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Human Trafficking in the United States: Modern Day Slavery
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/8/2020Health care personnel are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Nurses, physicians,...
Course expiration date: 5/8/2020

Health care personnel are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and all health care personnel must be alert to the often overlooked signs of trafficking in their patients. This course is designed to provide a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking, how it affects patients and their families, and practice evidence-based care to identify, care for, and report victims of human trafficking. This modern slavery issue has been gaining ground and the silent victims are in critical need of care and interventions. 

4 Hrs
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Patient and Family Anger: What to do When Frustration Spills into the Workplace
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2019 Workplace violence in healthcare settings can affect anyone who works or volunteers in such areas. Vio...
Course expiration date: 12/1/2019



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
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Nursing-Sensitive Indicators and Patient Outcomes
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/14/2021This course describes the importance of evaluating healthcare outcomes by reducing risks, complications...
Course expiration date: 2/14/2021


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
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Obesity and Eating Disorders: Challenges for Care
7 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/9/2022 Eating disorders and obesity are problems nurses confront on a regular basis. This course provides...
Course expiration date: 5/9/2022 

Eating disorders and obesity are problems nurses confront on a regular basis. This course provides current information about the disorders, triggers, and strategies to help clients recover from eating disorders and overcome obesity and achieve and maintain a normal weight for their height and age.
7 Hrs
Online
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Occult Trauma: Assessment and Care in the Emergency Department
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021Trauma is not always apparent; it can include injuries without presenting symptoms and/or immediate sig...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021


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
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Older Adult Immunizations: A Public Health Priority
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/3/2021Age-related illnesses are a growing economic and societal burden in the United States (US) and contribut...

Course expiration date: 7/3/2021


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

1 Hrs
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Older Adults: Important Concepts for Care
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/5/2021This course focuses on older adult (elder abuse), age-related memory changes, the impact of chronic cond...
Course expiration date: 2/5/2021

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
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Opioid Use in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/7/2022Caring for patients with chronic pain is both challenging and complex. This course provides details of t...
Course expiration date: 2/7/2022

Caring for patients with chronic pain is both challenging and complex. This course provides details of the best practices for prescribing and managing pain when using opioids and related products. Federal and state laws are being updated and best practices protocols are being developed. 
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Online
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Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/2/2020Opioid addiction and overdose is a widespread epidemic throughout the United States. Nurses and healthc...
Course expiration date: 10/2/2020


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
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Pain Assessment and Care: A Critical Challenge
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/15/2020This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and the differences between acut...
Course expiration date: 8/15/2020


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
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Online
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Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 9/4/2021Pain is a complex phenomenon and is experienced differently by every person. The experience of pain and...

Course expiration date: 9/4/2021


Pain is a complex phenomenon and is experienced differently by every person. The experience of pain and the way people react to it varies with culture, age, and co-existing medical or mental health conditions. It is imperative that nurses have knowledge of the various types of pain, their physiologies, how to assess pain, and how to facilitate pain management. This education program provides an overview of pain, the physiology of pain, its impact on economic and personal status, and pain treatment.

1 Hrs
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Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021Working with older adults is often a daily occurrence. This course reviews the developmental stages of...

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

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



1 Hrs
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No Room for Error: Promoting Medication Safety
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 11/8/2021This education program is intended to help nurses enhance the safety of medication administration. To ...

Course expiration date: 11/8/2021


This education program is intended to help nurses enhance the safety of medication administration. To do so, they must not only adhere to the 10 Rights of Medication Administration, but implement accrediting body standards regarding medication safety and provide excellent patient/family education so patients continue the practice of safe medication administration at home.

2 Hrs
Online
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Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/17/2021Safety comes first in patient care and in health-care environments.  However, despite the focus ...

Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

Safety comes first in patient care and in health-care environments.  However, despite the focus on safety in health-care literature and within health-care organizations, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that more than 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical errors. It is imperative that nurses and their interdisciplinary colleagues work together to establish a viable culture of safety in their organizations. This course presents the latest National Patient Safety Goals as well as strategies to improve the safety of health-care organizations.

4 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Headaches: Warning Signs of an Emergency and a Threat to the Quality of Life for Children
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/20/2019A headache in a child may be benign or it may signal a medical emergency. How can you tell the differe...
Course expiration date: 12/20/2019

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 specific to infants, children, and adolescents? What in the history or physical exam is crucial to notice quickly and efficiently in order to provide the best care for a child? A nurse may be caring for an infant, child, or adolescent who presents with a headache in either an acute, emergency situation or in a primary care setting. This patient may have a history of regular, recurrent headaches causing a decreased quality of life for the child, or the patient may have a new, acute headache that may indicate serious medical condition such as a head injury, illness, or congenital disease. This course will explore recurrent headaches in children and adolescents, headache prevention strategies, and will describe the acute headache and to identify those with serious or life threatening causes (“red flags”). An exploration of the components of the pediatric history and neurological exam will be discussed. Various examples of primary headaches and secondary headaches will be described. After taking this course, the nurse will be able to identify red flags, describe signs and symptoms specific to children, and be able to distinguish between different types of pediatric headaches. Nurses who are experienced in pediatrics or are completely new to the pediatric population will equally benefit from this course.
3 Hrs
Online
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020Caring for a child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia is a challenge on so many different fronts. This p...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020Children who gasp for air because of an exacerbation of Asthma can be a frightening experience. This pe...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Complicated Tetralogy of Fallot
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020This course is a case study of a young child who has complicated Tetralogy of Fallot. This course poses...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020


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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Diabetic Emergency
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020The prevalence of children with diabetes in this country is staggering. This course presents a pediatri...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Pediatric Immunizations
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020The purpose of this course is to raise pharmacist awareness about the breadth, depth and potential cons...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

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
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Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Status Epilepticus
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020Caring for children is a specialty and unless it is part of everyday practice, a child having a seizure...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2020

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
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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Some Whys and Hows
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021As individuals enter the health-care system sicker than in the past, PICC lines are becoming more commo...
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

As individuals enter the health-care system sicker than in the past, PICC lines are becoming more common. Understanding when a PICC line is indicated, caring for a PICC line, and clinical indications for troubleshooting a possible problem are all standard nursing care.
1 Hrs
Online
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Pharmacological Management of Atrial Fibrillation: A Focus on Rate Control Versus Rhythm Control
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
Course release date: 4/8/2019Course expiration date: 4/8/2022This course provides best-practice and monitoring criteria for individuals ...
Course release date: 4/8/2019
Course expiration date: 4/8/2022

This course provides best-practice and monitoring criteria for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF). This includes the Vaughn Williams classification system, as well as first and second-line classes used for rate control in AF. The course describes the mechanisms of action of the first and second-line drugs, as well as drug side-effects and related nursing implications.
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
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Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Focus on Opioids
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/24/2021Appropriate prescribing practices are critical for all medications, but drugs that are considered contr...

Course expiration date: 8/24/2021


Appropriate prescribing practices are critical for all medications, but drugs that are considered controlled substances require additional attention. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), all have a role in determining the scheduling of prescription medications. As prescribers, it is critical that nurse practitioners understand not only federal but state requirements for prescribing all controlled substances. In addition, inappropriately prescribing opioids, resulting in their misuse and abuse, has led to many changes, including new safety and quality recommendations that must be considered. This course will provide a general review of federal and state controlled substance regulations and the prescribing of all controlled substances in general, as well as focus on clinical and safety considerations when prescribing opioid medications for acute and chronic pain not related to cancer.

4 Hrs
Online
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Next Generation NCLEX: Developing Clinical Judgment
5 Hrs
The purpose of this workshop is to prepare faculty for the introduction of the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) project of the National Counc...
The purpose of this workshop is to prepare faculty for the introduction of the Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) project of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and use the strategies to improve students’ ability to use clinical judgment, in preparation for the release of the NGN.
5 Hrs
Online
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Preventing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 11/21/2021The purpose of this education program is to teach nurses how to prevent and/or deal with sexual haras...

Course expiration date: 11/21/2021


The purpose of this education program is to teach nurses how to prevent and/or deal with sexual harassment as well as how to report such harassment. 

2 Hrs
Online
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Mass Casualty: Natural Disasters in the U.S.
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021 This course describes the nature of natural disasters and mass casualty threats in the United Sta...
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

 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. Di
3 Hrs
Online
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Leadership Lesson 5: Got Gap? Managing the Intergenerational Workplace
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020The complexity of the workplace has become more interesting with the presence of at least four generatio...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

The complexity of the workplace has become more interesting with the presence of at least four generations in the workplace. Managing this type of work environment can be a challenge for nurse managers since staff bring a mixture of values, life experiences, cultural diversity, and work ethics to the organization. It
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 6: Managing and Facilitating Change and Transitions
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020The ability to facilitate change and manage transitions remains a relatively new competency for nurse ma...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

The ability to facilitate change and manage transitions remains a relatively new competency for nurse managers. This course will help nurse mangers to understand the potential impact of organizational change on the psychological transitions of staff and the workplace culture and to respond to change in a proactive and supportive manner.
1 Hrs
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A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science; The Minimum Entry Level for Nursing Practice
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/7/2021This course reviews various perspectives related to the baccalaureate degree as a gateway to enter clin...
Course expiration date: 8/7/2021

This course reviews various perspectives related to the baccalaureate degree as a gateway to enter clinical practice as a registered nurse. Also presented is the long history of support and recommendations from various entities moving this initiative forward.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 8: Now What? Managing Chaos and Confusion
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020After it becomes apparent that change is an imminent event, staff members may respond by producing both ...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

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
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Leadership Lesson 9: From Isolation to Collaboration: Managing a New Way of Being
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020 After dealing with the predicable chaos and confusion that accompanies change, a period of respite...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020 

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
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LGBT Health: Improving Access to Care and Identifying Risk Factors
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021This course will discuss the disparities in health care and increased health risks that exist in the ...

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

This course will discuss the disparities in health care and increased health risks that exist in the LGBT population, as well as ways to provide improved care for this community.

1 Hrs
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Management of Behavioral Issues in a Brain-Injured Patient
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in short-term and long-term behavioral sequelae, including aggr...
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021

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
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Managing Pain Without Opioids: Consider a Multidisciplinary Approach
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021With in this course you will be able to discuss individualize pain therapy, alternative opioid medicati...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021

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
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Marijuana: Ancient Medicine, the Devil’s Playground, or Medical Miracle?
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/13/2020This course presents the latest information about medical marijuana. Although the approval and use of m...
Course expiration date: 7/13/2020

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
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Mass Casualty: Chemical Agents
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021This course describes the scope of chemical disaster events that may create mass casualties and the rol...

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

This course describes the scope of chemical disaster events that may create mass casualties and the role of nurses and others in preparedness, immediate response and recovery efforts to reduce injuries and loss of life. Chemical disaster events may range from an isolated poisoning situation to a wide-spread terrorist attack involving chemicals. The course provides descriptions of priorities and preparedness for mass casualty situations and chemical disasters affecting specific clinical practice areas.

4 Hrs
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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/29/2021This course is designed to provide an overview of measles, mumps, and rubella. It covers important info...
Course expiration date: 3/29/2021

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, continue to show up in the United States (U.S.). This c
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
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New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021 This course is intended to provide a hypertension treatment overview. Safe and effective prescrib...
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021 

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 the FDA for 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
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Medical Consequences of Acts of Terrorism and Disaster: A National Perspective
5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022Terrorism has become a fact of daily life in the United States and most of the world.  It is not a...
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

Terrorism has become a fact of daily life in the United States and most of the world.  It is not always obvious when a disaster is a terrorist attack and not all emergencies or disasters are terrorist attacks.  Understanding the basics of a disaster and/or terrorist attack, as well as the role the nurse plays in dealing with the medical consequences, syndromic surveillance/reporting requirements, and treatment, are vital to successful mitigation and response in a disaster or terrorist attack.  
5 Hrs
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Medical Errors: Can They Be Prevented?
2 Hrs
Course release date: 3/11/2019Course expiration date: 3/11/2022Medical errors cost the health care system millions each year.  They...
Course release date: 3/11/2019
Course expiration date: 3/11/2022

Medical errors cost the health care system millions each year.  They bring heartbreak to patients and families and they can ruin a professional career in a matter of minutes.  This course reviews the most prevalent and costly errors and provides background and strategies to avoid such devastating events.
2 Hrs
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Medication Management & Risk Reduction in Assisted Living
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021This education activity will provide an overview of assisted-living, as well as provide readers with i...

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021


This education activity will provide an overview of assisted-living, as well as provide readers with information that will help them understand important aspects of working in this health-care arena. Medication management in assisted-living communities is one of the major tasks presented to nurses. Improper management of medications can lead to polypharmacy, adverse incidents, inappropriate behaviors, injuries, long-term irreversible damage, and even death. This course will review the tools to properly manage medications, as well as information that will help the nurse train unlicensed staff so they can contribute to risk reduction. As the role of the nurse in assisted-living expands to include higher levels of care, the nurse must have a better understanding of how these levels of care affect the treatments provided. 



4 Hrs
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More Than a Viral Illness: The Diagnosis and Management of Three Tick-Borne Diseases
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/2/2020This course will review the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, work up and management of thr...
Course expiration date: 8/2/2020

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
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MRSA Infection: National Guidelines Should Direct Treatment
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021This course defines the significance of MRSA in multiple environments as well as the cost, care and pr...

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

This course defines the significance of MRSA in multiple environments as well as the cost, care and prevention strategies.

1 Hrs
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Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Patient Care
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/19/2021This course will describe the various types of multiple sclerosis and the management of symptoms....
Course expiration date: 1/19/2021


This course will describe the various types of multiple sclerosis and the management of symptoms.
1 Hrs
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My Back Hurts: Evaluating and Treating One of the More Common Complaints in Primary Care
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/23/2021This course is designed to provide information for assessment, diagnosis and treatment approaches for p...
Course expiration date: 5/23/2021


This course is designed to provide information for assessment, diagnosis and treatment approaches for patients experiencing low back pain.
1 Hrs
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Negativity in Nursing: Turning Things Around
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/12/2020Gossip, nastiness, and back-biting... it's all in a day's work for many nurses. Whether you dish it out...
Course expiration date: 4/12/2020

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
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Neurological Assessment: Recognition of Change in Mental Status Can Alter the Course of Care
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021This course will provide the learner information about neurological assessment, including levels of con...
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021

This course will provide the learner information about neurological assessment, including levels of consciousness, and will discuss evaluation of pain and delirium in the patient with altered level of consciousness.
1 Hrs
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Never Shake a Baby: A National Tragedy
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/13/2020This course presents the significance of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT) or "shaken baby syndrom...
Course expiration date: 7/13/2020

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
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Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Scope and Ethics for Advanced Practice Nurses
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/23/2020Medication management in chronic pain can be a complex and time consuming process, learn how to identif...
Course expiration date: 8/23/2020

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
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Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders: Clinical Challenges and Psychopharmacology
7 Hrs 7 Hrs
Course release date: 2/12/2019Course expiration date: 2/12/2022This course is designed for both staff nurses, as well as advanced practi...
Course release date: 2/12/2019
Course expiration date: 2/12/2022

This course is designed for both staff nurses, as well as advanced practice nurses (APNs). Staff nurses, including those working in medical areas, will see patients diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Due to medical and psychiatric comorbidities, these patients have complex prescription medication regimens.  For APNs, this course will support and enhance your knowledge of diagnosing psychiatric disorders and increase your confidence for prescribing psychotropic medications to adult patients. In addition, the course addresses challenging clinical situations and strategies for appropriate interventions.  Case studies, based on real patients are presented throughout, with recommended treatment and management strategies.
7 Hrs 7 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 3: Competencies for a Changing Workplace Managing New Rules, New Roles
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020Both staff members and nurse managers may have difficulty dealing with changes in the workplace. Such ch...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

Both staff members and nurse managers may have difficulty dealing with changes in the workplace. Such changes demand that nurse managers lead the way in facilitating change and becoming competent to deal with such changes. This course will help nurse managers prepare to look at change as a professional opportunity.
1 Hrs
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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
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Surgical Site Infection Prevention
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/11/2020This course describes the importance of reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) in the United States ...
Course expiration date: 10/11/2020

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
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Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
5 Hrs 5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/11/2021This educational program is designed to provide an overview of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, ...
Course expiration date: 5/11/2021

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
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The Endocrine System: Diseases, Disorders and Clinical Updates
10 Hrs 10 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021The endocrine system, in conjunction with the nervous system, is responsible for regulating and integra...
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021

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 10 Hrs
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The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: New Recommendations for Optimizing Postpartum Care
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 9/18/2021Postpartum care can set the stage for optimal maternal and infant health. Unfortunately, maternal mor...

Course expiration date: 9/18/2021

Postpartum care can set the stage for optimal maternal and infant health. Unfortunately, maternal mortality rates in the United States have increased steadily over the past 30 years and continue to climb. In early 2018, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new recommendations to optimize postpartum care. These recommendations propose changes to the postpartum care timeline, elements, and care team. Nurses fill many of the care team roles. This course presents the new guidelines for postpartum care of women, as well as how the nurse is uniquely positioned as a crucial member of the care team. The course reviews the basic physiology of the postpartum period as well as the most significant medical complaints and complications that arise and contribute to morbidity and mortality. The nurse should be able to counsel pregnant and postpartum women regarding expectant postpartum care. This course also discusses the health policy changes needed to implement these new recommendations, and how the nurse can advocate for postpartum women as part of this process.

2 Hrs
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The Great Outdoors: Common Health-Related Problems
6 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/8/2020Nurses are often confronted with seasonally related healthcare problems and emergencies. For example, dr...
Course expiration date: 2/8/2020

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 t
6 Hrs
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The Health Benefits of Humor: Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2020Humor and laughter bring joy and lighten the mood. Humor is helpful not only for patients and families ...
Course expiration date: 4/11/2020

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
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The Importance of Sleep: Promoting Restful Sleep in Patients as Well as the Nurses Who Care for Them
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021Sleep is extremely important for our health, work and social lives. Around 40 million Americans suffer f...
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021

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
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Treatment-Resistant Bacteria: How to Best Manage in a Contemporary Practice Setting
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Course expiration date: 9/19/2020This course presents a variety of infection types requiring antibiotics is presented. In addition, this...
Course expiration date: 9/19/2020

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
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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Staying Healthy
5 Hrs 10 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2021The burden of contagious diseases has been significantly reduced through the use of successful vaccinat...
Course expiration date: 4/11/2021

The burden of contagious diseases has been significantly reduced through the use of successful vaccination programs in the United States, but outbreaks of contagious illnesses continue to occur throughout the country. Today, vaccines exist to prevent numerous, potentially deadly diseases, yet a considerable number of people do not receive recommended immunizations. Why do some people shun vaccination while others do not? What vaccine-preventable diseases pose a threat in the 21st century? What are the potential consequences of such diseases? This course addresses these issues as well as important nursing considerations for dealing with vaccine-preventable diseases.
5 Hrs 10 Hrs
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Vaping and E-Cigarettes: Healthcare's Response to a New Epidemic in Teens and Young Adults
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/15/2022This course provides nurses with information about the vaping and e-cigarette epidemic. It includes ste...
Course expiration date: 4/15/2022

This course provides nurses with information about the vaping and e-cigarette epidemic. It includes steps that have been taken to curb this epidemic, and strategies the health care community can implement to safeguard against vaping.
2 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Contact
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/26/2020Being accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a patient is a devastating experience. It may be con...
Course expiration date: 7/26/2020

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
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Substance-Use Disorder in Nursing: Recognition, Reporting, and Support
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/5/2020The American Nurses Association suggests that up to 10% of the RN workforce may be dependent on drugs or...
Course expiration date: 1/5/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Chest Pain: Nurse Needs Help Stat
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/20/2020Nurses have both ethical and legal obligations to ensure that patients receive necessary and appropriat...
Course expiration date: 6/20/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Germs on the Loose
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/1/2020Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of patients ...
Course expiration date: 3/1/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Mother’s Needs versus Infant Safety
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/17/2020The American Academy of Pediatrics has published specific safe sleep recommendations, which are contrad...
Course expiration date: 7/17/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Narcotic Medications Are Missing
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/27/2020Missing medications, particularly missing narcotic medications, is a serious matter. It may be somethin...
Course expiration date: 7/27/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Passing On: End of Life Conflicts
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020Nurses face many ethical decisions, often on a daily basis. One of the most difficult ethical dilemmas n...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

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 di
1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Private Duty Expectation
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/18/2020 ...
Course expiration date: 7/18/2020 


1 Hrs
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What Would You Do? Running Clear: Failure to Administer Antibiotic Medication Vial
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/10/2020Nurses have an ethical and legal obligation to always, without exception, act in the best interests of ...
Course expiration date: 5/10/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Sky High Blood Pressure
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/26/2020It is imperative that nurses be prepared to deal with patients who refuse admission or critical treatme...
Course expiration date: 7/26/2020

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
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What Would You Do? There is One on Every Unit
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/17/2020Bullying takes many forms. This course deals with the phenomenon of horizontal violence, a type of bull...
Course expiration date: 7/17/2020

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
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What Would You Do? Who's In Charge
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/10/2020Nurses must deal with many ethical and legal challenges. The challenge of helping to resolve conflicts ...
Course expiration date: 5/10/2020

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
1 Hrs
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Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/19/2021According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2016), suicide is a serious public health problem th...
Course expiration date: 4/19/2021

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (2016), suicide is a serious public health problem that has long-lasting effects not only on the individual, but also on the family and on the community. In addition, statistics from the CDC (2016) clearly outline that beginning with the 10-14 age group until the age of 65 years, suicide is in the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States. In the United States one individual dies by suicide every eight hours (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2017). This course provides information about the background and statistical data of suicide within the US, etiology of suicide, suicide risk assessment, treatment and management, as well as risk of imminent harm with communication strategies, with a special focus on the veteran population.
4 Hrs
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Statins: The Most Prescribed Medications by Class
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/11/2020This course provides the history and growth of using statins in the United States. Statins are now the ...
Course expiration date: 5/11/2020

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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Anxiety Disorders
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/11/2020Anxiety disorders are the most common type of psychiatric disorders. Anxiety disorders have a negative ...
Course expiration date: 7/11/2020

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
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Rapid Trauma Assessment: What Nurses Need to Know
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021Trauma care occurs wherever nurses care for injured patients. This can range from pre-hospital assistanc...
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021

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 communi
1 Hrs
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 7/12/2020Behavioral and psychological disorders in the elderly are problems that most, if not all, nurses will e...
Course expiration date: 7/12/2020

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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Feeding and Eating Disorders
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are serious health problems that are growing in prevalence and inc...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020


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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Mood Disorders
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020Mood disorders are characterized by feelings of overwhelming sadness or lack of enjoyment and affect mi...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020

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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Personality Disorders
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020Personality disorders are characterized by maladaptive or dysfunctional personality traits. These trait...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020


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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotherapeutic Management
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020It is important for nurses to be able to assist with the development and implementation of an effective...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020

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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotic Disorders
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020Understand and explain the processes for diagnosing brief psychotic, delusional, schizoaffective, schiz...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020

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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Sleep Disorders
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020Sleep disorders are a fairly common problem. Sleep disorders are often accompanied by depression, anxie...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020


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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: Substance Use Disorders
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020Abuse, dependence, and addiction are world-wide problems that have serious impact on all facets of soci...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020

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
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Psychiatric Special Topics: The Psychiatric Interview and Diagnosis
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020 It is important that nurses have the skills necessary to conduct a thorough and appropriate psychiatri...
Course expiration date: 8/14/2020


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
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Rapid Response Teams: An Overview of Contributions and Effects
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/3/2021The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on the use and benefits of Rapid Response Teams....
Course expiration date: 5/3/2021


The purpose of this course is to educate nurses on the use and benefits of Rapid Response Teams.
1 Hrs
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Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/11/2020Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms is an overview of normal ECG rhythms and the most c...
Course expiration date: 5/11/2020

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
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Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluation of Chest Pain, A Case Study Approach
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/3/2021Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it's related to o...
Course expiration date: 5/3/2021

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
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Recognition and Interpretation of Life-Threatening ECG Rhythms
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/14/2020Recognition and Interpretation of Life-threatening ECG Rhythms is an overview of the ECG dysrhythmias w...
Course expiration date: 6/14/2020

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
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Responding to Compassion Fatigue
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/19/2021This course will discuss issues of compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burnout, and moral dist...
Course expiration date: 3/19/2021


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
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Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/1/2020Opiate abuse has been declared a public health epidemic. In 2012, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

Course expiration date: 2/1/2020

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.

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Sedation for an Intubated Patient: Understanding and Experience Contribute to Optimal Outcomes
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/6/2021This course provides an overview of the basics of ventilation and describes the nurse's role in caring...
Course expiration date: 3/6/2021


This course provides an overview of the basics of ventilation and describes the nurse’s role in caring for the intubated patient.
1 Hrs
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Sepsis in the Adult Patient: Identification and Initial Care
7 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/3/2020This course will provide nurses with an overview of the progression and treatment of sepsis in the adult...
Course expiration date: 4/3/2020

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
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Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2021...
Course expiration date: 4/11/2021


2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Skin and Wound Care: What You Need to Know
8 Hrs
Course expiration date: 11/8/2021This course provides current information about wounds and wound care.  Nurses who work with pati...

Course expiration date: 11/8/2021

This course provides current information about wounds and wound care.  Nurses who work with patients with existing wounds or health conditions that make wounds more likely to occur, or nurses who have a desire to increase knowledge regarding the prevention, identification, and treatment of wounds will find this course useful. 

8 Hrs
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Sleepless in the Hospital: Strategies for Promoting Quality Sleep for Patients
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021...
Course expiration date: 2/22/2021


1 Hrs
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Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Shortness of Breath, A Case Study Approach
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/8/2021Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to ...
Course expiration date: 5/8/2021

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
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Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Syncope, A Case Study Approach
5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to...
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

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
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Leadership Lesson 4: Anticipating Change, Managing Staff Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Fear
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020Change is truly the only constant in contemporary healthcare organizations. Staff nurses must deal not o...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

Change is truly the only constant in contemporary healthcare organizations. Staff nurses must deal not only with the challenges of patient care, but also with the uncertainty and anxiety that change, or even the anticipation of change, can cause. This course will help nurse managers to manage and lead staff through the challenges that change produces.
1 Hrs
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Leadership Lesson 7: It’s Over, Managing the End of Old Ways of Being
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020 Good teamwork means that team members are familiar with one another and with the ways things are s...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020 

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
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Leadership Lesson 2: Power, Politics, and Possibilities, Managing the Art of the Possible
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020The role of the nurse manager is a challenging one. Although they have positional power, many nurse mana...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

The role of the nurse manager is a challenging one. Although they have positional power, many nurse managers continue to feel powerlessness, caught in the middle, and that they actually have the responsibility without the authority. To effectively fulfill the managerial role, it is important to harness positive power, acquire savvy political skills, and recognize the possibilities for managerial success when the two are combined.
1 Hrs
Online
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Dietary Supplements: An Overview
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/19/2021Dietary supplements of many types are widely used by Americans. As a result, it is likely that nurse pr...
Course expiration date: 4/19/2021

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
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Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Nursing Management is Crucial in the Hospital
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021Hospital settings can become overwhelming to older adults. Being out of their familiar environment can ...
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

Hospital settings can become overwhelming to older adults. Being out of their familiar environment can lead to disorientation, confusion, and other cognitive changes. This course helps the nurse to differentiate between various situations and provides intervention and monitoring strategies.
1 Hrs
Online
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Communicating Effectively and Therapeutically with Patients with Mental Health Disorders
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021This course reviews the techniques of therapeutic communication and presents best strategies for using ...

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

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

1 Hrs
Online
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Communication and Team Building: A Patient Safety Consideration
4 Hrs
Course release date: 5/20/2019Course expiration date: 5/20/2022This course provides practical strategies that enhance professional commu...
Course release date: 5/20/2019
Course expiration date: 5/20/2022

This course provides practical strategies that enhance professional communication and improve team functioning in the actual work setting.
4 Hrs
Online
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Complementary and Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/3/2021In most grocery stores, the labeling on "all natural" drinks insist that shoppers are about to imbib...
Course expiration date: 4/3/2021

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
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Crisis Resource Management for Nurses
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/13/2022After completing this course, the learner will be able to discuss how crisis resource management princi...
Course expiration date: 2/13/2022

After completing this course, the learner will be able to discuss how crisis resource management principles can be applied during an emergent situation.
3 Hrs
Online
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Decoding Breast Reconstruction: What You Need to Know
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021After a mastectomy, some women may choose reconstructive surgery. There are multiple reconstructive opt...
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021

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 wil
1 Hrs
Online
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Depression, Antidepressant Medications and Related Therapies: Past, Present and Potential
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/22/2020This course reviews major types of depression and traditional therapies. This course then provides deta...
Course expiration date: 5/22/2020

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
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Diabetes in Children: Treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Considering Issues Unique to Childhood
6 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/17/2020Diabetes is becoming more common in the pediatric population and nurses, as well as other healthcare pr...
Course expiration date: 5/17/2020

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
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Diabetes Mellitus: A Life-Changing Disease
5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 11/8/2021Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages in the United States had diabetes in 2015;  this fi...

Course expiration date: 11/8/2021


Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages in the United States had diabetes in 2015;  this figure includes 30.2 million adults 18 years of age and older. However, 7.2 million of these people were not aware of or did not report having the disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018a). According to the World Health Organization (WHO) (2017), the number of people with diabetes throughout the world has increased from 108 million people in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Clearly, diabetes is a significant health problem in the United States and throughout the world. It is imperative that the health care community take aggressive steps to reduce the number of Americans who have the disease as well as providing more effective treatment so that persons with diabetes can enjoy their maximum quality of life. This education program presents information on both the impact of the disease and how to provide effective nursing care to those affected.

5 Hrs
Online
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Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/3/2020Diabetes and glycemic medications are in the news every day. Staying ahead of current research and treat...
Course expiration date: 1/3/2020

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
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Diseases and Disorders of the Integumentary System
5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 9/7/2021The integumentary system is the largest system in the body. Diseases of this system range from mildly a...

Course expiration date: 9/7/2021

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

5 Hrs
Online
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Chronic Kidney Disease: Complications and Pharmacological Interventions
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/17/2021 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often used as a broad term to describe many levels of decreased kidney...
Course expiration date: 1/17/2021

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
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Domestic Violence in the United States
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/17/2021This course will provide information about the prevalence of domestic violence and the impact it has o...
Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

This course will provide information about the prevalence of domestic violence and the impact it has on individual patients and on society. Different forms of domestic violence and the sequelae on selected populations’ health care will be discussed. Also, national laws will be reviewed to enhance the reader’s knowledge on the resources available and the legal issues encountered by victims of domestic violence. 
3 Hrs
Online
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Drug Abuse Crisis in America
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 11/26/2021This course provides the status of drug misuse in the United States and presents common substances, t...

Course expiration date: 11/26/2021

This course provides the status of drug misuse in the United States and presents common substances, triggers, and interventions that are proving to have successful impacts. 

3 Hrs
Online
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Drug Management: Generic versus Branded Drugs: Cost Effectiveness and Other Challenges
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/28/2020With healthcare and drug costs continuing to be high, there is continuing dialogue about the difference...
Course expiration date: 1/28/2020

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.
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Acid Base, Fluid/Electrolyte, and Hematological Emergencies
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020This course provides an overview and fast facts related the management of adults with acid-base imbalan...
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020


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
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Emergencies
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020This course covers the highlights and important emergency nursing assessment and interventions strategi...
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020

This course covers the highlights and important emergency nursing assessment and interventions strategies for patients experiencing cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies.
2 Hrs
Online
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Endocrine Emergencies
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020This course covers key content for providing emergency care to patients with gastrointestinal, genitour...
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020

This course covers key content for providing emergency care to patients with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and endocrine emergencies.
2 Hrs
Online
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Leadership Lesson 18: Recovering the Lost Art of Nursing
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020This course provides nurse managers with information to help them master personal and professional leade...
Course expiration date: 5/1/2020

This course provides nurse managers with information to help them master personal and professional leadership resources on behalf of patients, as well as to work with staff nurses to remove system barriers and recover the art of nursing.
1 Hrs
Online
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Neurological and Mental Health Emergencies
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020This emergency nursing course covers two key topics. Both neurological and mental health emergencies pr...
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020

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
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Ocular, Dental, Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/3/2020This course presents vital information related to select emergencies. Included are ocular and vision em...
Course expiration date: 10/3/2020

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
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Emergency Nursing Lessons: Orthopedic, Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020This course reviews critical assessment and interventions for victims suffering orthopedic injuries, wo...
Course expiration date: 12/1/2020

This course reviews critical assessment and interventions for victims suffering orthopedic injuries, wounds, multi-system trauma, or shock.
2 Hrs
Online
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Chronic Pain: A National Problem
4 Hrs
Course release date: 2/15/2019Course expiration date: 2/15/2022This course provides current information about the pathophysiology of pai...
Course release date: 2/15/2019
Course expiration date: 2/15/2022

This course provides current information about the pathophysiology of pain, the differences between acute and chronic pain, chronic pain assessment, and chronic pain management. 
4 Hrs
Online
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Children: Unique Differences from Adults that Impact Care
2 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/22/2021This course presents the unique qualities of children, the risks they face and their physiological diff...
Course expiration date: 3/22/2021

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
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End-of- Life Decisions: DNR Orders and Power of Attorney
1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021This course will provide a general knowledge base of end-of-life decisions, power of attorney and do-no...
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

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