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Medical Briefs Dr. Corbett to Visit Dr. Edward E. Corbett Jr., director of the National Academy of Gallaudet Col-lege, Washington, DC., is in Shreveport this week to assist in the formation of a central deaf organization. He will conduct a public forum today at 7:30 p.m. at the Convention Hall Annex to discuss the possibility of forming a central organiza-tion for the deaf, and provide information on how it can be achieved. Dr. Corbett will be at LSU Medical School Wednesday morning to conduct workshops for nursing personnel. At noon, he will address the Kiwanis Club to generate interest in the central deaf or-ganization. On Thursday, he will conduct workshops at Willis-Knighton Medical Center, and at 7:30 will meet with the steering committee at Convention Center Annex to discuss actual formation of the central organiza-tion. He will be the principal speaker Friday for a one-day seminar at Schumpert Medical Center on health care delivery for deaf patients. The seminar, under the direction of Bette Davis, director of nurs-ing education and sponsored by the Na-tional Academy of Gallaudet College, is designed to help health care professionals achieve a greater understanding of the assessment and communication needs in a health care delivery system for deaf pa-tients. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Schumpert auditorium. Nursing Graduates Nursing graduates of the associate degree program of the Northwestern State University School of Nursing have achieved a 92 percent passage rate in the most recent licensure testing for re-gistered nurses in Louisiana, according to Associate Degree Department head Sylvia W. Rayfield, The 48 A.D. grauduates who took the nationally standardized test in Louisiana showed a cumulative average of 546.9, according to figures provided by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing, which administers the test. The passing score for minimum safe practice is 350, as set by the state board. Medical Records Association The Northwest Medical Records As-sociation will meet Thursday, May 7, at Doctor's Hospital, in the cafeteria con-ference room. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m. program and a 6:30 p.m. business meeting. Dr. James Phillips of the Shreveport Pain and Rehabilitation Center will speak on "Body Language and Behavior Techniques." Guest Speaker Dr. Peter B. Boggs, director of Schum-pert Medical Center's Asthma-Allergy Re-. search Unit, was guest speaker at the 37th annual meeting of the American College of Allergists held recently in Washington, D.C. He presented information gained through the work of the AARU. Deaf Signing Class Ann Bounds, local elementary teacher, will conduct a class in deaf signing at. Willis-Knighton Medical Center each Tues-day and Thursday during the month of May, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There is a $10 charge, which includes materials and refreshments. New Booklet Available "Child's Mind, Child's Body," a new booklet on the health and development of children now is available from the,Coancil on Family Health, 633 Third, Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017. Single copies are free-and additional copies can be ordered at 30 cents each, prepaid.
Corbett, Edward E., Jr.
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