Health
Thursday, October 19th, 2000
Reality therapy seminar at Del Tech
A seminar on reality therapy to be held at Delaware Tech on Oct. 20-21 can help counselors, psychologists, church leaders, and social services workers understand this treatment method. 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. Sessions meet Friday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon. The fee is $50. Call 854-6966.

Delaware Tech will salute CNAs
Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, will host the fourth annual CNA Recognition Day on Friday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Nursing assistants are the backbone of the nursing team," noted CNA instructor Edith Purcell. Keynote speaker will be Larry Purnell, PhD, RN, FAAN, a professor in the College of Health and Nursing Sciences at the University of Delaware. He has published four books, 37 articles, and 54 chapters in various textbooks. He is the first nurse from Delaware to be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. Call Lori Westcott at 855-5988.

Medicare information session
Gain in-depth knowledge of the Medicare program during one convenient session on Thursday, Oct. 26, 1-5 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Those about to reach Medicare eligibility and care givers of Medicare beneficiaries can learn about coverage issues, appeals, fraud and abuse, Medicare and other insurances, and more. Medicare Parts A and B and Medicare Summary Notices will be discussed. Course fee is $15; course meets in Room 529 of the Carter Partnership Center. Details call 854-6966.
Healthcare courses at Delaware Tech
Convenient new independent study courses available through Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, can help healthcare workers earn required continuing education credits for certification and licensure. Nurses in ambulatory care, home health care, long-term care and hospital settings can benefit from home study courses which accommodate their busy schedules. For more information on how to register and earn continuing education credits, call 854-6966.

CPR certification at Delaware Tech
Delaware Tech offers certification courses in special CPR techniques as well as its regular schedule of CPR classes. Heartsaver Plus and Pediatric BLS Plus are designed for daycare providers, lifeguards, charter boat captains, etc., whose job requires a written evaluation and course completion card for certification of CPR skills. Heartsaver teaches adult-one-rescuer CPR with choking; Heartsaver Adult & Peds teaches adult and pediatric CPR with choking. Pediatric BLS covers infant/child CPR with choking with emphasis on safe environment and prevention. Call 854-6966 for details.

AIDS Delaware to open house
AIDS Delaware will conduct an open house at 706 Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 4-7 p.m. AIDS Delaware's mission is to provide comprehensive social and support services to clients and their families; advocacy for compassionate public policy; and prevention and education programs addressing unsafe sexual and drug use behaviors halt the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Call Maureen Leary at 236-9885.

Nursing assistants classes scheduled
Certified Nursing Assistants can earn continuing education credits with courses at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Workshops will help CNAs develop skills to handle special health-care situation such as caring for diabetic clients and practicing infection control. Classes meet 6:30-8:30 p.m.; cost per individual session is $29. Call Lori Westcott at 855-5988.


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