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Healthcare Workshops

Healthcare Workshops

PharmacologyPharmacology for Medical Assistants

This is a 24-hour course for graduates of Medical Assisting programs prior to January 2022 and meets the training requirements of recently passed Connecticut legislation.  It is intended for those Medical Assistants who need to refresh skills and competencies of medication administration.  The course will focus on proper documentation, dosage calculations and medication administration.  Most of the time spent will be on the proper administration of oral, topical, and injectable medications.  Emphasis will be placed on the need for patient education concerning medication therapy. By the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend basic pharmacology facts relating to the source, the category, indication for use, and the consequences of drugs; Understand the principles and procedures for medication administration and perform various methods of medication administration; Apply the knowledge of dosage calculations and principles and procedures for medication administration into demonstrating injections into a simulated model without violating asepsis.


Spring 2023 Schedule Information – CRN #1672

  • Instructor: Jo Ann Black
  • Instructional Method: TRAD (In-Person)
  • Days: Mondays
  • Dates: February 27 – April 17
  • Hours: 24
  • Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Cost: $199

Register Now!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, W107
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.


Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours. See above for Office Hours.

Course Cancellation
If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, we attempt to notify each person registered by telephone or email. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have both your home and work telephone numbers, as well as your current email address. We also post a notice in the main lobby on the night the class would have started.

Introduction to Medical Cannabis

Course Description

This course provides introductory knowledge about cannabis as well as detailed information about how medical cannabis is practiced in Connecticut. This class will explore approved medical conditions and how cannabis can be used to treat them. A variety of topics including state laws on medical marijuana, the chemical composition of cannabis, and how it plays a role in human physiology and pharmacology.

Medical Cannabis topics include:

  • The history of cannabis use and its prohibition in the US from legal and cultural perspectives
  • The state of the cannabis industry in the United States from legal, regulatory, and policy perspectives
  • The Endocannabinoid System: How and why cannabis works
  • The Pharmacology of Cannabis
  • All about Terpenes
  • Potential Therapeutic Effects
  • The adverse effects of Cannabis
  • Dosage forms of Medical Cannabis
  • Understanding dosing and absorption
  • The drug interacts and consumer safety
  • Substance use disorders and intoxication

Certification

Students completing this training will receive a certificate of completion, which will include CEU’S for professional development

Certificate Program
QVCC also offers a Cannabis Studies Certificate program. This is a 6 course certificate program and more information can be found here.


Spring 2023 Schedule Information – CRN #1607

  • Instructor: Thomas Crouse, PharmD
  • Instructional Method: LRON (Live Remote) – These classes are similar to traditional classes except they are fully online. You attend LRON classes at the scheduled times with your professor and classmates in a Zoom-like session. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here. Students will be given a link prior to the class start.
  • Date: Tuesday, 3/29/2023
  • Hours: 4
  • Time: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: $159

Register Now!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours. See above for Office Hours.

Course Cancellation
If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, we attempt to notify each person registered by telephone or email. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have both your home and work telephone numbers, as well as your current email address. We also post a notice in the main lobby on the night the class would have started.

Dementia Care Certificate

What is Dementia?

Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that together affect the memory, normal thinking, communication, and reasoning ability of a person. These symptoms make it difficult to perform even daily simple tasks such as bathing and eating. Alzheimer’s disease is the main cause of the majority of cases of dementia. Dementia can’t be cured but there are medications to manage the symptoms.

Course Description

This course will focus on methods practiced across the senior care industry. Training provided by Taylor Lajeunesse, CDP, CMDCP will cover a wide variety of techniques taught by professionals like Teepa Snow, Dr. Cameron Camp, and LiveWell (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Resource Center). Education provided in this course will cover how to recognize when someone has a cognitive impairment, how to approach individuals living with cognitive impairment, and strategies to encourage and promote continued independence in the community.

Spring 2023 Schedule Information – CRN#1606

  • Instructor: Taylor Lajeunesse, CDP, CMDCP
  • Instructional Method: LRON (Live Remote) – These classes are similar to traditional classes except they are fully online. You attend LRON classes at the scheduled times with your professor and classmates in a Zoom-like session. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here. Students will be given a link prior to the class start.
  • Days: Thursday, Friday
  • Dates: 3/8/2023 – 3/9/2023
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $109
  • Registration deadline: 3/1/23

Register Today!

Online

Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours. See above for Office Hours.

Course Cancellation
If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, we attempt to notify each person registered by telephone or email. For this reason, it is extremely important that we have both your home and work telephone numbers, as well as your current email address. We also post a notice in the main lobby on the night the class would have started.

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT & CPR FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Get certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR at QVCC!

Training includes:

  • Learning how to recognize an emergency situation
  • Basic Life Support
  • CPR
  • Hands-on skills session

 


Schedule Information

  • Please call (860) 932-4005 to be put on wait list for an upcoming class.

Heartcode BLS for Healthcare Providers – Hands-on Skills Session

HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode BLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor.

  • Register for online portion at shopcpr.heart.org
  • Good option for those needing a refresher
  • CEU eligible

Schedule Information:

  • Please call (860) 932-4005 to be added to a wait list for an upcoming class.

Register Today!

ONLINE
Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

Contact Us

Workforce Development & Continuing Education

workforcedevelopment@qvcc.edu

860.932.4005