Mini First Aid in Glasgow North and Central

Mini First Aid offers first aid classes to parents, grandparents, carers and children.

The classes are delivered in a relaxed and comfortable style and cover the basics of life saving first aid, giving you the confidence to know what actions to take if faced with a medical emergency.

Your mini first aid trainers

Jennifer Peters

Jennifer is the Mini First Aid trainer for Glasgow Central and North. In her 20 years flying for a long haul airline she has dealt with many on board incidents and emergencies including a successful CPR scenario which is now included in the airline's medical training. She is a mum to Isabella and is passionate about delivering first aid training to parents, carers and all those who look after little ones.

Classes

Baby & Child First Aid (Open Classes)

£20 PER PERSON

2 Hour Class for Parents, Grandparents & Carers

Book into your nearest scheduled class. First aid for babies and children; Covering choking, CPR, dealing with burns, breaks, bumps and bleeding, febrile seizures, and meningitis awareness.

Baby & Child First Aid (Private Classes)

£20 PER PERSON (Min £120)

2 Hour Class for Parents, Grandparents & Carers

If you have a group of friends, relatives or an antenatal group, we will bring the Mini First Aid 2 hour class to you at home or your chosen location. A minimum of 6 people are required for each booking. 1 to 1 or couples classes are also available for those who don’t want to be in a group setting, prices are on request.

Mini First Aid Kids

Prices On Request

1 Hour Class for Children aged 8-11

Designed for children to attend.  A 1 hour class specifically designed to encourage children to think about the actions they would take in an emergency situation if no adults were present. In small groups the children learn lifesaving techniques and the basics of emergency first aid through interactive and fun sessions. The cost includes a certificate of attendance. Classes available to schools, clubs and privately arranged groups please contact us for more information.

Mini First Aid Early Years

Prices On Request

30 Minute Class for Children aged 3-7

This is a 30-minute session aimed at children aged approx 3-7, dealing with very basic first aid and calling 999. Classes can take place in nurseries, clubs or schools.

Mini First Aid @Work

£20 PER PERSON

2 Hour Baby & Child First Aid Class for Parents held at your work setting.

Show your employees that their families are important to you by gifting your staff our 2 hour practical class. Covering CPR, Choking, Bumps, Burns, Breaks, Bleeding, Febrile Seizures and Meningitis Awareness our class can be run through an extended lunch break in your premises. All those who attend will be provided with a certificate of attendance. Please contact us for more information.

Don't take our word for it...

THE UNMUMSY MUM - SARAH TURNER

There are a gazillion things I never seem to get around to doing (fixing the broken blind in our bedroom, getting some photos printed of ‘the baby’ who is almost two but still doesn’t exist on our walls, pinning down the coffee date I’ve been promising my neglected friend via WhatsApp for at least 6 months…) BUT this morning I finally got my arse in gear and ticked off something from my ‘Really Must Do’ list by attending a First Aid class designed specifically for parents, grandparents and carers of babies and young children. It took just two hours out of my morning and covered a whole host of stuff including what to do if a child is choking, how to deal with burns/breaks/bleeding and the basics of life-saving CPR for kids. If, like me, you haven’t done any First Aid training for a while (I don’t think I’d done any since school) I can highly recommend Mini First Aid (and I am NOT being paid for this post, I was just very impressed by Mini First Aid Devon’s class this morning. Other classes are available I’m sure).

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It's not everyone who knows about the menACWY vaccine and your GP doesn't always automatically call you. Look after teenagers and young people and make sure they are vaccinated."She was critically ill and the doctors prepared us for the worst, telling us she had little chance of survival. All I kept thinking was that if we’d known about the MenACWY vaccine the summer before she started university she could have got the vaccine and she would never have got ill."

Shirali's story is an urgent reminder of the importance of vaccination.

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Its not everyone who knows about the menACWY vaccine and your GP doesnt always automatically call you. Look after teenagers and young people and make sure they are vaccinated.

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Even Prince William agrees of the importance of training children in First Aid. Well done ... what an amazing little girl. X

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"I'm going to have a conversation with my George about what to do because of what you've done"

Prince William met this amazing 4-year-old girl who saved her mother's life.

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🤒 FEVERS IN BABIES / CHILDREN & THERMOMETER ADVICE 🤒

THE ADVICE HAS SLIGHTLY CHANGED - Please like/share with other parents/Grandparents !

🌡One of the staple bits of equipment you buy as a new parent is a thermometer. But which type is best to buy? And what do you do if your little one has a fever?

Your baby may have a fever if they:
🤕Feel hotter than usual to the touch
😖Feel sweaty or clammy
😳Have flushed cheeks

If you think your baby/child has a fever, it's best to check their temperature with a thermometer. This will help you work out whether you need to get medical advice.

👂👂Ear (tympanic) thermometers👂👂

These allow you to take a temperature reading from the ear, and are quick but they can give misleading readings if you don't put them in the ear correctly, which is more likely to happen with babies because their ear holes are so small. Also, it is worth bearing in mind that they are calibrated to read the temperature through the hygiene sheaths that are provided with them so this isn’t a step you should skip.

🚫Strip-type thermometers🚫

These are held against the forehead and aren't an accurate way of taking a temperature; they show the temperature of the skin, rather than the core and are not recommended by the NHS.

✅✔Digital Thermometers✅✔

Inexpensive and reasonably accurate - these are a popular and acceptable choice. Hold the child comfortably on your knee and put the thermometer in their armpit – (always use the thermometer in the armpit with children under five). Gently but firmly, hold their arm against their body to keep the thermometer in place for however long it says in the manufacturer's instructions – usually about 15 seconds; some digital thermometers beep when they're ready.

📡Non-contact Thermometers📡

These are simply pointed at the forehead (usually at around 5cm, but this can vary from brand to brand) and give a reading very quickly. They're obviously appealing to parents as you may not even have to disturb your sleeping child to get a measurement. You can also check the bath and milk temperature.

👶If the ONLY symptom your little one has is a mild fever but they seem well otherwise and are drinking and urinating as usual, then they can be treated at home. Give them lots of fluids and offer extra feeds if you’re breastfeeding.

🚫 DON’T cool them with a damp sponge or cloth – this is no longer advised and can actually end up raising a temperature. Just remove layers of clothing and allow them to cool slowly and gently.

😢😞If they seem uncomfortable at all, or have a temperature over 38.5 C, using a children’s Paracetamol or Ibuprofen suspension will offer pain relief to the child and should reduce their fever (Always following age and dosage advice exactly). Popular brands include Calpol and children’s Neurofen.

🏪👨🏿‍⚕️ALWAYS contact your local GP (or call 111 if out of hours) if:
⚠Your child has other signs of illness, including a rash, as well as a high temperature
⚠Your baby's temperature is 37C - 37.9 C if they're under 3 months old
⚠Your baby or child’s temperature is 39C or higher if they're any age.

🏥🚑More urgently-
❗️CALL 999 or take to A&E if baby is under 3 months old with a temperature of 38C or higher

❗️CALL 999 or take to A&E if your baby or child :-

❗️has a stiff neck

❗️has a rash that doesn’t fade when you press a glass against it

❗️is bothered by light

❗️has unusually cold hands and feet

❗️has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin

❗️has a weak, high pitched cry that’s not like their normal cry

❗️is drowsy and hard to wake

❗️finds it hard to breath and sucks their stomach in under their ribs

❗️has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards (bulging fontanelle)

💚TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BABY/CHILD FIRST AID attend a local Mini First Aid session! They're only 2 hours long and cost just £20pp to learn all the essential baby/child First Aid skills that ALL PARENTS should know!💚
...

🤒 FEVERS IN BABIES / CHILDREN & THERMOMETER ADVICE 🤒

THE ADVICE HAS SLIGHTLY CHANGED - Please like/share with other parents/Grandparents ! 

🌡One of the staple bits of equipment you buy as a new parent is a thermometer. But which type is best to buy? And what do you do if your little one has a fever? 

Your baby may have a fever if they:
🤕Feel hotter than usual to the touch
😖Feel sweaty or clammy 
😳Have flushed cheeks

If you think your baby/child has a fever, its best to check their temperature with a thermometer. This will help you work out whether you need to get medical advice. 

👂👂Ear (tympanic) thermometers👂👂

These allow you to take a temperature reading from the ear, and are quick but they can give misleading readings if you dont put them in the ear correctly, which is more likely to happen with babies because their ear holes are so small. Also, it is worth bearing in mind that they are calibrated to read the temperature through the hygiene sheaths that are provided with them so this isn’t a step you should skip.

🚫Strip-type thermometers🚫 

These are held against the forehead and arent an accurate way of taking a temperature; they show the temperature of the skin, rather than the core and are not recommended by the NHS.

✅✔Digital Thermometers✅✔

Inexpensive and reasonably accurate - these are a popular and acceptable choice. Hold the child comfortably on your knee and put the thermometer in their armpit – (always use the thermometer in the armpit with children under five). Gently but firmly, hold their arm against their body to keep the thermometer in place for however long it says in the manufacturers instructions – usually about 15 seconds; some digital thermometers beep when theyre ready.

📡Non-contact Thermometers📡

 These are simply pointed at the forehead (usually at around 5cm, but this can vary from brand to brand) and give a reading very quickly. Theyre obviously appealing to parents as you may not even have to disturb your sleeping child to get a measurement. You can also check the bath and milk temperature. 

👶If the ONLY symptom your little one has is a mild fever but they seem well otherwise and are drinking and urinating as usual, then they can be treated at home. Give them lots of fluids and offer extra feeds if you’re breastfeeding.

🚫 DON’T cool them with a damp sponge or cloth – this is no longer advised and can actually end up raising a temperature. Just remove layers of clothing and allow them to cool slowly and gently. 

😢😞If they seem uncomfortable at all, or have a temperature over 38.5 C, using a children’s Paracetamol or Ibuprofen suspension will offer pain relief to the child and should reduce their fever (Always following age and dosage advice exactly). Popular brands include Calpol and children’s Neurofen. 

🏪👨🏿‍⚕️ALWAYS contact your local GP (or call 111 if out of hours) if:
⚠Your child has other signs of illness, including a rash, as well as a high temperature 
⚠Your babys temperature is 37C - 37.9 C if theyre under 3 months old
⚠Your baby or child’s temperature is 39C or higher if theyre any age. 

🏥🚑More urgently- 
❗️CALL 999 or take to A&E if baby is under 3 months old with a temperature of 38C or higher 

❗️CALL 999 or take to A&E if your baby or child :-

❗️has a stiff neck

❗️has a rash that doesn’t fade when you press a glass against it

❗️is bothered by light

❗️has unusually cold hands and feet

❗️has pale, blotchy, blue or grey skin

❗️has a weak, high pitched cry that’s not like their normal cry

❗️is drowsy and hard to wake

❗️finds it hard to breath and sucks their stomach in under their ribs

❗️has a soft spot on their head that curves outwards (bulging fontanelle)

💚TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BABY/CHILD FIRST AID attend a local Mini First Aid session! Theyre only 2 hours long and cost just £20pp to learn all the essential baby/child First Aid skills that ALL PARENTS should know!💚
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