Health
Thursday, March 29th, 2001
Nursing Assistant evening course begins April 3
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, Georgetown. 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. The next session begins on April 3; classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. through June 7. For more information, call 302-854-6966.

CPR certification classes offered at Delaware Tech
This spring, Delaware Tech offers certification courses in special CPR techniques as well as its regular schedule of CPR classes. The college is approved by the American hart Association as a community training center. Heartsaver Plus and Pediatric BLS Plus are designed for lay people (daycare providers, lifeguards, charter boat captains, etc.) whose job requires a written evaluation and course completion card for certification of CPR skills. Successful completion of these courses requires a satisfactory score on the written evaluation and demonstration of skills in CPR and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. Heartsaver (Adult Only) teaches adult one-rescuer CPR with choking; Heartsaver Adult & Peds teaches adult and pediatric CPR with choking. These courses consist of lecture and skills practice but no test; students receive a two-year course participation card. Heartsaver Plus teaches the same content as the Adult & Peds course plus information about the use of face shields or barrier devices during CPR. Pediatric BLS covers infant/child CPR with choking with emphasis on safe environment and prevention. Includes lecture and skills practice but no test; students receive a two-year course completion card. Pediatric BLS Plus teaches the same content plus information about the use of barrier devices during CPR. For more information about dates, times, and fees contact Corporate & Community Programs at 854-6966.