Lindsborg Community Hospital offers SAFE SITTER® course for young teens Medically-Accurate Program Teaches Babysitting Basics & More

Just 4 positions open for this session…just before classes begin!

Lindsborg Community Hospital is a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and offers the life and safety training program for young teens, grades 6-8, and updated to meet the needs of today’s teens. Graduates learn how to prevent injuries and handle emergencies when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting.

Injuries are the leading cause of death in children up to age 5. Safe Sitter® aims to reduce the number of avoidable and unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teen caretakers. The program follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills and instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The nationally-recognized program was developed by 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 to do. Students who complete a Safe Sitter® course gain confidence and learn how, why, and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught infant and child choking rescue and CPR. They also learn how a child’s age affects the care they receive, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own babysitting business, and issues in online and cellphone safety.

For more information contact Cynthia Woodard at Lindsborg Community Hospital, 785-227-2911, ext 238 or email cwoodard@lindsborghospital.org. Click here to apply or pick up an application at the hospital.

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