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Educational Classes

Department Director:Kristen Smith, RN

(New!) Free Breastfeeding Classes:

Nationally-accredited curriculum includes positioning, health benefits, nutrition, pumping and returning to work. Classes are led by a certified lactation specialist, Jennifer Rowland, RN.

Upcoming class: June 26 
Held from 6- 8 p.m. in Conference Room B

Must reserve spots in advance by calling the Education Department (number at the bottom of this page). Please indicate which class you plan to attend. 

Free Childbirth Classes:
A registered nurse will present an interactive, research-based curriculum on pregnancy, labor, comfort techniques, newborn care, and much more! Participating mothers are welcome to bring along a support person. Please reserve your place in advance by calling the Education Department (number below). Participants are encouraged to attend the full 3-part series. We will have a 3-part childbirth class each month.
Upcoming class series:
June 8, 12 & 13
6 - 8:30 p.m. in Conference Room B

CPR Classes:
American Heart Association (AHA) CPR classes are taught every month. We teach basic certification classes as well as re-certification classes.

Upcoming Community CPR class: May 24, 2017 

CPR / First Aid Classes:
This is an AHA class that combines Heartsaver CPR and basic first aid. It is a two day class if both CPR & First Aid are needed and one day if only First Aid is needed.

Safe Sitter Classes:
A nationally accredited program designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises to learn skills like preventing unsafe situations, what to do when emergencies arise, and assessing and responding to injuries and illnesses. Participants must pay $40 and register in advance. 

Upcoming Safe Sitter:
June 27
  9AM - 4PM in Conference Room A  

Diabetic Education for Inpatients:
This training is designed to teach patients how to get started managing their diabetes after being discharged from the hospital. They are then scheduled to attend the outpatient program for more long- term management.

Breastfeeding Consultant
A certified lactation consultant is available to assist moms with breastfeeding techniques as needed. 

Diabetes Support 
This is a free program offered to anyone with diabetes or anyone interested in diabetes.
Diabetes is challenging and sometimes meeting these challenges is overwhelming. Our group offers the opportunity for peer interaction, education, activities, and support for anyone affected by diabetes.

Rural Hospital Teleconferences
This program provides community outreach events, continuing education for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.


For more information please call 870-460-3509.

Fax: 870-460-3505

E-Mail: ksmith@drewmemorial.org