The Mini Medics course is a very basic introduction to First Aid and Defibrillation aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, but it can suit children of any age. The course is kept at a basic level with no use of confusing terminologies.
The course will show complete respect for the child’s ability, make it educational and practical, and instil the importance of helping someone who is poorly or injured.
Mini Medics is perfect for schools and after school clubs, but can also be held within the local community over the weekends or during the school holidays. Providing the venue is suitable, sufficient and safe, the courses can be held anywhere, anytime of the year.
The Mini Medics courses are non-regulated and there is no formal registration process for you to get started. You can replenish your student resources as and when they are required and you can also order Mini Medics merchandise from our preferred third party supplier.
You must ensure that you have a valid First Aid qualification to teach the Mini Medics programme, with the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification being the minimum requirement. If you are new to teaching First Aid, you must factor in all other business obligations such as having a valid public liability insurance policy, before you start offering your services.
To teach the course effectively, you will need to ensure you have the necessary equipment, just like a First Aid course for adults. This includes resuscitation manikins, an AED training unit (if applicable), First Aid kits, cleaning materials and supplies.
A range of subjects can be covered including:
- What is First Aid?
- First Aid kits
- Recovery position
- Resuscitation (CPR)
- DR ABC
- Wounds and bleeding
- Communication and contacting the emergency services
This is a non-regulated course and attendance is all that is required. Optional test/quizzes are available in the form of a worksheet which are included in each student pack.
A certificate of attendance is included in the back of each Mini Medics book as a ‘cut-out’ for the child. This same certificate can also be found on the Mini Medics Trainer USB as an editable PDF.
First Aid Travel Kit
Green durable, easy access first aid pouch containing:
• Guidance note
• Non-woven triangular bandages
• Large sterile dressing
• Assorted sterile transparent plasters
• Alcohol free cleansing wipes
• Pair of disposable gloves