Health
Thursday, September 16th. 1999
Medical personnel training
Medical office personnel can improve their skills and knowledge with a variety of courses offered this fall at the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College.
The courses are designed for medical office financial managers, billing personnel, administrators, supervisors, and staff. Students can choose course sin medical terminology; ICD-9-CM coding; managed care; or CPT-4, HCPCS codes, and modifiers. Classes offered in September and October; for more information about dates, times and fees, call Lori Westcott at (302) 855-5988.
Restless Leg Syndrome
The third quarterly meeting of the Eastern Shore Restless Leg Syndrome Support Group will be held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2-4 p.m. in the Medical Staff Conference Room. For directions call 875-3686 or 410-208-2810.

Coping with loss program
Are you having trouble coping with a loss? Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is offering a program that can help.
“Beginning Experience: Coping” is a non-denominational, male/female support group created to provide a confidential, caring atmosphere for those who are suffering from relationship losses such as divorce, separation, or widowhood. An emphasis on life visions, rediscovering self, and building self-esteem can help you work through and deal with different states of grief. This six-session program meets Mondays, Sept. 20-Oct. 25 or Nov. 15-Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. For additional information on location and fees call facilitator Margaret Nixon at (302) 629-4735.

Gerontology workshops
A series of workshops focusing on gerontology — the study of aging — is being offered by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The workshops provide training, enrichment, and awareness for those working with elders in the community or residential care settings.
Sept. 21: “Ageism: Myths & Stereotypes” provides an understanding of the aging process to promote more positive, realistic, and helpful interactions with the elderly.
Oct. 19: “Effective Communication with the Elderly” helps caregivers deal with common communication problems of the elderly such as speech impediments, loss of hearing, and reduced processing skills.
Nov. 2: “Loss: How to Respond to Elders and Their Families” teaches communication skills and specific techniques to help survivors work through the grieving and healing process after the loss of a loved one.
Nov. 16: “Effective Communication with the Dementia Patient” covers ways to foster positive interpersonal communications and reduce emotional and physical stress for both the patient and the caregiver as they deal with the patient’s challenges of reduced language and concentration abilities.
All workshops meet on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. The fee for each session is $29; participants can earn 0.2 continuing education units and/or 2.4 contact hours per workshop. Those who participate in all four workshops (fee $103) will earn a Delaware Tech certificate of completion, 1 CEU and/or 9.6 contact hours. For more information, contact Corporate & Community Programs at 854-6966.
Pediatric first aid course
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.
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 Sept. 20 and 22, Oct. 18 and 20, or Nov. 15 and 17, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $30. For information and/or to register, call Corporate & Community Programs at 854-6966.

Golf Tournament
The 13th annual Golf Tournament, co-sponsored by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Wilmington Trust, will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m. at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown.
The tournament will be a scramble format. Reneé Morris, coordinator, expects a full field again as the golfers look forward to the fun-filled event.
Teams of four players will compete for various prizes that have been donated by local and national businesses.
During the course of the day, enthusiastic golfers will have numerous chances to test their skills by competing on contests for Longest Drive, Closest-To-The-Pin, Hit-The-Green and a Hole-In-One.
One lucky player will leave the tournament with a “Getaway Weekend for Two.”
Committee members for this year’s event include Don Clark, Ed Cranston, Mike Monaco and Morris.
Anyone interested in individual reservations or learning more about the corporate packages should contact Morris at 629-6611, extension 2404. Proceeds will be used for the hospital’s endowment fund.

Nursing Assistant course
New evening classes are available for the Nursing Assistant course at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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.
Fall classes begin Oct. 5 and are scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. through Dec. 9. For more information, call 854-6966.