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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Program (CCMA) - 140 Classroom Hours w/ an On-site Clinical
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.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
with Susan Zimmerman
Would you like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant? This State approved 180-hour course consists of classroom time, lab practice and clinical work. Time is spent on the aspects of caring for patients and residents, diseases and disease processes, and anatomy and physiology. The Certified Nursing Assistant State Competency Test is administered upon completion of the course. Book, background check and state test are included. Call our office at 443-8255 to learn about how to register for this course.
Certified Nursing Assistant - Medication (CNA-M)
with Linda Ross
The purpose of this course is to teach experienced certified nursing assistants to administer selected non-injectable medications to patients who are 14 years of age and older. This complex nursing task is to be performed under the direct on-site supervision of a licensed nurse only in long-term care nursing facilities and state mental health institutions. This standardized medication course will provide the basis of understanding needed for the certified nursing assistant (CNA) to administer medications accurately and safely. Call our office at 443-8255 for more information on documents required for registration. Class will not have a start date until we have enough students signed up with all paperwork filled out.
Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) Certification Course
with Susan Zimmerman
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.
Dialysis Technician Program
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.
EKG Technician Certification Program
with Toby Martin
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.
Pharmacy Technician Program
with June Thomas
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.
Phlebotomy Technician Program
with Toby Martin
This 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.