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Pinckneyville Community Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for young teens in grades six through eight on Saturday, April 27.

The course will be taught by certified Safe Sitter Instructors Amanda Frassato, RN, Lindsey Winter, RN, and Nancy Keller, RN/BSN. Classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with parents invited to attend a graduation ceremony at 3 p.m. Class will be held in the hospital. The cost is $10, which includes materials and lunch.

The course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques to young teens who are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting so they are equipped with the skills and confidence to act in an emergency. They learn basic first aid and infant and child choking rescue and CPR. Students also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, and how to run their own babysitting business.

To register, call Jennifer Barbour at 618-357-8898. Register for the April 27 class no later than noon on April 17.

— The Southern

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