First Aid on Children


Every year, more than 30,000 children are treated for burns and scalds in the UK and of those up to 6,000 require in-patient treatment.

Despite such numbers, studies show that seven out of 10 adults do not know what to do with a child in a medical emergency, no matter whether dealing with burns, electrical accidents or other injuries or illnesses.

Do you know

  • what choking in an infant or a child looks like and what to do?
  • what to do if a child has a seizure or a febrile convulsion?
  • about absence seizures?
  • what drowning looks like, especially in children?
  • how to deal with a croup or Pseudocroup attack

Participants of the First Aid on Children course are parents, grandparents, care-takers, nannies, au-pairs as well as teachers of pre-school to elementary school children and employees of day-care centres.

The course covers life saving and first aid measures for children of all ages, from early infancy to pre-teen years:

  • Unconsciousness
  • CPR for infants and children
  • Drowning Choking Wound care, animal bites, insect stings, and severe bleeding
  • Seizures, convulsions and head injuries
  • Burns, scalds and sunburn
  • Allergies and anaphylactic shock Poisoning
  • Tick Borne Encephalitis TBE and Lyme Disease will also be covered

Additionally, typical childhood ailments and illnesses are discussed:

  • Fever and fever convulsions
  • Airway infections (cough & colds)
  • Abdominal pain

You will also get advice on what to include in a first aid kit for children, including gentle remedies for mild injuries or daily ailments.

Who is this course for?

Parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and anyone else caring for children from early infancy and toddlers to pre-teenagers will learn life saving and basic first aid skills in this full day course. Upon completion, participants will have the knowledge and the confidence to deal with a sick child or a child in a medical emergency.

When is the course?

This course will take place on the 7th November 2020 from 8:30am - 6.30pm.

How much does it cost?

The course fee is CHF 165 per person and is due in cash in the course.


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Presenting this workshop

Luitgard Holzleg

Medical Doctor and Founder of HEALTHY AND SAFE AWAY FROM HOME

Luitgard graduated as a medical doctor from the Faculty of Medicine of Mainz University, Germany and has experiences in paediatrics, surgery, anaesthesiology and general practice. She worked in Germany, the United Kingdom, and South Africa and volunteered in India.

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