Children have accidents, and eventually, our aging parents and loved ones require special medical attention. Whether at home, playing at the park, or in the car, your child is bound to have an accident at one point during their childhood. Similarly, our elderly loved ones have a higher risk of falling or suffering from a cardiac incident.
Regardless of the medical emergency, first aid training will ensure your child or loved one is in the best of hands. While any individual could benefit from first aid training, it’s of particular importance nannies, child care providers, and other caregivers receive proper training on how to respond in the event of a medical emergency. Whether you require part time, full time, or the occasional ‘date night’ care for your child or loved one, it’s essential your care provider be trained in basic first aid and CPR techniques.
What is First Aid Training?
First aid certification classes teach participants how to care for people during a medical crisis while they wait for medical professionals and other first responders to arrive. Not only do first aid classes provide you with the skills to respond to a number of different medical scenarios, but they also provide you with the confidence needed to respond swiftly and accurately.
First aid training provides nannies, child care providers, and other caregivers the best opportunity for a positive outcome. In many cases, CPR and other basic first aid techniques can be the difference between life and death. Before employing a new caregiver or nanny, you should require proof of a recently completed first aid course.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a medical technique that could save the life of a child that has stopped breathing or is choking. However, when performed incorrectly, CPR could cause damage. A first aid certificate from a reputable training firm provides concrete proof to parents and potential employers that their child/loved ones are in the best hands in the event of a medical emergency. Additionally, your nanny or maid should also learn about child safety, establishing a child-proof environment, and identifying potential dangers and hazards.
What Will First Aid Training Cover?
If you are a nanny or domestic caregiver in the UAE, it would be to your professional advantage to become certified in CPR and other basic first aid medical techniques. Lasting approximately 6 hours, basic first aid classes teach participants a number of lifesaving skills and techniques, to include the following skills needed to respond to various medical emergencies:
– Emergency Pediatric Response (EPR) –
– CuHow to prepare your home in case of emergency.
– ltural and behavioral factors for creating positive changes within the home.
– Preparing for a real emergency.
– How to safely and effectively assess an infant or child
– CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
– Safe use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
– Recovery position
– And more
– First Aid for Infants and Children Review
– Burns and scalds
– Bites and stings
– Wounds and bleeding
– Febrile Seizure
– Eye and head trauma
– Heat Exhaustion
– Electric Shock
– And more
HSS Basic2Basics First Aid and Home Safety Courses
When it comes to the health and safety of our children and loved ones, it’s better to be safe than sorry, make proper first aid safety a priority. Requiring your nanny or domestic helper to complete licensed first aid training could prove to be the difference between life and death. This is particularly true for those caregivers who work with or around young children or the elderly on a regular basis.
In the event of a medical emergency, the HSS Back2Basics course is designed to provide Parents, as well as nannies, care providers, and maids with the most up to date and relevant pediatric first aid information. Designed to meet the specific needs of nannies, our course is divided into three modules, to include:
– Basic2Basics First Aid for Maids and Nannies and Home Safety Courses
This full course, lasting 6 hours, is broken into two sections lasting 3 hours each. Upon completion, class participants will be comprehensively trained in the following:
– Part One – Emergency Pediatric Response (EPR) (3 hours)
– Part Two – First Aid and Home Safety for Infants and Children (FAIC) (3 hours)
– Basic2Basics First Aid for Parents with Home Safety – 4 hours
Are you a parent in the UAE looking to provide first aid training to your nanny or domestic helper? Perhaps you are a nanny looking to boost your professional qualifications? At HSS Health & Safety, we offer a wide range of first aid training classes, geared for all levels of experience.
Contact a member of our team to learn more.