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Maternal Child Health Specialty Courses
Anxiety Disorders: Recognition and Management
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.
Autoimmune Diseases and Pregnancy
Autoimmune diseases affect a great deal of the population,women more so than men. A good number of these individuals desire pregnancy and childbirth, but their autoimmune conditions present challenges to pregnancy. Most autoimmune diseases improve during pregnancy and worsen postpartum, but some women still experience symptoms or flares during their pregnancies.
This educational course provides the background, diagnoses and testing, as well as the effects on conception, pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and breastfeeding considerations for patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome.
Care, Compassion, and End-of-Life Issues
Course expiration date: 4/9/2023
The principles of end-of-life care focus on providing the best possible care and emotional support for patients and families with compassion and respect for the dignity of the patient. This course presents 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.
Clinical Update: Measles, Mumps and Rubella
Course expiration date: 11/14/2022
This course provides an update on the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) diseases; immunizations; treatments; and prevention of spread. Includes nursing interventions and teaching information for all nurses interacting with children and adults.
Communication in Healthcare
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021
This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients. The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
Documentation for Nurses, 3rd Edition – N1882
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021
This course explores the underlying purposes of documentation, professional and regulatory requirements and processes, and best practices for adequate documentation to accurately reflect the patient’s severity of illness and transition for care.
Initial Physical Assessment of the Newborn, 2nd Edition
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021
This course provides current evidence-based recommendations on how to perform an initial assessment of the newborn.
Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022
This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals. The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs.
Maternal Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition
Course expiration date: 1/13/2022
The course provides information for nurses caring for women, children, and families in a variety of settings. The comprehensive content provides a chronological view of a woman’s journey from conception to post-delivery, the importance of self-care, care of the newborn, and how the nursing process guides the critical role of the nurse at each stage. Some content presented may be more applicable to nurses working in specialized clinical areas.
Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern
Course expiration date: 12/17/2021
Safety comes first in patient care and inhealth-care environments. However, despite the focus on safety in health-careliterature and within health-care organizations, medical errors are the thirdleading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that morethan 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors. It is imperative thatnurses and their interdisciplinary colleagues work together to establish a viableculture of safety in their organizations. This course presents the latestNational Patient Safety Goals as well as strategies to improve the safety ofhealth-care organizations.
Pediatric Pharmacology: Immunizations
Course expiration date: 3/2/2023
This course is designed to increase nurses’ knowledge of recommended pediatric immunizations in order to improve patient education and adherence to immunization schedules. Vaccine recommendations for children ages 18 years old and younger are discussed, including the diseases that vaccines prevent, the schedule for administration, safety, and effectiveness of vaccines.
Preventing Medical Errors
Course expiration date: 11/14/2022
This course addresses the essential information that every nurse should be aware of to prevent medical errors, including medication errors, central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), falls and immobility events, obstetrical adverse events, venous thromboembolism, pressure ulcers, and surgical site infections.
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
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.
The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: New Recommendations for Optimizing Postpartum Care
Course expiration date: 9/18/2021
Postpartum carecan set the stage for optimal maternal and infant health. Unfortunately,maternal mortality rates in the United States have increased steadily over thepast 30 years and continue to climb. In early 2018, the American College ofObstetricians and Gynecologists released new recommendations to optimizepostpartum care. These recommendations propose changes to the postpartum care timeline,elements, and care team. Nurses fill many of the care team roles. This coursepresents the new guidelines for postpartum care of women, as well as how thenurse is uniquely positioned as a crucial member of the care team. The coursereviews the basic physiology of the postpartum period as well as the mostsignificant medical complaints and complications that arise and contribute to morbidityand mortality. The nurse should be able to counsel pregnant and postpartumwomen regarding expectant postpartum care. This course also discusses thehealth policy changes needed to implement these new recommendations, and howthe nurse can advocate for postpartum women as part of this process.
Using Evidence in Clinical Nursing Practice
Course expiration date: 04/23/2022
Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies on the findings of scientific research to modify or develop policies and procedures that incorporate the latest evidence into clinical practice. This course will help nurses incorporate nursing research findings into their EBP for the maximum benefit of patients and the facilitation of professional growth and development.