This course is recommended for childcare providers, daycare, parents, grandparents, foster parents, babysitters, nannies, and preschool employees.

If you are a healthcare professional, EMT, paramedic, or medical student, this course is not recommended for you. Please schedule a BLS (basic life support) course for healthcare professionals by clicking this link:

Course Learning Objectives:  

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to

  • List the duties, roles, and responsibilities of a first aid rescuer
  • Describe the 4 key steps in pediatric first aid: prevent, protect, assess, and act
  • Remove protective gloves (skill students will demonstrate)
  • Find the problem (skill students 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 students will demonstrate)
  • Use an epinephrine pen (skill students will demonstrate)
  • Recognize elements of common illnesses and injuries
  • Describe how to find information on preventing illness and injury
  • Describe the risks of smoking and vaping and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
  • 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 all age groups
  • 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 children and adults
  • Describe when and how to help someone who is choking
  • Recognize the legal questions that apply to first aid rescuers
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive your AHA Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid certification the same day! The certificate is valid for two years.
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