CEU & Health Courses

ONLINE! Medical Interpreting Certificate
Medical interpreters are in great demand both in person and remotely by video or phone.  Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours. Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics.  The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting). Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.  For information on certification requirements and cost click on the links below:

CCHI, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
https://cchicertification.org/

NBCMI
National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters
https://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/

Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance. (60 Hours) $1,199

Choose from two sessions:

10/04 - 12/15    6:00pm - 9:00pm             Monday/Wednesday     Online with Class Meeting Times

Course Number: HLT 607 33       CRN: 17988        

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10/09 - 12/18    9:00am - 3:30pm             Saturday             Online with Class Meeting Times

Course Number: HLT 607 34       CRN: 18246

For enrollment information email: campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu

 Note: For Massachusetts employers who would like to send employees to the above course:  Employers may qualify for 50% or 100% reimbursement through the Mass. Workforce Express Fund. Tuition must be employer paid.  More Info

 

NEW! ONLINE! Remote Interpreting for Interpreters
Calling Interpreters of all Languages! If you speak a second language, you can work from home and make your own hours. There is a tremendous amount of work available for Remote Interpreters--both phone and video--throughout the country.  Offered in partnership with TransFluenci EDU, this 30-hour class meets twice a week for 5 weeks.  Students will learn the ins and outs of remote interpreting which includes both video and over the phone (VRI and OPI).  Students will learn how to set up their offices and computers to accept assignments from several companies who are actively searching for interpreters of all languages. The class will cover Medical and Legal Standards of Practice, ethics, HIPAA and intense practice sessions and simulations using a variety of platforms on a wide variety of topics, such as Medical Encounters, Depositions, Unemployment Hearings, Educational Hearings and Meetings such as IEP meetings, and Due Process Hearings. In addition to intense classroom simulated practice, our instructor will provide advice on best practices, how to apply for assignments, and what to expect as compensation.

Our instructor, Catherine Bermudez Sanabria, is a Certified Medical Interpreter, (CCHI) and has worked as a medical interpreter at Baystate Medical Center for 10 years. Ms. Bermudez holds an MA in Education/ESL from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. In addition to intense classroom simulated practice, Ms. Bermudez will provide advice on best practices, how to set up your home office, how to apply for assignments, and what to expect as compensation.

Pre-requisite: Students must provide a certificate of completion for a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training or a letter from your employer confirming a minimum of 2 years’ experience in providing interpretation in any setting. Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Please register early as a brief telephone interview will be required before acceptance into the course. (30 Hours) $599

11/01 - 12/06    6:00pm - 9:00pm             Monday/Wednesday     Online with Class Meeting Times

Course Number: HLT 754 33       CRN: 18125        

For enrollment information email: campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu

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Safe and Effective Local Anesthesia
Do you know why when you give an IANB, you do not achieve complete anesthesia or anesthesia at all? What is the safest local anesthetic for your pregnant patient, cardiac patient or a patient with liver disease? What new advances are there in local anesthesia? This presentation will address how to ensure the safest anesthetic for your patient, and how to troubleshoot and improve your injection techniques. A review of how to calculate the MRD to prevent toxicity will be covered including other risk management principles for safe local anesthesia administration. Online lecture class only; no clinical component. (4 hours, 4 CEUs) $89
At the completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify critical anatomical landmarks for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections.
  • Assess causes for inadequate local anesthesia and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Implement strategies to troubleshoot inadequate or absence of local anesthesia.
  • Calculate the maximum recommended dose (MRD) based on the patient weight and medical status.
  • Determine factors to consider when formulating a safe treatment plan for local anesthesia.
  • Describe the most recent advances in pain control.

4 hours, 4 CEUs, $89
Course not recorded. Must be present the entire webinar to be awarded CEUs

10/02    9:00am - 1:00pm             Saturday             Online with Class Meeting Times            
Course Number HLT 744 75         CRN 17503          Professor:  November-Rider

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ONLINE Nutrition Considerations for Oral Health for Dental Professionals
This online course provides participants with a review of core nutrition concepts with a focus on oral health. We will explore the foundations of a nutritionally balanced diet and the implications of diet and nutrition on oral health, both broadly and in consideration of specific populations and life stages. Participants will be empowered to confidently apply their diet and nutrition knowledge in their clinical practice and further support the health and healthy actions of their patients. 3 CEUs, 3 hours. $53.  Course not recorded. Must be attend all course hours to be awarded CEUs
Course Objectives: After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the essential nutrients and describe their functions, common dietary sources, imbalance manifestations, and oral health implications.
  • Describe the key elements of a balanced diet.
  • Explain the roles of diet and nutrition in caries risk.
  • Explain the roles of diet and nutrition in periodontal health.
  • Discuss the implications of diet and nutrition on oral health across life stages and specific populations.
  • Discuss how to perform a dietary assessment in the dental setting and apply findings in effective patient education.
  • Identify evidence-based nutrition resources for clinicians and patients.

3 hours, 3 CEUs, $53

10/23    9:00am - 12:00pm           Saturday             Online with Class Meeting Times
Course Number HLT 751 75         CRN 18108                         Professor: SHUTOFF

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ONLINE Improved Local Anesthesia Outcomes
This online course will provide the participant with an overview how to troubleshoot local anesthesia problems including how to pick the correct local anesthetic to give you best outcome. Information on how to prevent and manage both local and systemic complications that can arise from the administration of local anesthesia will also be covered. Lecture course. Open to any dental professional (4 hours, 4 CEUs) $89
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe basic troubleshooting principles.
  2. Apply troubleshooting techniques for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections.
  3. Assess causes for inadequate local anesthesia and make recommendations for improvement.
  4. Implement strategies to troubleshoot inadequate or absence of local anesthesia.
  5. Identify how to choose the safest and most effective local anesthetic for your patient.
  6. Describe the different local complications that can arise from the administration of local anesthesia.
  7. Identify the causes of adverse drug reactions (ADR) in the administration of local anesthesia.
  8. Summarize all the causes of a local anesthetic overdose and how to prevent and manage it from occurring.

Next Session TBA             WEB Course    via Zoom  
Course Number HLT 748 75         Professor: RIDER

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Local Anesthesia Refresher Course: Hands-On Review
If you are a RDH with a state license to administer local anesthesia and would like to have faculty oversee your technique, this class is for you. We will review maxillary and mandibular nerve blocks. Specific injection techniques will be determined by participants. The goal of this course is to become more comfortable with injection techniques that you have learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered. This course will include four hours clinical practice and a two hour lecture. 4 students to 1 instructor during clinic.  6 CEUs

Requirements: In order to participate you must have your state permit license to administer local anesthesia, valid RDH license, and sit as a patient for this hands-on course. Note: If you have passed a local anesthesia course between December 5, 2019 – present, you may enroll with proof of successful completion of a local anesthesia certification course in lieu of state permit to administer Local Anesthesia.  Tuition: $360 - includes all clinical supplies.

Enrollment Period: July 6 - November 1, 2021 (or until seats fill)
Call 1-800-818-3434 
Course Date:  December 4, 2021  Saturday   8:30a - 3p
Course Number CAR 753 80
Lowell MA Campus,Dental Clinic

Course Director and Lead Faculty:  Debra November Rider, RDH, MSDH; Faculty and Supervising Dentist: Mary Terkoski, D.D.S.

Submit the following forms/copies no later than November 1 to Ellen Wright at wrighte@middlesex.mass.edu 
Medical history and consent forms
Current/valid RDH license
Permit L or state license to administer Local Anesthesia
CPR certification

Click here for: Medical history and consent forms

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Intro to Online Medical Terminology
This fully online course in partnership with Cengage Learning will help you gain a greater understanding of the human body, how to describe it, and how to use medical terminology in a healthcare setting.  Not eligible for waivers.  Enrollment and payment is through Cengage Learning by calling 855.520.6806.  60 hours.  $995
What you will learn:

  • Define the word parts that make up most medical terms—roots, prefixes, and suffixes
  • Explain the functions of the various body systems
  • Identify diagnoses, procedures, and treatments common to each body system
  • Understand common medical abbreviations and acronyms
  • Recognize the importance of accuracy in spelling and pronunciation of medical terms

              

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Administrative medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who direct the flow of patients through an office. Job duties can include scheduling appointments, entering demographic and insurance information into practice software, managing patient check-in and check-out, answering phone calls, filing and retrieving records, maintaining electronic records, composing correspondence, performing daily financial practices, assigning medical codes and processing insurance claims. Upon completion, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam offered by the National HealthCare Association (NHA).  Exam Voucher Included. This is a fully online course in partnership with Cengage Learning.  Enrollment and payment is through Cengage Learning by calling 855.520.6806.  Not eligible for tuition waivers. $2,195.  160 hours.

Course outcomes:

  • Learn what is required to succeed as a Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Master multitasking as it relates to scheduling appointments, processing insurance requests, maintaining records and corresponding with patients
  • Learn best financial practices for a medical center
  • Master the fundamentals of medical terminology and ethical best practices
  • Understand the basics of working with medical documents, medical billing, and coding processes
Last Modified: 8/2/21