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AHA Training: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Uses AHA core cases and standardized algorithms to teach the advanced skills required to manage a victim in cardiac arrest as well as recognition and rapid intervention during the pre and post arrest periods. For questions concerning course availability, you may call the United Hospital Center Education Department at 681.342.1860 or you may e-mail inquiries to ahaclasses@wvumedicine.org.

AHA Training: Basic Life Support

Teaches the skills of managing the first few minutes in the American Heart Association Chain of Survival. Skills include establishing unresponsiveness, opening and maintaining the airway, assessing for signs of circulation, and providing chest compressions. For questions concerning course availability, you may call the United Hospital Center Education Department at 681.342.1860 or you may e-mail inquiries to ahaclasses@wvumedicine.org.

AHA Training: Neonatal Resuscitation Program

Formally named NALS (Neonatal Advance Life Support) teaches the core competencies required to prepare for and care for the newly born. Includes delivery airway management and recognition and treatment of primary and secondary apnea. For questions concerning course availability, you may call the United Hospital Center Education Department at 681.342.1860 or you may e-mail inquiries to ahaclasses@wvumedicine.org.

AHA Training: Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Uses AHA core cases and standardized algorithms to teach the advanced skills required to prevent and treat respiratory and cardiac arrest in the pediatric population. For questions concerning course availability, you may call the United Hospital Center Education Department at 681.342.1860 or you may e-mail inquiries to ahaclasses@wvumedicine.org.

Bereavement Support Group

To register or for more information, call Leigh Ann Ritter, 681.342.3259.

Breast Feeding Education

Mothers who are breast feeding their babies are encouraged to attend a class to learn basic techniques for successful breast feeding from UHC’s certified lactation specialist. These classes are scheduled prior to delivery.
When: Call for class dates.
Where: 4 South Patient Education Room, UHC
For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Butterfly Kiss Support Group

A group for those with breast cancer and their families/friends. For more information, call Peggy Johnson, 681.342.1810.

Cancer Genetics Testing

Discuss with your physician whether you would benefit from genetic testing. For more information or to register, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Cancer Survivorship Workshop

For all cancer survivors/family and friends. Important topics will be discussed which may include the following: communication, nutrition, spirituality, rehabilitation needs, financial issues, thoughts and feelings, and survivorship panel. For more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Celebration of Life

Annual cancer survivor program; invitations are sent to those patients treated at UHC. For more information, call Linda Carte, 681.342.1830.

Cesarean Expectations and Tour

Women who are having a scheduled Cesarean Section can learn what to expect from their hospital stay and tips for maintaining good health after surgery. A tour of the Maternal-Child unit is provided.
When: For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Childbirth Classes

Mom and coach learn about preparing for the coming birth experience and basic infant care. Tuesdays for four sessions. Learn about childbirth in a fun, interactive environment.
When: Call to schedule class dates.
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $25
For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Clinical Trials

For information on the clinical trials currently open and enrolling, call Sabrina Martin-Vernon, RN, 681.342.3440 or 304.293.6066.

Community Support Groups

For more information call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Feeling Beautiful

A free workshop where volunteer beauty professionals teach hands-on techniques to manage the visible side effects of cancer treatments that affect the skin, hair, and nails. To register or for information, contact Maggie Lowther, RN, BSN at (681) 342-1804.

Feeling Beautiful

Quarterly: This informative session is an exclusive workshop offered to help women undergoing cancer treatment to learn to cope with some of the temporary side effects of treatment. The program includes help with makeup, hair, wigs, and turbans from a cosmetology professional. All classes are held at United Hospital Center and are free of charge; however, advanced registration is required. For more information or to register call 681.342.1804, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

FreshStart

A 4-session program to help individuals stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco. For more information or to register, call American Cancer Society, 1.800.ACS.2345.

Getting Through the Holidays

November - December: A program for those who have lost a loved one in the past year – grief workshop. For more information or to register, call Leigh Ann Ritter, 681.342.3259.

Good Grief Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist those who are trying to cope with the loss of a loved one during the end of the year. The discussion focuses on dealing with holiday traditions, rituals, re-adjustments and coping strategies. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by WVU Medicine Hospice

Learning to Live with Cancer

Your choice of an informational video or DVD. To obtain a copy, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Let’s Talk to Kids About Cancer

For kids who have a close relative who has been diagnosed with cancer. Tour Infusion Center, Radiation Oncology and inpatient unit as well as discuss feelings and emotions with a therapist. For more information or to register, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Look Good, Feel Better

A program where women with cancer can receive tips on makeup, hair, wigs and turbans. call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Men’s Health Event

Annually: PSA lab test, testicular exam, prostate exam, and colorectal screening at no cost; preregistration required. For more information call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Mini-Childbirth Class

This one day “crash course” is for those busy moms-to-be who are unable to attend our four session program.
When: Call to schedule.
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fee: $25
For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Newborn Care

During this class, new moms can learn basic infant care before they deliver. Topics include infant bathing, cord care, circumcision care, car seat safety information, immunization information and more. For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Nutrition Information

Get answers or suggestions for your questions on nutrition. Call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Outpatient Diabetes Education Program

A nine hour comprehensive course designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to control diabetes and to limit the power of the disease to disrupt your life. This includes two consecutive days and one follow up day. Instructor: Patti Cook, RN, BSN. For more information, call 681.342.1862, or call your physician’s office for referral to a class. Pre-registration is required through your physician’s office.

Routine Health Analysis

Chemistry profile including cholesterol, triglyceride and HDL, and Complete blood count. Includes 21 different tests ($45). Participants should fast 12 hours prior to test. Other tests offered include PSA ($20), Thyroid ($20), and Hemoglobin A1C ($20).
When: Available the second and fourth Saturday of each month, beginning at 8 am to noon.
Location: Express Test, located on the first floor at UHC
Registration: Participants must schedule an appointment by calling 681.342.1500.

Sibling Tour and Explore

Big brothers and sisters get a preview of what is to come with the birth of their new baby. For ages 3-6 only.
When: Call for class dates.
Time: Call to schedule.
For more information or to register, call Lee Ann Romeo, R.N., 681.342.4346 or 681.342.4300.

Skin Cancer Screening

Spring: Skin screening available at no cost; preregistration required. For additional information about skin cancer and to register, please call 681.342.1804.

Smoking Cessation Group

A group for those needing support to stop smoking using the ACS program, Fresh Start. To register or for more information, call Gretchen Hennigen at 681.342.1793 or Amber Shearer at 681.342.1796.

Vascular Screening

Reduce your risk of vascular disease. UHC is now offering Vascular Ultrasound Screenings. Available screenings include:
  • Carotid Artery which screens for carotid artery blockage caused by excessive plaque, the #1 cause of stroke
  • Abdominal Aorta which screens for an aortic aneurysm (AAA) that can cause a ruptured aorta
  • Lower Extremity Arteries which screens for peripheral arterial disease, a risk factor for coronary artery disease.
All screenings are non-invasive and painless. Screenings will be conducted by sonographers and results interpreted by a physician specialist.
When: By appointment only.
Location: UHC’s Diagnostic Services Department
Fee: $35 per screening or all three for $90
Registration: An appointment is required.
Call 681.342.1300 for information, or to schedule an appointment.

Voyager Newsletter

Informative cancer care newsletter. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or for more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

We Hear You

Informative cancer care newsletter. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or for more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Women’s Health Screening

October: Breast exam, pap test, colorectal screening and mammogram at no cost; pre-registration required.
For more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.

Women’s Cancer Screening

For more information, call Maggie Lowther, 681.342.1804.