Auxiliary plans 40th annual winter gala
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will hold its 40th annual
Winter Gala, Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
The event entitled "Affair to Remember" is being co-chaired by Wendy
Karnish and Pat Olekszyk.
The evening will consist of cocktails at 6 p.m., a buffet dinner at
6:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. till midnight. Black tie is optional.
Tickets for the event will be available in December. For additional
information contact Nanticoke's Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext.
CPR certification classes offered at Delaware Tech
This fall, Delaware Tech offers certification courses in special CPR
techniques as well as its regular schedule of CPR classes.
Heartsaver Adult & Peds - Nov. 23 - teaches adult and pediatric
CPR with choking.
Heartsaver Plus - Nov. 23- teaches the same content as the
Adult & Peds course plus information about the use of face shields
or barrier devices during CPR.
Pediatric BLS - Dec. 7 - covers infant/child CPR with choking
with emphasis on safe environment and prevention.
Pediatric BLS Plus - Dec. 7 - teaches about the use of barrier
devices during CPR.
For more information about these and other Health Institute courses,
contact Corporate & Community Programs at (302) 854-6966.
forming agreement with Jefferson University
A new agreement between Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens
Campus, and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia will allow
students to earn a TJU bachelor of science degree with a major in
diagnostic ultrasound through classes at the Owens Campus.
"This campus will be the only regional site outside of Philadelphia
where students can earn this degree," said David Ludema, department
chair for Radiologic Technology. "We plan to begin classes in the
fall 2000 semester and already have more than 20 qualified applicants."
Diagnostic ultrasound is a noninvasive imaging technique which has
many applications in the diagnosis of disease. It uses high-frequency
sound waves to produce an image and can show details that X-rays cannot.
Students in the new program will attend classes taught by TJU faculty
on weekends in the Carter Partnership Center. They will gain about
900 hours of experience in internships at area hospitals. "This is
a growing field, and people with diagnostic ultrasound degrees are
in short supply nationwide," noted Ludema. "The national average starting
salary is between $40,000 and $50,000 per year."
Applicants must have a minimum of 390 college credits and be certified
Radiologic Technologists. Those who wish to receive a query form about
the program should contact Ludema at (302) 855-5934.
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