Updated: Nov 6, 2018
Kids are resilient! Kids get better, and this is what has made my job so rewarding. Prior to entering the world of pediatrics I worked for years in an Adult ICU where there were often a lot of terminally ill patients suffering from multiple illnesses at a time. Working within this population there weren’t always a lot of miraculous full recoveries to cling to.
We are so lucky as Albertan's to have access to some of the most exceptional medical care. There have been extremely sick children admitted to the ICU who get discharged home; and a week later are riding their bike to school, good as new! I say this to emphasize the fact that early recognition and intervention in an emergency situation does significantly improve outcomes in children. I've said in a previous blog post how we receive reports from EMS about parents who have started CPR or were able recognized certain signs and symptoms that warrant a 911 call. These parents are heroes, and need to be credited as so.
This is why I can't even begin to explain how thrilled I am to be teaching this course. I have been incredibly fortunate thus far to have had the opportunity to share this content with the public. I am so passionate about these topics and love teaching them with in the community!
Keep reading to find out more about our program details.
The Q & A’s of CETS “Host at Home” program:
*As a Host your certification is FREE
When can I host a course?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange bookings.
How many guests do I have to invite?
We require a minimum of 3 guests.
Do I have to prepay?
As the Host there is no onus on you to prepay for your guests. Individuals will be invoiced day of the course and can pay by cash, cheque, credit card or e-transfer. That way there is zero stress on your end if you have last minute cancellations.
Will we get an actual certification?
Absolutely! You will receive a Heartsaver CPR Provider Certificate.
What are the topics covered in this course?
The course follows The Heart and Stroke Guidelines for CPR training including Choking, CPR and the use of an AED. Additional course content has been developed by CETS to include: Child and Infant Health Considerations, Asthma, Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Treatment of Common Viruses, Burns, Dehydration, When to Seek Medical Attention and more.
Can kids be present?
100% yes. The whole idea of the ‘Host at Home’ program is to make learning as convenient for you as possible. I know finding a sitter isn’t easy, and so kids are more than welcome to be present during class. I just ask that the environment is conducive to others' learning.
How long does this course take?
Approximately 3.5 hours
If you have any other questions feel free to email us!