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This course covers the assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills used when attending to a patient with a respiratory emergency. It also covers ancillary measures used in the care of patients with...
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This course covers the assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills used when attending to a patient with a respiratory emergency. It also covers ancillary measures used in the care of patients with respiratory emergencies. (60 minutes)
This course covers the assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills used when attending to a patient with a respiratory emergency. It also covers ancillary measures used in the care of patients with respiratory emergencies. (60 minutes)
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This course covers the assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills used when attending to a patient with a respiratory emergency. It also covers ancillary measures used in the care of patients with...
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This course covers the assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills used when attending to a patient with a respiratory emergency. It also covers ancillary measures used in the care of patients with respiratory emergencies.
This course covers the assessment, diagnostic, and intervention skills used when attending to a patient with a respiratory emergency. It also covers ancillary measures used in the care of patients with respiratory emergencies.
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Asthma is the sixth leading cause of hospital admission in the United States. Despite advances in treatment, morbidity and deaths from asthma have increased over the past several years. Patients with asthma...
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Asthma is the sixth leading cause of hospital admission in the United States. Despite advances in treatment, morbidity and deaths from asthma have increased over the past several years. Patients with asthma often develop acute exacerbations when exposed to a specific ''trigger'' or allergen. Patients must be educated about this disease, pharmacologic therapies that can be used, and what clinical manifestations to report. The successful management of asthma requires early detection and intervention as well as patient compliance with ongoing pharmacologic therapy. (58 minutes)
Asthma is the sixth leading cause of hospital admission in the United States. Despite advances in treatment, morbidity and deaths from asthma have increased over the past several years. Patients with asthma often develop acute exacerbations when exposed to a specific ''trigger'' or allergen. Patients must be educated about this disease, pharmacologic therapies that can be used, and what clinical manifestations to report. The successful management of asthma requires early detection and intervention as well as patient compliance with ongoing pharmacologic therapy. (58 minutes)
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Protective surgical attire, such as surgical gowns, sterile gloves, protective eyewear, and face shields, should always be worn by OR personnel to reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious...
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Protective surgical attire, such as surgical gowns, sterile gloves, protective eyewear, and face shields, should always be worn by OR personnel to reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious materials during surgery and during the cleaning of instruments after an operative procedure. In this course, you'll learn how the use of surgical masks prevents exposure to airborne pathogens and contact with body fluids and how sterile equipment protects the patient by reducing risk of infection and contamination. You will be presented with guidelines regarding personal hygiene and jewelry in the OR setting. You will also learn techniques for maintaining a sterile field, scrubbing, gowning, and gloving. (69 minutes)
Protective surgical attire, such as surgical gowns, sterile gloves, protective eyewear, and face shields, should always be worn by OR personnel to reduce the risk of exposure to potentially infectious materials during surgery and during the cleaning of instruments after an operative procedure. In this course, you'll learn how the use of surgical masks prevents exposure to airborne pathogens and contact with body fluids and how sterile equipment protects the patient by reducing risk of infection and contamination. You will be presented with guidelines regarding personal hygiene and jewelry in the OR setting. You will also learn techniques for maintaining a sterile field, scrubbing, gowning, and gloving. (69 minutes)
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Barbiturates are not prescribed very often today because other drugs have replaced many of their functions. In addition, barbiturates no longer are used to induce sleep because they have dangerous side...
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Barbiturates are not prescribed very often today because other drugs have replaced many of their functions. In addition, barbiturates no longer are used to induce sleep because they have dangerous side effects and can cause patients to be at high risk for drug abuse. Although barbiturates have limited applications, this course explains the different types of barbiturates, their uses, and contraindications as well as the beneficial and dangerous side effects of these drugs. This activity is intended for nurses.
Barbiturates are not prescribed very often today because other drugs have replaced many of their functions. In addition, barbiturates no longer are used to induce sleep because they have dangerous side effects and can cause patients to be at high risk for drug abuse. Although barbiturates have limited applications, this course explains the different types of barbiturates, their uses, and contraindications as well as the beneficial and dangerous side effects of these drugs. This activity is intended for nurses.
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All people have things that they cannot live without. These basic human needs include air, food, water, companionship, and safety. Erik Erikson and Abraham Maslow have helped people understand developmental...
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All people have things that they cannot live without. These basic human needs include air, food, water, companionship, and safety. Erik Erikson and Abraham Maslow have helped people understand developmental needs and basic human needs through their respective theories. Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) can use this information to plan care and help patients meet their needs. In this course, you will explore the theories of human needs and learn their applicability to patient care. 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.
All people have things that they cannot live without. These basic human needs include air, food, water, companionship, and safety. Erik Erikson and Abraham Maslow have helped people understand developmental needs and basic human needs through their respective theories. Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) can use this information to plan care and help patients meet their needs. In this course, you will explore the theories of human needs and learn their applicability to patient care. 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 learning event, you will learn how to identify the correct pronunciation of Spanish consonants, vowels, and words. Correct pronunciation will help you communicate clearly with patients or clients in...
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In this learning event, you will learn how to identify the correct pronunciation of Spanish consonants, vowels, and words. Correct pronunciation will help you communicate clearly with patients or clients in the medical field. To pronounce Spanish words correctly, you need to know which syllable to stress and the sounds that each letter represents in Spanish. Many consonants and vowels are pronounced the same in Spanish and English; some Spanish consonants and vowels are pronounced differently depending on where they appear within a word. Finally, you will learn to recognize the letters that are part of the Spanish alphabet and sounds that are unique to Spanish. 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 learning event, you will learn how to identify the correct pronunciation of Spanish consonants, vowels, and words. Correct pronunciation will help you communicate clearly with patients or clients in the medical field. To pronounce Spanish words correctly, you need to know which syllable to stress and the sounds that each letter represents in Spanish. Many consonants and vowels are pronounced the same in Spanish and English; some Spanish consonants and vowels are pronounced differently depending on where they appear within a word. Finally, you will learn to recognize the letters that are part of the Spanish alphabet and sounds that are unique to Spanish. 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 purpose of this course is to help you learn about different wound etiologies and conditions as well as how to care for wounds. Specifically, this course describes normal wounds, wounds with eschar, edema,...
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The purpose of this course is to help you learn about different wound etiologies and conditions as well as how to care for wounds. Specifically, this course describes normal wounds, wounds with eschar, edema, and/or drainage, and wounds accompanied by neuropathy. It also differentiates between active and chronic wounds. Only by understanding the root cause of the wound can it be healed. The course continues by describing the methods of clearing wound debris and infection, the use of pressure and compression therapy, and the proper dressing of different wounds.
The purpose of this course is to help you learn about different wound etiologies and conditions as well as how to care for wounds. Specifically, this course describes normal wounds, wounds with eschar, edema, and/or drainage, and wounds accompanied by neuropathy. It also differentiates between active and chronic wounds. Only by understanding the root cause of the wound can it be healed. The course continues by describing the methods of clearing wound debris and infection, the use of pressure and compression therapy, and the proper dressing of different wounds.
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This course teaches beginning unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) to make hospital beds. This course addresses the care of linens and procedures for making four types of hospital beds, including closed or...
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This course teaches beginning unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) to make hospital beds. This course addresses the care of linens and procedures for making four types of hospital beds, including closed or unoccupied beds, open beds, occupied beds, and surgical beds. (50 minutes)
This course teaches beginning unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) to make hospital beds. This course addresses the care of linens and procedures for making four types of hospital beds, including closed or unoccupied beds, open beds, occupied beds, and surgical beds. (50 minutes)
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Benzodiazepines are drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS). They are used to relieve anxiety and insomnia as well as to sedate patients in conjunction with narcotics during medical and surgical...
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Benzodiazepines are drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS). They are used to relieve anxiety and insomnia as well as to sedate patients in conjunction with narcotics during medical and surgical procedures. The dose that is given depends on the patient's medical and physical condition. These drugs have some side effects, but the abuse potential is low. A variety of generic and brand-name benzodiazepines are used for various problems and procedures.
Benzodiazepines are drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS). They are used to relieve anxiety and insomnia as well as to sedate patients in conjunction with narcotics during medical and surgical procedures. The dose that is given depends on the patient's medical and physical condition. These drugs have some side effects, but the abuse potential is low. A variety of generic and brand-name benzodiazepines are used for various problems and procedures.
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Knowledge of biological variations among people can be helpful in a number of ways. Physicians may use the information to make better matches for organ transplants or bone marrow donations. Individuals can...
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Knowledge of biological variations among people can be helpful in a number of ways. Physicians may use the information to make better matches for organ transplants or bone marrow donations. Individuals can use this knowledge to modify health and dietary practices to reduce their risk of certain diseases common to their ethnic heritage. For the clinician, identifying biological variations associated with various populations can, in some cases, help you assess the risk of some diseases and assist with diagnosis and treatment. This course gives an overview of the concept of biological variations. It explores populations and genetic variation, biological variation in physical appearance, and temperature and drug response among certain populations. In addition, this course examines certain conditions and diseases that are prevalent in specific populations, identifies nutritional differences based on geographic location, availability and culture, and explores how psychiatric conditions and mental disorders vary among populations.
Knowledge of biological variations among people can be helpful in a number of ways. Physicians may use the information to make better matches for organ transplants or bone marrow donations. Individuals can use this knowledge to modify health and dietary practices to reduce their risk of certain diseases common to their ethnic heritage. For the clinician, identifying biological variations associated with various populations can, in some cases, help you assess the risk of some diseases and assist with diagnosis and treatment. This course gives an overview of the concept of biological variations. It explores populations and genetic variation, biological variation in physical appearance, and temperature and drug response among certain populations. In addition, this course examines certain conditions and diseases that are prevalent in specific populations, identifies nutritional differences based on geographic location, availability and culture, and explores how psychiatric conditions and mental disorders vary among populations.
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Neonates are susceptible to many damaging forces, both inside the birth canal and during birth delivery. In this course, you will learn about the types of resulting birth injuries, which include extracranial...
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Neonates are susceptible to many damaging forces, both inside the birth canal and during birth delivery. In this course, you will learn about the types of resulting birth injuries, which include extracranial hemorrhages, skull fractures, and damage to peripheral nerve structures. You will also learn about hearing loss, which can occur in the inner, middle, or outer ear due to birth-related causes or outside forces. A universal hearing screening for infants is now widely encouraged to detect hearing impairments. This activity is intended for nurses.
Neonates are susceptible to many damaging forces, both inside the birth canal and during birth delivery. In this course, you will learn about the types of resulting birth injuries, which include extracranial hemorrhages, skull fractures, and damage to peripheral nerve structures. You will also learn about hearing loss, which can occur in the inner, middle, or outer ear due to birth-related causes or outside forces. A universal hearing screening for infants is now widely encouraged to detect hearing impairments. This activity is intended for nurses.
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During the first year of life, the infant experiences many dramatic developmental and physical changes. The rate of these changes is rapid. In this course, you will learn what is normal in order to determine...
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During the first year of life, the infant experiences many dramatic developmental and physical changes. The rate of these changes is rapid. In this course, you will learn what is normal in order to determine if illness is impacting an infant's growth and development and how to recognize alterations in growth and development early in the process. (75 minutes)
During the first year of life, the infant experiences many dramatic developmental and physical changes. The rate of these changes is rapid. In this course, you will learn what is normal in order to determine if illness is impacting an infant's growth and development and how to recognize alterations in growth and development early in the process. (75 minutes)
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This activity is intended for any registered nurse, especially critical care, emergency, and obstetrical nurses, who desire to learn about the disorders of coagulation known as disseminated intravascular...
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This activity is intended for any registered nurse, especially critical care, emergency, and obstetrical nurses, who desire to learn about the disorders of coagulation known as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP).
This activity is intended for any registered nurse, especially critical care, emergency, and obstetrical nurses, who desire to learn about the disorders of coagulation known as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP), and thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura (TTP).
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Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is often secondary to Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or malignancy. Lower GI bleeding can be a complication of hypovolemic shock and hypoperfusion...
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Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is often secondary to Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or malignancy. Lower GI bleeding can be a complication of hypovolemic shock and hypoperfusion states. These disorders lead to ischemia, necrosis, hemorrhage, and perforation. GI bleeding can also be associated with coagulopathies such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and thrombocytopenia. This course presents the sources of lower GI bleeding, their clinical manifestations, and the nursing interventions used to treat them. It also describes the complications that can arise as a result of lower GI bleeding and the nursing management of those conditions. This activity is intended for nurses.
Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is often secondary to Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, or malignancy. Lower GI bleeding can be a complication of hypovolemic shock and hypoperfusion states. These disorders lead to ischemia, necrosis, hemorrhage, and perforation. GI bleeding can also be associated with coagulopathies such as disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and thrombocytopenia. This course presents the sources of lower GI bleeding, their clinical manifestations, and the nursing interventions used to treat them. It also describes the complications that can arise as a result of lower GI bleeding and the nursing management of those conditions. This activity is intended for nurses.
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This activity is intended for any registered nurse who wants to learn about the effective administration of blood component therapy, including management of possible transfusion reactions and complications.
This activity is intended for any registered nurse who wants to learn about the effective administration of blood component therapy, including management of possible transfusion reactions and complications.
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Those who care for new mothers during the postpartum period often educate their patients about breastfeeding. Even with the emphasis on breastfeeding, some new mothers will choose to bottle-feed their babies....
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Those who care for new mothers during the postpartum period often educate their patients about breastfeeding. Even with the emphasis on breastfeeding, some new mothers will choose to bottle-feed their babies. Clinicians should teach those patients and their partners about the basics of bottle-feeding. This course covers the topics of formula and bottle preparation, types of formula, frequency of feedings, and expected amount of formula intake. This course also explains how to perform a nutritional assessment of the bottle-feeding newborn and infant. (53 minutes)
Those who care for new mothers during the postpartum period often educate their patients about breastfeeding. Even with the emphasis on breastfeeding, some new mothers will choose to bottle-feed their babies. Clinicians should teach those patients and their partners about the basics of bottle-feeding. This course covers the topics of formula and bottle preparation, types of formula, frequency of feedings, and expected amount of formula intake. This course also explains how to perform a nutritional assessment of the bottle-feeding newborn and infant. (53 minutes)
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This course explains the procedures used to diagnose traumatic brain injury. It describes aggressive trauma resuscitation as well as surgical and nonsurgical interventions used to treat patients with brain...
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This course explains the procedures used to diagnose traumatic brain injury. It describes aggressive trauma resuscitation as well as surgical and nonsurgical interventions used to treat patients with brain injuries. The course also discusses treatment goals for brain injury patients, such as stabilizing vital signs, reducing increased intracranial pressure (ICP), and preventing secondary brain injuries. Further topics include postoperative care and family education and communication. This course also covers the etiology, clinical manifestations, and medical management of infectious brain diseases such as encephalitis, meningitis, and brain abscesses.
This course explains the procedures used to diagnose traumatic brain injury. It describes aggressive trauma resuscitation as well as surgical and nonsurgical interventions used to treat patients with brain injuries. The course also discusses treatment goals for brain injury patients, such as stabilizing vital signs, reducing increased intracranial pressure (ICP), and preventing secondary brain injuries. Further topics include postoperative care and family education and communication. This course also covers the etiology, clinical manifestations, and medical management of infectious brain diseases such as encephalitis, meningitis, and brain abscesses.
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Both brain tumors and brain injuries threaten the healthy operation of the brain. Brain tumors are lesions that produce changes in the level of consciousness by pressing on neurologic structures. Brain...
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Both brain tumors and brain injuries threaten the healthy operation of the brain. Brain tumors are lesions that produce changes in the level of consciousness by pressing on neurologic structures. Brain injuries are classified as either primary or secondary. A primary brain injury occurs when there is direct injury to the brain tissue, as in a penetrating injury. A secondary brain injury is a result of the primary injury. In this course, you will explore the different types of brain tumors and brain injuries as well as the causes of each. This activity is intended for nurses.
Both brain tumors and brain injuries threaten the healthy operation of the brain. Brain tumors are lesions that produce changes in the level of consciousness by pressing on neurologic structures. Brain injuries are classified as either primary or secondary. A primary brain injury occurs when there is direct injury to the brain tissue, as in a penetrating injury. A secondary brain injury is a result of the primary injury. In this course, you will explore the different types of brain tumors and brain injuries as well as the causes of each. This activity is intended for nurses.
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This course will introduce you to breast cancer and the risk it poses to women in the United States. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the incidence, mortality, and known and suspected risk...
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This course will introduce you to breast cancer and the risk it poses to women in the United States. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the incidence, mortality, and known and suspected risk factors of the disease. In addition to describing the methods commonly used for screening, diagnosing, staging, and treating the disease, the course suggests what women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer. (55 minutes)
This course will introduce you to breast cancer and the risk it poses to women in the United States. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the incidence, mortality, and known and suspected risk factors of the disease. In addition to describing the methods commonly used for screening, diagnosing, staging, and treating the disease, the course suggests what women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer. (55 minutes)
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Breastfeeding mothers have many questions about their own care and the effect it has on breast milk or breastfeeding, such as what foods they should eat and what medications they can take. It is important...
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Breastfeeding mothers have many questions about their own care and the effect it has on breast milk or breastfeeding, such as what foods they should eat and what medications they can take. It is important that you know the answers to these and other questions. This course covers maternal nutrition and its effect on breast milk, as well as the effect of maternal medications on the newborn. It also outlines breast pumping and the storage of breast milk when new mothers are away from their infants. Finally, this course covers possible answers to questions new mothers may have about weaning their infants. 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.
Breastfeeding mothers have many questions about their own care and the effect it has on breast milk or breastfeeding, such as what foods they should eat and what medications they can take. It is important that you know the answers to these and other questions. This course covers maternal nutrition and its effect on breast milk, as well as the effect of maternal medications on the newborn. It also outlines breast pumping and the storage of breast milk when new mothers are away from their infants. Finally, this course covers possible answers to questions new mothers may have about weaning their infants. 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 the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on the gastrointestinal (GI) system. After providing an overview of the GI system and explaining how it is compromised by chemotherapy and...
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This course examines the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on the gastrointestinal (GI) system. After providing an overview of the GI system and explaining how it is compromised by chemotherapy and radiation, the course details the major effects of cancer treatments on the GI system. These effects are diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and mucositis. Finally, the course explores ostomy care and associated issues. (101 minutes)
This course examines the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on the gastrointestinal (GI) system. After providing an overview of the GI system and explaining how it is compromised by chemotherapy and radiation, the course details the major effects of cancer treatments on the GI system. These effects are diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, and mucositis. Finally, the course explores ostomy care and associated issues. (101 minutes)
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In this course, you will learn about types of cancer rehabilitation. You will also analyze the purposes and goals of cancer rehabilitation. Next, you will identify disease-specific rehabilitation issues by...
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In this course, you will learn about types of cancer rehabilitation. You will also analyze the purposes and goals of cancer rehabilitation. Next, you will identify disease-specific rehabilitation issues by learning about the variety of programs and services available to patients with different types of cancer. Lastly, you will describe cancer-related fatigue and how it affects patients with cancer. (70 minutes)
In this course, you will learn about types of cancer rehabilitation. You will also analyze the purposes and goals of cancer rehabilitation. Next, you will identify disease-specific rehabilitation issues by learning about the variety of programs and services available to patients with different types of cancer. Lastly, you will describe cancer-related fatigue and how it affects patients with cancer. (70 minutes)
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In this course, you will learn about types of cancer rehabilitation. You will also analyze the purposes and goals of cancer rehabilitation. Next, you will identify disease-specific rehabilitation issues by...
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In this course, you will learn about types of cancer rehabilitation. You will also analyze the purposes and goals of cancer rehabilitation. Next, you will identify disease-specific rehabilitation issues by learning about the variety of programs and services available to patients with different types of cancer. Lastly, you will describe cancer-related fatigue and how it affects patients with cancer.
In this course, you will learn about types of cancer rehabilitation. You will also analyze the purposes and goals of cancer rehabilitation. Next, you will identify disease-specific rehabilitation issues by learning about the variety of programs and services available to patients with different types of cancer. Lastly, you will describe cancer-related fatigue and how it affects patients with cancer.
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Most cancer treatment involves a combination of several different therapies. This course introduces the ways in which two types of treatments -- surgery and radiation -- are used for the treatment of cancer....
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Most cancer treatment involves a combination of several different therapies. This course introduces the ways in which two types of treatments -- surgery and radiation -- are used for the treatment of cancer. Additionally this course covers nursing care of cancer patients who have had surgery and or radiation. (64 minutes)
Most cancer treatment involves a combination of several different therapies. This course introduces the ways in which two types of treatments -- surgery and radiation -- are used for the treatment of cancer. Additionally this course covers nursing care of cancer patients who have had surgery and or radiation. (64 minutes)
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