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PR # 72 October 30, 2008


The Allied Health Department of Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division will be offering a program in Forensic Evaluation for Child Abuse/Forensic Identification in Mass Disasters. The one-day course will be held Friday, November 14, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the College?s North Branch Campus.

The seminar assists participants with early recognition and evaluation of child abuse injuries for reporting purposes. Recent mass disasters have required the services of health professionals, law enforcement and social/psychological personnel. Previous protocols for mass disasters are continually being reviewed and revised in order to better prepare professionals for possible future disaster events.

The fee is $179. Upon completion of the course, a New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA) Certificate with 6 contact hours will be issued.

The Allied Health Department also will be offering the following courses:

A Primer on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The course focuses on the Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD, guiding participants on expectations for a successful exposure.
Saturday, November 22
9 a.m.-12 p.m.; $99
NJSNA contact hours: 3

Protocol Preparation and Writing
Pharmaceutical professionals, nurses, physicians and other professionals learn what background is necessary to be able to support decisions made in protocol writing.
Sundays, November 23-December 7
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $680
NJSNA contact hours: 8

CPR Refresher Course for the Professional Rescuer
The course is designed for individuals who are currently certified by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association and need to be recertified annually.
Tuesday, November 25
5-9 p.m.; $57

Food Handlers Certificate
Presented by a New Jersey State Licensed Environmental Health Specialist, the program provides an assessment of the practical application of food sanitation techniques involved in the operation of a retail food establishment.
Monday, November 17
5:30-9 p.m.; $103

Registration for Allied Health programs is limited and it?s on a first-paid, first-confirmed basis. To register, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8471. For further information, contact Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, CCE/Allied Health, 908-218-8872.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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