Child CPR Class
These days taking a course to learn First Aid/CPR/AED couldn't be easier or more accessible if your considering taking a child CPR class to potentially save a life.
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED is normally available in two different training methods, so you have a choice from completely in-person classroom training or blended learning which combines in-person training with online class experience. All of these course options will teach the same science-based skills approved by the American Heart Association and will result in the same American Heart Association course completion card, so the choice is yours to make on your schedule!
Don't worry about course quality, as the only real choice you have to make is what portion of the course is hands-on, and the rate of completion you set for yourself!
CPR-A is adult-based skills only and typically also includes the use of AED - there are no infant skills covered at this level and normally the instructor will only be trained to teach a level of First Aid/CPR/AED to deal with adults. CPR-C includes all ages plus AED aspects, which is included in the Red Cross Emergency and Standard First Aid but is also offered as a stand-alone course. It is important to know these differences to understand course value when selecting what option to take!
First, let's talk about the blended learning option training course option. The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Online course contains electronic learning, which usually takes about two and a half hours. Once you have completed the online portion of the course you will then have to complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA instructor. This is also roughly two and a half hours long. Once you pass the test you will receive your Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED completion card which is valid for two years.
The advantage of the blended learning course is that it includes audio and transcript options for students with hearing or visual disabilities. Similarly, it is self-paced, so you can complete your CPR training online whenever you have internet access via interactive exercises and videos. Screen and text size can also be changed to help meet various learning needs, so basically, anyone can access the course.
This course features navigation controls that provide students with complete flexibility and customization ability when maneuvering through content and learning. Plus, you get access to information from the online portion of the course for 24 months after the activation of the course key, allowing you to refresh your memory even without the presence of an instructor.
However, if you'd prefer you can opt for the more instructor-led, hands-on class format, aimed at reinforcing skill proficiency. This course is classroom-centered, video-based, instructor-led, and teaches students to respond to and manage illness and injuries in a young person in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course is designed to meet the proper regulatory requirements for child care workers in the United States in all 50 states. The course is typically completed between seven and nine hours and results in the same course value card which lasts two years.
The course is newly updated to reflect the 2015 American Heart Association guidelines update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, as well as the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid. This course is ideal for those who prefer group interaction and skills sessions with feedback from an instructor. The instructor-led format and video-based lessons ensure consistency in course quality and in-person learning and stressed the practice of pediatric first aid and infant CPR to ensure proper proficiency.
Many workplaces require training delivered by an instructor to meet OSHA requirements, and so your company might require the completion of a CPR/AED course and proof of workplace certification. Regardless, completion of such a class will result in you learning life-saving skills, giving you the ability to recognize and respond to a variety of first aid, cardiac, and breathing emergencies from strangers to pals to children in need. This ability and knowledge have never been so easy and accessible and as long as you have a PC or tablet with a high-speed internet connection and a means to get to a center near you, why not learn how to save those closest to you?