Classes

St. Margaret's Classes are Available to the General Public.

Learn CPR, get certified in babysitting, diabetes education, prenatal or  childbirth education, and more. Check each class description to see if the one you are interested in requires a fee or registration.

Our Classes

Learn how to be a better babysitter and earn a Certificate in Babysitting. Our classes include instruction on general safety, basic CPR and first aid

  • Class fee is $35.00.
  • This class is offered to those who are ages 11-14 years old.
  • Classes are held in both our Peru and Spring Valley locations, depending on room availability. 
  • Lunch is provided.
  • Registration is limited to the first 16 students.

Upcoming Babysitting Classes:

Friday, July 29, 2022

For more information or to register, call (815) 780-4618. 

Classes offered, include “BLS Healthcare Provider,” “Heartsaver CPR/AED” and “First Aid & CPR.” See details for each class offering below.

 

All classes include an instructional book. These are American Heart Association Courses.


 

BLS Healthcare Provider:

  • Class cost is $50
  • Medical professionals, healthcare students & EMS
  • Registration is required. Register & pay online or call (815) 780-4642
  • Class size limited to 6
  • A minimum of 3 paid participants is needed to hold class
  • Class offered at:

St. Margaret’s Health – Peru
6th Street  Building – Conference Room
1305 6th Street
Peru, IL 61354

Please note: It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter 6th Street Building through the west side door.

 

BLS Healthcare Provider Course Dates:

February 15, Tuesday: 1pm – 4:30pm

April 21, Thursday: 5:30pm – 9pm

May 19, Thursday: 1pm – 4:30pm

June 2, Thursday: 1pm – 4:30pm

June 17, Friday: 9am – 12:30pm

July 7, Thursday: 1pm – 4:30pm

July 21, Thursday: 5:30pm – 9pm (CANCELLED)

August 25, Thursday: 1pm – 4:30pm

October 4, Tuesday: 5:30pm – 9pm

December 1, Thursday: 1pm – 4:30pm (This class is full and no longer accepting registrations)


 

Heartsaver CPR/AED:

  • Class cost is $40
  • General Public
  • Registration is required. Register & pay online or call (815) 780-4618
  • Class size limited to 6
  • A minimum of 3 paid participants is needed to hold class
  • Class offered at:

St. Margaret’s Health – Peru
6th Street  Building – Conference Room
1305 6th Street
Peru, IL 61354

Please note: It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter 6th Street Building through the west side door.

Heartsaver CPR/AED Course Dates:

March 3, Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

May 12, Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

July 28, Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (CANCELLED)

October 6, Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

November 17, Thursday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (CLOSED)


 

First Aid & CPR

  • Class cost is $80
  • Daycare Providers
  • Registration is required. Register & pay online or call (815) 780-4618
  • Class size limited to 6
  • A minimum of 3 paid participants is needed to hold class
  • Class offered at:

    St. Margaret’s Health – Peru
    6th Street  Building – Conference Room
    1305 6th Street
    Peru, IL 61354

    Please note: It is best to park in the lot off 7th Street and enter 6th Street Building through the west side door.

First Aid & CPR Course Dates:

January 15, Saturday: 8am – 1pm

September 10, Saturday: 8am – 1pm

 

Offered at St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley’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: williamsclasses@gmail.com

Joint Replacement Prep Class is held every Wednesday in the Women’s Health Conference Room in Peru.

Location Directions: The Women’s Health Conference Room is located next to St. Margaret’s Women’s Health Center on the 1st Floor of Peru Medical Building A, which is across the street (West Street) from the St. Margaret’s Health – Peru hospital. 

Knee patients meet at 1 PM.

Hip patients meet at 3 PM.

Call the St. Margaret’s Illinois Valley Orthopedics office for more information or to sign up at (815) 223-2143. 

St. Margaret’s Childbirth Classes 2022:

St. Margaret’s Health is pleased to offer prepared childbirth courses over four weeks. This class is offered for free.

 

Weeks 1 & 2: 

Focus is on labor & delivery. Topics include what to expect, breathing exercises, position changes & coping skills.

Week 3:

Focus is on your breastfeeding experience. Dads are encouraged to participate also.

Week 4: 

This week focuses on newborn care & includes infant CPR and car seat safety.

Class information is emailed to participants following registration.

You can register for courses online or by emailing Melissa Balma.

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19 and the importance of keeping our pregnant mothers & families safe, we are restricting class sizes to 6 couples. In accordance with state and hospital policy, ALL participants MUST wear a face mask covering both the nose & mouth at all times while on the hospital campus. 

Locations & dates are subject to change. Our instructors will notify you as soon as possible if any changes arise. 

Please call the OB Unit with any questions or concerns at (815) 780-3443.

Course Dates & Location:

Childbirth Class 2022 Schedule

St. Margaret’s Real Results is a program to help you get to your desired weight safely and effectively by focusing on all aspects of weight management.

Taught by our Registered Dietitians:
Miranda Reinhardt, Haleigh Augspols and Tara Ketner.

• 8-week educational program focuses on many aspects of healthy eating, exercise, and forming healthy habits

• Weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays; April 19th – June 7th, from 4pm – 5:15pm

• Classes are held at the St. Margaret’s Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA Building), next to the Illinois Valley YMCA

• $150 one-time fee includes body composition analysis at first and last classes.

• Join us for a FREE orientation on Tuesday, April 12th at 4pm. No commitment.

Learn how to form a better relationship with food, for a healthy YOU!

To register, call (815) 780-3520

Looking for education opportunities or ongoing support for diabetes or diabetes prevention?

Click here to visit our Diabetes Resources Page.

Upcoming Classes

To view our upcoming classes, click here to visit our events page.

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