How is the Heartsaver K-12 First Aid different from Heartsaver Pediatric?

How is the Heartsaver K-12 First Aid different from Heartsaver Pediatric?

Do you work with kids and not sure if you should be taking a K-12 class or Heartsaver Pediatric course?
Well, here is a quick guide to help you with your decision.


The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements for child care workers in all 50 U.S. states. It teaches child care providers and others to respond to illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers child/infant CPR, child/infant AED, child/infant choking, and pediatric first aid. Adult modules in CPR, AED and choking are optional however strongly encouraged.

First aid basics including medical, injury, poison, and environmental emergencies, preventing illnesses and injuries and controlling bleeding & bandaging. Covers topics like using a tourniquet, shock, internal bleeding, burns and electrical injuries, allergic reactions, breathing problems & dehydration, diabetes & low blood sugar, heat-and cold-related emergencies, drowning, amputations, bites and stings, broken bones and sprains. Also covers splinters, nose bleeds, fainting, seizures, and injuries to the head, eyes, neck, spine, mouth, and teeth.

If you work in a child care setting such as a day care center or home child care setting, this is the course for you. In Connecticut, the state also has special additional requirements that must be met. This course will satisfy all requirements for the State of CT and the requirements for every state.


The Heartsaver for K-12 Schools course completion card was created to provide a cost-effective Heartsaver course completion card for K-12 school systems. K-12 cards may be issued for all Heartsaver courses taught in elementary, middle, junior high, and high schools. This card may be issued to the schools’ students, faculty, and staff.

This course covers Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED, Heartsaver CPR AED, or Heartsaver First Aid Course which includes topics such as First aid basics, Medical emergencies, Injury emergencies, Environmental emergencies, Preventing illness and injury, Adult CPR and AED use, Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies and optional modules in Child CPR AED and Infant CPR.

If you are a student, staff member or faculty member of a K-12 school this may be the class for you. This course covers all the standard classes offered in the Heartsaver programs just offered at a discounted price. These classes are usually offered as part of a contract between a school and training center, so be sure to check with your employer to see if they have a class available.

2 thoughts on “How is the Heartsaver K-12 First Aid different from Heartsaver Pediatric?”

    1. The K-12 course uses the same cognitive modules as the regular Heartsaver course. The only difference between Heartsaver for K-12 from the non-pediatric Heartsaver course is the certification card that is provided on successful completion for student, faculty, and staff of K-12 schools.

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