This is a basic one-day course designed to introduce caregivers to injury prevention skills and knowledge. The course covers lifesaving first aid skills and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR and AED) for children, and babies. The course meets legislation requirements for provincial/territorial early childhood education and day care worker safety requirements.

This course is offered in-class only.

The amount of teaching time required for the course is 8 hours.

View the course calendar to see when this course is being offered.  Due to the limited interest in this course it is not frequently offered.  Private courses are available at discount prices.  Contact the office if you are interested in a private course.

In order to complete the course you must attend 100% of the course, earn at least a 75% grade on a written exam, and demonstrate the skills to the standard set by the Canadian Red Cross.  Successful completion results in a 3 year certification.

The recertification course is 6 hours long, and must be taken before your current certification expires.  There is no grace period.  In order to attend a recertification course the participant must present the current certification to the instructor at the beginning of the course or else be refused admittance into the course.

The content covers the following topics:

  1. Preparing to respond
  2. The EMS system
  3. Check, Call, Care
  4. Airway emergencies
  5. Breathing and circulation emergencies
  6. First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
  7. Head and spine injuries
  8. Bone, muscle, joint injuries
  9. Wound care
  10. Severe allergic reactions
  11. Sudden medical emergencies
  12. Environmental emergencies
  13. Poisons
  14. Keeping children safe

The participant will receive a Child Care First Aid course manual.  Upon successful completion the participant will receive a wallet sized certification card.  Laminating the card and/or purchasing a wall sized card are available as optional add-ons.


What is the age requirement for the course?

There is no set age requirement for the course.  When considering putting a child into the course it is the responsibility of the parent to determine if the child has the mental and physical ability to attend and understand the course.  If you are unsure if your child would do well in one of our courses please call the office to discuss your thoughts and we promise to do everything we can to ensure your child would enjoy their time with us.

What are my options if I am unsuccessful in the course?

The instructor delivering the course is ultimately responsible for determining if you are successful or not, as by signing your certification they are stating they have determined you meet the requirements as set out by the curriculum and in theory could be held legally accountable in certain situations.  That being said each instructor has the leeway to assess the nature of your course outcome and determine if the result was truly due to lack of understanding and demonstrating the skills, or if it was another reason that shouldn’t cause you to be unsuccessful.  If the instructor ultimately decides that you do not meet the requirements you can contact the office and seek a review.  The review does not promise a favourable result.

How is this different from Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED?

Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED provides knowledge and skills designed to apply to people of any age.  Depending on which level of CPR chosen in that course, the participant will learn CPR & choking for either adults or all ages.  Child Care First Aid courses focus solely on children, including the CPR & choking components.

Can I take a recertification course?

Recertification courses can only be taken if your current certification has not expired.  Once it expires you must attend the entire course again.  A recertification course can only be taken once between full courses, and as such proof of your certification must be presented to your instructor at the beginning of the course.  If you fail to do so you will be refused admittance into the course and no refund will be given, however you can re-schedule your course free of charge.

What If I Have A Question Not Listed Here?

Contact us by phone (647-528-LIFE [5433]), by e-mail (info@Heartbeatfirstaid.com), or by filling out our contact form on this website.

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