As it is recommended by medical specialists, that the person performing the CPR should be well trained on the process, parents who are worried about the competence of their child’s nanny, it is your right as a parent to determine if CRP certification should be a requirement.
The main governing the standards and processes of CPR certification is American Heart Association. The information for the CPR courses can be searched online on the AHA website i.e. www.heart.org, or by visiting the local affiliated center. Alternatively, you can enroll in any CPR course by contacting the Rec Cross.
As AHA and Red Cross Society are not the only bodies which acclaim the credit for training people on CPR, parents can also opt for any other medical institute. The best option would be to consider seeking the help of any cardio or heart sciences institute.
You may want to research the available CPR courses, because this will help guide you to a facility that offers CPR for infants and children. CPR courses do depend on the age group and weight of an individual and will be a determining factor as to how CPR is to be performed. Small children are very delicate; therefore the first and foremost aim of training instructions is how to properly handle a child. This could prevent your child from being injured while CPR is being administered.
The parents can ask training experts for information about CRP courses and detailed information about the facilities course structure to help determine which course will equip a child care provider with the necessary tools to care for their children.
The CPR course for children should focus on generic but crucial situations in which small children can land themselves. Such as, what would happen if the child suddenly stops breathing in their sleep? Or how the nanny should wake the baby without giving it a shock and try to restore the breathing and heart pulse as quickly as possible without being frantic.
Nowadays, people also have a portable AED device or automated external defibrillator installed in their houses. This is an electronic device that induces electric pulses to restore the rhythmic pumping operation or heartbeats. However this device should be used only in necessary circumstances and not without appropriate prior training. Mostly, AED courses are integrated with CPR courses, therefore, parents can also confirm with the institute if they can cover both CPR and AED curriculum.
AED is also covered under “Good Samaritan Law” for United States, and it is advised that parents motivate the nanny to complete the training from a prestigious institute so that there is less of a chance that CPR is being performed incorrectly.