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Would you feel more comfortable if your church nursery workers were CPR certified?

I have been trying to contact local churches and offer to teach the mothers and nursery workers and bus workers CPR and first Aid for free. I have not gotten any replies back. I thought that people would jump at the chance. Do you think that churches just don't think it is that important or do parents just not insist on it?

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Asked by CPRsarah at 4:40 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • yes i would feel more comfortable cause u never know...i dont know y they wouldnt jump at the chance

    Answer by mrs.betty at 4:44 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I think thats such an amazing thing for you to do. Are you a CPR instructor?

    I dont think its any of the above, they probably just need to know more about it. or have it already. Best of luck.

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 4:46 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I think any teacher, daycare personal or bus driver should know CPR....

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 4:47 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I would LOVE to find someone like you in our area who would do this training for our girl scout leaders. Right now we are paying around $50 out of pocket for the training and honestly asking volunteers to shell out that much is pretty bad. I think what you are doing is great (c:

    Answer by scout_mom at 4:48 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • No more important than the parents being trained. I have am given a pager and can get to my child in less than a minute. There are also a host of doctors and nurses in our congregation, so why would the nursery workers need to be CPR certified?

    Answer by Mom2Just1Kiddo at 4:49 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Is it possible they think it's not a legitimate offer? Since the nursery workers are usually all volunteer, it may be hard for them to get them all together for the training. I recently had to go through Virtus training to work in our (Catholic) church nursery. It took 2 weeks and a ton of emails back and forth to get it scheduled for just 4 people.

    Answer by kristinhin at 4:49 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I think that is wonderful for you to offer that to churches. I am first aid/CPR certified and have actually had to use it once. Now am i much more confident i know what i am doing when it comes to CPR since i've had to do it for somebody once until the paramedics arrived. I work the nursery at our church and the workers there have to have the background/criminal clearences, but now i will mention to the pastor of our church about getting first aid/ CPR training as well. Thanks for the idea!!

    Answer by team21 at 4:49 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • I think that it is a fantastic idea! I would certainly feel more comfortable leaving my child/ren in the hands of someone who was CPR certified!
    If it were MY church (as in, if I were the pastor) I would be all OVER this one!

    Answer by MadlyTranquil at 4:50 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Yes I am an instructor. I got certified three weeks ago so I figured that volunteering to teach people would be a good way to get good "reviews" and also a way to practice. But so far no takers. I thought that maybe I would need to give them more information? Mainly what I have been doing is calling and saying "hello my name is Sarah Love I own New Beginnings CPR and I would like to offer you free CPR and First aid classes for your nursery workers and youth workers. These classes are available in English and Spanish." Then I ask for the name of the youth pastor or nursery workers and the e-mail. They all give me the e-mail but I never hear back from anyone. I just feel like I am missing something and I thought maybe it just wasn't as important to other people. My niece was born and developed RSV and I got CPR and first aid certification to be able to teach my family when she came home. So I just thought I would share.

    Comment by CPRsarah (original poster) at 4:52 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • A child can experience brain damage within 2 mins without oxygen to the brain. It is a shorter time frame then an adult. I would think that if a nursery worker were ready for this situation you would be saving time. The time it would take to page a parent, to have the parent come in from the main auditorium and actually get to the nursery and find the child could take more then two mins. I also think that if a daycare is required by law to have this training. Then a church nursery worker should be equipped with it. Especially when it is free. Maybe people do think that it is to good to be true. hmmm... I never figured that.

    Comment by CPRsarah (original poster) at 4:57 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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