Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
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.
Who should take Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED?
Anyone involved in child care who has a duty to respond to children's health emergencies, who wants more specialized instruction in pediatric emergencies, or who requires a pediatric first aid CPR AED credential for work or other requirements.
Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is the ideal
- parents, grandparents, and guardians
- child-care workers
- foster-care workers
- camp counselors
- coaches for children's sports
Concepts and skills covered in Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED include:
- key steps of pediatric first aid
- external bleeding and tourniquet use
- burns and electrical injuries
- allergic reactions
- heat- and cold-related emergencies
- bites and stings
- broken bones, sprains, and bruises
- head, neck, and spinal injuries
- illness and injury prevention, including car safety
- child abuse and neglect
- adult CPR and AED use
- opioid emergencies
- child CPR and AED use
- infant CPR
Students who successfully complete the course will 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.
Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is a credentialed course
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.
Available in classroom-based and blended-learning formats.