association conducting community fund-raiser
Have A Heart is a community-wide effort that raises funds to help
the American Heart Association (AHA) fight heart disease and stroke.
Hearts can be purchased at the following businesses: Bonanza in Milford,
Millsboro and Delmar, Felton Bank in Felton and Milford, Golden Corral
in Seaford, Geyer's Restaurant, Capital Cleaners, and Peninsula Oil
in Milford, Applebee's Restaurant in Seaford, RJ Riverside Restaurant
in Laurel, and Delaware National Bank branches.
Customers are encouraged to purchase hearts in honor or memory of
a loved one, or just for fun.
For information, call the American Heart Association at 302-856-7386.
College computers help with training in respiratory care
Allied healthcare workers can earn required continuing education credits
with self-paced, computer-based instruction modules approved by the
American Association of Respiratory Care.
The courses are available through the Prometric Testing Center at
Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. They have been
designed for use as both a competency evaluation and a cross-training
tool for all allied healthcare providers. For details call 854-6966.
College, hospital sponsor alternative medicine course
"Understanding Complementary & Alternative Medicine," a new course
offered at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, covers
alternative medicine, how it can help, where to get it, and how to
approach your doctor on the subject. The course is co-sponsored by
the Health Institute at Delaware Tech and the Integrative Health Department
of Beebe Medical Center.
Class meets Monday, Feb. 28, 1 to 4 p.m.; the fee is $20. For more
information, or to register, call the Health Institute at (302) 855-5988.
Healthcare seminar will look at policies and politics
"Policies & Politics in Healthcare" will be the subject of an all-day
seminar to be held at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens
Campus, on March 10.
Nurses and other healthcare workers will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. to identify healthcare issues in Delaware, discuss strategies
to influence health issues, and develop skills in grassroots lobbying.
Co-sponsored by Delaware Tech and the Delaware Nurses' Association
(DNA), the seminar will highlight the healthcare worker's role in
influencing health and workplace policies and help participants develop
effective communication tools for dealing with policy makers and legislators.
For more information, call the Health Institute at (302) 855-5988.
NMH, AAUW to sponsor program on organ donation
Nanticoke Health Services and the Seaford Branch of the American Association
of University Women will co-host a presentation by the Gift of Life
Donor Program Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. A representative from
the donor program will explain the process of organ donation. Participants
will also hear personal life experiences. The program will be held
in the Community Room of the hospital. There is no fee to attend.
For details, call Diane LeCompte, 629-2249.
Home study courses are offered at Delaware Tech
Nurses who have family or work commitments which make attending seminars
difficult can meet continuing education requirements with home study
courses offered by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
Nurses in ambulatory care, home health care, long-term care and hospital
settings can benefit from these courses. Topics covered include: Assessment
of the Geriatric Patient, Avoiding Medication Errors, and Assertiveness
in Nursing. Each course consists of a written program and a post-test;
students will receive individual feedback from the instructor after
the post-test. Dates and times can be conveniently arranged throughout
For details, call 855-5988.
AIDS testing is offered at the SHARP Center
The SHARP Center, located at 107 B. South Street, Rehoboth, is an
HIV/AIDS resource center available to the community and those affected
by HIV/AIDS. The center houses more than 400 book titles, 40 videos,
pamphlets and brochures, and hosts an internet accessible work station.
The SHARP Center also offers client advocacy, educational workshops
and outreach, and free HIV testing. The center is a not-for-profit
organization supported by donations and the Delaware HIV Consortium.
In addition to the Sussex County AIDS Committee providing free and
anonymous testing every Thursday, 4-6 p.m., the SHARP Center offers
free and anonymous testing by appointment five days a week. The SHARP
Center uses the OraSure HIV test which is an oral test that requires
no blood to be drawn. For more information, contact Jeanne at (302)
The SHARP Center is recruiting volunteers to post SHARP Center flyers
and distribute pamphlets throughout their community during the week
of March 5-11. For details, call 644-1094.
An AIDS 101 class will be offered the second Monday of the odd numbered
months beginning at 7 p.m. AIDS 101 is a free, two-hour course focused
on the transmission and prevention of HIV. The next class will be
held March 13. Call (302) 644-1094 to register.
On the second Tuesday of each month there will be an internet training
session held at the center. Karene Jules-Chester, from the Delaware
Academy of Medicine, will offer training from 10 a.m. to noon, and
again from 1 to 3 p.m. The training will cover internet access, focusing
on how to search for literature. The sessions are limited to three
participants per session. the next scheduled class is Tuesday, March
14. Call 644-1094 to register.
CONTACTĘ Rape Crisis Volunteer training March 16
CONTACTĘ Delaware, Inc. announces its Spring Volunteer Training for
men and women. Candidates must be 18 or over and have access to a
car and a phone.
After training, volunteers will be asked to make themselves available,
at times which are convenient to them, to offer support to victims
of sexual assault and their families.
The course will start on Thursday, March 16, at Del Tech's Owens Campus
in Georgetown. The 10-week classes are from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and
there are two all-day Saturday classes in Milford on April 1 and 29.
Classes include lectures, films, discussions and guest speakers, with
an emphasis on listening skills, medical and legal procedures. Other
information and skills needed to help victims of sexual assault and
their families are also included. A fee, which covers tuition and
all materials, is payable to Del Tech at the time of registration.
For information or an application, call 422-2078, or write to: Rape
Crisis CONTACT, P.O. Box 61, Milford, DE 19963.
Del Tech offers pediatric first aid course March 13 & 15, or April
Parents, teachers, and day care providers can increase their caregiving
and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware
Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including
convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains, bleeding,
and insect bites. Special emphasis on rescue breathing/choking. The
course is approved by the Office of Child care Licensing for a three-year
course completion certificate. Two-session courses meet March 13 and
15 or April 10 and 12, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30.
Nanticoke Arthritis Support Group announces meeting March 21
M.C. Landis, Esq., of Doroshow and Pasquale will present a program
related to "Understanding When It Is Appropriate to Apply for Disability"
at the meeting on Tuesday, March 21. This meeting will be held at
9 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
These meetings are sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and are free
and open to the public. For further information or to be added to
the mailing list call 1-800-292-9599.