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Local Anesthesia Certification Training - Click here for complete details


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NEW
Cultural Competency in Healthcare Certificate
This course is for individuals preparing for health care jobs and current health care providers. Learners gain an understanding of how individuals and systems provide quality care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors. They also learn how to tailor health care delivery to meet patient’s social, cultural, and linguistic needs. In addition, learners gain an understanding of their own cultural influences and how these may affect perceptions, diagnoses and interactions with patients and colleagues. Finally, learners examine how cultural competence serves both as a vehicle to increase access to quality care for all patient populations and as a business strategy to attract new patients and market share. Students will receive a certificate of completion (24 Hours) $249

4/17 - 5/10                  6:00pm - 9:00pm            Tuesday/Thursday            Lowell             LEWIS
HLT 745 80                     19118                              LC 110

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Hands-on Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques for RDH
If you are a Registered Dental Hygienist with a valid, current state permit/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 already learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered.  This course includes four hours clinical and a two-hour lecture. Participants are required to sit as a patient.   Required Forms:  In order to participate you must have your permit/license to administer local anesthesia from your state dental board and sit as a patient for this hands-on course.  Please submit the following forms/copies to the Community Education and Training Department at MCC:  state RDH license, CPR certification, state permit to Administer Local Anesthetic, medical history form, and consent form.  Memo of Understanding is not required. Liability insurance covered by MCC. Note:  If you have passed a local anesthesia certification course between May 2016 to the present, you may also participate in this class with proof of passed L/A certification course.   Lead Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH  Questions call 781-280-3570. (6 hours, 10 CEUs) $300 which includes all clinical supplies. 
Enrollment December 11 - March 23, 2018 by calling 1800-818-3434. Course # CAR 753-80
Course Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018    8:30am - 3pm                          
Lowell MA campus. Course # CAR 753-80

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NEW What You Need to Know for Accurate, Safe, Effective Local Anesthesia for RDH
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.  Lecture class only; no clinical component.  4 CEUs awarded upon completion. Tuition=$89. Lecture course only; no clinical component. At the completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

 

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

Course # HLT 744-30. 
Course Date: February 10, 2018 from 9a - 1p.  Inclement weather date: February 24.
Location:  Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA campus. 591 Springs Road, Bedford MA
Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH
Enroll: December 4 - January 31 by calling 1800-818-3434. Provide a valid email and phone #.

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UPDATED HYBRID! Personal Trainer National Certification

The W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer is NCCA Accredited.
Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare and become successful in the field you love. This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills & knowledge. The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments to game plan a solid program for your client. The best part is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. The Hybrid version is where the lectures are online and the labs are still offered LIVE so you can master the skills.

Included in this course is a complete 200 page color student workbook, access to online student study tools and FREE test vouchers to take the Certified Personal Trainer exams. You can work right after passing the exams with proof of CPR/AED to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. As a special bonus, you can take advantage of our 30 hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential at no additional cost!!

Required Textbook: 7th edition of the Fitness Professional’s Handbook with web resources (ISBN-13: 9781492523376) available in e book too.

To register: https://www.witseducation.com/fit/store-shop/personal-fitness-trainer-certification-at-middlesex-community-college-ma/ $749

2/03 - 3/17                9:00am - 12:00pm              Saturday
CAR 836 30                    18758
(No Class March 10)


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UPDATED! Developmental Disabilities & Mental Health Concerns Certificate
This course is designed for health care professionals that are either new to the health care industry or who are unfamiliar with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health issues and Elder care. The student will learn how to become more aware of the needs of individuals with varied developmental and mental health problems and care for them with understanding, sensitivity, and respect. Each week with review a specific disability outlining the definition & diagnosis, signs and symptoms, age of onset/causes, pharmacological and therapeutic treatment methods, & methods to communicate in real world settings. Students will receive a certificate of completion. (24 Hours) $249

Weekly topics outline:

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Autism and High Functioning Autism (Asperger)
  • Bipolar/manic depression
  • Schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder
  • Bulimia, Anorexia, and other eating disorders
  • OCD, Panic Disorders, Anxiety, Generalized Depressive Disorders
  • Alcoholism and Drug Dependency/Opioid Epidemic
  • Other Student Interests

2/26 - 4/30             6:00pm - 9:00pm          Monday       Bedford          SPINOSA
HLT 611 30                18805                        HH 112
No Class March 19 & April 16



Veterinary Assistant. 
Course # GES 118
This ONLINE program will prepare you to become a productive member of a veterinary team. You will 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 will 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 Cengage Learning at 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

 

Medical Billing and Coding with Medical Terminology. Course # GES 124
This ONLINE program that will prepare you to take your place in the rewarding field of healthcare. 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 you will be ready to take the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam and be prepared to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam. (300 hours).  $1,995.  To enroll or for more info, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Physical Therapy Aide.  Course # GES 125
In this ONLINE 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. (150 hours). $1,895. To enroll or for more info, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers. 

Optician Certification Training.  Online Course # GES 126
You will 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.  You will 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.  ONLINE. (150 hours). $1,895.  To enroll or for more info, call 1-877-221-5151. Not eligible for tuition waivers.
 

 

 

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