• pedFacts - First Aid for Young Children


The PedFACTs course for caregivers and teachers is designed to help those who care for young children provide pediatric first aid to a child who suddenly becomes ill or injured. All caregivers need to know what to do for minor injuries as well as for emergency situations. In this course, we use the term caregivers to include child care providers, teachers, school nurses, relatives, and others who care for children.

Course objectives

After participating in the PedFACTs course, students will be better able to:

  • Apply the 4Cs of Pediatric First Aid to medical situations.
  • Recognize an ill or injured child.
  • Identify specific types of medical problems and give appropriate first aid care.
  • Know when to call EMS
  • Know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CRP).
  • Understand what an automated external defibrillator (AED) does and ow to use one.
  • Know what to do when a child is choking.
  • Give rescue medication for a breathing problem.
  • Use an epinephrine auto-injector for severe allergic reactions.