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May 18, 2007

College for Kids to offer animal course



Hagerstown Community College's College for Kids summer enrichment program is offering children going into first, second and third grades the opportunity to plunge into the animal world with a week-long course titled "All About Animals."

This class will meet June 25 to 29, and again July 30 to Aug. 3. Classes will meet Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn about different kinds of pets, how to take care of pets and the responsibilities that go along with owning a pet.

Cost for the class is $144, and class size is limited to 14 students.

To learn more or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.




MDS basics course slated for June 12



A course for health-care workers on Minimum Data Set (MDS) basics will be held Tuesday, June 12.

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The course is sponsored by Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education and will be at the HCC Valley Mall Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

"Basic MDS: What Is It and How Do I Do It?" will be led by Linda Taylor, RN, BSN, MSN, who is a nurse surveyor with the Office of Health Care Quality. Topics will include "Legislative Background and Inception of MDS/RAI," "The Importance of an Accurate Assessment," "Quality Improvement Process Impact on LTC and Transitional Units," "Completing Portions of MDS" and "Application of MDS for Accurate and Complete Assessment."

The target audience for the course includes nursing home administrators, activity directors, nurses and social workers.

The cost of the course for health professionals is $59 and includes continental breakfast, continuing education credits, conference handout materials and a certificate of participation.

To learn more or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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