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Courses

Title Duration Sort ascending CME Certified
6.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide providers with training on suicide assessment, treatment, and management that meets the regulatory standards of the state of Washington.

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

Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.

Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

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

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

Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

3.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Recognizing, understanding, and addressing patient behaviors, as well as the rationales behind these behaviors, is critical to successfully manage patients and to protect practitioners and their practices. This course will review 3 major areas complicating patient care: drug diversion, SUD, and pain management considerations in patients with SUD.

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

Recognize rationales for prescription drug diversion.

Recognize and prevent drug diversion behaviors and activities.

Utilize tools to detect and deter drug diversion.

Define key terms necessary to understand SUD.

List common controlled and noncontrolled medications that are abused.

Utilize screening and assessment tools helpful in identifying SUD.

Outline nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatment of SUD.

Define specific types of pain.

Outline options for pain management utilizing the most recent CDC guidelines.

Instructor

Michael G. O'Neil, Pharm.D. 

2.90

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course for nurses and physicians describes how to assess pediatric pain and recognize the barriers to effectively treating such pain. You will learn pharmacological and nonpharmacological management options and the complexities of managing pain in special populations. You will come away better equipped to appropriately assess and treat pediatric pain in your own setting.

Discuss the past and future status of pain management in children

Define pain, clarify commonly misused terms, and develop an understanding of how pain works

Describe some of the assessment tools available for children

Discuss various pharmacological pain management options

Discuss various nonpharmacological pain management options

Explain some of the complexities involved in treating the child with chronic pain, cognitive impairments, or a need for palliative care

Instructor
Christina M. Almgren, MS, RN, CPNP

2.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Describe the eligibility, benefits, and administration of Medicaid.

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

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

Instructor
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Training Program

2.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In this course, you will learn about the major categories of medications used in the treatment of mental illness, including antipsychotics, antianxiety medications, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. You will also learn about the different medications’ indications for use and some of their most common side effects. You will find out about some of the precautions that apply to specific populations taking psychiatric medications, such as older adults and psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Summarize general principles of psychiatric medication use, such as how these medications work and what impacts their effects

Describe the uses and major side effects of antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, antidepressant, and antianxiety medications

Explain the special concerns related to use of psychiatric medications in older adults and during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Instructor
Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA

2.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Define Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans.

Describe how MA Plans work.

Explain eligibility requirements and enrollment.

Recognize types of MA Plans.

Identify other Medicare health plans.

Recall rights, protections, and appeals.

Summarize the Medicare Marketing Guidelines.

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

2.25

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Hepatic failure is one of the leading causes of death in this country. According to the American Liver Foundation (ALF), one in 10 Americans—approximately 30 million people—has some form of hepatic failure, with 16,000 such patients currently on the transplant list waiting for a new liver. So you can better manage and care for this patient population, this course presents the causes, symptoms, risk factors, complications, treatment strategies, and characteristics of hepatic failure.

Identify the anatomical and physiological aspects of the liver.

Identify causes of hepatic failure.

Describe symptoms and complications of liver disease and hepatic failure.

Discuss diagnostic and monitoring strategies for patients with liver disease.

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

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

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

2.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

In this course, you will learn the scope of medical and treatment errors within the overall healthcare system and specifically in behavioral health settings. You will explore the types of medical errors, including error-prone situations, and the use of root cause analysis to determine why and how an error occurred. You will explore some best practices that will help improve client safety and outcomes within your organization. Finally, you will learn your responsibilities regarding the reporting of medical errors. With this information, you will be empowered to create a safe environment in which clients can get the care they need.

Identify the scope of treatment and medical errors within the healthcare setting.

Define the various terms used to describe and categorize treatment or medical errors.

Describe analysis methods used to determine why and how treatment errors occur.

Identify strategies to reduce behavioral health treatment errors.

Identify your responsibility in reporting medical errors.

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

Instructor
Angela Giles, DBH, LCSW

Staff Writer
Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.

2.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Alcohol use can have a destructive effect on individuals, as well as their families and loved ones. The main goal of this course is to give you in-depth knowledge about research concerning the impact of alcohol use disorders on families, as well as the family’s impact on the development and persistence of alcohol use. You will learn the fundamentals of the family systems approach that are essential for you to understand the complicated dynamics of families struggling to deal with the impact of alcohol use disorders. You also will learn about factors that influence recovery, as well as the effectiveness of specific intervention models that are used for substance abuse. Furthermore, you will be able to identify specific risk factors that are related to developing an alcohol use disorder. Vignettes and interactive exercises give you the opportunity to apply these concepts so that you can expand your effectiveness with the families you encounter in your work. This course is intended for entry and intermediate level healthcare professionals.

Describe the family systems perspective of substance use disorders and identify family factors that influence the risk of developing a substance use disorder.

Identify family problems that may result from or co-occur with a substance use disorder.

Discuss recent research concerning the relationship between family factors and recovery and employ effective models for substance use intervention.

Instructor
Kristen Pagano, LPC, CRC

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Given the significant impact medical errors can have on health and safety, all licensed professionals caring for patients must understand how these errors occur and how to prevent them. This course will discuss factors that increase the risk for medical errors and how the root cause analysis process and other evidence-based strategies can aid in preventing them. In addition, five of the most misdiagnosed medical conditions will be reviewed, along with strategies for prevention. 

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

Discuss factors that increase the risk for medical errors.

Describe the root cause analysis process for medical errors. Identify strategies for preventing medical errors.

Discuss vulnerable populations and their safety needs related to medical errors.

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

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN 

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

2.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course explains how the coordination of benefits works when people have Medicare and certain other types of health coverage. Module 5, Coordination of Benefits, explains the rules that govern payers’ responsibilities when people have Medicare and certain other types of health and/or prescription drug coverage. This module was developed and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace. This course is designed for trainers and other information givers who are familiar with the Medicare program. It can be easily adapted for presentations to groups of beneficiaries.

Explain health and drug coverage coordination.

Determine who pays first.

Identify where to get more information.

Instructor
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services National Training Program

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Acuity levels for hospital patients have been rising. To meet this demand and prevent medical complications, healthcare practitioners must observe sound principles of early recognition and treatment when abnormalities arise. Laboratory testing is one of the simplest forms available for effective diagnostics. This course discusses how to recognize normal and abnormal lab reference ranges related to hematology. It explains the physiological process represented by individual lab values and the effect on the body system(s) involved, and covers the process of reporting critical lab values. You will be equipped to confidently identify abnormal lab results, comprehend their meaning, and treat and monitor the pathological cause of deviations, thus ensuring the highest level of care for your patients.

Recognize normal and abnormal lab reference ranges found in labs related to hematology.

Explain the physiological process represented by individual lab values and the effect on the body system(s) involved.

Discuss the process of reporting critical lab values.

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

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

As a behavioral health professional, you know how challenging it can be to understand the complexities of diagnosing and treating personality disorders. Drawing upon guidelines from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and current empirical literature, this course offers you a comprehensive look at the etiology, categories, and diagnostic criteria for personality disorders while considering differential diagnoses and co-occurring disorders. Lastly, this course offers information on best practices for the treatment of personality disorders.

Describe the essential characteristics of all 10 personality disorders according to the DSM-5.

Discuss reasons for an alternative model for diagnosing personality disorders.

Explain 2 factors related to the etiology of personality disorders.

Identify at least 3 disorders that commonly co-occur or overlap with personality disorders.

List up to 5 best practice approaches for treating specific personality disorders.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW

2.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Learn which preventive services are covered.

Define who is eligible to receive them.

Describe when preventive services are covered.

Learn how much you pay.

Learn where to get more information.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Recognize important assessment areas for the post-anesthesia patient.

Describe complications of anesthesia and their treatments.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

2.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Describe what Medigap policies are.

Define key Medigap terms.

List the steps in buying a Medigap policy.

Identify the best time to buy a Medigap policy.

Explain guaranteed issue rights.

Outline where to get information on Medigap rights and protections.

Relias Learning

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Annually in this country, an average of 800,000 patient hospitalizations involve mechanical ventilation, with an estimated cost of 27 billion dollars, or 12 percent of all hospital costs. Proper ventilator management techniques are imperative in providing safe, quality patient care. This course discusses related respiratory physiology, modes of ventilation, commonly referenced ventilator values, principles for managing the mechanically ventilated patient, and the pharmacology of pain and sedation used during mechanical ventilation. Applying this information in your healthcare setting will help to ensure optimal outcomes for your patients.

Review the concepts of respiratory physiology associated with mechanical ventilation.

Discuss commonly referenced ventilator values used when assessing the adequacy of a treatment regimen.

Outline the strategies utilized in the approach to mechanical ventilation and the modes of ventilation categorized under these approaches.

Describe principles of managing the mechanically ventilated patient.

Summarize the pharmacology of pain and sedation used during mechanical ventilation.

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

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Caregivers who work with older adults with dementia often report that the biggest obstacles they face are related to managing challenging behaviors. This course offers a clinically based overview of such behaviors, along with the most common effects of the pharmacological agents used to treat these behaviors. You will learn practical techniques to use in your own setting to help you determine the most effective strategies for managing the people you serve.

Identify at least three challenging behaviors that commonly occur among individuals with dementia.

Describe the most common effects of pharmacological agents used to treat these challenging behaviors.

Explain at least three practical strategies that you can use to manage challenging behaviors among people served.

Instructor
Lisa Furst, LMSW

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

One of the areas governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is the use and disclosure of written and verbal communications that mental health and substance-use disorder providers (behavioral health providers) have with each individual client; with the individual's family members and friends; and with other professionals, health plans, and law enforcement officials; along with the documentation requirements associated with each type of communication. This course addresses some of the most common HIPAA-related legal and ethical challenges faced by behavioral health professionals, including those who work in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, addiction treatment centers, and private practices. This course will improve your understanding of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and how they apply to your day-to-day professional responsibilities as a behavioral healthcare provider. You'll be better equipped to identify potential legal and ethical issues related to HIPAA, improve your compliance approach, and develop more effective risk management strategies (in consultation with appropriate legal counsel, as needed).

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

Identify the changes you should make to your HIPAA policy and procedures to maintain compliance with the privacy and security rules.

Apply the privacy and security rules to your practice or work setting, including your professional communication and documentation practices.

Identify potential ethical or legal issues related to HIPAA in your work setting, and employ more effective risk management strategies to avoid violations.

Instructor
Linda Weaver, PhD, JD

Staff Writer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The public-health problem of domestic violence requires all members of the community to recognize, address, report, and prevent it. Because healthcare professionals often work closely with victims, they are in a unique position to be able to recognize domestic violence. This course provides information on recognizing and responding to domestic violence, and presents strategies you can use to report and even prevent it.

Describe domestic violence in the United States as a public health issues.

Define two types of domestic violence. Identify three risk factors for becoming a victim of domestic violence.

Describe five warning signs of domestic violence.

Illustrate three strategies you can use to assess for domestic violence.

Demonstrate three interventions for responding to and reporting domestic violence.

Explain four ways you can help prevent domestic violence.

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

Expert Reviewer
Fatima M. Smith, MSW

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.

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

Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders diagnosed in childhood, and its symptoms can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Since many children at times exhibit inattentiveness, hyperactivity, or impulsivity, it can be challenging to diagnose and treat individuals with ADHD. This course, appropriate for healthcare professionals with basic to intermediate levels of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of healthcare settings, will give you the tools you need to make an accurate diagnosis and choose the most effective treatment options. Included are the three different presentations of ADHD and key behaviors of each, specific diagnostic criteria, typical symptoms and how they manifest differently in individuals of different ages, possible causes of ADHD, and current treatment options for children, teenagers, and young adults.

Identify the current theories on the etiology of ADHD.

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

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

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

Instructor
Sarah Clavell Storer, Ph.D.

Staff Writer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course is designed to help you distinguish between legal, ethical, and standard of care issues. It is designed to serve as a guide to help you understand the law and make ethical decisions in your work, as well as develop risk management and compliance strategies to help you avoid disciplinary actions and claims of malpractice. You will also learn about informed consent, confidentiality and privacy, professional boundaries, and use of technology, among other issues. Taking this course can help you prepare for and recognize legal and ethical concerns. However, you will also need to familiarize yourself with the specific laws, ethical codes, organizational policies, and standards of care that apply to your practice. Professional organizations and associations, state licensing boards, and attorneys familiar with behavioral health law can help you access information relevant to your work. Please note, the content in this course is designed to heighten clinicians’ general awareness of legal and ethical concerns. It is not offered as legal advice for any individual provider or specific situation.

Explain laws, ethics, and standards of care as they pertain to behavioral health.

Identify legal and ethical standards related to client consent, relationships, and privacy.

Describe actions that can be taken to make sound ethical decisions and effectively mitigate the risk of ethics violations or malpractice complaints.

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Instructor
Frederic G. Reamer PhD

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The Health and Medicine Division’s (HMD) (formerly the Institute of Medicine) Healthy People 2020 and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have highlighted the health disparities affecting LGBTQ populations. As evidence of health-illness patterns continues to be reported in the literature, this module presents the complex social determinants of health unique among the LGBTQ community. Information will be analyzed based on the four conceptual perspectives for understanding LGBTQ health suggested by the HMD: minority stress, intersectionality, life-course framework, and social ecology.

Identify the lifespan health considerations of LGBTQ individuals (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, older adulthood), including coming out and family systems.

Describe social determinants of health and health disparities among LGBTQ populations.

Discuss LGBTQ health risk factors, including physical, mental, psychosocial, and cultural.

Describe barriers faced by LGBTQ people in accessing healthcare and why these barriers exist.

Identify strategies for providing sensitive and informed healthcare for the LGBTQ community.

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

A critical step for service providers in receiving reimbursement is to submit treatment-planning documentation. This course reinforces what you already know about plans of care, while offering suggestions for capturing the real therapeutic relationship on paper. You will learn how to hone in on core principles for clinical documentation; take a fresh look at ways to record your client’s strengths, goals, and treatment objectives; and evaluate methods of accurately representing interventions, outcomes, and discharge plans.

Identify the preferences and needs of various stakeholders in the treatment planning process, most importantly the client.

Summarize seven core principles of effective treatment planning documentation.

Identify at least three effective ways to document client strengths and barriers to treatment during the planning process.

Describe how to develop measurable and client-focused goals and objectives for treatment planning.

Explain how to document planned interventions, desired outcomes, and treatment changes that occur based on client progress.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The American Stroke Association estimates that 85 percent of all strokes are related to ischemia, and in the United States, ischemic strokes are the leading cause of adult disability. In stroke care, prevention is key. This course discusses patient-monitoring techniques and management principles, along with the use of pharmacological agents that slow or prevent clot development.

Describe the physiological states of coagulation.

Discuss the pharmacological agents of anticoagulation used in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis therapy.

Outline patient monitoring techniques and management principles.

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

Expert Reviewer
Daniel Migliaccio, MD

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course examines the factors that may contribute to the underutilization of healthcare services, as well as ways to improve cultural understanding and competency in healthcare treatment. More specifically, this course covers the significance of cultural diversity, demographics, as well as individual and cultural diversity factors. The information in this training proposes some helpful conceptual frameworks for embracing cultural considerations in healthcare.

Explain how cultural differences can contribute to healthcare disparities.

Describe identities, affiliations, beliefs, and aspects of individual or group diversity that may contribute to the cultural identity of the person served.

Explain how cultural humility and improved cultural competency can positively affect healthcare services.

Instructor
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The two most common trauma-related disorders are acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and psychologists in health and human services settings with information on the diagnostic criteria for acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, steps in the diagnostic process, and psychological and pharmacological interventions to treat PTSD.

Recognize the diagnostic criteria for acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder and how to differentiate between them.

Identify at least 4 risk factors for and 4 protective factors against the development of PTSD.

Discuss the 3 steps of the diagnostic process.

Recall 9 recommended treatment approaches for PTSD.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Thoracentesis, also known as thoracocentesis or pleural tap, can be stressful not only for patients and their families, but also for the interdisciplinary team of practitioners involved in the care surrounding this invasive procedure. This course discusses the physiological, pharmacological, and procedural principles surrounding thoracentesis so you can better manage all stages of the procedure and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

Identify pathophysiology of acute and chronic conditions necessitating procedural thoracentesis.

Describe pre-procedureal considerations for patient -specific needs.

Summarize elements of a thoracentesis procedure and the appropriate related patient interventions and monitoring.

Explain the post-procedure patient monitoring and potential complications for thoracentesis.

Discuss characteristics of bacterial organisms and the use of antimicrobial therapy.

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

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

1.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Aneurysms are known as silent killers. Without early detection and prompt intervention, their mortality rate can reach as high as 90 to 100 percent. A number of commonly found risk factors and comorbidities can increase the risk of developing an aneurysm. To help you achieve quality outcomes for your patients, this course discusses the symptoms of a potential aneurysm, how to identify aneurysm types and their physical location, and common techniques used in managing the patient with an aneurysm.

Discuss the concepts associated with vascular physiology.

Identify the types of aneurysms and their physical location.

Recognize the clinical manifestations of aneurysms.

Outline the common techniques utilized in managing the patient with an aneurysm.

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

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Motivational interviewing (MI) is increasingly being viewed as the most important development in the counseling field in the last 30 years. This course for people in helping professions explains MI’s core principles and how to apply them through such skills and techniques as establishing rapport and commitment language and eliciting change talk. Through a blend of interactive exercises and instructive information—including recent empirical research supporting MI’s effectiveness—you will learn the crucial importance of matching interventions to individuals and stages of change in order to improve the likelihood of success.

Describe the foundational principles and spirit of motivational interviewing.

List how the four processes of motivational interviewing help clients consider their own reasons for change.

Employ basic motivational interviewing skills to help clients resolve ambivalence in favor of change.

Identify how motivational interviewing is used in different practice settings.

Instructor
Christopher de Beer, LCSW

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The outlook for people with schizophrenia has improved over the last 25 years. Although there is no cure yet, it is important to remember that many people can manage the illness to lead independent, satisfying lives. The main goal of this course is to provide you with the information and current research you need to better understand how to collaborate in the treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Identify differences between typical and atypical antipsychotic medications

List common side effects of antipsychotic medications

Recognize antipsychotic medication-related side effects that should be immediately reported and/or addressed

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
John Cahill, MD, PhD

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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective, yet underused, approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder. Misconceptions about what MAT is, how it is used, and whether it is helpful, are common. Your clients with opioid use disorder may share these misconceptions, creating a barrier to treatment. By taking this course, you will have information that you can share with your clients and their family members about what MAT is, how it helps, its major components, and the medications used in MAT. Note: If you are a prescriber, this course does not meet the federal requirements to qualify for a waiver to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine. You will need to pursue additional training to meet those requirements. The goal of this educational program is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, nursing, professional counseling, social work, and psychology professionals in health and human services settings with an overview of what MAT is, how it helps individuals with opioid use disorder, and the medications used in MAT programs.

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

Discuss the primary components of medication-assisted treatment programs and their efficacy for treating opioid use disorder.

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

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Instructor
Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA

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This training introduces you to several models to enhance your communication with individuals from a range of diverse backgrounds. You will also learn about cultural barriers to treatment, several health belief systems, and factors to consider in a culturally responsive assessment. It is worth noting that culture is always at play, regardless of the healthcare provider’s capacity to recognize and/or respond to it appropriately.

Summarize how to use three culturally competent assessment frameworks to enhance communication and engagement.

Explain at least two approaches you can use to improve the cultural sensitivity of your assessment process.

State options for helping individuals of culturally diverse groups overcome barriers to treatment.

Describe the four major health belief systems.

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Instructor
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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At the organizational level, routine implementation of evidence-based practices that can identify and intervene with at-risk individuals, has been lacking for many years and remains so in many settings. The goal of this course is to provide knowledge about evidence-based, suicide-specific interventions. This course for healthcare professionals will focus on working with at-risk individuals focuses on interventions for those who have made a recent suicide attempt or who are at risk due to suicidal thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Also discussed are ways to summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means.

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

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

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

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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Due to increasing demands on healthcare providers—along with dwindling resources with which to provide care—telehealth services (enhancing healthcare through the use of telecommunications technologies) offer immense value to your organization and the people you serve. This course for licensed providers in behavioral health settings focuses on delivery systems and specific remote clinical services that begin with remote intake and referral processes. You will learn helpful approaches for establishing rapport during the comprehensive intake process, and gain information about screening assessments, interventions, and treatment referrals. Interactive exercises and practical examples will help you to incorporate these assessment strategies in your own setting.

Describe the essential components of the intake process when providing treatment services via telehealth.

Summarize the best practices, methodology, and frequency of completing risk assessments via telehealth.

Compare and contrast clinical assessment tools for telehealth services.

Apply knowledge of the existing software and hardware applications available for assessing clients remotely.

Staff Writer
Naju Madra, M.A.

Instructor
Steven R. Thorp, Ph.D., ABPP

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

State the common symptoms of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

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

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

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

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

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The goal of this course is to provide providers in health and human services settings with skills for preventing suicide among veterans.

Identify the risk factors that relate to suicide among veterans. Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.

Explain how to screen and assess individuals to identify veterans at increased risk of suicide.

Describe effective ways to intervene to reduce suicide risk among veterans.

Expert Reviewer
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with information on the development, prevalence, and treatment of opioid use disorders in adolescent and young adult populations.

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

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

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

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

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Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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

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

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

Name common elements that affect the quality of incident reports.

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

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In this course, you will learn about the effects of age and life transitions on alcohol and drug use in women and how these are reflected in treatment methodologies. A host of stressors and life transitions can be accompanied by significant changes in substance use and can be implicated in women's development of a substance use disorder. You will learn ways that you can provide gender-sensitive treatment to women struggling with substance use or at risk of developing a substance use disorder. The goal of this educational program is to provide marriage and family counseling, nursing, professional counseling, social work, and psychology professionals in health and human services settings with information about substance use treatment for women at various stages of development.

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

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

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

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

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Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of arrhythmia, affects approximately 2.2 million people in the US and is a leading risk factor for stroke. Approximately 15 percent of people who experience a stroke have AFib. While AFib is most commonly seen in patients over age 60, many who have the condition are asymptomatic, making it difficult to diagnose. Because strokes resulting from AFib can be prevented with early screening, diagnosis, and intervention, this course covers anatomical and physiological changes that contribute to increased stroke risk, along with interventions for symptom control and stroke-risk management.

Describe patient risk factors that can lead to A-Fib and subsequent stroke.

Explain anatomical and physiological changes that occur with A-Fib that contribute to increased risk for stroke.

Discuss interventions for symptom control in patients with A-Fib.

Discuss interventions to manage risk for stroke associated with A-Fib.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Expert Reviewer
Daniel Migliaccio, MD

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

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

Discuss treatment interventions for acute strokes.

Describe management priorities following ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

Define risk factors for complications related to stroke interventions.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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

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

Identify the types of abuse suffered by older adults.

Identify indicators of abuse for older adults.

Identify options for screening older adults for abuse.

Recall intervention options for victims and abusers.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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

Identify the advent of cardiac catheterization.

Describe the blood circulation of the heart.

Describe the anatomy and physiology of heart structures.

Define the coronary circulation.

Describe the electrical system of the heart.

Identify the clotting cascade mechanism.

Relias Learning

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

Delineate right heart catheterization waveforms.

Identify normal and abnormal right heart pressure values.

Identify disease processes that affect cardiac pressure values.

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Diabetes is not an uncommon condition in today’s healthcare systemthe U.S.. This high-volume condition can be managed very effectively, but diabetes disease management can also become very complicated. How can patients learn to manage their own diabetes? What strategies are most effective in teaching patient self-care? By creating an action plan with their patients, primary care providers can not only help to improve patient outcomes, but they can also empower the patients to take a bigger role in their own their disease management. When patients take on more responsibility for their care, resources (both time and economic) are freed up and can be allocated to other patients or areas of need. However, creating an action plan requires input from both the primary care provider and the patient, and no two plans are likely to be the same. Factors such as finances, living situation, or other social determinants of health must all must be considered when putting together a plan. A patient’s diet may also play a role. In this module, the topics of action plans, the social determinants of health, and nutritional counseling will be explored.

The goal of this course is to provide case/care management, nursing, and social work professionals with information about diabetes management.

Identify challenges to the successful and cost-effective management of diabetes for patients and providers.

Differentiate the components of a diabetes action plan and the information it provides.

Select ways healthcare professionals can help patients become more comfortable with and adept at self-management of diabetes.

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Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

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

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

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

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

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

Jack M. Gorman, MD

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This course provides the most current and relevant information about the abuse of children, elders, and dependent adults, along with facts about intimate partner violence. This discussion, designed for all Human Service personnel in entry-level training or compliance reviews, includes how to recognize various signs of abuse and what your reporting responsibilities and procedures are. You will come away with the key competencies you need to assist victims of violence and help others to avoid victimization.

Detect risk factors of child abuse, elder abuse, dependent-adult abuse, and intimate partner violence.

Identify potential signs of physical, mental, and financial abuse.

Apply legally mandated guidelines for reporting abuse and intimate partner violence.

Recognize the prevalence of child abuse, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, and intimate partner violence.

Staff Writer

Naju Madra, MA

Expert Reviewer

Bridgett Ross, Psy. D.

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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In the United States, the use and abuse of opioids, whether through prescriptions or illegal means, has reached epidemic proportions. The problem is compounded by the use of opioids during pregnancy. This course presents best practices for identifying and managing pregnant women who have opioid-use disorder, including screening, treatment recommendations, pain management, complications, and postpartum recommendations.

Describe strategies for managing pain in women with opioid-use disorder during pregnancy.

Describe treatment recommendations for opioid-use disorder during pregnancy.

Discuss complications related to opioid-use disorders during pregnancy and recommendations for management.

Discuss the postpartum recommendations for women with opioid-use disorders.

Discuss recommendations for opioid screening during pregnancy.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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

Identify specific patterns of progression for three neurological disorders.

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

Describe interventions related to end-stage neurological diseases.

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

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Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN

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

Define cultural competence, implicit bias, and indirect discrimination.

Describe at least two assumptions and myths related to stereotypes.

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

List at least three barriers to providing quality healthcare.

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

Instructor
Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ph.D.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

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

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

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

Discuss the background and implications of big data in healthcare.

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

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

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

Instructor
Danyell Jones

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, client-centered approach to engaging people in conversations about change. Shown to be effective in a variety of settings, MI is increasingly being adopted by therapists, substance-use-disorder counselors, and healthcare workers to help clients make important behavioral changes. This course is for practitioners who are already familiar with the core skills used in MI (along with its four processes), and who would like to improve their ability to use this approach more effectively with a broad range of clients or apply MI concepts to group therapy.

Engage clients who are angry, upset or disengaged from the therapeutic process.

Guide clients who are vague, guarded, or tangential towards a deeper discussion of their reasons, ability, and desire to change a particular behavior.

Consolidate commitment from clients who have successfully resolved their ambivalence about change.

Apply Motivational Interviewing principles to group therapy.

Instructor
Christopher de Beer LCSW

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Rates of suicide among youth continue to increase, making it essential for behavioral health clinicians and other professionals working with adolescents and transition-age youth to understand the dynamics of suicide among young people. After providing a foundation on how widespread the problem is and the prevailing theories about the drivers of suicidal behaviors, this course will teach you about how to effectively screen potentially suicidal youth and ways you can intervene to lower their risk. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, behavioral counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services settings with skills for reducing suicide risk in adolescents and transition-age youth.

State 3 primary assessment strategies you can use to identify youth who are at risk for suicide.

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

Explain the primary drivers of suicide according to Joiner’s interpersonal theory and how they operate to increase risk.

Summarize the impact of risk and protective factors for adolescents and transition-age youth.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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This module presents an overview of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and its contentious history with the healthcare systems. Definitions of key concepts related to sexuality and gender variables and general implications for clinical education, practice, and research will be discussed. The goal of this educational course for social work, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech language pathology and audiology, medical, and physical therapy professionals is to enhance the understanding of issues that the LGBTQ community has when navigating and using the healthcare system. In this module, the acronym LGBTQ will be used when referring to all groups (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer). In cases where the literature cited refers specifically to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender populations, the course will use corresponding initials.

Define key terminology related to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender.

Describe historical events and context affecting the LGBTQ community.

Discuss general interprofessional practice guidelines in the care of LGBTQ healthcare recipients.

Instructor
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Expert Reviewer
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

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The incorporation of screening for alcohol use disorders in a general medical setting can significantly increase the number of individuals with alcohol use disorders who are identified and treated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4 medications to treat alcohol use disorder, making treatment in primary care and other general medical settings a viable alternative to specialty care. This course will give you valuable information about these medications as well as several medications used off-label, empowering those you serve and increasing the likelihood of their recovery.

Identify the benefits of treating alcohol use disorder in a medical setting.

Discuss the importance of screenings and brief interventions to treat individuals who have alcohol use disorder and identify common tools used for screenings.

Explain the steps involved in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

Discuss the common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.

Instructor
Dr. Alina Vrinceaunu-Hamm, MD

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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

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

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

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Kim Matthews, RN

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Strategies for successful engagement of clients, especially those who are either not ready or willing to change, are desperately needed. While there are significant systemic barriers to engagement including the proximity and accessibility of services and high costs of care (Kazdin, 2017), treatment providers also influence the extent to which clients engage in treatment. This course is intended for licensed clinicians and will provide information about the challenges of engagement, as well as specific strategies that providers can use to promote engagement in treatment for individuals with substance use and other behavioral health conditions.

Discuss typical challenges to engagement among individuals with substance use and other behavioral health disorders.

Define relationship factors and integrated medical and behavioral health treatment models and how each contributes to treatment engagement.

Identify counseling strategies that can improve treatment engagement among individuals with substance use and other behavioral health disorders.

Summarize unique issues and barriers related to engaging women with children, pregnant women, and older adults in substance abuse treatment.

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Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

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

Describe communication processes that relate to reducing medical errors

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

Review recommendations for the safe transfer of patient care information

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

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

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

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

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Because hematologic conditions affect every system within the body, caring for a patient with a blood disorder can be challenging. Nurses should be familiar with hematological conditions and how to recognize their symptoms, along with understanding diagnostic tests, treatment and management strategies, and the education patients need to optimize quality of life and prevent complications. This course is designed to equip nurses with essential knowledge necessary for caring for patients with these conditions.

Identify the components and functions of the hematological system.

Describe the pathology for common hematological disorders.

Identify the causes and symptoms of hematological disorders.

Identify diagnostic tests and treatment strategies for hematological disorders.

Discuss complications associated with hematological disorders.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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

Identify commonly used catheters in the cannulation of the left and right coronary arteries.

Identify coronary catheters utilized to cannulate coronary arteries by pass grafts.

Verbalize the diagnostic wires and ancillary equipment commonly utilized in a standard heart catheterization.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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

Identify commonly used guiding catheters in the cannulation of the left and right coronary arteries for the purpose of providing TIMI flow.

Identify ancillary coronary treatment options such as atherectomy, left ventricular support devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and pacemakers.

Verbalize the interventional wires and coronary balloons commonly used for support and trackability.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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This simulation, intended to provide a challenging, real-world experience regarding the prevention of readmissions, includes best practices for care management, medication management, medication reconciliation, and screening.

Identify prevention practices to prevent disease processes or the worsening thereof.

Recognize screening strategies for early detection and intervention in ambulatory care.

Identify care coordination to increase positive outcomes across the healthcare continuum.

Indicate key times for medication reconciliation and medication management strategies to improve outcomes and avoid medication errors.

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Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

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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 quality measures, and ways you can implement change and sustain best practices.

Understand the quality payment program and how it works.

Understand your role in the quality payment program and how it applies to your practice.

Find additional information on requisite metrics and changes to practice.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

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

Define palliative care and hospice care.

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

Identify when palliative care and hospice care are appropriate.

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

Describe the benefits of palliative care and hospice care.

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

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

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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

Identify the core components of SBIRT.

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

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

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

Instructor
Bruce Horwitz, PhD

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Opioids are used to treat severe pain but also include serious risks if the medication is misused. The misuse of prescribed and illicit opioids contributes to rising numbers of opioid overdose deaths. This course will provide you with an overview of opioid use disorder, detailed information to gather during a comprehensive assessment, and treatment options to implement with clients diagnosed with opioid use disorder. 

List the primary symptoms of opioid use disorder and how they impact domains of functioning.

Summarize the primary biological and psychosocial factors involved in the etiology of opioid use disorder.

Identify information to include in an assessment for opioid use disorder.

Explain treatment options for opioid use disorder.

Instructor
Delia L. Lofton, MS, RT-R, CNMT

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Pharmacological management is both an art and a science. This course serves to provide an understanding of the basic mechanisms of action found in commonly used classes of cardiac agents. It is aimed to equip the clinician with the didactic pharmacological knowledge required to properly manage various cardiac conditions.

Review physiological and pharmacological concepts associated with cardiovascular pharmacological agents. Discuss the relevant clinical implications of select cardiac medications.

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Outline stroke prevention strategies and lifestyle changes.

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

Describe diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

 

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Suicide is the 17th leading cause of death worldwide and the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Early detection, assessment, and effective intervention are vital in caring for patients with medical illnesses who may also be suffering from depression. Patients with medical illness are at risk for depression, and depression may be complicating treatment and the ability to recuperate effectively. Underdiagnosed and undertreated depression may be taking an enormous toll on the resources of both the patient and the family. This course will teach healthcare professionals what makes a patient vulnerable to suicide, recognize and treat depression, and components of treatment plan.

Describe the association between chronic medical conditions and the risk of depression and suicide.

List three factors that make patients vulnerable to suicide.

Differentiate among suicide attempts, gestures, threats, and ideation.

Distinguish between mood and affect as they relate to the assessment for depression.

List two core symptoms of major depression.

Identify the difference between mood changes due to grief and those due to depression.

Describe the clinician’s role in supporting patients with depression.

Describe the ability of healthcare professionals to recognize and treat depression.

Explain the function of psychotherapy in the treatment of depression.

Identify one method healthcare professionals may use to examine personal attitudes about the stigma of depression and suicide.

Describe two patient self-care treatment plan components.

Identify two family education and support needs regarding depression.

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

1.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Define workplace harassment.

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

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

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

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

Instructor
David A. Winter

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Rising costs of health care in the U.S. have required clinicians to utilize cost-effective measures in patient management. Not only is laboratory testing one of the most effective evaluative tools available, it is also the most fiscally responsible. Minute changes in expected values can indicate a considerable change in a patient status. The ability to confidently identify abnormal results in frequently measured labs, to comprehend the pathophysiological meaning, and to treat or monitor the cause enables healthcare workers in acute-care facilities to provide proper patient management. This course will also help you understand the physiology of acid-base balance and be able to identify select disturbances so you can ensure the highest level of care for your patients.

Summarize the significance of select lab values pertaining to physiological functioning.

Recognize normal and abnormal reference ranges.

Distinguish abnormal lab values, and describe their physiological causes.

Outline the mandated lab-reporting policies required by various accrediting agencies.

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

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

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric illnesses, affect millions of American adults, filling their lives with overwhelming anxiety, fear, and uncertainty out of proportion to any actual danger. These symptoms often persist for significant periods of time, and if not treated, can grow progressively worse. Anxiety disorders frequently occur in conjunction with other psychiatric or physical illnesses, making symptoms even worse. This course provides an overview of signs and symptoms as well as the most effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments available. New and improved therapies can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. This course will help you recognize anxiety disorders in those you serve and implement the most appropriate form of treatment.

Identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders.

List three common psychopharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders.

Explain three of the psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Describe the clinical presentation of a patient with SIADH.

Summarize nursing care for SIADH.

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

Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

People living with hypertension, coronary artery disease (CAD), and congestive heart failure (CHF) are among healthcare payers’ highest cost members. People may have these conditions simultaneously, and having even just one of them—especially if not well-managed—often increases a patient's risk of developing the others. Early detection and treatment of hypertension reduces disease progression and drives down costs. This course provides evidence-based recommendations on how to provide clinically appropriate care, how to teach patients self-management techniques for their conditions and create an action plan, and how to identify other factors that could impact their condition.

Indicate best practices for providing cardiac care while achieving cost effectiveness.

Identify markers of cardiac conditions to encourage early detection and treatment, benefiting both patients and payers.

Identify different educational tools for teaching self-management to patients with cardiac conditions.

Write an appropriate cardiac action plan with your patients.

Identify how to provide nutritional counseling for patients with cardiac conditions.

Identify potential social determinants of health that could impact adherence to the care plan.

Instructor
George L. Oestreich, PharmD, MPA

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

In the United States, stroke affects some 795,000 people per year and is the fifth largest cause of death. Of those patients who survive, many experience impairments requiring special care. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a tool used to measure the severity of stroke symptoms and to aid in the identification of the injury location. The NIHSS has also been shown to strongly predict the likelihood of a patient’s recovery after stroke. This course will help clinicians in the acute care setting care for patients suffering from acute stroke. 

State the primary purpose of using the NIHSS.

Name all NIHSS areas of assessment.

List all stroke scale items used to test patients for stroke severity.

Calculate a summative NIHSS score and identify levels of stroke severity.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Expert Reviewer
Daniel Migliaccio, MD

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Early identification, management, and treatment of stroke by utilizing best practice protocols can help prevent disability and death and ensure that patients have the best possible outcomes. This course presents the most up-to-date best practices for managing the patient with an acute stroke.

Describe best practice protocols for early identification of acute stroke.

Discuss current diagnostic practices in patients with acute stroke.

Identify current best practices for treatment and management of patients with acute strokes.

Expert Reviewer
Daniel Migliaccio, MD

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

In the United States, stroke affects some 795,000 people per year and is the leading cause of long-term disability. Every patient discharge from a health-care facility comes with the potential effects of disability and need for environmental and lifestyle adaptations. Discharge planning should be an integral part of the process to help ensure safety and quality of life for the patients. This course discusses environmental barriers in the home for patients who have experienced a stroke, home safety strategies to help avoid injury and promote independence, and community resources and support groups available to assist patients and their families.

Identify environmental barriers in the home for patients following a stroke.

Describe community resources to help with disability and patient needs.

List two organizations or support groups for patients and their families who have experienced a stroke.

Describe safety strategies in the home to help avoid injury and promote independence.

Expert Reviewer
Daniel Migliaccio, MD

Instructor
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Outline patient monitoring techniques and management principles.

Describe the physiological stages of clot creation.

Differentiate between clot inhibition and fibrinolysis.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Rising costs of health care in the United States have required clinicians to utilize cost-effective measures in patient management. Not only is laboratory testing one of the most effective evaluative tools available, it is also the most fiscally responsible. Minute changes in expected values can indicate a considerable change in a patient’s status. The ability to confidently identify abnormal results in frequently measured labs, comprehend their pathophysiological meaning, and treat or monitor the cause enables healthcare workers in acute-care facilities to provide proper patient management. This course will also help you understand the physiology of acid-base balance and be able to identify select disturbances so you can ensure the highest level of care for your patients.

Define pH and identify the contributing factors that comprise this value.

Recall the roles of select physiologic systems involved in maintaining acid-base balance.

Interpret the physical values seen in laboratory testing for acid-base states.

Outline the pathologic conditions relative to acid-base, and related compensatory management strategies utilized for common imbalances.

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

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course was created to give you the tools you need to accurately identify individuals with BPD and provide you information about the treatment options available. You will learn about how BPD develops, the theoretical perspectives and conflicting theories of BPD, the goals of treatment, and the challenges you might experience when working with this population. Finally, you will learn some of the most common issues that individuals with BPD experience while in treatment.

List the criteria needed to identify and diagnose an individual with borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Explain at least three theories of BPD

Describe four best evidence-based approaches to treating clients with BPD

Identify up to five possible challenges to the treatment of BPD

List at least three ways to manage treatment challenges.

Instructor
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Delineate how radiation waves produce x-ray images.

Identify radiation safety principles for the patient and worker.

Describe how disease processes affect the risk of radiation toxicity.

Describe the different types of contrast.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN
 

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Identify at least two competencies required for delivering telehealth services.

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

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

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

1.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Describe the risks associated with opioid analgesia.

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

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

Presenter

Christopher Griggs, MD

Planner/Reviewer

Ed Boudreau, DO, FACEP; Chairman and CEO

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

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course describes how key terms within the Emergency Medical Treatment And Labor Act (EMTALA) are interpreted and how they apply to hospitals with a dedicated emergency department. Included is a review of cases in which EMTALA violations have been alleged and courts have applied judgments.

Describe the intent of EMTALA.

Identify requirements under EMTALA.

Define key terms associated with EMTALA.

Describe how EMTALA applies to special conditions.

Explain the rationale for judgments in EMTALA cases.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Expert Reviewer
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

Identify types of strokes, their etiologies, and symptoms.

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

Describe treatment options for ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

Instructor
Daniel Migliaccio, MD
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The U.S. is one of just eight countries to see a rise in maternal mortality during the past decade, with a ranking of 60 out of 180 countries for maternal deaths. High-risk pregnancies with mothers who are surviving childhood conditions into adulthood are among the reasons for the high rate; however, a large proportion of maternal deaths are still considered preventable, indicating that further improvement is possible. This course provides comprehensive knowledge about medical conditions the pregnant woman might face and how access to other disciplines such as cardiology, dermatology and rheumatology may improve the health and outcomes for the mother and fetus.

Discuss current medical management and nursing implications of heart disease in pregnancy

Explain the criteria for using insulin to manage diabetes during pregnancy

Describe two potential complications that may occur in a pregnant woman with congenital heart disease

Compare the effects of pregnancy-induced hypertension and diabetic nephropathy on the management of pregnancy, labor and delivery

Recognize the assessment findings in a patient with sickle-cell disease complicating pregnancy

Describe at least one way in which thyroid disease complicates pregnancy

Explain how autoimmune disorders complicate pregnancy

Identify three goals of the antepartum management of clients with chronic medical conditions

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Steve Jenkins, PhD
David Patzer, MD
 

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

Describe the elements of a successful quality improvement program.

Explain the 5 components of the quality improvement process.

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

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

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

Expert Reviewer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

Instructor
Katy Kunst, MBA

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course presents an overview of multicultural care and service delivery. You will be guided through the national standards in the United States for working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures, along with key concepts that relate to your role in the alleviation of health disparities. Examples of individual and organizational applications of multicultural care will help you to apply these concepts in your own setting. You will learn about ways that you and your organization can improve quality of care by considering health literacy, cultural responsiveness, and structural disparities.

Identify ways individual healthcare providers can approach working with culturally diverse populations to reduce health disparities.

Describe organizational applications of the national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) standards.

Summarize the types of challenges faced by healthcare providers that create obstacles to the cultivation of cultural responsiveness.

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Instructor
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Chest-tube placement and maintenance can be stressful not only for patients and their families, but also for the nursing staff. A thorough understanding of the principles surrounding chest-tube placement and maintenance—along with the risks, complications, and need for emotional support before, during, and after this procedure—allows the nurse to properly manage such patients, resulting in better patient outcomes and satisfaction. This course is intended to equip nurses to safely manage patients before, during, and after chest-tube placement and to properly operate—and troubleshoot—chest-tube drainage systems.

Describe thoracic anatomy and physiology relative to the use of chest tubes.

Identify pathological conditions requiring chest tube placement.

Identify the functions of single-chamber, two-chamber, and three-chamber chest drainage systems.

Discuss risk factors and potential complications before, during, and after chest tube placement.

Describe the proper techniques for chest tube management.

Instructor
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN   
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

As they age, many patients find themselves developing one or more chronic diseases, but they don’t know how to navigate this country’s fragmented and exorbitantly expensive healthcare system in order to receive appropriate care. Care coordination by the medical team—providing additional services such as education and close monitoring of the disease process—has been shown to decrease healthcare costs while improving patients’ health. Unfortunately, standardized techniques or processes for care coordination are not in place. This course for nurses discusses care coordination’s process, its various components, current efforts, ideas for improvement, and a review of practical applications for your nursing practice.

Describe care coordination and reasons why it is important for patients and providers.

Recall three strategies for care coordination.

Explain the six components of care coordination.

Discuss six steps for initiating a coordinated care effort.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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

Expert Reviewer
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

With healthcare policies shifting from fee-for-service to performance-based payment models that hold providers accountable for poor outcomes, a better understanding of factors that contribute to non-adherence is needed, along with effective strategies for improvement. This course covers the wide array of contributing forces behind non-adherence, along with evidence-based interventions for optimizing outcomes. You will also learn how to apply interventions best suited to individual patients based on their needs and risks related to adherence.

Differentiate between intentional and unintentional non-adherence.

Describe factors that influence therapeutic non-adherence.

Select appropriate interventions based on factors that influence non-adherence.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Expert Reviewer
Christopher Reist, MD, MBA

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Acute kidney injury (AKI)—a sudden, temporary loss of kidney functioning—is associated with an increased incidence of hospitalizations and mortality. This course presents the signs and symptoms of AKI as well as examination strategies that can lead to early identification of renal compromise. You will also learn nursing care and prevention strategies for patients and those at risk for AKI.

Identify key anatomical structures that contribute to normal kidney functioning.

Define examination strategies that can lead to early identification of renal compromise.

Describe acute kidney injury signs, symptoms, and nursing care.

Identify patients at risk for acute kidney injury.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Identify common complications that occur during a cardiac catheterization or a coronary intervention.

Delineate left heart catheterization waveforms.

Identify valvular disorders based on cardiac waveforms.

Describe how disease processes affect cardiac pressures.

Identify the need for emergency equipment readily available.

Verbalize the rationale for the use of radial versus femoral cardiac catheterizations.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

Identify important facts that are known about older adults and behavioral health.

Discuss strategies for recognizing signs of depression in older adult populations.

Explain why older adults are more likely to die by suicide and common risk and warning signs for suicide in older adult populations.

Describe evidence-based treatment strategies for adults with depression and suicidal ideation and factors that could influence treatment adherence.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, MS

Instructor
Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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The Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 50 percent of American adults have at least one chronic condition. Today's primary care providers have the ability to better manage this population by utilizing care management. This course discusses use of the care management model in the ambulatory care setting to increase patients' access to providers and decrease hospital visits, including readmission. It also addresses the issue of some payment systems not allowing providers to profit from managing chronic conditions.

Define care management and how it relates to ambulatory care.

State ways that care management increases access to healthcare providers.

Discuss how care management decreases hospital readmissions.

Identify strategies for creating a successful care management program.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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

Identify common developmental delays in young children.

Describe individual characteristics of specific developmental disabilities.

Expert Reviewer
Linda Snead-Sanders MA, CCC-SLP

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Quality Improvement (QI) can be implemented within almost any healthcare setting and can prove highly beneficial for achieving improved delivery of service outcomes. For quality improvement to be effective, it is crucial that everyone at your agency or clinic be informed of any QI projects and how their roles and responsibilities might impact these projects. The better you understand the QI process, the more proficient you will be as an active participant in improving the quality of services your agency or clinic provides. Using several quality improvement models, as well as detailed and specific examples that demonstrate these models in action, this course offers an overview of quality improvement, along with relevant aspects of how quality improvement impacts not only your job, but also your clinic or agency’s performance. You will be armed with the knowledge you need to apply these concepts in your own setting.

Define quality improvement in behavioral healthcare settings.

Recognize at least three areas of behavioral healthcare services that are impacted by quality improvement.

Identify a model of quality improvement that aligns with your agency's mission, vision, and values.

Describe two ways that you can effectively implement quality improvement in your agency.

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

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

Identify the characteristics of junctional rhythms.

Distinguish the identifying features of junctional arrhythmias.

Describe the clinical implications of junctional rhythms.

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

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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ANCC Accreditation

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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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

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.

Instructor
Kim Matthews, 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 understand additional diagnostic features of the 12 lead ECG characteristics, as well as associated clinical implications.

Identify the 12 lead ECG characteristics found in select electrolyte imbalances.

Review pharmacological impacts seen on the 12 lead ECG characteristics.

Discuss the "12 lead ECG" approach to cardiac and pulmonary evaluation.

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

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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 understand how to read and interpret an ECG strip.

Illustrate the steps taken to read and interpret an ECG strip.

Identify the characteristics of normal sinus rhythms.

Distinguish the features of sinus arrhythmias.

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

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

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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Neurological dysphagia, most often caused by acute stroke, can lead to malnutrition, social restrictions, anxiety, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, acute/chronic illnesses, or even death. This course for clinicians explains how to identify those at risk for dysphagia, and it discusses treatment strategies to improve overall outcomes for stroke patients. You will learn practical information about current swallowing screens, who should receive them, who should carry them out, and how to implement them at your facility.

Describe the incidence and outcomes of dysphagia and aspiration in those with acute strokes.

Identify the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in supporting, developing, and managing a dysphagia screening program for acute strokes.

Identify dysphagia screening methods and/or tools nurses can use.

Describe the role of nurses in identifying those at risk for dyspha