This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. The skills are applied to adults, children and infants. Amongst other skills you will cover:
•BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
•AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
•Preventing and caring for shock
•Spinal injury management
•Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
•Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations
•Choking in Children
The Learning Materials You Need
Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you’ll build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations. The Emergency First Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness kit.
To enroll in Emergency First Response courses, you must care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency.