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This activity is designed for registered nurses who desire to learn about how the emergency medical system and local trauma centers interface with each other, especially the roles of performed by various...
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This activity is designed for registered nurses who desire to learn about how the emergency medical system and local trauma centers interface with each other, especially the roles of performed by various members of the trauma team with special emphasis on the basic roles of the trauma nurse. New graduate nurses or nurses practicing within specialties other than emergency room or trauma will benefit from the overview of key components of the trauma system, members of an effective trauma team, and roles of trauma nurses.
This activity is designed for registered nurses who desire to learn about how the emergency medical system and local trauma centers interface with each other, especially the roles of performed by various members of the trauma team with special emphasis on the basic roles of the trauma nurse. New graduate nurses or nurses practicing within specialties other than emergency room or trauma will benefit from the overview of key components of the trauma system, members of an effective trauma team, and roles of trauma nurses.
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The term myocardial infarction (MI) describes the result of prolonged ischemia in the myocardium (heart muscle). When a patient experiences MI, several physiologic and psychosocial complications occur. In...
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The term myocardial infarction (MI) describes the result of prolonged ischemia in the myocardium (heart muscle). When a patient experiences MI, several physiologic and psychosocial complications occur. In this course, you will examine medical care during both prehospitalization and hospitalization. In addition, you will learn about the complications typically associated with MI as well as the appropriate nursing interventions to promote a positive outcome for your patient.
The term myocardial infarction (MI) describes the result of prolonged ischemia in the myocardium (heart muscle). When a patient experiences MI, several physiologic and psychosocial complications occur. In this course, you will examine medical care during both prehospitalization and hospitalization. In addition, you will learn about the complications typically associated with MI as well as the appropriate nursing interventions to promote a positive outcome for your patient.
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Treatment and management of the stroke patient depend upon a number of factors. Choosing a form of treatment can hinge upon the cause of the stroke, the area affected, and the complications arising from the...
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Treatment and management of the stroke patient depend upon a number of factors. Choosing a form of treatment can hinge upon the cause of the stroke, the area affected, and the complications arising from the stroke. Some interventions, such as hypervolemic hemodilution and anticoagulant therapy, are based in pharmacology. There are also surgical interventions, including coiling, surgical clipping, and cerebral artery angioplasty. Perhaps the most important role for the nurse in the treatment of a stroke patient lies in assessment and ongoing care, both of which help improve the rate and quality of recovery. This course identifies common clinical interventions for patients who have suffered a stroke, describes complications associated with stroke patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and explains the essential components of nursing care.
Treatment and management of the stroke patient depend upon a number of factors. Choosing a form of treatment can hinge upon the cause of the stroke, the area affected, and the complications arising from the stroke. Some interventions, such as hypervolemic hemodilution and anticoagulant therapy, are based in pharmacology. There are also surgical interventions, including coiling, surgical clipping, and cerebral artery angioplasty. Perhaps the most important role for the nurse in the treatment of a stroke patient lies in assessment and ongoing care, both of which help improve the rate and quality of recovery. This course identifies common clinical interventions for patients who have suffered a stroke, describes complications associated with stroke patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and explains the essential components of nursing care.
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Patients suffering from psychosis may experience disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, hallucinations, or other negative symptoms. Because these kinds of symptoms, commonly seen in patients with...
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Patients suffering from psychosis may experience disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, hallucinations, or other negative symptoms. Because these kinds of symptoms, commonly seen in patients with schizophrenia, can be associated with marked social and occupational dysfunction, pharmacologic intervention is often necessary to improve cognitive functioning. This course covers the symptoms of schizophrenia, delirium, and psychosis, and the antipsychotic medications used for their treatment. You will be introduced to commonly used antipsychotic drugs, indications for usage, and their potential adverse effects including extrapyramidal reactions, acute dystonia, pseudoparkinsonism, and akathisia.
Patients suffering from psychosis may experience disorganized speech and behavior, delusions, hallucinations, or other negative symptoms. Because these kinds of symptoms, commonly seen in patients with schizophrenia, can be associated with marked social and occupational dysfunction, pharmacologic intervention is often necessary to improve cognitive functioning. This course covers the symptoms of schizophrenia, delirium, and psychosis, and the antipsychotic medications used for their treatment. You will be introduced to commonly used antipsychotic drugs, indications for usage, and their potential adverse effects including extrapyramidal reactions, acute dystonia, pseudoparkinsonism, and akathisia.
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects and destroys T lymphocytes, which are essential in regulating the human immune system response. HIV injects its ribonucleic acid (RNA) into a lymphocyte, then makes...
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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects and destroys T lymphocytes, which are essential in regulating the human immune system response. HIV injects its ribonucleic acid (RNA) into a lymphocyte, then makes deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is incorporated into the cell's own DNA. Numerous copies of HIV are made from this DNA, eventually the cell bursts, and more virus is released. In this course you will learn about the etiology and pathophysiology of HIV as well as major interventions and opportunistic infections associated with HIV. The treatment for HIV infection focuses on two main goals. First, drugs are administered to halt viral spread in the body and allow immune system recovery. The second goal involves preventing and combating opportunistic infections.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects and destroys T lymphocytes, which are essential in regulating the human immune system response. HIV injects its ribonucleic acid (RNA) into a lymphocyte, then makes deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) which is incorporated into the cell's own DNA. Numerous copies of HIV are made from this DNA, eventually the cell bursts, and more virus is released. In this course you will learn about the etiology and pathophysiology of HIV as well as major interventions and opportunistic infections associated with HIV. The treatment for HIV infection focuses on two main goals. First, drugs are administered to halt viral spread in the body and allow immune system recovery. The second goal involves preventing and combating opportunistic infections.
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Appropriate medical treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on each patient's individual condition and the severity of his or her disease. There are several options for treatment. In this course, you will learn...
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Appropriate medical treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on each patient's individual condition and the severity of his or her disease. There are several options for treatment. In this course, you will learn about the different types of medical treatment, the various nursing diagnoses, and the nursing care plans for patients with hyperthyroidism. (61 minutes)
Appropriate medical treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on each patient's individual condition and the severity of his or her disease. There are several options for treatment. In this course, you will learn about the different types of medical treatment, the various nursing diagnoses, and the nursing care plans for patients with hyperthyroidism. (61 minutes)
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Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can result from different types of brain injuries. Secondary injuries, such as hematomas, diffuse axonal injuries, strokes, aneurysms, and infections, can all increase...
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Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can result from different types of brain injuries. Secondary injuries, such as hematomas, diffuse axonal injuries, strokes, aneurysms, and infections, can all increase ICP. In this course, you will learn the basic pathophysiology and mechanisms associated with increased ICP. You will also learn about the concepts of autoregulation, compliance, and decompensation. Nursing considerations for patients experiencing ICP are another important topic you will cover.
Increased intracranial pressure (ICP) can result from different types of brain injuries. Secondary injuries, such as hematomas, diffuse axonal injuries, strokes, aneurysms, and infections, can all increase ICP. In this course, you will learn the basic pathophysiology and mechanisms associated with increased ICP. You will also learn about the concepts of autoregulation, compliance, and decompensation. Nursing considerations for patients experiencing ICP are another important topic you will cover.
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Agitation can be indicative of one or a combination of medical, environmental, sleep, or psychiatric disorders. This course teaches you various treatment strategies that you can use with your critically ill...
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Agitation can be indicative of one or a combination of medical, environmental, sleep, or psychiatric disorders. This course teaches you various treatment strategies that you can use with your critically ill patients who are experiencing agitation. In addition to learning about assessing patients' presenting symptoms, you will learn about pharmacologic treatment strategies including antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants. You will also learn to incorporate strategies for sleep/wake regulation, education, stimulation, and calming.
Agitation can be indicative of one or a combination of medical, environmental, sleep, or psychiatric disorders. This course teaches you various treatment strategies that you can use with your critically ill patients who are experiencing agitation. In addition to learning about assessing patients' presenting symptoms, you will learn about pharmacologic treatment strategies including antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants. You will also learn to incorporate strategies for sleep/wake regulation, education, stimulation, and calming.
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In this course, you will learn about treatment methods for depression. A mood disorder that is associated with a profound sadness for an extended period of time. Treatments for depression include...
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In this course, you will learn about treatment methods for depression. A mood disorder that is associated with a profound sadness for an extended period of time. Treatments for depression include psychotherapy, somatic or physical therapy, and medication. As a healthcare professional, you should be aware of the various treatments for your clients so that you can provide the best care possible. This activity is intended for registered nurses.
In this course, you will learn about treatment methods for depression. A mood disorder that is associated with a profound sadness for an extended period of time. Treatments for depression include psychotherapy, somatic or physical therapy, and medication. As a healthcare professional, you should be aware of the various treatments for your clients so that you can provide the best care possible. This activity is intended for registered nurses.
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Hypothermia, or low body temperature, can cause serious complications. In some cases, it can become a life-threatening condition. Risk factors such as anesthesia, certain surgical procedures, and OR...
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Hypothermia, or low body temperature, can cause serious complications. In some cases, it can become a life-threatening condition. Risk factors such as anesthesia, certain surgical procedures, and OR conditions such as cold air temperature reduce the body's ability to combat hypothermia. In this course, you will identify the various stages of hypothermia, its contributing factors, and the potential of complications caused by hypothermia. You will also lean about the assessment and prevention of unplanned hypothermia as well as warming methods to prevent and/or treat it.
Hypothermia, or low body temperature, can cause serious complications. In some cases, it can become a life-threatening condition. Risk factors such as anesthesia, certain surgical procedures, and OR conditions such as cold air temperature reduce the body's ability to combat hypothermia. In this course, you will identify the various stages of hypothermia, its contributing factors, and the potential of complications caused by hypothermia. You will also lean about the assessment and prevention of unplanned hypothermia as well as warming methods to prevent and/or treat it.
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Excellent ICU care of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding often determines the fate of a patient and diminishes the possibility of secondary complications. This course outlines the clinical manifestations,...
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Excellent ICU care of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding often determines the fate of a patient and diminishes the possibility of secondary complications. This course outlines the clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and management related to the care of patients with upper GI bleeding. It also presents a case study.
Excellent ICU care of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding often determines the fate of a patient and diminishes the possibility of secondary complications. This course outlines the clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests, and management related to the care of patients with upper GI bleeding. It also presents a case study.
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Urinary incontinence is a common problem in the elderly medical-surgical population. In fact, incontinence is the number one reason for nursing-home placement. Nurses can help these patients by identifying...
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Urinary incontinence is a common problem in the elderly medical-surgical population. In fact, incontinence is the number one reason for nursing-home placement. Nurses can help these patients by identifying the etiology of their urinary incontinence and by implementing patient education and specific interventions to treat the condition. This course reviews common causes of urinary incontinence and outlines nursing assessments and interventions used to treat urinary incontinence. (57 minutes)
Urinary incontinence is a common problem in the elderly medical-surgical population. In fact, incontinence is the number one reason for nursing-home placement. Nurses can help these patients by identifying the etiology of their urinary incontinence and by implementing patient education and specific interventions to treat the condition. This course reviews common causes of urinary incontinence and outlines nursing assessments and interventions used to treat urinary incontinence. (57 minutes)
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Valvular heart disease can cause significant hemodynamic changes in the heart. It can be gradual in onset, and it may not affect the normal function of the heart. Once the disease progresses and the patient...
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Valvular heart disease can cause significant hemodynamic changes in the heart. It can be gradual in onset, and it may not affect the normal function of the heart. Once the disease progresses and the patient has symptoms, however, medical and surgical interventions are required. This course describes the signs of and treatments for aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, aortic insufficiency, and mitral regurgitation/insufficiency. It also covers value repair and replacement procedures.
Valvular heart disease can cause significant hemodynamic changes in the heart. It can be gradual in onset, and it may not affect the normal function of the heart. Once the disease progresses and the patient has symptoms, however, medical and surgical interventions are required. This course describes the signs of and treatments for aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, aortic insufficiency, and mitral regurgitation/insufficiency. It also covers value repair and replacement procedures.
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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease process that encompasses both the arterial and venous systems. If severe, it can result in sudden loss of blood supply, causing damage to vital organs or sudden...
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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease process that encompasses both the arterial and venous systems. If severe, it can result in sudden loss of blood supply, causing damage to vital organs or sudden death. Because critical care nurses play an important role in caring for patients with PVD, it is vital that you understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical interventions for this disease. This course outlines the etiology, manifestations, assessment, diagnostics, and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, carotid artery disease, peripheral occlusive disease, and thrombophlebitis. (121 minutes)
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a disease process that encompasses both the arterial and venous systems. If severe, it can result in sudden loss of blood supply, causing damage to vital organs or sudden death. Because critical care nurses play an important role in caring for patients with PVD, it is vital that you understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical and surgical interventions for this disease. This course outlines the etiology, manifestations, assessment, diagnostics, and management of abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, carotid artery disease, peripheral occlusive disease, and thrombophlebitis. (121 minutes)
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In this course, you will discuss complications associated with each ventilation system that has been discussed in previous learning events. These complications will include: oxygen toxicity, nosocomial...
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In this course, you will discuss complications associated with each ventilation system that has been discussed in previous learning events. These complications will include: oxygen toxicity, nosocomial pneumonia, and barotraumas. You will become familiar with nursing care for all of these procedures and circumstances.
In this course, you will discuss complications associated with each ventilation system that has been discussed in previous learning events. These complications will include: oxygen toxicity, nosocomial pneumonia, and barotraumas. You will become familiar with nursing care for all of these procedures and circumstances.
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In this course, you will explore oxygen therapy, measurement devices for monitoring a patient's ventilatory status, and various oxygen delivery methods, including low-flow, humidifying, and high-flow systems....
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In this course, you will explore oxygen therapy, measurement devices for monitoring a patient's ventilatory status, and various oxygen delivery methods, including low-flow, humidifying, and high-flow systems. You will also examine three other means of ventilation: artificial airways, mechanical ventilation, and noninvasive ventilation.
In this course, you will explore oxygen therapy, measurement devices for monitoring a patient's ventilatory status, and various oxygen delivery methods, including low-flow, humidifying, and high-flow systems. You will also examine three other means of ventilation: artificial airways, mechanical ventilation, and noninvasive ventilation.
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In this course, you will explore oxygen therapy, measurement devices for monitoring a patient's ventilatory status, and various oxygen delivery methods, including low-flow, humidifying, and high-flow systems....
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In this course, you will explore oxygen therapy, measurement devices for monitoring a patient's ventilatory status, and various oxygen delivery methods, including low-flow, humidifying, and high-flow systems. You will also examine three other means of ventilation: artificial airways, mechanical ventilation, and noninvasive ventilation.
In this course, you will explore oxygen therapy, measurement devices for monitoring a patient's ventilatory status, and various oxygen delivery methods, including low-flow, humidifying, and high-flow systems. You will also examine three other means of ventilation: artificial airways, mechanical ventilation, and noninvasive ventilation.
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Ventricular tachycardia is a heart condition in which the ventricles contract much faster than normal. The dysrhythmia doesn't allow the chambers of the heart to completely fill with blood, causing a...
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Ventricular tachycardia is a heart condition in which the ventricles contract much faster than normal. The dysrhythmia doesn't allow the chambers of the heart to completely fill with blood, causing a decrease in blood flow volume. Left untreated, ventricular tachycardia has the potential to develop into more dangerous conditions that can be life threatening. Two such life-threatening rhythms are torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation. This course will outline the diagnostic tests that can identify ventricular tachycardia so that the condition can be managed. The ultimate goal is to return the individual's heart to a sustainable, normal rhythm. You also learn about the interventions, nursing management and desired outcomes appropriate to the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
Ventricular tachycardia is a heart condition in which the ventricles contract much faster than normal. The dysrhythmia doesn't allow the chambers of the heart to completely fill with blood, causing a decrease in blood flow volume. Left untreated, ventricular tachycardia has the potential to develop into more dangerous conditions that can be life threatening. Two such life-threatening rhythms are torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation. This course will outline the diagnostic tests that can identify ventricular tachycardia so that the condition can be managed. The ultimate goal is to return the individual's heart to a sustainable, normal rhythm. You also learn about the interventions, nursing management and desired outcomes appropriate to the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
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Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) may be responsible for the application of heat or cold to some part of a patient's body and, therefore, must be familiar with both general guidelines and specific...
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Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) may be responsible for the application of heat or cold to some part of a patient's body and, therefore, must be familiar with both general guidelines and specific procedures for each type of application. This course discusses the application of heat and cold as therapeutic treatments used for patients with injuries involving the musculoskeletal system. It presents the reasons for applying heat and cold, general guidelines, and specific procedures. 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) may be responsible for the application of heat or cold to some part of a patient's body and, therefore, must be familiar with both general guidelines and specific procedures for each type of application. This course discusses the application of heat and cold as therapeutic treatments used for patients with injuries involving the musculoskeletal system. It presents the reasons for applying heat and cold, general guidelines, and specific procedures. 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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Treating wounds effectively requires an understanding of how the body responds to wounds as well as how the medical field approaches the subject. This course covers the history of wound treatments, the...
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Treating wounds effectively requires an understanding of how the body responds to wounds as well as how the medical field approaches the subject. This course covers the history of wound treatments, the anatomy of tissue layers and surgical wound classifications, and the healing process. In addition, this course describes the complications of wound healing, surgical drains, and types of dressings. (71 minutes)
Treating wounds effectively requires an understanding of how the body responds to wounds as well as how the medical field approaches the subject. This course covers the history of wound treatments, the anatomy of tissue layers and surgical wound classifications, and the healing process. In addition, this course describes the complications of wound healing, surgical drains, and types of dressings. (71 minutes)
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In this course, you will become more familiar with the definition and treatment of wounds categorized as abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, puncture wounds, and bite wounds. Patients with puncture and bite...
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In this course, you will become more familiar with the definition and treatment of wounds categorized as abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, puncture wounds, and bite wounds. Patients with puncture and bite wounds are at risk for tetanus and rabies, respectively. It is important to know about the risks and prevention of these diseases.
In this course, you will become more familiar with the definition and treatment of wounds categorized as abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, puncture wounds, and bite wounds. Patients with puncture and bite wounds are at risk for tetanus and rabies, respectively. It is important to know about the risks and prevention of these diseases.
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