Paediatric First Aid for Childcare

Course Overview

Our one day Paediatric First Aid course is designed to give anyone caring for children and infants the skills, knowledge and confidence to deal with the common medical emergencies that can arise.  Also covered on the course is how to deal with life threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest and choking.  The programme is suitable for childcare workers, teachers, childminders etc. or any parents or grandparents who wish to learn basic first aid skills.


We run regular public courses or alternatively, the course can be delivered onsite for groups.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course participants will:

  • Be able to assess a paediatric patient who is ill or injured

  • Be capable of identifying common medical conditions and treating accordingly

  • Be able to recognise and provide immediate treatment for life threatening conditions

  • Know how to react in an emergency situation 

Course Programme

Scene Safety & Infection Control

How to react in an emergency situation

Calling the emergency services

Paediatric Patient Assessment

Dealing with an unconscious child or infant

Cardiac Arrest: CPR for Adults, Children & Infants

Respiratory Emergencies: Asthma, Choking

Medical conditions: Febrile Seizure, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Meningitis

Wounds & Bleeding

Fractures, Sprains & Strains

Burns & Scalds



There is no formal assessment as part of this programme.


Successful participants receive an Advanta Safety Paediatric First Aid Certificate which is valid for 2 years

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Advanta Safety

Hedgestown Road


Co. Dublin


P: (01) 5253166


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