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RN 20-Hour Illinois Package - Exam

20 Hrs
This is the online exam for correspondence book ANCCIL20E18....
This is the online exam for correspondence book ANCCIL20E18.
20 Hrs
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Mandatory
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20 Hour Continuing Education Course for the LPN Nursing Profession - Exam

20 Hrs
This is the online exam for correspondence book ANCCIL20E17....
This is the online exam for correspondence book ANCCIL20E17.
20 Hrs
Online
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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A Fun Look at Nursing Humor

1 Hrs
Understand when its appropriate and inappropriate to use nursing humor, and how nursing humor is used as a coping mechanism....
Understand when its appropriate and inappropriate to use nursing humor, and how nursing humor is used as a coping mechanism.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Negativity in Nursing: Turning Things Around

1 Hrs
Gossip, nastiness, and back-biting... it's all in a day's work for many nurses. Whether you dish it out or are the recipient of it, nega...
Gossip, nastiness, and back-biting... it's all in a day's work for many nurses. Whether you dish it out or are the recipient of it, negativity and hostility will take a toll on your health, happiness, job satisfaction, and career prospects, not to mention patient care. The purpose of this course is to understand factors and triggers that cause negative feelings in the workplace and personal environment as well as to learn strategies to turn those feelings around.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Pain Without Opioids: Consider a Multidisciplinary Approach

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

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana. Although the approval and use of marijuana remains controversial, t...
This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana. Although the approval and use of marijuana remains controversial, this course will help the reader understand its use and history, and it documents benefits and related best practices.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Medical Errors: A Critical Practice Issue

2 Hrs
Medical errors are a silent and largely unseen tragedy. Estimates suggest that medical errors and other instances of preventable harm at...
Medical errors are a silent and largely unseen tragedy. Estimates suggest that medical errors and other instances of preventable harm at hospitals result in the death of 210,000 to 440,000 Americans each year. This course addresses preventable medical errors and provides strategies for nurses in Florida to use to prevent or reduce common errors.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Medical Marijuana: Panacea or Snake Oil

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Marijuana as medicine has been embraced for thousands of years. It was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1850 until 1942 to ...
Marijuana as medicine has been embraced for thousands of years. It was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1850 until 1942 to treat labor pains, nausea and rheumatism. Nonetheless, the DEA classified it as a Schedule 1 drug in 1970. Pharmacologically, it impacts the whole body, combining anxiolytic, sedative psychedelic and analgesic properties. In 2017, the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) describing the use of marijuana as a medicine. To date, FDA has not approved any medicinal products that are either derived from or contain botanical marijuana. Even so, in 1996, medical use of marijuana was legalized in California. In the past 20+ years, an additional 28 states have enacted their own laws allowing the medical use of marijuana. Potential applications include:

Activity against some cancer cells
Liberation from a variety of symptoms associated with AIDS.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN): Oral cannabis extract and synthetic THC are likely efficacious for reducing patient-reported symptoms of pain and spasticity associated with MS.
Treatment of painwith a more benign safety profile than opioids.
To guide good prescribing practices, it is critical to fo
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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My Liver is Fat, Now What?

1 Hrs
The presentation is intended for all nursing professionals involved in delivering healthcare to patients who are at risk for Fatty Liver...

The presentation is intended for all nursing professionals involved in delivering healthcare to patients who are at risk for Fatty Liver disease in a hospital or community setting.

1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Neurological Assessment: Recognition of Change in Mental Status Can Alter the Course of Care

1 Hrs
This course will provide the learner information about neurological assessment, including levels of consciousness, and will discuss eval...
This course will provide the learner information about neurological assessment, including levels of consciousness, and will discuss evaluation of pain and delirium in the patient with altered level of consciousness.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Wound Care: Best Practices

2 Hrs
Providing wound care is often a daily nursing requirement. It is vital that the nurse understand wounds, the healing process, how to car...
Providing wound care is often a daily nursing requirement. It is vital that the nurse understand wounds, the healing process, how to care for wounds, and best practices in the care of this every changing common problem. This course provides both foundational content as well as current best care practices.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Test
Elective
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Broken Childhood: Child Abuse Identification, Management, and Reporting - Exam

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
Test
Elective
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Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient - Exam

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-todate information as well.
2 Hrs 12 Hrs
Test
Elective
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Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies - Exam

6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Diabetes and glycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challe...
Diabetes and glycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challenge. This course provides the latest in diabetic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies.
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Test
Elective
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Drug Management: Generic Versus Branded Drugs: Cost Effectiveness and Other Challenges - Exam

3 Hrs 4 Hrs
With healthcare and drug costs continuing to be high, there is continuing dialogue about the differences between brand name and generic ...
With healthcare and drug costs continuing to be high, there is continuing dialogue about the differences between brand name and generic drugs. This 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.
3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Test
Elective
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Falls: Assessment and Prevention - Exam

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
Test
Elective
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Hot New Drugs: Approvals Likely to Impact Patient Care - Exam

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Almost every month there is a new drug approved for patient use. Keeping up with the new drugs and their possible impact on patient care...
Almost every month there is a new drug approved for patient use. Keeping up with the new drugs and their possible impact on patient care and improvement is a full-time job. This course focuses on critical new drugs that are most likely to impact patient care.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Test
Elective
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Infection Control: Standards for Nursing Practice - Exam

8 Hrs
Staying current with updates and guidelines is very important for nurses since changes do happen often, continue to review terminology, ...
Staying current with updates and guidelines is very important for nurses since changes do happen often, continue to review terminology, infection control prevention, and immunization programs for both the public and healthcare providers.
8 Hrs
Test
Elective
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Patient Safety: Implementation of National Safety Standards for Nurses - Exam

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
Test
Elective
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Statins: The Most Prescribed Medications by Class - Exam

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 and overview of LDL Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis and how this class of drugs works to reduce cholesterol and plaque build-up in the bloodstream. The course describes many of the most commonly prescribed medication in this class, as well as their benefits, risks, and differences.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Test
Elective
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Wound Care: Priorities for Nursing - Exam

8 Hrs
Wounds may be acquired from many different sources. It is critically important that nurses know how to assess wounds, its origin, the pa...
Wounds may be acquired from many different sources. It is critically important that nurses know how to assess wounds, its origin, the patient?s risk factors, and/or other co-morbidities that may affect the healing process. This course focuses on the all aspects of wounds including identification, assessment, and wound care dressings and products to help wound healing. Also included are strategies to prevent the incidence of preventable wounds.
8 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Surgical Site Infection Prevention

2 Hrs
This course describes the importance of reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) in the United States in order to lead to better patient...
This course describes the importance of reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) in the United States in order to lead to better patient health outcomes by reducing morbidity and mortality, as well as decreasing national healthcare costs. Knowledge of SSI risk, identification, and prevention strategies is important to good care.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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The Endocrine System: Diseases, Disorders and Clinical Updates

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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Management of Behavioral Issues in a Brain-Injured Patient

1 Hrs
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in short-term and long-term behavioral sequelae, including aggression, irritability, depression,...
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in short-term and long-term behavioral sequelae, including aggression, irritability, depression, and disinhibition. This course provides an overview of TBI mechanisms as well as behavioral changes and possible management plans after TBI. This course also discusses is an overview of brain architecture and functions of the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes, as well as the cerebellum.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Neurological and Mental Health Emergencies

2 Hrs
This emergency nursing course covers two key topics. Both neurological and mental health emergencies provide significant challenges to e...
This emergency nursing course covers two key topics. Both neurological and mental health emergencies provide significant challenges to even the most experienced emergency nurse. This course reviews common problems and the best methods to assess and intervene.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diseases of the Integumentary System

4 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to improve the learner's ability to assess the integumentary system, describe the pathophysiology of var...
The purpose of this course is to improve the learner’s ability to assess the integumentary system, describe the pathophysiology of various skin disorders/diseases, provide effective nursing care for patients affected by such disorders/diseases, and provide patient education to help reduce the occurrence of skin disorders/diseases.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Disorders of the Endocrine System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Current Treatment

10 Hrs
This course is intended to provide best practices content related to the disorders of the endocrine system as well as related disorders....
  • This course is intended to provide best practices content related to the disorders of the endocrine system as well as related disorders. The focus is on pathophysiology, assessment, and care.
10 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Drug Management: Generic versus Branded Drugs: Cost Effectiveness and Other Challenges

3 Hrs 4 Hrs
With healthcare and drug costs continuing to be high, there is continuing dialogue about the differences between brand name and generic ...
With healthcare and drug costs continuing to be high, there is continuing dialogue about the differences between brand name and generic drugs. This 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.
3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Eating Disorders and Obesity: Treatment Updates

6 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide new information for nurses so that they can more effectively help clients recover from eating d...
The purpose of this course is to provide new information for nurses so that they can more effectively help clients recover from eating disorders, overcome obesity, and achieve and maintain a normal weight for their height and age.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Effective Management of Hypertension: Quieting the Silent Killer

4 Hrs
This program is intended to provide a hypertension pharmacologic treatment overview. Safe and effective prescribing decisions must be gu...
This program is intended to provide a hypertension pharmacologic 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 educational program 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
Online
Elective
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Acid Base, Fluid/Electrolyte, and Hematological Emergencies

2 Hrs
This course provides an overview and fast facts related the management of adults with acid-base imbalances, fluid and electrolyte imbala...
This course provides an overview and fast facts related the management of adults with acid-base imbalances, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, and select hematological emergencies.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Emergencies

2 Hrs
This course covers the highlights and important emergency nursing assessment and interventions strategies for patients experiencing card...
This course covers the highlights and important emergency nursing assessment and interventions strategies for patients experiencing cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Endocrine Emergencies

2 Hrs
This course covers key content for providing emergency care to patients with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine emergencies....
This course covers key content for providing emergency care to patients with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine emergencies.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Geriatric, Infectious Disease, OB-GYN, and Pediatric Emergencies

3 Hrs
With completion of this course you will be able to identify various emergency room presentations that exist among geriatric, ob-gyn and ...
With completion of this course you will be able to identify various emergency room presentations that exist among geriatric, ob-gyn and pediatric populations, as well as be able to differentiate the assessment and intervention techniques and what the potential microorganisms are that cause infectious disease.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Dietary Supplements: An Overview

3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Dietary supplements of many types are widely used by Americans. As a result, it is likely that nurse practitioners in a variety of setti...
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.
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Float Assignments - Measuring Competencies

1 Hrs
As a solution to nurse shortages, nurse call-outs, and unexpected patient censuses, many hospitals have developed floating programs. Eve...
As a solution to nurse shortages, nurse call-outs, and unexpected patient censuses, many hospitals have developed floating programs. Even hospitals without a float program or team will often ask their nurses to float to other units. While this can be an effective tool with financial benefits, floating can also cause stress, lead to nurse retention problems, and adversely affect the patient experience. Competence development and assessment is an important component of developing a successful float program. This course will review select considerations regarding float nursing and competency development and assessment.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Foodborne Illness: A Public Health Challenge

3 Hrs
Food safety and related foodborne illnesses are becoming more of a health problem each year. Despite better guidelines, refrigeration, a...
Food safety and related foodborne illnesses are becoming more of a health problem each year. Despite better guidelines, refrigeration, and posted regulations, approximately 48 million people in America become ill each year because of a foodborne illness. This course focuses on the significance of the problem, identification of the illness, treatments, and—most significantly—prevention.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Discovering Your Nursing Influence in A Brave New Online World

1 Hrs
The explosive growth of the internet followed by the rise in popularity of social media over the last two decades has undoubtedly change...
The explosive growth of the internet followed by the rise in popularity of social media over the last two decades has undoubtedly changed healthcare in America. The evidence is clear: a majority of patients are looking online for health information before they are showing up in our exam rooms and hospitals. About six-in-ten Americans say they sought health information online in the past year, accounting for millions and millions of online health searches that are only projected to grow. This internet game-changer has invoked mixed feelings among the healthcare community and has left many nurses wondering how to navigate patient care in light of the rapid advancement of online information available at every patient’s fingertips. What impact does this new online world have on the profession of nursing? And more importantly, how can nurses better help patients use the endless possibilities of the online world to improve their health? By sharing the story of www.kidnurse.org, this course will discuss the powerful ability that nurses have to share evidence-based health education online, improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and publicly elevate the profession of nursing. Helping patients sort truth from myths to find accurate health information online, as well as legal guidelines and considerations for nurses to keep in mind will also be discussed. This course will discuss how to navigate this brave new online world together.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies

6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Diabetes and glycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challe...
Diabetes and glycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treatment options is an uphill challenge. This course provides the latest in diabetic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies.
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Acupuncture: An Overview for Nurses

1 Hrs
This course will discuss the history of acupuncture, how it works, and the components of an acupuncture visit....
This course will discuss the history of acupuncture, how it works, and the components of an acupuncture visit.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Bugs and Drugs: Pharmacology of Infectious Disease Review

12 Hrs 12 Hrs
This course is intended for advanced practice nurses caring for patients with various infectious diseases. During this course, the learn...

This course is intended for advanced practice nurses caring for patients with various infectious diseases. During this course, the learner will review basic principles of pharmacology and microbiology as well as prototype medications in the broad anti-infective class. At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to approach the care of patients with infectious diseases with increased competence and with new tools to provide excellent clinical care.

12 Hrs 12 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Diabetes Mellitus: A Growing Concern

5 Hrs
An estimated 29.1 million men, women, and children, or 9.3 percent of the population of the United States, have diabetes mellitus. Howev...
An estimated 29.1 million men, women, and children, or 9.3 percent of the population of the United States, have diabetes mellitus. However, almost 28 percent of these individuals are undiagnosed. This disease has significant financial and societal impact. For example, direct medical costs related to diabetes mellitus are about $176 billion, and total direct and indirect costs total $245 billion. This course presents information on both the impact of the disease and how to provide effective nursing care to those affected.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Cardiovascular Risks and Diseases in Women

4 Hrs
Heart disease (often referred to interchangeably as cardiovascular disease) is the leading cause of death for women in the United States...
Heart disease (often referred to interchangeably as cardiovascular disease) is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Nearly two-thirds of women who suddenly die of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2013). Despite these facts, many women remain unaware of the seriousness of the impact of heart disease on the female population as well as what signs and symptoms signal the onset of a heart attack. Even some healthcare providers may misdiagnose symptoms of a heart attack in women, thus compounding the problem (Goredforwomen.org, 2017a). Nurses must be able to recognize signs and symptoms of heart disease in women, how to intervene, and how to help initiate measures that will reduce the occurrence and the impact of heart disease in women.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Children: Unique Differences from Adults that Impact Care

2 Hrs 4 Hrs
This course presents the unique qualities of children, the risks they face and their physiological differences compared to adults. If yo...
This course presents the unique qualities of children, the risks they face and their physiological differences compared to adults. If you periodically provide care for children, this course will expand your knowledge of the differences of children and provide a foundation to determine appropriate therapies.
2 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Chronic Pain

4 Hrs
It is estimated that 116 million United States (U.S.) citizens deal with chronic pain; estimated medical expenses and monetary losses as...
It is estimated that 116 million United States (U.S.) citizens deal with chronic pain; estimated medical expenses and monetary losses associated with lost income and reduced productivity exceed $600 billion annually. Since pain is cited as the most common reason U.S. citizens access the healthcare system, healthcare providers will encounter patients experiencing pain in all healthcare settings. Proficiency in pain assessment, an understanding of the impacts of chronic pain, and knowledge of treatment options are crucial to the role of healthcare providers in obtaining positive patient outcomes.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Nursing Management is Crucial in the Hospital

1 Hrs
Hospital settings can become overwhelming to older adults. Being out of their familiar environment can lead to disorientation, confusion...
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.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Communication and Team Building: Practical Strategies for Clinical Practice

4 Hrs
Errors in healthcare cost millions of dollars each year as well as countless loss of life. Good and clear communication is a key to the ...
Errors in healthcare cost millions of dollars each year as well as countless loss of life. Good and clear communication is a key to the prevention of medical errors and helping to ensure a healthy work environment. This course focuses on practical strategies to the improvement of both verbal and non-verbal communication.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine

1 Hrs
In most grocery stores, the labeling on "all natural" drinks insist that shoppers are about to imbibe a healthy product, even if the...
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.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Decoding Breast Reconstruction: What You Need to Know

1 Hrs
After a mastectomy, some women may choose reconstructive surgery. There are multiple reconstructive options and each has benefits, drawb...
After a mastectomy, some women may choose reconstructive surgery. There are multiple reconstructive options and each has benefits, drawbacks and unique potential for future complications. This course will review the three main types of reconstructive surgery and special considerations for the primary care provider of patients with a history of reconstruction. Considerations include modified screening schedules, expected findings during a clinical exam and signs of complications. This course will also briefly review the unique mental health needs of patients after reconstructive surgery.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Depression, Antidepressant Medications and Related Therapies: Past, Present and Potential

4 Hrs 4 Hrs
This course reviews major types of depression and traditional therapies. This course then provides detailed information on the best phar...
This course reviews major types of depression and traditional therapies. This course then provides detailed information on the best pharmacological therapies, trends, and risks.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diabetes in Children: Treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Considering Issues Unique to Childhood

6 Hrs
Diabetes is becoming more common in the pediatric population and nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals, have a responsibilit...
Diabetes is becoming more common in the pediatric population and nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals, have a responsibility to understand the key components of diabetes management in children and teens. Managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes means that the nurse not only provides direct patient care, but also education for patients and families in order for the patient to safely manage their diabetes at home and away from the medical environment. The nurse should not only be familiar with the ways in which to treat diabetes at home, but also the warning signs and reasons for bringing the child or teen to the hospital for immediate emergency care. The nurse will need to consider the child’s age and developmental stage when providing patient/family education and should inform parents of what to expect, physically, emotionally, and socially, according to the child’s developmental maturity. The nurse should recognize the unique stages and challenges of each age group when it comes to dietary management and the use of insulin, and also the psychosocial issues that may put the child’s life in danger, including possible substance abuse, eating disorders, and rebellious behavior that may occur during the years of adolescence. This course will cover the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, screenings, complications, and management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the pediatric population, as well as provide online diabetes resources that nurses can share with families.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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
Online
Elective
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Ocular, Dental, Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

1 Hrs
This course presents vital information related to select emergencies. Included are ocular and vision emergencies, dental emergencies, an...
This course presents vital information related to select emergencies. Included are ocular and vision emergencies, dental emergencies, and ear, nose, and throat emergencies.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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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