Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED (Online Part 1) And Skills Tests

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED (Online Part 1) teaches child care providers and others to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. 


It covers the Four Steps of First Aid and pediatric first aid skills such as finding the problem, stopping bleeding, bandaging and using an Epinephrine pen, as well as child CPR AED and infant CPR. Optional modules in adult CPR AED, child mask, infant mask and Asthma Care Training for Child Care Providers are also available.

CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, and how to use a mask.

Once you begin the course, you’ll have access to the online lessons, videos, manuals and resources for 2 years! And you can start and stop the course at your convenience until you have finished it at your own pace.

Successful completion of the full Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Course includes three (3) parts:

  • Part 1, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED online course
  • Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
  • Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days

After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests (e.g., after you successfully complete all 3 parts), students receive an AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Skills sessions (Parts 2-3) can be sold separately or, more commonly, with a bundle package, and must be completed within 60 days of completing the online Part 1.



  • Child care workers
  • Teachers
  • Foster care workers
  • Camp counselors
  • Youth organizations
  • Coaches for children’s sports organizations
  • Others responsible for children including parents, grandparents, babysitters and guardians


  • A transcript option to help meet diverse learning needs
  • Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
  • Can be completed at work, home or wherever Internet access is available
  • Interactive exercises and videos
  • Online access to portions of the Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook
  • Online access to several AHA resources to aid in learning, such as skills summary sheets, job aids (action plans, checklists and informational sheets) and videos 
  • Printable Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Quick Reference Guide
  • Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of their course key

Course Content:
Pediatric first aid basics
Illnesses and injuries (topics include but are not limited to)

  • Bleeding and bandaging
  • Allergic reactions
  • How to use an epinephrine pen
  • Asthma
  • Drowning
  • Bites and stings
  • Burns

CPR AED and choking

  • CPR and AED for children
  • How to help a choking child
  • CPR for infants
  • How to help a choking infant
  • CPR and AED for adults (optional)
  • How to help a choking adult (optional)

Course Materials:

  • 2015 Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Student Workbook
  • 2015 Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Quick Reference Guide

Course Format/Time:

  • Online lessons blended with hands-on skills session
    • Approximately 2.5 hours
  • Part 1 Online:
  • Online-based and eLearning
  • Parts 2 & 3 (Skills Practice and Testing) with an AHA PALS Instructor:
  • Additional time required for skills practice and testing (Parts 2 and 3)
  • Course time may vary for online initial provider or renewal course

Course Prerequisites:

  • California State law does not allow online training for licensed child care providers. Please consider the classroom version of this course if you are a child care provider or company operating in the state of California.
  • Present your expired American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Provider Card to be considered a renewing provider and pay a reduced price for the course
    • We do not accept non-AHA provider cards
    • Please sign up for PDRE’s accredited Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED for Healthcare Providers course and receive the most globally recognized AHA provider card
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Provider Manual
  • A current 2015 Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Provider Manual is required to attend the course
  • Purchase the 2015 book from PDRE for $25 during online class enrollment or before the start of the course at our facility
  • Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Course Fee:

  • Initial (first-time) Providers: $85 + $55 (Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Provider Manual)
    • Bundle Package: $140
  • Renewing Providers: $80 + $55 (Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Provider Manual)
    • Bundle Package: $130


To receive a Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card using this program, students must complete three parts:

  • Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor.
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED (Online Part 1)
    • Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3. The Part 1 certificate of completion allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session.
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Part 2*
    • A hands-on skills practice session with an AHA Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Part 3*
    • A skills test with an AHA Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Instructor or using a VAM system
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Parts 2 and 3* should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.
  • Upon successful online and classroom-based course completion of all three parts, students receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education Accreditation – General Audience

  • The American Heart Association has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • The American Heart Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Once the course fee has been received, our staff will give the student a 90-1434 Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1 Course Key Code through email, phone, or at the facility to be used for online access to activate the course.
  • Codes will be emailed as soon as possible or within 48 hours of orders placed between 7:30am to 5:30pm PST Monday through Friday. If order is placed on Friday after 5:00 pm PST, then the key code may be emailed Monday morning.
  • Upon receipt of your access key code, activate and complete the ACLS course online at www.onlineaha.org, print out your online course completion certificate, and call our PDRE office to schedule your skills tests.
  • Please bring a copy of your course completion certificate to our PDRE facility.
  • Once you have successfully completed your skills testing, you will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Provider Card that same day or it will be mailed to you as soon as possible.
  • PDRE offers some desktop and laptop computer access for the course. Limited seating(s) apply.
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!

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Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.

William, MD

I was very impressed with how professional and enjoyable my ACLS and PALS renewal classes were at Palm Desert Resuscitation Education! As an emergency medicine registered nurse working at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, I wanted to be educated with the most commonly seen cardiac arrhythmias and their treatment but also needed classes that were attention grabbing and fun. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education instructors definitely kept my attention during the lengthy courses by having a balanced sense of humor, pertinent and brilliant instructions, and excellent case scenario discussions.

Rickey, RN

I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
Karina, medical assistant and phlebotomist
As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Roel, personal trainer
Being a member of an exclusive golf club in the Palm Springs area, I was surprised by how much I learned in adult CPR and AED use, first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies during an exciting and educational course held by Dr. Nuqui and other instructors in our private Club House. You never know when someone needs help, especially when we are out in the golf course, and those minutes before the first responders get to our location can be vital. Thus, those important medical techniques that Dr. Nuqui presented to us clearly could possibly save one of our participant’s lives. I now feel very comfortable that our golf club members were trained the proper way and can respond to almost any medical emergency.
Pat, General Manager
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