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June 26, 2014 I The Lovell Chronicle 19 BY PATI'I CARPENTER hospital spokesperson Jan- A dozen girls and one et Koritnik. "It is import- boy can now officially call ant for parents to know that themselves "safe sitters" af- the sitters they have caring ter attending six hours of for their family members training over a two-day peri- have the knowledge needed od at North Big Horn Hospi- to perform the job. It is also tal this week. important for the sitters Safe Sitter is a compre- taking this class to know hensive babysitting training they are running their own program created by Dr. Pa- business and they must be tricia A. Keener, a nation- safe and keep the children ally recognized board certi- they care for safe." fled pediatrician. The goal North Big Horn Hospital of the program is to make became certified a few years teens "better sitters today ago to offer the course, and and better parents tomor- hospital employees Diana row." Organizers of the pro- Ballinger and Renae Miller gram claim more than 150 have received special train- documented cases of lives ing to teach the program. saved by graduates of the NBHH offers the pro- program, gram to teens about twice a The program teaches year. teen babysitters how to deal Koritnik said the hos- with medical emergencies pital has received very pos- during the course of their itive feedback so far from duties as babysitters. In the the participants. She said workshop, teens are taught past students have said they the latest guidelines of the liked the information and American Heart Association empowerment they received and American Academy of as a result of the course. Pediatrics in a curriculum All who attended re- that includes CPR, choking ceived special certificates rescue and first aid tech- upon completion of the niques. Though not certified course. Koritnik said NBHH in these areas, the idea is to will, most likely offer the provide the young babysit- course again during the win- ters with enough informa- ter break from school. tion and basic skills to deal For more information with many different medical about the Safe Sitter pro- emergencies, gram visit www.safesit- "We are doing this as ter.org or call Koritnik at a community service," said 548-5240. north Gig Horn Hospital Clinic will be closed Saturday, June 28 for mustang ................................. ,,= I I ! I I I ',N.?~I '~k~ ;'/,.'!'.I ',~?~)~!: d, 1. L!;,2 NORTH BIG H'ORN HOSPITAL CLINIC 30ntact Julie or Sara at NOWCAP, I 7-347-6185 and ask about our I will be at the )le Supermarket g lot during g Days! A hog-sized thanks to and Annette Negro use of the parking lot~ thanks to everyone in the Love# area for your support! PATTI CARPENTER A group of teen babysitters attended a course at North Big Horn Hospital this week to learn skills that will help them deal with medical emergencies that could happen while they are babysitting. Graduates of this week's class include (back row, l-r) Cierria Sessions, Taylor Despain, Evan Toner, Dusty Miller, Genavive Mader, Kendra Hancock, Miranda Wambeke and (front row, l-r) Alexis Minemyer, Bailee Loftus, Makayla Jones, Crystal Emmett, Macie Muller and Cambree Miller. A hot and cold deli, featuring Take care of all of WonderRoast chicken, Chester your photo needs Fried chicken, salads, donuts, cakes, with our Fujifilm cookies and so much more! photo maker. A wonderful selection of fresh fruits and vegetables in our produce section, great for picnics and B-B-Q's[ in Lovell. : The drive-through or walk-in I~ Liquor Store stocked With a pleasing selection! 9 E. Main Lovell, WY That's you! Discover a brand new you at 65. Do more things and go more places than ever before. But don't forget your Blue! We have a Medicare Supplement plan that's right for you. Make Sure You've Got Blue eld Assocmtmon independe tn licensee of the B ue Cross and Blue Shi ' ' An Learn more at WyomingSeniorSlue.com ! r