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0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

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Data must be presented in a way that is quick and easy for the target audience to understand and facilitates timely and effective decision-making about how best to respond. Interpreting and using data are essential components of evidence-based nursing practice, which has been linked to improved patient outcomes and quality of care. However, many nurses do not use evidence-based practice (EBP) or participate in nursing research efforts. Understanding data collection and presentation methods are an important first step to greater nurse participation in EBP and quality improvement (QI) initiatives.

Describe data collection and presentation methods that are best for understanding quality of care performance and making decisions that are timely and actionable.

Recognize the relationship between nursing research, data presentation, and evidence-based practice.

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Writer
Amy Bonadies, RN, BSN

Subject Matter Expert
Hayley Johnson, BS, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT)

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Describe the characteristics and principles of high reliability organizations.

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

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

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

 

Writer
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

 

 

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Expiration:

You work for a company that provides services to many people. You may need to discuss personal information about the people you serve, but this must be done thoughtfully. Everyone’s personal information must be kept safe.

Explain how to protect confidential information.

Recall what to do when confidential information is shared without consent.

Subject Matter Expert
Sherry D. Haszto, MSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Define implicit bias.

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

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

Describe measures that can be taken to reduce implicit bias.

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

Describe the elements of an antibiotic stewardship program.

Identify at least three benefits of antibiotic stewardship.

Subject Matter Expert
Kathleen Koopmann, RN, BSN, PCCN

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Pediatric patients are not adults. The pediatric patient requires special attention and can sometimes present a challenge to the radiologic technologist’s interpersonal skills. When working with a pediatric patient, the technologist will need to fully use their technical knowledge. However, the technologist will also need to develop patience and have a deeper understanding of how to use effective communication skills. Although immobilization devices are often necessary, their utilization is only after less restrictive measures have been utilized. It is important to remember that the most effective method of avoiding the need to immobilize a patient is communication.

List professional, age-effective communication strategies for pediatric patients, parents or guardians during radiographic procedures.

Describe safe methods of immobilizing a pediatric patient.

Discuss proper radiation protection and safety measures, techniques, and practices used in pediatric radiography (ALARA principle).

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


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

1.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Identify clinical manifestations of respiratory distress in pediatric patients. 

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

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

Subject Matter Expert
Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP

Subject Matter Expert
Lawrence Isaacs, MD, FAAEM,FACEP

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

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

Recall characteristics of effective leaders and supportive followers.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Healthcare providers are constantly challenged to quickly adapt to organizational change and respond to turbulent environments with many interconnected and moving parts. Experts maintain that interprofessional healthcare teams can improve the quality of care, problem-solve more effectively, and improve outcomes. Building a team with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives has been shown to have a positive impact on performance. Nurses can make a distinct impact by influencing the design of care delivery and improving the practice environment as part of strategic interprofessional planning . 

Identify your new strengths for contributing to interprofessional team strategic planning sessions.

Apply good enough, push on (GEPO), SWOT, and simple rules when designing strategic plans.

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

Staff Writer
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

 

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

eams with talented people and a skilled leader are often unable to maintain optimum results over a long period of time. Team leaders must continually assess, evaluate, and monitor the team’s motivation level toward achieving its goals. They must also facilitate emotional buy-in and commitment. This course provides healthcare staff with an overview of how to motivate and enhance a team.

Explain the difference between a team and a group. 

Apply motivational approaches to facilitate an effective team environment and engaged workforce. 

Recognize the importance of assessing and evaluating the current state of your team.

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

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare supervisors and managers are presented daily with challenges. These challenges present as process failures or those surrounding staff behaviors. An organization’s management team maps a path to support their supervisor’s success in dealing with these challenges. The approach is defined by proven characteristics, skills, and experiences. This course discusses the basic tools needed for supervisors and managers to be successful in their roles. 

Identify two qualities of good leaders, motivators, and coaches.

Describe at least three approaches used to enhance communication.

Writer
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Select strategies to improve interprofessional teamwork.

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

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

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Pediatric patients experience pain from minor procedures on a regular basis in acute care settings. To help reduce pain in these children, nurses must be knowledgeable about the typical minor procedures and procedural sedation performed. In addition, they must have knowledge regarding validated pain assessments, medications and adjuncts, and non-pharmacological management of pediatric pain.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses with knowledge of evidence-based practices for nursing management of pediatric pain associated with minor procedures.

Recall minor procedures, procedural sedation, and pain assessment scales used in pediatric patients.

Identify medications, adjuncts, and non-pharmacologic management of pediatric pain during minor procedures.

Subject Matter Expert
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

In healthcare there is a saying that if it was not documented, it did not happen. While this saying is typically used by healthcare providers and nursing staff, it is also true for managers and human resource professionals. Your goal for documentation is to officially record agreements with employees, actions taken, goals set, and employee issues. Documentation not only helps protect your organization, it also helps make important staff decisions. When you understand your documentation responsibility and when documentation is necessary and helpful, you will be in a better position to lead your staff. Good documentation promotes clarity and understanding. This course discusses when and what people managers should document. It also discusses documentation best practices.

Describe the manager’s role and responsibility in documentation.

Indicate at least three personnel matters that require manager documentation.

Subject Matter Expert
Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

While much of the responsibility for nurse retention has been placed on the administration hierarchy, nurses themselves must take an active role in understanding why colleagues choose to remain in their jobs. Nurses play a vital role in developing and implementing strategies that create an engaging and rewarding work culture. Improving nurse retention also directly improves patient outcomes.

Discuss the benefits of retention on the quality of patient care and the reasons nurses leave an organization.

Recall strategies for retaining nurses in the workplace.

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Identify common mechanisms of injury in the pediatric population. 

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

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

1.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Expiration:

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.

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

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Earthquakes and tsunamis unleash powerful forces of nature. They cause catastrophic infrastructure and property damage and can result in tremendous loss of life. This course presents some basic facts about earthquakes and tsunamis, including considerations for preparedness and protective actions.

The goal of this course is to provide all staff with a basic overview of earthquakes and tsunamis.

Explain where and how earthquakes and tsunamis occur.

Identify potential hazards before an earthquake.

Employ protective actions to enhance safety during and after an earthquake or tsunami.

Expert Reviewer
Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CEM, CHMM, NRP, PMP, and Chief Executive Officer and Protective Paramedic at EMERGILITY, LLC.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Discuss monitoring and treatment of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Instructor
Lauren Manaker, MS, RD, LD, CLEC

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

 

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Being healthcare providers, we know the medical error statistics all too well and, at times, they occur too close to home. The purpose of this course is to help you, whether you work in a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living community, recognize error-prone situations and the factors that impact medical errors in an effort to prevent them.

Identify at least two types of medical errors.

Describe the use of root cause analysis in the prevention of medical errors.

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

Instructor
Kim Matthews, RN

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

0.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

You have probably heard about an “IQ” score that measures intelligence, but have you ever heard of “emotional intelligence” or EQ? Emotional intelligence is your ability to understand, express, and manage your emotions, as well as your insight into what the people around you are feeling. EQ can add to your quality of life and contribute to career success. In this course, you’ll learn about developing emotional awareness, which is the foundation of emotional intelligence.

Describe emotional intelligence.

Explain how to recognize your feelings and the feelings of others.

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

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

The use of technology has bloomed in the healthcare industry. While technology’s use has improved the delivery and continuity of care, it increases the chance that an unauthorized person will be able to access individuals’ protected health information, or PHI. Therefore, to protect electronic PHI, your organization is required to follow a specific HIPAA rule, known as the Security Rule.

The goal of this course is to describe the Security Rule and ways you can prevent breaches.

Describe the HIPAA Security Rule.

Identify at least three ways to prevent breaches of the HIPAA Security Rule.

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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

Staff Writer
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Culture affects how individuals talk about and recognize their mental health symptoms. It also affects how providers conceptualize and work with individuals with diverse backgrounds. It is important to recognize how culture influences the ways individuals and providers approach mental health. Healthcare providers should be encouraged to use interventions and strategies that assist in delivering culturally competent care.

This course will examine the reasons for healthcare disparities among culturally diverse individuals, how both the cultural backgrounds of patients and their providers can impact patients’ mental health outcomes, and what kinds of actions providers can take to provide more effective care to patients of diverse cultures.

Distinguish between some of the different assumptions and values that mental health providers and individuals hold, which influence their approaches to mental health. Explain why patients of diverse cultures with mental health needs are encountering disparities. Select assessment and intervention strategies that promote culturally competent care.

 

Subject Matter Expert
Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Analyze strategies to manage ocular conditions and emergencies.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

1.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

Identify the basic principles of MR technology.

List the potential hazards and risks associated with MRI.

Recognize guidelines and recommendations associated with MRI safety.

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

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Define domestic and intimate partner violence.

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

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

Subject Matter Expert
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

 

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

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

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

Indicate clinical considerations for pediatric and adult patients.

Subject Matter Expert
Alia Lutz, BA, BSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Identify types and phases of crises

Describe comorbidities and other limiting factors that affect crisis outcomes

Discuss assessment strategies and intervention techniques for crisis management

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

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Understanding the risks for and motivations behind active shooter events, how your body and mind may respond to stress, and how best to prepare for an active shooter event is the best way to protect yourself and others, should the unthinkable occur in your facility.

The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals in all settings about specific actions for assessing the risks for, preventing, and responding to an active shooter event.

Review definitions, statistics, and trends of active shooter events.

Explain the natural responses of the human body when exposed to danger.

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

Instructor
Ashley M. Coffey, RN

0.50

Launch Course

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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.

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Amanda Price

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Indicate how to avoid the red flags of boundary violations.

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

Instructor
Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

Editor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

Subject Matter Expert
Alison Shely

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

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

Identify signs and symptoms of medical conditions and injuries.

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

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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

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

Recall how septic arthritis is acquired and its typical presentation.

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

Recognize the principles of septic joint treatment.

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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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

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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.

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Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

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Daniel Migliaccio, FDP, FAAEM

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

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

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

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

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Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC

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As a healthcare professional, you may find yourself in situations where issues with professional boundaries develop. Some boundary violations can be quite serious for you, your team members, your organization, and the people you provide care for. For this reason, it is important for you to be aware of these risks.

You should understand the difference between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation. You must also be able to recognize situations that may lead to a boundary crossing or violation and know how to prevent problems.

The goal of this course is to share with general staff in any setting the basics of how to maintain professional boundaries.

Describe the difference between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation.

Recognize common situations that may lead to a boundary crossing or violation.

Identify ways to prevent boundary crossings and violations.

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

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

Identify factors that increase the risk of perinatal HIV transmission.

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

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Christine Ann Balt, DNP, FNP-BC, AACRN

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Kimberly Workman, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discuss the pathophysiology of a stroke.

Describe at least three interventions for someone experiencing a stroke.

Identify strategies for achieving quality of life after a stroke.

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Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

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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.

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Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

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

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

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Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC

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

Recall concepts associated with vascular physiology and types of aneurysms.

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

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

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Sarah Hunter, RN, CNRN, CMSRN

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

Identify signs and symptoms of orthopedic and wound emergencies.

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

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Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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

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

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

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

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Amanda C Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

Identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular emergencies and conditions.

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

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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.

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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.

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Bridgett Ross, PsyD

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

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

Recall the purpose and key elements of an incident report.

Identify strategies used to document and report incidents effectively.

Differentiate between effective and ineffective incident reports.

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Jessica Gramp, BS, QIDP

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

Identify specific patterns of progression for three neurological disorders.

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

Describe interventions related to end-stage neurological diseases.

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

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Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN

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

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

Identify diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk.

Recall stroke prevention strategies and lifestyle changes.

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

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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.

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Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC

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

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

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

List the complications of concussion in the pediatric patient.

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

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

 

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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.

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Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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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

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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.

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Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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

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

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

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he purpose of this course is to inform the emergency nurse of communicable diseases, including a comprehensive assessment and appropriate interventions.

Identify alterations in the biological, physiological, and psychological status of patients experiencing communicable disease emergencies.

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

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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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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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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

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

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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.

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Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

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


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

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

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

Instructor
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

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

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

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

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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ANCC Accreditation

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

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

Identify signs and symptoms of cardiovascular emergencies and conditions.

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

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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ANCC Accreditation

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

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

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

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

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

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The perioperative nurse plays a primary role in the operative process. Knowledge of procedures, appropriate patient assessment, and care management guidelines will positively impact patient outcomes. Patients consider anesthesia to be a major risk of surgery and expect perioperative team members to be their advocates by caring for their pre-, intra-, and post-operative needs and providing safe and effective care. This course discusses anesthetics and adjuvant medications used in the clinical setting, anesthesia-related complications, and the nurse’s role in management of perioperative patients.

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

Recognize important assessment areas for the post-anesthesia patient.

Describe complications of anesthesia and their treatments.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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As a healthcare worker, you are in regular contact with residents, visitors, and coworkers. When harassment or bullying occurs in the workplace, the impact on staff and visitors creates a troubled workplace. Facility operations are also disrupted with long-reaching effects. Workplace violence refers clearly to threats or actual use of physical force against a person in the workplace. In recent years, more healthcare workers have assumed a greater risk of exposure to workplace violence. In this course, you will learn how to spot, prevent, and respond to workplace violence. 

Define workplace violence.

Identify steps to survive a hostile encounter.

Determine when and how to report workplace violence.

Instructor
Johnny Lee, MS

Staff Writer
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

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ANCC Accreditation

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

Recognize three barriers to and three recommendations for assessing IPV.

Recall four questions that are used to assess for IPV.

Identify three intervention strategies for women experiencing IPV.

Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

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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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ANCC Accreditation

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

Identify the seven steps of the EBP Process.

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

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

Instructor
Jill Whade, MSN, RN, CPN

Staff Writer
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN

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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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ANCC Accreditation

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) is required to demonstrate competency in the domain of emergency nursing which includes knowledge of 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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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

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

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

Recognize signs and symptoms of specific psychosocial emergencies.

Identify strategies to manage psychosocial emergencies.

Instructor
Rhoda Phillips, MSN, RN, CEN

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ANCC Accreditation

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


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

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

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

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

Subject Matter Expert
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

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ANCC Accreditation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interpret electronic FHR and uterine patterns. 

Articulate risk management strategies related to fetal monitoring.

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

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

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ANCC Accreditation

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The biopsychosocial model takes a more holistic perspective, emphasizing biological, sociocultural, and psychological factors that relate to the risk of these disorders. This course will present an overview of this model’s primary assumptions, how it differs from other perspectives on substance-related and addictive behaviors, and how it can inform your approach to treatment. The goal of this course is to provide social workers, psychologists, alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and nurses in health and human services with information on how the biopsychosocial model is used in treatment for substance-related and addictive disorders.

Explain how substance-related and addictive disorders develop according to the primary assumptions of the biopsychosocial model.

State how the biopsychosocial model differs from other perspectives on substance-related and addictive disorders, such as the biomedical/ disease model.

Describe how the biopsychosocial model impacts treatment approaches for substance-related and addictive disorders.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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Floods and landslides can occur in many locations throughout the U.S. This course provides basic information about these hazards and the destruction they can cause. This course emphasizes the importance of being informed about flooding and landslide risks and hazards around you and various protective actions you could consider taking.

The goal of this course is to provide employees with a foundation for staying safe during flooding and landslides.

Identify environments conducive to flooding and landslide hazards.

Select protective actions to minimize risk and maximize safety.

Expert Reviewer
Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CEM, CHMM, NRP, PMP, and Chief Executive Officer and Protective Paramedic at EMERGILITY, LLC.

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ANCC Accreditation

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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.

Instructor
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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ANCC Accreditation

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

Apply at least two grief models to individual circumstances.

Define three types of grief and their contexts.

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

Instructor
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of the use of robotic-assisted laparoscopic/endoscopic methods during surgery. Along with a review of the eight components necessary for an endoscopic surgical procedure, it also describes the endoscopic functions of robotic-assisted technology. You will come away with a better understanding of how health-care professionals interact with robotic-assisted technology.

List the eight components necessary for endoscopic surgical procedures Describe the endoscopic functions of robotic-assisted technology Discuss how healthcare professionals interact with robotic-assisted technology.

Instructors


Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E)

Nancy Bellucci, PhD, RN, CNOR

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ANCC Accreditation

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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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ANCC Accreditation

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) is required to demonstrate competency in the domain of emergency nursing which includes knowledge of 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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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

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While the demand for emergency department (ED) care remains high, EDs continue to decline in number nationwide. Those that remain are overcrowded and at capacity, often having patients wait hours or even days to be admitted. Although many seek care in the ED for an acute injury or illness, others seek treatment for acute exacerbations of poorly managed chronic illness, such as diabetes, or management of a chronic illness in the absence of an acute problem, such as for blood pressure control and cardiac or asthma medication refills. The ED has become the largest provider of unscheduled primary care visits, seriously stressing the healthcare safety net. Patients in the ED are staying longer for prolonged observation and complex diagnostic workups. There is an increasing number of critically ill patients being treated and cared for in the ED rather than the critical and intensive care unit. Additionally, chronic mental and psychiatric patients often seek treatment in the ED rather than with individual providers. This has resulted in overcrowding in the ED, putting strain on its personnel.

Identify the common chronic physical and mental health conditions for which patients seek care in the ED.

Determine the financial impact of patients seeking chronic care in the ED and measures to mitigate it.

Define how chronic care in the emergency setting differs from that in traditional primary care settings.

Instructor
Rakesh Tripathi MBA, MPH, BSN, RN- CEN


Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

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ANCC Accreditation

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Telehealth offers numerous benefits and poses several challenges when used to treat behavioral health conditions. Many challenges can be addressed through specific problem-solving and communication strategies.


This course provides an overview of telehealth as well as a discussion of both benefits and challenges. You will learn the regulatory issues you should consider when preparing and implementing a telehealth practice. Lastly, this course highlights important strategies to develop rapport and promote engagement when treating clients via telehealth.

Describe telehealth, including the benefits and challenges for service delivery using different formats.

Identify three ways to address challenges and optimize service delivery via telehealth.

Explain at least three standards providers must follow to deliver telehealth services in compliance with federal and state regulations.

Subject Matter Expert
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

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ANCC Accreditation

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Whenever a crime occurs, evidence can be transferred among the perpetrator, victim, and the crime scene. Law enforcement personnel collect and preserve crime scene evidence. Healthcare professionals can simultaneously assist with a crime investigation and provide good healthcare to patients by collecting and preserving evidence from the patient’s body. It is imperative to understand that the collection and preservation of evidence from a patient should never compromise the patient’s safety, autonomy, or legal rights. This course provides an overview of interviewing, collecting, and preserving forensic evidence, toxicology, and documentation.

Recognize how nurses and other healthcare professionals can impact the outcome of criminal investigations. 

Describe how to document information regarding the collection of evidence and forensic findings while providing patient-centered, high-quality healthcare.

 Identify the measures necessary to preserve forensic evidence and maintain the proper chain of custody.

Subject Matter Expert
Trisha Sheridan, DNP, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

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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

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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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ANCC Accreditation

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For many of us, social media is a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family. We share photos and stories with people across town and around the world. However, nurses need to be cautious as they engage in social media as it can affect their careers in ways never imagined. Content taken in the wrong context can damage a nurse’s professional reputation.

Recognize commonly used social media platforms. 

Identify the risks and benefits of using social media for professional and personal purposes. 

Indicate best practices for communicating effectively and ethically on social media platforms.

Writer
Emily Allen

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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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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of the course is to discuss how innovations can be recognized, developed, adopted, and disseminated amongst staff, as well as review areas where innovations are likely to change the provision of care. We will also explore the patient’s role in innovation, and how patient and family-centered care will drive ongoing changes.

Review the process of innovation development and dissemination. 

Summarize innovations that are modifying the current healthcare environment. 

Discuss the nurse, patient, and family roles in the future of care delivery.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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Launch Course

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Caregiving demands a tremendous amount of compassion and empathy. While this can be incredibly rewarding, it can cause some adverse side effects. The goal of this course is to provide all staff with an overview of caregiving side effects.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of caregiver stress.

Apply practical methods to address the symptoms of caregiver stress.

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

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Subject Matter Expert
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

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ANCC Accreditation

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The goal of this course is to equip nurses in the acute care setting with knowledge of the different bariatric surgical options and the psychosocial, metabolic, and physiological issues that patients may encounter before and after bariatric surgery.

Recall the different bariatric surgical options available for patients with obesity.

Identify psychosocial and quality-of-life issues affecting patients before bariatric surgery.

Recognize metabolic, physiological, and psychological changes that can occur in patients after bariatric surgery and the role nurses have in their care.

Subject Matter Expert
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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

Recall unique anatomical and physiological characteristics of pediatric patients.

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

Recognize common emergent pediatric conditions and appropriate interventions.

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


Subject Matter Expert
Lawrence Isaacs, MD, FAAEM,FACEP

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Culturally appropriate interventions must be utilized when working with culturally diverse clients and patients. Cultural competency goes beyond having knowledge of traditional cultures. This course discusses how cultural competency functions to deliver culturally competent care related to diet and nutrition.

The goal of this course is to educate fitness professionals, health education professionals, and nutrition and dietetics professionals with information on developing cultural competency.

Explain the importance of integrating cultural competence into individual and organizational practice.

Identify culturally competent strategies and incorporate them into practice.

Apply knowledge of traditional cultural diets into effective patient teaching.

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

Expert Reviewer
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

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This course is about workplace slip, trip, and fall hazards. It alerts you to the serious consequences that can result even from a simple fall or a near fall and provides information about measures that can help you prevent these incidents and reduce potential injuries.

Identify common hazards that might lead to trips, slips, and falls.

Explain how to prevent injuries from trips, slips, and falls.

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

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Every year, workers are injured or killed when the equipment they are working with unexpectedly turns on or the residual energy stored in the equipment is released. Lockout/Tagout, or LOTO, is a set of procedures used to control hazardous energy during the service or maintenance of machine and equipment. The aim of LOTO procedures is to protect workers from the release of hazardous energy.  

The goal of this course is to provide all staff with an overview of lockout/tagout procedures.

Explain key principles of lockout/tagout and why they were implemented.

Instructor
Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CEM, CHMM, NRP, PMP, and Chief Executive Officer and Protective Paramedic at EMERGILITY, LLC.

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Sexual harassment in the workplace creates an uncomfortable working environment for employees and can also create hardships for employers. This course will explain to staff working in any healthcare setting what sexual harassment is and what they can do about it.

Define sexual harassment.

Describe how sexual harassment affects employees and organizations.

Explain at least three ways to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Writer
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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

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ANCC Accreditation

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

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

Discuss the role of medications to treat opioid use disorder.

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

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

Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, RPh

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ANCC Accreditation

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The world of legalities, red tape, and ethics can be a daunting one. We have all heard about the importance of confidentiality and trust in healthcare. How do these issues apply to preceptorships? This educational activity addresses integrity in preceptorships and gives you information you can share with preceptees to enhance professional and personal character, confidence, and wisdom in nursing practice. It also reviews important ethical and legal considerations that should be reviewed and incorporated into a preceptorship. The goal of this course is to provide nurses and nurse preceptors in ambulatory care settings with information about integrity, ethical conduct, and legal considerations in nursing practice and preceptorships.

Identify core competencies of preceptors, ethical principles, and potential boundaries to ethical practice in preceptoring others.

Recall at least three legal considerations important for preceptorships in ambulatory care settings.

Instructor
Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, NPD-BC, FAAN


Writer
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration: