Paediatric First Aid

The Paediatric First Aid course is designed to provide staff working in childcare and other child related roles with training in First Aid for Children. Course participants will also be equipped to provide support to the First Aid Responder within an organisation dealing with childcare or child supervision.

This course can be delivered as a condensed 4 hour workshop, however in order to receive the PHECC certification, participants must complete the full 1 day course.

Certification is valid for 2 years

Course Syllabus

  • Scene Assessment and Safety
  • Responsibilities of a First Aider
  • CPR for children and Infants
  • AED for adults and children
  • How to react in an emergency situation
  • Child and Infant Choking
  • Bleeding first aid
  • Dealing with unconscious Children and Infants
  • Febrile Seizures, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Asthma
  • Meningitis
  • Poisoning
  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Burns first aid
  • Head Injuries and Eye Injuries

Training Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate Paediatric First Aid;
  • Describe the responsibilities of a First Aider;
  • Understand and demonstrate essential life saving skills;
  • Identify and administer first aid to medical and Trauma emergencies; and
  • Identify risks to children in the home or workplace.

From the 1st June 2020 Tusla will be making changes to their requirements. From this date First Aid Response (FAR) is the first aid course that will accepted for the purpose of compliance. At least one person with FAR should be available on the premises. First Aid Response (FAR) requirements are developed by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) are are delivered through FITAC by our experienced trainers.