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In this course, you will learn how to care for patients who are experiencing endocrine emergencies. In order to provide proper care, you will need to understand the physiology, signs and symptoms, and...
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In this course, you will learn how to care for patients who are experiencing endocrine emergencies. In order to provide proper care, you will need to understand the physiology, signs and symptoms, and interventions for a variety of conditions. These include hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome (HHNS), adrenal crisis, hypothyroid coma, and thyroid storm. In addition, you will need to be aware of appropriate treatment paths for pediatric and geriatric patients who are experiencing endocrine problems. (84 minutes)
In this course, you will learn how to care for patients who are experiencing endocrine emergencies. In order to provide proper care, you will need to understand the physiology, signs and symptoms, and interventions for a variety of conditions. These include hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome (HHNS), adrenal crisis, hypothyroid coma, and thyroid storm. In addition, you will need to be aware of appropriate treatment paths for pediatric and geriatric patients who are experiencing endocrine problems. (84 minutes)
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At one time, healthcare professionals could only provide comfort to patients facing cancer. Now, through earlier detection and better treatments that have reduced death rates, the modern healthcare system...
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At one time, healthcare professionals could only provide comfort to patients facing cancer. Now, through earlier detection and better treatments that have reduced death rates, the modern healthcare system aggressively fights against cancer and often succeeds. But while today's medical profession strives to cure a patient at all costs, it has yet to master the art of palliative care. This course discusses the major precepts of holistic and palliative care and their importance in healthcare's approach to treating cancer. End-of-life issues, including the common beliefs and truths about death as well as the importance of discussing death with patients, are also discussed in this course. (87 minutes)
At one time, healthcare professionals could only provide comfort to patients facing cancer. Now, through earlier detection and better treatments that have reduced death rates, the modern healthcare system aggressively fights against cancer and often succeeds. But while today's medical profession strives to cure a patient at all costs, it has yet to master the art of palliative care. This course discusses the major precepts of holistic and palliative care and their importance in healthcare's approach to treating cancer. End-of-life issues, including the common beliefs and truths about death as well as the importance of discussing death with patients, are also discussed in this course. (87 minutes)
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As a nurse, you should know how to administer medications safely in all types of situations for a variety of patients. This course describes the techniques for the enteral and cutaneous administration of...
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As a nurse, you should know how to administer medications safely in all types of situations for a variety of patients. This course describes the techniques for the enteral and cutaneous administration of medications. Key points of administration techniques and precautions for each route are identified. The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), have identified many types of medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and are now listed on the ‘Do Not Use List’ (The Joint Commission) and ‘New Confused Drug Name List’ (The ISMP). (34 minutes)
As a nurse, you should know how to administer medications safely in all types of situations for a variety of patients. This course describes the techniques for the enteral and cutaneous administration of medications. Key points of administration techniques and precautions for each route are identified. The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), have identified many types of medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and are now listed on the ‘Do Not Use List’ (The Joint Commission) and ‘New Confused Drug Name List’ (The ISMP). (34 minutes)
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In this course, you will look at environmental injuries including near-drowning and diving injuries, hypothermia and hyperthermia, bites and stings, and radiation. By intervening with the proper knowledge of...
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In this course, you will look at environmental injuries including near-drowning and diving injuries, hypothermia and hyperthermia, bites and stings, and radiation. By intervening with the proper knowledge of these environmental injuries and working with teams of critical care experts to treat such injuries, it is possible to save the lives of many victims of such traumas.
In this course, you will look at environmental injuries including near-drowning and diving injuries, hypothermia and hyperthermia, bites and stings, and radiation. By intervening with the proper knowledge of these environmental injuries and working with teams of critical care experts to treat such injuries, it is possible to save the lives of many victims of such traumas.
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In this course, you will learn the definition of respiratory emergencies. This course covers the most common causes and symptoms of respiratory emergencies, including asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
In this course, you will learn the definition of respiratory emergencies. This course covers the most common causes and symptoms of respiratory emergencies, including asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis.
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In calculating medication dosages, accuracy is vitally important; incorrect dosage calculations can have disastrous consequences. For this reason, a thorough understanding of the basic mathematics required...
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In calculating medication dosages, accuracy is vitally important; incorrect dosage calculations can have disastrous consequences. For this reason, a thorough understanding of the basic mathematics required for dosage calculation is absolutely essential. Many medication orders or dosage calculations involve the manipulation of fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages, so it is very important to understand these concepts and also know how to perform basic mathematical operations with them. (90 minutes)
In calculating medication dosages, accuracy is vitally important; incorrect dosage calculations can have disastrous consequences. For this reason, a thorough understanding of the basic mathematics required for dosage calculation is absolutely essential. Many medication orders or dosage calculations involve the manipulation of fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages, so it is very important to understand these concepts and also know how to perform basic mathematical operations with them. (90 minutes)
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Medication administration techniques are very important considerations in nursing practice. As a nurse, you must accurately and safely prepare the medications. Giving medication to patients includes...
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Medication administration techniques are very important considerations in nursing practice. As a nurse, you must accurately and safely prepare the medications. Giving medication to patients includes understanding the five rights of medication administration and interpreting both the medication order and label. The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), have identified many types of medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and are now listed on the "Do Not Use List" (The Joint Commission) and "New Confused Drug Name List" (The ISMP). (67 minutes)
Medication administration techniques are very important considerations in nursing practice. As a nurse, you must accurately and safely prepare the medications. Giving medication to patients includes understanding the five rights of medication administration and interpreting both the medication order and label. The Joint Commission and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), have identified many types of medication orders that are prone to misinterpretation and are now listed on the "Do Not Use List" (The Joint Commission) and "New Confused Drug Name List" (The ISMP). (67 minutes)
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In this course, you will be introduced to critical care nursing. You will be able to specify ethical theories and principles as they relate to the critically ill client. You will also identify resource...
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In this course, you will be introduced to critical care nursing. You will be able to specify ethical theories and principles as they relate to the critically ill client. You will also identify resource allocation in emergency care settings. This course will describe strategies for ethical decision-making in critical care situations. You will identify specific legal and professional issues involved in critical care and define sources of law and types of enforcement. 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 be introduced to critical care nursing. You will be able to specify ethical theories and principles as they relate to the critically ill client. You will also identify resource allocation in emergency care settings. This course will describe strategies for ethical decision-making in critical care situations. You will identify specific legal and professional issues involved in critical care and define sources of law and types of enforcement. 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 explores the area of fluid and electrolyte therapy as well as the principles involved in this type of therapy. The course also addresses the types of overload the body experiences relative to...
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This course explores the area of fluid and electrolyte therapy as well as the principles involved in this type of therapy. The course also addresses the types of overload the body experiences relative to fluids and electrolytes, specific electrolyte imbalances, and clinical management of those imbalances. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
This course explores the area of fluid and electrolyte therapy as well as the principles involved in this type of therapy. The course also addresses the types of overload the body experiences relative to fluids and electrolytes, specific electrolyte imbalances, and clinical management of those imbalances. 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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An understanding of fluid and electrolyte balance is important in order to safely initiate, provide, and monitor intravenous (IV) infusions. Infusion therapy is often used to supplement or replace lost body...
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An understanding of fluid and electrolyte balance is important in order to safely initiate, provide, and monitor intravenous (IV) infusions. Infusion therapy is often used to supplement or replace lost body fluids or electrolytes. It may be used to help the body maintain homeostasis through the addition of specific fluids, concentrations, or types of fluid. In this course, you will learn about the fluid compartments within the body, fluid gain and loss, and solutes in body fluids. You will also learn about electrolytes, passive and active transport, and the process of osmosis.
An understanding of fluid and electrolyte balance is important in order to safely initiate, provide, and monitor intravenous (IV) infusions. Infusion therapy is often used to supplement or replace lost body fluids or electrolytes. It may be used to help the body maintain homeostasis through the addition of specific fluids, concentrations, or types of fluid. In this course, you will learn about the fluid compartments within the body, fluid gain and loss, and solutes in body fluids. You will also learn about electrolytes, passive and active transport, and the process of osmosis.
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As patients come in to the emergency department, their complaints or conditions must be quickly and accurately determined. In this course, you will become more familiar with the chief complaints presented in...
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As patients come in to the emergency department, their complaints or conditions must be quickly and accurately determined. In this course, you will become more familiar with the chief complaints presented in the ED and the systems used for triaging and documenting each patient's need for 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.
As patients come in to the emergency department, their complaints or conditions must be quickly and accurately determined. In this course, you will become more familiar with the chief complaints presented in the ED and the systems used for triaging and documenting each patient's need for 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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As medical science progressed, it made major gains in accurately classifying components of the human nervous system. This course reviews a few major discoveries that helped medical scientists to better...
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As medical science progressed, it made major gains in accurately classifying components of the human nervous system. This course reviews a few major discoveries that helped medical scientists to better understand and classify the autonomic nervous system, a subdivision of the peripheral nervous system. It explains nervous system terminology and its derivation as well as the role and structures of the autonomic nervous system. Finally, it introduces the pharmacological classifications that help to explain how the autonomic nervous system works and may be regulated through medications. This activity is intended for nurses.
As medical science progressed, it made major gains in accurately classifying components of the human nervous system. This course reviews a few major discoveries that helped medical scientists to better understand and classify the autonomic nervous system, a subdivision of the peripheral nervous system. It explains nervous system terminology and its derivation as well as the role and structures of the autonomic nervous system. Finally, it introduces the pharmacological classifications that help to explain how the autonomic nervous system works and may be regulated through medications. This activity is intended for nurses.
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This course introduces you to gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, some of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. You will review the epidemiology and etiology of common gastrointestinal cancers. ...
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This course introduces you to gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, some of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. You will review the epidemiology and etiology of common gastrointestinal cancers. You will also learn about certain factors that predispose a person to certain types of gastrointestinal cancer as well as learn the most recent statistics from the American Cancer Society. Finally, the course explains how gastrointestinal cancers are diagnosed, staged, and treated. (50 minutes)
This course introduces you to gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, some of the most common forms of cancer in the United States. You will review the epidemiology and etiology of common gastrointestinal cancers. You will also learn about certain factors that predispose a person to certain types of gastrointestinal cancer as well as learn the most recent statistics from the American Cancer Society. Finally, the course explains how gastrointestinal cancers are diagnosed, staged, and treated. (50 minutes)
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Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is generally a devastating diagnosis because it is usually not identified until it has reached an advanced stage. This course will explain the properties of the main types of GI...
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Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is generally a devastating diagnosis because it is usually not identified until it has reached an advanced stage. This course will explain the properties of the main types of GI cancer and some nursing interventions used in caring for critically ill patients who have GI cancer. (140 minutes)
Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer is generally a devastating diagnosis because it is usually not identified until it has reached an advanced stage. This course will explain the properties of the main types of GI cancer and some nursing interventions used in caring for critically ill patients who have GI cancer. (140 minutes)
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Perioperative nurses should be familiar with the four phases of general anesthesia: induction, maintenance, emergence, and recovery. This course identifies these phases and discusses the basic function of...
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Perioperative nurses should be familiar with the four phases of general anesthesia: induction, maintenance, emergence, and recovery. This course identifies these phases and discusses the basic function of anesthesia systems and equipment. Although the anesthesia provider is primarily responsible for the administration of medications and the patient's management and care, a perioperative nurse may assist the anesthesia provider with applying monitors, administering oxygen, and providing comfort to the patient. This course outlines the OR safety guidelines that nurses should follow and underscores the importance of scavenging systems that help clear the OR of harmful anesthetic gases. This activity is intended for nurses.
Perioperative nurses should be familiar with the four phases of general anesthesia: induction, maintenance, emergence, and recovery. This course identifies these phases and discusses the basic function of anesthesia systems and equipment. Although the anesthesia provider is primarily responsible for the administration of medications and the patient's management and care, a perioperative nurse may assist the anesthesia provider with applying monitors, administering oxygen, and providing comfort to the patient. This course outlines the OR safety guidelines that nurses should follow and underscores the importance of scavenging systems that help clear the OR of harmful anesthetic gases. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Intravenous drug therapy (IVT) is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. When properly dispensed and monitored, IV drugs save lives. However, these very same ''miracle'' medicines can be deadly if...
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Intravenous drug therapy (IVT) is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. When properly dispensed and monitored, IV drugs save lives. However, these very same ''miracle'' medicines can be deadly if improperly handled and administered. In this course, you will learn about the principles, advantages, and goals of IVT. You will also recognize how drug incompatibility and instability occur and explore methods for administering IV drugs safely and responsibly. 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.
Intravenous drug therapy (IVT) is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. When properly dispensed and monitored, IV drugs save lives. However, these very same ''miracle'' medicines can be deadly if improperly handled and administered. In this course, you will learn about the principles, advantages, and goals of IVT. You will also recognize how drug incompatibility and instability occur and explore methods for administering IV drugs safely and responsibly. Please note: Completing this course does not authorize you to add any skill discussed in the content to your practice if this function is not included in your current scope of practice.
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In this course, you will explore emergencies in the pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations. When you are caring for critically ill children, it is vital to keep in mind their anatomical and...
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In this course, you will explore emergencies in the pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations. When you are caring for critically ill children, it is vital to keep in mind their anatomical and physiological differences from adults. With pregnant mothers it is important to teach the importance of prenatal care as an important means of reducing maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. As the Baby Boom generation ages, the elderly population in the United States is becoming the fastest growing group. Consequently, more and more geriatric patients will end up in all areas within healthcare institutions. This activity is intended for nurses.
In this course, you will explore emergencies in the pediatric, pregnant, and geriatric populations. When you are caring for critically ill children, it is vital to keep in mind their anatomical and physiological differences from adults. With pregnant mothers it is important to teach the importance of prenatal care as an important means of reducing maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. As the Baby Boom generation ages, the elderly population in the United States is becoming the fastest growing group. Consequently, more and more geriatric patients will end up in all areas within healthcare institutions. This activity is intended for nurses.
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Assessing an older adult can differ dramatically from working with other age groups. In this course, you will learn how to tailor the nursing assessment of the older person when collecting information about...
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Assessing an older adult can differ dramatically from working with other age groups. In this course, you will learn how to tailor the nursing assessment of the older person when collecting information about your patients health history, conducting the physical exam, and assessing laboratory data. You will also explore pharmacologic management and the relevant nursing responsibilities. (96 minutes)
Assessing an older adult can differ dramatically from working with other age groups. In this course, you will learn how to tailor the nursing assessment of the older person when collecting information about your patients health history, conducting the physical exam, and assessing laboratory data. You will also explore pharmacologic management and the relevant nursing responsibilities. (96 minutes)
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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is one of the largest neurally innervated systems in the human body. This course discusses the function of the GI tract. You will learn what happens when we swallow food and...
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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is one of the largest neurally innervated systems in the human body. This course discusses the function of the GI tract. You will learn what happens when we swallow food and water, thus triggering the complex processes of digestion, secretion, absorption, and excretion. You will also learn about blood supply and innervation in the GI system. (57 minutes)
The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is one of the largest neurally innervated systems in the human body. This course discusses the function of the GI tract. You will learn what happens when we swallow food and water, thus triggering the complex processes of digestion, secretion, absorption, and excretion. You will also learn about blood supply and innervation in the GI system. (57 minutes)
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An infant of a diabetic mother (IDM) is at risk for a number of serious conditions. This course explores the pathophysiologic effects of maternal diabetes on the fetus and reviews perinatal interventions to...
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An infant of a diabetic mother (IDM) is at risk for a number of serious conditions. This course explores the pathophysiologic effects of maternal diabetes on the fetus and reviews perinatal interventions to stabilize the neonate. In addition, this course reviews glucose homeostasis in the neonate as well as examines the causes and treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
An infant of a diabetic mother (IDM) is at risk for a number of serious conditions. This course explores the pathophysiologic effects of maternal diabetes on the fetus and reviews perinatal interventions to stabilize the neonate. In addition, this course reviews glucose homeostasis in the neonate as well as examines the causes and treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
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Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) may be responsible for the care of individuals at any stage of growth and development. This course provides an overview of the stages of human growth and development....
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Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) may be responsible for the care of individuals at any stage of growth and development. This course provides an overview of the stages of human growth and development. This knowledge will be useful in planning nursing care to meet an individual's needs. Although many theories exist, Erik Erikson's model of developmental milestones is the most accepted theory used in the delivery of healthcare today. UAPs should recognize the life stages of human development and understand how they may relate to patient care and a patient's response to illness or injury. (44 minutes)
Unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) may be responsible for the care of individuals at any stage of growth and development. This course provides an overview of the stages of human growth and development. This knowledge will be useful in planning nursing care to meet an individual's needs. Although many theories exist, Erik Erikson's model of developmental milestones is the most accepted theory used in the delivery of healthcare today. UAPs should recognize the life stages of human development and understand how they may relate to patient care and a patient's response to illness or injury. (44 minutes)
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Knowledge of normal growth and development in childhood is essential for nurses working with children. Although development continues throughout the lifespan, childhood is a critical period. There can be...
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Knowledge of normal growth and development in childhood is essential for nurses working with children. Although development continues throughout the lifespan, childhood is a critical period. There can be significant differences between individuals because growth is influenced by many factors. Nurses must be able to quickly recognize any deviations from normal development in order to prevent further developmental problems. Nurses can also detect possible disease processes through alterations in growth and development or determine how a disease process is affecting those alterations. Proper monitoring of the child's growth and development can assist the child in reaching his or her full potential. Nurses with a thorough understanding of this topic can also provide guidance to parents about expected changes and developmental issues in their children. This course addresses the normal developmental milestones for the toddler and preschooler as well as the physical changes during the 3rd through 5th years. (60 minutes)
Knowledge of normal growth and development in childhood is essential for nurses working with children. Although development continues throughout the lifespan, childhood is a critical period. There can be significant differences between individuals because growth is influenced by many factors. Nurses must be able to quickly recognize any deviations from normal development in order to prevent further developmental problems. Nurses can also detect possible disease processes through alterations in growth and development or determine how a disease process is affecting those alterations. Proper monitoring of the child's growth and development can assist the child in reaching his or her full potential. Nurses with a thorough understanding of this topic can also provide guidance to parents about expected changes and developmental issues in their children. This course addresses the normal developmental milestones for the toddler and preschooler as well as the physical changes during the 3rd through 5th years. (60 minutes)
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This course outlines the clinical manifestations and characteristics of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). It discusses the definition of GBS, the etiology of the disease, and its precipitating factors. It also...
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This course outlines the clinical manifestations and characteristics of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). It discusses the definition of GBS, the etiology of the disease, and its precipitating factors. It also covers the presentation of GBS and the diagnostic tests and relevant findings associated with GBS. You will also learn about the presentation of MG and the diagnostic tests associated with MG. Significant paralysis affecting a variety of body systems is common to both Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and myasthenia gravis (MG) as they present in the critical care setting. Knowing routine nursing care and its rationale is also fundamental to providing appropriate patient care. (80 minutes)
This course outlines the clinical manifestations and characteristics of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). It discusses the definition of GBS, the etiology of the disease, and its precipitating factors. It also covers the presentation of GBS and the diagnostic tests and relevant findings associated with GBS. You will also learn about the presentation of MG and the diagnostic tests associated with MG. Significant paralysis affecting a variety of body systems is common to both Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and myasthenia gravis (MG) as they present in the critical care setting. Knowing routine nursing care and its rationale is also fundamental to providing appropriate patient care. (80 minutes)
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This course covers the most common gynecological malignancies: endometrial (uterine), cervical, and ovarian cancer. In describing each of these malignancies, this course teaches you about a wide range of...
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This course covers the most common gynecological malignancies: endometrial (uterine), cervical, and ovarian cancer. In describing each of these malignancies, this course teaches you about a wide range of topics, including disease incidence, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. (76 minutes)
This course covers the most common gynecological malignancies: endometrial (uterine), cervical, and ovarian cancer. In describing each of these malignancies, this course teaches you about a wide range of topics, including disease incidence, symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. (76 minutes)
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This course will explore trauma to the head, face, neck, as well as serious primary and secondary injuries to the brain and spinal cord. These often occur due to traumatic injury. Assessment and management of...
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This course will explore trauma to the head, face, neck, as well as serious primary and secondary injuries to the brain and spinal cord. These often occur due to traumatic injury. Assessment and management of brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brain tumors will be covered. This course will also cover organ donation 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.
This course will explore trauma to the head, face, neck, as well as serious primary and secondary injuries to the brain and spinal cord. These often occur due to traumatic injury. Assessment and management of brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brain tumors will be covered. This course will also cover organ donation 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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