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School First Aid

Why Schools First Aid?

child-nosebleed.jpgChildren are unique – and the first aid to treat them is also unique. In the school environment teachers and support staff can often feel ill equipped to deal with the multitude of injuries a child may suffer from. From the simple need for a cold compress to the administration of life saving Epinephrin; the skills of a school first aider need to be specific and swift.

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From two day Paediatric courses for those working in early years, to Basic Life saving courses including the safe use of Epinephrin auto-injectors, we can help make staff more confident in their ability to react when the time is needed.

In addition to this we also offer First aid training for students who may require it for qualifications or for their Duke of Edinburgh awards. Please contact us about what we offer or see our DofE page for more details.

We deliver a range of courses designed specifically to meet the needs of schools.  These courses can be delivered during an INSET day or can be spread over a set on twilight sessions. Whatever the specific needs you may have, we will endeavour to adapt to meet your needs.

We run in-house training at your venue for groups of up to 20 per instructor.  We can teach larger courses with multiple instructors. You simply need a room large enough for candidates to lie on the floor and be rolled around without the risk of injury.

First aid training for school staff – Inset or multiple twilight.

Organising an INSET day first aid training session allows a great opportunity for team building and staff consolidation of skills. This can foster a great sense of whole school thinking about pupil care and be a great starting point to think strategically about student welfare.

In many schools children with allergies form the largest proportion of the schools student welfare concern.  Many of these students may have been prescribed adrenalin auto-injectors. During this course we visit the required content for staff to be trained to deliver these injections if the student is not able to.

Every staff member will receive a certificate of attendance in First Aid for Schools which is valid for 3 years.

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Basic Life Saving with Anaphylaxis training

With allergies on the rise it can be difficult for schools to risk assess for specific incidents and for specifically trained individuals to manage multiple children have prescribed adrenalin auto-injectors. This course covers the required content for lay people and staff to be trained to deliver these injections when the child is unwilling or unable to.

During the 3 and half hour session we teach staff members how to manage life threatening illnesses and anaphylactic shock using basic skills and medication confidently. It is a great course to skill up non specific welfare staff such as teachers, assistants and supervisors to help manage such an incident ahead of or along side named welfare staff members.

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Emergency Life Support for Students

For students who are seeking to take their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Award, they are required to complete some basic first aid training. We offer 4 hour ELS sessions and 6 hour ELS sessions as well as our Outdoor First Aid sessions which meet the standards for the DoE award scheme. These sessions can be tailored to meet the structure of the school day or can be split over two days with careful planning.

dofe-logos_origThe sessions include Emergency procedures, CPR, Treatment for minor injuries, Bleeding and shock as well as minor injuries and illnesses.

If you need more information about our Duke of Edinburgh first aid recommendations for each award, please visit our DofE page .

All of our staff members are DBS checked with experience of teaching in schools.   We can teach up to 12 candidates in one session.

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12hr Early Years Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted)

This course is ideal for early Primary and nursery school teachers as well as child minders and child carers. The course meet the requirements of the EYFS, Ofsted and call also be used as evidence of employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare.

The course enables candidates to develop their confidence in the delivery of paediatric care and  first aid. There are no pre-requisites to attending this course and the certification gained is valid for up to 3 years.

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