Aid International is approved by the Health and Safety Executive approval number:
Great Britain 1397/94 – Northern Ireland 136


Continuous by instructor

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Student Materials Includes:

• Essential Skills Guide
• Successful Completion Card
• Emergency Plan & Guidance Card
• Wall Certificate
• Course Evaluation and Statement of Understanding Form

Hands-on Skill Practice

Students will practice the essential skills in small groups and will apply these skills in scenario sessions during the course


• Students are assessed throughout the course by instructor observation of the essential skills
• Annual Refresher Training is strongly recommended by HSE

Course Topics

  • Principles of First Aid
  • Emergency Management Procedure
  • Care Cycle™
  • Chain Of Survival
Scene Safety:
  • Scene Survey
  • Exposure Protection
Basic Life Support:
  • Primary Survey, Recovery Position & Reassessment
  • CPR Infant (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • CPR Child
  • Alternative Ventilation Procedures
  • Introduction to Automated External
  • Defibrillation
  • Infant Choking
  • Child Choking
  • Adult Choking
Life-Threatening Conditions:
  • Severe Bleeding
  • Shock Management
  • Epilepsy Seizures
  • Minor Injuries
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke
First Aid Health and Safety:
  • First Aid Kit
  • Accident Recording
  • Patient Report Form (PRF)