Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 1: Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination

Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 1: Introduction to Infection Control and Decontamination

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/21

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 $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with information on infection control such as the importance of handwashing and fingernail hygiene. Standard Precautions are covered as well as a discussion on major microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Facility needs for infection control, such as environmental control, pest control, airflow, people flow, and work flow are discussed. Basic information on decontamination instruments is presented.

Instructor: Rebecca Langston, CBSPDT, CSIS, CRMST

Target Audience: Nurses and all Clinical Staff who work with sterilization and decontamination of instruments

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the basics of infection control.
2. Describe facility needs for infection control and sterile processing.
3. Discuss the decontamination process.


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, participants will receive 1.25 nursing continuing professional development hours.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 1.25 CEUs (1.25 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 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.

Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 2: Prep, Sterilization, and Sterile Storage

Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 2:  Prep, Sterilization, and Sterile Storage

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/21

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 $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will discuss the prep area where clean decontaminated instruments are inspected, assembled into trays/sets and then wrapped or packaged for sterilization. The presenter will discuss the materials such as chemical indicators, tape, tip protectors, peel pouches, and sterile wraps as they relate to sterilization.  The presentation will identify how to assemble one-time use packaging of instruments as well as peel pouches and wrapped items. Finally, the sterilization process will be discussed.

Instructor: Rebecca Langston, CBSPDT, CSIS, CRMST

Target Audience: Nurses and all Clinical Staff who work with sterilization and decontamination of instruments

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

•Discuss the  prep area including PPE, room layout, the significance of temperature and humidity.
•Discuss the materials including chemical indicators, tape, tip protectors, peel pouches and sterile wrap.
•Demonstrate the appropriate assembling of a one-time use packaging.
•Define sterilization, the importance of sterilization, and the use of various types of sterilization.
•Describe the storage area, environmental parameters, maintenance of sterility, and the environment of care.

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 hours.

AHEC Credit: 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.


Emergency Severity Index (ESI) 5 Level Triage System

Emergency Severity Index (ESI) 5 Level Triage System Based on AHRQ Version 4 2012 Edition

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/22

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 $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to properly triage patients in the emergency department.

Instructor: Shelly Walters RN, BSN, CEN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and other interested healthcare workers

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

1. Recognize the purpose and importance of triage.
2. Categorize based on the 5 level Emergency Severity Index triage system.
3. Recognize how clinical assessments by the experienced nurse are imperative to the correct acuity assessment.
4. Demonstrate the use of the ESI 5 level triage system.

Length of Course: 45 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 0.75 nursing continuing professional development hours.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.75 CEUs (0.75 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 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.


Lab Values

Lab Values

 

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/22

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 $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with knowledge to understand basic lab tests, normal values, and signs and symptoms that would indicate the need for laboratory testing.

Instructor: Betty Dobbs-Funk, RN, MSN

Target Audience: Licensed Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

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

•Identify various laboratory tests

•Describe need for laboratory testing

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 hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.5 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

AHEC Credit: 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.

 


Nursing Care for the Urologic Patient

Nursing Care for the Urologic Patient

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 $25 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will improve the nurse's competency in regard to the care and nursing management of the urology patient.

Instructor: M. Francie James, MD

Target Audience: Nurses and other interested healthcare professionals

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

  • Discuss the nursing management of the urologic patient.

Length of Course: 1.0 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.

This continuing education activity is approved for 1.0  nursing continuing professional development hour for licensed nurses. 

Other: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Credit Statement: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development 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 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.