Online Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention Course

Gain the confidence to keep your family safe.

Western Canada's favourite Infant/Child CPR Course is now available in a convenient at-your-own-pace online format!

This accessible video-based course can be completed on your phone, tablet or computer.
Online Infant/Child CPR, Choking and Injury Prevention Course

Learn the essentials.

Know what to do if an infant or child:

  • goes unconscious

  • stops breathing, or

  • begins to choke

  • PLUS! an in-depth discussion on injury prevention for infants and toddlers

Get started today!

Choose between 30 days of access, or an entire year for added peace of mind. If you haven't already started solid foods with an infant, we recommend the 1 year option.

Course contents

Here's what you'll learn in this course:

  • 1
    Welcome to the course!
    • Welcome! We're so glad you're here!
  • 2
    Module 1: Recognizing an emergency
    • 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
  • 3
    Module 2: CPR
    • 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
  • 4
    Module 3: Choking Skills
    • 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
  • 5
    Module 4: Injury Prevention
    • 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?
  • 6
    Resources
    • Congrats! Here's what's next...
    • Resources from the course
    • Safe Beginnings Electronic Course Package
    • Course Survey

Is this course right for me?

Frequently asked questions

  • 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 online@safebeginnings.ca and we'll get you set up!

Why caregivers love this course

Here's what our students had to say:

Kayla V. of Salmon Arm, BC (Parent, CPST and Postpartum Doula)

Great for rural families

Kayla V. of Salmon Arm, BC (Parent, CPST and Postpartum Doula)

Anyone who is going to be taking care of children should have these crucial life saving skills should an emergency ever arise! It's a must. For parents, young and old, one or ten kids, aunts, uncles, even grandparents and nannies. I know, myself, I thought I knew how to do all of the things I learned but in actuality, I knew very outdated information. One of the things I like most about it, is that I can go at my own pace. With 4 busy children at home, sometimes it is very hard to sit down and complete something. I also like, that for me, being rural makes these sorts of classes difficult to attend. It is so wonderful to be able to sit in my own home and gain the education to make sure my little ones, and big ones, are going to be safe if an emergency ever arises! Thank you, Holly and Jill!
Lisa M. of London, ON (Parent and Birth + Postpartum Doula)

Perfect for starting solids

Lisa M. of London, ON (Parent and Birth + Postpartum Doula)

I teach a starting solids class and I always recommend parents take a first aid course prior to starting solids, so this is perfect! The course is very informative, and nice that you can do it at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
Becky L. of Pitt Meadows, BC (Parent and caregiver)

I LOVE THIS COURSE!

Becky L. of Pitt Meadows, BC (Parent and caregiver)

From prevention to literally saving a life the information in this course is so important and presented in an amazingly accessible way. Every caregiver should know everything covered in this course. You can do it in your pajamas on the couch while drinking a tea, it only takes an evening, and you will learn how to prevent a lot of injuries and hopefully you never need to know the rest. But if something does happen you will be equipped with the confidence and knowledge that you need to save a person's (maybe even your own child's) life. This is so important and invaluable.

Also included: Our Electronic Course Package

Our handy reference guide provides you with additional guidelines and resources to keep the little ones in your life safe.

  • 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.

Get started today!

Choose between 30 days of access, or an entire year for added peace of mind. If you haven't already started solid foods with an infant, we recommend the 1 year option.

About the instructors

Since 2016, Safe Beginnings First Aid has educated over 6000 caregivers and professionals with essential lifesaving skills for children. Gain confidence with the guidance of experienced instructors, Holly Choi and Jill Colpitts.

  • Holly Choi

    First Aid and Car Seat Safety Education

    Holly Choi

    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 Colpitts

    First Aid and Perinatal Support Education

    Jill Colpitts

    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.