4-H Babysitting Clinic
On Saturday, Feb. 17th, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Palo Alto County along with help from the Palo Alto County Hospital offered a Babysitting Clinic for all youth in the county ages 10 and up. A total of 29 youth completed the course.
All youth in attendance received a folder of take-home materials and a first aid kit. Sessions included CPR for Adults, Infants, and Toddlers and Basic First Aid taught by Jesse and Heidi Radebaugh of Ruthven Babysitting Basics & Responsibilities, Basic Care, and Safe Play. Participants had fun with the many hands-on activities which included practicing CPR on adult and infant manikins; practicing first aid on each other; holding, diapering, and dressing dolls; making bottles of formula and cutting up food in small pieces; and even making slime. A special thanks to the Palo Alto County Hospital for providing instructors and manikins for the CPR/Basic First Aid session.