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Trauma nursing can be a dangerous job. The hazards that trauma nurses are exposed to range from infectious diseases to radiation exposure to the possibility of violence in the ED. However, these and other...
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Trauma nursing can be a dangerous job. The hazards that trauma nurses are exposed to range from infectious diseases to radiation exposure to the possibility of violence in the ED. However, these and other hazards can be avoided by taking the appropriate precautions. This course presents the universal precautions that every trauma nurse should take in order to prevent hazards from occurring the job. Specific emphasis is placed on the danger posed by infectious disease. This course also covers the various types of trauma nursing related stressors. (66 minutes)
Trauma nursing can be a dangerous job. The hazards that trauma nurses are exposed to range from infectious diseases to radiation exposure to the possibility of violence in the ED. However, these and other hazards can be avoided by taking the appropriate precautions. This course presents the universal precautions that every trauma nurse should take in order to prevent hazards from occurring the job. Specific emphasis is placed on the danger posed by infectious disease. This course also covers the various types of trauma nursing related stressors. (66 minutes)
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Intravenous (IV) therapy is an excellent method for administering fluid to patients who cannot receive fluid orally. It is extremely important to administer the IV accurately because it contains medication...
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Intravenous (IV) therapy is an excellent method for administering fluid to patients who cannot receive fluid orally. It is extremely important to administer the IV accurately because it contains medication that is delivered directly into the patient's circulatory system. This course presents an overview of abbreviations and fluids commonly used in IV therapy. It also describes the methods used to calculate infusion rates and infusion times so the IV can be administered correctly. The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), have identified many types of medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and are now listed on the ‘Do Not Use List’ (The Joint Commission) and ‘New Confused Drug Name List’ (The ISMP). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has listed ways to trouble shoot IV therapy situations and has practice recommendations. (64 minutes)
Intravenous (IV) therapy is an excellent method for administering fluid to patients who cannot receive fluid orally. It is extremely important to administer the IV accurately because it contains medication that is delivered directly into the patient's circulatory system. This course presents an overview of abbreviations and fluids commonly used in IV therapy. It also describes the methods used to calculate infusion rates and infusion times so the IV can be administered correctly. The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), have identified many types of medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and are now listed on the ‘Do Not Use List’ (The Joint Commission) and ‘New Confused Drug Name List’ (The ISMP). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has listed ways to trouble shoot IV therapy situations and has practice recommendations. (64 minutes)
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Kidney (renal) failure is defined as a loss of kidney function from a variety of causes. Renal failure can result from either systemic or renal diseases and is a life-threatening condition. Acute renal...
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Kidney (renal) failure is defined as a loss of kidney function from a variety of causes. Renal failure can result from either systemic or renal diseases and is a life-threatening condition. Acute renal failure occurs within hours or days, whereas chronic renal failure occurs over a period of years. Chronic renal failure leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in which at least 90% of the kidney is irreversibly damaged. This course describes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney and kidney failure. It also describes the causes and stages of both acute and chronic renal failure. (51 minutes)
Kidney (renal) failure is defined as a loss of kidney function from a variety of causes. Renal failure can result from either systemic or renal diseases and is a life-threatening condition. Acute renal failure occurs within hours or days, whereas chronic renal failure occurs over a period of years. Chronic renal failure leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in which at least 90% of the kidney is irreversibly damaged. This course describes the anatomy and physiology of the kidney and kidney failure. It also describes the causes and stages of both acute and chronic renal failure. (51 minutes)
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This course discusses the various anesthetic agents used for surgical procedures. In addition, it discusses anesthesia-related complications and how to assist the anesthesia care provider in the event of a...
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This course discusses the various anesthetic agents used for surgical procedures. In addition, it discusses anesthesia-related complications and how to assist the anesthesia care provider in the event of a complication. The course also covers the use, duration, and effects of common anesthetic gases and drugs.
This course discusses the various anesthetic agents used for surgical procedures. In addition, it discusses anesthesia-related complications and how to assist the anesthesia care provider in the event of a complication. The course also covers the use, duration, and effects of common anesthetic gases and drugs.
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In this course, you will learn about latex, how it is manufactured, and how products containing latex may contribute to latex sensitivities and allergies. You will also discuss the three types of latex...
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In this course, you will learn about latex, how it is manufactured, and how products containing latex may contribute to latex sensitivities and allergies. You will also discuss the three types of latex allergies and their associated reactions and symptoms. You will identify patient populations that are at risk for latex allergies and learn specific protocols to prevent and treat latex allergies for surgical patients. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
In this course, you will learn about latex, how it is manufactured, and how products containing latex may contribute to latex sensitivities and allergies. You will also discuss the three types of latex allergies and their associated reactions and symptoms. You will identify patient populations that are at risk for latex allergies and learn specific protocols to prevent and treat latex allergies for surgical patients. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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In this course, you will learn about latex, how it is manufactured, and how products containing latex may contribute to latex sensitivities and allergies. You will also discuss the three types of latex...
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In this course, you will learn about latex, how it is manufactured, and how products containing latex may contribute to latex sensitivities and allergies. You will also discuss the three types of latex allergies and their associated reactions and symptoms. You will identify patient populations that are at risk for latex allergies and learn specific protocols to prevent and treat latex allergies for surgical patients.
In this course, you will learn about latex, how it is manufactured, and how products containing latex may contribute to latex sensitivities and allergies. You will also discuss the three types of latex allergies and their associated reactions and symptoms. You will identify patient populations that are at risk for latex allergies and learn specific protocols to prevent and treat latex allergies for surgical patients.
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It is important to learn about leadership and management because of your potential to be a nurse-manager. In this course, you will differentiate organizational theories and analyze organizational charts. You...
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It is important to learn about leadership and management because of your potential to be a nurse-manager. In this course, you will differentiate organizational theories and analyze organizational charts. You will learn how to assess the structure and relationships of an organization. Finally, you will learn about the purpose of organizational structures by examining how they facilitate or impede communication, flexibility, and job satisfaction. (60 minutes)
It is important to learn about leadership and management because of your potential to be a nurse-manager. In this course, you will differentiate organizational theories and analyze organizational charts. You will learn how to assess the structure and relationships of an organization. Finally, you will learn about the purpose of organizational structures by examining how they facilitate or impede communication, flexibility, and job satisfaction. (60 minutes)
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In this course, you will learn about leadership and management as they apply to your potential role as a nurse-manager. You will also explore the management technique of delegation. Even though you may not...
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In this course, you will learn about leadership and management as they apply to your potential role as a nurse-manager. You will also explore the management technique of delegation. Even though you may not consider yourself to be a leader or manager, these roles are essential to modern nursing. In fact, today's healthcare systems could not function without nurses who are leaders and managers in their organizations. (90 minutes)
In this course, you will learn about leadership and management as they apply to your potential role as a nurse-manager. You will also explore the management technique of delegation. Even though you may not consider yourself to be a leader or manager, these roles are essential to modern nursing. In fact, today's healthcare systems could not function without nurses who are leaders and managers in their organizations. (90 minutes)
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Emergency nurses have become well-versed in both the legal and the ethical issues that affect emergency nursing. As an emergency nurse, you are held to the standards of Emergency Nursing Practice and the...
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Emergency nurses have become well-versed in both the legal and the ethical issues that affect emergency nursing. As an emergency nurse, you are held to the standards of Emergency Nursing Practice and the American Nursing Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for nurses. There is a connection between acts that are legal and acts that are ethical. It is difficult sometimes to separate legalities from ethics. Your professional nursing actions are both legal and ethical but, as a healthcare professional, you are obliged to provide the best care as well as maintain appropriate knowledge and skill to carry out your responsibilities. In this course, you will become familiar with several legal and ethical concepts and examine how they apply to healthcare institutions. (63 minutes)
Emergency nurses have become well-versed in both the legal and the ethical issues that affect emergency nursing. As an emergency nurse, you are held to the standards of Emergency Nursing Practice and the American Nursing Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for nurses. There is a connection between acts that are legal and acts that are ethical. It is difficult sometimes to separate legalities from ethics. Your professional nursing actions are both legal and ethical but, as a healthcare professional, you are obliged to provide the best care as well as maintain appropriate knowledge and skill to carry out your responsibilities. In this course, you will become familiar with several legal and ethical concepts and examine how they apply to healthcare institutions. (63 minutes)
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In this course, you will review the history, legislation, and policies regarding intravenous (IV) therapy. Each year, thousands of lives are saved by the administration of drugs and blood. Because nursing...
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In this course, you will review the history, legislation, and policies regarding intravenous (IV) therapy. Each year, thousands of lives are saved by the administration of drugs and blood. Because nursing professionals are both medically and legally responsible for their actions, only trained and capable hands can deliver IV therapy. To administer such therapy successfully, you must understand the purpose of infusion therapy and the steps involved in inserting the IV access device. Then you will apply what you know to an IV case study. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
In this course, you will review the history, legislation, and policies regarding intravenous (IV) therapy. Each year, thousands of lives are saved by the administration of drugs and blood. Because nursing professionals are both medically and legally responsible for their actions, only trained and capable hands can deliver IV therapy. To administer such therapy successfully, you must understand the purpose of infusion therapy and the steps involved in inserting the IV access device. Then you will apply what you know to an IV case study. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. This course introduces you to the epidemiology and etiology of the disease as well as common methods of diagnosing, staging, and treating it....
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Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. This course introduces you to the epidemiology and etiology of the disease as well as common methods of diagnosing, staging, and treating it. Topics range from rates of incidence and mortality to both known and suspected risk factors, especially smoking. (62 minutes)
Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. This course introduces you to the epidemiology and etiology of the disease as well as common methods of diagnosing, staging, and treating it. Topics range from rates of incidence and mortality to both known and suspected risk factors, especially smoking. (62 minutes)
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Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. This course introduces you to the epidemiology and etiology of the disease as well as common methods of diagnosing, staging, and treating it....
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Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. This course introduces you to the epidemiology and etiology of the disease as well as common methods of diagnosing, staging, and treating it. Topics range from rates of incidence and mortality to both known and suspected risk factors, especially smoking.
Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States. This course introduces you to the epidemiology and etiology of the disease as well as common methods of diagnosing, staging, and treating it. Topics range from rates of incidence and mortality to both known and suspected risk factors, especially smoking.
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In this course, you will learn about the uses and characteristics of the major classifications of intravenous medications, including antimicrobials, antineoplastic agents, autonomic agents, anticoagulants and...
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In this course, you will learn about the uses and characteristics of the major classifications of intravenous medications, including antimicrobials, antineoplastic agents, autonomic agents, anticoagulants and hemostatics, thrombolytics and cardiovascular agents, and central nervous system agents. This activity is intended for nurses.
In this course, you will learn about the uses and characteristics of the major classifications of intravenous medications, including antimicrobials, antineoplastic agents, autonomic agents, anticoagulants and hemostatics, thrombolytics and cardiovascular agents, and central nervous system agents. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Cerebrovascular accidents, commonly referred to as strokes, are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of neurologic dysfunction. The cost for the care and treatment of...
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Cerebrovascular accidents, commonly referred to as strokes, are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of neurologic dysfunction. The cost for the care and treatment of stroke patients, including loss of productivity, has been estimated at $30 billion per year. Exact assessment is crucial. A nurse needs to know not only know the signs and symptoms of strokes but also the proper care of patients with strokes. Subarachnoid hemorrhages, which account for less than 10% of all strokes, but 40% of the mortality associated with strokes, are also covered. This activity is intended for nurses.
Cerebrovascular accidents, commonly referred to as strokes, are the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of neurologic dysfunction. The cost for the care and treatment of stroke patients, including loss of productivity, has been estimated at $30 billion per year. Exact assessment is crucial. A nurse needs to know not only know the signs and symptoms of strokes but also the proper care of patients with strokes. Subarachnoid hemorrhages, which account for less than 10% of all strokes, but 40% of the mortality associated with strokes, are also covered. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Pneumonia is usually a very treatable disorder if it is identified early, yet it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This course identifies the primary medical therapies used to treat...
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Pneumonia is usually a very treatable disorder if it is identified early, yet it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This course identifies the primary medical therapies used to treat pneumonia by detailing each type of pneumonia. The course also describes the key components in the nursing management of patients with pneumonia. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
Pneumonia is usually a very treatable disorder if it is identified early, yet it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This course identifies the primary medical therapies used to treat pneumonia by detailing each type of pneumonia. The course also describes the key components in the nursing management of patients with pneumonia. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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The two general types of ulcers- gastric and duodenal- respond to different medications. Similarly, the two types of asthma- typical and atypical- respond to different medications, depending on whether they...
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The two general types of ulcers- gastric and duodenal- respond to different medications. Similarly, the two types of asthma- typical and atypical- respond to different medications, depending on whether they are caused by a histamine response. This course will cover the pathophysiology of ulcers, pharmacologic treatments for ulcers, and drugs used to treat typical and atypical asthma. (59 minutes)
The two general types of ulcers- gastric and duodenal- respond to different medications. Similarly, the two types of asthma- typical and atypical- respond to different medications, depending on whether they are caused by a histamine response. This course will cover the pathophysiology of ulcers, pharmacologic treatments for ulcers, and drugs used to treat typical and atypical asthma. (59 minutes)
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This course covers techniques used by nurses to manage patients being monitored for intracranial pressure (ICP). You will learn practices such as fluid monitoring and pharmacological approaches that will help...
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This course covers techniques used by nurses to manage patients being monitored for intracranial pressure (ICP). You will learn practices such as fluid monitoring and pharmacological approaches that will help you attain the desired outcomes for your patient. This course also includes an overview of collaborative management procedures for treating the ICP monitored patient. This activity is intended for nurses.
This course covers techniques used by nurses to manage patients being monitored for intracranial pressure (ICP). You will learn practices such as fluid monitoring and pharmacological approaches that will help you attain the desired outcomes for your patient. This course also includes an overview of collaborative management procedures for treating the ICP monitored patient. This activity is intended for nurses.
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This course examines the basics of pain management for four specific patient populations: postoperative patients, elderly patients, infant patients, and patients with communication barriers. The course also...
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This course examines the basics of pain management for four specific patient populations: postoperative patients, elderly patients, infant patients, and patients with communication barriers. The course also identifies myths that fuel the undertreatment of pain in these patient populations. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
This course examines the basics of pain management for four specific patient populations: postoperative patients, elderly patients, infant patients, and patients with communication barriers. The course also identifies myths that fuel the undertreatment of pain in these patient populations. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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The first step you will learn about managing a patient's pain is to obtain as much information as possible about the pain. You will identify the myths about pain and pain management that have no place in the...
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The first step you will learn about managing a patient's pain is to obtain as much information as possible about the pain. You will identify the myths about pain and pain management that have no place in the emergency department. Once a patient's pain has been assessed, a strategy for sedation and pain management can be determined according to the patient's age. You will learn about the rights of a patient undergoing sedation, criteria to follow during monitoring, and appropriate interventions. You will be able to identify the medications suitable for use in the emergency department, which include opioids, nonopioid analgesics, dissociative agents, benzodiazepines, and sedative-hypnotics as well as nonpharmacologic and alternative pain remedies. (103 minutes)
The first step you will learn about managing a patient's pain is to obtain as much information as possible about the pain. You will identify the myths about pain and pain management that have no place in the emergency department. Once a patient's pain has been assessed, a strategy for sedation and pain management can be determined according to the patient's age. You will learn about the rights of a patient undergoing sedation, criteria to follow during monitoring, and appropriate interventions. You will be able to identify the medications suitable for use in the emergency department, which include opioids, nonopioid analgesics, dissociative agents, benzodiazepines, and sedative-hypnotics as well as nonpharmacologic and alternative pain remedies. (103 minutes)
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In this course, you will learn about measurement, determinants, and manipulation of cardiac output (CO). CO is a measure of how efficiently the heart is working. Measuring changes in CO helps to determine the...
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In this course, you will learn about measurement, determinants, and manipulation of cardiac output (CO). CO is a measure of how efficiently the heart is working. Measuring changes in CO helps to determine the effects of disease and the effectiveness of drug interventions. CO assessment variables that you will cover in this course include preload, afterload, and contractility. The relationship between a left ventricular function curve and CO will help you further care for patients with CV problems. This activity is intended for nurses.
In this course, you will learn about measurement, determinants, and manipulation of cardiac output (CO). CO is a measure of how efficiently the heart is working. Measuring changes in CO helps to determine the effects of disease and the effectiveness of drug interventions. CO assessment variables that you will cover in this course include preload, afterload, and contractility. The relationship between a left ventricular function curve and CO will help you further care for patients with CV problems. This activity is intended for nurses.
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A significant part of the role of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) is to measure and record a patients vital signs. These vital signs include body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate (RR), and...
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A significant part of the role of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) is to measure and record a patients vital signs. These vital signs include body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate (RR), and blood pressure (BP). This course describes each of these vital signs, how to measure it, and how to document your findings. The course also lists normal measurement ranges for vital signs and describes abnormal readings that should be brought to the nurse’s attention. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
A significant part of the role of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) is to measure and record a patients vital signs. These vital signs include body temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate (RR), and blood pressure (BP). This course describes each of these vital signs, how to measure it, and how to document your findings. The course also lists normal measurement ranges for vital signs and describes abnormal readings that should be brought to the nurse’s attention. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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This course introduces some of the most important cancer treatment modalities. The methods this course covers include chemotherapy, biotherapy, genetic therapy, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
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This course introduces some of the most important cancer treatment modalities. The methods this course covers include chemotherapy, biotherapy, genetic therapy, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
This course introduces some of the most important cancer treatment modalities. The methods this course covers include chemotherapy, biotherapy, genetic therapy, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Of the skin cancers, malignant melanoma is the most lethal and poses the greatest health risk. In this course, you will learn about the...
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Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Of the skin cancers, malignant melanoma is the most lethal and poses the greatest health risk. In this course, you will learn about the epidemiology, etiology, and risk factors of melanoma. You will then explore the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma. (63 minutes)
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Of the skin cancers, malignant melanoma is the most lethal and poses the greatest health risk. In this course, you will learn about the epidemiology, etiology, and risk factors of melanoma. You will then explore the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma. (63 minutes)
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In this course, you will examine several unique considerations with which you should be aware when caring for someone with a mental illness in the emergency department. Considerations include safety...
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In this course, you will examine several unique considerations with which you should be aware when caring for someone with a mental illness in the emergency department. Considerations include safety precautions, additional subjective and objective data related to mental illness, the triage system for categorizing the severity of the illness, and pediatric and geriatric concerns related to mental health emergencies. In addition, you will learn about situations that could affect patients' mental health condition, including domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect. (60 minutes)
In this course, you will examine several unique considerations with which you should be aware when caring for someone with a mental illness in the emergency department. Considerations include safety precautions, additional subjective and objective data related to mental illness, the triage system for categorizing the severity of the illness, and pediatric and geriatric concerns related to mental health emergencies. In addition, you will learn about situations that could affect patients' mental health condition, including domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect. (60 minutes)
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This course provides an overview of electrolyte imbalances that may severely affect a patient's quality and/or length of life as a result of cancer or cancer treatments. These imbalances are called...
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This course provides an overview of electrolyte imbalances that may severely affect a patient's quality and/or length of life as a result of cancer or cancer treatments. These imbalances are called paraneoplastic syndromes and include hypercalcemia, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion, septic shock, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). In this course, you will learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and nursing care for each of these conditions. (77 minutes)
This course provides an overview of electrolyte imbalances that may severely affect a patient's quality and/or length of life as a result of cancer or cancer treatments. These imbalances are called paraneoplastic syndromes and include hypercalcemia, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion, septic shock, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). In this course, you will learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and nursing care for each of these conditions. (77 minutes)
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