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Pee Dee AHEC Adapts Training Formats During Pandemic

Screen Grab from online training format that reads "Immunity, Vaccination, and COVID-19"
Pee Dee AHEC’s continuing professional development programs, like so many other organizations, had an unexpected year full of transitions and adaptations to new platforms of training. As a result of COVID-19, Pee Dee AHEC quickly transitioned a large number of previously scheduled in-person programs to live webinars. Using the webinars has enabled Pee Dee AHEC to reach many new health professionals, resulting in many new participants across the state of South Carolina and beyond. For example, Pee Dee AHEC partnered with colleges and universities to allow senior nursing students to attend the “Legal Aspects of Nursing Documentation: How Well Would Your Documentation Hold Up in Court?” to earn 6.5 hours toward their clinical requirements. This partnership has continued to grow and serve as a great resource to nursing students and practicing health professionals as well. Pee Dee AHEC has hosted a variety of new speakers to teach programs to counselors and social workers that provided training on topics related to the pandemic and more, as well collaborated with instructors in physical therapy and occupational therapy to transform an in-person course to a virtual class, enabling them to obtain their continuing education credits safely during the pandemic. One participant summed it up: “Pee Dee AHEC, you have set yourselves apart amid all COVID-19 unknowns – maintaining a high level of training and offering a great number of trainings online. Thank you, Pee Dee AHEC. We have needed you and you have come through with complete excellence.”

To learn more about Pee Dee AHEC’s continuing professional development programs, visit the Pee Dee AHEC website.



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