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Classes, Screenings & Tours - Calendar

Registration by calling the Mercy Nurse at 515 243-2584 or by e-mailing mnurse@mercydesmoines.org.

Mercy AHA Training Center Classes

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) (2 day class). 
  • ACLS Renewal (one day class)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Live Support) (2 day class)
  • PALS Renewal (one day class)
    • Closes a week before. Must pay to register.

CPR Classes

  • BLS for the Healthcare Provider Renewal
  • Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Heartsaver CPR/AED 
  • Family & Friends CPR (non-certified)
    • Closes 2 days before.  Must pay to register.
  • Mercy College Training Center Heartcode Lab-must pay to register

Childbirth Education Classes

  • Prenatal Classes (5 week) (Main Campus, West Lakes, or Ankeny)
  • Fast Track ($30)
  • Refresher Class
  • Breastfeeding Essentials
  • Baby Basics
  • Postpartum Adjustments
  • Boot Camp for New Dads (fathers only)
  • Baby Finance 101
  • Great Expectations
  • Sibling Class
  • Breastfeeding: Mommy & Me-(support group) no registration needed
    • 2nd and 4th Tuesday 11am-noon

Mercy Behavioral Health Classes

  • Children in the Middle (Mercy Franklin or West Lakes)
    • Class closes 2 days before. Must pay to register.
  • Anger Management. May pay at the class.  Must preregister
  • STEPPS-must preregister

Diabetes Education

  • Care management of the patient with Diabetes. Must pay to register, free to Mercy Employees and affiliates. 

Birthing Center Tours

  • Offered Sunday afternoons.




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