The ALS Association

Ice Bucket Challenge Progress

Online Continuing Education Opportunities

The ALS Association has partnered with CEU Creations to offer online, self-paced CEU-eligible courses at a discounted rate to the allied health professionals within our chapter and clinic networks. There are currently three courses available to attend at a discount.

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Contact CEU Creations directly if you require assistance accessing their catalogue of courses. They can be reached at 770-880-9873.

CEU Creations is accredited by the following continuing education certifying bodies:

  • Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education Program (Provider #1239)
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification (Provider #1211686)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP16563)

Course Information

  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) Overview for Social Workers, Nurses, Case Managers & Other Allied Health Providers

Overview:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS – also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) affects about 20,000 Americans at any given time – with over 6,000 people diagnosed each year. It’s a disease that affects how the muscles and nerves function – and currently, there is no cure. As social workers, nurses and other helping professionals – we often interact with patients/families dealing with ALS. This presentation will teach us more about the disease itself – taking a closer look at the symptoms, diagnosis and typical progression of the disease. We will explore the role that allied health providers have as part of an interdisciplinary team in helping patients/families cope with some of the devastating effects of this disease. Finally, we will watch a documentary – Hope for Steve – which has debuted at the Arizona Film Festival, Netflix and Amazon Prime – which focuses on the lives of Steve and Hope Dezember who have learned to live (and inspire others) while dealing with ALS – gaining the invaluable insights and perspectives of a patient/family living (and thriving) with a chronic disease.

Objectives:
By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • State two potential roles of the allied health professional as part of the interdisciplinary team helping patients/families with ALS.
  • Name three potential resources or support services for patients/families with ALS.
  • State two insights that were highlighted from a patient/family perspective in dealing with a chronic disease and how we might be able to intervene.

Target Audience:
Social Workers, Nurses, and Allied Health Providers working with patients that suffer from chronic illnesses. This beginning level course will introduce participants to ALS and its effect on patients, families, and caregivers.

Course Format:
This online, asynchronous, self-paced/non-interactive (no instructor led lessons) course consists of a moving documentary film, supplemented by self-study resources.

Course Fee (before discount):
$50; a 50% discount will be applied to this course.

Discounted Rate:
$25; use promo code alshope50 when checking out.

Continuing Education Credits Offered:
5 CE Credits

Social Workers: 5 core or clinical hours (Association of Social Work Board and Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers).

Case Managers: 5 clock hours (CCM).

Nurses: 5 contact hours (CA Board of Registered Nursing).


  Through the Eyes of a Veteran: Navigating the System - Supporting Service Members with Programs, Benefits, Resources

Overview:
Veterans can often feel like “unsung” heroes. For many, after they’ve served our country they return home only to experience a gap in resources and opportunities. As healthcare professionals, we may set out to help the veterans we encounter in our daily work, but soon we too face scarcity in resources for our veteran clients. This online course will highlight the challenges our veterans face with a personal experience speaker who share his experience as a United States Air Force Veteran. Tyler Bowser, Veteran Community Ambassador with the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO), will set the tone with an inspiring story of trial and triumph. The course will also provide an overview of the U.S. veteran population, and the service and benefit systems available to them. The importance of coordinated, trauma-informed care, as well at the opportunities and challenges facing providers will be outlined. Finally, participants will receive a comprehensive list of Federal and local resources to reference in their work with our veteran heroes. Participants will leave inspired, empowered, and better equipped to help our veterans.

Course Objectives:
By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss challenges veterans face when returning home after service
  • Identify two federal programs that serve veterans
  • Name one program that provides benefits to veterans
  • Identify two local resources available for veterans
  • List one way we can better support our veteran clients

Target Audience:
Social Workers, Nurses and Allied Health Providers.

Course Format:
This online, asynchronous, self-paced/non-interactive (no instructor led lessons) course consists of a moving documentary film, supplemented by self-study resources.

Course Fee (before discount):
$40; a 20% discount will be applied to this course.

Discounted Rate:
$32; use promo code alsall20 when checking out.

Continuing Education Credits Offered:
4 CE Credits

Social Workers: 4 core or clinical hours (Association of Social Work Board).

Case Managers: 4 clock hours (CCM).

Nurses: 4 contact hours (CA Board of Registered Nursing).


  Ethics of Self-Care

Overview:
Why is self-care so important? And who could imagine that you could be unethical for not practicing self-care? As helping professionals, we inform our clients/patients of the importance of self-care, while many of us are overworked and under-performing due to compassion fatigue or burnout. Through a TED Talk about The Power of Vulnerability by social worker, storyteller, and researcher, Brene Brown, and a conversation about self-care by Anne McSweeney, LMSW and Jenny Buckley, RN – participants will learn self-care strategies, ethical codes pertaining to self-care and the importance of self-care as a prerequisite for adequate patient/client care. Participants will leave with a take-away reminder that will keep you encouraged to care for yourself all throughout the year.

Course Objectives:
By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the paradox of self-care for helping professionals
  • Discuss ethical codes pertaining to self-care for SWs and RNs
  • Determine the importance of self-care as a prerequisite for adequate patient care
  • Identify Self Care practices for helping professionals

Target Audience:
Social Workers, Nurses, and Allied Health Providers.

Course Format:
This online, asynchronous, self-paced/non-interactive (no instructor led lessons) course consists of a moving documentary film, supplemented by self-study resources.

Course Fee (before discount):
$40; a 20% discount will be applied to this course.

Discounted Rate:
$32; use promo code alsall20 when checking out.

Continuing Education Credits Offered:
4 CE Credits

Social Workers: 4 core or clinical hours (Association of Social Work Board).

Case Managers: 4 clock hours (CCM).

Nurses: 4 contact hours (CA Board of Registered Nursing).

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