Pediatric first aid training is very important, about 1 in 13 children children visit a hospital, having an injury, each year. 1 in 2 occur at home or in someone else’s home, 1 in 3 at school, 1 in 5 during sport.
Thankfully, 80% are treated and discharged, while 20% result in hospital admission for further investigation or medical treatment.
Most common causes of injury to children include:
Falls – are the single largest cause of childhood injury
Drowning – is the single biggest danger to children under 5 years of age
Transport injuries – as a passenger in a motor vehicle or as a pedestrian, it is the second largest cause of childhood injury, and tend to be severe
Bicycles – simply falling off a bicycle is a major cause of serious injury
Scalds & burns – is a major cause of long term injury
Choking & Suffocation– is the fourth largest cause of death by injury in children under 4; and the leading cause of death by injury in children under 12 months
Poisoning – is one of the most common hazards for young children
While accidental injury is not always preventable, our actions can significantly influence the severity and the comfort of the injured child.
In this course, you will be equipped with simple first aid training to help you handle such emergencies when they arise.
- Handling Choking Cases
- Handling Trauma & Emergencies
- Handling Poisoning
- Handling Common Medical Conditions
Started more than 86 years ago in Kenya, the St Johns Ambulance Kenya is still a distinguished first aid and ambulance services provider. Other projects and services include disaster and emergency management, maternal healthcare, road safety, and positive youth development among others.