Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. (The next class will begin in Chase City at The Estes Center on February 18, 2019.)
Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipunctures or finger-sticks. The duties of a phlebotomist may include properly identifying the patient, interpreting the tests requested on the requisition, drawing blood into the correct tubes with the proper additives and accurately explaining the procedure to the patients.
If you have completed a Nurse Aide program or a Direct PatientCare certificate program you should consider adding this credential. Medication Assistants are allowed under the Code of VA to assist patients with medications in Assisted Living Facilities. The need for this level of training is growing as our population ages and more persons need placement in assisted living care facilities. This is the full 68 hour course as required by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
The healthcare industry is actively seeking professional Nurse Aides. This seven week course is designed for individuals desiring to work as a CNA. Upon successful completion of the program students receive the certificate needed to take the Virginia NNAAP (National Nurse Aide Assessment Program) Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).