Fifty-six students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program during three sessions of classes held in June. 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 the June 9th and 10th session include:
Emily Delzeith, Asa Demange, Alixandria Englehart, Jaylyn Everman, Allysen Fullenkamp, Chloe Gels, Abby Keller, Ramsey Leverette, Rex Leverette, Jennifer Litmer, Megan Metzger, Miranda Metzger, Riley Muhlenkamp, Sophia Ontrop, Mara Pearson, Ross Pearson, Bo Thein, Matt Waite, Samantha Waite and Riley Wehrkamp
Students completing the training in the June 15th and 16th session include:
Conner Albers, Lydia Borger, Lydia Brunswick, Natalie Brunswick, Isabel Byer, Kendra Clune, Alexander Cowan, Alyssa Diller, Lindsey Finke, Seth Finke, Addison Gerlach, Allison Henderly, Evan Homan, Melissa Laux, Josie Schmidt, Abigail Schwieterman andRiley Wehrkamp
Students completing the training in the June 22nd and 23rd session include:
Evan Bowers, Cennedy Brodbeck, Megan Diller, Abbigail Fortkamp, Hope Hemmelgarn, Emily Jackson, Paige Jackson, Ella Kremer, Madison Lauber, Emily McClurg, Brandon Penno, Riley Kremer, Hanna Rose, Mason Rose, Jasmine Schulze, Abigail Sheets, Nathan Sheets, Tyler Timmerman and Mya Wehrkamp
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.