UC Irvine Health Affairs


Fall 2016 - Upcoming Free Community Continuing Educational Opportunities:

    • Battling Biofilms: Winning the War in Pressure Injuries 
    • Nutrition & Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines into Practice 
    • Results of the Staging Consensus Conference 
    • Clinical Practice Guideline: Wound Dressings for the Management of Pressure Ulcers 
    • Using Devices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Treatment 
    • History of Pressure Ulcer and Wound Care: Past, Present & Future 
    • Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Vulnerable Elders 
    • Operating Room Ulcers: Who is at Risk? Can They be Prevented? 
    • Reducing Pressure Ulcers from Medical Devices 
    • Quality Improvement Frameworks to Implement Evidence-based Practices for Pressure Ulcer Prevention

In addition, now through July 2018, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is offering a free, on-demand CE course: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder: Educating & Empowering All Registered Nurses During an Epidemic.    

Continuing Education Opportunities

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care - Free Registration: Earn up to 9 Free CEs.  This is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equip health care providers with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.

Managing Chest Drainage

Medline University - Over 200 Free Continuing Education Credits Available

NIH Stroke Scale Certification 

Library of Trauma Lectures - The Electronic Library of Trauma Lectures® are available in UC Learning Center (UC login required). Please search Trauma Lectures, then the course title. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 1.0 contact hours for each module.

Certified Nursing Assistants – UC Irvine Medical Center is now a CDPH-approved course provider for CNAs.  Any courses offered to nurses related to nursing care is approved for continuing education hours towards the CNA.