Health
Thursday, November 18th. 1999
Nanticoke 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. 2301.

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.
DTCC 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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