Paediatric First Aid Training for Parents and Professionals

Why are paediatric first aid courses so important?

Children and babies can look and seem well and then very suddenly become unwell, so the early intervention and care of children and babies is absolutely vital to their survival during an emergency medical situation.

We understand that the care of children and babies is very scary, particularly for parents who may have to provide emergency treatment to their own child.

This is why we have created courses that are aimed specifically at the emergency care and treatment of children and babies. The courses that we provide here will give anyone, whether they are the parent/guardian of the child, or they are professionally responsible for children, the skills to give the best possible care, and therefore, give a child the best chances of survival.

Our paediatric courses are aimed at:

  • Parents/Guardians
  • Foster Carers
  • Nursery Staff
  • Teachers
  • Non-medical emergency service personnel
  • Social Services Staff
  • Anyone else who may encounter children or babies in an emergency situation

What will be learned and achieved after taking these courses?

You will learn the skills and knowledge necessary to recognise and react to a paediatric emergency.

Course Content

  • How to recognise and treat an unconscious child.
  • Recovery position for a child and baby.
  • CPR for children and babies.
  • Choking in the child or baby.
  • Dealing with shock.
  • Head Injuries.
  • Seizures and Febrile Convulsions
  • Burns
  • Bleeding and Fractures
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Meningitis

Lyndsey Murray

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Lyndsey Murray, who has kindly agreed to work in full association with Heart of England First Aid Training. Lyndsey will be a major part of the paediatrics training programme.

Lyndsey has experience of working as an early years Ofsted inspector and we believe this is invaluable to any paediatric courses that must meet the strict Ofsted requirements. We aim to go that extra mile for our clients, especially those who work exclusively with children.

We will work alongside Lynsdey where needed for any professional reference, using her extremely vast experience.

About Lynsdey

Lyndsey has a first-class BA (Hons) in education and professional studies and has epxerience working an an early years Ofsted inspector. Lyndsey has managed her own nursery, to which she still has some operational input, and her nursery has achieved an Outstanding Ofsted rating.

Lyndsey has managed a caseload of over 60 schools, and has worked with, and advised, headteachers regarding child protection. Lyndsey has delivered safeguarding training to school and local safeguarding children partnerships.

Lyndsey has the wealth of knowledge and experience needed to ensure the safety of children, and we welcome her to our team look forward to having her input on our safeguarding children and paediatric first aid courses.