Classes & Programs

Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital offers a wide variety of classes and programs for the residents of Monticello and surrounding communities. Please find our current list of offerings below.

Family & Friends CPR Class for Children Ages 11-15

This classes teaches cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to children ages 11-15. There is no charge for the class. You must register prior to class, as no walk-ins are admitted.

Please contact Sharon Hartwell at 574.583.5152 or shartwell@iuhealth.org to register children for the class.

Heart Saver CPR/AED

These classes teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED) for adults, infants and children. This class is intended for people working in the daycare field, foster parents, factory, teachers or anybody requiring knowledge of CPR. Participants should call 574.583.1735 to register. Please inform us of any special needs at the time of registration.

Materials for the class need to be picked up prior to the class. A minimum of four participants must be registered for the class, or it may need to be rescheduled.

The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in Basic Life Support (BLS) and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA and fees charged do not represent income to the AHA.

Infant and Child CPR

The American Heart Association Family and Friends course is taught by a certified CPR instructor. This class is intended for parents and grandparents. The class also includes valuable safety tips and prevention information, like baby proofing your home.

Call 574.583.1759 to schedule classes.

Safe Sitter®

Safe Sitter® is a training program for young teens (age 11+). Safe Sitter® prepares young adolescents (tweens) for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children through hands-on training with medically trained experts. 

Our curriculum is based on up-to-date information and injury prevention for specific age groups. We want adolescents to provide nurturing care to younger children so we teach it, model it and inspire it. We emphasize to adolescents the profound responsibility of nurturing and protecting children. We create an atmosphere of allowing, encouraging and facilitation success for each student.

The Safe Sitter® program is:

  • Effective: Over 150 documented cases of lives saved by Safe Sitter® graduates.
  • Far-Reaching: More than 500,000 young teens have been taught at over 850 teaching sites across the U.S.
  • A Trusted Resource: Founded in 1980 by Patricia A Keener, M.D., a nationally recognized board certified pediatrician.

Better Sitters Today. Better Parents Tomorrow®

For more information please contact shartwell@iuhealth.org or call 574.583.5152.

Breastfeeding Basics

The Lactation Consultant will share the techniques that will get new mothers off to a good start on breastfeeding their babies in this one session class. Dads/partners are encouraged to attend.

Call 574.583.1759 to schedule classes.

Car Seat Inspections

Parents and grandparents can schedule an appointment for a free car seat check by a certified child passenger technician. This check will ensure their infant, toddler or booster seats are correctly installed.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children under age fourteen in the United States. This sobering statistic reminds us that even if you’re a careful driver, you can’t eliminate the possibility of an auto accident. An age—and weight—appropriate child safety seat is a crucial step to keeping your child safe in the car.

  1. Read your child restraint owner's manual for instructions on its proper use.
  2. Follow the weight limitations recommended by the manufacturer of your car seat.
  3. Check to see if your child's restraint has been recalled. A car seat may be recalled because of a defect that could injure your child. Manufacturers are required to fix the problem free of charge. If you are unsure as to whether or not your seat has been recalled, contact the Department of Transportation Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 888.DASH.2.DOT. Use the seat that is appropriate for the age and size of the child.
  4. Use the correct belt path to attach the car seat to the vehicle seat.
  5. Keep the retainer clip at armpit level on the child. Only one finger should fit between the clip and your child's chest.
  6. Make sure the seat moves less than one inch when pulled at the base. When installing the seat, place your knee in the seat to add weight.
  7. Do not use seats that are older than six years or have been in a crash. Never buy a used car seat.
  8. For more information, call toll free at 800.KID.N.CAR, or visit the program’s website at preventinjury.org.

Statistics show that at least four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. Improper use of a child safety seat can lead to severe injury or death.

Parents and caregivers can call Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital Childbirth Education at 574.583.5152 to schedule an appointment to have their car seat installation checked by a certified technician FREE-OF-CHARGE.

Car seat inspections are conducted at Indiana University Health White Memorial Hospital and other sites as announced.

What to bring to your inspection:

  • Your child’s car seat
  • Owner’s manual for the seat
  • Primary vehicle in which the car seat is used
  • Owner’s manual for the car
  • Child to whom the seat belongs

All children must be in an approved safety seat with internal harness until age 4. IU Health White Memorial Hospital recommends that you observe this law until your child weighs 40 pounds and 40 inches tall to ensure maximum safety as well.

  • Children older than 4 must be in a booster seat until age 8. IU Health Arnett recommends that you observe this law until your child weighs 80 pounds and is at least 4'9" tall to ensure maximum safety.
  • Children must remain rear-facing in a car seat until age 1 and 20 pounds. At that point, it is legal for the child to be seated facing forward. However, IU Health White Memorial recommends leaving your child rear-facing until he or she has outgrown the rear-facing weight limit, which is 22 pounds on most infant only carriers and 30-35 pounds rear-facing for convertible seats.

For more information or to schedule an inspection at the IU Health White Memorial Hospital permanent fitting station, please call 574.583.5152.

Please call 574.583.5152 to schedule an appointment.

Childbirth Preparation and Newborn Care

This four-session class is recommended for all first time moms and dads/partners. The Registered Nurse Instructor covers the last trimester of pregnancy, the labor and birth process, pain management options, Lamaze techniques, postpartum care and care of the newborn. Other topics included are Cesarean section, breastfeeding and what to expect the first month. The fourth class teaches you about safety and CPR for infants and children. This course includes a tour of the maternity unit.

Please call 574.583.1759 to sign up for classes.