Daycare.com ForumDaycare Insurance American Web Loan LIST YOUR DAYCARE!

FIND A DAYCARE!

Facebook


Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-04-2013, 01:41 PM
SquirrellyMama's Avatar
SquirrellyMama SquirrellyMama is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 457
Default CPR/First Aid

I need to renew my CPR/First Aid/Blood Born Pathogen cert so I'm signed up next week for a class. Two days and both are 4 hours long It is a 2 year certification so that isn't so bad.

I'm looking forward to it.

K
__________________
Homeschooling Mama to:

dd12
ds 10
dd 8
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
Daycare.com Member/Mod
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 14,068
Default

Don't feel too bad, the CPR refresher course here is 4 hours long but the first aid course is an 8 hour class.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-04-2013, 02:23 PM
ABCDaycareMN's Avatar
ABCDaycareMN ABCDaycareMN is offline
Mommy to 2
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Don't feel too bad, the CPR refresher course here is 4 hours long but the first aid course is an 8 hour class.
I must have gotten lucky when i got mine done last fall. It was suppose to be a 6 hour class for both and it only ended you being 4 hours. That was for cpr/first aid.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-04-2013, 02:23 PM
SquirrellyMama's Avatar
SquirrellyMama SquirrellyMama is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Don't feel too bad, the CPR refresher course here is 4 hours long but the first aid course is an 8 hour class.
Wow! When I was a registered daycare several years ago my CPR/First Aid course was 2 hours. Or maybe it was 2 hours each. Anyway, I'm taking this directly from the Red Cross office this time instead of the CCR office.

K
__________________
Homeschooling Mama to:

dd12
ds 10
dd 8
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-04-2013, 02:43 PM
MyAngels's Avatar
MyAngels MyAngels is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,311
Default

I did mine online through the AHA last time & just did the skills test with the instructor (took about 15 minutes). I find that to be the easiest since I've taken it so many times I could probably do it blindfolded.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-04-2013, 07:17 PM
melilley's Avatar
melilley melilley is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,740
Default

We have to do cpr every year here! I did a refresher through the Red Cross and it was only about 1 1/2 hours long. Our first aid lasts 3 years.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-04-2013, 08:28 PM
KDC's Avatar
KDC KDC is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 536
Default

I did mine last weekend, I did mine through American Red Cross - the blended course... Did the pre work online and just the physical test in a class... Took 1-1/2 hrs only. Great refresher... Did the pediatric CPR/AED & first aid.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-05-2013, 05:52 AM
SquirrellyMama's Avatar
SquirrellyMama SquirrellyMama is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by melilley View Post
We have to do cpr every year here! I did a refresher through the Red Cross and it was only about 1 1/2 hours long. Our first aid lasts 3 years.
When I took it from 2003-2007 I had to take it every year but it was only a 2 hour course. I was assuming since it is a longer course I get more time out of my cert.

K
__________________
Homeschooling Mama to:

dd12
ds 10
dd 8
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-05-2013, 06:22 AM
Meeko's Avatar
Meeko Meeko is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 3,409
Default

We go to the local fire dept. Four hours covers both 1st aid and CPR. It's a course specifically designed for the average citizen, daycare providers, supervisor at job sites etc. Very easy to understand and done in a friendly and casual way.

The Red Cross ones around here are VERY intense, VERY detailed and VERY long and designed mainly for nurses/EMT's who are re-certifying. Super serious etc.

While it IS a serious subject, our local firemen make it fun and entertaining with their stories and humor, while getting the important info across.

I know other fire departments do the same thing. Maybe call your local station?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-05-2013, 06:26 AM
Meeko's Avatar
Meeko Meeko is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 3,409
Default

We go to the local fire dept. Four hours covers both 1st aid and CPR. It's a course specifically designed for the average citizen, daycare providers, supervisor at job sites etc. Very easy to understand and done in a friendly and casual way.

The Red Cross ones around here are VERY intense, VERY detailed and VERY long and designed mainly for nurses/EMT's who are re-certifying. Super serious etc.

While it IS a serious subject, our local firemen make it fun and entertaining with their stories and humor, while getting the important info across.

I know other fire departments do the same thing. Maybe call your local station?

One of our instructors is in his late 80's! He's quite the character and well known around town. Retired from the fire department many years ago, but just can't stay away and likes to keep busy. He gives the young firemen such a hard time and they obviously love him. I actually look forward to renewing! It will be sad when Tom is gone........
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-05-2013, 06:38 AM
makap's Avatar
makap makap is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Where children have fun!!!
Posts: 252
Default

I wish it were only 4 hours long for 2 days here. I just did my First Aid CPR/AED this weekend and it was 16 hours. 9-5 both days however we got out early the second day at 4pm It was a looong 2 days. I found it so tiring and boring. Here it is good for 3 years.

Mine had expired though otherwise it would have been a one day 8 hour course.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-05-2013, 09:20 AM
SquirrellyMama's Avatar
SquirrellyMama SquirrellyMama is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meeko View Post
We go to the local fire dept. Four hours covers both 1st aid and CPR. It's a course specifically designed for the average citizen, daycare providers, supervisor at job sites etc. Very easy to understand and done in a friendly and casual way.

The Red Cross ones around here are VERY intense, VERY detailed and VERY long and designed mainly for nurses/EMT's who are re-certifying. Super serious etc.

While it IS a serious subject, our local firemen make it fun and entertaining with their stories and humor, while getting the important info across.

I know other fire departments do the same thing. Maybe call your local station?
There were 2 options. One was for lay responders and the was for professional responders. I'm taking the lay responder course.

K
__________________
Homeschooling Mama to:

dd12
ds 10
dd 8
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-05-2013, 09:33 AM
ABCDaycareMN's Avatar
ABCDaycareMN ABCDaycareMN is offline
Mommy to 2
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meeko View Post
We go to the local fire dept. Four hours covers both 1st aid and CPR. It's a course specifically designed for the average citizen, daycare providers, supervisor at job sites etc. Very easy to understand and done in a friendly and casual way.

The Red Cross ones around here are VERY intense, VERY detailed and VERY long and designed mainly for nurses/EMT's who are re-certifying. Super serious etc.

While it IS a serious subject, our local firemen make it fun and entertaining with their stories and humor, while getting the important info across.

I know other fire departments do the same thing. Maybe call your local station?

One of our instructors is in his late 80's! He's quite the character and well known around town. Retired from the fire department many years ago, but just can't stay away and likes to keep busy. He gives the young firemen such a hard time and they obviously love him. I actually look forward to renewing! It will be sad when Tom is gone........

The course i took was very fun. It didn't feel like an actual class but i did learn. and i feel i learned better than i would have with a very structured class. i took mine though the American Heart Association.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-05-2013, 10:11 AM
Springdaze's Avatar
Springdaze Springdaze is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 526
Default

I took the combined FA/cpr and one is good for a year and one for 2 or something so I did another 1/2 class last year. both expire this year so Im looking at 8 hours in one day i guess! When i took the combined class, I came out at lunch to find my car was towed! Boy was my hubby maaaaad! (sorry!)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-05-2013, 10:33 AM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 6,005
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meeko View Post
We go to the local fire dept. Four hours covers both 1st aid and CPR. It's a course specifically designed for the average citizen, daycare providers, supervisor at job sites etc. Very easy to understand and done in a friendly and casual way.

The Red Cross ones around here are VERY intense, VERY detailed and VERY long and designed mainly for nurses/EMT's who are re-certifying. Super serious etc.

While it IS a serious subject, our local firemen make it fun and entertaining with their stories and humor, while getting the important info across.

I know other fire departments do the same thing. Maybe call your local station?
Ours are required to be either through the American Red Cross or through the American Heart Association. Other are accepted if they are specific to CPR and first-aid for adults, children and infants which in my area no others are. Both First aid and CPR courses through the AHA and through ARC here are 3-4 hours each so to re-certify we have to take an 6-8 hour course so consider yourselves lucky if you can take a 4 hour course through someplace else . At least ours are also both good for 2 years, they used to only be good for 1 year. When we first get certified to get our daycare licenses it's a 2 day course and 15 hours long combined .
__________________
Licensed Family Child Care Home - California
Blog: HelpingHands
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:02 AM
snbauser's Avatar
snbauser snbauser is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,229
Default

I just signed up to renew my certification since it expires soon. Thankfully my class is only 3 1/2 years and is good for 2 years.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:17 AM
SquirrellyMama's Avatar
SquirrellyMama SquirrellyMama is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarinaVanessa View Post
When we first get certified to get our daycare licenses it's a 2 day course and 15 hours long combined .
I think that is too long to be useful. I would need it broken up into more days with fewer hours.

K
__________________
Homeschooling Mama to:

dd12
ds 10
dd 8
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-05-2013, 11:36 AM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 6,005
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SquirrellyMama View Post
I think that is too long to be useful. I would need it broken up into more days with fewer hours.

K
I think they do that too but during the week, I chose to do the 2 day weekend course because that's the only time I had available to do it. Even now my re-certifications were done in one day on a Saturday just to get it all out of the way at once.
__________________
Licensed Family Child Care Home - California
Blog: HelpingHands
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-05-2013, 05:22 PM
Sunnyyy1's Avatar
Sunnyyy1 Sunnyyy1 is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 56
Default

I am due for a renewal for both also and my class for both Is 6hrs, but at least it's on a Saturday.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crp/first aid certification campdirector Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 1 05-10-2009 06:50 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:04 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming