AOSH – AWARD IN PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

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OVERVIEW

Since the 1st of October, 2013 it has been employer’s responsibility to provide first aiders in the workplace. All organisations must ensure by law that they have a sufficient number of employees who possess a first-aid qualification to fulfil their first-aid needs at all times. Employers must ensure that their provision is ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances.

AOSH UK First Aid Qualifications have been produced in guidelines with Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Skills for Health and In line with the latest developments in practice. AOSH UK qualifications are designed to equip individuals to manage medical situations and provision in the workplace.

AOSH – AWARD IN PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID

Who needs this qualification?
This qualification is designed to provide learners with the first aid skills they require when working in an environment with children. The Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid is suitable for learners who are responsible for children. Learners will become familiar and react according to an emergency situation with a child or infant.

How long will it take?
Delivery would typically be through a 2-day training course (16 hours).

Course overview
Over a 2 day period, Learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of paediatric first aid situations, including: assessing an emergency situation, dealing with an unresponsive infant or child, CPR, choking, meningitis, head and spinal injuries, anaphylaxis, asthma and more.

Assessment method

  • The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
  •  Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.

This qualification is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:

  • Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid.
  • Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.

To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.

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