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Welcome to the CEU for license renewal package. Included in this package are 9 modules that meet the requirements for the Board of Nursing so that you can renew your license. According to the Florida Board of Nursing (2015):

"All CNAs must complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training each calendar year. Every 2 years, in-service training hours shall include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control
  • Domestic Violence
  • Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects Appropriate to Nursing Assistants
  • Resident Rights
  • Communication with cognitively impaired clients
  • CPR skills
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety"

CE Broker Course#20-404068: This course will teach the healthcare provider the six links in the chain of infection and describe his/her role in stopping disease transmission. It explains the Standard and Transmission-Based Precautions and explains the term “hand hygiene” and identifies when to use them. It discusses the use of personal protective equipment and lists guidelines for handling equipment and linen.

Assisting with Death and Dying (2 CEUs)                             

CE Broker Course#20-404054: This course discusses the stages of dying and identifies factors that influence attitudes about death. The class identifies common signs of approaching death and discusses how to care for a dying person as well as identifies guidelines for post-mortem care.  The course also defines the goals of a hospice program and describes supportive measures for the caregiver. 4 hours (CEU) for healthcare providers.

Protecting Yourself and Others from Tuberculosis (2 CEUs)                                                

CE Broker Course#20-404069: At this end of this course, the healthcare provider will be able to define tuberculosis and list common symptoms. The healthcare provider will explain the difference between TB infection and TB disease and explain how a person becomes infected with tuberculosis. The course will explain policies and procedures that reduce chances of exposure at work and discuss PPE, isolation procedures and negative air pressure.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (4 CEUs)

CE Broker Course#20-404071: This course is approved by Florida Department of Elder Affairs (LTC, ALF, & HHA) and gives healthcare providers the guidelines on ADRD’s and distinguishes between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia or dementia related disorders. It gives strategies on how to manage difficult behaviors and how to communicate with this special client population.

Preventing Falls in the Elderly (4 CEUs)                              

CE Broker Course#20-400783: The healthcare provider will learn statistics on falls, strategies to prevent falls and interventions to help the resident once a fall has happened.

Domestic Violence (2 CEUs)                                                               

CE Broker Course#20-404075: The purpose of this course is to teach methods to recognize, escape and prevent domestic violence. Topics discussed include the types of abuse, helping and referring victims and perpetrators, as well as reporting requirements.

Prevention of Medical Errors (2 CEUs)

This course will provide health care providers with an overview of information on patient safety. The focus of this course is systems failures as a cause for medical error, rather than individual blame. Systems improvements are primary logical starting points for creating safer environments for patients and healthcare workers.

Legal and Ethical Concepts: How to protect your License (4 CEUs)                             

CE Broker Course#20-400789: This course will provide the healthcare provider with basic legal and ethical concepts such as torts, negligence, advanced directives and living wills and will explain what the healthcare provider’s legal responsibilities are in regards to advanced directives. The healthcare worker will further learn how to document care to protect against a lawsuit and/or criminal charges.

HIV/AIDS & Blood Borne Pathogens

This course ensures awareness and safety among employees who may be exposed to blood borne pathogens. The objective is to ensure that employees operate in the safest possible manner in situations where contact with potentially infectious materials is likely. Organism characteristics, pathophysiology, transmission, clinical manifestations, complications, treatment advancements, prevention are addressed. Ethical and legal aspects of care and Florida law governing HIV/AIDS testing and disclosure. 4 hours (CEU) for CNA’s.

This exclusive online course offers an introduction to EKG Technician. It reviews the anatomy and physiology of the heart and then quickly moves on to the basics of the EKG. It covers lead placement and strip interpretation basics. From there, the student will then be taught how to interpret atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, ventricular rhythms and heart blocks. After completing this online course material, the student will need to schedule a day to come in perform hands-on lead placement for EKG print outs.

After successfully completing this course, students will be eligible to take the NHA EKG Technician national exam. 

Become a Home Health Aide quickly!

Southern Technical Institute provides the necessary training and skill set to prepare students for employment as a home health aide. The Home Health Aide training course will provide you with the knowledge of how to maintain bodily and emotional comfort, and to assist the client toward independent living in a safe environment. Home Health Aides (HHAs) go to a resident’s home, or work in a residential facility, to deliver health care to the elderly, ill, or disabled. A home health aide typically works with residents who need more extensive physical and/or medical care than a typical family can provide. HHAs help their clients with everyday activities like getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, exercising and grooming.

Once you complete all the assignments online:
 

You will need to email Joyce Jefferson in Student Services at  jgross@southerntechnicalinstitute.com to schedule a 2 hour hands-on practice session that includes the basic skills of a home health aide. You will need to wear medical scrubs (any color/any style), socks and non-slip shoes for the hands-on practice session.

  

HHA Certificate

There is no State exam required to work as a Home Health Aide in the State of Florida. Once you successfully complete this Home Health Aide training coursework online and also complete your 2 hour hands-on clinical practice, you will receive a 50-hour certificate. If you are currently licensed as a Florida Certified Nursing Assistant, you will receive a 75 Hour certificate with proof of your CNA certification.

 

Do you have the desire to help seniors live in their homes longer?

If so, a career in Home Health may be a great option for you! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of home health aides is projected to grow by 50% through 2018. Southern Technical Institute offers Home Health Aide in a variety of options that also meet the minimum requirements mandated by the Federal government for agencies that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.

 

HHA Certificate

There is no State exam required to work as a Home Health Aide in the State of Florida. Once you successfully complete the Home Health Aide training course, you will receive a 50-hour certificate. If you are currently licensed as a Florida Certified Nursing Assistant, you will receive a 75 Hour certificate with proof of your CNA certification.

Become a Home Health Aide quickly!

Southern Technical Institute provides the necessary training and skill set to prepare students for employment as a home health aide. The Home Health Aide training course will provide you with the knowledge of how to maintain bodily and emotional comfort, and to assist the client toward independent living in a safe environment. Home Health Aides (HHAs) go to a resident’s home, or work in a residential facility, to deliver health care to the elderly, ill, or disabled. A home health aide typically works with residents who need more extensive physical and/or medical care than a typical family can provide. HHAs help their clients with everyday activities like getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, exercising and grooming.

Do you have the desire to help seniors live in their homes longer?

If so, a career in Home Health may be a great option for you! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of home health aides is projected to grow by 50% through 2018. Southern Technical Institute offers Home Health Aide in a variety of options that also meet the minimum requirements mandated by the Federal government for agencies that receive Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement.

 

HHA Certificate of Completion

There is no State exam required to work as a Home Health Aide in the State of Florida. Once you successfully complete the Home Health Aide training course, you will need to schedule a 2 hour hands-on clinical practice at Southern Technical Institute Pinellas Park campus. Once you complete both the online classes and the hands-on practice, you will receive a 50-hour certificate. If you are currently licensed as a Florida Certified Nursing Assistant, you will receive a 75 Hour certificate with proof of your CNA certification.