The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) produces several pediatric first aid courses. One of these courses is Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs). This course is designed for caregivers, teachers, and others who care for children. The PedFACTs course is designed to give caregivers and teachers the education and confidence that they need to care effectively for sick or injured children.
Program content reflects the 2010 American Heart Association Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Guidelines, as well as meeting the standards of Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs, 3rd Edition.
PedFACTs second edition topics include:
• CPR and Choking Relief for infant, child, and adult
• Difficulty breathing
• Instructions and video footage on how to use an AED
• Medication administration, which includes video footage on how to use a nebulizer, an MDI with spacer, and an epinephrine auto- injector
• Common chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and sickle cell anemia
Students and instructors can choose between two different course formats - Onsite or Hybrid.
The four-hour onsite course is comprised of lecture and skills stations, conducted entirely in the classroom. The hybrid course combines self-directed online modules and an exam, followed by hands-on practice in the classroom. The PedFACTs course focuses on what to do if a child in your care suddenly becomes ill or gets injured. After completing the course caregivers, teachers, and others will be better able to:
• Apply the 4Cs of Pediatric First Aid to medical situations
• Recognize an ill or injured child
• Identify specific types of medical problems and give appropriate first aid care
• Know when to call emergency medical services (EMS)
• Know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• Understand what an automated external defibrillator (AED) does and how to use one
• Know what to do when a child is choking
• Give rescue medication for a breathing problem
• Use an epinephrine auto-injector for a severe allergic reaction
BLAST! (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training), Third Edition is an important training program for potential babysitters and parents considering hiring a babysitter. The BLAST! program is designed to be interactive and provides extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare.
Features of this manual and program include:
• Most current practices for safety and injury prevention while babysitting
• First Aid basics for emergency response
• Quick references tools for babysitters
• Fun, easy to follow booklet
• An interactive Safe House training tool accessible via the Internet at http://go.ECSInstitute.org/BLASTSafeHouse
Designed for people ages 13 and older, their parents, and parents looking to hire a babysitter, the BLAST! program can prepare children to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, perform first aid, and begin babysitting safely and competently.
First Aid for Families: A Parent’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids
Essential first aid information for every parent or caregiver from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the international authority on child health and well-being. The ability to provide basic care for an injured or ill child is a fundamental skill set that every parent or guardian should have.
In most cases, situations that require first aid are not life-threatening and can be managed with simple, commonsense procedures; the key for parents and other family members is to have access to this information when they need it.
Developed by experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics, First Aid for Families: A Parent’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids provides immediate access to vital first aid information on a range of common childhood illnesses and emergencies. This essential home resource gives parents the confidence they need to provide timely and appropriate care.
With this guide, parents will learn to treat:
• Head, eye, oral, bone, joint, and muscle injuries
• Infection, bleeding, and swelling
• Breathing problems and loss of consciousness
• Burns and heat- and cold-related injuries
• Bites and stings, allergic reactions, and poisoning
The Appendix offers a quick reference to common childhood ailments, such as fever and sore throat. First Aid for Families: A Parent’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Kids also includes information on choking and CPR, how to pack a first aid kit, and injury prevention.
Infant CPR Anytime personal learning program is an easy and effective training tool for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and anyone caring for an infant. It teaches the core skills of infant CPR and choking relief in about 20 minutes! The kit contains everything needed to learn basic CPR and choking relief anywhere, from the comfort of home to a large community group setting.
Based on science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, the course includes:
• Bilingual (English and Spanish) student manual
• Personal, inflatable Mini Baby® CPR manikin that clicks when you’ve pushed hard enough
• Bilingual CPR skills practice DVD that can be used to refresh skills and train others
• Skills reminder card to carry with you and review as needed
• Manikin wipes and replacement lung for those interested in sharing the kit
• Facilitator guide