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Pediatrician Shares Knowledge with C-N Family Studies Majors

A Doctor of Education – Dr. Mary Bukovitz holds a doll she used as a teaching aid during her recent guest lecture. On hand for the class were (left to right) Ali Miller, Randall Nored, Bukovitz, Laurin Dahistrand, Von Jessee, and program director Dr. Catherine Bush.

Parents and expecting parents should consider CPR training, the founder of Hamblen Pediatric Associates told some 50 students during a guest lecture at Carson-Newman last week. And that doesn’t mean reading a manual or finding online tips, but rather instructor-led, hands-on classes that provide practical exercises.

Such information for college students, who will one day be parents, were among what Dr. Catherine Bush, who leads C-N’s child and family studies major, called several “pearls of wisdom” that Dr. Mary Bukovitz shared during her address, “What Doctors Wish Parents Knew.”

Another of the physician’s lesson Bush noted revealed that while any number of medications treat diaper rash – some of which can be expensive, the old standby of Vaseline is a “very good remedy” for the problem. Bukovitz also said that a surprising number of parents do not yet realize that a new Tennessee regulation mandates that children under two years of age ride in rear-facing car seats .

Bukovitz, a member of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences’ advisory board, “enthralled her audience with information about healthy and safe parenting practices,” praised Bush. “And she was assisted in her presentation by Ali Miller, a child and family studies major who is completing her internship at Hamblen Pediatric Associates.”

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