The school of Nursing at North Hills Hospital will hold its annual basic life support (BLS) renewal courses in March. The courses are open to all staff. Staff members whose jobs require them to hold a valid BLS completion card must attend a renewal course ever two years, according to American Heart Association guidelines. Heart Saver Plus (adult) and Health Care Provider (adult, infant, and child) BLS renewal courses will be offered. Renewal courses will be held Monday through Friday, March 15 through March 19, and March 22 through March 26, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Renewal courses also will be held Saturday, March 20, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. All courses will be held in Wilkins Hall, Room 135. Staff should allow 60 to 90 minutes to complete the renewal course. To receive a BLS renewal, staff will be required to complete a written test and demonstrate their BLS skills. The renewal course is open to anyone who is due to take a renewal course, even if it is not required for his or her job.
Science Judges Sought
An additional 25 judges with expertise in science and an interest I children are needed for the 61st annual North Hills Science and Engineering Fair. The competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 at the North Hills Science Center. Jeffrey Sidora, science fair coordinator, said 60 judges are needed to examine exhibits created by 150 students from 6 area schools. The judges should have technical backgrounds, such master’s degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, or environment. The judges have to be willing to make a time commitment from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided. At the fair, students in 6 through 12 compete for the best science engineering projects in their age brackets.