Why should you do a paediatric first aid course?
Knowing first aid is a valuable life skill, it helps you deal with possibly extremely difficult situations. You become more confident, risk aware and equip them with skills to keep themselves safe and help themselves or others if involved in a medical emergency. It could save a life.The course is ideal for the likes of teachers, nursery nurses, parents,nannies and childminders. Or anyone who is surrounded by children often or daily.
The importance of knowing paediatric first aid.
Every year more than 67,000 children experience an accident in the kitchen,
21% of parents don’t view knowing first aid as being important and 59% wouldn’t feel confident enough to try to save a life,
Every year 58,000 children have accidents on the stairs,
Each year more than 28,000 children receive treatment for poisoning or suspected poisoning accidents,
Each year, around 10 children die as a result of falling.
Children are more vulnerable than us adults. Therefore we have a duty of care to look after them when in need. Especially in a workplace environment. Accidental injuries are a major health problem throughout the United Kingdom. To give you some indication of just how serious they are, accidental injury actually accounts for one of the most common causes of death in children over 1 years of age. Following, More than 2 million children under the age of 15 experience accidents in and around the home