Description: In the UK professional child care providers such as nannies, nursery staff, and childminders must complete a suitable pediatric First Aid Course at regular intervals.
The Emergency First Response 12 Hour Care for Children programme meets regulatory requirements necessary for such a first aid course. The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.
Course content includes:
• All the course content from the care for children standard course.
• Febrile convulsions
• Sickle cell
Audience: professional childcare providers with a specific duty of care such as nurseries, playgroups, childminders, nannies where a risk assessment deems it necessary for this level of provision and anyone working with children in the UK. No required prerequisite.
Duration: 2 Days, 12 hours.
Certification: Participants receive an international certification from EFR (3 years) and a certificate of acknowledgment.
The course meets the requirements laid out in appendix 1 of the Practice Guidance for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DFCSF) in the UK.
Language: Delivery and material in English and/or Arabic.
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