Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Case Management and Substance Abuse Treatment

This CEU course is designed to establish a common starting point for case management work with substance abusers by provides interventions to help substance abusers access needed social services, as well as discussing the competencies necessary to implement case management functions and the relationship between those functions and the substance abuse treatment continuum.

Adult Sex Offenders

Statistics on the incidence and prevalence of sex crimes, as well as trend data, can provide important insight into the nature and extent of sexual violence that practitioners can use to design and deliver more effective prevention and intervention strategies.  This CE course presents empirically derived information that helps paint a portrait of what is currently known about the incidence and prevalence of sexual offending and victimization.  It also describes the strengths and weaknesses of the available data so practitioners can better assess and interpret the existing knowledge base.

Mental Health Needs of Youth Processed in Juvenile vs. Adult Court

This brief CEU course provides the results of a study of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among youth transferred to adult criminal court compared with those processed in juvenile court.

HIV AIDS Clinical Care – Oral Health

This short CEU course provides information on oral health for those working with HIV and AIDS patients.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Human Services for Low Income and At Risk LGBT Populations

The social and legal environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States is changing rapidly.  This CEU course provides the results of an assessment of research needs related to human services for LGBT people.  The assessment aims to determine what is known and what needs to be learned in the areas of socioeconomic characteristics and risks among LGBT populations, their current participation in human services, and strategies for serving these populations effectively.  This course defines and concentrates on low-income LGBT populations and programs to support economic security; LGBT populations and the child welfare system; and LGBT youth and programs to support them.

HIV AIDS Clinical Care: Neuropsychiatric Disorders

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy; HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders; major depression and other depressive disorders; suicide risk; anxiety disorders; panic disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and insomnia.

Principles of Vaccination and Immunization Strategies

Immunology is a complicated subject, however, an understanding of the basic function of the immune system is useful in order to understand both how vaccines work and the basis of recommendations for their use.  This CEU course discusses immunology and vaccine-preventable diseases; classification of vaccines; the need for strategies to increase immunization levels; the AFIX approach; recordkeeping; immunization information systems (IIS); recommendations to parents and reinforcement of the need to return; reminder and recall messages to patients; reduction of missed opportunities to vaccinate; and reduction to barriers to immunization within the practice.

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Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Supporting Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care – Financial Literacy Programs

Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need many supports to navigate the challenges they face.  This CEU course focuses on the programs that aim to promote asset building and financial literacy.  It explains why these programs are important, suggests a way to think about the types of existing programs, and summarizes what is known about their effects.  It then discusses the need to build an evidence base for these types of initiatives in the context of independent living programs and explores some next steps for moving toward that goal.

Personal Assistant Services in General Population Shelters

Personal Assistance Services (PAS) are services that enable children and adults to maintain their usual level of independence in a general population shelter.  This CEU course provides guidance to emergency and shelter planners for the development of PAS for children and adults with and without disabilities who have access and functional needs.  This course, based on Federal law directives, identifies methods of achieving a lawful and equitable program.

HIV AIDS Clinical Care – Testing and Assessment

This CEU course provides health care professionals working with the HIV-infected population information on the initial and interim history, physical examination, and laboratory tests; HIV classification; CD4 and viral load monitoring; risk of HIV progression and indications for ART; early HIV infection; expedited HIV testing; resistance testing; and the Karnofsky performance scale.

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QUANTUM UNITS EDUCATION: New Online CEU Courses

NEW QUANTUM LOGOBuilding Trust in the Workplace

This 1 hour video CEU course based on The Thin Book of Trust: An Essential Primer for Building Trust at Work describes a proven framework and language for building, maintaining and, when necessary restoring trust in the workplace and relationships in general.

HIV AIDs Among Special Populations (Update)

This course is a brief overview of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in various special populations. This course is taken from updated information put forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

MFT Ethics (California)

This short course is based upon the most recent Code of Ethics published by CAMFT (California Marriage and Family Therapists). It includes applicable California law which governs California Marriage and Family Therapists, Supervisors, Educators, Interns, Students & Trainees.

The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to DSM-5

This course was developed from the E-book, The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to DSM-5, by Joel Paris, MD. It discusses the first major revision of the the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in more than 30 years, which is expected to continue to have a profound influence on all mental health professions. The course will outline the positive aspects of DSM-5 and discuss its limitations. Broad diagnostic issues are addressed as well as the DSM-5 diagnostic groups and the future of psychiatric diagnosis.

For these new courses and many more, visit Quantum Units Education

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education

Taking Marijuana in a Pill May Be Better for Pain Relief Than Smoking It: Study

A drug that contains the active ingredient of marijuana may be more effective for pain relief than the smoked form of the drug, a new study suggests. Researchers at Columbia University in New York also found the pill, dronabinol, created less of a high than smoked marijuana.

Dronabinol, which contains THC, appeared to provide longer-lasting pain relief, HealthDay reports. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat nausea and appetite loss associated with cancer and AIDS.

The study included 30 marijuana smokers who did not have pain. The researchers compared two strengths of smoked marijuana against two strengths of dronabinol and a placebo. For each of five sessions, the participants took dronabinol and then 45 minutes later smoked marijuana.

Full story of marijuana in pill form at DrugFree.org

Beedie Savage – President of Quantum Units Education