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Catalog 2016-2017


CARE TRAINING SERVICES

1316 CENTINELA AVENUE

Inglewood, CA  90302

Phone: (310) 674-1701 and Fax: (310) 674-1759

Catalog

Dedicated to providing quality healthcare career programs

 

2016-2017

 

Table of Contents

Welcome to Care Training Services                                    3

Educational Philosophy and Mission                               3

Objectives                                                                                   3

Statement of Non-Discrimination                                      4

Faculty                                                                                        5

Hours of Operation                                                                  5

Academic Calendar                                                                  6

Admissions Requirements                                                     7

School Policies                                                                          8

Academic Policies                                                                      9

Grievance Procedure                                                                 10

Student Services                                                                         11

Instruction                                                                                   12

Programs of Study                                                                       13

Registration Policies                                                                   18

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy                     18

Student Tuition Recovery Fund                                                 16

 

 

To:       All Newly Enrolled Students

From:   Vidella M. Waller, RN, MSN, LHD, PhD

Care Training Services, Director of Nursing

1316 CENTINELA AVENUE

Inglewood, CA  90302

(310) 674-1701

 

WELCOME!!! Care Training Services strives to be the educational institution of choice in the area. We will do so, as a team, by assisting our students in reaching their maximum potential and providing excellent quality care training in a stimulating, safe and pleasant learning environment.

It is the goal of Care Training Services to:

Prepare qualified and competent personnel for the health care team;

Assist students to be motivated and self-directed;     

Provide varied and diversified learning experiences that enhance the theory and clinical objectives

The faculty at Care Training Services believes that education is a life-long process.  Therefore, we are committed to the establishment of training programs that do not replicate or supplant the program efforts of other local educational agencies.  We believe in establishing programs that provide students with enriched entry-level marketable job skills and to prepare one for gainful employment or enrollment in more advanced training programs.

 

 Academic Calendar

Care Training Services operates on a 12-month calendar.  For purposes of this Academic Calendar, the period covered in this Catalog is Jan 2015 through December 2015.  The following holidays are observed, during which time no classes are offered and the school is closed.  A special holiday, or class-free day, may be declared for extraordinary purpose

2016-2017

Martin Luther King Jr            January 18, 2016

Presidents’ Day                        February 15, 2016

Memorial Day                           May 30, 2016

Independence Day                   July 4, 2016

Labor Day                                   September 5, 2016

Veterans Day                             November 11, 2016

Thanksgiving                            November 24, 2016

Winter Holiday                          December 24 & 25th; 31st & January 1, 2017

 

Mission & Philosophy

 

Mission

Care Training Services strives to be the educational institution of choice in the area. We will do so, as a team, by assisting our students in reaching their maximum potential and providing excellent quality care training in a stimulating, safe and pleasant learning environment. Also to provide excellent compassionate care of the student, viewing them as a whole person – body, mind and soul.  It is our goal to continue the healing mission of the church for those we served in the Los Angeles area in the spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Care Training Services will serve a multi-ethnic population which traverses every rung in the socio-economic ladder.  Community problems mirror those of society as a whole; however because Crenshaw district is small in dimension, such problems seem exaggerated.  Care Training Services  acknowledges these community problems and recognizes the needs and concerns of the community and surrounding facilities for skilled personnel.

Mindful of these needs and concerns, the faculty of Care Training Services set forth this statement of beliefs:

Man:  The faculty believes in the inherent worth and dignity of each individual.  We view health and illness as a continuum with individuals, responsible for choices affecting their well-being.

Society:  The faculty believes that Care Training Services  Programs are an integral part of the total educational system of our surrounding communities.  We are a community-oriented institution providing general and specialized educational opportunities.  We are open to all individuals who are concerned about the health, well being, and future of Society.

Education:  The faculty believes that education is a life-long process.  Therefore, we are committed to the establishment of training programs that do not replicate or supplant the program efforts of other local education agencies.  We believe in establishing programs that provide students with enriched entry-level marketable job skills and to prepare one for gainful employment or enrollment in more advanced training programs.

Learning:  The faculty believes that thinking, reasoning,

solving problems, becoming proficient in new skills, and acquiring ideas are all phases of the learning process.  Learning is development through experience, practice and insight.  This active process is self-initiated and self motivated.  An individual acquires knowledge, skills and ideals which he uses to modify subsequent behavior, but the primary responsibility for learning rests with the student.

Trends in Health Care: Delivery of Health Care:  The faculty believes that each student’s performance exhibits nursing commitment to personalized services for all persons without regard to color, creed, or social -economic status, and a belief in the value of every person.  The faculty is committed to the promotion of competent nursing practice demonstrating this belief by seeing that a person’s health needs are met in a manner that shows concern for him as a unique individual.

Health Careers:  The faculty believes Health Careers are concerned with providing preventive, therapeutic, and restorative health care for individuals and families.  It is based on therapeutic involvement of the any health care provider with the emotional, physical and social needs of the patient and his family, as members of the community.

 

Statement of  Non-Discrimination

Non-Discriminatory Policy per Rev. Proc. 75-50, Section 4.01

Care Training Services admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

 

Administration and Faculty

CEO/DIRECTOR OF NURSING

Vidella Waller, MSN, LHD, PHD, RN

COO/Administrator

Kristina Renee, MS, MBA, PhDc

Director

Vidella Waller, MSN, LHD, PHD, RN

Assistant Director

Sonia Leor Medina, LVN, DSD/Seniat Abraham, RN

Nurse Assistant Program

Vidella Waller, MSN, LHD, PHD, RN

Cheryl Cotton, LVN, Sonia Leor, DSD, LVN

Home Health Aide Program

Vidella Waller, MSN, LHD, PHD, RN

Restorative Nurse Assistant Program

Vidella Waller, MSN, LHD, PHD, RN

Continuing Education Programs

Vidella Waller, MSN, LHD, PHD, RN

Student Services/ Customer Service Specialist

Vidella Waller, RN, MSN, LHD, PhD

Administrative/Office Management

Vacant, COO, Vacant, Office Manager

 

Hours of Operation

Office:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM                          Monday through Friday

School:

Morning Full-Time Schedule

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM                          Monday through Friday

Evening Part-Time Schedule

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM                          Monday through Friday

Saturday Schedule

9:30 AM to 2:30                                 Saturdays and Sundays

 

Admissions

All applicants are required to complete an application form and engage in a personal interview with a representative of Care Training Services.  Parents, spouses and other members in the support system of the student are encouraged to participate in the enrollment process.  This gives applicants and their families an opportunity to receive clarification of the commitment needed to successfully complete the program.

 

Admission Requirements

All applicants must complete an enrollment agreement (must be signed by a parent or guardian if the applicant is under 18 years of age);

 

All applicants must successfully complete a nationally recognized basic skills evaluation.  Applicants who fail this examination may be re-tested using a different form of the same test.  The re-test will be administered one calendar week or longer from the date of the previous test.

 

All applicants must provide a health screening certificate as required by the Department of Health Services.  The health certificate must be completed and returned prior to the start of coursework.

 

Entrance evaluation/test scores are valid for one year.  Students must begin classes within one year of their test date.  Students who withdraw after starting their training, or, are terminated by the School and re-enter more than one year after their test date, must be re-tested.

Care Training Services reserves the right to reject applicants if the admission requirements and procedures are not successfully completed.

 

Previous Training

The Director will evaluate previous education and training that may be applicable to an educational program offered at Care Training Services.  Students applying for advanced standing must submit official transcripts for review prior to beginning their training.  Credit may be given if the educational and/or training was completed at another postsecondary institution approved to operate by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education where courses and credit values are comparable to those offered at Care Training Services and a grade of “C” (75%) or better was attained.  Student may be required to demonstrate competency in requested transfer training courses.  Transfer credits are not used in determining grade point averages.  Recognition of credits earned at another postsecondary institution is limited to no more than 50% of the total hours required for completion of a designated program.

 

Transferability of Credits

It is the responsibility of students who plan to transfer to other postsecondary institutions to acquaint themselves with the requirements of any selected college, university or other vocational institution.  Care Training Services does not guarantee transferability of credits and it should not be assumed that any courses or programs can be transferred.  Any decision on the comparability, appropriateness and applicability of credits and whether they may be accepted is the decision of the receiving institution.  This is a standard transfer of credit procedure.

 

**Please note that Care Training Services does not offer ESL courses or ability to benefit.

 

 

Academic Policies

 

Grading Policy

All students will be graded on all didactic and clinical modules.  The grading for didactic modules is the standard scale as follows:

 

90%-100%                “A”

80%-89%                   “B”

75%-79%                   “C”

74% and Below        Fail (Academic Probation)

 

A clinical evaluation will be conducted at the end of each module on a three point scale as follows:

3 – Achieving Clinical Objectives

2 – Needs Improvement

1 – Not Achieving Clinical Objectives

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The student must maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the program.  The student will receive a mid-program and a final evaluation.  The evaluation will be completed by the instructor and signed by the Director.  Additionally, if a student is in “Academic Probation” status, the Instructor will evaluate and remediate with the student (if applicable) after each examination to ensure satisfactory progress of the student.

 

Remediation Policy

If a student does not pass a theory module, he/she will have the chance to remediate the specific module by reviewing the material with the instructor and having a different form of a re-test.  The student will need to pass the module before continuing on to the next module.

 

Attendance Policy

The student is required to maintain 100% in all theory and clinical classes since the curriculum is designed to meet the hour requirements of the Department of Health Services.  However, if a student has an excused absence (approved by the Instructor), the student may make arrangements with the instructor to make up the missed hours.

Tardiness Policy

Time is of the essence and the student is expected to be on time to all classes.  For days that transportation would be affected by weather conditions, i.e. rain, there will be a ten-minute grace period at the discretion of the instructor.
Suspension and Termination Policy

The student may be subject to disciplinary actions leading to termination due to:

Continuous academic probation which is defined as more than three times during the course of the program;

The inability to grasp clinical skills;

A student which may be a threat to the lives of the patients;

Or, a student is inappropriate in behavior.  Examples of inappropriate conduct includes but is not limited to:  disrespect to the faculty, staff,

administration, clinical personnel, patients or other students;

any type of cheating;  theft, deliberate or careless damage or destruction of Care Training Services property or the property of any faculty, staff, student or patient;

removing or borrowing property without prior authorization;

unauthorized use of equipment, time, materials or facilities;

use or abuse of alcohol or any other illegal substance which, in the opinion of the School, interferes with the student’s performance;

causing, creating or participating in a disruption of any kind on the School property or affiliated clinical site insubordination,

including but not limited to failure or refusal to obey the orders or instructions,

or the use of abusive or threatening language toward any faculty or staff member using abusive language at anytime on the School premises,

including verbal abuse or threats of physical harm; sleeping or malingering in class or the clinical setting;

violation of any safety, health (Universal Precautions), rules or procedures;

excessive tardiness or absence failure to inform instructor when unable to attend class;

carrying firearms or any other dangerous weapons on the School premises at anytime, except products used for personal defense such a pepper spray, if approved by the Director

fighting or provoking a fight on School property or affiliated clinical site

engaging in criminal conduct punishable as a felony, whether or not related to job performance;

unlawful harassment

 

Grievance Procedures/Appeal Process

Students who feel they have been suspended or terminated unjustly, or have any complaints about the school or any of its staff that cannot be resolved by the instructor, are encouraged to submit the complaint in writing to the President of the School at, 6811 West Boulevard, Suite A, Inglewood, CA  90302, who is responsible for the resolution of complaints.  A written or oral complaint will be responded to within 15 days.  Finally, the matter can be referred to the regulatory agency whose name and address are found below in this Catalog.

“A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll-free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.”

“Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.”

This institution is a private institution and it is approved to operate by the bureau.

 

Graduation Requirements

In order to meet the graduation requirements, the student must complete the following:

A)   A grade of “C” or better in all theory modules

B)   Passing clinical evaluations demonstrating that the student has successfully completed all clinical objectives

*Tuition and fees must be paid or arrangements must be made with the Director

 

Course Duration and Measurement

Courses are measured in class hours.  A class hour is 50 minutes in length.  The required hours for each course must be completed.

 

Student Services

 

Student Records/Right of Privacy

The Federal Right of Privacy Act enables all students to review their academic records, including grades, attendance, and counseling reports.  Student records are confidential and only such agencies or individuals authorized by law are allowed access without written permission of the student.  State law requires that the School maintain these records for no less than a five year period.  Students may request a review of their records by writing to the President, who is responsible for the permanent files.  All such reviews will be scheduled during regular hours under appropriate supervision.

 

Records Retention

Care Training Services will maintain a student record on each student, whether or not the student completes the educational service for a period of (5) five years.

 

Academic Advising

Each student will have a review of his/her progress at least twice during the course of study.  Students experiencing academic or other problems will be advised by the instructor and/or Director to help overcome whatever difficulty is being experienced.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of this service.

 

Tutoring

Students who are experience academic problems may be able to make an appointment with the instructor for tutoring.  In addition, a peer tutoring program will be implemented.

 

Transportation

Public bus transportation is available with stops located close to the campus.  It is also possible for the School to arrange transportation with another student, and/or to arrange carpooling, providing the schedules are compatible and the school has obtained permission of the students involved.

 

Childcare Assistance

Child care referral is available to students who are enrolled in a program at Care Training Services through Student Services.

 

Medical Equipment, Uniforms, Textbooks

Each student will be provided with one uniform, applicable textbooks and medical supplies required in his/her relevant program.

 

Library and Reference Materials

The School maintains a library/study area with program-specific reference materials, pertinent publications and numerous audio and video instructional aids.  Such materials are kept for use on the School premises.  Additionally, the library will have (1) one computer with tutorial software and internet access.

 

Job Placement Assistance

There will be one part-time staff member dedicated to providing referrals to various hospitals, convalescent homes, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities and home health agencies to which the School has affiliations.  Follow up with the student regarding employment will be done via telephone calls, emails or in writing, to determine employment in the community.  Additionally, available in the library, the student will be able to access career development tools, such as resume writing and interview techniques as well as job search via the internet. However, Care Training Services does not guarantee placement.

 

Instruction

 

Our primary obligation is to prepare students for entry-level employment.  The teaching, learning methods, and materials, are competency-based.  These methods allow individuals to progress as they gain competency in specific subjects.  Individualized instruction, guided learning and tutorial techniques and materials are employed to assure that each participant receives the attention required to reach their objectives.  This combination of methods, materials, equipment, techniques, and scheduling, assures that diligent participants are able to obtain their optimal potential in the shortest possible time.

 

Instructional Methods, Techniques, and Materials

Competency-based methods, techniques, and materials are used throughout the period of instruction.  Instructors may lecture, demonstrate, discuss, and provide tutorial instruction, in order to achieve the learning objectives.  In addition, students practice their skills under supervision of an instructor.  Subjects are structured into specific modules or sections of instruction.  Each module is prerequisite knowledge or instruction.  In this manner, an individual as well as a class approach to instruction and learning can be accomplished.  Text materials are listed for each program, and are subject to change without notice due to changes in law and/or technology.

 

Text materials are listed for each program and are subject to change without notice due to changes in law and/or technology.

 

An Instructional Plan is provided to each student containing the following items:

Objectives

Instructional Materials

Teaching Methods

Testing Procedures

Equipment

Classroom

Evaluation

 

Programs of Study

Nurse Assistant Program

150 Program Hours

Part-Time:                12 Weeks

Full-Time:                 5 Weeks

Prerequisites:   Completion of Admission Requirements.

This program is designed to prepare students for positions in the healthcare field as nurse assistants.  The subjects and hours are regulated by the California Department of Public Health.  Upon passing the required examination, the student will be referred to the California Department of Public Health for certification as a CNA.

Catalog Number  Course Listing

Total

Hours

NA – Module 1 Introduction

2

NA – Module 2 Patients’ Rights

2

NA – Module 3 Interpersonal Skills

2

NA – Module 4 Prevention and Management

1

NA – Module 5 Body Mechanics

2

NA – Module 6 Medical & Surgical Asepsis

2

NA – Module 7 Weights and Measures

1

NA – Module 8 Patient Care Skill

14

NA – Module 9 Patient Care Procedures

7

NA – Module 10 Vital Signs

3

NA – Module 11 Nutrition

2

NA – Module 12 Emergency Procedure

2

NA – Module 13 Long-Term Care Patient

2

NA – Module 14 Rehabilitative Nursing

2

NA – Module 15 Observation and Charting

4

NA – Module 16 Death & Dying

2

NA – Clinical Clinical

100

  TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

150

Home Health Aide Program

40 Program Hours

Part-Time:         3 Weeks

Full-Time:          1 Week

Prerequisites:        Certified Nurse Assistant

This program allows students who are already a Certified Nurse Assistant to become certified as Home Health Aides.  Upon passing the required examination for Certified Nurse Assistant, the student will be certified as a Home Health Aide

Catalog Number  Course Listing

Total

Hours

HHA – 1 Introduction to Home Health, Medical & Social Needs

7

HHA – 2 Personal Care Services, Nutrition

23

HHA – 3 Household Management, Patient Care Procedures

10

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

40

 

 Restorative Nursing Program

16 Program Hours

Part-Time:          2 Days

Prerequisites:        Completion of Admission Requirements.

This program is designed to improve the knowledge base and clinical competencies of the nursing assistants and licensed/registered nursing staff, increased performance improves resident care.  The interactive content focuses on strengthening the role of the Restorative Nursing Assistant and Restorative Nursing Program Coordinator in demonstrating clinical competencies with facility residents and understanding the keys to implementing a successful Restorative Nursing Program.

Catalog Number  Course Listing

Total

Hours

RNP – 1 Leadership

4

RNP – 2 Medical Overview

4

RNP – 3 Clinical Competency

8

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

16

 

Hypothetical Refund Example

Assume that the student enrolls in a 150 hour course, pays $1,200 for the enrollment fees, $75 for registration, and $200 (fair market value) for the equipment and then withdraws after completing 30 hours (20%).

$1,300                                            -$75                                        = $1,225

$1,200 enrollment                      Registration Fee                    Total money to

 

$75 Registration   retained by School determine refund

 

$1,225                                   x 80%                                      =$960

Total money for refund         120 hours remaining            Total Refund due

received                                  to the student

For the purpose of determining the amount owed, the student will be considered to have withdrawn from the course when:

The School receives notification of withdrawal, or the actual date of withdrawal

The School terminates the enrollment

The student fails to attend classes for a two-week period

Failure of the student to return from a leave of absence

 

In the last case, the date of withdrawal shall be deemed to be the last date of recorded attendance.

 

Revision of Programs and Enrollment Processing

The School reserves the right to change or modify, without notification, the program content, equipment, staff, instructional materials, equipment, and organization, if necessary, with approval from the Bureau of Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education, if required.  Such changes may be required to keep pace with technological advances and to improve teaching methods.  No changes shall be made to diminish the competency of any program or result in tuition changes for current students.

 

State of California Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The Student Tuition Recover Fund (STRF) was established by legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if you prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school closing, failing to live up to its enrollment agreement, or refusing to pay a court judgment. According to BPPE A description of the student’s rights and responsibilities with respect to the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. This statement shall specify that it is a state requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund. This statement shall also describe the purpose and operation of the Student Tuition Recovery Fund and the requirements for filing a claim against the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

 

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a “California resident” and reside in California at the time the enrollment agreement is signed.  Students who are temporarily residing in California for the sole purpose of pursuing an education, specifically those who hold student visas, are not considered a “California resident.”

 

To qualify for STRF reimbursement you must file a STRF application within one year of receiving notice from the Bureau that the school is closed.  If you do not receive notice from the Bureau, you have four years from the date of closure to file a STRF application.  If a judgment is obtained you must file a STRF application within two years of the final judgment.

 

It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, financial aid papers, receipts or any other information that documents monies paid to the school.  Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary  and Vocational Education,400 R Street, Suite 5000,Sacramento,CA95814, (916) 445-3427.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

ENHANCEMENT

COURSES

TRAINING IN:

Certified NURSE ASSISTANT/long-term and Acute

HOME HEALTH AIDE

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (CPR) & First Aid

RESTORATIVE NURSE ASSISTANT

CNA RENEWAL SERIES

ADMINISTRATORS CLASSES

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASSES

MANAGEMENT OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

FIRE AND SAFETY CLASS Cards

PHARMACOLOGY (Medic to LVN)

LVN to RN Role Transition Program

LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING

DIRECTOR OF STAFF DEVELOPEMENT

RN Preceptor Program

Tuition Policies

 

Enrollment Payment Policy

All Registration and fees are payable 100% in advance unless other arrangements are made with the School prior to commencing classes.

 

Registration and Fees

Registration   Uniform, Books, Supplies,  Physical, Total Enrollment and Fees

Nurse Assistant          $70    $1,100  $250   =   $1,420

Home Health Aide     $40   $350      $60      =   $450

Restorative Nursing Program    $40    $350   $60    =  $450

Basic Life Support                          $10      $25     $10     =  $75

Administrators Classes                $40    $200   $100  =  $340

Medic to LVN           $75       $75      $500           =    $650

LVN N-Clex               $300    $75   $25    $250    =   $650

Pharmacology       $75        $500     $75       =     $650

Fire & Safety          $10        $50        $15        =      $75

Managing Aggressive Behavior    $10       $50     $15     =    $75

Anger Management course     $10    $45    $10     =    $65

 

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Rights

The student has the right to cancel the agreement for educational services within (3) three business days after signing the Agreement.  If the agreement is cancelled, the School will refund any money that was paid within 30 days after notice is received.  Cancellation occurs when written notice of cancellation is give to the School at the address specified on the Agreement.  The Notice of Cancellation, if mailed, is effective when deposited in the mail, properly addressed, with postage prepaid.  If the student is rejected for training, or if a course is cancelled, the student will receive a full refund.  If the student withdraws after the cancellation period, all tuition, fees and other charges shall be refunded on a pro rata basis, less a registration/administrative fee of $75/$2.50 STRF.

Once purchased, books and supplies become the property of the student and no refund is made.  The student has the right to withdraw from the School at any time.  If the student withdraws from the course of instruction after the cancellation period as stated above, the School will remit a refund less a registration fee not to exceed $75.00 within 30 days following withdrawal.  The student is obligated to pay only for educational services rendered.

The refund shall be the amount paid for instruction multiplied by a fraction; the numerator is the number of hours that was not received but which was paid; the denominator is the total number of hours of instruction for which the student has paid.  If equipment was received and returned in good condition within 30 days following the date of withdrawal, the School shall refund the amount paid for the equipment.  If equipment was received and the student failed to return it in good condition within 30 days following the date of withdrawal, the School may retain the documented cost of the equipment.  The student is liable for the amount, if any, where the pro rata or documented cost of the equipment exceeds the refund amount.  If the student has paid more than they owe, a refund will be issued within 30 days of withdrawal.  If the amount owed is more than that which was paid, arrangements must be made to pay the difference.


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