As a health care provider, you know that effective injury prevention programs have an immediate impact on the health and safety of your patient population. From fall prevention classes for the senior members of your community to car seat checks for the newest members, the educational programs and services you offer save lives.
Older elementary and middle school students have often aged out of many of the programs you offer and yet still visit your emergency rooms regularly for unintentional injuries. If you were to survey these students and ask them what to do if the power went out or if they had a nosebleed when they were home alone, they would likely say they would call a parent and ask for help. And while that may be a suitable answer for minor problems, it’s a frightening answer if they are babysitting a younger sibling who experiences a serious head, neck, or back injury.
Completing an educational program where the younger members of your community learn to stay safe when home alone, watch younger siblings, or babysit should be a community standard. If you are searching for new programs that are medically accurate and focus on injury prevention, consider offering programming by Safe Sitter®.
Safe@Home is a 90-minute program designed for students in grades 4-6 to prepare them to be safe when they are home alone. Students learn how to practice safe habits, prevent unsafe situations, and what to do when faced with dangers such as power failures or weather emergencies. Students are also introduced to the Safe Sitter® First Aid Chart and learn a system to help them assess and respond to injuries and illnesses.
Safe Sitter® Essentials is a next natural step in learning as this program prepares students in grades 6-8 for the responsibilities of watching younger siblings and babysitting for other children. The course content is developmentally appropriate for middle school learners and contains interactive games and role-playing activities to enforce key concepts and ensure healthy behaviors. Students learn:
You are an integral part of your community and care about its safety – today and in the future. Offer programming by Safe Sitter® and enhance your hospital’s community education and outreach. Apply now to get started.