Release Date: May 24, 2018
Expiration Date: May 24, 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.
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Release Date: April 25, 2018
Expiration Date: April 30, 2021
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about pain and nursing care for persons experiencing pain. The learner will be able to describe pain assessment for patients across the lifespan and will be able to identify evidence-based assessment for patients whose cognitive impairment, age, or level of consciousness makes them incapable of reporting their pain. The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to both educate patients and advocate for effective pain treatment.
Michigan - fulfills entire pain and pain symptom management requirement.
Release Date: April 16, 2018
This Medicinal Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) course, includes coverage of recreational versus medicinal use, botanical background, cultural history, endocannabinoid system, FDA-approved cannabinoids, therapeutic uses, clinical research, federal and state marijuana laws, cannabis use disorder, pharmacist education considerations for patients using medicinal marijuana.
The specialty of nursing informatics (NI) combines nursing science with computer science and information science. The core value of NI is to facilitate the dissemination of data, information, knowledge and wisdom (DIKW) in nursing practice. DIKW provides a method of support in decision making for patients and clinicians (American Nursing Association, 2014). Nursing informatics practice centers on managing and communicating information and knowledge within a healthcare system. This support is created through the use of information structure, processes, and technology.
Nursing curriculum includes NI from the baccalaureate level to doctoral preparation; the use of information, data and knowledge are implemented in all aspects of nursing from the bedside to the boardroom. It is essential that nurses are familiar and comfortable with the knowledge base of informatics to integrate the concepts into their professional practice.
Release Date: April 13, 2018
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about substance use disorders and the management of pain with opioids. Upon completing of this course, the learner will be able to describe the measures used to predict risk for substance use disorders in patients as well as the mechanism of action of opioids and their safe use for the management of mild to severe and acute chronic pain. With this knowledge, the nurse learner will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon current, scientific evidence.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1776, Pain Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition.
Release Date: April 12, 2018
The assessment of a patient’s spiritual traditions and needs is an essential aspect of a nursing plan of care. Patient-centered care needs to focus on the spiritual dimension and traditions of patients to fully incorporate a mind-body-spirit connection.
Spirituality in Nursing – Standing on Holy Ground, Custom 6th Edition, explores the foundational relationship encompassing spirituality and the practice of nursing.
Each chapter informs nursing practice by presenting current thinking and research on the interconnection of spirituality and nursing for improved health and well-being.
Nurses in all practice settings will gain insight into the importance of spirituality in nursing and the meaning that spirituality has as a basis of caring for patients, and be able to apply this knowledge in their practice.
Release Date: April 11, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for older adult women. It is designed for nurses who wish to review, enhance, or expand their knowledge base and level of understanding of healthcare issues for older adult women. This educational offering is intended to provide information that serves as either a comprehensive review or an enhancement to the nurse’s present knowledge base of women’s health.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1753 - Women's Health, 4th Edition (24 hours).
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Expiration Date: March 31, 2021
This course addresses assessment and diagnosis throughout the various life stages, beginning with childhood, then adolescence, and finally young adulthood as a college student. Because nurses rarely see cases of “pure” ADHD, it is imperative that they understand the common comorbidities associated with ADHD and their effect on treatment and outcomes for patients. In addition, nurses will need to be able to use this information to conduct a careful differential diagnosis.
Expiration Date: February 28, 2021
This course focuses on substance misuse as a major public health problem with a wide range of negative effects on the mental, physical, and social well-being of individuals. The overall purpose of this course is the focus on substance misuse prevention, assessment, and treatment strategies. These include: nursing care for patients with various substance use disorders, the description of prevention practices, and patient assessment are also detailed.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1761, Substance Use Disorders, 2nd Edition (30 hours).
Release Date: April 9, 2018
The content of the course focuses on the most commonly misused addictive drugs. Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on the human body. The process of assessing and screening for these twelve substances is reviewed. Prevention practices and therapeutic modalities are also described.
Release Date: April 5, 2018
ADHD is no longer seen as a childhood disorder, and it is likely that many adults affected by the ADHD are undiagnosed. It is for this reason that this course has been developed: to educate healthcare professionals and bring clarity and a deeper understanding to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in adults. Additionally, the significance of workplace-related issues and ADHD are discussed.
This course is intended to provide information that serves as either a comprehensive review or an enhancement to the nurse’s present knowledge base of HPV, breast cancer, and common gynecologic cancers. This course also provides information that nurses can use to educate female patients; support them in their decision making concerning health matters; and assist them in feeling empowered as individuals, as mothers, as family members, and as valued members of our society.
Release Date: April 2, 2018
Over time, the understanding and perceptions of attention deficit/hyperacticity disorder (ADHD) have changed dramatically as a result of advances in medical technology and recent increases in medical knowledge. This course walks clini-cians through that evolution, providing them with a comprehensive history as well as the latest available research. This course provides nurses with information regarding the initial conceptualizations of ADHD and its historical underpinnings, including populations involved. The etiology of ADHD and its genetic, biological, and environmental factors are also explored and discussed.
Release Date: March 29, 2018
By the year 2040, approximately one in five U.S. residents will be age 65 or older. Nurses are increasingly called upon to care for older adults and address their complex health issues. This course highlights the ethical issues that older adults and their families face as these individuals near the end of life, particularly in light of advances in medical technologies. The course presents the ethical frameworks and principles used to resolve ethical problems, identifies major ethical issues nurses face as their older adult patients make healthcare decisions, and provides a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.
Approximately 2.8 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year in the United States. For those who survive, treatment rarely ends upon exiting the emergency department. In fact, the complications and ramifications can be life-long.
This course discusses the identification, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tools used for all levels of TBI evaluation. Nurses learn the structural and functional relationships of TBI to regions of the brain, prevention of secondary injury during initial phases of care, possible behavioral and cognitive changes associated with TBI, and the interventions needed to minimize sequelae for patients with TBI.
Release Date: March 9, 2018
The field of women’s health has greatly expanded beyond its original roots in reproductive health. It is an exciting time for women and for nursing professionals who work with women. Links are forming worldwide, and with a more global perspective, it becomes clear that the health of women is integrally tied to the social, economic, political, and religious forces that shape cultures and societies. With education, women become empowered to make better decisions about their health and the health of their families. Nurses and other healthcare providers play an important role in this educational process.
The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for women of all ages. Because the focus of this course is women’s contemporary reproductive health issues, nursing care for patients who are pregnant is not included. Instead, this educational offering is intended to provide information that serves as an enhancement to the nurse’s present knowledge base of women’s reproductive health. Topics covered in this course include birth control methods, preconception care issues and infertility, and common sexually transmitted infections.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1753 - Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition.
Release Date: March 19, 2018
This course presents an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SA) issues that nurses in a variety of settings may encounter. Types of IPV and SA and risk factors are described. Health consequences are addressed as well as its effects at various life stages from children to older adults. Screening and assessment strategies are reviewed, including working with special populations, such as immigrants, pregnant women, the LGBTQI community, and perpetrators. On a very practical level, the course discusses legal issues, reporting requirements, and necessary documentation when working with victims of IPV or SA.
Florida Nurses - See N1729 for the course that fulfills your domestic violence requirement.
Kentucky Nurses - See N1742 for the course that fulfills your one-time domestic violence requirement.
Release Date: March 5, 2018
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a sturdy underpinning of relevant content related to ADHD. Nurses practicing in any healthcare, academic, or organizational context will acquire contemporary knowledge about ADHD and information that may be new to them or furthers formerly learned concepts pertaining to ADHD research, diagnosis, and treatment across the lifespan. Areas that will be detailed in this course include: understanding the roots of ADHD; identification of the etiology of ADHD; management and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan; children and ADHD; adolescents with ADHD; college students with ADHD; adults with ADHD; co-morbidities and common differential diagnoses of ADHD; professional career decisions and ADHD; the role of family and ADHD; gender issues and ADHD; and future directions for ADHD.
The nurse will explore this relevant content about ADHD through the lens of diversity-related concerns as it pertains to potential bias, discrimination, racism, classism, and sexism. Appreciating how systems function and their downstream impact on an individual’s care will also be addressed. After completing this course nurses will become more competent and confident in their ability to recognize, manage, and effectively intervene when caring for persons affected by ADHD in varied settings.
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Sleep difficulties can occur in up to 50% of all children in the Unites States. Yet only 5% of children in a national chart review received a treatment recommendation for a sleep disorder and children with a sleep disorder had significantly more sick visits/calls than those who did not have a sleep problem. Sleep disturbances and issues have been shown to be correlated with obesity, behavioral problems in school and other somatic issues. This course will provide the essential pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities for common sleep disorders which effect the pediatric population. It is geared toward all nurses regardless of level of education and/or practice.
Provides an overview of both normal sinus rhythm and dysrhythmias. Treatment methods discussed include defibrillators and pacemakers. The course begins with the normal electrical conduction of the heart, and then reviews the steps of how to interpret electrocardiography (ECG). You will learn how to determine the heart rhythm and heart rate. Special considerations associated with Acute Coronary Syndrome are featured. Today, ECG interpretation is a skill necessary for nurses in a variety of clinical settings. The ability for nurses to quickly and accurately identify dysrhythmias is vital to assure prompt interventions and life-saving measures when necessary. Case Studies help connect content with practice.