Community and Professional Education
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fall 2014 Offerings

PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Infection Control
Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the New York State Education Department to provide training in infection control and barrier precautions. Infection control is an essential component of any health care delivery. Infection control measures can be as simple as hand washing and as sophisticated as high-level disinfection of surgical instruments. Implementing these measures can prevent transmission of disease in health care settings and the community. Infection control is a key concept in achieving the New York State Department of Health mission to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery. The groups who are required to receive this training include: dentists, registered professional nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, licensed practical nurses, dental hygienists, physicians and physician assistants.
50190
$31
1 Session, JRD 215 at 400 Jordan Rd. in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Tues., 9/30, 6 - 9 p.m.
Deborah Kufs, Instructor

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EMT Refresher
The EMT refresher course is designed to upgrade the EMT to the U.S. DOT 1994 EMT-Basic. The course covers the didactic and skill objectives of EMT-B as you attend sessions in the EMT-B original course. There is also an orientation meeting to discuss an option of challenging the didactic portion of the program based upon readings in the course textbook and passing modular exams. The course begins on Sept. 2. For a complete schedule, call the Community and Professional Education office at (518) 629-7339. Course fee includes $65 lab fee.
50164
$275
In order to participate in the EMT course, you must produce a copy of the current certification card or a letter from the NYS Bureau of EMS permitting entry at the first class meeting.

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Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
In just two hours, fulfill your New York State license requirements. Hudson Valley Community College is certified by the NYS Education Department to provide child abuse recognition and reporting training for professionals: physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychologists, dental hygienists, classroom teachers, school service personnel, administrators and supervisors. Gain critical information about child abuse/maltreatment identification and reporting, behavioral indicators, as well as social service law and other mandates. All necessary forms which are evidence of completion are provided at the end of the class.
50192
$25
1 Session, DCC 138
Tues., 9/23, 5 - 7 p.m.
Nancy Cupolo, Instructor

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Alternative Dental Assisting Program
This self-paced online program, designed specifically for the experienced unlicensed dental assistant, will focus on all required course content areas prescribed by the NYS Education Department. This course will provide adequate preparation to take the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Topic information will be presented in an online distance learning format. Additional self-study is highly recommended since this course is designed as an overview of acquired knowledge. For more information, call our office at (518) 629-7339.
50001
$950
Online Class, 9/2 - 12/19
Ann Gallerie and Gabriele Hamm, Instructors

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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
Part 1 - Course
This course is to be paid for and completed online by the student at www.onlineaha.org/. You will learn single-rescuer and team basic life support for adults, children and infants through five interactive exercises, scenarios and a written test. Navigation controls allow you to move easily through content as you learn how to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilation and provide early use of an AED. The course also teaches relief of choking.

This self-paced course is accessible anytime from any computer with internet access. Students can access the "BLS for Healthcare Providers Student Manual," BLS Pocket Reference Card and more, for 24 months. This course may be used for initial or renewal BLS for Healthcare Providers Course completion.

Parts 2 & 3 - Skills Sessions
Once you complete the online course you will be able to print a certificate of completion. After you complete Part 1, contact Community and Profession-al Education at (518) 629-7339 to enroll in a skills session that will take place no more than 60 days following successful completion of the Part 1 course.

*Be sure you are completing the BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1!

The skills session is the hands-on portion of an American Heart Association eLearning course and includes Parts 2 & 3 - skills practice and testing. It is conducted in-person after a student completes Part 1 online. Skills sessions are not included with the purchase of an online (Part 1) course key. For admission into a skills session, students must present their Part 1 Certificate of Completion at the skills session. Students who arrive at the skills session without the certificate of completion will not be allowed to stay and will need to re-register and pay for another session. Students must come prepared to the skills session. Please review the online course materials before attending.

Under-prepared students who do not complete the skills session in the allotted time will need to re-register and pay for another skills session.
50203
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 215 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Mon., 9/22, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

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50204
$30
1 Session, 400 Jordan Road, Room 215 in the Rensselaer Technology Park
Sat., 10/18, 9 - 10:30 a.m.

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Setting the Stage for Safer Schools: A Two-Hour Prevent Violence Training for Persons Seeking Certification in New York State
This training responds to the requirement for a two-hour certification course for teaching assistants, teachers, pupil personnel service professionals and administrators in New York State as part of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (SAVE).

All participants will receive an approved NYS Edu-cation Department certificate upon completion of this training. It also can be used to fulfill the professional development plan requirement to provide a two-hour course for all currently certified educators and staff.

The seminar will highlight information regarding statutes, regulations and policies relative to a safe and non-violent school climate; the warning signs for violent behavior exhibited by a student within a developmental and social context that relate to violence and the troubling behaviors in children; how to participate in an effective school community referral process for students exhibiting violent behavior, and classroom management techniques when responding to potentially violent situations or behavior.
50193
$25
1 Session, HGB 206
Thurs., 11/13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Diane Teutschman, Instructor

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