ONLINE TRAINING Stay informed Earn CEUs Work at your own pace

Welcome to the world of online training where convenience, choice, flexibility, personal pace, and savings come together perfectly. This is the most convenient environment for Certified fitters to earn continuing education units (CEUs).

NOTE: While both Certified and uncertified fitters can learn from and take advantage of ABC University online courses, only Certified fitters will earn CEUs. The pre-certification course (Basic Foundations of Fitting) required by both American Board for Certification (ABC) and Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is NOT available as an online course. Please visit the Live Training tab if your goal is to obtain certification.

Attention ABC and/or BOC Certified Fitters: Your completion of an online course will automatically be reported to ABC and/or BOC quarterly as they only post “distance-learning” CEUs quarterly. This means CEUs will not post immediately to your ABC and/or BOC account after your completion of an ABC University online course. Please contact ABC and/or BOC directly regarding the posting of your CEUs.

Why online training might be right for you:

  1. Choice: Choose courses that interest you
  2. Flexibility: Take courses when it’s convenient for you
  3. Pacing: Digest course work at your own pace
  4. Savings: Often online courses are more cost effective than live courses

NOTICE: An ABC University account may become INACTIVE after a period of inactivity. To reactivate an account, please contact Nikki M. Giamarino, CFm, at (770) 933-3444, ext. 234 or at nikki@americanbreastcare.com.

Click an ABC University online-training course below to learn more:

Course 1:
Unraveling the Marketing Mystery:
How to Build and Grow Your Women’s Specialty Products Business

Course Description: This course provides guidance and step-by-step instruction on how to market your specialty business. At the completion of this course, you will:

  1. Be able to effectively and successfully identify and market to professional referral sources by identifying challenges and solutions to obtain referrals and grow sales
  2. Be able to effectively and successfully market to current patients by identifying challenges and solutions to increase sales
  3. Be able to identify and apply “out of the box” marketing tactics to increase sales in creative ways
  4. Be able to write realistic goals and objectives to help achieve sales growth
Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (B)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (B)
Course 2: 
Breast Cancer Statistics and Treatments

Course Description: This course provides information on breast cancer statistics and current treatments. At the completion of this course, you will:

  1. Be able to identify reasons for a decline in the number of breast cancer cases
  2. Understand how the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations effect breast cancer risk
  3. Have an understanding of survival rates and new cases of breast cancer per year
  4. Have an understanding of different types of treatment
  5. Have a basic understanding of hormonal therapy mechanisms
  6. Be able to identify hormonal therapy drug categories and drugs
  7. Have a basic understanding of different types of radiation
  8. Have a basic understanding of common treatment protocols for different stages of breast cancer

    Cost:
    $25
    Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
    ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
    BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)
Course 3: 
Caring for Your Patients Before and After Breast Surgery
Course Description: This course provides information on caring for your patients before and after surgery. At the completion of this course, you will:
  1. Be able to identify questions patients should ask their doctor before surgery
  2. Be able to identify which products are appropriate for a patients post-surgical period
  3. Be able to identify the nutritional needs during and following treatment
  4. Be able to identify appropriate exercises for post-surgery
  5. Be able to identify percentage of breast cancer survivors at risk for lymphedema
  6. Be able to identify steps to the fitting experience
  7. Be able to choose products and accessories that are right for a patient
  8. Understand the adjustment period after surgery

Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)

Course 4:
Lymphedema: An Overview For Mastectomy Fitters
Course Description: This course provides information on lymphedema. At the completion of this course, you will:
  1. Have a basic understanding of lymphedema and its effects
  2. Be able to identify lymphedema treatment challenges
  3. Be able to identify causes of lymphedema
  4. Understand and be able to identify the goals and four components of CDT
  5. Be able to distinguish the differences between primary and secondary lymphedema
  6. Be able to discuss the four stages of lymphedema
  7. Have a basic understanding of compression garments and how they are utilized
  8. Be able to identify precautions to prevent or minimize the effects of lymphedema

Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)

Course 5: 
Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control, and Universal Precautions
 Course Description: This course provides an overview of bloodborne pathogens, infection control, and universal precautions based on OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and CDC recommendations. At the completion of this course, you will:
  1. Be able to define and identify bloodborne pathogens (BBPs)
  2. Be able to list modes of transmission of BBPs
  3. Be familiar with exposure risk
  4. Be able to explain universal precautions
  5. Be familiar with the OHSA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard
  6. Be able to describe engineering controls and work place controls
  7. Be able to identify personal protective equipment
  8. Have a basic understanding of the hepatitis B vaccine guidelines
  9. Know how to respond in case of exposure

Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)

Course 6: 
Influenza: An Overview

Course Description: This course examines the different types of influenza viruses and how they change over time. It also discusses signs and symptoms, the spread and infection control of the virus, complications, prevention, lab diagnoses, and treatments. At the completion of this course, you will:

  1. Be able to define influenza
  2. Be able to identify the four types of influenza
  3. Understand how the influenza viruses change
  4. Be able to define the US influenza season
  5. Be able to identify signs and symptoms of the influenza virus
  6. Be able to identify how the influenza virus spreads
  7. Be able to identify complications of the influenza virus
  8. Be able to identify methods to prevent the spread of the influenza virus
  9. Be able to identify tests used to diagnose the influenza virus
  10. Be able to identify how to treat the influenza virus

Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)

Course 7: 
Understanding the Genetic Link to Breast Cancer

Course Description: This course examines the basics of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer. It also discusses who should consider genetic testing, the costs, the possible outcomes, and risks and benefits of testing. At the completion of this course, you will:

  1. Have an understanding of genetics basics
  2. Be able to describe how cancer develops
  3. Be able to identify the common mutations that raise the risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer
  4. Have an understanding of the link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer
  5. Have knowledge on how to get BRCA testing
  6. Be able to identify individuals who should consider BRCA testing
  7. Be able to identify testing outcomes
  8. Be able to identify the risks and benefits of BRCA testing
  9. Be able to identify the costs of BRCA testing
  10. Have an understanding of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)
Course 8: 
NEW! First Aid Basics

Course Description: This course provides an overview of basic first aid, objectives of first aid, what to do in first aid situations, and preparedness.  At the completion of this course, you will:

  1. Be able to define first aid
  2. Be able to identify first aid basics
  3. Be able to list the objectives of first aid
  4. Be able to state the steps to an emergency situation
  5. Be able to explain the DRABC procedure
  6. Be able to demonstrate what to do in first aid situations
  7. Be able to identify first aid kid necessities
  8. Be able to design, create, and execute preparedness tools

Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)
NOTE: Approved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics and the Board of Certification/Accreditation for Continuing Education Credits Only.

Course 9: 
NEW! A Guide to Infectious Diseases

Course Description: This course is a guide to the fundamentals of infectious diseases including the definition of infectious disease, types, complications, symptoms, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. At the completion of this course, you will:

  1. Be able to define infectious disease
  2. Be able to recall infectious disease statistics
  3. Be able to identify types of infections
  4. Be able to identify who is at risk for infectious diseases
  5. Be able to list complications of infectious diseases
  6. Be able to describe the symptoms of different infectious diseases
  7. Be able to describe the modes of transmission of infectious diseases
  8. Be able to describe how infectious diseases are diagnosed and treated
  9. Be able to give examples of how infectious diseases can be prevented

Cost: $25
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour
ABC Credits: 1.5 (S)
BOC Credits: 1.5 (S)
NOTE: Approved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics and the Board of Certification/Accreditation for Continuing Education Credits Only.

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