Interdisciplinary Event Taking Place April 12 and 17

CPCC community: please be aware of an interdisciplinary educational event taking place on Thursday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the EMS and Medical Assisting students.  

The CPCC Paramedic & Medical Assisting Program will collaborate for a lab activity involving first aid. The students will take part in scenarios (Hyperglycemia, chest pain, dementia, etc.) within HE 3525 which will serve as the “doctor’s office.” The paramedic students will then be called to respond to the emergencies. Interaction between the MA students and paramedic students will be a vital part of this lab. The paramedic students will also transport the student patients down to the ambulance, which will be parked at the back of the Belk building. Learning points include but are not limited to the following: Patient reassurance, scene safety, cleanup according to OSHA, application of vital signs and capillary puncture as well as “soft skills” such as interpersonal skills, adaptability and initiative. (The patients will be EMS students, MA students and faculty from both programs.)

Karen Piette, MA instructor, is the point person on this lab activity along with Jerry Morris, a lead instructor within EMS education here at CPCC. The second semester MED 240 students will perform this lab. There may be a couple other instructors from the EMS education department assisting Jerry.

Faculty in the building have been notified of this event, so everyone is aware that this is just an educational activity.  Please do not be alarmed if you see these exercised being conducted near Belk this week or next. They are just exercises to give our students the hands-on experience they need to succeed in their field of study.

Mock First Aid/Emergency Drills to Take Place April 6 and 11

The CPCC EMS & Medical Assisting Programs will collaborate for an interdisciplinary lab activity involving first aid and emergency response. Students from both programs will participate in these “mock” scenarios and the ambulance will be parked at the back of the Belk/Health Careers building. The events will occur on Thursday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again on Tuesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thank You from NC MOM-Charlotte

“On behalf of the entire North Carolina Mission of Mercy-Charlotte Ambassador group, I would like to extend my heart–felt appreciation to all members of the CPCC family who chose to donate their time and talent in support of the free dental clinic held at the Charlotte Convention Center over the weekend of September 5. Through the generous efforts of our dental, medical and community volunteers, we were able to provide treatment to 2,079 patients, totaling $1,414,000 in donated dental services. This was the largest clinic in the history of the NC MOM program. I would like to extent a special thank you to the Medical Assisting, Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs’ faculty, staff and students who have so willingly embraced the program through their active participation. Over the past three years that I have served on the NC MOM-Charlotte Ambassador group, I have become convinced that we could not make this incredible outreach event so successful without the support of this college community.”

Sincerely,
Eileen A. Clark, CPCC Dental Hygiene Instructor
NC MOM-Charlotte Ambassador

 

You Can Save a Life! Project Life Comes to CPCC in February!

Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers. Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured? Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with

Project Life

Project Life

these deadly diseases.

CPCC is partnering again with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization. This Valentine’s Day, all six CPCC campuses intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry. If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases. Our goal is to recruit 500 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List. All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample. It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary. Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.
CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative. The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Physical Therapy Assisting Program and Service Club are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.
CPCC will conduct six drives to recruit bone marrow donors on February 14, 2013, between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at  Central and Levine, Cato (9 a.m-noon), Harper (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), Harris (10 a.m.-1 p.m. ), and Mercancas (9 a.m.-noon) campuses.  Please come be a part of this great initiative!
For more information, please contact Mary Mozingo at ext. 6739.

You Can Save a Life! Project Life Comes to CPCC in February!

Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers.  Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured?  Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with these

Project Life

Project Life

deadly diseases.

CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization.  This winter, we intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry.  If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe, and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases.  Our goal is to recruit 300 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.  All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample.  It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary.  Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.

CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative.  The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Human Services Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physical Therapy Assisting Program are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.

CPCC will conduct two Project Life drives to recruit bone marrow donors:  February 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Overcash Lobby; and February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levine Campus 2nd Floor Foyer.  The process is simple, painless and free, requiring only a cheek swab.  No blood or other tissue collection is necessary to participate and be listed in the National Bone Marrow Registry.