Health and Wellness Focus of NECC Fair

 

What do polysomnographers, flu shots and a reiki master have in common? All of them will be found at Northern Essex Community College’s Health Profession: Health and Wellness Fair on Monday, November 17, from 9 a.m. until noon in the atrium of the Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will showcase the various health programs offered at NECC as well as educate visitors on different health issues affecting society. Student and faculty representatives, from all NECC health programs, including iHealth@NECC, will be available to discuss the value of each academic health program as well as health issues related to that program’s topic. Some of the health topics include, ‘Getting a Good Night’s Sleep’; “How the Medical Laboratory Works to Keep You Healthy”; “Dental Health” ; “How Reiki Heals You” “Domestic Violence”; “Privacy & Security of Electronic Health Records”; “Lung Health,” “X-Ray Imaging Modalities”; “Phlebotomists – We’re so Vein”;  “Conjunctivitis’; and “Who Says Medical Coding Isn’t Fun?”.

A highlight of the fair will be the tours of the new Dr. Ibrahim El-Hefni Health & Technology Center, 416 Common St. in Lawrence. Visitors will be able to see the state-of-the-art equipment available to NECC health students.

In addition, there will be a spokesperson from the New England Organ Bank discussing the merits of enrolling to be an organ donor; a reiki master will be available to demonstrate this alternative therapy; and Rite Aid will be administering flu shots to individuals who present health insurance cards.

All individuals who visit all tables and complete their ‘raffle cards’ will be entered in raffles for various wonderful prizes.

For additional information contact Linda Comeau at lcomeau@necc.mass.edu

Northern Essex offers associate degrees in a number of health related fields including

General Studies: Movement Science Option, Nursing (ADN), Nursing Advanced Placement: LPN to RN, Paramedic (EMT-P) Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care; certificates in Computed Tomography, Dental Assisting, Medical Assistant, Paramedic (EMT-P) Technology, Practical Nursing (PN), and Sleep Technologist and a course in EMT-Basic.

Through iHealth@NECC associate degrees are offered in Business Management: Healthcare Practice, General Studies: Health Specialization, Health Information Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, and Nursing Advanced Placement: LPN to RN. Certificates are offered in Electronic Health Record Specialist, Healthcare Technician, Medical Assistant – Evening Program, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, Medical Office Assistant, and Ophthalmic Assistant. Certificates in are available in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.