New Babysitters Trained
New Babysitters Trained

New Babysitters Trained

Hospital

Twenty-six babysitters completed the recent training courses at Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

Attending the seven-hour classes were Melanie Boden, Sarah Eldridge, Presleigh Hudson, Alexis Mattimoe, Kylie Stoops and Christine Walton from Carey; Addilyn Manns from Forest; Bailey Hinesman from Harpster; Lindsey Nye and Addison Theis from New Riegel; Avrian Harrison, Cierra Laforest and Juliah Studer from Sycamore; and Mason Allen, Madison Boes, Kyla Conley, Theresa Dezurik, Ella Frombaugh, Braylyn Lloyd, Jackson Moore, Addison Niederkohr, Alauna Niederkohr, Kylee Sayre, Natalie Shuck, Wrehn Thompson and Grace Walton from Upper Sandusky.

The youth attending the babysitter training course learned important safety guidelines from Major Kurt Beidelschies of the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Department, and Captain Chad Ward of the Upper Sandusky Fire Department discussed fire safety and practiced drills with the babysitters.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital Nurse Practitioners Danielle Kreais and Megan Bair demonstrated proper infant care, and Abby Searfoss addressed growth and development. Registered Nurse April Manns provided basic training in first aid and CPR. Registered Dietitian Brooke Higgins talked to the youth about cooking safety and overall nutrition, and helped the classes create healthy snacks for tasting. Exercise Physiologist and course coordinator Fortune Bormuth addressed poisons, expectations for babysitters, and job and leadership skills.

Those sitters completing the course who have parental permission may have their name on a referral list available at the hospital.

Wyandot Memorial Hospital began offering the free babysitter training program in 1985 as a community service. For more information about the next class or the list of sitters, contact the Wellness Center by phoning 419-294-4991, extension 2236, or emailing the coordinator at fbormuth@wyandotmemorial.org.