Having a pediatric first-aid training prepares a person to respond to life threatening emergencies that happens to children. The training differs from those of other similar emergency trainings in that it focuses on pediatric emergencies.
Take this real-life situation as an example.
An 8-month-old baby started choking on a piece of pastry in a South Carolina cafe, it was a terrible moment.
The baby's mother, said, "We kind of hit her on the back, thought OK, she got this, she's going to get it down." But things got worse that other diners started to get involved.
Luckily, Isabel an off duty nurse, rapidly recognized the gravity of the situation.
"She was becoming blue and it was happening very quickly. I thought that she was going to die. It was bad." "I thought to myself, 'OK, this isn't good,' and jumped in to help," She recalls the moment.
"As a nurse I had trainings in pediatric first-aid and PALS and used that in the emergency situation. This is one of those things that I can only imagine but really happened."
A few moments later the baby started to breathing normally again.
Pediatric first-aid & PALS training contains scenario-based training modules that educate learners how to respond to a medical emergency involving an infant or a child.
Some of the lectures, for example, include pediatric CPR, respiratory emergencies, resuscitation, and emergency cardiovascular care, among other topics.