We've taken the notes for you.
Our Electronic Course Package includes handy reference sheets for CPR, infant choking, and our favourite resources on infant safety. As a bonus, we also include the treatment information for common first aid items not discussed in this course, such as bleeding, burns and seizures - common injuries that affect small children.
This accessible video-based course can be completed on your phone, tablet or computer.
stops breathing, or
begins to choke
PLUS! an in-depth discussion on injury prevention for infants and toddlers
- Welcome! We're so glad you're here!
- What does an emergency actually look like?
- Managing an unconscious, breathing person (age 1+)
- Modifying the procedure for an unconscious, breathing infant (0-12m)
- Quiz: Emergencies
- CPR: When and why?
- How to: Landmarking for CPR
- How to: How deep should we do CPR?
- How to: How fast should we do CPR?
- How to: Surface requirements for CPR
- How to: Breaths
- CPR Demonstration
- Modifying CPR for a Child (1-8 years)
- Modifying CPR for Infants (0-12m)
- Safety notes: Barrier Devices
- Quiz: CPR Basics
- Points to remember
- Two rules before we start
- Choking: Child (Conscious)
- Choking: Adult (Conscious)
- Choking: Pregnant (Conscious)
- Understanding the Gag Reflex
- Choking: Infant (Conscious)
- Choking: Unconscious
- The Importance of Receiving Medical Attention
- Quiz: Choking
- Preventing Injuries in Infants and Toddlers
- Activity: Preventing Injuries
- The Two Themes of Injury Prevention
- Preventing Bleeding
- Preventing Burns
- Preventing Bone, Joint + Head Injuries
- Preventing Poisoning
- What is 'out of reach?'
- Safe Sleep
- Resource: Safer Infant Sleep (Perinatal Services BC)
- Preventing Drowning
- Preventing Choking
- Car Seat Safety
- Recalled Items
- Injury prevention: What did you learn?
- Congrats! Here's what's next...
- Resources from the course
- Safe Beginnings Electronic Course Package
- Course Survey
Who is this course for?
This course is perfect for parents and caregivers who want lifesaving knowledge but don't require a first aid certificate. We'll give you the confidence to manage emergencies for infants and children, and the know-how to prevent many of them from occurring in the first place.
Will I receive certification?
No certification is awarded. We provide a proof-of-participation, but this is not a substitute for certification. Recognized first aid certifications begin at the 4-hour level and require in-person skills assessment. If you are in need of certification, please check out our in-person 4-hour First Aid for the Infant and Toddler Years course which includes CPR-B/AED certification. This course is perfect for parents and caregivers who want lifesaving knowledge but don't require a first aid certificate.
What system requirements are needed to watch the course?
The course works on most devices – phone, tablet or computer. Specifically, your phone, tablet or computer must be able to run one of the following web browsers: Phone or Tablet: iOS Safari (version 11 and up), Chrome, or Samsung Internet Desktop: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer (version 11 only)
I'm thinking of trying Baby-Led Weaning - should I take this course?
YES! Infant CPR courses are a MUST for caregivers hoping to feed infants using the baby-led weaning concept. We'll give you the confidence to handle any choking scenario that may arise.
Does this course meet the needs for the adoption process?
In many cases, yes – However, please check with your adoption agency before purchasing the course. The adoption agency is also welcome to contact us directly, to help verify if the course meets their requirements. Proof of participation is only awarded upon 100% completion of the course.
I live in the Vancouver area, should I take the online course or join one of your public courses locally?
We strongly believe that the best way to learn is by doing, and the value of hands-on practice and development of muscle memory can never be replaced by watching a video. If you are able to join one of our many public courses across the Greater Vancouver area (and often beyond!), we strongly encourage doing so. Not only will you be able to practice the skills on professional equipment, but you’ll be able to interact with us directly, in person.
How many people can access the course from my account?
This course is intended to be purchased on a per-individual basis. Safe Beginnings First Aid reserves the right to disable access to the course without warning for accounts accessing the course from several IP addresses, and/or multiple devices accessing the course simultaneously.
Do you offer bulk discounts to organizations?
Absolutely! Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you set up!
Great for rural families
Kayla V. of Salmon Arm, BC (Parent, CPST and Postpartum Doula)
Perfect for starting solids
Lisa M. of London, ON (Parent and Birth + Postpartum Doula)
I LOVE THIS COURSE!
Becky L. of Pitt Meadows, BC (Parent and caregiver)
Holly discovered her passion for teaching and mentoring while training clinicians and their support staff in the medical software field for over 5 years. Following the birth of her first child Holly certified as a First Aid Instructor with the Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch. With a keen interest in child safety, Holly certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC). Since her certification as a CPST, Holly volunteers weekly in her community; helping caregivers gain confidence with their car seat installation and usage. Holly successfully certified as a Technician-Instructor (CPST-I) with CPSAC in October 2017. Holly is a dedicated mom to two daughters, ages 1 and 3.
Jill is a First Aid Instructor affiliated with the Lifesaving Society BC/Yukon Branch and the Canadian Red Cross. Her background includes aquatics, childcare, and doula services. When she's not teaching first aid, Jill can be found supporting clients as an experienced doula in the Vancouver, BC area. In addition to attending births, Jill actively mentors new doulas and hosts events and education sessions for the local doula community. When she’s not busy teaching, attending client's births, or enjoying a serene evening paddle on her paddle board , Jill loves chasing after her two energetic children, ages 10 and 5.