Behavioral Health Course Bundle - 15 Hours
The National Institutes of Health says nearly one in five people in the U.S. live with a mental health disorder. That means nurses across specialties and settings are bound to see patients with behavioral health issues in their daily practice. The courses in this bundle help provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to support these patients with evidence-based practices.
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Basic Psychiatric Concepts 6Course release date: 6/1/2022
This course is designed for registered nurses, licensed practical/vocational nurses, and newly licensed registered nurses who desire a greater understanding of basic mental health concepts. A fundamental understanding of medical terminology, abbreviations, and nursing care is assumed.
- Cannabis and Mental Health: Discussion of the Evidence for Use in Mood and Anxiety Disorders 1 1
Course release date: 7/29/2022
About the Course
Interest in medical cannabis has exploded in recent years. As of June 2021, 36 states and 4 US territories have public programs that permit the sale of medical cannabis products. With more Americans turning to medical cannabis for symptom relief than ever before, healthcare professionals have a responsibility to further their education on this topic. At the very least, healthcare professionals should be able to discuss the potential risks and benefits of medical cannabis therapy with their patients.
This course provides up-to-date clinical and scientific information about medical cannabis that is of particular relevance to physicians, mid-level practitioners, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Learners will begin to appreciate the many different constituents of the cannabis plant and will be able to summarize the pharmacology of two major cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. Learners will also become acquainted with possible side effects and adverse effects associated with cannabis use, drug interactions, and routes of administration.
- Management of Anxiety and Depression for Healthcare Professionals - N57062 3Course release date: 7/28/2021
About the Course:Mood disorders are common and often mistreated. The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers in their treatment of patients with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and to provide patients with access to treatment options. The treatment of mood disorders includes therapy and medication. This course helps to prepare healthcare professionals to differentiate the various mood disorders patients are exhibiting and their causes, identify risk factors for these disorders, recommend treatment options, provide a calm and supportive environment for patients, explore holistic considerations, and use evidence-based complementary therapies to assist patients.
- Management of PTSD for Healthcare Professionals - N57063 1
Course release date: 8/10/2021
About the Course:
Stress is an adaptive response to demands or challenges made on an individual that might be required for survival. Adapting to stressful events is an individual response, and treatment is best targeted to the time immediately after the trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD has long-term physical and psychological sequelae that can affect the health and lifelong functioning of the patient. The purpose of this course is to help health care workers in their treatment of patients with PTSD, and to provide early intervention which can include psychological and pharmacological treatment. This course helps to prepare health care professionals to differentiate types of trauma, analyze a patient’s response to trauma, and provide appropriate traditional and holistic treatment options.
- Mental Health Crisis Response 2Course release date: 3/8/2023
About the Course
This course describes people at risk for a mental health crisis, symptoms of people who are experiencing a mental health crisis, and strategies to respond to a client who is currently experiencing a mental health crisis. The role of peer support and community health workers are also defined.
- Mental Health Disorders in the United States Veteran Population 2Course release date: 1/18/2023
About the Course
Veterans have been involved in wars for decades. Recent research indicates there are approximately 19 million veterans. The population includes veterans from World War II to the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom eras. Because wars have been a fact of life for so much of history, it is clear that war-related mental health issues have also been around for much of history and may have been left untreated based on lack of resources, stigma, and case complexity. Therefore, the purpose of this education program is to assist the learner in recognizing mental health disorders, the disorders’ psychosocial effects, and treatment options for veterans and their families.