Geriatric Specialty CE Courses for Nursing Professionals

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An Overview of Geriatric Care

2 Hrs
Course release date: 4/18/2020
Course expiration date: 4/18/2023

This course presents common health conditions, care needs, and concerns associated with aging, including issues related to elder abuse, age-related memory changes and disease processes, and end-of-life issues.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Assessing and Preventing Falls

2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/30/2020
Course expiration date: 1/30/2023

This course provides information that facilitates the development and initiation of a fall assessment program that includes preventive strategies to safeguard patients and others from the danger of falling.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Assessment of Pain in Special Populations

2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides the learner with knowledge about pain and nursing care for premature infants, older adults, and patients with developmental delays.  The course also presents the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain for patients in these special populations. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to educate diverse patient groups about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Nursing Management is Crucial in the Hospital

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

Hospital settings can become overwhelming to older adults. Being out of their familiar environment can lead to disorientation, confusion, and other cognitive changes. This course helps the nurse to differentiate between various situations and provides intervention and monitoring strategies.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Communicating Effectively and Therapeutically with Patients with Mental Health Disorders

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

This course reviews the techniques of therapeutic communication and presents best strategies for using these techniques when working with individuals who have mental health disorders.

$11.95
Online
Elective

Communication in Healthcare

4 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients.  The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 101 for Nursing Professionals

2 Hrs
Course release date: 3/11/2020
Course expiration date: 9/11/2021

Coronavirus, caused by COVID-19, is a rapidly developing disease.  As this disease continues to expand and engulf communities across the United States, it is critical that healthcare professionals become informed of the national standards of care provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authorative agencies.  This course provides the latest standardized information that is known about the identification, care, and prevention of the disease.  
$17.95
Online
Elective

Diseases and Disorders of the Integumentary System

5 Hrs

Course expiration date: 9/7/2021

The integumentary system is the largest system in the body. Diseasesof this system range from mildly annoying to serious and even life-threatening.It is imperative that nurses accurately assess the integumentary system,recognize diseases of the skin, and intervene to effectively facilitatetreatment. This program will help nurses to improve their abilities inassessment, disease recognition, and treatment facilitation.

$27.95
Online
Elective

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

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

This course will provide a general knowledge base of end-of-life decisions, power of attorney and do-not-resuscitate orders.
$11.95
Online
Elective

End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition

5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/9/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course presents essential information for nurses providing palliative and hospice care to seriously ill and dying patients and their families. Content on advanced care planning helps nurses become better communicators with patients and fosters a better understanding of the different settings and eligibility requirements for palliative and hospice care. Misconceptions and barriers to providing end-of-life care are also discussed.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Ethical Practices with Older Adults, 2nd Edition

5 Hrs
Course release date: 3/29/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course highlights the ethical issues that older adults and their families face as these individuals near the end-of-life, particularly in light of advances in medical technologies. The course presents the ethical frameworks and principles used to resolve ethical problems, identifies major ethical issues nurses face as their older adult patients make healthcare decisions, and provides a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.
$27.95
Online

Fundamentals of Telehealth: Registered Nursing Practice in the Virtual Care Environment

4 Hrs
Course release date: 5/13/2020
Course expiration date: 5/13/2023

This course explores the basic telehealth concepts and technology applicable to the registered nursing telehealth arena, examining the role of the telehealth nurse, paying attention to legal and regulatory concerns, and temporary changes to regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course discusses how telehealth can be used in disasters, emergencies, epidemics, and pandemics and concludes with a review of the competencies for nursing telehealth practice so nurses can be knowledgeable and effective.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult in the Emergency Department

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021
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$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult with Fragility Hip Fracture

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021


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.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Fluid Overload and Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmission

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/5/2020

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 he
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: General Surgical Care of the Older Adult

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/5/2020

Older adult surgical patients offer unique challenges for the multidisciplinary team from the postoperative period to discharge. Physiological changes of aging (e.g., decreased cardiac and respiratory reserve, impaired kidney and liver function, and loss of muscle mass) can significantly affect the recovery time of older adult surgical patients and put them at greater risk of postoperative complications. This course provides the latest evidence and guidelines for the management of the stable older surgical patient in each of these key areas outlined by the ACOVE (AGS, 2007) and NIA Expert Panel quality indicators. In addition, the nurse’s responsibilities related to discharge planning will be highlighted. This course also discusses, where applicable, the identification of applicable Joint Commission (TJC) National Patient Safety Goals (TJC, 2015) and National Quality Forum (NQF) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Perioperative Care of the Older Adult

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021

<span style="font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Surgical procedures performed on older adults are expected to rise. About one-third of all procedures and one-half of surgical procedures on the cardiovascular and digestive systems in nonfederal short-term hospitals are performed on inpatients aged 65 years and older. The high stake demands of perioperative patient care, the increasing number of older adults undergoing surgery, and the unique vulnerabilities of this population require the translation of science-based interprofessional collaboration. This course promotes the use of the nursing process, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice models to help nurses enhance their ability to provide care to the older adult in the perioperative setting, ensure
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Physical Restraints and Side Rails in Acute Care Settings

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021

Despite the federal regulations placed on hospitals
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Preventing Falls in Acute Care

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/5/2020

Many of the adverse healthcare outcomes resulting from fall
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorders

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021

Evidence of alcohol and drug use by persons aged 50 years and older is increasing as more people live longer, continue community living, and continue substance use habits established in youth and middle adulthood. This course will help nurses to recognize common substance use disorders in older adults and implement effective intervention strategies for such disorders.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Infection Control: Front and Center

8 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/23/2022

This course focuses on helping nurses increase their knowledge of infection control practices and to use that knowledge to improve patient care and decrease infection incidence.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 8/20/2019
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022

This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals.  The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Medicare Interactive Pro: Level I – Medicare Basics

6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/15/2020
Course expiration date: 1/15/2022

This interactive course, organized into topic-specific courses, provides a gateway to understanding Medicare. You will learn common insurance and healthcare terms, gain an understanding of Medicare eligibility requirements, and receive a broad overview of the fundamental components of Medicare.
$75.00
Online
Elective

Medicare Interactive Pro: Level II – Medicare Coverage Rules

8 Hrs
Course release date: 1/15/2020
Course expiration date: 1/15/2022

This interactive course, organized into topic-specific courses, expands on baseline Medicare knowledge and elaborates on specific coverage rules for Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D. You will develop a better understanding of Medicare enrollment periods and Medicare coverage rules and learn important differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans.  
$75.00
Online
Elective

Medicare Interactive Pro: Level III – Appeals and Penalties

9 Hrs
Course release date: 1/15/2020
Course expiration date: 1/15/2022

This interactive course, organized into topic-specific courses, provides advanced learners with in-depth information on how Medicare works with other types of insurances, and how to navigate enrollment into low-income assistance programs. You will learn about Medicare coordination of benefits and how to screen Medicare beneficiaries for low-income assistance programs. 
$75.00
Online
Elective

Medicare Interactive Pro: Level IV – Other Insurance and Assistance Programs

7 Hrs
Course release date: 1/15/2020
Course expiration date: 1/15/2022

This interactive course, organized into topic-specific courses, provides advanced learners with in-depth information on how Medicare works with other types of insurances, and how to navigate enrollment into low-income assistance programs. You will learn about Medicare coordination of benefits and how to screen Medicare beneficiaries for low-income assistance programs. 
$75.00
Online
Elective

Medication Management & Risk Reduction in Assisted Living

4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021


This education activity will provide an overview ofassisted-living, as well as provide readers with information that will helpthem understand important aspects of working in this health-care arena. Medicationmanagement in assisted-living communities is one of the major tasks presentedto nurses. Improper management of medications can lead to polypharmacy, adverseincidents, inappropriate behaviors, injuries, long-term irreversible damage,and even death. This course will review the tools to properly managemedications, as well as information that will help the nurse train unlicensedstaff so they can contribute to risk reduction. As the role of the nurse inassisted-living expands to include higher levels of care, the nurse must have abetter understanding of how these levels of care affect the treatmentsprovided. 



$22.95
Online
Elective

Neurological Assessment: Recognition of Change in Mental Status Can Alter the Course of Care

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021

This course will provide the learner information about neurological assessment, including levels of consciousness, and will discuss evaluation of pain and delirium in the patient with altered level of consciousness.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Nonopioid Analgesics

5 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021

This course provides current information about nonopioid treatment modalities for pain to help nurses both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.  The course discusses, in detail, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, nonselective cyclooxygenase inhibitors, and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors.  Adjuvant medications including tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, botulinum toxin, and anticonvulsants are also covered.  Interventional pain therapies as therapeutic pain management tools are also presented.
$27.95
Online

Nursing Management of Sleep Disorders

3 Hrs
Course Release Date: 5/28/2020
Course Expiration Date: 5/28/2023

This course provides a basic understanding of the assessment of sleep disorders, presenting the pathophysiology of common sleep disorders and how to recognize, diagnosis, and treat these disorders found in adults.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Older Adult Immunizations: A Public Health Priority

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 7/3/2021


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

$11.95
Online
Elective

Older Adults: Important Concepts for Care

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/5/2021

This education program explains how you can improve our knowledge of important concepts for care of the older adult,  including elder abuse, age-related memory changes, chronic conditions, end-of-life issues, and how to provide safe and effective nursing care for older adults affected by these issues.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

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



$11.95
Online
Elective

Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern

4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

Safety comes first in patient care and inhealth-care environments.  However, despite the focus on safety in health-careliterature and within health-care organizations, medical errors are the thirdleading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that morethan 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors. It is imperative thatnurses and their interdisciplinary colleagues work together to establish a viableculture of safety in their organizations. This course presents the latestNational Patient Safety Goals as well as strategies to improve the safety ofhealth-care organizations.

$22.95
Online
Elective

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Some Whys and Hows

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

As individuals enter the health-care system sicker than in the past, PICC lines are becoming more common. Understanding when a PICC line is indicated, caring for a PICC line, and clinical indications for troubleshooting a possible problem are all standard nursing care.
$11.95
Webinar
Elective

COVID-19: What’s New in Testing, Clinical Presentation, and Treatment

1.5 Hrs
Tue Oct 27 | 11:59 pm
Webinar course release date: 6/2/2020
Webinar course expiration date: 6/2/2021

This webinar course has been previously recorded.

Educating and treating patients for COVID-19 is an essential component of all levels of nursing care. This webinar course provides a framework for caring for COVID-19 patients. Current evidence-based recommendations as well as current testing recommendations, clinical presentation, and emerging therapies are discussed with links to national guidelines to promote current knowledge of dynamic issues and trends.
$15.00