This Week in CHCACTion!
February 14, 2020
New CHCACT Training Programs
HCACT is expanding its curriculum of training courses. We will be offering specialized programs in our training facilities in Cheshire. There is also the opportunity for remote and on-site training should the demand warrant it. We are working on a schedule of classes and will be announcing that soon.
These training programs are beyond the FQHC / Community Health 330 Grant programs that we will also be scheduling. There is strong interest for an expanded curriculum that will meet the needs of health and health care related topics.
Initial programs include:
Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR
The BLS course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED (automated external defibrillator). The course is based on the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
With an in-house certified BLS trainer, our first offerings will be basic life support training. The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings. It is appropriate for individuals who want to obtain or renew CPR certification. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.
While the courses will not be free, they will be very affordable. We will also be flexible and responsive to the requirements of our participants. For example, should the number of participants support it, CHCACT can provide on-site training.
As we are in the planning stages, we welcome your feedback regarding interest level. Whether you are an individual or a group, please let us know if you are interested in learning more. You will help us define our calendar and possible remote training sessions. Health centers are encouraged to contact us if they have several individuals that need certification so we can consider on-site training.
Essential Management Skills for Health Center Supervisors
We are planning intensive, highly interactive, full-day training classes that enable new or first-time community health center managers and supervisors to develop and hone essential skills to successfully lead and manage employees in today’s challenging and fast-changing community health center environment.
Too often, healthcare workers new to supervisor roles have not had much management training. To help with that, this program focuses on crucial management skills that can put into immediate action. Topics include hiring, communication, leadership, conflict management, employee development, and more.
While details of the Essential Management Skills for Health Center Supervisors are still being developed, we again encourage you to contact us with your interest. This will help us with our planning and scheduling so we can server you better.
Please contact Heather Adams, Director of Training & Education at CHCACT to let her know your interest or if you have any questions or suggestions. Contact Heather at email@example.com.
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