beria Medical Center, a Registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site, is
offering the life and safety training program for young teens, grades
6-8 on December 30, 2019.
Safe Sitter® is
a nationally-recognized, fun and informative class that prepares students to be safe when they’re home alone, watching
younger siblings, or babysitting.
Class topics will include
Skills: Students learn how to prevent unsafe situations and
what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather
Care Skills: Students learn tips to manage
behavior that will help them stay in control of themselves and the children
in their care. Students also learn the ages and stages of child
development, as well as practice diapering.
Aid & Rescue Skills: Learning skills such as
choking rescue and CPR is often students’ favorite part of the class.
Students also learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries
& Business Skills: The ability to screen jobs,
discuss fees, and greet employers will set students up for success now and
in the future. Students practice these skills through various role plays.
According to the American
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) injuries are the leading cause of death in children
up to age 5. This class aims to reduce the number of avoidable and
unintentional deaths among children being cared for by young teens. The program
follows American Heart Association standards for rescue skills and instruction
in first aid techniques from the AAP.
Students who graduate from
the Iberia Medical Center Safe Sitter® class will receive a completion card
that demonstrates their safety skills. Graduates will also receive a CPR card
and t-shirt. Classes will take place in CLASSROOM A at the Iberia Medical
Center Main Campus, 2315 Main Street. Class fee is $50 per student.
in limited and registration is required. Register at Eventbrite:
DATES (8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
December 30, 2019
*Class session with added hands-only CPR Training.