Becoming a parent means changing your life forever. It massively increases your list of responsibilities, including the protection of your children when sickness and injury occur. No matter how many precautions you take in life, it’s inevitable that your kids will get sick and have minor injuries during their childhood. Most parents are ready to handle the less severe conditions because we have all experienced them ourselves. However, if more dangerous emergencies happen, not everyone will be equipped to react in quick and effective ways to prevent further harm or death. Broken bones, rare medical conditions, accidents, and gun violence, for example, may all be part of some children’s lives. As caretakers, it’s the responsibility of parents, guardians, teachers, and even babysitters to protect the safety of children and perform life-saving acts when needed if these emergencies occur. Because of this responsibility, there are significant benefits to learning first aid and CPR procedures just in case an emergency happens. CPR4LIFE USA offers comprehensive certification with CPR/AED classes in Minnesota that fit your schedule.
Our CPR/AED classes address adult and pediatric emergency procedures by combining in-person and virtual training through a blended learning program. Our instructors make CPR and first aid learning accessible and memorable with expert training and skills practice. For parents and other caretakers of children, CPR certification boosts confidence and ensures they can react in an emergency situation. If parents are interested in doing a private class feel free to get other parents together.
There are many times when children will get minor injuries and illnesses, but in some cases, greater emergencies will occur. The most common pediatric emergencies include:
- Allergic reactions
Requires knowledge of how to administer an EpiPen® or other allergy treatment.
- Broken bones: Requires knowledge of broken bone support and how to keep injuries from worsening while waiting for EMS.
- Dehydration: Requires knowledge of how to slowly rehydrate and recognize when a child should be brought to the emergency room.
- Poisoning: Requires quick action that varies depending on the type of poison ingested or exposed to the eyes.
- Asthma attacks: Requires knowledge of how to administer inhalers.
- Burns: Requires basic first aid or knowledge of how to reduce the risk of infection while waiting for EMS.
- Drowning: Requires knowledge of how to administer CPR and AED treatments.
- Unconsciousness: Requires knowledge of how to determine the cause and may require CPR/AED treatment.
- Hypothermia: Requires knowledge of how to increase body temperature and reduce the risk of shock.
- Gunshot wounds: Requires knowledge of how to apply gauze, chest seals, tourniquets, and other trauma treatments to stop the bleed.
All of these emergencies also require caretakers to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms that come with each condition. Although these emergencies are rare, they do happen every day throughout the U.S. to children of all ages. Learning first aid and CPR can prepare you for when the worst occurs. To get started on your certification today, contact CPR4LIFE USA at (507) 369-6422 or email@example.com for more information about CPR/AED classes in Minnesota.