Infant and Child CPR Classes Upcoming

infant CPR courseRANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center will offer non-certification Infant and Child CPR classes on Aug. 15, Nov. 15 and Feb. 13.

The classes are for parents, other family members, friends and caregivers of infants and children and will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Family Center at Gifford. Participants need only take one class.

The classes will be led by experts from White River Valley Ambulance service in Bethel and are organized by care manager and certified childbirth educator Nancy Clark of Gifford.

The class cost is $20, which is reduced thanks to a gift from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph.

Call Clark at 728-2274 to register or for more information.

The Family Center is beside Gifford Ob/Gyn & Midwifery located just before the hospital on South Main Street (Route 12) in Randolph.

Gifford Offering ‘Home Alone’ Safety Course for Kids Aug. 11

Home Alone training courseRANDOLPH – Wellness educator Jude Powers will offer a course for children ages 8-11 on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon titled “Home Alone and Safe.”

The course is designed to teach children how to safely respond to a variety of home alone situations, including Internet and telephone safety, family communications, sibling care, personal and gun safety, and basic emergency care.

The course was created by the Southeastern Michigan and Oregon Trail Chapters of the American Red Cross to meet the needs of children who spend time alone without adult supervision. It helps kids understand the rules and responsibilities in a home alone situation and prepares them to anticipate potential problems and how to resolve them.

Children will engage in role playing, discussion, brainstorming and critical thinking. A video reviews the salient information, participants retain a workbook and relevant handouts, and each child will earn a certificate upon completion.

The course cost is $20 and it is being held at Gifford Medical Center’s new Family Center space at the hospital in Randolph. The Family Center is beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery on Route 12 (South Main Street). Call Powers at (802) 649-1841 to register or Nancy Clark at Gifford at (802) 728-2274.

The course cost is reduced thanks to a gift from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph.

Babysitter’s Training Course Coming July 28

babysitter's training courseRANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center will hold a Babysitter’s Training Course on Saturday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Family Center (beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery).

The course is for youth looking to learn how to be safe, responsible and successful babysitters.

Offered by instructor Jude Powers, it covers good business practices, basic care, diapering, safety, play, proper hand washing, handling infants, responding to injuries, decision making in emergencies, action plans and more.

Communication skills are emphasized along with being a good role model. Each participant will receive a certification card upon completion of the course and a reference notebook to take home.

Thanks to a grant from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph, the course cost is only $30. Participants should also bring their lunch.

Register by calling Powers at (802) 649-1841 or Nancy Clark at Gifford at (802) 728-2274. Space is limited.

The course cost is reduced thanks to a gift from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph.