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Individual Nursing courses
Acupuncture: An Overview for Nurses
This course will discuss the history of acupuncture, how it works, and the components of an acupuncture visit.
Alternative Therapies for Asthma
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021
This course provides an overview of the implications of alternative therapies for asthma management. Alternative therapy is any healing practice that is not considered part of conventional, mainstream medicine. Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide individuals who use other therapies with accurate information about the safety and potential adverse interactions with traditional medical care.
Back to School: Nutritional Requirements for School Age Children
Course expiration date: 10/8/2022
This course provides nurses with evidence-based approaches for identifying the nutritional requirements for school-aged children. Additionally, factors that contribute to pediatric nutritional issues with solutions for management are presented.
Challenges in Attaining and Maintaining Good Nutrition
Course Expiration Date: 2/21/2023
Teaching healthcare consumers about nutrition is an essential component of health maintenance and illness prevention and is within the nurse’s scope of practice. This course provides current information about nutrition best practices, as well as recommendations related to weight reduction and select eating disorders.
Communication in Healthcare
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.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine
In most grocery stores, the labeling on “all natural” drinks insist that shoppers are about to imbibe a healthy product, even if the liquid is an unusual shade of blue. Natural versus artificial is also poorly defined in healthcare, which is why objective definitions must precede any discussion about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This course explores the differences between CAM and traditional medicine.
Dietary Supplements: An Overview
Dietary supplements of many types are widely used by Americans. As a result, it is likely that nurse practitioners in a variety of settings will encounter patients who use these products. The objective of this course is to provide an overview of dietary supplements.
Humor as a Nursing Intervention, 3rd Edition
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021
This course examines the holistic effects of humor on the health of individuals. The course provides foundational information on humor theories and discusses the effects of humor and laughter on disease outcomes. How humor may impact immune function is also considered. Suggestions of ways to add humor as an individual or as a facility are offered.
LGBT Health: Improving Access to Care and Identifying Risk Factors
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021
Thiscourse will discuss the disparities in health care and increased health risksthat exist in the LGBT population, as well as ways to provide improved care forthis community.
LGBTQ Competency for Healthcare Professionals
Course expiration date: 11/8/2022
This course provides health care professionals best practices for management of LGBTQ individuals. The course addresses LGBTQ terminology, health risks and disparities, and statistics nationwide. It also presents ways to increase access to care for LGBTQ patients and discusses suggestions for increasing staff knowledge of, and sensitivity to, LGBTQ patients.
Medical Marijuana: Use and Indications
Course expiration date: 4/1/2023
This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana and is designed to help nurses understand its use, history, risks, benefits, and related best practices. The course is intended for educational purposes only and in no way, encourages, endorses, or supports the use of marijuana.
Nonpharmacologic Pain Management
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021
This course provides current content for non-pharmacologic treatment modalities of acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic physical and cognitive behavioral modalities for pain management and indications for these therapies. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective non-pharmacologic pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
Nursing Management of Sleep Disorders
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.
Obesity and Eating Disorders: Challenges for Care
Eating disorders and obesity are problems nurses confront on a regular basis. This course provides current information about the disorders, triggers, and strategies to help clients recover from eating disorders and overcome obesity and achieve and maintain a normal weight for their height and age.
Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern
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.
Understanding Mindfulness Practices for Nurses and Patients
Course expiration date: 11/20/2021
This course provides an overview of mindfulness techniques, the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness works in the brain, and evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness in different areas of life. The course also discusses methods to foster mindfulness and describes how nurses can begin a mindfulness practice for themselves and their patients, including suggestions for guided sessions.
Yoga for Nurses
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021
This course provides a history of the science and practice of yoga and the many physical and mental health benefits for nurses and patients. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures, proper breathing, and meditation to help promote a balance of all three. Various types of yoga and the importance of the role of a yoga teacher for safe practice is discussed.