Medical Math for Nurses

Course Expiration Date: July 31, 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 reviews basic arithmetic functions with fractions and decimals and then teaches how to calculate basic medical math including converting within the metric system, medication dosages, converting pounds to kilograms for pediatric dosages and converting Fahrenheit to Celsius temperature.  IV drug calculations are also included.

Instructor: Jennifer Walker RN MSN

Target Audience: Licensed nurses and any other interested healthcare professional

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

  • Perform basic math calculations for fractions and decimals.
  • Perform metric conversions.
  • Perform basic drug calculations accurately.
  • Perform IV drug calculations accurately.

Length of Course: 102 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 1.7 contact hours.

AHEC:This program is approved for 0.17 CEUs (1.7 clock hours) 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.

Medication Administration

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/18

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 $40.00 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 provide the nurse with an overview of medication administration of oral, eye, ear, topical, inhaled, parenteral and intravenous medication administration.

Instructor: Jennifer C Walker RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nurses

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

  • verbalize what nurses need to know to safely administer medications.
  • list the 6 rights of medication administration.
  • list the 3 times to check a medication when administering.
  • verbalize how to properly administer oral medications.
  • verbalize how to properly administer topical medications.
  • verbalize how to properly administer parenteral medications.
  • verbalize how to properly administer intravenous medications.

Length of Course: 90 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 1.50 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs (1.5 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.

Moderate Sedation and Analgesia

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: This course will provide healthcare professionals best practice techniques for patients receiving moderate sedation and analgesia.

Instructor: Donna Dorian MS RN CNOR

Target Audience:Licensed Nurses, Respiratory Care Practitioners

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

1. Identify different levels of sedation along with patient assessment prior to sedation.

2. Describe preparation and monitoring parameters for sedation.

3. Select medications used for sedation and reversal of sedation.

4. Explain management of complications during sedation.

Length of Course: 75 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 ­­­­1.25 contact hours and 0.25 pharmacology hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.25 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC an approved provider continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC board of Medical Examiners.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.125 CEUs (1.25 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.

Safe Medication Administration

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 $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: The purpose of this educational activity is for the learner to be able to identify types of medication errors, why they occur, how to prevent, and what to do if one occurs.

Instructor: Stacey Amick, RN, MN, ACNP

Target Audience: Nurses

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

1. Identify types of medication errors and the reasons they occur.
2. Identify and discuss methods for preventing medication errors.
3. Describe legal issues surrounding medication administration.
4. Discuss management of medication errors.

Length of Course: 180 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 3.0 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.3 CEUs (3.0 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.