Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid

Audience/Overview

The American Heart Association®'s Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course is designed to provide a wide variety of community members and professionals the ability to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, relieve choking, and provide basic first aid in a safe, timely and effective manner. In addition, specific emergencies commonly affecting children will be covered.

 

Course Content

  • First Aid Basics
  • Common Medical Emergencies including: breathing problems, choking, allergic reactions, heart attack, fainting, diabetes, stroke, seizure, shock, heart attach
  • Common Injury Emergencies including: bleeding, wounds, head and spine injuries, broken bones and sprains, burns and electrical injuries
  • Common Environmental Emergencies including: bites and stings, temperature-related emergencies, poison emergencies
  • Common Child Emergencies/Prevention including: house, car, childcare center, and sports prevention, asthma, eye injuries, fever, snake and poisonous spider bites, tick and marine animal bites, scorpion stings, and suspected abuse
  • Key changes in CPR from the new 2010 AHA Guidelines
  • CPR Critical Concepts
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant

 

Course Length
8 hours, including time for lunch and breaks.

*course time based on 1 instructor: 8 students: 8 manikins

Features

 • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
• Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
• Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills’

Certification
American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid Course Completion Card is valid for two years. 

Textbook Requirement

Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid Student Workbook

ISBN-10: 0874934826

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