New KCH Infant Safety Class is for all Caregivers
January 27, 2006
Grandparents David and Donna Klinger of Sycamore attended the New Infant Safety and CPR class with their daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Scott Tegtman of Sycamore.
Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s new Infant Safety and CPR class is not just for parents. New grandparents David and Donna Klinger of Sycamore attended the first class Jan. 12.
“We want to be better equipped should an emergency arise while caring for our new grandson,” said Donna.
The grandparents attended the class with their daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Scott Tegtman of Sycamore. As with many, the Klingers had some previous training in CPR, but never specialized instruction in infant CPR.
The program is designed for anyone responsible for caring for a child under age one. Topics include childproofing a home, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, choking rescue and infant CPR.
Unintended accidents are the No. 1 killer of children under age 14 in the United States.
“There is a big need for education on infant safety and accident prevention,” said Robin Griffin RN, class instructor. “Learning proper ways to prevent injury and perform infant CPR should be part of each parent’s baby care education.”
The Infant Safety and CPR program is held at the KCH Wellness Center on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, or to register for any of the KCH Childbirth Education Classes, call 815.756.1521, ext. 4000. Online registration also is available at www.kishhospital.org.