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Human Trafficking: A Personal View

1 Hrs
Human Trafficking has been declared a public health crisis and the statistics of persons in trafficking is rising across the United Stat...
Human Trafficking has been declared a public health crisis and the statistics of persons in trafficking is rising across the United States. Healthcare providers are in a unique position to report and assist survivors. Medical professionals are the first line of defense in combating the largest social justice issue of our times. Nurses are one of the few populations that connect with victims while they are still under the control of their trafficker. Identifying the signs of commercial sexual exploitation and reporting suspected human trafficking can lead to the potential recovery of countless lives. This ANCC-approved course is taught by a sex trafficking survivor and subject matter expert. This course is designated to equip healthcare providers with the classified information that is exclusive to the profession. Tara Madison uses parts of her story pertaining to past interactions with medical professionals while she was trafficked, to help pinpoint missed signs and indicators.
1 Hrs
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New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
This course is intended to provide a hypertension treatment overview. Safe and effective prescribing decisions must be guided by an in-d...
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 FDA for the 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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Mass Casualty: Natural Disasters in the U.S.

3 Hrs
This course describes the nature of natural disasters and mass casualty threats in the United States and the role of nurses and others i...
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. Disaster preparedness for tornados, hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, and blizzards are discussed. Descriptions of priorities and preparedness for mass casualty situations and natural disasters affecting specific clinical practice areas are provided.
3 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly

2 Hrs
Behavioral and psychological disorders in the elderly are problems that most, if not all, nurses will encounter at some point in their p...
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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Psychiatric Special Topics: Feeding and Eating Disorders

2 Hrs
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are serious health problems that are growing in prevalence and incidence. This course discusses the...
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are serious health problems that are growing in prevalence and incidence. This course discusses the characteristics, incidence and prevalence, diagnostic process, and treatment for these significant health issues.
2 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Mood Disorders

4 Hrs
Mood disorders are characterized by feelings of overwhelming sadness or lack of enjoyment and affect millions of Americans. This course ...
Mood disorders are characterized by feelings of overwhelming sadness or lack of enjoyment and affect millions of Americans. This course provides information that will help nurses to recognize mood disorders and to help facilitate treatment among those affected by such problems.
4 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Personality Disorders

2 Hrs
Personality disorders are characterized by maladaptive or dysfunctional personality traits. These traits affect those around the affecte...
Personality disorders are characterized by maladaptive or dysfunctional personality traits. These traits affect those around the affected individual, including family, friends, and co-workers and are long-term in nature. People with personality disorders do not recognize their own problems are due to their disorders, but instead blame others as the source of their difficulties, Persons with personality disorders are challenging to treat. This course provides descriptions of various personality disorders, how they are diagnosed, and treatment strategies.
2 Hrs
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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
This course is designed to provide an overview of measles, mumps, and rubella. It covers important information related to their history,...
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, con
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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More Than a Viral Illness: The Diagnosis and Management of Three Tick-Borne Diseases

3 Hrs
This course will review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, work up and management of three tick-borne conditions increas...
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
This course defines the significance of MRSA in multiple environments as well as the cost, care and prevention strategies....

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
This course will describe the various types of multiple sclerosis and the management of symptoms....
This course will describe the various types of multiple sclerosis and the management of symptoms.
1 Hrs
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Never Shake a Baby: A National Tragedy

3 Hrs
This course presents the significance of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) or "shaken baby syndrome" and its cause, pathophysiolo...
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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Rapid Trauma Assessment: What Nurses Need to Know

1 Hrs
Trauma care occurs wherever nurses care for injured patients. This can range from pre-hospital assistance through emergency department r...
Trauma care occurs wherever nurses care for injured patients. This can range from pre-hospital assistance through emergency department resuscitation, surgery and recuperation, to return to the community (Emergency Nurses Association, 2014). Although trauma assessment is most often associated with emergency department nursing, rapid and thorough physical assessment is a skill set all nurses can use when they need to act quickly to care for patients in acute distress. This course reviews the steps performed in a primary and secondary trauma assessment and discusses the emotional impact of trauma on the patient, the family, and the nurse.
1 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Sensory Changes

4 Hrs
Understanding how to assess for and manage sensory deficits is essential to holistic nursing. This course addresses common age-related c...
Understanding how to assess for and manage sensory deficits is essential to holistic nursing. This course addresses common age-related changes associated with the senses, as well as disease states and injuries to the senses that occur more commonly with aging.
4 Hrs
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No Room for Error: Promoting Medication Safety

2 Hrs
This education program is intended to help nurses enhance the safety of medication administration. To do so, they must not only adhere...

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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Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Focus on Opioids

4 Hrs
Appropriate prescribing practices are critical for all medications, but drugs that are considered controlled substances require addition...

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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Responding to Compassion Fatigue

2 Hrs
This course will discuss issues of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burnout, and moral distress, with a focus on compassion ...
This course will discuss issues of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burnout, and moral distress, with a focus on compassion fatigue. This course will define compassion fatigue, present risk factors, signs and symptoms, and provide ideas for prevention and intervention.
2 Hrs
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Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses

3 Hrs 2 Hrs
Opiate abuse has been declared a public health epidemic. In 2012, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration determined that t...
Opiate abuse has been declared a public health epidemic. In 2012, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration determined that the use of prescriptions for nonmedical purposes has increased significantly. Nurse practitioners who prescribe controlled substances have a great responsibility to ensure patients receive the care they need, while also preventing their prescriptions from becoming a source of abuse or diversion. This course serves to provide an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances, and three of the most common disease states that warrant more frequent prescribing of controlled substances.
3 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Sedation for an Intubated Patient: Understanding and Experience Contribute to Optimal Outcomes

1 Hrs
This course provides an overview of the basics of ventilation and describes the nurse's role in caring for the intubated patient....
This course provides an overview of the basics of ventilation and describes the nurse’s role in caring for the intubated patient.
1 Hrs
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Sepsis in the Adult Patient: Identification and Initial Care

7 Hrs
This course will provide nurses with an overview of the progression and treatment of sepsis in the adult patient and screening tools to ...
This course will provide nurses with an overview of the progression and treatment of sepsis in the adult patient and screening tools to recognize early signs and symptoms that will improve patient outcomes and reduce mortality associated with sepsis.
7 Hrs
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Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, affects approximately one out of every three Americans in their lifetime, resulting in an est...
Herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles, affects approximately one out of every three Americans in their lifetime, resulting in an estimated one million cases in the United States each year. This disease can cause serious complications and adversely affect quality of life. It is imperative that nurses have an in-depth knowledge of shingles and available immunization options. This course provides information about the pathophysiology of shingles and the benefits and risks of vaccination.
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Nursing-Sensitive Indicators and Patient Outcomes

3 Hrs
This course describes the importance of evaluating healthcare outcomes by reducing risks, complications, and healthcare costs and improv...
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
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Nursing: Intimate Partner Violence

2 Hrs
Nursing is in a unique position to identify and help break the cycle of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This course focuses on the cycl...
Nursing is in a unique position to identify and help break the cycle of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). This course focuses on the cycle of violence, as well as the signs, symptoms, and intervention strategies to break the cycle of IPV and provide care for the victims of abuse.
2 Hrs
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Occult Trauma: Assessment and Care in the Emergency Department

1 Hrs
Trauma is not always apparent; it can include injuries without presenting symptoms and/or immediate signs. Providers working in health-c...
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
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Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word

1 Hrs
Pain is a complex phenomenon and is experienced differently by every person. The experience of pain and the way people react to it vari...

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
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Mass Casualty: Chemical Agents

4 Hrs
This course describes the scope of chemical disaster events that may create mass casualties and the role of nurses and others in prepare...

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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Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Scope and Ethics for Advanced Practice Nurses

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Medication management in chronic pain can be a complex and time consuming process, learn how to identify methods to monitor opioid compl...
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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Caring for a child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a challenge on so many different fronts. This pediatric pharmacology case study ...
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
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Leadership Lesson 10: Got Resistance? Expect It! Welcome It! Manage It!

1 Hrs
All nurse managers have to deal with overt and covert forms of resistance at various times in their careers. This course will help nurse...
All nurse managers have to deal with overt and covert forms of resistance at various times in their careers. This course will help nurse managers identify and handle behaviors that interfere with the efficiency of their nursing units.
1 Hrs
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Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice: The Next Chapter

3 Hrs
Technologies used in healthcare delivery environments can create a better work environment for patients and nurses. Technology can impro...
Technologies used in healthcare delivery environments can create a better work environment for patients and nurses. Technology can improve efficiency, safety, and quality. In today’s world, information technology is foundational for the future of healthcare. The driving force behind the use of technology in healthcare was often the need for improvements in different aspects of patient care. Many of the first technological developments and computers in healthcare were used for administrative purposes. However, most recently we have seen advancements in clinical systems. Using technology to improve patient care has become a chief focal point for many who develop new technologies to be
3 Hrs
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

1 Hrs
This course will provide a general overview of irritable bowel syndrome, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and current dietary...
This course will provide a general overview of irritable bowel syndrome, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and current dietary and pharmacological recommendations for the management of the symptoms.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Development for Staff Nurses: Creating a Strategy to Accelerate the Transition into a Lea

4 Hrs
According to Maxwell (2014), a leader does not need a title to strive to make things better. Each individual has the potential to be a ...

According to Maxwell (2014), a leader does not need a title to strive to make things better. Each individual has the potential to be a leader with ingrained qualities that require development. What makes a person a successful leader is the ability to influence others. Effective leaders establish teams with a collaborative spirit directed toward a common purpose (Kouzes & Posner, 2017a). Leadership uses practices, behaviors, and skills to lead a group to achieve goals (Kouzes & Posner, 2017a). Challenges in the health-care field, such as the continued effort to improve quality and safety while providing efficient and cost-effective care, require staff nurses to take a leadership role. In doing so, they will help patients reach their goals as well as effect change within the work group and the organization.

 

Individuals are not born leaders, but rather develop skills to become leaders. This course provides information on leadership and highlights strategies to enhance individual and group leadership skills.

4 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 1: The Buck Stops Here, Managing Professional Practice

1 Hrs
The role of the nurse manager is a challenging one. Realizing what it takes to be a nurse manager is half of the role. This course is th...
The role of the nurse manager is a challenging one. Realizing what it takes to be a nurse manager is half of the role. This course is the first of a series that focuses on the role of a nurse manager.
1 Hrs
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Older Adult Immunizations: A Public Health Priority

1 Hrs
Age-related illnesses are a growing economic and societal burden in the United States (US) and contribute up to 50,000 deaths annually. ...

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.   

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Older Adult Polypharmacy

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
As the population becomes older, they have increased chronic diseases and they may take multiple medications. Often, because specialist ...
As the population becomes older, they have increased chronic diseases and they may take multiple medications. Often, because specialist orders the prescriptions, there may not be careful coordination of all medications the individual is taking. This course presents the concept of polypharmacy as well as common medication problems, strategies to combat unnecessary polypharmacy, and drug classes that cause the most risk.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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Older Adults: Important Concepts for Care

2 Hrs
This course focuses on older adult (elder abuse), age-related memory changes, the impact of chronic conditions in the elder population, ...
This course focuses on older adult (elder abuse), age-related memory changes, the impact of chronic conditions in the elder population, and end-of-life care.
2 Hrs
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Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Opioid addiction and overdose is a widespread epidemic throughout the United States. Nurses and healthcare professionals have a duty to ...
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
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Pain Assessment and Care: A Critical Challenge

3 Hrs 3 Hrs
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 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 patient experiencing pain.
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
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Pain Management

1 Hrs
This course presents a brief overview of pain including a definition, discussion of acute and chronic pain, and description of pain type...
This course presents a brief overview of pain including a definition, discussion of acute and chronic pain, and description of pain types. The physiology of pain and its impact on economic and personal statuses follows and, finally, an overview of pain assessment and treatment methods is presented as well as a list of educational resources related to pain and pain management.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 11: Got Attitude? Managing the Good, the Okay, and the Downright Ugly!

1 Hrs
One of the greatest challenges that nurse managers face is managing attitude in the workplace. This course introduces the concept of att...
One of the greatest challenges that nurse managers face is managing attitude in the workplace. This course introduces the concept of attitude, discusses the impact it can have on the quality of care, work life, and workplace relationships. This course also offers tips for influencing positive change.
1 Hrs
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Practice Makes Perfect: Drug Calculations, Ratios and Proportions

4 Hrs
This course will provide you with a review of your knowledge, as well as opportunity to practice your skills and abilities to calculate ...
This course will provide you with a review of your knowledge, as well as opportunity to practice your skills and abilities to calculate accurate dosages and solution rates using ratio and proportion. This course involves basic mathematics as well as review and challenges to calculate dosages using ratio and proportion methods.
4 Hrs
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Patient and Family Anger: What to do When Frustration Spills into the Workplace

3 Hrs
Workplace violence in healthcare settings can affect anyone who works or volunteers in such areas. Violence can also affect other patien...
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
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Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding

1 Hrs
Working with older adults is often a daily occurrence. This course reviews the developmental stages of these individuals as well as the...

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.


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Patient Safety: Implementation of National Safety Standards for Nurses

4 Hrs
Safety comes first in patient care and in healthcare environments. This course presents the latest National Patient Safety goals as well...
Safety comes first in patient care and in healthcare environments. This course presents the latest National Patient Safety goals as well as strategies for nursing.
4 Hrs
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Pediatric Headaches: Warning Signs of an Emergency and a Threat to the Quality of Life for Children

3 Hrs
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 ...
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
3 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 12: Queens, Princesses, and Workplace Terrorists; Managing Their Reign of Terror

1 Hrs
In a predominantly female workplace, anger, powerlessness, frustration, and feelings of disrespect often exist. These conditions encoura...
In a predominantly female workplace, anger, powerlessness, frustration, and feelings of disrespect often exist. These conditions encourage the emergence of especially aggressive behaviors and, ultimately, the development of an especially toxic workplace. This course offers tips for managing the overt and covert operations of workplace toxic behaviors.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 13: Got Bullying? Managing the Sound of Silence

1 Hrs
The phenomenon of bullying has existed for as long as the profession of nursing has existed. Despite organizational policies that mandat...
The phenomenon of bullying has existed for as long as the profession of nursing has existed. Despite organizational policies that mandate a zero tolerance for bullying, the problem continues as an “organizational undiscussable.” This course focuses on what to do about bullies and steps to take to rid the workplace of bullying behaviors.
1 Hrs
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Complicated Tetralogy of Fallot

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
This course is a case study of a young child who has complicated Tetralogy of Fallot. This course poses a challenge to understand the me...
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
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Leadership Lesson 4: Anticipating Change, Managing Staff Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Fear

1 Hrs
Change is truly the only constant in contemporary healthcare organizations. Staff nurses must deal not only with the challenges of patie...
Change is truly the only constant in contemporary healthcare organizations. Staff nurses must deal not only with the challenges of patient care, but also with the uncertainty and anxiety that change, or even the anticipation of change, can cause. This course will help nurse managers to manage and lead staff through the challenges that change produces.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 5: Got Gap? Managing the Intergenerational Workplace

1 Hrs
The complexity of the workplace has become more interesting with the presence of at least four generations in the workplace. Managing th...
The complexity of the workplace has become more interesting with the presence of at least four generations in the workplace. Managing this type of work environment can be a challenge for nurse managers since staff bring a mixture of values, life experiences, cultural diversity, and work ethics to the organization. It is the goal of the nurse manager to nurture a work environment where there is respect for everyone, regardless of the generational mix.
1 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Reducing Adverse Drug Events

5 Hrs
One in seven Medicare beneficiaries experienced an adverse event while being hospitalized in 2008. Between 2007 and 2009, almost 100,000...
One in seven Medicare beneficiaries experienced an adverse event while being hospitalized in 2008. Between 2007 and 2009, almost 100,000 emergency hospitalizations in the United States were caused by adverse drug events (ADEs) in adults aged 65 years or older. It is imperative that nurses and their professional colleagues help to develop systems and processes that will reduce the occurrence of adverse drug events and facilitate management of such events when they occur. This course provides information regarding: identification of persons at high risk of ADEs; how to conduct a comprehensive medication assessment; medications that have a high potential for toxicity in older adults; the reasons older adults have ADEs; and how to prevent common medication-related problems in older adult
5 Hrs
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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Some Whys and Hows

1 Hrs
As individuals enter the health-care system sicker than in the past, PICC lines are becoming more common. Understanding when a PICC line...
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
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Panic Disorder: Anxiety at its Worst

3 Hrs
Stress and anxiety are very prevalent in today's society. To understand these concepts and their root causes helps to understand the t...
Stress and anxiety are very prevalent in today’s society. To understand these concepts and their root causes helps to understand the true diagnosis of Panic Disorder. This course focuses on the DSM5 Panic Disorder as well as its incidence, prevalence, risk factors, impact, diagnosis, and care in the adult patient.
3 Hrs
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Children who gasp for air because of an exacerbation of Asthma can be a frightening experience. This pediatric pharmacology case study f...
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
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Hypothyroid Disease: Finding the Underlying Problem

1 Hrs
Hypothyroid disease is a common finding in both primary and specialty-case settings. The majority of patients with thyroid disorder are ...
Hypothyroid disease is a common finding in both primary and specialty-case settings. The majority of patients with thyroid disorder are unaware of their condition. Missed or inaccurate diagnosis can put patients at risk for other serious problems.
1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Chest Pain: Nurse Needs Help Stat

1 Hrs
Nurses have both ethical and legal obligations to ensure that patients receive necessary and appropriate care. Unfortunately, there are ...
Nurses have both ethical and legal obligations to ensure that patients receive necessary and appropriate care. Unfortunately, there are occasions when external conditions interfere with a nurse’s ability to provide nursing care according to legal and ethical standards. This course deals with the dilemma that occurs when a patient’s physician refuses to provide critical medical attention.
1 Hrs
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Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates

5 Hrs 5 Hrs
This educational program is designed to provide an overview of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, covering important information re...
This educational program is designed to provide an overview of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, covering important information related to their history, epidemiology, symptoms, complications, prevention and potential treatments. Since the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, (DTaP and Tdap) vaccine products are proven to be effective in preventing all three diseases, this course will describe their use in enough detail to facilitate its usage as a foundation of contemporary care.
5 Hrs 5 Hrs
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The Endocrine System: Diseases, Disorders and Clinical Updates

10 Hrs 10 Hrs
The endocrine system, in conjunction with the nervous system, is responsible for regulating and integrating the body's metabolic activ...
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
Postpartum care can set the stage for optimal maternal and infant health. Unfortunately, maternal mortality rates in the United States...

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 Older Adult: Challenges for Nursing Assessment and Care

9 Hrs
The age of the population in the United States is continuing to inch upward. As the density of the aging population increases, there are...
The age of the population in the United States is continuing to inch upward. As the density of the aging population increases, there are increased demands on the healthcare system and increased challenges for nursing. Nurses have a unique opportunity to assess, care for, teach, and promote the health of older adults. This course provides a wide variety of health challenges for the older adult. Topics in this course include assessment, cultural sensitivities, nutrition, the importance of medications and possible interactions, sleep challenges, sexual interests of the older adult, pain assessment, mental health, abuse assessment, sensory and integumentary concerns, and select other topics.
9 Hrs
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The Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular System

4 Hrs
Caring for diseases of the cardiovascular system are part of every day nursing care. This course reviews the pathophysiology of the card...
Caring for diseases of the cardiovascular system are part of every day nursing care. This course reviews the pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system, and updates current standards and therapies. It is a vital course of contemporary best practices nursing care.
4 Hrs
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Order physical book by mail: 33 hour Nurse Practitioner National

33 Hrs
This item is charging for the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the course package. With this purchase you will no...

This item is charging for the cost of mailing the physical book. You are not buying the course package. With this purchase you will not receive ce credit. Once you have received the book, you will still need to complete the exam and pay the course fee. Please allow for 2-3 weeks for shipping.

33 Hrs
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Treatment Resistant Bacteria: How to Best Manage in a Contemporary Setting

6 Hrs 6 Hrs
This course presents a variety of infection types requiring antibiotics is presented. In addition, this course presents standardized inf...
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

5 Hrs 10 Hrs
The burden of contagious diseases has been significantly reduced through the use of successful vaccination programs in the United States...
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.
5 Hrs 10 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 dom...
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
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What Would You Do? Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Contact

1 Hrs
Being accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient is a devastating experience. It may be construed as sexual abuse. The possi...
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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What Would You Do? Germs on the Loose

1 Hrs
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of patients and cost the United States healt...
Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of patients and cost the United States healthcare system billions of dollars annually (health.gov, 2017). It is imperative that nurses take an active role in the prevention of such infections. The purpose of this course is to help nurses intervene in the best interests of the patients to protect them from HAIs.
1 Hrs
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Preventing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

2 Hrs
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 suc...

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
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What Would You Do? Mother’s Needs versus Infant Safety

1 Hrs
The American Academy of Pediatrics has published specific safe sleep recommendations, which are contradicted by a pediatric patient's ...
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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What Would You Do? Narcotic Medications Are Missing

1 Hrs
Missing medications, particularly missing narcotic medications, is a serious matter. It may be something as simple as someone, in the co...
Missing medications, particularly missing narcotic medications, is a serious matter. It may be something as simple as someone, in the confusion of the crisis atmosphere, neglected to lock the narcotic cabinet or counted incorrectly during a medication withdrawal. Or it may mean that someone on the unit has stolen narcotics. Substance use disorder is a growing problem. Nurses have an ethical and, in most states, a legal obligation to report nurses suspected of substance use disorder. This course provides information to help nurses act professionally when dealing with issues surrounding the possible abuse of narcotics.
1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Passing On: End of Life Conflicts

1 Hrs
Nurses face many ethical decisions, often on a daily basis. One of the most difficult ethical dilemmas nurses face involves working with...
Nurses face many ethical decisions, often on a daily basis. One of the most difficult ethical dilemmas nurses face involves working with patients and families who have different views about the patient’s treatment. This course deals with a patient who has an advanced, but treatable form of cancer, and has decided he does not want treatment. His family wants everything possible to be done, and the patient (when his family is present) agrees with them. However, when the nurse and the patient are alone, he confides that he, in fact, does not want to pursue treatment. How should such a situation be handled?
1 Hrs
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Statins: The Most Prescribed Medications by Class

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
This course provides the history and growth of using statins in the United States. Statins are now the most prescribed class of medicati...
This course provides the history and growth of using statins in the United States. Statins are now the most prescribed class of medications. The course begins with an overview of LDL Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis and how this class of drugs works to reduce cholesterol and plaque build-up in the bloodstream. This course describes many of the most commonly prescribed medications in this class, as well as their benefits, risks, and differences.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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Stroke I: Identification and Acute Care

4 Hrs
This course is intended for registered and licensed practical nurses who work in facilities that are designated as stroke centers or for...
This course is intended for registered and licensed practical nurses who work in facilities that are designated as stroke centers or for nurses who care for stroke patients.
4 Hrs
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Stroke II: Rehabilitation and Tertiary Prevention

4 Hrs
This course is intended for professional nurses working in settings that offer stroke victim rehabilitation services. Standards for reha...
This course is intended for professional nurses working in settings that offer stroke victim rehabilitation services. Standards for rehabilitation services, and the prevention of future stroke events are included.
4 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Private Duty Expectation

1 Hrs
All nurses deal with patients and/or family members who are upset and sometimes argumentative for one reason or another. It is up to the...
All nurses deal with patients and/or family members who are upset and sometimes argumentative for one reason or another. It is up to the nurse to control the situation as much as possible, defuse potentially volatile conflict, and meet the needs of patients and families as they struggle with illness and injury. This course offers information that will help nurses defuse conflict and strive for a therapeutic relationship for patients and family members as well.
1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Who's In Charge

1 Hrs
Nurses must deal with many ethical and legal challenges. The challenge of helping to resolve conflicts regarding treatment is significan...
Nurses must deal with many ethical and legal challenges. The challenge of helping to resolve conflicts regarding treatment is significant. They must be aware of their roles and responsibilities as healthcare professionals when it comes to such conflicts. Nurses must also avoid giving personal opinions and must strive to maintain their objectivity. This course provides nurses with information to help them deal with the challenges resulting from conflicts involving treatment.
1 Hrs
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Zika Virus: Mosquitoes are the Culprit

1 Hrs
The Zika virus is quickly becoming an international public health emergency. This course provides an overview of the virus, public healt...
The Zika virus is quickly becoming an international public health emergency. This course provides an overview of the virus, public health concerns, patient care consequences, and prevention strategies.
1 Hrs
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Substance-Use Disorder in Nursing: Recognition, Reporting, and Support

3 Hrs
The American Nurses Association suggests that up to 10% of the RN workforce may be dependent on drugs or alcohol (Starr, 2015). Addition...
The American Nurses Association suggests that up to 10% of the RN workforce may be dependent on drugs or alcohol (Starr, 2015). Additionally, many cases of dependence are unreported. These statistics indicate that about one of every five to seven RNs is affected by substance abuse, either as an impaired nurse or by working with one who is impaired. This course is designed to instruct RNs how to recognize signs of impairment in colleagues and also how to potentially recognize their own signs of impairment.
3 Hrs
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Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals

4 Hrs
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2016), suicide is a serious public health problem that has long-lasting effects not o...
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2016), suicide is a serious public health problem that has long-lasting effects not only on the individual, but also on the family and on the community. In addition, statistics from the CDC (2016) clearly outline that beginning with the 10-14 age group until the age of 65 years, suicide is in the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. In the United States one individual dies by suicide every eight hours (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2017). This course provides information about the background and statistical data of suicide within the US, etiology of suicide, suicide risk assessment, treatment and management, as well as risk of imminent harm with communication strategies, with a special focus on the veteran population.
4 Hrs
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Promoting Medication Safety

1 Hrs 2 Hrs
Medication safety is critically important to nursing practice. This course provides guidelines for safe medication use, identification...
Medication safety is critically important to nursing practice. This course provides guidelines for safe medication use, identification of safe medications, as well as rights and responsibilities of medication administration and monitoring.
1 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Status Epilepticus

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
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...
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
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Leadership Lesson 7: It’s Over, Managing the End of Old Ways of Being

1 Hrs
Good teamwork means that team members are familiar with one another and with the ways things are successfully done. When change is intro...
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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Psychiatric Special Topics: The Psychiatric Interview and Diagnosis

2 Hrs
It is important that nurses have the skills necessary to conduct a thorough and appropriate psychiatric interview. They must also be abl...
It is important that nurses have the skills necessary to conduct a thorough and appropriate psychiatric interview. They must also be able to correlate their interview findings with diagnostic criteria. This course offers nurses information to help them enhance their psychiatric interview and diagnostic process.
2 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 8: Now What? Managing Chaos and Confusion

1 Hrs
After it becomes apparent that change is an imminent event, staff members may respond by producing both positive and negative behaviors....
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
After dealing with the predicable chaos and confusion that accompanies change, a period of respite occurs during which calm and serenity...
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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Psychiatric Special Topics: Anxiety Disorders

3 Hrs
Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric disorders. Anxiety disorders have a negative impact not only on health and wel...
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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotherapeutic Management

1 Hrs
It is important for nurses to be able to assist with the development and implementation of an effective psychotherapeutic management pla...
It is important for nurses to be able to assist with the development and implementation of an effective psychotherapeutic management plan. This course provides nurses with information regarding the establishment of a philosophy of management, an overview of standards of care in psychotherapeutic management, and a description of the management of psychotherapeutic disorders.
1 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotic Disorders

3 Hrs
Understand and explain the processes for diagnosing brief psychotic, delusional, schizoaffective, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disord...
Understand and explain the processes for diagnosing brief psychotic, delusional, schizoaffective, schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder and be able to differentiate the treatment interventions for each.
3 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Sleep Disorders

2 Hrs
Sleep disorders are a fairly common problem. Sleep disorders are often accompanied by depression, anxiety, and cognitive changes. This c...
Sleep disorders are a fairly common problem. Sleep disorders are often accompanied by depression, anxiety, and cognitive changes. This course provides information about various sleep disorders, their demographics, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
2 Hrs
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The Gastrointestinal System: Diseases and Disorders

7 Hrs
Diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal system affect millions of individuals each year. This course reviews many of the more com...
Diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal system affect millions of individuals each year. This course reviews many of the more common problems as well as presents patient assessment and current treatments and best practices for nursing care.
7 Hrs
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The Great Outdoors: Common Health-Related Problems

6 Hrs
Nurses are often confronted with seasonally related healthcare problems and emergencies. For example, drowning occurs more often during ...
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 to help nurses deal with health and wellness problems related to the great outdoors, seasons, and the environment.
6 Hrs
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The Health Benefits of Humor: Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine

2 Hrs
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...
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
Sleep is extremely important for our health, work and social lives. Around 40 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder,...
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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Psychiatric Special Topics: Substance Use Disorders

2 Hrs
Abuse, dependence, and addiction are world-wide problems that have serious impact on all facets of society. This course offers informati...
Abuse, dependence, and addiction are world-wide problems that have serious impact on all facets of society. This course offers information about the various types of substance use disorders and their treatment, and includes nursing actions important to the treatment and facilitating recovery from these disorders.
2 Hrs
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Rapid Response Teams: An Overview of Contributions and Effects

1 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on the use and benefits of Rapid Response Teams....
The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on the use and benefits of Rapid Response Teams.
1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? There is One on Every Unit

1 Hrs
Bullying takes many forms. This course deals with the phenomenon of horizontal violence, a type of bullying that involves aggressive beh...
Bullying takes many forms. This course deals with the phenomenon of horizontal violence, a type of bullying that involves aggressive behavior directed toward one’s peers. This type of bullying can significantly impact its victims and an organization as a whole. This course offers information to help nurses deal with horizontal violence and to help stop and prevent this toxic behavior.
1 Hrs
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Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms

3 Hrs
Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms is an overview of normal ECG rhythms and the most common dysrhythmias. It is designe...
Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms is an overview of normal ECG rhythms and the most common dysrhythmias. It is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who have basic knowledge of the cardiac conduction system and ECG waveforms. This course provides criteria for identifying rhythms and sample strips. This course discusses the effects the rhythms have on patients, as well as recommended nursing interventions. You will gain confidence in your monitor strip interpretation skills and in your ability to react appropriately to dysrhythmias.
3 Hrs
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Recognition and Interpretation of Life-Threatening ECG Rhythms

3 Hrs
Recognition and Interpretation of Life-threatening ECG Rhythms is an overview of the ECG dysrhythmias which may pose a threat to life, e...
Recognition and Interpretation of Life-threatening ECG Rhythms is an overview of the ECG dysrhythmias which may pose a threat to life, either immediately or over the longer term. It is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who have a basic knowledge of ECG rhythm interpretation and patient assessment. This course provides a discussion of dangerous rhythms, including the mechanisms that cause patient harm. Guidelines on how to recognize and interpret these dysrhythmias are given, and sample strips are provided. Recommended nursing actions are also discussed. You will gain skill in recognizing and interpreting potentially dangerous rhythms, and be more confident in your response to life-threatening rhythms.
3 Hrs
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Skin & Wound Care: What You Need to Know

8 Hrs
This course provides current information about wounds and wound care.  Nurses who work with patients with existing wounds or heal...

This course provides current information about wounds and wound care.  Nurses who work with patients with existing wounds or health conditions that make wounds more likely to occur, or nurses who have a desire to increase knowledge regarding the prevention, identification, and treatment of wounds will find this course useful. 

8 Hrs
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Sleepless in the Hospital: Strategies for Promoting Quality Sleep for Patients

1 Hrs
Hospitalized patients commonly experience poor sleep and report poor sleep quality. Sleep is crucial for supporting immune function and ...
Hospitalized patients commonly experience poor sleep and report poor sleep quality. Sleep is crucial for supporting immune function and promoting restoration of health. Sleep deprivation can complicate illness and impair recovery. Nurses can play a critical role in recognizing risk of sleep disturbances in patients and intervening to promote optimal sleep. This course provides an overview of typical sleep architecture, the physiologic consequences of sleep impairment, and interventions to improve sleep quality in hospitalized patients.
1 Hrs
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Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Shortness of Breath, A Case Study Approach

4 Hrs
Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of...
Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This education program is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
4 Hrs
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Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Syncope, A Case Study Approach

5 Hrs
Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of...
Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This education program is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
5 Hrs
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Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluation of Chest Pain, A Case Study Approach

4 Hrs
Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it's related to other causes. Only 30% of patient...
Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it's related to other causes. Only 30% of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This course is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
4 Hrs
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Diabetic Emergency

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
The prevalence of children with diabetes in this country is staggering. This course presents a pediatric pharmacology case study with cr...
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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Pediatric Immunizations

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to raise pharmacist awareness about the breadth, depth and potential consequences related to medication er...
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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What Would You Do? Running Clear: Failure to Administer Antibiotic Medication Vial

1 Hrs
Nurses have an ethical and legal obligation to always, without exception, act in the best interests of the patient while adhering to sta...
Nurses have an ethical and legal obligation to always, without exception, act in the best interests of the patient while adhering to standards of nursing practice. The discovery of a medication error that has the potential for serious consequences requires the nurse to act in a way that protects the patient and identifies the problem that needs to be corrected. This course provides information about the appropriate action to take when a medication error is discovered.
1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Sky High Blood Pressure

1 Hrs
It is imperative that nurses be prepared to deal with patients who refuse admission or critical treatment. They must know the laws that ...
It is imperative that nurses be prepared to deal with patients who refuse admission or critical treatment. They must know the laws that govern the definition of adulthood in the states in which they practice and the policies and procedures that guide nurses’ actions under these kinds of circumstances. This course provides information to help nurses deal with a patient’s refusal for admission or treatment.
1 Hrs
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Infection Control: Standards for Nursing Practice

8 Hrs
Healthcare providers must understand and be vigilant about the prevention of infection and the control of infectious diseases. Hand hygi...
Healthcare providers must understand and be vigilant about the prevention of infection and the control of infectious diseases. Hand hygiene campaigns and an emphasis on infection control education with required updates have been implemented in all types of healthcare settings. This course provides content related to the most current standards in accordance with national, state, and agency guidelines.
8 Hrs
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Human Trafficking in the United States: Modern-Day Slavery

4 Hrs
Healthcare personnel are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and all he...
Healthcare personnel are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and all healthcare 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 and how it affects patients and their families. This modern slavery issue has been gaining ground, and the silent victims are in critical need of care and interventions.
4 Hrs
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Antibiotic Resistant Infectious Diseases: Clinical Update

3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Antibiotic-resistant illnesses cost billions of dollars each year and result in thousands of unnecessary lives lost. This course focuses...
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
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Geriatric Special Topics: Age-Related Changes in Health

3 Hrs
The course of normal aging, independent of disease, is accompanied by a myriad of changes in the body's systems. The clinical implicat...
The course of normal aging, independent of disease, is accompanied by a myriad of changes in the body’s systems. The clinical implications of these age-related alterations are important in nursing assessment and care of the older adult. Changes associated with normal aging must be differentiated from pathological processes in order to develop appropriate interventions. Manifestations of aging can adversely impact the health and functional capability of older adults and require therapeutic strategies to correct. Age-associated changes predispose older persons to selected diseases. Thus, nurses’ understanding of these risks can serve to develop more effective approaches to assessment and care. This course provides nurses with information about age-related body changes and nursing interventio
3 Hrs
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End-of-Life Issues: Concepts, Care, and Compassion

2 Hrs
The principles of end-of-life care focus on providing the best possible care and emotional support for patients and families with compas...
The principles of end-of-life care focus on providing the best possible care and emotional support for patients and families with compassion and a respect for the dignity of the patient. This course provides nurses with information regarding standards and competencies of palliative nursing practice, body changes as death nears, physical comfort measures at the end of life, factors relating to advance directives, and cultural considerations when providing end-of-life care.
2 Hrs
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Ethics and Legal Issues in Nursing

6 Hrs
Legal issues in nursing are often controlled at the state level. Ethical issues on the other hand are not so clear and are less defined....
Legal issues in nursing are often controlled at the state level. Ethical issues on the other hand are not so clear and are less defined. This course focuses on many of the ethical issues facing nurses every day as well as legal considerations that may frame the ethical issues of patient care.
6 Hrs
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Evidence-Based Practice: The New Clinical Standard

2 Hrs
Research and specifically nursing research provides the foundation for evidence-based practice. The findings of research may be used to ...
Research and specifically nursing research provides the foundation for evidence-based practice. The findings of research may be used to help improve patient care and clinical outcomes. This course provides an overview of nursing research, the evaluation of evidence, and how to use and evaluate evidence in practice.
2 Hrs
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Falls: Assessment and Prevention

2 Hrs
Falls are a major concern for all healthcare facilities. Falls can not only cause injury and mental anguish for patients, but can also b...
Falls are a major concern for all healthcare facilities. Falls can not only cause injury and mental anguish for patients, but can also be financially devastating to the organizations where falls occur. Falls not only affect patients, but can also affect visitors, volunteers, and employees. The ability to initiate a good fall assessment program and develop strategies for fall prevention requires an interdisciplinary approach and the commitment of everyone involved, including patients and families. This course will provide information to help develop and initiate a fall assessment program and preventive strategies to safeguard patients from the danger of falling.
2 Hrs
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FDA Medication Safety Program

3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Ensuring medication safety is one of the key responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA reviews and monitors drug s...
Ensuring medication safety is one of the key responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA reviews and monitors drug safety and makes this information available to nurses and other healthcare professionals through a variety of methods. It is critical in the care of any patient that nurses understand the possible safety concerns of the medications their patients are receiving. Nurses should be familiar with the information available from FDA concerning risks, warnings, and mitigation strategies. This course will provide an overview of available FDA medication safety information, including drug labeling, black box warnings, medication guides, REMS programs, and available FDA medication safety communication and information for nurses and patients.
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
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Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Cough, A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
According to the most recent National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2013, a chief complaint of cough represented around fiv...
According to the most recent National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2013, a chief complaint of cough represented around five million visits to the emergency department per year (Rui, Kang, & Albert, 2013). It is imperative that nurses are able to thoroughly and accurately assess cough. This course provides information about the clinical significance of cough, how to assess patients who present with cough, and how to facilitate the diagnostic process pertaining to cough.
2 Hrs
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Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating the Patient with Elevated Troponin: A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Troponins have long since been the preferred biomarker of choice in detecting cardiac injury as seen in myocardial infarctions (MIs). ...
Troponins have long since been the preferred biomarker of choice in detecting cardiac injury as seen in myocardial infarctions (MIs). The history and clinical context remain crucial in helping to identify the cause of the troponin rise; however, in most cases it is primarily the serial trend of the troponin levels, EKGs, and imaging that lead to a diagnosis. It is imperative that nurses are able to incorporate analysis of troponin levels into their assessment of patients with compromised cardiovascular systems.
2 Hrs
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Cardiac Complications in Long-Term Care: Detect the Subtle Clues

1 Hrs
Approximately 5 percent of the older population lives in nursing homes, congregate care (in an assisted-living environment with meals ...

Approximately 5 percent of the older population lives in nursing homes, congregate care (in an assisted-living environment with meals and special services provided), assisted-living, or board-and-care facilities. This is expected to increase to 25 percent as people age and have additional comorbidities. With the growing aging population, nurses in all areas, but particularly in long-term care (LTC) facilities, will need to be familiar with gerontology and the subtle presentations of health-care problems, including cardiac status, in this age group. The goal of this continuing education offering is to provide nurses with current information about caring for long-term care residents with high-risk cardiac complications. 

1 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Mistreatment Detection

3 Hrs
Most nurses in the acute care setting (and other settings) have likely provided care for an older adult suffering from elderly mistreatm...
Most nurses in the acute care setting (and other settings) have likely provided care for an older adult suffering from elderly mistreatment without knowing. This course presents elderly mistreatment including types of mistreatment, assessment, risk factors that make vulnerable adults at risk for mistreatment, reporting, and important aspects of care.
3 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Nutrition

2 Hrs
Nutritional status is the balance of nutrient intake, physiological demands, and metabolic rate. However, older adults are at risk of po...
Nutritional status is the balance of nutrient intake, physiological demands, and metabolic rate. However, older adults are at risk of poor nutrition. Furthermore, malnutrition, a recognized geriatric syndrome, is of concern because it can often be unrecognizable and impacts morbidity, mortality, and quality of life and is a precursor for frailty in the older adult. This course will help the nurse to recognize factors that place the older adult at risk for malnutrition, screen and assess nutritional status in the older adult, use appropriate nursing interventions to promote adequate nutrition, and screen for nutrition risk during transition of care.
2 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Assessing Cognitive Function

2 Hrs
Cognitive function comprises perception, memory, and thinking--the processes by which a person perceives, recognizes, registers, stores...
Cognitive function comprises perception, memory, and thinking—the processes by which a person perceives, recognizes, registers, stores, and uses information. Declines in cognitive function are a hallmark of aging. However, most declines in cognition with aging have no or minor clinical impact and are not pathological. This course offers information about assessing cognitive function and incorporating those findings into clinical practice.
2 Hrs
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Substance Abuse, Toxicology, Environmental Emergencies and Disasters

3 Hrs
This emergency nursing course covers two key topics. Substance abuse and topologic emergencies are an every day occurrence in the emerge...
This emergency nursing course covers two key topics. Substance abuse and topologic emergencies are an every day occurrence in the emergency department. Likewise, having the know-how in environmental emergencies and disasters is a key to successful patient care.
3 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Assessment of Physical Function

3 Hrs
Physical functioning is a dynamic process of interaction between individuals and their environments. Management of these day to day acti...
Physical functioning is a dynamic process of interaction between individuals and their environments. Management of these day to day activities serves as the foundation for safe, independent functioning of all adults. Functional assessments provide common language of health for patients, family members, and health care providers they also serve as important parameters for goal setting and interprofessional collaboration.
3 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult in the Emergency Department

4 Hrs
Older adults aged 65 years and older use more emergency department (ED) services than any other age group, comprising approximately 21% ...
Older adults aged 65 years and older use more emergency department (ED) services than any other age group, comprising approximately 21% to 40% of all consumers who use the ED. Compared to younger people, older adults have more diagnostic tests, longer stays in the ED, and are more likely to be admitted to the hospital. This course describes evidence-based approaches to assessing the older adult presenting to the ED, as well as interventions to prevent and manage common geriatric syndromes that occur before or during the ED admission. Transitions from the ED and organizational approaches to senior-friendly ED care are also discussed.
4 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult with Fragility Hip Fracture

5 Hrs
The global incidence of fragility hip fractures continues to rise on an annual basis making it one of the most common causes of hospital...
The global incidence of fragility hip fractures continues to rise on an annual basis making it one of the most common causes of hospital admission following trauma for older adults. This injury can be overwhelming for both patient and family, often resulting in permanent disability and increased reliance on others. Nurses are in an optimal position to make a significant difference for patients who suffer a fragility fracture. This course provides information that will help nurses to provide quality nursing care for those older adults who have experienced a fragility hip fracture.
5 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Delirium- Prevention, Early Recognition and Treatment

2 Hrs
Delirium is a common complication and one of the major contributors to poor out comes of health care and institutionalization for older ...
Delirium is a common complication and one of the major contributors to poor out comes of health care and institutionalization for older patients, severity of delirium can be reduced by identifying risk factors, screening regularly and implementing multi-component interventions. .
2 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Dementia, A Neurocognitive Disorder

3 Hrs
Comprehensive assessment, monitoring, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of physical, functional, cognitive, and beha...
Comprehensive assessment, monitoring, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of physical, functional, cognitive, and behavioral problems are important both in initial identification and in the ongoing care of the individual with progressive dementia.
3 Hrs
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Geriatric Special Topics: Fluid Overload and Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmission

5 Hrs
Heart failure if the most common cause of hospital admission in the older adult. Research data have shown that patients seek medical aid...
Heart failure if the most common cause of hospital admission in the older adult. Research data have shown that patients seek medical aid for symptoms of heart failure but postpone seeking medical assistance 12 hours to 14 days before recognition of these changes as harmful to bodily functioning. The delay causes further deterioration in cardiac status requiring acute hospitalization. This course presents the complex nature and pathophysiology of HF symptoms, with nursing management strategies to reduce hospital readmission rates.
5 Hrs
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Broken Children: Child Abuse Identification, Management, and Reporting

6 Hrs
Child abuse has the potential to cause long-term physical and psychological health issues and even death. Child abuse comes in many form...
Child abuse has the potential to cause long-term physical and psychological health issues and even death. Child abuse comes in many forms: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Nurses are mandated reporters of child abuse and must report any suspected child abuse to child protective services (CPS). To report effectively to CPS, how can the nurse learn how to identify a child who is being abused or is at risk for being abused in the future? How can the nurse help the child and the family if there is abuse? What is the responsibility of the nurse in reporting child abuse? What should the nurse do during the medical interview and physical exam to spot the signs and symptoms of abuse? Which children and parents are particularly at risk for child abuse scenarios? This course will cover the most common types of abuse, characteristics of each type of abuse, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and management of abuse, along with an overview of policies in the United States toward abuse and mandated reporting of child abuse. This course will help nurses be aware of the signs of child abuse so if they come across a child at risk of abuse in their workplace, they will be able to intervene in time to help save the child’s life.
6 Hrs
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Best Nursing Practices: Care of Patients Prescribed Opioids for the Treatment of Pain

3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Historically, prescribers limited the use of opioids for pain management solely to patients with acute or cancer-related pain. However, ...
Historically, prescribers limited the use of opioids for pain management solely to patients with acute or cancer-related pain. However, recent studies indicate that many types of pain are undertreated. To potentially bridge this therapy gap, the use of opioids for the treatment of nonterminal pain is on the upswing. This course covers the changes in opioid use as well as provides details for the assessment and care of those taking opioids for non-cancer pain.
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
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Alarm Fatigue: How One Health System Took Action Against this Common Problem

1 Hrs
This course will provide information about the influence of human factors on the phenomenon of alarm fatigue and will describe intervent...
This course will provide information about the influence of human factors on the phenomenon of alarm fatigue and will describe interventions based on a proactive risk assessment analysis that may mitigate alarm fatigue in nurses.
1 Hrs
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Addiction: When Patients Can't "Just Quit"

3 Hrs
This course covers the epidemiology, causes and risk factors of addiction. It discusses the diagnosis of substance use disorders and off...

This course covers the epidemiology, causes and risk factors of addiction. It discusses the diagnosis of substance use disorders and offers a brief overview of medications used to treat withdrawal. The course gives detailed information on the medications used to treat opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder and tobacco use disorder.

3 Hrs
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Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: The Role of CT Angiography

1 Hrs
Chest pain is a common complaint in the emergency department and requires meticulous history, exam and work-up. While chest pain may b...

Chest pain is a common complaint in the emergency department and requires meticulous history, exam and work-up. While chest pain may be due to non-cardiac complaints such as pulmonary embolism, the healthcare team must correctly identify when a patient is experiencing or at risk of developing acute coronary syndrome. Coronary computed tomography angiography and coronary artery calcium scoring are two non-invasive tests, which can help identify plaque in low-and intermediate-risk patients, and subsequently direct care as needed. There are nursing considerations specific to both these tests including obtaining pulse and blood pressure, administering medications, obtaining IV access and performing a history and exam. 

1 Hrs
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End-of- Life Decisions: DNR Orders and Power of Attorney

1 Hrs
This course will provide a general knowledge base of end-of-life decisions, power of attorney and do-not-resuscitate orders....
This course will provide a general knowledge base of end-of-life decisions, power of attorney and do-not-resuscitate orders.
1 Hrs
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Orthopedic, Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies

2 Hrs
This course reviews critical assessment and interventions for victims suffering orthopedic injuries, wounds, multi-system trauma, or sho...
This course reviews critical assessment and interventions for victims suffering orthopedic injuries, wounds, multi-system trauma, or shock.
2 Hrs
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ACA Essentials: What You Need to Know and Why

1 Hrs
This course helps nurses evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in order to maximize the nursing care gi...
This course helps nurses evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in order to maximize the nursing care given to patients.
1 Hrs
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Chronic Kidney Disease: Complications and Pharmacological Interventions

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often used as a broad term to describe many levels of decreased kidney function, from mildly decreased r...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often used as a broad term to describe many levels of decreased kidney function, from mildly decreased renal output to severe kidney failure. About 14% of the general population in the United States is affected by CKD. People with chronic kidney disease are also at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, which occurs in nearly 70% of CKD patients aged over 65 years. It is imperative that nurses acquire the knowledge necessary to provide the best possible nursing care for patients with, or at risk for, CKD. This course provides information about normal kidney function, the impact of CKD on kidney function, complications associated with CKD, and the medications used to treat CKD.
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy

3 Hrs
This educational program illustrates the critical role of blood clotting in maintaining vasculature integrity and various pathologies th...

This educational program illustrates the critical role of blood clotting in maintaining vasculature integrity and various pathologies that can result when inappropriate coagulation occurs. An overview is provided giving insight to the use of representative antiplatelet, anticoagulation and thrombolytic agents to counter improper clotting.

3 Hrs
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Anxiety Disorders: Recognition and Management

1 Hrs
Anxiety is an emotion that is experienced universally: Anxiety disorders are among the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions ...
Anxiety is an emotion that is experienced universally: Anxiety disorders are among the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions in the United States population. It is more than probable that all nurses will, at some time in their careers, care for a patient with an anxiety disorder. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with up-to-date information about the most common anxiety disorders, criteria for diagnosis, differentiation of levels of anxiety, appropriate assessment and screening tools for patients that present with anxiety, communication tips for working with anxious clients, and non pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments commonly used for anxiety.
1 Hrs
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Assault: It’s Not in My Job Description

1 Hrs
Healthcare workers dedicate their lives to the care and the treatment of their patients.  In doing so, they sometimes must put the...

Healthcare workers dedicate their lives to the care and the treatment of their patients.  In doing so, they sometimes must put their own safety and health at risk.  In 2013, it was estimated that there were 9,200 nonfatal violence-related injuries among healthcare workers. Over the past decade, healthcare workers have accounted for up to 2/3 of violent workplace injuries—a total of more than 67% of all industries and professions—that resulted in time off from work.  This education program provides information on how to identify potentially violent patients, describes techniques to manage patients with violent behavior, and discusses interventions to encourage a safe work environment.

1 Hrs
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Nurses Play a Role in Patient-Centered Care

1 Hrs
This course will provide a description of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated symptoms, as well as symptom ma...
This course will provide a description of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated symptoms, as well as symptom management that includes behavioral and pharmacologic treatment modalities.
1 Hrs
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Autoimmune Diseases and Pregnancy

3 Hrs
Autoimmune diseases affect a great deal of the population, women more so than men. A good number of these individuals desire pregnancy ...

Autoimmune diseases affect a great deal of the population, women more so than men. A good number of these individuals desire pregnancy and childbirth, but their autoimmune conditions present challenges to pregnancy. Most autoimmune diseases improve during pregnancy and worsen postpartum, but some women still experience symptoms or flares during their pregnancies.


What are the symptoms of these diseases and how can they improve or worsen in pregnancy? What medications can be continued and which should be stopped? How will the fetus be affected? This educational course provides the background, diagnoses and testing, as well as the effects on conception, pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and breastfeeding considerations for patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome.

3 Hrs
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Bullying: It's Not Okay

5 Hrs
This course is designed to enhance nursing practice in the areas of identification, prevention, intervention, and treatment of bullying ...
This course is designed to enhance nursing practice in the areas of identification, prevention, intervention, and treatment of bullying affecting children and youth. It will define types of bullying and the effects bullying has on children, youth, and families. This course will also identify populations most vulnerable to being bullied and settings in which it most often occurs. The etiological factors that lead children and youth to bully and behavior-change strategies for prevention will be reviewed. In addition, this course will discuss interventions that nursing professionals can use to prevent bullying and to support victims and families.
5 Hrs
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Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient

2 Hrs 12 Hrs
This course focuses on cancer prevention, early cancer detection, and nursing care of adults with cancer during and after treatment. Thi...
This course focuses on cancer prevention, early cancer detection, and nursing care of adults with cancer during and after treatment. This course is intended to help nurses provide not only cancer care, but accurate and up-to- date information as well.
2 Hrs 12 Hrs
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Cancer-Related Lymphedema: An Overview of Current Evidence-Based Treatment

1 Hrs
This course explores evidence-based treatment options for women who have cancer-related lymphedema. This includes decongestive treatment...
This course explores evidence-based treatment options for women who have cancer-related lymphedema. This includes decongestive treatment techniques and the use of compression garments and bandages.
1 Hrs
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Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluation of Abdominal Pain, A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Abdominal pain is a common reason patients present in an acute-care setting, representing around 10 million emergency department visit...

Abdominal pain is a common reason patients present in an acute-care setting, representing around 10 million emergency department visits in 2013, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Abdominal pain can be accompanied by other symptoms or may exist in isolation. Using a case study approach, this education program provides information to help nurses accurately evaluate abdominal pain and take appropriate nursing action.

2 Hrs
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Cardiac Special Topics: Fatigue, a Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Fatigue is a very broad and general symptom that can be present in a host of diseases. It is present in healthy and nonhealthy individ...

Fatigue is a very broad and general symptom that can be present in a host of diseases. It is present in healthy and nonhealthy individuals alike, and there is no one event that causes it. Most people do not seek acute medical attention for fatigue. However, fatigue can be representative of a serious underlying condition, and it is important to stress to patients that prolonged symptoms of fatigue, despite adequate rest, nutrition, and perceived health should not be ignored. This education program uses a case study approach to help nurses evaluate fatigue and intervene effectively. 

2 Hrs
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Children: Unique Differences from Adults that Impact Care