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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider  

Enhance your skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Content emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. Must have a working knowledge of cardiac dysrhythmias. Textbook included. Email safety@chepinc.org to obtain your copy. All students are required to complete the pretest, located in the textbook, prior to the first class. Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam and a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card are required to receive an ACLS Provider card. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch is provided. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45023     Registration: $285    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   11/22/2014 - 11/23/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 25540     Registration: $285    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   3/21/2015 - 3/22/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 25541     Registration: $285    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   5/9/2015 - 5/10/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Renewal  

Refresh your skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital, and need to renew their certification. To qualify for the renewal course, you must have a working knowledge of dysrhythmia recognition and provide evidence of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card and a current ACLS Provider card. Textbook optional. Email safety@chepinc.org if you wish to purchase a copy.Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam is required to renew ACLS Provider status. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch included. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45025     Registration: $200    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   11/21/2014    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  17 sessions
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 25542     Registration: $200    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   3/20/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Course: 25543     Registration: $200    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   5/8/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Advanced Patient Care Clinical  

Validate your competency in basic skills while performing advanced skills such as wound care, venipuncture and electrocardiography. Clinical placement includes a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasis is place on a humanistic approach to care. Technical standards apply. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25770     Registration: $875    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   5/30/2015 - 7/26/2015    Time: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM  10 sessions
Location: On Site    Instructor: Staff
Must also enroll in 25765. No class 6/6, 7, 20, & 21; and 7/4, 7/5, 18 & 19. 

Advanced Patient Care Theory  

Build on the skills you learned as a CNA to prepare for an entry-level position as a patient care technician. Emphasis is on technical skills, such as wound care, venipuncture, and electrocardiography, required to provide care for complex patients. Successful completion of this course is required for participation in other courses that prepare you for national certification. Proof of current, unencumbered, active Maryland nursing assistant certification and a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card required. Technical standards apply. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25765     Registration: $985    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   5/4/2015 - 7/27/2015    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM  24 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 121    Instructor: Staff
Must also enroll in 25770. No class 5/25. 

Certified Medicine Aide Update  

The MBON requires medicine aides to complete a two year CMA Update no more than 90 days before or 30 days after the expiration of his/her CNA/GNA/CMA certificate. Attendance is mandatory. No one is admitted after class starts. Students must complete a written examination with a minimum score of 80%. To the first class, bring with you a signed letter, typed on LTC facility letterhead, verifying a minimum of 16 hours of practice as a CNA, a minimum of 8 hours of practice as a GNA in a licensed nursing home, and 100 hours of practice as a CMA within 2 years immediately preceding the CMA Update. Agency and assisted living facility hours do not count. A current, active unencumbered Maryland CNA/GNA/CMA certificate is mandatory. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25774     Registration: $103    Course Fee: $68    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   6/12/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 121    Instructor: Staff

Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Transition  

This course facilitates the transition of licensed practical nurses into the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree program at Harford Community College. Applicants must meet all admission requirements for Harford Community College's associate Degree Nursing Program, complete all nursing course prerequisites, take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), and have successfully completed the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Tests are taken in the Test Center. Skills testing is done in the nursing lab. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Participation in Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) for practice tests, proctored tests, and other study materials is required. Cost for ATI is $400, half of which is due by the course start date. The balance is paid during the third semester. Instructor permission required. Please call 443-412-2433 prior to registering for this course. ACCEPTANCE INTO THIS COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION INTO THE NURSING PROGRAM. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25759     Registration: $193    Course Fee: $114    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   1/26/2015 - 5/16/2015    
Location: Online Course    Instructor: D. Greener-Orr

Medicine Aide Training  

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, learn to perform the skills necessary to become a Certified Medicine Aide (CMA). If you are currently employed as a CNA/GNA in a Maryland licensed long-term care (LTC) facility with a minimum of one year (2000 hours over the past three years) of compensated employment, this class is for you. Agency and Assisted Living Facility hours do not apply. Content includes classroom instruction, skills lab practice, and clinical at a local LTC facility. Perfect attendance is mandatory for all classes and clinical. Textbooks, available at the College Store, required for the first class. Before registration, make an appointment at the Test Center (443-412-2352) to complete the reading (ACR) and math (ACA) assessments. All students are required to bring the following documentation to the first class: 1. Original and a copy of your current, active, unencumbered Maryland CNA/GNA registry card. 2. Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, chicken pox, and a current, negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray. 3. Signed letter of recommendation from the Director of Nursing, typed on LTC facility letterhead, indicating current employment and verifying a minimum of 2,000 hours of compensated experience as a CNA/GNA over the last three years. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25773     Registration: $795    Course Fee: $130    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   4/16/2015 - 5/19/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM  14 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 121    Instructor: Staff

Additional Meeting Times and/or Dates for (Course: 25773)
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   5/2/2015 - 5/17/2015    Time: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM  
Location: On Site    Instructor: Staff
No class 4/18, 19, 25 & 26; and 5/9 & 10. 

Mental Health First Aid  

Build your mental health knowledge and learn to facilitate the identification and appropriate response to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders, advise people when to seek professional help, and decrease stigmatizing attitudes! Evidence suggests that this course increases your comfort with crisis management. Textbook included. Senior adult tuition waiver applies. Transcript available. Eligible for 8 MBSWE Category I CEUs.
Course: 25829     Registration: $79    Course Fee: $49    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   5/7/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 126    Instructor: Staff

Nurse Refresher Clinical  

Apply the knowledge and skills you learned in the theory and skills lab components of the Nurse Refresher Series in a 60-hour supervised clinical setting. Various locations may be used, and the instructor will schedule your assignment individually with a preceptor. Your experience will include the application of the nursing process, management of patient care, delegation, documentation, and medication administration. You will need a uniform, stethoscope, and a watch with a second hand. Documentation of the following information must be provided prior to the first day of class: a current Healthcare Provider CPR card; proof of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella; a negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray; and current liability insurance. Concurrent enrollment in Nurse Refresher Theory, Nurse Refresher Skills Lab, or permission from the program coordinator required. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 25757     Registration: $795    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/10/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  8 sessions
Location: On Site    Instructor: C. Balcar

Additional Meeting Times and/or Dates for (Course: 25757)
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/17/2015 - 5/29/2015    Time: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM  
Location: On Site    Instructor: C. Balcar
Must also enroll in 25755 & 25756. No class on May 22. 

Nurse Refresher Skills Lab  

Are you interested in practicing your clinical skills or learning about the latest patient care procedures in a skills lab? Join other registered and licensed practical nurses who are returning to the clinical setting. Explore current trends and patient care procedures including physical assessment, documentation, and medication administration. Concurrent enrollment in Nurse Refresher Theory, Nurse Refresher Clinical, or permission from the program coordinator required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25756     Registration: $215    Course Fee: $91    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/3/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: C. Balcar
Must also enroll in 25755 & 25757. 

Nurse Refresher Theory  

Are you an RN or an LPN interested in maintaining or reactivating your license? This Nurse Refresher Series fulfills the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements for nurses returning to active practice. The curriculum consists of 80 hours of theory, 8 hours of skills lab, and 60 hours clinical training. This course is the theory component. Content includes assessment skills, medication update, medical equipment, clinical specialties, standard precautions, management of intravenous lines, legal issues, and documentation. You must register for and successfully complete the theory, skills lab, and clinical portions of this program to reactivate your Maryland nursing license. Must provide proof of a current, unencumbered active or inactive Maryland nursing license. Text and Nurse Kits required and available for purchase in the College Store. Concurrent enrollment in Nurse Refresher Skills Lab and Nurse Refresher Clinical required. Senior adult and disabled tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25755     Registration: $875    Course Fee: $165    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   3/16/2015 - 6/1/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM  20 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 129    Instructor: C. Balcar
Cost of Nurse Kit included. Must also enroll in 25756 & 25757. No class 3/23 & 26 and 5/25. 

Nursing Assistant Clinical  

Practice skills learned in Nursing Assistant Theory. This clinical placement provides experience in area nursing homes under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Perfect attendance is mandatory for all clinical sessions. Topics include the application of healthcare and disease theory in the clinical setting, infection control, environmental safety, performance of patient care skills, observation, reporting, and documentation. American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider; evidence of adequate immunization for rubella, chicken pox, and mumps; and proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading required before admission to clinical. Physical requirements included the ability to lift, push, pull, etc. 50 pounds without restriction. Current enrollment in Nursing Assistant Theory required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25763     Registration: $545    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   2/14/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM  10 sessions
Location: On Site    Instructor: T. Stupi

Additional Meeting Times and/or Dates for (Course: 25763)
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   2/15/2015 - 4/26/2015    Time: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM  
Location: On Site    Instructor: T. Stupi
Must also enroll in 25761. No class 2/21 & 22; 3/7, 8, 21, 22, 28, & 29; and 4/4, 5, 18 & 19. 

Nursing Assistant Instructor Training  

Are you interested in becoming a nurse educator for unlicensed assistive personnel? This course is designed to provide the Registered Nurse with the tools and knowledge needed to instruct nursing assistant students. Topics include: adult learning principles, teaching/evaluation methodologies, course planning and implementation, training in the laboratory and clinical settings, communication in a multi-culturally diverse student population, and preparation for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) written and skills exams. Meets Maryland Board of Nursing requirements for Train-the-Trainer. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 45461     Registration: $270    Course Fee: $68    
Meeting Day(s): Thur., Fri., Sat.   12/11/2014 - 12/13/2014    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM  3 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 023    Instructor: D. Santoni

Course: 25764     Registration: $270    Course Fee: $68    
Meeting Day(s): Thur., Fri., Sat.   5/7/2015 - 5/9/2015    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM  3 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 121    Instructor: D. Santoni

Nursing Assistant Theory  

This Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) approved course prepares you to safely perform delegated nursing functions with clients of any age and various levels of physical, sensory, motor, and emotional ability. Topics include anatomy and physiology, growth and development, disease process, medical terminology, infection control, environmental safety, and patient care procedures. Those who successfully complete both the theory and clinical components of this program are eligible to apply for certification with the MBON, and to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination. Perfect attendance is mandatory for all classes and clinical. Evidence of adequate immunization for rubella, chicken pox, and mumps, and proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading required before admission to clinical. Physical requirements included the ability to lift, push, pull, etc. 50 pounds without restriction. Textbooks, available at the College Store, required for the first class. Before registration, make an appointment at the Test Center (443-412-2352) to complete the reading (ACR) and math (ACA) assessments. Corequisite: American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Concurrent enrollment in Nursing Assistant Clinical required. Students must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. The MBON requires a federal and state criminal background check (at the student's expense) prior to certification. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25761     Registration: $985    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Mon., Wed.   1/26/2015 - 4/27/2015    Time: 5:00 PM - 9:15 PM  25 sessions
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 121    Instructor: L. O'Neill
Must also enroll in 25763. No class 3/23 & 25. 

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider  

Are you a healthcare provider interested in pediatric resuscitation? Enroll in this course developed by the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Using case presentations, content focuses on critical issues through the application of cognitive and psychomotor skills. You will have an opportunity to practice emergency techniques such as intraosseous needle insertion, ventilating a child with a bag valve mask, intubation, umbilical line insertion, and cardioversion/defibrillation for children of various ages. Must have a working knowledge of cardiac dysrhythmias and a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card. Textbook included. Email safety@chepinc.org to obtain your copy. Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam and a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card are required to receive a PALS Provider card. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch is provided. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25546     Registration: $285    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Sat., Sun.   2/28/2015 - 3/1/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Renewal  

Refresh your skills in the treatment of pediatric resusitation. This American Heart Association course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the emergency care of children, whether in or out of hospital, and need to renew their certification. To qualify for the renewal course, you must have a working knowledge of dysrhythmia recognition and provide evidence of a current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card and a current PALS Provider card. Textbook optional. Email safety@chepinc.org if you wish to purchase a copy.Successful completion of both a written and a skills exam is required to renew PALS Provider status. Course is located at the VA Medical Center, Building 82H, 1st Floor, Perry Point, MD 21902. Lunch included. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25556     Registration: $200    Course Fee: $10    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   2/27/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM  1 session
Location: Perry Point Veterans Hospital    Instructor: Staff

Phlebotomy Basics for Nurses  

Gain the skills necessary for successful venipuncture and blood specimen collection. This course is designed for nurses who need to perform venipunctures on their patients. Topics include universal precautions and bloodborne pathogen standard; vein selection, distention, and palpation; site preparation and access; and obtaining a venous blood specimen. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25760     Registration: $164    Course Fee: $103    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   6/5/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  1 session
Location: Darlington Hall, Rm. 136    Instructor: M. Kash


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