Washington State Daycare Workers CPR Training Requirements

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WATERTOWN, Mass. – The owner of Strawberry Child Care Center in Watertown, where a 5-month old died in September, acknowledged the CPR training certificates she submitted to state regulators were fake. 

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During a Division of Administrative Law Appeals hearing in Boston, Monica Ryan, told a magistrate that she believes CPR certificates for herself and another top administrator were doctored by an office volunteer who failed to pay for the certifications and instead photocopied the valid certificate of another employee to create bogus ones.  

Unfortunately, the above scenario happens all the time, and not just with CPR/First aid certificates.

When your daycare worker takes a class with Northwest Response each certificate has a unique QR code that allows you to verify if the certificate is real or a fake.

What are the requirements regarding first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for Washington State Daycare Workers.
Check our Open Enrollment Calendar: Pediatric/Adult First Aid, CPR/AED
Per the Washington Administrative Code 170-295-1100
(1) You must ensure that at least one person of your staff with a current basic standard first aid and age appropriate CPR certificate is present with each group of children in your center at all times. For example, if you have six different classrooms with different groups of children, you must have a staff person in each room trained in first aid and CPR.

(2) The person providing the first aid and CPR training must be knowledgeable about current national first aid and CPR standards.

child apr classesThe trainer must:

NWR Meets these instruction requirements.

(a) Be in the medical field;
(b) Be in the emergency field such as an emergency medical technician or firefighter;
(c) Complete a “train the trainer” course from a reputable program such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council or labor and industries; or
(d) Work for a company that specializes in first aid and CPR training.
(3) First aid and CPR training must be updated as required on the card or certificate received by you or your staff person. The first aid and CPR cards or certificates must have a date of expiration.
Filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters  74.12 and  74.15 RCW. WSR 03-14-110, § 388-295-1100, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]


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