HABC Level 2 International Award in Paediatric First Aid, the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator, Managing Illness and Injury

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Welcome to First Aid Box (FAB training)

Who is this qualification for?

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 a more in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills to support basic first aid including managing illness and injury and the use of an automated external defibrillator

Course Content

• Define housekeeping

The role of the paediatric first aider

• Responsibilities

• Minimising infection

• First aid equipment and how to use it appropriately

• Accident/incident reports

• Infant/child definitions

Emergency situations

• Scene survey

• Primary survey

• Calling for help

First aid for unresponsive infant/child who is breathing normally

• Recovery position

• Continuous monitoring

First aid for unresponsive infant/child who is not breathing normally / the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

• Administering CPR

• Seizures

• Differences between using an AED on an infant/child and an adult

• Safety considerations of an AED

• Using an AED

• Using an AED with CPR

• What to do if a casualty shows signs of life and starts to breathe normally

• Information to handover with a casualty

Airway obstruction

• Mild obstruction

• Severe obstruction

• Choking

• What to do following treatment for choking

Wounds and bleeds

• Common types of wounds

• Types and severity of bleeding

• Effects of bleeding

• Controlling minor and major external bleeding

• First aid for minor injuries

Shock and anaphylactic shock

• Recognition and management of shock

• Recognition and management of anaphylactic shock

Fractures and Dislocations

• Types of fractures

• Management of fractures and dislocations

• Using different types of slings

Head, neck and back injuries

• Recognition and management of suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury

Eyes, ears and nose

• Conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose 

Chronic medical conditions and sudden illnesses

• Recognition and management of sickle cell anaemia, diabetic emergencies, asthma attack, meningitis and febrile convulsions

Extreme heat or cold

• Recognition and treatment of the effects of both extreme heat and cold

Electric shock

• Safely managing an incident involving electricity

• Treating a casualty for electric shock

Burns and scalds

• Recognising the severity of burns and scalds

• Treatment of burns and scalds


• Routes that poisonous substances take to enter the body

• Managing poisoning

• Sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

Bites and stings

• The severity of bites and stings

• Managing bites and stings

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12 Hour [2-Day]

Up to 12 per course


This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning.


Successful candidates receive an A4 paper certificate and plastic credit card certificate. This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Our candidate packs include a full colour manual, student training kit & face-shield key-ring . Tea/coffee/refreshments
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