Car Seat Safety
Car Seat Safety classes offered at Colquitt Regional Medical Center
Maternal Infant Services at Colquitt Regional Medical Center will provide training sessions July 11 and July 25 for new parents on the proper installation of car seats.
The class will provide mothers and guests with child restraint information for children of all ages and give an overview of the Georgia law regarding all child restraints. There will be two sessions on both dates beginning at 8 a.m. and the next class at 10:30 a.m.
Shanna Saunders, LPN, and Jessica Fields, RN, from Maternal Infant Services attended a four-day training program to become Child Passenger Safety Technicians and will teach the classes. Their goal is to teach mothers-to-be between 28 and 32 weeks to ensure they take the class prior to delivery. The mother and guest will attend the two hour class, and then receive one voucher to be presented at the time of delivery at The Birthing Place at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. In return, the mother will receive an infant carrier car seat.
Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation has teamed with Maternal Infant Services and has agreed to purchase the car seats. There will be a demonstrator seat, the Dial-A-Belt seat, donated by the Georgia Department of Community Health for parents to have hands-on training. The parents must successfully demonstrate proper installation and use of the car seat in order to receive a voucher.
Debbie Hayes, RNC, director of Maternal Infant Services at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, stated, “During a car seat safety training event performed by our staff, one car seat was installed correctly out of the 19 that were inspected. Six of the car seats had to be replaced due to malfunctions. We are pleased to host the car seat safety classes to teach mothers proper installation and use of the seats for the safety of our patients.”