PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Our Professional Development Program is intended to meet the needs of employees who are required to earn Continuing Education Units to maintain their license or certificate, or to support people in attaining new certifications within their classification. To apply click on the links below each class.

If you have any questions please call 1.866.804.2250 and ask to speak with a Professional Development team member.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

IMAGING

ONLINE CLASSES

In partnership with the ASRT, we now offer unlimited access to over 200 classes online! This menu expands well beyond the free titles offered with ASRT memberships. Open to Radiologic Technologists, CT Techs, MRI Techs, Sonographers, Nuclear Medicine Techs, Mammographers, etc. – Register now!

 

RN, LVN, LPN

ONLINE CEU CLASSES

Through a partnership with CE Direct, online CEU courses are now available 24/7 for you to take at your convenience! Register now.

We also have dozens of PEARLS reviews available for FREE. Log in & create an account to access this content.

IN-PERSON CLASSES

*NEW* Critical Thinking for Nurses

If you’ve ever disagreed with a doctor’s order or wondered whether a different approach might have led to a better outcome, this course is for you. In today’s healthcare environment it is essential to be able to interpret and analyze different situations to develop creative solutions and lead to better patient outcomes. Start sharpening your Critical thinking skills today! (4 CEUs Provided)

  • Los Angeles – Monday, June 11 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
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*NEW* Certified Emergency Nursing (CEN)

IThe Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification is specific to emergency nursing and measures the attainment of a defined body of nursing knowledge pertinent to that specialty. The CEN exam is based on emergency nursing practice in the United States. To qualify for the exam, you must be an RN.  BCEN® recommends 2 years’ experience in the emergency department; however, it is not required

These courses are designed to help you prepare for your certification exams. Programs will include test-taking strategies, exam specific content, practice questions, an overview of body systems, exam approach and rationale.

  • Moreno Valley – Monday, June 25 & Wednesday, June 27 – 8:00am -4:30pm
    *Applicants will be registered for both days*
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*NEW* Pediatric Assessment

This course is specifically intended for the nurse working with the pediatric population. Assessment, age appropriate strategies and cultural differences will be discussed, as well as current research and red flags. (4 CEUs Provided)

  • Camarillo/Oxnard – Thursday, July 19 – 9:00am – 1:00pm
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*NEW* PALS Mock Code Concepts

The afternoon session will provide hands on practice of pediatric mock code scenarios in a simulated patient environment utilizing PALS algorithms from the current, 2015 AHA PALS Guidelines.

  • Camarillo/Oxnard – Thursday, July 19 – 1:30pm – 5:00pm
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LPN IV Certification (Colorado)

These classes provide LPNs with an opportunity to expand their nursing roles by learning appropriate procedures for intravenous therapy and venous blood withdrawal. The course includes lecture, laboratory practice, and clinical experiences. The course prepares the student for IV certification under Colorado State Board of Nursing guidelines. Instructor: Virginia Buckley

All classes will be held at the Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) in Denver, CO over four consecutive Saturdays, from 9am to 3pm.

  • Next session – Postponed until Fall 2018. Dates TBD

IV Refresher Course

Refine your skills and brush up on IV methodologies. Intravenous (IV) therapy is the process of putting fluids or medications into patients through a vein. Instructors demonstrate how to insert IVs into patients’ arms, how to connect IVs to machines such as volumetric pumps and analgesia devices controlled by the patient, and how to monitor peripheral and central lines. *Note: This class does not result in certification.*

Wound Care management Course

Wound healing is a dynamic and complex process that requires suitable environment to promote healing process. This course will cover the basic principles and management strategies of various wounds. Nursing assistants are often the first members of the health care team to notice a change in a patient’s or resident’s skin that could be the beginning of a pressure ulcer. Students will learn about their role in preventing pressure ulcers and assisting the nurse with wound care.

Critical Care Boot Camp

This 2-day, 16 hour program will provide a comprehensive overview of critical care nursing. Helpful for those new to critical care as well as an excellent overview for those considering PCCN, CCRN Certification. (16 CEUs provided)

RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS

ONLINE CEU CLASSES

CE Direct – Online, Anytime!

Through a partnership with CE Direct, online CEU courses are now available 24/7 for you to take at your convenience! To register, visit CE Direct.

Law and Ethics Online

This course aims to help Respiratory Therapists understand and apply professionalism as it relates to the delivery of healthcare,explore current legal and ethical issues integrating critical thinking skills, laws, and regulations to formulate effective decisions in the arena of Respiratory Care and approach ethical dilemmas particular to Respiratory Care Practitioners in a systematic, effective manner.

This course meets the requirements of law and professional ethics for Respiratory Care Practitioners set by the Respiratory Care Board of California for Continuing Education Units and is approved for 3 contact hours.

  • Online – Fall Dates TBD.

 

IN-PERSON CEU CLASSES

Respiratory Seminar 2018

Clinically, acute inflammation is seen in pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), whereas chronic inflammation is represented by asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This course will help you gain a better understanding of the differences and particularities of these disorders, as well as cover a apopular method of ventilation known as Pressure Regulated Volume Control. (8.0 approved)

  • Walnut Creek – Sunday, May 20th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Vent and Trach Care

This course is designed to review the essential elements of care for the patient that has a tracheostomy and is on a long term ventilator. The course will include a review and return demo of trach care, inline suctioning, basic alarm troubleshooting, and bag to trach manual ventilation.

SOCIAL WORKERS

ONLINE CEU CLASSES

CE Direct – Online, Anytime!

Through a partnership with CE Direct, online CEU courses are now available 24/7 for you to take at your convenience! To register, visit CE Direct.

IN-PERSON CLASSES

Legal and Ethical issues in Supervision

Get both your Legal & Ethical, and Supervision CEU requirements in one course! This class offers a rundown of the essentials in supervision including how to get started, adult learning styles, and making a supervision plan. It also covers BBS laws and regulations to fill your legal requirements. (6.0 Approved)

  • Oakland – Wednesday, June 20 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Childhood Psychopathology

This course focuses on the impact of developmental trauma on adult functioning. (6.0 Approved)

CNAs

ONLINE CEU CLASSES

CNAs, HHAs, PCTs: Through a partnership with CNA Zone, we now offer online CEUs for CNAs, HHAs and PCTs. Get started now.

IN-PERSON CLASSES

*Atencion!* Alzheimer y Demencia – En Español!
*This class is taught primarily in Spanish.*

Esta clase proporciona ayudantes de enfermería con una descripción detallada de varios tipos de demencia y una descripción general de las etapas tempranas, intermedias y tardías de la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Discutiremos por qué la comunicación puede ser difícil y / o combativa, las habilidades de afrontamiento para trabajar y comunicarse, y cómo los trabajadores de la salud deben estar capacitados para estas situaciones. (8.0 CEUs)

  • Los AngelesSábado, 2 de junio – 8:30am – 5:30pm
    Aplica ya!


*NEW* Dysphagia, Nutrition, and Hydration

This course provides an overview of the GI tract and the swallowing process. It also includes information on eating problems such as poor appetite, dysphagia and nausea, and tips for feeding clients who are at various states of independence. This is a lesson on the basics of nutrition including information about the six essential nutrients, the new food pyramid, reading food labels and gauging serving sizes. Tips for meeting the nutritional needs of clients are included. (8.0 Approved)

  • Sacramento – Friday, June 1st – 8:00am – 4:30pm
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    *Note: Dignity Health employees can apply directly through MyJourney*
  • San Leandro – Sunday, June 17th – 8:30am -5:30pm
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  • San Jose – Saturday, June 20th – 8:30am -5:30pm
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Emotional Intelligence and Communication Techniques

Emotional intelligence is how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Refine your personal and social communication skills with this 2‐Part CEU workshop! (8.0 Approved)

  • Bakersfield – Saturday, May 26th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Antelope Valley – Monday, July 23rd  – 8:30am -5:30pm
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End of Life Care and Hospice

This course will review the dying process, tips on recognizing symptoms that signal death is near, and how to provide care to clients and families. Includes a closer look at services provided by hospice programs and a discussion on palliative care. (8.0 Approved)

  • Santa Clara –Saturday, June 2nd – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Pain Management and Restorative Care

Update your pain assessment and management skills, test your knowledge and learn how to provide the necessary care for a restorative nursing patient including their physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. (8.0 Approved)

  • Santa Clara – Saturday, May 12th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Stress and Mental Health

This course will review strategies to recognize biochemical and emotional reactions to stressors and modern techniques to cope. It will also take a look at mental health issues, and how CNAs can help patients who need extra attention. (8.0 approved)

  • Tri City – Monday, May 21 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Los Angeles – Wednesday, June 6th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Antelope Valley– Friday, June 15th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Northridge – Wednesday, June 20th – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Understanding Pain and Psychiatric Disorders

In this course you will learn about the nature of pain and its functions, characteristics, types, and sources. Brush up on terms and medications, including OTCs that patients often use. And discuss a variety of psychiatric disorders and cue for identifying if your patient needs extra care. (8.0 approved)

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONS

ONLINE CEU CLASSES

Online courses are available for most job classifications!

Through a partnership with CE Direct, online CEU courses are now available 24/7 for you to take at your convenience! To register, visit CE Direct. Classes are available for all of the following classifications:

  • EMTs
  • Surgical Technologists
  • Lab professionals
  • Pharmacists & Pharm Techs
  • Physical Therapists & PT Aides/Assistants
  • Dietitians/Diet Techs
  • Occupational Therapists/Assistants
  • And more!

CERTIFICATIONS AND SPECIALTY LICENSES

North Bay & Sacramento AHA Certifications – Project Heartbeat

The Education Fund has partnered with Project Heartbeat to bring you a variety of AHA certification classes available for free on your own schedule. Once logged in to their website you can register for classes on the day, time, and location that best suits your schedule.

Courses include: BLS/CPR, ACLS, PALS, PEARS, Basic ECG and Pharmacology, and 12 Lead Advanced ECG.

How to register:

  1. Click the “Sign Up Now!” Button below to visit Project Heartbeat’s website.
  2. Click the green “SEIU Education Fund Portal” at the top of the page.
  3. Click on a course for more information.
  4. Choose your class time and location.
  5. Enter the promo code “SEIU100” at checkout for a full discount.
  6. Project Heartbeat will then confirm your eligibility and send confirmation.

Need help with registration? Call Project Heartbeat at 844.859.5680.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REIMBURSEMENT

Want to pursue a certification or specialty license within your current field? Check out our License & Certification reimbursement program. You may be eligible to get up to $1,000 for the cost of a review class and the license or certification exam.

Learn more!

ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) CERTIFICATION

This course is intended for professionals who may respond to cardiovascular emergencies, and for students currently completing a related educational program. The course includes training in the management of Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Pulseless arrest in adults using 2010 AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology, management of Stroke, Heart Attack and Acute Coronary Syndrome. Current BLS Card is required. EKG recognition is highly recommended, but not required. Class participants will earn AHA Certification Card (valid for 2 years). 14 CEU’s (Nor-Cal)/12 CEU’s (So-Cal). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number #15570 (Nor-Cal)/#15925 (So-Cal). In So-Cal, 12 EMS and Pharmacy CE’s also available.

PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) CERTIFICATION

Training in the ability to respond to emergencies for infants and children. This certification course is intended for healthcare professionals who frequently treat pediatric patients. Course content covers the latest updates to PALS from the American Heart Association. In addition, the course will review child CPR and AED, management of respiratory emergencies, vascular access and other important topics. Through simulations, students will learn and practice the necessary skills to respond to cardiac, respiratory, and shock emergencies. Current BLS Card is required. EKG recognition is highly recommended, but not required. Class Participants will earn AHA Certification Card (valid for 2 years) and 14 CEU’s. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number #15570.

  • Sacramento – Thursday, May 17th & Friday May 18th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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ECG BASIC/ADVANCED INTERPRETATION

Training for healthcare professionals to interpret basic and advanced ECG’s, and recognize myocardial infarction. These are lecture courses that include recognition exercises.

Students with little to no experience interpreting EKG’s should attend the one-day Basic ECG class. Those signing up for the Advanced 12 Lead EKG class should already have a solid foundation in the interpretation of basic ECG (or have completed our Basic EKG class).

Current BLS Card is required. Prior knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart is strongly recommended. Participants in both classes will earn an AHA ECG & Pharmacology Completion Certificate. Only EMTs will earn 7 CEU’s for the Basic class. (CECB EMS Provider # AMHA0013). Earn 14 CEU’s after completing the Advanced class (EMT’s can only earn a total of 7 units once for either course). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number #15570 (Nor-Cal)/#15925 (EMS and Pharmacy CE’s also available in So-Cal.).

  • Antioch – Monday, June 18 – 9:00am to 5:00pm
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NOTE: This class is intended for healthcare professionals who deliver direct patient care. This short class certifies students to interpret ECG’s and NOT to work as ECG Technicians. If you are interested in learning how to become an ECG Technician, you can speak to an Ed Fund career counselor.

ADULT CRITICAL CARE SPECIALIST (ACCS)

This 2-day course provides each participant with a comprehensive review of Adult Critical Care and a step-by-step method of preparation for the successful completion of Adult Critical Care specialist Examination offered by the NBRC. Materials include a study guide, workbook, and practice tests.

  • Fresno – Thursday, June 21st & Friday, June 22nd – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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  • Sacramento – Monday, September 10th & Tuesday, September 11th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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NEONATAL PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST (NPS)

This 2-day course provides each participant with a comprehensive review of Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist respiratory care and a step-by-step method of preparation for the successful completion of their examination. At the review, you will receive everything you need to pass your exam including a study guide, workbook, and practice tests.

  • Sacramento – Thursday, June 28th & Friday, June 29th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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  • Santa Rosa – Thursday, July 19th & Friday, July 20th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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  • San Luis Obispo – Monday, July 23rd & Tuesday, July 24th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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  • Fresno – Thursday, August 16th & Friday, August 17th – 9:00am-5:00pm (Must attend both days)
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REGISTERED RESPIRATORY THERAPIST (RRT)

This course provides each participant with a comprehensive review of Basic and Advanced Respiratory Care along with a step-by-step method of preparation for successful completion of both the Therapist Multiple Choice and Clinical Simulation examinations.

The seminar provides each participant a thorough review of the exam content and the opportunity to practice multiple choice questions and branching-logic, interactive simulations. The program provides insights into exam structure, content and techniques for successful completion of each exam.

NEONATAL RESUCITATION PROGRAM (NRP) CERTIFICATION

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program course conveys an evidence-based approach to care of the newborn at birth and facilitates effective team-based care for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery. NRP utilizes a blended learning approach, which includes online testing, online case-based simulations, and hands-on case-based simulation/debriefing that focus on critical leadership, communication, and team-work skills.

NRP is designed to provide healthcare professionals working with neonatal and newborn infants the ability to participate in the causes, prevention, and management of mild to severe neonatal asphyxia. This course will introduce students through an evidence-based approach to the concepts and basic skills of neonatal resuscitation.

Tel: 888-872-4606 info@seiu-uhweduc.org