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PPTS aims to produce competent, efficient Sabahan nursery entrepreneurs, caregivers

27th February, 2017

By DEIDRE ILONA ANDREW

KOTA KINABALU: Persatuan Perkhidmatan Taska Sabah (PPTS) aims to produce competent and efficient Sabahan nursery entrepreneurs and caregivers by providing Infant and Child CPR and Airway Management course, held only in Sabah.

The course has been held annually for the past two years, but this year the association is introducing a new course designated for toddlers and not just babies.

“The programme is practical. It teaches the entrepreneurs and the caregivers on how to recognise the symptoms of respiratory problems on babies and toddlers, how to perform a CPR accurately on children and infant, how to handle accidents that happen in a nursery, and many more” said the Vice President of PPTS Zubaidah A. Sidek.

“It is a programme where all of the nursery entrepreneurs and caregivers are obliged to attend before serving in the industry,” she added.

The training, which has also been done in Tawau, Sandakan, and Keningau, only allows an enrolment of 30 participants per programme.

The participants will have to attend the programme every two years in order to renew the certificate as new module may be implemented or upgraded.

“This programme is held to create awareness so that there will be no negligence in the nurseries of Sabah,” said Hajah Dayang Rugayah Awang Besar, the chief assistant director of the Department of General Services.

“Last two years, we only provided CPR and Airway Management Course on babies. But this year we have developed a module for both babies and toddlers.

“We have a trained nurse who is certified to lead the program. After the 2-day programme, the participants will be sitting for their examination,” she said.

Anamaria Anthony, 29, is one of the participants who expressed her gratitude for being given the opportunity to attend the programme.

“The children are the future leaders. We will, in any cost, avoid anything that may harm them to happen,” said Anamaria.

”The responsibility on handling a nursery is big. Anything that happens in the nursery will be our responsibility. So when something bad happens, we are able to handle it as we have had the knowledge.”

Datin Nelly Munang, the coordinator of the programme, said that the programme will not only benefit in the nursery, but it can also be utilised anywhere as the trained entrepreneurs and caregivers have the right knowledge, emphasising that a CPR performance on an adult is different than on children.

   
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