The Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or an infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.
The course is intended for
Those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to children’s health emergencies including:
- Child-care workers
- Foster-care parents / workers
- Camp counselors
- Youth organizations
- Coaches for children’s sports organizations.
- Also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and guardians
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to
- List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or an infant
- Describe the four key steps in first aid for children and infants: prevent, protect, assess, and act
- Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, and shock
- Control bleeding and bandage wounds
- Correctly remove protective gloves
- Use an epinephrine pen
- Recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
- Recognize the legal questions that apply to pediatric first aid rescuers
- Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
- Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
- Recognize when someone needs CPR, and perform high-quality CPR for an infant, child, or adult (adult CPR module is optional)
- Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
- Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child or an adult (adult AED module is optional)
- Describe when and how to help a choking infant, child, or adult.