Eighty-one students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program this summer. According to Betsy Schoenleben, R.N., Education Coordinator at Mercer Health, the students were trained in proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and how to respond to an ill or injured child. The students participated in check-offs such as diapering, bottle-feeding, and handwashing and participated in a CPR and choking simulation. As part of the class, the Coldwater Police Department and Mercer County Central Dispatch spoke to the students. Students also viewed a CPR/First Aid video made possible by a donation from the Mercer County Civic Foundation. Students were required to pass a test to receive certification.
Students who completed the training are listed below by session date.
June 12 & 13
June 19 & 20
June 26 & 27
July 10 & 11
July 16 & 17
“We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children,” Schoenleben says. “However, Mercer Health cannot assume liability concerning the responsibility of these graduates while they are caring for the children of others.”
For more information about Education Services provided by Mercer Health, contact Schoenleben at 419-678-5119.