Classes

St. Margaret's Health Education Classes

St. Margaret’s classes are available to  the public. Learn CPR, get certified in babysitting, diabetes education, prenatal or  childbirth education, and many more.

  • Some classes require a fee.
  • Due to some  spacing limitations, some also require registration.

Check each class description to see if the one you are interested in requires either.

All classes are held in St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room, unless otherwise noted.

Babysitting Clinic

Learn how to be a better babysitter and earn a Certificate in Babysitting. Instruction on General Safety, Basic CPR and Basic First Aid.

  • Fee $20
  • Ages 12 & Older
  • 1st Floor Presentation Room
  • Lunch is provided.
  • Registration is limited.

Call (815) 664-1486 for more details.

Check our event calendar for the next upcoming class.

CPR Classes

Friends & Family:

St. Margaret’s Hospital and the American Heart Association will offer a CPR classes in the First Floor Presentation Room. The Friends & Family course is an adult and infant community CPR course and does not meet CPR certification requirements of employment or required professional credentials.

  • The class cost is $20.
  • Pre-registration is required by calling St. Margaret’s Hospital Occupational Health Department, at (815) 664-1486.

Healthcare Provider:

The class is for any health care provider, including lifeguards, firefighters and health care workers.  It will be held in the hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room from 6-10pm.

  • The class cost is $35, which includes the instructional book, and is conducted by American Heart Association instructors.
  • For more information or to register, call St. Margaret’s Occupational Health and Wellness Department at (815) 664-1486.

Heartsaver:

The class is designed for lay responders who are serving as rescuers as part of their job responsibilities and are not required to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This could include police, firefighters, lifeguards, daycare employees, flight attendants, security personnel and any other lay rescuers and those who may have to respond in an emergency. The class is from 6-8:30pm.

  • The class cost is $30.
  • There is also the option to add the First Aid class for an additional $35. The total cost for both classes would be $55.
  • Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call St. Margaret’s Occupational Health and Wellness Department at (815) 664-1486.

Joint Replacement Class

The joint class is held every first and third Wednesday of the month in St. Margaret’s Presentation Room (side ac, unless indicated otherwise).

Diabetes Education Class

A Free Diabetes Education Class will be held at St. Margaret’s Hospital on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 3-4 p.m.

The class will cover an overview of diabetes, complications and monitoring, nutrition and diet, medications, stress management and social assistance, exercise and activity, and foot, skin and oral care.

Participants will also receive a free glucometer.

For more information, please call (815) 664-1501.

Free Prenatal Classes

St. Margaret’s Prenatal/Lamaze classes for expectant mothers, called “1-2-3-4 What To Expect From Labor/Delivery and More,” will be held on Monday evenings (for four weeks) on odd months from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the First Floor Presentation Room at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

The four-week series of classes will consist of lectures on all aspects of pregnancy, including: stages of labor and delivery, techniques for pain relief, caesarian sections, medical interventions, Lamaze breathing techniques, conditioning and relaxation exercises, newborn care, breast and bottle-feeding and infant CPR. Films on childbirth, car seat safety, infant care and infant safety are shown, and a tour of St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre is provided.

Participants are asked to bring a blanket, two pillows, and a labor coach (support person). Expectant fathers are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • There is no charge for the classes.
  • To register, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at (815) 664-1345.

Childbirth Education

Prenatal/Lamaze Classes

Classes meet for four consecutive weeks. They are held in the St. Margaret’s First Floor Presentation Room, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sibling Classes

(For 3-11 year olds preparing to welcome a new baby into the family)- Classes will be held at 10 a.m. in Room 309 at the hospital.

To register for any or all programs, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at (815) 664-1345 or (815) 223-5346, ext. 345.

Mom’s Special Helper Sibling Class

St. Margaret’s will hold a Mom’s Special Helper Sibling Class for soon-to-be big brothers and sisters on the first Saturday of even months at 10 a.m. in room 309 on the third floor of the Hospital. The class will be conducted through the use of a video, demonstrations, and storybook readings. A tour of the Family Birthing Centre will be provided, and participants will receive refreshments, certificates, a gift bag and souvenir handouts. Parents are encouraged to sign up their 3-11 year olds.

  • This is a free class.
  • To register, call St. Margaret’s Family Birthing Centre at (815) 664-1345 or (815) 223-5346, ext. 345.

Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course

Offered at St. Margaret’s Hospital in the hospital’s first floor Presentation Room, this is a state approved 15-hour course for the Illinois Food Service Safety Manager Certification. All food service facilities are required to have certified managers.

For more information contact David Williams at 815-564-5603, or email Dave at: [email protected]

St. Margaret’s Medication Review Service

Participants are asked to bring in their prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.

Pharmacists will be available to discuss medications and potential reactions.

Please set up an appointment with the pharmacists by calling St. Margaret’s Hospital Occupational Health Department, at (815) 664-1613 or (815) 223-5346, ext. 1613.

Hospital Volunteer Orientation

Third Friday of every month. From 9:00 am – 12:00 pm