Ogdensburg hopsital to host 'safe sitter' course for young teens 11 and up Oct. 11
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 2:48 pm



Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Safe Sitter Instructors, Lynda Van House, LPN, Bridget Koban, RN and Cheryl O’Brien, RN, BSN gather for a photo.

OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center will offer a “Safe Sitter” course for young teens 11 and up Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medical Center’s Hess Auditorium.

The course fee is $25, which includes workbook, morning snack, and lunch.

The 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.

Participants learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue.

To graduate from the 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.

To register, call 1-888-908-2462 by Oct. 8. For information about the Safe Sitter organization, visit www.safesitter.org.