Care for Children (CFC)

This innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old.

Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions.

The programme also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.

Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals.

The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need.