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Classes Offered 2014 - 2015
*** Financial assistance may be awarded for WIA Certified Course through the
WorkForce Center contact Rosie Beager at 308-5728 *** (see below for more information)
Hemodialysis - February 2nd, 2015
(Start date 2/2/15 - Orientation at CentraCare - classes start 2/3/15) Register here
**** Click here to see the IMPORTANT COURSE REQUIREMENT prior to registering ****
Learn an in-demand skill in this intensive 10-week course encompassing both classroom work and hands-on clinical experience in hemodialysis.
Students will learn:
- Principles of renal failure and dialysis
- Role of the hemodialysis technician in a dialysis unit
- Operation of dialysis devices
- Universal Precautions/Asepsis and Aseptic Technique
- Anatomy And Physiology of the Renal System
- Pre Dialysis Patient Preparation
- Preparing dialysis equipment
- Monitoring treatment
- Other related topics of dialysis, patient care and treatment
Medication Administration for Non-Licensed Personnel (TMA)
Blended course - part in class/part online (1/13/15, April date TBD, June date TDB)
Are you a CNA that is looking for more skills? Take our TMA class and receive the skill boost to expand you professional arsenal. This 40-hour course prepares you for a profession as a TMA in long-term care facilities and associated home healthcare agencies. Curriculum used has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and is compliant with their standards. Our TMA classes offer 6 hours of clinical rotation! Apply your theoretical learning in a clinical setting.
Click here to see our course offerings.
Nursing Assistant Skills Review
(Session dates: 2/20/15, 4/17/15, 6/12/15, 8/14/15, 10/23/15, 12/11/15 ) 3 hour hands on lab course
Been out of the nursing field or awhile or just need a refresher prior to testing? This course is designed to provide individuals with a review of the knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination necessary for listing on the Minnesota Registry. It is primarily for those with expired certifications and those wanting a refresher prior to testing. This refresher course is designed to prepare participants for completion of the state certification exam and successfully meet the requirements for listing on the Nurse Aide Registry.
(Sessions: 1/17/15, 3/7/15, 5/9/15, 7/18/15, 8/19/15, 11/7/15)
This 7-hour course is designed to provide professionals with the background and tools to provide intravenous therapy in a safe and effective manner. Participants will learn how to start, monitor and safely discontinue IV therapy on patients. Course can be used to stack on current certificates or licensure such as EMT, Pharmacy Technicians, Nursing Assistants and LPN/RN. Click here to see course offerings.
Pharmacy Technician Click to Register
(Sessions: 11/4/14, 2/24/15, 7/7/15)
The need for Pharmacy Technicians is steadily growing due to the increase of prescription medications needed. A pharmacy technician’s primary job is to receive and fill prescription requests for patients. These prescription requests can come from hospitals, physicians, nurses or directly from the patient. Their work is typically overseen by a licensed pharmacist. This course consists of 45 classroom hours, 20 online hours and 80 internship hours with local pharmacies and will prepare you to take the certification exam.
The duties carried out by pharmacy technicians can include:
- Retrieving prescription orders
- Counting, pouring, measuring and weighing tablets and medications
- Mixing medications
- Selecting the proper prescription container
- Creating prescription labels
Introduction to Phlebotomy - Part 1
(Session dates: 1/7/15, 2/12/15, 7/14/15, 9/10/15)
This 48-hour introductory course explores the field of a phlebotomist. Learn to safely and competently collect blood specimens using venipuncture techniques. This course also offers 24 hours of clinical rotation to apply the theoretical learning from the classroom. We also offer night classes! Click here to see course offerings.
Introduction to Phlebotomy - Part 2
(Session dates: 1/7/15, 2/12/15, 7/14/15, 9/10/15)
This 100-hour course will expand on the lessons and skills taught in Phlebotomy I. Students will learn to troubleshoot difficult draws, assess alternative blood drawing sites and additional clinical time. Click here to see course offerings.
Heartsaver® Pediatric CPR with First Aid, SUIDS and Abusive Head Trauma - Regulation changes as of July 2014
(Class Dates: 1/17/15, 3/28/15, 6/13/15)
This course is designed to meet the regulatory and credentialed training requirements for child care workers in all 50 states. This course teaches basic first aid, CPR, AED, SIDS and SBS skills for children. This is a great course for anyone in a daycare setting, teachers, foster care workers, coaches and others responsible for children. Click here to Register today
Other Classes Catered to Your Business:
- Safe Patient Handling
- Limited Scope X-Ray
- Caregivers Dealing with Dementia
- Adult CPR/AED with First Aid
WIA Certified Courses: (click to learn more about each course)
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant/Pediatric)