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The Business of Health Care - N1901
As the cost of healthcare in the United States continues to rise, changes to healthcare reimbursement have focused on the movement from fee-for-service payment to various reformed payment models. This course provides nurses with a foundation of the elements comprising the business of the healthcare industry, including how care is reimbursed. An overview of the current state of healthcare organizations and healthcare quality is provided as is content related to the cost of care, healthcare reform, care transitions, and consumer engagement. Enhanced awareness of the evolving healthcare industry in the effort to improve patient outcomes is essential for the nurse in any setting.
Communication in Health Care - N1942
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.
Understanding Mindfulness Practice for Nurses and Patients - N1958
Mindfulness, the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness, is a holistic way to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing. This course provides the learner with an overview of mindfulness techniques, the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness works in the brain, and evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness in different areas of life. It also discusses methods to foster mindfulness and describes how nurses can begin a mindfulness practice for themselves and their patients, including suggestions for guided sessions.
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