This program is designed to present basic concepts in IV therapy. Topics will include current infusion standards, guidelines and regulatory issues, blood draws for specimens, venipuncture, common types of intravenous solutions and medications, care of venous access devices, and the prevention and management of IV related complications. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills presented with current IV equipment following the presentations.
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Interactive Television (ITV) course focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.
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Birth Doula Labor Support Workshop
Course participants will develop basic emotional, physical, and informational skills in order to increase their effectiveness as a labor support person. The course will cover basic childbirth education information, the responsibilities of the birth doula, emotional support skills and physical comfort measures, getting along with physicians and nurses, topics to cover during prenatal visits, handling challenging labors, and strategies for developing a business.