Thursday, March 7, 2002
Nurses’ seminar focuses on ‘End of Life Issues’ March 8
An all-day seminar for nurses who deal with “end of life issues” will be held at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on March 8. The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and light refreshments. Morning and afternoon workshops will address such topics as pain and symptom management, grief counseling, culturally sensitive care, and legal concerns related to advance directives and “do not resuscitate” orders. The event will conclude with a panel discussion on ethics. Both beginning and experienced nurses are welcome to attend. Participants will be awarded 7.2 contact hours for continuing education requirements. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Delaware Nurses Association and the Health Institute of Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs division. For more information, or to register, call 302-854-6966.

CPR classes available
A variety of classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are being offered this spring at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. “CPR for Family and Friends” classes are designed for lay rescuers such as schoolchildren, family members of patients at risk, and those who want to learn rescue skills in case of a family emergency. Separate classes teach adult CPR, infant & child CPR, or CPR for all ages. Those who require a course completion card, such as daycare providers and lifeguards, should sign up for the “Heartsaver” courses. Cards will be issued to students who successfully complete the written exam and the skills demonstration. Skills covered include both mouth-to-mouth ventilation and rescue breathing using barrier devices. For more information about CPR course dates and times, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
NHS Auxiliary meeting
The Seaford Golf and Country Club will be the setting for the Wednesday, March 13, 10 a.m., regular business meeting of the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary. Featured will be a special brunch prior to the meeting. Reservations are a must and callers will be contacting members. Cost will be $6.10, according to Joyce Mackler, second vice-president. Guest speakers will be Tammy Donohoe, RN, and Barbara Ellingsworth, RN, of cardiac rehabilitation. They will present a timely program on heart risk factors, heart and disease prevention. Pat Olekszyk, president of the Auxiliary, encourages all members to attend.

Support Group meeting
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Wesley Wellness Center, Seaford in the In-service Room. Relatives and friends are welcome. For further information, call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

First Aid Basics March 25
The American Red Cross has provided health and safety services to communities for more than 90 years as part of our mission of emergency prevention and preparedness. All courses are designed to teach the exact skills people need to respond to an emergency and are for general, professional, and workplace audiences, including children and emergency response personnel. Thanks to your participation and feedback, Red Cross certified courses set the standard in quality and reflect the most recent changes in cardiac care. The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula is offering a large variety of courses and locations during Red Cross Month, as our way of saying Thank You America! St. John’s Methodist Church also will hold a course on First Aid Basics on Monday, March 25, from 5-9 p.m., cost $25. Payment required in advance. Call 302-656-6620 to reserve your space.