PALS class aims to educate
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a pediatric advanced life support (PALS) class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the board room.
PALS is an educational course aiming to provide pediatric caregivers, such as registered nurses, physicians and paramedics with ways to identify, prevent and treat cardiopulmonary arrest in infants and children. Dr. Barry Clark is the instructor.
Registration is required. Laurel Health employees and medical staff may attend the course for free; fees apply to non-employees.
For more information, call Brenda Shumway in staff development at 723-0192.
Expectant Parents meets class tonight
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will hold a free Expectant Parents class from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in the hospital's '41 Room.
Titled "Physical and Emotional Changes During Pregnancy," the class is part of a six-session course that addresses common questions and concerns of expectant parents. Classes are not sequential, and participants may join at any time. Registration is not necessary.
For more information, call 723-0375.
Susquehanna Health announces events
Susquehanna Health will hold the following events:
6-7 p.m. today - A stability ball exercise class designed for time-pressed adults, anyone interested in freshening up their routine or individuals who have never engaged in much physical activity will be held at the Costello Center, John Wenner Building, Divine Providence Hospital. A therapist will teach a variety of stability ball exercises from basic to advanced that will strengthen core muscles and work on multiple muscle groups. Participants may bring a stability ball and wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday - Low-cost blood screenings will be held at Susquehanna Health Medical Plaza at Lock Haven. Available screenings include general screening (lipid panel, complete blood count (CBC), CMP (blood glucose, electrolytes, BUN, creatinine, calcium, protein, albumin, liver enzymes); lipid panel (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, VLDL); cholesterol; glucose; cholesterol and glucose; hemoglobin A1c; TSH; PSA (prostate screening); Vitamin B12; and Vitamin D (total). Fees will be charged per screening and advance registration is required by calling 321-3210.
12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 - An AARP Driver Safety refresher course will be offered for individuals who have proof they previously have taken a two-day AARP Driver Safety Program. The course will be held at The LifeCenter in the Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of Lycoming Mall. A cost applies for AARP members and non-members. Register in advance by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 323-3096 from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 am to noon. Pre-payment is required.
6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 - Spirit Girls' Night Out. Susquehanna Health's Spirit of Women program will hold Girls' Night Out at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St. Celebrate the vibrancy of good health at a free educational event. Free health screenings include blood pressure, osteoporosis, posture, hemoglobin A1c (diabetes blood test), cholesterol, stroke, BMI (body mass index) and sleep screen. Kathleen Passanisi, Hall of Fame speaker, author and health humorist will present "Ladies, Life and Laughter: The Role of Humor in Keeping Women Healthy, Happy and Sane." Check out the latest trends in the "Be Dazzling This Holiday Season Fashion Show" sponsored by Colony Classics. Visit Business Rewards Partners who will be exhibiting their products and services. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Evan offers flu, pneumonia vaccinations
Evangelical Community Hospital is offering several public flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics. Fees apply.
Vaccinations are available to individuals 3 years of age and older at the community clinics. Bring insurance cards to the clinic.
For more information on flu vaccines or Evangelical's clinics, call the Flu Hotline at 522-2800.
Clinics will be held:
Today - 8 to 10 a.m., Susquehanna Valley Mall, Boscov's North Court, Selinsgrove
Oct. 24 - 4 to 6 p.m., Community Health Education Center, Route 15, Lewisburg
Oct. 25 - 10 a.m. to noon, Milton YMCA "Warehouse," Elm Street (side entrance across from Cole's Hardware)
Basket raffle to benefit hospital auxiliary
WELLSBORO - Support the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary with the Tisket-Tasket Basket Raffle. Participants can purchase a 20-chance ticket sheet for a set fee; additional sheets are available at a discounted price.
Enter to win more than 15 assorted gift baskets that will be on display in the hospital conference room on Wednesday and Thursday. The drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets are available at the door but may be purchased ahead of time by calling Faith Preston, SSMH Auxiliary/volunteer coordinator, at 723-0191.
Laurel Health System to hold flu clinics
Laurel Health System will hold public flu shot clinics throughout Tioga County during October.
Vaccinations may be purchased for a fee; cash and Medicare Part B are accepted.
No appointment is necessary; walk-ins are welcome. Clinics will be held:
Wednesday at Morris Fire Hall, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday at Bloss Fire Hall, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 16 at Millerton Senior Center, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct. 17 at Elkland Fire Hall, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 17 at Knoxville Community Building, 1 to 3 p.m.
Oct. 21 at Wellsboro Fire Hall, 1 to 4 p.m.
Oct. 22 at Westfield Senior Center, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 23 at Tioga Fire Hall, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Oct. 29 at Mansfield Fire Hall, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information about the seasonal flu, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.
Kelchner Fitness Center offers yoga instructor classes
MANSFIELD - The Kelchner Fitness Center at Mansfield University will hold yoga instructor certification classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Friday class is for YogaFit level one certification. Classes on the other two days are for YogaFit level two certification.
For more information and to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-786-3111.
Stabilization training offered
WELLSBORO - Faculty from Geisinger Medical Center's Outreach Education will present a free S.T.A.B.L.E. course to nurses, physicians and ancillary health care staff from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital board room.
S.T.A.B.L.E. addresses the care of sick infants and is intended for use following neonatal resuscitation provided in the delivery room. Topics include making appropriate and timely decisions regarding infant care, post-neonatal resuscitation procedures, and pre-transport stabilization. Participants must have a current textbook.
For more information or to register, call Brenda Shumway, staff development coordinator, at 723-0192.
Raise money for breast cancer research
"Miles of Memories," a 5K/10K Run/Walk breast cancer fundraiser will be held Oct. 20 at Nippenose Valley Elementary School.
Registration starts at 9 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9:45 and the race at 10. A celebration party will be held afterward.
A discounted registration fee will be charged prior to the day of the race. For more information, or to register, call 398-3103 or visit www.jsh.org/run.
Breast health is topic of doctor talk
SELINSGROVE - Women of all ages may attend Evangelical Community Hospital's Talk with The Doc series discussion on breast health at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Susquehanna Valley Mall.
The program will be presented by Dr. John Turner, medical director of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
Turner will discuss how often women should get a mammogram, why annual mammograms starting at 40 should be the standard and why breast care should be a priority for good health. He also will address breast density and how modern screenings can work with different types of breasts, as well as lymph node dissection and removal.
He also will answer questions and concerns following the program.
To register, call 768-3200 or go online to www.evanhospital.com/calendar and do a keyword search for Talk with the Doc.
High-risk children, adults can receive free flu vaccines
The Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition will sponsor a free flu outreach on Oct. 25 and 26 at six locations in the county.
More than 1,000 free doses of flu vaccine will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pennsylvania College of Technology health science students will administer the shots at the following sites:
On Oct. 25:
9 to 10 a.m. Waterville Fire Department
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wheeland Center, Jersey Shore
3 to 5 p.m. Hepburn Volunteer Fire Co., Cogan Station
On Oct. 26:
9 to 11 a.m. Campbell Street Center, 600 Campbell St.
Noon to 2 p.m. Hughesville Fire Department
3 to 5 p.m. Montgomery School District Field House
Evangelical Community Hospital holds screenings
Community Health Education at Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of blood sugar and blood pressure screenings through the month of November.
Free blood pressure screenings will be held:
Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mifflinburg Bank and Trust, Lewisburg branch
Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-noon and 4-5 p.m. at Sunbury YMCA
Nov. 15, 10-11 a.m. at West End Senior Center
Nov. 27, 9-11 a.m. at Milton YMCA
Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m.; and Fridays, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Community Health Education Center, Route 15, Lewisburg.
Free blood sugar screenings will be held:
Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-noon at Sunbury YMCA
Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mifflinburg Weis Markets
Nov. 13, 8-10 a.m. at the Susquehanna Valley Mall (Blood pressures will be provided, too, by the Agency on Aging Inc.)
Nov. 27, 9-11 a.m. at the Milton YMCA
From 7 to 11 a.m. Nov. 3, an "Image for Life" will be held at the Degenstein (main) entrance of Evangelical Community Hospital. The painless scan assesses the risk for stroke and diseases of the veins and arteries, plus details basic lung and heart functions. Screening includes on-site vascular consultation with Dr. Todd M. Stefan, of FACS Central Susquehanna Surgical Specialists. A fee applies and registration is required by calling 768-3200.
A comprehensive blood screening will be held 8-10 am.m Nov. 14 at the Susquehanna Valley Mall Community Zone. The low-cost comprehensive blood screening can provide important details about your health - sometimes before symptoms of a condition surface - giving you and your physician the power to plan ahead. The tests include a lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and triglycerides), complete blood count and a CMP (blood sugar, electrolytes, calcium, protein, liver enzymes, etc.) Call 768-3200 to register.
For more information, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.
PCT offers local anesthesia training for dental hygienists
Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering a 30-hour, noncredit course designed to provide licensed dental hygienists with the necessary knowledge and skills to administer local anesthesia in a clinical setting.
Specific requirements set forth the by the state Board of Dentistry for Pennsylvania will be addressed. The course also is approved by the Maryland State Board of Dentistry.
Sessions for the course will be held Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 3-11.
Participants will gain knowledge in orofacial anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, armamentarium, local anesthesia administration, complications and side effects, and emergency procedures.
Practical training includes hands-on application of local anesthesia administration in clinical laboratory settings.
'Look Good' on Nov. 5
A "Look Good, Feel Better" workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Susquehanna Cancer Center at Divine Providence Hospital.
Learn tips and tricks from a trained cosmetologist. Registered participants will receive a free kit containing skin care and makeup products.
To register, or for more information, call 1-888-227-5445, Option 3.
Evangelical Community Hospital holds November health education classes
Evangelical Community Hospital will hold a series of classes through the month of November. Fees may apply. Classes include:
Nov. 5 - Hello Baby Class, 6:15-7:30 p.m. in Apple Conference Rooms A&B, at the rear of the dining room at Evangelical Community Hospital. The class, designed for ages 2 to 10, teaches brothers and sisters how to diaper, swaddle and hold a baby.
Nov. 7 - Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED, 6-10 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. The course is for people who want to learn how to give CPR to an adult, child, and infant, how to use an AED, and how to assess and phone the emergency response number.
Nov. 12 - Prenatal Breastfeeding, 7-9 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. Designed for expectant mothers and one support person, the course covers the advantages of breastfeeding and common concerns associated with it.
Nov. 13 - Diabetes Education Day, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Boscov's North Court, Selinsgrove. Diabetic vendors will be at the event until 1 p.m. and screenings will be available until 10 a.m.
Nov. 14 - Teen Prepared Childbirth Class, 4-8:30 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. The course, for all expectant teen parents (or support person) during the last three months of pregnancy, prepares parents for the physical and emotional effects of labor and delivery.
Nov. 14 - Health care Provider CPR Class, 6-10 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. The four-hour American Heart Association course is for the healthcare provider in and out of hospital settings in need of CPR certification. Students will learn how to initiate the Chain of Survival, perform prompt, high quality chest compressions for adult, child, and infant victims, initiate early use of an AED and much more.
Nov. 17 - Weekend Express Class, 9-4 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. Designed for the busy parents-to-be who are unable to attend the weekly Prepared Childbirth sessions.
Nov. 19 and 26 - Newborn Care, 7-9 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. Teaches caregivers how to diaper, bathe and feed the baby and covers post-partum depression and care of the new mother.
Nov. 28 - Pre-Diabetes Class, 1-3 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. The class focuses on basic diabetes information and lifestyle changes that will help slow or eliminate the progression of the disease. Call 522-4411 to register. Minimum must be met for this class to be held.
Nov. 29-Dec. 27 - Prepared Childbirth Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center. Guides parents and support persons through childbirth, including labor, delivery, breathing and relaxation.
Prepared Childbirth Refresher Class. Call the Community Health Education Center to schedule a class. Refreshes parents on the basics of childbirth. Couples are provided with current labor technique information in a private, appointment-only setting. Appointments may be made by calling 768-3200.
T-Dap and Child Seat Safety Clinics - Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines are available free for fathers and all other family household members 18 years and older of newborns delivered at Evangelical Community Hospital. Child seat safety clinics will be held at the Community Health Education Center and appointments are preferred. Available times are Mondays, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesdays, noon-4 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
To register for classes, call Community Health Education at 768-3200 or visit www.evanhospital.com.