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Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTS)



Second Edition

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)



The 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 is 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 is intended 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.

  • 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