NEW: Teen Responder First Aid/CPR and Babysitter Workshops

Compass is offering two special afternoon workshops this spring for ‘tweens and ‘teens:

  • BLAST (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training)
  • Teen Responder First Aid and CPR

BLAST (Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training)

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
  • 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
  • $82.00

Summer is coming and ‘tweens and teens might have an opportunity to supervise siblings, watch neighborhood children, or serve as aids in a summer camp. BLAST (Babysitters Lessons and Safety Training) is a highly interactive and energetic class will get them ready for new responsibilities with many necessary sitter skills and basic first aid. Students will use role playing to explore common scenarios they might encounter as babysitters. The workshop will cover minor emergencies, but its focus is on sitter basics, injury prevention, safety, kid activities, and getting the job. This is a 4-hour workshop that will be offered on Wednesday, April 27, from 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm. Participants will receive a colorful course booklet and certification card. This workshop is appropriate for boys and wells as girls, ages 11-15 (grades 5-9). Participants are asked to bring a baby doll or stuffed animal (like a teddy bear) to be used for some of the activities (choking, diapering, etc.) All other materials are furnished. Register online.

Teen Responder First Aid & CPR

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
  • $65.00

All teens should know what to do when someone near them gets injured or becomes unconscious! Whether they play outdoors, participate in sports, go to the pool, cook at home, babysit, go to camp…or just hang out with others, teens should know what to do if an emergency arises! Teen Responder First Aid and CPR are the practical life skills you hope you don’t have to use, but are thankful for if you do. Students will use role-playing and hands-on practice for common scenarios requiring first aid: bleeding and wounds, sprains, breaks, allergic reactions, shock, choking, fainting, seizures, and more. Participants will use manikins to practice CPR skills and learn how to use and AED. This is a 3-hour, hands-on workshop. Participants will receive a colorful tri-fold card, a quick reference field guide, and a certification card. This workshop is appropriate for teens ages 12 and up. All materials are furnished. Register online.

First Responder

Both workshops will be taught by ETR (Emergency Training Resources) of Ashburn. The courses are associated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI). ETR provides annual certification courses for nearly 10,000 people, meeting national, state, and local regulatory requirements for CPR, AED, first aid, bloodborne and airborne pathogens, sport first aid and injury prevention, wilderness first aid, ACLS, lifeguarding, and OSHA safety. ETR’s instructors include healthcare professionals such as nurses, paramedics, EMTs, certified safety professionals, certified personal trainers, and lifeguards.