Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will offer Safe Sitter, a class designed to teach teen-agers to be medically responsible, creative and attentive baby sitters on April 29 and 30.
The goal of the program is is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by baby sitters. Medical information aimed at preparing teens to act in a crisis will be taught by certified professionals. Students will receive hands-on practice in basic life-saving techniques.
Participants will also learn safety and security precautions and receive information on child development and age appropriate activities.
To become a certified Safe Sitter, students must pass a practical and written test to demonstrate that they have mastered key concepts and have the skills necessary to handle an emergency.
The two-day, 13-hour class will meet in the Educational Conference Center, Room B, North Tower, Plaza Level, 8701 Alden Drive. Fee is $45 and includes materials, a reference manual and lunch on both days. For further information or to register, call (213) 855-5189.