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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I have taken ACLS many many times in many forms and venues. This by far was the best experience. Instructor was comfortable, personable and knowledgeable. He had the ability to break down complex concepts and communicate them clearly with the inclusion of personal experience and relatable analogies. He was respectful and humble and kept the class moving smoothly. Highly recommend

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