First Aid, and Children's Health: Your Complete Guide
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First Aid, and Children's Health: Your Complete Guide

Taught by a Doctor: Mandatory first aid course covering all of the common injuries and illnesses especially of children
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Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Identify emergency medical situations that can happen to children
  • Administer potentially life saving treatment to children in dangerous situations
  • Know which red flags to look for, and when to call for professional help
  • Properly manage the situation until professional help arrives
  • There are no prerequisites for this course

Taking care of kids can be scary, because they are very accident prone. 

This is true for children of all ages, from newborn infants to older kids who are almost fully grown.

Anybody who has the responsibility of taking care of kids, whether you be a parent, teacher, babysitter, older sibling, or even a neighbor who is asked every so often to look after the kids, should know the very basics of how to act in an emergency situation.

This course is not designed to make you a professional medical provider, and it will not teach you how to diagnose your child’s illness. This course is basic and necessary, and will cover the most common situations that can and will arise, as well as less common but dangerous situations that require immediate response. After taking this course you will feel more comfortable and confident, that if something should happen to a child and you are in the area, you will be able to properly assess what needs to be done and take the right steps to control the situation until help arrives.

There are many situations where appropriate steps taken immediately can save lives, prevent future complications, prevent bad situations from getting worse, and make sure that the healing process starts effectively and immediately.

This course will include:

  • An hour and a half of instructional video designed to make sure you come away with the key points to know and remember

  • Tests along the way to make sure you understand the material, and will be ready to act when necessary

  • Sources in order to further enrich those who choose to read extra with the necessary tools to do so

You need to know the basic steps of treatments in order to be prepared for a number of situations that can and will arise.
Things like:

  • Choking

  • Fractured Bones

  • Allergic Reactions

  • Serious Infections

  • Seizures

These are some very common scenarios that happen daily around the world, and with the proper immediate response you can prevent these situations from getting much worse. This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to know how to act in these situations, along with many others.

First aid is essential knowledge that every person should have.
First aid specific to children is a skill set that everybody that deals with children either personally or professionally should have.

Who this course is for:
  • Current Parents
  • Future Parents
  • Teachers
  • Babysitters
  • Caregivers
  • Anybody else who wants to feel more confident in their ability to administer first aid to children
Course content
Expand all 42 lectures 01:52:56
+ Introduction
4 lectures 05:50

Let’s understand what you’re trying to achieve with the first aid that you will administer. This video presents the main goals of first aid.

Preview 01:12

Every household should have a first aid kit with some basic supplies that can help you. Here, we discuss what you should have in your kit, and why it’s important.

Basic gear you should have in your home
A few good things to know about childrens vaccines
Items for home first aid kit
+ Child with a fever
3 lectures 12:15

How do we define what a fever is? Let’s define some basic terms, and talk about how to take a child’s temperature.

Preview 03:26

Fevers are very common in children, though you should know when to be concerned and go see a doctor, and when you can manage the situation by yourself at home.

When to seek professional treatment

Let’s understand what you’re trying to achieve with the first aid that you will administer. This video presents the main goals of first aid.

Preview 05:17

This is to test your understanding of treating a child with a fever. 

Child with a fever
4 questions
+ Dislocations, sprains, fractures, and cuts
5 lectures 17:37

Here are the basics for treating dislocations, and we’ll also talk about the most common dislocations in children.

Preview 02:22

Sprains are very common injuries in both children and adults, and in this video we talk about treatment and management.

Preview 03:28

Fractures can be a little more dangerous, so in this video we’ll talk about recognising and treating broken bones.

Treating cuts, and wounds with object still in the wound

Some of the most common injuries in children are cuts and scrapes. Treating these injuries and looking for problematic signs are basic solutions that you should be able to deal with.

Closed vs Open fractures, open needs special attention, clean to avoid infection

For those who have mastered the earlier videos in this chapter, this is an advanced video to give a little more insight and information into traumatic injuries.

Advanced video: Checking radial pulse with fractures of the humerus

Test your understanding of treating traumatic injuries!

Trauma Injuries
6 questions
+ Allergic Reactions
2 lectures 03:50

Allergic reactions can be routine, or scary. Here are some tips and tricks to distinguish between severe reactions, and those that aren’t dangerous.

Severe vs non-dangerous allergies

In this video we discuss the proper ways to treat severe allergic reactions.

How to respond to allergic reactions
Allergic reactions
4 questions
+ Q&A
2 lectures 16:05
How do you put young kids to sleep?
Is diabetes dangerous?
+ Burns
2 lectures 02:41

Burns of all sizes should be taken very seriously. Know the common signs of burns to know what to look for in case you weren’t there to see the incident happen.

Types and signs of burns

After identifying a situation in which a child has be burnt, this video will help you treat and manage the situation.

Treating burns
2 questions
3 lectures 13:43

In this chapter we start discussing treatment of an unconscious child. This is basic and important first aid that everybody should know very well.

Assessing an unconscious child (ABCs)

In this video we demonstrate and review the steps to administering CPR to an infant.

Treating an unconscious baby (CPR)

In this video we go through the steps and procedure of administering CPR to young children, including toddlers and children until they reach puberty.

Treating an unconscious child (CPR)
6 questions
+ Seizures
2 lectures 05:14

Seizures are not uncommon in children especially under the age of 6. It’s very important to recognize and know how to treat a child who is having a seizure.

Recognizing and responding to a seizure

Febrile seizures are the most common kind in young children. In this video you will learn a little more about febrile seizures to understand the concept a little better.

What to know about febrile seizures
+ Choking
3 lectures 05:21

Before treating a child who is choking, it’s very important to distinguish between a partial airway obstruction, and a full airway obstruction.

Properly differentiating between partial and complete obstruction

Once you’ve established that an infant is choking, this video will demonstrate and describe how to manage the situation.

Treatment of infant choking

Treatment for a small child choking is not very different from an infant, though it’s important to understand the minor differences.

Treatment of child over the age of 2 choking
3 questions
+ Asthma
2 lectures 03:46

Asthma is one of the most common diseases in children. Here are the signs and symptoms of what to look out for.

Signs and symptoms of asthma attack

After your child has been diagnosed, or even before you should know how to treat and manage an asthma attack.

Treating asthma attacks