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Course Description

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescent, and young adults. The AAP produces several pediatric first aid courses. One of these courses is Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs). This course is designed for caregivers, teachers, and others who care for children.​

The PedFACTs course focuses on what to do if a child in your care suddenly becomes ill or gets injured. After completing the course caregivers, teachers, and others 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 emergency medical services (EMS)

  • Know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • Understand what an automated external defibrillator (AED) does and how 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 a severe allergic reaction​​

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