EMT classes offered
A state Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician certification training class will be hosted by the Lycoming-Tioga-Sullivan EMS Council. Classes will begin on Aug. 7 and run through Dec. 20. Classes will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and occasionally on Saturdays.
The 130-hour course prepares people to perform complex skills such as spinal immobilization, performing patient assessments, CPR and taking vital signs.
The cost of the course is $225, which covers tuition, textbooks, pocket face mask, blood pressure kit, printed materials, lab fees and state certification testing.
Payment must be made with check or money order. Registration fees are non-refundable after the start of class. Must be 16 years-old with parental permission to take the course.
Pre-registration is requested and can be done online at www.lyco.org or by calling 433-4461. For more information, call 433-4461.
Classes help with
loss of loved ones
Coping with the loss of a loved one is never easy and that's why Evangelical Hospice and Community Health Education are offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, "Life After Loss." The program will help participants learn coping techniques to deal with grief and loss - attendance at all six classes is strongly encouraged. Anyone age 18 or older who has experienced the loss of a loved one is invited to attend. Facilitated by Christine Gessner, MSW, of Evangelical Hospice, the program is most effective for those who have been living with loss for longer than six months.
The program is being held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Oct. 10, at the Evangelical Community Health Education Center on Route 15. Pre-registration is requested and the program requires a minimum of six and is limited to 20 participants. To register, call Hospice at 522-2955 by Aug. 31.
Evangelical Community Hospital's Hospice program takes care of the emotional and spiritual needs of the hospice patient and family members, offering support even after the patient's passing. The comprehensive program helps patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families make the most of the time they have left together. This is made possible through nurses who are solely dedicated to the specialty of end of life care. Hospice's philosophy of care emphasizes symptom management and adding quality of life to each day.
Evangelical Community Hospital is a non-profit organization that employs about 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 127 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming counties.