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Emergency First Response Care for Children

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions.

The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.

Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals. The student masters the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.

The course includes:

Primary Care (CPR)

The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child
with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest.

  • Primary Care Course Content:
    Scene Safety Assessment
  • Universal Precautions – Communicable Disease Protection & Barrier Use Primary Assessment
  • Obstructed Airway Management (child and infact)
  • Rescue Breathing (child and infant)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (child and infant)
  • Automated External Defibrilater use (AED)
  • Serious Bleeding Shock Management
  • Spinal Injury Management
Secondary Care (first aid)

Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable.  
Secondary Care Course Content:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment
    The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.

You may pick up your release form at Lancaster Scuba or download and print the forms below from home.

For upcoming course dates, click the button below or contact Lancaster Scuba.

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