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Pediatric First Aid Training in Kenya

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Pediatric First Aid Training – 1 Day

Pediatric First Aid Training aims to provide first aid knowledge and skills relevant for those caring for babies and young children. Medswift has designed this Pediatric First Aid Course to provide you with knowledge specific to handling of babies and children, in the homestead or workplace setting.

Target Group

The Pediatric First Aid course is suitable for parents, child-minders and staff caring for babies/children in schools, nurseries, churches, pre-schools, day cares, estates and anyone else willing to learn how to handle children in distress.

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Pediatric First Aid Training

Training Objectives:

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and demonstrate emergency First Aid for babies and children
  • Take care of the baby/child until a more qualified help arrives
  • Identify and administer first aid to medical and Trauma emergencies
  • Identify risks to babies and children in the home and or workplace

The student will learn:

  • Incident management;
    • What is the first thing you should do when you arrive at an emergency scene?
  • Basic home and work safety;
    • What are the Safety Tips for Home Healthcare Workers and
      Workplace Safety Procedures?
  • Responsibilities of a First Aider;
    • What are the roles and responsibilities of the first aider?
  • Ways to Preventing Cross Infection;
    • What are the standard precautions for infection control?
  • How to handle unconscious Children and Infants;
    • What is the first thing you should do if a baby is unconscious?
  • How to perform CPR for babies and infants;
    • How do you perform CPR on an infant?
  • Child and Infant Choking;
    • What do you do when an infant is choking?
  • Wounds and bleeding first aid;
    • What is the first aid for cuts and wounds?
  • Febrile Seizures, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Asthma;
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a febrile convulsion? What are the main symptoms and causes of epilepsy? Diabetes: Symptoms, treatment, and early diagnosis. Asthma: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Asthma in Children.
  • Burns first aid;
    • first aid for burns and scalds
  • Poisoning
    • What Is Poisoning? Types of Poisonings, Treatment & Symptoms
  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries.
    • How to prevent fracture and soft tissues injuries at home or workplace.

Why Pediatric First Aid Training?

  • It’s hard for a child to tell an adult when something is wrong, hence finding ways to recognize the signs and symptoms of injury and distress can be vital in many situations
  • You are equipped with specialty knowledge about specific scenarios such as a choking infant, unconsciousness or child/infant-related trauma
  • Infants and children are subjected to different CPR application methods compared to adults. Caregivers or guardians must know how to safely treat children in any situation.

The result is a memorable and enjoyable learning experience that maximizes recall and provides the skills, knowledge and confidence to act effectively when emergencies arise.

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