Health
Thursday, March 23rd, 2000
Continuing education for nurses covers advanced stethoscope skills March 31
Nurses can practice advanced stethoscope skills with an approved continuing education program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.
The workshop meets on Friday, March 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; participants should bring their own stethoscopes. Audiovisual aids will help students identify normal and abnormal heart, breath, and abdominal sounds. Pertinent anatomy and physiology will be reviewed and participants will have time to practice their skills.
Instructor Linda A. Woods, RN, MSN, CCRN, has 25 years of clinical experience and has taught this course for 10 years. Course fee is $59; for more information or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at (302) 854-6966.

Nursing Assistant evening course beginning April 4
Take the first step toward a career in the rapidly expanding health-care field with the Nursing Assistant course at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Evening classes are now available.
This 150-hour course teaches students to safely perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse. It includes an overview of basic anatomy, human needs, principles of observation and communication, emergency response, infection control, and safety measures. Graduates will be prepared to take the Nurses Aide Competency Examination for certification. All nursing assistants must pass this exam to be certified to work in Delaware.
Spring classes begin on April 4 and are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. through June 8. For more information, call (302) 854-6966.
Funding may be available through the Job Training Partnership Act; for more information contact Pete Loewenstein at (302) 856-5400, Ext. 3630.

Stop smoking seminar offered at DTCC April 4
Don't be discouraged - you can kick the smoking habit! Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, can show you the way to better health.
Attend a 2-1/2 hour "Stop Smoking Seminar" on Tuesday, April 4, 7-9:30 p.m. Let Anne Connor, RMT, RHy, explain how hypnosis can free you from the cigarette habit without withdrawal, anxiety, or weight gain even if repeated attempts to quit have failed.
Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a safe, quick, and effective way of kicking the smoking habit. You will be awake, relaxed, and in control the entire time. Free cassette tape helps reinforce what you learn in the seminar.
The seminar fee is $39. For information and/or to register, call (302) 854-6966.

Owens Campus hosts alcohol awareness screening day
April 6 is the second National Alcohol Screening Day, and the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College will host a program to promote alcohol awareness and provide free, anonymous screenings for alcohol problems.
Co-sponsored by Thresholds, Inc., the program will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in Room 947 of the Student Services Center.
Participants will hear an educational presentation on alcohol problems, be able to complete a written self-test, and get to talk one-on-one with a health professional.
Informational videos and other media will bee available. Referrals to local treatment and support resources will be provided for those who need further evaluation. Spanish translation will be obtainable.
For more information, contact Marjorie Brown of Thresholds, Inc. at 856-1835.

Del Tech offers pediatric first aid course April 10-11
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 course meets April 10 and 12, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30.

Reality therapy seminar at Delaware Tech is April 14-15
A seminar on reality therapy to be held at Delaware Tech on April 14-15 can help counselors, psychologists, church leaders, and social services workers understand this treatment method.
Control and reality therapy theory, applications, and effectiveness within the counseling situation will be explored. The course uses a combination of group discussions, role playing, and lecture. Instructor Sally J. King is a graduate of the Owens Campus; she holds a B.S. in behavioral science, a master's degree in psychology, and is certified by the Institute of Reality Therapy. The course is pending approval by the Delaware Board of Clinical Social Workers.
Sessions meet Friday, April 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 15, 8:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $65. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Free Testing for AIDS-HIV
The Sussex County AIDS Committee provides free and anonymous HIV-AIDS 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 644-1094.
The SHARP Center, located at 107 B. South Street, Rehoboth Beach, 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.