Roanoke

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Community Medical Building | 4th Floor | Community Room

You and your support partner are provided with the information and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six-week series addresses topics such as breathing and relaxation techniques, the labor partner's role, variations of labor, the labor and birth process, adjustment to parenthood and many other details of labor and birth.  Plan to attend this class in the beginning of your third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Living With Narcolepsy

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Sleep Center, 1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G100, Roanoke, VA 24016

Carilion Clinic is now offering a support group opportunity to help people affected by Narcolepsy. We understand living with narcolepsy can make life difficult at times and that it can even cause feelings of isolation.

Join us, as Mark Patterson, M.D., Ph.D., shares his family experience with narcolepsy and leads an open discussion about dealing with this condition.

This meeting is open to patients, family members, friends, and anyone interested in learning more about narcolepsy and how to live with it. For more information, please call 540-985-8526.

For more information on narcolepsy, please visit the Narcolepsy Network.

Breastfeeding For Working Mothers

When 
Wednesday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

Learn how to plan and prepare to continue breastfeeding once you return to work.  Taught by an experienced lactation educator, this class will give mothers step-by-step instructions on what they should prepare while on maternity leave, and how to pump and store their breast milk once they are back at work.  Nursing babies are welcome to come with their mothers.  Please make alternate childcare arrangements for older children.  Attend before or after the birth of your baby.  It is recommended that mothers take the basic breastfeeding class first.

Registration is required.  Call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Happiest Baby On The Block

When 
Tuesday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital | 13th Floor | West Conference Room A

This is a one-session class to learn the secrets of calming a crying baby in minutes.  You'll learn, step-by-step, how to help your baby sleep and how to soothe even the fussiest baby.  This class is based on the highly effective, new approach to babies pioneered by Dr. Harvey Karp in his best-selling book and DVD, "The Happiest Baby on the Block".  Class cost includes a Happiest Baby on the Block™ DVD.  Every expectant and new parent, grandparent, and caregiver should attend.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Combined ELNEC Conference

When 
Tuesday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

At this two-day conference, you will learn about effective coordination of end-of-life care across all settings and disease transitions. You'll also learn about the psychological and spiritual needs of our patients and families related to end-of-life care.

This conference offers both an adult focus and a pediatric focus for breakout sessions. The target audience is R.N.s, L.P.N.s and other interdisciplinary healthcare providers.

The conference will be held at The Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016

View the conference brochure (.pdf) to see the full conference agenda.

To Register

Contact Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. Carilion employees can register through Cornerstone OnDemand using conference number CE946C. Register by Tuesday, May 6.

The cost for the conference is $125. Students and retirees can receive discounted rates of $40 for Carilion students/retirees and $50 for non-Carilion students/retirees. Carilion Clinic employees can have their tuition paid by Carilion with a signed payroll deduction form.

VNA Contact Hours

Carilion Clinic is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Asthma Camp Catch UR Breath

When 
Wednesday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where 
North Cross School

Camp Catch UR Breath is designed for children ages 6-12 with asthma . At the camp, children will have fun, receive support from each other, and learn to manage their asthma while under the  supervision of trained medical professionals. 

Camp Staff

Camp staff includes professionals who volunteer their time such as physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and health educators. We ensure that the instructions of each camper’s physician are followed. Parents can feel at ease knowing that their children are being   supervised by medical professionals. 

What will we do?

Our camp offers a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, group games, asthma education, swimming, and a variety of sports activities. Children participate in educational activities designed to help them better understand asthma. They will learn what can trigger an asthma episode, how to handle an asthma episode, and how their medications work. Campers will also gain support from one another on how to co-manage their asthma.

 

Space is limited. Please fill out and mail camp form by June 20.

For questions or more information, please call 540-985-4041.

Opening Doors to Stroke Care Conference

When 
Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

This one-day conference focuses on the successful, multidisciplinary care of the stroke patient from the pre-hospital experience through rehabilitation. Real-life experiences will be shared through panel discussions and case presentations.

The target audience is physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, emergency medical technicians, social workers, case managers, pharmacists and other clinicians.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke.

View the save the date flyer (.pdf).

 

To Register

Contact Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. Carilion employees can register through Cornerstone OnDemand using conference number CE939C. 

Visit carilionclinic.org/conferences for a list of other upcoming Carilion-sponsored conferences.

 

 

2014 Nursing Speaker Series

When 
Wednesday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

The 2014 Nursing Speaker Series is an educational series for nurses who are not currently practicing but want to maintain their licenses. The series will include relevant nurse updates and topics.

 

Upcoming Topics

Wednesday, Oct. 15: Nursing Update: Importance of Annual Mammography. Presented by Eileen Kenney, M.D.

 

Location

All events will take place in the 4th Floor Community Room at the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital Medical Office Building, 102 Highland Ave., Roanoke, VA 24013. All events are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

To Register

Contact Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. The registration deadline is 48 hours prior to the event you want to attend.

The cost is $25 per event, which includes a boxed lunch, program syllabus and education contact hours.

2014 Nursing Speaker Series

When 
Wednesday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

The 2014 Nursing Speaker Series is an educational series for nurses who are not currently practicing but want to maintain their licenses. The series will include relevant nurse updates and topics.

 

Upcoming Topics

Wednesday, May 28: Medication Update for Nurses. Presented by Jason Hoffman, Pharm.D.

Wednesday, June 25: Nursing Update: Neurology of a Stroke - Signs, Symptoms and Chance of Recovery. Presented by Kathy Robertson, R.N.

Wednesday, July 23: Nursing Update: Cardiac Disease in Women. Presented by Cathy Jennings, C.N.S.

Wednesday, Sept. 24: Nursing Update: Genetics and Breast Cancer. Presented by Thuy Vu, M.S., C.G.C.

Wednesday, Oct. 15: Nursing Update: Importance of Annual Mammography. Presented by Eileen Kenney, M.D.

 

Location

All events will take place in the 4th Floor Community Room at the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital Medical Office Building, 102 Highland Ave., Roanoke, VA 24013. All events are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

To Register

Contact Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482. The registration deadline is 48 hours prior to the event you want to attend.

The cost is $25 per event, which includes a boxed lunch, program syllabus and education contact hours.

Prepared Childbirth Education

When 
Thursday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Carilion Community Medical Building | 4th Floor | Community Room

You and your support partner are provided with the information and skills needed to approach labor and birth fully prepared.  This six-week series addresses topics such as breathing and relaxation techniques, the labor partner's role, variations of labor, the labor and birth process, adjustment to parenthood and many other details of labor and birth.  Plan to attend this class in the beginning of your third trimester.

Registration is required by calling 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

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