Are Pre-Teen Babysitters Able to Deal with Emergencies?
Are Pre-Teen Babysitters Able to Deal with Emergencies?

Show: Healthy Children - The Talk Show for Parents

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Nicole M Hackman MD
Babysitter Safety Training
Topic Info
Nearly all (98 percent) of 11- to 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact in the event of an intruder or if a child is sick or injured (96 percent) or poisoned (85 percent), according to research presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. However, 40 percent of younger babysitters reported that they had left children unattended while babysitting, and 20 percent opened the door to strangers.

The lead study author Nicole M. Hackman, MD, FAAP, of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital comes on the show to help parents keep their kids safe by identifying the unsafe behaviors, and there by have the opportunity to design specific educational programs to prepare pre-teen babysitters to safely respond to common emergency situations.
Guest Info
Dr.Nicole M Hackman MD, was Born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. Undergrad at York College of Penna, received a BS in Biology. Graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in 2007 and completed a Pediatric Residency from Penn State Children's Hospital in July 2010. She is currently completing a chief resident year in the Department of Pediatrics for Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. She lives in Palmyra Pa with her husband and young son (19months).
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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