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Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTS)


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Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs) course is designed to help those who care for young children provide pediatric first aid to a child who suddenly becomes ill or injured.

All caregivers need to know how to manage minor injuries as well as what to do in emergency situations. In this course, the term caregivers are used to include child care providers, teachers, school nurses, relatives, and others who care for children. Usually, first aid involves simple, commonsense procedures. First aid intends to keep the child’s medical condition from becoming worse. It does not take the place of proper medical treatment. In some situations, caregivers may need to provide first aid until emergency medical services (EMS), a medical provider, or the parent/guardian assumes responsibility for the child’s medical care.

Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs) courses are structured to meet the needs of students with different learning styles and scheduling demands. The PedFACTs course is available in two formats:

The PedFACTs course is available in two formats:

  • Onsite course—For students who prefer to learn course content by attending a traditional instructor-led classroom course
  • Hybrid course—For students who prefer to learn course content through self-directed online learning

Students in both course formats will attend class at a training facility for hands-on skill practice and skills evaluation.  Both onsite and hybrid format students must bring their pretest certificates to the course classroom. Additionally, students in the hybrid course format must bring their final examination certificates to the course classroom to present to the instructor.

For a concise overview of the onsite and hybrid formats of PedFACTs and an algorithm illustrating how to successfully complete course requirements and obtain a course completion certificate, click here.

Please note, the individual access code is for students who need access to the PedFACTs pretest but do not already have an access code from their PedFACTs Participant Manual. A unique access code is located on a card in the front of every PedFACTs Participant Manual. If the silver foil is scratched off, then the access code has most likely already been used and is no longer valid.


  • Chapter_1  What is Pediatric First Aid?
  • Chapter_2  Prevention
  • Chapter_3  4Cs of Pediatric First Aid
  • Chapter_4  Difficulty Breathing
  • Chapter_5  CPR and Choking Relief
  • Chapter_6  Loss of Responsiveness, Fainting, and Head Injuries
  • Chapter_7  Seizures
  • Chapter_8  Allergic Reactions
  • Chapter_9  Bites and Stings
  • Chapter _10  Poisonings and Ingestions
  • Chapter _11  Controlling Infection, Bleeding, and Swelling
  • Chapter_12  Bone, Joint, and Muscle Injuries
  • Chapter_13  Burns
  • Chapter_14  Cold- and Heat-Related Injuries
  • Chapter_15  Eye Injuries
  • Chapter_16  Oral Injuries
  • Chapter_17  Common Chronic Diseases
  • Chapter_18  Preparedness
  • Appendix_ A  Common Childhood Illnesses
  • Appendix_B  First Aid
  • Appendix_C  Forms
  • Appendix  _D  Disinfection and Sanitization
  • Appendix_E  Child Abuse


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The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.

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Weight 1.44 lbs
Dimensions 6.9 × 0.8 × 8.9 in
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