Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR (2023)

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Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPRKelsey O'Brien2022-11-18T17:02:24-05:00

Announcement C-22-01: Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Requirements and Access to Free Training through Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs) from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, Bureau of Early Learning Policy and Professional Development and Bureau of Certification. This Announcement clarifies the updated guidance on the federal requirements for Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), health and safety training requirements that all child care providers must complete pediatric first aid and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. It also clarifies that pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR training must be completed before child care staff can care for children unsupervised, as well as inform child care providers about the Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs) role for providing access to free, Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) approved, Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR training.

Announcement C-22-01

Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Requirements and Access to Free Training through Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs)

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OCDEL is working to provide additional opportunities for Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR training to the early education communities. Child care staff and providers are advised to still contact their local Early Childhood Education Professional Development Organizations (ECE PDOs) for access to free, Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) approved, Pediatric First Aid and Pediatric CPR training.

American Red Cross (ARC) – Update from February 2022

The American Red Cross (ARC) has updated its pediatric course offerings (ARC no longer offers a “one-year provisional” course). These Pediatric First AID/CPR/AED options are currently available from American Red Cross:

  • ARC Instructor-Led Course: Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
  • ARC Blended Learning Course: Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (includes Online course AND hands-on Skills Session with an instructor).

NOTE: American Red Cross is permitting the Blended Learning Course to be completed with a “virtual” Skills Session, provided the required equipment is used, including manikins. Completion of the Blended Learning Course, which includes the Online course AND the virtual Skills Session, leads to the American Red Cross OSHA compliant final certification (the virtual Skills Session must be completed within 90 days from the date the Online course is completed to achieve final certification).

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – Update from February 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers an onsite and hybrid course, Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs), which includes Pediatric First Aid/CPR, emergency medical services (EMS) and automated external defibrillator (AED). The onsite course requires an online pretest, 4-hour classroom, and a final examination. The hybrid course requires an online pretest, self-directed online modules (about 2 hours), online final examination, and attending a 2-hour hands-on skills practice with instructor interaction[1].

The PedFACTS course is being discontinued as of March 31, 2022. The PedFACTS certification is valid for 2 years from the date of the PedFACTS course completion, as long as the PedFACTS course occurs on or before March 31, 2022. If certification is needed after March 31, 2022, it is recommended to seek an alternative approved course in the PD Registry.

Health and Safety Institute – Update from September 2022

*The HSI course entitled “American Safety and Health Institute Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED” is being discontinued as of October 28, 2022.The “American Safety and Health Institute Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED” certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion, as long as the course occurs on or before October 28, 2022. If certificationis needed after October 28, 2022, it is recommended to seek an alternative approved course in the PD Registry.

** The HSI course entitled “EMS Safety Services CPR, AED, and First Aid for Childcare Providers” is being discontinued as of October 28, 2022.The “EMS Safety Services CPR, AED, and First Aid for Childcare Providers” certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion, as long as the course occurs on or before October 28, 2022. If certificationis needed after October 28, 2022, it is recommended to seek an alternative approved course in the PD Registry.

*** The HSI course entitled “MEDIC First Aid Pediatric Plus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults” is being discontinued as of October 28, 2022.The “MEDIC First Aid Pediatric Plus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults” certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completion, as long as the course occurs on or before October 28, 2022. If certificationis needed after October 28, 2022, it is recommended to seek an alternative approved course in the PD Registry.

ProviderCourse NamePD Hours Awarded*Certification PeriodHybrid/Blended Option?Available in PD Registry Course Catalog
American Heart Association (AHA)AHA Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid with Child-Infant CPR7hrs2yrsYesYes
American Academy of Pediatrics and National Association of School Nurses (AAP)Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs) First Aid and CPR*

**This course will no longer be offered after March 31, 2022

4hrs2yrsYesYes
American Red Cross (ARC)American Red Cross-First Aid/CPR/AED including Pediatric First Aid and CPR4.5hrs2yrsYesYes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI)Pediatric First Aid/Child and Infant CPR and AED4.5hrs2yrsYesYes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI)American Safety and Health Institute Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED

***This course will no longer be offered after October 28, 2022

6hrs2yrsYesYes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI)EMS Safety Services CPR, AED, and First Aid for Childcare Providers

***This course will no longer be offered after October 28, 2022

6hrs2yrsYes
Health & Safety Institute (HSI)MEDIC First Aid Pediatric Plus CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants and Adults

***This course will no longer be offered after October 28, 2022

6hrs2yrsNo
National Safety Council (NSC)National Safety Council Pediatric First Aid, AED, and CPR5.5hrs2yrsYesYes
Tri-State Training & Safety ConsultingTri-State Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid.

Tri-State Training also provides certified American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and Health and Safety Institute trainings.

2.5hrs2yrsYes, via zoom with a live instructor followed by an in person sessionYes

*PD hours awarded are based on the average length of the events scheduled for the course

Last Updated: Nov. 2022

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (ECE PDO @ PASSHE)including the Central, Northeast, Northwest, and Southwest regions

CCA Business Solutions, Inc.
Medix LLC
Central PA CPR Training
KEMS-Paramedics
The Life Safety Pro
WellSpan Health System
Berks County Intermediate Unit
Cardiac Care & Safety, Inc
Suhayla CPR Hands
The Learning Lamp
Safety OutSourcing
A+ Safety Training, LLC
Janelle L. Hood
Robert C. Vita
Jennifer Bixler

Archive of Previous Instructors

Organization:Pacific Medical
Curriculum:AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid & CPR

Instructors:

Judy Haluka
Ilene Castro
Tim O’Connor
Rodney Millspaugh
Janis Miller
Michael J. Goldberg
Caroline Lowe
Jonathan Smith
Auria Bradley
Steven J Kulick
Jim Kifer
Dara Groff
Vanessa Stack-Smith
Dana Booth
Patti Dobich
Jason Abuiso
Lynn Chiaramonte
Chimeria M.Terrell
James Schwartz
Katelyn Spangler
Brett Mitchell
Matthew Warner
Scott Spangler
Dariusz Wolman
Stephanie Griffith
Douglas Harper
Randy Zeger
Christal Blakeslee
Pat Flesher
David Dickerson
Kristen Lngley
Robert J Selbi
Katy Love
Greg Shearer
David Kotz
Teresa Bennett
Kerry Dempsey
James Hennessey
Mark Cohen
Gladys Rodriguez
Dawn Buck
Chuck Holmes
John Miles
Jacquelene Carter
Jeffrey Guiddy
Bob Stark
August J. Becker
Amy Herman
Bob Beers
Tina Aumiller
Eric Dawkins
Jessica Birbeck
Vonda Barber
Cheryl Kerlavage
Bruce Lutz
C.R. Stokes Jr
Adam Marden
Noah Williams-Morrill
Jocelyn Valentin-Miller
Mindy Stohon
Mary Ketterman
Jamie Long
Daniel Robinson
Cynde Laverick
Serena Barnes
Robert Kratz
Carmen Passaniti
Terry Faunce
Dawna Barna
Kelly Walker
Howard Woodruff
Uma Yoganathan
Jefferson Stehle, BSN, RN
Lindy Cabrera
Melanie Weaver
Alan Sementelli
Carl Kent
Donna Werts
John P. Duke
Bethany Altieri
Gordon Palmer
Eric Youshock
Lynda Coates
Joey Kelly
Edward J Burrell Jr
Rick Dauria
Betty Ahearn
Doug Walker
Sean Gallagher
Scott Blakiewicz
David Macher
Steven Devenney

Last Updated: Sept. 2022

Public Health Management Corporation (ECE PDO @ PHMC)including the Philadelphia and Southeast regions

Child Care Professional NetworkDr. Anice Dickerson, Thurston Moon, Joseph Montgomery, Michelle Stevens
Dickerson & Associates Educational Services LLCDr. Anice Dickerson, Michelle Stevens, Terry Means-Waites
Tri-State Training & Safety ConsultingChristine Synder, Sarah Hassipen, Tabitha Major, Morgan Oresic, Jasmine Lowe, Justin Bellace, Artricia Nou
CCA Business Solutions IncCorey Wegerbauer
Innovative Consulting Educational ServicesDamaris Rodriguez
Pacific Medical TrainingJames Hennessey, Jason Abuiso, Michael J. Goldberg, Caroline Lowe, James Schwartz, Katelyn Spangler, Scott Spangler, Stephanie Griffith, Pat Flesher, Natalia Gomez, David Kotz, Vonda Barber, C.R. Stokes Jr, Serena Barnes, Edward J Burrell Jr, Cameron Cole, Diana L. Sarver
Cardiac Care & Safety, IncJim Spaulding, Melody Steiger, Nancy Bower, Bryce Simon, Joyce Johnson
Diapers to DestinyLizette Woods Reid
Learn, Empower, Grow Consulting GroupTola Aiyegbusi

Archive of Previous Instructors

Organization:Child Care Professional Network (CCPN)
Curriculum:American Safety and Health Institute Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED

Instructors:
Michelle Stevens
Anice Dickerson

Organization:Dickerson & Associates Education Services
Curriculum:AHA Heart Saver Pediatric First Aid with Child-Infant CPR; Health and Safety Institute

Instructors:
Michelle Stevens
Anice Dickerson
Terry Means-Waites

Organization:Patrick Farley
Curriculum:American Heart Association; Health and Safety Institute

Instructors:
Patrick Farley

Last Updated: Sept. 2022

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