First Aid on Children

A First Aid on Children course can make all the difference to help or rescue a child in an emergency.

Every year, more than 30,000 children are treated for burns and scalds in the UK and of those up to 6,000 require in-patient treatment.

Despite such numbers, studies show that seven out of 10 adults do not know what to do with a child in a medical emergency, no matter whether dealing with burns, electrical accidents or other injuries or illnesses.

Do you know

  • what choking in an infant or a child looks like and what to do?
  • what to do if a child has a seizure or a febrile convulsion?
  • about absence seizures?
  • what drowning looks like, especially in children?
  • how to deal with a croup or Pseudocroup attack?

Participants of the First Aid on Children course are parents, grandparents, care-takers, nannies, au-pairs as well as teachers of pre-school to elementary school children and employees of day-care centres.

The course covers life saving and first aid measures for children of all ages, from early infancy to pre-teen years:

  • Unconsciousness
  • CPR for infants and children
  • Drowning
  • Choking
  • Wound care, animal bites, insect stings, and severe bleeding
  • Seizures, convulsions and head injuries
  • Burns, scalds and sunburn
  • Allergies and anaphylactic shock
  • Poisoning

If the course is held in a tick endemic area, ticks, Tick Borne Encephalitis TBE and Lyme Disease will also be covered.

Additionally, typical childhood ailments and illnesses are discussed:

  • Fever and fever convulsions
  • Airway infections (cough & colds)
  • Abdominal pain

You will also get advice on what to include in a first aid kit for children, including gentle remedies for mild injuries or daily ailments.

Duration: 9 hours