CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU’S)

Are you required to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain your license or certificate, or do you want to obtain a new certification within your classification?

Earn your CEUs at no cost when you access classes from our website. Maintaining your license and/or certification is easy with our in-person and online class options. Available CEU courses are listed below by profession.

Special Event – Epidemiology Conference, Denver

Faculty from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present a comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The 2.5 day course will feature the most up-to-date immunization information from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). A Colorado Update will be presented by local immunization experts on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Who Should Attend
The course is designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Participants will need to have a basic understanding of biology and immunization.

Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education will be available through CDC’s Training and Continuing Education Online system after completion of each course (CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, and CPH).

What: Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Where: Denver, Colorado (Greenwood Village)
When: Tuesday, September 11 through Thursday, September 13

Classes for CNA’s

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:

Alzheimer's and Dementia

This course covers tools and techniques for dealing with patients with mental disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia. (8.0 approved)

  • Bakersfield – Saturday, November 10 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Assault Response and Evasive Maneuvers

This course includes an overview on general safety measure, the assault cycle, characteristics of aggressive and violent patients, and strategies to avoid harm or restrain patients. Please wear comfortable clothing. (8.0 approved)

  • Los Angeles – Monday, November 12 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Pleasant Valley – Wednesday, December 12 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Cardiovascular Overview, Rapid Response, and Code Blue

This workshop will discuss cardiovascular anatomy and physiology including disorders such as CHF, Hypertension, hemodynamics, and signs of MI. The course includes a review of rapid response and code blue procedures.

  • Oceanside – Thursday, August 23 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Los Angeles – Saturday, September 29 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Riverside – Saturday, October 6 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Challenging Patients and Catastrophic Reactions

Learn how to deal with aggressive and challenging patients in this new 8-hour workshop for CNAs. Includes strategies to avoid escalation and unwanted reactions from patients. (8.0 Approved)

  • Hayward – Saturday, September 29– 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Mountain View – Saturday, October 6 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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Culture, Legalities, and Self Care

This course is an 8 hour workshop covering cultural diversity in healthcare, legalities and documentation, and stress reduction techniques.

  • Lynwood – Friday, July 27 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Los Angeles – Saturday, July 28 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • San Bernardino – Saturday, August 4 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Pleasant Valley – Wednesday, August 22 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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  • Antelope Valley – Friday, September 14 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
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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)

  • San Jose – Saturday, June 30th – 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)

  • Antelope Valley – Monday, July 23rd  – 8:30am -5:30pm
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Flu Season and Respiratory Disorders

Prepare for the 2018 flu and cold season with an 8-hour workshop on flu symptoms and respiratory disorders. (8.0 approved)

  • Hayward – Sunday, July 8 – 8:30am -5:30pm
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  • San Jose – Saturday, August 18 – 8:30am -5:30pm
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Legal and Ethical Issues for CNAs

Brush up on documentation practices, legalities, and ethics in this 8-hour course designed specifically for CNAs. (8.0 approved)

  • Bakersfield – Saturday, August 18 – 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)

Stress Management and Communication Skills

Learn more about physical and emotional reactions to stressors and coping strategies, as well as tips and tools for communicating effectively with patients and coworkers. (8.0 approved)

  • Hayward – Saturday, November 17 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
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Classes for other classifications

IMAGING TECHS

ONLINE CLASSES

In partnership with the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (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!

MEDICAL CODERS

Gain instant access to an authoritative flow of information on privacy and security, coding, electronic health records, clinical documentation, health informatics, data analysis, reimbursement, compliance and other critical topics, through our partnership with the American Health Information Association (AHIMA).

Grow your expertise and career by viewing live, on-demand webinars. Access resources and surveys for pre-work webinars for the CCS and CCS-P Exam, Outpatient CDI and CHDA Exam. Get your CEU certificate upon completion of viewing the webinars. For more information contact Skills Development at chumes@seiu-uhweduc.org.

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

Certified Emergency Nursing (CEN)

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.

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!

  • Los Angeles – Friday, August 31 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
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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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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.*

  • Sacramento – Saturday, August 25 – 8:30am to 12:30pm
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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)

Mental Health First Aid Training (for CA Kaiser Permanente employees only)

In this 8-hour, in-person course you will:

  • Identify and understand the signs of mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Learn how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.*
  • Understand the prevalence of mental health disorders and the need for reduced stigma
  • Promote the protective factors that can impact an individual’s health and recovery
  • Apply a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate evidence-based treatment and supports
  • Identify and access professional and community resources available to support individuals
  • This training is not designed for mental health clinicians with advanced training for individuals with mental illness (e.g. psychologists and licensed clinical social workers).

To apply, go to the registration page and select your region in California to find a class near you.

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 – October 1 to November 5
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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)

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, November 14 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
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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!

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. Sign Up Now

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