Keep children safe

Keep Children Safe. Our campaign to make sure all childcare and nursery learning providers have members of staff on duty with a Paediatric First Aid qualification, when children are present. This is linked to our ‘38 Degrees‘ petition.

Working with the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Government, the First Aid Training Co-operative has been trying to encourage providers to make sure they have appropriately trained staff on duty when children are at nursery.

How To Treat A Jellyfish Sting

Updated July, 2021. Jellyfish are simple sea creatures with a dome and tentacles. They move by pulsating their body but are at the mercy of tides and ocean currents. The tentacles are the ‘business end’ of the animal that contain a stinging mechanism. In some species, these may be a few metres long. Their numbers…

5 ways to introduce First Aid concepts in early years

You are never too young to learn to save a life! Our recent Rescue Rangers series on our YouTube channel shows how easy it can be for youngsters to pick up these important skills. However,  we tend to only think about first aid in a care context such as providing treatment or completing risk assessments.…

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Emergency First Aid at Work – What does a First Aider do?

Updated: February 2021 First Aid is the help given to someone who is injured or ill, to keep them safe until they can get more advanced medical treatment by seeing a doctor, health professional or go to hospital. The role of a first aider is to give someone practical and emotional help, while making sure…

Dangers of using a Kelly kettle

Dangers of using a Kelly kettle A Kelly Kettle is a portable device for boiling water outdoors. It uses twigs and other small combustible materials in a small fire chamber to heat water in a water jacket. They are also called various names including – Storm Kettle, Ghillie Kettle, Thermette and Volcano Kettle. The Kelly…

Are your children safe returning to nursery school?

Are your children safe returning to nursery school? Are your children safe returning to nursery school? Did you know? 33% of all nurseries and childcare providers in Scotland have no first aid trained to deal with child first aid incidents. * Of the nurseries and childcare providers who do have staff with some child first…

Lack of Paediatric First Aid training by Childcare Providers

Lack of Paediatric First Aid training by Childcare Providers Lack of Paediatric First Aid training by Childcare Providers  – our ongoing campaign. 33% of all nurseries and childcare providers in Scotland have no first aid trained staff to deal with child first aid incidents. * Of the nurseries and childcare providers who do have staff…

Paediatric First Aid Training Nursery Staff

What type of first aid training do nurseries and childcare providers need?

In an updated version of their guidance on The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. the Health and Safety Executive have produced some guidance on what type of first aid provision should be in place for nurseries and childcare providers.  Every employer or manager should carry out a first aid needs assessment for their business to…

Sickle Cell Anemia

Recognising Sickle Cell Anemia

Recognising Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell disease is the name for a group of inherited conditions that affect the red blood cells. The most serious type is called sickle cell anemia. This article looks at recognising Sickle Cell Anemia signs and symptoms. Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule…

Managing Febrile Convulsions

Managing Febrile Convulsions

Febrile convulsions (seizures) occur when a child has a high temperature. The growing brains of small children are more sensitive to temperature (fever) than mature brains. When brain activity is upset, a convulsion can occur. Although convulsions are alarming, managing Febrile Convulsions is simple and they are rarely dangerous if dealt with properly. Febrile convulsions…

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