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A one-day specialized first aid course for childcare workers to learn to respond to common childhood emergencies.

Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR

Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR

A one-day specialized first aid course for childcare workers to learn to respond to common childhood emergencies.

Our Canadian Red Cross Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR Level B course is a fun, basic one-day course designed especially for those working as caregivers. The first aid skills taught are similar to our other basic courses, but our amazing instructors will teach them through realistic child care scenarios and spend extra time on common childhood injuries as well as how to prevent injuries from happening in the first place. This course meets BC's Child Care Licensing requirements.

First aid is a physical skill, and we strongly believe that you'll remember more of your course years down the road if you're enjoying yourself and paying attention. Our full-time instructors care about teaching first aid, and have fun doing it. We're sure you'll enjoy yourself too. At the end of this course, you'll feel confident in your skills and prepared to take on any injuries childhood can come up with.

Full Course Length 8 hours View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

This course includes:

  • The Red Cross
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies – Child and Baby
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest – Child and Baby
  • Wound Care
  • Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Illness
  • Poisons
  • Caring for Children

FAQs

What is Emergency Level First Aid?

Emergency First Aid is a basic 1 day course that focuses on life saving skills and knowledge. It is the minimum requirement for many jobs, but some employers may require the 2 day Standard First Aid certification instead. Worksafe BC recognizes Red Cross Emergency First Aid certificate as equivalent to OFA Level 1. Topics covered include: Scene Assessment, Primary Assessment, Clearing an Obstructed Airway, CPR with AED, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, Controlling Severe Bleeds, Basic Minor Wound Management.

Do you need first aid training to be a babysitter?

There are no requirements if you are babysitting a single sibling group or up to 2 children at a time. That being said, many parents would prefer or even require their babysitters to have first aid certification. We think it is very important that anybody who is babysitting children be trained in first aid so that they will know what to do in case there is an emergency even if it isn’t required by law!

Does Emergency First Aid cover children?

Yes, the Emergency First Aid courses that we teach will always touch on how skills might be different when applied to children and give specific instructions for child CPR. If you sign up for Emergency First Aid with CPR C the course will also include CPR and choking procedures for babies. While most first aid topics apply similarly across all age groups, if you are looking for a course with a bit more focus on children then you might prefer to sign up for one of our Emergency Childcare First Aid Courses instead of Emergency First Aid.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Emergency Childcare First Aid & CPR course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Childcare First Aid & CPR Manual (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

 

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Who should take this course?

  • Childcare Providers
  • Babysitters
  • Summer Camp Counsellors
  • Parents
  • Grandparents

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Emergency Childcare First Aid Course - CPR course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

"It was a great course! I will definitely come back for the Wilderness Remote First-Aid class."

Simon Widmann Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Nathan was funny and awesome. I like the hands on scenarios rather than bookwork and tests! Thank you Nathan!

Brittany Carriere Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Easy to understand and gave great instruction! He also had a great mustache.

Ally Giraron Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Alert First-Aid gives the best and most practical courses in Childcare First-Aid I have taken in 15 years of Child Care."

Angela Infant First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Really informative! I feel prepared to help in situations that may come up! Thanks for a great day Gary & Jason. 

Matthew Smith Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course, I like the hands on approach. Jason kept it engaging and dynamic, and was very knowledgeable on all questions.

Nicki Pederson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Great course! I didn't think I would learn this much in only three hours. Chris was excellent and was very thorough with all of the key points that we need to know in case of an emergency. Hopefully I won't need to use what I've learned, but if I do I'll be prepared! Thanks so much!!"

Amanda Wowchuk CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Mike was a very good instructor. He displayed enthusiasm which made the course more lively and interesting. He also provided helpful feedback during exercises.

Emilie Longtin Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Thank you Jaimie. Your years of experience and your professionalism and character made this course an excellent starting point for the next stage of my life and career.

Grant Mottershead First Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Best first aid course I've taken!

Jade Simms Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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