Emergency Child Care First Aid

Basic one-day course designed to introduce caregivers to injury prevention skills and knowledge. Course covers lifesaving first aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR and AED) for children, and babies. Course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial early childhood education and day care worker safety requirements*

DURATION

Minimum 8 hours in-class

PREREQUISITE
None


COMPLETION

• Successfully demonstrate skills and critical steps
• Min. 75% mark for written knowledge evaluation
• Attend and participate in 100% of the course


CERTIFICATION

3-year certification in Emergency Child Care First Aid


RECERTIFICATION

6 hours in-class*

COURSE CONTENT
• The Red Cross
• Responding to Emergencies
• The EMS system
• Check, Call, Care
• Airway emergencies
• Breathing and Circulation emergencies - Child and baby
• First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest - Child and baby
• Wound care
• Head, Neck and Spinal Injuries
• Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
• Sudden Medical Emergencies
• Environmental Illness
• Poisons
• Caring for Children
Includes any other content required by specific legislation


PARTICIPANT MATERIALS
• Child Care First Aid (manual from the Canadian Red Cross)
• Comprehensive Guide to First Aid & CPR (eBook)
• Emergency Child Care First Aid certificate

**Check local legislation to determine certification level, maintenance, and recertification requirements. www.redcross.ca/firstaidlegislation

(Above information as per Red Cross First Aid, obtained from https://redcross.ca)

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