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Active-Shooter Drill: A Lesson for Nursing and EMS Students

Franciscan-Collage-03-30-15A first-ever active shooter simulation drill involving some 25 University of St. Francis-Crown Point nursing students, 16 Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point emergency medical technician and paramedic students, and numerous area fire departments and ambulance services, took place at the university March 30 with the purpose of enhancing participants’ preparedness and safety procedures.

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Community Hospital Community Programs, March 30, 2015

chs-stockFree Baby Class
Therapists from Community Hospital's Pediatric Therapy Department will provide an introduction to Infant Massage and Baby’s Development in the first year of life. Infant Massage and Baby’s Development will be held on April 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Fitness Pointe, located at 9950 Calumet Ave., Munster, Ind.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Free Screenings and More at 2015 Spring Wellness Fair

Porter-Regional-HospitalA variety of free health screenings and wellness assessments will be offered at Porter Regional Hospital’s Spring Wellness Fair. The event will be held 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, April 11, in the hospital’s lobby, located at 85 East US Hwy 6 in Valparaiso.

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Community Hospital Community Programs, March 25, 2015

chs-stockFree Support Group at Hartsfield
An Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Group will be held for those caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia on April 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The group meets at Hartsfield Village, located at 10000 Columbia Ave., Munster, Ind.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Healthy Heart Diet Classes in April 2015

Porter-New-Hospital-Coming-SoonPorter Regional Hospital will offer Healthy Heart Diet classes in April. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

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Nursing Students Help Hospital Staff Members Better Prepare for Emergencies

Nursing-students-help-hospital-staff-members-better-prepare-for-emergenciesFranciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Safety Committee members collaborated with Purdue University North Central nursing program officials to offer a Safety Fair, focusing on emergency preparedness and other safety measures, at the hospital March 24. The program came about after hospital and university officials met to discuss ideas, which resulted in 33 students in the Community Health nursing class choosing related topics and interactive activities, one of which included a fire extinguisher demonstration that allowed participants to battle a simulated blaze that appeared as a screen projection. Patient safety and infection control also were among topics.

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Childbirth Education Classes for April 2015

Flag-RaisingPorter Regional Hospital will present the following childbirth education classes in April:

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