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 Blended Learning 
ACLS/PALS Dental Continuing Education  Legacy Cancer Conference 
     

Health 

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)

Nov 09 - Nov 09
21/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: $128.00, Book included

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.

Ethics for Social Work, Counselors & Other Healthcare Providers

Ethical decision making requires more than being knowledgeable of one's professional code of conduct. Often clinicians are faced with complex situations involving both ethical and legal standards. This training will provide an overview of the interface of ethical and legal standards in practice.

Kristin Helm, MSW, LISW, Social Work Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Iowa Wesleyan University, NASW Iowa Chapter Ethics Review Committee member

Continuing Education will be awarded to the following with 100% attendance: 2.75 Contact hours for nursing approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12; 3.0 hours of continuing education for social work and counselors 

Sep 24- Sep 24
21/YR*REL*5025*600 
Ottumwa Campus 
Thur, 6:00PM-9:00PM
Advanced Tech Ctr, Rm: 111A 
Tuition: $45.00

Basic 12 Lead EKG Interpretation

Increase the participant’s knowledge in regards to obtaining and interpreting 12 lead and associated EKGs.

Oct 22- Oct 27
21/YR*REL*4998*600
Ottumwa Campus 
Thur, Tue, 7:30AM-11:30AM
Rosenman Ctr, Rm 38 Lower Level
Tuition: $100.00

  • 7.5 Contact hours for nursing approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12
  • 9 CEHs for all levels of EMS by Provider # 1500, EMS Sponsor # 20-1500-94 FE

Legacy Cancer Conference

The purpose of this conference is to give healthcare providers knowledge and tools needed to enhance the care they provide to patients with cancer.   

Sessions:

The State of Immunotherapy in 2020- Dr. Josh Lukenbill

Oncology has been revolutionized by ‘immunotherapy’ or harnessing the power of the immune system to attack cancer cells. However, as with many revolutions, the rapidity of change has led to discovery of new challenges to parallel its successes. We will dive into the premise of these immunotherapy mechanisms, its clinical utility and potential toxicities. We also review tactics that we, a medical community, are formulating to overcome these new challenges in order to fully unlock the promise of immunotherapy.

Palliative Care in the Era of Hard to Die - Dr. Charles Goldman

New technologies--LVAD's for severe heart failure, non-invasive ventilation for those with COPD, and immunotherapy for various advanced cancers---are altering the natural history of disease in the chronically ill patient. While extending survival in cancer patients would seem to be an inherently good thing, the situation is not always that clear-cut. Living longer may mean suffering the complications of a cancer for a longer period of time or by our changing the biology of a disease, cancer patients live to experience new complications that are even more devastating than the ones seen in the past. We will discuss how we balance living the most days with living the greatest number of quality days.

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Program: What Providers Need to Know- Owen Parker

Many people are not familiar with Iowa’s medical cannabidiol program, especially the role of the healthcare provider. This session will provide information on the program’s provisions as well as limitations and the roles, responsibilities and protections of the healthcare provider.

NEW DATE: Nov 6, 2020 
21/YR*REL*4853*600 
Ottumwa Campus 
Fri, 8:00AM-3:00PM
Registration starts at 7:30 AM -Registration deadline is  Nov 2, 2020 . Enrollment is limited, registration accepted on first come first serve basis.  Continental Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Rural Health, Rm: 108 
Tuition: Tuition covered courtesy of Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation & Robert McCune Endowment

The following will be awarded with 100% attendance:

  • 6 Contact hours for nursing approved by Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #12
  • 7 CEH’s for all levels of EMS by Provider # 1500, EMS Sponsor # 20-1500-005 FE

For most other healthcare professions in Iowa, it is the licensees’ responsibility to determine if the continuing education programs they attend meet the requirements of their professional licensure board. As a courtesy, IHCC lists contact hours for other professions which we feel the class will meet continuing education requirements for.

  • 7 CEH’s for Social Work Continuing Education
  • 7 CEH’s for Nursing Home Administrators                 
  • 7 Contact hours for Residential Care Administrators
  • 7 CEH’s for Physical/Occupational Therapy               
  • 7 CEUs Activity Directors/Professionals

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: October 5, 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) 

Oct 20 - Oct 20 
21/YR*REL*4515*601
Ottumwa Campus
Tue, 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Rosenman Ctr
Rm: 125 - $465.00

(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: September 8, 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) 

(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 monitoring requirements for instructor renewal.  Although it is encouraged that instructors contact a Training Center Faculty to be monitored teaching an actual class, instructors who have been unable to do so may come and be monitored teaching a mock class at this session.  (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)

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

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AHA Blended Learning Courses & Hands on Assessments

The American Heart Association offers various courses in a Blended Learning format. These blended learning courses require completion of AHA’s online curriculum followed by successful completion of a hands on assessment with a certified AHA Instructor. Students are expected to come to their hands on assessment prepared; remediation time is not included. Students who are not able to successfully pass the skills assessment will be required to retake their course or find remediation on their own and pay a second appointment fee to complete another hands on assessment at a later date. Hands on assessments are scheduled in a one-on-one format and must be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance. Please contact Ashley Koll at Ashley.Koll@indianhills.edu for additional details about our Blended Learning options.

Required skills:

BLS
$88.50
Combination BLS/Heartsaver First Aid
$128.50
Heartsaver First Aid
$83.00
Heartsaver CPR-AED
$88.00
Heartsaver First Aid, CPR-AED
$103.00
Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR-AED
$93.00
PALS
$242.00
ACLS
$217.00

All above prices include:
- Prepaid link to AHA’s corresponding online course
- Hands on assessment
- Certification eCard
- Mask set (if applicable – not included in First Aid option)

Students must bring a copy of their online course completion certificate to their skills assessment appointment.


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.

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

Oct 08- Oct 08
21/YR*REL*4033*601
Thur, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Rotator Cuff Repair Rehabilitation within the Workman’s Comp Setting

This course will examine workman’s comp authorization requirements and guidelines and discuss how to plan and conduct rehab for a rotator cuff repair within the scope of a workman’s comp claim.

Presenter: David Carrol PT, Pella Regional Health Center

Nov 10- Nov 10
21/YR*REL*4033*602
Tue, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
$45.00

Physical Therapy in Parkinson’s: Where to Start and Where to Go

This class will focus on impairment-based physical therapy interventions for Parkinson’s. We will start by discussing the most valuable objective measures to identify impairment. This will include looking for subtle impairments and how they may be more pronounced with the addition of dual tasks. Patient case examples will then be presented to discuss outlining your treatment approach. Demonstration and video examples of treatment ideas will be included.

Presenter: Stephanie Evans, PT, DPT, Senior Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Therapies, University of Iowa

Dec 01- Dec 01
21/YR*REL*4033*603
Tue, 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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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.