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Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Hosts Babysitting Safety Class for Teens

Luke PickardThe Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing held four babysitter training courses in June and July. All classes were open to the community and accommodated teens ages 12-15. More than 55 participants learned how to safely babysit infants and children in a caring manner.

Highlights from the courses included lessons on the business of babysitting, as well as review of the normal growth and development of a child from infant to ten years of age. The participants also had hands-on training for CPR and first-aid basics, including Epi-Pen use.

Local paramedic, Barry Hoke, volunteered his time to teach first-aid basics and how to call 911. All classes emphasized how to ensure safety for both the babysitter and the children in the home. The course is designed for community outreach, health education, and promoting a future interest in the healthcare field.

The babysitting course was led by Theresa Lynch, MSN, RN, ONC, with assistance from Noelle Bolingbroke, BSN, RN, CCRN; Ellen Faber MSN, RN; Dani LeGates, BSN, RN; and several senior nursing students.

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Captions – 4 Pictures from top:

Luke Pickard: Luke Pickard attaches the electrodes from the AED and waits as it delivers the shock needed.

Layla Clifton: Layla Clifton learned how to apply pressure and dress a bleeding wound on participant Brianna Porter.

Gina Gruwell and Darcy Crotty: Participants Gina Gruwell and Darcy Crotty practice CPR compressions on an infant.

Brianna Porter applies a tourniquet to Layla Clifton’s arm: Brianna Porter applies a tourniquet to Layla Clifton’s arm.