April 22, 2013

Erlanger offerings April 29-May 4

Submitted by Erlanger Health System

CHATTANOOGA — The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for April 29 – May 4 includes family planning classes, sleep disorders screening and Dare to CARE. Registration is required. For more information on our classes and events, call Erlanger HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465), seven days a week from 8 a.m. until midnight  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

 

Monday, April 29

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 (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information.

 

Baby Care & Safety

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Erlanger at Hutcheson (Women’s Center)

With times changing and discharge occurring earlier, “Baby Care” provides you with helpful items on caring for your baby at home.  This class will help you plan and prepare for a safe home environment.  Registration is free if mother is delivering at Hutcheson or $5 if delivering at another location.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 788-LINK (5465) to register.

 

Tuesday, April 30

Infant CPR Class

6:00-8:00 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 (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Sleep Disorders Screening

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Erlanger North (Morrison Springs Road)

Do you always feel tired, even after a good night’s sleep?  You may suffer from a sleep disorder.  Find out more with this free screening.  Registration is required.  Call (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 

Thursday, May 2

Man to Man Support Group

Begins at 5:30 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness

This support group is for spouses, friends and patients who have prostate cancer.  For more information, call (423) 855-2778.

 

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.

 

Infant CPR Class

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

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 $25.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.

 

Saturday, May 4

Dare to C.A.R.E

9:00 a.m. - Noon

Erlanger East Campus (Gunbarrel Road)

Erlanger has teamed up with a national, non-profit group to provide free vascular and cardiac screenings and provide information from board-certified vascular surgeons, cardiologists, and other healthcare providers.  If you are age 50 or over; or 40 or over with risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or symptoms of peripheral vascular disease, you may qualify for this event.  The event is free and registration is required.  Call (423) 778-LINK (5465) for more information and to register.

 

Childbirth Education

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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 (423) 778-LINK (5465) to register.