Abbreviated Name: PFA.
National Qualification Number: 603/0744/4
Qualification Type: QCF
Guided Learning Hours: 22 (this qualification requires a minimum of 12 classroom hrs.)
Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 22 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through reflection, research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.
Class size maximum: 12 Learners (1 Trainer)
Manikins: 1 manikin required per 3 Learners
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:
1. Understand the role and responsibilities of the paediatric first aider.
1.1 Explain the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider
1.2 Explain how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify when to use personal protection equipment when providing first aid
1.4 Identify contents of a paediatric first aid kit
1.5 Identify the need to complete an accident report / incident report
1.6 Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatments
2. Be able to assess an emergency situation safely.
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child
2.3 Identify when to call for help
3. Be able to provide first aid to an infant/child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.
3.1 Place an infant and a child in the recovery position
3.2 Continually monitor an infant and a child whilst they are in the recovery position
3.3 Assist an infant and a child who is experiencing a seizure
4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant / child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally
4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) to an unresponsive infant and an unresponsive child who is not breathing normally
4.2 Administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin
5. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who is choking
5.1 Identify when choking is:
5.2 Administer first aid to an infant/child who is choking
6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child with external bleeding
6.1 Explain the effect of severe blood loss on an infant and a child
6.2 Control external bleeding
7. Be able to provide first aid to an infant and a child who is suffering from shock
7.1 Recognise an infant or a child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
7.2 Administer first aid to an infant or child who is suffering from hypovolaemic shock
8. Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child with bites, stings and minor injuries
8.1 Explain how to administer first aid for:
• small cuts
• bumps and bruises
• small splinters
• nose bleeds
• The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
• Multi Choice Questions (MCQ) for theory and underpinning knowledge.
This qualification is made up of 2 Units which are assessed separately:
• Unit 1: Emergency Paediatric First Aid.
• Unit 2: Managing paediatric illness, injuries and emergencies.
To Awarded this qualification the Learner must 100% pass of the assessments carried out by observation together with a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.