Pathway of the Prescription

Pathway of the Prescription

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/2023

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.

 This course is free to all participants.

Course Description: This training will take the participant through the pathway of the prescription.  First, a physician from Prisma Health will review the opioid epidemic statistics in South Carolina and discuss strategies for cultural change as it relates to opioids.  Next, a narcotics investigator will discuss the role of the Greenville County Drug Enforcement Unit and new and old drug trends. Then, a representative for The Phoenix Center will provide an overview of opioid use disorder and the barriers/challenges of opioid treatment. Representatives from social services, the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODA), and the 13th Circuit Solicitors office will provide an overview of their services. Lastly, the Coroner’s Office will provide an update on cases seen in our county and their role in the opioid epidemic. All organizations will briefly touch on how the COVID-19 epidemic has impacted their daily operations.

Instructors: Brandi Simmons, CSPS, ICPS DFC Grant Coordinator, The Phoenix Center; Kevin Walker, M.D., FASA Prisma Health Medical Director, Division of Pain Medicine; David Owens Greenville Police Department; Narcotics Investigator, Greenville County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit; Jessica Owens, MA, LAC, CACII, MAC The Phoenix Center Director of Adult Services; Michelle Greco Cunningham, RNC-MNN, BSN, BA SC Department of Social Services, DAODAS Liaison; Wanda Adams, J.D. Assistant Solicitor, 13th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office; Shelton England, NREMT-P, American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators - Diplomat Greenville County Coroner’s Office, Deputy Coroner

Target Audience: Nurses and other healthcare professionals

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

  • Identify strategies for cultural changes as it relates to Opioids.

  • Identify Old trends vs. new trends in street drugs.

  • Discuss prescription drugs of abuse and prices on black market.

  •  Describe current trends in opioids.

  • Discuss the results of the most current trends; discuss impact of Covid-19.

  • Identify DSMV criteria for substance use disorder.

  • Discuss special circumstances related to Opioid Use Disorder and treatment.

  • Discuss the role of  Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.

  • Identify the role of Department of Social Services in allegations of parent or caregiver substance use disorders and child abuse and or neglect.

  • Discuss challenges of COVID-19 and resources available to the community.

  • Discuss the role of a coroner.

  • Identify  common trends seen in overdose fatalities.

Length of Course: 105 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 1.75 nursing continuing professional development hours 

Other: This educational offering provides 0.175 CEUs (1.75 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.



Updated Glucose Lowering Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes

Glucose Lowering Medications Used in the Treatment of Diabetes

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/2022

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 $40  payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to have a better understanding of medications that control diabetes including ADA and AACE treatment algorithms.

Instructor: Tommy Johnson, Pharm D, CDE, BC-ADM, FAADE

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

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

  • compare the differences in treatment recommendations from the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
  • list the oral medications used in lowering blood glucose levels including the class, generic, brand name, main actions, side effects, and contraindications.
  • differentiate between GLP-1 receptor antagonists and the amylinomimetics in their actions on blood glucose and their side effect and contraindication profile.
  • discuss the onset, peak and duration of action of commercially available insulin and when their glucose lowering effects take place.

Length of Course: 100 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 1.7 nursing continuing professional development hours and 1.7 pharmacology hours

Other: This educational offering provides 0 .17 CEUs (1.7 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.