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Jefferson School Holds Teddy Bear Clinic

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Jefferson School Holds Teddy Bear Clinic 

Jefferson's Teddy Bear Clinic

ROXBURY, NJ (October 25, 2019) Jefferson Elementary School Kindergarteners in Roxbury Township enjoyed hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on Thursday, October 17th with the help of Saint Clare’s Emergency Ambulance Team. 

The Saint Clare’s EMS team familiarized children with the sights, sounds and “helpers” they may encounter in an emergency. 

Teddy Bear Clinic for Kindergarteners at Jefferson School School Nurse Kate Zenna shared, “The students were able to tour an ambulance and learn about the role of these First Responders. Inside the ambulance, students found a giant teddy bear strapped to a gurney and were later able to treat their own stuffed animals “boo boos” as they donned masks and gloves like their friendly community helpers.” 

The EMS crew provided each student with a baggie containing gauze, band-aids, gloves, and a mask. They were also lent plastic stethoscopes, syringes, and thermometers to tend to their stuffed animal “patients”. Students put on band-aids, wrapped “injuries” with gauze, took their animals' temperature and more! 

In the end, each student was given a tote that contained information about Saint Clare’s emergency response system as well as a squishy toy ambulance or a teddy bear ice pack.

Zenna added, “It was a great way to alleviate any fears they had about ambulances and first responders. It was a fun time for them and we are looking forward to hosting the clinic again in the future.” 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Jefferson School)

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699.

 

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