Do you have an infant or small child in your home that needs to be taken care of? Or perhaps you work with children regularly or on day to day basis? Whichever the case, it is important for you as a parent or as a carer to create an environment as safe as you can for the child.
Anyone who works in the childcare industry knows how important First Aid training is in their line of work. A childcare provider is required by law in Queensland, NSW, South Australia, Victoria, and other Australian states to possess and maintain basic first aid skills and stay up to date on proper childcare CPR. Whether you work in an after school club or a childcare facility, as long as you are responsible for the welfare of children, you and your employer have a legal obligation to have a first aid qualification.
Statistics show that every year there is an estimate of 12,000 infant and childhood deaths from medical emergencies. This could have potentially been prevented if first aid had been properly administered in the first few minutes of the accident.
Children, especially those in the infant and toddler age range (2 months up to 4 years old), are highly vulnerable to accidents and injuries inside the home environment. These accidents have become so common and often have such serious consequences that many Child safety agencies and organisations in Australia began to consider it a major public death threat.
According to Kid Safe, the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, some of the biggest causes of child deaths include:
- Drowning/Swimming pool accidents
- Suffocation and strangulation
- Crush injuries
Childcare First Aid will ensure that you will be able to administer quick and effective, lifesaving assistance in any pediatric emergency. It will help prevent accidents happening in your home/workplace by learning how to recognise the risks and eliminating potential hazards that could harm the children.
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting sometimes referred to as Child Care First Aid is a comprehensive training course that prepares providers for a variety of emergency situations that may occur with small children.
Our newly updated Child Care First Aid course now includes acute illness in children, such as signs and symptoms of Meningococcal infections. Learn what meningitis is, its critical symptoms for infants and children, first aid treatment, and know when to call an ambulance.
This course also includes nosebleed management for children, as well as first aid for vomiting and diarrhea. Recognise when a nosebleed or a significant amount of vomit is considered a medical emergency.
Changes in HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting (formerly HLTAID004) aim to deliver a course that will cover all the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children, and adults. Learn how to use a first aid kit by completing a first aid course with Brisbane First Aid Courses.
This course is recommended for educators, support staff, long daycare, family daycare, and outside of school hours (OOSH) workers who are required to respond to First Aid and CPR emergencies. Child Care First Aid has been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and satisfies the requirements under the Education and Care Service National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011) for Asthma first aid, Anaphylaxis, and using an EpiPen in emergencies.
Looking to learn about Child Care?
Whether you’re already working in childcare or you’ve just always thought about working with children, gaining a first aid qualification could be the best way to progress your career. Not only could it help you develop your skills and knowledge, but it is also guaranteed to improve your employability.
To help you understand what a childcare course could do for you, here are 4 key reasons to get qualified:
- Broaden career prospects
- Advance your knowledge
- Boost your confidence
- Join a rewarding career
Ready to start learning? Check out our available Child Care Courses in Brisbane.