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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Register for a Continuing Education Class

Continuing Education Marketplace  

 

All classes within this section require preregistration. If there is insufficient enrollment, courses may be canceled. Most courses require that the student obtain and read a course textbook prior to class. Books may be obtained from any source, but are available in the IHCC bookstore. Contact Lori Reeves for current edition information if needed.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for American Heart Association course
materials, do not represent income to the American Heart Association.

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General Health OT-PT Massage Therapy AHA Skills Check-Off  CNA Class and Testing
ACLS/PALS Mandatory Reporting Prepare for the CDM Exam  

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)

Apr 15 – Apr 15
19/YR*REL*4066*601 
Ottumwa Campus 
Mon, 8:00AM-5:00PM
(with an hour for lunch on your own) 
Advanced Tech Ctr, Room: 111A 
Tuition: $100.00, Book: $25.00

May 15 – May 15
19/YR*REL*4066*602 
Ottumwa Campus 
Wed, 8:00AM-5:00PM
(with an hour for lunch on your own) 
Advanced Tech Ctr, Room: 111A 
Tuition: $100.00, Book: $25.00

Instructor: Helen Burk, DPT, Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer® CADDCT®.
Credit: 7.5 Contact hours for nursing, 9 CEH’s for all levels of EMS, Respiratory Therapists, Social Work Nursing Home Administrators, Residential Care Administrators, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, 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: 2/10/19.  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)

Feb 21 - Feb 21
19/YR*REL*4515*600
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Rosenman, RM:125
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: 2/1/19.  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) 

Feb 11 - Feb 11
19/YR*REL*4519*600
Ottumwa Campus
Thurs, 08:00AM - 04:00PM
Rosenman, RM:125
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. Classes will be held on the Ottumwa Campus in the Rosenman Center, room 125.
Credit: 3.0 Contact hours for nursing or respiratory therapy, 3.0 CEH’s for EMS (FE)

Jan 22 - Jan 22
19/YR*REL*4512*602
Thurs, 01:00PM - 04:00PM, $20.00

Feb 6 - Feb 6
19/YR*REL*4512*603
Thurs, 01:00PM - 04:00PM, $20.00

Feb 18 - Feb 18
19/YR*REL*4512*604
Thurs, 01:00PM - 04:00PM, $20.00

Other: Individuals must pay a $20.00 card fee per discipline when they renew their instructor card(s) and/or $12 per discipline card fee to renew their provider status.

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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.

December: The ABCs of Pediatric Therapy - How to Grow with Kids, One Step at a Time.

Dec 06 – Dec 06
19/YR*REL*4033*603
Thurs, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00

In this course, we will gain a better overview of the joys and challenges of working with children, from the unborn to the young adult. Emphasis will be on evidence based research in what works and doesn't work through multiple areas of pediatric practice. This will be a highly interactive session, and questions are encouraged. Instructor: Clark Ullerich, PT, Great Prairie AEA.

January:  Medications and Therapy: Highlights to Remember

Jan 15 - Jan 15
19/YR*REL*4033*604
Tues, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00

Medications, prescription, nonprescription, and herbal, are taken by nearly every patient we encounter. Each of these potentially impact an individual patient’s ability to engage in all types of therapy. This presentation will give highlights of what a therapist should know about medications and how they influence a patient’s involvement in therapy. Instructor:  Timothy Welty, BSPharm, MA, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Chair of Department of Clinical Sciences, Drake University.

February:  Clinical Assessment and Management of Cerebral Palsy for Therapists

Feb 05 - Feb 05
19/YR*REL*4033*605
Tues, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00

This session will cover a brief background on the diagnosis and clinical presentation of different types and severities of cerebral palsy.  The focus of the session will be on relevant examination components for individuals with cerebral palsy to assist in development of plan of care in different settings and discussion of potential intervention and management strategies.  We will incorporate application of the Gross Motor Function Classification Scale, evidence regarding intervention strategies, and use of the ICF model for clinical application to assessment and intervention. Instructor: Katie Laubscher, PT, Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

March:  Advancing Understanding of Sensory Processing Disorders: Assessment and Intervention

Mar 05 - Mar 05
19/YR*REL*4033*606
Tues, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00

This class is a follow up to the Sensory Processing Disorder class held March 2018.  This course will advance beyond the basic understanding of Sensory Processing Disorders of modulation and cover sensory discrimination disorders more in-depth.  Considerations for sensory processing disorders for the entire therapy process from assessment through discharge will be discussed for implementation in clinical practice. Instructor: Jayna Fischbach, OTD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, Drake University CPHS.

April: A Functional Approach to Pediatric Adaptive Mobility

Apr 04 - Apr 04
19/YR*REL*4033*607
Thurs, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00

This class will focus on adaptive equipment for adaptive mobility in the pediatric population. We will discuss selecting equipment, usage, and reimbursement. Instructor: Amanda Walrath, PT, Great Prairie AEA.

May:  Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders: Early Identification, Referral, and Management

May 07 - May 07
19/YR*REL*4033*608
Tues, 6:00PM – 9:00PM, $40.00

Neuromuscular disorders include a wide-range of diseases affecting the peripheral nervous system, including disorders of the motor neuron, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles. This session will provide an overview of peripheral neuromuscular disorders that present across multiple settings in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. The session will explore common clinical presentations for neuromuscular diseases and discuss management approaches. An introduction to a motor delay algorithm recommended by the National Task Force for Early Identification of Childhood Neuromuscular Disorders will provide a framework for clinical reasoning, screening, and referral for medical evaluation. Instructor: Shelley Mockler, PT, DSC, PCS, ATP, Clinical Specialist, Rehabilitation Therapies, Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

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Mandatory Reporter – Dependent Adult & Child Abuse

With a minimum of ten students, we can make arrangements to teach a face-to-face Dependent Adult and/or Child Abuse class for your group at an Indian Hills Location or at your location. Please call a minimum of four weeks in advance of your needs to arrange. Call: 1-800-726-2585, ext. 5337.

These courses meet the Iowa Code 235.B.16(5) requirements for daycare, foster parents, social workers, law enforcement, nurses, social work, EMS and other health care providers as mandatory reporters of adult/child abuse. Individuals may take Dependent Adult Abuse, Child Abuse or both as needed for their profession. Students will be able to print a certificate of completion following successful completion of the course.

Students will not be able to begin the course immediately after registration. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to begin the course within 2 business days of registering on-line.

On-Line Dependent Adult Abuse – Cost $25
19/YR*REL*4506*600
Credit: 2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*

On-Line Child Abuse – Cost $25
19/YR*REL*4507*600
Credit: 2.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 2.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*

On-Line- Combined Dependent Adult & Child Abuse - Cost $40
19/YR*REL*4508*600
Credit: 3.0 Contact hours for nursing and other professions, 3.0 CEHs for EMS (FE)*

*Students who wish to receive professional relicensure continuing education for the course will need to contact Lori Reeves at 641-683-5337 or lori.reeves@indianhills.edu.

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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 card)

Adult CPR/AED
Infant 1 & 2 person CPR

ACLS- $75 (includes card)

Adult CPR/AED
Airway Management
1- Mega Code

PALS- $100 (includes card)

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

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Prepare for the CDM Exam

This program is approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals and prepares students to take the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam. Individuals that hold the CDM credential are highly sought after in the food service departments of schools, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. New regulations in long-term care state that in the absence of a Registered Dietitian, long-term care facilities must employ a CDM as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services. Individuals that are hired into this role, must obtain their CDM no later than one year after hire. If you have questions about the content of the program, contact Heather Larson at heather.larson@indianhills.edu.

 Program Benefits:

  • Register and start the program any time after August 28th, 2017. This program is completely self-paced; you have up to 1 year to complete all of the curriculum.
  • This program is entirely online, complete your courses from any location and attend class at a time that works for you.
  • Approved by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
  • Low Tuition Rate of only $550 (does not include the textbook). Compare to other exam preparation programs at upwards of $2,500.

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Nurse Aide (CNA) Certification Program

This course introduces the student to the scientific knowledge, technical skills, and communication techniques, as specified by OBRA, to function as an accountable member of the health care team. Theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience will be incorporated to prepare the student to address the patient’s biopsychosocial and spiritual needs. 

 **Tuition assistance for the CNA Program may be available through the GAP Tuition Assistance program. Depending upon your financial eligibility you may be eligible for full or partial assistance with training costs, call 641-683-5149 for details. If you qualify for assistance the GAP coordinator will have the necessary forms for you to fill out for the class.

Tuition: $570.00
Books: $80.00 
Fees: $20.00
Background Check: $20.00
Skills Registry Exam: $95.00
Written Registry Exam: $55.00
Total: $840.00

Payment. The CNA class is a pre-register and pre-pay class.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register  by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the button that says “Register for a Continuing Education Class”. In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA class you would like to attend, click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or cews@indianhills.edu Students without full payment will not be allowed to start the course.
  2. Students whose course is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for the class for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered into the course until this email is received.

Prerequisites: 

  1. Required State Criminal and Abuse Background Check. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals requires a State check and verification be done through Iowa Department of Human Services. You will be given the Criminal background check form to fill out at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. If you believe there is a reason your background check will be flagged by the state, you will need to click on the State Background Check button below to download the Criminal background check form prior to orientation. You will need to fill it out, sign it and return it to us immediately. You will not be allowed to attend clinical until your background checks has been cleared by the state which can take a couple of weeks. If the State Background check and verification is more than 30 days old, it is not valid for the CNA program and will need to be repeated at the $20.00 fee.
  2. Physical Examination. Physical with immunization and a two-step TB testing (PPD). Click on the Physical Examination Form button below to download the physical form. You are required to turn in the completed physical to your instructor at the MANDATORY ORIENTATION. All documentation must be transferred onto the physical form, please do not attach documentation to it. The form must be signed by a practitioner (ARNP, PA , MD, DO) after the form is completely filled out and your physical is complete. Students without completed forms will not be allowed to start the CNA class.

 State Background Check

 Physical Exam Form

  

Registration Deadline and Mandatory Orientation

All nurse aide classes will have a registration deadline of 12:00pm on the Monday preceding the start date of class. All students are required to attend a mandatory orientation on the Tuesday preceding the first day of class at 2:00pm in the Rosenman Center, room 46. This orientation will last approximately 2 hours. If pre-registered students do not attend this mandatory orientation, they will be removed from the class roster and their spot may be filled with another student.

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

 All courses listed below will be held on the Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46 in the lower level. They will be held Mon – Thurs, class time: 7:45AM - 3:30PM (class-first seven days) and clinical time:  6:30AM – 2:45PM.

Jan 14 - Jan 30 
19/YR*NUR*1000*601
Registration Deadline: Mon, Jan 7, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Jan 8, 2:00pm

Feb 11 - Feb 27 
19/YR*NUR*1000*602
Registration Deadline: Mon, Feb 4, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Feb 5, 2:00pm

Mar 11 - Mar 27 
19/YR*NUR*1000*603
Registration Deadline: Mon, Mar 4, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Mar 5, 2:00pm

Apr 15 - May 01
19/YR*NUR*1000*604
Registration Deadline: Mon, Apr 8, 12:00pm
Mandatory Orientation: Tues, Apr 9, 2:00pm

CNA Registry Testing – Examination fee $95.00

IHCC offers the CNA Skills Registry Examinations on certain Fridays throughout the year. No walk-ins will be allowed for the exam. Students who fail to cancel or do not show will forfeit their testing fee. The skills examinations will be completed on the IHCC Ottumwa Campus at the Rosenman Center, room 46. Students must wear plain scrubs, no prints, and must show a photo ID.

Payment. The CNA Skills Testing is a pre-register and pre-pay test.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register  by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the button that says “Register for a Continuing Education Class”. In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA skills test you would like to attend. Note: You must register for the earliest time slot available on that given testing day. Click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or cews@indianhills.edu
  2. Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email  teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for the testing for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered for the testing until this email is received.

Registration Deadline 
All students must be registered by 12:00pm on the Monday before skills testing dates to test that Friday.

Skills Examination Dates:
Dec 14- Registration deadline: Dec 10
Jan 18- Registration deadline: Jan 14
Feb 1- Registration deadline: Jan 28
Feb 15- Registration deadline: Feb 11
Mar 1- Registration deadline: Feb 25
Mar 15- Registration deadline: Mar 11
Mar 29- Registration deadline: Mar 25
Apr 19- Registration deadline: Apr 15
May 03- Registration deadline: Apr 29

CNA Written Registry Examination -Examination fee:  $55.00

 IHCC offers the CNA Written Registry Examinations through our Testing Center at the Trustee Hall. The written examinations are computerized and will be administered on an individual basis. Candidates must show a photo ID to test.   

 Payment. The CNA Written Testing is a pre-register and pre-pay test.

  1. Students who are self-paying. You can register  by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on the button that says “Register for a Continuing Education Class”.  In the Search box type CNA and all the CNA classes and testing will come up. Select the CNA written test that applies to you. If this is your first attempt this year choose the CNA Written Exam 1st Attempt. If you failed the first attempt and are taking the testing again choose the CNA Written Exam 2nd Attempt. If you failed the first two attempts and this is your final attempt choose the CNA Written Exam 3rd Attempt. Note: the date listed is the last day you can take the test not the date of your test. Click Submit and follow the prompts to register and pay for the class. You will be able to pay for the class with a debit card, credit card or electronic check. If you have trouble registering online, please contact us at either 1-800-346-4413 or cews@indianhills.edu Once you are registered for the test you will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test.
  2. Students whose testing is being paid for by a third party (employer). The third party payer must email  teresa.canaday@indianhills.edu indicating their agreement to pay for the testing for that student. The email must include student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth and last 4 of their social security number. You will not be registered for the testing until this email is received. Once you are registered for the test you will need to call the testing center at 641-683-5142 or 1-800-726-2585 x 5142 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Students will also need to provide proof of payment to the testing center before taking the test.

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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.