Here at Intrinsic Home Care, Inc., every potential foster parent in Indiana can choose to receive training on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. This skill is very essential and can help prepare them to provide safety and care for their foster children.
The question is – should kids really learn CPR, or should they just let the adults worry about it? According to experts, it is perfectly safe for children at least nine years old to receive CPR training. They say that this is the age at which they can retain the muscle memory necessary to master the skill.
There are many reasons why children in foster kids services should be taught CPR as early as possible. These include:
- It gives them a skill that can be used in an emergency. This skill does not fade but is retained throughout their adult years.
- CPR training helps them recognize symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
- They can learn the importance of and the process of calling emergency services.
- In general, they’ll know what to do in an emergency and help in saving lives.