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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 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

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.


Medication Administration with Lab Competency Check-Off

Medication Administration with Lab Competency Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/2022

AAMA Course Expiration: pending approval

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 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: Pending approval This program,   __________ has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for ____   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 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.

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

Vital Signs with Lab Competency Check-Off

Vital Signs with Lab Competency Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/2022

AAMA Credit Expires: pending approval

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: Jennifer Walker RN MSN and Toni Malpass 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.
  • Demonstrate how to properly perform vital assessment of temperature, pulse, respirations, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure and height and weight in the lab setting.

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 6.0 contact hours.

Certified Medical Assistants: pending approval This program, ____,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  ______. 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 0.6 CEUs (6.0 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.


Teacher: Toni Malpass