Do I need to purchase a textbook before coming to class? No, everything is provided for you on the day of the course.
This course is specially designed to train those responsible for children's health in meeting state-specific requirements. Backed by comprehensive state-by-state research, it meets the regulatory and credentialed training requirements for child-care workers in all 50 states.
Formatted to allow instructors to customize it to include all topics required, the core course covers:
- Pediatric First Aid
- Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers
- Adult/Child CPR with Mask
- Adult/Child AED.
Optional pediatric first aid modules are:
- Pediatric first aid topics, including eye injuries; fever; suspected abuse; and snake, spider, scorpion, tick, and marine animal bites and stings
- Infant CPR with Mask.
The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid course is intended for all individuals involved in child care who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency involving a child, including:
- child-care and foster-care workers
- camp counselors
- sports coaches and trainers
- new parents, guardians, and other caretakers.
Course length can range from 5.5 hours to 8 hours, depending on needs and the modules taught, with skills practice (first aid) and skills testing (CPR & AED) by an American Heart Association instructor during the course.