Medical office personnel can improve their skills and knowledge with
a variety of courses offered this fall at the Owens Campus of Delaware
Technical & Community College.
The courses are designed for medical office financial managers, billing
personnel, administrators, supervisors, and staff. Students can choose
course sin medical terminology; ICD-9-CM coding; managed care; or
CPT-4, HCPCS codes, and modifiers. Classes offered in September and
October; for more information about dates, times and fees, call Lori
Westcott at (302) 855-5988.
Restless Leg Syndrome
The third quarterly meeting of the Eastern Shore Restless Leg Syndrome
Support Group will be held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford,
on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference
Room. For directions call 875-3686 or 410-208-2810.
Coping with loss program
Are you having trouble coping with a loss? Delaware Technical & Community
College, Owens Campus, is offering a program that can help.
“Beginning Experience: Coping” is a non-denominational, male/female
support group created to provide a confidential, caring atmosphere
for those who are suffering from relationship losses such as divorce,
separation, or widowhood. An emphasis on life visions, rediscovering
self, and building self-esteem can help you work through and deal
with different states of grief. This six-session program meets Mondays,
Sept. 20-Oct. 25 or Nov. 15-Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. For additional information
on location and fees call facilitator Margaret Nixon at (302) 629-4735.
A series of workshops focusing on gerontology — the study of aging
— is being offered by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens
Campus. The workshops provide training, enrichment, and awareness
for those working with elders in the community or residential care
Sept. 21: “Ageism: Myths & Stereotypes” provides an understanding
of the aging process to promote more positive, realistic, and helpful
interactions with the elderly.
Oct. 19: “Effective Communication with the Elderly” helps caregivers
deal with common communication problems of the elderly such as speech
impediments, loss of hearing, and reduced processing skills.
Nov. 2: “Loss: How to Respond to Elders and Their Families” teaches
communication skills and specific techniques to help survivors work
through the grieving and healing process after the loss of a loved
Nov. 16: “Effective Communication with the Dementia Patient” covers
ways to foster positive interpersonal communications and reduce emotional
and physical stress for both the patient and the caregiver as they
deal with the patient’s challenges of reduced language and concentration
All workshops meet on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the William A. Carter
Partnership Center. The fee for each session is $29; participants
can earn 0.2 continuing education units and/or 2.4 contact hours per
workshop. Those who participate in all four workshops (fee $103) will
earn a Delaware Tech certificate of completion, 1 CEU and/or 9.6 contact
hours. For more information, contact Corporate & Community Programs
first aid course
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 Sept. 20 and
22, Oct. 18 and 20, or Nov. 15 and 17, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. For
information and/or to register, call Corporate & Community Programs
The 13th annual Golf Tournament, co-sponsored by Nanticoke Memorial
Hospital and Wilmington Trust, will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m.
at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown.
The tournament will be a scramble format. Reneé Morris, coordinator,
expects a full field again as the golfers look forward to the fun-filled
Teams of four players will compete for various prizes that have been
donated by local and national businesses.
During the course of the day, enthusiastic golfers will have numerous
chances to test their skills by competing on contests for Longest
Drive, Closest-To-The-Pin, Hit-The-Green and a Hole-In-One.
One lucky player will leave the tournament with a “Getaway Weekend
Committee members for this year’s event include Don Clark, Ed Cranston,
Mike Monaco and Morris.
Anyone interested in individual reservations or learning more about
the corporate packages should contact Morris at 629-6611, extension
2404. Proceeds will be used for the hospital’s endowment fund.
Nursing Assistant course
New evening classes are available for the Nursing Assistant course
at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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.
Fall classes begin Oct. 5 and are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesdays,
and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. through Dec. 9. For more information, call