Education


Attention SEIU Local 121RN members working at Hollywood Presbyterian and Kaiser Moreno Valley:

Get reimbursed for Conference CEUs

Going to a conference this year? A new Education Fund program will reimburse RNs up to $250 for CEUs or certifications earned at conferences!

Learn more: seiu-uhweduc.org/conference-ceu


Protecting Your License from Charges by the Board of Nursing

Class Dates:December 5, 2020 

Saturday 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The California B.R.N. charges over 1,000 registered nurses every year. Know your rights!

Topic to be covered include: 

  • Disciplinary Proceedings by the Board of Nursing
  • The Most Frequent Charges Brought Against Nurses: case examples
  • Know Your Due Process Rights
  • The Steps You Should Take to Protect Your License

Requirements:  Plan on logging in from a computer or tablet with a screen large enough to view a PowerPoint presentation. You will need camera and audio to participate as part of the live, interactive video education program.

Instructor: TBD

Register for the class now: https://act.seiu.org/a/license

ABG Interpretation, Breath and Heart Sounds, and IV therapy.

ABG Interpretation:A quick and easy way, a two-step approach for ABG interpretationObjective: Identify ABG Components; Interpret common ABG values.Breath Sounds, Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs:Differentiation of normal and abnormal breath and heart sounds. An in-depth presentation of an anatomy of a murmur Monitoring breath and heart sounds as indicators of patient progress.Objective: Identify normal and abnormal breath sounds; Identify heart sounds; Identify heart murmurs.IV Therapy:Overview of the different parenteral solutions and their indications. Understanding the complication of specific solutions and the particular solutions to give to specific patient conditions.

Objective: Identify & understand common IV solutions used and their indications.
Class Dates:

November 14, 2020

Saturday 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Requirements:  Plan on logging in from a computer or tablet with a screen large enough to view a PowerPoint presentation. You will need camera and audio to participate as part of the live, interactive video education program.

Instructor: Dr. Laura Vonfrolio

Register for the class now: https://act.seiu.org/a/abg-interpretation

 Nursing Negligence

Class Dates:

October 17, 2020 Saturday 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This class will review over 8 actual nursing negligence cases to examine how nursing errors occur, and how to avoid these problems.

Topic to be covered include: 

  • California Nursing Practice Acts, Duties, and Standards: videos of experts testifying on standards of care
  • Issues in Specialty Practice Areas: nursing case studies in each practice area
  • The Most Frequent Claims Against Nurses
  • How to Avoid Errors and Lawsuits

Requirements:  Plan on logging in from a computer or tablet with a screen large enough to view a PowerPoint presentation. You will need camera and audio to participate as part of the live, interactive video education program.

Instructor: Laurie Elston, JD,RN

Register for the class now: https://act.seiu.org/a/negligence

 


Resilience, Burn Out & Self Care During a Pandemic

Wed.August 19 5pm-6pm
Sat. August 22 10am-11am

Register for the class now: https://act.seiu.org/a/resilience

Class Information:

According to a 2016 study, registered nurses suffer from depression at twice the rate of other professionals; a 2018 survey found that approximately half of U.S. nurses experience suboptimal physical and mental health. Caring for acutely ill infectious patients, like those with COVID-19—without sufficient resources or while juggling childcare, remote learning, or ever-evolving government restrictions—is likely to take an additional toll on nurses and healthcare workers.

The Resilient Nurse:

What are the characteristics of a resilient nurse? A recent study attempted to answer that question by surveying nurses high in resilience and contrasting them with nurses with post-traumatic stress disorder. The study found differences in four key areas:

  • Worldview
  • Social network
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Self-care/balance

Highly resilient nurses reported that they were able to cope with work stress through their spirituality, supportive social networks, optimism, and resilient role models.

“The highly resilient nurses had so many more positive coping skills to draw from,” says Meredith Mealer, RN, PhD.

 Resilience: Resilience is the ability to adjust to, recover, or grow from it.

Register for the class now: https://act.seiu.org/a/resilience

Instructor: Melissa Ummed RN, Reiki Level II Practitioner, Intuitive Spirit Coach
As an RN of 18 years my passion is helping people reclaim their personal power by way of treating their mind, body, and spirit. My nursing experience is in Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum, and Oncology.
website: Empowered People Center


LEARN ABOUT HOW CALIFORNIA’S AEROSOL TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASE (ATD) STANDARD CONTINUES TO PROTECT US FROM THE NOVEL COVID-19 VIRUS
EVEN WHILE EVERYTHING ELSE CHANGES DAILY

This one-of-its-kind enforceable safety regulation has been in affect all along
The Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard is an enforceable regulation that applies in healthcare, corrections, and other high-risk environments.

This class will discuss the scientific basis for the ATD Standard and highlight specific provisions of the
regulation—including infection control planning; use of masks, respirators, and other personal protective equipment; airborne infection isolation; post exposure measures, filing Cal/OSHA complaints and medical screening procedures.

The course will emphasize how nurses and healthcare workers can use these regulations to secure protections against COVID-19 and other infectious disease hazards in their facilities.

This is our repeated course and is open to all SEIU members and invited guests.
The course is free, but registration is required to reserve your space.
2 CEUs are available to all licensed nurses (RN/LVN).

 8/1, from 10:00am to 12:30pm OR 1:30 to 4:00pm via Zoom.

Email hughesk@seiunaca.org, indicate which one of the 2 time slots you’d like to attend,
provide your personal email & cell; also, your RN/LVN license number if applicable.
A Zoom invite with class materials will be sent to you.

Sponsored by UCLA-LOSH and Nurse Alliance of SEIU California

SEIU Aerosol Transmission Standard Class Aug 2020

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE


 

How Elastomeric Respirators and PAPRS can better protect Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Labor-Management Webinar Series
Resources to Make the Workplace Safer During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

Earn 1.5 CEU’s

FREE FOR MEMBERS

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

Nurses and other healthcare workers have struggled with rationing of N95s during the COVID-19 pandemic. N95 respirators were never designed to be used for extended periods or decontaminated and reused. Global supplies of PPE remain low. COVID-19 will continue to strain healthcare systems, putting healthcare workers at risk of infection without adequate respiratory protection.

Better solutions exist—elastomeric respirators and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are designed to be reused and disinfected. They are more protective and they are more cost effective than decontaminating N95s. New versions of elastomeric respirators are gaining favor with some healthcare providers, including Alleghany Health Network, a hospital system that developed an elastomeric respiratory protection program to protect their staff from COVID-19.

Please join us to learn about elastomeric respirators and PAPRs—how to use them and how to incorporate them into the respiratory protection program to protect healthcare workers, save money and extend the supply of N95s.

Speakers

Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygienist, MDC Consulting and Training, former Health and Safety Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Michelle Boyle, RN, BSN, Chapter Vice President at Allegheny General Hospital, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and Nurse Member Coordinator of Nurse Alliance of Healthcare Pennsylvania

Accredited Provider

American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP for 17108 contact hours.

CE courses are free to AFT members.

Conflict of Interest

There has been no commercial support of this program and the presenters declare there is no conflict of interest.

Outcomes

At the completion of the webinar, participants will report more confidence in understanding the use of elastomeric respirators and PAPRs and how to implement an elastomeric and/or PAPR respiratory protection program.

Successful Completion

The learner must attend 100% of the webinar, read Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Consensus Study Report Highlights from the National Academy of Medicine, which is provided during the webinar and complete an evaluation. 1.5 Contact hours will be provided with successful completion.

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

How Elastomeric Respirators and PAPRS can better protect Healthcare Workers during COVID-19

Labor-Management Webinar Series
Resources to Make the Workplace Safer During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

Earn 1.5 CEU’s

FREE FOR MEMBERS

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1

Nurses and other healthcare workers have struggled with rationing of N95s during the COVID-19 pandemic. N95 respirators were never designed to be used for extended periods or decontaminated and reused. Global supplies of PPE remain low. COVID-19 will continue to strain healthcare systems, putting healthcare workers at risk of infection without adequate respiratory protection.

Better solutions exist—elastomeric respirators and powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) are designed to be reused and disinfected. They are more protective and they are more cost effective than decontaminating N95s. New versions of elastomeric respirators are gaining favor with some healthcare providers, including Alleghany Health Network, a hospital system that developed an elastomeric respiratory protection program to protect their staff from COVID-19.

Please join us to learn about elastomeric respirators and PAPRs—how to use them and how to incorporate them into the respiratory protection program to protect healthcare workers, save money and extend the supply of N95s.

Speakers

Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygienist, MDC Consulting and Training, former Health and Safety Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Michelle Boyle, RN, BSN, Chapter Vice President at Allegheny General Hospital, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, and Nurse Member Coordinator of Nurse Alliance of Healthcare Pennsylvania

Accredited Provider

American Federation of Teachers/Nurses and Health Professionals is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP for 17108 contact hours.

CE courses are free to AFT members.

Conflict of Interest

There has been no commercial support of this program and the presenters declare there is no conflict of interest.

Outcomes

At the completion of the webinar, participants will report more confidence in understanding the use of elastomeric respirators and PAPRs and how to implement an elastomeric and/or PAPR respiratory protection program.

Successful Completion

The learner must attend 100% of the webinar, read Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care: Consensus Study Report Highlights from the National Academy of Medicine, which is provided during the webinar and complete an evaluation. 1.5 Contact hours will be provided with successful completion.

Register here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/2514923/875AF91D7DA2E2558C8B66CCF49291E1


3CE July 25 & 29 2020 RN Liability Class Final Flyer w_bug


5/23 and 6/2 *ONLINE* Trainings on Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard

Saturday, May 23,  2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
—OR—
1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 2,  2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The course is free, but registration is required. To reserve your space, email hughesk@seiunaca.org, indicate which of the 3 time slots you’d like to attend, provide your personal email & cell; also, your RN license number to receive 2 CEUs.

A Zoom invite with class materials will be sent to you.

The Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) Standard is an enforceable regulation that applies in healthcare, corrections, and other high-risk environments. This class will discuss the scientific basis for the ATD Standard and highlight specific provisions of the regulation—including infection control planning; use of masks, respirators, and other personal protective equipment; airborne infection isolation; and medical screening procedures.  The course will emphasize how nurses and healthcare workers can use these regulations to secure protections against COVID-19 and other infectious disease hazards in their facilities.

Sponsored by UCLA-LOSH and Nurse Alliance of SEIU California.


SEIU Joint Employer Education Fund

The SEIU UHW-West & Joint Employer Education Fund offers free classes that give RNs continuing education units to use toward renewing their license. The courses are FREE to RNs at Hollywood Presbyterian and Kaiser Moreno Valley Community Hospital. (These employers contribute to the Joint Employer Education Fund.)  Application does not ensure acceptance. Applicants will be contacted by the Education Fund if their application is accepted.

Advance Your Career (AYC) Program

If you are an RN in an advanced degree program, the AYC program is designed to assist you with financial support. If you are accepted, AYC will reimburse you for costs related to tuition, mandatory student fees, required textbooks, and certification exam costs, up to a $5,250 per program. AYC participants should be prepared to pay costs upfront, or make financial arrangements with their schools. Please note: Self-paced programs are not eligible. Entrance exams, exam review classes, and exam fees for tests leading to entry-level license/certification (i.e. NCLEX,TEAS) are only supported in conjunction with an entire education program. They will not be reimbursed independently.

Who is eligible? You must be:

  • You must work in a participating SEIU bargaining unit position at a contributing employer.
  • You must be a regular full- or part-time employee eligible for benefits. Non-benefited employees are eligible only after working in their position for six (6) months and when the training program is less than 40 hours.
  • Your training program must be through an accredited and/or state-approved educational provider.
  • If you are planning ahead, you must submit your application a minimum of 45 days before the start of your training program.
  • If you have already completed training or you are in training now, you must submit your application no later than three (3) months after your last training date.

Apply online at www.seiu-uhweduc.org/ayc
Questions? Contact Monica Lond-Le Blanc at 213.401.3010 or mlondleblanc@seiu-uhweduc.org

Online Continuing Education

Click here to check out edumed.org’s list of TOP 50 SCHOLARSHIPS!

SEIU Local 121RN is not associated with this organization; we are making the information available for anyone interested in researching this option.

Online continuing education unit courses (CEUs) are available 24/7 for RNs at Hollywood Presbyterian and Kaiser Moreno Valley Community Hospital to take at your convenience. You have unlimited access to hundreds of titles through CE Direct.

Sign up today at www.edfundceus.org

Professional Development

Our professional development program serves employees at Hollywood Presbyterian and Kaiser Moreno Valley Community Hospital working in fields which require licensure and/or certification. In addition to providing access to a variety of continuing education (CE) classes, we also provide fianancial support to help you obtain additional licenses/certifications.

To find the most updated schedule and applications, visit seiu-uhweduc.org/pd

License / Certification Reimbursement

We will reimburse up to $1,000 for a review class, review materials, and exam fee to obtain:

A new specialty license or certification in your general job area. This includes any specialty that can be obtained by those working in your field. For example, specialty areas like CCRN, CNOR, CRRN, PRN, etc.

Visit seiu-uhweduc.org/license-certification