Angola, Ind. – Cameron Memorial Community Hospital will offer their next Safe Sitter® course for young teens 11-13 at the hospital Saturday, August 22, 2015.
Over 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $15. Call 260-667-5378 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter or register on-line at www.cameronmch.com.
This nationally recognized program was developed by Indianapolis pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what actions to take. The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue.
To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills.
For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact John White at 260-667-5378.