Remote First Aid for Children Courses

Air House, Gitanga Road, Nairobi

One of the most distressing times for any parent or child-carer, is coping with an injured or unconscious child. How confident would you be that you would know what to do? Unlike in London, here in Nairobi we don’t have an emergency service that guarantees to be with you in minutes. If you are in a National Park with your child, or even at home, it may be hours before help arrives. You need to know more than just the immediate, you need to know how to keep your child alive until real help reaches you, or until you can get to a hospital.

What will I learn?

  • Life-saving skills for dealing with illness and injury related incidents for babies and children
  • Peace of mind and confidence to act quickly and effectively in a life-threatening emergency
  • Practical hands-on training from and experienced practitioner
  • Small class sizes to maximise the opportunity for learning and practicing new skills

What will the course cover?

  • Basic life support – with practical skills on Resusci Anne
  • Choking – with practical skills on Resusci Anne
  • Accidents and Injuries:
    • Electric shock
    • Major trauma including head injury
    • Limb injury and wound management
    • Drowning
    • Eye injury and nose bleeds
    • Poisoning
    • Burns and scalds
    • Allergic reactions
    • Snake bites
    • Wild animal bites and rabies
    • Medical Emergencies including malaria, convulsions, meningitis, diarrhea and abdominal pains
    • Local advice on where to go, who to call and how to deal with a medical incident here in Kenya

Details

  • Cost – Ksh 9,000 per participant
  • Course Length – 8 hours, running from 0900 to 1300 on two days
  • Coffee and refreshments provided
  • Suitable for parents, grandparents, ayahs and child carers
  • The course will be taught in English

Dr Caroline Baugh MBChB MRCGP DTM&H DFSRH and Helen Clark RN Dip HE, DTN

Listing added on April 17th, 2012.
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