Bipolar Disorder Through the Lifespan 2020

Bipolar Disorder Through the Lifespan 2020

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2023

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 presentation will provide participants with suicide risk and protective factor information.

Instructor:  Kathy Fitzsimmons, RN, MEd., PhD

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Medical Assistants, and any other interested Healthcare Providers

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

  • Describe signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in children, adults and geriatric patients.

  • Differentiate and analyze various etiologies and manifestations of the disease.

  • Create a concept map care plan that addresses the needs of the patient with bipolar disorder.

  • Identify different treatment modalities for the patient with bipolar disorder.

  • Identify client and family teaching needs to prevent relapse.

  • Critically appraise new research regarding bipolar disorder treatment.

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.0 nursing continuing professional development hour.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour 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 1.0 hour 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.

Others:This program is approved for 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets the 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.



Caring for the Mentally Ill Outside of the Psychiatric Setting

Caring for the Mentally Ill Outside of the Psychiatric Setting

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 $40 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals become more confident caring for patients with psychiatric illnesses outside the psychiatric setting.

Instructor: Kathleen Fitzsimmons RN, MEd, PhD

Target Audience: RN's, Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists, Medical Assistants, and any other interested Healthcare Professional

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

  • identify behaviors, psychiatric symptoms, and other challenges presented by medical-surgical patients.
  • identify physical illnesses associated with psychological, emotional, and behavioral symptoms in patients.
  • identify the 4 primary nurse competencies needed to effectively care for patients having a mental  health crisis.
  • create a basic tool box of evidenced-based strategies that nurses can use to identify and manage patients with behavioral health problems.

Length of Course: 90 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 nursing continuing professional development hour.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.5 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.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs ( 1.5 clock hours) 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.

Caring for the Person with Depression

Caring for the Person with Depression

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/23

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 presentation will provide participants with information regarding information on depressive disorders and traditional and mew medications and treatments for depressive disorders.

Instructor:  Kathy Fitzsimmons, RN, MEd., PhD

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Medical Assistants, and any other interested Healthcare Providers

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

·        List signs and symptoms of depressive disorders

·        Analyze data regarding the prevalence of depression in the US

·        Discuss the complex contributing factors related to depression

·        Review traditional pharmacological interventions

·        Discuss new  medications and treatments for depressive disorders

 

Length of Course: 75 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.25 nursing continuing professional development hours.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1.25 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 1.25 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.

Others: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 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.


Depression in the Senior Population

Depression in the Senior Population

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/22

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 $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: .

Instructor:  Macie Smith EdD,  LSW, C-SWCM, SW-G

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Medical Assistants, and any other interested Healthcare Providers

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

·        Differentiate amongst depression, dementia and delirium

·        Discuss the signs and symptoms of depression, dementia and delirium

·        Discuss the screening for cognitive loss

 

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.0 nursing continuing professional development hours.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hours of 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 1.0 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.

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 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.

 


Prescription Drug Abuse: From Pills to Heroin

Prescription Drug Abuse: From Pills to Heroin

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/22

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 $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss how an individual moves from using prescription opiates to psychological dependency on other opiates.

Instructor: Amber Hollingsworth, LPC, MAC, CACII,CCS

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Licensed Social Workers, counselors and therapists and other interested healthcare workers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
• identify a pattern of progressive symptoms indicating a building opiate dependency.
• Discuss the pattern of progressive psychological symptoms in opiate dependency.
• identify medication options available for opiate dependency.

Length of Course: 1.5 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 nursing continuing professional development hours.

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 1.5 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.5 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.


Others: 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 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.

Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Support

Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Support

Course Expiration Date: 6/30/2023

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 presentation will provide participants with suicide risk and protective factor information.

Instructor:  Kathy Fitzsimmons, RN, MEd., PhD

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Medical Assistants, and any other interested Healthcare Providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:·        Discuss important distinctions and connections between suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide completion

  • Define the importance of national prevalence, incidence, and suicide trends

  • Discuss a model system-wide prevention program

  • Discuss recent research related to suicide prevention

  • Establish safety strategies for/with a person experiencing suicidal thoughts

  •   Identify  signs and symptoms of suicide

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.0 nursing continuing professional development  hour.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour 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 1.0 hour 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.

Others:This program is approved for 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets the 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.


Teens and Mental Illness: Sorting It All Out

Teens and Mental Illness: Sorting It All Out

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 $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This presentation will provide participants with current views on treatment and interventions for children and teens with symptoms of mental illness.

Instructor:  Kathy Fitzsimmons, RN, PhD

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Medical Assistants, and any other Healthcare Providers

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

  • Identify signs and symptoms of disorders usually identified in childhood or adolescence by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.
  • Discuss the developmental factors affecting the adolescent with a mental illness by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.
  • Differentiate and analyze various predisposing factors and manifestations of these disorders by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.
  • Identify different treatment modalities for the adolescent with a mental illness by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.
  • Develop a  plan of care for the adolescent with a mental illness or developmental disorder by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.
  • Identify client and family teaching needs by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.
  • Critically appraise new research regarding care of adolescents with mental illness by passing the  post knowledge assessment test with an 80% or better.

 Length of Course: 90 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.5 nursing continuing professional development hours.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1.5 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 1.5 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.

Others:This program is approved for 0.15CEUs (1.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the 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.

Triaging and Communicating with Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Room

Triaging and Communicating with Mental Health Patients in the Emergency Room

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 $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course is intended to increase the participant's knowledge of how to triage and communicate with mental health patients in the emergency room.

Instructor: Amber Hollingsworth LPC, MAC, CACII, CCS and Cindy Gilreath RN

Target Audience: Nurses, Social Workers, and Counselors and Therapists

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

  • identify risk factors associated with behavioral symptoms

  • develop techniques for reflective listening (level one and level two)

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, participants will receive 2.0 contact hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 2 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.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 2 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.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.20 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.

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.

Understanding and Treating Co-Dependency

Understanding and Treating Codependency

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/22


If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss underlying emotions that trigger co-dependent behaviors and strategies for decreasing reactive behaviors in co-dependency.

Instructor: Amber Hollingsworth, LPC, MAC, CACII,CCS

Target Audience: All Healthcare professionals

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify underlying emotions that trigger co-dependent behaviors.
2. Identify at least two strategies for decreasing reactive behaviors in co-dependency.

Length of Course: 1.5 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 nursing continuing professional development hours.

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 1.5 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Others: 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 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.

Understanding Withdrawal From Acute to Post-Acute

Understanding Withdrawal from Acute to Post-Acute

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/22

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 $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss symptoms of physical dependence for alcohol, opiates, cannabis, and stimulants and the levels of care that would be appropriate for an individual with chemical dependency.

Instructor: Amber Hollingsworth, LPC, MAC, CACII,CCS

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses, Licensed Social Workers and other interested healthcare workers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
• identify symptoms indicated physical dependence for alcohol, opiates, cannabis, and stimulants.
• identify at least 3 levels of care that would be appropriate referral resources for an individual with chemical dependency.
• identify symptoms of post-acute withdrawal to watch out for in the first year of recovery.

Length of Course: 1.5 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 nursing continuing professional development hours.

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 1.5 clock hours of non-social work continuing education.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.5 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.

Others: 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 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.