Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

June 05, 2005

AACC offers orientations for health professionals

Anne Arundel Community College is offering the following orientations for health professionals:

Tomorrow, 6 p.m., Emergency Medical Technician Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold Campus, 101 College Parkway. Free.

Tuesday, June 7, 9 a.m., Medical Assistant Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room, 114, Arnold campus.

Tuesday, 6 p.m., Patient Care Technician/Geriatric Nursing Assistant program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold campus.

Wednesday, 10 a.m., Registered Nurse Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 101, Arnold campus.

Wednesday, noon, Human Services Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold campus.

Wednesday, 4 p.m., Pharmacy Technician Program Orientation, Florestano Building Room 402, Arnold campus.

Wednesday 5 p.m., LPN and RN Upward Mobility Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold campus.

Wednesday, 6 p.m., Therapeutic Massage Program Orientation, Room 402, Florestano Building, Arnold campus.

Thursday, 6 p.m., Physician Assistant Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 101, Arnold campus.

Friday, 2 p.m., Physical Therapist Assistant Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold campus.

June 20, 10 a.m., Emergency Medical Technician Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold campus.

June 22, 6 p.m., Physical Therapist Assistant Program Orientation, Florestano Building, Room 402, Arnold campus.

All programs are free. Registration: 410-777-7318, or aacc.edu/healthprofessions.

Hospital has urgent need for blood donations

Anne Arundel Medical Center is urgently seeking blood donations. Although some hospitals purchase blood or use donations from the Red Cross, AAMC depends solely on donations made at the hospital. The hospital's blood bank is open for donations from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday; 8:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Thursday; and 7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Friday. Any healthy adult is eligible to donate. Appointments: 443- 481-4215.

American Red Cross offers CPR, first-aid classes

Courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid have been scheduled for this month at sites in Anne Arundel County by American Red Cross of Central Maryland. They include:

Adult CPR, teaching emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedure and rescue for victims 8 and older. It is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St., Annapolis; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 14, 345 Pike Ridge Road, Edgewater; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 25, Severna Park; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25, Edgewater. Cost: $37.

First Aid Basics trains participants to identify and care for victims of illness and sudden injuries. You will learn how to control bleeding, minimize the effects of shock, and care for muscularskeletal injuries and sudden illness due to heat and cold and other emergencies. This course does not include adult CPR. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday, at Edgwater. Cost: $35.

Adult, Infant and Child CPR: comprehensive CPR course trains for CPR on adult, infant and child victims, including rescue breathing, clearing obstructed airway and one-rescuer CPR. The classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 25, Severna Park. Cost: $42.

Adult CPR and First Aid Basics: learn rescue breathing, to clear an obstructed airway, perform one-rescuer CPR on victims 8 and older. Course also includes first aid basics on how to treat life-threatening bleeding, burns, fractures, shock and sudden illness. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Severna Park; Saturday, Annapolis; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 14 and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 16, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 25, Edgewater. Cost: $42.

Infant and Child CPR: teaches emergency action principles, rescue breathing, anti-choking procedures and CPR for infants and children from birth to age 8. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Edgewater, and June 18, Severna Park. Cost: $37.

Infant and Child CPR and First Aid, including infant and child CPR certification, emphasizing first aid for those who work in child care settings. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Edgewater, and June 18, Severna Park. Cost: $42.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer, an advanced course for those with a job-related duty - law enforcement officer, life guard, health care professional - to act in an emergency situation. Meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 18, Edgewater Red Cross. Cost: $45. All courses are on a first-come, first-served basis, and advance registration with payment is required. Information: 410-624-2060.

Free health screenings, panels at Arundel Mills

North Arundel Hospital is offering free screenings and discussions at its Arundel Mills storefront:

Tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., blood pressure and anemia screenings.

Tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., story time for parent and children.

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