Learn more about our education programs.
New parent classes: offered by the Women’s Center
- Expectant Parent Tour – A 90-minute guided tour that provides information about the hospital’s various birthing options, the birthing process and the Women's Center
- Cost: Free
Childbirth Education Class – Learn about pregnancy, early labor identification and what to bring to the hospital and get a tour of the unit.
- Sibling Tour – An opportunity to prepare brothers and sisters for the arrival of a new baby with information about what to expect from a newborn.
- Cost: Free
- New Parents Clinic – A 30-minute, one-on-one clinic offering newborn weight checks, jaundice checks and a lactation consultant to answer questions and address concerns.
- Cost: Free
- Extra: Parents also may use the clinic as another opportunity to have their newborn’s hearing screened. A small fee is charged for the screening.
For more information or to register for a class, please call the Women’s Center at (907) 458-5200.
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital offers a variety of ACLS, PALS and NRP courses. Guidelines for Fairbanks Memorial Hospital 2012 ACLS/PALS/NRP classes include:
- Registration for ACLS/PALS/NRP begins 8 weeks before the course.
- The criteria to attend either the one-day ACLS or PALS class, is that you must have current BLS and ACLS cards that are not expired by more than 60 days, and you must have taken the two-day class at least twice previously.
- ACLS/PALS classes—If there is any question as to whether you are eligible for the one-day course versus having to take the two-day, you will be referred to the course instructor for a decision.
If you have any questions, please contact the Education department of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital at (907) 458-5580, and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Diabetes Education Classes/Sessions
All classes are taught by a dietitian and a nurse educator. The goal of each class is to provide the skills and knowledge for effective diabetes management. All services require orders from your health care provider. Please call (907) 458-5588 to schedule an appointment.
Pre-Diabetes / Diabetes Prevention: One group session that is three hours long. Learn how to understand the disease process, the benefits of increased activity and healthy eating habits, how to read food labels, and setting behavioral goals
Gestational Diabetes: Individual sessions, one to two hours each.
Teaches how to self-monitor blood glucose, setting blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c goals, the benefits of increased activity and healthy eating habits, how to read food labels, and risk for complications
Insulin Basics - Individual sessions, one to two hours each
Learn self-management skills related to insulin therapy to improve glucose control, setting blood glucose and A1c goals, the benefits of increased activity and healthy eating habits, and how to read food labels.
Type 2 Basics (for non-insulin users) - Four group sessions, two to three hours each
Learn self-management skills related to blood glucose monitoring to improve glucose control, the benefits of meal planning and increased activity, the risks for heart disease, and guidelines for alcohol use.