611 Sherman Avenue East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568-5000
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Absolute Arms

Join the class that only focuses on your arms. This strength only class will Increase your range of motion, tighten, and tone your arms in ways you can only imagine.

AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Update (Renewal) Course

AHA ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.  This course utilizes our state of the art simulation lab to provide hands-on learning that will prepare providers for lifesaving interventions. Books should be purchased before the class via Amazon or email Kathleen.Gromala@Forthc.com Book info: ACLS Student Manual # 15-1005; Fort HealthCare Price: $33.00.  

AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Recognition Course

AHA ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies.  This course utilizes our state of the art simulation lab to provide hands-on learning that will prepare providers for lifesaving interventions. Books should be purchased before the class via Amazon or email Kathleen.Gromala@Forthc.com Book info: ACLS Student Manual # 15-1005; Fort HealthCare Price: $33.00. The Recognition course is for those who have never taken this course or are expired.

AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED

This is an ideal opportunity to learn infant (0-12 months old), child (1-8 years old) and adult (8-plus years) CPR and to practice using an automated external defibrillation. The class is for anyone who wants to learn CPR skills for all age victims and for responders to address cardiac emergencies in the workplace or community (such as fitness staff, day care providers, police). An American Heart Association card is issued upon successful completion of the course and is valid for two years. Registration includes student manual.

AHA Heartsaver Family & Friends CPR

This program offers the opportunity to learn adult/child CPR and adult/child choking intervention to aid a family member or close friend in case of emergency. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. This is not a course for certification, which is usually needed for the workplace.  You'll receive a card stating you participated in the AHA Family & Friends course. Registration includes student manual.

AHA Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED

Learn basic first aid, adult CPR, and automatic external defibrillation (AED) from American Heart Association-certified instructors. This class is offered on Saturdays from 8:30am until 3:30pm or on two Wednesday evenings two weeks apart from 6-9:30pm. An American Heart Association card is issued with successful completion and is valid for two years. Registration includes student manual.

Babysitting - AHA Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

This one-day program emphasizes safety, accident prevention, and basic first aid. Participants, who must be age 11 or older, will learn how to handle typical problems that arise while babysitting, how to make creative snacks, how to diaper and feed a baby, and how to come up with ideas for spending time with children. Each child receives an American Heart Association certification card. Participants should bring a sack lunch.

Basic EKG Class

Designed for healthcare staff (RN, LPN, ECG techs, etc) and motivated students who want to learn the basic ECG skills of measuring, recognizing, and interpreting simple cardiac rhythms. Motivated healthcare students also welcome. Topics include correct lead placement, troubleshooting poor tracings, recognition and measurement of various EKG waves. Recognition of ectopic beats, bundle branch blocks, and ST changes are covered along with 14 common rhythms. The class involves lecture, time to work independently in the AHA workbook, dialogue with case scenarios, and 1:1 assistance. The participants will take a rhythm test at the end of class to ensure learning objectives have been met.  Rhythm flashcards and worksheets will be available to take home for practice time. Learning Objectives:

  1. The learner will identify who should be on a cardiac monitor and why.
  2. The learner will identify how to apply the cardiac monitor, correct lead placement, and strategies to troubleshoot poor tracings.
  3. The learner will be able to recognize and measure the P wave, QRS complex, T-wave, PR interval, and QT interval.
  4. The learner will be able to recognize and identify common cardiac rhythms that include:
    • Sinus bradycardia
    • Sinus rhythm
    • Sinus tachycardia
    • Junctional rhythm
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Atrial flutter
    • First-degree heart block
    • Second-degree heart block
    • Third-degree heart block
    • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
    • Ventricular tachycardia (VT)
    • Ventricular fibrillation (VF)
    • Asystole
    • Pulseless Electrical Activity
  1. The learner will recognize T-wave abnormalities such as T-wave inversion, ST depression, and ST elevation.
  2. The learner will recognize ectopic beats that include: Premature atrial contractions (PACs) and premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). They will also be able to understand why the patient is having ectopic beats, when they are significant, and when you should call a physician or report it to a nurse.
  3. The learner will recognize bundle branch blocks, when they are significant, why does the patient have them, and when they should call the physician or report findings to a nurse.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT Satisfactory completion of the rhythm test at the end of the class will award the participant 5 contact hours. Fort HealthCare Learning Center is a continuing education unit (CEU) provider through the Wisconsin Society for HealthCare Education and Training (WISHET). Please note that one hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU (i.e. 1 contact hour = 1 CEU). Class fee includes American Heart Association ECG/Pharmocology workbook and ECG caliper.  For more information contact Lisa Rudolph RN, MSN, CCRN-K,   Fort HealthCare's Educational Services Coordinator lisa.rudolph@forthc.com or 920.568.5206. **NOTE** Withdrawls or cancellations less than 14 days prior to class will be charged a $25 fee**

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification - 2015 updates

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. The course is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR for adult, child, and infant, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. The Recognition course is a pre-requisite course for the new EMT Basic or for those who have allowed their BLS certification to expire. A student manual is included in the registration fee.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider Certification - 2015 updates 1

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. The course is designed to provide healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR for adult, child, and infant, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Registration fee includes student manual.

Body Blast

This six-week class will get your heart pumping and muscles toned while using hand weights, a stability ball and doing some mat work. The class is designed to help you achieve health benefits such as maintaining bone density, increasing strength and shaping your physique. Mats, weights, stability balls, and all necessary equipment provided.

Boot Camp

Without one class being the same, this boot camp will alternate from circuit training to station training to group training! You will learn proper form and increase your strength while incorporating cardio to raise your heart rate and feel the burn. Instructed at all levels of fitness and ages.  

Brother, Sister: Sibling-to-Be

Big brothers- and sisters-to-be tour the birthing center, see a newborn baby and learn to help in the daily care of the new arrival. Children must be 3 or older to take the class. Class materials are provided by the Fort Atkinson Kiwanis Club. Parental attendance is mandatory. Please only register the child's/children's name.  Participants should bring a stuffed animal or doll.

Care of the Pediatric Patient

These classes are intended for new Pediatric nurses or experienced nurses in the community hospital setting. The classes are an overview of the common pediatric care topics divided into body systems. There are a series of six Pediatric classes designed to prepare nursing staff to be able to take care of Pediatric patients using evidence-based guidelines. These comprehensive, interactive classes cover nursing assessment, interventions, management, and treatment of common disorders of the various body systems. Lecture, simulation, role playing, open discussion, and/or case studies are incorporated to offer active learning. The activities enhance critical reasoning/thinking skills to provide safe, quality care that encourages optimal patient outcomes. Class #1 Introduction: An Overview of the Pediatric Patient

  1. Understand the normal growth and development of the pediatric patient from infancy through adolescence.
  2. Summarize the psychosocial, cognitive, moral and spiritual development theories as they relate to pediatric patients.
  3. Understand the principles of Family Centered Care.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate assessment of a pediatric patient.
  5. Describe the principles of fluid & nutrition management, pharmacologic management, and pain management in a pediatric patient.
  6. Demonstrate proper understanding of pediatric policies and procedures.
Class #2 Cardiovascular System & 12 Lead EKG
  1. Describe the normal heart anatomy and physiology of the pediatric patient.
  2. Understand the appropriate cardiovascular nursing physical assessments of the pediatric patient.
  3. Understand the common cardiovascular disease processes, causes, and treatments specific to the pediatric patient.
  4. Understand Fort HealthCare’s pediatric code blue policy
  5. Demonstrate satisfactory completion of the Pediatric 12 lead EKG competency (located in the resource library).
  6. Apply knowledge of pediatric cardiovascular system to case studies and simulation.
Class #3 EKG Interpretation & Neurological System
  1. Recognize how to read an EKG in a child.
  2. Recognize how to read an EKG in an infant.
  3. Understand the differences in neonate, infant and child EKG interpretation.
  4. Describe the PR and QRS differences in children < 3 years compared to adults.
  5. Describe the normal neurologic development and maturation of a pediatric patient.
  6. Understand the appropriate neurologic nursing assessments of the pediatric patient.
  7. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale.
  8. Understand effective pain assessment and management for pediatric patients.
  9. Understand the common neurologic disease processes, causes, and treatments specific to the pediatric patient.
  10. Apply knowledge of pediatric neurologic system to case studies and simulation.
Class #4 Respiratory System
  1. Identify key anatomy structures of a pediatric patient’s respiratory system.
  2. Understand the physiology of the respiratory system in a pediatric patient.
  3. Define respiratory distress vs respiratory failure in a pediatric patient.
  4. Differentiate between various pediatric respiratory disease processes.
  5. Recognize and treat pediatric respiratory disease processes.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric Asthma & Recurrent Wheezing Protocol.
  7. Verbalize understanding of the Pediatric Oxygen Administration Policy.
Class #5 Endocrine & Gastrointestinal System
  1. Understand the development of an infant and pediatric patient’s gastrointestinal system.
  2. Understand the physiology of the gastrointestinal system in a pediatric patient.
  3. Differentiate between various pediatric gastrointestinal disease processes.
  4. Recognize and treat pediatric gastrointestinal disease processes.
  5. Verbalize understanding of the Pediatric Enema Policy.
  6. Identify key anatomy structures of a pediatric patient’s endocrine system.
  7. Understand the physiology of the endocrine system of a pediatric patient.
  8. Differentiate between various pediatric endocrine disease processes.
  9. Recognize and treat pediatric patients with endocrine disease processes.
  10. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric hypoglycemia protocol.
Class #6: Hematology & Shock
  1. Explain the pathophysiology of shock.
  2. Evaluate clinical signs of systemic perfusion.
  3. Differentiate between compensated shock and hypotensive shock.
  4. Describe 4 types of shock (hypovolemic, distributive, cardiogenic, and obstructive) and the signs and symptoms of each.
  5. Identify and implement appropriate treatments for each type of shock.
  6. Identify key lab values for pediatric patient.
  7. Differentiate between various pediatric hematology disease processes.
  8. Recognize and treat pediatric patients with hematological disease processes.
  9. Demonstrate proper use of the Pediatric blood administration policy.
If you would like to enroll for all 6 classes at once and receive a 10% discount, please contact Lisa Rudolph RN, MSN, CCRN-K Fort HealthCare's Educational Services Coordinator lisa.rudolph@forthc.com  or 920.568.5206  to enroll in the entire course. Satisfactory completion of the post-test will award the participant 5 contact hours. Fort HealthCare Learning Center is a continuing education unit (CEU) provider through the Wisconsin Society for HealthCare Education and Training (WISHET).  Please note that one hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU (i.e. 1 contact hour = 1 CEU). **NOTE** Withdrawls or cancellations less than 14 days prior to class will be charged a $25 fee**

Childbirth Preparation Classes

Classes cover the labor process and delivery, c-sections, relaxation techniques, options for pain management during labor, as well as new-baby care basics. In addition, a lactation consultant will provide an overview of breastfeeding and lactation services, and a certified car seat technician will provide car seat basics. Mothers should attend classes in mid-to-late pregnancy. 

Critical Care Classes

These classes are intended for new critical care (such as ICU, ED, CCU) nurses or experienced nurses in the community hospital setting. The classes provide an in-depth study of commonly seen critical care issues, arranged by body system.  Lecture, simulation, role playing, open discussion, and case studies are used to increase critical thinking when caring for potentially unstable patients. There are a series of six critical care classes designed to prepare nursing staff to be able to take care of critically ill patients using evidence-based guidelines. These comprehensive, interactive classes cover nursing assessment, interventions, management, and treatment of common disorders of the various body systems. Lecture, simulation, role playing, open discussion, and/or case studies are incorporated to offer active learning activities that enhance critical reasoning/thinking skills to provide safe, quality care that encourages optimal patient outcomes. Each body system class is offered twice per year.  You may begins classes at anytime throughout the year as you do not have to complete them in order.  You can enroll by class or you may enroll for all courses at once. To sign up for individual body system critical care ,  please sign up in that section. If you would like to enroll for all 6 classes at once and receive a 10% discount, please contact Lisa Rudolph RN, MSN, CCRN-K,  Fort HealthCare's Educational Services Coordinator lisa.rudolph@forthc.com  or 920.568.5206  to enroll in the entire course. Class #1:  Cardiovascular System

  1. Compare and contrast preload and afterload.
  2. Understand how to manage the patent with a central venous pressure (CVP) line and/or an arterial line.
  3. Understand how to manage the administration of vasopressors to the critically ill.
  4. Recognize the oxygen supply and demands for critically ill patients.
  5. Understand how to manage the patient with atrial fibrillation, heart failure, chest pain, or acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
Class #2:  Respiratory System
  1. Understand the function of the respiratory system in relation to ventilation and perfusion.
  2. Compare & contrast obstructive and restrictive lung disease.
  3. Discuss the causes, interventions, and treatment modalities for patient diagnosed with pneumonia and pulmonary emboli.
  4. Understand how to manage various oxygen delivery methods.
  5. Understand how to manage the ventilated patient.
  6. Discuss causes and treatments of Respiratory acidosis, respiratory alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and metabolic alkalosis.
  7. Identify normal arterial blood gas value and interpret the meaning of abnormal.
Class #3:  Renal System & Sepsis
  1. Compare & contrast SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
  2. Understand how sepsis affects the body.
  3. Identify the components for early recognition of sepsis.
  4. Recognize evidence-based interventions included in the Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines.
  5. Understand the workflow related to the FHC Sepsis Alert.
  6. Compare & contrast acute and chronic renal failure.
  7. Identify the phases and treatment of acute tubular necrosis.
  8. Understand how to manage the dialysis patient.
Class #4:  Neurological System
  1. Understand the blood flow to the brain.
  2. Compare and contrast a Transient ischemic Attack (TIA) and a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA).
  3. Compare and contrast ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.
  4. Identify common diagnostics and treatment for stroke patients.
  5. Recognize nursing interventions necessary to provide safe, quality care for a stroke patient.
  6. Accurately complete a NIH Stroke Scale assessment tool.
  7. Review symptoms, treatments, nursing interventions, and diagnostics of patients whom have a seizure.
Class #5:  Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Systems
  1. Identify the common diseases within the GI system and understand the risk factors, signs & symptoms, treatments, and diagnostics associated with them.
  2. Understand what is Clostridium dificile, how it is spread, and common treatments modalities associated.
  3. Identify common disease associated with the Endocrine system and understand the risk factors, signs & Symptoms, treatments, and diagnostics associated with them.
  4. Identify the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and the various complications, treatments, and resources available.
Class #6:  EKG Recognition & Case Studies
  1. Identify various EKG waves and their normal values.
  2. Differentiate between first degree, second degree, and third degree heart block.
  3. Accurately interpret basic EKG rhythms that include: sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, sinus arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, junctional rhythm, accelerated junctional rhythm, idioventricular rhythm, atrial flutter, and asystole on a six second strip.
  4. Recognize ectopic beats such as premature ventricular contractions, premature atrial contractions, and premature junctional contractions.
  5. Recognize and measure bundle branch blocks.
  6. Recognize T wave inversion, ST depression, and ST elevation on a six second EKG strip.
Satisfactory completion of the post-test will award the participant 5 contact hours. Fort HealthCare Learning Center is a continuing education unit (CEU) provider through the Wisconsin Society for HealthCare Education and Training (WISHET).  Please note that one hour of instruction = 0.1 CEU (i.e. 1 contact hour = 1 CEU). **NOTE** Withdrawls or cancellations less than 14 days prior to class will be charged a $25 fee**

Glutes & Abs

A fun and challenging way to tighten and tone everything in your core (abs and lower back) and 'posterior' region.

Healthy-Steps

Healthy-Steps, Moving You to Better Health with the Lebed Method, is a therapeutic exercise and movement program with wonderful music designed to help you thrive!  Offering wellness programs for cancer survivors, regardless of health, age or ability level.  The Healthy-Steps program improves overall wellness, range-of-motion, balance, strength and endurance, as well as emotional well-being and self-image. 1-hour sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00. Through funding from Tomorrow's Hope, Fort HealthCare is able to reduce the rate for this class to $20/person

Meditation and Breathing Techniques

This 60 minute class will focus on meditation and breathing techniques to calm the mind and unwind tension in the body. It will include instruction and guidance, but there will be plenty of time to practice the technique and allow for open quiet time. Chairs and mats will be available, and participants can bring items from home if they wish (pillows, cushions, etc...). Not sure about meditation? Check out this short 2 minute video that gives a brief overview of meditation: https://youtu.be/rqoxYKtEWEc

Mild Motion

This class features exercise to maintain joint flexibility. Exercise is especially important to health for the people with arthritis. Those with fibromyalgia or anyone wanting gentle exercise will also benefit. The one-hour exercise session includes time for refreshments and socializing. A fee of $2 is collected at each session; first session is FREE. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. **The last Thursday of every month will be in Cardiac Rehab** Online registration is not accepted.

Movin' and Losin' Adults

Movin' & Losin' Adults is a weight management program, delivered in two 12-week sessions, designed with educational and exercise components to help participants reach their individual wellness goals.  Wellness specialists along with special guest lecturers will cover different topics related to nutrition, exercise, and overall health each week. Participants will need to dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes as each class incorporates at least 30 minutes of physical activity. Classes will be held in the Fort HealthCare Cardiopulmonary Rehab facility located on the first floor of the south end of the hospital.

No Nonsense, Low-Impact Workout

Low impact, high energy!  Be prepared to sweat and burn lots of calories with 30 minutes of aerobics followed by 30 minutes of strength training and basic calisthenics.  Moves are EASY to follow and EASY on the joints.  Options are given to accommodate various levels of fitness.

On My Own at Home

This program is designed for children who are at least 9 years of age and may be home for a short time without an adult. The focus will be on making wise and safe choices and how to handle unexpected situations.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Recognition Course

This instructor-led, AHA video-based, course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies in our state of the art simulation lab to reinforce Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines. The goal of this hands on course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The Recognition course is for those who have never taken this course or are expired. A student manual is included in the registration price.  Please contact Kathleen.Gromala@Forthc.com to make arrangements to get your book.  

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - Renewal Course

This classroom, video-based, instructor-led course uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation, and team dynamics. The goal of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes. The Renewal course is for those who need to renew their current certification that has not yet expired. A student manual is included in the registration price.

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)

Updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, PEARS® helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children. PEARS teaches providers how to recognize respiratory distress as well as shock and cardiac arrest and how to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes of response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. The goal of PEARS is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured infants and children, resulting in improved outcomes. Registration includes student manual.

Tabata Interval Training

Come enjoy a great work out that utilizes interval training, that is both cardio-and strength-based and is formatted to accommodate all fitness levels

Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar

What exactly is bariatric LAP-BAND® surgery for treatment of obesity, and is it the answer for you? Marc Erickson, MD, will discuss minimally invasive bariatric surgery and who is a good candidate for the procedure.

Yoga

Develop the fundamentals of connecting breath to yoga postures, learn techniques to release tension and improve strength and flexibility. Prior experience not required. Yoga classes are offered four times, on different days and times, for your convenience.  Please choose the class you plan to attend most frequently.