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24th Annual Ethics Conference

$25.00

"Patient or Clinician: Who Calls the Shots? Moving Forward in an Age of Consumerism"

Friday, November 7, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Conference (7:30 a.m. breakfast)
Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 East Cheryl Parkway
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A Confident Homecoming - Our Most Popular Birth and Parenting Series

$115.00

Meriter’s team of dedicated educators help expectant parents discover options, advocate choices and prepare confidently for the challenges and changes ahead.

Weeks 1, 2 & 3: Preparing for Childbirth
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A Confident Homecoming - Our Online Version

$95.00

In partnership with InJoy online education services, we offer this unique learning experience to provide information you can trust as you prepare for your upcoming birth and early parenting. In this class, you will learn all about the birth process and labor coping techniques. Also included

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ACLS Course

$225.00

Course Accreditation
Statement of Accreditation:  Meriter Hospital is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA/PRA Designation Statement:  Meriter Hospital designates ACLS

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Advance Care Planning: It's Time to Make Your Wishes Known

Free

We are all encouraged to have conversations with loved ones about our goals, values and preferences for future health care needs.  And, the best time to do this is before a medical crisis occurs.  An advance care plan provides information about your wishes to your family and health care

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Am I Hungry?®

“Am I Hungry” is an 8-week comprehensive lifestyle and weight management program that provides mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral tools in addition to fitness and nutrition education to guide participants toward sustainable, healthy lifestyle

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Baby’s First Weeks

$20.00

Your baby will be born eager to get to know you. We are just as eager for you to learn about your baby. This class covers the characteristics, sensory skills and abilities of a newborn. It also covers the basics of infant care, common concerns and when to seek medical advice. Be better prepared

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Basics of Breastfeeding

$20.00

Learn about the advantages of breastfeeding, and receive tips for a positive and successful experience. Learn to recognize your baby's hunger cues, how to properly position your baby to feed and how to make sure the latch is correct. A lactation consultant or counselor will guide you through the

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Bienvenida al Bebé:Newborn Care Class

Free

Sponsored by Meriter Hospital and Access Community Health Centers. Bienvenida al Bebe is for new parents and teaches about caring for your new baby. Classes are taught in Spanish and offered at Access Community Health Centers, 2202 S. Park St. and 3434 E. Washington Ave.

To

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Birthing Center Tour for Adults

Free

Tours of our Birthing Center are led by a staff member of the Meriter Women's Health Education Department on various Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The adult tour is intended for expectant parents who are having a vaginal delivery or a scheduled C-Section, and their adult support

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Birthing Center Tour for Adults Bringing Children

Free

Tours of our Birthing Center are led by a staff member of the Meriter Women's Health Education Department on various Saturday and Sundays. The family tour is intended for expectant parents who are having a vaginal delivery or a scheduled C-Section, and bringing children younger than

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Breastmilk - Learn to Pump and Store

$20.00

A lactation expert offers support and advice to help you learn pumping options. The class will include discussion regarding equipment, collection, storage, introducing a bottle, and strategies for continuing to breastfeed after returning to work. 

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CPR Recognition and Renewal

$80.00

To register for this class, contact Nursing Education, at (608) 417-6420.


CPR Recognition $80
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Diabetes: Getting Back on Track with Your Diabetes Self-Management

This two-hour class is designed to help you if you are struggling with the management of your blood sugar, food choices or activity level. The class will serve as a refresher of the basic principals in diabetes self-management, including identifying and overcoming the barriers that are preventing

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Diabetes: Type 1 Group Class

This class offers a supportive environment which covers all aspects of Type 1 Diabetes, including:

  • Testing blood glucose (frequency and purpose)
  • Interpreting results of blood glucose testing
  • Insulin pump adjustments
  • Senosrs
  • Carbohydrate

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Diabetes: Type 2 and You

This is a series of two three-hour classes for those newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The class is designed to help you set your own goals for managing your diabetes. The topics covered in this class include: Information about diabetes and treatment options, Nutrition, Activity, Medications,

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Everywoman's Journal

Free

Journaling is commonly used in chronic pain management, recovery programs and adult learning, but journaling can also be used as a prevention tool. Proactive health journaling helps women translate personal reflection and feedback into actions that increase well-being by becoming in tune with

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Exercise for Two

$125.00

Prenatal Exercise Featuring Aquatic and Land-based Exercise!
Experience Exercise for Two, a prenatal class that blends aquatic and land-based exercise! Mom and baby will both benefit from the soothing 82 degree water during a low-impact cardiovascular workout. Water combines

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Get Fit! Exercise and Healthy Eating Program

$349.00

Meriter's Get Fit! Exercise and Healthy Eating Program will get you started on the path to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight along with a heart-healthy lifestyle. You will meet individually with a dietitian and a fitness trainer to develop a personal plan. And the group setting

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ImPACT Concussion Baseline Test

$20.00

What is ImPACT?
Meriter is proud to offer ImPACT testing to student athletes (age 11 and over) in our community. ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test) is a user-friendly, online computer-based neurocognitive testing program that helps

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Infant CPR for Family & Friends

This course covers skills for infants from birth to one year old:
• Infant CPR (compressions and breaths)
• Infant choking relief

This brief course is ideal for parents, grandparents, caregivers and others interested in learning how to save an

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Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Free

“Living Well with Chronic Conditions” is a six-week series of 2 ½-hour sessions designed to empower adults of all ages living with ongoing health challenges to better manage and improve their health.  Taught weekly by trained volunteer leaders who have health conditions

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Manage the Holidays Mindfully

$125.00

Are you feeling daunted by the thought of the upcoming holidays? If so, you're not alone. This season, choose to give yourself the gift of respite while developing skills that can take you from frantic and overwhelmed to mindful and stress-free!

This 4-class program encourages you to

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Mind-Body Medicine Skills Class

In this group, led by Meriter’s health psychologist Gretchen A. Diem, Ph.D., you will learn how to recognize the sources of stress in your life, make health-related behavior changes and better manage stress-related symptoms and illnesses. The goal of Mind Body Medicine is to

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Mindful Birth

$45.00

Mindfulness is a state of active and open attention to the present moment. In this 2-class series, we will focus on gaining skills of mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques as they relate to labor and delivery.  Through mindfulness practice, in this 2-part series, participants learn

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Mindfulness Training for Smokers (MTS)

Meriter’s groundbreaking program, Mindfulness Training for Smokers, makes quitting 10 times more likely than trying to quit on your own. It is one of the most successful smoking

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Mom & Baby Yoga

$60.00

An interactive mom and baby class where baby is incorporated into yoga poses. Mom will experience gentle strengthening, stretching, and bonding with her baby. No experience necessary. Babies are welcome to nurse, snack, nap, or play with toys. Designed for babies up to 1 year old. This is a

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Mother Baby Hour for 0-3 Month Olds

Free

Mother Baby Hour is a time for moms and their babies to get together to ask questions, express concerns, learn about resources and share stories.  Join us as soon as you are ready to venture out with your newborn. You will find a very baby friendly atmosphere where feeding, fussy and

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Mother Baby Hour for 3-6 Month Olds

$60.00

Mother Baby Hour is a time for moms and their babies to get together to ask questions, express concerns, learn about resources and share stories.  Continue on with Mother Baby Hour or join in now.  Not only will you enjoy the other moms, but your baby will start to enjoy the other

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Mother Baby Hour for 6-9 Month Olds

$60.00

Your baby is continuing to grow, change, and learn new skills!  Join our group of moms and babies as you prepare for this exciting, active stage of your baby’s development!  Topics include presentations on reading with your baby, enjoying music together, and safety in public and

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PALS Course

$225.00

This classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS

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Parenting a Child with Sensory Processing Challenges

Free

Does your child over-react to the sensation of clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input?
Does your child show little or no reaction to stimulation, even pain or extreme hot and cold? 

They may be suffering

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Prenatal Yoga

$60.00

Prenatal yoga is a great way to strengthen your body and prepare your mind for the birthing process.  In class we will practice modified poses appropriate for all stages of pregnancy and also cover breathing and relaxation exercises that will help during labor.  Our prenatal yoga class is

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Preparing for Childbirth – Our Weekend Class

$65.00

If you are limited on time but want information with some hands-on practice, Meriter's Weekend Class is for you. Prepare for your personal childbirth journey with us. Share your thoughts, concerns and questions. Learn about labor and birth, pain-coping practices, how dad/partners can help,

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Running Clinic

$35.00

If you are experiencing pain or injury that is limiting your running or just have questions about your running form sign up now for an appointment at the Meriter–UnityPoint Health Sports Medicine Running clinic.  You will meet one on one with one of our sports medicine therapists who will

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S.T.A.B.L.E. Course - Renewal

$75.00

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Renewal course is for providers who have completed the full course in the last two years and want to renew their certification. The 4-hr. course reviews the six assessment and care modules. Simulation scenarios are not included.

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Stepping On

$35.00

Why should I be concerned about falling? 

  • More than one third of adults 65 or over fall each year
  • Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury and of hospital admissions

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Surgical Preparation - Spinal Decompression/Fusion Class

Free

Intended for those scheduled for a spinal fusion or decompression. In this 2½-hour session, you will meet with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, discharge planner and nursing staff member. We encourage you bring to this session the person who will be providing you with support

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Surgical Preparation - Total Hip Replacement

Free

This 3 hour session is for those scheduled for total hip replacement surgery. In this session, you will meet with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, discharge planner and nursing staff member. Please plan to attend two weeks before surgery, if feasible. We encourage you to bring

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Surgical Preparation - Total Knee Replacement

Free

This 2 hour and 45 minute educational session is for those scheduled for Total Knee Replacement surgery. Attendees will meet with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, discharge planner and nursing staff member. Please plan to attend two weeks prior to surgery, if feasible. We encourage

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Surgical Preparation – Foot and Ankle Surgery

Free

This 2 hour educational session is designed for those scheduled for foot or ankle surgery.  Attendees will meet with a physical therapist, discharge planner, and nursing staff member.  Please plan to attend prior to surgery.  We encourage you to bring your support person to

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Water Birth Class

Free

While this class is designed for expectant couples looking to learn more about water births, it is requested that students have prior discussion with their birth provider about having a water birth.  Meriter's educators discuss the benefits of water birth, safety strategies, comfort

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Yoga Basics - Serving 2 Locations!

$60.00

By popular demand, we are now offering Yoga Basics at two convenient locations, and have expanded each series to 6 weeks.
Here are your options:

Tuesdays, 11:30 am - 12:15 pm at Meriter Hospital/McConnell Hall Full class description »


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