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Crossing Rivers Health Offering Safe Sitter® Course

Hospital news | Friday, June 7, 2019

Prairie du Chien, WI - Crossing Rivers Health is pleased to offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grades 6-8, during the months of June and July. The course is designed to prepare students in grades six through eight with hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. Students will learn basic first aid, infant and child choking rescue, and CPR. Students 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.

Lynn Groom, Education Coordinator at Crossing Rivers Health, shares, “More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program which teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The class is filled with fun games and role playing exercises. The students even get to use manikins to practice lifesaving skills like choking rescue and CPR. Space is limited, so register today.”

The cost of the course is $50 and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Students who graduate from a Safe Sitter® course receive a completion card demonstrating that they know how to use their skills in situations they encounter.

Upcoming course dates include June 12, June 20, June 21, and July 19. Pre-registration is required at crossingrivers.org/safesitter. Questions can be directed to Lynn Groom at 608.357.2285 or lynn.groom@crossingrivers.org.

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