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Courses

Title Duration Sort ascending CME Certified
6.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This multi-lesson module provides suicide training according to the state of Washington requirements. The four lessons cover:

Lesson 1: Assessing and Screening for Suicide Risk: provides skills to identify individuals at increased risk of suicide

Lesson 2: Overview of Evidence-Based, Suicide-Specific Interventions: provides knowledge about evidence-based, suicide-specific interventions

Lesson 3: Community-Based Interventions to Reduce Suicide Risk: provides information about community-based, upstream suicide prevention approaches

Lesson 4: Preventing Suicide Among Veteran Populations: provides skills in assessment and intervention to reduce suicide risk among veterans

Recognize three risk and three protective factors for suicide.

Discuss how to effectively screen to identify individuals at risk for suicide.

Identify three components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Recall the factors you should consider when determining what interventions may be needed for suicidal individuals.

Describe three evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt.

Summarize the process for completing a safety plan and reducing access to lethal means. E

Explain what upstream suicide prevention means and why it is important.

Describe how fostering life skills and resilience can help to prevent suicide.

Summarize the impact of connectedness as an upstream suicide prevention approach.

Identify three factors that specifically increase suicide risk in veterans.

Recall screening and assessment strategies to identify veterans at risk for suicide.

Define three effective ways to intervene to reduce suicide risk among veterans.

Reviewer
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

2.80

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This program presents basic concepts in fetal heart monitoring for bedside perinatal care providers. It is divided into five sections, each of which discusses a separate topic and reinforces key elements of fetal assessment and oxygenation:

Maternal and fetal physiology
Uterine activity and fetal assessments
The instrumentation used in fetal monitoring
Monitoring  and tracing characteristics and selection of clinical interventions
Risk management strategies

Knowledge checks and section Questions and Answers highlight key learning points. Practice exercises and case studies are designed to reinforce the importance of clinicians’ assessments and decisions and their effect on patient care.

AWHONN is the provider of the continuing education activity and Relias is the joint provider.

Delineate the physiological and anatomical aspects of maternal-fetal circulation. 

Describe the characteristics of fetal heart rate (FHR) and uterine activity provided by auscultation and palpation. 

Define the characteristics of FHR and uterine activity obtained via electronic fetal monitoring. 

Interpret electronic FHR and uterine patterns. 

Articulate risk management strategies related to fetal monitoring.

Subject Matter Expert
Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC
Susan Hale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM

Writer
LaShea Haynes, M.Ed, MSN, AGCNS-BC, APRN, RNC, C-EFM
Katrina Johnson, MSN/Ed, RN

2.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This article discussed pediatric bony injuries in detail by outlining the mechanisms, physical exam findings, imaging modality recommendations, and initial treatment for pediatric knee fractures.

Discuss conditions that should increase suspicion for traumatic injuries in pediatric patients.

Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions.

Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing pediatric patients.

Identify possible complications that may occur with traumatic injuries in children.

Instructor
Jillian Merica, MD

Instructor
Daniel Migliaccio, MD, FAAEM

2.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Hospitals are standardizing care based on the best evidence to reduce inconsistencies, improve high-quality and safe patient care, and minimize costs. Nurses and leaders alike are responsible for accelerating efforts to ensure the adoption of evidence-based practice exists and is embedded into all aspects of patient care. This course presents various evidence-based practice (EBP) models and frameworks that aid nurses in translating the best evidence into practice. Adopting an EBP model creates a standardized approach to inquiry and guides the implementation of best practices.

Identify the seven steps of the EBP Process.

Determine a PICO-T question from a clinical practice question.

Name three steps for leading the implementation of EBP. Explain three models, frameworks, and theories used to implement EBP.

Instructor
Jill Whade, MSN, RN, CPN

Staff Writer
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

An approach that prevents and treats acute pain while avoiding unnecessary exposure to opioids is the goal of pain management (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2019b). Clinicians should integrate patient-centered approaches, therapies, technology, and self-care strategies while collaborating with other professionals to manage pain (Cohen et al., 2020). However, barriers to the use of best practices for pain management are prevalent at the patient-provider, practice, and systems levels. Resolution of stigma and structural inequalities that limit access to evidence-based pain treatments is required to eliminate barriers.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based guidance for managing pain while weighing the risks and benefits of pain medications with functional improvement and harm prevention.

Describe the need for and methods to balance harms associated with uncontrolled pain with potential harms associated with pain treatment.

Select appropriate tools to assess pain.

Discuss the physiologic processes and terminology related to pain.

Identify components of pain treatment that can be combined to form multimodal treatment plans.

Instructor
Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN

Staff Writer
Cathryn Ayers, RN

Expert Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The Health and Medicine Division’s (HMD) Healthy People 2030 and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have highlighted the health disparities affecting LGBTQ+ populations. As evidence of health-illness patterns continues to be reported in the literature, this module presents the complex social determinants of health unique among the LGBTQ+ community. Information will be analyzed based on the six conceptual perspectives for understanding LGBTQ+ health suggested by the HMD: stigma, social constructionism, identity affirmation, life course, intersectionality, and social ecology. The goal of this course is to provide social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists, physical therapists, and physicians with education regarding the issues of the LGBTQ+ community within the healthcare system.

Identify the lifespan health considerations of LGBTQ+ individuals (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood), including coming out and family systems. Identify social determinants of health and health disparities among LGBTQ+ populations. Define LGBTQ+ health risk factors, including physical, mental, psychosocial, and cultural. Analyze barriers faced by LGBTQ+ people in accessing healthcare and why these barriers exist. Identify strategies for providing sensitive and informed healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
 

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

You will learn about the three different presentations of ADHD along with key behaviors of each. In addition to specific diagnostic criteria of ADHD, you will learn how to identify typical symptoms, particularly how symptoms manifest differently in individuals of different ages.

This course also discusses some of the possible causes of ADHD as well as current treatment options for children, teenagers, and young adults, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. A series of experiential lessons and interactive exercises will help you practice and apply what you have learned.

Describe the symptoms of the three different presentations of ADHD and how they may manifest differently in children, teenagers, and young adults.

Identify the current theories on the etiology of ADHD.

Discuss some of the conditions that may hinder accurate diagnosis of ADHD, as well as the other disorders that commonly co-occur with ADHD.

Explain the different treatment options for ADHD, including medications and therapeutic interventions.

Instructor
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Do no harm: A fundamental principle of medical care, yet thousands of patients suffer harm from medical errors every day. Some reports estimate annual deaths from medical errors in the U.S. to be as high as 250,000, but a more recent study revealed that number may be highly inflated (Rodwin et al., 2020). The actual number of preventable deaths estimated by a meta-analysis was 22,165, with most occurring in people expected to have less than 3 months to live. For those who were expected to live longer than 3 months, 7,150 deaths occurred. The difference may be due to over-estimation or from initiatives to reduce errors since initial values were released. Regardless, healthcare professionals are obliged to do no harm, so continued efforts are needed to reduce medical errors.

This course is intended to educate nurses, physicians, and physician assistants on the causes and strategies for preventing medical errors.

Identify definitions related to patient safety, medical errors, and adverse events.

Discuss risk factors, prevention strategies, and populations most vulnerable to medical errors.

Describe the root cause analysis process for medical errors.

List factors that contribute to the five most misdiagnosed medical conditions.

Expert Reviewer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

 

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course discusses best practices in operative vaginal delivery techniques—forceps-assisted delivery and vacuum-assisted delivery (OAVD), as well as episiotomy.

The course is case-based, so you will have an opportunity to apply the principles covered to particular patient scenarios. The cases are branched, with different outcomes based on different choices.

Use of OAVD techniques vary from organization to organization. You may, for example, work in a hospital in which forceps techniques are no longer taught to residents. Each section has been organized so that you can move through it quickly or delve into it more deeply, depending on its relevance to your clinical practice.
 

Discuss the steps, indications, contraindications, and potential complications associated with vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery, forceps-assisted vaginal delivery, and episiotomies. 

Describe the circumstances in which an episiotomy is and is not an appropriate intervention. 

Explain the importance of the flexion point when placing a vacuum cup and how it is located. Identify the criteria for correct placement of the forceps during a non-rotational delivery, as well as guidelines regarding the number of pulls.

Writer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG

Reviewer
Ahizechukwu C. Eke, MD, PhD, MPH

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course focuses specifically on early interventions that are designed to reduce suicide risk. You will learn how these early interventions impact suicide risk. You will also learn of examples and the role that programs highlighting connectedness, life skills, and resilience play in preventing suicide. The goal of this course is to provide social work, psychology, nursing, alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, and counseling professionals in health and human services with information about community-based, upstream suicide prevention approaches. 

Explain what upstream suicide prevention means and why it is important.

Summarize the impact of connectedness as an upstream suicide prevention approach.

Describe how fostering life skills and resilience can help to prevent suicide.

Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course will provide you with information about the numerous risk and protective factors of suicide. You will learn effective screening approaches you can use to identify elevated risk. You will also learn how to follow a positive screening with an in-depth clinical assessment, including several different models you can use to guide your assessment. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with skills to identify individuals at increased risk of suicide.

Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.

Explain how to effectively screen to identify individuals at risk of suicide.

Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The perioperative nurse plays a primary role in the anesthesia experience. Knowledge of techniques, patient assessment, and care management for the patient receiving or recovering from anesthesia positively impacts patient outcomes. This course discusses anesthetics and adjuvant medications used in the perioperative setting, anesthesia-related complications, and the nurse’s role in assisting with anesthesia management. Csche

This course provides nursing professionals with information about the principles and practices of anesthesia care in the perioperative setting.

Identify the stages and types of anesthesia, and associated medications commonly used in the perioperative setting. 

Recognize important assessment areas and nursing interventions for the perioperative patient receiving or recovering from anesthesia. 

Describe complications of anesthesia and their treatments.

Subject Matter Expert
Brandy Verton, BSN, RN, CNOR

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

2.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a way of communicating that draws out people’s own thoughts and beliefs in order to help them resolve ambivalence about change. In addition to examining the underlying spirit of MI, you will learn specific skills and techniques that will support the MI processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning with clients as they discover their own reasons for change. The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human service settings with the skills to define and demonstrate the core concepts of Motivational Interviewing.

Identify how the foundational principles and the four processes of Motivational Interviewing help clients consider their own reasons for change.

Recall at least three specific Motivational Interviewing skills you can use to help clients resolve ambivalence in favor of change.

Indicate how Motivational Interviewing is used in different practice settings.

Instructor
Lauren Quick-Graham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This course will cover an overview of topics surrounding medication administration including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, safety standards, and legal and ethical guidelines for practice. The learner will use case scenarios to gain a deeper understanding of the foundational practice.

Apply and differentiate between basic pharmacology principles.

Infer and separate various ethical principles and patient safety considerations.

Accurately perform computational pharmacology.

Discern the implications of proper storage, handling, and disposal of medications, and delegation of medication practices.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Veterans are at risk for behavioral health conditions due to a combination of experiences and risk factors. In this course, you will learn best practices to address mental health issues common among veterans. You will also learn about screening tools, risk factors, and clinical interventions.

Identify at least two considerations when working with veterans. 

Recognize symptoms for at least two of the common mental health conditions in veterans. 

Recall at least one screening tool used to assess common mental health conditions in veterans. 

Define at least two psychotherapeutic interventions used for each of the common mental health conditions in veterans. 

Indicate ways to screen and assess veterans for suicide risk.

Subject Matter Expert
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The increased emphasis on pain management to improve functionality and quality of life has contributed to significantly more opioid prescriptions. Their availability led to widespread misuse across the nation. This course will address regulation and misuse of opioids and evidence-based management of chronic pain.

Discuss chronic pain and opioid use in the U.S.

Review the regulatory influences and evidence-based guidelines associated with prescribing controlled substances for pain management.

Describe evaluation and monitoring of the patient with pain.

Identify pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic pain management strategies.

Subject Matter Expert
Cathryn Ayers, RN

Reviewers
Johnny J. Bethea, II, RPh
Daniel Migliaccio, FDP, FAAEM

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course discusses the factors that contribute to health disparities as they relate to emergency care as well as strategies to reduce disparities and improve public health.

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Instructor
Ava Pierce, MD
Marquita Norman, MBA, MD
Juan Rendon, MD
Danielle Rucker, MD
Larissa Velez, MD

2.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Expiration:

Abdominal pain is the single most common ED complaint (up to 10% of visits) and is in the top four for emergency medicine litigation. Emergency providers must be proficient in diagnosing abdominal pain to provide excellent care to patients and reduce their risk of being named in litigation. This course will address abdominal pain diagnosis and treatment in the ED for the elderly, adults, children, and young women (of childbearing potential).

State the evaluation of abdominal pain in the elderly.

Recognize the approach to abdominal pain in the post-bariatric surgery patient.

Discuss the presentation of testicular torsion.

Describe the scoring systems for appendicitis in adults and children.

Assess the non-abdominal causes of abdominal pain.

Presenter

Stephen Colucciello, MD, FACEP

 

Planner/Reviewer

Edward Boudreau, DO, FACEP

 

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Nurses encounter victims of domestic violence or intimate partner violence regardless of where they work. Those who practice in offices, hospitals, clinics, homes, or facilities must be aware that living with domestic violence may be part of a person’s daily life. Even though education for healthcare professionals and routine screening in EDs is mandated, many abused people do not receive needed support. Nurses are able to recognize and help victims, yet do not necessarily receive education about domestic violence. This updated CE module provides information nurses need to increase their understanding of and provide support to people experiencing domestic and intimate partner violence.

Disclaimer: Images in this course depict violence that has been inflicted on children and adults. They may be disturbing to some learners.

List steps ensuring the safety of abused women who decide to leave an abusive environment Identify the role of intimate partner advocacy in helping victims or survivors to understand that physical, sexual, or emotional abuse is not their fault but an issue of power and control. Relate direct and indirect questions that broach the subject of violence and abuse with patients, partners, and family members to screen for abuse. Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with abuse and neglect across the lifespan.

Staff Writer
Cathryn Ayers, RN

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Human trafficking is a significant issue in the U.S. and worldwide. Human trafficking victims are often concealed by their traffickers; however, studies show that many victims interact with healthcare professionals while they are being victimized. This places healthcare professionals in a unique position to recognize the signs and risk factors of human trafficking and take steps if they suspect a person may be a victim of human trafficking.

Identify the two major types of human trafficking. Recall how force, coercion, and fraud relate to human trafficking.

Recognize federal laws regarding human trafficking.

Select at least three barriers to identifying human trafficking.

Identify at least three signs that someone may be a trafficking victim.

Prioritize steps to take if you suspect a person is being trafficked.

Expert Reviewer
Catie Hart

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

HIPAA rules underlie every service related to behavioral health, and they change to meet evolving trends. There are potentially catastrophic organizational and individual consequences if the current HIPAA rules are not followed. This course will help you to identify potential legal and ethical issues related to HIPAA, improve your compliance approach, and develop more effective risk management strategies.

The goal of this course is to assist alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses in health and human services settings in understanding and applying current HIPAA regulations.

Indicate the purpose of HIPAA and how it applies to behavioral healthcare providers.

Recall at least three ways that the Privacy Rule impacts the day-to-day responsibilities of behavioral health providers.

Identify at least three steps that behavioral health providers need to take to ensure compliance with the Security Rule.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

1.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Worldwide, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) accounts for high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality. It is important to understand the definitions and causes of PPH, as well as the many risk factors associated with PPH and how to assess a woman’s risk. Early recognition is key to have good outcomes. Recognizing PPH, the stages of PPH, and how to measure blood loss is essential, since treatment is based upon the stages of hemorrhage. Additionally, it is important to understand nursing interventions, treatments for PPH (including medication, surgical procedures, and blood products), and teamwork and communication needs to improve perinatal outcomes.

Identify causes and risk factors for postpartum hemorrhage.

Classify the stages of obstetric hemorrhage.

Recall nursing and medical interventions used during the management of postpartum hemorrhage.

Instructor
Kelly LaMonica, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB, EFM

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

1.75

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

This course is intended to educate nurses and emergency medical professionals about evidence-based practices for managing pediatric patients, including techniques for conducting pediatric-focused assessments, common emergent pediatric conditions, and interventions.

Recall unique anatomical and physiological characteristics of pediatric patients.

Identify considerations and techniques for conducting age-appropriate pediatric nursing assessments.

Recognize common emergent pediatric conditions and appropriate interventions.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN


Subject Matter Expert
Lawrence Isaacs, MD, FAAEM,FACEP

1.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Anesthesia administration has become increasingly safer, but is not without risk. Patient- and family-centered care and the desire to save costs has led to a shift in perioperative care needs from “stabilize and admit” to “stabilize and discharge.” Each patient undergoing anesthesia requires competent, professional nursing staff to assist in timely and safe medication administration, maintenance, and recovery. Knowledge of anesthetic techniques, agents, and adjuvants is vital to this competence.

Define the different types and stages of anesthesia.

Describe anesthetic agents and adjuvants commonly used for the perioperative patient.

Identify perioperative preparation, complications, and nursing interventions.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

1.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency medical professionals who care for children must have the requisite skills and training on the unique characteristics of a pediatric patient’s respiratory system. Children have significant respiratory system differences compared to adults. These include, but are not limited to: Anatomy, physiology, signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, and respiratory emergencies. In children, the leading cause of cardiopulmonary arrest occurs from etiologies within the respiratory system. Clinicians must understand these differences and be prepared to work collaboratively to quickly respond and provide safe and competent care to any child who is in respiratory distress.

Describe the anatomy and physiology of the pediatric respiratory system and differences vs. adults. 

Recall techniques for conducting a focused assessment of the respiratory system in pediatric patients and interventions for facilitating assessments and treatments. 

Identify clinical manifestations of respiratory distress in pediatric patients. 

Recognize conditions associated with respiratory emergencies in pediatric patients including treatments and interventions.

Writer
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Subject Matter Expert
Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP

Subject Matter Expert
Lawrence Isaacs, MD, FAAEM,FACEP

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This course is intended to provide nurses with knowledge of pediatric stages of development, mechanisms of injury, and assessment best practices including the pediatric assessment triangle as they relate to trauma.

Describe pediatric trauma care and stages of development as they relate to trauma. 

Identify common mechanisms of injury in the pediatric population. 

Recall assessment techniques and emergency interventions for pediatric patients who experience trauma.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

1.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare professionals working in magnetic resonance (MR) environments must be aware of warnings and contraindications for MRI examination and know requirements for careful initial patient screening, accurate determination, and characterization of permanent implanted or temporary devices. Medical devices and ferromagnetic objects may malfunction in a magnetic field or pose a projectile risk which could cause harm or injury to patients and staff. Controlling access to the environment and properly screening patients can help prevent accidents and injury. Only properly trained personnel are authorized to perform final patient screening and access equipment. Proper safety and security require plans for facility design and emergency preparedness.

Identify the basic principles of MR technology.

List the potential hazards and risks associated with MRI.

Recognize guidelines and recommendations associated with MRI safety.

Writer
Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M)

1.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that mandates unpaid leave, job protection, and other benefits for eligible employees who face specific family or medical challenges. As an employer or supervisor, you need to know what obligations the FMLA imposes on your organization when an employee requests leave from their job. This course introduces you to key provisions of the FMLA such as which employees have rights under the FMLA and the circumstances under which they are eligible to take protected leave. 

The goal of this course is to educate administrators and human resource (HR) professionals in all healthcare settings about the Family Medical Leave Act. 

Discuss the FMLA mandates regarding employee leave and reinstatement.

Determine whether the FMLA applies to employees at your organization.

Identify at least two FMLA-qualifying events.

Subject Matter Expert
Linda M. Wantuch, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Reviewer
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This course is intended to provide nurses with knowledge on interventions for pediatric trauma, including injuries to the head, chest, abdominal cavity, and extremities. Interventions for asphyxiation, drowning, burns, and electrical shock will also be presented. This course is the second part of the Managing Pediatric Trauma series. The first course in this series is Managing Pediatric Trauma: Assessment.

Recall prehospital care and field triage of pediatric trauma patients. 

Describe interventions for pediatric patients who have experienced asphyxiation, drowning, burns, and electrical injuries. 

Describe interventions for pediatric patients who have experienced trauma to the head, thorax, abdomen, and extremities.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Subject Matter Expert
Daniel Migliaccio, FDP, FAAEM

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Military cultural competence is essential to effectively engage, understand, and support active duty service members, reservists, and veterans in behavioral health treatment. Those in the military represent a specific cultural group. This course will provide you with an introduction to military culture. You will learn about the overall structure of the military, the core values of the primary branches, and the unique experiences of specific sub-populations within the military. This information will help you more effectively engage with, understand, respect, and support the military service members who seek your services.

The goal of this course is to provide addiction, behavioral health counseling, case management/care management, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychologist, and social worker professionals in health and human services settings with information about military culture in general, the effects of military culture on sub-populations, and how behavioral health concerns affect military service members and veterans.

Describe key aspects of military culture, the sub-populations within military culture, and the unique needs and experiences of those groups.

Describe the overall structure of the military and its primary branches.

Recall two perceived consequences by service members and veterans of receiving a behavioral health disorder diagnosis.

Subject Matter Expert
Scottie Smith, Psy.D.

Reviewer
Kimberly Workman, MA

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Sexuality and gender identity have received significant attention in the last few decades across the spectrum of health and human services. This module presents a brief overview of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community and its history within society and healthcare systems. It offers definitions of key concepts related to sexuality and gender identity, as well as general implications for clinical education, practice, and research. This topic is constantly evolving, requiring healthcare professionals to continually need education on this topic. The goal of this course is to provide nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, speech-language, and pathology/audiology professionals with education around the historical context of the LGBTQ+ population and best practices when interacting with and providing care for the LGBTQ+ population.

Sexuality and gender identity have received significant attention in the last few decades across the spectrum of health and human services. This module presents a brief overview of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community and its history within society and healthcare systems. It offers definitions of key concepts related to sexuality and gender identity, as well as general implications for clinical education, practice, and research. This topic is constantly evolving, requiring healthcare professionals to continually need education on this topic. The goal of this course is to provide nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, speech-language, and pathology/audiology professionals with education around the historical context of the LGBTQ+ population and best practices when interacting with and providing care for the LGBTQ+ population.

 

Indicate historical events and context affecting the LGBTQ+ community. Define key terminology related to sexual orientation and gender. Identify general interprofessional practice guidelines in the care of LGBTQ+ healthcare recipients.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to die by suicide than non-veterans (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs [VA], 2022). This course will explain the specific factors that increase suicide risk in veterans. You will also learn about assessment and intervention approaches used to manage suicide risk in this population.

The goal of this course is to provide knowledge to addictions, behavioral health counseling, case management/care management, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, social work professionals, and physicians in health and human services settings about suicide prevention strategies for veterans.

Identify three factors that specifically increase suicide risk in veterans.

Recall screening and assessment strategies to identify veterans at risk for suicide.

Define three effective ways to intervene to reduce suicide risk among veterans.

Subject Matter Expert
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

In 2020, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], National Center for Injury Prevention and Control [NCIPC], 2020). Rates of suicide among youth continue to increase, making it essential for behavioral health clinicians and other professionals working with adolescents and transition-age youth to understand the dynamics of suicide among young people.


After providing a foundation on how widespread the problem is and the prevailing theories about the drivers of suicidal behaviors, this course will teach you about how to effectively screen potentially suicidal youth and ways you can intervene to lower their risk.

Identify warning signs as well as risk and protective factors that affect vulnerability to suicide in youth.

State three assessment strategies to identify suicide risk in adolescents and transition-age youth.

Describe interventions that reduce the risk of suicide in adolescents and transition-age youth.

Subject Matter Expert
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

1.50

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

A diagnosis of major neurocognitive disorder can be devastating due to the losses associated with the disease. Neurocognitive disorders affect every part of a person’s life, and as behavioral health professionals, we have an opportunity to offer support, comfort, and care. The goal of this course is to provide education to beginner and intermediate addiction specialists, behavioral health counselors, marriage and family therapists, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals working in health and human services settings on how to evaluate, assess, and treat older adults with major neurocognitive disorder.

Identify at least two important aspects of care planning for older adults diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder.

Recall at least three challenging behaviors that commonly occur among older adults with major neurocognitive disorder.

Indicate non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies you can use to manage challenging behaviors among older adults with major neurocognitive disorder.

Instructor
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Expert Reviewer
Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Ph.D.

1.50

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an increasingly common diagnosis. Unfortunately, BPD continues to be misunderstood, stigmatized, and ineffectively treated. Part of the reason for this is the behaviors associated with the disorder fit into many diagnostic categories, making it sometimes difficult to distinguish BPD from other disorders. This course was created to give you the tools you need to accurately identify individuals with BPD and provide you with information about the treatment options available. You will learn about how BPD develops, the goals of treatment, and the challenges you might experience when working with this population. Finally, you will learn some of the most common issues that individuals with BPD experience while in treatment.
 
The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals with information about theory, treatment, and common challenges when working with an individual that has BPD.
 
DSM™ and DSM-5-TR™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

Indicate the primary symptoms of BPD, its general course and prognosis, and the risk factors associated with it. Identify at least 3 evidence-based approaches to treating clients with BPD. Describe common challenges that arise when treating individuals with BPD and ways to address these or reduce their potential impact.

Subject Matter Expert
Lauren Quick-Graham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI

1.50

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ANCC Accreditation

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In this course, you will learn about how substance use impacts women differently. You will learn ways that you can provide gender-responsive treatment to women struggling with substance use or at risk of developing a substance use disorder. 
The goal of this course is to provide addiction, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family counseling, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services settings with information about substance use treatment for women at various stages of development.
 

Discuss the unique aspects of substance use and substance use disorders among women.

Explain how the use of specific substances, as well as the impact of those substances, changes across the lifespan.

Describe ways to address the biological/psychological, social, and developmental needs of women with substance use disorders.

Subject Matter Expert
Lauren Quick-Graham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

1.50

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ANCC Accreditation

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects thousands of people each year. It affects people from all social and economic backgrounds, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, race, and ethnicities. Those who experience IPV often suffer adverse social and health outcomes that make early recognition, identification, and response a priority for professionals working in healthcare and health and human services.

Identify five types of IPV and five dynamics of survivor and perpetrator relationships.

Recall at least four types of risk factors and protective factors of IPV.

Identify best practices and key considerations for the assessment and treatment of IPV.

Subject Matter Expert
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Pain is often underestimated and undertreated in the pediatric population due to many factors. As a result, children’s health outcomes are directly impacted without proper recognition and pain management, and quality of life is reduced. Physicians and nursing professionals must learn to assess and treat pediatric pain appropriately while caring for hospitalized children. This course describes the past and future status of pain management in children, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options, and the complexities of managing pain in special populations.

Discuss the past and future status of pain management in children. Describe non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic, and adjuvant treatment options for pain in children. Explain some of the complexities involved in treating the child with chronic pain, cognitive impairments, or a need for palliative care.

Subject Matter Expert
Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN

1.50

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ANCC Accreditation

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It was once assumed that addressing underlying conditions was the best way to treat suicidality. We now know that suicidal people need interventions that directly target suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Suicide-specific interventions will give you the tools to help clients manage suicide risk.

In this course, you will learn about specific evidence-based and research-informed interventions that directly target suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Through case examples, you will gain a better understanding of ways to implement these strategies.

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals with knowledge about evidence-based, suicide-specific interventions.

Describe three evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt.

Summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means.

Recall the factors you should consider when determining what interventions may be needed for suicidal individuals.

Subject Matter Expert
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Ensuring that a healthcare system is culturally competent can reduce health disparities. Healthcare employees who have effective interpersonal and working relationships are essential to successful healthcare outcomes. Healthcare staff provide care to individuals from many backgrounds, so it is essential that they get proper Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training. DEI training should be integrated into the standard hiring and onboarding process for the entire healthcare workforce. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare employees with training about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Define cultural competence, implicit bias, and indirect discrimination.

Describe at least two assumptions and myths related to stereotypes.

Explain best practices when working with people from different races, cultures, values, and sexual orientations.

List at least three barriers to providing quality healthcare.

Identify at least two ways to make the healthcare environment welcoming for all people. 

Instructor
Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ph.D.


Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

1.50

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Although medical care can be often concrete, healthcare professionals, including nurses, are faced with ethical dilemmas that are not as clear-cut. In healthcare, sometimes situations arise where there is an “area of gray.” In those moments, thoughtful analysis using reason and ethical principles is needed. Many healthcare institutions have developed ethics committees to navigate patient care in difficult situations.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses in the acute care setting with knowledge of key terms, theories, and principles of bioethics, as well as the procedures, functions, roles, and responsibilities associated with an ethics committee in the acute care setting.

Name five major ethical theories. 

Recognize the four major bioethical principles. 

Define paternalism, veracity, fidelity, confidentiality, futile treatment, living will, durable power of attorney for healthcare, and “medical assistance in dying.” 

List the roles and responsibilities of an ethics committee and its ethicist in the acute care setting.

Subject Matter Expert
Carol Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

Writer
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In just over a year, COVID-19 has changed how healthcare is delivered in the U.S. Guidelines governing preventive measures, including how we interact with everyone from patients to members of our own families, have undergone a process of near-constant evolution. Treatment recommendations have been regularly updated as scientists and providers have learned more about how the virus affects the human body. This course provides an overview of the latest information about the virus, preventing transmission, illness classification and treatment of patients with symptomatic disease, and currently authorized vaccines.

List signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection, including post-viral long haul syndrome.

Describe how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted in community and healthcare settings and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated.

Differentiate vaccinations for COVID-19 approved in the U.S. and list guidelines, side effects, and contraindications for vaccination against COVID-19.

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

Expert Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm
Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
Daniel Migliaccio, MD
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

1.25

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a tool used to measure the severity of stroke symptoms and aid in identifying the location of the injury. The NIHSS has been shown to strongly predict the likelihood of a patient’s recovery after stroke. 

The goal of this course is to equip clinicians with the knowledge necessary to apply the NIHSS to patients experiencing an acute stroke.

State the primary purpose of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS).

List all NIHSS items and areas of assessment that are used to test for stroke severity.

Calculate NIHSS scores that correspond to levels of stroke severity.

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

1.25

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Despite great strides in the reduction of medical errors, mistakes that result in patient harm remain too frequent in American healthcare institutions. In recent years, healthcare systems and institutions have sought to emulate the model of the high reliability organization or HRO. HROs are known for their safe operation and limited degree of failure despite engaging in potentially hazardous and highly complex activities. Researchers have identified several distinctive qualities specific to HROs that may be applied to healthcare contexts, with some caveats. Due to their unique and ubiquitous role within healthcare institutions, nurses have the potential to make significant contributions to this process.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses with knowledge of the characteristics and principles of high reliability organizations and the role of nurses in supporting high reliability.

Describe the characteristics and principles of high reliability organizations.

Describe the role and responsibilities of nursing in supporting high reliability organizations.

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

In this course, you will learn to identify different depressive disorders, as well as the unique ways depression manifests in children and adolescents. Additionally, you will learn to recognize risk factors for both depression and suicidality in youth.  

An integrated care model treats the whole child by combining primary care and mental healthcare in one setting. Within this model, treatment providers understand how to screen for depression and suicidality in order to coordinate care. You will learn about specific instruments useful for detecting depression and suicidality among youth. An understanding of the root causes of depression will highlight the rationale for various treatment approaches. Lastly, you will be able to describe the best practices available to help children and adolescents manage depression.  

Identify three different types of depressive disorders and common symptoms of depression in children and adolescents.

Identify at least five causes and risk factors of clinical depression and how to screen for depressive disorders in children and adolescents.

Describe three interventions to treat child and adolescent depressive disorders.

Staff Writer
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.25

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Origination: Expiration:

This course provides information about the dynamics of intimate partner violence, or IPV, risk factors, safety concerns, screening measures, and how staff can be the most helpful in these situations.

The goal of this course is to help administrative staff, general staff, and direct care staff in all healthcare settings gain a basic understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner violence.

Define domestic and intimate partner violence.

Describe risk factors for intimate partner homicide, including guns and strangulation.

Identify at least two screening measures used to identify persons who have experienced IPV.

Subject Matter Expert
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Hospitals and providers currently receive reimbursement by meeting criteria established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Quality measures and length of stay data are measures that affect hospital reimbursement. Yet the patient’s experience of care also remains a key factor in hospital reimbursement models. CMS uses the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey to measure the patient’s experience, and nursing care is one part of the survey. Hospitals that perform well on the HCAHPS ratings are more likely to receive better reimbursement and bonuses. Nurses impact hospital ratings and reimbursement by providing the patient with a positive care experience.

Describe the impact of patients’ perception of their care experience on hospital reimbursement.

Discuss HCAHPS survey questions about staff responsiveness and strategies for improving survey ratings for these items.

Discuss the HCAHPS survey questions about medications and strategies for improving survey ratings for these items.

Instructor
Deborah Zastocki, DNP, EdM, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE®

Staff Writer
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.25

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This course explains the concept of a professional therapeutic boundary and how it differs from a personal relationship. You will learn about the ethical role of the clinical practitioner in establishing appropriate roles and boundaries, the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations, how to appropriately use social media and other technology, and how to recognize situations with high potential for harmful boundary violations. As you master these skills, you will become more effective in maintaining an appropriate relationship between you and your clients.

Recall the meaning of a therapeutic boundary and the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.

Indicate how to avoid the red flags of boundary violations.

Discuss current standards for use of social media and other technology pertaining to maintaining therapeutic boundaries.

Instructor
Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

While most health centers have some quality improvement (QI) functions established, many have not implemented a comprehensive, organization-wide QI program. Improving patient care and outcomes is the primary goal of QI programs. There are also financial benefits to providing quality care, especially as our healthcare system, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), moves towards a “pay for performance” model (NEJM Catalyst, 2018b). This course will explain a comprehensive approach to implementing QI systems. You will learn about the essential elements of a QI program, including principles, program infrastructure, and process components. You will also learn how you can put the Model for Improvement QI methodology into action. Finally, you will learn how to identify quality-related problems using proactive and reactive strategies.

Recall the key components of a successful quality improvement program. Describe models and national initiatives for quality improvement and how they can benefit individuals receiving care from your organization. Indicate at least three specific actions you can implement in your setting to improve the quality of care provided.

Editor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

Subject Matter Expert
Alison Shely

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare and behavioral health professionals providing services on the front lines of a sustained health crisis are exposed to traumatic events on a regular basis. Staff deemed essential have little escape from the grueling demands of their daily work. Professional self-care routines are often insufficient or seemingly impossible during times of heavy demand. Without healthy work-life balance, effective self-care practices, and social connection, maladaptive coping mechanisms may surface or return. Many professionals experience feelings of helplessness when, despite their best efforts, they are unable to provide clinical solutions for their clients or patients. Based on what is known about trauma, it is imperative for professionals to effectively address self-care needs in a timely manner, for themselves and for those they serve.

Define the psychological and biological effects associated with trauma and stress reactions.

Identify signs and symptoms of moral injury, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress or compassion fatigue, and burnout.

Recall methods to enhance psychological resilience via self-care practices that can be applied to work and/or home.

Subject Matter Expert
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Approximately 30 million Americans have some form of hepatic failure. There are 11,886 people in the U.S. on the transplant list waiting for a new liver (Health Resources & Services Administration, 2021). Hepatic failure is rated as one of the leading causes of death, yet we know much less about this condition compared to other chronic diseases. Clinicians should be familiar with signs of liver failure and related conditions, risk factors for the disease, and treatment strategies.

The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals on the causes, complications, and characteristics of hepatic failure to better manage and care for this patient population.

Identify causes, symptoms, and complications of liver disease and hepatic failure.

Identify diagnostic, monitoring, evidence-based treatment, and management strategies for persons with liver disease.

Recognize symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C.

Staff Writer
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

While strokes can be fatal, symptoms of stroke can be abetted if the patient is treated early enough. Educating patients on stroke prevention is vital for those who are at risk to avoid a medical emergency. In addition, it is important for healthcare providers (HCPs) to understand the etiological risk factors for stroke, as well as management techniques for patients who have already suffered a stroke.

Recognize medical and lifestyle risk factors that can lead to a stroke.

Identify diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk.

Recall stroke prevention strategies and lifestyle changes.

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Concussions are head injuries that are caused by a traumatic, biomechanical force. The symptoms of concussion are primarily the result of functional disturbances, not structural injuries, and may include headache, dizziness, changes in mood or behavior, and changes in sleep patterns. Despite increased awareness of the injury, concussion remains under-reported and under-diagnosed. Diagnosis of a concussion is based largely on the presence of clinical symptoms as there is no quantitative test for concussion. Neuroimaging is considered to be overused in the acute evaluation of concussions since imaging technologies, such as CT, cannot diagnose concussion. CT can only identify more serious injuries, such as hemorrhages or contusions. In the future, serum biomarkers may be helpful in stratifying patients at increased risk of related injuries or complications from concussion.

Identify signs and symptoms of a concussion in the pediatric patient.

Discuss the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of concussion in the pediatric patient.

List the complications of concussion in the pediatric patient.

Staff Writer
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Expert Reviewer
Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M)

 

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human service settings with information about how substance use disorders can impact family systems and approaches to help the family system. 

Identify how family dynamics impact the development of a substance use disorder.

Recognize how substance use impacts the family members of individuals with substance use disorders.

Indicate evidence-based interventions that you can use to successfully address the relationship between the dynamics of family systems and substance use.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

Expert Reviewer
Lauren Quick-Graham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CSI

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Mechanical ventilation is a cornerstone of critical care, offering life-saving therapy for patients experiencing respiratory failure for many disease processes. Before 2020, it was estimated that over 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation in the U.S. per year (NHSN, 2019). That number is now likely much higher considering the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although it is a lifesaving intervention, patients who receive mechanical ventilation are at an increased risk for complications, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, sepsis, volutrauma/barotrauma, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and others. These complications may lead to longer ICU and hospital stays, increased risk of disability and death, and increased healthcare costs. For these reasons, clinicians at every level need to understand the concepts, theories, and practices guiding the management of patients receiving mechanical ventilation. 

Describe the underlying physiology that is supported by mechanical ventilation.

Discuss two principles of managing the mechanically ventilated patient

Instructor
Ashley M. Coffey, RN


Disclosure: Ashley M. Coffey, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Depression and suicide are among the top public health concerns facing older adult populations. Older adults encounter changes physically, cognitively, and psychosocially that often contribute to the onset of depression. Further, older adult populations have among the highest incident rates of suicide than any other age group, which makes appropriate diagnosis and treatment of depression in this population even more critical. This course will provide an overview of some physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors that could be contributing to depression in an older adult, as well as important information on recognizing risk factors and warning signs of depression in this population. Additionally, information related to evidence-based treatment strategies for older adult populations will be discussed along with the importance of monitoring treatment adherence.

Recall common indicators of depression, as well as risk factors and warning signs for suicide in older adult populations.

Indicate strategies to use to assess depressive symptoms and risk of suicide among older adults.

Describe evidence-based interventions for adults with depressive symptoms or those at heightened risk for suicide.

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The patient interview is the most important part of your exam. Gaining the patient’s perspective and learning more about issues important to them can guide you in developing patient-specific care plans. This course will discuss how to conduct patient-centered interviews. You will learn interviewing methods to effectively elicit the important details about a patient's reason for presenting to the clinic. Information will also be presented on how to approach challenging situations that arise during patient encounters.

Recall at least four ways you can facilitate rapport, engage patients in effective interviews, and facilitate discussions that guide quality treatment for your patients.

Indicate at least three strategies you can use to overcome common challenges that arise when interviewing patients.

Subject Matter Expert
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

You will learn about the costs, benefits, and goals of integrated care systems. As there are numerous challenges to integrating care, you will become aware of some of these key challenges, and familiar with particular characteristics of well-functioning integrated care systems. Finally, you will learn a variety of ways that behavioral healthcare professionals, including you, can function effectively in an integrated care environment.

Recall the different levels of integrated care and types of integrated care settings.

Indicate at least three tools or interventions you can use to facilitate an integrated approach to care delivery.

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is not a problem to be solved, but rather a way of coping. This course discusses the basics of the grief process, the different types of grief, and ways of expressing grief. It also discusses tools to help you stay present and resilient as a healthcare professional supporting individuals and families.

Apply at least two grief models to individual circumstances.

Define three types of grief and their contexts.

Recognize two gifts of grief that apply to the general population.

Instructor
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course will offer a blend of ethical and legal information, clinical vignettes, and strategies that can later be applied in therapeutic settings. The content of this course includes information about informed consent, confidentiality, privacy, boundaries, mandatory reporting, and rules for sharing information. The course assumes the learner has a basic understanding of telehealth technologies and formats. To learn more, you can search the Relias library for additional courses related to telehealth.

The goal of this course is to provide addictions professionals, behavioral health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses in health and human services settings with strategies and information for competent and ethical telehealth practice.

Name the key sources of information that inform ethical and legal telehealth service delivery.

Identify at least two competencies required for delivering telehealth services.

List specific steps for ensuring confidentiality, informed consent, appropriate boundaries, mandated reporting, and sharing of information within telehealth service delivery.

Describe common ethical missteps and legal problems that arise with telehealth service delivery and how providers can avoid these issues.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Alcohol use disorder is a primary health condition that interacts with and complicates many other health problems and psychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, only a small number of people with alcohol use disorder receive appropriate treatment for substance use issues. The incorporation of screening for alcohol use disorders in a general medical setting can significantly increase the number of individuals with alcohol use disorders who are identified and treated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4 medications to treat alcohol use disorder, making treatment in primary care and other general medical settings a viable alternative to specialty care. This course will give you valuable information about these medications as well as several medications used off-label.

Identify strategies you can use to more effectively identify alcohol use disorder in a medical setting.

Recall factors that indicate someone may be a good candidate for medication-assisted treatment of alcohol use disorder as well as factors that suggest this approach is contraindicated.

Discuss the common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder, their benefits, and potential side effects.

Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Alina Vrinceaunu-Hamm, MD


Writer
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

 

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The current opioid use epidemic has had devastating consequences for those impacted by it. Medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is an effective, yet underused, approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder. By taking this course, you will have information that you can share with your clients and their family members about what MOUD is, its risks and benefits, and the types of medications used in MOUD. The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services settings with an overview of what MOUD is, how it can help individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD), and the medications used by providers that treat OUD.

Describe how opioids affect the brain and can become habit-forming.

Discuss the role of medications to treat opioid use disorder.

List the medications typically prescribed to treat opioid use disorder and the side effects and risks associated.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer Niles, LCSW, LCAS, CCS-I

Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, RPh

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

About 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced at least one traumatic event (Sidran Institute, 2018). Most overcome their trauma responses without formal intervention. Others, however, experience persistent symptoms that need formal intervention. The goal of this course is to provide addiction, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapists, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services settings with information on how to assess and treat trauma- and stressor-related disorders.

Recognize common symptoms that individuals may have in response to experiencing trauma.

Identify at least three tools that can help screen and assess for trauma-related disorders.

Determine which interventions would be most relevant for someone with a trauma-related disorder.

Subject Matter Expert
Lauren Quick-Graham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, RPh

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Pain management in the emergency department relies heavily on the use of opioid analgesics, which generates risk for patients to develop long term opioid use or an opioid use disorder.  Multimodal analgesia can improve the patient experience and reduce the risks of opioid use if emergency providers approach pain with a more critical mindset.This activity is designed to help emergency providers improve management of pain while decreasing patient exposure to opioids.  It is also designed to help providers navigate how to manage patients with opioid use disorder.

Identify different types of pain (acute pain, chronic pain, chronic cancer pain, and social pain) and the neurobiological origins of this pain.

Describe the risks associated with opioid analgesia.

Demonstrate knowledge of multimodal analgesia regimens to manage pain in the emergency department.

Describe the characteristics of opioid use disorder and the effectiveness of medication assisted therapy.

Presenter

Christopher Griggs, MD

Planner/Reviewer

Ed Boudreau, DO, FACEP; Chairman and CEO

Stephen Colucciello, MD, FACEP; EPIX Director of Risk Management Education (Contracted)

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Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) was enacted to prevent patient dumping by hospitals seeking to avoid unrecoverable costs of care for patients without insurance or the ability to pay for medical services. Language within the statute has led to inconsistencies in how it has been interpreted. Patient dumping and inappropriate medical screening examinations (MSEs) are the most common reasons for EMTALA violations (Ladd & Gupta, 2021). This course will describe how key terms are currently interpreted and how they apply to hospitals with a dedicated emergency department (ED). In addition, learners will have an opportunity to review cases where EMTALA violations were alleged and judgments applied by the courts. 

Define key terms and requirements associated with EMTALA.

Describe how EMTALA applies to certain situations.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

People have used substances since ancient times. Sometimes substances were used as a medicine to treat an ailment, for recreation, or to support spiritual practices. The desire to find ways to feel or think differently is a normal part of the human experience. However, some people who use drugs develop patterns of compulsive use that are hard for them to control due to how the drug impacts their brain. They can experience harmful, even fatal, consequences. In 2019, the results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 20.4 million people, or 7.4% of the population of the U.S. had a substance use disorder (SAMHSA, 2020a). As behavioral health providers, we have opportunities in our interactions with clients to address thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors around substance use. We can support clients around learning about substances, the impact of substances, work to prevent or identify problematic use and substance use disorders, as well as offer information about treatment or provide treatment to clients.

Identify at least four types of substances used and how they affect the body.

Recognize aspects of problematic use and elements of the diagnosis of a substance use disorder.

Recall at least three evidence-based treatments of substance use disorders

Instructor
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

No matter how much we know, there is always something more to learn about communication, teamwork, and interprofessional/interpersonal work relationships. Healthcare is a continuously evolving, fast-paced, multigenerational, and multicultural work environment. Communication and teamwork are vital components of safe and effective healthcare. Preceptors must incorporate these elements into preceptorships to successfully transition new staff into ambulatory care and clinical patient care arenas. This becomes particularly important when transitioning preceptees into specialty practice that requires them to work interdependently, such as in ambulatory care. The goal of this course is to provide nurses and nurse preceptors in ambulatory care settings with information about communication and teamwork in preceptorships.

Identify professional attributes of a preceptor, various communication styles, and effective communication techniques in ambulatory settings. 

Recognize important elements of teamwork and the role of the preceptor in team building.

Instructor
Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, NPD-BC, FAAN
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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The goal of this course is to provide the clinician with up-to-date best practices for identifying and treating patients with PAD. It includes symptoms, complications, risk factors, and modifications of PAD. In addition, diagnostic tests, assessment, and treatment strategies will be discussed.

Identify risk factors and complications related to PAD.

Discuss two assessment findings and tools used to diagnose PAD.

Describe two disease management and education techniques for patients with PAD.

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Ashley M. Coffey, RN

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As someone who works in healthcare, you know that many of the people you see are likely to be taking one or more psychiatric medications. However, some healthcare professionals do not have a working knowledge of the types of medications used to treat various psychiatric disorders, nor are they aware of these medications’ potential side effects. In this course, you will learn about the major categories of medications used in the treatment of mental illness, including antipsychotics, antianxiety medications, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. You will also learn about the different medications’ indications for use and some of their most common side effects. You will find out about some of the precautions that apply to specific populations taking psychiatric medications, such as older adults and psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Recall the uses and major side effects of antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, antidepressant, and antianxiety medications. Identify special concerns related to the use of psychiatric medications in older adults and during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Indicate ways that behavioral health professionals can enhance medication adherence through shared decision making, client empowerment, enhanced self-efficacy, and improved health literacy.

Writer
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

 

Subject Matter Expert
John Cahill, MD, PhD

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Recognizing, understanding, and addressing patient behaviors, as well as the rationales behind these behaviors, is critical to successfully manage patients and protect practitioners and their practices. This course will review three major areas complicating patient care: Drug diversion, SUD, and pain management considerations in patients with SUD.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses, social workers, counselors, and physicians in both acute and post-acute care with how to prevent, identify, and manage substance abuse among residents and/or patients.

Define drug diversion and identify various classifications of medications that are diverted or abused.

Recognize rationales for prescription drug diversion.

Recognize and prevent drug diversion behaviors and activities.

Identify tools to detect and deter drug diversion. Define key terms necessary to understand SUD.

Name common controlled and noncontrolled medications that are abused.

Describe screening and assessment tools helpful in identifying SUD.

Describe the nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments of SUD.

Define specific types of pain.

Identify options for pain management using the most recent CDC guidelines.

Instructor
Doug Raiff, PharmD, BCPS

Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm

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Computed tomography (CT) scans are essential for emergent and urgent diagnosis of brain injuries. CT scans are preferred over other forms of imaging due to their availability, lower comparable costs, and the brief amount of time it takes to perform. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines, a patient presenting with stroke-like symptoms should have a CT scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) completed within 20 minutes of arriving to the emergency department (ED) (Powers et al., 2019). Understanding the anatomy of the normal, injured, or diseased brain can help improve awareness of common brain injuries that can be diagnosed with a CT scan. The goal of this course is to educate nursing and radiology professionals in the acute care setting on common disorders that affect the brain and the role of the CT scan.

Describe the basic anatomy of the brain and the changes that occur after injury.

List the common types of injuries that can be diagnosed with a head CT scan and the basic medical or surgical management of those injuries.

Recognize the differences between a normal CT scan and a CT scan of an injured brain.

Writer
Amy Bonadies, RN, BSN

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Hayley Johnson, BS, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT)

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This course is designed to provide greater awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, steps to take to prevent it, and methods to deal with it if it does occur. The course will focus on federal laws, liability issues, harassment policies, employee rights, supervisor responsibilities, and investigation procedures.

Describe the laws regarding sexual harassment and the investigation process of a sexual harassment claim. Explain the differences between the types of sexual harassment. Identify both employee and non-employee rights regarding sexual harassment. Recognize your role in preventing, recognizing, investigating, and taking corrective action concerning sexual harassment in the workplace.

Expert Reviewer
Linda M. Wantuch, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

 

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Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

 

 

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Recent movement toward diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is encouraging for historically overlooked individuals. It brings a variety of frequently ignored perspectives and experiences, but it has also uncovered the depth of implicit biases.

Biases are among the most significant factors for healthcare. This course presents the impact of implicit biases and other forms of discrimination on the provision of healthcare, as well as best practices to reduce implicit bias.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare employees with training about implicit bias in healthcare.

Define implicit bias.

Describe the impact of historical discrimination on the provision of healthcare.

Identify methods of evaluating the presence and extent of implicit bias.

Describe measures that can be taken to reduce implicit bias.

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Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ph.D.

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Antibiotic stewardship is a movement to improve antibiotic use through evidence-based practice. Team members become the stewards of antibiotics. This helps these medications continue to effectively fight infections. Antibiotic stewardship follows core elements to improve the use of antibiotics and their outcomes. This course discusses the core elements and benefits of an antibiotic stewardship program.
 

Describe the elements of an antibiotic stewardship program.

Identify at least three benefits of antibiotic stewardship.

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Kathleen Koopmann, RN, BSN, PCCN

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This nursing leadership module educates nurses about trends in the healthcare industry, discusses skills nurses can learn to influence change, and challenges every nurse to become a strong leader and a supportive team member.

Define change strategies and how resistance to change can be anticipated and managed.

Identify leadership skills that will help nurses positively influence change in healthcare organizations.

Recall characteristics of effective leaders and supportive followers.

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition that may have short- or long-term effects on a patient. Often difficult to treat, TBIs have a wide array of associated symptoms and disabilities, all of which may have a significant impact on the lives of patients and their families. In 2017, there were approximately 224,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. related to TBIs, mostly older adults over 75 years (CDC, 2021b). Nurses who care for patients experiencing a TBI should be ready to rapidly assess the patient so that they can be treated in a timely manner.

Discuss the pathophysiology of a TBI and review the principles of nursing care activities for patients with a TBI.

Identify surgical, medical, and emergency interventions for patients with a TBI.

Identify and plan for the educational needs of individuals with a TBI.

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Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

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Improving hospital processes surrounding discharge and transitions of care can reduce adverse events and readmissions. Process improvements may also lead to better patient adherence to the treatment plan and their overall experience with care. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey is a national standardized survey required for hospitals participating in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs. Survey results are linked to hospital reimbursement from CMS. This course provides updated information for clinicians about care coordination and transitions of care in relation to HCAHPS.

Determine the impacts of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) programs on healthcare organizations.

Categorize transitions of care, care coordination, and discharge planning.

Select strategies to improve interprofessional teamwork.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

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Deborah Zastocki, DNP, EdM, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE(r)

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) is required to demonstrate competency in the domain of emergency nursing which includes knowledge of gynecological and obstetrical conditions and diseases, their signs and symptoms, management, and applicable nursing interventions.

Identify signs and symptoms of gynecological and obstetrical emergencies and injuries.

Describe a comprehensive plan for the care of gynecological and obstetrical conditions including diagnostic and treatment interventions, and patient education.

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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Age-specific competency is not only a regulatory requirement but a professional necessity. Patients of differing ages are prone to different risks and have specific needs. For instance, infants require lots of attention; toddlers require constant supervision; and older adults depend on healthcare professionals (HCPs) to help them avoid potentially life-threatening complications. Nurses who have developed age-specific competencies are sensitive to these needs and risks. They are also adept at assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care for these patients. Ensuring staff members are competent in caring for patients of differing ages is one important way that healthcare organizations ensure safe, high-quality care.

 

The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals and health educators in acute care with an overview of age-specific competency requirements needed when planning and delivering healthcare.

Discuss the importance of age-specific and cultural competence when caring for pediatric and adult patients. 

Identify the stages of growth and development for pediatric and adult patients. 

Indicate clinical considerations for pediatric and adult patients.

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Alia Lutz, BA, BSN, RN

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This course is about harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment and other types of workplace harassment. It looks at the basic skills needed to deal with situations involving harassment. This course will provide information that will help produce a healthy work environment that is free of harassment. It will also help you understand your role if you encounter harassment in the workplace. The content in this course is applicable to all employees.

Define workplace harassment. Identify examples of harassment situations and problems.

Recognize examples of retaliation.

Describe how to effectively respond to harassment incidents in the workplace.

Summarize workplace behaviors that help maintain a harassment-free workplace.

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David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP

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The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing in the U.S. and worldwide. However, if the condition is well managed, it can result in a healthy pregnancy. Maternal child health professionals must understand the condition, risk factors, and how to treat it.

Identify the pathophysiology of and risk factors for developing gestational diabetes mellitus.

Identify lab tests and values that guide the diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus.

Discuss monitoring and treatment of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Instructor
Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC

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Kimberly Workman, MA

 

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You know the medical error statistics all too well, and, at times, they occur too close to home. The purpose of this course is to help you recognize error-prone situations and the factors that impact medical errors so you can prevent them. 

Identify at least two types of medical errors. 

Describe what risk management is and how it is used to prevent medical errors. 

Explain how to use root cause analysis in the prevention of medical errors.

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Kim Matthews, RN

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Health inequities in pain management are prevalent across different healthcare settings. The cultural, ethnic, and social differences influence patients’ and providers’ perceptions and responses to pain. Several studies report higher incidences of pain, disability, and suffering in women and people of color compared to non-Hispanic White people. This course covers influential sociocultural factors grouped into the patient, the provider, and systemic factors. This course helps healthcare professionals become familiar with cultural differences associated with pain perceptions and management. Pain variables such as culture, religion or ethnicity are not part of standardized pain scales. Healthcare workers need to provide culturally competent care to their patients by asking about specific practices, beliefs, and values regarding pain that impacts the patient’s quality of life.

The goal of this course is to provide nurses, physicians, and social workers with an overview of cultural sensitivity in the management of pain.

Identify cultural factors influencing the patient’s perception and expression of pain.

Recall strategies for reducing barriers in pain assessment and promoting management decisions to respond to a patient’s pain in a culturally sensitive manner.

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Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) is required to demonstrate competency in the domain of emergency nursing which includes knowledge of maxillofacial and ocular emergencies, their signs and symptoms, management, and applicable nursing interventions. 

The goal of this course is to review the knowledge domains specific to maxillofacial and ocular emergencies included as a part of the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) exam.

This course is not affiliated with the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN).

Identify signs and symptoms and the management of life-threatening maxillofacial illnesses and injuries.

Analyze strategies to manage ocular conditions and emergencies.

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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Crisis is broadly defined as an exceptional event that is disruptive and beyond a person‘s usual coping skills. The goal of crisis intervention is to return individuals or families to the optimum level of functioning they experienced before the crisis. In addition, a potential for growth exists when people develop new and effective coping skills. Nurses need to understand crises and assessment and intervention strategies because they are often the first medical personnel to spend enough time with patients to recognize the signs of crisis.

Identify types and phases of crises

Describe comorbidities and other limiting factors that affect crisis outcomes

Discuss assessment strategies and intervention techniques for crisis management

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Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE

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Though active shooter events are rare, it is practical and necessary to be well-prepared for the possibility, especially when you work with the public. Between 2010 and 2020, The Joint Commission (TJC) received 39 reports of active shootings that resulted in 39 deaths at accredited hospitals (TJC, 2021). As a result, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) and TJC require hospitals to prepare for all hazards, including active shooter or hostage events, and to work with their local law enforcement and emergency response agencies to prepare for and respond to active shooter events. Understanding the risks and motivations behind active shooter events, how your body and mind may respond to stress, and how best to prepare for an active shooter event is the best way to protect yourself and others should the unthinkable occur in your facility.

Identify the definitions, signs, and trends of an active shooter event. 

Discuss the appropriate response to an active shooter situation. 

Evaluate ways in which training and preparation can be incorporated into institution protocols.

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Emily Allen

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This is an exciting time to work in the field of behavioral health treatment. The field has changed dramatically in the direction of operating on the principles of recovery. Recovery treatment involves changing our attitudes and beliefs about serious mental illness and the long-term effects of these illnesses over the lifespan to reflect the belief that recovery is the expected outcome. The field continues to expand into areas of advancing the integration of mental health to physical health, connecting to multiple dimensions of wellness and alternative medicine, as well as incorporation of peer recovery specialists. Each of these areas supports the recovery of persons with behavioral health issues.

Recall the defining principles of the wellness and recovery movement in the treatment of persons with serious mental illness (SMI).

Indicate at least three ways you can align your practices with the guiding principles of recovery when working with individuals with SMI.

Identify three things you can do to help individuals overcome the stigma of diagnosis of SMI.

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Amanda Price

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The purpose of this program is to inform the emergency nurse of medical emergencies, including a comprehensive assessment and appropriate intervention.

Identify signs and symptoms of medical conditions and injuries.

Describe a comprehensive plan for the care of medical conditions including diagnostic and treatment interventions, and patient education.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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Septic arthritis is caused by infection and inflammation in the joint and can result in significant damage to the joints. Early recognition and treatment are critical to the preservation of joint function. This course will discuss how to quickly identify and treat septic arthritis.  

The goal of this course is to provide physicians, nursing professionals, and radiologic technologists with information about septic arthritis.

Recall how septic arthritis is acquired and its typical presentation.

Identify the laboratory and radiological tests used to make a diagnosis of a septic joint.

Recognize the principles of septic joint treatment.

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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Risk managers, administrators, and managers should be aware that there are always risks involved with business operations. Consequently, they must have solid risk management practices and programs to help identify, assess, and manage risks of all sorts. Risk management practices should be integrated across major organizational departments, initiatives, and programs, such as service delivery, safety, security, business and public communications, and supply chain, to name a few.

The goal of this course is to provide administrator professionals with an overview of risk management principles.

Define risk management. 

Identify at least four concepts related to risk management. 

Name at least two risk response strategies used in risk management programs.

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Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CHMM, NRP, PMP, Chief Executive Officer & Protective Agent - Paramedic at Emergility, LLC.

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Substance use is a growing problem across populations. As a helping professional, you need a basic understanding of how substance use affects your clients. This information will help you to provide support and resources to help clients seek treatment and recovery. In this course, you will explore substance use disorders, how they develop, and their impact on individuals. The course also explains your role as a paraprofessional when working with individuals with substance use disorders. You will be provided an overview of evidence-based interventions and the types of substance use treatment programs available, when additional treatment may be necessary. Detailed examples will help you to apply this information in your own work. The goal of this course is to provide paraprofessionals and peer support specialists in health and human service settings with information on substance use disorders and evidence-based interventions.

Explain what a substance use disorder is, how it develops, and how it impacts individuals.

Identify strategies that paraprofessionals can use when working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders to encourage behavior change.

Describe the types of treatment that exist for people diagnosed with substance use disorders.

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Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC

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 The goal of this continuing education module is to help nurses advance their understanding of perinatal HIV transmission, prevention factors, and related legal and ethical issues.

Identify factors that increase the risk of perinatal HIV transmission.

Discuss strategies to reduce mother-to-infant HIV transmission.

Instructor
Christine Ann Balt, DNP, FNP-BC, AACRN

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

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The OR is a complex environment. Highly trained individuals interact in a specialized setting with sophisticated and technically complicated devices, instruments, and equipment. There are also substantial differences among team members related to education, experience, skill level, influence, and formal and informal power. This course will inform nurses and surgical technologists of the evidence-based steps to take to create a culture of safety in the OR.

Identify the communication processes that aid in reducing medical errors and review recommendations for the safe transfer of patient care information.

Name organizations that are helping to create a culture of patient safety and their recommendations to meet this goal.

Determine the components of a just culture that promote trust and accountability and recall a 10-step process for creating a culture of safety in the OR.

Instructor
Rhiannon Winsor, Ed.D, MBA, CST, CRCST
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021a), more than 795,000 people experience a stroke each year in the U.S. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Over half of individuals 65 years old or older who survive a stroke have mobility deficits. Up to 40% of people who suffer a stroke continue to have moderate to severe impairments and require extra care (American Stroke Association, 2019). By understanding the cause of stroke and how to both treat and prevent it, you have the power to improve the lives of the people in your care. This course discusses how to identify when someone is having a stroke as well as treatment both during and after a stroke.

Discuss the pathophysiology of a stroke.

Describe at least three interventions for someone experiencing a stroke.

Identify strategies for achieving quality of life after a stroke.

Subject Matter Expert
Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

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As a professional nurse, you are expected to be familiar with many aspects of care. You are not exempt from malpractice or negligence claims because you were following orders. You are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating appropriate nursing care. What you document can and does reflect the care provided and the outcomes of that care. Documentation that is factual, complete, timely, and detailed is required. In this course, you will learn about concepts and rules regarding documentation in the medical record. Legal aspects to be aware of while practicing will also be discussed. The goal of this course is to educate nursing professionals in post-acute care settings about the legal implications of documentation.

Discuss malpractice, negligence, and compensatory and punitive damages as they relate to healthcare. Explain four intentional torts that a healthcare professional may be held liable for. Describe four documentation techniques to use to avoid legal issues.

Subject Matter Expert
Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC

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Aneurysms can be deadly and can come on suddenly. Knowing what to do to help your patient with an aneurysm could be the difference between life and death for them. Early detection and management are the best tools to prevent a fatal outcome. Healthcare professionals should know what an aneurysm is, which of their patients are at highest risk, the signs and symptoms of an aneurysm, and how to manage an emergency rupture. This course focuses on central arterial aneurysms of the abdominal and thoracic aorta.

Recall concepts associated with vascular physiology and types of aneurysms.

Recognize clinical manifestations of central arterial aneurysms and associated risk factors.

Apply common techniques for managing patients with abdominal and thoracic aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, and dissections.

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Sarah Hunter, RN, CNRN, CMSRN

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The purpose of this program is to inform the emergency nurse of common orthopedic emergencies, including a comprehensive assessment and appropriate interventions.

Identify signs and symptoms of orthopedic and wound emergencies.

Describe a comprehensive plan for the care of orthopedic and wound emergencies including diagnostic and treatment interventions, and patient education.

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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Writing incident reports is an important part of providing direct support services. Your reports help the person's support team respond effectively to their needs and keep them safe in the future. 

The goal of this course is to teach DSPs in IDD settings the key elements of an incident report, why they are important, and how to write them effectively.

Recall the purpose and key elements of an incident report.

Identify strategies used to document and report incidents effectively.

Differentiate between effective and ineffective incident reports.

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Jessica Gramp, BS, QIDP

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Listening skills are an often-undeveloped component of effective communication. Leaders and managers with strong listening skills build more productive and engaged teams and increase their own effectiveness. In this course, you will learn the consequences of not listening effectively and how adapting the techniques of active listening will benefit you. You will develop a greater understanding of why and how managers and leaders must listen actively, not passively, to build stronger teams and increase their impact. You will learn the importance of establishing common ground and practicing empathy as you apply the techniques for becoming a better listener.

Recognize that listening is a critical communication skill, and understand its value to your managerial and leadership effectiveness.

Discover the different listening styles that can either help or hinder your ability to lead and influence others.

Learn and apply best-practice techniques for improving your active listening skills.

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David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP

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Throughout this course, you will gain knowledge about common challenges encountered during telehealth appointments and learn ways to overcome those challenges. You also will learn about effective techniques to communicate, interact, build rapport, and engage with your clients via telehealth. The course will also explore how to improve clinical effectiveness and client outcomes through the use of telehealth within integrated care. Information and vignettes will be blended to offer practical strategies that you can apply in your own setting to use telehealth for adults with behavioral health issues.

Identify common challenges encountered during telehealth appointments and ways to overcome them.

Select effective communication and presentation techniques for providers to build rapport and engage with clients via telehealth.

List at least three ways using telehealth within an integrated care model can improve the efficiencies and client outcomes in behavioral healthcare.

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Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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In an emergency department, information often flows amongst providers and patients quickly because of urgent, sometimes life-threatening, situations. Due to the volume of information being shared, as well as the need for it to be shared quickly and accurately, emergency department providers must be especially careful to safeguard patient information.

The goal of this course is to update nursing professionals in the acute care setting with basic information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2.

Identify information sharing standards under HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2.

Define the concept of consent, when you must obtain it to share or receive information, and the types of information that may not be available to you.

Instructor
Amanda C Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Uncontrolled hypertension can cause multiple complications ranging from a myocardial infarction (MI) to stroke. Diagnosing and managing this chronic condition involves a team approach to improve a patient's outcome. There continues to be a global and national push to manage hypertension. There are various evidence-based approaches and strategies when treating patients who have or are at risk for developing hypertension. This course aims to educate nurses, registered dietitian nutritionists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, and radiologic technologists about current guidelines and drug therapy for the management of hypertension.

Recall blood pressure goals for various stages of hypertension.

Recall lifestyle modification strategies in managing patients with hypertension.

Discuss major concerns related to the four classes of antihypertensive drugs.

Staff Writer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL
Meredith Moyers MS, RD, LDN

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A ‘culture of safety’ is an often-heard term in clinical settings. Most patients require complex care, with many interprofessional teams working together. Large patient volumes, an expectation for rapid delivery of care, the consumer’s ability to choose providers, and government reimbursements all drive acute care facilities to invest in preventing or reducing errors. Improving safety is beneficial to the patient primarily, with less risk of injury or death, but also to the facility and staff, improving retention and job satisfaction, with the added benefit of extensive cost-savings.

Describe the identifying factors and benefits to a culture of safety.

Discuss organizations responsible for driving patient safety changes on a national level.

Evaluate barriers to patient safety, and how these can be reduced or eliminated.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) is required to demonstrate competency in the domain of emergency nursing which includes knowledge of cardiovascular conditions and emergencies, such as acute coronary syndrome, aortic aneurysm/dissection, and cardiopulmonary arrest.

Identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular emergencies and conditions.

Describe a comprehensive plan for the care of cardiovascular emergencies, including diagnostic and treatment interventions, and patient education.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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The purpose of this program is to describe the impact of professional practice issues as they relate to the emergency nurse, their patients, and the health care system.

Recognize vulnerable patient populations and sensitive care situations facing emergency nurses.

Identify professional practice issues across the health care system that support high-quality patient care and satisfaction.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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This course provides detailed information about the pathophysiology, disease trajectory, and unique symptoms experienced by patients with advanced neurological diseases. Learners will identify the clinical features of advanced Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Huntington’s disease as well as best practices for symptom management. In addition, the key clinical indicators and symptoms that should serve as triggers to optimally transition a patient with advanced neurological diseases to palliative and hospice care are presented. The unique disease-related stressors for family caregivers are discussed. The goal of this course is to provide nurses in hospice with knowledge of caring for people with end-stage neurological diseases.

Identify specific patterns of progression for three neurological disorders.

Identify five complications related to neurological disorders, including disease-related stressors for family caregivers.

Describe interventions related to end-stage neurological diseases.

Identify triggers to optimally transition a patient with advanced neurological disease to palliative care and hospice.

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Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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As a healthcare professional transporting patients to the ED, you may serve patients with symptoms indicative of behavioral health disorders, such as depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders. In some situations, the ED provider must administer psychiatric medications. However, if possible, it is prudent to defer their use until the patient is admitted to an inpatient mental health facility or seen as an outpatient. In many instances, the reason for presentation in the ED is an adverse reaction to psychiatric medications.

Identify some of the most common medications in each major category, their indications, and their usage in treating mental health disorders. 

Recall adverse reactions to psychiatric medications.

Subject Matter Expert
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

Reviewer
Daniel Migliaccio, MD, FPD, FAAEM

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Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much antidiuretic hormone (ADH), which causes fluid retention and electrolyte imbalance. SIADH can have various causes and manifestations and can lead to serious complications if not recognized and treated promptly. This course will provide you with the knowledge to thoroughly assess and manage patients with SIADH in the hospital setting.

Explain the pathophysiology, causes, and diagnosis of SIADH. 

Identify the signs and symptoms of SIADH and potential complications. 

Review common treatments and nursing interventions for patients with SIADH.

Writer
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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End-of-life issues are difficult to face. The decisions to be made are challenging for everyone involved including the dying person, their loved ones, and the healthcare team. Individuals will have their own unique needs and concerns and will cope in their own way. But this can also be an opportunity for personal growth. These events will often provide people with the opportunity to self-reflect and gain insight into what is most valuable to them.

Identify the goals of end-of-life care.

Discuss the ethical issues surrounding end-of-life decisions.

Explain best practices for supporting individuals' end-of-life decisions.

Subject Matter Expert
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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ANCC Accreditation

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. The federal laws are very specific about the ways in which you, as an employer, are expected to select, promote, and accommodate your employees. You can be held liable for discrimination whether or not you intentionally discriminated against your employee, so it is imperative that you understand the federal laws prohibiting discrimination.

Identify at least five employment practices that may constitute discrimination. Identify at least three examples of “reasonable accommodation” of employees and “undue hardship” to an organization.

Subject Matter Expert
Linda M. Wantuch, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

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Within healthcare, a patient with limited English proficiency (LEP) is an individual whose primary means of communication is not English and who has a limited command of the language in reading, writing, speaking, or understanding (Office for Civil Rights, 2016). These patients need the careful attention of healthcare personnel to ensure the safety and quality of care. Healthcare professionals should understand regulations and standards related to patients with LEP, such as the use of an interpreter for communication.

The goal of this educational program is to improve the ability of the healthcare team to provide quality care and better outcomes for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Recall the importance of medical interpretation services for patients with LEP. 

Identify regulatory, accreditation, and evidence-based standards related to patients with LEP and linguistic services. 

Choose strategies for effectively communicating with patients with LEP, including best practices when using an interpreter.

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Human trafficking victims are often concealed by their traffickers; however, studies show that many victims interact with healthcare professionals while they are being victimized. This places healthcare professionals in a unique position to recognize the signs and risk factors of human trafficking and take steps if they suspect a person may be a victim of human trafficking.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare staff with critical steps to recognize and respond to human trafficking.

 

Identify the two major types of human trafficking.

Explain how force, coercion, and fraud relate to human trafficking.

Discuss federal laws regarding human trafficking.

Describe at least three barriers to identifying human trafficking.

Identify at least three signs that someone may be a trafficking victim.

Discuss steps to take if you suspect a person is being trafficked.

Expert Reviewer
Catie Hart

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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In patients with symptoms of acute stroke, early recognition and interventions have been identified as critical factors in stroke outcomes. Evidence-based care can identify, manage, and prevent stroke-related complications. Nurses and physicians must understand stroke management to prevent disability and death. This course aims to present the most up-to-date practices for managing patients with acute stroke.

Discuss current diagnostic practices in patients with acute stroke.

Recall best practice protocols for early identification of acute stroke.

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Sarah Hunter, RN, SCRN, CNRN, CMSRN

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ANCC Accreditation

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Bowel ischemia, infarctions, perforations, and obstructions are serious conditions that require prompt recognition and interventions to prevent severe complications and death. There are several underlying conditions that predispose patients to these conditions, for which education and risk modifications are crucial. 


The goal of this course is to equip nursing professionals in acute care with knowledge of risk factors, signs and symptoms, and management strategies for bowel ischemia, infarction, perforation, and obstruction.

Identify anatomical and physiological aspects of the intestines associated with bowel ischemia, infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.

Describe risk factors, causes, signs/symptoms, management, treatment, and complications of bowel ischemia, infarctions, perforations, and obstructions.

Instructor
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, minority groups will outnumber what is now considered mainstream culture by the middle of this century. Healthcare professionals need to heighten their awareness about the importance of role, culture, and tradition in preventing and treating women’s unique healthcare problems. When there is a lack of cultural sensitivity in communication, patients are less likely to be content with their healthcare experience, increasing the likelihood of miscommunication and possible cultural disparities. These factors can also cause non-compliance with treatment, worse health outcomes, and a higher incidence of adverse events.

The goal of this course is to equip healthcare professionals with knowledge of the impact of culture on women’s health beliefs and practices and their responses to current approaches to care.

Recall different cultural practices that impact women in various stages of life. Identify two cultural practices that interfere with women’s health. Recognize ways to provide culturally competent care to women.

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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ANCC Accreditation

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) is required to demonstrate competency in the domain of emergency nursing which includes knowledge of cardiovascular conditions and emergencies, such as acute coronary syndrome, aortic aneurysm/dissection, and cardiopulmonary arrest.

The goal of this course is to inform the emergency nurse of cardiovascular conditions and emergencies, including a comprehensive assessment and appropriate intervention.

Identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular emergencies and conditions.

Describe a comprehensive plan for the care of cardiovascular emergencies, including diagnostic and treatment interventions, and patient education.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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In patients with symptoms of stroke, early recognition and intervention have been identified as critical factors in stroke outcomes. This includes an initial assessment, a thorough neurological exam, and stabilization of hemodynamic changes. In addition, distinguishing ischemic from hemorrhagic strokes requires time-sensitive assessment parameters, interventions, and diagnostic procedures. Timely diagnoses allow the healthcare team to administer the appropriate treatment options accurately and effectively.

Describe the physiologic and symptomatic differences in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Discuss assessment tools, management strategies, and complications related to acute stroke.

Staff Writer
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

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ANCC Accreditation

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Healthcare professionals often feel unprepared to ask about abuse or to counsel a pregnant woman who is being abused, although they are in a unique position to assess for IPV and to support women who experience it. As such, it is necessary for clinicians to skillfully screen for IPV and offer effective interventions when appropriate.

Recognize three barriers to and three recommendations for assessing IPV.

Recall four questions that are used to assess for IPV.

Identify three intervention strategies for women experiencing IPV.

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Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Healthcare in the U.S. is fragmented and exorbitantly expensive. Many patients find themselves developing one or more chronic diseases but have little knowledge of how to navigate the healthcare system to receive appropriate care. Many times, these same patients have no insurance or are underinsured, making them less likely to have access to the resources needed.Care coordination is a deliberate process shown to decrease healthcare costs while improving the health of the patient. This course will provide additional information on the process of care coordination including the various components of care coordination, ideas on how to initiate a care coordination process, and practical applications for current practice.

Recall the meaning of care coordination and the primary types of activities that it encompasses. Indicate at least three ways that effective care coordination benefits your clients. Identify strategies you can use to enhance care coordination to maximize the benefits of services for your clients.

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