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Launch Course

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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.

Writer
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

0.10

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.10

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of risk factors and implications of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Describe the four types of central venous catheters and their risks associated with central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Define central line-associated bloodstream infection.

Describe implications of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

List at least five risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.10

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge needed to perform safe and effective handoff communication. 

Describe best practices for safe and effective handoffs.

Identify contributing factors to failed handoffs and potential consequences.

Identify critical handoff information.

Describe the I-PASS and ISBAR handoff communication processes.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.10

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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

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The goal of this course is to provide healthcare employees with knowledge of fall risks and universal and targeted preventive strategies.

Identify and differentiate intrinsic and extrinsic fall risks.

Describe the three steps in the fall prevention process.

Identify and differentiate universal and targeted fall prevention interventions.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.15

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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

0.15

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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

0.15

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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

0.15

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

0.25

Launch Course

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is your ability to understand, express, and manage your emotions as well as your level of insight into what the people around you are feeling. Being equipped with EQ can add to your quality of life and career success. In this course, you’ll learn about developing emotional awareness—the bedrock of emotional intelligence.

Define emotional intelligence.

Develop your EQ by becoming more aware of your emotions and those of others.

Instructor
Sheri L. Willis, M.A.

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

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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.

0.25

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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

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

Monitor your workplace for slip, trip, and fall hazards.

Take preventive measures to avoid injuries from slips, trips, and falls.

Instructor
Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CEM, CHMM, NRP, PMP, and CEO, Security Consultant and Protective-Medic at EMERGILITY, LLC

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Expert Reviewer
Sheri Willis, MA

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Heather Sones, Ph.D.

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

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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.

Instructor
Relias Learning

0.25

Launch Course

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of the components techniques for assessing pain.

Describe important components of a pain history.

Differentiate the definitions of acute and chronic pain.

Relate descriptions of pain quality and location with anatomic origins.

Relate various pain scales and tools with the appropriate patient population and aspects of pain they are designed to assess.

Identify behavioral and physiological indicators of pain.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

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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

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Launch Course

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Healthcare-associated infections are a serious issue. On any given day, approximately 1 in 31 hospitalized patients has a healthcare-associated infection, and over 75,000 of these infections result in death (CDC, 2018). Astounding, isn’t it? And these numbers don’t account for infections acquired in other healthcare settings. Preventing the transmission of infections from one person to another is critical.

The goal of this course is to provide staff in all healthcare settings with the basics of infection control.

Sequence the six components in the chain of infection.

Differentiate between each of the four methods of transmission.

Apply standard and transmission-based precautions.

Expert Reviewer
Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC

0.25

Launch Course

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This course equips healthcare professionals with knowledge of the unique needs of patients at the end of life and the federal and accrediting agency requirements and issues surrounding organ donation. 

Describe attributes of a “good death.”

Describe and differentiate palliative care and hospice care services.

Discuss distressing symptoms patient often face at the end of life and interventions for preventing and relieving them.

Describe the organ donation process.

Describe federal requirements for notifying an organ procurement organization of potential organ donors.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.25

Launch Course

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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

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

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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

0.50

Launch Course

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“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

0.50

Launch Course

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

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

Identify disease trends associated with MDROs.

Identify the most common MDROs.

Identify how to decrease the transmission of MDROs.

Describe the national approach to combat MDROs.

Describe the psychosocial effects of treatment.

Instructor
Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Review Category II FHR tracings.

Review etiologies for Category II FHR tracings in labor.

Review conservative measures for managing Category II FHR tracings.

Review management of patient with persistent Category II FHR tracing.

Instructor
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG 

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD

0.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

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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.

Instructor
Isla C. Miller

Expert Reviewer
Justin Hess, MS

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Intrapartum fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring is an integral part of modern-day obstetrics, and when properly interpreted, may provide valuable insight into the fetal metabolic state. During labor, the physiologic stress posed by regular uterine contractions and maternal expulsive efforts may adversely impact the fetal acid-base status, leading to changes in the fetal heart rate pattern.
This supplemental module
for nurses and physicians in acute care facilities will help you review and apply essential FHR content in several clinical scenarios, keeping your skills sharp and patients safe.

 

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

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

Identify fetal heart rate patterns that are indicative of ongoing fetal hypoxia.

Identify fetal heart rate patterns that reliably exclude current fetal acidosis.

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

Instructor
William Cusick, MD 

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH  

Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM   

Martin November, MD, MBA, FACOG

0.50

Launch Course

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Advance directives are legal documents with instructions that apply if an adult is not able to make decisions about their own healthcare. They are meant to ensure that a person’s values related to dying, quality of life, and other relevant considerations are honored. It’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of what advance directives are and when they are applied so personal wishes can be observed at the end of life.

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

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

Anticipate cultural and other issues that can impact end of life planning.

Instructor
Kelly J. Ace, Ph.D.

0.50

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
John Burnap

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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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.

Instructor
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Review risk factors for obstetrical hemorrhage.

Review medical treatments for uterine atony. Review surgical treatments for uterine atony.

Review blood component therapy for massive hemorrhage.

Instructor
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG
William Cusick, MD

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH
Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM

0.50

Launch Course

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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.

Instructor
Robert Smith, PharmD

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

When patients experience worsening health and the rise of new health issues, and they have difficulty following medication regimens, those issues can lead to medical errors, disability, death, and more frequent use of costly treatment approaches, such as emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. However, engaging patients and their family members in treatment plans can promote greater follow-through on discharge recommendations and help avoid or reduce all these risks.

Describe strategies to facilitate shared decision-making and active collaboration with your patients' family members.

Employ communication strategies that support the engagement of family members.

Identify potential barriers to engaging family members in treatment, and strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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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.

Instructor
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

0.50

Launch Course

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

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

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

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

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

Identify ways to prevent boundary crossings and violations.

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

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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When patients are not engaged in their treatment, risks include a worsening of existing health problems, the rise of new health issues, and medication regimens not being followed. This can lead to medical errors, disability, death, and more frequent use of costly treatment approaches such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Learn strategies you can use to engage patients in their treatment to avoid or reduce these risks.

Describe strategies to facilitate patients' active involvement in healthcare discussions and decisions.

Evaluate patient readiness to change and degree of activation, and tailor treatment recommendations to those factors.

Employ communication strategies that support patient engagement.

List approaches to maintain patient engagement when collaborating with or transitioning care to other providers.

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

 

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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In order to reduce variability in the interpretation of fetal heart rate (FHR) tracings, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) proposed FHR monitoring assessment and categorization standards (1997, revised 2008). As a result, a three-tiered categorization pattern, based on visual assessment of the fetal heart rate pattern, was adopted. In this supplemental, case-based module, you are placed in medical scenarios where you will make decisions about the appropriate handling of a patient situation, enabling you to review and reinforce your training to keep your skills sharp and your patients safe.

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

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

Review the FHR characteristics that define a Category III pattern.

Review the diagnostic imprecision, clinical significance of minimal FHR variability.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD 

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH 
Martin November, MD, MBA, FACOG

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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Life-threatening dysrhythmias can occur in an inpatient setting, even more so in an intensive care unit. Changes to the electrical conduction system can cause sudden hemodynamic instability and cardiac death. Given this, critical care nurses must understand the different types of dysrhythmias, their causes, ECG characteristics, defibrillation, pacing, and nursing interventions.

Describe at least three lethal dysrhythmias commonly encountered in the critical care setting.

Identify the etiology, clinical presentation, and management of some of the lethal dysrhythmias.

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

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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This case-based module places you into medical scenarios in which you will make decisions about the appropriate handling of a patient situation. The purpose of this module is to review and reinforce training, keeping your skills sharp and patients safe. Throughout each scenario you will be asked questions about your decisions, but your answer choices will not be scored and you will not receive a report. You can move freely throughout the module and visit earlier sections without losing progress on previously answered questions. You can revisit this module in the future as many times as you would like.

Hypertensive diseases complicate 5%–8% of pregnancies, and are estimated to account for over 75,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths worldwide. Delays in seeking medical care, establishing the diagnosis, and providing treatment have been associated with an increased risk for adverse perinatal outcomes.

Review indication for medical treatment of hypertension in pregnancy.

Review management of the patient with chronic hypertension in pregnancy.

Review diagnostic criterion for preeclampsia, severe features of preeclampsia.

Review management of severe preeclampsia prior to 34 weeks.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD 

Expert Reviewers
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH  
Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM   
Martin November, MD, MBA, FACOG

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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

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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.

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

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The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has promoted using a common descriptive language and categorization of fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns (1997, revised 2008). When medical professionals adhere to this standard nomenclature in describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns, communication with other providers is enhanced and the likelihood of FHR-pattern misinterpretation is reduced. This supplemental module, involving several clinical scenarios, will help you review and apply essential FHR content.

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

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

Identify fetal heart rate patterns that are indicative of ongoing fetal hypoxia.

Identify fetal heart rate patterns that reliably exclude current fetal acidosis.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH
Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM
Martin November, MD, MBA, FACOG

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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.

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

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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

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Non-accredited Education

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

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

Examine common issues in cultural diversity.

Identify appropriate responses to cultures that differ from your own.

Benjamin Reese, Jr., Psy.D.

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Identify checkpoints for managing and preventing the hospitalization of patients with hypertension (HTN), congestive heart failure (CHF), and coronary artery disease (CAD).

Identify best practices for building a care team of healthcare providers for patients with HTN, CHR, and CAD.

Define key check points and follow-up with patients.

Identify strategies for coordinating care with other providers.

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

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Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

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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.

Instructor
Linda Weaver, PhD, JD

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Sexual harassment makes it hard for workers to feel comfortable and perform their jobs. It also creates problems for employers. This course discusses what sexual harassment is, how to recognize it in the workplace, how it affects individuals and organizations, and what actions to take in response to it. This information will help employees in any industry to be better equipped when dealing with sexual harassment.

Define sexual harassment.

Learn to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace.

Describe how sexual harassment affects individuals and organizations.

Take action in response to sexual harassment.

Instructor
Kelly J. Ace, Ph.D.

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Opioid use and abuse has become a significant problem within the United States. Each year, more and more people die because of an opioid overdose. It has become an epidemic and healthcare, government, and other organizations are taking steps to combat the problem. As a healthcare provider, you play a critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic. This course will provide an overview of the opioid use and abuse landscape as it exists in our country today. It is geared toward healthcare providers in behavioral health, ambulatory or pre-acute care, emergency department, and urgent care.

Define the process of opioid addiction as it begins with prescription opioids.

Identify legal and ethical concerns related to opioid abuse and addiction.

State patient outcomes that result from opioid use and abuse.

Recognize some federal and state laws and guidelines concerning opioid medications.

Identify some guidelines given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for prescribing opioid medications.

Instructor
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Jack M. Gorman, M.D.

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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.

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This course is intended for current users, physicians and nurses, with an interest in enhancing their understanding of the clinical content presented in the Shoulder Dystocia module.

Enhance awareness of risks of shoulder dystocia (SD).

Improve obstetrical team performance in deliveries complicated by SD.

Illustrate proper technique of primary maneuvers: McRoberts, suprapubic pressure.

Review post-delivery communication, team debriefing, shoulder dystocia documentation.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG

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

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

Explain where and how earthquakes and tsunamis occur.

Identify potential hazards before an earthquake.

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

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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This course is intended for current users, physicians and nurses, with an interest in enhancing their understanding of the clinical content presented in the Shoulder Dystocia module.

Improve obstetrical team performance in deliveries complicated by SD.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of Rubin maneuver.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of Woods maneuver.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of posterior arm delivery.

Instructor
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG 

Instructor
William Cusick, MD 

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH            
Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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This case-based module places you into medical scenarios in which you will make decisions about the appropriate handling of a patient situation. The purpose of this module is to review and reinforce training, keeping your skills sharp and patients safe. Throughout each scenario you will be asked questions about your decisions, but your answer choices will not be scored and you will not receive a report. You can move freely throughout the module and visit earlier sections without losing progress on previously answered questions. You can revisit this module in the future as many times as you would like.

Review the current definitions for obstetrical hemorrhage

Contrast the techniques of quantified blood loss (QBL) assessment with visualized blood loss estimation (EBL) for obstetrical deliveries

Define the clinical process for QBL at vaginal delivery Define the clinical process for QBL at cesarean sectio

Instructor
William Cusick, MD

Expert Reviewer
Madonna K Ladouceur RN, DNP, ACNS-BC, EFM-C

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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.

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Denton C. Hartman, MS, NHA (retired)

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This course, for nurses and physicians in acute care facilities, presents three cases of atypical presentations for preeclampsia in pregnancy. These cases illustrate the pattern of renal involvement in preeclampsia, pre-viable and postpartum preeclampsia, and diagnostic significance. This review will assist you in keeping your skills sharp and your patients safe.

Review BP assessment during pregnancy.

Review diagnostic significance, pattern of renal involvement in preeclampsia, pre-viable preeclampsia, and postpartum preeclampsia.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD  

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH 

Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM   

Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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One case is presented where the elements of an effective team-based Shoulder Dystocia simulation drill are reviewed.

Enhance situational awareness for patients at increased risks for shoulder dystocia (SD).

Design a team-based SD simulation drill. Improve obstetrical team performance through enhanced cooperation in deliveries complicated by SD.

Review methods to enhance communications with teams.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD

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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.

 

Instructor
Johnny Lee, MS

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Neonatal injuries related to alleged negligent management of shoulder dystocia is a common cause for medical malpractice litigation. Complete and accurate medical-record documentation is invaluable when defending an alleged malpractice claim. This module explains how to develop a well-prepared, team-based response to obstetrical emergencies involving shoulder dystocia deliveries.

 

Explain the importance of universal screening and counseling for shoulder dystocia.
 
Explain the importance of adopting a standard definition for shoulder dystocia.

List the key components of a comprehensive shoulder dystocia delivery note.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD  

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH 

Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM   

Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Brandy Verton, BSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Jaclyn Rochelle, SFA, CST

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ANCC Accreditation

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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.

Staff Writer

Justin Hess, MS

Expert Reviewers

Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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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.

Expert Reviewer
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

Staff Writer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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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

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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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Therapeutic communication between the nurse, patient, and family can be challenging in high-stress environments. Typically, critical care units have higher acuity levels and intense time constraints, thus hindering effective interactions. However, nurses who receive education in communication methods are more prepared to effectively communicate with their patients and families. Given this, critical care nurses must understand communication barriers, cultural influences, the importance of patient-centered communication, and strategies to increase therapeutic interactions. 

Describe three therapeutic communication techniques and strategies to address the needs of patients in the critical care setting.

Describe patient and family-centered communication, cultural differences, and communication barriers inherent to the critical care environment.

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Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

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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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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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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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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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In the United States, the use and abuse of opioids has become an epidemic, costing the nation billions of dollars every year. While opioids can be a safe and effective method of pain management, they can also be highly addictive. The issue is compounded when physicians prescribe opioids to patients who are at a high risk of opioid misuse or abuse without first exploring other options. In this module, we will explore the risk factors and stratification of opioid misuse, as well as assessment tools and strategies to ensure safe and effective pain management for patients using opioid medications.

Identify risk factors for opioid misuse.

Discuss risk factors for opioid misuse for specific strata of patients.

Utilize proper assessment tools for at-risk patients.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Jack M. Gorman, MD

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) establishes new ways to reimburse physicians for providing care to Medicare beneficiaries. This course explores MACRA, its various improvement activities, and ways you can implement change and sustain best practices.

Educate staff on what the MACRA Improvement Activities are and how they impact future practice reimbursements.

Provide guidance on how each staff member can impact Improvement Activities scores.

Describe strategies to sustain quality outcomes utilizing Improvement Activities.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Joseph Parks, MD

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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.

Instructor
Johnny Lee, MS

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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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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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By applying evidence-based strategies, nurses can help reduce pain during minor pediatric patient procedures. Nurses must assess the level of pain and understand the barriers to and the options available for effective pain management in pediatric patients. The goal of this educational program is to provide evidence-based practice information that will promote nursing management of pediatric pain during minor procedures. The content in this course is applicable to nurses in acute care and outpatient settings.

Identify barriers surrounding pediatric pain management.

List opportunities where pain can be reduced in pediatric minor procedures.

Describe nonpharmacological and pharmacological methods that can be used to reduce pain in pediatric minor procedures.

Instructor
Denise Ramponi, DNP, NP-BC, FAEN

Expert Reviewer
Vicky Bowden, BSN, NP, MNSc, DNSc
Elizabeth G. Rudolph, RN, MSN, JD
Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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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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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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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Schools, counties, states, and athletic organizations are paying attention to the dangers of concussions and taking steps to mitigate them. Some clinicians feel there is mounting evidence that concussions can cause long-term problems and permanent brain injury, including cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, personality changes, and even dementia. Healthcare providers can do much to inform the public and patients about the dangers of concussions. This course will discuss expert recommendations for preventing and managing sports-related concussions.

Define sports-related concussions and the sports in which they are most often found

Describe the immediate and long-term symptoms of sports-related concussions

Discuss expert recommendations for preventing/managing sports-related concussions 

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Lindsey Siewert, MSN, RN, APRN, CCNS, CCNS-K, SCRN

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

Define up to five levels of integrated care

List three benefits and goals of an integrated system of care

Name two characteristics of well-functioning systems

Describe three types of integrated care settings

Identify two effective interventions for behavioral health professionals in integrated care environments.

Name three core competencies required of an integrated care workforce

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Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

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This course discusses quality payment programs, participation, and how these programs work, along with sources of additional information. It 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.

Identify who can participate.

Summarize how the Quality Payment Program works.

Know where to go to learn more.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Training Program

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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.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Training Program

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

Recall four approaches to use to prepare for and begin an interview with a patient.

Explain four strategies for using patient-centered interviewing techniques.

Discuss eight important facets of a patient interview.

Recognize four types of challenging patients and techniques to use when interviewing each type.

Instructor
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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ANCC Accreditation

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

The content in this course is applicable to supervisors in all settings.

Differentiate between types of sexual harassment. Describe the laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace

Discuss both employee and non-employee rights regarding sexual harassment

Explain the role you have in preventing, recognizing, investigating, and taking corrective action concerning sexual harassment in the workplace

Describe the investigation process of a sexual harassment claim

Expert Reviewer
Linda Karlheim, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

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

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Discussing end-of-life issues is not easy, because few of us are ready to face the difficult choices surrounding death and dying. Regardless of whether or not we acknowledge it, most of us fear death. This course will take you on the journey of facing issues surrounding death and dying. The decisions to be made are difficult for everyone involved: the dying person, their family and loved ones, and the healthcare professionals sharing the experience. Each person and family will have unique needs and cope in different ways. For many patients and their families, this can also be a time of personal growth. These events often provide people with the opportunity to find out more about themselves and appreciate what is most important to them.

Describe the communication process at the end of life.

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

Identify the physical process of dying.

Discuss loss, grief, and bereavement.

Describe the goals of palliative care.

Describe pain and symptoms common at end of life.

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Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN

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This course will familiarize the learner with personal protective equipment. The different types and proper application of personal protective equipment are discussed. Choosing the correct personal protective equipment for the type of exposure is presented. This course engages the learner in discovering educational resources for commonly used chemicals and tactics for choosing personal protective equipment used in situations where exposure risks are evolving. 

Discuss the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper application

Demonstrate knowledge in choosing the correct type of PPE for the type of exposure presented

Instructor
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN

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ANCC Accreditation

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This course provides an overview of telehealth practices including a brief history of telehealth, current trends and research, and associated technologies. You will learn how to provide telehealth services, including potential advantages and challenges. Case scenarios are included to offer examples for practical application.

The goal of this course is to provide psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, addictions professionals, marriage and family therapists, and nurses in health and human services settings with current, research-based information on telehealth and guidelines for practice.

Describe what telehealth is and the types of services that can be provided through telehealth.

Summarize the different formats for delivering services via telehealth and the advantages and disadvantages of those formats.

Explain at least three standards providers must follow to deliver effective telehealthcare that complies with federal and state regulations.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW

Expert Reviewer
Jill Christenson, LPC

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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.

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

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ANCC Accreditation

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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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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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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 to understand the characteristics of atrial arrhythmias and ectopics, as well as their associated clinical implications.

Identify the characteristics of atrial rhythms.

Distinguish the identifying features of atrial arrhythmias.

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

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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This introductory course for behavioral health professionals provides an overview of evidence-based practices of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR). Included is a discussion of the core values of IMR and the approach's teaching principles, to better help your clients with severe mental illness manage and recover from their illnesses. Through the use of interactive exercises and detailed vignettes, you will gain the information and techniques you need to make IMR an effective part of your therapeutic toolbox.

Explain the core values, principles, and goals of IMR.

Describe how to use the key evidence-based components of IMR to support recovery with individuals with behavioral health disorders.

Identify adaptations of the IMR model, and how their core values, principles, and goals differ from IMR. 

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Stacy Smith, LPC-S, CS-I, LCAS, NCC

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Human trafficking is widespread, even within the United States. Victims come in all sexes, genders, nationalities, and ethnicities. This form of modern slavery includes domestic, industrial, and farm labor, but the majority of US victims are unwilling participants in the sex trade. This module covers the information, tools, and resources your health-care team needs to identify, assess, and treat victims of human trafficking. It also provides referral resources for legal and social services.

Describe the types of, risk factors for, and extent of human trafficking in the United States. Discuss the role and responsibilities of the interprofessional healthcare team in the recognition, assessment, and treatment of victims of human trafficking, including management of medical records, patient safety, and referral sources. Identify reporting and referral resources for victims of human trafficking.

Instructor
Trisha Sheridan, DNP, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P

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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.

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

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

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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People experiencing situational stress and psychiatric and substance use disorders are seen increasingly in EDs, contributing to the burden on already busy departments. This course informs ED nurses about psychiatric emergencies, including the assessment and nursing interventions.

Name the signs of the most urgent psychiatric emergencies

Describe two nursing goals in managing a psychiatric emergency

Discuss best practice standards of care in psychiatric emergencies

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

State abuse reporting responsibilities under mandated reporting laws.

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

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

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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ANCC Accreditation

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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.

Staff Writer

Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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The last outbreak of smallpox in the United States occurred in 1949. In 1967, the World Health Organization launched a worldwide campaign to eradicate the disease, and the last naturally occurring case of smallpox occurred in Somalia 10 years later. However, due to the lingering potential for the use of the smallpox virus in acts of terrorism, this module for health-care providers discusses the prevention, presentation, differential diagnosis, and containment of this serious communicable disease.

Describe identifying characteristics of smallpox, chickenpox, and monkeypox

List infection control methods for each illness and their rationale

Identify at least two potential contraindications to receiving the smallpox vaccine

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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ANCC Accreditation

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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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.

Instructor
Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Although a “crossing of the therapeutic boundary” may at times seem to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and enhance treatment effectiveness, it can also pose a serious risk. Learn about a clinician’s ethical role, the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations, and how to recognize potentially dangerous situations. This course is appropriate as a review for mental health clinicians, as well as an introduction for health professionals specializing in other areas—particularly nurses, social workers, addiction professionals, and certified counselors.

Define the meaning of a therapeutic boundary.

Describe the role of staff and the differences between a social relationship and a therapeutic relationship.

Identify and avoid the red flags of therapeutic-boundary violations.

Instructors
Kevin Fawcett, PhD
Wendy C. Krull, LCSW

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face many of the same issues at the end of life as people without such disabilities. They also face additional issues and challenges. As people with intellectual disability (ID) live longer, they outlive family caregivers more frequently. This often requires additional supports in advanced age, different service locations, and additional planning. The number of people in this situation is expected to rise as the “Baby Boomer” generation moves into this age category (Heller, Gibbons, & Fisher, 2015).

This course will introduce basic legal and ethical guidelines for decision making at the end of life. Advanced planning can provide clarity in complex, stressful situations when people are unable to communicate or provide consent. Your knowledge of an individual’s preferences and rights, as well as ethics, will help you support the person you are serving and their families. This course provides basic information about some common medical decisions that are included in an end-of-life care plan, as well as information about specialized healthcare options such as palliative care and hospice.

The goal of this course is to introduce nurses, psychologists, social workers, and qualified IDD professionals to critical issues at the end of life for people with IDD.

Provide a brief history of how dying has been treated in medical and at-home settings.

Describe a “good death” and the needs of individuals who are dying.

List 3 signs of approaching death.

Describe how you can support people with IDD as they experience grief and loss.

Describe how to make a plan for end-of-life care.

Define palliative care and hospice care.

Describe the scope of end-of-life planning documents.

Differentiate between competency and capacity.

Describe how to use supported decision making to help people with IDD express their end-of-life wishes.

Describe the roles medical ethics and ethics committees play in end-of-life decision making.

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Instructor
Margaret A. Nygren, EdD

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In this course, you will learn the essential telehealth components necessary to conduct a clinical assessment, risk assessment, and utilize formal assessment instruments. You will also learn what hardware and software technological resources are needed to connect with clients via telehealth.

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with information on conducting clinical assessments via telehealth.

Identify at least three essential components of the intake process and best practices, methodology, and frequency of completing risk assessments via telehealth.

Determine the benefits and limitations of using clinical assessment tools for telehealth services.

Recognize software and hardware requirements for assessing clients remotely.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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ANCC Accreditation

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Experiencing a stroke can result in a permanently devastating condition. While some risk factors are uncontrollable, certain practices can help prevent, limit, and even reverse stroke damage. This course equips providers of senior healthcare to facilitate stroke recovery by knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, being able to perform quick assessments, and responding appropriately. Also included: strategies for stroke prevention and ways to help your patients achieve quality of life after a stroke.

Discuss the pathophysiology of a stroke, including scope, risk factors, effects, treatment, and prevention.

Describe the connection between stroke and heart disease.

Perform and interpret stroke assessments and intervene according to professional standards of practice.

Identify strategies for achieving quality of life after a stroke.

Instructor
Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug abuse is costly to the U.S., resulting in more than $740 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and healthcare (National Institute on Drug Abuse [NIDA], 2018). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general US population. 

Discuss evidence-based treatment options available for common substance use disorders.

Compare and contrast different styles of evidence-based treatments.

Determine and state which evidence-based therapy may be most useful for your individual client's needs. 

Instructor
Stacy Smith, LPC-S, CS-I, LCAS, NCC 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

 

Identify the two major types of human trafficking.

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

Discuss federal laws regarding human trafficking.

Describe at least three barriers to identifying human trafficking.

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

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

Expert Reviewer
Catie Hart

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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Antibiotic stewardship is a movement which aims to treat this powerful group of medications resourcefully, implementing antibiotic use with evidence-based practice. As part of the antibiotic stewardship movement, providers and other team members such as nurses are called upon to be stewards of antibiotics so that these medications can continue to be used to fight infections in the future. In this module, you will learn about antibiotic stewardship and apply your knowledge in several case studies. You will learn about 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 six elements of an antibiotic stewardship program.

Recognize different team members' role in antibiotic stewardship.

Instructor
Kim Matthews, RN

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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An infected mother can transmit the HIV to her baby before or during birth and through breastfeeding. Recommendations for the HIV screening of pregnant women and the management of those found HIV infected have evolved considerably since being introduced in the late 1990s. Multiple factors have combined to decrease the risk of perinatal HIV transmission in the U.S. to less than 1%. The most effective way to deter perinatal HIV infection is to prevent initial infection in women and encourage preconception and prenatal HIV counseling, testing, and treatment. This continuing education module will discuss risk factors for mother-to-child HIV transmission and clinical guideline-supported strategies for decreasing the risk.

Identify factors that increase the risk of perinatal HIV transmission

Discuss strategies to reduce mother-to-infant HIV transmission

Describe different approaches to HIV screening in women of reproductive age, pregnant women, and women in labor whose infection status is unknown

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

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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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 mul