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Mid-Carolina AHEC Celebrates 100 Percent Pass Rate for CNA Trainees

From left:  Miyonta Mavins, Vanessa Harris,   Margaret Christy,  Kyara Livingston,  Daven Chiles,   Tytiana Georges,   Lauren Gillian,  Taylor Harden This past summer, Mid-Carolina AHEC partnered with Westwood High School to offer graduating Health Careers Academy seniors the opportunity to take a Certified Nursing Assistant course.  The course was taught at Westwood High School by Amanda Ashley, RN.  The course is regulated by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and has very specific curriculum and guidelines.  There were eight students who participated in the two-week course that included 60 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of clinical instruction.  Prior to beginning the course, these students completed coursework that included reading and answering all review questions from the textbook.  Students learned objectives including safety, infection control, legal and ethical principles in healthcare, elderly care and a varie

Spartanburg Medical Center Resident Receives National Honor

Reproduced here from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's Newsroom website. Please visit their website for more information and news about Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Brintha Vasagar, MD, one of 12 in nation recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians Only 12 of 3,500 applicants are recognized with the 2015 Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Spartanburg Medical Center family medicine resident Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH, was one of those 12 and the only resident in the southeast to receive this award. “It is quite an honor to be selected,” Dr. Vasagar said. “As a family medicine physician, I’m passionate about being in the community to help educate the public on prevention. I want to leave a community better than I found it.” The AAFP’s Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Award recognizes outstanding family medicine residents for their leadership, civic involvement, e

On-Demand Hypertension Modules Now Available

Learn from national and regional experts how to manage clinical hypertension and related disorders through 24 online video modules. To find out more and register, please visit the SCHOOLS website .

National Health Service Corps: Lessons from the Field

Health professions students from across the state are invited to take advantage of South Carolina’s recognition of “Corps Community Day” as part of the annual National Primary Care Month on October 29 at noon . This program will provide information about the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), which exists to increase access to primary care where it is needed most.  The NHSC is a federal program that provides scholarships or repays the educational loans of health care providers who agree to serve a minimum of two years in a federally designated health professional shortage area. Mark Jordan, Director of the South Carolina Office of Primary Care, will provide an overview of the NHSC including scholarship and loan repayment opportunities. Sean Boynes, DMD, and David Garr, MD, will discuss the benefits, gratification, working environment, and experiences available through the NHSC. The event will also include brief videos featuring NHSC loan repayment recipients.   The program is

Mid-Carolina AHEC Offers Adventures in Nursing Program to HCA Students

This past summer, Mid-Carolina AHEC partnered with Midlands Technical College (MTC) to offer Adventures in Nursing: Discover How It Starts to Mid-Carolina AHEC Health Careers Academy students. MTC Nursing Instructor Shirley Bannister, MSN, RN, CWCN, provided opportunities for students to rotate between sessions on blood pressure and wound care and the simulation lab. The students learned to take blood pressure using a simulation mannequin known as SimMan 3G in the MTC Simulation Center. Each student was taught how to apply the blood pressure cuff, listen for the Korotkoff sounds using a stethoscope and obtain the systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The students attended a mini-lecture on the four stages of pressure wounds. Then they were given the opportunity to stage and dress pressure wounds in the lab. The students demonstrated how to remove soiled gloves that were contaminated with various germs. Mid-Carolina AHEC would like to extend a huge thank you to Midlands T

Fall Healthcare Leadership Conference

This year, the MUSC College of Health Professions Department of Healthcare Leadership & Management has teamed up with Carolinas Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (CSHSMD) to co-present a two-day conference on October 22-23 in Charleston. This conference is designed to offer healthcare administrators, executives, clinicians, information technologist, leaders, faculty and students in the healthcare industry an opportunity to exchange ideas. Visit the website to find out more and register.