Fifty-nine students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program during four sessions of classes held in May and 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, bottle feeding, and handwashing. As part of the class, Coldwater Police 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 May 30th and 31st sessions include:
Students completing the training in the June 6th and 7th session include:
“We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children,” Schoenleben said. “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.