Paediatric First Aid

Childcare providers are required by Law to have a working knowledge of First Aid and Equipment. Trained staff can act promptly preventing situations from developing.

ABC Paramedic Services and First Aid Training can offer you the HSE approved Paediatric First Aid Training Course suitable for Parents, Childminders, Nursery and School Staff (Foundation Stage) and anybody who deals with children and requires knowledge of paediatric first aid.


The course, tailored to suit the audience, includes both theoretical knowledge and practical sessions, delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere designed to get everyone participating, enjoying themselves, and most importantly, providing them with the confidence to cope in an emergency situation.

The Syllabus includes

The Role of the First Aider
Planning for First Aid Emergencies – Creating a safe environement for the child.
Assessment of a child casualty
Placing the baby or child in the recovery position
Artificial Ventilation and CPR for babies and children
Recognising and dealing with:

  • shock
  • anaphylactic shock
  • electric shock
  • bleeding
  • burns and scalds
  • chocking
  • suspected fractures
  • head, neck and back injuries
  • cases of poisoning
  • foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses.
  • eye injuries
  • bites and stings
  • the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • febrile convulsions.
  • the emergency needs of chronic medical conditions including epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell, diabetes.
  • meningitis and other serious sudden illnesses.

Please contact ABC Paramedic Services for information on how to book this course.


Infant mouth-to-mouth resuscitation