Basic EKG Review for Monitor Techs

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.

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Course Description: This course will teach the very basics of looking for lethal rhythms on rhythm strips.
Instructor: Jennifer Walker RN, MSN

Target Audience: monitor techs and unit secretaries and other interested healthcare providers who do not need an in-depth coverage of arrhythmias

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

Identify the various wave forms, segments, and intervals on an EKG.
Identify the normal EKG.
Identify normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, sinus tachycardia, and lethal ventricular arrhythmias.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

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, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.
Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 1: Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/17

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 $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 infection control and the basic information on how to decontaminate instruments.

Instructor: Rebecca Langston, CBSPDT, CSIS, CRMST

Target Audience: Nurses and all Clinical Staff who work with sterilization and decontamination of instruments

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the basics of infection control.
2. Describe facility needs for infection control and sterile processing.
3. Discuss the decontamination process.


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.

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


Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 2:  Prep, Sterilization, and Sterile Storage

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 $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 will provide participants with information on infection control and the basic information on how to decontaminate instruments.

Instructor: Rebecca Langston, CBSPDT, CSIS, CRMST

Target Audience: Nurses and all Clinical Staff who work with sterilization and decontamination of instruments

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

•Discuss the  prep area including PPE, room layout, the significance of temperature and humidity.
•Discuss the materials including chemical indicators, tape, tip protectors, peel pouches and sterile wrap.
•Demonstrate the appropriate assembling of a one-time use packaging.
•Define sterilization, the importance of sterilization, and the use of various types of sterilization.
•Describe the storage area, environmental parameters, maintenance of sterility, and the environment of care.

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 1.5 contact hours.

AHEC Credit: 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.

Blood Transfusions: From Start to Finish

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/17

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 is intended to provide the nurse with all they need to know to safely administer and monitor blood transfusions.

Instructor: Cathie Osika Landreth RN, MSN, CNS

Target Audience: Registered Nurses

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the steps in obtaining a sample for type and cross-match to meet AABB standards
2. List the regulatory requirements for checking blood prior to administration.
3. List the different blood components and the specific administration requirements.
4. Identify signs and symptoms of different transfusion reactions.

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.

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.


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Bloodless Medicine-Blood Management (Updated March 2016)

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 course will provide healthcare professionals with increase knowledge about bloodless medicine and blood management for all individuals in healthcare setting.

Instructor: Yvette Bunch, EMT, BS, CCST

Target Audience: licensed Nurses, Healthcare Providers

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

1. Explain the history of transfusion
2. Describe the potential consequences of banked blood transfusions
3. Utilize strategies for minimizing blood transfusion
4. Recall basics of optimal patient blood management

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 1.0 contact hours.

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.

non-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 1.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education.

Others: This program is approved for 0.1 CEUs (1.0 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.
Emergency Severity Index (ESI) 5 Level Triage System Based on AHRQ Version 4 2012 Edition

Course Expiration Date: 10/31/17

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: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to properly triage patients in the emergency department.

Instructor: Shelly Walters RN, BSN, CEN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

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

1. Recognize the purpose and importance of triage.
2. Categorize based on the 5 level Emergency Severity Index triage system.
3. Recognize how clinical assessments by the experienced nurse are imperative to the correct acuity assessment.
4. Demonstrate the use of the ESI 5 level triage system.

Length of Course: 45 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 0.75 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.75 CEUs (0.75 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 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.

Lab Values-What Do They Mean?

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 $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 knowledge to understand basic lab tests, normal values, and signs and symptoms that would indicate the need for laboratory testing.

Instructor: Betty Dobbs-Funk, RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify various laboratory tests
2. Describe need for laboratory testing

Length of Course: 1 hour

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 Care Practitioners: 1 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.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.01 CEUs (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.

Nursing Care for the Urologic Patient

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 $25 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 improve the nurse's competency in regard to the care and nursing management of the urology patient.

Instructor: M. Francie James, MD

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

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

  • Discuss the nursing management of the urologic patient.

Length of Course: 1.0 hour

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 0.1 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.

Parenteral Medication Administration-Adults

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 $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 is designed to review the basics subcutaneous, intradermal and intramuscular injections.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, BSN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other healthcare providers who administer injections

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

  • Identify the parts of equipment used in parenteral medication administration.
  • Identify how to accurately read calibrations on a syringe.
  • Identify sites and techniques for subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intradermal injections.
  • List the steps and precautions for administering parenteral medications.
  • Identify and discuss the correct techniques to administer insulin and anticoagulants.

Length of Course:  30 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 0.5 contact hours

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.05 CEUs (0.5 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.

Vital Signs: A Critical Review

Course Expiration Date: August 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 $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 how to properly take vital sign measurements in the clinical setting.  Although this is a basic nursing function, many nurses and other healthcare practitioners do  not take vital signs in the properly.  Are you following all the correct steps?  Are your readings as accurate as they can be?  Take this course and brush up on your vital sign techniques and see if you learn a new skill or 2 to take back to your practice.

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:

  • Describe how to properly perform vital assessment of temperature, pulse, respirations, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure.
  • Discuss factors that affect each vital sign assessment.
  • Discuss normal and abnormal values for vital signs.
  • Describe how to properly perform weight and height assessment.

Length of Course: 101 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.