Oregon Nursing CE Requirements Package — 30 Contact Hours
This 30 contact hour package meets the minimum requirements for license renewal established by the Oregon Board of Nursing. Course topics... More
Advanced Practice Nursing Package — 33 Contact Hours for Oregon
This 33 contact hour package meets the minimum requirements for license renewal established by the Oregon Board of Nursing. Course topics... More
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Human Trafficking: A Personal View
Patient Education for Older Adults: An Effective Encounter Requires Nurse Understanding
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.
Occult Trauma: Assessment and Care in the Emergency Department
Older Adult Immunizations: A Public Health Priority
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.
Older Adult Polypharmacy
Older Adults: Important Concepts for Care
Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond
Pain Assessment and Care: A Critical Challenge
Pain: Is More than a Four-Letter Word
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.
Panic Disorder: Anxiety at its Worst
Patient and Family Anger: What to do When Frustration Spills into the Workplace
Patient Safety: Implementation of National Safety Standards for Nurses
Nursing-Sensitive Indicators and Patient Outcomes
Pediatric Headaches: Warning Signs of an Emergency and a Threat to the Quality of Life for Children
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Complicated Tetralogy of Fallot
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Diabetic Emergency
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Pediatric Immunizations
Pediatric Pharmacology Case Study: Status Epilepticus
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Some Whys and Hows
Practice Makes Perfect: Drug Calculations, Ratios and Proportions
Prescribing Controlled Substances: The Scope and Ethics for Advanced Practice Nurses
Preventing and Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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.
Nursing: Intimate Partner Violence
Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Prescribing Controlled Substances – Focus on Opioids
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.
Psychiatric Special Topics: Anxiety Disorders
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
Communicable diseases, once on the cusp of being eliminated, con
Leadership Lesson 7: It’s Over, Managing the End of Old Ways of Being
Leadership Lesson 8: Now What? Managing Chaos and Confusion
Leadership Lesson 9: From Isolation to Collaboration: Managing a New Way of Being
LGBT Health: Improving Access to Care and Identifying Risk Factors
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.
Making a Difference as a Medical Humanitarian Volunteer: One Nurse’s Story
Becoming involved in medical humanitarian volunteering is becoming a popular way for health care providers to give back to those who need care the most. In this one single story the learner will hear about a group called Project Helping Hands and how nurse volunteers of for this group travel to needed areas around the world to provide much needed care.
Management of Behavioral Issues in a Brain-Injured Patient
Managing Pain Without Opioids: Consider a Multidisciplinary Approach
Marijuana: Ancient Medicine, the Devil’s Playground, or Medical Miracle?
Mass Casualty: Chemical Agents
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.
Mass Casualty: Natural Disasters in the U.S.
Medical Errors: A Critical Practice Issue
No Room for Error: Promoting Medication Safety
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.
Medical Marijuana: Panacea or Snake Oil
Activity against some cancer cells
Liberation from a variety of symptoms associated with AIDS.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN): Oral cannabis extract and synthetic THC are likely efficacious for reducing patient-reported symptoms of pain and spasticity associated with MS.
Treatment of painwith a more benign safety profile than opioids.
To guide good prescribing practices, it is critical to fo
Medication Management & Risk Reduction in Assisted Living
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.
More Than a Viral Illness: The Diagnosis and Management of Three Tick-Borne Diseases
MRSA Infection: National Guidelines Should Direct Treatment
This course defines the significance of MRSA in multiple environments as well as the cost, care and prevention strategies.
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Patient Care
My Back Hurts: Evaluating and Treating One of the More Common Complaints in Primary Care
My Liver is Fat, Now What?
The presentation is intended for all nursing professionals involved in delivering healthcare to patients who are at risk for Fatty Liver disease in a hospital or community setting.
Negativity in Nursing: Turning Things Around
Neurological Assessment: Recognition of Change in Mental Status Can Alter the Course of Care
Never Shake a Baby: A National Tragedy
New Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
Promoting Medication Safety
Psychiatric Special Topics: Behavioral and Psychological Disorders in the Elderly
Leadership Lesson 5: Got Gap? Managing the Intergenerational Workplace
What Would You Do? A Prominent Family is Involved in a Possibly Abusive Situation
The Endocrine System: Diseases, Disorders and Clinical Updates
The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: New Recommendations for Optimizing Postpartum Care
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.
The Gastrointestinal System: Diseases and Disorders
The Great Outdoors: Common Health-Related Problems
The Health Benefits of Humor: Laughter Can Be the Best Medicine
The Importance of Sleep: Promoting Restful Sleep in Patients as Well as the Nurses Who Care for Them
The Older Adult: Challenges for Nursing Assessment and Care
The Pathophysiology of the Cardiovascular System
Treatment Resistant Bacteria: How to Best Manage in a Contemporary Setting
Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Staying Healthy
What Would You Do? Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Contact
Surgical Site Infection Prevention
What Would You Do? Chest Pain: Nurse Needs Help Stat
What Would You Do? Germs on the Loose
What Would You Do? Mother’s Needs versus Infant Safety
What Would You Do? Narcotic Medications Are Missing
What Would You Do? Passing On: End of Life Conflicts
What Would You Do? Private Duty Expectation
What Would You Do? Running Clear: Failure to Administer Antibiotic Medication Vial
What Would You Do? Sky High Blood Pressure
What Would You Do? There is One on Every Unit
What Would You Do? Who's In Charge
Zika Virus: Mosquitoes are the Culprit
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis: Prophylactics and Clinical Updates
Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals
Psychiatric Special Topics: Feeding and Eating Disorders
Responding to Compassion Fatigue
Psychiatric Special Topics: Mood Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Personality Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotherapeutic Management
Psychiatric Special Topics: Psychotic Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Sleep Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: Substance Use Disorders
Psychiatric Special Topics: The Psychiatric Interview and Diagnosis
Rapid Response Teams: An Overview of Contributions and Effects
Rapid Trauma Assessment: What Nurses Need to Know
Recognition and Interpretation of Basic ECG Rhythms
Recognition and Interpretation of Life-Threatening ECG Rhythms
Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices for Advanced Practice Nurses
Substance-Use Disorder in Nursing: Recognition, Reporting, and Support
Sedation for an Intubated Patient: Understanding and Experience Contribute to Optimal Outcomes
Sepsis in the Adult Patient: Identification and Initial Care
Shingles Disease Process and Vaccination
Skin & Wound Care: What You Need to Know
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.
Sleepless in the Hospital: Strategies for Promoting Quality Sleep for Patients
Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Shortness of Breath, A Case Study Approach
Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluating Syncope, A Case Study Approach
Special Topics in Cardiology: Evaluation of Chest Pain, A Case Study Approach
Statins: The Most Prescribed Medications by Class
Stroke I: Identification and Acute Care
Stroke II: Rehabilitation and Tertiary Prevention
Leadership Lesson 6: Managing and Facilitating Change and Transitions
Leadership Lesson 4: Anticipating Change, Managing Staff Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Fear
A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science; The Minimum Entry Level for Nursing Practice
Disorders of the Endocrine System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Current Treatment
- This course is intended to provide best practices content related to the disorders of the endocrine system as well as related disorders. The focus is on pathophysiology, assessment, and care.
Communication and Team Building: Practical Strategies for Clinical Practice
Complementary and Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine
Decoding Breast Reconstruction: What You Need to Know
Depression, Antidepressant Medications and Related Therapies: Past, Present and Potential
Diabetes in Children: Treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Considering Issues Unique to Childhood
Diabetes Mellitus: A Life-Changing Disease
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.
Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies
Dietary Supplements: An Overview
Discovering Your Nursing Influence in A Brave New Online World
Diseases and Disorders of the Integumentary System
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.
Drug Management: Generic versus Branded Drugs: Cost Effectiveness and Other Challenges
Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Nursing Management is Crucial in the Hospital
Eating Disorders and Obesity: Treatment Updates
Effective Management of Hypertension: Quieting the Silent Killer
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Acid Base, Fluid/Electrolyte, and Hematological Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Endocrine Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Geriatric, Infectious Disease, OB-GYN, and Pediatric Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Neurological and Mental Health Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Ocular, Dental, Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Orthopedic, Shock and Multisystem Trauma Emergencies
Emergency Nursing Lessons: Substance Abuse, Toxicology, Environmental Emergencies and Disasters
End-of- Life Decisions: DNR Orders and Power of Attorney
Communicating Effectively and Therapeutically with Patients with Mental Health Disorders
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.
Ethics and Legal Issues in Nursing
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.
What are the symptoms of these diseases and how can they improve or worsen in pregnancy? What medications can be continued and which should be stopped? How will the fetus be affected? 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.
A Fun Look at Nursing Humor
ACA Essentials: What You Need to Know and Why
Acupuncture: An Overview for Nurses
Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: The Role of CT Angiography
Chest pain is a common complaint in the emergency department and requires meticulous history, exam and work-up. While chest pain may be due to non-cardiac complaints such as pulmonary embolism, the healthcare team must correctly identify when a patient is experiencing or at risk of developing acute coronary syndrome. Coronary computed tomography angiography and coronary artery calcium scoring are two non-invasive tests, which can help identify plaque in low-and intermediate-risk patients, and subsequently direct care as needed. There are nursing considerations specific to both these tests including obtaining pulse and blood pressure, administering medications, obtaining IV access and performing a history and exam.
Addiction: When Patients Can't "Just Quit"
This course covers the epidemiology, causes and risk factors of addiction. It discusses the diagnosis of substance use disorders and offers a brief overview of medications used to treat withdrawal. The course gives detailed information on the medications used to treat opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder and tobacco use disorder.
Alarm Fatigue: How One Health System Took Action Against this Common Problem
Antibiotic Resistant Infectious Diseases: Clinical Update
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy
This educational program illustrates the critical role of blood clotting in maintaining vasculature integrity and various pathologies that can result when inappropriate coagulation occurs. An overview is provided giving insight to the use of representative antiplatelet, anticoagulation and thrombolytic agents to counter improper clotting.
Anxiety Disorders: Recognition and Management
Assault: It’s Not in My Job Description
Healthcare workers dedicate their lives to the care and the treatment of their patients. In doing so, they sometimes must put their own safety and health at risk. In 2013, it was estimated that there were 9,200 nonfatal violence-related injuries among healthcare workers. Over the past decade, healthcare workers have accounted for up to 2/3 of violent workplace injuries—a total of more than 67% of all industries and professions—that resulted in time off from work. This education program provides information on how to identify potentially violent patients, describes techniques to manage patients with violent behavior, and discusses interventions to encourage a safe work environment.