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Community Classes

Fairview Range offers a variety of educational classes, events and support groups.  We are here to help and encourage you to become informed about your health.  Our classes include foot care clinics, cardiac rehab programs, diabetes education, surgery education, various support groups, prenatal and birthing classes, and car seat clinics.

Fairview Range and Hibbing Community Education are proud to bring you the Hibbing Community PIE (Partners in Education). This booklet offers a wide range of classes, activities, and events for people of all ages. We invite you to participate in the many learning opportunities for youth, families and adults. Please consider joining the thousands of people in our community who participate in life long learning.  

View the January-April 2017 edition of the Hibbing Community PIE

Prenatal/Parenting

 First Steps to Parenting Class 

This prenatal parenting class is a two-session class held on two consecutive Tuesdays.  During the sessions you will learn practical information on parenting a newborn such as:
• Car seat safety, soothing a crying baby, bathing an infant, infant massage, tummy time, holding, dressing, diapering, and swaddling a newborn
• Nutrition info  during pregnancy and for an infant
• Making important decisions: on infant feeding and  child care
• An interview with a family about their labor, delivery, and their first few weeks at home 
• Ideas on how to care for yourself as a parent


Offered: 6-8:30 p.m. 

Two Consecutive Tuesdays 

No Fee 

2017 Dates:
February 14 & 21
April 11 & 18
August 8 & 15
October 10 & 17
December 12 & 19

 

To register or for more information contact Fairview Range Medical Center at Register: 218-362-6234 or 888-870-8626 x6234

Prenatal Classes 

This parenting class series is a four-session class held on four consecutive Tuesdays. It is designed for first time parents and coaches. If possible, plan to attend after you have taken the First Steps to Parenting Class. Lectures, handouts and videos cover topics such as: 

■ The physical and emotional changes of pregnancy 

■ What to expect during labor and delivery 

■ Comfort measures including breathing and relaxation techniques 

■ Cesarean delivery 

■ Breast feeding/bottle feeding 

■ Newborn babies 

■ Tours of Fairview's Women's Health and Birth Center are included. Teen prenatal classes are available on an as-needed basis. 

Offered: 6-8:30 p.m.

Four Consecutive Tuesdays

$30 per couple (scholarships available)

2017 Dates:

January 3, 10, 17 & 24

March 7, 14, 21 & 28

May 2, 9, 16, & 23

September 5, 12, 19 &26
November 7, 14, 21 & 28

To register or for more information contact Fairview Range Medical Center at Register: 218-362-6234 or 888-870-8626 x6234

Refresher Prenatal Classes

Information covered in this session includes what to expect during labor & delivery, comfort measures for labor and tours of Fairview's Women's Health and Birth Center are included. Parents unable to attend the Refresher Prenatal Class, but who would like to review what to expect during labor and delivery, may obtain just the educational materials for a fee of $5.00. 

 

Offered 6p.m. - 8p.m.

$10.00 per couple (Scholarships available)

2017 Dates:
January 10

March 14

May 9

September 12
November 14

Moms on Bed Rest 
No Fee

Provided on an as needed basis for the expectant mother who is on bed rest and is unable to attend hospital based prenatal classes. 
Register: 218-362-6234 or 888-870-8626 x6234


Sibling-to-be Tour
No Fee
A visit to the Women's Health and Birth Center will help your other children prepare  for the arrival of a new baby brother or sister.  Children can bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal to pretend holding and changing a new baby.  the will see a room like the one mom and the baby will be in during the hospital stay.

 

The tour is geared  for preschoolers and young school-age children. Try to tour one month before the baby is due to be born.

 

Breast Feeding and Lactation Care:
At Fairview Range Medical Center, we strive to help mothers meet their personal infant feeding goals. We are proud to offer lactation consultation befre, during and after your birth experience on the Women's Health and Birth Center with our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). We also have maternity care nurses with specialized training in breastfeeding and lactation care to be at your side during this special journey with your newborn. In an effort to provide the best support possible, we have lactation services available at the Fairview Mesaba Clinics as well. Our lactation services are available to any mother - even if you did not deliver your baby at Fairview Range Medical Center. 

 

For more information, call the Women's Health and Birth Center at Fairview Range Medical Center at 218-362-6641.

Health Education

ACLS Refresher Course

This course is designed for individuals who have taken the ACLS course previously and incorporate ACLS algorithms and Ideology in their everyday work practice. Course Participants must have excellent working knowledge of EKG rhythms and ACLS pharmacology.

 

(from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Cost $115.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

 For more information on ACLS, BLS and PALS Classes contact:

Fairview Range Education Department

218-362-6548 or ajola1@range.fairview.org

ACLS Initial Course This course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, in or out of the hospital setting. The following knowledge and skills are REQUIRED for successful completion of the course.

• AHA BLS healthcare provider skills

• Working knowledge of EKG rhythms

• Basic ACLS drug and pharmacology knowledge

• Practical application of ACLS rhythms and drugs

 (from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days)



Cost $175.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

Upon Successful completion of the course, you will receive an AHA ACLS card, which is valid for 2 years.

For more information on ACLS, BLS and PALS Classes contact:

Fairview Range Education Department

218-362-6548 or ajola1@range.fairview.org



AHA Basic Life Support (BLS)

The goal of the BLS Course is to teach you the knowledge and skills to save a life. You will learn the skills of CPR, for adults, children and infants, and will practice CPR in a team setting. You will learn how to use and automated external defibrillator and how to relieve choking. The skills you learn in this course enable you to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and know how to respond.

For more information on ACLS, BLS and PALS Classes contact:

Fairview Range Education Department

218-362-6548 or ajola1@range.fairview.org

BLS refresher course The BLS Refresher course is intended for anyone who has taken a BLS course with in the last two years.

The BLS Refresher course is intended for anyone who has taken a BLS course with in the last two years.

Cost $45.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

 

BLS initial course The BLS course is intended for first-time participants.

The BLS course is intended for first-time participants.

Cost $65.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

Upon Successful completion of the course, you will receive an AHA BLS for healthcare provider’s card, which is valid for 2 years.

 

AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The goal of the PALS Provider Course is to aid the pediatric healthcare provider in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to efficiently and effectively manage critically ill infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Skills taught include recognition and treatment of infants and children at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest; the systematic approach to pediatric assessment; effective respiratory management; defibrillation and synchronized cardioversion; intraosseous access and fluid bolus administration; and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

PALS refresher course The PALS Refresher course is intended for anyone currently certified in PALS who wishes to renew their certification.

The PALS Refresher course is intended for anyone currently certified in PALS who wishes to renew their certification.

 (from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Cost $115.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

 

PALS initial course The PALS Provider course is intended for first-time participants. The course lasts two days.

The PALS Provider course is intended for first-time participants. The course lasts two days.

 (from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days)



Cost $175.00 (Cost does not include the text book.)

Upon Successful completion of the course, you will receive an AHA PALS card, which is valid for 2 years.

 

For more information on ACLS, BLS and PALS Classes contact:

Fairview Range Education Department

218-362-6548 or ajola1@range.fairview.org

 

Wellness and Exervise for Life (WEL program)

The WEL program can help improve the health and fitness of people with a variety of conditions, including: Diabetes, Excess Weight, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Lung Disease, and Peripheral Arterial Disease. The WEL program staff works with you to develop an exercise program and goals tailored to you. Therapists evaluate your blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, heart rhythm and oxygen saturation, and make recommendations for how often these need to be monitored and recorded. The program will help you maintain an active lifestyle and gain the confidence to continue independent exercise.

  

Physician referral is required 218-362-6607 for more information





Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation 

For individuals who are recovering from a recent heart attack, valve or bypass surgery, stent implant or other heart problems such as heart failure. Cardiac rehabilitation provides a comprehensive approach to individuals physically, mentally and emotionally for their return to work or a normal life. Treatment interventions include skilled rehab staff tailoring a telemetry monitored exercise program with continuous ECG, heart rate and blood pressure monitoring within the exercise sessions. Education to risk factor modification and reduction of symptoms is also included. Behavior change counseling to assist individuals with lifestyle changes may be provided.

 

Physician referral is required 218-362-6666 for more information.

 

Total Hip or Knee Replacement Class

Call 218-362-6709 for more information.

 

Total Joint Replacement

People choosing to have hip or knee replacement surgery have made that decision because of their limited mobility and changed life style because of pain and they are ready to take their life back. Attending a total joint replacement class gives them information about surgery, hospitalization and what to expect after surgery. Studies have shown that class attendants are less nervous, have less pain, participate more in their therapy, go home sooner and have fewer complications upon completion of the class. We provide them with information regarding preparing for surgery, anesthesia choices, preparing their home for after care, physical and occupational therapy management.

Class for Fairview Range patients having trouble a total hip or knee replacement.

Fairview Range Medica Center - Board Room (Use North Entrance)

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Call 218-362-6556 for more information

 

Surgery Pre--Operative Education 

Patients scheduled for surgery are interviewed and receive individualized education/instruction before surgery by Pre-operative Nurse Educators at Fairview Range Medical Center at 218-362-6709 or toll free 877-362-6719. 

 

 

Support

MS Support Group

For people with MS and their families looking for information and support in coping with MS 

Open Door Church, Hibbing 

Last Thursday of Every Month - Free 

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

 

Cancer Support Group 

This ongoing support group is open to all cancer patients. The group provides mutual support, information and discussion on a variety of topics related to a cancer experience. A Registered Nurse currently facilitates the group. Patients, families and survivors welcome. For more information call 218-362-6898

Fairview Range Radiation Therapy Center 

Fourth Tuesday of each month- Free 

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

 

Individualized Nutrition Counseling 

Outpatient nutrition counseling is available to educate clients on a variety of nutrition issues including: diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease, sodium restriction, renal disease, fiber modification, eating disorders, prenatal nutrition and others. Please call 218-262-4881 ext 1133 or ext. 1109 for more information. 

Fairview Range Medical Center Nutrition Services 

By Appointment 

Cardiac Rehabilitation Support Group 

This on going support group is open to all cardiac patients. This group provides mutual support, information and discussion on a variety of topics related to a heart event and experience. A licensed counselor facilitates the group. Fairview Range Medical Center Rehab Services 

2nd Wednesday of every month - Free 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tobacco Cessation Support Classes

Fairview Range proudly offers American Cancer Society’s Freshstart tobacco cessation support classes. Classes are instructed by Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists who are also certified as Tobacco Cessation Training Specialists. The primary goal of Freshstart is to help participants plan a successful quit attempt. Anyone who wants to quit using tobacco may participate. Sessions are one hour long and registration is first come, first served. (Class size is limited to 10 people).

Session 1:  Decide To Quit

Session 2: Plan to Quit

Session 3: Your Quit Date

Session 4: Staying Quit

$20 (refunded if you attend all 4 sessions)

Call Cheryl for upcoming class times: 218-312-3012

Family Support Group of Mental Illness

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota offer family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness an opportunity to meet with others who share their concerns, to compare experiences and to learn from each other.  

Essenta Health- Medical Arts Buidling 901 9th St. N, Virginia
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more information contact Dan: 218-290-5461

Living with Loss - Grief Support Group
Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice is sponsoring a Grief Support gathering with sessions open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, recently or in the past, and would like support.
To RSVP or for more information contact Sarah Lamppa, MSW
at 218-262-6982 or slamppa1@range.fairview.org.














Car Seat

Car seat technicians and practitioners are available to check your car seat for proper use and installation. Information will be provided to parents and caregivers on the proper use and choice of car seats. Please allow 30 minutes per car seat check. By appointment only. To register, or for more information, call: Cheryl at 218-312-3012 or Roberta at 218-929-3334 

 

Held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Hibbing Fire Hall from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Car seat clinics are sponsored by: The Mesabi Safe Communities Coalition, Fairview Range Medical Center, Hibbing Fire Department and AAA of Minnesota/Iowa

Foot Care

Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice provides healthy foot care for area residents throughout our Region as a community service. Healthy foot care consists of toenail clipping, assessment of foot problems and referrals to podiatrists and physicians if necessary. 


Healthy Foot Care Clinics 

Healthy Foot Care Clinics are offered at a variety of community sites at different times of the month. Please call us to see when the next clinic will be held. Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice offers foot care by appointment at the following sites: 

■ Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice - Hibbing, Mesabi Mall, 1101 East 37th St., Suite 27, Hibbing, MN 55746            
■ Fairview Range Home Care and Hospice - 2716 Crescent Drive, Suite 1, International Falls, MN 56649 

■ Fairview Mesaba Clinics - Nashwauk, 402 East Platt Avenue, Nashwauk, MN 55769 

■ Fairview Mesaba Clinics - Mountain Iron, 8496 Enterprise Drive South, Mt. Iron, MN 55768 


$25.00 per visit 


By appointment only: Hibbing, Nashwauk, Mountain Iron 

218-262-6982 877-272-6982 


International Falls 

218-283-3031 866-748-2824

Tobacco Cessation Classes

Tobacco Cessation Support Classes

Fairview Range proudly offers American Cancer Society’s Freshstart tobacco cessation support classes. Classes are instructed by Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists who are also certified as Tobacco Cessation Training Specialists. The primary goal of Freshstart is to help participants plan a successful quit attempt. Anyone who wants to quit using tobacco may participate. Sessions are one hour long and registration is first come, first served. (Class size is limited to 10 people).

Session 1:  Decide To Quit

Session 2: Plan to Quit

Session 3: Your Quit Date

Session 4: Staying Quit

$20 (refunded if you attend all 4 sessions)

Call Cheryl for upcoming class times: 218-312-3012

Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized evidence-based program that was created and is managed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. It is an eight-hour class that helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addiction and mental illnesses. You learn by engaging in the materials and relating what you learn to real-life situations. Role-playing, group discussions, and exercises keep you engaged and allow you to practice helping skills. 







Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The program uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select an intervention, provide initial help and connect young people to professional, peer, social and self-help care. 

Click HERE to view a list of upcoming classes.


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