Pediatric First Aid


This Pediatric First Aid eLearning course provides the knowledge needed for first aid care in a pediatric setting.

DURATION | 60 minutes

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This Pediatric First Aid eLearning course is fully online and takes around 60 minutes to complete.

If you working with children it is important to understand the basic principles of first aid for children because proper paediatric first aid speeds recovery and may even help save a life.

By the end of the course learners will:

  • Understand paediatric first aid requirements from a legal standpoint.
  • Know how to provide paediatric life support, including CPR and the use of AEDs on children and babies.
  • Know how to recognise and respond to a range of acute medical conditions.
  • Know how to recognise and respond to minor childhood injuries and illnesses.

Pediatric First Aid eLearning


Pediatric First aid 


Unit 1: Introduction to Paediatric First Aid

In Unit One, we outline the main aims and responsibilities of anyone who may be required to deliver paediatric first aid. We summarise the legal obligations with regards first aid provision in the workplace and explain what should be in any first aid box.

Unit 2: Paediatric Life Support

In Unit Two, you will learn how to recognise a medical emergency, understanding what to do in a situation that involves performing first aid on children. We look at how to conduct a Primary Survey and what the appropriate response is in the vital first minutes of any medical emergency. You will learn how to respond if a child is unresponsive and not breathing, including how to perform CPR and how to use a defibrillator for both child and infant resuscitation. We also look at what to do when a child is unresponsive and breathing and how to put babies and children in the Recovery Position.

Unit 3: Acute Medical Conditions

In Unit Three, we look at how to recognise a range of acute medical conditions, including asthma, meningitis and febrile convulsions. You will learn what the primary first aid response is in order to relieve the child’s condition and preserve their life. 

Unit 4: Common Injuries and Illnesses

In Unit Four, we look at the symptoms of a range of common childhood injuries and illnesses, and the appropriate first aid response. These include both minor incidents such as insect stings and grazes, and more serious emergencies such as spinal injuries and burns.

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