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Creating and maintaining an aseptic surgical environment prevents infection in surgical patients. Skin preparation is part of this infection control process. In this course, you will learn about hair removal,...
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Creating and maintaining an aseptic surgical environment prevents infection in surgical patients. Skin preparation is part of this infection control process. In this course, you will learn about hair removal, prepping supplies, prepping techniques, and other considerations for skin preparation. In addition, you will learn about the drapes that are used to secure the sterile field and correct draping procedures and applications. 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.
Creating and maintaining an aseptic surgical environment prevents infection in surgical patients. Skin preparation is part of this infection control process. In this course, you will learn about hair removal, prepping supplies, prepping techniques, and other considerations for skin preparation. In addition, you will learn about the drapes that are used to secure the sterile field and correct draping procedures and applications. 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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Sleep alterations may affect the course and outcome of the disease process for the critical care patient. This course introduces the basic physiology of sleep and the factors that may alter sleep patterns. As...
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Sleep alterations may affect the course and outcome of the disease process for the critical care patient. This course introduces the basic physiology of sleep and the factors that may alter sleep patterns. As a nurse, you should know how to recognize sleep alterations in a patient and take measures to reduce sleep disturbances that could worsen the disease process. After an overview of sleep apnea, this course presents nursing interventions for patients as well as education about treatment options for patients and their families.
Sleep alterations may affect the course and outcome of the disease process for the critical care patient. This course introduces the basic physiology of sleep and the factors that may alter sleep patterns. As a nurse, you should know how to recognize sleep alterations in a patient and take measures to reduce sleep disturbances that could worsen the disease process. After an overview of sleep apnea, this course presents nursing interventions for patients as well as education about treatment options for patients and their families.
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Nonspecific chest pain can arise from the cardiac system or other systems. If the source of the problem is not the cardiac system, it is most commonly the respiratory or pulmonary system. Chest pain can also...
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Nonspecific chest pain can arise from the cardiac system or other systems. If the source of the problem is not the cardiac system, it is most commonly the respiratory or pulmonary system. Chest pain can also be related to gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and neurological disorders as well as to anxiety states. This course examines the potential sources of cardiac chest pain and pulmonary chest pain. It also differentiates between additional systemic sources of chest pain. (55 minutes)
Nonspecific chest pain can arise from the cardiac system or other systems. If the source of the problem is not the cardiac system, it is most commonly the respiratory or pulmonary system. Chest pain can also be related to gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and neurological disorders as well as to anxiety states. This course examines the potential sources of cardiac chest pain and pulmonary chest pain. It also differentiates between additional systemic sources of chest pain. (55 minutes)
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This course covers special issues you may encounter with geriatric patients. Topics include the effects of age on nutrition, sleep, activity, intimacy, sexuality, safety, and mental health. (94 minutes)
This course covers special issues you may encounter with geriatric patients. Topics include the effects of age on nutrition, sleep, activity, intimacy, sexuality, safety, and mental health. (94 minutes)
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This course covers special issues you may encounter with geriatric patients. Topics include the effects of age on nutrition, sleep, activity, intimacy, sexuality, safety, and mental health.
This course covers special issues you may encounter with geriatric patients. Topics include the effects of age on nutrition, sleep, activity, intimacy, sexuality, safety, and mental health.
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Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) will take care of many patients with special needs. For instance, patients who cannot take medication or food orally may need an intravenous (IV) infusion. Patients who...
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Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) will take care of many patients with special needs. For instance, patients who cannot take medication or food orally may need an intravenous (IV) infusion. Patients who have had surgery may need binders to hold their dressings in place. Likewise, patients who are immobile due to illness or surgery may need antiembolism devices to help the prevention of blood clots. This course will explain special procedures that UAPs should know in order to care for patients with these needs. 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.
Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) will take care of many patients with special needs. For instance, patients who cannot take medication or food orally may need an intravenous (IV) infusion. Patients who have had surgery may need binders to hold their dressings in place. Likewise, patients who are immobile due to illness or surgery may need antiembolism devices to help the prevention of blood clots. This course will explain special procedures that UAPs should know in order to care for patients with these needs. 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 discusses special care settings for the elderly and identifies the different types of special care settings available. It will examine their advantages and disadvantages and the clinician's role...
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This course discusses special care settings for the elderly and identifies the different types of special care settings available. It will examine their advantages and disadvantages and the clinician's role in each setting. (71 minutes)
This course discusses special care settings for the elderly and identifies the different types of special care settings available. It will examine their advantages and disadvantages and the clinician's role in each setting. (71 minutes)
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This course discusses special care settings for the elderly and identifies the different types of special care settings available. It will examine their advantages and disadvantages and the clinician's role...
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This course discusses special care settings for the elderly and identifies the different types of special care settings available. It will examine their advantages and disadvantages and the clinician's role in each setting.
This course discusses special care settings for the elderly and identifies the different types of special care settings available. It will examine their advantages and disadvantages and the clinician's role in each setting.
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Practitioners order specimen collections to help them make a diagnosis or to evaluate the progress of treatment. Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are responsible for collecting urine, sputum, and stool...
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Practitioners order specimen collections to help them make a diagnosis or to evaluate the progress of treatment. Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are responsible for collecting urine, sputum, and stool specimens. This course will familiarize UAPs with the guidelines that govern each collection procedure. It will also explain how to collect each type of specimen, label and bag it, and send it to the laboratory for analysis. 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.
Practitioners order specimen collections to help them make a diagnosis or to evaluate the progress of treatment. Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are responsible for collecting urine, sputum, and stool specimens. This course will familiarize UAPs with the guidelines that govern each collection procedure. It will also explain how to collect each type of specimen, label and bag it, and send it to the laboratory for analysis. 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 the four stages of labor and how to care for the mother and infant during each stage. (85 minutes)
In this course, you will learn about the four stages of labor and how to care for the mother and infant during each stage. (85 minutes)
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This course examines trauma center classifications, reasons for transferring a patient from one facility to another, and the legal guidelines to be followed in doing so. It also describes the steps involved...
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This course examines trauma center classifications, reasons for transferring a patient from one facility to another, and the legal guidelines to be followed in doing so. It also describes the steps involved in preparing a patient for transport. Finally, this course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ground and air transport. 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 trauma center classifications, reasons for transferring a patient from one facility to another, and the legal guidelines to be followed in doing so. It also describes the steps involved in preparing a patient for transport. Finally, this course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ground and air transport. 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 examines trauma center classifications, reasons for transferring a patient from one facility to another, and the legal guidelines to be followed in doing so. It also describes the steps involved...
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This course examines trauma center classifications, reasons for transferring a patient from one facility to another, and the legal guidelines to be followed in doing so. It also describes the steps involved in preparing a patient for transport. Finally, this course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ground and air transport.
This course examines trauma center classifications, reasons for transferring a patient from one facility to another, and the legal guidelines to be followed in doing so. It also describes the steps involved in preparing a patient for transport. Finally, this course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ground and air transport.
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Sterile processing provides clean and sterile medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment for patient care. The functions of sterile processing are usually performed within a centralized area of...
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Sterile processing provides clean and sterile medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment for patient care. The functions of sterile processing are usually performed within a centralized area of the facility known as Central Supply or Sterile Supply. This course identifies the three phases of sterile processing: decontamination, assembly and packaging, and sterilization. In addition, this course emphasizes the need for a good quality control program to ensure the validity of the sterilization process. 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.
Sterile processing provides clean and sterile medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment for patient care. The functions of sterile processing are usually performed within a centralized area of the facility known as Central Supply or Sterile Supply. This course identifies the three phases of sterile processing: decontamination, assembly and packaging, and sterilization. In addition, this course emphasizes the need for a good quality control program to ensure the validity of the sterilization process. 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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Therapeutic communication involves skills of listening, speaking, and using silence. This course reviews various situations that call for a sensitive therapeutic approach. It presents specific strategies to...
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Therapeutic communication involves skills of listening, speaking, and using silence. This course reviews various situations that call for a sensitive therapeutic approach. It presents specific strategies to establish effective therapeutic communication and explores ways of relating to patients in an empathic manner. (65 minutes)
Therapeutic communication involves skills of listening, speaking, and using silence. This course reviews various situations that call for a sensitive therapeutic approach. It presents specific strategies to establish effective therapeutic communication and explores ways of relating to patients in an empathic manner. (65 minutes)
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Therapeutic communication involves skills of listening, speaking, and using silence. This course reviews various situations that call for a sensitive therapeutic approach. It presents specific strategies to...
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Therapeutic communication involves skills of listening, speaking, and using silence. This course reviews various situations that call for a sensitive therapeutic approach. It presents specific strategies to establish effective therapeutic communication and explores ways of relating to patients in an empathic manner.
Therapeutic communication involves skills of listening, speaking, and using silence. This course reviews various situations that call for a sensitive therapeutic approach. It presents specific strategies to establish effective therapeutic communication and explores ways of relating to patients in an empathic manner.
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Stroke, also known as brain attack or cerebrovascular accident, is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability. The two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic,...
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Stroke, also known as brain attack or cerebrovascular accident, is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability. The two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, have warning signs and risk factors that often go unrecognized. Knowledge of stroke etiology, aided by neurologic and nonneurologic diagnostic tests, is essential to early recognition, effective intervention, and management of stroke 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.
Stroke, also known as brain attack or cerebrovascular accident, is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability. The two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, have warning signs and risk factors that often go unrecognized. Knowledge of stroke etiology, aided by neurologic and nonneurologic diagnostic tests, is essential to early recognition, effective intervention, and management of stroke 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 explore methods to control active bleeding and to anesthetize a wound area. Also, you will become familiar with cleansing, preparing, and dressing a wound.
In this course, you will explore methods to control active bleeding and to anesthetize a wound area. Also, you will become familiar with cleansing, preparing, and dressing a wound.
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Learn about the history of the invention of the laser, how it works, and the benefits of using lasers in surgical procedures. Various types of lasers are employed in surgery, including carbon dioxide (CO2),...
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Learn about the history of the invention of the laser, how it works, and the benefits of using lasers in surgical procedures. Various types of lasers are employed in surgery, including carbon dioxide (CO2), argon, and neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers. These powerful tools can injure both the user and the patient and call for attentive adherence to safety guidelines and that every member of the laser team be familiar with their roles and responsibilities. (62 minutes)
Learn about the history of the invention of the laser, how it works, and the benefits of using lasers in surgical procedures. Various types of lasers are employed in surgery, including carbon dioxide (CO2), argon, and neodymium yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers. These powerful tools can injure both the user and the patient and call for attentive adherence to safety guidelines and that every member of the laser team be familiar with their roles and responsibilities. (62 minutes)
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Advances in surgical hemostasis and wound closure techniques have decreased the surgical patients operative time, resulted in minimal scar formation, and enhanced healing. This course identifies the need for...
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Advances in surgical hemostasis and wound closure techniques have decreased the surgical patients operative time, resulted in minimal scar formation, and enhanced healing. This course identifies the need for various types of sutures as well as their properties. In addition, it identifies the various types of suture packaging, contrasts suture types, and discusses surgical staplers, skin closure strips, and skin adhesives. 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.
Advances in surgical hemostasis and wound closure techniques have decreased the surgical patients operative time, resulted in minimal scar formation, and enhanced healing. This course identifies the need for various types of sutures as well as their properties. In addition, it identifies the various types of suture packaging, contrasts suture types, and discusses surgical staplers, skin closure strips, and skin adhesives. 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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As a preceptor, you should understand the teaching methods best suited to adult learners. In this course, you will identify the characteristics of adult learners and the three primary ways that adults take in...
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As a preceptor, you should understand the teaching methods best suited to adult learners. In this course, you will identify the characteristics of adult learners and the three primary ways that adults take in information. You will learn about strategies for teaching the adult learner as well as a preceptor teaching process that will help you effectively organize your preceptee's orientation period. For the purposes of this course, learning will be defined as the process of gaining knowledge or skills. (62 minutes)
As a preceptor, you should understand the teaching methods best suited to adult learners. In this course, you will identify the characteristics of adult learners and the three primary ways that adults take in information. You will learn about strategies for teaching the adult learner as well as a preceptor teaching process that will help you effectively organize your preceptee's orientation period. For the purposes of this course, learning will be defined as the process of gaining knowledge or skills. (62 minutes)
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This course reviews your roles and responsibilities as a team leader, provides strategies for integrating preceptees, and explains the challenges you and your preceptee will face during the orientation...
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This course reviews your roles and responsibilities as a team leader, provides strategies for integrating preceptees, and explains the challenges you and your preceptee will face during the orientation process. You will learn specific strategies for promoting teamwork and ways to incorporate new members into your team. Additionally, you will learn the seven-step method for solving problems. (60 minutes)
This course reviews your roles and responsibilities as a team leader, provides strategies for integrating preceptees, and explains the challenges you and your preceptee will face during the orientation process. You will learn specific strategies for promoting teamwork and ways to incorporate new members into your team. Additionally, you will learn the seven-step method for solving problems. (60 minutes)
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This course discusses the care of patients with environmental emergencies including heat-related and cold-related emergencies, submersion emergencies, thermal injuries, lightning injuries, and bites and...
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This course discusses the care of patients with environmental emergencies including heat-related and cold-related emergencies, submersion emergencies, thermal injuries, lightning injuries, and bites and stings. Environmental emergencies provide unique patient care challenges in the ED. Problems may be as minor as a first-degree burn or as life threatening as heat stroke. (69 minutes)
This course discusses the care of patients with environmental emergencies including heat-related and cold-related emergencies, submersion emergencies, thermal injuries, lightning injuries, and bites and stings. Environmental emergencies provide unique patient care challenges in the ED. Problems may be as minor as a first-degree burn or as life threatening as heat stroke. (69 minutes)
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Adolescence refers to the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. This course addresses the physical and psychological growth of the 12 to 18 year old. Major physical changes characterize...
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Adolescence refers to the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. This course addresses the physical and psychological growth of the 12 to 18 year old. Major physical changes characterize puberty, the second greatest time of growth in the life span. These changes occur as an orderly sequence of events, but individuals may vary widely in when these changes begin and end. Psychological changes of adolescence involve the transition from concrete thinking to formal operational thinking. These changes affect how adolescents interact psychosocially with others. 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.
Adolescence refers to the transitional period between childhood and adulthood. This course addresses the physical and psychological growth of the 12 to 18 year old. Major physical changes characterize puberty, the second greatest time of growth in the life span. These changes occur as an orderly sequence of events, but individuals may vary widely in when these changes begin and end. Psychological changes of adolescence involve the transition from concrete thinking to formal operational thinking. These changes affect how adolescents interact psychosocially with others. 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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Some of the same organisms that can affect other parts of the body can also affect the nervous system, with severe consequences. Meningitis, primary encephalitis, and brain abscess are all infectious...
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Some of the same organisms that can affect other parts of the body can also affect the nervous system, with severe consequences. Meningitis, primary encephalitis, and brain abscess are all infectious processes that can occur in an infant or a child and present major life disruptions. This course explores the etiology, clinical manifestations, and nursing and therapeutic management of these infectious processes. Everything possible must be done to prevent permanent brain damage.
Some of the same organisms that can affect other parts of the body can also affect the nervous system, with severe consequences. Meningitis, primary encephalitis, and brain abscess are all infectious processes that can occur in an infant or a child and present major life disruptions. This course explores the etiology, clinical manifestations, and nursing and therapeutic management of these infectious processes. Everything possible must be done to prevent permanent brain damage.
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Infections of the upper respiratory tract are very common in children. The nurse working with children needs to understand the different disease processes of the upper respiratory tract, including the...
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Infections of the upper respiratory tract are very common in children. The nurse working with children needs to understand the different disease processes of the upper respiratory tract, including the etiology, signs and symptoms upon presentation, effective treatment measures, and any special nursing considerations for each infection. Nurses must have a clear understanding of respiratory infections in order to educate parents in the effective care of their children. This course will assist you in understanding the common disease processes in the respiratory systems of children. 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.
Infections of the upper respiratory tract are very common in children. The nurse working with children needs to understand the different disease processes of the upper respiratory tract, including the etiology, signs and symptoms upon presentation, effective treatment measures, and any special nursing considerations for each infection. Nurses must have a clear understanding of respiratory infections in order to educate parents in the effective care of their children. This course will assist you in understanding the common disease processes in the respiratory systems of children. 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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