For learners already working or preparing to work in the industry and to provide candidates, who are responsible for the welfare of infants and children, with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to support basic first aid including managing illness and injury and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
Learners gaining this qualification will know that First-Aid is the responsibility of everyone involved in the working environment.

The HABC Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid, the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator and Managing Illness and Injury has been developed by HABC, the UK and Middle East’s leading supplier of safety and compliance-based qualifications.
In order to register on to this qualification, learners are required to meet the following entry requirements:

16 years of age or above

Unit : International Paediatric First Aid and the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

The learner will:
1. Understand the role of the paediatric first aider.

  • State the responsibilities of a paediatric first aider.
  • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to yourself and others.
  • Describe suitable first aid supplies and they are used appropriately.
  • Define an infant and a child for the purposes of first aid treatment.

2. Be able to assess an emergency situation and act safely and effectively.

  • Demonstrate how to conduct a scene survey.
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a primary survey on an infant and a child.
  • Identify when and how to call for help.

3. Be able to provide first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and breathing normally.

  • Demonstrate how to place an infant and a child into the appropriate recovery position.
  • Describe how to continually assess and monitor an infant or a child whilst in your care.

4. Be able to provide first aid for an infant or a child who is unresponsive and not breathing normally.

  • Identify when to administer CPR to an: unresponsive infant; and unresponsive child who is not breathing normally.
  • Demonstrate how to administer CPR using an infant and a child manikin.
  • Describe how to deal with an infant or a child who is experiencing a seizure.

5. Be able to provide first aid for an infant and a child who has a foreign body airway obstruction.

  • Distinguish between a mild and a severe airway obstruction.
  • Demonstrate how to treat an infant and a child who is choking.
  • Describe the procedure to be followed after administering the treatment for choking.

6. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is wounded and bleeding.

  • Explain common types of wounds.
  • Explain the types and severity of bleeding and the affect that they have on an infant or a child.
  • Demonstrate the safe and effective management for the control of minor and major external bleeding.
  • Explain how to administer first aid for minor injuries.

7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is suffering from shock.

  • Describe how to recognise and manage an infant or a child who is suffering from shock.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage an infant or a child who is suffering from anaphylactic shock.

8. Be able to safely use an automated external defibrillator.

  • Describe the differences between using an AED on an adult and a child.
  • Identify safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator.
  • Demonstrate the correct placement of AED electrode pads on a manikin.
  • Follow AED voice prompts accurately
  • Demonstrate how to combine the use of an automated external defibrillator with minimal interruptions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin.
  • Demonstrate the safe delivery of AED shock.
  • State the procedures if the casualty shows signs of life and starts to breath normally.
  • Identify the information required when handing over the casualty.

Unit: International Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

The learner will:

1. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with a suspected fracture and a dislocation:

  • Identify the common types of fractures.
  • Explain how to manage a fracture.
  • Explain how to manage a dislocation.
  • Demonstrate the application of: a support sling and an elevation sling.

2. Be able to provide first aid to an infant or a child with a head, a neck and a back injury:

  • Describe how to recognise and manage head injuries including: Concussion, Skull fracture & Cerebral compression.
  • Demonstrate how to manage a suspected spinal injury.

3. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose:

  • Describe how to recognise and manage an infant or a child with a foreign body in their ears and nose.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage common eye injuries.

4. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with a chronic medical condition or sudden illness:

  • Describe how to recognise and manage chronic medical conditions including: Sickle cell anaemia, Diabetes & Asthma.
  • Describe how to recognise and manage serious sudden illnesses including: Meningitis, Febrile convulsions.

5. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who is experiencing the effects of extreme heat and cold:

  • Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme cold for an infant or a child.
  • Describe how to recognise and treat the effects of extreme heat for an infant and a child.

6. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who has sustained an electric shock:

  • Describe how to safely manage an incident involving electricity.
  • Describe first aid treatments for electric shock incidents.

7. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child with burns or scalds:

  • Describe how to recognise the severity of burns and scalds to an infant and a child to include: Superficial, Partial-thickness & Full-thickness.
  • Describe how to treat burns and scalds to an infant or a child to include: Superficial, Partial-thickness & Full-thickness. All ACs are assessed via knowledge based assessment

8. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who has been poisoned:

  • Identify how poisons enter the body.
  • Explain how to recognise and treat an infant or a child affected by common poisonous substances, including plants.
  • Identify sources of information that provide procedures for treating those affected by poisonous substances.

9. Know how to provide first aid to an infant or a child who has been bitten or stung:

  • Describe how to recognise the severity of bites and stings to an infant or a child.
  • Identify treatment for common bites and stings. All ACs are assessed via knowledge based assessment
The assessment of this unit include:

Part one:

This component is assessed through practical demonstration of first aid skills throughout the course delivery. This ongoing assessment will involve learners demonstrating practical first aid skills across a number of areas.

Part two:

This knowledge based assessment requires learners to answer a series of short answer questions either via written responses or oral questioning.

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