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Women’s Health Specialty Courses
Autoimmune Diseases and Pregnancy – N19410
Autoimmune diseases affect a great deal of the population,women more so than men. A good number of these individuals desire pregnancy and childbirth, but their autoimmune conditions present challenges to pregnancy. Most autoimmune diseases improve during pregnancy and worsen postpartum, but some women still experience symptoms or flares during their pregnancies.
This educational course provides the background, diagnoses and testing, as well as the effects on conception, pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and breastfeeding considerations for patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome.
Care, Compassion, and End-of-Life Issues – N33915
Course expiration date: 4/9/2023
The principles of end-of-life care focus on providing the best possible care and emotional support for patients and families with compassion and respect for the dignity of the patient. This course presents information regarding standards and competencies of palliative nursing practice, body changes as death nears, physical comfort measures at the end-of-life, factors relating to advance directives, and cultural considerations when providing end-of-life care.
Communication in Healthcare – N21876
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021
This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients. The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
Domestic Violence in the United States – N21244
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.
Human Trafficking – N29555
Course expiration date: 10/8/2022
This course discusses the scope of human trafficking including risks, common characteristics, and signs and symptoms of human trafficking. Intervention approaches and resources that help prevent and advocate against human trafficking are also presented.
Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs – N28952
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022
This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals. The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs.
Nursing Care of the Perimenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition – N23214
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021
This course will help nurses take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
Nursing Care of the Postmenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition – N23189
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021
This course provides nurses with the most up-to-date standards and guidelines to help postmenopausal women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
Patient Safety: A Critical Practice Concern – N21203
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.
The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy: New Recommendations for Optimizing Postpartum Care – N19535
Course expiration date: 9/18/2021
Postpartum carecan set the stage for optimal maternal and infant health. Unfortunately,maternal mortality rates in the United States have increased steadily over thepast 30 years and continue to climb. In early 2018, the American College ofObstetricians and Gynecologists released new recommendations to optimizepostpartum care. These recommendations propose changes to the postpartum care timeline,elements, and care team. Nurses fill many of the care team roles. This coursepresents the new guidelines for postpartum care of women, as well as how thenurse is uniquely positioned as a crucial member of the care team. The coursereviews the basic physiology of the postpartum period as well as the mostsignificant medical complaints and complications that arise and contribute to morbidityand mortality. The nurse should be able to counsel pregnant and postpartumwomen regarding expectant postpartum care. This course also discusses thehealth policy changes needed to implement these new recommendations, and howthe nurse can advocate for postpartum women as part of this process.
Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition – N1788
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021
This course provides nurses caring for women in a variety of healthcare settings – acute care facilities, private practices, public settings, home health environments, and community outreach programs – with information to help them take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause. The course discusses nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make lifestyle choices.
Using Evidence in Clinical Nursing Practice – N24927
Course expiration date: 04/23/2022
Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies on the findings of scientific research to modify or develop policies and procedures that incorporate the latest evidence into clinical practice. This course will help nurses incorporate nursing research findings into their EBP for the maximum benefit of patients and the facilitation of professional growth and development.
Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 4th Edition – N32879
Course release date: 1/13/2021
Course expiration date: 1/13/2024
This course helps nurses fill the gap in knowledge concerning CVD in women to ensure that clinical practice and patient education programs are both current and evidence-based. Education is the foundation for empowering women through self-care practices to reduce or eliminate the risk of developing CVD and to control existing disease. Nurses, among other healthcare providers, have increased contact with women, thus putting them in the best position to educate women on CVD. This course focuses on the current state of evidence related to CVD epidemiology, pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention in women to help bridge the knowledge gap among practicing nurses.
Breast Cancer: Exploring Current Detection, Screening, and Treatment Strategies – N45106
Webinar course expiration date: 10/14/2023
This webinar course has been previously recorded.
This webinar course presents current methods and screening recommendations for early detection of breast cancer, describes the common types of breast cancer and updated cancer staging criteria, and discusses advances in local and systemic treatment modalities, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy.