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0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

A case of obstetrical hemorrhage due to uterine atony, requiring medical and surgical interventions and blood component replacement therapy is presented. Emphasis: A review of obstetrical hemorrhage, etiologies, and treatments is provided. The importance of early recognition and response to excessive blood loss is stressed. Medical and surgical interventions for uterine atony are reviewed. Current recommendations for blood component replacement therapy for massive hemorrhage are discussed.

List common risk factors for OH.

Review medical treatments for uterine atony.

Identify pre-surgical and surgical treatments for uterine atony.

Describe blood component therapy for massive hemorrhage.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Susan Hale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Opioid use and misuse has become a significant problem within the United States. Each year, more and more people die from opioid overdose. As a healthcare provider, you play a critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic. This course will provide an overview of the opioid use and misuse trends in the U.S. A relatable story of a patient who has opioid use disorder will be used to explore fundamental information regarding opioid use and misuse. This course will also discuss how opioid prescribing has contributed to an epidemic and guidelines for opioid prescribing and use.

Describe opioid use disorder, its relationship to prescription opioids, and patient outcomes that result from opioid use and misuse.

Identify federal and state laws regarding prescription and dispensation of opioid analgesics and CDC guidelines for appropriate use of these medications.

Staff Writer
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Nearly 10% of U.S. population does not have health insurance (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion [ODPHP], n.d.a). Healthy People 2030 is a national population and public health initiative endorsed by top U.S. government health agencies, setting health goals for the U.S. healthcare system to improve the overall wellbeing of patients in their communities. This course provides an in-depth and interactive analysis of one of the five Healthy People 2030’s domains of social determinants of health (SDOH), healthcare access and quality, and its impact on patient outcomes. 

Review what SDOH are and how they impact both healthcare access and quality of care.

Identify barriers to healthcare access and care quality, how these barriers negatively impact patient outcomes, and some strategic interventions to improve these patient outcomes.

Subject Matter Expert
Shalla Newton, MSN, RN, NE-BC

0.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) workgroup standard for fetal heart rate monitoring assessment and categorization, first proposed in 1997 and subsequently updated in 2008 was meant to promote commonality of FHR tracing nomenclature and interpretation. Based on these recommendations, a three-tiered categorization pattern based on the visual assessment of the fetal heart rate pattern was adopted. This module aims to review and apply essential FHR content in several clinical scenarios to highlight an important Clinical Pearl: The Category III tracing is a rare intrapartum FHR pattern that is highly associated with fetal acidemia and adverse neonatal outcomes.

Consistently apply 1997 and 2008 NICHD definitions and terminology when describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns.

Identify intrapartum fetal heart rate tracings using the 2008 NICHD 3-tiered system.

Recognize the fetal heart rate characteristics that define a Category III pattern.

Review the diagnostic imprecision and clinical significance of minimal fetal heart rate variability.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Catherine McGovern, MSN, WHNP-BC, CNM, IBCLC, RN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Two cases are presented. Risk factors, including recurring and nonrecurring, for obstetrical hemorrhage, are reviewed. Delivery preparations and preventative strategies are discussed. Methodologies that better quantify blood loss, allowing for earlier recognition of excessive blood loss, are presented. Management of the patient experiencing obstetric hemorrhage, including a review of current guidelines for blood component replacement therapy, are reviewed.

List recurring and nonrecurring risk factors for obstetrical hemorrhage. List the four Ts of OH.

Identify low, medium and high risk patients for OH.

Review blood component therapy for large volume blood loss.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: 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

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

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs), or strokes, are a    leading cause of death in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2021). Patient prognosis and the preservation of functional status are highly dependent on receiving prompt, timely treatment. A thorough understanding of stroke pathophysiology is crucial, as is assessing, diagnosing, and determining the appropriate plan of care. With this understanding, clinicians will be better equipped to make the best possible decisions in the provision of care for their patients.

Identify types of strokes, their etiologies, and symptoms.

Recall components of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association guidelines for the care of the stroke patient.

Describe treatment options for ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

Instructor
Daniel Migliaccio, MD
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring is an integral part of modern day obstetrics and when properly interpreted, may provide valuable insight into the fetal metabolic state. During labor, the physiologic stress posed by regular uterine contractions and maternal expulsive efforts may adversely impact the fetal acid-base status, leading to changes in the fetal heart rate pattern.

This module aims to review and apply essential FHR content in several clinical scenarios to highlight an important Clinical Pearl: Management of the laboring patient requires that the FHR pattern trends are interpreted in context with the clinical scenario and progress of labor.

Consistently apply 1997 and 2008 NICHD definitions when describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns.

Identify the importance of FHR variability evolution when assessing the FHR pattern.

Review the importance of FHR tracing trend assessment when managing the abnormal intrapartum FHR tracing.

Recognize the importance of clinical scenario, FHR pattern evolution, and stage of labor when managing the Category II tracing in labor.

1.50

Launch Course

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.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Chronic pain is a common condition for which healthcare providers often prescribe controlled substances, such as opioids. Prescription opioids can alleviate pain in certain patients, but the risk of misuse, abuse, and overdose means providers need to evaluate the risks and benefits for each patient. This course will educate healthcare providers on the role of prescription opioids along with other therapies for chronic pain, using recommendations from current national guidelines.

The goal of this course is to educate healthcare providers on methods for the safe and responsible use of controlled substances for the management of chronic pain.

Indicate treatment options for patients with chronic pain. 

Identify safe strategies to initiate or change opioid analgesics. 

Name patient factors and characteristics that can make prescribing opioids unsafe.

Subject Matter Expert
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN

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

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

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course will focus on the biological and psychosocial factors that are unique to adolescents and that impact their vulnerability to the negative effects of opioid use. You will increase your understanding of the scope of opioid use disorders among adolescents and young adults and improve your ability to effectively identify and treat problematic, nonmedical use of prescription and other opioids. 

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 with information on the development, prevalence, and treatment of opioid use disorders in adolescent and young adult populations.

Define the scope of opioid use and opioid use disorders among individuals aged 13-25.

Discuss the unique characteristics of opioid use and barriers to treatment among adolescents and young adults.

List evidence-based practices for treating opioid use disorders in adolescents and young adults.

Identify comorbidities common to opioid use disorders, such as other types of substance use, co-occurring mental health disorders, or physical health ailments.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide education to entry-level professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers working in the health and human services field about types, prevalence, causes, and consequences of medical and treatment errors in the behavioral health setting, as well as how to address them and reduce risk of future errors.

Discuss types and prevalence of medical and treatment errors in behavioral health.

Describe causes and consequences of medical and treatment errors.

Identify strategies to address an error and reduce the risk of future errors.

Staff Writer
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Instructor
Cecelia Garritt, RN, BAS, BSN, MPH

 

 

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.

 

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The emphasis on pain management to improve quality of life and function has contributed to a significant increase in opioid prescriptions. As such, there has been a concurrent increase in risk of misuse and abuse. While opioids are highly effective for pain relief, closer attention to the risk versus benefit analysis has led to guidelines that prefer nonpharmacologic and nonopioid pharmacologic therapy over opioids, especially for chronic pain. Clinicians must carefully monitor the patient and be alert for signs that risks outweigh benefits of opioids. This course will address issues related to opioid prescribing, chronic pain, and opioid use disorder.

Discuss considerations and guidelines for prescribing controlled substances.

Describe patient evaluation and education for a safe and effective pain treatment plan.

Subject Matter Expert
Cathryn Ayers, RN

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

 

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Neonatal emergencies are frightening and challenging to almost all acute care providers. Recognizing the presentation of common neonatal respiratory emergencies is essential to acute care providers. This issue will focus on the neonate and provide a succinct review of respiratory emergencies pertinent to clinical practice and board preparation/review.

The goal of this course is to present healthcare providers in the acute care setting with a succinct review of neonatal respiratory emergencies.

Know the anatomy and pathophysiology relevant to emergency management of neonatal respiratory emergencies.

Know the indications and contraindications for acute management options for neonatal respiratory emergencies.

Plan the key steps and know the potential pitfalls in the acute management of neonatal respiratory emergencies.

Recognize the complications associated with the acute management of neonatal respiratory emergencies.

Instructor
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of how anxiety impacts children and adolescents. You will learn about the specific types of anxiety disorders and the multiple pathways by which anxiety can develop. As you progress through this course, you will learn assessment strategies and evidence-based interventions that you can implement to identify and treat these disorders in children and adolescents.

Identify three common symptoms of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

Describe three of the possible origins of anxiety based on the research accumulated to date.

List assessment tools and practices to use when evaluating anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents.

Identify three evidence-based interventions for treating problematic anxiety in children and adolescents.

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD


Staff Writer
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

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

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.

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

1.25

Launch Course

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

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The Healthy People 2030 campaign categorizes social determinants of health (SDOH) into five domains and each one has an impact on health outcomes and informs best practices in the delivery of healthcare (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.). This course provides practice scenarios for use of a rapid assessment tool for screening patients for social determinants that impact their health.

Describe social determinants of health, including the five domains within each of them.

Discuss the use of rapid assessment tools for understanding patients’ barriers and risks to optimal health associated with social/environmental conditions where people live, work, and play.

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

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course explores the risk factors for opioid misuse and reviews the classification of opioid use disorder. It also provides an overview of assessment and management tools and strategies that can be employed to ensure safe and effective pain management for patients using opioid medications.

Recognize the prevalence of and risk factors for opioid misuse.

Identify three evidence-based assessment tools to determine risks for individual patients

Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC


Subject Matter Expert
Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, APRN, CNM

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

There are external conditions which exist with the potential to affect a patient’s current and future health, often beyond a patient’s direct control. These conditions, referred to as social determinants of health, encompass where a patient lives and works, socioeconomic policies, systems, and norms, and more. These factors and many other contribute to health inequity and inequalities at local, state, national, and international levels. The social determinants of health impact the daily delivery, accessibility, and engagement of health improvement efforts. The conceptual framework behind social determinants of health, current inequalities and inequities in healthcare are important for clinicians to consider when while caring for patients and improving  the health of individuals and communities.   Clinicians must explore how to increase awareness and interest in the determinants, as well as ways to engage patients, stakeholders, and other clinicians in addressing social determinants of health.

Recognize how social determinants of health impact health inequities and inequalities.

Identify strategies to assess social determinants of health that may be affecting the patient population.

Recall the five domains of social determinants of health.

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

It is estimated that there are more than 2.8 million people worldwide living with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the United States, there are almost 1 million people living with the disease (National Multiple Sclerosis Society [NMSS], 2020). MS is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by damage to the protective myelin sheath covering neurons. MS lesions, or plaques, disrupt electrical impulses from neurons in the CNS to muscles that can affect mobility, elimination, energy, vision, and other functions (DynaMed, 2022). 

Recall the overarching disease pathophysiology and main symptoms with discernable interventions of MS.

Identify the disease classifications and the diagnostic algorithm, including the McDonald Criteria for MS.

Review therapeutic approaches for treating the underlying disease of MS.

Subject Matter Expert
Shalla Newton, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Recent research and healthcare reform efforts highlight the central importance of engaging patients in treatment as a key factor in improving patient outcomes. The high costs of patients’ lack of engagement include inadequately addressed existing health problems, the emergence of new health issues, non-adherence to medication regimens, medical errors, deaths, disability, and more frequent use of high-cost services such as emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations, versus preventive and routine care.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses and physicians in the acute care setting with strategies to engage patients in treatment prior to discharge from the ED, promote greater follow-through with discharge recommendations, and reduce the high utilization of costly treatment approaches.

Recall strategies to facilitate patients’ active involvement in healthcare discussions and decisions, assess patient readiness to change, and tailor treatment recommendations to those factors. Name communication strategies that support patient engagement and approaches to maintain patient engagement when collaborating with or transitioning care to other providers.

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course provides information on child, elder, and dependent adult abuse, as well as intimate partner violence. You will learn about each type of abuse, signs of abuse among these groups, and your reporting responsibilities and procedures. The goal of this course is to provide general staff in health and human services settings with skills for recognizing and responding to abuse and neglect.

State abuse reporting responsibilities under mandated reporting laws.

Identify risk factors, protective factors, and signs of child abuse, intimate partner violence, and elder or dependent adult abuse.

Determine how you should respond in situations involving suspected abuse or intimate partner violence.

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Economic stability is defined as a domain of social determinants of health in the Healthy People 2030 campaign. In this course, you will learn how economic stability relates to an individual’s ability to access resources, such as food, adequate housing, and healthcare. Income and health are strongly, positively correlated (Khullar & Chockshi, 2018). Each of the components of economic stability, which include poverty, employment, food security, and housing stability, are linked to individual health outcomes.

Describe the four components of economic stability.

Explain how economic stability affects health and health outcomes.

Describe strategies for helping patients overcome barriers to economic stability and how they positively impact health outcomes.

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

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to educate nurses and physicians about key social determinants of health (SDOH) and health disparities affecting maternal and fetal outcomes.

Identify at least four social determinants/disparities of health impacting maternal-fetal health outcomes.

Describe at least two clinical and/or social support interventions to be used in clinical practice to decrease bias regarding social determinants and improve maternal-fetal health outcomes.

Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC

Writer
Jennifer Denis-Hill, BA, MSN, RNC-NIC

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
 

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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

1.25

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

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This content is intended for all members of the obstetric team and is based on the educational theory that team performance is enhanced when all members of the team have the same understanding of the task and procedure to be performed.

Enhance situational awareness for patients at increased risks for shoulder dystocia (SD). Design a team-based SD simulation drill. Improve obstetrical team performance through enhanced cooperation in deliveries complicated by SD. Review methods to enhance communications with teams.

Writer
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The management of the female who presents to the emergency department (ED) in active labor is stressful and overwhelming. Ideally, the ED has a plan in place, based on hospital resources, for the imminent delivery of a newborn. Decisions regarding delivery in the ED or transferring the patient to labor and delivery are based on a variety of factors. Knowledge of the possible complications of delivery will provide anticipatory guidance to improve maternal and fetal outcomes.

Know the clinical presentation and physical exam findings associated with pregnancy.

Recognize the common complications associated with pregnancy. Plan the steps to prepare the process of delivery of a newborn.

Recognize common complications of delivery of a newborn.

Subject Matter Expert
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: 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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The physical environment in which individuals live has a direct impact on their health and wellness and their ability to access healthcare. Healthy People 2030 identifies neighborhoods and the built environment as a domain of the social determinants of health tied to health outcomes. This course provides an in-depth analysis of this domain and how it affects the health and well-being of patient populations. The four components of neighborhood and built environment include access to healthy foods, quality of housing, crime and violence, and environmental conditions. Clinicians can leverage this knowledge to improve treatment planning for patients and health outcomes.

Identify the four components of neighborhood and built environment domain of social determinants of health.

Recall how neighborhood and the built environment affect overall health outcomes.

Define how clinicians can address issues related to the neighborhood and built environment.

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

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Regardless of discipline or setting, routine behavioral health screening will allow you to provide the best care possible. This course will provide a review of some of the most widely used behavioral health screening tools currently available to support collaborative care. In addition, we will explore important factors for consideration when integrating such screening tools into the workflow of your practice. 

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in community health settings with information on how to screen clients for behavioral health conditions.

Identify two examples that demonstrate the impact behavioral health disorders have on chronic health conditions.

Recall three factors that are important to consider when incorporating behavioral health screening tools into integrated healthcare settings.

Recognize at least three screening tools that can be used to identify behavioral health disorders that may impact a person’s overall wellness or chronic health condition.

Staff Writer
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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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

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

1.00

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

 

1.00

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Thoracentesis is an invasive procedure that requires knowledge from multiple healthcare professionals. A thorough understanding of the physiological and procedural principles surrounding thoracentesis allows proper patient management throughout all stages of the procedure. This results in improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. This course will explore the lung anatomy, pathophysiology, and conditions requiring thoracentesis. In addition, the course will discuss key healthcare team interventions and potential thoracentesis complications.

                                                         

The goal of this course is to educate providers and nurses in the acute care setting on basic thoracentesis principles. 

Identify the anatomy and pathophysiology of the respiratory system. Describe pleural effusion, thoracentesis, indications, and relative contraindications. Recall elements of a thoracentesis procedure, important patient interventions, and post-procedure complications.

Subject Matter Expert
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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.

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of the autonomic nervous system and its functions, with a focus on the cardiac effects of certain therapeutic agents.

Recognize the difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Indicate the differences in receptors and their functions when attached to an agonist or antagonist.

Identify cardiac electrophysiology and general classes for the treatment of arrhythmias.

Instructor
Robert Smith, PharmD

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

 

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

1.25

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)

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Americans are using opioids at an alarming rate, whether through prescriptions or illegal means. Parallel to this problem is the use of opioids during pregnancy.

The goal for this course is to present RNs, PAs, physicians, and entry-level drug and alcohol counselors in inpatient or outpatient settings with best practices for identifying and managing pregnant women who are using opioids.

Recognize the risks and complications related to opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Identify evidence-based treatment recommendations for opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Staff Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In patients recovering from a stroke, post-hospital care and interventions have been identified as critical factors in favorable stroke outcomes. Improving patient care by managing stroke complications can significantly improve recovery. Given this, nurses and physicians must understand the different types of stroke complications, appropriate interventions, and identify risk factors for recurrent stroke.

Describe two interventions to decrease the reoccurrence of a secondary stroke.

Identify complications and their appropriate interventions after a stroke.

Describe two-stroke risk factors.

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

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Prostatitis is a common genitourinary complaint in men that spans all age groups between adolescence to late adulthood. Simply described, it’s an inflammation of the prostate gland, sometimes with infection present. Symptoms may be absent, mild, or severe and life-threatening. The constellation of symptoms associated with this poorly understood condition can be straightforward or obscure, perplexing both providers and patients. This educational activity helps you distinguish between the various causes, treatments, and care for the condition.

Describe the major differences among acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic prostatitis.

Discuss specimen collection for the pre- and post-massage test.

Identify treatments and clinical care measures for patients with prostatitis.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Christopher Reist, MD, MBA

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Instructor
Ashley M. Coffey, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and ST-segment elevated myocardial infarctions (STEMIs) are abnormal rhythms that can develop into life-threatening medical emergencies. Patient assessment along with electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation are both essential tools for diagnosing patients, so that they can be treated appropriately. As part of a healthcare providers (HCPs) scope of practice, it is important to recognize the clinical presentation of heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and STEMIs, and identify the characteristics of abnormal rhythms on an ECG.

Describe the etiology and signs and symptoms of heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and STEMIs.

Identify the ECG characteristics and treatment options for heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and STEMIs.

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

0.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Three different obstetrical scenarios, complicated by a Category II Fetal Heart Rate pattern, are presented to illustrate the importance of clinical context when formulating management plans. Emphasis, characteristics, and potential etiologies of Category II fetal heart rate tracings are reviewed. Management of the patient with a Category II fetal heart rate pattern is discussed, with special emphasis on the importance of the clinical context and fetal heart rate pattern evolution.

Describe characteristics of Category II FHR tracings.

Identify common etiologies for Category II FHR tracings during labor.

Examine clinical interventions for Category II FHR tracings.

Review the etiology-based management of Category II FHR tracings.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Catherine McGovern, MSN, WHNP-BC, CNM, IBCLC, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

0.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This introductory overview of cultural diversity will help enable you to interact with others of diverse cultures and effectively perform your job responsibilities.

Explain the importance of understanding a person's culture when providing services.

Examine common issues in cultural diversity.

Identify appropriate responses to cultures that differ from your own.

Benjamin Reese, Jr., Psy.D.

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare professionals are often unprepared to respond to requests for physician-assisted death. With the increase in end-of-life discussions and more arguments for legalizing physician-assisted dying, healthcare professionals need to understand the reasons patients may initiate such a request. Healthcare professionals need to appropriately respond to these requests. This course discusses physician-assisted death and the related concepts. It also discusses ethical and legal concerns related to physician-assisted death. Without the knowledge and understanding of physician-assisted death, healthcare professionals may not respond appropriately to these requests from patients.

 

Define physician-assisted death and the related concepts.

Identify ethical and legal concerns related to physician-assisted death.

Describe appropriate responses to requests for physician-assisted death.

Instructor
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

0.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Sepsis is the result of a dysregulated host response to severe infection that can result in systemic inflammation, immune system dysfunction, coagulopathies, multi-organ system failure, and death (Rhodes et al., 2017). The signs and symptoms of sepsis can vary in onset and presentation and depend on many individual patient factors. Early recognition and intervention is key to improving patient outcomes. Nurses are vital in this role as they are readily at the bedside and able to continually assess the patient and communicate changes in patient condition to providers. The goal of this course is to challenge the learner’s ability to identify key risk factors for sepsis and recognize signs and symptoms of early and progressive sepsis. It will also challenge the learner to accurately anticipate management strategies in the treatment of sepsis and sepsis-related complications.

Identify key risk factors for sepsis.

Recognize the signs and symptoms for early and progressive sepsis.

Identify management strategies and in the treatment of sepsis and potential sepsis-related complications.

Instructor
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Social media and other forms of electronic communication allow people to instantly share pictures and messages with anyone, anywhere. But as the opportunities to share information online have increased, so have the challenges for keeping information private.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, was designed to protect individuals’ rights and their personal healthcare information. HIPAA applies to both the storage and transfer of electronic protected health information, so these electronic communications must be handled carefully.

Describe at least three ways to avoid HIPAA violations when using electronic communication.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was implemented in 1996 and has evolved significantly. While HIPAA regulations have many varying components, the part of HIPAA most relevant to healthcare professionals, however, centers around the protection of an individual’s healthcare information. Because you play a key role in the production of healthcare information, you play a key role in its protection.

The goal of this course is to provide licensed professionals with an understanding of HIPAA, privacy, and security.

Describe the intent of HIPAA. Apply professional practices that protect privacy. Recognize practices that protect the security of electronic protected health information.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to understand, express, and regulate your own emotions. It also refers to your awareness of what the people around you are feeling. One of the hallmark skills of EQ is the ability keep your emotional brain and your thinking brain working together, even in intense or stressful situations. Why is this important? What can it do for you?

The goal of this course is to teach all staff strategies to manage emotions.

Choose between responding intentionally to a conflict and reacting on the basis of emotions. Apply practices to strengthen your emotional intelligence, or EQ.

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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.

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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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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

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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

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To manage the threat posed by multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), all healthcare workers and individuals must work together. Along with providing a comprehensive look at new and ever-changing MDROs, this course covers disease trends associated with MDROs, the national approach to combat MDROs, leading practices and clinical interventions, and the psychosocial effects of treatment. You will learn prevention measures and methods to control the spread of MDROs in our communities and throughout health care.

Describe the current problem with multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs).

Identify disease trends associated with MDROs.

Identify the most common MDROs.

Identify how to decrease the transmission of MDROs.

Describe the national approach to combat MDROs.

Describe the psychosocial effects of treatment.

Instructor
Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN

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Transfusions are a life-saving intervention, but transfusion errors, particularly errors involving ABO incompatibility, can be deadly. Three actions that have frequently been a contributing cause for ABO incompatibility errors are incorrect labeling of the blood sample for crossmatching, incorrect interpretation by personnel in the blood bank, and incorrect identification of the patient prior to initiation of a transfusion. Laboratory staff and nurses who are involved in the administration of blood products must strictly follow facility policies to ensure that they give the correct blood product to the correct patient. The goal of this course is to provide information about blood incompatibility errors and the evidence-based practices to prevent them.

List at least three factors that contribute to blood incompatibility errors.

Describe blood type compatibility between the donor and recipient and the processes involved in the safe transfusion of blood products.

Identify transfusion reaction types and the processes involved in the investigation and management of transfusion reactions when they occur.

Instructor
Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Staff Writer
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

Expert Reviewer
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

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This course provides an overview of essential skills and considerations for engaging in sensitive and effective advance care planning conversations. You will learn the most important decision domains to address as outlined in the FIVE WISHES® framework, how to demonstrate compassionate communication, and conversation skills specific to eliciting values-based end-of-life care decisions.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals in all settings with enhanced communication skills related to advance care planning.

Identify the five most important decision domains to discuss with people during advance care planning conversations as outlined in the Five Wishes conversation framework.

Define the benefits of compassionate communication and identify the skills involved.

Define and apply specific skills necessary for conducting effective and sensitive advance care planning conversations.

Identify general considerations to keep in mind when conducting advance care planning conversations.

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Kathleen Taylor, MA, LMHC

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately 795,000 people within the U.S. experience a stroke annually, and among these individuals, over 75% experience a stroke for the first time (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2021). Stroke, a national and international neurological problem, is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death globally (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020; American Stroke Association [ASA], n.d.). Nurses need to be informed about the urgency of early treatment to be proactive in educating their communities. They also need to understand the resulting behavioral differences created in right- versus left-hemispheric strokes, and how a lack of knowledge can negatively impact immediate post-stroke care.

Identify the risk factors, causes, and acute treatment strategies of strokes.

Recognize the neurologic deficits associated with left- and right-sided strokes, the significance of post-stroke depression, and the importance of depression screening.

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Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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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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Critical thinking is the cognitive process of analyzing or evaluating information, and the “disposition to be deliberate about thinking that lead to action that is logical and appropriate” (Von Colln-Appling & Giuliano, 2017, p. 106). Critical thinking involves using a variety of cognitive skills and making an intellectual commitment to using the information gained to inform and direct behavior. This course covers the critical thinking process and describes its relevance and benefits, as well as practical ways to apply critical thinking for nurses and leaders in healthcare settings. While this course focuses on the application of critical thinking in the nursing profession, concepts and strategies presented in this course can be applied to all aspects of healthcare.

Explain critical thinking and its relevance in healthcare.

Describe critical thinking skills and how to use them.

Identify the steps involved in the critical thinking process.

Identify ways to improve one’s critical thinking.

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Jessica Peckham, RN-BC, CCM

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Within any healthcare organization, there are systems, policies, and procedures that can be improved or events that could have been prevented. A root cause analysis is a tool that helps healthcare organizations improve their systems by using a team process of discovery. When you understand how to use a root cause analysis, you can apply it to create better solutions, prevent adverse events, and create more effective and efficient systems. This course discusses what a root cause analysis is and how to use it.

Describe how a root cause analysis can be used proactively and reactively.

Subject Matter Expert
Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

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Healthcare professionals witness the impact on patients’ quality of life and also see how hard it is for people to make changes in their health. Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered way to have a conversation that supports those struggling to make behavioral changes. The provider helps the patient explore personal motivators and identify their own goals. The approach is based on what matters to the patient. When each member of an interprofessional team practices from this point of view, the results can be positive for the patient and for the practitioners.

Identify how the spirit and the four processes of Motivational Interviewing help patients consider their own reasons for change. Recall at least three specific Motivational Interviewing skills you can use to help patients resolve ambivalence in favor of making change.

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

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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

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

The goal of this course is to review the knowledge domains specific to respiratory 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 of life-threatening respiratory illnesses and injuries.

Analyze strategies to manage respiratory conditions and emergencies that present to the emergency department.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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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

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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

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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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Proficiency in the use of a validated stroke scale, such as the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), is important for any member of the healthcare team caring for patients with acute stroke. This stroke assessment scale efficiently assesses stroke severity, offering objective information about prognosis and outcomes along with directing early treatment. With proper training in the use of the NIHSS, including serial monitoring, specifically for those at risk for worsening neurologic status, little variance should exist in results among clinicians. Education is essential to improving reliability and increasing effective communication regarding treatment of stroke patient

State how to perform a neurological assessment using the NIHSS

Describe the stroke scale’s validity in predicting lesion size and stroke severity

Discuss the NIHSS as a predictor of outcomes in patients with stroke 

Instructor
Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN


Expert Reviewer
Susan Tocco, RN, MSN, CNS, CNRN, CCNS
Terri-Ellen J Kiernan, RN, FNP

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Universal Protocol is a Joint Commission strategy for preventing wrong-site surgeries, along with monitoring adherence by accredited facilities. The safe surgery checklist initiative, by the World Health Organization, was established to provide an outline of necessary tasks to complete in each perioperative phase of care. Along with these, there are many other risk-prevention strategies and tools to help keep surgical patients safe from harm.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses and CSTs with tools and other evidence-based practices for preventing wrong-site surgeries.

Identify common causes and risk factors for wrong-site surgeries.

Describe the steps of the Universal Protocol and the three phases of the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist.

Summarize innovative, evidence-based strategies for preventing wrong-site surgeries.

Instructor
Brandy Verton, BSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Jaclyn Rochelle, SFA, CST

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This course, which was designed to comply with HIPAA law, will help you protect the privacy of the people you provide care for. Allowing unauthorized individuals to see a person’s personal health information can have severe consequences for you and your organization, even if it happens by accident.

The goal of this course is to provide post-acute care staff with basic information about the principles of confidentiality, privacy, and security.

Explain why HIPAA exists.

Identify at least three things in the medical record that can be used to identify an individual.

Describe at least three best practices to prevent HIPAA violations.

Expert Reviewer
Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC

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Failing to properly onboard employees results in poor performance and unnecessarily high turnover. In this course, we’ll cover best practices and lay out a plan for the first 6 months of a new employee’s orientation and performance expectations. We’ll also explore the importance of culture development as it relates to onboarding.

Explain the importance of onboarding and how it relates to performance.

Describe effective tools and techniques to reduce employee turnover and improve employee engagement.

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

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Advance directives are legal documents with instructions that apply if an adult is not able to make decisions about their own healthcare. They are meant to ensure that a person’s values related to dying, quality of life, and other relevant matters are honored.

The goal of this course is to inform all healthcare staff about the basics of advance directives.

Identify the most common types of advance directives and find out if a person has made them.

Explain how advance directives can improve quality of life, even at the end of life.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

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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.

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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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Stress is part of everyone’s life. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. A certain level of stress is healthy because it motivates you to be productive. However, too much stress can do the opposite, leaving you feeling drained and irritable. You can’t escape stress, but you can learn to respond to it differently.

The goal of this course is to teach employees how to identify triggers and develop a personal stress management plan.

Identify at least three common causes of stress in the workplace.

Describe at least two techniques to manage and decrease your own stress.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

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Despite being less prevalent than mood disorders, schizophrenia contributes substantially to global estimates of disability. Almost 3 million Americans live with the illness in a given year. Nevertheless, there is hope for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (i.e., schizophrenia, schizophreniform disorder, brief psychotic disorder, and related conditions) and their families. Research has led to more effective treatments and continues to develop newer types of medications; at the same time, researchers are unraveling the complex causes of these disorders. It is important to remember that even though there is not yet a cure, many people can manage the illness to lead independent, satisfying lives. The main goal of this course is to provide you with the information and current research you need to better understand how to collaborate in the treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Indicate the role of medications in the treatment of psychotic disorders and the types of symptoms these medications treat. Identify differences between first-generation and second-generation antipsychotic medications. Recall common side effects of antipsychotic medications including those that should be immediately reported and/or addressed.

Expert Reviewer
John Cahill, MD, PhD

 

Writer
Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.

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

Identify signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal and genitourinary emergencies and injuries.

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

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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All healthcare staff must be aware of the challenges that people in minority groups may experience. This includes knowing the effects of those challenges on how people seek and receive healthcare services. This course discusses sexual and gender minorities and their healthcare experiences.

Identify various terms used to describe sexual and gender minority populations.

Describe current health trends related to the sexual and gender minority population.

Choose best practices for improving the healthcare experience for sexual and gender minority populations.

Writer
Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

Subject Matter Expert
Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ph.D.

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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.

Subject Matter Expert
Jessica Gramp, BS, QIDP

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This course explains the indications for hysterectomy, a commonly performed surgical procedure. You will learn the different approaches and the areas of special learning needs for women experiencing this procedure. Also covered is post-operative nursing care for women who undergo a hysterectomy, whether that care takes place in a surgery center, a hospital, or at home.

List three indications for a hysterectomy

Identify three areas of special learning needs for women experiencing a hysterectomy

Outline the nursing care in the surgery center or hospital and at home for women who undergo a hysterectomy

Instructor
Kathleen Cross, MSN, RNC-OB, LCCE

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This course will help you determine the steps you need to take to build and implement an effective advance care planning program and describe how resources from the FIVE WISHES framework program can help. You will learn how to build support, determine goals and measures, and identify processes and standards to ensure your program is making a difference for your care recipients and your healthcare organization.

Describe the basic components of advance care planning and the benefits for care recipients and healthcare providers.

Define meaningful goals, measures, and processes for an advance care planning program.

Describe education and training options for training clinicians to facilitate advance care planning conversations.

Identify standards of practice for an advance care planning program.

Discuss the importance of community engagement as part of an advance care planning program.

Instructor
Kathleen Taylor

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The goal of this course is to help nurses and speech-language pathologists (SLP) in early identification of dysphagia after a stroke. This course will review the incidence of dysphagia in stroke and the types of screenings and exams used for early detection and diagnosis. After reviewing swallow screens in detail, you will be able to understand how each member of the interprofessional team plays a role in the implementation of these assessments.

Determine the outcomes of patients with acute stroke who experience dysphagia.

Identify the screening methods and exams used to assess dysphagia.

Recognize the role of the interprofessional team in improving dysphagia outcomes.

Instructor
Amy Bonadies, RN, BSN

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly called HIPAA, protects the confidentiality and security of healthcare information. HIPAA creates and protects individual privacy rights for protected health information and governs the use and disclosure of that information.

The goal of this course is to provide all staff with an overview of the principles of HIPAA.

The content of this course is sourced from 45 CFR Parts 160,162, and 164 (2020) or HIPAA-related resources from the Health and Human Services (HHS) unless otherwise noted.

Define the purpose of HIPAA.

Recognize when a HIPAA violation has occurred.

Identify three steps you can take to avoid a HIPAA violation.

Expert Reviewer
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

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All healthcare organizations must follow a specific HIPAA rule, known as the Privacy Rule. This rule limits the use and disclosure of protected health information, known as PHI. The Privacy Rule also grants people the right to view and correct their medical records, receive copies, or request that copies are sent. The goal of this course is to provide all staff with knowledge of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Recognize common violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Identify ways to prevent violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Instructor
Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN

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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.

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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

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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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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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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

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As defined by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) (2019), the perioperative nurse’s goal is to help patients achieve or exceed the level of well-being they had at the pre-procedural baseline. The nurse is required to have the clinical knowledge, judgment, and clinical reasoning skills necessary to safely plan, deliver, and evaluate care for surgical patients.

The goal of this course is to equip perioperative nurses with knowledge of the nursing process and the roles and responsibilities within the perioperative team.

Identify the perioperative nursing process throughout the phases of surgery. 

Define the roles and responsibilities of the members within the surgical team and the AORN standards of perioperative practice.

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Brandy Verton, BSN, RN, CNOR

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Non-accredited Education

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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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Dementia gradually destroys the areas of the brain responsible for sending and receiving messages, making communication difficult. There are guidelines that you can follow to ensure effective communication with persons with dementia, even those who have severe cognitive impairments. In this course, you will learn how to understand the person with dementia by knowing them as an individual and recognizing common speech patterns, how persons with dementia use behaviors for communicating discomfort, and the communication strategies you can employ to ensure the person receives your message.

Give two examples of common communication changes people with dementia exhibit.

Describe how knowing the person with dementia as an individual, not as a disease, promotes effective communication.

Describe the techniques for communicating more effectively with people with dementia.

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Kim Matthews, RN

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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

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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

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