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Courses

Title Duration CME Certified Sort descending
2.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course explains the eligibility, benefits, and administration of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Also discussed are the implications of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid and CHIP.

Describe the eligibility, benefits, and administration of Medicaid.

Define the eligibility, benefits, and administration of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Summarize the implications of the Affordable Care Act on Medicaid and CHIP.

Instructor
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Training Program

0.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Critical situations in the emergency department (ED) often result in a rapid flow of information between providers and patients. In the midst of the volume and urgency of such exchanges, ED providers must be especially careful to safeguard patient information. This course covers the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2. As an overview of each law is discussed, you will learn about the specific information you can and cannot share, how to share it appropriately, and what the information you may not be able to access. Included are practical approaches for acquiring the information you need in a timely and efficient manner.

NOTE: The content in this course is based on information from HIPAA (US Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2014) and 42 CFR Part 2 (United States Government Publishing Office [USGPO], 2015). If you wish to view the law in its entirety, please see the References section at the end of the course. This course is intended for all emergency department personnel and providers. Please note that this course focuses on federal law. However, every state has its own privacy and confidentiality laws, and it is your responsibility to know your state's laws and regulations. Furthermore, this course is not intended as legal advice for any individual provider or situation. If you need more comprehensive information, please review the resources listed at the end of the course and consult with your organization's legal and compliance team.

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

Discuss the concept of consent and when you must obtain it to share or receive information.

Recognize the types of information that may not be available to you.

Disclose and acquire information while maintaining compliance.

Staff Writer
Justin Hess, MS

Instructor
Amanda Richards

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The American Stroke Association estimates that 85 percent of all strokes are related to ischemia, and in the United States, ischemic strokes are the leading cause of adult disability. Since early intervention is key, this course discusses pharmacological agents (thrombolytics) that destroy clots and are often used as part of the treatment plan.

Outline patient monitoring techniques and management principles.

Describe the physiological stages of clot creation.

Differentiate between clot inhibition and fibrinolysis.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

“Bounce back,” “frequent flyer,” “rehospitalization,” “readmission”—regardless of the term used, the revolving door of hospital admission and readmission is often associated with the development of delirium, depression, functional decline, and healthcare complications. Unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions are also costly for Medicare and other payers. As a caregiver, you are in a unique position to help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions. This course presents information about how you can accomplish that by providing your patients with the appropriate level of care based on their current conditions, in other words, the right kind of care provided in the right place at the right time.

Explain why unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions are problematic.

Describe how you can prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions.

Instructor
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

1.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Ensuring that employees are free from harassment in a safe and healthy work environment is key to achieving your company's goals. This course examines various types of workplace harassment, the basic skills needed to understand and deal with such situations, and information concerning your role in ensuring a harassment-free work environment.

Define workplace harassment.

Recognize examples of harassment situations and problems that may occur in the workplace.

Identify retaliation and recognize why retaliation against employees who complain of workplace harassment is prohibited.

Describe how to effectively respond to harassment incidents in the work place.

Assist your organization in promoting workplace behaviors that do not create or contribute to harassment.

Instructor
David A. Winter

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Expiration:

Pediatric immunizations are orchestrated specifically to protect young children from life-threatening diseases. These immunizations are often administered on a schedule. This course discusses the immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as related contraindications for pediatric immunizations.

Identify the recommended immunizations for pediatric ages, ranging from birth to 18 years.

Describe potential complications related to various pediatric immunizations.

Describe potential pandemic effects of non-vaccination of the pediatric population.

Adam Roesner, BSN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) or strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. However, they can be treated if the patient is helped within the first four and a half hours of the event, according to the American Stroke Association. This course for healthcare providers identifies medical and lifestyle risk factors that can lead to a stroke, describes diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk, and outlines stroke-prevention strategies and lifestyle changes. You will be equipped to educate patients on how their lifestyle can significantly impact their stroke risk and how making key changes can help them to avoid medical emergency.

Outline stroke prevention strategies and lifestyle changes.

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

Describe diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

 

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Research indicates that screening and brief interventions by health-care professionals can have a significant impact on individuals with drug or alcohol difficulties. This course presents step-by-step guidelines about how to integrate screenings, how to conduct brief interventions that “meet people where they are” in their stage of change, and how to refer individuals to appropriate resources when they suffer from more severe substance issues. This training illustrates best practices using the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) approach outlined by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. You will be equipped with the tools you need to successfully screen and provide brief interventions for substance use issues in your own health-care setting.

Identify the core components of SBIRT.

Discuss reasons why implementing SBIRT in a general medical setting is beneficial to identifying and treating persons with hazardous substance use and the most common screening tools used.

Identify the basic philosophy, principles, and techniques of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change and how they apply to SBIRT.

Discuss the steps of providing brief interventions. Apply SBIRT knowledge to case scenarios.

Instructor
Bruce Horwitz, PhD

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

About 20 percent of emergency department visits are due to hand and wrist injuries. While most hand injuries are straightforward, many cause long-term complications that may profoundly alter a person‘s ability to work, create, and enjoy life to the fullest. This continuing education program, which includes the steps for preserving an amputated body part, addresses the assessment and treatment of patients with hand trauma.

List the critical information that must be gathered upon admission of the patient with hand trauma

Describe the six general categories of hand injuries

Explain the steps needed to properly preserve an amputated body part

Instructor
Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives rights to individuals concerning the protection of their personal healthcare information. Allowing non-authorized individuals to see this personal information, even accidentally, can have severe consequences for you and your organization. This course provides basic information about the principles of confidentiality, and explains two important branches of HIPAA: the Privacy Rule (what information is protected) and the Security Rule (the steps that must be taken to protect this information).

NOTE: This course is not intended as legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Comprehensive information is available from the resources listed in the courses' references section, as well as through consultation with your company's legal and compliance team.

Describe protected health information.

Explain confidentiality and the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for protecting and releasing information.

Identify best practices for compliance with HIPAA.

Instructor
Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

0.15

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide members of the healthcare workforce with knowledge of the risks and responsibilities associated with the use of social media.

Discuss ways the use of social media can cause harm to healthcare personnel, patients, and employers.

Describe best practices and cautions for use of social media by members of the healthcare workforce.

Instructor

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to equip learners with knowledge of the perspectives and skills needed for providing age-specific and culturally competent care.  

Define terminology associated with culture and cultural competency.

Describe the role of self-awareness in providing culturally competent care.

Describe the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary for cross-cultural communication.

Identify unique characteristics and care considerations for patients of various stages of age and development.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

2.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course explains Medicare-Covered Preventive Services, and was developed and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace. It includes information on which preventive services are covered, who can receive them, when said services are covered, how much you pay, and where to get more information.

Learn which preventive services are covered.

Define who is eligible to receive them.

Describe when preventive services are covered.

Learn how much you pay.

Learn where to get more information.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

While opportunities to share information online have increased, so has the challenge of keeping information private. Learn how to avoid social media’s privacy pitfalls so you won’t run the risk of committing Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations.

Explain how the use of protected health information in electronic communications or social media can lead to a HIPAA violation.

List three factors that make personal use of electronic communication and social media a high-risk area for HIPAA violations.

Identify three steps you can take to avoid HIPAA violations while using electronic communication or social media.

Identify whether there is or is not a HIPAA violation within presented scenarios.

Instructor
Linda Weaver, PhD, JD

1.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course discusses what quality payment programs are and who can participate in them. Included are Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Advanced APMs, and Other Payer Advanced APMs, along with the criteria to be considered for each of these programs. Also covered are Qualifying APM Participants (QPs), how payments apply to QP determinations, threshold scores, and payer combination options, along with a discussion of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). This module is designed for presentation to trainers and other information givers and can easily be adapted for presentations to groups of beneficiaries.

Discuss the Quality Payment Program and its impact on Medicare Part B payments.

Outline how the Quality Payment Program Impacts Alternative Payment Models and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Explain who participates in Alternative Payment Models and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems.

Summarize how the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee impacts Alternative Payment Models for clinicians.

Identify where to get additional information.

Instructor
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Training Program

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The long-term care facility, rehabilitation facility, or nursing home you work for provides housing and a variety of services to many individuals. Because your duties include the need to communicate personal information, this course explains your responsibility for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information of these individuals.

Identify confidential information.

Recall your responsibility in keeping information confidential.

Identify how to protect confidential information.

Recognize why social media is a high risk area for privacy and confidentiality violations.

Identify the actions required if unauthorized information is disclosed.

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

0.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Teams are essential in today’s world. Whether the teams you’ve been part of functioned in a professional capacity or a personal one, most likely some teams were more successful than others. This course discusses the team process, relational skills that enhance team participation, and best practices for high performance/high output teams.

Demonstrate an understanding of the team process.

Integrate relational skills for enhanced team participation.

Describe best practices for high-performance/high-output teams.

Instructor
Denton C. Hartman, MS, NHA (retired)

0.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Expiration:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in the United States are abused or neglected (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). It is imperative that medical professionals have a better understanding of what they can do to address this serious issue. In this course you will learn the definitions of child abuse and neglect, how to screen and assess risk factors that predispose children to maltreatment, and how to help children and families receive the care that they need.

Define child abuse and child neglect.

Identify risk and preventive factors for child abuse and neglect.

Describe how to evaluate a child suspected of being abused and/or neglected.

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a complex condition with a wide array of associated symptoms and disabilities, significantly impacts the lives of patients and their families. This course for nurses who care for patients who have experienced a TBI discusses assessment strategies, current treatment guidelines, and supportive care to effect positive outcomes.

Describe the pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).

Identify surgical and medical treatments for individuals with TBI.

Describe nursing care for those with TBI.

Explain the education nurses should provide to individuals with TBI.

Identify neurologic emergencies for those with TBI.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Mammography, the most widely used screening tool for breast cancer, has certain limitations. Several imaging modalities are being developed and improved to overcome mammography’s shortcomings. This course discusses how imaging techniques can reduce breast cancer mortality when used for routine screening and diagnosis, as well as for staging breast cancer, planning treatments, and monitoring response to chemotherapy.

Explain the significance of imaging techniques in reducing breast cancer mortality

Identify the advantages and disadvantages of mammography

Compare and contrast tomographic imaging modalities used in breast cancer

Instructor  
Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Obesity affects the entire scope of a person‘s life, including health, social relationships, self-image, and psychological well-being. Now recognizing obesity as a chronic disease that must be managed long term, the American Medical Association has added a new sub specialty to its continuum of care: the obesity medicine physician. As the number of obese people in our society rises, the health care industry must assimilate this aspect of their treatment and care into daily practice. This module discusses the epidemic that obesity has become, reviews current treatments and care plans, and includes the psychosocial impact that being obese has upon the individual and society.

Describe six major contributing factors for obesity in adults.

Discuss patient education on the benefits and adverse effects of three prescription medications for obesity.

Explain the differences between four surgical approaches to the management of obesity.

Instructor
Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Describe communication processes that relate to reducing medical errors

Discuss the components of a just culture that promote trust and accountability

Review recommendations for the safe transfer of patient care information

Discuss a 10-step process for creating a culture of safety in the OR

Name organizations that are helping to create a culture of patient safety

Instructor
Patricia Seifert, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, FAAN

Expert Reviewer
Mary E. McNaron, RN, CST, CNOR, MSN

0.10

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare personnel with knowledge of the informed consent process and provider responsibilities for ensuring informed consents are properly executed.  

Describe the ethical and legal intent of informed consent.

Describe ethical and legal responsibilities of healthcare providers for obtaining informed consent.

Identify at least three types of interventions that require informed consent.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.15

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of established, evidence-based practices for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Describe the importance of preventing CAUTI.

Identify evidence-based indications and recommendations for indwelling urinary catheter use.

Identify evidence-based recommendations for indwelling urinary catheter insertion.

Identify evidence-based recommendations for indwelling urinary catheter maintenance.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

2.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course on CMS Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) explains how Medigap policies work with Medicare, what Medigap policies cover, how Medigap policies are structured, and when to buy a policy. Included are definitions of key terms, an explanation of guaranteed issue rights, and where to get information on Medigap rights and protections.

Describe what Medigap policies are.

Define key Medigap terms.

List the steps in buying a Medigap policy.

Identify the best time to buy a Medigap policy.

Explain guaranteed issue rights.

Outline where to get information on Medigap rights and protections.

Relias Learning

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

All persons have the right for their health information to be protected from unauthorized access. To ensure that protection, your healthcare organization is required to follow the Privacy Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which limits the situations in which your employees can use and disclose protected health information (PHI). This course explains the Privacy Rule and how breaches can be prevented.

Recognize common breaches of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Illustrate ways to prevent breaches of protected health information.

Staff Writer
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

2.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course explains Medicare health plan options other than the original Medicare. It was developed and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace.

Define Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans.

Describe how MA Plans work.

Explain eligibility requirements and enrollment.

Recognize types of MA Plans.

Identify other Medicare health plans.

Recall rights, protections, and appeals.

Summarize the Medicare Marketing Guidelines.

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Emergency department (ED) healthcare providers may serve patients who present with symptoms of a behavioral health disorder. In some situations, the ED provider administers psychiatric medications to the patient, while in others it is prudent to wait until the patient is admitted to an inpatient mental health facility or is seen as an outpatient. Often the reason for presentation in the ED is an adverse reaction to a psychiatric medication itself. This course discusses major categories of medications used in treating mental health disorders; precautions for special populations, such as older adults and pregnant and nursing patients; and the major adverse reactions produced by psychiatric medications that are often seen in an ED setting.

Describe the major categories of medications used to treat mental health disorders and their adverse side effects.

Discuss some of the most common medications in each major category, their indications, and as their usage in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Explain the special concerns related to the use of psychotherapeutic medications in treating adults and pregnant and nursing patients.

Diagnose and treat adverse reactions to psychotropic medications among patients who present to the emergency department.

Jack M. Gorman, MD

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

It can be difficult to work with certain people due to issues such as communication breakdowns, personality clashes, or conflicting work habits. You may not like everyone you work with, but it’s important to respect everyone. By learning ways to reduce conflicts, you’ll become more respected too. In this course, you’ll learn strategies to calmly address misunderstandings before they blow up, deal with differences, communicate clearly, and listen respectfully.

Identify high risk or crucial situations that can lead to difficulties in communication and workflow with co-workers.

Engage in practices that help all people in a situation feel heard and respected.

Describe how to professionally remove yourself from a situation when necessary.

Instructor
Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

One of the hormones used by the endocrine system to finely regulate and maintain the human body is Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH). By increasing water absorption, ADH helps control the body’s fluid balance when the circulating blood volume becomes too low. However, a condition known as Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) develops when an excessive amount of ADH is secreted or when the body has an increased response to ADH. In this course, you will learn about SIADH, how to identify patients at risk and their clinical presentation, nursing care for those with SIADH, how to identify complications associated with treatment, and the monitoring required for prevention.

Explain the role of ADH in the regulation of fluid volume status. Identify patients at risk for SIADH.

Describe the clinical presentation of a patient with SIADH.

Summarize nursing care for SIADH.

Identify complications associated with SIADH treatment and the monitoring required for prevention.

Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The early recognition of stroke symptoms and subsequent intervention have been identified as key factors in the outcomes of patients with completed strokes. This includes the initial assessment and stabilization of critical respiratory, circulatory, hemodynamic, and neurologic status, and obtaining crucial elements of a patient’s history. Distinguishing ischemic from hemorrhagic strokes requires diagnostic applications performed within narrow windows of opportunity, so that appropriate treatment options can be accurately selected and effectively administered. This course discusses the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients with an acute stroke, from onset through the first 24 hours.

Describe the physiological and symptomatic differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

Discuss treatment interventions for acute strokes.

Describe management priorities following ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

Define risk factors for complications related to stroke interventions.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Although gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing in the US, a woman with GDM can experience a healthy pregnancy if the condition is well managed. This course, for providers who work in maternal child health, discusses how pregnancy alters glucose metabolism, what risk assessment is required, and what test results indicate when a pregnant woman has crossed into GDM. You will come away equipped with the information you need to provide quality care for your patients with GDM.

List risk factors for developing GDM

Identify lab tests and normal values that guide diagnosis and treatment of GDM

List the main points of managing care for the patient with GDM

Instructor
Karen Anderson, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC  

Phyllis Bruno, MSN, RN, CDE  

Diane B. Johnson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, TNCC   

Theresa Ryan, MA, RN

1.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

This course will guide you through understanding best practices in incident report writing. It will assist you in understanding how those practices help protect the health and safety of the person you support, while at the same time protecting you. In this course, you will identify factors that affect the quality of incident reports and investigate elements that affect memory and recall. You will focus on reducing factors that negatively impact the completeness and accuracy of incident reports. Demonstrating your understanding of the guidelines taught in this course will ensure your documentation adheres to legal, ethical, and programmatic standards. While completing this course, you will review incident report notes and apply what you have learned to identify unclear, subjective, and ungrammatical elements within the notes. This course is intended for direct support professionals

Describe why incident reporting is important and the process of creating an incident report.

List and demonstrate the three key components of an effective incident report.

Name common elements that affect the quality of incident reports.

Instructor
Deb Easley, M.S.
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

1.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

 This course is appropriate for clinicians with a basic or intermediate knowledge of working with individuals with late-life depression. It is intended to help human service professionals identify the most common symptoms of a depressive disorder and familiarize them with the major types of effective clinical and psychosocial treatments available for older adults. Employing the interactive exercises and case vignettes in this course will teach you the skills you need to recognize depressive disorders among the older adults with whom you work, and provide them with the best information, support, and resources for treatment. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

List the symptoms of major depressive disorder among older adults.

Identify the most effective types of clinical treatment currently available to older adults with a depressive disorder.

Recognize where to refer at-risk older adults for evaluation and treatment for a depressive disorder.

Instructor
Lisa Furst, LMSW

Staff Writer
Naju Madra, M.A.

0.15

Launch Course

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The goal of this course is to equip healthcare personnel with knowledge needed to prevent cyberattacks and unauthorized access to electronic data. 

Describe at least two types of cybersecurity threats and potential warning signs.

Describe ways to prevent cyberattacks.

Identify strategies to prevent unauthorized access to computer information from internal personnel.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.00

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This course explains the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. This training was developed and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace.

Understand the purpose of competitive bidding and how it is implemented.

Describe who is affected by competitive bidding.

Find out where to get more information about the Competitive Bidding Program.

Staff Writer
Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC

0.50

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While the use of technology has improved the delivery and continuity of health care, it also increases the chance that unauthorized persons will be able to access individuals' protected health information (PHI). To protect electronic PHI(e-PHI), your organization and healthcare workers are required to follow the Security Rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This course explains the Security Rule and how breaches can be prevented.

Recognize common breaches related to electronic PHI.

Illustrate ways to prevent breaches of the HIPAA Security Rule.

Staff Writer
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course for entry-level nurses, direct-care staff, and dietary professionals provides information on basic medication actions, with a focus on the physiological changes and potential reactions specific to older adults. Included are federal requirements related to antipsychotic medication prescriptions and administration.

Identify why polypharmacy increases the potential for medication errors, adverse drug reactions, and adverse drug events.

Differentiate between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and describe their relationship to medication toxicity in the older population.

Define at least three classifications of medications, with examples of each.

Explain the role of antipsychotics and the federal regulations associated with their use.

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

1.50

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This first presentation in a six-part webinar series is intended to help both new and experienced staff in the cardiac catheterization lab to prepare for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examination. This comprehensive program includes a review of anatomy and physiology, advanced waveform analysis, shunts and treatment modality, right- and left-heart catheterization, interventional equipment, and commonly used cardiac medications.

Identify the advent of cardiac catheterization.

Describe the blood circulation of the heart.

Describe the anatomy and physiology of heart structures.

Define the coronary circulation.

Describe the electrical system of the heart.

Identify the clotting cascade mechanism.

Relias Learning

0.50

Launch Course

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The powerful forces of nature unleashed by earthquakes and tsunamis can cause catastrophic damage. This course presents some basic facts about earthquakes and tsunamis, including why and when they occur, along with guidelines for preparedness and recommended protective actions to stay safe.

Explain why and where earthquakes and tsunamis occur.

Secure potential hazards in your workspace before an earthquake to minimize injury.

Take protective actions to stay safe during and after an earthquake or tsunami.

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John Burnap

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A bleeding disorder—also called coagulopathy—is an impairment of the blood's ability to form clots. This course for nurses in the acute care facility explains the concepts of coagulation and hemostasis. You will learn how to identify emergency situations and will be equipped to care for those with coagulopathies such as immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC), heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), and warfarin-induced coagulopathy.

Explain the concepts of coagulation and hemostasis.

Identify proper nursing care for those with TTP, HIT, ITP, DIC, and warfarin-induced coagulopathy.

Name tests used to diagnose and monitor those with coagulopathies. Identify emergency situations in those with coagulopathies and the corresponding interventions.

Describe TTP, HIT, ITP, DIC, and warfarin-induced coagulopathy and their treatments.

Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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As the number of older adults increases, especially those who are older and frailer, the incidence of elder abuse is expected to increase. Mistreatment of older adults often occurs in isolation and often remains undetected. The first step to addressing the problem is to heighten awareness of abuse of the old, in particular among those who serve them or have frequent contact with them. Throughout this course, you will learn about types of elder abuse, indicators, consequences, risk factors of abuse, and interventions. You will have the opportunity to test what you have learned in each section through brief quizzes. The course also offers typical elder abuse case scenarios drawn from actual case material from Adult Protective Services or other elder abuse program caseloads.

Describe the nature, scope, and severity of elder abuse.

Identify the types of abuse suffered by older adults.

Identify indicators of abuse for older adults.

Identify options for screening older adults for abuse.

Recall intervention options for victims and abusers.

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Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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 Wrong-site surgery is one of the most devastating sentinel events experienced by patients and practitioners. As defined by The Joint Commission, wrong-site surgery involves the wrong side or region of the body, the wrong procedure (a procedure other than the one intended), or the wrong patient. Perioperative healthcare providers must be knowledgeable about the latest risk-prevention strategies, protocols and tools to ensure the safety of surgical patients.

Discuss the evolution of patient safety initiatives for the prevention of wrong-site surgery

Review the three steps of the universal protocol

Describe the correct-site surgery culture in healthcare 

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Linda Blevins, MS, MFA, RN, ELS

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This module provides healthcare professionals with information about evidence-based medical therapy, best practice recommendations for the treatment of heart failure, and the role of interprofessional collaboration. It will increase your knowledge about heart failure — how to both recognize and manage it.

Identify common diagnostic tests that are used in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

Describe evidence-based therapies for heart failure.

Discuss strategies for patient self-management and transition of care.

Discuss how the interprofessional team can improve outcomes for patients with acute heart failure.

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Kristine Scordo, RN, MS, PhD Acute Care NP Cert: Cardiac Rehab

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

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Care plans are developed to help residents attain and maintain physical, mental and psychosocial well-being while in your care. The purpose of this course is to provide information on the care plan framework so that you can work together as a team to develop comprehensive care plans that maximize the well-being of each resident. The module covers the use of care area triggers, resources and CAA summary so that decision making can be supported and documented in the care of the resident.

Explain the Care Area Assessment process Describe Care Area Triggers and their role in the RAI process.

Identify the 20 care areas in the CAA framework Identify timelines for care plan completion and updating.

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Kim Matthews, RN

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The goal of this course is to equip healthcare personnel with knowledge of different types of advance directives, their purpose, related requirements for healthcare providers, and other forms used in advance care planning.

Describe advance directives, their purpose, and different types.

Identify at least 3 requirements for healthcare facilities related to advance directives under the Patient Self-Determination Act.

Describe physician orders for life-sustaining treatment and do-not-resuscitate orders and how they differ from advance directives.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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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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This course, intended for nurses who frequently encounter wounds while working with a geriatric population, covers the basics of wound assessment. Included: accurately performing wound assessments, standardizing the components of wound assessment, and facilitating wound healing.

Discuss how to differentiate between arterial, pressure, venous stasis, and neuropathic ulcers.

Discuss the two layers of the skin.

List three key functions of the skin.

Describe the difference between partial-thickness and full-thickness wounds.

Describe how to measure a wound, including length, width, and depth.

Define tunneling and undermining.

Identify four criteria to include in wound assessment.

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Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN

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As dementia gradually destroys areas of the brain responsible for sending and receiving messages, communication becomes increasingly difficult. However, there are guidelines you can follow to ensure effective communication with people who have dementia, including those with severe cognitive impairments. In this course, you will learn how to increase your understanding of persons with dementia by knowing each as an individual and recognizing common speech patterns, find out how people with dementia use behaviors to communicate discomfort, and learn some  communication strategies you can employ to ensure that your message is clearly received.

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

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

Interpret the likely messages behind nonverbal communication in people with dementia.

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

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the confidentiality of healthcare information. Learn the basics of individual privacy rights and how HIPAA governs the disclosure of personal information.

Describe the purpose of HIPAA.

Identify when a HIPAA violation has occurred.

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

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Linda Weaver, PhD, JD

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) involves the ability to understand, express, and regulate your own emotions, along with awareness of what people around you are feeling. A hallmark skill of EQ is the ability to keep your emotional brain and your thinking brain working together, even in intense or stressful situations. This module discusses how emotions function in the brain, how to choose your response to a situation rather than being hijacked by emotions, and how developing EQ can improve your quality of life.

Distinguish between choosing your response to a situation and being hijacked by your emotions.

Develop EQ by using one of the practices described in the course.

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Sheri Willis, MA

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This second presentation in a six-part webinar series is intended to help both new and experienced staff in the cardiac catheterization lab to prepare for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examination. This comprehensive program includes a review of anatomy and physiology, advanced waveform analysis, shunts and treatment modality, right- and left-heart catheterization, interventional equipment, and commonly used cardiac medications.

Delineate right heart catheterization waveforms.

Identify normal and abnormal right heart pressure values.

Identify disease processes that affect cardiac pressure values.

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Workplace violence includes threats or actual use of physical force. This course presents the key steps- Prevent, Report, and Respond- that you can take to maintain a safe workplace.

Know when and how to prevent workplace violence.

Know when and how to report workplace violence.

Know when and how to respond to workplace violence.

 

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Johnny Lee, MS

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While bronchoscopy provides valuable diagnostic and therapeutic benefits, it also carries risk for complications, some potentially life-threatening. This course for nurses in the acute care facility discusses conditions for which bronchoscopy is used, its potential benefits, and its possible complications. You will also learn identify safety risks for staff, patients, and visitors, as well as describe nursing interventions before, during, and after a bronchoscopy.

Describe the types of bronchoscopies performed and the anatomy for which they are utilized. Identify conditions for which bronchoscopy is utilized and the potential benefits.

Discuss potential complications associated with bronchoscopy. Identify safety risks for staff, patients, and visitors associated with bronchoscopy.

Describe nursing interventions before, during, and after a bronchoscopy.

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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This course will familiarize the learner with basic information concerning domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV). Information about IPV’s prevalence, characteristics, legal protections and risk factors will be presented. The cycle of abuse will be explained along with issues related intimate partner homicide. Screening and intervention protocols will be described along with community resources available to people experiencing domestic and intimate partner violence.

Define domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Describe the extent of domestic violence in California and the United States and recognize legal protections.

Recognize characteristics of both victims and perpetrators of IPV. Identify red flags and risk factors for IPV.

Define the cycle of abuse and list reasons victims may stay in an abusive relationship.

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

Describe screening measures used to identify persons who have experienced IPV.

List community resources available to assist victims and their families.

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Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN

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The goal of this course is to provide healthcare personnel with knowledge of whistleblower protections laws and procedures for reporting whistleblower retaliation. 

Describe the intent of whistleblower protection laws.

Describe at least five retaliatory acts prohibited under whistleblower protection laws.

Describe whistleblower protection and procedures for reporting whistleblower retaliation under the False Claims Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and the National Labor Relations Act.

Describe whistleblower protection enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and procedures for reporting whistleblower retaliation.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Treatment for HIV/AIDS has significantly improved over the last few decades and has reduced morbidity and mortality rates in patients living with HIV/AIDS. The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) slows the progression of the disease by reducing the amount of HIV in the blood. Determining the most effective treatment regimen is a complex process and will require the use of several medications. The goal of this course is to provide pharmacists in acute care settings with an overview of HIV medication classes and factors influencing treatment decisions.

Discuss the different classes of antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV.

Explain the guidelines for initiation of antiretroviral therapy, its use in pre-exposure prophylaxis, and its implication for opportunistic infections.

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Robert Smith, PharmD

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This course explains therapeutic communication, overcoming barriers to communication, nonverbal communication and active listening, words and actions that influence patients’ perceptions of courtesy and respect, how to use interpreters, and how caregivers’ thoughts and beliefs impact their words and behaviors.

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With healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) being such a serious issue, it is essential for all healthcare workers to understand how infections are transmitted. This course discusses the basics of infection control, including the chain of infection, methods of transmission, standard precautions, and transmission-based precautions.

Sequence the components in the chain of infection.

Apply standard and transmission-based precautions.

Differentiate between each of the four methods of transmission.

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Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

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This third presentation in a six-part webinar series is intended to help both new and experienced staff in the cardiac catheterization lab to prepare for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examination. This comprehensive program includes a review of anatomy and physiology, advanced waveform analysis, shunts and treatment modality, right- and left-heart catheterization, interventional equipment, and commonly used cardiac medications.

Delineate how radiation waves produce x-ray images.

Identify radiation safety principles for the patient and worker.

Describe how disease processes affect the risk of radiation toxicity.

Describe the different types of contrast.

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Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
 

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Develop a secure workplace by looking at the dynamics contributing to workplace violence. Included in the course are: active-shooter response protocols, threat assessment protocols, security measures, ways to evaluate your organization’s preparedness, techniques to de-escalate hostile behavior, and ways to address domestic violence in the workplace.

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Johnny Lee, MS

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In 1986 Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA) to ensure public access to emergency services regardless of ability to pay. This legislation, plus others, imposes specific obligations regarding certain emergency services, stabilizing treatments, and/or transfers to other facilities. When states’ own statutes are in conflict with EMTALA, state law can be preempted by federal law. This course, for health-care professionals who work in clinical areas in which EMTALA applies, covers EMTALA’s fundamental requirements to provide patients with the care they are entitled to under law. It also equips supervisors to ensure that policies are in place to address EMTALA and that staff members are properly educated.

Describe the history of EMTALA and its goals

Discuss three fundamental requirements of the EMTALA

Explain the legal and regulatory consequences of violations of EMTALA

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Nancy Mannion Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN

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

State how to perform a neurological assessment using the NIHSS

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

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

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

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

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The number of cases of nosocomial C. difficile and the proportion of cases with severe and fatal complications have been increasing in hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 250,000 infections requiring hospitalization per year with 14,000 deaths. Healthcare professionals play a vital role in preventing transmission of this pathogen to patients when they pay careful attention to infection-control measures and ensure that everyone in contact with infected patients follows contact (barrier) precautions. 

Explain three reasons why it is difficult to control transmission of C. difficile in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Explain at least four ways the patient-to-patient spread of C. difficile can be prevented.

Discuss the two major risk factors for infections with C. difficile.

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Barbara Barzoloski-O'Connor, MSN, RN, CIC, NHDP - BC

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of risk factors for surgical site infections and evidence-based best practices prevention.

Discuss problems associated with surgical site infections.

Identify the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifications for surgical site infections.

Recall risk factors for surgical site infections.

Describe evidence-based best practices for preventing surgical site infections.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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The rise of the serious problem of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) has been linked to the inappropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics. In response, antibiotic stewardship programs have been developed to guide best practice in treating this powerful group of medications resourcefully. The goal is for healthcare providers to steward antibiotics in such a way that these medications can continue to be used to fight infections. This course discusses the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and how you can apply components of the program to your nursing practice.

Name three benefits of antibiotic stewardship.

State the difference between broad and narrow spectrum antibiotics.

Describe the elements of an antibiotic stewardship program.

Recognize different team members' roles in antibiotic stewardship.

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

 

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This course is tailored for paraprofessionals who work in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and community-based agencies. Unpredictable and complex situations often arise when people go into crisis. Seeming to “come out of nowhere,” these situations can throw you into a reactive state. But when you understand how crises develop and you are equipped with the skills and tools to address them, you can effectively intervene in a way that supports recovery and safety. This course explains how you can help the individuals you are serving to learn from crisis situations, so they can use coping skills and support networks more effectively whenever they face stressful events.

Identify risks and complicating factors in crises.

Recognize critical skills in crisis intervention, stabilization, and prevention.

Understand how a crisis develops.

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Naju Madra, M.A.

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The patient interview is the most important part of your exam. Gaining the patient’s perspective and learning more about issues important to them can guide the healthcare provider in developing patient-specific care plans. This course will cover different techniques for the various types of patient interviews. You will learn interviewing methods to effectively elicit the important details about a patient's reason for presenting to the clinic. The seven things you need to know about almost every complaint will be covered, as well as how to approach the difficult patient. While there are many categories of difficult patients, several studies have shown that it is the provider that must adapt in order to complete the interview. You will learn how to adapt for several specific patient types: the histrionic, obsessive, self-defeating, borderline personality, and dependent types. This course will use a blend of didactic information, case studies, and self-evaluation to facilitate your learning experience. The target audience for this course is registered nurses and advanced practice nurses.

Describe patient-centered interviewing.

Describe what a thorough, efficient patient interview entails.

Determine the barriers and techniques utilized when interviewing difficult patients.

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Melissa Davis CNM, FNP

Melanie Webb MSN, RN, AGNP

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Caregiving demands a tremendous amount of compassion and empathy. While this can be incredibly rewarding, it can also cause some adverse side effects. This course discusses compassion fatigue—its signs and symptoms, how it can affect you and others, and practical methods of dealing with it.

Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue.

Describe how compassion fatigue can affect yourself and others.

Apply practical methods to deal with the symptoms of compassion fatigue.

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Heather Sones, Ph.D.

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Influenza can have a significant impact on society due to restricted activities, illness, and deaths. Pregnant women, children, the elderly, and those with respiratory or chronic debilitating conditions are particularly vulnerable to serious complications of influenza. This course discusses influenza’s signs and symptoms, some simple steps you can take to prevent the spread of flu viruses, and treatment strategies.

Identify signs and symptoms of influenza.

Describe ways to prevent the spread of influenza viruses.

Recognize when to get treatment for influenza.

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Debra Brown Bayus, MSN, APRN, NP-C, ANP-BC
Brenda Hoss, RN, MSN, CNS

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Conflict in the workplace is inevitable, because every person is different. However, handling it the right way leads to better relationships, an improved work environment, a stronger team, and personal goal achievement. This course presents techniques essential to handling conflict in the workplace.

Identify different types of conflict. Explain how to handle conflict appropriately. Describe strategies for dealing with difficult people appropriately.

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Isla C. Miller

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Justin Hess, MS

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Previous courses covering the Healthy People 2020 campaign have explored how social determinants of health impact health outcomes and healthcare delivery. Also included were best practices for providers addressing each determinant. This course offers scenarios representing the culmination of the knowledge and skills this series has presented regarding critical components of the five major pillars of the social determinants of health. These scenarios, providing glimpses of real-world experience, will challenge you to use your critical thinking, and the knowledge and skills you have gained in the other courses in this series.

Identify the social and environmental factors that impact a person's health.

Educate providers on how to incorporate the social determinants of health into their patient assessments.

Explain how the social determinants of health impact patients' ability to adhere to their care plans.

Improve the care planning process by incorporating social health information.

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Justin Hess, MS

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Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

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Renal disease—failure of the kidneys to perform their normal function—has three categories: acute renal failure (ARF), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The patient’s history, physical examination, test results, and signs and symptoms will allow you to differentiate acute from chronic kidney disease. To ensure the best outcome, learn the signs and symptoms of renal disease, how to assess it quickly, and the appropriate actions to take. In presenting that information, this course discusses the significant role you play as a healthcare provider in renal-disease education and prevention.

Describe anatomy and physiology of the renal system.

Describe the pathophysiology of the 2 categories of renal disease.

Identify the systemic manifestations of each category of renal disease.

Describe the methods for assessing the renal system, including physical assessment, interpretation of blood and urine laboratory values, and radiologic diagnostic tests.

Discuss the medical management for a resident with renal disease.

Discuss the nurse’s role in assessing and educating the resident with renal disease.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with the knowledge needed to identify patients at risk for suicide and appropriate interventions based on the patient’s level of risk. 

Identify risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors for suicide.

Differentiate factors associated with low, moderate, and high suicide risks.

Describe response recommendations for low, moderate, and high suicide risk patients.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Opioid dependence can be caused by the use of prescription opioids (obtained legally or illegally) or the use of illicit opioids (e.g., heroin). It continues to be a growing problem in the United States with opioid-related deaths occurring daily. Often, patients who discontinue opioid use require treatment to prevent relapse or the extreme effects of withdrawal. Buprenorphine is a partial mu-opioid agonist used for the treatment of patients with opioid dependence. It is available as a sublingual tablet, sublingual or buccal soluble film strip, and injection and is used in formulations with or without naloxone. The goal of this course is to educate nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians in acute care settings about opioid dependence and the therapeutic use of buprenorphine to treat the condition.

Describe the key differences among the three drugs approved for the treatment of opioid dependence.

Summarize the pharmacology, dosing, formulations, adverse effects, and interactions of buprenorphine.

Explain the regulations that govern the prescribing and dispensing of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.

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Robert Smith, PharmD

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During the imaging process, it is essential for radiographers to identify challenges and errors in techniques, and understand how they affect patient outcomes during the imaging process. In order to help radiologic technologists in acute care facilities identify common pathologies in differential diagnostics, this course describes the sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen. It also discusses radiation safety, imaging techniques, common pathologies resulting from radiographic imaging, and the importance of patient safety during imaging procedures.

Describe the sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen.

List common pathologies resulting from radiographic imaging.

Understand imaging techniques and radiation safety.

Discuss the importance of patient safety during imaging procedures.

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Delia L. Lofton

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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The ECG, an easily mastered tool of remarkable clinical power, can provide helpful and even vital information in a wide range of situations. One glance at an ECG can diagnose an evolving myocardial infarction, identify a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia, pinpoint the chronic effects of sustained hypertension or the acute effects of a massive pulmonary embolus, or determine the likelihood of underlying coronary artery disease in a patient with chest pain. Since the ECG is only as capable as its user, this course will help you understand the characteristics of junctional rhythms and the approach taken toward narrow complex tachycardia.

Identify the characteristics of junctional rhythms.

Distinguish the identifying features of junctional arrhythmias.

Describe the clinical implications of junctional rhythms.

Kristen Ponichtera, BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN

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On average, people who live with serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance-use disorders die 25 to 35 years prematurely. This is largely due to preventable diseases, health disparities, and even the contributing factor of the stigma associated with mental illness. Behavioral health case managers are experts in helping people manage their chronic mental health conditions. By applying those skills in addressing the whole-health needs of these individuals, case managers become care managers in an integrated-systems approach to behavioral health concerns. This course for health and human services professionals offers an overview of case-to-care management, a strategy for incorporating a patient-centered approach, and ways to effectively impact the health outcomes of the people you serve.

Describe barriers in the US healthcare system that perpetuate the fragmentation of care.

Identify three health disparities impacting health outcomes in the behavioral health population.

Summarize the similarities and differences between case management and care management.

Develop effective methods of managing a multidimensional approach for your clients total healthcare needs.

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Cheryl Holt, MA

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Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C

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Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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Root cause analysis (RCA) is a team approach for investigating adverse events. Rather than calling out individuals who are at fault, its purpose is to identify factors that make adverse events possible. This overview explains some of the commonly used tools for conducting RCA, and why uncovering information gives a detailed understanding of the reason the event happened in the first place and what may prevent it from happening again.

Explain what root cause analysis (RCA) is, and how it can be used proactively and reactively

Describe the following data analysis tools and how to use them: the Five Whys, a timeline, a flow chart, and the fishbone diagram.

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Relias Learning

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Floods, landslides, and debris flows happen in almost every state. This course provides some basic information about these potentially destructive events, including the importance of knowing the particular risks in your locality and taking recommended protective actions.

Take appropriate protective actions when a Flood or Flash Flood Watch or Warning is issued.

Identify when it is appropriate to evacuate during a flood. List the warning signs of a landslide or debris flow.

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John Burnap

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Physical environment has a direct impact on your patients’ health and wellness. This course covers four components of neighborhoods and the built environment: crime and violence, quality of housing, environmental conditions, and access to healthy foods. Learn how to leverage this knowledge to improve treatment planning for your patients.

Describe how the four components of neighborhood and the built environment affect overall health outcomes for your patients.

Identify how neighborhood and the built environment affect overall health outcomes for your patients.

Address issues surrounding neighborhood and the built environment in your patient population via care planning.

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Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

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Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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

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

Identify disease trends associated with MDROs.

Identify the most common MDROs.

Identify how to decrease the transmission of MDROs.

Describe the national approach to combat MDROs.

Describe the psychosocial effects of treatment.

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Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN

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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

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

Nancy Bellucci, PhD, RN, CNOR

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Children with tracheostomies are routinely being cared for in the home and in community settings. Numerous studies show that an increased mortality rate is associated with tracheal complications during emergencies. This course for EMS professionals, dietitians, and nurses working with children with tracheostomies examines reasons why children may need tracheostomy tubes and explains how to manage pediatric tracheostomies and emergencies associated with them.

Explain why a child may require a tracheostomy

Describe routine tracheostomy management and emergency preparation and prevention in the home

Describe a step-wise approach to tracheostomy emergency response in the home

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Deborah S. Boroughs, MSN, RN
Joan A. Dougherty, RN, BSN, CPN, CSN

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Zoe Kinney, RN, BSN

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The role of supervisor includes being a leader, a motivator, and a coach when guiding and directing others toward common goals. A supervisor’s success is enhanced with a proven set of characteristics, skills, and experiences that can help you effectively lead your organization, whether you are new to the role or have had some supervisory experience in the past. This course discusses specific skills, the qualities of good leadership, and approaches to enhance communication and time-management strategies to maximize your effectiveness as supervisor.

Describe approaches to enhance communication 

Integrate strategies to improve time management 

Identify qualities or good leaders, motivators, and coaches

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Debi Damas, RN
David Morstad, M.Ed.

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

Identify types and phases of crises

Describe comorbidities and other limiting factors that affect crisis outcomes

Discuss assessment strategies and intervention techniques for crisis management

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

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The goal of this course is to equip learners with knowledge of common religions beliefs and practices, and how they may impact health and healthcare decisions. 

Describe the types of questions healthcare professionals may ask patients to gain an understanding of their religious and spiritual beliefs and how they may impact health and healthcare decisions.

Describe and differentiate healthcare considerations for patients who affiliate with various religious groups.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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You can better assist your patients who have asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by building care teams in primary care. Learn how to assemble these teams and utilize certain disease-specific checkpoints for improved patient outcomes and health management.

Identify best practices for building care teams for patients with asthma and/or COPD.

Define key checkpoints and follow-ups with patients.

Cite different ways to evaluate the care provided by the team.

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Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

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Cardiac rehabilitation involves many facets of health and wellness. One of these facets—diabetes management—requires an interdisciplinary approach involving nurses, dieticians, and therapists. This module will review diabetes management as a core competency in cardiac rehabilitation.

Define diabetes.

Describe one treatment option for diabetes.

Describe treatment for hypoglycemia.

Describe physical activity concerns for one chronic complication of diabetes.

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Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE

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Delays in developmental skills in young children can include problems with movement (motor), hearing and speaking (communication), social and emotional development, and thinking and problem-solving skills (cognitive). These difficulties, ranging from mild to severe, may extend into adulthood and can affect learning, communication, and functioning in the community. The onset of some developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, can be diagnosed at birth. Other disorders may become apparent only as young children miss important developmental milestones, although the typical sequence of development can have a wide range. This course explains how to identify atypical development in young children, how to recognize common developmental disabilities that require comprehensive assessments, and how to identify and describe common disabilities that may result from environmental factors. With this knowledge, you will be better equipped to meet the individual needs of the young children with whom you work.

Identify common developmental delays in young children.

Describe individual characteristics of specific developmental disabilities.

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Linda Snead-Sanders MA, CCC-SLP

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Certain external conditions, often beyond an individual’s direct control, are referred to as the social determinants of health, and they have the potential of affecting the health of your patients. These conditions, contributing to individuals’ health inequity and inequalities at all levels, encompass where a patient lives and works; socioeconomic policies, systems, and norms; and more. This course discusses how the five pillars of the social determinants of health impact the daily delivery, accessibility, and engagement of health-improvement efforts. It also presents strategies for assessing the social determinants of health that may be affecting your patient population, how to increase awareness and interest in these determinants, and ways to engage patients, stakeholders, and other providers in addressing social determinants of health.

List the five pillars of social determinants of health.

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

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

Staff Writer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

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Establishing an effective corporate compliance program minimizes the risks and effects of misconduct by helping ensure that everyone adheres to policies and standards. This course covers fraudulent and ethical conduct, laws pertaining to fraudulent conduct, and your responsibility for preventing and identifying this conduct under a corporate compliance program.

Describe the requirements of the False Claims Act and Deficit Reduction Act.

Recognize fraudulent and otherwise improper conduct.

Describe common high-risk areas for fraudulent conduct.

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Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

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This course is the fourth in a five-part series on the social determinants of health as defined by the Healthy People 2020 initiative. One of the pillars of the social determinants of health is health services. This course provides an in-depth and interactive analysis of how individuals' access to healthcare and primary care, along with their health literacy, affects their health and wellbeing. You will learn how to leverage this knowledge to improve your patients' health outcomes.

Describe the components of health literacy and access.

Explain how health and healthcare affect overall health outcomes for your patients.

Identify issues with health literacy and access in your patients.

Create a care plan that overcomes barriers to health and healthcare access and literacy.

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Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

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This course is designed for individuals working with people who may have tuberculosis (TB). Since TB can be contracted through the air, quick identification is imperative to prevent its spread. TB's symptoms- including fever, loss of appetite, chills, night sweats, and a persistent cough- make seeking medical treatment necessary in order to determine if an individual has active TB. Some symptoms are less obvious, so additional follow up with a healthcare team can also be required. This course includes a review of TB's significance, its associated health factors, and the populations at greatest risk. The material will enable you to identify TB's symptoms and understand disease management, infection-control practices, and ways to apply your new knowledge in your own work environment.

Describe the risks and significance of TB.

Identify signs and symptoms of active TB infection.

List interventions that help control the spread of TB.

Evaluate methods of testing for TB infection.

Describe TB interventions, treatment, and maintenance.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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The connection between physical and behavioral health includes the impact that behavioral health disorders have on chronic health conditions. Behavioral health screening has been shown to improve the identification of disorders, facilitate referrals to needed services, and reduce adverse outcomes by helping avoid complications, achieve treatment goals more rapidly, and reduce the overall cost of care. This screening can be implemented fairly quickly in a variety of health-care settings, requiring minimal time and effort on the provider’s part. This module reviews some of the most widely used behavioral health screening tools and explores important factors for consideration when implementing them in your practice.

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

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

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

Instructor
Cheryl Holt, MA

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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Angela Giles, DBH, LCSW

 

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 After completing this refresher course on the key action steps in CPR, you will have a grasp on the essential components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including the initial first aid steps you can take prior to performing CPR. Through didactic, interactive exercises and vignettes, you will be able to apply this material when you need it most. This course does not replace formalized training and return demonstration that must be completed for competency according to the American Heart Association. This course should only be used as a “refresher” to remind the learner of the key action steps in CPR.

Define the importance of timeliness in performing CPR.

Describe the signs and symptoms of a person in need of CPR.

Review the correct procedure for performing CPR correctly.

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Amy M. Johnson MSN, RN, CPN

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In helping people maintain their health, well-being, and independence, nurses must feel confident in their ability to make appropriate decisions. This course discusses ethical concepts that will guide you in tough situations where making the right decision is critical. Included is a discussion of ethical principles for nursing practitioners in the geriatric setting, along with how to utilize a decision-making process to resolve ethical situations and problems.

Differentiate between various ethical principles. Describe why nurses should understand ethics.

Examine ethical principles for nursing practitioners in the geriatric setting.

Utilize a decision-making process to solve an ethical situation or problem.

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Kim Matthews, RN

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians working in acute care settings with knowledge of the regulations for use of restraint in hospitals, types of patient harm that can result from restraint use, potential alternatives to restraint, techniques for safe restraint application, and assessment and monitoring to prevent and recognize restraint-related harm.

Discuss criteria for the use of restraint and seclusion according to federal regulations for hospitals.

Describe potential patient harm that can result from the use of restraint and seclusion.

List at least four potential alternatives to restraint and seclusion.

Describe safe application techniques for the use of restraint.

Describe elements of assessment and monitoring for patients in restraint or seclusion.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Learn how to identify best practices for building care teams for patients with depression and anxiety, define key checkpoints and patient follow-ups, identify strategies for coordinating care with other providers, and evaluate the care provided by the team.

Identify best practices for building care teams for patients with depression and anxiety.

Define key checkpoints and follow-ups with patients.

Identify strategies for coordinating care with other providers.

Cite different ways to evaluate the care provided by the team.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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In today’s workplace, the abundance of “noise,” such as technology, multitasking, stress, and information overload, can make it hard to communicate effectively, ultimately costing time and money. But by learning how to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, you’ll increase understanding with your coworkers. This course identifies primary verbal and nonverbal cues, explains active-listening techniques, and suggests how to avoid barriers to good communication.

Engage in key elements of communication.

Identify primary verbal and nonverbal communication cues.

Employ active-listening techniques.

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Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

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Stress is part of everyone’s life. While a certain level of stress can motivate one’s productivity, too much stress can leave a person feeling drained and irritable. Stress can’t be avoided, but it’s possible to learn to respond differently to it. This course discusses assessing your own stress levels, recognizing the difference between good and bad stress, identifying stress triggers, and developing a personal stress-management plan.

Describe time management and procrastination.

Formulate successful time-management goals and strategies for change.

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Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

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This assessment measures overall learner competencies as aligned with the modules presented in the social determinants of health learning path. The objectives being assessed are the social factors that impact a person’s health, how providers can incorporate the social determinants of health into their patient assessments, how these determinants impact patients’ ability to adhere to their care plans, and how to improve the care-planning process by incorporating social health information.

Identify the social factors that impact a person's health.

Incorporate the social determinants of health in patients' assessments.

Explain how the social determinants of health impact patients' ability to adhere to their care plans.

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Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

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Symptoms in a child such as fever, cough, and chills can alert you to the potential presence of a communicable disease and can aid in the detection of concerns in your work environment. Less obvious symptoms may require a more careful inspection to determine risk factors. Because children are exposed to a variety of environments, caregivers working with families must have the ability to identify healthcare concerns quickly in order to halt the spread of disease. This course, designed for staff members working with children and their family members, will help you determine if signs and symptoms depict the presence of a communicable disease, and the best way to manage the child and their environment. Included are ways to interact with a child who has a communicable disease, as well as a review of best practices in preventing the spread of common communicable diseases.

Identify common signs and symptoms of communicable diseases in children.

Discuss ways to interact with a child with a communicable disease.

State ways to prevent the spread of infection.

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Marissa Brown, MSN, RN, CPN

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This course will provide an overview of innovative ways that data are being applied to improve healthcare costs, quality, and outcomes. You will begin with a broad perspective of what experts are calling the “data revolution” in healthcare, or the “age of big data,” and dive into what this means from a technology perspective. Following this, you will learn how data are being applied in ways never before seen by payers and providers to drive healthcare improvement through an analytic approach.

Next, you will dig down to the micro level of healthcare data application within the payer setting. You will examine the different ways in which data are helping payers to improve overall population health, manage healthcare costs, and inform the creation of innovative pilot programs. Finally, you will learn about the application of healthcare data from the case management perspective within the payer setting. An overview will be provided about member case management selection, the intersection of healthcare data and member preference, and how data are being used to inform best practices through medical necessity criteria and clinical guidelines.

This course is intended for all case managers and care coordinators with payer organizations.

Discuss the background and implications of big data in healthcare.

Describe how data are utilized by case managers within different areas of the payer setting to improve care outcomes.

Summarize how data plays a part in the application of medical necessity criteria and evidence-based guidelines.

Explain how data has the potential to revolutionize healthcare and the challenges associated with bringing this to fruition.

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Danyell Jones

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Due to the strong correlation between income and health, this course discusses economic stability, which is defined as the ability to access such vital resources as food, adequate housing, and necessary healthcare. Knowledge of your patients’ economic stability can inform your efforts to create successful care plans for them.

Describe the four components of economic stability.

Explain how economic stability affects overall health outcomes for patients.

Identify issues with economic stability in your patients.

Create a care plan that overcomes barriers to economic stability.

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Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

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Diabetes, affecting 9.3% of people in the United States, can cause a host of health problems and even lead to death when managed improperly. In fact, it is the seventh leading cause of death in this country. Given this growing problem, it is important to understand how diabetes affects the body and how to help delay its devastating complications. This course for entry-level nurses covers the basics of the disease and its current medical treatments to help you better assess patients’ needs, provide care for them, and problem-solve common medication concerns.

Discuss the growing problem of diabetes in the U.S. Recognize the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Identify evidence-based standards in diabetic care and treatment. Discuss the pathophysiology and diagnosis of diabetes.

List common complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes. Describe maintenance therapy for the control of diabetes.

Discuss the nursing care of a person with diabetes.

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

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Stroke, the fifth-ranking cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S., is the country‘s primary neurological problem. Each year, about 800,000 people have a new or recurrent stroke costing more than $34 billion in medical care and disability. Risk factors, characteristics of left- and right-hemispheric strokes and appropriate rehabilitation goals are discussed.

List modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors of stroke

Identify neurological deficits associated with left- and right-hemispheric strokes

List appropriate goals of rehabilitation for a patient who has had a stroke 

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Lisa Bowman, MSN, RN, CRNP, CNRN

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As a working professional, you may find yourself in situations where boundaries are blurred between staff and persons who receive services from the organization. Some boundary violations can be dangerous for you and the people you work with. This course explores best practices for maintaining professional boundaries, the difference between areas that are flexible and open to good judgment versus unprofessional and unhealthy situations, and what actions should take place when you recognize that a boundary has been crossed. You will come away knowing how to make sure your working relationships remain professional.

Describe the best practices for maintaining professional boundaries.

Identify the difference between areas that are flexible and open to good judgment versus situations that are considered unprofessional and unhealthy.

Describe what actions should take place when you recognize that a boundary has been crossed.

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Kevin Fawcett, Ph.D.

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 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 will introduce 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. Then, you’ll learn about your responsibilities both when an employee asks for leave and wants to return to work. Finally, you’ll learn how to comply with the FMLA and avoid potential pitfalls. The goal of this educational program is to provide administrators and human resource professionals with knowledge of FMLA.

Determine whether the FMLA applies to employees at your organization.

Identify FMLA qualifying events.

Comply with the FMLAs mandates regarding employee leave and reinstatement.

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Linda Karlheim, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of evidence-informed pain management practices.
 

Describe best practices for non-pharmacological and pharmacological pain management.

List at least three potential side effects of opioids and three risk factors for opioid adverse events.

Discuss the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

Describe characteristics of an effective pain management goal. Identify important components of pain management patient discharge education.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Diabetes, a very common chronic condition, can be managed by prescribing proper diet, exercise, and pharmaceutical treatments. This course discusses building care teams for these patients, teaching team members key milestones and checkpoints, ensuring medication adherence, and coordinating care with other providers as it relates to diabetes.

Implement best practices for building a care team of providers for patients with diabetes.

Teach all members of the care team the key milestones and necessary care checkpoints for patients with diabetes.

Coordinate care with other condition-relevant providers, and ensure medication adherence.

List evaluation strategies for care teams that manage diabetes.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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This course discusses how to improve healthcare quality while decreasing costs within the payer environment. You will learn evidence-based practices to improve health outcomes for member populations, along with the role of medical-necessity criteria in creating a roadmap for financially responsible optimal care. Included in the discussion is the role of utilization management, common misconceptions about its purpose, key metrics every utilization manager needs to know, and the review and appeals process.

Explain the need for balancing cost and quality in the healthcare industry.

Explain the use of evidence-based practices and medical necessity criteria within utilization management and utilization review.

Describe the role that utilization management and utilization reviewers play in driving both cost-effective and high-quality services in the payer setting.

Summarize the appeals and review process.

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Danyell Jones

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Two of the most important aspects of breast cancer care are length of life and quality of life. Early detection can help lead to positive outcomes in both of these areas. Careful practices in mammography are essential for accurate pathological diagnosing, as well as for providing patient safety and comfort. This course for radiologic technologists in acute care facilities discusses specified methods of Quality Control (MQSA) for ACR accreditation, false positives, common pathologies found in radiographic mammography, tumor mapping used in nuclear medicine, and steps to ensure patient safety during mammography.

Address false positives and which false positives could be avoided.

Identify specified methods of Quality Control (MQSA) for ACR accreditation.

Describe common pathologies found in radiographic mammography.

List steps to ensure patient safety during mammography.

Describe breast lymphoscintigraphy, the tumor mapping used in nuclear medicine.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Instructor
Delia L. Lofton

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Although palliative care can be a tremendous benefit for individuals with chronic, life-limiting conditions, many qualifying individuals are not referred to such care because of a lack of understanding of the services. Another point of confusion is how palliative care and hospice care differ. This course explains each type of care, including when they are appropriate, the services offered, team-member roles, and payer sources. Thus equipped, healthcare professionals can better advocate for the most appropriate care, provide education and guidance to individuals and their families, and, when necessary, ease the transition from palliative care to hospice care.

Define palliative care and hospice care.

Explain the services provided in palliative and hospice care and the payer sources for each.

Identify when palliative care and hospice care are appropriate.

Illustrate the roles of  palliative care and hospice care team members.

Describe the benefits of palliative care and hospice care.

Discuss the transition from palliative care to hospice care, and discharge from hospice care.

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

Expert Reviewer
Sheri Ellington Cook, R.N., B.S.N.

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In today's increasingly complex healthcare system, care coordination and case management are vital for producing optimal member outcomes, decreasing care costs, and ensuring that healthcare services are utilized effectively. This course focuses on care coordination and case management within the payer setting. You will learn about the need for these services; common challenges you may encounter; and the latest goals, philosophies, and guiding principles of these functions. Also included are seven critical steps in the care coordination and case management process, along with tangible benefits and superior outcomes that these steps produce for providers, members, and payer organizations.

Define two functions of care coordination and case management in the payer setting.

Describe how effective care coordination and case management goes beyond clinical perspectives to drive more encompassing healthcare improvement.

Summarize two key benefits that care coordination and case management create for providers, members, and payer organizations.

Describe two key components involved in the care coordination and case management process.

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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Be equipped with the tools and knowledge you need to effectively prevent and/or report serious incidents in behavioral health settings. Included in this course are interactive exercises, helpful vignettes, and informative guidelines.

Define the purpose of incident reporting.

Identify the basic types of incidents that need to be reported.

Report incidents appropriately and on time.

Describe the best practices for making reports.

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Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC

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The goal of this course is to provide the clinician with up-to-date best practices for identifying and treating patients who have peripheral artery disease (PAD). The module covers symptoms, complications, risk factors, and modifications of PAD, along with the topics of diagnostic tests, assessment, and treatment strategies.

Describe symptoms and complications associated with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).

Identify risk factors and complications related to PAD.

List two diagnostic tests for identifying PAD.

Discuss assessment and disease management for patients with PAD.

Describe important strategies for and elements of patient and family teaching for PAD.

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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All health centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) must have in place a system to improve patient care and outcomes, which is your center’s quality improvement (QI) program. While the primary benefit is improving patient care and outcomes, there are also financial benefits. The Department of Health and Human Services has allocated $36.3 million to fund centers that meet or exceed quality improvement measures. Although most health centers have established some QI functions, this course will enable you to take a comprehensive approach to implementing QI systems. You will learn about the essentials of QI infrastructure, systems, and programs, along with how to identify quality-related problems using proactive strategies, such as peer review and patient satisfaction surveys, as well as reactive strategies, such as patient complaint tracking systems. Also included is how to put the FOCUS-PDSA model into action.

Describe the elements of a successful quality improvement program.

Explain the 5 components of the quality improvement process.

Apply the Model for Improvement to put a quality improvement initiative into action.

Describe specific proactive and reactive quality improvement strategies for health centers.

Expert Reviewer
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

Expert Reviewer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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Katy Kunst, MBA

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

List three indications for a hysterectomy

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

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

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Kathleen Cross, MSN, RNC-OB, LCCE

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians in hospitals with knowledge of interventions to reduce microbial resistance and decrease the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.

List at least four strategies for preventing the transmission of infections in healthcare organizations.

Describe the goal and purpose of antibiotic stewardship.

Describe at least four antibiotic stewardship interventions for hospitals.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Identify checkpoints for managing and preventing