Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council, a leader in safety training, has launched its pediatric first aid, CPR & AED program – meeting the latest 2010 CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines. More than 2 million children age four and younger were treated in hospital emergency departments during 2008 for unintentional, nonfatal injuries. Proper training in pediatric first aid, customized to meet the special needs of infants and children, is one of the most important steps in saving young lives.
The NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED program was created for childcare workers, teachers, camp counselors, coaches and others responsible for the lives of children. The program includes information on many childhood topics, such as:
- Taking action in an emergency
- Basic life support
- Bleeding and wound care
- Shock, burns and poisoning
- Sudden illness
- Cold and heat emergencies
State rules and regulations require an employee with first aid and CPR training to be always present at group daycares and on field trips. NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED meets the first aid and CPR requirements for all 50 states.
“First aid training prepares you for the unexpected, which is crucial when it comes to children,” said Barbara Caracci, director of First Aid Program Development and Training for the National Safety Council and member of the American Heart Association International First Aid Science Advisory Board. “You never know when your training will be needed, but when that time comes, it may be the difference between life and death.”
NSC training is available through a variety of convenient options. For more information, visit nsc.org/peds or call (800) 621-7619. Also, watch a video of an NSC Pediatric First Aid, CPR & AED instructor who saved the life of his own daughter.
The National Safety Council (nsc.org) saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.