This is a First Aid mini - course designed for parents/carers of young children.
Most courses focus specifically on life threatening injuries and events. We do cover these situations as well but we have also added some course content that is applicable (and valuable) in day to day life.
Taught exclusively by Paramedics or Specialist Children’s Nurses we cover the following topics to try and ensure that our delegates are familiar with more common events. We aim to give parents and carers confidence that they can deal with the more mundane issues that have the potential for more serious consequences.
In the old days wider family were on hand to advise and Health Visitors would have time to share this information. Sadly, this is very often no longer the case. We train people how to recognise the red flags that indicate a child is deteriorating, we explain how children look and behave when they are becoming ill and we give strategies on how to respond appropriately. This is about enabling parents and carers to have confidence and relax when they are trying to establish the best way of dealing with potentially sick children.
Calpol or Casualty? Has been very well received by those who have attended the mini-course. We are getting feedback from delegates that, as a result of the training, they now feel far more able to take care of the children in their care in a confident and well-informed way.
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