Please be advised that this is not intended in any way to handle an emergency. If you have a child that requires first aid, please seek medical attention immediately.
Pediatric First-Aid, CPR and AED Training
Life-saving techniques and know-how to deal with a pediatric emergency calmly and rationally is a must for Child Care Professionals.
One of the most common injuries among children of all ages is burns. For those that are providing Child Care for young children should be aware of how to treat burns as well as other injuries that need immediate attention such as open wounds, choking, and eye injuries. Having the proper first aid training is key, as well as being skilled in Child Care CPR, so in an emergency instance, you know what to do.
Pediatric CPR training is imperative for anyone who takes care of children. Being a caregiver means that you are the person who’s there when a child needs you. By law in most areas, Child Care directors, providers, teachers, assistants, and administrators are required to possess and maintain necessary first aid skills. This training is essential regardless of whether the Child Care takes place in a nursery, preschool, daycare, or an in-home Child Care setting.
Since procedures and techniques are continuously evolving in all aspects of child/infant CPR, it’s a must that all early childhood professionals stay up to date on the appropriate way to administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to children.
There are two ways of earning certifications, and that’s through Online CPR Certification training and by Hands-On CPR Certification training and can be completed through the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, as well as local CPR Training Program Providers in your area.
Most programs will offer CPR, first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) combined into one program. The course is designed to teach the proper techniques to administer CPR if needed, appropriate first aid, in addition to how to operate an AED in emergencies involving infants and children.
During training, you will be taught the following:
- How to identify and evaluate an emergency
- How to determine the needs of the victim
- When to call 911
- First aid skills for treating cuts, scrapes, control bleeding, bee stings, insect or snake bites, etc.
- Provide 1-person infant and child CPR to an injured or non-breathing child and administer correct first aid
- Properly operate an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- The signs and symptoms of heart attack, choking, etc.
- How to treat sudden illnesses
Please be aware that all training must be Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) approved.