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July 29, 2002

Health care 101 offered

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Harrisburg Area Community College will offer Allied Health 140 this fall at Chambersburg Hospital. Registration will be held Wednesday, July 31, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Chambersburg Hospital, Lecture Room C.

Allied Health 140: Introduction to Allied Health, a four credit-course, will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 3 through Dec. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Chambersburg Hospital, Lecture Room C. The course is co-sponsored by Summit Health.

The course is designed to provide an overview of the healthcare environment. Placing emphasis on the evolution and current status of healthcare delivery, various career opportunities, interpersonal and therapeutic communications, legal and ethical issues, and safety. Laboratory sessions provide practice in core skills required in the clinical setting.

Those attending the registration session should bring a $30 one-time application fee; $5 one-time student ID fee; and payment arrangements for fall tuition of $600.


For information, call Ginny Regi at 1-717-267-7970.

Upgrade radiography skills

Hagerstown Community College will offer three continuing education courses this fall to give radiographers the opportunity to upgrade their skills.

Dave Jakielo will present "Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace" on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The program will describe the importance of creativity and innovation in today's work environment, list the qualities necessary for innovation and creativity, and describe ways to stimulate the process to become more innovative and creative.

Marie Thompson, RN, MSN, MA, will present "Capacity and Decision Making for Incapacitated Patients" on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The program will describe the information elements of informed consent, list elements of consent and discuss how they affect the patient and their treatment, describe the role that patient comprehension plays in the decision-making process.

Dr. George Saba will present "The Role of Radiology in GI Tract Abnormality Diagnosis" on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The program will explain the gastrointestinal tract including radiology, pathology and practical physiology; list the indication and contraindications of various radiographic procedures using the various imaging modalities used in the diagnostic workup of GI tract abnormalities, and list the diseases and/or disorders including esophageal, stomach, small bowel and colon abnormalities and how modalities are used exclusively or in combination.

The series is sponsored by Associated Radiologists, PA, of Hagerstown. Each course will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Robinwood III Conference Center. The cost is $25 for the entire series ($10 for Washington County Health systems employees), which includes the three listed above and three in the spring entitled "Awareness in Interventional Procedures and Techniques," "Living with HIPAA: What it Means to Radiology," and "Communication and Coping Skills."

Participant's application will be submitted to ASRT for six hours Category A credit for each series. For information or to register, call Ann Shipway at 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Breastfeeding class is free

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City Hospital's free breastfeeding class is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the seventh floor. Taught by a certified lactation consultant, mothers learn the basics and benefits of breastfeeding their infants. For information or registration, call 1-304-264-1362.

Free program on asset protection set

Joan Bowers and David Walker, Edward Jones investment representatives in the Hagerstown area, will host a free program Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. for individuals likely to find themselves caring for a parent or spouse.

Guests will learn how to keep care costs from eating away their loved one's assets as well as the advantages of planning now instead of later. Edward Jones experts will also explore the potential personal and financial impact of being a caregiver.

This live, interactive broadcast is presented at Edward Jones branch offices nationwide via the firm's private satellite network.

Call to reserve a seat with Joan Bowers at

1-240-420-8514, or David Walker at 301-766-7300.

The Edward Jones interactive Web site is at

Become a dental assistant

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer an intensive two-course training program for those interested in becoming a dental assistant. This program is approved and co-sponsored by the Maryland State Dental Association.

Upon completion of Part I: Dental Assisting, and Part II: Oral Radiography, participants will be prepared to work under the supervision of a dentist in order to meet the guidelines of the State Board of Dental Examiners for dental assistants and will be eligible to take the Certified Dental Radiology Technician Board exam. Previously, students received a certificate, but were not able to take the state exam upon completion of the courses.

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