Difference Between Red Cross Childcare, Emergency and Standard First Aid

This page is designed to help candidates understand the difference between the three major Red Cross first aid programs which include emergency first aid, standard first aid and childcare first aid. These courses have a number of similarities however they do have a significant number of differences. This page outlines the course content of all three of these courses.

Childcare First Aid

Course Length: 8 hours

Material: Childcare First Aid Manual

CPR: CPR Level B (Adult and Child)

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest
  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries
  • Wound Care
  • Sudden Medical Conditions
  • Environmental Emergencies
  • Poisons
  • Keeping Children Safe

Certificate: Red Cross Childcare First Aid Certification includes CPR B and AED (Valid for 3 years)

Emergency First Aid

Course Length: 8 hours

Material: Red Cross First Aid and CPR Manual

CPR: CPR Level A (Adult Only) (CPR C available upon request)

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing & Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest

Certificate: Red Cross Emergency First Aid Certificate includes CPR A and AED (Valid for 3 years)

Standard First Aid

Course Length: 16 to 18 hours

Course Material: Red Cross First Aid and CPR Manual

CPR: CPR Level C (CPR HCP available upon request) (Adult, Child and Infant)

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
  • The Red Cross
  • Preparing to Respond
  • The EMS System
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Airway Emergencies
  • Breathing & Circulation Emergencies
  • First Aid for Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest
  • Head & Spine Injuries
  • Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries
  • Wound Care
  • Sudden Medical Emergencies
  • Environmental Emergencies

Certificate: Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate includes CPR C and AED (Valid for 3 years)


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