Emergency Child Care

Students will learn how to respond to airway, breathing, and circulatory emergencies in infants and children. They will learn how to recognize and respond to common childhood emergencies.

Learn How To Respond To Child Emergencies

Anyone who works with children or is around children on a regular basis should know how to respond to medical emergencies that children or infants may face. Knowing how to respond to these situations when they involve adults is not always very helpful when the victim is a child. First aid and CPR techniques for children have been modified to accommodate their smaller and more vulnerable physiques.

The Emergency Child Care course is an eight hour course designed to teach the proper first aid and CPR techniques when the victim is a child or infant.
Emergency Child Care

Why Take Emergency Child Care?

Medical emergencies involving children or infants may happen at any time. Because children are usually less careful than adults when it comes to putting things in their mouths, choking can be a hazard. Generally speaking, children are less aware of common dangers and it is possible for them to quickly get themselves into a medical emergency situation.

If you have young children at home, are a grandparent, babysitter, teacher, coach or anyone else who is frequently around children, knowing the proper steps to take in an emergency may help to prevent it from becoming worse. It may even save a life.

What to Expect During the Course

This course will consist of both theoretical (classroom) learning as well as hands-on practice of techniques that are covered. Students are therefore encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as they will be in and out of their seats to practice the techniques over the course of the day.

During the session, the following content will be covered:
  • Emergency Action Principles (this will include how to assess the situation, how to call for help and how to conduct the primary survey)

  • Head and spine injuries

  • Common child and infant situations requiring first aid

  • Interventions for airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies

  • Injuries to muscles, bones and joints

  • Poisons

  • First aid for burns and bleeding

  • Wound care

  • Injury prevention


Upon completion of the course, students will be expected to demonstrate the skills learned during the session as well as successfully complete a multiple choice exam (75% minimum necessary to pass). Certification in Emergency Child Care is valid for three years.

Why Choose ProSafe?

At ProSafe First Aid Training School, we pride ourselves on offering quality courses that teach our students life-saving skills. We are recognized by the Canadian Red Cross – meaning that when you receive certification from us, it will be recognized by your employer (or other organization that requires certification.)

We offer comfortable classrooms as well as flexible course scheduling options. We can even come out and teach at your organization if you have eight or more people who wish to take an Emergency Child Care course.

The instructors at ProSafe are all highly trained professionals who are passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping you learn the skills necessary to save a life. Our goal is to help you succeed!

If you are responsible for taking care of children or infants either at home, through work or through a volunteer organization, then it is strongly recommended that you learn Emergency Child Care. Call us today to register.