American Heart Association “Heartsaver
Pediatric First Aid CPR AED” class
The AHA “Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED” course is designed for the childcare provider, especially those working at a childcare center/ daycare. The term pediatric in regards to CPR refers to children and infants; the term pediatric in regards to first aid refers to children, infants, and adolescents through the age of 18. If you are trying to meet a state regulation for adoption or foster parenting, this detailed class will not only meet the regulation, but it will help you gain the confidence to truly be able to respond to an emergency situation! This pediatric class is also an excellent course for babysitters & new parents that want to relieve concerns of being a new mom or dad so that he or she is truly emergency prepared for their new child(ren). There is a an emphasis on prevention in childcare first aid!
- Basic first aid for infants, children, and adolescents (ages zero to 18) (injury, environmental, medical, includes an emphasis on prevention)
- CPR/ AED for children & infants (one can optionally learn CPR AED for adults as well)
- In-depth asthma training (includes training on the nebulizer) (optional)
“At the end of the Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course, students will be able to
• List the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or infant
• Describe the 4 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*
• 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*
• 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
*Optional module” (Reference: https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@ecc/documents/downloadable/ucm_488309.pdf, accessed May 6, 2017)
Value of the class
- AHA “Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED” certification card
- Time of completing the class
- first aid module by itself: ~ 4.5 hours
- first aid module with CPR AED training: ~ 4 hours
- Child CPR AED module: ~ 2 hours
- Infant CPR module: ~ 1.5 hours
- Adult CPR AED module (optional): ~ 2.5 to 3 hours
- In-depth asthma module (optional): ~ 20 minutes
- Utilization of the AED trainer, high-quality manikins, other hands-on materials, as necessary
- Confidence in performing the CPR/ AED/ first aid skills in real-life
- AHA “Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED” student ebook textbook (1 book per person is required)
Format of the class
- Classroom format
- skills session format (complete part 1 from onlineaha.org) and then come to Lifesaver CPR for the skills session (part 2 practice + part 3 testing)
Price of the Class
- AHA “Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED” course is only $75 without the optional adult CPR AED module and $85 with the optional adult CPR AED module!
- A skills session is $50.
To all pediatric caretakers: Did you know??
Please read the attached Texas statute on child care center regulations (quick read)! It mentions that a hands-on skill component to the CPR class is a requirement! Become certified with Lifesaver CPR to meet your state of Texas child care center CPR class requirements (call 214-704-3891 to schedule your class)!
You will be obtaining the gold-standard in pediatric emergency preparedness through this American Heart Association course!
You can view pre-scheduled classes on the “Events” page & call 214-704-3891 to sign up for a class on the calendar or to make a customized class time!
Lifesaver CPR will travel to the client to teach the class or the client can come to one of Lifesaver CPR’s classrooms in McKinney, Denton!
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Lifesaver CPR strives for excellent customer service and hopes that you would refer others to learn from Lifesaver CPR in the future as a thank you for the great customer service you received. Your Lifesaver CPR instructor will strive to enhance your confidence in your CPR and first aid skills; this includes answering all of your questions and ensuring that you get the necessary hands-on practice.
American Heart Association Rules! "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." --AHA 2012 Program Administration Manuel
Note: As per the American Heart Association, all locations where CPR is taught have to be non-smoking locations.