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12-11-2013, 08:46 PM
Hi, I have my paediatric first aid course coming up. Has anyone got any advice. Thank you in advance Sarah x :panic:

12-11-2013, 08:59 PM
Ask them how to restrain a child. For example a child who has been badly burned but you still need to hold the burnt area under water...when they don't want you to and I would imagine struggle considerably

Hope the above makes sense. I know that you would just find a way but I always wonder if there's an easier way.

12-11-2013, 09:01 PM
I was shocked at how upset I was at the thought of some of it. I think it helped going through it so I wouldn't be so sickened at the time. So prepare yourself for thinking about hurt little children :(

12-11-2013, 09:06 PM
Don't wear a low-cut top!

12-11-2013, 09:21 PM
I've just completed mine, I would definitely say think 'common sense'! Always go with your gut instinct, do you risk moving a child that could have a broken back just so you can resuscitate them? Well yes as not breathing is far more serious! and as previously mentioned, it can be upsetting!

12-11-2013, 09:22 PM
Go dressed for lying on the ground and getting into all kinds of positions on the floor!

13-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Yep wear trouser's :)

14-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Take a bottle of water to keep hydrated. It was stuffy and hot on my course and I ended up having a fainting spell - fortunately we had just covered fainting that morning, so everyone knew what to do!

14-11-2013, 02:14 PM
We did a lot of role play this time but 3yrs ago did hardly any. I learnt so much more this time round so although I wasn't that impressed with the role play, I did enjoy it as I got into it.

Some bits can be upsetting if you have had experience of it. I had to go out for air as I had a bit of a 'do' when we looked at choking as my 12yr old son had choked and I had to do chest thrusts on him so that was difficult. Another lady found it hard to do the 'unconscious baby in a cot' due to one of her relatives having a cot death, so its all pretty intense. :(

Just wear comfy clothes, wash and brush your teeth ...lol I had to do some stuff which involved getting right down to listen to peoples breathing :laughing:

18-11-2013, 09:51 PM
Thanks for all your advice ladies, it was fine I'm now a paediatric first aider. X

18-11-2013, 09:52 PM
:clapping: well done

19-11-2013, 05:49 AM
Well done!!!