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Classes

Childbirth Education Classes

 

The Susan B. Allen Family Birth Center staff offers Free Childbirth Education to any expecting Mom, whether she plans to deliver at Susan B. Allen or another facility.

The classes have been designed to provide the new Mom-to-be and her significant other (or coach) information about labor and delivery, comfort measures, pain management, newborn care, recovery and discharge.

The class gives the participants information about the entire process of delivering at Susan B. Allen.  It provides an opportunity for patients to learn what to expect and to feel comfortable with the serivces and facility, and be able to ask questions in a comfortable, non-threatening environment.

The classes are being held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m. in the Wiedemann Health Education Center on the Susan B. Allen campus, and a light sandwich lunch is served.  It is recommended that patients sign up for the class by the 34th week of pregnancy, if possible, and can do so by calling the SBA Family Birth Center at 316.322.4536.

Susan B. Allen’s ability to offer these classes at no cost has been made possible through funding provided by the SBAMH Foundation.

Click here for more information about the SBA Family Birth Center.

2018 Class Schedule

  • January 19
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
    May to December dates to be added later.

Free Breastfeeding Education Classes

Are you preparing to breastfeed your first baby? Have you had difficulty breastfeeding in the past? Breastfeeding can sometimes be more difficult than you would think. We are here to help! The Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Family Birth Center offers breastfeeding education classes taught by Allison Barkus RN, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. These classes are held on Saturdays, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., in the Wiedemann Health Education Center. 
The classes are being offered to you and your significant other or coach at NO CHARGE, thanks to funding provided by the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation. We would like to help make your birth experience the best that it can be.


2019 Schedule

  • January 26
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 29
    July to December dates to be added later.

Diabetes Education

Learning for a Healthier Future

The Adult Diabetes Education Program educates and instructs persons with diabetes in the self-management skills necessary for optimal health. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Program is instructed by a team of health care professionals consisting of clinical dietitians, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, an optometrist and an exercise specialist, who work closely together to provide the participant with consistent, useful information.

The program is presented in two daily sessions and has been designed to accept the person with diabetes and a care partner. Information covered during the program includes exercise instruction and demonstration, practical meal planning, emotional adjustment/stress management, demonstration of blood glucose meters, diabetic eye care, and home schedules and resources.

For more information, please call 316.322.4542.
Click here for more information about our Diabetes Education Program.

2019 Adult Diabetes Education Classes

  • January 8 & 10
  • February 5 & 7
  • March 5 & 7
  • April 12 & 13
  • May 14 & 16
  • June 11 & 13
  • July 12 & 13
  • August 13 & 15
  • September 10 & 12
  • October 11 & 12
  • November 5 & 7
  • December 12 - holiday party

 

Diabetes Support Group

Are you a diabetic or a care partner who is interested in taking steps toward better self-care? The Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group meets monthly to help diabetics and their care partners become educated in diabetes self management.  Bring your lunch and join in this FREE group. The Diabetes Support Group meets at 11:00 a.m. in the Wiedemann Education Center (unless otherwise noted) at Susan B. Allen.

2019 Dates              

January 22
February 26
March 26
April 23 - Flint Hills Room
May 28 - Flint Hills Room
June 25
July 23
August 27 - Flint Hills Room
September 24
October 22 - Flint Hills Room
November 26
December 12 - DSME Holiday Party from 5 to 7 p.m.

If you have questions contact:
Michelle Higgins, BSN, RN
Diabetes Education Coordinator
316-322-4542

720 W. Central El Dorado KS 67042.  (316) 321-3300