Release Date: October 22, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2021
This course examines psychiatric disorders in primary care nursing using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5), (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Substance use and depressive disorders are covered, with attention placed on the more commonly encountered diagnoses. Practical applications are emphasized. In most chapters, a case study will be presented that will include study questions. The reader will also be provided with a sample “Nursing Plan of Care,”. Chapter objectives and pretest and posttest questions are also included.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1757 - Psychiatric Nursing: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition.
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Release Date: October 5, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2021
Teaches basic psychiatric concepts, disorders, treatment modalities, therapeutic communication skills, medications, and cultural variances in how mental illness is perceived and treated in adults and children. Designed for the practicing registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical or vocational nurse (LPN or LVN), this course educates nurses by updating their mental health skills and knowledge of current psychiatric treatments. Also examines broad categories of psychiatric disorders reflective of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5).
Release Date: October 3, 2018
This course provides learners with an overview of common pediatric mental health issues, including descriptions of the signs and symptoms for particular conditions, indicators of a psychiatric emergency, and appropriate treatment interventions for each case presented. Early diagnosis and intervention can critically affect positive outcomes of pediatric mental health disorders, making the accurate and comprehensive assessment of the pediatric patient’s mental health a crucial component of each pediatric examination.
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Expiration Date: August 31, 2021
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to assess and implement interventions for children with suspected or diagnosed Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (PAHT) and their families. By recognizing predisposing factors and identifying persons at risk for perpetrating PAHT, healthcare professionals can be instrumental in initiating needed preventative education. This course is appropriate for healthcare professionals who work with children or their families. Additionally, this course meets Kentucky’s continuing education requirement on pediatric abusive head trauma.
Kentucky Nurses - This course fulfills your one-time Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome) requirement.
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. A variety of factors, including family eating habits, biological issues related to weight regulation, genetic predisposition, excessive dietary intake, low levels of physical activity, and sociocultural and environmental influences all contribute to the condition.
This course assists nurses in understanding the complexities of the prevention and assessment of childhood obesity and provides interventions across the pediatric age span for application in the clinical arena.
Families must be at the center of assessment and intervention when considering the treatment of childhood obesity. Family relationships and their role in obesity, as well as the role of media and marketing, are examined. New recommendations for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of childhood obesity are addressed, including behavioral counseling to help motivate patients and families to make changes.
Teaches psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, therapeutic communication skills, medications, and cultural variances in how mental illness is perceived and treated in adults and children. Designed for the practicing registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical or vocational nurse (LPN or LVN), this course educates nurses by updating their mental health skills and knowledge of current psychiatric treatments. Also examines broad categories of psychiatric disorders reflective of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5).
Release Date: August 14, 2018
Holistic and integrative nursing care is based upon holism and may include natural products, mind and body practices, and aspects of traditional healing systems. A holistic approach towards physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual care defines how that nursing care is applied and not simply what is done to a patient. The five elements of practice defined as vital – energy, fire, air, water, earth and ether – have endured for centuries and provide a structural focus for sickroom management, creating healing environments, and the nursing care of whole patients. Nurses are guided through the application of these elements to practice using various healing modalities.
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019
Release Date: June 30, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021
This continuing education program will examine the holistic effects of humor on the health of individuals. This course will look at the difference between humor and laughter, the development of humor studies, and how humor affects the biological, psychological, and sociological health of individual. The last part of this text will discuss ways in which healthcare providers can incorporate humor into care of individuals and their families. Evidenced-based practice is an important element in health care today. To support the suggestions regarding humor in practice, this text offers discussion of different studies pointing out the efficacy of humor in health care. The study results can be used as evidence to encourage others to incorporate humor into their plan of care. Suggestions for different methods of adding humor as an individual or as a facility are offered.
The target population for this course is any healthcare provider who works with patients, as well as any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of therapeutic humor.
Release Date: August 2, 2017
Expiration Date: January 31, 2019
The idea that “children are not little adults” was coined in 1993 with regard to a national report on pesticides in the diets of infants and children (National Academic of Sciences, 1993). Today, that phrase has expanded to acknowledge the many profound differences between children and adults. This course focuses on the unique aspects of care of the pediatric patient, especially in preventing infectious disease, screening and interventions for mental health, and the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Assessments and interventions in all three areas must be adapted to meet the needs of growing and developing children and their families.
Pediatric immunization schedules are complex and constantly evolving. Some immunizations are common to all stages of the lifespan, such as flu and tetanus, and recommendations are similar to those in the adult population. However, questions regarding the timing of specific pediatric immunizations, knowing where to find reliable immunization information, or addressing parental concerns can require additional competency regarding pediatric immunizations. This course provides authoritative information essential to RNs and APRNs that immunize patients or care for any child or adolescent who is a candidate for immunization.
Mental, emotional, and behavioral health is a critical component of a child’s healthy development. Children need to be mentally and emotionally healthy in order to learn, grow, and lead productive lives. The onset of major child mental health disorders has been seen in children as young as 3 years old (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 2013a). Early diagnosis and intervention critically impact positive outcomes. The nurse needs to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of prevalent mental health problems in the pediatric patient population as well as treatment interventions.
Diabetes mellitus is a complex, chronic metabolic disease that is becoming increasingly common. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing in incidence in pediatric populations. There are excellent guidelines for the care of children with type 1 diabetes, but few research-based guidelines exist that are specific to the care of children with type 2 diabetes. Much of current practice is based on research of adults with type 2 diabetes, which may not ultimately prove applicable to children. As more research attention is focused on the problem of type 2 diabetes in children, more specific guidelines will be forthcoming. Unfortunately, few interventions for type 2 diabetes in youth have been successful, making prevention of obesity by lifestyle interventions even more crucial. This course will assist nurses in a variety of settings to understand the complex metabolic, developmental, emotional, and social implications for a child with diabetes and the family. Understanding the unique considerations for this population will assist the nurse to provide supportive and flexible care. Also critically important is the nurse's role in providing education to the parents or caregivers, as well as education appropriate to the child's developmental level.
This course should not be taken in conjunction with N1793 - Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition, N1955 - Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, 2nd Edition, or N2001 - Diabetes in Children, 3rd Edition.
Release Date: June 28, 2018
Effective communication fosters the development of successful patient-provider relationships, which have a positive impact on patient outcomes and satisfaction. This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science and its specific relevance in nursing practice. It explores impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, including the cultural, environmental, and organizational barriers to communication that can contribute and disrupt valuable interactions for healing. The course presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families and colleagues.
This course provides a history of the science and practice of yoga and the many physical and mental health benefits for nurses and patients. Yoga helps promote mind-body-spirit health and through consistent practice the benefits accrued are numerous. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures, proper breathing and meditation to help promote a balance of all three. People will join yoga classes with different objectives and it is important for nurses to be aware of local resources to guide patients. Various types of yoga will be discussed along with the importance of the role of a yoga teacher for safe practice.
This course provides an overview of military culture and common deployment-related health problems and an introduction to evidence-based treatments for these conditions. The course discusses cultural issues that affect treatment with military and veteran patients and those interventions and treatments shown to contribute to the largest and most enduring outcomes for this population. Case examples are used to illustrate concepts, with a particular emphasis on how to adapt and “translate” mental health interventions to better align with military cultural ideals and concepts to increase their effectiveness with military and veteran patients.
West Virginia – This course fulfills your requirement for 2-hours related to mental health conditions common to veterans.
Release Date: June 27, 2018
Expiration Date: June 17, 2020
This course is designed to meet the state of Ohio’s continuing education requirement for 1 credit hour of study in Law and Rules by globally addressing information concerning the current laws and rules that affect safe practice of nursing in Ohio. With this knowledge, the nurse will have the necessary information to practice safely, in adherence with the laws and rules regulating the practice of nursing in Ohio.
This CE Activity, OLN-I-2024-18, being offered by Western Schools has been approved for 1.0 contact hours, Category A, by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92) and this program is approved to be offered through June 17, 2020.
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Expiration Date: June 14, 2021
The first 24 hours of a newborn’s life is a critical high-risk period of both morbidity and mortality, and nurses working in the delivery setting must be prepared to engage in a skillful newborn assessment for each and every newborn they encounter to ensure the best patient outcome. This course provides current evidence-based recommendations on how to perform an initial assessment of the newborn.
Release Date: June 13, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
Major progress has been made in understanding the many facets of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency disease (HIV/AIDS). Inroads into detection, immune response, and transmission have helped in the development of therapeutic interventions, including four-drug combination therapies. The first four-drug combination, Stribild, was approved in 2012. In 2015 the second drug-drug combination, Genvoya, was approved (U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA], 2016). The importance of these drugs and their implication in the nursing care of HIV patients are discussed in this course. Because of the fast-paced change in HIV knowledge, nurses may not be aware of new advances, current treatments, and nursing interventions. In 2015, approximately 12.4% of people infected with HIV in Florida did not know their status (Florida Health, 2017a). All nurses, regardless of the setting, should be performing a brief screening for HIV and promoting yearly HIV testing for sexually active individuals. Therefore, nursing knowledge must be up-to-date on the care, treatment, and prevention of HIV.
Nurses play a key role in providing care to HIV patients. Nursing interventions that will be discussed include the positive promotion of testing, teaching prevention, assessing risk factors, promoting adherence to therapy, and supporting continuous care. Nursing outcomes encompass linkage to HIV care and retention in HIV care. For those patients with a lapse in care, a positive approach is necessary to reintegrate the patient into a therapeutic treatment regimen. HIV-related research continues to contribute to the understanding of this complex disease, as well as many opportunistic, immune-deficiency-related health conditions.
This course provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention of HIV, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. Recent changes in terminology and staging are discussed. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed.
This course meets the Florida state nursing requirements for HIV/AIDS continuing education for nurses, including advanced practice nurses.
Florida - Fulfills one-time HIV/AIDS CE requirement.
Release Date: June 12, 2018
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about nonopioid treatment modalities for pain. The learner will be able to discuss the pharmacologic options for the management of pain and the role of nurses in caring for patients receiving nonopioid analgesics. The learner will also be able to discuss adjuvant analgesics and the nursing role in caring for persons receiving these medications. Lastly, the learner will be able to explain the role of interventional pain therapies in acute and chronic pain, the difference between sympathetic and nonsympathetic nerve blocks, and nursing interventions for patients receiving nerve blocks.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1776, Pain Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition.
Expiraiton Date: June 30, 2021
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about pain and nursing care for premature infants, older adults, and patients with developmental delays. Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of pain assessment for patients in these populations and identify evidence-based assessment for patients whose cognitive impairment, age, or level of consciousness makes them incapable of reporting their pain. The learner will also demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain as well as treatment of pain for patients in these special populations.
Michigan - fulfills entire pain and pain symptom management requirement.
Release Date: May 30, 2018
Expiration Date: May 30, 2021
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about nonpharmacologic treatment modalities of acute and chronic pain. This knowledge will include nonpharmacologic physical and cognitive behavioral modalities for pain management and indications for these therapies.With this knowledge, the nurse learner will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective nonpharmacologic pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
Michigan Nurses - This course fulfills your entire pain and symptom management requirement.
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Expiration Date: May 31, 2021
The perioperative nurse provides care during the following three phases of the surgical experience: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases. As perioperative nurses need competence in a wide variety of surgical specialties, it may take several years of exposure and hands-on experience before they are able to function independently. This course provides the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively navigate the perioperative environment.