Continuing Education


Learning doesn’t stop with a diploma. Nurses must keep pace with evolving knowledge. That’s why SMS is committed to providing you with the resources you need to make the most of your Nursing career.

Our Online Educational Course Offerings:

  • Back to the “Basics” Part II Alimentary Tract

    The purpose of this presentation is to expose learner to basic anatomy and physiology and common disorders of the alimentary Gastrointestinal tract.

    Objectives:
    Describe basic anatomy of alimentary GI tract
    Discuss basic physiology of alimentary GI tract
    Identify some common disorders of the alimentary GI tract
    List diagnostic tests used to identify diseases of the alimentary GI tract

    The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.8 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure.

    CE contact hours for this article expires: March 25, 2022

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  • Back to the “Basics” Part I Endoscopes

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide learner with Basics in Endoscope history, care, reprocessing, and being accreditation ready.

    To improve learner knowledge of endoscopes, importance of instructions for use and safety data sheets, careful handling of endoscopes, details of reprocessing and being more secure in the accreditation process.

    The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.4 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure.

    CE contact hours for this article expires: Jan 30, 2022

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  • Endoscope Reprocessing – Continuous Improvement process

    The purpose of this course is to provide learner with knowledge specific to Endoscope Reprocessing and the need to continually improve your processes.

    The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 2.8 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure.

    CE contact hours for this article expires: Dec 31, 2021

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  • Endoscope Tracking: Pursuit of Excellence in Reprocessing Documentation

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide learner with ways to improve their knowledge of traceability in the pursuit of excellence in reprocessing.

    To improve their awareness of importance of documentation of reprocessing compliance, education, training, and competency.

    To help in finding ways of tracking inefficiencies, identifying risks, identifying staffing and capital needs, and developing a quality assurance program by incorporating it into their endoscope traceability system.

    The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 1.8 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure.

    CE contact hours for this article expires: April 30, 2021

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  • The Things We Swallow – Foreign Body Removal

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide the learner with knowledge of Upper Gastrointestinal Foreign Body, it’s risk factors, symptoms, complications and nursing staff’s role in removal.

    The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 2.0 contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, or LMHT relicensure.

    CE contact hours for this article expires: January 31, 2021

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  • Biofilm, Battle of the Bugs!!

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide the learner with knowledge specific to Biofilm in Endoscopy.

    The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for – 2.1 CNE contact hours applicable for RN, LPN, LMHT relicensure.

    CE contact hours for this article expires: November 30, 2020

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