Health Programs

Browse through a large variety of courses that are designed to meet the re-licensure requirements for various health professions. Please look at individual course descriptions to see which professions' requirements are satisfied be each course.

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General Health OT-PT Massage Therapy AHA Skills Check-Off
ACLS/PALS Prepare to Care Core TTT Nurse Aide Train the Trainer 
Dental Continuing Education    

 

Health

Laughter and Leadership in Healthcare

The purpose of this conference is to give healthcare providers knowledge and tools needed to increase their productivity, improve their leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and enhance the care they provide to their patients. Desi Payne BA, has over 25 years of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, customer service trainer, hospital patient advocate, and award-winning entertainer. She has a passion for motivating, inspiring, and leading others to perform at their highest potential. A certified speaker and trainer, she is a John Maxwell Team Member.

The Magic of Connecting
Truly connecting with colleagues and patients requires more than just being a good communicator. Good leaders know how to build a bridge to others by cultivating relationships – that is the foundation to becoming a great leader. Based on John Maxwell’s book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, participants will learn the magic of truly connecting.

Do You Work with the Living Dead?
Do you work with people who drag their feet into work, growl and murmur, give blank stares, aren’t engaged with their work, or poison other co-workers with negativity? Or maybe patients or staff who habitually bite and devour others with their words and actions? Do you work with people who suck the very life out of you? Or could you possibly be infected with this epidemic yourself and you don’t know it? This fun and interactive session will teach you how to smash those bad attitudes in coworkers and patients improving the work environment for you and your coworkers and improving patient outcomes in those you care for.

Give me some Chocolate…I’m Stressed Out!
Nobody is immune to stress. It affects your health, personal life, and professional life. This session will discuss the neuroscience of stress and give you strategies on how to reduce and manage stress- in your life and for those you provide care for.

Desi PayneNov 15 - Nov 15
20/YR*REL*4316*600
Ottumwa Campus
Fri, 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Rural Health Ctr
Rm: 108 - $89.00 (Light Breakfast & Lunch Included)
Credit: 5.5 Contact Hours for Nursing, 6.5 CEH's for EMS (OE), 6.5 CEH's for Social Worker, Nursing Home Administrators, Residential Care Administrators and PT/OT, 5.5 CEU's for Activity Directors.

 

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

The purpose of this class is to provide fundamental education on dementia and dementia care to enhance the quality of life of dementia patients. The program will also foster sensitivity and respect for the dementia client, teach communication techniques, and provide sensitive approaches for assisting Alzheimer’s and dementia patients with activities of daily living.

Individuals meeting prerequisite requirements and completing this course will be eligible to apply to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners for Certification (NCCDP) as a Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®) (at an additional cost)

Mar 04 - Mar 04
20/YR*REL*4066*600 
Ottumwa Campus 
Wed, 8:00AM-5:00PM
(with an hour for lunch on your own) 
Advanced Tech Ctr, Rm: 111A 
Tuition: $100.00, Book: $25.00

Instructor: Sarah Stanisz, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM is the Education Director at Arbor Springs of West Des Moines and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Trainer.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State and almost 20 years of experience in dementia care in the long-term care/skilled nursing field.

Acute Care and Emergency Certification Courses

ACLS Instructor

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become ACLS instructors. Students must have current AHA ACLS provider status, must become aligned with an AHA Training Center, must have an instructor recommendation from a Regional Faculty, Training Center Faculty, or the course coordinator/lead instructor from their last ACLS provider class. Preregistration is required. Preregistration deadline: March 3, 2020. Pre-course paperwork will be sent to registered participants.

Credit: 6.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE) 

Mar 17 - Mar 17
21/YR*REL*4515*600
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $465.00
L. Reeves

(Tuition - $150.00, Monitoring Fee - $75.00, Card Fee - $20.00, Instructor Manual - $220.00)

PALS Instructor

This course is designed for individuals wishing to become PAS instructors. Students must have current AHA PALS provider status, must become aligned with an AHA Training Center, must have an instructor recommendation from a Regional Faculty, Training Center Faculty, or the course coordinator/lead instructor from their last PALS provider class.  Preregistration is required. Preregistration deadline: March 18, 2020. Pre-course paperwork will be sent to registered participants.

Credit: 6.5 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 7.5 CEH’s for EMS (FE) 

Apr 01 - Apr 01
21/YR*REL*4519*600
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $465.00
L. Reeves

(Tuition - $150.00, Monitoring Fee - $75.00, Card Fee - $20.00, Instructor Manual - $220.00)

ACLS & PALS Instructor Renewal Opportunity

This time is designed to provide both ACLS and/or PALS instructors an opportunity to complete requirements for instructor renewal. Although it is encouraged that instructors renew their provider status before coming, instructors may complete check offs and the written exam to renew their provider status if needed, as well as be monitored by Training Center Faculty to renew their instructor status. (Course tuition does not include applicable card fees.)

Credit: 3.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 3.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

Dec 11 - Dec 11
20/YR*REL*4512*601
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $20.00
L. Reeves

Jan 22 - Jan 22
20/YR*REL*4512*602
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $20.00
L. Reeves

Feb 18 - Feb 18
20/YR*REL*4512*603
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $20.00
L. Reeves

May 13 - May 13
20/YR*REL*4512*604
Ottumwa Campus
Wed, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $20.00
L. Reeves
 

Other: Individuals must pay a $20.00 card fee per discipline when they renew their instructor card(s). 

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AHA HeartCode Skills Check-Offs

Individuals who complete the HeartCode BLS, HeartCode ACLS or HeartCode PALS programs on-line may contact IHCC to complete the required skills check-off to receive their card. (Students may access and pay for the HeartCode classes on-line directly with the AHA on their website.) The check-off will be scheduled one-on-one with an AHA Instructor. Students need to come prepared; remediation time is NOT included. Students who do not pass without remediation will need to take the entire course over or find remediation on their own and pay again to complete the skill check-off at a later date. Check offs need to be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Call 641-683-5211 for BLS or 641-683-5337 to schedule a check-off for ACLS or PALS.

Students must bring a copy of their certificate to the check-off.

Required skills:

BLS- $50 (includes Ecard)

Adult CPR/AED
Infant 1 & 2 person CPR

ACLS- $75 (includes Ecard)

Adult CPR/AED
Airway Management
1- Mega Code

PALS- $100 (includes Ecard)

Child CPR/AED
Infant 1 & 2 person BLS
1- Cardiac Case Scenario
1- Shock or Respiratory Case Scenario

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OT - PT Massage Therapy

The “Topics in Rehab” series of classes will focus on continuing education topics specifically of interest for professionals in the rehab professions. Each month will bring a new topic and a new speaker. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Rural Health Education Center, Room 108. Credit: 3 contact hours for PT, PTA, OT, OTA.

Brachial Plexus Injury

In this session you will review brachial plexus anatomy and injury causes as well as discuss the most evidenced based and current practice trends related to evaluation and treatment of infants, children, and teens with brachial plexus injuries. Presenter: Shannon L. Miers, MS PT, MS ATC, PCS, SCS, Senior Physical Therapist, IOSMR, University of Iowa Health Care

Nov 12 - Nov 12
20/YR*REL*4033*603
Tues, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Geriatric Testing and Exercise Prescription

This program will examine common testing techniques utilized in fitness and rehabilitation in the elderly. Participants will then be able to use this to prescribe exercise programming for a geriatric population with functional limitations including but not limited to balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Presenter: Dustin Briggs, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, AEMT, NATA Liaison to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Dec 04 - Dec 04
20/YR*REL*4033*604
Wed, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Evaluation and Management of Shoulder Dysfunction following Breast Cancer Surgery

This course will examine the incidence and types of shoulder dysfunction following breast cancer surgery.  Evidence based evaluation and treatment approaches will be presented along with a case report discussion. 

Presenter: Tracy Porter, D.P.T., Assistant Director Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University

Jan 09 - Jan 09
20/YR*REL*4033*605
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Goal Setting and Achievement

The development of succinct and meaningful goals can improve patient outcome and satisfaction.  However, it is a clearly defined action plan that leads the patient to goal achievement.  Through this self-reflective course, the participant will learn how to develop a precise action plan and clearly set goals to maximize their potential and utilize this knowledge to benefit patients. This course will have an additional $10 book fee.

Presenter: Deb Fritz, PT, Director of Rehabilitation, Keokuk County Health Center

Feb 04 - Feb 04
20/YR*REL*4033*606
Tues, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00 (This course will have an additional $10 book fee.)

Fieldwork & Clinical Educators: A Closer Look

This Fieldwork and clinical educators help prepare students with hands-on, real life clinical experiences that will shape student's careers in Physical and Occupational Therapy.  While providing a unique skill set to students, being an OT or PT fieldwork or clinical supervisor can be an overwhelming task at times.  This workshop will help provide resources for fieldwork or clinical educators on supervision, direction, identifying learning styles, competency of the of the supervisor, problem solving and evaluation scoring and will provide supervisors with a resource to use during fieldwork and clinical experiences.

Feb 25 - Feb 25
20/YR*REL*427*600C
Tues, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$10.00

PT, OT, and Elderly Drivers: Knowing When to Hand Over the Keys

This program will examine the occupation of driving and the physiological, cognitive, and visual components in the aging population.  Participants will become familiar with general assessments and treatment interventions to assist in clients in the remediation or compensation for community mobility. Instructor Denise Kluever served as a driving evaluator and instructor at the Younker Rehabilitation Center in Des Moines and for “Drive Safe”, a private company in Minneapolis. Denise’s area of expertise is with the geriatric population.

Presenter: Denise Kluever MS, OTR/L is the Lab Space Coordinator for the Drake University Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Program

Mar 12 - Mar 12
20/YR*REL*4033*607
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Grab & Grip- Assistive Technology Devices

This program will increase the awareness of how AT (Assistive Technology) can affect the life of a person with disabilities. The program will focus on grabbing and gripping aids for individuals with upper extremity limitations, pain limitations and anyone who desires to “Grab & Grip”! Assistive technology can have a significant range in cost and difficulty, including no-tech, low-tech and high-tech devices.

Presenter: Tracy Keninger MS, CRC, ATP & Kimberly Karwal MS, CRC, ATP, Easterseals of Iowa

Apr 02 - Apr 02
20/YR*REL*4033*608
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Fundamentals of Vestibular Rehabilitation

This course will review the anatomy of the vestibular system as well as discuss common vestibular disorders including BPPV and vestibular neuritis. Critical elements of the oculomotor exam and significance of oculomotor exam findings will be reviewed in the context of physical therapy practice. Treatment principles including canalith repositioning, gaze stabilization exercises, and balance training will also be addressed. A lab component will be included with time to practice oculomotor examination as well as positional testing and canalith repositioning maneuvers.

Presenter: Amy Yotty, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Therapies, University of Iowa Health Care

May 07 - May 07
20/YR*REL*4033*609
Thurs, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

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Dental Continuing Education

Indian Hills is happy to announce the initiation dental continuing education courses for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.  Classes will be offered face-to-face on the IHCC campus or may be accessed live via webinar or taken after the fact as a prerecorded self-study versions of courses.  The self-study versions of courses will be available for 1 year after the course was initially held.  Students registering for the webinar version of the class will receive instructions the Monday before class on how to join as well as a required post-test, which must be completed and submitted within 2 weeks after class.  Students will need a minimum score on the post-test to receive course credit.

Self study students-once registered for the self study version of the class, participants will receive course materials within a few days and will have approximately 2 weeks to complete the course and submit course completion.

Registration Deadlines:

Face-to-Face: To Be Determined

Join Live Webinar: To Be Determined

Pre-recorded Self Study: To Be Determined

Opiates - "How to Protect Yourself and Your Patients from the Opiate Epidemic"

To Be Determined
20/YR*REL*2125*600
Ottumwa Campus- Face to Face
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rural Health Ctr 
Rm: 108 - $40.00
Staff

To Be Determined
20/YR*REL*2125*601
Ottumwa Campus- Via Webinar
Wed, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Online 
$60.00
Staff

To Be Determined
21/YR*REL*2125*690
Self Study

***Watch for upcoming classes happening March 25, 2020***

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Nurse Aide Train the Trainer

This class is designed to meet the requirements of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act  (OBRA '89) for preparing instructors to teach the state approved 75-hour nurse aide curriculum.  Participants are involved in lectures, discussion, small groups, and individual activities to develop materials for their actual teaching situations.

Please check back for future classes.

Prepare to Care Core Train the Trainer

This course is designed to provide knowledge of the principles of adult learning as well as familiarity with curriculum content to the instructor utilizing the Prepare to Care, Core class curriculum.

Please check back for future classes.

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Lori ReevesCourt Mandated, Professional Re-Licensure, & Short Term Health Certificates:

Lori Reeves, Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5337 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5337
Email: Lori.Reeves@indianhills.edu 


Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.