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Educational Classes and Events

Floyd Valley Healthcare strives to improve health care and promote wellness through education for the present and future needs of the community.

To achieve that goal, the Floyd Valley Education Department offers a number of learning opportunities for the community, patients, and employees. People seeking information on health topics may contact the Education Department, located in the lower level of our facility near the Conference Center.

Community Education Programs

The Education Department offers classes in:

Community Programs
  • February is Heart Month
  • November is American Diabetes Month - 11/16
  • Yoga (Connie Reynolds, Instructor)
  • Well Aware Community Health Fair - 10/16

Prime Time Programs

Prime Time Coffee
Please call the Prime Time Department at (712) 546-3410 to register.

  • “Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Income”
    Marc Geels, President of EFS Group Wealth Management will present “Strategies to Maximize Your Social Security Retirement Income”. This Prime Time program will be held on Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30 p.m. at Floyd Valley Healthcare conference center room #1.

    Learn about different Social Security benefit collection strategies. Discover how continuing to work will affect your Social Security income. Being savvy about Social Security, will ensure that you claim the maximum amount to which you are entitled.

"Welcome to Medicare" Seminar
  • This two-hour seminar offered by the Floyd Valley Healthcare SHIIP counselor and will be held TBD at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at Primebank-Good Neighbors Club room. Registration is required by April 20; please call the Prime Time Department at 712-546-3410 or 1-800-642-6074 ext 3410 to register.

AARP Driver Safety Course

  • This course will be held on TBD from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Prime Bank's Good Neighbor's Club Room. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Please call (712) 546-3410 for more information or to register.

Youth Programs

We also have special offerings for the youth including:

Many groups such as preschool and elementary children take tours through our facility to make them more familiar and comfortable with the health care setting. For more information, please contact the Education Department.

Professional Education Programs

Floyd Valley Healthcare is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as a provider of Continuing Education for nurses. A number of CE classes are offered for healthcare personnel on a variety of topics.

  • ACLS
  • Annual EMS Conference - TBD 2017
  • Mandatory Reporting (Iowa Department of Public Health)
  • NRP
  • PALS
  • TNCC (Emergency Nurses Association)

Health Screenings

Floyd Valley Healthcare conducts annual health screenings for the general public which include:

  • Cholesterol & Diabetes Screening
    February 2017
  • Hearing Screen (May)
  • Skin Cancer Screening (September)
  • Stroke Screenings

    Floyd Valley Healthcare and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to monthly Stroke Screenings in the Floyd Valley Radiology Department. Participants are offered three separate screenings at $40.00 each, or sign up for all three for $95.00.

    • Carotid Artery/Stroke Screening: The carotid arteries are the main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Carotid artery stenosis or narrowing, also called carotid artery disease, is a major risk factor for stroke. This test will screen the carotid arteries for plaque buildup that can cause the carotid arteries to narrow.
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak spot and bulge in the major artery in the abdomen, the aorta. Patients often have no symptoms and therefore the aneurysm goes undetected. Aneurysms are dangerous because they may burst. This test screens for an enlargement or aneurysm of the abdominal aortic artery.
    • Peripheral Artery Disease/Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) Screening: In peripheral artery disease (PAD), fatty deposits build up along artery walls and affect blood circulation, mainly in arteries leading to the legs and feet. PAD can be a predictor of increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and death. This test will evaluate blood flow to determine if there is sufficient flow from the heart to the arms and legs.
    Please call (712) 546-3394 to schedule an appointment.

CDC Recommended Screenings

Support Groups

The multi-room Conference Center is the meeting place for many health care seminars and support groups. Support Groups sponsored by Floyd Valley Healthcare include: Diabetes Support Group, Helping Hearts Cardiac Support Group and Brain Injury Support Group.

Patient Education Material

Patient Education

Please click below for the most requested patient education brochures.

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