Obici Classes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 20, 2004

‘Heartsaver CPR with AED’

The new Obici Wellness Center

will offer the American Heart Association course &uot;Heartsaver CPR with AED&uot; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.


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The course is designed for non-health professionals who may need to respond to an emergency. Participants will learn to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies, including heart attacks and choking by adult, child and infant victims. They also will learn how to use an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) for adult cardiac arrest victims.

The cost is $50, payable in advance at the wellness center. For more information, call 934-8572.

Nutrition class on carbohydrates

The new Obici Wellness Center will offer &uot;The Skinny on Carbs&uot; from 10 to 11 a.m. April 22.

Registered dietitian Karen Newton will discuss in the importance of carbohydrates in our diets and compare the Atkins, Sugar Busters and South Beach diets.

The cost is $10, payable in advance at the wellness center, 2790 Godwin Boulevard.

For more information, call 934-8572.

Wellness center schedules classes on arthritis, cooking for Mother’s Day

The new Obici Wellness Center, 2769 Godwin Boulevard, will offer the following classes in May:

&uot;Arthritis: Decreasing Your Pain, Improving Your Function.&uot; May 6, 2-3 p.m. Elaine Lankford, RN, pain management coordinator at Obici Hospital, will give a brief overview of arthritis, then discuss options for medication and other treatments. The cost is $10.

Mother’s Day Cooking Class. May 6, 6 to 8 p.m. Give the class as a gift, or take it yourself and make dinner on mom’s &uot;day off.&uot;

Obici Hospital Executive Chef Greg Retz will demonstrate Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, Rosemary Dijon Rack of Lamb, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Bananas, Oven Roasted Asparagus and Flaming Crepes Chamborde. The cost is $25.

&uot;Calcium Counts 4 You.&uot; May 20, 10 to 11 a.m. Registered dietitian Karen Newton will explain the importance of calcium, and offer four good reasons to consume adequate daily calcium intake. The cost is $10.

Healthcare Provider CPR. May 26, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This course is designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals who respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies. It includes all adult and pediatric CPR, foreign body airway obstruction and two-rescuer CPR. Also, information on barrier devices, heart attack, stroke, and AED. Certification card included. The cost is $60.

&uot;Trends and Techniques&uot; cooking class. Obici Hospital Executive Chef Greg Retz will cover topics such as saut\u00E9ing, braising, roasting, choosing the best knife for the job, and choosing the best oil for the job. There will be tastings of saut\u00E9ed wild mushrooms with caramelized onions, saut\u00E9ed apples with brandied currants, beer braised beef brisket and roasted pork loin and potatoes. The cost is $25.

Advance registration and payment are required for all classes. In person, stop by the Obici Wellness Center, adjacent to the Suffolk Family YMCA, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. By mail, send a check to Obici Hospital, Wellness Coordinator, P.O. Box 1100, Suffolk, VA 23439-1100.

For more information, call 934-8572.