This course is designed for parents, grandparents and other care givers to children, and provides the skills and knowledge to carry out emergency First Aid for life threatening injuries and illnesses. The course focuses on the more common injuries and illnesses involving infants and young children.
**Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.**
- Chain of survival
- Assessing the situation #
- Basic life support - DRSABCD #
- Performing CPR #
- Demonstrating the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) #
- Care of an unconscious person #
- Special techniques for children and infants #
- CPR in special circumstances #
- Breathing emergencies including choking and asthma #
- Shock #
- Severe allergic reaction #
- Bleeding and wound care #
- Infection control #
- Common childhood illnesses
There are no prerequisites.
The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this course to be refreshed every 3 years with the CPR component refreshed every 12 months.
Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies and a written test.
On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.