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Thousands of 11- to 13-year-olds baby-sit on a regular basis. But how many of them are properly prepared for the responsibility they accept when they take a baby-sitting job? Could they help a choking child? Are they able to handle minor injuries and first aid correctly. A pediatrician, Dr. Patricia Keener, founded this national program in 1980. This course teaches young adolescents to be medically responsible, creative, attentive, and caring baby-sitters.
- The curriculum includes learning first aid for choking victims, as well as rescue breathing, accident management, child development, and safety tips.
- Participants are taught strategies to handle situations from power failures to making arrangements for safe transportation home, as well as the business of baby-sitting, from setting fees to ethical considerations.
- Instructor : Debbie Laflamme