Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For Jan. 28-Feb. 2

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for Jan. 28-Feb. 2 includes childbirth education, weight management information and diabetes education.  Registration is required.  For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.  

Monday, Jan. 28

Bariatric Support Group

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Bariatric Support Group meetings are for individuals scheduled to have Bariatric surgery or who have already had weight loss surgery.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) for more information.

 Diabetes Education Class

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Erlanger Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

This class will explore ways to manage diabetes.  Call 778-9400 for more information on physician referral and insurance reimbursement. 

 

Tuesday, January 29

Infant CPR Class

6-8 p.m.

Erlanger at Hutcheson (Women’s Center)

This one-hour class teaches basic CPR for an infant (birth to 1 year of age).  Class time includes infant safety instructions and hands-on practice of CPR and choking management techniques for an infant.  Anyone is welcome to take this class including parents, grandparents and babysitters.  Registration fee is $5.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 


Wednesday, January 30

Childbirth Education

5:30-8:45  p.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration fee is $125.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 

 

Thursday, Jan. 31

Moments to Share (Grief) Support Group

7  p.m.

Ronald McDonald House

For parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or in intensive care. Call 778-5149 for more information.


Saturday, Feb. 2

Heart Smart Saturday

8  a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Erlanger at Volkswagen Drive

Local heart specialists will be on hand to discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms and lifestyle changes you need to know to prevent heart disease.  Free cholesterol screening by appointment from 7 until 8:30 a.m. only.  Participants will also be treated to a heart healthy lunch. The event is free and registration is required.  Call 778-LINK (5465) for more information and to register.

 


Childbirth Education 
10  a.m. – 2  p.m.
 Erlanger at Hutcheson (Women’s Center)
This childbirth education class/series is designed for expectant parents and taught by experienced OB nurses.  These classes include stages of labor, relaxation and labor support techniques, hospital procedures, pain management options, after birth and home care for moms and in-hospital care for newborns.  There will also be time for questions and answers.  Registration is free to mother’s delivering at Hutcheson or $75 if delivering at another location.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at 778-LINK (5465) to register. 

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