There are more than 43 million caregivers in the United States, and the majority are unpaid family or friends that are employed outside of caregiving. Teaching the CPR, AED and First Aid for Caregivers course gives you the opportunity to provide a needed service in the form of customized training tailored to the caregiver’s unique needs.
EMS Safety recently released the Caregiver Instructor Manual to make teaching the CPR, AED and First Aid for Caregivers course easier and more effective. For current EMS Safety Instructors, no additional teaching authorization is needed, meaning you can get started right away!
Who is a Caregiver?
A caregiver is simply someone who takes care of another person. Typically, it refers to a family member or someone who is paid to routinely care for a person who is sick, elderly or disabled. However, the EMS Safety Caregivers program is designed to reach many other audiences.
The Caregivers course is ideal for:
cater to seniors
children and adults
Those who work
in mental health
By Teaching the CPR, AED and First Aid for Caregivers course, you can tap into a new market of students and provide valuable, customized training. Although the course is tailored to the caregiver setting, each student will receive the standard EMS Safety CPR, AED and First Aid certification card. This streamlines certification concerns if a student changes careers or roles in the future and no longer serves as a caregiver. It also allows family and friends to receive customized caregiving training, but also use their certification at their workplace for standard CPR, AED and First Aid.
How is the Caregiver course different?
The Caregivers course covers everything taught in a traditional CPR, AED and First Aid course, along with 11 pages of additional content and scenarios geared toward the caregiver audience.
Additional topics include:
- Caregiving – Understand the physical and mental stress encountered by caregivers and resources available for support.
- Communicating with the Elderly – Recognize there may be visual or hearing impairments that could interfere with an assessment.
- How to Talk with a Doctor – Communicate effectively with medical staff and ensure the doctor listens and answers all questions.
- Prepare for a Disaster – Tips for preparing before a disaster and actions to take immediately following a disaster.
- Safe Travel – Steps to take before a trip, including preparing for medical needs encountered during a trip.
- Safe Community – Important information for safe driving, safe walking and keeping vehicles in a safe condition.
- Home Safety – Preventing injuries within the home, keeping first aid supplies stocked, and practicing fire safety.
- Keep Active – How to remain active physically, mentally and socially.
- Prevent Falls – How to make the home safer and keep healthcare providers informed of any medical concerns or changes.
- Medication Safety – Prevent illnesses and emergencies by taking drugs correctly and avoiding problematic interactions between drugs.
Other expanded content related to medical emergencies includes pelvic and hip fractures, osteoporosis, diabetes management, postural hypotension and cardiac risk factors.
If you need help determining if the Caregivers course is right for your students, please contact your Account Specialist or firstname.lastname@example.org.