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Central Venous Catheters with Lab Competency Check-Off

Central Venous Catheters with Lab Competency Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/22

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 $125.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course reviews how to properly manage central venous catheters and how to identify and troubleshoot common complications associated with central venous catheters.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN ANE

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

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

  • Define Central Venous Catheter

    •        Identify various types of central venous catheters

    •        Discuss why central lines are chosen for the patient

    •        Discuss how the CVC device is selected

    •        Describe a non-tunneled catheter

    •        Describe a tunneled catheter

    •        Describe an implanted port catheter

    •        Discuss the role they have in insertion of central lines.

    •        Identify common problems with insertion of central lines.

    •        Identify who is responsible for supplying informed consent

    •        Identify the rationale for syringe sizes

    •        Identify proper positioning of the patient for CVC insertion

    •        Identify potential complication from CVC insertion

    •        Identify emergency nursing actions when complications arise

    •        List the purpose of the dressing change

    •        State the benefits of semi-permeable dressings

    •        Demonstrate the proper technique for dressing changes.

    •        Demonstrate how to measure the catheter length before and after the dressing change

    •        List the documentation required after a dressing change is complete

    •        Identify the steps of proper hub maintenance

    •        Identify when CVC flushing is to take place

    •        Demonstrate the proper technique for flushing central venous catheters.

    •        Demonstrate the proper technique for accessing and de-accessing an implanted port.

    •        Demonstrate the proper technique for flushing central venous catheters.

    •        Demonstrate the proper technique for accessing and de-accessing an implanted port.

    •        Demonstrate the proper technique for IV push medications

    •        List the proper steps for blood sampling from a central line

    •        List the proper steps for blood sampling from a central line and port

    •        Describe what occurs with a venous air embolism

    •        Identify predisposing factors

    •        List signs and symptoms of air embolism

    •        List steps to prevent embolism

    •        Describe interventions for embolism

    •        List the symptoms of cardiac tamponade

    •        List the interventions for cardiac tamponade

    •        Identify catheter thrombosis

    •        Identify the symptoms of catheter malposition

    •        List the signs and symptoms of vena cava syndrome

    •        Identify the symptoms of pneumothorax and hydrothorax

    •        Identify signs and symptoms of infection

    •        List the Documentation components of : A dressing change and care, flushing procedure, heparinization of an implanted port, a Groshong catheter, blood sampling from a catheter,  blood Sampling from Implanted Port, Continuous Infusion, intermittent Infusion, PICC Care, and the removal of Catheter

     


Length of Course: 60 minutes + 4 hours of lab competency.

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  5.0 contact hours.

AHEC: This program is approved for 0.5 CEUs (5.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.



Feeding Tube Management in the School Setting

Feeding Tube Management in the School Setting

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/2022

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 $125.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course reviews how to properly manage feeding tubes and pumps in children in the school setting.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN ANE

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

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

  • Review considerations for tube feedings in the school setting
  • Discuss plans for care in the school setting
  • Identify elements of a health plan toolkit in the school setting
  • Identify components of the 504/IEP plans that directly relate to tube feedings in the school setting
  • Identify educational needs of school personnel related to feeding tubes in the school environment
  • Discuss clinical indications for enteral nutrition
  • Compare and contrast the different types of feeding tubes
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot common problems with feedings
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot common problems with feeding pumps

Length of Course: 100 minutes + 4 hours of lab competency.

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  5.6 contact hours.

AHEC: This program is approved for 0.56 CEUs (5.6 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.



IV Therapy Blended Learning

IV Therapy Blended Learning

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/20

This course is a contract course only. Must be scheduled through a manager or educator.  This course cannot be taken by an individual participant.

Course Description: This course is intended to make participants will be more knowledgeable about IV therapy, gain the skills to perform IV therapy and increase their ability to initiate, monitor and observe for complications of IV therapy. Upon completion of this program participants will receive a certificate indicating they have completed and passed IV therapy training.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Medical Assistants,  and other healthcare providers who administer IV Therapy

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

  • Identify lifespan considerations related to IV therapy.

  • Identify anatomy and physiology of arteries, veins, capillaries and the skin as they relate to IV therapy.

  • Demonstrate proper vein selection for IV therapy.

  • Describe complications and considerations for IV therapy.

  • Identify IV solutions and their proper usage.

  • Demonstrate proper use of the tourniquet.

  • Demonstrate proper vein dilation.

  • .Demonstrate safe and proper IV venipuncture.

Length of Course:  80 minutes of online lecture + 4 hours of online lab time with lab check-off

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 5.3 contact hours

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #136073,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  5.5 C credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.53 CEUs (5.3 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.


Teacher: Toni Malpass

Medication Administration with Lab Competency Check-Off

Medication Administration with Lab Competency Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/2022

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 $80.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with an overview of the proper techniques in medication administration of oral, eye, ear, topical, inhaled, parenteral and intravenous medication administration. Please follow state and local laws regarding IV medication administration. The online course is complemented with a live demonstration and competency check-off lab.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nurses, Medical Assistants, and other healthcare providers who administer medications

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

    • verbalize what healthcare providers need to know to safely administer medications;
    • list the rights of medication administration;
    • list the 3 times to check a medication when administering medications;
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer oral medications;
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer topical medications; 
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer parenteral medications;
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer intravenous medications (in states and job functions where appropriate); 
    • demonstrate proper medication administration in lab setting;
    • pass a medication calculation test with 100% proficiency in the lab setting.
Length of Course: 170 minutes online lecture + 4 hours lab training=6.8 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.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 6.8 contact hours.

Certified Medical Assistants:  This program,   #136080 has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for 5.5 C   credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.68 CEUs (6.8 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.


Teacher: Toni Malpass

Tracheostomy Care: Are You Doing All The Right Things To Protect Your Patient?

Tracheostomy Care: Are You Doing All the Right Things to Protect Your Patient?

Course Expiration Date: 2/28/2022

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  $80.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course is designed to review/teach proper tracheostomy care.   A 45 minute online lecture reviews/teaches the principles and techniques of tracheostomies and tracheostomy care.  Upon completion of the lecture, a 4 hour hands-on lab practice and competency check-off is required.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed nurses, Medical Assistants, and any other interested healthcare professional

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

•Describe reasons for tracheostomy

•Identify the proper function of a tracheostomy 

•Discuss tracheostomy type and sizes

•Demonstrate Suctioning procedure for a tracheostomy

•Discuss the steps in cleaning a tracheostomy

•Describe the steps in proper Stoma Care

•Identify correct placement of tracheostomy ties and changing technique

•Define safe steps to change a tracheostomy tube

•Identify correct Bagging of patient to increase oxygenation in patient

•Identify when to call the doctor for a patient with a tracheostomy

•Demonstrate proper tracheostomy care

Length of Course: 45 minutes online lecture and 4 hours lab practice and demonstration (participants are responsible for setting up and attending lab time)

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 4.75 contact hours.

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #136074,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  5.0 C credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

AHEC: This program is approved for 0.475 CEUs (4.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Teacher: Toni Malpass

Venipuncture with Lab Skills Check-Off

Venipuncture with Lab Skills Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/22

Course Description: This course is intended to make participants will be more knowledgeable about the  venipuncture procedure and special procedures for drawing blood.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other healthcare providers 

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

  • Define bloodborne pathogens and modes of transmission

  • Identify Personal Protective Equipment and its’ use
  • Describe workplace practice and Engineering Controls
  • List equipment needed for a routine venipuncture.
  • Explain how to properly identify a client/patient.
  • Explain the importance of post-puncture site care.
  • Explain the rationale for drawing blood below an IV site.
  • State and demonstrate the proper orientation of the bevel for venipuncture.
  • Explain the importance of positioning a client properly for venipuncture.
  • Demonstrate and explain the major steps involved in a venipuncture.
  • Demonstrate how to approach a client for venipuncture.
  • State situations in which capillary collections are advantageous.
  • State some of the possible causes for errors in capillary sample collection.
  • Describe how blood flow can be safely and effectively enhanced when performing a capillary collection.
  • List acceptable sites for obtaining a capillary sample.
  • List supplies needed for this type collection.
  • State the steps for collecting a capillary sample.
  • Describe collection containers/devices for capillary collections.
  • List disadvantages of capillary sticks.

Length of Course:  60 minutes of online lecture + 3 hours of online lab time with lab check-off

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 4.0 contact hours

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.4 CEUs (4.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.


Vital Signs with Lab Competency Check-Off

Vital Signs with Lab Competency Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 4/30/22

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 $80.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

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: Toni Malpass RN, MSN ANE

Target Audience: Licensed nurses, Medical Assistants,  and any other interested healthcare professional

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

Length of Course: 120 minutes + 4 hours of lab competency.

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 4.75 contact hours.

Certified Medical Assistants:  This program #136075,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  5.5 C.  Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

AHEC: This program is approved for 0.475 CEUs (4.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.