Wesley Medical Center July 27, 2016

Family Life Education Classes

Classes are held at the following locations: Wesley BirthCare Center at the northeast corner of Hillside and Murdock streets; Wesley West ER & Diagnostic Center at 8714 W. 13th St.; and Intrust Learning Center at Wesley Medical Center, 550 N. Hillside. For more information or to register, go to wesleymc.com and choose “Classes and Events” or call 316.962.6000.

 

  • “Babysitting for Beginners”: a single one-day class for youth ages 11-15 to learn to care for children of all ages, CPR training is included

Cost: $40, includes lunch

Wesley BirthCare Center: Saturdays; Aug. 27, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

  • “Breast-feeding”: two two-hour classes or one three-hour class to learn the advantages of breast-feeding

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, Aug. 23 and 30, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley West ER: Tuesdays, Sept. 6 and 13, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday class, BirthCare Center: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-noon

 

  • “Breast-feeding and Returning to Work or School”: one two-hour class to learn about breast-feeding and returning to work or school. Pumping and storing milk included. Should be taken 4-6 weeks postpartum.

Cost: Free of charge, partners and caregivers are encouraged to attend

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 17 and 31, Sept. 14, 3-5 p.m.

 

  • “Calming Your Baby”: one two-hour class on how to identify your baby’s needs to ease pressure and stress

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • Car Seat Checks: your infant or child’s car seat will be checked for safety and proper installation by Wesley’s certified car seat specialists. Call 316.962.2105 for dates, times and location of car seat checks.

 

  • “Childbirth Refresher”: log on to www.wesleymc.com or call 316.962.6000 for more information

  • “Cesarean Birth”: one two-hour class to help prepare and schedule cesarean birth and tour the hospital

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “The Dad’s Class”: one two-hour class for expectant and new fathers and their pregnant partners

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesdays, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “Caring for Your Baby”: two two-hour classes or one three-hour class providing information about bathing, diapering, feeding, safety, child development, health and other practical information

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, Aug. 24 and 31, Tuesdays, Sept. 19 and 26, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday class, BirthCare Center: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

 

  • “Childbirth Preparation”: six two-hour classes or two six-hour Saturday classes for expectant mothers and their partners to learn skills and information about birth

Cost: $80 per couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Wednesdays, Sept 7-Oct. 12, Thursdays, Aug. 25-Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m.

Wesley West ER (5-week series, $70): Wednesdays, Aug. 10-Sept. 7

Saturday Class: Aug. 13 and 20, Sept. 10 and 17, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

 

  • “Mini Childbirth Preparation”: four two-hour classes for expectant mothers and their partners to learn skills and information about birth (condensed version of the six week class)

Cost: $50 per couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Mondays, Sept. 5-26, Tuesdays, Aug. 9-30, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “CPR for Infants and Children”: one three-hour class that includes information about child-proofing

your home

Cost: $15 per person

Wesley Medical Center, Intrust Learning Center: Tuesdays, Aug. 2, 16 and 30, Sept. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wesley West ER: Thursdays, Aug. 11, Sept. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

 

  • “Grandparents to Be”: one two-hour class for future grandparents to learn about current birth practices and changes in feeding and newborn care

Cost: $15 per person

Wesley BirthCare Center: Monday, Aug. 29, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “Miraculous Multiples”: class for couples expecting twins or more to prepare them for the pregnancy, nutritional demands and parenting more than one infant

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Schedule as needed by calling 316.962.2290

 

  • “Postpartum Care”: two two-hour classes about what to expect after birth

Cost: $25 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Mondays, Aug. 8 and 15, Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and 27, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “VBAC” (vaginal birth after cesarean): one two-hour class about how to enhance your birth experience

Cost: free of charge

Wesley Medical Center, Intrust A: Tuesday, Aug. 9, 7-9 p.m.

 

  • “Off to a Good Start”: one two-hour class providing information on prenatal health; recommended to be taken 20 weeks before gestation

Cost: $15 per person or couple

Wesley BirthCare Center: Tuesday, Sept. 13, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7-9 p.m.

 

Tours

  • Wesley BirthCare Center (3222 E. Murdock St.) Call 316.962.2290 to schedule a tour: every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wesley Medical Center (550 N. Hillside St.) In-hospital Labor and Delivery Unit: Saturdays, Aug. 6 and 20, Sept. 3 and 17, 12:30 p.m.; meet in Intrust Learning Center

 

Smoking Cessation Class

Wesley Medical Center will hold free smoking cessation classes on Monday, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, from 4-5 p.m. at Wesley Medical Center’s Cessna Conference Room, 550 N. Hillside. The program will be taught by Marshall Post, a respiratory therapist with over 30 years of experience. The sessions will review the costs of smoking, both financially and health-related, and provide a smoking cessation handbook. Information about Kanquit, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline, and lung screening opportunities will be shared. For additional questions, please contact Chelsea Simpson, Wesley lung nurse navigator at 316.962.2007.

 

Wesley Friends Events

  • Health Screenings: cholesterol, glucose and hemoglobin screening: $10 for Wesley Friends members; $15 for non-members. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 316.962.8400.
    • Thursday, Aug. 18, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn
    • Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-8:45 a.m., Wesley Woodlawn Emergency Room, 2610 N. Woodlawn

 

  • Smart Driver Course, sponsored by AARP, can help older individuals drive more safely and may reduce insurance rates. Participants must attend the full session. No tests will be given. Friday, Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Cessna Conference Center at Wesley Medical Center. $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register, call Wesley Friends at 316.962.8400.

 

Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912.  As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region.  Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER and soon, Wesley Derby ER.  Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER, multiple WesleyCare clinics and is currently building the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital – Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.