December 15, 2020
First Aid and CPR training for childcare providers in Massachusetts
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Would you staff know how to react if a child or infant at your daycare was choking? These medical emergencies happen daily in daycares throughout Massachusetts and your staff’s quick response could help save a life. In Massachusetts, the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) mandates that childcare staff must be trained in First Aid and CPR. At CPR of America our American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, and AED training gives students the confidence to react in a choking emergency, while also fulfilling EEC requirements. In this course we train students about the importance of chest compressions, using an EpiPen, bandaging a cut, giving naloxone during an opioid overdose, using the Heimlich maneuver to extinguish an object in a medical emergency, and how to work effectively in a team.
These lifesaving skills will give your staff the ability and confidence to react in a choking emergency. Several months ago, in Marlborough these skills were particularly useful when a construction worker named Charles Fegan was approached by a distort mother. Charles saw that her young child was choking on an object and he immediately provided the Heimlich maneuver which successfully removed the object from his throat. Thankfully, Charles acted swiftly and had the First Aid skills to dislodge the object before the child became unresponsive. Just like Charles acted promptly it is important that your staff has the confidence and training to react in a medical emergency.