Paediatric First Aid: New Regulations
A couple of months ago we blogged about the importance of Paediatric First Aid training. A lot has changed since then… (Missed it? Don’t worry, you can catch up here.)
Last Thursday we were told that over 100,000 of you want to see a change in current Paediatric First Aid regulations. As a result, we are very pleased to announce that the government will now make Paediatric First Aid compulsory for anybody working with little ones. Read more here.
First Aid qualifications are not designed to cover your back legally if something goes wrong. First Aid qualifications are designed to give you the necessary skills you need to save lives. If you work with children (or you’ve got children), you’ll understand more than anybody how easily little accidents happen and how quickly they can develop into more serious emergencies.
So, why is Paediatric First Aid training important?
Because each and every situation is different.
Let’s take choking as an example. Choking can be a common emergency, especially at dinner time with a room full of noisy toddlers. The truth is, no two incidents are the same and you need to be prepared to react differently to each and every one. Factors such as age, consciousness and whether or not the infant can still cough are just three of the things that you would need to consider – each requiring you to respond slightly differently. That’s why we stress the importance of getting qualified thoroughly, and most importantly, being confident to assess a situation and respond correctly.
At Train Together we believe that first aid training shouldn’t cost a fortune. We want to make sure that you feel confident enough to handle any accident or emergency, and there’s no price on that. Perhaps you work in a nursery, a school or as a child minder. Perhaps you’re a parent who wants to be prepared for the worst? We offer both Level 3 Emergency Paediatric First Aid (1 day) and Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (2 days) courses designed to give you all the know-how you could possibly need.