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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

Meriter Hospital Community Training Center
2015 – ACLS for Health Care Providers Registration

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Advance Care Planning Seminar: Completing your Power of Attorney for Healthcare

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?®

$393.50


“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

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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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Basics of Electronic Fetal Monitoring

$100.00

This class was developed for the beginning practitioner with limited knowledge or experience with maternal-fetal monitoring. Experienced nurses, however, will find the class a good review that reinforces and updates their knowledge base. The class will provide basic concepts and principles needed

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Bienvenida al Bebé:Newborn Care Class

Free

Patrocinada por el Hospital Meriter y los Centros de salud comunitarios Access, “Bienvenida al bebé” es para padres primerizos y ofrece información sobre cómo cuidar del recién nacido.

Las clases las imparte en español un miembro

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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

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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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Birthing Center Tour: Visita guiada al Centro de Maternidad para familias hispanohablantes

Free

Las visitas guiadas al Centro de Maternidad se ofrecen el segundo miércoles de cada mes, a las 5 de la tarde, y las lidera un miembro del personal del Departamento de Educación de Salud para las Mujeres de Meriter, junto a un intérprete de español.   Esta

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Bone Health

Free

Presented by a registered nurse, this one-hour session will teach participants about osteoporosis and steps families can take to reduce their risk and stay healthy.

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Breast Cancer

Free

Presented by a registered nurse, this one-hour session will teach participants about the anatomy of breast cancer and steps reduce their risk. Debunk myths and learn what you can do to stay healthy.

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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

2015 – CPR Recognition and Renewal

Recognition ($80)

This course is for new certifications or for those whose cards are no longer current.

Class Materials
Class materials will be mailed upon confirmation of

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Dad's Day: So You've Learned to Change a Diaper - Now What?

$15.00

Back by popular demand! This dads-only class is perfect for dads-to-be and dads with children from infancy up to two years of age.  Topics that are covered are designed for men only and range from the basics to more complex issues including:
*Dad's emotional

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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

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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,

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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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Grand-Parenting in the New Millennium

$20.00

First-time prospective grandparents or those in need of a refresher can attend a comprehensive class, designed to cover all updates in infant care and safety.   Learn about the new recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep, car seat use, advice on infant feeding, and tips on grandparenting

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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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Mind Body Medicine


In this group, led by Meriter health psychologists Gretchen A. Diem, PhD, and Lindsey Duca, PsyD, 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

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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 and whose

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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, fussiness,

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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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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP): Hospital Based Instructor Course – 6th Edition

$200.00

This course is offered for health care providers who currently hold a valid NRP Provider or NRP Instructor card. Successful completion of this course will result in Hopsital-Based Instructor (HBI) certification.

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Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP): Provider Course – 6th Edition

$75.00

This course is offered to health care providers who need to renew their NRP certification or are seeking certification for the first time. This may include individuals working in labor and delivery, high risk antepartum, postpartum, newborn nursery, or neonatal intensive care units.

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PALS Course

$225.00

2015 – PALS for Health Care Providers Registration Form                               

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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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Recognizing the Subtle Signs: Gynecological Cancers

Free

Presented by a registered nurse, this one-hour session will cover the most common gynecological cancers.  Join us to learn steps women can take to reduce their risk and stay healthy.

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S.T.A.B.L.E. Program Initial Certification

$150.00

S.T.A.B.L.E. is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants.  Early transitional care affects both the immediate health and the long-term outcome

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

$100.00

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

You will need to obtain your own copy of the S.T.A.B.L.E. Learner

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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

$15.00


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,

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Yoga Basics - Serving 2 Locations!

$60.00

Join our Registered Yoga Teacher, Wendy, for a session that blends gentle aerobic movement, core strengthening, breath work and dynamic stretching. Each yoga session is designed to increase strength, flexibility, and energy by balancing bodily systems, boosting metabolism and reducing stress.

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