Adult Ventilator Patient Care 2015:  Beyond the Basics

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

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:

The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge of the care and management of the patient with a respirator, including current lung protection strategies.

Instructor: Scott Crego RRT, RCP, BSHA

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory therapists

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

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of the ventilator assisted patient.
  • Discuss the management of a patient on a ventilator.

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 hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours 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 0.1 CEUs (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.

Capnography: Use and Benefits Across the Patient Stay

Course Expiration Date: July 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 class is designed to provide participants with an overview of capnography monitoring.

Instructor: Charles R. Bishop, BS, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory Care Practitioners

Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will demonstrate knowledge gain of what capnography is, capnography use, interpretation, applicability, and how it can assist the healthcare professional by passing the post test with at least 80%.

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 hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours 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 0.10CEUs (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.

Sleep Apnea

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/2017

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 participants with a broader understanding of sleep apnea, diagnostic testing and interventions associated with this disorder.

Instructor: Jeff Cotton BS, RPSGT

Target Audience: Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

Length of Course: 1 hour

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

1. Define sleep.
2. Differentiate between NREM and REM sleep.
3. Identify normal vs. abnormal sleep.
4. Define obstructive sleep apnea.
5.List treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea.

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.

Respiratory Therapists: 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 0.1CEUs (1 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.


Smoking Cessation: Never Say Never Healthcare Provider Motivational Intervention

Course Expiration Date: July 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 class is designed to provide participants with tools to help teach patients how to quit smoking.

Instructor: Dan S. O’Harra, RRT, RPFT, NPS, AE-C Smoking Cessation Counselor

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory Care Practitioners

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

1. Discuss the impact of tobacco on COPD.
2. Discuss the various smoking cessation approaches.
3. State the importance of screening "ever patient, every visit".

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 hours.

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

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.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10CEUs (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.

So You Think You Know COPD Cause, Effect and Treatment

Course Expiration Date: 2/28/18

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 class is designed to provide participants with an overview of COPD cause, effects and treatment options.

Instructor: Dan S. O’Harra, RRT, RPFT, NPS, AE-C

Target Audience: Nurses and respiratory care practitioners

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

1. Discuss the causes of COPD.
2. Discuss the effects of COPD.
3. Differentiate between the various treatment options for COPD.

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 hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours 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 0.10CEUs (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.


Tracheostomy Suctioning and Other Artificial Airway Pearls

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/18

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:

The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge of the care and management of the patient with a tracheostomy.

Instructor: Scott Crego RRT, RCP, BSHA

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory therapists

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

  • Describe the management of a patient with a tracheostomy tube.
  • Describe methods to maintain a patent airway in a patient with an artificial airway.
  • Describe the proper method of suctioning a patient with an artificial airway.
  • Describe oxygen needs for patients with artificial airways.

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 hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours 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 0.1 CEUs (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.