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Virginia College faculty member writes textbook for Elsevier Publishing

Aug 27, 2013

Sterile Processing for Pharmacy Technicians

A Virginia College Program Chair has written a textbook for Elsevier Publishing on preparing sterile products.

Karen Davis, Program Chair for the Surgical Technology and Pharmacy Technician programs at the Savannah campus, is author of Sterile Processing for Pharmacy Technicians. Reflecting American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) competencies, this comprehensive book provides principles and guidelines, laboratory exercises, and hands-on practice with actual institutional orders.

You can view the book and order it here.


News from Virginia College campuses

John Schuman accepted the Community of Champions Circle of Honor Award

Jacksonville: In advance of the 2013 ECA United Way campaign, Campus President (and this year’s campaign chairman) John Schuman accepted the Community of Champions Circle of Honor Award for community leadership and the campus’s donations in last year’s campaign. 

Presenting the award is Annie Tutt, United Way’s Director of Leadership Giving and Major Accounts for Northeast Florida.

A wig-making competition to raise funds to fight cancer

Columbia: A wig-making competition to raise funds to fight cancer was held at V’s Student Cosmetology Services last week. The three winners will be competing in a Columbia-wide competition on Oct 5. 
The HeadHunterz Competition was an outstanding platform for cosmetology students from various hair schools to create more than 200 wigs to be judged by local news personalities, celebrity and award-winning hair stylists. All wigs will be donated to breast cancer survivors.

Baton Rouge: Deanna Stephens, RMA, Director of Allied Health for Virginia College, reports that the internationally recognized certification agency American Medical Technologists (AMT) has chosen the Baton Rouge Medical Assistant program to be a part of its School Recognition Program.

Becoming an AMT-recognized school means that Medical Assistant students have access to free membership, a student pin and assistance with preparing for the exam.