Course Overview

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.

Course Details
6 hours

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
  • Teachers
  • 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.
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Leila K.

Outstanding all the way around! Just took ACLS and BLS recert with Aki and was completely overjoyed to find a place to do ACLS without crying during the mega-code. Ok a slight exaggeration, but at Heart Share in San Jose, my instructor failed two providers and by the time I stepped up to bat, I was tachy, diaphoretic, and panicked.

Yes, I made it through, but why wouldn’t you want to laugh, enjoy, learn, and practice without all that stress and truly learn what you are doing. If this sounds good to you, then take your classes with ERT, they rock!!

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Kim A.

Went to Emergency Response Training for ACLS recertification on a friends recommendation.  I was not disappointed.  Alex is a great instructor.  He’s both a paramedic and ICU/ER nurse so you get the dual  benefit of his field and hospital experience.

The class size is small, great for someone like me who’s a real bonehead when it comes to ACLS.  The classroom is clean and new.  There is plenty of equipment available to practice with.  I really liked the way the megacode scenarios were run, well organized and non threatening.  Free coffee and snacks, a total bonus.

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Chelsea W.
Registered Nurse

After 17 years of being an RN and going through recerts for BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP, I can honestly say that Defib has been THE best place to LEARN.  I actually feel like I have learned more from taking classes for PALS and NRP here than all the other places combined.  

Their no-nonsense, realistic approach to these certifications along with the expertise and EXPERIENCE to back up their teaching really brought it home for me.  I will definitely return again and again and I proudly wear my “Keep Calm and Push the Epi” shirt they gave me!

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