Colorado Nursing CE Requirements Package — 30 Contact Hours
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Advanced Practice Nursing Package — 33 Contact Hours for Colorado
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Human Trafficking: A Personal View
New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
Mass Casualty: Natural Disasters in the U.S.
Psychiatric Special Topics: Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly
Psychiatric Special Topics: Feeding and Eating Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Mood Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Personality Disorders
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
Communicable diseases, once on the cusp of being eliminated, con
More Than a Viral Illness: The Diagnosis and Management of Three Tick-Borne Diseases
MRSA Infection: National Guidelines Should Direct Treatment
This course defines the significance of MRSA in multiple environments as well as the cost, care and prevention strategies.
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Patient Care
Never Shake a Baby: A National Tragedy
Rapid Trauma Assessment: What Nurses Need to Know
Geriatric Special Topics: Sensory Changes
No Room for Error: Promoting Medication Safety
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.
Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Focus on Opioids
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.
Responding to Compassion Fatigue
Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses
Sedation for an Intubated Patient: Understanding and Experience Contribute to Optimal Outcomes
Sepsis in the Adult Patient: Identification and Initial Care
Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination
Nursing-Sensitive Indicators and Patient Outcomes
Nursing: Intimate Partner Violence
Occult Trauma: Assessment and Care in the Emergency Department
Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word
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.
Mass Casualty: Chemical Agents
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.
Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Scope and Ethics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Leadership Lesson 10: Got Resistance? Expect It! Welcome It! Manage It!
Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice: The Next Chapter
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Leadership Development for Staff Nurses: Creating a Strategy to Accelerate the Transition into a Lea
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.
Leadership Lesson 1: The Buck Stops Here, Managing Professional Practice
Older Adult Immunizations: A Public Health Priority
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.
Older Adult Polypharmacy
Older Adults: Important Concepts for Care
Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond
Pain Assessment and Care: A Critical Challenge
Leadership Lesson 11: Got Attitude? Managing the Good, the Okay, and the Downright Ugly!
Practice Makes Perfect: Drug Calculations, Ratios and Proportions
Patient and Family Anger: What to do When Frustration Spills into the Workplace
Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding
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.
Patient Safety: Implementation of National Safety Standards for Nurses
Pediatric Headaches: Warning Signs of an Emergency and a Threat to the Quality of Life for Children
Leadership Lesson 12: Queens, Princesses, and Workplace Terrorists; Managing Their Reign of Terror
Leadership Lesson 13: Got Bullying? Managing the Sound of Silence
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Complicated Tetralogy of Fallot
Leadership Lesson 4: Anticipating Change, Managing Staff Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Fear
Leadership Lesson 5: Got Gap? Managing the Intergenerational Workplace
Geriatric Special Topics: Reducing Adverse Drug Events
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Some Whys and Hows
Panic Disorder: Anxiety at its Worst
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation
Hypothyroid Disease: Finding the Underlying Problem
What Would You Do? Chest Pain: Nurse Needs Help Stat
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
The Endocrine System: Diseases, Disorders and Clinical Updates
The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: New Recommendations for Optimizing Postpartum Care
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.
The Older Adult: Challenges for Nursing Assessment and Care
The Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular System
Order physical book by mail: 33 hour Nurse Practitioner National
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Treatment Resistant Bacteria: How to Best Manage in a Contemporary Setting
Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Staying Healthy
What Would You Do? A Prominent Family is Involved in a Possibly Abusive Situation
What Would You Do? Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Contact
What Would You Do? Germs on the Loose
Preventing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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.
What Would You Do? Mother’s Needs versus Infant Safety
What Would You Do? Narcotic Medications Are Missing
What Would You Do? Passing On: End of Life Conflicts
Statins: The Most Prescribed Medications by Class
Stroke I: Identification and Acute Care
Stroke II: Rehabilitation and Tertiary Prevention
What Would You Do? Private Duty Expectation
What Would You Do? Who's In Charge
Zika Virus: Mosquitoes are the Culprit
Substance-Use Disorder in Nursing: Recognition, Reporting, and Support
Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals
Promoting Medication Safety
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Status Epilepticus
Leadership Lesson 7: It’s Over, Managing the End of Old Ways of Being
Psychiatric Special Topics: The Psychiatric Interview and Diagnosis
Leadership Lesson 8: Now What? Managing Chaos and Confusion
Leadership Lesson 9: From Isolation to Collaboration: Managing a New Way of Being
Psychiatric Special Topics: Anxiety Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotherapeutic Management
Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotic Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Sleep Disorders
The Gastrointestinal System: Diseases and Disorders
The Great Outdoors: Common Health-Related Problems
The Health Benefits of Humor: Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine
The Importance of Sleep: Promoting Restful Sleep in Patients as Well as the Nurses Who Care for Them
Psychiatric Special Topics: Substance Use Disorders
Rapid Response Teams: An Overview of Contributions and Effects
What Would You Do? There is One on Every Unit
Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms
Recognition and Interpretation of Life-Threatening ECG Rhythms
Skin & Wound Care: What You Need to Know
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.
Sleepless in the Hospital: Strategies for Promoting Quality Sleep for Patients
Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Shortness of Breath, A Case Study Approach
Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Syncope, A Case Study Approach
Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluation of Chest Pain, A Case Study Approach
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Diabetic Emergency
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Pediatric Immunizations
What Would You Do? Running Clear: Failure to Administer Antibiotic Medication Vial
What Would You Do? Sky High Blood Pressure
Infection Control: Standards for Nursing Practice
Human Trafficking in the United States: Modern-Day Slavery
Antibiotic Resistant Infectious Diseases: Clinical Update
Geriatric Special Topics: Age-Related Changes in Health
End-of-Life Issues: Concepts, Care, and Compassion
Ethics and Legal Issues in Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice: The New Clinical Standard
Falls: Assessment and Prevention
FDA Medication Safety Program
Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Cough, A Case Study Approach
Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating the Patient with Elevated Troponin: A Case Study Approach
Cardiac Complications in Long-Term Care: Detect the Subtle Clues
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.
Geriatric Special Topics: Mistreatment Detection
Geriatric Special Topics: Nutrition
Geriatric Special Topics: Assessing Cognitive Function
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Substance Abuse, Toxicology, Environmental Emergencies and Disasters
Geriatric Special Topics: Assessment of Physical Function
Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult in the Emergency Department
Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult with Fragility Hip Fracture
Geriatric Special Topics: Delirium- Prevention, Early Recognition and Treatment
Geriatric Special Topics: Dementia, A Neurocognitive Disorder
Geriatric Special Topics: Fluid Overload and Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmission
Broken Children: Child Abuse Identification, Management, and Reporting
Best Nursing Practices: Care of Patients Prescribed Opioids for the Treatment of Pain
Alarm Fatigue: How One Health System Took Action Against this Common Problem
Addiction: When Patients Can't "Just Quit"
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.
Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: The Role of CT Angiography
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.
End-of- Life Decisions: DNR Orders and Power of Attorney
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Orthopedic, Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies
ACA Essentials: What You Need to Know and Why
Chronic Kidney Disease: Complications and Pharmacological Interventions
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy
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.
Anxiety Disorders: Recognition and Management
Assault: It’s Not in My Job Description
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.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Nurses Play a Role in Patient-Centered Care
Autoimmune Diseases and 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.
Bullying: It's Not Okay
Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient
Cancer-Related Lymphedema: An Overview of Current Evidence-Based Treatment
Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluation of Abdominal Pain, A Case Study Approach
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.
Cardiac Special Topics: Fatigue, a Case Study Approach
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.