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Healthcare CEU's

Healthcare Continuing Education Courses

GCSC is an approved provider of continuing education for the following professions (50-833)
Healthcare Approval Codes:
Certified Master Social Worker (CN)
Clinical Social Work (PS)
Dental Hygienist (DH)
Dentist (DN)
Dietitian/Nutritionist (ND)
Marriage and Family Therapist (PS)
Mental Health Counselor (PS)
Nurse (CNA, LPN, RN, ARNP) (NU)
Occupational Therapist/Assistant (OT)
Physical Therapist/Assistant (PT)
Radiologic Technology #3200457 (RAD)
Respiratory Care (RC)

Instructor-led courses

IV Therapy  Register!
The IV Therapy course is designed for those who want to update skills and receive a certificate for 30 hours of training required by the FL Board of Nursing for LPN’s to perform IV therapy. This course meets standards established by the FL Board of Nursing for training. Prerequisite: LPN or RN. Textbook required and available at GCSC Bookstore. (30 hours) Approved for NU.

Saturday, Feb 11 – 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Union East, Room 244 (last class HS 211)
CRN: 91044 | Course: XHE 0010 | Fee: $275

Saturday, Apr 22 - May 6, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Student Union East, Room 244 (last class HS 211)
CRN: 91045 | Course: XHE 0010 | Fee: $275

Fundamentals of Phlebotomy  Register!
Introduction to Phlebotomy provides training and skills practice, with the use of artificial arms, to perform routine phlebotomies in one day. A certificate of completion is provided but this course does not prepare for the national certification exam. (7 hours) Approved for NU (2 RN, 7 PN), RC. The FL Board of NU will only approve 2 hours for RN’s and full 7 hours for PN’s.
Textbook required and available at GCSC Bookstore.

Saturday, Feb 25, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Union East, Room 244
CRN: 91047 | Course: XHE 0074 | Fee: $69

Saturday, Apr 15, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Union East, Room 244
CRN: 91048 | Course: XHE 0074 | Fee: $69

Hybrid CE Courses

Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists | Online & Classroom  Register!
Common oral local anesthesia injection techniques and related background information are addressed in this course. This course also covers neurophysiology, armamentarium, basic injection techniques, complications, contraindications, and legal considerations of administering local anesthetics to dental patients. A dentist contributes to both course content and delivery. This course is specifically designed for Dental Hygienists to obtain certification to administer local anesthesia in the State of Florida. Satisfies Florida Statute 466.017 (SB 1040). For additional information, including prerequisites and registration packet, email slock@gulfcoast.edu or call (850) 872-3819. (60 hours includes 15 hours online, 15 hours didactic, 15 hours lab and 15 hours clinical externship) Approved for DH.

Spring semester:  Fri & Sat, Mar 31 and Apr 1, 14, 15 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health Sciences, Room 142
CRN: 91046 | Course: XHE 0036 | Fee: $995

Summer semester:  Fri & Sat, June 2, 3, 16 and 17 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health Sciences, Room 142
CRN: 95014 | Course: XHE 0036 | Fee: $995

Required Prerequisites:

Applicant Cover Letter
Clinical Externship Agreement
Consent Release Agreement
Check List
Confidentiality Statement

Online Health CE Courses

You can register anytime within the CRN date range. Make sure to access the course within one to three business days after you enroll. Certificates and CE Broker reporting will be done the same month you complete the course.

HIPAA – 1 HR | Online  Register!
Approved (1) CL, DN, DH, NHA, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC

Spring semester enrollment dates:  Jan 3 - May 4 | CRN: 91049
Course: XHE 0015 | Fee: $12

Infection Control – 1 HR | Online  Register!
Approved (1) CL, DN, DH, NHA, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC

Spring semester enrollment dates:  Jan 3 - May 4 | CRN: 91050
Course: XHE 0020 | Fee: $12

Prevention of Medical Errors – 2 HR | Online  Register!
Approved (2) CL, DN, DH, NHA, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC

Spring semester enrollment dates:  Jan 3 - May 4 | CRN: 91051
Course: XHE 0025 | Fee: $24

Domestic Violence – 2 HR  Register!
Approved (2) DN, DH, NHA, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC

Spring semester enrollment dates:  Jan 3 - May 4 | CRN: 91052
Course: XHE 0013 | Investment: $24

HIV/AIDS – 2 HR | Online  Register!
Approved (2) CL, DN, DH, NHA, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC

Spring semester enrollment dates:  Jan 3 - May 4 | CRN: 91054
Course: XHE 0016 | Fee: $24

GCSC + Career STep = Academic Partners

Career Step is an online school offering career-focused education designed to help you quickly enter the workforce. The school is committed to providing the best online education experience, incorporating interactive learning tools such as hands-on practice, videos, games, forums, and chat rooms into its curriculum. You will also have one-on-one access to instructors who have years of experience actually working in the positions you seek to acquire.

Additional information, videos and demos:  http://www.careerstep.com/gulfcoast     

ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders | Online 
The ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders course prepares medical coders for the new ICD-10 code set, which all healthcare facilities and physicians' offices began using October 1, 2015. The course assumes that you are already familiar with the principles of medical coding as well as medical terminology, pharmacology, and basic anatomy and pathophysiology. You will learn ICD-10 specific advanced anatomy/physiology as well as advanced pathophysiology and ICD-10 coding with guided hands-on exercises that allow you to gain real-world experience with the new code set. In addition to one-on-one support from AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers throughout the course, you will receive several industry codebooks.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

ICD-9 for ICD 10 Coders | Online
The ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders course teaches a new coder trained to use the ICD-10 code set how to apply your skills to ICD-9 codes, which health facilities and physicians’ office must use until the transition is made to the ICD-10 code set. The course takes a chapter-by-chapter approach to the ICD-9 code set and teaches you to identify the main differences when coding in ICD-9 rather than ICD-10. You will receive one-on-one support and the ICD-9 codebook. This course is intended new ICD-10 coders, not those who have never completed medical coding training or experienced coders.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Applied PCS | Online
The Applied PCS course teaches medical coders already familiar with ICD-10-CM to use the ICD-10-PCS code set, which is primarily used in inpatient settings. The course teaches you ICD-10 specific, advanced pathophysiology, anatomy, and physiology in preparation for training on making correct ICD-10-PCS code assignments. A guided coding practicum that provides the opportunity for hands-on practice with PCS is also included to ensure you will have real-world experience with the new code set. You will receive one-on-one support from AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PRC Trainers throughout the course as well as the AHMA ICD-10-PCS Coding: An Applied Approach reference book.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

ACLS | Online
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) online certification course is built on guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which is the international body responsible for coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide. These are the same guidelines used by the American Heart Association. The curriculum is developed by ACLS-certified healthcare professionals experienced in emergency medicine, and it provides unlimited practice exams and free certification exam retakes. The program is nationally accredited and provides 5 continuing education hours through AANA and 8 hours for certification and 4 for renewal through PIM or CECBEMS.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

PALS | Online
The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) online certification course is built on guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which is the international body responsible for coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide. These are the same guidelines used by the American Heart Association. The curriculum is developed by PALS-certified healthcare professionals experienced in emergency medicine, covers a number of core cases, and provides unlimited practice exams and free certification exam retakes. The program is nationally accredited and provides 8 continuing education hours for certification and 4 for renewal through PIM or CECBEMS.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

NRP | Online
The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) online certification course is built on guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which is the international body responsible for coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. These are the same guidelines used by the American Heart Association. The curriculum is developed by NRP-certified healthcare professionals experienced in emergency medicine, and it provides unlimited practice exams and free certification exam retakes. The program is nationally accredited and provides 8 continuing education hours for certification and 4 for renewal through PIM or CECBEMS.

For class fee and more information use this direct link to the website: Career Step Information or use this link for Career Step Registration.

Questions?

Sherrie Lock, Coordinator, Health and Environmental Programs
slock@gulfcoast.edu or call 850-872-3819

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