Emergency First Response Care for Children Course

Description: The Emergency First Response Care for Children course teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adults.  The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to help an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing first aid skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to help an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.

Who can attend: parents, grandparents, family members who deal with children. Also professional childcare providers with a specific duty of care such as nurseries, playgroups, childminders, nannies, teachers and school staff. No required prerequisite.

Duration: 7-8 hours.

Skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR, child and infant), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management (child and infant)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use (child)
  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment

Includes first aid treatment reference for the following emergencies:

Allergic reactions (incl. anaphylaxis), asthma, bruises, burns, chemical burns, choking (adult, child, infant), CPR (adult, child, infant), cuts, dental injuries, diabetic problems, dislocations and fractures, electrical injuries, eye injuries, first aid kit assembly, fish spine injury, frostbite, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, heart attack, hypothermia, insect stings, jellyfish stings, octopus bites, poisoning, scrapes, seizures, snake bites, spider bites, sprains and strains, stroke, temperature related injuries and venomous bites and stings.

Certification: Participants receive an international certification from EFR (valid for 2 years).

Language: Delivery and material in English and/or Arabic.

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