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Safer learning with first aid qualified staff

9 – 10 March 2015 

Members of the EducateFirst team attended a special 2-day paediatrics first aid course run by St John Ambulance. The course equipped our staff with the knowledge, skills and tools to deal will a child who is in need of medical attention. Your child’s safety and welfare is our top priority and we pride ourselves in providing a safe and relaxing environment where your children come to learn. With qualified first aid staff on site across our centres, parents can be re-assured that their child is in safe hands.

First aid staff are trained to: Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.

Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child:

  • – who is who is unresponsive and breathing normally
  • – who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
  • – who has a foreign body airway obstruction
  • – with external bleeding
  • – with injuries to bones, joints and muscles.

Understand how to administer emergency first aid to an infant and a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:

  • – sickle cell crisis
  • – diabetic emergencies
  • – asthma attack
  • – allergic reaction
  • – meningitis
  • – febrile convulsions.

Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child:

  • – who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • – who has sustained an electric shock
  • – with burns or scalds
  • – who has been poisoned
  • – who has been bitten or stung
  • – with minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps and bruises, small splinters and nose bleeds
  • – with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • – with head and spinal injuries
  • – with anaphylaxis
  • – who is suffering from shock.

Understand how to complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

We are pleased to say that all staff who attended the first aid course passed with flying colours. At EducateFirst we continue to improve our services to local school children and enhance our profile as an established education provider.

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