PEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINING FOR NURSERIES

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pediatric first aid training for nurseries

Blueguard Middle East offers a bespoke EPR and Emergency Pediatric First Aid Training course for nurseries with a focus on teachers and nursery staff in the United Arab Emirates & it’s part of our First Aid Training courses. The qualification title is Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED for Nurseries course. 

We offer this course because hundreds of children frequent nurseries across Dubai and we are familiar with most of the first aid related incidents that take place there. Children are at a higher risk of accidents due to their energy and activity levels. Young children may place small objects in their mouth leading to chocking incidents.  Some children may have allergic reactions to insect bites or certain types of food, so the correct first aid supervision and care is essential to prevent a situation with an infant or toddler from worsening. Nursery staff require extra levels of first aid training awareness due to the nature of their industry, working so closely with young children.

By Taking Blueguard’s Pediatric First Aid Training for Nurseries course, upon successful completion you will receive an Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED certification and license. This will enable teachers and nursery staff to add value within the community and administer the correct tools and techniques that could be the difference between life and death, should they choose to assist an infant, toddler or child in an emergency. Teachers and Nursery Staff will become Pediatric First Aiders within the workplace and will be known by colleagues to provide advanced duty of care and assistance, should an emergency arise.

Why you need Pediatric First Aid Training FOR Nurseries

Nurseries take care of young children and young children are more susceptible to accidents, illnesses and sudden health issues. Placing your nursery staff on a first aid training for nurseries course with Blueguard Middle East, will ensure that they have the necessary knowledge and skillset to act quickly in an emergency and potentially save a life. Statistics have shown that 84% of injuries that occur in nurseries require first aid related treatment. If the nursery has undergone quality pediatric first aid training, then teachers and nursery staff will have the confidence to know what to do in the case of a medical emergency. 

Having an Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED certification in Dubai will give teachers and nursery staff the confidence to know that they have been approved by The Dubai Corporation of Ambulance (DCAS) to assess an incident within the workplace and recognize signs and symptoms of injury and illness. Nursery staff will be able to assess and react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as an infant or child who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction, has breathing difficulties or is suffering from shock. This course is fully customizable and is advised to be done at the nursery for the most effective results. This course can also be done within our training center.

What does Pediatric First Aid Training FOR Nurseries involve?

Nursery staff will be able to:

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a pediatric first aider.
  2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
  3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is unresponsive.
  4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who are choking.
  5. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding.
  6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock.
  7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with bites, stings, and minor injuries.
  8. Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator.

Qualification and Certificate FOR Pediatric First Aid Training FOR Nurseries

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED for Nurseries course your nursery staff will receive a certificate and license recognized by The Dubai Corporation of Ambulance in “Highfield Level 3 International Award in Emergency pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED”. 

The duration of the Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED for Nurseries course is 7 hours with a practical assessment. Upon successful completion of the assessment, teachers and nursery staff will get their certificate and license within 24 hours from sitting the course. For a blended learning option, teachers and nursery staff can complete the Online Pediatric First Aid course and then attend only a 5 hour in-person training for Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED.

How long is Pediatric First Aid course certificate for Nurseries valid for?

Upon successful completion of the Emergency Pediatric First Aid Training for Nurseries course, teachers and nursery staff will receive a certification and license for Emergency Pediatric First Aid and Use of an AED which is valid for a period of three years from the date of issue. It is mandatory to renew this license every three years, although we advise that nursery staff refresh their first aid knowledge and skills every 12 months to aid skills retention and remain competent.

Who is responsible for PEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINING FOR NURSERIES?

Typically, in Dubai and the UAE, the nursery administration and the appointed medical staff or nursery nurse are responsible for the first aid training that is administered in their nursery. The Director of the nursery or Management of the nursery are responsible for ensuring that the teachers and nursery staff are first aid trained according to the United Arab Emirates Government mandate.

What is the minimum provision of PEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINING FOR NURSERIES?

It is recommended that the more teachers and nursery staff members are trained on first aid, the higher are the chances of safety and wellbeing of the children in their care. Can you put a price on an infant choking? Would the teacher in charge know what to do? By the time the school nurse is notified, the wait may have been too long for the child. 

We advise that every nursery staff member should know First Aid Training and be able to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the safe and effective use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). This will give nursery staff members the confidence in themselves to be able to quickly and effectively help if an emergency was to take place.

How many nursery staff should be Pediatric First Aid trained?

Nurseries have higher chances of probability for an accident to take place. With hundreds of young children within the premises, there will be numerous occasions where a first aider is needed. There is no mandated standard for the exact number of nursery staff who should be trained in first aid.

It is recommended that a sufficient number of nursery staff be trained in first aid to ensure a safer environment for all children.

Does PEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINING FOR NURSERIES provider need to be approved by the Highfield International Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) and the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance (DCAS)?

If nursery staff are interested in obtaining a Highfield Level 3 International Award in Emergency Pediatric First Aid and use of an AED certification, then this will need to be approved by The Highfield International Awarding Body For Compliance (HABC). If nursery staff would like to receive a license and certification to administer First Aid, CPR and the safe use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), then this will have to be approved by the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance (DCAS). 

Blueguard Middle East is approved by both Highfield International Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) and the Dubai Corporation of Ambulance (DCAS) to teach Emergency Pediatric first aid training, and upon successful completion of the pediatric first aid training for nurseries course with Blueguard, teachers and nursery staff will receive both the certification and the license which are valid for 3 years.

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