More than 30 complete VMH babysitting seminar

VMH babysitting seminar offers CPR training ... A scene from the recent babysitting class at Veterans Memorial Hospital where over 30 participants completed the training on CPR, Heimlach Maneuver, personal safety, accident prevention, emergency actions and nutritious snacks, in addition to basic care of children. Due to the overwhelming interest in this April class, another class will be offered at the hospital Saturday, June 1. Interested participants should call Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411 to register. Submitted photo.

Congratulations to the numerous students who completed the recent Veterans Memorial Hospital Babysitting class. The class, which was held Saturday, April 13, was instructed by Corinne Cook, RN, and consisted of teaching the qualities of being a good babysitter including basic child care, accident prevention and first aid. These new babysitters learned CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the Heimlach Maneuver, to be used in the case of a choking infant or child, and also learned about fire safety.

The students who completed the Veterans Memorial Hospital Babysitting seminar included Reagan Lubahn, Emma Retallick, Joslyn Moose, Lauren Kelly, Jack O’Neill, Emma O’Neill, Ella Livingston, Makenzie Livingston, Gus Benjegerdes, Leah Schnitzler, Hannah Cooper, Katie Lloyd, Cashton Lloyd, Kelsey Hennessy, Ashley Hennessy, Adelle Clarke, Laryn Bulman, Claire Johnson, Marina Kaeser, Jenna Goltz, Brooklyn Ottaway, Parker Leppert, Carter Seitz, Trinity Protsman, Makenna Kurth, Isabelle Mettille, Kylie Strittmater, Breelyn Dahlstrom,  Devon Meyer, Layla Landt and Reegan Benzing.        

Due to the overwhelming interest in this last babysitting class, Veterans Memorial Hospital will offer another class Saturday, June 1 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.  The class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Intended participants are individuals 10 years of age and older who are responsible for their own care after school until their parents come home from work, and individuals who care for other children in or outside of their own home. Girls are not the sole babysitters in this society. Boys are also welcome and encouraged to attend, as many did with April’s class.

Topics to be covered include fire and personal safety, accident prevention and emergency actions, nutritious snacks and basic care of children.

There is a small fee for the seminar and pre-registration is required by May 29 as seats are limited. Only the first 30 registrants will be accepted for the class. Online registration is available at Contact Corinne Cook, RN, instructor, at 563-568-3411 for more information.

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