This month is Save a Life September, the annual St John’s Ambulance drive to raise awareness of the importance of first aid, and here at Busy Bees Training we’ve been busy running paediatric first aid courses up and down the country, teaching childcare practitioners how to save a life.
This year alone, Busy Bees Training have delivered paediatric first aid training to over 950 childcare professionals. Whether to refresh your knowledge or if you are new to childcare, paediatric first aid training can help give you all the skills, knowhow and confidence required to safely and effectively manage instances where children require first aid.
The two or three day training courses cover all the basics of first aid training - choking, mouth-to-mouth, CPR, bandaging, and what to do in the event of injuries such as scolds, burns, cuts or broken bones. In addition to teaching practitioners to identify potential signs and symptoms of childhood health conditions, from whooping cough to meningitis, paediatric first aid training also tackles how to manage emergency situations such as allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
This week, Busy Bees nursery in Shenstone held a paediatric first aid training course for those working directly with children. One course attendee, Anieka Davies, said: “I enjoyed being part of the course run by Busy Bees, and the staff were friendly and welcoming. I learnt a number of different subjects, including the responsibilities of a first aider, how to find a pulse, how fast a child and adult pulse should be, how to deal with different types of wounds and how to stop bleeding.
“I would recommend this course to others because it’s full of information needed to be a successful first aider, and explained thoroughly in a kind, friendly environment.”