The revised EYFS which comes into force on 3rd April 2017 includes the new paediatric first aid (PFA) training. All newly qualified entrants to the early years workforce with a level 2 or 3 qualification must also have either a full or emergency PFA certificate within 3 months of starting work before they can be included in the statutory staff:child ratios in early years settings.
This qualification is designed for those learners wishing to gain the knowledge and skills required to enable them to provide effective emergency paediatric first aid.
Learners will become familiar with the role of the paediatric first-aider and be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock.
Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid
By the end of the course learners wil be able to:
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
- Be able to assess an emergency situation safely
- Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are unresponsive
- Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking
- Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child with external bleeding
- Know how to provide first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from shock
- Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries