Class Information

For classes and events that require registration, online registration will be available from our website calendar. This is our preferred method of scheduling. If you have questions or wish to schedule by phone, call 225.258.5952. Unless otherwise noted, all CPR and First Aid classes will be held in the Community Education Room at David Reynaud Medical Plaza which is located next to St. James Parish Hospital. The Meeting Room is in the Hospital.

St. James Parish Hospital also offers group classes and online skill checks. To plan a class for your business or organization or for more information, call 225.258.5952 or CLICK HERE to email the hospital's Education Coordinator.  

Payments for classes are due on the day of the class and can be paid to the hospital cashier located in the main entrance of the hospital. Students currently enrolled in college, must bring student identification in order to qualify for the student rate.

Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) - $60/Attendee ($40/Student) 

The Healthcare Provider course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages. This class is for participants who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings including both in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This class is held in the Medical Plaza Community Education Room.

Heartsaver CPR/First Aid - $50/Attendee (Heartsaver CPR only $40/Attendee)

The Heartsaver CPR/First Aid Course is a course that teaches lay rescuers how to recognize and treat life-threatening emergencies including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. The First Aid Class teaches basic first aid procedures for medical emergencies and environmental emergencies. This class is held in the Medical Plaza Community Education Room.

Diabetic Support Group - FREE

This FREE educational program is open to anyone who has diabetes or has a family member with diabetes. This support group is designed for all diabetics, whether newly diagnosed or long-term.  The hospital’s diabetic support group meets at 2:00pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Hospital Meeting Room. A diabetic snack is served at each meeting.

Safe-Sitter Class - $50/Attendee

Safe-Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on two-day class that teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies when caring for children. Classes cover basic first-aid and CPR for infants and children in addition to offering information about how to handle children and run a safe business. This class is held in the Medical Plaza Community Education Room. Safe-Sitter Classes are scheduled during the summer months.

Puberty Class - $10/Attendee

Boys’ and Girls’ Puberty Classes are held separately. The Boys’ Puberty Class is a Father and Son class for boys ages 10-14. The Girls’ Puberty Class is a Mother and Daughter class for girls ages 9-13.  Puberty Classes offer instruction on growth and development changes during early adolescence.  It is a wonderful opportunity to get the facts in a clinical environment. Boys’ classes are held in the Hospital Meeting Room and Girls’ classes are held in the Medical Plaza Community Education Room. Puberty Classes are scheduled in the spring and fall.

Self-Breast Exam Class – FREE

This FREE program is an educational “girl-talk” session that utilizes silicon models to teach patients the proper techniques for breast self-examination. Class time may be scheduled to meet your group’s needs. This class is held in the Hospital Meeting Room.