Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For March 10-15

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Erlanger schedule of classes and events for March 10-15 includes family planning classes and bone density screenings.

On Saturday, March 15, Children’s Hospital pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Jeremy Screws, will host a free parent/child conference on Eosinophilic GI disease.  Sessions will include learning about dietary elimination of cow’s milk, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts and shellfish while also learning about nutrition and growth on an elimination diet.  Families will identify strategies to navigate the home and school environment and learn about food allergy testing.  Lunch will be provided.  Registration is required by calling 778-5465.  

Erlanger now offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to all the information for six months.  The cost for the courses is $25.  

For more information or to register for the online childbirth program and other classes and events mentioned below, call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465), seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.  HealthLink Plus is a free membership program open to adults 18 and older.

Monday, March 10

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. 

Thursday, March 13

Bone Density Screening

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This screening for osteoporosis is a pixi-screening of the ankle to determine if further treatment or examination for bone loss is necessary. Registration is required.  Appointments are limited.  Call  778-LINK (5465) to register. 

Infant CPR Class

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Erlanger Baroness (Downtown)

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  778-LINK (5465) to register.

Saturday, March 15

Boot Camp for Dads

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Erlanger East (Gunbarrel Road)

This session is for first time dads who want to learn more about the upcoming new addition in their family.  Topics include diapering, feeding, why babies cry and how to handle it, how you can help the new mom, learn about postpartum depression and general hands-on infant care.  A new “veteran” dad is invited (along with his new baby) to the class for question and answer time.  Call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465) to register.

Eosiniophillic GI Disease Diagnosis: An educational workshop for parents and caregivers

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Erlanger Medical Mall (Probasco Auditorium)

Children's Hospital at Erlanger's Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Jeremy Screws, and area healthcare professionals will host a one-day conference for parents and caregivers of children who've been diagnosed with Eosinophilic GI disease. Patients 12 years and older are encouraged to attend with their parent/caregiver. Sessions will include learning about dietary elimination of cow’s milk, soy, wheat, eggs, nuts and shellfish while also learning about nutrition and growth on an elimination diet.  Families will identify strategies to navigate the home and school environment and learn about food allergy testing. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register for this free event, please call Erlanger’s HealthLink at  778-LINK (5465).



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