Pediatric CPR and First Aid
American Heart Association Pediatric CPR First Aid Certification
The AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED class covers training and certification in CPR, AED use, choking management, and first aid for adults, children, and infants (with an emphasis on children and infants).
This pediatric CPR first aid course is intended for California childcare providers. It includes added elements to meet California state (California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 12) and EMSA (Emergency Medical Services Authority) requirements for pediatric CPR and first aid training for California childcare providers who work in a licensed childcare facility or licensed childcare center. Licensed childcare providers may include daycare workers, nannies, babysitters, preschool teachers, camp counselors, coaches, and bus drivers. This class is appropriate for initial or renewal pediatric CPR first aid certification.
The EMSA childcare CPR and first aid certification course includes the following major topics:
- Patient examination and injury assessment
- CPR and AED use
- Choking treatment
- Recognizing and treating shock
- Allergic reactions and use of an EpiPen
- Asthma and other respiratory emergencies (including use of inhaled medications and nebulizers)
- First aid basics
- Injuries to the head, eyes, neck, spine, mouth, and teeth
- Controlling bleeding, bandaging, using a tourniquet, and internal bleeding
- A variety of medical, injury, poison, and environmental emergencies including burns, electrical injuries, dehydration, drowning, amputations, bites and stings, splinters, fainting, seizures, broken bones, dislocations, and sprains
- Communication with parents and children during an emergency
This CA childcare CPR certification class is an in-person, instructor-led class (as required by California and EMSA). You may enroll to take this course in our classroom, or we can provide a private individual or group class at your location.
This class is intended for California childcare providers, and those who work or intend to work in a CA licensed childcare facility. It is appropriate for anyone involved in child care who has a duty to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Childcare providers, daycare workers, nannies, babysitters, preschool teachers, camp counselors, coaches, and bus drivers may be required to take this course.
If you do not work or intend to work in a CA licensed childcare facility, please enroll in our CPR and First Aid class, which also covers CPR and first aid for children and infants.
If you are a new parent or family member wanting a wealth of information on CPR, choking treatment, and safety for newborns and infants (up to 1 year old), please enroll in our Infant CPR for Parents class.