Sponsored content: SMHC: Students learn home alone safety and more

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St. Mary’s Hospital will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens, grades 6-8, Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, 25, 2018, at Prairie Elementary School. Registration deadline is July 20, 2018.

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 cost of the course is $40. Call St. Mary’s Hospital at 208-962-3251 and ask for Brenda Kaschmitter to register your son or daughter or your child’s baby-sitter.

“The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or baby-sitting, so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency,” said Kaschmitter, course instructor. “They learn basic first aid and 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 baby-sitting business.”

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.

For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 317-596-5001 or visit safesitter.org.

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