Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED Course Topics

  • Legal Considerations
  • Recognizing an Emergency
  • Deciding to Help
  • Personal Safety
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Unresponsive and Not Breathing—CPR
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Early Defibrillation
  • Chain of Survival
  • Chain of Survival for Children
  • Chest Compression
  • Rescue Breaths – CPR Mask
  • Rescue Breaths – CPR Shield
  • Unresponsive and Breathing—Recovery Position
    • Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
  • Basic AED Operation
  • AEDs and Children
  • AEDs—Troubleshooting
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Other Illness Considerations

  • CPR and AED Algorithm
  • Choking
  • Primary Assessment
  • Secondary Assessment
  • Ongoing Assessment
  • Pain, Severe Pressure, or Discomfort in the Chest
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Managing Shock
  • Amputation
  • Impaled Object
  • Open Chest Injury
  • Open Abdominal Injury
  • Head, Neck, or Back Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Swollen, Painful, Deformed Limb
  • Impaled Object in the Eye
  • Chemicals in the Eye
  • Nosebleed
  • Injured Tooth
  • Rash
  • Needs of Other Children
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

  • Minor Burns
  • Critical Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Breathing Difficulty, Shortness of Breath
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Severe Abdominal Pain
  • Ingested Poison
  • Inhaled Poison
  • Snakebites
  • Spider Bites
  • Stinging Insects
  • Tick Bites
  • Marine Animal Stings
  • Human and Animal Bites
  • Heat/Cold Emergencies
  • Emergency Moves
  • Emotional Considerations
  • Illness-related Emergencies
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Talking to Children about Your Emergency Action Plan