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Acute Cardiovascular Conditions
9 Hrs
Course release date: 1/19/2017
Course expiration date: 1/31/2020

This comprehensive course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients with acute cardiovascular disease. With today's prevalence of cardiovascular disease, nurses must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to aid in its reduction. 
9 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Management of Patients with Mental Health Conditions
16 Hrs
Course release date: 12/17/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course provides a review of mental health and psychiatric conditions that nurses working in any general practice or non-psychiatric specialty practice area may encounter. It provides information on common mental health conditions and possible nursing interventions that can help patients cope with their unique situations. The course discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal communication with patients and the challenges of recognizing and assessing patients with mental health conditions. 
16 Hrs
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Elective
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Pharmacologic Management of Asthma
3 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course presents general pharmacologic interventions for managing asthma as recommended by the National Asthma Education Prevention Program that released the Expert Panel Report (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma and the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines, which are considered the “gold standard” for treating and managing asthma. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date: 6/27/2017
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course provides information on immunization recommendations for children and adolescents, including route and dosing, contraindications, clinical recommendations, clinical options for altered schedules or delayed vaccinations, and distinguishing between immunization myths and facts.  With updated information, nurses can be instrumental in improving immunization rates in their communities and, as a result, decrease the incidence of immunization-preventable diseases.   
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pediatric Health and Physical Assessment, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 2/18/2019
Course expiration date: 2/18/2022

This course provides a collection of information for a comprehensive, subjective pediatric health history, performing a systematic physical examination, and understanding common pediatric conditions.  The course not only provides an introduction to pediatric health assessment for nurses with limited pediatric experience, but also serves as a refresher course for nurses caring for children in a variety of healthcare settings.  
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pain Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 4/25/2018
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course presents current information about pain and nursing care for persons experiencing pain. The course will provide an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Nurses will be able to describe pain assessment for patients across the lifespan and will be able to identify evidence-based assessment for patients whose cognitive impairment, age, or level of consciousness makes them incapable of reporting their pain. The course also provide an understanding of the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain, as well as treatment of pain at end-of-life. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based on scientific evidence.
27 Hrs
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Elective
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Ostomy Management, 3rd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course provides nurses caring for patients with an ostomy, or ostomates, with a synopsis of incontinent urinary and fecal diversion, with a brief discussion of continent diversions, and also serves as an ostomy management primer.  The course includes a review of relevant gastrointestinal (GI) and urinary system anatomy, disease processes or conditions requiring the surgical formation of an ostomy are summarized, and a brief description of GI and urinary surgical procedures.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders in Adults
3 Hrs
Course release date: 8/17/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course discusses how untreated or poorly treated sleep disorders can exacerbate chronic medical conditions and how it can be treated.  
3 Hrs
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Elective
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Obesity and Asthma
2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course provides an overview of how research demonstrates that the higher an individual’s body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk for developing asthma. Regardless, asthma associated with obesity often is more difficult to control and less likely to respond to traditional asthma therapy.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Care of the Postmenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Course release date: 11/19/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course provides nurses caring for post-menopausal women with the most up-to-date standards and guidelines to help post-menopausal women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
4 Hrs
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Elective
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Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
6 Hrs
Course release date: 4/10/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course focuses on substance misuse prevention, assessment, and treatment strategies detailing nursing care for patients with various substance use disorders, the description of prevention practices, and patient assessment.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Care of the Perimenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition
7 Hrs
Course release date: 11/28/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course will help nurses take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition
31 Hrs
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course presents the basic principles, knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide nursing care to older adults and their families. The course reviews the major concerns and issues facing older adults, such as chronic conditions, common clinical problems and psychosocial issues, and methods to handle these concerns.  Topics presented include issues affecting older adults and viewing the patient as a holistic individual.  Additionally, the course discusses and dispels some common myths of aging.
31 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nurses’ Guide to Dietary Supplements
21 Hrs
Course release date: 3/2/2018
Course expiration date: 3/2/2021

This course presents nurses who work in ambulatory centers, private practice, pharmacies, hospitals, and community health facilities, with information to help develop practice guidelines and patient education materials about dietary supplements and participate in shared-decision making with people who are choosing dietary supplements for use in self-care.
21 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nonreproductive Organ Cancers in Women
16 Hrs
Course release date: 12/8/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course presents many of the primary concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The common non-reproductive organ cancers that affect women are addressed, including lung, colorectal, and skin cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities. 
16 Hrs
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Nonpharmacologic Pain Management
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/5/2018
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021

This course provides current content for non-pharmacologic treatment modalities of acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic physical and cognitive behavioral modalities for pain management and indications for these therapies. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective non-pharmacologic pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
2 Hrs
Online
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Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date: 10/3/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course provides an overview of common pediatric mental health issues, including descriptions of the signs and symptoms for particular conditions, indicators of a psychiatric emergency, and appropriate treatment interventions for each case presented. Early diagnosis and intervention can critically affect positive outcomes of pediatric mental health disorders, making the accurate and comprehensive assessment of the pediatric patient’s mental health a crucial component of each pediatric examination.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Men's Health Overview
4 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course presents the necessary information to expand the knowledge of registered nurses and advanced practice nurses on men’s health conditions.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Maternal Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition
25 Hrs
Course release date: 1/13/2019
Course expiration date: 1/13/2022

The course provides information for nurses caring for women, children, and families in a variety of settings. The comprehensive content provides a chronological view of a woman’s journey from conception to post-delivery, the importance of self-care, care of the newborn, and how the nursing process guides the critical role of the nurse at each stage.  Some content presented may be more applicable to nurses working in specialized clinical areas. 
25 Hrs
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Elective
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Postcombat-Related Disorders: Counseling Veterans and Military Personnel, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides an overview of military culture, common deployment-related health problems, and an introduction to evidence-based treatments for these conditions. The course discusses cultural issues that affect treatment with military and veteran patients and those interventions and treatments shown to contribute to the largest and most enduring outcomes for this population. 
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care Nursing
11 Hrs
Course release date: 10/22/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course examines psychiatric disorders in primary care nursing using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association. Substance use and depressive disorders are covered, focusing primarily on the more commonly encountered diagnoses. 
11 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Asthma in Children
2 Hrs
Course release date: 5/8/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course presents the application of asthma management in childhood, from infancy through adolescence.  A discussion of natural history sets the stage for comprehending the presentation of asthma at different ages. Variations in care are discussed from a developmental and family perspective. 
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Understanding Mindfulness Practices for Nurses and Patients
6 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 11/20/2021

This course provides an overview of mindfulness techniques, the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness works in the brain, and evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness in different areas of life. The course also discusses methods to foster mindfulness and describes how nurses can begin a mindfulness practice for themselves and their patients, including suggestions for guided sessions.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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ADHD Throughout the Lifespan, 3rd Edition
25 Hrs
Course release date: 3/5/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course provides nurses in any setting with a strong understanding of relevant content related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to become more competent and confident in their ability to recognize, manage, and effectively intervene when caring for persons affected by ADHD.  The course presents information that may be new or furthers the understanding of learned concepts related to ADHD research, diagnosis, and treatment across the lifespan.  
25 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Yoga for Nurses
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides a history of the science and practice of yoga and the many physical and mental health benefits for nurses and patients. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures, proper breathing, and meditation to help promote a balance of all three.  Various types of yoga and the importance of the role of a yoga teacher for safe practice is discussed.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Women's Reproductive Health Issues
10 Hrs
Course release date: 3/12/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course presents content to enhance the learner's current knowledge of women's reproductive health for women of all ages.  The course focuses on women’s contemporary reproductive health issues, therefore nursing care of the pregnant woman is not covered.  Topics covered in this course include birth control methods, preconception care issues and infertility, and common sexually transmitted infections. 
10 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition
34 Hrs
Course release date: 6/27/2017
Course expiration date: 6/30/2022

This course serves as both a comprehensive review while also helping to expand nurses current knowledge about women's health.  The course discusses current issues and controversies in women’s health to enhance the nurses ability to knowledgeably approach these issues.  Since this course is on the topic of women’s contemporary health issues, nursing care for the pregnant woman is not discussed.
34 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 3rd Edition
13 Hrs
Course release date: 4/24/2017
Course expiration date: 4/30/2020

This course provides current, evidenced-based information on the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, treatment options, and prevention strategies for women who have or are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The course presents both theoretical and practical aspects of caring for and teaching women through self-care practices to reduce or eliminate the risk of developing CVD and to control existing disease. 
13 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Using Evidence in Clinical Nursing Practice
3 Hrs
Course release date: 4/23/2019
Course expiration date: 04/23/2022

Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies on the findings of scientific research to modify or develop policies and procedures that incorporate the latest evidence into clinical practice.  This course will help nurses incorporate nursing research findings into their EBP for the maximum benefit of patients and the facilitation of professional growth and development.
3 Hrs
Online
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Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Assessment to Treatment, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date:11/15/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course provides an overview for nurses working in a variety of roles and settings, addressing the history, incidence, etiology, and risk factors for PTSD and identifies diagnostic criteria across all age groups. Screening and assessment are discussed, as well as the disorder’s major clinical signs and symptoms. Special considerations for assessing and diagnosing for specific populations are presented and therapeutic approaches for treating and managing PTSD are discussed.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date: 3/29/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course discusses the identification, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tools used for all levels of traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluation. The course discusses the structural and functional relationships of TBI to regions of the brain, prevention of secondary injury during initial phases of care, possible behavioral and cognitive changes associated with TBI, and the interventions needed to minimize sequelae for patients with TBI. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Psychiatric Nursing: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition
29 Hrs
Course release date: 8/24/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course provides information to help nurses update their mental health skills and knowledge of current psychiatric treatments. The course discusses psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, therapeutic communication skills, medications, and cultural variances in how mental illness is perceived and treated in adults and children. The broad categories of psychiatric disorders reflective of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) are also presented.
29 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition
32 Hrs
Course release date: 10/26/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course provides nurses caring for women in a variety of healthcare settings - acute care facilities, private practices, public settings, home health environments, and community outreach programs - with information to help them take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause.  The course discusses nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make lifestyle choices.
32 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Menstrual Cycle and a Woman's Sexual Health
4 Hrs
Course release date: 1/10/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course will enhance nurse's current knowledge of women’s reproductive health when caring for women with contemporary reproductive health issues.  The course includes essential information for addressing concerns about a woman's menstrual cycle throughout her lifespan, female sexual health, and premenstrual disorders.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver: Nursing Interventions and Support
6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/25/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course discusses the needs and challenges of individuals who provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the important role that nurses play in preparing and supporting these caregivers. The course details nursing interventions for providing education, support, and anticipatory guidance to caregivers, including assessing prospective care needs and identifying and discussing available programs and resources.  In addition to providing information that brings new knowledge to both the experienced and less experienced nurse, the course reinforces key concepts of how to care for the person with AD and how to best support their caregivers. 
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Substance Use Disorders, 3rd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 2/27/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course presents the epidemiology of addiction, sociocultural influences, commonly used substances, and current standards of treatment and nursing care for patients with substance use disorders. Prevention practices, patient assessment, and therapeutic modalities, including pharmacologic, psychological, group, and nontraditional therapies, are described. Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on the human body. This course uses terminology for substance-related and addictive disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.
27 Hrs
Online
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Special Topics in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
6 Hrs
Course release date: 4/10/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

Since nurses rarely see cases of “pure” attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is imperative that they understand the common comorbidities associated with ADHD and their effect on treatment and outcomes for patients.  This course presents assessment and diagnosis throughout the various life stages, beginning with childhood, then adolescence, and finally young adulthood as a college student.  This information will be helpful to use to conduct a careful differential diagnosis.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Special Populations at Risk for Substance Use
2 Hrs
Course release date: 2/6/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course provides nurses with an overview of the epidemiology of sociocultural, family, and other external influences on the development of substance use disorders.  The course discusses the prevalence of these disorders to help prepare nurses to offer early interventions and prevention of these disorders. 
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Seizures: A Basic Overview, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2017
Course expiration date: 12/31/2020

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disorder in the United States, with as many as 3 million people affected, and is associated with multiple co-morbid conditions affecting mental and physical health. This course presents information for nurses who are providing direct care to patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy in non-specialized neurology units in outpatient, acute care, and community settings.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Reproductive Organ Cancers in Women
10 Hrs
Course release date: 10/19/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course presents many of the primary concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The reproductive organ cancers presented include breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities. 
10 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Maternal Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition
25 Hrs
Course release date: 1/13/2019
Course expiration date: 1/13/2022

The course provides information for nurses caring for women, children, and families in a variety of settings. The comprehensive content provides a chronological view of a woman’s journey from conception to post-delivery, the importance of self-care, care of the newborn, and how the nursing process guides the critical role of the nurse at each stage.  Some content presented may be more applicable to nurses working in specialized clinical areas. 
25 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Recognizing Mental Health Issues Co-occurring with Medical Conditions
12 Hrs
Course release date: 12/11/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course prepares psychiatric nurses, nurses practicing in general healthcare settings, and non-psychiatric nursing specialty areas to assist patients with maintaining optimal mental health.  The course discusses common mental health issues related to chronic medical conditions including issues observed in patients with sleep-wake disorders, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes.  Nursing care and prevention interventions for patients with chronic mental illness are presented.
12 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Asthma in Adults
2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course presents the unique features of asthma and asthma management in adults, particularly, the older adult.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition
8 Hrs
Course release date: 10/10/2017
Course expiration date: 10/31/2020

This course provides essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including epidemiology, signs and symptoms, causal and associated risk factors, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, symptom management, relapse-prevention and symptom-management strategies for long-term stabilization, and outcomes evaluation. 
8 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Commonly Misused Substances
17 Hrs
Course release date: 4/9/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course focuses on the most commonly misused addictive drugs.  Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on physical and mental health.  The process of assessing and screening for these twelve substances is reviewed and prevention practices and therapeutic modalities are also described.  
17 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Common Pediatric Sleep Issues and Disorders
3 Hrs
Course release date: 2/26/2018
Course expiration date: 2/26/2021

This course provides an overview of the essential pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities for common sleep disorders affecting the pediatric population.  The course discusses disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, behavioral insomnia, common parasomnias, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and restless leg syndrome.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Common Cancers Among Women
7 Hrs
Course release date: 4/5/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course presents information that serves as either a comprehensive review or an enhancement to the nurse’s present knowledge base of HPV, breast cancer, and common gynecologic cancers.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions
17 Hrs
Course release date: 1/19/2017
Course expiration date: 1/31/2020

This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or who already have cardiovascular disease and chronic cardiovascular conditions. The course focuses on the diagnosis, nursing management associated with hypertension and hyperlipidemia, the pathophysiological processes associated with coronary heart disease and angina, and presents therapeutic strategies.
17 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment from Conception to Adolescence, 2nd Edition
7 Hrs
Course release date: 11/19/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course reviews factors from the prenatal period through late adolescence that contribute to obesity. Provides nutritional information for children in each developmental stage. Discusses family food choices, modeling behaviors, and evidence-based treatment approaches.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Childhood Obesity: Health Effects and Approaches to Treatment, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course provides nurses with a comprehensive overview of the scope, health effects, and approaches to treatment of childhood obesity. Assessments for obesity, associated medical conditions, and the challenges clinicians face when promoting prevention strategies are discussed.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Childhood Obesity, 2nd Edition
11 Hrs
Course release date: 8/24/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course examines the complexities of assessing, preventing, and treating childhood obesity and includes nutritional recommendations across the pediatric age span and evidence-based treatment interventions.  With an emphasis on addressing children at highest risk and the variety of factors that can influence obesity, the course also reviews family relationships and their role in obesity, as well as the role of media and marketing.  Behavioral counseling and how it can be used to motivate patients and families to make changes is addressed.
11 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Basic Psychiatric Concepts in Nursing
6 Hrs
Course release date: 10/5/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course presents nurses with a basic overview of psychiatric disorders, discussing the current trends in diagnosis, treatment modalities, and medications.  The course covers therapeutic communication skills and cultural variances in the way mental illness is perceived and treated in adults and children.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Depression: A Major Public Health Concern
25 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course provides current, evidence-based information about depression for nurses from a variety of backgrounds.  This includes: depression as an illness; the diagnostic criteria for different depression disorders; suicidal ideation and how to intervene; genetics and the brain; bipolar illness; the mechanisms of action of antidepressants, including potential adverse events and special considerations for the use of different medications; models of depression; different treatment approaches to help patients with depression; chronic illness and depression; substance use; anxiety disorders related to depression; and depression in special populations.
25 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
4 Hrs
Course release date: 3/5/2018
Course release date: 3/31/2021

This course addresses the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in adults and will improve the knowledge base, clinical understanding, and perspective of care, providing a framework within which healthcare professionals can understand and treat adults with ADHD in the twenty-first century.  In addition, they will need to use this information to conduct a careful differential diagnosis. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition 
27 Hrs
Course release date: 1/25/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course provides evidence-based research guidelines for the management and treatment of patients with asthma to incorporate into their clinical practice. The pathology of asthma, disease symptoms, environmental triggers, diagnosis, treatment, associated conditions, and health education are discussed, as well as the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPPs) guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with asthma.
27 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Assessment of Pain in Special Populations
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides the learner with knowledge about pain and nursing care for premature infants, older adults, and patients with developmental delays.  The course also presents the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain for patients in these special populations. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to educate diverse patient groups about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Antibiotic Resistant Diseases: New Clinical Challenges
3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course release date: 7/8/2019
Course expiration date: 7/8/2022

Antibiotic-resistant illnesses cost billions of dollars each year and result in thousands of unnecessary lives lost. This course focuses on the most common antibiotic-resistant infections, their identification, and recommended treatments.
3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Definitions, Diagnostics and Patient-Centered Care
31 Hrs
Course release date: 9/19/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course provides a comprehensive guide to Alzheimer’s disease pathology and diagnosis, disease progression, key components of patient-centered nursing assessment, and interventions specific to individuals experiencing dementia. The course also addresses caregiving concerns and caregiver planning.
31 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care
17 Hrs
Course release date: 11/16/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course focuses on the nurse's role in assessing and intervening to address communication challenges, nutrition, incontinence, falls and restraint use, and pain and hospitalization for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s important to think beyond the physical care of the person with dementia.  The course also examines spirituality, palliative and end-of-life care, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. 
17 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Asthma During Pregnancy
2 Hrs
Course release date: 12/27/2017
Course expiration date: 12/31/2020

This course discusses how the changes that occur during pregnancy can impact asthma management.  Uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications to the mother, including high blood pressure, toxemia, premature delivery, and rarely death. For the baby, complications of uncontrolled asthma include increased risk for stillbirth, fetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and a low Apgar score at birth. 
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Alternative Therapies for Asthma
2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course provides an overview of the implications of alternative therapies for asthma management.  Alternative therapy is any healing practice that is not considered part of conventional, mainstream medicine.  Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide individuals who use other therapies with accurate information about the safety and potential adverse interactions with traditional medical care.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Communication in Health Care
4 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients.  The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Breast Cancer in Women: An Overview
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/18/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course provides essential information about the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatments related to nursing practice for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/13/2017
Course expiration date: 1/3/2020

This course is for all nurses and advanced practice nurse practitioners responsible for prescribing diabetic medications and managing patients with diabetes.  The course provides the latest in diabetic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies. 
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Helping the Patient Who is Obese Find Success, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 2/25/2019
Course expiration date: 2/25/2022

This course provides nurses interacting with obese patients with the knowledge and practices, including communication techniques to foster therapeutic relationships, to help patients manage their health and weight, meet their weight loss goals, and overcome obesity.  The course reviews the topic of obesity, its etiology, and the associated health risks, followed by the nursing process, techniques for assessing the patient’s specific problems, planning interventions, and evaluating the results.  
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Loss, Grief, and Bereavement, 4th Edition
30 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course provides essential information that nurses can use to help individuals, families, and communities cope with loss, grief, and bereavement or reflect on issues and practices related to death. The course presents the the role of palliative and hospice care in providing the highest quality end-of-life care and content on advance care planning. 
30 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault: Recognition and Intervention Strategies for Nurses
6 Hrs
Course release date: 3/19/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course presents an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SA) issues that nurses in a variety of settings may encounter. Types of IPV and SA and risk factors are described. Health consequences are addressed, as well as the effects at various life stages from children to older adults. Screening and assessment strategies are reviewed, including working with special populations, such as immigrants, pregnant women, the LGBTQI community, and perpetrators. 
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease: Biological Processes and Behavioral Management
7 Hrs
Course release date: 10/10/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2022

This course provides an overview of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the biological processes related to AD, the criteria for its diagnosis, and key approaches which nurses can adopt in order to better understand, prevent, and effectively respond to the challenging behaviors demonstrated by patients who experience dementia, and specifically AD.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork
4 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

The course provides the historical and contextual framework with current, evidence-based information for healthcare team members on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for successful interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. Core competencies for interprofessional collaboration are discussed. Interprofessional education is critical for ensuring that nurses are prepared to collaborate with team members across disciplines once they enter clinical practice and beyond. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Initial Physical Assessment of the Newborn, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 6/14/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides current evidence-based recommendations on how to perform an initial assessment of the newborn.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Humor in Healthcare: The Laughter Prescription, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 11/1/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course presents foundational information about therapeutic humor, the difference between humor and laughter, the history of humor in health care, how humor develops as we mature, and how humor affects the biological, psychological, and sociological health of an individual.  
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Human Trafficking: An Overview for Nurses
4 Hrs
Course release date: 9/8/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person. The elements of human trafficking - the act, the means, and the purpose - are reviewed and will not only help nurses be able to identify warning signs of human trafficking in a healthcare setting, but also how to report these victims.  Psychological methods used by the traffickers are also presented. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Holistic and Integrative Nursing: Elements of Practice
20 Hrs
Course release date: 8/14/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course incorporates the five elements of practice defined as vital – energy, fire, air, water, earth, and ether - that have endured for centuries and provided a structural focus for sickroom management, creating healing environments, and the nursing care of whole patients.  The course provides nurses with a broad understanding of how the five elements of practice are relevant today and guide them through the application of these elements to practice using various healing modalities. This in-depth understanding will provide a new perspective on clinical care, practice management, and quality of life for both the patient and the nurse.
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Human Trafficking in the United States: Modern Day Slavery
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/8/2020

Health care personnel are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and all health care personnel must be alert to the often overlooked signs of trafficking in their patients. This course is designed to provide a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking, how it affects patients and their families, and practice evidence-based care to identify, care for, and report victims of human trafficking. This modern slavery issue has been gaining ground and the silent victims are in critical need of care and interventions. 

4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Health Issues in Older Adult Women
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2018
Course release date: 6/30/2020

This course provides comprehensive information for nurses who want to review, enhance, or expand their knowledge and level of understanding of healthcare issues for older adult women. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Documentation for Nurses, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 10/31/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course explores the underlying purposes of documentation, professional and regulatory requirements and processes, and best practices for adequate documentation to accurately reflect the patient's severity of illness and transition for care.
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Geriatric Care: An Overview for Nurses
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/14/2017
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course addresses some of the more common age-related health concerns, including elder abuse, memory changes, and common chronic conditions and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions.  The course also provides an overview of end-of-life issues including palliative and hospice care.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Geriatric Assessment, 2nd Edition
11 Hrs
Course release date: 2/20/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course provides nurses working with older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, acute, psychiatric, and long-term care, and at various points in transitions of care, with a solid foundation for assessing older adults across the healthcare continuum in the context of health, wellness, and chronic illness.  Assessments covered follow the domains for the older adult that can impact quality of life including: emotional, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, economic, family dynamics, care giving, and safety. The course discusses common geriatric conditions and syndromes - cognitive impairment, delirium, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, gait disorders, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, sensory deficits, fatigue, and dizziness - that can have a significant impact on quality of life and disability.  
11 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Nursing: Biology and Epidemiology
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/28/2016
Course expiration date: 12/31/2019

This course provides nurses with the foundational information for cardiovascular care and also serves as a reference for nurses working in or desiring to work in cardiovascular care. Beginning with a review of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, the course discusses cardiac hemodynamic measurements, the principles of oxygen transport, and also the burden of cardiovascular disease on the general population.  Nursing application points in the clinical setting are highlighted throughout to aid in identifying key issues in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.  
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Ethical Practices with Older Adults, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 3/29/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course highlights the ethical issues that older adults and their families face as these individuals near the end-of-life, particularly in light of advances in medical technologies. The course presents the ethical frameworks and principles used to resolve ethical problems, identifies major ethical issues nurses face as their older adult patients make healthcare decisions, and provides a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Essentials of Trauma Nursing, 2nd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 12/31/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course provides nurses working in the trauma care continuum with current evidence-based practice in the initial assessment, interventions, and evaluation of the trauma patient. Concepts of trauma systems, triage, trauma to specific anatomic regions, psychosocial aspects of trauma care, and care of the recovering trauma patient are discussed. 
27 Hrs
Online
Elective
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End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/9/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course presents essential information for nurses providing palliative and hospice care to seriously ill and dying patients and their families. Content on advanced care planning helps nurses become better communicators with patients and fosters a better understanding of the different settings and eligibility requirements for palliative and hospice care. Misconceptions and barriers to providing end-of-life care are also discussed.
5 Hrs
Online
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Patient and Family Anger: What to do When Frustration Spills into the Workplace
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2019



Workplace violence in healthcare settings can affect anyone who works or volunteers in such areas. Violence can also affect other patients, families, and visitors. It is imperative that persons who work in healthcare know the factors which trigger violent behavior and which actions to take to reduce the potential for that violence. They must also know how to deal with violence, whether it is verbal or physical, if and when it does occur. This course is designed to help nurses reduce the occurrence of workplace violence and to intervene effectively when it does occur.
3 Hrs
Online
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Older Adult Immunizations: A Public Health Priority
1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 7/3/2021


Age-related illnesses are a growing economic and societal burden in the United States (US) and contribute up to 50,000 deaths annually. Ninety-five percent of these fatalities occur in the adult population. Since the development of vaccines for illness prevention and the focus on pediatric population protection, morbidity and mortality rates have declined. This has improved overall public health and has decreased resource utilization and associated costs. However, while the goals to achieve pediatric immunizations have largely been met, the adult population over age 60 has fallen significantly short of reaching national objectives for all 15 recommended vaccines. In 2010, the impact of adult hospitalization and treatment alone for four preventable disease entities, including influenza, pneumonia, herpes zoster, and pertussis, have contributed to care costs in the US that have neared $15 billion. Through a multi-faceted approach that focuses on access to care and prevention through aggressive immunization practices, benefits to our senior population can be met.   

1 Hrs
Online
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Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word
1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 9/4/2021


Pain is a complex phenomenon and is experienced differently by every person. The experience of pain and the way people react to it varies with culture, age, and co-existing medical or mental health conditions. It is imperative that nurses have knowledge of the various types of pain, their physiologies, how to assess pain, and how to facilitate pain management. This education program provides an overview of pain, the physiology of pain, its impact on economic and personal status, and pain treatment.

1 Hrs
Online
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Opioid Use in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/7/2022

Caring for patients with chronic pain is both challenging and complex. This course provides details of the best practices for prescribing and managing pain when using opioids and related products. Federal and state laws are being updated and best practices protocols are being developed. 
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Online
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Pain Assessment and Care: A Critical Challenge
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/15/2020


This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and the differences between acute and chronic pain. The focus of this course is on assessment, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities, and the challenge of pain management for the
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Online
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Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/2/2020


Opioid addiction and overdose is a widespread epidemic throughout the United States. Nurses and healthcare professionals have a duty to both understand the problem, as well as provide compassionate care to affected individuals and families. The nurse has a unique role to provide medical and supportive care, as well as social and emotional support. Throughout this course, the nurse will learn common terminology related to opioid use and addiction, as well as common pharmaceutical and street formulations. This course will review the basic pharmacology of opioids and position the nurse to be able to swiftly identify signs and symptoms of acute withdrawal, as well as acute overdose. The nurse should be able to educate patients who are given opioids in both the inpatient and outpatient settings regarding their risks for side effects, dependence, and addiction. Furthermore, this course will present the theory of prevention model and the unique points of potential intervention to help prevent, identify, and treat opioid addiction. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of opioid pharmacology, risk factors for addiction, individual and public health consequences of addiction, as well as detailed prevention and treatment modalities for opioid addiction.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
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Older Adults: Important Concepts for Care
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/5/2021

This education program explains how you can improve our knowledge of important concepts for care of the older adult,  including elder abuse, age-related memory changes, chronic conditions, end-of-life issues, and how to provide safe and effective nursing care for older adults affected by these issues.
2 Hrs
Online
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Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern
4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

Safety comes first in patient care and in health-care environments.  However, despite the focus on safety in health-care literature and within health-care organizations, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors. It is imperative that nurses and their interdisciplinary colleagues work together to establish a viable culture of safety in their organizations. This course presents the latest National Patient Safety Goals as well as strategies to improve the safety of health-care organizations.

4 Hrs
Online
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Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding
1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

Working with older adults is often a daily occurrence. This course reviews the developmental stages of these individuals as well as the best techniques for communication and educating.



1 Hrs
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Pharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Rate Control Versus Rhythm Control
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course release date: 4/8/2019
Course expiration date: 4/8/2022

This course provides best-practice and monitoring criteria for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). This includes the Vaughn Williams classification system, as well as first and second-line classes used for rate control in AF. The course describes the mechanisms of action of the first and second-line drugs, as well as drug side-effects and related nursing implications.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Headaches: Warning Signs of an Emergency and a Threat to the Quality of Life for Children
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/20/2019

A headache in a child may be benign or it may signal a medical emergency. How can you tell the difference? What are signs and symptoms specific to infants, children, and adolescents? What in the history or physical exam is crucial to notice quickly and efficiently in order to provide the best care for a child? A nurse may be caring for an infant, child, or adolescent who presents with a headache in either an acute, emergency situation or in a primary care setting. This patient may have a history of regular, recurrent headaches causing a decreased quality of life for the child, or the patient may have a new, acute headache that may indicate serious medical condition such as a head injury, illness, or congenital disease. This course will explore recurrent headaches in children and adolescents, headache prevention strategies, and will describe the acute headache and to identify those with serious or life threatening causes (“red flags”). An exploration of the components of the pediatric history and neurological exam will be discussed. Various examples of primary headaches and secondary headaches will be described. After taking this course, the nurse will be able to identify red flags, describe signs and symptoms specific to children, and be able to distinguish between different types of pediatric headaches. Nurses who are experienced in pediatrics or are completely new to the pediatric population will equally benefit from this course.
3 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

Caring for a child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a challenge on so many different fronts. This pediatric pharmacology case study provides the learner the opportunity to make decisions that impact the care of the patient.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

Children who gasp for air because of an exacerbation of Asthma can be a frightening experience. This pediatric pharmacology case study focuses on the assessment and care of a child experiencing an asthma crisis.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Complicated Tetralogy of Fallot
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020


This course is a case study of a young child who has complicated Tetralogy of Fallot. This course poses a challenge to understand the medications and pharmacological interventions that are appropriate for his care.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Diabetic Emergency
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

The prevalence of children with diabetes in this country is staggering. This course presents a pediatric pharmacology case study with critical thinking decision making of how to handle a child who is experiencing a diabetic emergency.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Pediatric Immunizations
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

The purpose of this course is to raise pharmacist awareness about the breadth, depth and potential consequences related to medication errors, and to review useful strategies to help avoid causing such errors.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Status Epilepticus
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

Caring for children is a specialty and unless it is part of everyday practice, a child having a seizure can be a frightening event. This course presents an overview of status epilepticus and challenges the reader to make the correct decisions for care.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Some Whys and Hows
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

As individuals enter the health-care system sicker than in the past, PICC lines are becoming more common. Understanding when a PICC line is indicated, caring for a PICC line, and clinical indications for troubleshooting a possible problem are all standard nursing care.
1 Hrs
Online
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Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Scope and Ethics for Advanced Practice Nurses
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/23/2020

Medication management in chronic pain can be a complex and time consuming process, learn how to identify methods to monitor opioid compliance, and also distinguish between low, medium, and high-risk patients when prescribing opioids.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
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Obesity and Eating Disorders: Challenges for Care
7 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/9/2022 

Eating disorders and obesity are problems nurses confront on a regular basis. This course provides current information about the disorders, triggers, and strategies to help clients recover from eating disorders and overcome obesity and achieve and maintain a normal weight for their height and age.
7 Hrs
Online
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Preventing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
2 Hrs

Course expiration date: 11/21/2021


The purpose of this education program is to teach nurses how to prevent and/or deal with sexual harassment as well as how to report such harassment. 

2 Hrs
Online
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Occult Trauma: Assessment and Care in the Emergency Department
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021


Trauma is not always apparent; it can include injuries without presenting symptoms and/or immediate signs. Providers working in health-care facilities that do not specialize in severe trauma may not be trained in trauma assessment, which can lead to increased rates of occult trauma. A trauma assessment should include history with clearly defined mechanism of injury; subsequent consideration of forces involved and potential injuries along the force trajectory; additional history; physical exam adapted to the patient including obese patients; and an imaging workup. Pneumothorax can often be missed, as can spinal cord injuries, which both have serious consequences. The nurse must maintain a high index of suspicion based on patient characteristics and injury patterns.
1 Hrs
Online
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Management of Behavioral Issues in a Brain-Injured Patient
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in short-term and long-term behavioral sequelae, including aggression, irritability, depression, and disinhibition. This course provides an overview of TBI mechanisms as well as behavioral changes and possible management plans after TBI. This course also discusses is an overview of brain architecture and functions of the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes, as well as the cerebellum.
1 Hrs
Online
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Nursing-Sensitive Indicators and Patient Outcomes
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/14/2021


This course describes the importance of evaluating healthcare outcomes by reducing risks, complications, and healthcare costs and improving patient compliance. Descriptions of nursing-sensitive indicators and patient outcomes for specific clinical practice areas are provided.
3 Hrs
Online
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Medical Consequences of Acts of Terrorism and Disaster: A National Perspective
5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

Terrorism has become a fact of daily life in the United States and most of the world.  It is not always obvious when a disaster is a terrorist attack and not all emergencies or disasters are terrorist attacks.  Understanding the basics of a disaster and/or terrorist attack, as well as the role the nurse plays in dealing with the medical consequences, syndromic surveillance/reporting requirements, and treatment, are vital to successful mitigation and response in a disaster or terrorist attack.  
5 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Anxiety Disorders
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/11/2020

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric disorders. Anxiety disorders have a negative impact not only on health and wellness, but also on the monetary cost of healthcare. Patients who are diagnosed with these types of disorders often experience significant difficulties in the home and in the workplace. This course provides nurses with information about the various anxiety disorders, how to recognize them, as well as the demographics, diagnosis, and treatment pertaining to them.
3 Hrs
Online
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Leadership Lesson 7: It’s Over, Managing the End of Old Ways of Being
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020 

Good teamwork means that team members are familiar with one another and with the ways things are successfully done. When change is introduced, routines and staff relationships are often disrupted or severed. This course helps nurse managers to identify common staff responses when change occurs and how to help staff manage what happens when the once familiar is gone.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 8: Now What? Managing Chaos and Confusion
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

After it becomes apparent that change is an imminent event, staff members may respond by producing both positive and negative behaviors. It is essential that nurse managers be able to recognize some of the reactions that staff members may display in response to their emerging new reality. They must also be able to manage these innovative and occasionally challenging behaviors.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 9: From Isolation to Collaboration: Managing a New Way of Being
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020 

After dealing with the predicable chaos and confusion that accompanies change, a period of respite occurs during which calm and serenity prevail. However, this period of calm will last only until the next inevitable advent of change. This course will help nurse managers to move from chaos toward alignment, collaboration, and overall acceptance of a new way of being.
1 Hrs
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LGBT Health: Improving Access to Care and Identifying Risk Factors
1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

This course will discuss the disparities in health care and increased health risks that exist in the LGBT population, as well as ways to provide improved care for this community.

1 Hrs
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Managing Pain Without Opioids: Consider a Multidisciplinary Approach
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021

With in this course you will be able to discuss individualize pain therapy, alternative opioid medications and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Determine option for non-narcotic pain management medication and precautions, as well as side effects and alternative therapy treatment to treat acute of chronic pain.
1 Hrs
Online
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Marijuana: Ancient Medicine, the Devil’s Playground, or Medical Miracle?
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/13/2020

This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana. Although the approval and use of marijuana remains controversial, this course will help the reader understand its use and history, and it documents benefits and related best practices.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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Mass Casualty: Chemical Agents
4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

This course describes the scope of chemical disaster events that may create mass casualties and the role of nurses and others in preparedness, immediate response and recovery efforts to reduce injuries and loss of life. Chemical disaster events may range from an isolated poisoning situation to a wide-spread terrorist attack involving chemicals. The course provides descriptions of priorities and preparedness for mass casualty situations and chemical disasters affecting specific clinical practice areas.

4 Hrs
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Mass Casualty: Natural Disasters in the U.S.
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

 This course describes the nature of natural disasters and mass casualty threats in the United States and the role of nurses and others in preparedness, immediate responses, and recovery efforts to reduce the loss of life and injuries. Di
3 Hrs
Online
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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/29/2021

This course is designed to provide an overview of measles, mumps, and rubella. It covers important information related to their history, epidemiology, symptoms, complications, prevention, and potential treatments. Since the MMR vaccine product is proven to be effective in the prevention of all three diseases, its use will be described in detail adequate to facilitate its usage as a foundation of contemporary care.

Communicable diseases, once on the cusp of being eliminated, continue to show up in the United States (U.S.). This c
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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Medical Errors: Can They Be Prevented?
2 Hrs
Course release date: 3/11/2019
Course expiration date: 3/11/2022

Medical errors cost the health care system millions each year.  They bring heartbreak to patients and families and they can ruin a professional career in a matter of minutes.  This course reviews the most prevalent and costly errors and provides background and strategies to avoid such devastating events.
2 Hrs
Online
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Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Focus on Opioids
4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 8/24/2021


Appropriate prescribing practices are critical for all medications, but drugs that are considered controlled substances require additional attention. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), all have a role in determining the scheduling of prescription medications. As prescribers, it is critical that nurse practitioners understand not only federal but state requirements for prescribing all controlled substances. In addition, inappropriately prescribing opioids, resulting in their misuse and abuse, has led to many changes, including new safety and quality recommendations that must be considered. This course will provide a general review of federal and state controlled substance regulations and the prescribing of all controlled substances in general, as well as focus on clinical and safety considerations when prescribing opioid medications for acute and chronic pain not related to cancer.

4 Hrs
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Medication Management & Risk Reduction in Assisted Living
4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021


This education activity will provide an overview of assisted-living, as well as provide readers with information that will help them understand important aspects of working in this health-care arena. Medication management in assisted-living communities is one of the major tasks presented to nurses. Improper management of medications can lead to polypharmacy, adverse incidents, inappropriate behaviors, injuries, long-term irreversible damage, and even death. This course will review the tools to properly manage medications, as well as information that will help the nurse train unlicensed staff so they can contribute to risk reduction. As the role of the nurse in assisted-living expands to include higher levels of care, the nurse must have a better understanding of how these levels of care affect the treatments provided. 



4 Hrs
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More Than a Viral Illness: The Diagnosis and Management of Three Tick-Borne Diseases
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/2/2020

This course will review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, work up and management of three tick-borne conditions increasing in prevalence around the United States: Lyme disease, Powassan virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. This course will help readers distinguish between these tick-borne diseases and viral illness or erythematous rashes. Additionally, this course will review post-Lyme disease syndromes, treatment of Lyme disease co-infections and prevention of tick attachment.
3 Hrs
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MRSA Infection: National Guidelines Should Direct Treatment
1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

This course defines the significance of MRSA in multiple environments as well as the cost, care and prevention strategies.

1 Hrs
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Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Patient Care
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/19/2021


This course will describe the various types of multiple sclerosis and the management of symptoms.
1 Hrs
Online
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My Back Hurts: Evaluating and Treating One of the More Common Complaints in Primary Care
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/23/2021


This course is designed to provide information for assessment, diagnosis and treatment approaches for patients experiencing low back pain.
1 Hrs
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Negativity in Nursing: Turning Things Around
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/12/2020

Gossip, nastiness, and back-biting... it's all in a day's work for many nurses. Whether you dish it out or are the recipient of it, negativity and hostility will take a toll on your health, happiness, job satisfaction, and career prospects, not to mention patient care. The purpose of this course is to understand factors and triggers that cause negative feelings in the workplace and personal environment as well as to learn strategies to turn those feelings around.
1 Hrs
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Neurological Assessment: Recognition of Change in Mental Status Can Alter the Course of Care
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021

This course will provide the learner information about neurological assessment, including levels of consciousness, and will discuss evaluation of pain and delirium in the patient with altered level of consciousness.
1 Hrs
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Never Shake a Baby: A National Tragedy
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/13/2020

This course presents the significance of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) or “shaken baby syndrome” and its cause, pathophysiology, risk factors, identification, and care strategies. Children less than two years of age are at the highest risk of this preventable and irreversible injury. Knowledge of risk, case identification, and care strategies are important to good care.
3 Hrs
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New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021 

This course is intended to provide a hypertension treatment overview. Safe and effective prescribing decisions must be guided by an in-depth understanding of each agent: how it works, how to dose it, anticipated adverse events, drug interactions, etc. When combination drugs are included, there may be as many as 200 different pharmacological options (both individual agents, as well as combination products) that are approved by the FDA for treatment of hypertension. As a result, this course is designed only to highlight the major categories of therapeutics by identifying key products and characterizing them as a class. In an attempt to provide perspective, an effort was made to provide highlights of clinically meaningful outcomes studies for the various drug classes.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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No Room for Error: Promoting Medication Safety
2 Hrs

Course expiration date: 11/8/2021


This education program is intended to help nurses enhance the safety of medication administration. To do so, they must not only adhere to the 10 Rights of Medication Administration, but implement accrediting body standards regarding medication safety and provide excellent patient/family education so patients continue the practice of safe medication administration at home.

2 Hrs
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Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Challenges and Psychopharmacology
7 Hrs 7 Hrs
Course release date: 2/12/2019
Course expiration date: 2/12/2022

This course is designed for both staff nurses, as well as advanced practice nurses (APNs). Staff nurses, including those working in medical areas, will see patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Due to medical and psychiatric comorbidities, these patients have complex prescription medication regimens.  For APNs, this course will support and enhance your knowledge of diagnosing psychiatric disorders and increase your confidence for prescribing psychotropic medications to adult patients. In addition, the course addresses challenging clinical situations and strategies for appropriate interventions.  Case studies, based on real patients are presented throughout, with recommended treatment and management strategies.
7 Hrs 7 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Mother’s Needs versus Infant Safety
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/17/2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published specific safe sleep recommendations, which are contradicted by a pediatric patient’s mother. An infant should never sleep in the same bed as the parents. The infant’s safety and well-being must be ensured, while simultaneously supporting a mother during a stressful time. This course offers suggestions for supporting a distraught loved one while maintaining patient safety.
1 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/12/2020

Behavioral and psychological disorders in the elderly are problems that most, if not all, nurses will encounter at some point in their practice. In order to provide high quality nursing care it is imperative that nurses have significant knowledge of these disorders. This course provides information about delirium, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder in the older adult population.
2 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Contact
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/26/2020

Being accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient is a devastating experience. It may be construed as sexual abuse. The possibility of being charged with sexual abuse has numerous negative implications. This course provides information about what constitutes sexual abuse and what to do if a patient accuses you of inappropriate sexual contact.
1 Hrs
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The Endocrine System: Diseases, Disorders and Clinical Updates
10 Hrs 10 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021

The endocrine system, in conjunction with the nervous system, is responsible for regulating and integrating the body’s metabolic activities. It consists of endocrine glands, hormones and receptors. This system is quite complex and impacts virtually every organ in the body and its appropriate functioning. It is imperative that nurses understand how the endocrine system works, and how pathophysiologic changes lead to disease and disorders. This course provides information about the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system and diseases and disorders of the system, their pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and necessary nursing interventions.
10 Hrs 10 Hrs
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The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: New Recommendations for Optimizing Postpartum Care
2 Hrs

Course expiration date: 9/18/2021

Postpartum care can set the stage for optimal maternal and infant health. Unfortunately, maternal mortality rates in the United States have increased steadily over the past 30 years and continue to climb. In early 2018, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new recommendations to optimize postpartum care. These recommendations propose changes to the postpartum care timeline, elements, and care team. Nurses fill many of the care team roles. This course presents the new guidelines for postpartum care of women, as well as how the nurse is uniquely positioned as a crucial member of the care team. The course reviews the basic physiology of the postpartum period as well as the most significant medical complaints and complications that arise and contribute to morbidity and mortality. The nurse should be able to counsel pregnant and postpartum women regarding expectant postpartum care. This course also discusses the health policy changes needed to implement these new recommendations, and how the nurse can advocate for postpartum women as part of this process.

2 Hrs
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The Great Outdoors: Common Health-Related Problems
6 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/8/2020

Nurses are often confronted with seasonally related healthcare problems and emergencies. For example, drowning occurs more often during the summer months. Frostbite is generally a winter-related problem. It is important for nurses to be able to intervene swiftly when confronted by illness or injuries that are associated with particular times of the year. The purpose of this course is t
6 Hrs
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The Health Benefits of Humor: Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2020

Humor and laughter bring joy and lighten the mood. Humor is helpful not only for patients and families but also for nurses. Humor can be a powerful form of self-care and can enhance coping skills. This course is designed to help nurses implement humor therapeutically into their nursing practice.
2 Hrs
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The Importance of Sleep: Promoting Restful Sleep in Patients as Well as the Nurses Who Care for Them
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021

Sleep is extremely important for our health, work and social lives. Around 40 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder, and irregular shifts, long hours and stress all contribute to the problem (Mohn, 2016). This course will help the learner understand the basics of sleep science; issues associated with lack of sleep or poor sleep quality; and ways to improve sleep for themselves as well as their patients.
1 Hrs
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Treatment-Resistant Bacteria: How to Best Manage in a Contemporary Practice Setting
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Course expiration date: 9/19/2020

This course presents a variety of infection types requiring antibiotics is presented. In addition, this course presents standardized information about bacteria and bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Finally, advanced practice nurses are issued a charge to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship and support responsible antibiotic use.
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Staying Healthy
10 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2021

The burden of contagious diseases has been significantly reduced through the use of successful vaccination programs in the United States, but outbreaks of contagious illnesses continue to occur throughout the country. Today, vaccines exist to prevent numerous, potentially deadly diseases, yet a considerable number of people do not receive recommended immunizations. Why do some people shun vaccination while others do not? What vaccine-preventable diseases pose a threat in the 21st century? What are the potential consequences of such diseases? This course addresses these issues as well as important nursing considerations for dealing with vaccine-preventable diseases.
10 Hrs
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Vaping and E-Cigarettes: Healthcare's Response to a New Epidemic in Teens and Young Adults
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/15/2022

This course provides nurses with information about the vaping and e-cigarette epidemic. It includes steps that have been taken to curb this epidemic, and strategies the health care community can implement to safeguard against vaping.
2 Hrs
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What Would You Do? A Prominent Family is Involved in a Possibly Abusive Situation
1 Hrs
Nurses have an ethical and, in most states, a legal obligation to report suspected intimate partner violence, also be referred to as domestic violence (Brent, 2017; Yasgur, 2015). Such violence is a major healthcare issue that affects almost 6% of women in the United States every year (Dudgeon & Evanson, 2014). Men, too, are victims of intimate partner violence. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (2015), one in seven men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner. Facing situations of suspected intimate partner violence can be challenging for a nurse. The purpose of this course is to assist nurses to appropriately intervene in the best interests of the patient suspected of being a victim of intimate partner violence.
1 Hrs