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Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 8 Contact Hours
Item#: N8SFL

 

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Item # N8SFL
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This bundle of CE courses combines four state required courses for Florida Nurses totalling 8 contact hours (4 case management hours) at a discount over the individual course prices. Included are courses to fulfill the Florida Laws, Prevention of Medical Errors, Workplace Impairment requirements (every cycle) and Domestic Violence (required every 3rd cycle) requirement. 

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Intimate Partner Violence for Florida Nurses

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1729  

Release Date: October 19, 2016

Expiration Date: October 31, 2019

 

According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 women and more than 1 in 10 men have experienced sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner that resulted in significant health consequences. Victims of IPV are significantly more likely to experience adverse health outcomes compared with the general population, and suffer from severe mental health outcomes like depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicidality. Victims of trauma are also more likely to seek health services compared with those with no history of victimization. As such, healthcare visits provide an opportune time to identify patients with a history of IPV and to intervene. Identifying experiences of IPV among patients can also help healthcare providers tailor care to better meet their unique needs.

The purpose of this course is to provide Florida nurses and other healthcare professionals with information needed to appropriately care for patients in the clinical setting who may be affected by IPV. The target populations for this course are registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses practicing in all settings who may encounter patients with a history of IPV. After completion, the participant will be able to assess, document, intervene, and refer patients to appropriate services in an evidence-based, trauma-informed manner. In addition, participants will demonstrate current knowledge on the magnitude and dynamics of IPV and understand strategies to assist with implementing IPV services in healthcare settings. This course meets the Florida state requirement for IPV continuing education for nurses.

 

Florida Nurses - Fulfills domestic violence requirement.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the different categories of intimate partner violence (IPV).
  • State the number of patients likely to be victims and perpetrators of IPV across all strata of the population.
  • Discuss the effect of IPV on individuals and society.
  • Explain the need for nurses in all settings to be prepared to assess, document, intervene, and refer individual patients to appropriate local resources using evidence-based information.
Author Bio(s)

 

Jessica R. Williams, PhD, MSN, MPH, is an assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. She is a board-certified advanced public health nurse with clinical training in both hospital and community health settings. Dr. Williams’s program of research is aimed at improving methods for the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, particularly gender-based violence prevention. She has conducted several studies examining how healthcare facilities can best respond to situations of intimate partner violence. She has also conducted research developing and testing interventions to increase the adoption of evidence-based practices with health and social service agencies. Dr. Williams is an active member of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Williams’s areas of teaching specialization include research and evidence-based practice methodology and public health nursing. She earned a PhD, MSN, and MPH from Johns Hopkins University and a BSN and BA from the University of Florida.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Valorie Prulhiere, MSN, RN, SANE-A, has been a registered nurse since 1980. Her clinical practice specialty has been forensic nursing since 1999. She achieved her SANE-A certification in 2002 and has been a clinical forensic examiner, program coordinator, and subsequently manager of the DOVE (Developing Options for Violent Emergencies) Program, in northeast Ohio. Ms. Prulhiere was responsible for all aspects of a specialty forensic nursing program for adolescent and adult victims of acute sexual assault, domestic violence, and elder abuse, including patient care, training and education, staff evaluation, quality assurance, grant writing, law enforcement services, professional education, community engagement, and input to budget. Ms. Prulhiere has been a consultant and educator for several professional development projects in the healthcare, legal, and military arenas. She has coauthored two articles on strangulation prevalence in domestic violence and sexual assault. Ms. Prulhiere resides in Florida. She received her master’s degree in nursing with an education focus in 2015, and currently works with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, and at Rasmussen College (Land O’Lakes campus) as an adjunct nursing instructor in the School of Nursing, and as a clinical ED/trauma nurse for BayCare Health System’s St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Recognizing and Reporting Impairment in the Workplace for Florida Nurses

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1736  

Release Date: November 17, 2016

Expiration Date: November 30, 2019

 

Despite the continual increase in rates of substance abuse across the country, nurses and other health professionals rarely report themselves for treatment of drug or alcohol abuse, even when it impairs their ability to practice. Florida, among other states, has mandated continuing educational credits on recognizing impairment in the workplace for nurses to maintain their licensure. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the state of Florida employed over 213,000 registered nurses (including advanced practice nurses) and licensed practical nurses. With this in mind, Florida’s population is at risk for having over 2,000 impaired nursing professionals in the workforce, yet there is currently a lack of knowledge regarding the identification of, reporting requirements for, and treatment options available to impaired professionals working in the healthcare arena.

As healthcare professionals, nurses are responsible for identifying the signs and symptoms of impaired practice. They are responsible for documenting and reporting impaired practice and for providing treatment opportunities to assist impaired professionals in their recovery as well as their safe return to practice. This course is designed especially for registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and advanced practice nurses and will meet the mandated continuing education requirement set forth by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide education related to recognizing impairment in the workforce. Completing this course will provide nurses with the information needed, specific to the state of Florida, to promote and provide safe practice, facilitate interventions, and protect the public if faced with impairment of a colleague or self. 

 

Florida Nurses: This fulfills your 2-hour impairment in the workplace requirement.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Identify the signs of impairment in the workplace.
  • Describe employer initiatives to promote safety and provide assistance to impaired practitioners.
  • List the steps to make a report or referral of an impaired colleague.
  • Summarize the mandatory reporting law for the state of Florida.
  • Describe treatment programs for impaired practitioners in the state of Florida, including the role of impaired practitioner consultants and alternative-to-discipline programs.
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive impairment treatment program.
Author Bio(s)

 

Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC, is an honors graduate of Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University, where she received her doctoral degree focusing on premenstrual symptom exacerbation in women with psychiatric comorbidities. Dr. Leahy is certified as a child/adolescent and adult family psychiatric advanced practice nurse, specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as  psychopharmacology and pharmacogenetics. She also maintains specialization as a master clinician in psychopharmacology through the Neuroscience Education Institute. In addition to being a prominent clinician and educator, Dr. Leahy has been an invited lecturer for countless local, regional, and national conferences. She has published Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Nurses (2013), the first nurse-edited and nurse-authored text published through American Psychiatric Publishing, the publisher for the American Psychiatric Association, and Pocket Psych Drugs: Point-of-Care Clinical Guide (2010), as well as numerous nursing textbook chapters and journal articles.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Barbara D. Fulcher, RN, CNS, PMH, NP-BC, has over 40 years of professional nursing experience. Her early career was spent in medical and cardiac surgical intensive care unit settings. She continued her education by obtaining a second BS in psychology, a master’s in psychiatric nursing, and certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Her psychiatric experience has included working at the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, on an affective disorders unit and as a clinical supervisor of the residential treatment center. In the community, Ms. Fulcher was the psychiatric team manager in a certified home health agency based in Beverly, MA, that serviced 33 cities and towns in Essex County, MA. In that role she led her staff of nurses and social workers in successfully decreasing rehospitalizations for the vulnerable target population. Returning to Roanoke, VA, in 2000, Ms. Fulcher directed the start-up of a mental health clinic in Rocky Mount, VA, an extension of Carilion Clinic Medical Center, providing care and services to a rural population. During the years after 2000, Ms. Fulcher practiced as a psychiatric CNS psychotherapist. Currently, she is employed as a psychiatric nurse practitioner by Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare in Roanoke, VA. Her primary practice focuses on performing supportive assessments and medication management for indigent patients and those with chronic mental illness.

Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1730  

Release Date: December 22, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

 

Every nurse applying for relicensure in Florida is responsible for completing an approved continuing education course that provides information on the laws and rules used to regulate nursing practice to protect the public and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the people in the state. Evidence of continuing education is a requirement for licensed registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners in Florida. The Florida Board of Nursing requires every licensed nurse to complete a 2-contact-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida as part of each biennial renewal cycle. This course meets the Florida nursing law continuing education requirement for nursing relicensure.

 

 

Florida Nurses - Fulfills your 2-hour Florida Laws & Rules requirement.

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Describe two chapters of Florida statutes (laws) that regulate the practice of nursing in Florida.
  • Identify four levels of nursing licenses in Florida and the general scope of practice of each.
  • Discuss three requirements for maintaining licensure in Florida.
  • Identify five continuing education courses that are required for Florida nurses.
  • Identify at least 5 of the 14 grounds for disciplinary action noted in Rule 64B9-8.005 of the Florida Administrative Code.
  • Explain one recent legislative change that affects the scope of nursing practice in Florida.
Author Bio(s)

 

Rosann M. Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP, has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist since 1987 and a licensed attorney in the state of Florida since 2005. Currently, she is the program director and an assistant professor at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Spiegel earned a diploma in nursing from the St. Francis General Hospital School of Professional Nursing in 1980; a diploma in nurse anesthesia from the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1986; a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Florida International University College of Law in 2004; and a doctor of nurse anesthesia practice degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Spiegel served as an assistant public defender for the law offices of the public defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, and from 2006 to 2011, she was in private practice as a trial lawyer primarily representing claimants in disability insurance disputes in state and federal courts. She has been an invited speaker on a variety of legal, ethical, and clinical topics at local, state, and national professional meetings.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, is a clinical associate professor and associate dean for student affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Florida, where she also teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. She has been at the University of Florida for 3½ years and has been involved in undergraduate and graduate nursing education and leadership for more than 12 years. Her scholarly interests include primary prevention, immunizations, and nursing history. She is widely published in the professional literature.

Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95  
Item # N1728  

Release Date: December 23, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

The purpose of this course is to provide licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of medical errors on the safety of patients, and the importance of establishing and working in a culture of safety. Contributing causes and types of medical errors are reviewed. Strategies to reduce or prevent medical errors and improve patient outcomes are presented. Methods to identify, analyze, and report medical errors are reviewed, populations at risk for medical errors are identified, and patient safety initiatives including education for the public and healthcare professionals are explored.

This course provides information to licensed nurses and other members of the interprofessional team that can be readily applied to their practice, no matter what the setting, with the ultimate goal of providing safer care to all patients. Healthcare providers will demonstrate knowledge of medical errors and populations at risk, the impact on patient care outcomes, and the resources and initiatives available to promote a culture of safety as an integral part of healthcare delivery.  This course meets the state of Florida licensure renewal requirements for nursing continuing education in the identification and prevention of medical errors and the promotion of patient safety.

 

Florida Nurses - Fulfills your entire Prevention of Medical Errors CE requirement.

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (4 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs).

 

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Discuss medical errors, the impact of errors on patient safety, the components of medical errors, and the significance of a safety culture.
  • Recognize contributing causes of medical errors, common types of errors, and strategies to reduce errors and improve the outcomes of patients
  • Differentiate between methods for identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical errors.
  • Identify high-risk populations with increased vulnerability for medical errors.
  • Discuss patient safety initiatives and the benefits of patient safety education for the public and for healthcare professionals.
Author Bio(s)

 

Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is an executive nurse leader who is passionate about mentoring new nurse leaders. Dr. Parchment earned a master of science degree in nursing from Anna Maria College and a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida, is boardcertified as a nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and holds a patient safety executive development program certificate from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations and international associations and is the current president of the Central Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Her research interests include nursing workforce trends, workplace bullying, and the work environment of nurse leaders. She is a national conference presenter and is the recipient of several small research grants for her work in the field of workplace bullying. Using her expertise drawn from nursing administration, academia, and ambulatory care, Dr. Parchment guides interprofessional teams to successfully implement quality and safety improvement initiatives.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Christa Carpenter, RN, Esq., is a registered nurse and healthcare attorney. She practices healthcare law in Florida with a particular emphasis and specialty in patient safety issues.

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