About This Training
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid with CPR and AED teaches students critical skills needed to manage an emergency in the childcare/preschool setting until help arrives. Skills covered in this course include treating bleeding, allergic reactions, broken bones and sprains, seizures, and additional first aid emergencies.
This course also includes Adult CPR and AED use, child CPR and AED use, and infant CPR. This course has been updated to reflect the new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR & ECC. This course also meets the California EMS Authority requirement for child care workers and Pre school teachers.
By completing this course, participants do not need to obtain the CA-EMSA sticker for school certification. Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid, CPR, and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card, which is valid for two years.
Who Should Take This Training?
This course is intended for those involved in child care 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.
NOTE - This course is NOT for Healthcare Providers. If you work or plan to work in a healthcare environment, please take BLS CPR (Basic Life Support CPR) to fulfill your CPR requirement.
Completion Card or Certificate
Upon completion of this course, students receive a downloadable Safety Unlimited Course Completion Certificate (PDF format), as well as an American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED Course Completion eCard via email that is valid for two years.
Info on How to Claim Your AHA eCard
15-1038 (15-3113 eBook) Heartsaver Pediatric CPR AED Student Workbook with:
- 15-1040 Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Quick Reference Guide
- Heartsaver® CPR AED Adult Reminder Card; and
- Heartsaver® CPR AED Child & Infant Reminder Card.
- 15-1404 Heartsaver® Pediatric CPR AED Online
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
After successfully completing the Heartsaver® Pediatric CPR AED portion of this course, students should be able to:
- List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or infant;
- Describe the four 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 (optional);
- 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 (optional);
- 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;
Note – all AHA courses have been updated to reflect new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.
What are Heartsaver® Courses?
Heartsaver® courses are courses that target Non-Healthcare Professionals. These courses are designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. For many Heartsaver® courses, students receive a course completion card that is valid for 2 years.
The Heartsaver® Series Includes:
- Heartsaver® Pediatric
- Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens
100% Classroom Course Features:
- Video-based course ensures consistency;
- Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency;
- Student Workbook comes with Heartsaver® First Aid Quick Reference Guide that summarizes first aid actions for many injuries and illnesses; and
- Course is updated with the new science from the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Online Course Features:
- Students have the convenience of completing the course at their own pace at work, home, or wherever Internet access is available;
- Can be used for initial or renewal training;
- Includes interactive exercises and videos to engage students and provide periodic points of knowledge transference;
- Certificate of completion available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully;
- Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months after activation of their key to help reinforce what they have learned;
- Includes audio and transcript for any students who may have a hearing or visual disability;
- Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs; and
- Navigation controls provide students with the flexibility to move easily through content and customize their personal learning experience.