This course teaches students to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or an infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course is intended for those involved in child care who have a duty to respond to children's health emergencies, including child-care workers, teachers, foster-care workers, camp counselors, youth organizations, and coaches for children's sports organizations. This course is also ideal for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and guardians.
After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:
- list the priorities, roles, and responsibilities of a rescuer providing first aid to a child or an infant
- describe the four key steps in first aid for children and infants: prevent, protect, assess, and act
- remove protective gloves
- describe the assessment and first aid actions for the following life-threatening conditions: difficulty breathing, choking, severe bleeding, and shock
- control bleeding and bandaging
- use an epinephrine pen
- recognize elements of common injuries and illnesses
- 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, and perform high-quality CPR for an infant, child, or adult (adult CPR module is optional)
- give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
- demonstrate how to use an AED on a child or an adult (adult AED module is optional)
- describe when and how to help a choking infant, child, or adult.
Upon successful completion of the course, including a first aid skills demonstration and a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.
Key Features and Benefits
This manual includes essential information and lesson plans Instructors need to teach the Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course, including the classroom-based and blended-learning versions. Manual features and benefits:
- Provides detailed lesson plans for teaching the course:
- 33 classroom-based lesson plans:
- 9 first aid
- 9 adult CPR AED
- 8 child CPR AED
- 6 infant CPR AED
- 1 Life Is Why
- 11 blended-learning lesson plans
- Includes six page-divider tabs that make finding key sections quick and simple
- Includes an Instructor CD with the following supplemental information and tools:
- Lesson Plans
- Course Agendas
- Equipment Checklist
- Precourse Letter to Students
- Skills Sheet
- Skills Descriptions
Manual is for use by American Heart Association Heartsaver and Basic Life Support Instructors. Each Instructor must have his or her own copy of the Instructor manual for teaching the Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course.
Dimensions and Specifications
8 1/2" x 11"
72 full-color pages of images and content
44 lesson plans
6 page-divider tabs
Full-color, 3-hole-punched, loose-leaf manual that fits into a binder
Includes an Instructor CD
Additional Supplies Needed for Operation
To teach the Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course, you will also need:
- Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook print edition (item no. EC15-1038) or eBook edition (item no. EC15-3113)
- Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED DVD Set (item no. EC15-1041)
Other supplies needed to teach this course:
- DVD player or DVD-compatible computer
- training manikins
- AED trainer
- first aid training supplies
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is the Instructor CD available separately?
A: No, it is only sold with the Instructor manual.