What is First Aid Training?
In the event of a medical emergency, first aid is the initial assistance provided to a child or individual while waiting for the medical professionals to arrive. In the worst of cases, first aid can be the difference between life and death. Before employing a new nanny, you should require proof of a recently completed first aid course.
What Type of First Aid Class Should I Take?
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. Ranging from 4 to 6 hours, entry level first aid classes provide a number of lifesaving medical techniques.
The following categories should be covered in depth in a basic first aid course:
- Drowning or not breathing
- High fever or seizures (fitting)
- Stings and bites
- Fractures or broken bones
- Head and spinal injuries
- Communicable diseases
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.