The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED is a classroom-based course designed to meet the 8 hours of EMSA child care
training that includes Pediatric First Aid CPR and
AED use. This American Heart Association course
meets part of the EMSA regulatory requirements for child care workers in
the state of California. It teaches child care providers and others to respond
to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few
minutes until professional help arrives. The Four Steps of Pediatric
First Aid (Prevent, Be Safe, Phone 911, Act).
The course covers the four steps of pediatric
First Aid, CPR AED, and asthma care training, illnesses and injuries, child and
infant safety checklist, how children act and tips for Interacting with them,
CPR AED and Choking: CPR and AED for Adult, Children & Infant, How to Help
a Choking Adult, Child & Infant.
The course is for those involved in child
care that have a duty to respond to a first aid emergency because of job responsibilities
or regulatory requirements. 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.
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.