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Allied health courses begin in July

Surry Community College Nurse Aide student Catherine Beal of Mount Airy practices techniques on classmate Robella Lambert of Mount Airy.

DOBSON — Surry Community College is offering several Allied Health courses in July for those interested in entering the medical field.

Central Sterile Processing is a new course designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician that leads to certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management. The course includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments, supplies, and equipment.

The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 through Nov. 19, from 5:30 to 9:45 p.m. at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. Seven Saturdays (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) will be required in order to gain hands-on experience. Tuition is $257 along with an exam fee of around $120. Textbooks and immunizations are required.

Medication Aide is a course is designed to meet the training requirements for becoming qualified as a Medication Aide. The course will cover the six rights of medication administration via the oral, topical, and installation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology, and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be able to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon, July 14 through July 30, at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. The complete schedule is available on Tuition is $71. Prerequisites include Nurse Aide I and a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma.

Nurse Aide I Refresher is designed to provide individuals with a review of the knowledge and skills that must be demonstrated on the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination, which is necessary for being listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. Individuals who are eligible to take this course are either listed on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry, but have let their certification lapse no more than 48 months or individuals who wish to obtain a Nurse Aide listing in North Carolina, but have let their listing expire on another state’s registry. Call for specifics. This Nurse Aide I Refresher program is approved by the Division of Health Service Regulations. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 6 through July 29 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. Tuition is $127. No textbook required.

Nurse Aide I classes will prepare students to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Students may seek employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon successful completion of the CNA I course and the certification exam, the student will be listed on the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse Aide I Registry. This is a 192-hour course. Cost for the certification exam is $120. Immunizations required.