Teens can often be good babysitters when they've received proper training. Most people with younger brothers or sisters may know how to effectively entertain and assert authority with children.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, known as C-P-R, is used to restore normal breathing and heartbeat after cardiac arrest. All states mandate that childcare providers be trained in basic first aid as well as this emergency treatment.
|First aid training
Professional childcare providers must have training in first aid. Children are constantly exploring and discovering their world, and they tend to suffer bruises, scrapes, and other minor injuries while conquering their domain.
OSHA (oh-shuh), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has developed guidelines that may affect daycare workers. One regulation calls for employers to provide the hepatitis B vaccine to people whose job duties may pose the likelihood of being exposed to blood-borne pathogens (path-oh-jins).