February 26, 2021
First Aid and CPR Classes for a Nanny or babysitter
A career as a nanny or babysitter can be very fulfilling, but also one with a lot of responsibilities. As a Nanny you become a part of the family to the children and their parents. They trust you with the lives of their children, but would you know how to properly react in a medical emergency? At CPR of America, we pride ourselves in teaching others how to save a life. Our American Heart Association First Aid and CPR training will give you the skills to react in a medical emergency.
For upcoming courses please reach out to us at 781-854-8015, we can answer all your questions and sign you up for an upcoming American Heart Association First Aid and CPR course.
Being able to quickly react in a medical emergency can be the difference of life or death, every minute without CPR decreases the chance of survival by 7-10 percent.
The foundation of CPR is high quality chest compressions at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute while allowing the chest to rise between compressions.
The American Heart Association defines three different categories based on the age of the victim.
· Infant Age newborn- one years old
· Child 1 year old to puberty
· Adult Puberty and above
· The American Heart Association defines puberty as breast development on females and underarm hair on males.
Differences between the Adult, Infant and Child.
For the chest compressions the main difference between the three categories is how deep you should compress. For the Adult it is 2 to 2.4 inches, the child is 2 inches, and the infant is 1.5 inches. Another difference is the amount of ventilations that we want to deliver for an infant. For the infant we want to breath over the mouth and nose and give seventy to seventy-five percent of our breath. Another difference is for the ratio of breaths to compressions. For single rescuer CPR the ratio is thirty compressions with two breaths for the adult, child, and infant. When we have two people the ratio changes to fifteen compressions with two breaths for the child and infant.
Another topic that we review in the course is the differences when using the AED for the adult child and infant.
· Adult AED pads go on the upper left side of the chest under the collar bone.
· For the infant & child one AED goes on the front and the other one on the back.
Other topics that we will cover in the First Aid course include how to use an epinephrine auto injector, using a tourniquet, and bandaging a severe cut wound.