This self-directed course is designed to teach students cognitive information needed to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. To receive an AHA Course Completion Card for the full Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course, students must complete the hands-on skills practice and testing portion of the course with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor. Upon successful completion of the online portion a certificate of completion is available for students to print. This certificate must be presented for the hands-on skills practice and skills testing session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor. Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions, students receive an AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After successfully completing this 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 modules
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