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42, CAPE GAZETYE, Friday;October 9 - October lfl, 1998' Del Tech salutes CNAs Friday, Oct. 16 Emphasizing that it takes some- one special to be a certified nurs- ing assistant (CNA), Delaware Technical & Community, Owens campus, will host the thirdannual CNA Recognition Day from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 162 "Nursing assistants are the backbone of the nursing team," said CNA instructor Edith Purcell. "They carry out the duties that seem so small but are so impOrtant to the well being and self-esteem of those individuals who are un- able to provide for themselves." The keynote speakers are Jeff Konin, ACT, MPT, an instructor in the physical therapy assistant program at Delaware Tech, and Mary Anne Bonner, B.S.N., who owns and oper- ates a nursing consultation and inservice business. KONIN The event will include workshops on well- ness, stress, sign language, educa- tional advancement, basic skills and understanding, the dementia patient. Between workshops, attendees may view exhibits by area hospi- tals, longterm care facilities, and health agencies, and network with other health care professionals. Participants can earn 8.1 contract hours toward continuing educa- tion requirements. Refreshments and lunch are in- cluded in the $25 registration fee ($30 after Oct. 9). Those with spe- cial dietary needs should call 855- 5988. For more information about CNA Recognition Day, contact Corporate & Community Pro, grams at 854-6966. Bayhealth-MMH offers driving class Oct. 13, 20 Bayhealth Medical Center-Mil- f6rd Memorial Hospital's Reha- bilitation and Wellness Depart- ment will offer a two-week Basic Defensive Driving class from 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.,Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20. Participants must attend both classes to receive an insurance discount. The class will be held in the Rehab Conference Room in the Regional Rehabilitation Cen- ter at Milford Memorial Hospital. The class is offered to people who have never taken a defensive driving class. There is a $25 fee per person. Classes are limited to 25 participants. Preregistration and payment are required on or before Oct. 9. According to the National Safe- ty Council, defensive driving classes can save lives. It has been estimated that 85 percent of acci- dents are due to driver error. The Defensive Driving course addresses this problem directly by teaching how driver error can be avoided. A driver can have a three-point credit added to his or her Delaware driver's license and receive a 10-percent discount on liability insurance. At the end of three years, those who have taken the course are eli- gible to take the Advanced Defen- sive Driving class, which will give a 15-percent discount on liability insurance. For more information or to reg- ister, call 302-424-5703. Cardiologist Rosa joins Beebe staff Dr. R. Alberto Rosa, cardiolo- gist, has joined the Beebe Med- ical/Dental staff. He has joined the practice of Dr. Budi Bahureska at Delaware Cardiovascular Associates, Bayview Med- ical Center, 1539 Savannah Road, Lewes. To make an appointment, ROSA call Bayview Medical Center at 644-7676. Gerontology workshops offered at Del Tech A series of workshops focusing on gerontology - the study of ag- ing - 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 resi- dential care settings. Loss: How to Respond to El- ders and their Families, Oct. 8. This course teaches communica- tion skills and specific techniques to help survivors work through the grieving and healing process after, the loss of a loved one. Effective Communication with the Elderly, Oct. 15. Care- givers will learn how to deal with common communication prob- lems of the elderly such as speech impediments, loss of hearing and reduced processing skills. Effective Communication with the Dementia Patient, Oct. 29. This course covers ways to foster positive interpersonal com- munications 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 concen- tration abilities. All workshops meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. The fee for each session is $28; participants can earn 0.2 continu- UDAY A. JANI, M.D. Internal Medicine Appointments also available evenings and Saturdays. ing education units and/or 2.4 contact hours per workshop. For more information, contact Corpo- rate & Community programs at 854-6966. Respiratory Care at Del Tech to host open house There will be a free open house hosted by the Respiratory Care technology program at Delaware Tech in Georgetown from noon to 4 p.m. Included will be informa- tion about asthma, smoking cessa- tion, lung disease, and the profes- sion of respiratory care. Free refreshments will be served. Bringing Closer to Home B eebe Medical Center proudly welcomes Dr. Matthew Tulloch and Dr. Jeffrey Hawtof, our highly-qualified family physicians, and their staff of certified, experienced healthcare professionals to the Beebe Health CenterLong Neck. Our office is located on CXl Long Neck Road, south of Rt. , 24 (across from the Long Neck Long Neck Rd. United Methodist Church). The Long Neck Health Center Long Neck Health Center is the latest addition to Beebe's commit- ment to providing Sussex Coun V with the highest B quality healthcare. To make an b,c,, appointment or for more Long Neck information, please call us Health Center at 947-9767.