Get Certified to Help Those in Need

If you have a passion and a desire to help others, especially those with certain developmental disabilities, your first step is getting certified to help people with development disabilities in New Bedford, MA. Among some of the recognized certifications most institutions recognize and require is the American Heart Association Adult and Child CPR AED. You should also get certified in First Aid and in Environmental Emergencies and in Crisis Prevention and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) also offers a Basic Human Rights at Better Community Living class which is critical to take.

By taking the courses offered to help those with development disabilities in New Bedford, MA, you familiarize yourself with safe and relevant practices and protocols in the mental and physical health community. The Heartsaver CPR AED teaches both child and adult CPR and AED instruction. It is a video-based course held in a classroom and led by a qualified instructor. Not only will you learn CPR and AED but you will also know to know help relieve a choking child or adult. Taught under the system implemented by the AHA’s Practice-While-Watching instructional program, you will be working side by side with instructors who can provide on the spot guidance and feedback.

This course administered with the intent to assist those with development disabilities in New Bedford MA is designed for those who have limited to no medical training and who needs to get a card indicating they have completed a course in CPR and AED for job and regulatory requirements. The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card is good for two years.

Likewise, the First Aid and Environmental Emergencies training offered by the American Heart Association is taught in a classroom and led by an instructor with video usage as an aid and is valid for two years. The purpose for this course is to educated students on the necessary skills to be able to engage and manage an emergency until help from medical emergency staff arrives. Injuries such as sprains, bleeding, bone brakes are taught how to be administered to medically.

The Crisis Prevention Institute offers a program called the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training Program. Recognized around the world as the standard for preventing as well as intervening in a crisis, the programs promotes a philosophy of safety and security as well as the care and wellbeing of everyone involved. Being able to engage and work with people who have become agitated, hostile or violent while at the same time helping them work through their challenges is what this course is about.

Better Community Living is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to providing person-centered services to adults and children with autism and developmental disabilities in New Bedford MA. Visit them.

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