Other Health Career Courses



Methods and Strategies for Improved Local Anesthesia Outcomes
This course for Registered Dental Hygienists will provide attendees with an overview of how to improve or troubleshoot failed or inadequate local anesthesia.  Each attendee will have the opportunity to practice on a skull the proper needle placement for various nerve block injection techniques, including an exercise on safe administration of local anesthesia on a skull. An overview of new products and technologies will also be presented to improve local anesthesia outcomes. Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH is the course director for pain management and local anesthesia at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University and also for local anesthesia certification at Middlesex Community College. Not eligible for tuition waivers. Students will not sit as a patient. 
(3 hours)  $149.
Learning Objectives:
>> Identify critical anatomical landmarks for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections
>> Demonstrate proper needle placement for various nerve block injections on a skull
>> Practice a safe injection technique on a skull
>> Understand the causes for inadequate local anesthesia
>> Evaluate new products for pain management
9/12   9:00am - 12:00pm      Saturday         L          NOVEMBER-RIDER
HLT 738 80      16119              LT 312

NERB/CDCA Review in Local Anesthesia
The lecture only class will provide the registered dental hygienist who is preparing for local anesthesia certification an overview of NERB/CDCA exam content material.  Topics covered include neurophysiology, anatomy relevant to pain control, local anesthesia agents, armamentarium and infection control, recognizing and treating local and systemic complications, dosage calculations, and treatment planning of injection techniques.  Please note that NERB is now called Commission for Dental Certification Assessment (CDCA. org)  (4 hours) $99
11/07   9:00am - 1:00pm        Saturday          L          NOVEMBER-RIDER
CAR 752 80     16120              LT 215

 

Local Anesthesia Refresher Course: Hands-On Review
If you are a RDH with a Permit L, or 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 already learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered.  This course will include four hours clinical and a two-hour lecture.  

In order to participate you must have your Permit L or passed a certification course and sit as a patient for this hands-on course and submit the following forms/copies to MCC : RDH license, CPR certification, Permit L or proof of certification course, medical history, consent form.   To download forms:  www.middlesex.mass.edu/dhla
Please fax or email forms to fax # 781-280-3812 or e-mail campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu
Note: This course does not meet the requirements for a recertification course.
Lead Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH
Course Date: Next session TBA.  Lowell Campus. Lowell Talbot Building
Tuition:  $279. 6 CEUs awarded upon successful completion
Enrollment: TBA.  Call 1800-818-3434. Course Number CAR 753-80.


Pharmacy Technician ONLINE # GES 117
This program will prepare you for entry-level pharmacy technician positions by teaching you medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. This program provides hands-on practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module. You'll learn what information is necessary to process prescriptions and physician orders and apply that knowledge to fill mock prescriptions. The curriculum also includes the ethics of pharmacy practice and education about prescription medications, patient care and interaction, and charges and reimbursement. You'll learn everything you need to know to sit for the National Certification Exam offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. However, you'll need to make sure that the Pharmacy Technician Program will meet your state's requirements. To check, visit your state's Board of Pharmacy site for more information. You can access this information directly from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Web site at www.ptcb.org. As a part of the Pharmacy Technician Online Certification Training Program, students are required to complete a Virtual Externship.  330 hours. $1,995. To enroll or for more info, call 877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.  

Veterinary Assistant ONLINE # GES 118
This online program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You'll learn about every aspect of veterinary assisting, including anatomy and physiology, animal restraint, laboratory sample collection, assisting in surgery and dentistry, prescription preparation, and taking radiographs. You’ll also learn how to interact professionally with clients and gain the expertise you need to educate them about key topics in pet care, such as nutrition, vaccinations, and administering medication. This program is designed for people who want to work at a veterinary hospital and those who are already employed in positions in which they look after animals. 170 hours $1,995.  To enroll or questions for MCC, call 877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Medical Billing and Coding with Medical Terminology ONLINE # GES 124
This program that will prepare you to take your place in the rewarding field of healthcare. Medicine is more than patient care— it is also a business. Medical practices rely on medical billers and coders to provide the cash flow that keeps their doors open. Positions are also available with ambulatory care centers, medical equipment suppliers, insurance companies, public health agencies, consulting firms, and medical billing companies.  You will learn to function as an important member of the healthcare team by providing key skills such as abstracting from medical records, assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures using the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS Level II code books, developing insurance claims according to third-party guidelines, and understanding the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are vital to this field.  You will learn important terminology and study the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system. Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam, offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and will receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams, and the registration fees. You will also be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). 300 hours. $1,995. To enroll or for more info, call 877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Physical Therapy Aide ONLINE # GES 125
In this program, you will master all the skills you need to begin a career as a physical therapy aide. You will learn what physical therapy entails, identify the responsibilities of a PT aide, and develop a working knowledge of anatomy and medical terminology. In addition, you will get a solid grounding in patient care skills, infection control, and the legal and ethical regulations that affect healthcare providers. By the end of the program, you will be fully prepared to obtain an entry-level position as a PT aide in a healthcare facility. ONLINE. 150 hours. $1,895. To enroll or for more info, call 877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Optician Certification Training ONLINE # GES 126
Opticians are in high demand in the job market, and the need for eye care professionals is constantly expanding. In this program, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to obtain an entry-level job as an optician while you prepare yourself to achieve American Board of Optician (ABO) certification —a certification that’s required by many states and is a stepping stone to career advancement. You’ll master the mathematical formulas that opticians need to know, discover how to read prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, explore the basics of eyewear styles and materials, become familiar with the equipment opticians use, learn about prisms and lens types, and gain an understanding of eye anatomy and eye diseases. By the time you complete this program, you’ll be fully prepared to begin a career as an optician

Last Modified: 6/4/15