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Update on Vaginal Infections and HPV Vaccine

Update on Vaginal Infections and HPV Vaccine



Course Expiration Date: 12/31/21

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.

Course Description: This course discusses the diagnosis and treatment of common non-sexually and sexually transmitted vaginal infections.  A review of the updated guidelines for the HPV vaccine is also included.

Instructor: Tracy P. George, DNP, APRN-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor of Nursing/Francis Marion University & Nurse Practitioner- SC
DHEC Marion County Health Department

Target Audience: Nurses and other healthcare professionals

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

  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of non-sexually transmitted vaginal infections.

  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections frequently diagnosed in primary care.

  • Review the updated guidelines for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.

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 hour and 0.6 pharmacology hour.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.125 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 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 and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test 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 Use in Pregnancy: Where Do Opioids Fit Into This?

Medication Use In Pregnancy: Where Do Opioids Fit In?

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/2021

CE program brought to you by South Carolina AHEC through AHECU.  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.

To register go to www.upstateahec.org If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50 payable you enroll at www.upstateahec.org. If you require special assistance, please contact the office at 864-349-1160.

Course Description

Instructor:  Debby Mills, MS, CNS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

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

  • Describe the mechanism by which medications transfer to the fetus.
  • Discuss the classification systems for medications and opioids.
  • Discuss the safety concerns for over the counter medications and social drugs.
  • Describe the increasing use of drugs by women of reproductive age and the factors that increase the risk of opioid use disorder.
  • Discuss the impact of opioid use during pregnancy and the role of healthcare providers.
  • Compare the different strategies for screening and treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • Discuss newborns exhibiting symptoms of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
  • Discuss current recommendations for breastfeeding and opioid use.
  • Describe childhood outcomes after intrauterine exposure to opioids.

 Length of Course: 2 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 2.0  contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.2 CEUs (2.0  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 and complete the evaluation.

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

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given if you have accessed an online course.  You may cancel via email at bstoray@upstateahec.org  or telephone, 864-349-1160.

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.


Newborn Hypoxia and Cyanosis: Your Baby's Blue Clues

Newborn Hypoxia and Cyanosis: Your Baby's Blue Clues

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/20

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.

Course Description: This course explores reasons for newborn hypoxia and cyanosis from congenital heart disease and persistent pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary causes, neurological causes and sepsis. It also discusses various treatment options for hypoxia and cyanosis in the newborn.

Instructor: Debby Mills MS, CNS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

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

1. Explain fetal circulation and metabolism as it relates to newborn hypoxia and cyanosis.
2. Describe the physiologic changes that occur during the newborn transition to the extrauterine environment.
3. Identify the key components for assessment and physical examination of the infant exhibiting hypoxia.
4. Compare and contrast the differences in presentation for congenital heart disease and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
5. Discuss the pulmonary causes for newborn hypoxia and cyanosis.
6. Describe the difference in presentation for common neurologic causes of hypoxia.
7. Identify the difference between early and late onset neonatal sepsis as well as describe the presentation, laboratory evaluation and treatment .
8. Explain the current indications for use of hypothermia therapy in newborns.
9. Examine the risks associated with late preterm birth as it relates to newborn cyanosis and hypoxia.

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.

Respiratory Care Practitioners:1.25 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 0.125 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 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 and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test 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.

Perinatal Emergencies: Immediate or Imminent Do You Know How to Respond?

Perinatal Emergencies: Immediate or Imminent Do You Know How to Respond?

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/20

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 $115.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course is designed to help obstetric nursing know how to respond to common obstetrical emergencies such as placental abruption, eclamptic seizures, umbilical cord proloapses, amniotic fluid emboli, DVT, shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage, uterine rupture, and precipitous delivery in the absence of a physician and some other OB emergencies.. 

Instructor:  Debby Mills, MS, CNS, RNC-OB

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

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

  • discuss the clinical and laboratory presentation for placental abruption.
  • describe appropriate management to prevent seizure recurrent and prepare for delivery.
  • identify the 3 different types of umbilical cord prolapse and associated risk factors.
  • discuss appropriate intrauterine resuscitation to prevent fetal compromise an current outcomes.
  • describe the pathophysiology for DIC related to clinical presentation and laboratory testing.
  • discuss strategies for management of massive hemorrhage and DIC.
  • describe the significant pathophysiology for the clinical presentation of amniotic fluid embolism.
  • discuss the differential diagnosis and management.
  • describe the differences in presentation and treatment of DVT in the antepartum and post partum period.
  • identify risk factors for shoulder dystocia and appropriate nursing interventions.
  • discuss common causes of postpartum hemorrhage with treatment goals and interventions.
  • identify common clinical findings, management and sequelae in uterine rupture.
  • discuss the subsequent delivery options for a patient who has undergone cesarean delivery.
  • identify the patient with uterine inversion and implement appropriate management strategies.
  • discuss the steps necessary for delivery of a precipitous birth in the absence of a physician.

 Length of Course: 4 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 4.0 contact hours.

Other: 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 and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test 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.

Supporting the Breastfeeding Couplet

Supporting the Breastfeeding Couplet

Course Expiration Date: 8/31/21

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 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: With approximately 80% of US mothers intending to breastfeed their newborns in the hospital.  In South Carolina, 75% of mothers are breastfeeding at birth with only 37% are still breastfeeding at 6 months and only 13% are still exclusively breastfeeding at 6 months.   Learn skills and techniques on how to assist and counsel mothers in the hospital, overcoming difficulties and removing barriers by exploring a "new" method: Biological Nurturing to help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.  Also learn about the BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative, the designation process and how to utilize the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in supporting all mothers and their newborns.  This course is designed with the hospital nurse  (L&D, newborn, or mother/baby) or breastfeeding/healthcare professional in mind.

Instructor: Starla J. McGorty, BSN RNC-LRN, IBCLC, RLC

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

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

  • Discuss biological nursing as it applies to breastfeeding in the hospital setting.
  • Examine the criteria for a hospital's Baby-Friendly designation.

 Length of Course: 2.5 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 2.5 contact hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.25 CEUs (2.5 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 and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test 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.