Emergency First Aid Child Care

Description: 

Emergency Child Care First Aid is a training program that meets the requirements for child care workers in the province of British Columbia.  Through hands-on training, this first aid course will give you confidence to respond effectively in an emergency in a child care setting.

Emergency Child Care First Aid trains rescuers in the skills and knowledge needed to assess and provide basic life support to patients (adult, children and infants) with airway, breathing, or circulatory emergencies as well as a variety of medical emergencies. 

The Lifesaving Society follows the 2015 ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) guidelines and includes AED training. This course includes CPR-B certification.

Reference the "Evaluation and Other Items" box below for course topics and descriptions.

Prerequisites:
None
Instructional Time: 

The recommended course length for Emergency Child Care First Aid is 8 hours based on a class of 12 candidates

Recognition: 

Certification card.

Currency: 

3 years.

Evaluation and Other Items: 

Principles of first aid

Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the principles of first aid.

Legal implications of first aid
Through practical activities wherever possible, demonstrate an understanding of the legal implications of providing first aid treatment.

Anatomy & physiology of cardio-respiratory system 
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy & physiology of cardio-respiratory system.

Personal protective equipment
Demonstrate the use of universal precautions for the prevention of disease transmission, including barrier devices, hand washing, and gloves.

Bystanders & EMS
Demonstrate the effective direction of bystanders to activate EMS.

Patient assessment: unconscious
Demonstrate the recognition and care of an unconscious, breathing patient.

AED operation
Demonstrate how to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

One-rescuer CPR: adult 
Demonstrate one-rescuer adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin, includes AED use, dealing with complications and adaptations.

Obstructed airway: conscious adult
Simulate the treatment of a conscious adult with an obstructed airway and the adaptation for a pregnant woman or person who is obese.

Obstructed airway: unconscious adult
Demonstrate the treatment of an unconscious adult with an obstructed airway on a manikin.

One-rescuer CPR: child
Demonstrate one-rescuer child cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin, includes AED use, dealing the complications and adaptations.

Obstructed airway: conscious child
Simulate the treatment of a conscious child with an obstructed airway.

Obstructed airway: unconscious child
Demonstrate the treatment of an unconscious child with an obstructed airway on a manikin.

One-rescuer CPR: infant
Demonstrate one-rescuer infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a manikin, includes AED use, dealing with complications and adaptations

Obstructed airway: conscious infant
Demonstrate the treatment of a conscious infant with an obstructed airway.

Obstructed airway: unconscious infant
Demonstrate the treatment of an unconscious infant with an obstructed airway.

Patient assessment: conscious
Demonstrate assessment of a conscious, breathing patient including scene assessment and primary assessment.

Respiratory emergencies
Demonstrate the recognition and care of asthma, hyperventilation and anaphylaxis.

Circulatory emergency
Demonstrate the recognition and care of a patient suffering from:

  • shock
  • major bleeding
  • heart attack or angina
  • stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Medical emergency
Seizure- Demonstrate the recognition and care of a seizure patient.
Diabetic- Demonstrate the recognition and care of a patient suffering from a diabetic emergency.

Skeletel emergency
Bone and joint injury - Demonstrate the recognition and care of a bone and joint injury.

Environmental emergency
Heat and cold injury - Demonstrate the recognition and care of a patient suffering from (heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke) and (hypothermia and frostbite).

Critical incident response 
Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of a critical incident on patients, rescuers, and bystanders, as well as the potential consequences of an unsuccessful rescue.