The American Red Cross or American Heart Association Pediatric First Aid course trains participants how to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives.
Who should take this course?
This Pediatric First Aid Course is designed for anyone 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 including: childcare workers, teachers, camp counselors, parents, Grandparents, etc. Students who successfully complete the course, receive a course certification card, valid for two years.
What does this course teach?
First aid basics covers: medical, injury, poison, and environmental emergencies, preventing illnesses and injuries and controlling bleeding & bandaging. Additional topics covered are using a tourniquet, shock, internal bleeding, burns and electrical injuries, allergic reactions, breathing problems & dehydration, diabetes & low blood sugar, heat-and cold-related emergencies, drowning, amputations, bites and strings, broken bones and sprains. This course also covers splinters, nose bleeds, fainting, seizures, and injuries to the head, eyes, neck, spine, mouth, and teeth.