Immunization Practice for Adults and Children: Update 2017

Course Expiration Date: 8/31/18

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 discuss the role of the healthcare professional in immunization practice according to the ACIP and CDC immunization recommendations for both adults and children. 

Instructor: Kristy L. Brittain, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

Target Audience: Licensed nurses and any other interested healthcare professional and update healthcare professionals on current immunization practices.

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

.• Discuss the collective role of health care professionals in immunization practices
• Summarize recent changes to the ACIP and CDC immunization recommendations for both adults and children
• Evaluate patient-specific information to identify vaccine needs or contraindications
• Analyze a patient case, recommend an action plan to address a patient’s immunization needs following current ACIP and CDC recommendations, including appropriate follow-up and monitoring procedures

Length of Course: 75minutes

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 1.25 contact hour for licensed nurses and 1.25 pharmacology hour.

AHEC:This program is approved for 0.125 CEUs (1.25 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.

Obesity Screening and Management in Primary Care

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2018

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: South Carolina now has the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America”. This course will address obesity screening and management and include interventions for the prevention of obesity.

Instructor: Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD

Target Audience: Licensed nurses, social workers, dieticians and any other interested healthcare professional

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

  • discuss guidelines for obesity screening.
  • identify effective interventions for the prevention of obesity.
  • describe strategies for implementing evidence-based approaches for weight loss into primary care.

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, attendees will receive 2.0 contact hours.

Social work hours (non): This program has been approved for 2.0 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.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 2.0 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:  2.0 hours of CPE for registered dietitians.

AHEC:This program is approved for 0.2 CEUs (2.0 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.

Supporting Patients  Before, During and After Weight Loss Surgery

Course Expiration Date: 10/31/18

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: As an increasing number of patients seek treatment for obesity, it is vial for healthcare providers to be able to offer evidence-based recommendations. this course will teach the healthcare provider how to provide the best practice standards whether you are starting the conversation about weight loss treatment options, reinforcing lifestyle recommendations, or providing long-term supportive care for patients with a history of bariatric surgery.

Instructor: Nina Crowley, PhD, RDN, LD and Molly Jones, RD, LD

Target Audience: Licensed nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, dieticians and any other healthcare provider interested in this topic

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

  • .Discuss strategies to communicate with patients about obesity.
  • Identify steps to support the patient who is interested in pursuing bariatric surgery.
  • Interpret the lifestyle recommendations for patients who have bariatric surgery.
  • Outline long term supportive care for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.

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.

This continuing education activity is approved for 2.75 contact hour for licensed nurses and 1.25 pharmacology hour.

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.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 2.75 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.

AHEC:This program is approved for 0.275 CEUs (2.75clock 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.