Health briefs

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering an Advanced Cardiac Life Support course for healthcare professionals 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants must have a current CPR card.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is offering an Advanced Cardiac Life Support course for healthcare professionals 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 at the hospital, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. Participants must have a current CPR card.

To register or for more information call FTMC at (419) 660-2509.

Blood drive

Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 in the hospital auditorium. Donors are required to bring a list of medications they are currently taking and an I.D.

Medical info notebook series

Fisher-Titus Medical Center and First Presbyterian Church in Norwalk are teaming up to bring you a medical information notebook to hold all of your medical information in one place for easy access. Two seminars will be offered to complete the information needed. It will be beneficial to attend both sessions in order to obtain the necessary information. A separate notebook is needed for each member of the family.

Seminars will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 17 and 24 at First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd., Norwalk. Registration is suggested. Call (419) 688-1923. A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the notebooks.

March 17 Medication Information FTMC pharmacists Mitch Esch and Lois Wilkins will host a "Brown Bag" medication check-up from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Attendees can bring the medications, vitamins and supplements they take on a regular basis to the check-up and pharmacists will review the medications for possible drug interactions or other concerns. Beginning at 9, pharmacists will discuss the first section of the notebook dealing with medications. Dr. Christina Canfield will review the "medical history" chapter of the notebook which includes immunization records, doctor information, lab results and discharge summaries.

March 24 Living wills and advance directives: Social worker Barb Fries and attorney Eric Weisenburger will present information on living wills and advance directives. The Rev. Adrian Doll and John Evans will discuss pre-planning a funeral and funeral service information.

Helmets for Kids program

Does your child need a new bicycle helmet? Fisher-Titus Specialty Services, 111 E. Main St., New London, will properly fit children for helmets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.).

Children must be present to ensure proper fit. A $2 donation per helmet is requested. The helmets used by FTMC comply with the safety standards of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and come in four sizes and a variety of colors. For more information call (419) 929-1027.

Bereavement program

WILLARD - Mercy Hospital of Willard, in collaboration with Community Hospice Care, will host the Living with Loss Bereavement Program at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Mercy Hospital of Willard. The topic for the meetings on these dates is titled Grief Overview: Facts and Misconceptions. This session will focus on misconceptions about grieving, some truths about grief and ideas to live with while experiencing grief.

The Living with Loss Bereavement Program will be offered on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 2:30 p.m. and the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m. in the Wasserman Room at the Mercy Hospital of Willard.

These gatherings are intended for anyone who has lost a loved one, or for anyone suffering from any kind of major loss in their life. The loss may be of a relative, a friend, a home, or even a job.

The separation may be very recent, or it may be some time ago. Call today to learn more about the program. There is no cost for this program and RSVP is appreciated, but not required. For more information, call Sister Diane Hay or Sister Rita Mary Wasserman at (419) 964-5190.