Eighteen students recently successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program on December 27 and 28. 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, bottlefeeding, and handwashing. As part of the class, the Coldwater Fire Department and the Coldwater Department, and Mercer County Central Dispatch spoke to the students. Students were required to pass a written test to receive certification. Students also viewed a CPR/First Aid video made possible by a donation from the Mercer County Civic Foundation.
Students completing the training in December session included:
Schoenleben says, “We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children. 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.