Critical Thinking: What Every Clinician Needs In Their Toolbox

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/19

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide healthcare workers with critical thinking skills needed to make healthcare decisions that impact patient care.

Instructor: Kerrie Roberson MBA, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, DHA(c)

Target Audience: All Healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

Define critical thinking.
1. List the characteristics of critical thinking.
2. Compare and contrast the difference in the terms: critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment.
3. Describe how critical thinking is contextual.
4. Compare how critical thinking is outside the clinical setting versus inside the clinical setting.
5. Contrast the nursing process and critical thinking.
6. Associate key learning and workplace skills.
7. List the pitfalls in critical thinking.
8. Summarize the key points and put it all together.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour for licensed nurses.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Dietitians: 1.0 hour of CPE for registered dietitians

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


Documentation for Nurses: What to do if the Computers Come Crashing Down

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/19
If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with information on how to document appropriately when the computers go down.

Instructor: Trudy Ackard RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nurses

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Discuss the importance of written communication in healthcare.
2. Identify different documentation systems/methods.
3. Document a systems approach head to toe assessment.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEUs ( 1.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


Don't Be Blind to the Law: What Every Nurse Needs to Know

Course Expiration Date: April 30, 2018

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

 Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist nurses in learning nursing liability, criminal law versus civil law, tort law as it relates to nursing malpractice, types of legal actions against nurses that would be tried under criminal law, hospital liability, red flags in medical records, nursing malpractice insurance, patients that are most likely to sue and many other questions about nursing legalities will be answered.

Instructor: Debby Mills RN, MS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Registered Nurses or any other interested healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • discuss the standards by which all nurses are judged in a medical malpractice case and the elements necessary to support professional negligence.
  • compare and contrast the differences between criminal and civil litigation as it applies to nursing malpractice and the type of cases that are filed under each of these categories.
  • describe how the most common sources for nursing liability apply to their current area of nursing practice.
  • identify topics for special consideration by nurses for liability risk.
  • recognize how hospital liability and adverse event reporting are related to patient safety.
  • identify the different sources that are utilized by attorneys to support their position in a medical malpractice claim.
  • explain the protection provided to nurses by nursing malpractice insurance.
  • describe strategies that the nurse can implement in their current area of practice to decrease their risk of being named in a lawsuit.

Length of Course: 120 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2.0 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Emotional  Intelligence: Applying Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Expiration Date: September 30, 2017

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide information about emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Instructor:  Jeff Sinkele

Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals


Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • define emotional intelligence.
  • identify areas where high emotional intelligence positively impacts business.
  • explain two primary emotional intelligence competencies and four emotional intelligence skills.
  • list several strategies for personally improving emotional intelligence behavior.
  • recognize positive emotional intelligence behaviors through real life examples.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.00 contact hours.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.00 clock hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers: This program has been approved by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners for 1.00 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Others: This program is approved for 0.1 CEUs (1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Exploring Healthcare Ethics

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide healthcare workers with the definition of healthcare ethics, principles of healthcare ethics and how to walk the ethical road of the code of the nursing ethics.

Instructor: Toshua W. Kennedy PhD, MPH, APRN, PHCNS-BC

Target Audience: Nurses and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • define healthcare ethics
  • list the four principles of healthcare ethics
  • analyze the nursing code of ethics

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour for licensed nurses.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Power of the Preceptor: Shaping the Next Generation

Course Expiration Date: 8/30/17

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: This course will provide healthcare professionals best practice techniques for becoming an effective preceptor.

Instructor: Amy Brock-Martin, Dr PH

Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how to conduct an orientation session for students and interns.
  • Explain the five principles of clinical learning and tips for applying them to clinical teaching activities.
  • Recognize the characteristics of the TEAM LEADER model for clinical teaching.
  • List the eight steps in providing model feedback.
  • Describe 8 different teaching strategies.
  • Identify the important functions of questions in clinical teaching.
  • Describe the 6 guidelines for providing meaningful evaluation of students by preceptors.
  • Describe the six traps in the evaluation process and ways to avoid them.

Length of Course: 165 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2.75 contact hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.75 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC an approved provider continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC board of Medical Examiners.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 2.75 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Dietitians: 2.75 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.75 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.275 CEUs (2.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC  or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

 

The Art and Skill of Successful Delegation

Course Expiration Date: 7/31/17

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.

Course Description: Delegation is a difficult skill for the nurse to master. This course will explore various aspects of delegation from definition and appropriateness of use to the effectiveness of delegation in interpersonal relationships, teamwork situations, decision-making situations, coordination and leadership roles and empowerment. The course will also discuss the use of delegation in relation to the Nurse Practice Act.

Instructor: Kerrie Roberson MBA, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, DHA(c)

Target Audience: Nurses and any other interested healthcare professional

Length of Course: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Define delegation and state when it is appropriate to use delegation.
2. List the five rights of delegation.
3. Relate how the effectiveness of delegation is to the workplace.
4. State the nature of delegation.
5. Examine the barriers to delegation.
6. List tips for better delegation.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1 contact hour.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (1 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


The Role of the Charge Nurse: Thinking, Doing, Surviving

Course Expiration Date: October 31, 2017

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

 Once you have the enrollment key, enter it at the bottom of the page and then click on the Enroll Me box.


Course Description: This course will provide skills to assist charge nurses to understand their role expectations and requirements to professionally lead their staff.

 

Instructor: Kerrie Roberson MBA, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, DHA(c)

 

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses

 

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe role expectations of a charge nurse.
  • List the keys to appropriate delegation.
  • Identify three or more characteristics of an effective clinical leader.
  • Identify critical thinking skills that are important for the charge nurse.
  • Describe three or more difficult behavior patterns and formulate positive approaches for dealing with each behavior.
  • Illustrate problem solving strategies for selected clinical scenarios.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1 contact hour.

 Other:This educational offering provides 0.10 CEUs (1.00 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.