Release Date: March 9, 2018
Expiration Date: March 9, 2021
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.
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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.
Release Date: March 5, 2018
Expiration Date: March 5, 2021
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
Expiration Date: February 25, 2021
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.
Release Date: March 2, 2018
Expiration Date: March 2, 2021
As health care systems around the globe evolve, there is an increased emphasis on shared decision making and mutual responsibility between clinicians and the public for health promotion and disease prevention in communities. Dietary supplements and complementary therapies are the general terms used to describe the modalities utilized by patients and practitioners alike to advance health and well-being and relieve pain and suffering. For centuries, peoples of diverse cultures have utilized many of the remedies now referred to as complementary therapies and dietary supplements for common health concerns, such as headache, a cold, a sore throat, or digestive upset. Today, there are other remedies that are newly formulated with the help of emerging science and technologies.
The NCCIH as well as the World Health Organization Traditional Medicine program have played central roles in the generation and dissemination of up-to-date information and resources about clinical research and traditional evidence related to dietary supplements (World Health Organization, 2014). This course on dietary supplements positions Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, who work in ambulatory centers, private practice, pharmacies, hospitals and community health facilities, to develop practice guidelines and patient education materials about dietary supplements and to better participate in shared-decision making with people who are choosing dietary supplements for use in self-care.
Kentucky APRNs - Fulfills pharmacology requirement.
This course is an compilation of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1820: Dietary Supplements and Complementary Therapies, N1821: Regulation of Dietary Supplements, N1819: Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety, N1822: Probiotics: Dietary Sources and Supplements, N1841: Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Melatonin, Coenzyme Q10, and Cranberry Supplementation, N1844: Echinacea and Garlic Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety, N1842: Ginseng Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety, or N1843: Ginkgo Supplementation: Uses, Effectiveness, and Safety.
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Expiration Date: February 27, 2021
This course focuses on the epidemiology of addiction, sociocultural influences, commonly used substances, and current standards of treatment and nursing care for patients with substance use disorders. Prevention practices, patient assessment, and therapeutic modalities, including pharmacologic, psychological, group, and nontraditional therapies, are described. Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on the human body. This course uses terminology for substance-related and addictive disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (APA, 2013).
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Expiration Date: February 28, 2021
This course is intended for nurses and other health care professionals who work with older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, acute care, psychiatric care, long term care and at various points in transitions of care. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a solid foundation of assessments for older adults across the healthcare continuum and in the context of health, wellness, and chronic illness. Assessments covered are inclusive of the following domains for the older adult: emotional, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, economic, family dynamics, caregiving, and safety all impacting their quality of life. Areas of focus in this course also include geriatric syndromes, such as cognitive impairment, delirium, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, gait disorders, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, sensory deficits, fatigue, and dizziness. These conditions are common in older adults, and they may have a major impact on quality of life and disability.
Through learning varied targeted assessments, nurses will be able to identify areas of vulnerability or early intervention and plans of care can be initiated to improve outcomes in a more comprehensive manner. Through this course, nurses and providers will enhance and sustain their capacity and competency for older adults.
Texas Nurses - This course fulfills 2-hour Older Adult/Geriatric Care requirement.
Release Date: February 6, 2018
This course focuses on the epidemiology of sociocultural, family, and other external influences on the development of substance use disorders. The overall purpose of this course is to provide nursing professionals with an overview of the epidemiology and prevalence of substance use disorders so that they can offer early intervention and prevention of these disorders.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1761, Substance Use Disorders, 2nd Edition (30 hours).
Delaware (RNs & LPNs) – Fulfills your substance abuse requirement.
Rhode Island (RNs & LPNs) – Fulfills your substance use and abuse requirement.
West Virginia (LPNs) - Fulfills your substance abuse requirement.
Release Date: January 29, 2018
Expiration Date: January 31, 2021
The incidence of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) is expected to increase as the population over the age of 65 continues to grow, and will continue to contribute to disability, poor physical function, and increased healthcare costs. The purpose of this course is to educate RNs and APRNs on the anatomy and physiology of the rotator cuff, the pathophysiology of rotator cuff tears, symptoms, assessment, diagnostic testing, nonsurgical and surgical treatment, management and rehabilitation.
Release Date: January 10, 2018
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
The field of women’s sexual health has greatly expanded. It is an exciting time for women and for nursing professionals who provide care for women with sexual health concerns. With education, women become empowered to make better decisions about their sexual health. Nurses and other healthcare providers play a vital role in this educational process.
The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for women with contemporary reproductive health issues. This educational offering also provides essential information for nurses addressing concerns about a patient's menstrual cycle. This course is intended to enhance the nurse’s present knowledge base of women’s reproductive health. Topics covered in this course include a woman's menstrual cycle throughout her lifespan, female sexual health, and premenstrual disorders.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1753 - Women's Health, 4th Edition (24 hours).
Release Date: January 2, 2018
A complementary, or alternative, therapy is any healing practice that is not considered part of conventional, mainstream medicine. Complementary therapies may be based on historical or cultural traditions, rather than on scientific evidence (National Asthma Council Australia, 2012). It is important to understand that there is a distinction between complementary and alternative practices. If a nonmainstream practice is used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it is considered complementary. If a nonmainstream practice is used in place of conventional medicine, it is considered alternative. Most people who use nonmainstream approaches combine them with conventional treatments (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [NCCIH], 2016).
Although not a mainstay of therapy, the use of alternative therapies by individuals with asthma warrants discussion because of its increasing popularity. The use of alternative therapies is so prevalent that healthcare professionals can expect to provide care to a large number of individuals who use these therapies. Alternative therapies may influence the delivery of medical care, so it is important to ask about a history of alternative therapy use in the assessment. Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide individuals who use other therapies with accurate information about the safety and potential adverse interactions with traditional medical care. It is imperative that the person with asthma understand the risks and benefits of alternative treatments, which ones have evidence-based effectiveness, and the need to maintain medical management and follow-up to ensure good asthma outcomes. This course focuses specifically on the use of alternative therapies in asthma treatment.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with, N1787 - Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition.
Although asthma is a lifelong disease with no cure, it can be controlled. This course focuses on general pharmacologic interventions for managing asthma as recommended by National Asthma Education Prevention Program (NAEPP) released the Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma – Full Report 2007 (NHBLI, 2007) and the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines (2017), which are considered the “gold standard” for treating and managing asthma.
Asthma medicines are used to prevent and control symptoms, to reduce the frequency and severity of acute attacks, and to reverse acute airflow obstruction. Asthma medicines are grouped into two general classes: quick-relief (rescue) and long-term control. Asthma therapy should match the severity of asthma symptoms. Persons classified as having intermittent asthma who are experiencing mild symptoms and those with exercise-induced asthma should be treated with quick-relief medication on an as-needed basis. Those with persistent symptoms should additionally receive a long-term controller medication or medications (intended to be used daily) for asthma control.
Asthma continues to be a major public health issue. New cases of asthma continue to occur, increasing the prevalence of this disease (Lundback, Backman, Lotvall, & Ronmark, 2016). While asthma is a life-long disease, with proper management symptoms can remain under control with little to no impact on quality of life.
Asthma management is lacking within the US healthcare system, as evidenced by increasing hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Evidence of poor asthma control is seen with 43.6% of adults having one or more asthma attacks (Centers for Disease Control, 2017).
To prevent the avoidable adverse events of asthma exacerbations, leading to work and school days missed, emergency room visits and hospitalizations, health care providers need to be able to assist the patient with asthma self-management. The purpose of this course is to discuss unique features of asthma and asthma management in adults, particularly, the older adult.
Asthma and obesity, together and separately, are public health conditions with increasing prevalence. Their exact relationship, however, is not clear: Does asthma lead to obesity? Does obesity lead to asthma? Numerous studies have linked these two disorders, specifically showing that obesity is a risk factor for asthma. This course will provide an overview of how research demonstrates that the higher an individual’s body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk for developing asthma. Studies also show that as the weight or obesity of the person increases, so does the severity of his or her asthma. Then there are other studies that have shown that children with asthma are more likely to become obese. Regardless, asthma associated with -obesity often is more difficult to control and less likely to respond to traditional asthma therapy.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with, N1787 - Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition.
Release Date: January 25, 2018
Since asthma is a chronic disease that occurs across all age-groups, healthcare professionals in virtually every setting can expect to care for patients with asthma. Increasingly, asthma is seen in adults, in older adults, in school-age children, in occupational settings, and in pregnant women. Advances in our understanding of asthma and its treatment have implications for the continuing education of all healthcare providers. Clinical studies illuminate how best to optimize asthma control, while minimizing associated risks, and present a clear methodology for healthcare providers to use. This course is steeped in evidence-based research findings with the goal of optimizing the healthcare provider’s approach to caring for patients with asthma.
The purpose of this course is to enable healthcare professionals to incorporate the most current evidence-based guidelines for the management and treatment of patients with asthma into their clinical practice. The pathology of asthma, disease symptoms, environmental triggers, diagnosis, treatment, associated conditions, and health education are discussed, as well as the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPPs) guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with asthma.
The basic pathology of asthma is the same in children as in adults, but there are important differences in anatomy, physiology, and drug metabolism as well as developmental and psychosocial characteristics that warrant an examination of asthma from a pediatric perspective. A discussion of natural history sets the stage for comprehending the presentation of asthma at different ages. Variations in care are discussed from a developmental and family perspective. It is essential for the healthcare professional to apply developmental and family concepts in the care of children with asthma and their families.This course will discuss the application of asthma management in childhood, from infancy through adolescence.
Release Date: December 27, 2017
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020
Asthma is the most common potentially serious medical condition to complicate pregnancy. Asthma affects approximately 8% of women in their childbearing years. Uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications to the mother, including high blood pressure, toxemia, premature delivery, and rarely death. For the baby, complications of uncontrolled asthma include increased risk for stillbirth, fetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and a low Apgar score at birth. Fortunately, asthma can be controlled with medical management and avoidance of known triggers. Most measures used to control asthma are not harmful to the developing fetus and do not appear to contribute to either miscarriage or birth defects. This course will discuss how the changes that occur during pregnancy can impact asthma management.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with, N1787, Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition.
Release Date: December 20, 2017
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disorder in the United States, with as many as 3 million people affected. It is a chronic neurologic condition consisting of recurrent and unprovoked seizures that can be associated with a wide range of seizure types and can vary in severity from person to person. Epilepsy is associated with multiple comorbid conditions affecting mental and physical health. Patients with epilepsy (PWEs) experience seizures – a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that can affect the musculoskeletal system or how a person feels – with varying frequencies. However, experiencing a seizure does not constitute a diagnosis of epilepsy if there is an identifiable and alterable underlying cause, such as low blood sugar.This course will prepare RNs who are providing direct care to patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy. The target audience for the course is comprised of RNs providing care to patients in nonspecialized neurology units in a variety of settings (outpatient, acute care, and community).
Expiration Date: September 30, 2020
For nurses working in hospitals, placement of a vascular access device for infusion therapy is the most common invasive procedure. When appropriate care is not provided, it potentially affects clinical outcomes. This course is intended for nurses who administer infusion therapy in all healthcare settings. It focuses on the selection and placement of central vascular access devices (CVADs) as well as their ongoing care and maintenance in order to safely manage CVADs and reduce the risk for complications.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1785 - Infusion Therapy: Essentials for Safe Practice, 2nd Edition.