The state of California child care provider training consists of 16 hours of training for first-time licensees. As a condition of licensure, the licensee shall comply with the requirements for training in preventive health practices, including pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation and pediatric first aid.
The hours of training must include 4-hours of pediatric First Aid, 4 hours of pediatric CPR/AED (pediatrics means children and infants), and 8 hours of Preventive Health and Safety training.
At Hopewell CPR Training, we offer an 8-hour American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course every time a child care provider takes the course for the very first time or retakes the course. The Pediatric First Aid and CPR must be repeated every two years. EMSA sticker is not required on the American Heart Association completion cards.
We are approved by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) to provide training in preventive practices: recognition, management, and prevention of infectious diseases, including immunizations, and prevention of childhood injuries.
The curriculum includes training in sanitary food handling, emergency preparedness and evacuation, caring for children with special needs, identification and reporting of signs and symptoms of child abuse, and 1-hour of child nutrition.
Continuing Education credit units are available for the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Dental Board of California, California
Department of Public Health and California Emergency Medical Services
Authority. The CPR Lady offers CEUs to Certified Medical Assistants (CMA),
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Personal
Trainers (CPT) with American Council on Exercise (ACE), Aerobics and Fitness
Association of America (AFAA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM),
National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF), and National Federation of
Professional Trainers (NFPT), Dentists (DDS or DMD), Dental Assistants (RDA),
Dental Hygienists (RDH), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Paramedics
(Medic), Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), Psychiatric Technicians (Psych
Tech), Occupational Therapists (OT), Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA), Pharmacists
(RPh), Pharmacy Technician (Ph Tech), Physician Assistants (PA), Physical
Therapists (PT), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA), Respiratory Care
Practioners (RCP), Respiratory Therapists (RT), Registered Nurses (RN) and
Nurse Practioners (NP).
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.