○Pediatric First Aid with CPR & AED

The American Heart Association’s Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid course is designed for members of the community who may be called upon to provide care or assistance to children within the community, but do not work in the occupational field of healthcare. The course is designed to teach the participant to recognize common medical emergencies, life-threatening emergencies, access the 911 system, and provide critical, life-saving interventions to a pediatric victim in need prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

 

Common participants of this course include parents and other family members, daycare attendants, camp counselors, babysitters, teachers, mentors, or employees designated as first responders who need credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements. If you are taking a course as required for your job, please check with your employer as some workplaces require a specific course from the American Heart Association. This course is NOT a healthcare provider certification course.

 

This course includes the following for children & infants:
 

  • How to Interact with Children of Different Ages
  • Basic Child Safety Tips
  • Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Being Ready to Respond to a Pediatric Emergency
  • Checking the Child for Injuries and Illnesses
  • Recognizing Medical Emergencies including breathing problems, diabetes and low blood sugar, seizures, heat- and cold-related emergencies, poisonings, fever, and shock.
  • Recognizing and Treating Traumatic Emergencies such as insect stings & bites, head & eye injuries, bleeding wounds, burns, electrocution, and broken bones, sprains, and bruises.
  • Suspected Child Abuse
  • Accessing the Emergency Medical System (911)
  • Assisting a Victim of Choking
  • Giving Chest Compressions, or CPR
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

 

 

Approximate Length: 8 Hours

Required student materials: Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid with CPR & AED Student Manual

 

Successful performance of skills is required for completion card. There is not a written examination.