Paediatric First Aid & Heartsaver AED Course

Paediatric First Aid & Heartsaver AED Course is designed to give knowledge to the learner on applying first aid to children. It is important to be educated on the welfare and safety of children by being Paediatric First Aid trained.

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    The Paediatric First Aid & Heartsaver AED Course is training is essential for parents, childcare professionals and clubs who work with children. It is highly recommended and an invaluable tool for anyone who spends time with children. The Paediatric First Aid & Heartsaver AED Course can save a life!

    Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is geared towards anyone involved in childcare who have a duty to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Including childcare workers, teachers, camp counsellors, etc. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course.

    It is ideal for learners working in Crèches, Montessori’s, Pre-School or National Schools. Paediatric First Aid is essential for employees working in the childcare. It can also benefit parents, grandparents and babysitters. The Paediatric First Aid gives learners the skills and knowledge to provide emergency lifesaving treatments in common emergency situations the course also includes the HeartSaver AED Course. Phoenix STS is an Irish Heart Foundation affiliated Training Site.

    We train with the ZOLL AED 3 trainer to give you in real life training….. We also offer Public Paediatric First Aid Training Courses in our training centre in Longford.

    If you have any injuries or medical issues that you may be concerned about please discuss them with the course coordinator prior to attending the course as you will be required to complete all elements including the practical skills assessments in order to receive a course completion card (where one is available for the course).

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    Course Aims

    • Preserve life
    • Prevent illness or injury from becoming worse
    • Relieve pain, if possible
    • Promote recovery
    • Protect the unconscious

    Course Objectives

    • Learners will be able to confidently deal with an emergency first aid situation involving a child
    • Learners will be able to administer appropriate first aid treatment to a child
    • Learners will be able to know what to do & what not to do in the event of an emergency

    Who Should Attend This Course?

    • This course is specifically designed for those staff or individuals with an interest in, working with or caring for children or those under the age of 14 years.

    Pre-Course Requirements

    • English is the language in which training is delivered, and learners must have fluency in English
    • Please let us know if learners have any specific learner requirements

    Course Programme

    • First aid basics
    • Medical emergencies
    • Injury emergencies
    • Environmental emergencies
    • Preventing illness and injury
    • Illnesses and Injuries
    • Controlling Bleeding and Bandaging
    • Using a Tourniquet
    • Shock
    • Internal bleeding
    • Burns and electrical injuries
    • Allergic Reactions
    • Using an epinephrine pen
    • Breathing problems
    • Dehydration
    • Diabetes and low blood sugar
    • Heat-related emergencies
    • Cold-related emergencies
    • Drowning
    • Amputations
    • Bites and stings
    • Broken bones and sprains
    • Eye injuries
    • Bleeding from the nose
    • Fainting
    • Head, neck, and spine Injuries
    • Penetrating and puncturing injuries
    • Poison emergencies
    • Seizure
    • Mouth and cheek injuries
    • Tooth injuries

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    Our Tutors

    All our tutors hold a minimum QQI Level 8 in their subject matter, a Train the Trainer QQI Level 6 or higher and are experienced instructors

    Training Methods

    The course is facilitated by an instructor who will guide you through the course with an interactive DVD that allows you to Practice-While-Watching


    During the course learners will be continually assessed by the instructor. In the final assessment learners will be presented with a complete First Aid, CPR & AED scenario which they must respond to. The learner must complete all necessary steps to complete the course successfully.


    2 Years American Heart Association Certification (Recognised Internationally)

    Maximum Number of Learners



    6 Hours

    • What is pediatric first aid?

      Paediatric First Aid training concentrates solely on the child and infant age groups. This is useful to full-time childcare workers such as childminders, nannies and nursery staff. Standard paediatric courses will cover how to manage an ill or injured child/infant in the event of an emergency.

    • How long does a Paediatric first aid course last?

      Two years

      First Aid certificates last for two years from their date of issue. However, the HSE recommends that First Aiders attend annual refresher training to help maintain basic skills and to keep up to date with any changes to firstaid procedures.

    • What should a Paediatric first aid kit contain?

      • Large sterile dressing x 2
      • Eye pad sterile dressing x 2
      • Medium sterile dressing x 6
      • Triangular bandage x 4
      • Alcohol-free wipes x 10
      • Washproof plasters x 2 bags
      • Medium gloves x 3 pairs
      • Safety pins x 1 bag
      • HSE guidance leaflet x 1
      • Low adherent pad (5cm x 5cm) x 5
      • Resusciade x 1
      • Non woven swab 4 ply (5cm x 5cm) x 1
      • Scissors x 1 pair
      • 1.25cm x 5m microporous tape x 1
      • Size 01 x 20m sterogauze x 1
      • Sterogauze applicator x 1
    • What happens if my first aid expires?

      If their first aid certificate expired then by law they are no longer considered competent to provide first aid duties in the workplace. … After 28 days of expiry date – Your First Aiders will have to take the full qualification course again.

    • Can first aider give medication?

      First aid at work does not include giving tablets or medicines to treat illness. … It is recommended that tablets and medicines should not be kept in the firstaid box. Some workers carry their own medication that has been prescribed by their doctor (eg an inhaler for asthma).

    • Who can give first aid?

      An appointed person is someone who is nominated to take charge of first-aid arrangements, such as looking after the first aid kit and calling an ambulance in an emergency. A first aider is someone who is qualified to give first aid treatment in the event of an injury or illness.

    • What are the duties of a first aider?

      • Preserve life
      • Prevent illness or injury from becoming worse
      • Relieve pain, if possible
      • Promote recovery
      • Protect the unconscious
    • What are the 5 main aims of first aid?

      • Preserve life
      • Prevent illness or injury from becoming worse
      • Relieve pain, if possible
      • Promote recovery
      • Protect the unconscious
    • What is first aid short note?

      First aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. … First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

    • Why is basic first aid important?

      First aid helps ensure that the right methods of administering medical assistance are provided. Knowing how to help a person is just as important in emergency situations. It only takes six minutes for the human brain to expire due to lack of oxygen.