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Continuing Education Programs for Healthcare Professionals


Department of Continuing Education Releases Fall Schedule
The County College of Morris (CCM) Department of Continuing Education has put together its 2011 fall schedule of continuing education programs for healthcare professionals. Courses being offered this fall include:

Life after Life: The Daily Impact of Nurses on Organ and Tissue Donation, which meets the New Jersey Hero Act requirement stipulating that all nurses receive instruction in organ and tissue donation and recovery if it was not included in their nursing curriculum. The class takes place Tuesday, October 18, from 6:15 – 9:15 p.m. Cost is $39.

Pediatric Assessment, a new program for nurses and healthcare providers employed at schools, hospitals and other agencies to develop or refine their skills in assessing the health status of children. The class takes place Monday, October 17, from 5 – 9 p.m. Cost is $74.

Mental Health Issues in the Medical-Surgical Patient: Awareness, Assessment and Management Strategies for the Medical-Surgical Nurse, also new this fall this course focuses on recognizing some of the symptoms of pre-existing mental illness and integrating practical techniques to manage symptoms. The class takes place Tuesday, October 13, from 6 – 9 p.m. Cost is $69.
 
Communicating and Documenting for Patient Safety, another new course this fall exploring methods to improve communication, teamwork and increased reporting to promote patient safety. The class takes place Tuesday, October 27, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $69.

Giving Healthcare a Safe Landing, also a new course this fall focusing on what healthcare has and can learn from aviation safety improvements. The class takes place, Monday, November 21, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost is $69.

Intravenous Therapy Certification Course, a program for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, radiology technicians, emergency medical technicians and other allied health professionals whose responsibilities include intravenous maintenance, insertion and administration of IV medications. Classes are offered Friday, September 30; Friday, October 14; Friday, November 11; and Friday, December 2, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $149.

Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Dementia, offering an introduction to care methods and caregiver support techniques. Course meets National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for the educational criteria as a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Continuing Education Units for registered nurses, social workers, LNHA and CALA. The class takes place Thursday, September 15, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost is $335.

All courses are offered through the CCM Department of Corporate and Professional Programs, an approved provider of continuing education in nursing from the New Jersey State Nurses Association. Contact hours are awarded for each program.

For more information on these and other courses, view the Fall 2011 Continuing Education brochure at www.ccm.edu/businessCommunity .
 

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