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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a group of clinical signs and symptoms related to serious illness or injury. ARDS is a life-threatening form of respiratory failure characterized by acute lung...
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a group of clinical signs and symptoms related to serious illness or injury. ARDS is a life-threatening form of respiratory failure characterized by acute lung inflammation and alveolar-capillary membrane damage. It affects both children and adults. The pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic findings and therapeutic management of ARDS is discussed. In addition, specific nursing interventions, treatment goals, prevention and medical management goals are listed. Lastly, ARDS outlook, prevention and follow-up are discussed. 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.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a group of clinical signs and symptoms related to serious illness or injury. ARDS is a life-threatening form of respiratory failure characterized by acute lung inflammation and alveolar-capillary membrane damage. It affects both children and adults. The pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic findings and therapeutic management of ARDS is discussed. In addition, specific nursing interventions, treatment goals, prevention and medical management goals are listed. Lastly, ARDS outlook, prevention and follow-up are discussed. 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 primary functions of the respiratory system are to supply body tissues with oxygen, support aerobic metabolism, and remove the byproducts of metabolism. Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the inability...
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The primary functions of the respiratory system are to supply body tissues with oxygen, support aerobic metabolism, and remove the byproducts of metabolism. Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the inability of the pulmonary system to perform these functions. Episodes of ARF generally occur as a secondary event to other acute conditions. Typically, ARF occurs in critically ill patients with underlying disorders that affect one or more body systems. This course discusses the causes of ARF, the conditions associated with ARF, and the practices used to assess, diagnosis, and care for patients with ARF. 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.
The primary functions of the respiratory system are to supply body tissues with oxygen, support aerobic metabolism, and remove the byproducts of metabolism. Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is the inability of the pulmonary system to perform these functions. Episodes of ARF generally occur as a secondary event to other acute conditions. Typically, ARF occurs in critically ill patients with underlying disorders that affect one or more body systems. This course discusses the causes of ARF, the conditions associated with ARF, and the practices used to assess, diagnosis, and care for patients with ARF. 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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Acute spinal cord injuries (SCIs) happen to thousands of people yearly. Spinal cord damage is usually the result of trauma to the vertebrae. The degree of severity in SCI can range from mild to...
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Acute spinal cord injuries (SCIs) happen to thousands of people yearly. Spinal cord damage is usually the result of trauma to the vertebrae. The degree of severity in SCI can range from mild to life-threatening. Complete injury results in total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of injury; incomplete injury results in varying levels of paralysis. Spinal cord syndromes that occur with incomplete injuries present with specific patterns of paralysis depending on the spinal tract involved. Initial management of the patient with spinal cord injury includes immobilization of the spine. After a spinal injury has been confirmed, steroid therapy is initiated and a decision is made whether to pursue conservative or surgical treatment to align and stabilize the spine. This course presents all these issues, including the nursing management of SCI. This activity is intended for nurses.
Acute spinal cord injuries (SCIs) happen to thousands of people yearly. Spinal cord damage is usually the result of trauma to the vertebrae. The degree of severity in SCI can range from mild to life-threatening. Complete injury results in total loss of sensory and motor function below the level of injury; incomplete injury results in varying levels of paralysis. Spinal cord syndromes that occur with incomplete injuries present with specific patterns of paralysis depending on the spinal tract involved. Initial management of the patient with spinal cord injury includes immobilization of the spine. After a spinal injury has been confirmed, steroid therapy is initiated and a decision is made whether to pursue conservative or surgical treatment to align and stabilize the spine. This course presents all these issues, including the nursing management of SCI. This activity is intended for nurses.
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The goal of this course is to prepare beginning unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) to perform the tasks and duties outlined in their role descriptions. Patients respond to hospital admissions in a variety...
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The goal of this course is to prepare beginning unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) to perform the tasks and duties outlined in their role descriptions. Patients respond to hospital admissions in a variety of ways. Many patients experience anxiety and fear. Usually, UAPs are the first individuals to greet the patient in the healthcare setting. Therefore, UAPs are instrumental in creating a pleasant experience for the patient. This course covers several tasks that UAPs perform during the admission, transfer, and discharge processes. These tasks must be performed correctly and completely to facilitate smooth transitions. (47 minutes)
The goal of this course is to prepare beginning unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) to perform the tasks and duties outlined in their role descriptions. Patients respond to hospital admissions in a variety of ways. Many patients experience anxiety and fear. Usually, UAPs are the first individuals to greet the patient in the healthcare setting. Therefore, UAPs are instrumental in creating a pleasant experience for the patient. This course covers several tasks that UAPs perform during the admission, transfer, and discharge processes. These tasks must be performed correctly and completely to facilitate smooth transitions. (47 minutes)
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Adrenergic agents mimic the effect of norepinephrine in the adrenergic (sympathetic) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system has two receptors- the alpha receptor and the beta receptor- which respond...
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Adrenergic agents mimic the effect of norepinephrine in the adrenergic (sympathetic) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system has two receptors- the alpha receptor and the beta receptor- which respond differently to adrenergic activating and blocking agents. These adrenergic agents can be classified as direct-acting or indirect-acting. Direct-acting adrenergic agents interact with the receptors in a manner identical to that of norepinephrine. Pre- and postsynaptic indirect-acting adrenergic agents are drugs that never touch an alpha or beta receptor but nevertheless are capable of producing an adrenergic effect. Adrenergic blockers, on the other hand, interact with alpha and beta receptors to depress the adrenergic effect. This activity is intended for nurses.
Adrenergic agents mimic the effect of norepinephrine in the adrenergic (sympathetic) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system has two receptors- the alpha receptor and the beta receptor- which respond differently to adrenergic activating and blocking agents. These adrenergic agents can be classified as direct-acting or indirect-acting. Direct-acting adrenergic agents interact with the receptors in a manner identical to that of norepinephrine. Pre- and postsynaptic indirect-acting adrenergic agents are drugs that never touch an alpha or beta receptor but nevertheless are capable of producing an adrenergic effect. Adrenergic blockers, on the other hand, interact with alpha and beta receptors to depress the adrenergic effect. This activity is intended for nurses.
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The liver is a complex organ that is able to regenerate itself. It functions in the storage and filtration of blood and is involved in the majority of the body's metabolic processes. This course begins by...
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The liver is a complex organ that is able to regenerate itself. It functions in the storage and filtration of blood and is involved in the majority of the body's metabolic processes. This course begins by discussing basic liver anatomy and physiology. It then describes the indications for liver transplant as well as the processes of organ donation and transplantation. Finally, the course covers nursing implications and patient and family education. (106 minutes)
The liver is a complex organ that is able to regenerate itself. It functions in the storage and filtration of blood and is involved in the majority of the body's metabolic processes. This course begins by discussing basic liver anatomy and physiology. It then describes the indications for liver transplant as well as the processes of organ donation and transplantation. Finally, the course covers nursing implications and patient and family education. (106 minutes)
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This course introduces advanced life support principles and interventions designed to supplement cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. In addition, the course will discuss endotracheal intubation, needle...
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This course introduces advanced life support principles and interventions designed to supplement cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. In addition, the course will discuss endotracheal intubation, needle decompression, and fluid resuscitation. This activity is designed for nurses.
This course introduces advanced life support principles and interventions designed to supplement cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques. In addition, the course will discuss endotracheal intubation, needle decompression, and fluid resuscitation. This activity is designed for nurses.
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Drug dosages for children and the elderly often differ from those for the adult population. When you are administering drugs to children or the elderly, you need to know how to determine the correct dosage...
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Drug dosages for children and the elderly often differ from those for the adult population. When you are administering drugs to children or the elderly, you need to know how to determine the correct dosage based on factors such as your patient's weight or body surface area. Accuracy in calculating dosages is vitally important, so it is essential that you know exactly how to make these calculations. The Joint Commission and the Institute of Safe Medication Practices have identified many types medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and error and are now listed on a 'prohibited abbreviations' list. These may change over time, so please access this link to view the most current list of these 'prohibited' and 'do not use' abbreviations. http://www.jointcommission.org/ 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.
Drug dosages for children and the elderly often differ from those for the adult population. When you are administering drugs to children or the elderly, you need to know how to determine the correct dosage based on factors such as your patient's weight or body surface area. Accuracy in calculating dosages is vitally important, so it is essential that you know exactly how to make these calculations. The Joint Commission and the Institute of Safe Medication Practices have identified many types medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and error and are now listed on a 'prohibited abbreviations' list. These may change over time, so please access this link to view the most current list of these 'prohibited' and 'do not use' abbreviations. http://www.jointcommission.org/ 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 how to assess the mental status of critically ill patients and identify the cause(s) of agitation. This course describes delirium, major neurocognitive disorder (dementia),...
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In this course, you will learn how to assess the mental status of critically ill patients and identify the cause(s) of agitation. This course describes delirium, major neurocognitive disorder (dementia), alcohol withdrawal, and psychiatric disorders. It also covers pain and the effects of ICU stimuli. 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 how to assess the mental status of critically ill patients and identify the cause(s) of agitation. This course describes delirium, major neurocognitive disorder (dementia), alcohol withdrawal, and psychiatric disorders. It also covers pain and the effects of ICU stimuli. 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 neurologic disorders presented in this course can represent a major disruption in a child's life. Children and adolescents experience headaches frequently, and although usually of a benign nature, they...
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The neurologic disorders presented in this course can represent a major disruption in a child's life. Children and adolescents experience headaches frequently, and although usually of a benign nature, they can indicate a more serious condition. Breath-holding spells can be especially frightening to parents and caregivers, while attention deficit disorder can disrupt both daily life and a child's education. The nurse working with children and families must be familiar with these conditions in order to provide anticipatory guidance to families that experience these disorders. This activity is intended for nurses.
The neurologic disorders presented in this course can represent a major disruption in a child's life. Children and adolescents experience headaches frequently, and although usually of a benign nature, they can indicate a more serious condition. Breath-holding spells can be especially frightening to parents and caregivers, while attention deficit disorder can disrupt both daily life and a child's education. The nurse working with children and families must be familiar with these conditions in order to provide anticipatory guidance to families that experience these disorders. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Alterations of labor and birth may inhibit a woman's ability to give birth naturally. In this course, you will learn about such alterations, which include induction of labor, vacuum-assisted birth,...
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Alterations of labor and birth may inhibit a woman's ability to give birth naturally. In this course, you will learn about such alterations, which include induction of labor, vacuum-assisted birth, forceps-assisted delivery, and cesarean birth. (78 minutes)
Alterations of labor and birth may inhibit a woman's ability to give birth naturally. In this course, you will learn about such alterations, which include induction of labor, vacuum-assisted birth, forceps-assisted delivery, and cesarean birth. (78 minutes)
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This course addresses the incidence and impact of altered body image and alopecia on patients with cancer. Every person who is diagnosed with cancer will experience some degree of body image change. It is...
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This course addresses the incidence and impact of altered body image and alopecia on patients with cancer. Every person who is diagnosed with cancer will experience some degree of body image change. It is important to the patient's mental health and physical recovery that he or she feel comfortable talking about and addressing these body image issues and concerns. (36 minutes)
This course addresses the incidence and impact of altered body image and alopecia on patients with cancer. Every person who is diagnosed with cancer will experience some degree of body image change. It is important to the patient's mental health and physical recovery that he or she feel comfortable talking about and addressing these body image issues and concerns. (36 minutes)
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Heart failure (HF) is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Since HF is not a specific disease, care of the patient with HF focuses on improving the hearts...
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Heart failure (HF) is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Since HF is not a specific disease, care of the patient with HF focuses on improving the hearts function. A patient is particularly dependent on the nurse to explain this sometimes confusing condition. This course presents an overview of HF, including its assessment, diagnosis, and management both in the hospital and after the patient returns home. (62 minutes)
Heart failure (HF) is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Since HF is not a specific disease, care of the patient with HF focuses on improving the hearts function. A patient is particularly dependent on the nurse to explain this sometimes confusing condition. This course presents an overview of HF, including its assessment, diagnosis, and management both in the hospital and after the patient returns home. (62 minutes)
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Heart failure (HF) is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Since HF is not a specific disease, care of the patient with HF focuses on improving the hearts...
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Heart failure (HF) is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Since HF is not a specific disease, care of the patient with HF focuses on improving the hearts function. A patient is particularly dependent on the nurse to explain this sometimes confusing condition. This course presents an overview of HF, including its assessment, diagnosis, and management both in the hospital and after the patient returns home.
Heart failure (HF) is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the metabolic needs of the body. Since HF is not a specific disease, care of the patient with HF focuses on improving the hearts function. A patient is particularly dependent on the nurse to explain this sometimes confusing condition. This course presents an overview of HF, including its assessment, diagnosis, and management both in the hospital and after the patient returns home.
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This course focuses on trauma in the pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations. Pediatric trauma is one of the major threats to the health and well-being of children in the United States. Traumatic...
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This course focuses on trauma in the pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations. Pediatric trauma is one of the major threats to the health and well-being of children in the United States. Traumatic injuries are the number one source of death and disability in the pediatric population. The pregnant trauma patient poses a unique responsibility for the emergency department nurse because there are two patients for which care must be rendered. The major focus of treatment in the pregnant trauma patient is on the mother; this ensures the best possible outcome for both the injured mother and the fetus. This course also explores the effects of aging and special considerations for the elderly trauma patient. (64 minutes)
This course focuses on trauma in the pediatric, pregnant, and elderly populations. Pediatric trauma is one of the major threats to the health and well-being of children in the United States. Traumatic injuries are the number one source of death and disability in the pediatric population. The pregnant trauma patient poses a unique responsibility for the emergency department nurse because there are two patients for which care must be rendered. The major focus of treatment in the pregnant trauma patient is on the mother; this ensures the best possible outcome for both the injured mother and the fetus. This course also explores the effects of aging and special considerations for the elderly trauma patient. (64 minutes)
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This course reviews two categories of drug products used for the treatment of general pain. The drugs described first are those that decrease the effect of prostaglandins. The second kind of analgesic mimics...
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This course reviews two categories of drug products used for the treatment of general pain. The drugs described first are those that decrease the effect of prostaglandins. The second kind of analgesic mimics stimulation of receptors in the brain that stimulate a downward anti-pain pathway. Using a balanced combination of drugs to decrease the upward pain pathway and increase the downward anti-pain pathway provides potent analgesic relief. This activity is intended for nurses.
This course reviews two categories of drug products used for the treatment of general pain. The drugs described first are those that decrease the effect of prostaglandins. The second kind of analgesic mimics stimulation of receptors in the brain that stimulate a downward anti-pain pathway. Using a balanced combination of drugs to decrease the upward pain pathway and increase the downward anti-pain pathway provides potent analgesic relief. This activity is intended for nurses.
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In this course, you will learn to describe the anatomy and physiology of normal childbirth. (82 minutes)
In this course, you will learn to describe the anatomy and physiology of normal childbirth. (82 minutes)
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The human heart is a highly specialized organ that supplies oxygenated blood to the entire body and rids the body of deoxygenated blood. In this course, you will learn about the anatomical structures of the...
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The human heart is a highly specialized organ that supplies oxygenated blood to the entire body and rids the body of deoxygenated blood. In this course, you will learn about the anatomical structures of the heart as well as the physiology of the hearts pumping action; this will include information about cardiac output, the cardiac cycle and cardiac and systemic circulation. Additionally, you will learn about the electrical conduction system that originates in the heart. This conduction system allows the heart to pump blood at regular intervals without signals from the brain. Electrical impulses can be recorded and displayed as an electrocardiogram (ECG). You will learn to identify the parts of an ECG, which represent various stages of cardiac activity and can help a physician diagnose a number of heart disorders. 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.
The human heart is a highly specialized organ that supplies oxygenated blood to the entire body and rids the body of deoxygenated blood. In this course, you will learn about the anatomical structures of the heart as well as the physiology of the hearts pumping action; this will include information about cardiac output, the cardiac cycle and cardiac and systemic circulation. Additionally, you will learn about the electrical conduction system that originates in the heart. This conduction system allows the heart to pump blood at regular intervals without signals from the brain. Electrical impulses can be recorded and displayed as an electrocardiogram (ECG). You will learn to identify the parts of an ECG, which represent various stages of cardiac activity and can help a physician diagnose a number of heart disorders. 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 review the major components of the pulmonary system. Understanding these components and their relationships to respiration will increase your ability to assess the respiratory status...
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In this course, you will review the major components of the pulmonary system. Understanding these components and their relationships to respiration will increase your ability to assess the respiratory status of the patient. You will learn about the process of breathing and gas exchange. This knowledge will allow you to recognize the signs, symptoms, and therapeutic management of patients with hypoxia. 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 major components of the pulmonary system. Understanding these components and their relationships to respiration will increase your ability to assess the respiratory status of the patient. You will learn about the process of breathing and gas exchange. This knowledge will allow you to recognize the signs, symptoms, and therapeutic management of patients with hypoxia. 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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Before the advent of anesthesia, surgery was an extremely painful process. The development of anesthesia has created new drugs, specialists, and anesthetic procedures. This course gives a history of...
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Before the advent of anesthesia, surgery was an extremely painful process. The development of anesthesia has created new drugs, specialists, and anesthetic procedures. This course gives a history of anesthesia, describes the different types of anesthesia, and identifies surgical preparations related to anesthesia. Furthermore, this course discusses patient recovery from anesthesia and anesthesia administration. 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.
Before the advent of anesthesia, surgery was an extremely painful process. The development of anesthesia has created new drugs, specialists, and anesthetic procedures. This course gives a history of anesthesia, describes the different types of anesthesia, and identifies surgical preparations related to anesthesia. Furthermore, this course discusses patient recovery from anesthesia and anesthesia administration. 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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Antibiotics have been around for many years, and, in general, their efficacy continues to increase. Unfortunately, because of unnecessary prescriptions and the failure of patients to finish taking the...
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Antibiotics have been around for many years, and, in general, their efficacy continues to increase. Unfortunately, because of unnecessary prescriptions and the failure of patients to finish taking the required dosage for a prescription, several bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics. To help combat this phenomenon, it is important to educate patients on the importance of taking antibiotics as prescribed. In this course, you will learn about gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. You will also differentiate between the numerous types of antibiotics, including penicillins, sulfonamides, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, and macrolides. This activity is intended for nurses.
Antibiotics have been around for many years, and, in general, their efficacy continues to increase. Unfortunately, because of unnecessary prescriptions and the failure of patients to finish taking the required dosage for a prescription, several bacteria have developed resistance to antibiotics. To help combat this phenomenon, it is important to educate patients on the importance of taking antibiotics as prescribed. In this course, you will learn about gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. You will also differentiate between the numerous types of antibiotics, including penicillins, sulfonamides, cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, tetracyclines, and macrolides. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Anticonvulsants are used to treat a number of conditions associated with the central nervous system (CNS). Succinimide anticonvulsants, in particular, are used to treat seizures associated with epilepsy. ...
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Anticonvulsants are used to treat a number of conditions associated with the central nervous system (CNS). Succinimide anticonvulsants, in particular, are used to treat seizures associated with epilepsy. This course discusses the causes and kinds of epilepsy. It also explains the actions, uses, and side effects of common pharmacological interventions for epilepsy. Finally, it covers some newer anticonvulsants as well as some alternate uses for this class of drugs. This activity is intended for nurses.
Anticonvulsants are used to treat a number of conditions associated with the central nervous system (CNS). Succinimide anticonvulsants, in particular, are used to treat seizures associated with epilepsy. This course discusses the causes and kinds of epilepsy. It also explains the actions, uses, and side effects of common pharmacological interventions for epilepsy. Finally, it covers some newer anticonvulsants as well as some alternate uses for this class of drugs. This activity is intended for nurses.
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A variety of factors can cause clinical depression, and symptoms can be moderate to severe. Antidepressants can often help patients by interacting with neurotransmitters that are believed to be chemically...
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A variety of factors can cause clinical depression, and symptoms can be moderate to severe. Antidepressants can often help patients by interacting with neurotransmitters that are believed to be chemically responsible for the symptoms of depression. This course starts with an overview of the types of depression and then describes the three major categories of antidepressants: serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Finally, this course describes commonly prescribed medications in each of these categories and explains dosages and side effects. This activity is intended for nurses.
A variety of factors can cause clinical depression, and symptoms can be moderate to severe. Antidepressants can often help patients by interacting with neurotransmitters that are believed to be chemically responsible for the symptoms of depression. This course starts with an overview of the types of depression and then describes the three major categories of antidepressants: serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclics, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Finally, this course describes commonly prescribed medications in each of these categories and explains dosages and side effects. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Parkinson's disease is thought to result from a deficiency of dopamine in the brain. The current focus of treatment involves drugs that replace dopamine in the basal ganglia, reducing the disease's symptoms....
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Parkinson's disease is thought to result from a deficiency of dopamine in the brain. The current focus of treatment involves drugs that replace dopamine in the basal ganglia, reducing the disease's symptoms. Nonpharmacological interventions for Parkinson's disease include a number of new and experimental methods as well as surgical interventions like pallidotomy. This course also covers a number of centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxants, including dantrolene, which is a drug used to treat the rare but serious disorder known as malignant hyperthermia. This activity is intended for nurses.
Parkinson's disease is thought to result from a deficiency of dopamine in the brain. The current focus of treatment involves drugs that replace dopamine in the basal ganglia, reducing the disease's symptoms. Nonpharmacological interventions for Parkinson's disease include a number of new and experimental methods as well as surgical interventions like pallidotomy. This course also covers a number of centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxants, including dantrolene, which is a drug used to treat the rare but serious disorder known as malignant hyperthermia. This activity is intended for nurses.
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The endocrine system influences almost every system in the human body, from metabolic functions to growth, development, puberty, reproduction, and the body's response to stress. Its main purpose, however, is...
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The endocrine system influences almost every system in the human body, from metabolic functions to growth, development, puberty, reproduction, and the body's response to stress. Its main purpose, however, is to control homeostasis throughout the body in response to changes in external and internal environment. This course describes the components of the endocrine system including the endocrine glands and hormones. It also discusses endocrine pathology and identifies feedback loops within the endocrine system. 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.
The endocrine system influences almost every system in the human body, from metabolic functions to growth, development, puberty, reproduction, and the body's response to stress. Its main purpose, however, is to control homeostasis throughout the body in response to changes in external and internal environment. This course describes the components of the endocrine system including the endocrine glands and hormones. It also discusses endocrine pathology and identifies feedback loops within the endocrine system. 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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