Special Health Care Needs Technician Training

The Utah Department of Public Safety/Highway Safety Office, Primary Children’s Medical Center, and Safe Kids Utah are pleased to offer a two-day Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs Technician Training in Utah entitled:

“Safe Travel for All Children:
Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs”

This course is designed to serve as an enrichment course for child passenger safety technicians who are interested in learning more about special needs transportation. This two-day training combines classroom lectures and discussions with hands-on exercises. During the training, participants will be introduced to medical conditions that can impact restraint selection and have the opportunity to investigate and install specialized restraint systems. The training concludes with a proficiency exam that evaluates the student’s ability to assess appropriate restraints and to demonstrate proper use and installation.

The course will be held August 11th & 12th at Utah Highway Patrol Section IV Building, 5681 So 320 W, Murray, Utah. We are honored to have Dr. Marilyn Bull from Riley Children’s Hospital agree to be instructor for this training, along with assistant instructors Janet Brooks and Marilyn Morris from Primary Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Bull developed the Children with Special Needs Curriculum. Janet Brooks is the Child Advocacy Manager at Primary Children’s Medical Center, member of the National Child Passenger Safety Board, Co-chair of Safe Kids Utah, as well as a national Child Passenger Safety Instructor and Special Needs Instructor. Marilyn is the office coordinator in Child Advocacy and Public Relations at Primary Children’s Medical Center, a nationally certified child passenger technician, and has a great deal of hands on experience in transporting children with special health care needs. This means you have the best Special Needs instructor’s in the nation teaching you techniques in a very specialized field.

Class size is limited for this course. If you are interested in attending, please download, complete the enclosed application form and submit it to: DPS/PDC Rhonda Parker, 410 West 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070. Registration costs for this special training is $60.00. The fee includes lunch and breaks for both days. Please submit payment with your registration form made payable to Safe Kids Utah. Applications and fees must be received no later than July 23, 2008. You will receive a confirmation letter. Those people who have never taken the Special Needs Training will have first priority. Space permitting, those who have taken the training previously, will be given the remaining slots.

Due to limited funds, we are asking that those needing a hotel room to attend this course be responsible for their own hotel costs. If you do not have the ability to pay the costs for a motel, you may submit a written statement requesting assistance with reasoning for the needed assistance. A review of this statement will determine acceptance of your request. A block of rooms has been reserved under “Special Needs Training” at Crystal Inn, 818 East Winchester, Murray, UT 84107, 801-865-9300. The cost is $80.00 per night at state rate.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Rhonda Parker at (801) 256-2331. We welcome your participation in this very special training for children needing your special assistance.

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