Q: What does the Pediatric First Aid and CPR course entail?

A: Students will learn adult, child, and infant CPR, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), unconscious and conscious choking for adults, children, and infants, pediatric asthma and anaphylaxis, and the most common first aid for pediatric emergencies.

Q: What is the format for the Pediatric First Aid and CPR course?

A: The course is a mixture of video, instructor lecture and skills practice.  At the end of the course, there is skills testing and a written exam.  Your instructor will guide you through all the course material ahead of testing time.  You will definitely be fully prepared for the exam.

Q: What skills are taught in the Pediatric First Aid and CPR course?

A: Students learn how to source the problem during an emergency, as well as how to help these injuries/illnesses, including: how to stop bleeding; how to bandage a cut or wound; how to use an epinephrine injection pen (to treat anaphylaxis from an allergic reaction); how to differentiate mild versus severe allergic reactions; how to assemble an inhaler; how to give adult, child and infant CPR; how to help a choking adult, child and infant; how to help someone drowning; how to treat broken bones, sprains, eye injuries, bites and stings, burns, fainting, fever, and frostbite, and the effects of dehydration, diabetes, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and hypothermia.

Q: What are the main lessons students are tested on during the course?

A: Students practice and are tested on Pediatric First Aid: how to properly remove gloves, how to determine the cause of the problem, how to use an epinephrine pen, and how to stop bleeding. Students are also tested on adult, child, and infant CPR, and how to use an AED.

Q: Who is the Pediatric First Aid and CPR course meant for?

A: This course is primarily designed to help childcare providers, daycare workers, preschool teachers, parents, grandparents, nannies and babysitters, teachers, foster care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations, and children’s sport coaches. Anyone who would like to learn these skills, or whose job requires course completion, can benefit from this course.

Q: How long does the Pediatric First Aid and CPR course take to complete?

A: The course takes about 6 hours to complete.

Q: Do students receive a course completion card after the course?

A: Yes, students will receive a Pediatric First Aid and CPR course completion card that is valid for two years.

Source:

American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid and CPR: https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_455815.pdf