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4-H Babysitting Clinic

By Staff | Mar 1, 2018
PRACTICE- This group of boys is learning how to properly place the AED pads on a body. Pictured are Micah Fehr, Mason Knapp, Clint Fehr, and Ben Merwald. Other lessons involved how to use an infant car seat and dressing a baby.
AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL?DEFIBRILLATOR- Jesse Radebaugh demonstrates how to use an AED during the CPR session at the Babysitting Clinic. 29 participants attended the class and learned babysitting safety and basics.

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.