For every child with an allergy, asthma or a penchant for couch jumping, there is a parent or caregiver who needs basic first aid training. ProMedica has a class for parents and professional caregivers alike. The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid class teaches basic first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator skills.
During the class, licensed American Heart Association instructors will teach participants basic first aid including how to stop bleeding, apply bandages, use an epinephrine auto injector and asthma care mask, treat burns and help a child that is choking. The class also covers how to react in medical and environmental emergencies.
Classes are scheduled as needed, but they will be held for as few as two people. The class runs for six hours, and can be completed in one day or split over several days.
There are no age restrictions for class participants, but they should be old enough to be able to perform chest compressions. Older children that can do chest compressions can participate, and younger children can observe and learn about first aid.
This pediatric first aid class meets regulations and requirements for child care workers. Upon completion of the class, participants will receive a course completion card with a certification good for two years.
Classes will be held at Toledo Hospital, and cost $55. For more information or
to schedule a class, call CPR Rescue Training Center at 419-291-3053.