Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is closed Monday, January 23, 2023 due to inclement weather. Classes, appointments and tutoring sessions are cancelled. If you have any questions leave a message at 207.664.7110 and we will return your call.
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AMP Clinical Medical Assistant

with Academy of Medical Professions

Feb
28

February 28th to June 20th, 2023

$3,200 More Info

Medical Assistants are responsible for a variety of medical office tasks from administrative to technical and scientific duties and must have quality human relations skills. Some of the job duties include cleaning and dressing wounds, taking blood samples, administering medications, taking vitals, preparing a patient for EKGs, obtaining a patient’s history, and assisting physicians during examinations. Our program provides virtual reality style classroom work as well as traditional style teaching for a blended learning experience.  Clinicals are performed during the program to ensure that the student has proper techniques and will be ready to pass the National Certification.  Upon completion of the program, you will sit for your CCMA (Clinical Certified Medical Assistant) national certification exams through NHA.  The fee for the class includes national certification, 6 practice exams, online study guide materials, books, resume assistance, and all other associated fees.  Externships may be available in your area.  Payment plans are available. The classroom hours are live online.  Additional clinical hours are in-person as locally as feasible. Certification tests are offered locally.

Please download this information package about the Academy of Medical Professions Medical Assistant Program, stop by our center in Ellsworth to pick one up, or request that one be mailed to you.  It will answer many questions you might have.  Don't hesitate to reach out to the Academy of Medical Professions directly after reviewing the information package linked above.  Please go to their website for their phone number and to explore all their course offerings. 

Ellsworth Adult & Community Education is here to ensure your readiness and success by providing logistical, academic, and social emotional support during this online and in-person experience. We will help you through the enrollment process, provide local support during the course and offer the certification exam locally. Our services are available at no cost to you.  If you'd like to schedule an individual appointment with one of our career advisors to learn more, please call 207.664.7110 or email adultedinfo@ellsworthschools.org to schedule a phone, zoom or in-person appointment.

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Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Feb)

with Beth Alteri Inspire Recovery Center-Healthy Acadia

Feb
13

February 13th, 2023

Free More Info

In 2021, more than 600 Mainers lost their lives to substance use disorder.  While that number is higher than any previous year, that number would have been 15 times higher without Naloxone.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and the only thing available to reverse an overdose.  You can't look at someone and know they are using substances.  One in 12 people in the United States have Substance Use Disorder, so the odds that you know someone who uses are pretty high.  The more people carry Naloxone, the more likely lives will be saved.  People can't recover if they do not survive an overdose.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. Naloxone saves lives by restoring the person’s breathing. Narcan is not a replacement for calling 911, but can save the person’s life while emergency medical personnel are on the way.

It is FDA approved and can be administered easily via a nasal spray. Even a child can do it. It was intentionally developed for use by those without medical training who may arrive at the scene first, such as friends or family.

Narcan (naloxone) is a critical harm reduction tool. Just as we have a fire extinguisher in every building and house to protect us in the event of a fire, we should also have Narcan readily available at all times.

Healthy Acadia provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing amount of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Beth Alteri of Healthy Acadia, works recruiting and supporting volunteers; works with the Substance Use and Prevention Team to increase community knowledge about Substance Use Disorder and to distribute and train people in the community about harm reduction tools such as Naloxone; provides coordination and support at the INSPIRE Recovery Center; supervises the Hancock County Maine Recovery Core interns and is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.

Beth is a mother of three, teaches Zumba at the Downeast Family YMCA and is a member of the Ellsworth School Department School Board.  Contact Beth by email at Beth.Alteri@HealthyAcadia.org.

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You can learn simple ways to teach those around you to breathe more freely.  Have you ever seen a patient or family member become more and more anxious, with ever increasing shortness of breath, and wanted to offer more help? After this class, you will be able to guide patients and family members through activities that will reduce their shortness of breath and increase their strength and confidence. This class is for everyone - parents, healthcare workers, and caring individuals alike. This class is on demand online. 

 Carole’s background has been equal portions of respiratory therapy, exercise physiology, and massage therapy.  Her career as a respiratory therapist began at Loma Linda University Medical Center where she discovered that most adult patients were in the hospital because of poor lifestyle choices. That inspired her to attend graduate school at LLUMC, majoring in Health Sciences. She now focuses her work in a relatively new field of pulmonary medicine - recognizing and treating breathing disorders.  She has personally benefited from improved breathing patterns, “I have found that each day I was mindful of my breathing pattern, I gained more energy, and my breathing became easier. It felt like I was turning the clock back as I continued to gain strength and endurance.”

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Heartsaver Basic First Aid & CPR Adult/Child/Infant Bundle (Mar 4)

with Sonia Groesbeck

Mar
4

March 4th, 2023

$85 More Info

This is a bundled course with Basic First Aid in the morning and Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant in the afternoon. 

Basic First Aid certifies the student in several critical topics/skills needed to provide immediate lifesaving care for individuals who are dealing with a medical or injury emergency. It also covers environmental emergencies for the lay rescuer. 

The CPR course certifies the student in cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills for adults, infants, and children, as well as choking protocols. It also teaches competency in both Automated External Defibrillator use and Narcan. 

When you bundle a Basic First Aid course with Heartsaver CPR (scheduled on the same day for your convenience) you pay a total of $85 with a savings of $35. You also have the option to register for just Basic First Aid or just Heartsaver CPR Adult/Child/Infant elsewhere in this catalog.  This is an in-person class.  

Makeup class, if needed, 3/11/23.

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Heartsaver Basic First Aid (May 5)

with Sonia Groesbeck

May
5

May 5th, 2023

$60 More Info

This course certifies the student in several critical topics/skills needed to provide immediate lifesaving care for individuals who are dealing with a medical or injury emergency.  It also covers environmental emergencies for the lay rescuer.  This course may be paired with the Heartsaver CPR course scheduled on the same day for a discounted price.

Makeup class, if needed 05/12/23.

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Carry Naloxone to Save a Life (Apr)

with Beth Alteri Inspire Recovery Center-Healthy Acadia

Apr
10

April 10th, 2023

Free More Info

In 2021, more than 600 Mainers lost their lives to substance use disorder.  While that number is higher than any previous year, that number would have been 15 times higher without Naloxone.  Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and the only thing available to reverse an overdose.  You can't look at someone and know they are using substances.  One in 12 people in the United States have Substance Use Disorder, so the odds that you know someone who uses are pretty high.  The more people carry Naloxone, the more likely lives will be saved.  People can't recover if they do not survive an overdose.

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is drug that blocks the absorption of opioids in the brain at the receptor-level. Opioids effect our respiration, which is why someone suffering from an overdose may stop breathing. By blocking opioid absorption, naloxone pauses its effects in the body. Naloxone saves lives by restoring the person’s breathing. Narcan is not a replacement for calling 911, but can save the person’s life while emergency medical personnel are on the way.

It is FDA approved and can be administered easily via a nasal spray. Even a child can do it. It was intentionally developed for use by those without medical training who may arrive at the scene first, such as friends or family.

Narcan (naloxone) is a critical harm reduction tool. Just as we have a fire extinguisher in every building and house to protect us in the event of a fire, we should also have Narcan readily available at all times.

Healthy Acadia provides free Narcan (naloxone) kits and training to those who want it, and an increasing amount of other public health organizations and health providers are doing the same.  Join this training to receive a kit and learn more about it.  This is an in-person class. 

Beth Alteri of Healthy Acadia, works recruiting and supporting volunteers; works with the Substance Use and Prevention Team to increase community knowledge about Substance Use Disorder and to distribute and train people in the community about harm reduction tools such as Naloxone; provides coordination and support at the INSPIRE Recovery Center; supervises the Hancock County Maine Recovery Core interns and is a CCAR trained Recovery Coach.

Beth is a mother of three, teaches Zumba at the Downeast Family YMCA and is a member of the Ellsworth School Department School Board.  Contact Beth by email at Beth.Alteri@HealthyAcadia.org.