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American Red Cross Offers Health Services Response Workshop

American Red Cross Offers Health Services Response Workshop
Participants who complete the course will be prepared to assist residents in shelters to the extent their professional training allows.

The American Red Cross of Northern New York will host a free Health Services Response Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19, in the large conference room on the second floor of the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department, 80 State Highway 310, Canton.

The workshop is an instructor-led, basic level course designed to orient licensed health-care professionals to the roles and responsibilities of a Disaster Health Services volunteer when working on behalf of the American Red Cross. Participants who complete the course will be prepared to assist residents in shelters to the extent their professional training allows.

The course qualifies for 0.5 CEU credit under the International Association for Continuing Education and Training guidelines. Workshop attendees are asked to bring a bag lunch.

Following the workshop, an optional Disaster Services Overview course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the same room. The course is the first in a series to prepare medical personnel who seek to become eligible to respond to a regional or national emergency on behalf of the Red Cross.

For additional information or to register for the Health Services Response Workshop, contact Brandi Wells at (315) 386-2325 or bwells@stlawco.org. For more information on the Disaster Services Overview course, contact Tim Schwob at (315) 265-7210.

If You Go

What: Health Services Response Workshop

When: 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 19

Where: Large conference room, second floor, St. Lawrence County Public Health Department, 80 State Highway 310, Canton.

Why: To orient licensed health-care professionals to the roles and responsibilities of a Disaster Health Services volunteer when working for the American Red Cross.

Cost: Free (participants are asked to bring a bag lunch).

Register: Contact Brandi Wells at (315) 386-2325 or bwells@stlawco.org.

What else?: Disaster Services Overview for medical personnel who want to respond to a regional or national emergency for the American Red Cross, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19, same room. Contact Tim Schwob at (315) 265-7210.