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ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF WOUNDS PACKAGE - 10 CONTACT HOURS - NAS10

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ESSENTIALS FOR WOUND CARE AND HEALING PACKAGE - 15 CONTACT HOURS - NSH15

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WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT PACKAGE - 20 CONTACT HOURS - NSC20

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CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS PACKAGE - 20 CONTACT HOURS - NCS20

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GERIATRIC PACKAGE - 24 CONTACT HOURS - NBT24

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CARDIOVASCULAR PACKAGE - 20 CONTACT HOURS - NDS20

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PHARMACOLOGY PACKAGE - 25 CONTACT HOURS - NBT25

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CLINICAL DISORDERS IN MENTAL HEALTH PACKAGE - 20 CONTACT HOURS - NBT20

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A Woman's Genetic Risk for Developing Cancer
3 Hrs
When genetic testing identifies a pathogenic mutation in a family, there is a possibility that family members who do not have a diagnosi...

When genetic testing identifies a pathogenic mutation in a family, there is a possibility that family members who do not have a diagnosis of cancer can have genetic testing to clarify whether they have a high risk for developing malignancy. For those family members with a mutation, tailored recommendations can decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with certain cancers in these families. This course provides nurses with key information on how family history can contribute to cancer risk for some cancer diagnoses in women.

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Pain Management Therapies: Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Modalities
5 Hrs 5 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide evidenced-based information of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies for appropriate...

The purpose of this course is to provide evidenced-based information of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies for appropriate pain management using a multimodal approach. This course is designed for APRNs practicing in any setting to be able to recommend different modalities to manage those suffering from different types of pain.

5 Hrs 5 Hrs
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders in Adults, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Sleep disorders affect an estimated 50 to 70 million people each year. Approximately 48% report snoring, 38% experience nodding off or f...

Sleep disorders affect an estimated 50 to 70 million people each year. Approximately 48% report snoring, 38% experience nodding off or falling asleep at the wheel, and 30% report some sort of insomnia. Twenty-five million adults are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), making restful, restorative sleep difficult (ASA, n.d.).

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Opioids and Pain
2 Hrs 4 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about substance use disorders and the management of pain wit...

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.

2 Hrs 4 Hrs
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Oral Anticoagulants: Implications for Patient Management
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
The focus of this course is on the newest oral anticoagulant drug therapies, their indications, and data supporting their use in clinica...

The focus of this course is on the newest oral anticoagulant drug therapies, their indications, and data supporting their use in clinical practice. This course is designed for advanced practice nursing prescribers who are involved in the decision making for oral anticoagulant selection; or who take care of patients who have already been prescribed oral anticoagulants. The purpose of this course is to increase advanced nursing prescribers' knowledge of oral anticoagulants to identify patients in whom therapy is indicated, to assist in selecting the most appropriate option, and to assist in appropriate monitoring and counseling the patient.

3 Hrs 3 Hrs
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Orthopedic Nursing: Caring for Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders, 3rd Edition
4 Hrs 25 Hrs
This course provides nurses with an enhanced and expanded knowledge of evidence-based orthopedic nursing care as it relates to the physi...

This course provides nurses with an enhanced and expanded knowledge of evidence-based orthopedic nursing care as it relates to the physiology of the musculoskeletal system, the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal conditions, and the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The course provides valuable information for nurses managing the care of patients with orthopedic conditions in a variety of settings, ranging from the emergency department to acute, in-hospital stays to rehabilitation, home health, and office follow-up. This course focuses on the nursing assessment, preventive care, and management of patients who have common musculoskeletal conditions related to trauma, infection, inflammation, degeneration, repetitive and sports-related injuries, metabolic bone disease, and neoplasms.

4 Hrs 25 Hrs
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Pain and Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Management
2 Hrs
The current crisis with opioid addiction has made it imperative that all healthcare providers have the knowledge and expertise to monito...

The current crisis with opioid addiction has made it imperative that all healthcare providers have the knowledge and expertise to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of addiction, and be able deal effectively with addiction. This course provides nurses with a clear understanding of the mechanisms behind pain and addiction and how, without careful monitoring and timely intervention, pain treatment can lead to addiction. After completing this course, nurses will recognize the factors that intertwine pain management with addiction and be able to apply this knowledge to their relevant practice settings.

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Pain Management Essentials
1 Hrs 1 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide evidenced-based information of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies for appropriate...

The purpose of this course is to provide evidenced-based information of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies for appropriate pain management using a multimodal approach. This course is designed for APRNs practicing in any setting to be able to recommend different modalities to manage those suffering from different types of pain.

1 Hrs 1 Hrs
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Pain Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition
4 Hrs 30 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about pain and nursing care for persons experiencing pain. T...

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.

4 Hrs 30 Hrs
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Nursing Psychopharmacology
10 Hrs 10 Hrs
With the growing number of nurse practitioners entering the healthcare field as primary care providers, there is a demonstrated need for...

With the growing number of nurse practitioners entering the healthcare field as primary care providers, there is a demonstrated need for education on the ever-increasing number of new pharmaceutical agents available, to treat the wide spectrum of mental illness. This course addresses these needs by providing up-to-date information and a variety of case studies to illustrate practical application of the learning content.

10 Hrs 10 Hrs
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Parenteral Anticoagulant Therapy: Implications for Patient Management
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
The focus of this course is on parenteral anticoagulants, their most pertinent prescribing information, and strategies for effective pat...

The focus of this course is on parenteral anticoagulants, their most pertinent prescribing information, and strategies for effective patient monitoring and counseling. This course begins with an overview of current practice guidelines for VTE prevention and treatment, HIT, and ACS. Then, an overview of the prescribing information for each associated parenteral anticoagulant follows, including strategies for reversal, patient monitoring, and counseling when applicable.

3 Hrs 3 Hrs
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Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma, 3rd Edition
2 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to assess and implement interventions for children wit...

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.

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Pediatric and Adolescent Health Promotion and Maintenance
1 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to ensure that nurses who provide care to children and families are aware of the current interventions for...

The purpose of this course is to ensure that nurses who provide care to children and families are aware of the current interventions for health promotion and health maintenance for the pediatric patient population. The course content is targeted to both the novice and experienced pediatric nurse. This course is arranged by specific areas of focus and provides information for each of the pediatric age groups. Confidentiality, as a special consideration for adolescent patients during their healthcare visits, will be discussed. The course will conclude with a discussion of pediatric screening procedures including vision and hearing screening, lead screening, hemoglobin/hematocrit, developmental milestones, dyslipidemia, tuberculosis, and sexual health.

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Pediatric Health and Physical Assessment, 2nd Edition
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PLEASE NOTE: Credit will not be awarded for completion of this course.Nurses are the primary caregivers in many pediatric healthcare set...
PLEASE NOTE: Credit will not be awarded for completion of this course.

Nurses are the primary caregivers in many pediatric healthcare settings. They need specialized skills to be able to accurately assess pediatric patients during health and illness. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to pediatric health assessment for nurses with limited pediatric experience and to serve as a refresher for nurses caring for children in a variety of healthcare settings. It is essential that nurses develop adequate assessment skills in order to promptly identify potentially significant changes in the pediatric patient’s condition. The course provides nurses with the necessary information to gather a comprehensive pediatric health history and perform a complete physical examination. In order to provide safe, quality care to the pediatric patient, the nurse also needs an understanding of some common pediatric conditions. Reviews of common abnormalities seen in the pediatric patient are provided by body system.
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Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Nurses at all levels of practice require a working knowledge of pediatric immunizations. Registered nurses and advanced practice registe...

Nurses at all levels of practice require a working knowledge of pediatric immunizations. Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses employed in a variety of clinical settings, such as home health, general and specialized clinics, pediatrics, adolescent clinics, school health clinics, family practice programs, public health, and emergency departments, have frequent opportunities to both educate parents and immunize children and adolescents. This course provides information essential to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who immunize patients or care for any child or adolescent who is a candidate for immunization.

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Peripheral and Central Vascular Access Devices
3 Hrs
For nurses working in hospitals, placement of a vascular access device for infusion therapy is the most common invasive procedure. Becau...

For nurses working in hospitals, placement of a vascular access device for infusion therapy is the most common invasive procedure. Because it is such common practice, nurses may underestimate potential risks and complications that may be serious and even life-threatening. In a survey conducted by the Infusion Nurses Society in relation to peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters, 71% reported having received "on-the-job" training often using a "see one, do one" approach. Although the skill level in placement of devices is important, knowledge related to evidence-based care for the patient often is lacking. 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. The course addresses potential complications of infusion therapy with an emphasis on risk factors, identification of signs and symptoms, prevention, and interventions for phlebitis, infiltration and extravasation, nerve injuries, infections, thrombosis, and air embolism.

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Obesity and Asthma
2 Hrs
Asthma and obesity, together and separately, are public health conditions with increasing prevalence. Their exact relationship, however,...

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.

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Nursing Management of Patients with Mental Health Conditions
1 Hrs 15 Hrs
This course is designed as a review of mental health and psychiatric conditions that nurses working in any general practice or nonpsychi...

This course is designed as a review of mental health and psychiatric conditions that nurses working in any general practice or nonpsychiatric specialty practice area may encounter. It provides information on common mental health conditions encountered and possible nursing interventions that can help patients cope with their unique situations.

This course discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal communication with patients and the challenges of recognizing and assessing patients with mental health conditions. Specific mental health conditions addressed include anxiety, depressive and bipolar disorders, suicidal ideation, psychosis, substance use disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, potentially aggressive behavior, and confusion.

1 Hrs 15 Hrs
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Pharmacologic Management of Asthma
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Although asthma is a lifelong disease with no cure, it can be controlled. This course focuses on general pharmacologic interventions for...

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.

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Moderate Sedation: Nursing Practice and Patient Centered Care
2 Hrs 5 Hrs
This course will provide registered nurses and advanced practice nurses with the knowledge needed to successfully administer moderate se...

This course will provide registered nurses and advanced practice nurses with the knowledge needed to successfully administer moderate sedation to patients. Sedation is delivered by a variety of health care providers in various practice settings and has historically been performed by an anesthesia care provider such as an anesthesiologist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, or, more recently, an anesthesia assistant who is supervised by an anesthesiologist. The evolution of varied practice settings, such as ambulatory surgery centers, coupled with more effective and efficient medication options, has resulted in a need for the provision of moderate sedation by non-anesthesia providers, such as registered nurses.

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Managing Asthma during Pregnancy
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Asthma is the most common potentially serious medical condition to complicate pregnancy. Asthma affects approximately 8% of women in the...

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.

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Managing Asthma in Adults
2 Hrs
To prevent the avoidable adverse events of asthma exacerbations, leading to work and school days missed, emergency room visits and hospi...

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.

2 Hrs
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Managing Asthma in Children
2 Hrs
The basic pathology of asthma is the same in children as in adults, but there are important differences in anatomy, physiology, and drug...

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.

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Managing Wounds: Reimbursement and Professional Practice Topics
2 Hrs
This course reviews the general practices of reimbursement payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, and HMOs, and provides general informat...

This course reviews the general practices of reimbursement payors, including Medicare, Medicaid, and HMOs, and provides general information that can be used to make the reimbursement process more successful. (Note that this course does not discuss billing or reimbursement practices in detail because this will vary across the country.) Education, evidence-based guidelines or standards of care, and legal issues are also discussed.

2 Hrs
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Medicinal Marijuana
2 Hrs 5 Hrs
The emerging climate of medical marijuana now calls for healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable of the plant and its inherent chara...

The emerging climate of medical marijuana now calls for healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable of the plant and its inherent characteristics. State regulatory challenges differ and in order to guide patients who often have questions related to the risk/benefits of this plant, nurses need to understand the different extractions and their properties. The course highlights the botanical perspective and strives to teach nurses about the plant and its origin in healthcare. This information is foundational in better understanding the medical applications of cannabis.

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Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This course provides learners with an overview of common pediatric mental health issues, including descriptions of the signs and symptom...

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.

3 Hrs
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Nonopioid Analgesics
1 Hrs 4 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about nonopioid treatment modalities for pain. The learner w...

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.

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Nursing Care of the Postmenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
A Woman's health is affected by biological, social, economic, and psychological influences. It is imperative that the nurse assess these...

A Woman's health is affected by biological, social, economic, and psychological influences. It is imperative that the nurse assess these factors when these women presents for care. Additionally, the nurse should stay current with screening techniques for early detection of as well as treatment options for common diseases in postmenopausal women. This course is intended for nurses involved in the health care of postmenopausal women. The purpose of this course is to help the nurse caring for women at postmenopause recognize the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help postmenopausal women make appropriate lifestyle choices.

3 Hrs
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Nonpharmacological Pain Management
2 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with current knowledge about nonpharmacologic treatment modalities of acute and chr...

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.

2 Hrs
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Nonreproductive Organ Cancers in Women
1 Hrs 15 Hrs
This course reviews many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The major nonreproductive org...

This course reviews many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The major nonreproductive organ cancers that affect women are addressed, including lung, colorectal, and skin cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities.

1 Hrs 15 Hrs
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Nurse Bullying: Identification and Prevention in the Workplace
5 Hrs
Workplace bullying in nursing is a complex problem with deep roots in the culture of health care. Healthcare workers have a responsibili...

Workplace bullying in nursing is a complex problem with deep roots in the culture of health care. Healthcare workers have a responsibility to contribute to positively changing the culture of workplace bullying. Although individual efforts may not be enough to completely change an organization, each nurse can learn the skills necessary to address negative behaviors and create a professional, respectful, and civil workplace. After completing this course, nurses (including certified case manager nurses) will have the requisite knowledge to recognize, address, and mitigate workplace bullying and promote a respectful, supportive, and professional healthcare work environment.

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Nurse's Guide to Dietary Supplements
16 Hrs 20 Hrs
The NCCIH as well as the World Health Organization Traditional Medicine program have played central roles in the generation and dissemin...

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.

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Nurse's Role in Addressing Prescription Medication Abuse
2 Hrs
This course describes the scope of prescription medication misuse in the United States, the pharmacology of commonly abused medications ...

This course describes the scope of prescription medication misuse in the United States, the pharmacology of commonly abused medications and potential indicators of prescription medication abuse. This course provides intervention, treatment, and prevention strategies nurses can use when prescribing medications or treating a patient that is misusing a controlled substance.

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Nursing Care of the Perimenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Nurses who are involved in the health care of perimenopausal women need to stay current in the treatment of the problematic side effects...

Nurses who are involved in the health care of perimenopausal women need to stay current in the treatment of the problematic side effects of menopause, lifestyle modifications that might be necessary throughout the stages of menopause, and patient education that can help improve a Woman's overall quality of life. The purpose of this course is to help the nurse take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make appropriate lifestyle choices.

5 Hrs
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Peripheral Vascular Access Devices: Placement, Care and Maintenance
5 Hrs
For nurses working in hospitals, placement of a vascular access device for infusion therapy is the most common invasive procedure. Altho...

For nurses working in hospitals, placement of a vascular access device for infusion therapy is the most common invasive procedure. Although the skill level in placement of devices is important, knowledge related to evidence-based care for the patient often is lacking. 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. The course describes different peripheral vascular access devices (VAD), the factors that affect VAD selection and the effects of VAD placement. Selection of a suitable vein site is discussed as well as interventions to decrease pain associated with their insertion. Safety concerns are explained, including issues related to peripheral catheter site rotation, routine site care and protection, flushing and locking, and the risks and benefits of peripheral catheter blood sampling.

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Physiology of Healing, Wound Assessment, and Documentation
4 Hrs
Whether wounds are acute or chronic, nurses are the clinicians most intimately involved with the assessment, care, and ongoing evaluatio...

Whether wounds are acute or chronic, nurses are the clinicians most intimately involved with the assessment, care, and ongoing evaluation of wounds. Key components for success in wound management and improving outcomes are: possessing a fundamental knowledge of wound etiology and the cofactors contributing to wound formation; understanding the physiology of healing; applying critical assessment skills; implementing evidence-based standards of care; and completing thorough documentation. Nurses must possess knowledge related to key concepts and principles of the structure of the integumentary system, how it repairs itself when damaged, and when it requires assistance to heal. The challenges of wound healing have long been known and are based on anecdotal cases, personal preferences, and now evidence-based research.

4 Hrs
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Legal Implications for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to increase nurses' (including certified case manager nurses) awareness of potential legal issues and how ...

The purpose of this course is to increase nurses' (including certified case manager nurses) awareness of potential legal issues and how to use best practices to prevent them. As nurses become more aware of situations that may present legal concerns, they can behave proactively to avoid unanticipated legal entanglements. This course is targeted to all nurses, because legal concerns are present in every healthcare setting.

3 Hrs
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Traumatic Brain Injury 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This course discusses the identification, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tools used for all levels o...

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.

3 Hrs
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The Menstrual Cycle and a Woman's Sexual Health
6 Hrs
The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for women with contemporary reproductive health issues. This educational offer...

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.

6 Hrs
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The Psychobiology of Humor in Health Care, 3rd Edition
3 Hrs
This continuing education course discusses the cognitive process of laughter and the connections of humor to health. It discusses how hu...

This continuing education course discusses the cognitive process of laughter and the connections of humor to health. It discusses how humor affects the biological, psychological, and sociological health of the individual. How humor can be used in times of stress or grief is also explored. The target population for this course is any healthcare provider who works with patients, and any healthcare provider who wants to improve his or her knowledge of therapeutic humor.

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Thermal Injuries and Ulcers Resulting from Integumentary Alterations
6 Hrs
This course provides nurses with key concepts and principles vital to the care plan for patients with thermal injuries or ulcers resulti...

This course provides nurses with key concepts and principles vital to the care plan for patients with thermal injuries or ulcers resulting from alterations of the integumentary system. The assessment and management of edema, lymphedema, neuropathic ulcers, and thermal injuries are discussed as well as the palliative care needs of the patient with a malignant wound.

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Thrombolytic Therapy: Implications for Advanced Practice Nursing
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
All clinicians play an important role in managing patients with these conditions who are eligible for high-risk pharmacologic therapies,...

All clinicians play an important role in managing patients with these conditions who are eligible for high-risk pharmacologic therapies, such as thrombolytics. Specific knowledge of the general information and caveats associated with thrombolytic therapy is vital for optimal patient care outcomes to be achieved. This course is designed for nurses (registered and advanced practice nurses) who prescribe for or provide care to patients being considered for thrombolytic medications. The purpose of this course is to increase nurses' knowledge of thrombolytic medications so that they can identify the optimal therapy and safely use these medications.

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Topical Wound Care: Challenges and Interventions
6 Hrs
This course will provide nurses involved in the management of wounds with a comprehensive overview of topical wound care, including tang...

This course will provide nurses involved in the management of wounds with a comprehensive overview of topical wound care, including tangible knowledge they can apply when determining approaches, selecting products, preventing or mitigating infection, and recommending adjunctive therapies that promote healing and comfort based on the goals of therapy.

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Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition
1 Hrs 25 Hrs
This course is intended for Registered Nurses involved in the health care of women. The audience for this course includes, but is not li...

This course is intended for Registered Nurses involved in the health care of women. The audience for this course includes, but is not limited to, nurses providing care to women in acute care facilities, private practices, public settings, home health environments, community outreach programs, and public arenas. The purpose of this course is to help the nurse take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make lifestyle choices.

1 Hrs 25 Hrs
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Understanding Hypertension: Treatment and Management
5 Hrs 5 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge of APRNs on the diagnosis, counseling, and management of HTN. Management of trea...

The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge of APRNs on the diagnosis, counseling, and management of HTN. Management of treatment-resistant HTN is beyond the scope of this course. After completion of this course, APRNs will be able to select and implement appropriate first-line and add-on treatment for the management of HTN based on current evidence-based practice guidelines. They will be able to identify appropriate therapeutic goals based on stages of HTN and comorbidities. Additionally, they will be able to provide effective education and counseling on medication management and lifestyle modifications. As a result, these clinicians will be able to incorporate evidence-based strategies, tools, and patient resources into the workflow to enhance quality of care.

5 Hrs 5 Hrs
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The Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver: Nursing Interventions and Support
2 Hrs
This course focuses on the needs and challenges of individuals who provide care to persons with AD and the important role that nurses pl...

This course focuses on the needs and challenges of individuals who provide care to persons with AD and the important role that nurses play in preparing and supporting these caregivers. The course outlines nursing interventions for providing education, support, and anticipatory guidance to caregivers, including assessing their prospective care needs and identifying and discussing available programs and resources. The options and accompanying issues related to providing ongoing care for patients with AD are discussed, including necessary financial and legal planning and long-term care options.

2 Hrs
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Understanding Mindfulness Practice for Nurses and Patients
5 Hrs
Mindfulness, the practice of maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness, is a holistic way to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing....

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.

5 Hrs
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Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Assessment to Treatment, 2nd Ed.
3 Hrs
This course provides an overview of PTSD for nurses working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses the history, incid...

This course provides an overview of PTSD for nurses working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses the history, incidence, etiology, and risk factors for PTSD, identifies diagnostic criteria across all age groups. Screening and assessment for PTSD are discussed as well as the disorder's major clinical signs and symptoms. Special considerations for assessing and diagnosing PTSD for specific populations are presented and therapeutic approaches for treating and managing PTSD are discussed.

3 Hrs
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Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 3rd Edition
1 Hrs 10 Hrs
Women and Cardiovascular Disease is written for all nurses who work with women, regardless of whether their practice includes women with...

Women and Cardiovascular Disease is written for all nurses who work with women, regardless of whether their practice includes women with cardiovascular disease. For those nurses whose practice includes direct care of women with cardiovascular disease, a stronger theoretical basis for understanding patient care is an expected continuing nursing education outcome. For those nurses whose practice does not include caring for women with cardiovascular disease, theoretical and practical aspects of caring for and teaching women about cardiovascular disease will be learned. The purpose of this course is to enable nurses to incorporate into their clinical practice evidenced-based information on the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, treatment options, and prevention strategies for women who have or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

1 Hrs 10 Hrs
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Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition
4 Hrs 24 Hrs
The field of Women's health has greatly expanded beyond its original roots in reproductive health. It is an exciting time for women and ...

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. Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends (4th ed.) is an excellent overview of the field of Women's health for nurses. The course is intended to assist nurses in providing care for women of all ages. It is designed for nurses who wish to review, enhance, or expand their knowledge base and level of understanding of Women's healthcare issues across the lifespan.

4 Hrs 24 Hrs
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Women's Reproductive Health Issues
2 Hrs 6 Hrs
This course to assists nurses in providing care for women of all ages. Because the focus of this course is Women's contemporary reproduc...

This course to assists 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.

2 Hrs 6 Hrs
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Wound Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Nurses
30 Hrs
Wound management and the promotion of healing are complicated and challenging to those suffering with such maladies. Whether wounds are ...

Wound management and the promotion of healing are complicated and challenging to those suffering with such maladies. Whether wounds are acute or chronic, nurses are the clinicians most intimately involved with the assessment, care, and ongoing evaluation of wounds. Changes in care based on evidence from research, regulatory changes requiring quality outcomes to be measured, and a reimbursement culture that demands assessment, documentation, and progress for payment all affect nursing practice with the central goal of providing the best care for each patient. Clinicians must use evidence-based practices to promote healing and carry the responsibility to stay current regarding research and updated treatment modalities.

30 Hrs
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The Business of Health Care
3 Hrs
As the cost of healthcare in the United States continues to rise, changes to healthcare reimbursement have focused on the movement from ...

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.

3 Hrs
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Substance Use Disorders, 3rd Edition
30 Hrs
This course focuses on the epidemiology of addiction, sociocultural influences, commonly used substances, and current standards of treat...

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).

30 Hrs
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Postcombat-Related Disorders: Counseling Veterans and Military Personnel, 2nd Ed.
5 Hrs
This course provides an overview of military culture and common deployment-related health problems and an introduction to evidence-based...

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.

5 Hrs
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Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care Nursing
8 Hrs
This course examines psychiatric disorders in primary care nursing using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ...

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.

8 Hrs
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Prescription Medication Abuse: Scope, Prevention and Management for Nurses, 2nd Ed.
5 Hrs
This course describes the scope and history of prescription medication misuse in the United States, the pharmacology of commonly abused ...

This course describes the scope and history of prescription medication misuse in the United States, the pharmacology of commonly abused medications and potential indicators of prescription medication abuse. This course provides intervention, treatment, and prevention strategies nurses can use when prescribing medications or treating a patient that is misusing a controlled substance.

5 Hrs
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Pressure Injuries: Prevention and Management Approaches
5 Hrs
This course will provide nurses involved in the management of wounds with an overview of the prevention and management of pressure injur...

This course will provide nurses involved in the management of wounds with an overview of the prevention and management of pressure injuries. Topics will include pressure injury etiology, assessment for risk in order to properly intervene in the management and prevention of pressure injuries, support surfaces, and issues that play a role in the development of skin care teams, with an emphasis on the prevention of pressure injuries. Additional topics include key concepts and principles of pressure injury risk, prevention, and care. Patient assessment, accurate and timely documentation, selection of appropriate support devices and utilization of specialized teams are actions the nurse initiates when managing the care of patients at risk for or experiencing pressure injuries.

5 Hrs
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Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
5 Hrs
This course focuses on substance misuse as a major public health problem with a wide range of negative effects on the mental, physical, ...

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.

5 Hrs
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Probiotics: Dietary Sources and Supplements
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
Probiotic use quadrupled between the 2007 and the 2012 NHIS (Black et al., 2015). The 2012 NHIS found that approximately 4 million (1.6%...

Probiotic use quadrupled between the 2007 and the 2012 NHIS (Black et al., 2015). The 2012 NHIS found that approximately 4 million (1.6%) U.S. adults and 300,000 children ages 4 to 17 (0.5%) had used probiotics or prebiotics (Black et al., 2015; Clarke et al., 2015). Probiotics or prebiotics were the third most commonly used dietary supplement by adults, not including vitamins and minerals. Many uses have been proposed for probiotics. Nurses who are knowledgeable can assist consumers in evaluating the resources, information, and scientific literature on probiotics to make choices with regard to their use, dose, adverse effects, interactions, and product quality.

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Promoting Healthy Aging for the Older Adult
5 Hrs
This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healt...

This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles. This course allows professional registered nurses, along with all other healthcare professionals that work with older adults to gain additional knowledge in geriatrics and be able to provide satisfactory care to improve outcomes for older adults. Healthcare professionals will be able to recognize the needs of older adult clients and develop person-centered plans to support optimal living and promote healthy aging. Additionally, this course will set the stage for developing a healthier society for all to age well and successfully.

5 Hrs
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Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors, 2nd Edition
2 Hrs
This course provides information to licensed nurses and other members of the interprofessional team that can be readily applied to their...

This course provides information to licensed nurses and other members of the interprofessional team that can be readily applied to their practice, no matter what the setting, with the ultimate goal of providing safer care to all patients. Healthcare providers will demonstrate knowledge of medical errors and populations at risk, the impact on patient care outcomes, and the resources and initiatives available to promote a culture of safety as an integral part of healthcare delivery. This course meets the state of Florida licensure renewal requirements for nursing continuing education in the identification and prevention of medical errors and the promotion of patient safety.

2 Hrs
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Psychiatric Nursing: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition
25 Hrs
Teaches psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, therapeutic communication skills, medications, and cultural variances in how mental...

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).

25 Hrs
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Special Topics in ADHD
6 Hrs
This course addresses assessment and diagnosis throughout the various life stages, beginning with childhood, then adolescence, and final...

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.

6 Hrs
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Recognizing Mental Health Issues Co-occurring with Medical Conditions
10 Hrs
Patients with a medical condition may display psychiatric symptoms or responses, and sometimes longer lasting mental health problems. Al...

Patients with a medical condition may display psychiatric symptoms or responses, and sometimes longer lasting mental health problems. All nurses practicing in a general healthcare setting must be prepared to assist patients with maintaining optimal mental health. This course is focused on those psychiatric and mental health issues related to a chronic medical condition that nurses working in a general or non-psychiatric nursing specialty area may encounter.

This course is designed to enhance the skills required by those nurses without specific mental health training caring for patients with psychiatric and mental health issues in general practice settings. By taking this course, psychiatric nurses may also receive new insight into the general medical patient with a related mental health issue or problem.

10 Hrs
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Regulation of Dietary Supplements
2 Hrs 2 Hrs
This course will provide nurses with the resources, caveats, and caring considerations when providing education and advice about dietary...

This course will provide nurses with the resources, caveats, and caring considerations when providing education and advice about dietary supplements. Evidence-based care in nursing includes clinical research, qualitative studies, traditional evidence, surveys, epidemiologic data, and patient preference. The regulation around dietary supplements has been created to ensure the safety of the public. But this is not always an easy task in a democratic society in which people demand their right to choose how they live their lives. The history of the regulation of dietary supplements documents the complexity of the exercise of the individual rights of U.S. citizens and the government's role in protecting public health and safety. This course is an introduction to the regulation of dietary supplements, the laws currently in effect, and how the FDA administers these laws. This course about the regulation or safety orientation of dietary supplements also provides considerations for nursing care that can be used when counseling patients who are consumers of dietary supplements.

2 Hrs 2 Hrs
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Reproductive Organ Cancers in Women
10 Hrs
The experience of a woman diagnosed with cancer can be distinctive. Many cancers affect both males and females, but some are unique to w...

The experience of a woman diagnosed with cancer can be distinctive. Many cancers affect both males and females, but some are unique to women and impact women during childbearing years. The impact of a cancer diagnosis for either a man or a woman can be devastating and have a cascading impact on the immediate and extended family..

This course reviews many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The major reproductive organ cancers that affect women are addressed, including breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities.

10 Hrs
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Rotator Cuff Injury: Assessment, Interventions, and Recovery 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
The incidence of rotator cuff tears (RCTs) is expected to increase as the population over the age of 65 continues to grow, and will cont...

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.

5 Hrs
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Seizures: A Basic Overview, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disorder in the United States, with as many as 3 million people affected. It is a chronic ...

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).

5 Hrs
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Skin Cancer 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an overview of the prevalence and management of skin cancer. This course will enabl...

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an overview of the prevalence and management of skin cancer. This course will enable nurses to better understand skin cancer and the nursing care needs of patients and their families. Topics discussed include an overview of the epidemiology of skin cancer, modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, risk assessment, prevention strategies, strengths and limitations of detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and standard treatment modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. A case study at the end of the course will help to illustrate the content.

3 Hrs
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Special Populations at Risk for Substance Use
3 Hrs
This course focuses on the epidemiology of sociocultural, family, and other external influences on the development of substance use diso...

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.

3 Hrs
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Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: Helping Individuals Cope, 4th Edition
30 Hrs
This course contains essential information that nurses can use to help individuals, families, and communities cope with loss, grief, and...

This course contains essential information that nurses can use to help individuals, families, and communities cope with loss, grief, and bereavement, or reflect on issues and practices related to death. The course reviews the role of palliative and hospice care in providing the highest quality end of life care. Content on advance care planning helps nurses become better communicators with patients, and fosters a better understanding of ethical issues surrounding end-of-life care. Updated content on religious beliefs, grief reactions to loss, suicide care, and communities responding to homicide or other traumatic death is also presented. The course examines the mourning process, including grief in children and adolescents, and the experiences of those suffering from compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma. Bereavement policies to manage grief in the workplace are also covered.

30 Hrs
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Leadership and Management for Every Nurse, 3rd Edition
30 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a solid foundation for effective nursing leadership and management. Nurses practici...

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a solid foundation for effective nursing leadership and management. Nurses practicing in any healthcare setting will gain new knowledge or enhance previously acquired knowledge regarding leadership and management concepts such as leadership theory and principles, healthcare policy, legal issues and ethics, change and decision making, organizational structure and effective care delivery, healthcare economics, staff recruitment and retention, and leadership tools and resources.

30 Hrs
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Acute Cardiovascular Conditions
2 Hrs 10 Hrs
This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients with acute cardiovascula...

This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients with acute cardiovascular disease. This course can serve as a reference for nurses working in cardiovascular areas or provide those desiring to work in cardiovascular areas with an introduction to comprehensive acute cardiovascular care. Nursing application points in the clinical setting are highlighted throughout the course to assist learners in identifying key issues in the care of patients with acute cardiovascular disease.

2 Hrs 10 Hrs
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Central Vascular Access Devices: Placement, Care and Maintenance
5 Hrs
For nurses working in hospitals, placement of a vascular access device for infusion therapy is the most common invasive procedure. When ...

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.

5 Hrs
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Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Ed.
3 Hrs
This course will provide nurses with information to assist in their understanding of bipolar and related disorders, risks and prevention...

This course will provide nurses with information to assist in their understanding of bipolar and related disorders, risks and prevention measures, identification, assessment, and management across the course of the illness. Nurses with a focus on prevention and holistic care will gain knowledge and tools to better identify the complex factors that affect these clients, including assessment of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, understanding of associated risks and appropriate treatments, strategies for crisis management and recovery, and relapse-prevention and symptom-management strategies for long-term stabilization. Nurses are tasked with collaborating with other health professionals and making appropriate referrals in order to provide a continuum of care that helps patients gain stability; as such, resources and appropriate supports are presented. Nurses work with individual clients and the support systems affected by the symptoms of these disorders. Recognition of necessary and appropriate supports for individuals and families is essential to promoting recovery. Written for nurses, this basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including epidemiology, signs and symptoms, causal and associated risk factors, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, symptom management, relapse prevention, and outcomes evaluation.

3 Hrs
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Breast Cancer in Women: An Overview
4 Hrs
Nurses play a key role informing patients on the advances, the importance of individualizing the approach to therapy, and offering suppo...

Nurses play a key role informing patients on the advances, the importance of individualizing the approach to therapy, and offering support during each phase of the cancer diagnosis and care. With early detection and effective treatment, women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can realistically expect to survive and live happy, productive lives. This course provides nurses with essential information about the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, staging, and treatments for breast cancer in women.

4 Hrs
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Cancer in Women, 3rd Edition
1 Hrs 30 Hrs
This course reviews many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The major cancers that affect...

This course reviews many of the major concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The major cancers that affect women are addressed, including breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, lung, colorectal, and skin cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities. Chapters that address genetic risk, psychosocial concerns, sexuality, alternative and complementary medicine, and patient education considerations are also included. Case studies and commentaries are included throughout the course to illustrate content and to assist with concepts and knowledge acquisition for application in practice settings.

1 Hrs 30 Hrs
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Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care
4 Hrs 30 Hrs
This 30-hour course (including 3.6 pharmacology hours) provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who...

This 30-hour course (including 3.6 pharmacology hours) provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or who already have cardiovascular disease. This course can serve as a reference for nurses working in cardiovascular areas or provide those desiring to work in cardiovascular areas with an introduction to comprehensive cardiovascular care. The curriculum begins with a foundation of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. When normal cardiovascular functioning is understood, the learner can then move forward to understanding pathophysiology. The content of the chapters on cardiovascular medications and risk factors is referenced throughout the rest of the text as cardiovascular disease processes are discussed. Nursing application points in the clinical setting are highlighted throughout the text to assist in identifying key issues in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.

4 Hrs 30 Hrs
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Cardiovascular Pharmacology, 3rd Edition
5 Hrs 5 Hrs
Ongoing education is needed to keep pace with these evolving changes and to equip nursing professionals with the necessary knowledge and...

Ongoing education is needed to keep pace with these evolving changes and to equip nursing professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the most recent advances in treatment. Nurses have an important responsibility in caring for patients who are receiving these medications. Knowledge of cardiovascular medications, their effects on the body, and their administration; assessment of therapeutic and adverse effects; and patient education are essential. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of cardiovascular pharmacology. With an ever-increasing number of patients living longer, quality nursing care for those receiving drugs for cardiovascular disease will make this knowledge critical.

5 Hrs 5 Hrs
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Caring for Patients with Mental Health Issues: Strategies for All Nurses, 2nd Ed.
1 Hrs 30 Hrs
It is essential for nurses to maintain and update skills needed to care for patients who have mental health issues, or psychiatric sympt...

It is essential for nurses to maintain and update skills needed to care for patients who have mental health issues, or psychiatric symptoms or disorders, in order to provide all patients with the best possible care. This course is designed to enhance the skills required by nonpsychiatric nurses when caring for patients with psychiatric and mental health issues in general health care settings. Psychiatric and mental health nurses may also receive new insight into the general medical patient with a psychiatric condition from this course.

1 Hrs 30 Hrs
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Childhood Obesity, 2nd Edition
15 Hrs
This course assists nurses in understanding the complexities of the prevention and assessment of childhood obesity and provides interven...

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.

15 Hrs
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Basic Psychiatric Concepts in Nursing
4 Hrs
This course teaches basic psychiatric concepts, disorders, treatment modalities, therapeutic communication skills, medications, and cult...

This course 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).

4 Hrs
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Childhood Obesity: Health Effects and Approaches to Treatment, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. A variety of factors, including family eating habits, biologica...

Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. A variety of factors, including family eating habits, biological issues related to weight regulation, and sociocultural and environmental influences all contribute to the condition. Obesity negatively affects both physical and mental health and can significantly reduce quality of life. This course provides nurses with a comprehensive overview of the scope and effects of childhood obesity. Assessments for obesity, resulting pathologic conditions, and evidence-based approaches to combat obesity are reviewed. Challenges faced by clinicians when promoting prevention strategies are also discussed.

5 Hrs
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Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment from Conception to Adolescence, 2nd Ed.
10 Hrs
Evidence indicates that many risk factors of childhood obesity can be identified during the period of conception to 2 years of age. It i...

Evidence indicates that many risk factors of childhood obesity can be identified during the period of conception to 2 years of age. It is critical that nurses working with children and families understand the nutritional needs of children in each developmental stage to positively affect prevention efforts and promote healthy eating patterns early in life. This course reviews factors from the prenatal period through late adolescence that contribute to obesity and challenges faced when promoting healthy nutrition with each age group. Food choices, modeling behaviors and socio-cultural and environmental influences are discussed. Evidence-based treatment approaches are presented.

10 Hrs
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Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions
2 Hrs 10 Hrs
This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or who alrea...

This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or who already have cardiovascular disease and chronic cardiovascular conditions. This course discusses nursing management associated with hypertension and hyperlipidemia and the pathophysiological processes associated with coronary heart disease and angina. Therapeutic strategies are discussed.

2 Hrs 10 Hrs
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Common Cancers Among Women
1 Hrs 5 Hrs
This provides information that serves as either a comprehensive review or an enhancement to the nurse's present knowledge base of HPV, b...

This provides 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.

1 Hrs 5 Hrs
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Common Chronic Health Conditions Associated with Aging
3 Hrs
This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chronic conditions to...

This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chronic conditions to practice healthy lifestyles. This course explores common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions and enhance health. Included is a look at the emotional effects of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions. Depression and bereavement are described, along with the stages of grief and methods of distinguishing among them. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, preventive cancer screening and prevention guidelines for older adults are presented. Prevention, treatment of, and coping with such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed to help promote healthy aging.

3 Hrs
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Common Pediatric Sleep Issues and Disorders
3 Hrs
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 recei...

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.

3 Hrs
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Bioterrorism and the Nurse's Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear WMDs are a constant threat to our country. Currently, most nurses are unprepared to reco...

Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear WMDs are a constant threat to our country. Currently, most nurses are unprepared to recognize and care for victims of terrorism because of a lack knowledge and experience in this area. The purpose of this course is to help nurses develop the knowledge and skills needed to respond in the event of a terrorist attack. After this course, the nurse will understand the significance of an established command structure, the importance of detection, surveillance and identification of a threat, the triage process, the need for personal protection and containment, and the importance of crowd control. These are necessary components of an effective operational response to events both natural and as a result of terrorist actions. An overview of the federal disaster assistance available and access to the information provided by the Health Alert Network will arm the nurse with important information and resources to help during an initial response phase to a terrorist event, as well as in providing aftercare.

5 Hrs
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Throughout the Lifespan, 3rd Edition
2 Hrs 20 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a sturdy underpinning of relevant content related to ADHD. Nurses practicing in any...

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.

2 Hrs 20 Hrs
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Communication in Health Care
4 Hrs
Effective communication fosters the development of successful patient-provider relationships, which have a positive impact on patient ou...

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.

4 Hrs
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Ambulatory Surgical Care, 3rd Edition
8 Hrs 20 Hrs
The intent of this course is to provide the learner with information focused on the unique specialty of ambulatory surgical care. Ambula...

The intent of this course is to provide the learner with information focused on the unique specialty of ambulatory surgical care. Ambulatory surgery is an exciting area of practice that offers clinicians variety and growth opportunities. Although this course will assist nurses who are new to ambulatory surgical care or considering entering ambulatory surgical care, it will also provide up-to-date information relevant to the skills and practices of nurses already working in the ambulatory setting.

8 Hrs 20 Hrs