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Safe Sitter Program Offered this Summer

May 22, 2012 11:47AM ● By tina

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine will be offering kids ages 11 to 13 a chance to learn important tips regarding how to recognize and handle emergency situations while caring for young children during its Safe Sitter® program this summer. Sessions will be offered on June 12 and 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the hospital.

The cost is $75 per student and includes program materials. Students are asked to bring their lunch. To register your son, daughter or your child's babysitter, please call 1.800.4BAYLOR or visit Baylor Health - Grapevine Events.

“Safe Sitter is a great program for adolescents who want to become responsible and attentive caregivers,” said Megann Agnew, RN, Safe Sitter site coordinator at Baylor Grapevine. “We are excited to help provide them with the tools and knowledge they need to provide responsible care.”

Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by Safe Sitter to handle life threatening emergencies. All information is taught by trained instructors. During the course, students get hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques so they are prepared to act in a crisis.

Safe Sitters also receive helpful tips to make them more confident caregivers. They learn safety precautions and how to understand and deal with children of different ages. They even learn about the business aspects of babysitting. To successfully complete the Safe Sitter program, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test to show that they have mastered the key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine is a full-service, fully-accredited not-for-profit hospital serving residents in more than 20 cities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Focused on being the best place to give and receive quality, safe and compassionate care, Baylor Grapevine works to lead the transformation of health care. The 276-bed hospital offers advanced medical services for cardiovascular services, women’s services, oncology, neurology, spine care, orthopaedics, diagnostic imaging, neonatal intensive care, intensive and emergency care.

About Baylor Health Care System

Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4 billion in total operating revenue, $5.2 billion in total assets and $494 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2010. Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 27 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 150 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics.