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Floyd Valley Hospital

Floyd Valley Hospital
714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031

Educational Classes and Events

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

To achieve that goal, the Education Department at Floyd Valley Hospital 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 the hospital.

Community Education Programs

The Education Department offers classes in:

Community Programs

Prime Time Programs

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

  • “Mindfulness and Deep Breathing for Stress Reduction"

    Megan Engdahl, MSW, CSW, Outpatient Therapist/EAP Trainer with Avera Behavioral Health Services, will present “Mindfulness and Deep Breathing for Stress Reduction”. This Prime Time program will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. at the Le Mars Public Library.

    People spend countless hours each day focused on issues from the past or anticipating the future. Learn mindfulness techniques to help you keep your attention and be fully aware of your thoughts, and words, feelings and actions in the present moment. Also, participate in a deep breathing exercise to help reduce stress and tension.

"Welcome to Medicare" Seminar

  • This two-hour seminar offered by the Floyd Valley Hospital SHIIP counselor and will be held Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at Primebank-Good Neighbors Club room. Registration is required by September 15; 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:

  • Babysitting
  • Home Alone
  • First Aid for Young
    Available on request, please call (712) 546-3401 for more information.
  • Girl Talk - October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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 Hospital 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 2016
  • Mandatory Reporting (Iowa Department of Public Health)
  • NRP
  • PALS
  • TNCC (Emergency Nurses Association)

Health Screenings

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

  • Cholesterol & Diabetes Screening
    February 2016
  • Hearing (May)
  • Skin cancer
  • Stroke (Monthly)

    Floyd Valley Hospital and Northwest Iowa Diagnostics continues to provide Stroke Screenings. The next screening will be offered Tuesday, TBD, 2015 from 12:00 – 2:15 p.m. at Floyd Valley Hospital. 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.

Patient Education Material

Patient Education

Please click below for the most requested patient education brochures.

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