Who should take this course?
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online is intended for those involved in childcare who have a duty to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This audience includes child care workers, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations, and coaches for children’s sports organizations. This course is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and guardians. This course is also appropriate for educators, teachers and the general public.
What does the course teach?
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online is a self-directed program that uses case-based scenarios and interactive lessons to teach child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.
To receive an AHA Course Completion Card for the full Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course, students must complete the hands-on skills practice and testing portion of the course with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or infant
Describe the 4 key steps in first aid for children and infants: prevent, protect, assess, and act
Remove protective gloves (skill student will demonstrate)
Find the problem (skill student will demonstrate)
Describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, and shock
Control bleeding and bandaging (skills student will demonstrate)
Use an epinephrine pen (skill student will demonstrate)
Recognize elements of common injuries
Recognize elements of common illnesses
Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
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
Perform high-quality CPR for an adult*
Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult*
Perform high-quality CPR for a child
Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child
Perform high-quality CPR for an infant
Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
Demonstrate how to help a choking infant