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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education to Offer Program for Camp Nurses

RELEASED: Jan. 2, 2008

bugEAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Continuing Education office will offer a program in May for nurses who work at summer camps.

band-aid"Bats, Bugs and Band-aids: A Nurse Goes to Camp" will begin at noon May 1 and end at 4:30 p.m. May 2 at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt.

Designed for RNs and LPNs, the program will present information nurses need to have a successful camp nursing experience. Topics include an introduction to camp as a community that values health, routine camp nursing tasks, clinical aspects of camp nursing, control of communicable disease, and dispelling myths surrounding homesickness. A Wilderness First Aid Certification course also is included.

The $249 program fee includes four meals; refreshments; 13 hours of instruction; instructional materials, including "Wilderness First Aid: Emergency Care for Remote Locations"; wilderness first aid certification; and 15.25 nursing contact hours. Overnight accommodations can be arranged through the Lions Camp.

To register, to receive additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 or toll-free at 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), visit www.uwec.edu/ce or e-mail ce@uwec.edu.

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