- The Red Cross
- Preparing to respond (Good Samaritan Act, prevention of disease transmission, first aid kits)
- The EMS system
- Patient assessment (check, call, care)
- Airway emergencies (choking in babies, children, adults)
- Breathing & Circulation emergencies (asthma, anaphylaxis, croup, epiglottitis, SIDS, deadly bleeding, respiratory & cardiac arrest)
- Cardiac arrest management - CPR & AED (baby, child, adult)
- Head & spine injuries (including shaken baby syndrome)
- Fractures & sprains
- Wound care
- Sudden medical emergencies (fainting, diabetes, seizures)
- Environmental emergencies & Poisons
- Recognition & reporting of suspcted child abuse
- Child safety
The Canadian Red Cross Child Care First Aid course provides 8 hours of instruction, focusing on common traumatic and medical injuries that occur to infants and children. The Child Care First Aid course can be taught over 1 full day, or 2 evening sessions. Group and private courses can be scheduled flexibly to meet the needs of the client.
CPR-B is included in this course, providing certification in CPR & AED skills for babies, children, and adults. A complete description of course content is listed to the right.
The Child Care First Aid course is recognized by The Community Care Licensing Branch (under The Community Care and Assisted Living Act) in British Columbia as an appropriate course for people working in licensed daycares, early childhood educators, teachers, and students taking early childhood education (ECE).
Successful completion of the Child Care First Aid course is based on 100% attendance, ongoing skills evaluation throughout the course, and a 75% or better mark on a knowledge examination.
The Child Care First Aid course costs $85 per participant, which includes all taxes and a full colour manual.
Canadian Red Cross Child Care First Aid certification is valid for 3 years.
All of our First Aid, CPR and AED courses follow the latest standards (2010 / 2011) put out by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC).
Who is Child Care First Aid appropriate for?
- New parents
- New grandparents
- Siblings of young children
- Early childhood educators
- Anyone involved in the care of an infant or child
How to register for a Child Care First Aid Course?
Our Child Care First Aid courses are available on a group course basis throughout the Greater Vancouver area (Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley, Cloverdale, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver) and the Fraser Valley (Mission, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack).
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