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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
with CCI Staff
This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs, as well as an onsite clinical after successful completion of the program. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. Includes textbook. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register.
Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA)
with Susan Zimmerman, RN, BA
This course provides the student with the necessary knowledge and practice to become state certified as a CRMA. It is designed to teach students to administer selected non-injectable medications safely and to document accurately in Assisted Living Residences, group homes, as well as in the home setting (Agency Home Care) within the guidelines of the DIRS for the State of Maine. The DIRS designated that a minimum of 40 hours class time would be required, however to ensure that students are able to learn all materials in a non-time pressured class, the class may take up to 48 hours to complete.
with CCI Staff
This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Additionally there is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register.
with CCI Staff
This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register.
Get Your Press Releases Published
with Raye Leonard
Are you an artist, gallery, small business, or nonprofit with news you want to share with the wider community? Join Raye Leonard, former editor of the Coastal Journal, for an evening of tips to writing a press release that gets published - or even better, catches the eye of a reporter who wants to explore your news in greater detail! Bring ideas for news you want to share so you can leave with a release that's ready to print.
Medical Billing & Coding
with CCI Staff
This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register.
Money Management 201- Not your kid’s financial literacy class
with Cindy Smith
You have been busy working, raising your family, paying bills, and dealing with life’s curveballs. But you secretly know your financial house is not in order. It seems complicated, you don’t know where to start, and you definitely don’t want to admit it to anyone else. Join this workshop to get you on track.
with CCI Staff
This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Call Dawn Wheeler at 443-8255 to register.