Blood Cholesterol Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/18
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 $60.00 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 an update on current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management interventions for blood cholesterol management. It also has a section on cholesterol management for children.

Instructor: Dr. Claire DeCristofaro

Target Audience: Nurses

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the concepts and principles related to clinical decision-making in the pathophysiology of the contribution of blood cholesterol to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
2.Identiify risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and associated adverse outcomes.
3. Discuss currently available interventions for the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of abnormal blood cholesterol.
4. Discuss currently available clinical practice guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol.

Length of Course: 140.5 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 2.35 contact hours and 0.5 pharmacology hour.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.234 CEUs (2.34clock 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.


Managing Heart Failure: Where's The Evidence?

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/18
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 $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 will discuss the pathophysiology, assessment, management and treatment, and important studies related to heart failure.

Instructor: John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC

Target Audience: Nurses, Respiratory Therapists and other interested healthcare professionals

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

Identify the pathophysiology and causes of heart failure.
1. Describe the assessment and physical examination for heart failure.
2. Discuss the differential diagnoses and work-up for heart failure.
3. Describe the treatment and medications for heart failure.
4. Discuss important studies in heart failure.
5. Identify latest evidence in the management of heart failure.

Length of Course: 2.0 hours

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 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses. This participant has also earned 0.5 pharmacology hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.0 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 0.2 CEUs (2.0 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.

What Every Nurse Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/18

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 $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 will discuss the pathophysiology, cause and complications, management and treatment and safety considerations of the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Instructor: John Paguntalan PhD APRN-BC

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

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

1. Identify and discuss the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation.
2. Discuss causes and complications of atrial fibrillation.
3. Describe the management and treatment modalities for atrial fibrillation.
4. Discuss the safety considerations in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
5. Identify the current trends in the management of atrial fibrillation.


Length of Course: 2.0 hours

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 2.0 contact hours for licensed nurses. This participant has also earned 0.5 pharmacology hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0 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.