Hospital offers Safe Sitters classes

Published 8:24 pm Friday, July 17, 2009

Several teenagers from the community learned how to be “safe sitters” this week at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. The Safe Sitter program teaches future babysitters how to be prepared for both normal babysitting situations and emergencies.

Safe Sitter is a national not-for-profit organization that strives to “prepare young adolescents for the profound responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children.”

BWWMH is one of over 900 locations in the country that offers Safe Sitter courses.

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The hospital has offered the course for more than 15 years. Taught by Natasha Horne, the class covers skills such as job preparedness, first aid, injury prevention and choking response.

Participants are also given an overview of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and are encouraged to pursue full certification.

For more information, contact BWWMH at 289-4000.