Online Learning Options

Last updated: Sept. 11, 2020

The Education Fund has a wide variety of online learning options available for your use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See below for more details and for webinars and online trainings to address what our workforce is facing in this critical time. Bookmark this page and check back for the latest information. You can also visit our COVID-19 page for information on our services during this crisis.

You can also continue to get Career Advice support from our career counselors. Make an appointment today with one of our career counselors to find out more about what options you have to grow in your career, and how you can take advantage of everything The Education Fund offers.

Critical Skills Webinars

The Critical Skills Webinar Program is a series of 1-hour webinars on key topics that will support you in learning and improving in relevant and timely critical healthcare skills.

Working with Challenging Patients – with instructor Kevin Conboy, MSW

This workshop aims to address tactical strategies for successfully dealing with escalated patients, particularly those impacted by COVID-19. Participants will share their own experiences working with challenging patients at their jobs and will learn how to better understand these patients from an empathetic, trauma-informed perspective.

Two sessions available:
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cultural Sensitivity: Increasing Patient Engagement Through a Cultural Lens – with instructor Kijafa Idalliah

This course seeks to increase participants’ understanding of implicit bias, where it comes from and how it shows up. Participants will be guided through a reflective activity to increase their own awareness of their own identities. Lastly, participants will explore tools and strategies to increase their ability to meet client needs in a medical setting.

Two sessions available:
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Future webinars

Resiliency in Changing Times
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm and Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

What Do Patients Want? The Key to Enhancing the Patient Experience
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm and  6:00pm – 7:00pm.

Laptop Lending Program

As part of our efforts to promote digital equity and access to technology, the Education Fund is excited to offer a new Laptop Lending Program. If you’re actively enrolled in an online or hybrid format Education Fund program, you are eligible for the use of a Chromebook for up to the three years at no cost to you! Learn more about the program via the link below:

Futuro Health Pandemic Readiness Courses and Programs

The Education Fund, in partnership with Futuro Health and SEIU-UHW, is offering two online Pandemic Readiness trainings, available at no cost to you:

Pandemic Readiness for LVN/LPNs
This course helps prepare healthcare workers on the front lines as much as possible for future patient care during this crisis. It is open to all LVN/LPNs with a valid license. The course is entirely self-paced, online and should take an estimated 6 hours. The training does not need to all be taken in one sitting.

COVID-19 Readiness Training for Healthcare Workers and First Responders
This online course is specifically designed to train frontline healthcare workers on what they need to know to support testing potential COVID-19 patients safely and effectively. The course will take about two-and-a-half hours to complete and is entirely self-paced.

Webinar – Healthcare Worker Fatigue: Too Tired to Care?

Can “a little” fatigue impair your thinking? Is working at night the same as working during the day as long as hours are consistent? Join this webinar to learn about the statistics and research concerning healthcare worker fatigue and safety in order to support and equip healthcare worker with the self-care tools needed to sustained focus and alertness.

Learn to:

  • Describe the possible adverse effects of working while fatigued
  • Identify the data surrounding fatigue in healthcare staff
  • Review how the healthcare team can work together to support fatigue awareness

This course is online, on-demand and available at no cost to you. It takes approximately one hour to complete. (RNs and LVNs can earn 1.0 contact hour).

To register:

  • Visit the CE Direct course page (login required, see below).
  • Login with your Employee ID.
  • The temporary password is “SEIU14”.
  • Select courses and start earning credits! This webinar course ID is: “WEB352”

If you need help, email lwilliams@relias.com or call (314) 282-8032.

Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Toolkit

This toolkit provide the latest evidence-based practices for COVID-19 covering topics from symptom management to diagnosis, treatment and ongoing wellness.

No registration required for any COVID-19 materials! 

Explore the toolkit.

COVID-19 Toolkit & Webinar

Relias (formerly CE Direct) is offering an extensive toolkit of free online learning resources, including webinars which are free and open to all.

CNA Zone

CNA Zone offers online CEUs for CNAs, HHAs and PCTs.

Register via the CNA Zone website.

The California Department of Public Health is temporarily allowing all Certified Nursing Assistants to obtain the required 48 CEUs needed for renewal entirely online. For more information, please visit the CDPH website.

Skillsoft and KP Learn

Skillsoft and KP Learn offer professional development, emotional intelligence, stress management, computer software and email support videos. Popular topics include:

  • Managing Personal Reactions to Stress – 3 minutes
  • Changing Perceptions to Reduce Stress – 3 minutes
  • Tips to Better Cope with Stress – 3 minutes
  • Being a Role Model during Stressful Situations – 3 minutes
  • Staying Balanced in a Shifting World – 15 minutes
  • Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress – 22 minutes

Registration (for Kaiser Permanente employees):

Registration (for non-Kaiser Permanente employees):

CE Direct & Focused CEs Series

CE Direct offers online CEUs for those members working in the following classifications: Nursing, Medical Assistants, Surgical Tech, Imaging and Radiologic Therapy, Social Workers, Respiratory, Dietitians, Pharmacy, Health Educators, and other allied health professions.

The Focused CE Series is for Registered Nurses and combines weekly live webinars led by nationally recognized experts, self-study readings, and an online forum to connect with your instructors and classmates. At the end of the series, you will earn an overall certificate of completion in addition to 12-to-50 CE contact hours.

For both CE Direct and the Focused CE Series, register by following the instructions below.

How to register:

  1. Visit the CE Direct website.
  2. Login with your Employee ID.
  3. The temporary password is “SEIU14”.
  4. Select courses and start earning credits!

CE Reimbursement Program

For all classifications: Get up to $1,000 for CEs!

Through the Education Fund’s CE Reimbursement Program, learners can take any CE from a reputable vendor, including in-person or online CE training options (online live simulcasts, webinars, etc.), and be reimbursed up to $1,000 annually. The online application must be completely filled out and submitted electronically within 90 days of the last day of the training (online or in-person).

AHIMA & AAPC

AHIMA & AAPC provide Medical Coders with information on privacy and security, coding, electronic health records, clinical documentation, health informatics, data analysis, reimbursement, compliance and other critical topics.

They also offer resources and surveys for pre-work webinars for the CCS and CCS-P Exam, Outpatient CDI and CHDA Exam.

For more information: contact The Education Fund’s Continuing Education program at: ContinuingEducation@theedfund.org

American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)

ASRT offers online CEUs for Radiologic Technologists, CT Techs, MRI Techs, Sonographers, Nuclear Medicine Techs, Mammographers, and more.

Register via the ASRT website.