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Iowa Western Community College

Continuing Health Education Contact Hours

We continually strive to offer a variety of programs that will enhance your career and meet the continuing education requirements for your license. Check back frequently for new offerings! If you have questions, please contact Sheri Splichal, Continuing Education Health Coordinator, at ssplichal@iwcc.edu.

Active Shooters in the Workplace...How to Survive

Are you prepared to deal with the most stressful situation you may ever face at work? Join retired police sergeant Mark Langan as he discusses how to survive an active shooter situation. Approved for 2.4 continuing education contact hours for nurses and social workers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 01*04 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/05/2017 1:00-3:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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Comprehensive Wound Assessment and Treatment

Wound care can be one of the more challenging aspects of patient care. Attend this course to gain knowledge of how to assist with identifying wound etiology as well as knowledge regarding application, management, and indications for negative wound therapy. Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of using a wound vac as well as proper dressing changes. Approved for 2.4 continuing education contact hours for nurses. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 01*06 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 11/09/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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Confronting Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying, also known as lateral violence, is prevalent in the workplace. Learn how to recognize, react, and respond to lateral violence in the workplace from two professionals who have experienced it firsthand. Approved for 2.4 continuing education contact hours for nurses and social workers. Fee $59

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 01*03 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 10/05/2017 9:00-11:00AM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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Ethics, Boundaries, Technology, and Social Media

The means in which we do our jobs has changed greatly in the last 10 years. Electronic records, texting, video conferencing and email are all tools intended to provide ease of communication and simplify our work lives. In this seminar, we will discuss safety, boundaries, privacy, jurisdictional complications, benefits, and improper use of technology in the healthcare setting. Approved for 3.6 continuing education contact hours for social workers and nurses. Fee $69

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 01*05 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/18/2017 9:00AM-12:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring

As a healthcare professional, do you know what you should be aware of if your patient has a pump or CGM? Patients are using insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices a great deal more today to manage diabetes. Join an area diabetes educator to learn about the devices, their function, advantages and disadvantages, and how they help patients maintain and control their diabetes and blood sugars. Approved for 3.6 continuing education contact hours for nurses. Fee $69

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 01*01 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 08/17/2017 1:00-4:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Approved for 8.6 continuing education contact hours for nursing, EMS, and social workers. EMS 17-1300-101 FE Fee $99

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 01*02 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus Th 09/21/2017 8:00AM-4:30PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3255

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Professional Medical Coding

This class is taught in a hybrid format, incorporating classroom and online learning. The class includes medical terminology and anatomy; fundamentals of medical coding; CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS coding; evaluation & management review; assigning procedure & diagnosis codes; and preparation for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam with the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders). Fee $2795

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 10*01 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus TTh 08/10/2017 5:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
36 sessions Call 712-325-3255

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IV Therapy for Lpn

This course is designed to prepare the Iowa LPN to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy in a licensed hospital, licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit. IV Therapy for clients age 12 or older and weighing 80 pounds or more. LPN-C certificate given upon completion of classroom and sponsoring facility clinical portion. Prerequisites: unrestricted LPN or RN license; 6mos nursing experience; currently working in hospital, skilled nursing or end stage dialysis unit; Skill required for the clinical portion, will be the responsibility of the student and their sponsoring facility. MUST take a Math test prior to class start date and obtain an 90% or better; Registration and Math test completion date August 25, 2017. Please request Math exam upon registration. Fee $650

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
HLTH 13*01 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus S 09/09/2017 10:00AM-5:00PM Looft Hall
7 sessions Call 712-325-3255

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