Thursday, March 28, 2002
Nursing Assistant evening course begins at Del Tech
Take the first step toward a career in the rapidly expanding health care field with the Nursing Assistant course at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Evening classes are now available. This 150-hour course teaches students to safely perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse. It includes an overview of basic anatomy, human needs, principles of observation and communication, emergency response, infection control, and safety measures. Graduates will be prepared to take the Nurses Aide Competency Examination for certification. All nursing assistants must pass this exam to be certified to work in Delaware. The next session begins on April 2; classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. through June 6. For more information, call 854-6966.

Del Tech offers pediatric first aid course in April
Parents, teachers, and day care providers can increase their caregiving and safety skills with a course in pediatric first aid at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Pediatric First Aid covers managing pediatric emergencies including convulsions, burns, poisoning, drowning, fractures, sprains, bleeding, and insect bites. Special emphasis on rescue breathing/choking. The course is approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing for a three-year course completion certificate. Two-session courses meet April 8 and 10 or April 30 and May 2, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. Participants must attend both sessions to earn the certificate. For information and/or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.

Diabetes three-class series
There are people out there that donít understand diabetes. I have talked to many people that think because they take insulin they can continue to eat everything they want to. Wrong. There has to be a balance. If you have diabetes or care for someone that has it, mark April 10, 17, and 24, on your calendar, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Laurel Senior Center will hold a three-class series that includes learning, demonstration, and tasting of healthy foods. Classes will be taught by Mary Wilcoxon, a diabetes health professional and Beth Jernigan a registered dietitian. Attendance is limited to the first 35 paid registered persons. Registration fee is $5. Sign up early so you wonít be left out. If you lived in a metropolitan area you would pay a lot more for this.
Health Services Auxiliary has choice items for auction

By Mike Barton

A canvasback hen decoy made by Will Heverin of Charleston, Md., in about 1940, is one of the choice items that will be offered for bidding at the annual Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary dinner-auction on Saturday, April 27, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The dinner will be served at 5 p.m., followed by three types of bidding: silent, Chinese and open bidding with Don Moore, well-known auctioneer, leading the always spirited bidding. Nancy Brown and Nancy Cook serve as co-chairmen of the fund-raising spring event, now in its 16th year. All proceeds benefit area residents. Auction items run the gamut of selection. Included in the extensive list of fine items donated by area businesses and individuals will be fine jewelry, antique lamps, paintings, dinner gift certificates, baskets of cheer, a tea rose table clock, and a gift certificate to Peninsula Dry Cleaners. Dr. Anthony Policastro will once again serve as emcee before the live auction. Dr. Policastro is currently medical director at Nanticoke Hospital and also works with the Auxiliary. Tickets for this special event are $50 per person, and may be obtained by contacting either Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, ticket chairmen Don & Lois Ewing at, or Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 302-629-6611, ext. 2404.