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Produced by: Home Care Institute
Training for clinical licensed personnel and other healthcare personnel who are required to understand and implement USP standards to meet quality expectations. Helps your hospital to ensure they can pass...
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Training for clinical licensed personnel and other healthcare personnel who are required to understand and implement USP standards to meet quality expectations. Helps your hospital to ensure they can pass compliance audits by becoming fully compliant with USP compounding standards.
Training for clinical licensed personnel and other healthcare personnel who are required to understand and implement USP standards to meet quality expectations. Helps your hospital to ensure they can pass compliance audits by becoming fully compliant with USP compounding standards.
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Produced by: U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention
This course provides perioperative nurses and other healthcare professionals who are new to orthopedics, or who want a refresher on workflow processes with important, applicable information about orthopedic...
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This course provides perioperative nurses and other healthcare professionals who are new to orthopedics, or who want a refresher on workflow processes with important, applicable information about orthopedic trauma.
This course provides perioperative nurses and other healthcare professionals who are new to orthopedics, or who want a refresher on workflow processes with important, applicable information about orthopedic trauma.
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Produced by: AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
This course will provide perioperative nurses or other health care professionals who are new to orthopedics with useful information about basic spine anatomy; indications for spine surgery; and preoperative,...
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This course will provide perioperative nurses or other health care professionals who are new to orthopedics with useful information about basic spine anatomy; indications for spine surgery; and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative nursing care of a patient undergoing spine surgery. It will also discuss anterior and posterior cervical spine surgery and anterior and posterior lumbar spine surgery.
This course will provide perioperative nurses or other health care professionals who are new to orthopedics with useful information about basic spine anatomy; indications for spine surgery; and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative nursing care of a patient undergoing spine surgery. It will also discuss anterior and posterior cervical spine surgery and anterior and posterior lumbar spine surgery.
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Produced by: AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
This course includes an overview of normal hip anatomy and function, a review of the pathologies that can cause deterioration of the hip joint, and the three stages of hip arthroplasty (hip reconstruction...
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This course includes an overview of normal hip anatomy and function, a review of the pathologies that can cause deterioration of the hip joint, and the three stages of hip arthroplasty (hip reconstruction surgery). Although procedures of this type are a team effort, the course focuses on the specific role and responsibilities of the perioperative registered nurse.
This course includes an overview of normal hip anatomy and function, a review of the pathologies that can cause deterioration of the hip joint, and the three stages of hip arthroplasty (hip reconstruction surgery). Although procedures of this type are a team effort, the course focuses on the specific role and responsibilities of the perioperative registered nurse.
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Produced by: AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
This course gives an overview of the knee and provides the perioperative RN with a guide on how to apply this information during an adult total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and related procedures. It will...
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This course gives an overview of the knee and provides the perioperative RN with a guide on how to apply this information during an adult total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and related procedures. It will familiarize the nurse with the anatomy of the knee, the specialized needs of the patient undergoing TKA, the role of the perioperative RN, and the process of the procedure
This course gives an overview of the knee and provides the perioperative RN with a guide on how to apply this information during an adult total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and related procedures. It will familiarize the nurse with the anatomy of the knee, the specialized needs of the patient undergoing TKA, the role of the perioperative RN, and the process of the procedure
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Produced by: AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
These self learning modules provide the basics of lactation management for bedside nurses. Become confident in assisting your breastfeeding mothers with basic skills and trouble shooting problems.
These self learning modules provide the basics of lactation management for bedside nurses. Become confident in assisting your breastfeeding mothers with basic skills and trouble shooting problems.
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Produced by: Lactation Education Resources
"This course discusses what's new in breastfeeding research and practice for 2018. Perfect for Baby Friendly Hospitals which wish to keep staff updated on new developments in lactation management and for...
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"This course discusses what's new in breastfeeding research and practice for 2018. Perfect for Baby Friendly Hospitals which wish to keep staff updated on new developments in lactation management and for lactation consultants to keep current in new research. Topics covered include: National breastfeeding updates Existing policy or protocol updates from authoritative organizations Applicable literature relevant to the policy updates Noteworthy research and policy updates"
"This course discusses what's new in breastfeeding research and practice for 2018. Perfect for Baby Friendly Hospitals which wish to keep staff updated on new developments in lactation management and for lactation consultants to keep current in new research. Topics covered include: National breastfeeding updates Existing policy or protocol updates from authoritative organizations Applicable literature relevant to the policy updates Noteworthy research and policy updates"
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Produced by: Lactation Education Resources
This is an in-depth course designed specifically for NICU nurses and Lactation Consultants to provide a comprehensive overview of support techniques for successful breastfeeding. Instructors are 6 outstanding...
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This is an in-depth course designed specifically for NICU nurses and Lactation Consultants to provide a comprehensive overview of support techniques for successful breastfeeding. Instructors are 6 outstanding Hospital Clinicians and Lactation Consultants.
This is an in-depth course designed specifically for NICU nurses and Lactation Consultants to provide a comprehensive overview of support techniques for successful breastfeeding. Instructors are 6 outstanding Hospital Clinicians and Lactation Consultants.
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Produced by: Lactation Education Resources
This course delineates the role of a Registered Dietician in breastfeeding support in a Baby Friendly Facility. The RD is a key player on the team that supports the process of implementing the 10 steps to...
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This course delineates the role of a Registered Dietician in breastfeeding support in a Baby Friendly Facility. The RD is a key player on the team that supports the process of implementing the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding.
This course delineates the role of a Registered Dietician in breastfeeding support in a Baby Friendly Facility. The RD is a key player on the team that supports the process of implementing the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding.
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Produced by: Lactation Education Resources
In this course, we will review the etiology of Alzheimer disease and Dementia include; symptoms and prevalence and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing patients. Alzheimer's is a...
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In this course, we will review the etiology of Alzheimer disease and Dementia include; symptoms and prevalence and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing patients. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that destroys memory, reasoning skills, and the ability to perform basic functions. Dementia accounts for 60-80% of all Alzheimer’s diseases and is considered a public health crisis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because it is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease and Dementia is the symptoms that characterized by memory loss and impaired cognition, a decline in ability to perform activities of daily living, difficulty with language, and changes in personality and behavior. We will review the disproportional impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias also known as (ADRD) on minority groups and women, and the benefits of identifying and assessing patients who are at risk. The current and projected increase of ADRD patients is certain to take a financial toll on the U.S. Health System, the patients, and their caregivers. This course will provide a brief overview of to adapt the needed communication skills and individualized care for ADRD patients, while working together with caregivers to maintain a safe and healthy environment. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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, we will review the etiology of Alzheimer disease and Dementia include; symptoms and prevalence and evidence-based recommendations for assessing and managing patients. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that destroys memory, reasoning skills, and the ability to perform basic functions. Dementia accounts for 60-80% of all Alzheimer’s diseases and is considered a public health crisis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because it is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease and Dementia is the symptoms that characterized by memory loss and impaired cognition, a decline in ability to perform activities of daily living, difficulty with language, and changes in personality and behavior. We will review the disproportional impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias also known as (ADRD) on minority groups and women, and the benefits of identifying and assessing patients who are at risk. The current and projected increase of ADRD patients is certain to take a financial toll on the U.S. Health System, the patients, and their caregivers. This course will provide a brief overview of to adapt the needed communication skills and individualized care for ADRD patients, while working together with caregivers to maintain a safe and healthy environment. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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Produced by: HealthStream
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects 54.4 million, or about 1 in 4, U.S. adults. It is a major cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects 54.4 million, or about 1 in 4, U.S. adults. It is a major cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. It is estimated that 78 million, or 26%, of U.S. adults age 18 years or older will have been diagnosed with arthritis by 2040. There are many types of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In this course, we will discuss the etiology, risk factors, assessment, and management of the patient with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Is important to mention that there are numerous practice guidelines related to the management of these conditions. In the U.S., the American College of Rheumatology, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Geriatrics Society are just three of the organizations with such guidelines. Some guidelines address the disease in general, whereas others focus on the care of a specific joint. Although these guidelines share commonalities, there are also differences of opinion among them. In this course, we have included the recommendations of consensus documents pertaining to these conditions. Because some practice guidelines are currently being updated, please consult the most recent versions of these documents when making patient treatment decisions. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects 54.4 million, or about 1 in 4, U.S. adults. It is a major cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. It is estimated that 78 million, or 26%, of U.S. adults age 18 years or older will have been diagnosed with arthritis by 2040. There are many types of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In this course, we will discuss the etiology, risk factors, assessment, and management of the patient with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Is important to mention that there are numerous practice guidelines related to the management of these conditions. In the U.S., the American College of Rheumatology, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Geriatrics Society are just three of the organizations with such guidelines. Some guidelines address the disease in general, whereas others focus on the care of a specific joint. Although these guidelines share commonalities, there are also differences of opinion among them. In this course, we have included the recommendations of consensus documents pertaining to these conditions. Because some practice guidelines are currently being updated, please consult the most recent versions of these documents when making patient treatment decisions. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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Produced by: HealthStream
According to the to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma is a chronic lung disease that narrows the airways and can cause recurring periods of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. The...
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According to the to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma is a chronic lung disease that narrows the airways and can cause recurring periods of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 8.3% of the U.S. Adult population have asthma, which is more common in women than men. Adults are four times more likely to die from asthma and African-Americans, especially women in the U.S. have the highest morbidity rate than people of other races or ethnicities. In this course, we will review the etiology and prevalence of adult asthma and the evidence-based guidelines for assessment, treatment, and ongoing management of patients in the continuum of healthcare. We will take a close look at the causes of asthma exacerbation and review methods of controlling chronic symptoms. The course includes techniques to reduce the impairment of severe asthma and the importance of creating a written Asthma Control Plan with the patients and caretakers. Research indicates that despite the availability and effectiveness of new guidelines that emphasize the use of preventive anti-inflammatory drugs to control the disease, the U.S. has not realized a reduction in asthma mortality over the past decade for low-income patients. This course underscores the importance of long-term monitoring and encouragement of self-management for high-risk asthma patients. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
According to the to National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute asthma is a chronic lung disease that narrows the airways and can cause recurring periods of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 8.3% of the U.S. Adult population have asthma, which is more common in women than men. Adults are four times more likely to die from asthma and African-Americans, especially women in the U.S. have the highest morbidity rate than people of other races or ethnicities. In this course, we will review the etiology and prevalence of adult asthma and the evidence-based guidelines for assessment, treatment, and ongoing management of patients in the continuum of healthcare. We will take a close look at the causes of asthma exacerbation and review methods of controlling chronic symptoms. The course includes techniques to reduce the impairment of severe asthma and the importance of creating a written Asthma Control Plan with the patients and caretakers. Research indicates that despite the availability and effectiveness of new guidelines that emphasize the use of preventive anti-inflammatory drugs to control the disease, the U.S. has not realized a reduction in asthma mortality over the past decade for low-income patients. This course underscores the importance of long-term monitoring and encouragement of self-management for high-risk asthma patients. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children in the United States has increased. The Global Autism Project reports that autism...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children in the United States has increased. The Global Autism Project reports that autism is one of the fastest growing neurological conditions in the world. There is an argument over the causes of this increase. Research on the genetic and environmental origins of ASD and the most effective ways to reduce its impact on individuals and society has intensified. This course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorder, discusses how autism is diagnosed, along with the evidence-based recommendations for treatment, intervention, and support for patients diagnosed with autism and their families. The focus of this course is on young and older adults with ASD, as they have significant healthcare challenges depending on the severity of the disease. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children in the United States has increased. The Global Autism Project reports that autism is one of the fastest growing neurological conditions in the world. There is an argument over the causes of this increase. Research on the genetic and environmental origins of ASD and the most effective ways to reduce its impact on individuals and society has intensified. This course provides an overview of autism spectrum disorder, discusses how autism is diagnosed, along with the evidence-based recommendations for treatment, intervention, and support for patients diagnosed with autism and their families. The focus of this course is on young and older adults with ASD, as they have significant healthcare challenges depending on the severity of the disease. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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There are over 100 types of non-melanoma cancers in the U.S. that include; lung, colon and rectal, prostate, pancreatic, kidney, liver, and the most common - breast cancer. Cancer patients receive treatment...
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There are over 100 types of non-melanoma cancers in the U.S. that include; lung, colon and rectal, prostate, pancreatic, kidney, liver, and the most common - breast cancer. Cancer patients receive treatment in many types of care settings and are able to make informed decisions based on the coordination of care and advanced care planning with the assistance of their nurse and unlicensed assistive personnel. In this course, we will take a closer look at the types and benefits of cancer screening and how to access the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for up-to-date practice guidelines. The issue of cancer survivorship (64%) will also be discussed, as survivors, although cured of their cancer, does not ensure a quality of life for themselves and those who care for them. We will take a multifaceted view of caring for cancer patients and the survivorship issues and how to address them. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
There are over 100 types of non-melanoma cancers in the U.S. that include; lung, colon and rectal, prostate, pancreatic, kidney, liver, and the most common - breast cancer. Cancer patients receive treatment in many types of care settings and are able to make informed decisions based on the coordination of care and advanced care planning with the assistance of their nurse and unlicensed assistive personnel. In this course, we will take a closer look at the types and benefits of cancer screening and how to access the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) for up-to-date practice guidelines. The issue of cancer survivorship (64%) will also be discussed, as survivors, although cured of their cancer, does not ensure a quality of life for themselves and those who care for them. We will take a multifaceted view of caring for cancer patients and the survivorship issues and how to address them. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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It is very rare for a patient to have one healthcare professional involved in their care nor can a single healthcare professional be everywhere all the time. Today, person-centered care consists of a team of...
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It is very rare for a patient to have one healthcare professional involved in their care nor can a single healthcare professional be everywhere all the time. Today, person-centered care consists of a team of healthcare professionals. For the team to be effective, the team must coordinate care through communication and documentation to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Healthcare professionals cannot rely on verbal communication as the only way to inform the care team about a patient. Verbal communication can be misinterpreted or not correctly relayed to other members of the care team. Proper documentation of healthcare is one way to make sure the care provided to the patient is communicated, effective, and safe. However, poor documentation can lead to miscommunication amongst the healthcare team, adverse events, inaccurate patient records, and even death. It is crucial for healthcare professionals' documentation to be adequate for care coordination, effectiveness, and safety. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
It is very rare for a patient to have one healthcare professional involved in their care nor can a single healthcare professional be everywhere all the time. Today, person-centered care consists of a team of healthcare professionals. For the team to be effective, the team must coordinate care through communication and documentation to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Healthcare professionals cannot rely on verbal communication as the only way to inform the care team about a patient. Verbal communication can be misinterpreted or not correctly relayed to other members of the care team. Proper documentation of healthcare is one way to make sure the care provided to the patient is communicated, effective, and safe. However, poor documentation can lead to miscommunication amongst the healthcare team, adverse events, inaccurate patient records, and even death. It is crucial for healthcare professionals' documentation to be adequate for care coordination, effectiveness, and safety. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in seven U.S. Adults have Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) and almost half of those with severely reduced kidney function are not aware that they...
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in seven U.S. Adults have Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) and almost half of those with severely reduced kidney function are not aware that they have the disease. Adults with diabetes or high blood pressure, or both are at even higher risk for developing CKD and end-stage renal disease. In this course we will review the etiology, prevalence and symptoms of CKD and testing methodologies for patient assessment. The course will also provide a practical overview of evidence-based guidelines for treating and managing patients with CKD including managing diabetes and A1C levels, encouraging patients to make healthy lifestyle changes to slow the progression and minimize complications. Patients with End-stage renal disease (ESRD) may benefit from education provided by the nurse that includes self-care, advanced planning, palliative and hospice care. We will discuss the importance for all care team members to collaborate and communicate across all care settings to ensure proper delegation of unlicensed assistive staff, utilization of standardized processes and reducing the risk of errors during care setting hand-offs. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in seven U.S. Adults have Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD) and almost half of those with severely reduced kidney function are not aware that they have the disease. Adults with diabetes or high blood pressure, or both are at even higher risk for developing CKD and end-stage renal disease. In this course we will review the etiology, prevalence and symptoms of CKD and testing methodologies for patient assessment. The course will also provide a practical overview of evidence-based guidelines for treating and managing patients with CKD including managing diabetes and A1C levels, encouraging patients to make healthy lifestyle changes to slow the progression and minimize complications. Patients with End-stage renal disease (ESRD) may benefit from education provided by the nurse that includes self-care, advanced planning, palliative and hospice care. We will discuss the importance for all care team members to collaborate and communicate across all care settings to ensure proper delegation of unlicensed assistive staff, utilization of standardized processes and reducing the risk of errors during care setting hand-offs. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD updated the definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to include the...
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The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD updated the definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to include the impact of respiratory symptoms and the role of lung tissue and airway abnormalities in the development of COPD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that COPD is the third leading cause of adult death’s in the U.S. and is a preventable disease. In this course, we will review the most recent evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of the patient’s diagnosed with COPD or are at high risk of developing the disease. Smoking is the number one cause of COPD and it is estimated that 75% of patients are currently or were previous heavy smokers. We will take a fresh look at evidence-based interventions to assist patients with smoking cessation. This will include a brief review of the direct correlation made between childhood asthma which is referred to as Asthma and COPD overlap syndrome. We will briefly review current methods to differentiate asthma from COPD and the significant effect of comorbidities for COPD patients and strategies to improve patient outcomes. Patient populations with COPD at any stage would benefit from education on the benefits of end- of-life planning due to the high morbidity associated with COPD. We will look at available resources for patients, family members and caretakers to provide assistance and engage patients with COPD in self-care and improving their health status. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD updated the definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to include the impact of respiratory symptoms and the role of lung tissue and airway abnormalities in the development of COPD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that COPD is the third leading cause of adult death’s in the U.S. and is a preventable disease. In this course, we will review the most recent evidence-based guidelines for the assessment and management of the patient’s diagnosed with COPD or are at high risk of developing the disease. Smoking is the number one cause of COPD and it is estimated that 75% of patients are currently or were previous heavy smokers. We will take a fresh look at evidence-based interventions to assist patients with smoking cessation. This will include a brief review of the direct correlation made between childhood asthma which is referred to as Asthma and COPD overlap syndrome. We will briefly review current methods to differentiate asthma from COPD and the significant effect of comorbidities for COPD patients and strategies to improve patient outcomes. Patient populations with COPD at any stage would benefit from education on the benefits of end- of-life planning due to the high morbidity associated with COPD. We will look at available resources for patients, family members and caretakers to provide assistance and engage patients with COPD in self-care and improving their health status. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common adult bacterial infection in the world. UTIs are responsible for an estimated 7 million office visits, 1 million emergency room visits, and 100,000...
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Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common adult bacterial infection in the world. UTIs are responsible for an estimated 7 million office visits, 1 million emergency room visits, and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. In this course, we will review chronic urinary tract infections and possible associated signs and symptoms. We will also discuss evidence-based recommendations for the management of recurrent UTIs, as well as strategies to improve patient outcomes through coordinated care and patient engagement. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are the most common adult bacterial infection in the world. UTIs are responsible for an estimated 7 million office visits, 1 million emergency room visits, and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. In this course, we will review chronic urinary tract infections and possible associated signs and symptoms. We will also discuss evidence-based recommendations for the management of recurrent UTIs, as well as strategies to improve patient outcomes through coordinated care and patient engagement. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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There are literally thousands of existing infectious diseases, and new infectious diseases continue to emerge. Infectious diseases that were once under control have begun to re-emerge, and organisms...
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There are literally thousands of existing infectious diseases, and new infectious diseases continue to emerge. Infectious diseases that were once under control have begun to re-emerge, and organisms responsible for a disease are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobial medications. Although there are many infectious diseases that are common, this course will be focusing the discussion on seasonal influenza, pneumonia, and hepatitis A, B, and C. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
There are literally thousands of existing infectious diseases, and new infectious diseases continue to emerge. Infectious diseases that were once under control have begun to re-emerge, and organisms responsible for a disease are becoming increasingly resistant to current antimicrobial medications. Although there are many infectious diseases that are common, this course will be focusing the discussion on seasonal influenza, pneumonia, and hepatitis A, B, and C. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases, which is the name given to diseases that cause irritation and inflammation in the intestines. There are many similarities between these...
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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases, which is the name given to diseases that cause irritation and inflammation in the intestines. There are many similarities between these two conditions, and there may be an overlap in their clinical presentation in some individuals. Although the nursing care for these conditions is similar, their medical treatments and possible surgical interventions are different. Crohn’s disease is the focus of this course. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases, which is the name given to diseases that cause irritation and inflammation in the intestines. There are many similarities between these two conditions, and there may be an overlap in their clinical presentation in some individuals. Although the nursing care for these conditions is similar, their medical treatments and possible surgical interventions are different. Crohn’s disease is the focus of this course. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 reviews the etiology and prevalence of depression and suicide in older adult populations, covering symptoms of depression, suicide risk and protective factors, and evidence- based recommendations...
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This course reviews the etiology and prevalence of depression and suicide in older adult populations, covering symptoms of depression, suicide risk and protective factors, and evidence- based recommendations for assessing and managing patients. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders among older adults and this age group has the highest rates of suicide compared to any other age groups. Due to the significant association between depression and suicide, it is important to consider these topics in conjunction with one another and understand the different challenges and risk factors that confront older adults. Older adults may be at higher risk for depression and, in turn, suicide due to many factors. Social isolation, loss of a spouse, other existing medical conditions, lack of physical activity, and diminished community involvement, among other reasons, can all lead to depression in older adults. In addition, suicide is more likely to result in death among older adults because they are less likely to be discovered, attempts are more carefully planned, lethal methods are used, and they are less likely to recover from an attempt due to physical frailty. White men over the age of 75 are an especially high-risk group for suicide. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 reviews the etiology and prevalence of depression and suicide in older adult populations, covering symptoms of depression, suicide risk and protective factors, and evidence- based recommendations for assessing and managing patients. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders among older adults and this age group has the highest rates of suicide compared to any other age groups. Due to the significant association between depression and suicide, it is important to consider these topics in conjunction with one another and understand the different challenges and risk factors that confront older adults. Older adults may be at higher risk for depression and, in turn, suicide due to many factors. Social isolation, loss of a spouse, other existing medical conditions, lack of physical activity, and diminished community involvement, among other reasons, can all lead to depression in older adults. In addition, suicide is more likely to result in death among older adults because they are less likely to be discovered, attempts are more carefully planned, lethal methods are used, and they are less likely to recover from an attempt due to physical frailty. White men over the age of 75 are an especially high-risk group for suicide. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. While heart disease is the leading cause of...
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Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. While heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women; however, an estimated 75% of people with diabetes will die of heart disease or stroke, and are likely to die at a younger age, without interventions to improve diabetes outcomes. The elderly are at even greater risk and we will look at the benefits of engaging this population to become more engaged in self-management as well as prepare end-of-life planning to include what circumstances would be appropriate for hospice and palliative care. The American Diabetes Association recent update of the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes a new consensus report on language directed at improving communication and becoming more informative, empowering, and educational to improve shared decision-making and goal setting with patients that have diabetes. In this course, we will provide a brief review of the disease and trends among patient populations, and techniques for developing an individualized approach to the patient's plan of care. The course builds upon the current clinical experience and touches on the most recent evidence- based guidelines to consider in the continuum of care. Upon completion of this course, the participant will demonstrate their understanding of the materials presented by answering questions within a case study that is simulated to a familiar care setting, that addresses the core competencies for providing care for patients with diabetes. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. While heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women; however, an estimated 75% of people with diabetes will die of heart disease or stroke, and are likely to die at a younger age, without interventions to improve diabetes outcomes. The elderly are at even greater risk and we will look at the benefits of engaging this population to become more engaged in self-management as well as prepare end-of-life planning to include what circumstances would be appropriate for hospice and palliative care. The American Diabetes Association recent update of the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes a new consensus report on language directed at improving communication and becoming more informative, empowering, and educational to improve shared decision-making and goal setting with patients that have diabetes. In this course, we will provide a brief review of the disease and trends among patient populations, and techniques for developing an individualized approach to the patient's plan of care. The course builds upon the current clinical experience and touches on the most recent evidence- based guidelines to consider in the continuum of care. Upon completion of this course, the participant will demonstrate their understanding of the materials presented by answering questions within a case study that is simulated to a familiar care setting, that addresses the core competencies for providing care for patients with diabetes. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 term dysrhythmia refers to an abnormal heart rhythm which can cause an irregular heartbeat that does not allow the heart to pump efficiently. In this course, we will discuss the types of dysrhythmias and...
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The term dysrhythmia refers to an abnormal heart rhythm which can cause an irregular heartbeat that does not allow the heart to pump efficiently. In this course, we will discuss the types of dysrhythmias and their corresponding ECG readings including; Atrial fibrillation, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and cardiac arrest rhythms which require immediate intervention. Some dysrhythmias cause no symptoms and are discovered by chance during a routine checkup or after symptoms become disabling or life-threatening. In this course, we will review the most recent guidelines for patient assessments and evidence-based management strategies to prevent further serious complications, such as heart disease or stroke. Older patients with dysrhythmias, especially those who are age eighty or older with comorbid chronic conditions and signs of frailty are at high risk of stroke and stroke-related mortality. We will review the importance of communication with all members of the care team, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the paraprofessional. This includes strategies to improve health outcomes through education, self-monitoring, and patient involvement in decision-making regarding their care and adherence to the treatment plan. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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 term dysrhythmia refers to an abnormal heart rhythm which can cause an irregular heartbeat that does not allow the heart to pump efficiently. In this course, we will discuss the types of dysrhythmias and their corresponding ECG readings including; Atrial fibrillation, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and cardiac arrest rhythms which require immediate intervention. Some dysrhythmias cause no symptoms and are discovered by chance during a routine checkup or after symptoms become disabling or life-threatening. In this course, we will review the most recent guidelines for patient assessments and evidence-based management strategies to prevent further serious complications, such as heart disease or stroke. Older patients with dysrhythmias, especially those who are age eighty or older with comorbid chronic conditions and signs of frailty are at high risk of stroke and stroke-related mortality. We will review the importance of communication with all members of the care team, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the paraprofessional. This includes strategies to improve health outcomes through education, self-monitoring, and patient involvement in decision-making regarding their care and adherence to the treatment plan. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disease in the United States after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. It affects people of all ages. Epilepsy can impose an immense financial burden on...
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Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disease in the United States after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. It affects people of all ages. Epilepsy can impose an immense financial burden on individuals, families, and society. The estimated direct and indirect costs of epilepsy in the United States is about $15.5 billion each year. Although epilepsy means the same thing as a “seizure disorder” and it is characterized by unpredictable seizures or periods of unusual behavior, people who live with this disease face challenges, uncertainties, and limitations in school, social situations, employment, driving, and independent living. People with epilepsy are also faced with health and community services that are fragmented, uncoordinated, and, in some cases, difficult to obtain. Those diagnosed with epilepsy must often deal with stigma and common public misunderstandings about their disease. In this course, we will provide a brief review of the disease, including the most current classifications of seizures, which were redefined in 2017. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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.
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disease in the United States after migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease. It affects people of all ages. Epilepsy can impose an immense financial burden on individuals, families, and society. The estimated direct and indirect costs of epilepsy in the United States is about $15.5 billion each year. Although epilepsy means the same thing as a “seizure disorder” and it is characterized by unpredictable seizures or periods of unusual behavior, people who live with this disease face challenges, uncertainties, and limitations in school, social situations, employment, driving, and independent living. People with epilepsy are also faced with health and community services that are fragmented, uncoordinated, and, in some cases, difficult to obtain. Those diagnosed with epilepsy must often deal with stigma and common public misunderstandings about their disease. In this course, we will provide a brief review of the disease, including the most current classifications of seizures, which were redefined in 2017. Please note: This continuing education activity was planned for Registered Nurses. 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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