Emergency Paediatric First Aid at Work

This FAIB regulated and certificated course is delivered over 1 day with a total of 6 hours contact time, excluding breaks, and meets the syllabus standards expected by the Health & Safety Executive. The certificate is valid for 3 years from date of issue.

The course is suited for workplaces which have a level of risk which necessitates a straightforward level of first aid provision and training in the event of an accident. Typically, this may include educational establishments or workplaces which have processes which include:

  1. Looking after children, e.g. School staff, nannies, au pair, nannies, nursery and pre-school workers
  2. Where the risk of injury to a child is at a level which is deemed low
  3. Where there are other persons working in the childcare setting who have a Paediatric First Aid at Work qualification.

The outline course syllabus is:

  1. Role sand Responsibilities of the First Aider, including the legal aspects of first aid provision.
  2. Managing a first aid incident
  3. Conducting a Primary and Secondary Survey to establish treatment needs of the casualty.
  4. Deliver CPR to a casualty, including use of a defibrillator.
  5. Initial identification, management and treatment of blocked airway, bleeding, seizures, shock, bites, stings, burns, scalds, small cuts / bruises / grazes, splinters, nose bleeds, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, poisons, anaphylaxis, diabetes, asthma, heart attack, angina, and cardiac arrest.

First Aid Training East Scotland (www.fates.biz) is regulated by the First Aid Industry Body (www.faib.co.uk) to deliver the following regulated First Aid courses: 1) First Aid at Work 2) Emergency First Aid at Work 3) Paediatric First Aid at Work 4) Emergency Paediatric First Aid at Work 5) A combination of any of the courses listed at 1-4 above, delivered as one course. All of the above courses meet the standards set, and expected, by the Health & Safety Executive. We deliver the above courses entirely in person or as a blend of prior online learning and in person at your premises. Our teaching and course delivery style is to engage and discuss course information with learners, ensuring active involvement in the course rather than being talked at. First Aid manuals appropriate to the course are provided to each learner to keep for future reference. We assess learning using the following methods: 1) Adult, child, and baby QCPR manikins to teach and assess CPR. An app is used by the trainer to provide feedback, in real time, to up to 6 learners simultaneously on their CPR skills. This enables learners to have the confidence in their ability to have correctly applied the theory in a practical manner. 2) Training defibrillators as part of every CPR assessment. 3) Training Adrenaline Auto-Injector pens and tourniquets. 4) Individual training packs containing, triangular bandage, medium dressing and cpr faceshield to keep for future reference. 5) Scenarios which allow learners to demonstrate application of recovery position, secondary survey and managing vomit. 6) Verbal questioning and discussion during the course. 6) Written assessment may also be used. Bruce and Zofia have each held a first aid certificate for over 35 years with experience of applying first aid in real life situations through their life experiences and employment. Bruce retired in 2018 after 30 years’ service with the Fire & Rescue Service whilst Zofia has over 42 years’ experience as a Registered General Nurse. Our teaching, assessing, and advertising language is uncomplicated, straightforward and no multiple “hard sell” adjectives or tactics are used. Feedback from our courses shows our teaching, delivery and feedback style doesn’t make us less professional, it makes us more approachable and the course a better learning experience for all.

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First Aid Training East Scotland (FATES)

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A summary of our quality assurance process is: 1) Written and verbal feedback from learners for each course. 2) Written and verbal reflection from each trainer delivering the course. 3) Care and maintenance of our resources in line with respective manufacturers' guidelines. 4) Ad hoc (and at least yearly) external assessment of course delivery from our regulator, First Aid Industry Body. 5) Ensure that appropriate Continuous Professional Development is carried out by trainers. 6) We consider feedback and quality assurance to be 360 degrees, appreciate we are all human and all of us can make a mistake for many reasons. Our view is that the important thing is that all involved contribute positively to finding the solution to resolve the mistake as soon as practically possible. Following this informal process allows everyone to have positive learning and continuous professional improvement experience in addition to finding an agreed set of outcomes. In the event that a resolution cannot be found then a formal written complaint can be made to the respective organisation's involved, for FATES this will be reviewed and addressed by both partners. If that fails to resolve the complaint and mistake then contact can be made with the respective organisation's regulatory body (our regulatory body is the First Aid Industry Body, www.faib.co.uk) for further advice.

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