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Courses

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1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide education to entry-level professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, alcohol and drug counselors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers working in the health and human services field about types, prevalence, causes, and consequences of medical and treatment errors in the behavioral health setting, as well as how to address them and reduce risk of future errors.

Discuss types and prevalence of medical and treatment errors in behavioral health.

Describe causes and consequences of medical and treatment errors.

Identify strategies to address an error and reduce the risk of future errors.

Staff Writer
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Instructor
Cecelia Garritt, RN, BAS, BSN, MPH

 

 

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Uncontrolled hypertension can cause multiple complications ranging from a myocardial infarction (MI) to stroke. Diagnosing and managing this chronic condition involves a team approach to improve a patient's outcome. There continues to be a global and national push to manage hypertension. There are various evidence-based approaches and strategies when treating patients who have or are at risk for developing hypertension. This course aims to educate nurses, registered dietitian nutritionists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, and radiologic technologists about current guidelines and drug therapy for the management of hypertension.

Recall blood pressure goals for various stages of hypertension.

Recall lifestyle modification strategies in managing patients with hypertension.

Discuss major concerns related to the four classes of antihypertensive drugs.

Staff Writer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL
Meredith Moyers MS, RD, LDN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Americans are using opioids at an alarming rate, whether through prescriptions or illegal means. Parallel to this problem is the use of opioids during pregnancy.

The goal for this course is to present RNs, PAs, physicians, and entry-level drug and alcohol counselors in inpatient or outpatient settings with best practices for identifying and managing pregnant women who are using opioids.

Recognize the risks and complications related to opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Identify evidence-based treatment recommendations for opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Staff Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The incorporation of screening for alcohol use disorders in a general medical setting can significantly increase the number of individuals with alcohol use disorders who are identified and treated. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 4 medications to treat alcohol use disorder, making treatment in primary care and other general medical settings a viable alternative to specialty care. This course will give you valuable information about these medications as well as several medications used off-label, empowering those you serve and increasing the likelihood of their recovery.

Identify the benefits of treating alcohol use disorder in a medical setting.

Discuss the importance of screenings and brief interventions to treat individuals who have alcohol use disorder and identify common tools used for screenings.

Explain the steps involved in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

Discuss the common medications used to treat alcohol use disorder.

Instructor
Dr. Alina Vrinceaunu-Hamm, MD

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Individual social, spiritual and physiological factors seem to influence the experience of pain. People experience pain differently even within the same cultural group by having more or less of a modulating substance, such as endorphins, within their physiological system. This could explain why the response to pain differs not only among people from different backgrounds but among those from the same ethnic group. There is also evidence that primary care providers underestimate pain severity in their minority patients. This continuing education module helps healthcare professionals become familiar with cultural differences associated with pain perceptions and pain management.

Describe how culture can influence a patient’s perception and expression of pain

Determine how cultural background affects a healthcare professional’s response to and management of pain

Relate strategies for reducing unintentional bias in pain assessment and promoting management decisions to respond to a patient’s pain in a culturally sensitive manner

Instructor
Claudia M Campbell, PhD Psychology

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Nurses encounter victims of domestic violence or intimate partner violence regardless of where they work. Those who practice in offices, hospitals, clinics, homes, or facilities must be aware that living with domestic violence may be part of a person’s daily life. Even though education for healthcare professionals and routine screening in EDs is mandated, many abused people do not receive needed support. Nurses are able to recognize and help victims, yet do not necessarily receive education about domestic violence. This updated CE module provides information nurses need to increase their understanding of and provide support to people experiencing domestic and intimate partner violence.

Disclaimer: Images in this course depict violence that has been inflicted on children and adults. They may be disturbing to some learners.

List steps ensuring the safety of abused women who decide to leave an abusive environment Identify the role of intimate partner advocacy in helping victims or survivors to understand that physical, sexual, or emotional abuse is not their fault but an issue of power and control. Relate direct and indirect questions that broach the subject of violence and abuse with patients, partners, and family members to screen for abuse. Identify risk factors, signs, and symptoms associated with abuse and neglect across the lifespan.

Staff Writer
Cathryn Ayers, RN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide the clinician with up-to-date best practices for identifying and treating patients with PAD. It includes symptoms, complications, risk factors, and modifications of PAD. In addition, diagnostic tests, assessment, and treatment strategies will be discussed.

Identify risk factors and complications related to PAD.

Discuss two assessment findings and tools used to diagnose PAD.

Describe two disease management and education techniques for patients with PAD.

Instructor
Ashley M. Coffey, RN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course is intended for current users, physicians and nurses, with an interest in enhancing their understanding of the clinical content presented in the Shoulder Dystocia module.

Enhance awareness of risks of shoulder dystocia (SD).

Improve obstetrical team performance in deliveries complicated by SD.

Illustrate proper technique of primary maneuvers: McRoberts, suprapubic pressure.

Review post-delivery communication, team debriefing, shoulder dystocia documentation.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In just over a year, COVID-19 has changed how healthcare is delivered in the U.S. Guidelines governing preventive measures, including how we interact with everyone from patients to members of our own families, have undergone a process of near-constant evolution. Treatment recommendations have been regularly updated as scientists and providers have learned more about how the virus affects the human body. This course provides an overview of the latest information about the virus, preventing transmission, illness classification and treatment of patients with symptomatic disease, and currently authorized vaccines.

List signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection, including post-viral long haul syndrome.

Describe how the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted in community and healthcare settings and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated.

Differentiate vaccinations for COVID-19 approved in the U.S. and list guidelines, side effects, and contraindications for vaccination against COVID-19.

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

Expert Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm
Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
Daniel Migliaccio, MD
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a tool used to measure the severity of stroke symptoms and aid in identifying the location of the injury. The NIHSS has been shown to strongly predict the likelihood of a patient’s recovery after stroke. 

The goal of this course is to equip clinicians with the knowledge necessary to apply the NIHSS to patients experiencing an acute stroke.

State the primary purpose of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS).

List all NIHSS items and areas of assessment that are used to test for stroke severity.

Calculate NIHSS scores that correspond to levels of stroke severity.

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The Healthy People 2030 campaign categorizes social determinants of health (SDOH) into five domains and each one has an impact on health outcomes and informs best practices in the delivery of healthcare (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.). This course provides practice scenarios for use of a rapid assessment tool for screening patients for social determinants that impact their health.

Describe social determinants of health, including the five domains within each of them.

Discuss the use of rapid assessment tools for understanding patients’ barriers and risks to optimal health associated with social/environmental conditions where people live, work, and play.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and ST-segment elevated myocardial infarctions (STEMIs) are abnormal rhythms that can develop into life-threatening medical emergencies. Patient assessment along with electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation are both essential tools for diagnosing patients, so that they can be treated appropriately. As part of a healthcare providers (HCPs) scope of practice, it is important to recognize the clinical presentation of heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and STEMIs, and identify the characteristics of abnormal rhythms on an ECG.

Describe the etiology and signs and symptoms of heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and STEMIs.

Identify the ECG characteristics and treatment options for heart blocks, junctional rhythms, and STEMIs.

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course is intended for current users, physicians and nurses, with an interest in enhancing their understanding of the clinical content presented in the Shoulder Dystocia module.

Improve obstetrical team performance in deliveries complicated by SD.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of Rubin maneuver.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of Woods maneuver.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of posterior arm delivery.

Instructor
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG 

Instructor
William Cusick, MD 

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH            
Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

 The goal of this course is to provide knowledge about the clinical aspects of managing patients with BN.

Identify physical and emotional signs and symptoms of eating disorders, specifically bulimia nervosa.

Discuss the complications of bulimia nervosa.

Describe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management strategies for patients with bulimia nervosa.

Instructor
Shana Jiang, PharmD, BCPS

Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The Joint Commission's standards for culturally competent patient-centered care went into effect for hospitals in January 2011, and began affecting accreditation decisions in 2012. In today‘s multicultural healthcare environment, caregivers cannot make assumptions about patients‘ behaviors based on their own cultural backgrounds. This continuing education module helps healthcare professionals understand the impact of culture on women‘s health beliefs and practices, and their responses to current approaches to care.

Describe cultural influences on women’s health beliefs and practices

Discuss how to work appropriately within the framework of cultural beliefs that may impact acceptance of or adherence to common preventive care recommendations

Develop culturally sensitive patient education and care

Instructor
Kirtley Ceballos, MSN, RNC-NIC, PCNS-BC
Laura McKay, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC
 

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex condition that may have short- or long-term effects on a patient. Often difficult to treat, TBIs have a wide array of associated symptoms and disabilities, all of which may have a significant impact on the lives of patients and their families. In 2017, there were approximately 224,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. related to TBIs, mostly older adults over 75 years (CDC, 2021b). Nurses who care for patients experiencing a TBI should be ready to rapidly assess the patient so that they can be treated in a timely manner.

Discuss the pathophysiology of a TBI and review the principles of nursing care activities for patients with a TBI.

Identify surgical, medical, and emergency interventions for patients with a TBI.

Identify and plan for the educational needs of individuals with a TBI.

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

There are external conditions which exist with the potential to affect a patient’s current and future health, often beyond a patient’s direct control. These conditions, referred to as social determinants of health, encompass where a patient lives and works, socioeconomic policies, systems, and norms, and more. These factors and many other contribute to health inequity and inequalities at local, state, national, and international levels. The social determinants of health impact the daily delivery, accessibility, and engagement of health improvement efforts. The conceptual framework behind social determinants of health, current inequalities and inequities in healthcare are important for clinicians to consider when while caring for patients and improving  the health of individuals and communities.   Clinicians must explore how to increase awareness and interest in the determinants, as well as ways to engage patients, stakeholders, and other clinicians in addressing social determinants of health.

Recognize how social determinants of health impact health inequities and inequalities.

Identify strategies to assess social determinants of health that may be affecting the patient population.

Recall the five domains of social determinants of health.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

An approach that prevents and treats acute pain while avoiding unnecessary exposure to opioids is the goal of pain management (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [DHHS], 2019b). Clinicians should integrate patient-centered approaches, therapies, technology, and self-care strategies while collaborating with other professionals to manage pain (Cohen et al., 2020). However, barriers to the use of best practices for pain management are prevalent at the patient-provider, practice, and systems levels. Resolution of stigma and structural inequalities that limit access to evidence-based pain treatments is required to eliminate barriers.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based guidance for managing pain while weighing the risks and benefits of pain medications with functional improvement and harm prevention.

Describe the need for and methods to balance harms associated with uncontrolled pain with potential harms associated with pain treatment.

Select appropriate tools to assess pain.

Discuss the physiologic processes and terminology related to pain.

Identify components of pain treatment that can be combined to form multimodal treatment plans.

Instructor
Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN

Staff Writer
Cathryn Ayers, RN

Expert Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Mechanical ventilation is a cornerstone of critical care, offering life-saving therapy for patients experiencing respiratory failure for many disease processes. Before 2020, it was estimated that over 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation in the U.S. per year (NHSN, 2019). That number is now likely much higher considering the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Although it is a lifesaving intervention, patients who receive mechanical ventilation are at an increased risk for complications, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia, sepsis, volutrauma/barotrauma, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and others. These complications may lead to longer ICU and hospital stays, increased risk of disability and death, and increased healthcare costs. For these reasons, clinicians at every level need to understand the concepts, theories, and practices guiding the management of patients receiving mechanical ventilation. 

Describe the underlying physiology that is supported by mechanical ventilation.

Discuss two principles of managing the mechanically ventilated patient

Instructor
Ashley M. Coffey, RN

Disclosure: Ashley M. Coffey, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

When patients are not engaged in their treatment, risks include a worsening of existing health problems, the rise of new health issues, and medication regimens not being followed. This can lead to medical errors, disability, death, and more frequent use of costly treatment approaches such as emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Learn strategies you can use to engage patients in their treatment to avoid or reduce these risks.

Describe strategies to facilitate patients' active involvement in healthcare discussions and decisions.

Evaluate patient readiness to change and degree of activation, and tailor treatment recommendations to those factors.

Employ communication strategies that support patient engagement.

List approaches to maintain patient engagement when collaborating with or transitioning care to other providers.

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

 

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Neonatal injuries related to alleged negligent management of shoulder dystocia is a common cause for medical malpractice litigation. Complete and accurate medical-record documentation is invaluable when defending an alleged malpractice claim. This module explains how to develop a well-prepared, team-based response to obstetrical emergencies involving shoulder dystocia deliveries.

 

Explain the importance of universal screening and counseling for shoulder dystocia.
 
Explain the importance of adopting a standard definition for shoulder dystocia.

List the key components of a comprehensive shoulder dystocia delivery note.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD  

Expert Reviewer
Ronald Iverson, MD, MPH 

Nancy Irland, DNP, RN, CNM   

Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The two most common trauma-related disorders are acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and psychologists in health and human services settings with information on the diagnostic criteria for acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, steps in the diagnostic process, and psychological and pharmacological interventions to treat PTSD.

Recognize the diagnostic criteria for acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder and how to differentiate between them.

Identify at least 4 risk factors for and 4 protective factors against the development of PTSD.

Discuss the 3 steps of the diagnostic process.

Recall 9 recommended treatment approaches for PTSD.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This module presents an overview of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and its contentious history with the healthcare systems. Definitions of key concepts related to sexuality and gender variables and general implications for clinical education, practice, and research will be discussed. The goal of this educational course for social work, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech language pathology and audiology, medical, and physical therapy professionals is to enhance the understanding of issues that the LGBTQ community has when navigating and using the healthcare system. In this module, the acronym LGBTQ will be used when referring to all groups (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer). In cases where the literature cited refers specifically to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender populations, the course will use corresponding initials.

Define key terminology related to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender.

Describe historical events and context affecting the LGBTQ community.

Discuss general interprofessional practice guidelines in the care of LGBTQ healthcare recipients.

Instructor
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Expert Reviewer
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare and behavioral health professionals providing services on the front lines of a sustained health crisis are exposed to traumatic events on a regular basis. Staff deemed essential have little escape from the grueling demands of their daily work. Professional self-care routines are often insufficient or seemingly impossible during times of heavy demand. Without healthy work-life balance, effective self-care practices, and social connection, maladaptive coping mechanisms may surface or return. Many professionals experience feelings of helplessness when, despite their best efforts, they are unable to provide clinical solutions for their clients or patients. Based on what is known about trauma, it is imperative for professionals to effectively address self-care needs in a timely manner, for themselves and for those they serve.

Identify signs and symptoms of moral injury, vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.

List up to three factors contributing to resilience.

Recall why self-care is especially important for frontline professionals during a public health crisis.

Define the psychological and biological effects of uncertainty.

Recognize at least eight effective self-care practices for use at work and/or home.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Economic stability is defined as a domain of social determinants of health in the Healthy People 2030 campaign. In this course, you will learn how economic stability relates to an individual’s ability to access resources, such as food, adequate housing, and healthcare. Income and health are strongly, positively correlated (Khullar & Chockshi, 2018). Each of the components of economic stability, which include poverty, employment, food security, and housing stability, are linked to individual health outcomes.

Describe the four components of economic stability.

Explain how economic stability affects health and health outcomes.

Describe strategies for helping patients overcome barriers to economic stability and how they positively impact health outcomes.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In this course, you will learn about the effects of age and life transitions on alcohol and drug use in women and how these are reflected in treatment methodologies. A host of stressors and life transitions can be accompanied by significant changes in substance use and can be implicated in women's development of a substance use disorder. You will learn ways that you can provide gender-sensitive treatment to women struggling with substance use or at risk of developing a substance use disorder. The goal of this educational program is to provide marriage and family counseling, nursing, professional counseling, social work, and psychology professionals in health and human services settings with information about substance use treatment for women at various stages of development.

Discuss the unique aspects of substance use and substance use disorders among women.

Explain how the use of specific substances, as well as the impact of those substances, changes across the lifespan.

Describe ways to address the biological/psychological, social, and developmental needs of women with substance use disorders.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course will focus on the biological and psychosocial factors that are unique to adolescents and that impact their vulnerability to the negative effects of opioid use. You will increase your understanding of the scope of opioid use disorders among adolescents and young adults and improve your ability to effectively identify and treat problematic, nonmedical use of prescription and other opioids. 

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with information on the development, prevalence, and treatment of opioid use disorders in adolescent and young adult populations.

Define the scope of opioid use and opioid use disorders among individuals aged 13-25.

Discuss the unique characteristics of opioid use and barriers to treatment among adolescents and young adults.

List evidence-based practices for treating opioid use disorders in adolescents and young adults.

Identify comorbidities common to opioid use disorders, such as other types of substance use, co-occurring mental health disorders, or physical health ailments.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

HIPAA rules underlie every service related to behavioral health, and they change to meet evolving trends. There are potentially catastrophic organizational and individual consequences if the current HIPAA rules are not followed. This course will help you to identify potential legal and ethical issues related to HIPAA, improve your compliance approach, and develop more effective risk management strategies.

The goal of this course is to assist alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses in health and human services settings in understanding and applying current HIPAA regulations.

Indicate the purpose of HIPAA and how it applies to behavioral healthcare providers.

Recall at least three ways that the Privacy Rule impacts the day-to-day responsibilities of behavioral health providers.

Identify at least three steps that behavioral health providers need to take to ensure compliance with the Security Rule.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) was enacted to prevent patient dumping by hospitals seeking to avoid unrecoverable costs of care for patients without insurance or the ability to pay for medical services. Language within the statute has led to inconsistencies in how it has been interpreted. Patient dumping and inappropriate medical screening examinations (MSEs) are the most common reasons for EMTALA violations (Ladd & Gupta, 2021). This course will describe how key terms are currently interpreted and how they apply to hospitals with a dedicated emergency department (ED). In addition, learners will have an opportunity to review cases where EMTALA violations were alleged and judgments applied by the courts. 

Define key terms and requirements associated with EMTALA.

Describe how EMTALA applies to certain situations.

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In this course, you will learn to identify different depressive disorders, as well as the unique ways depression manifests in children and adolescents. Additionally, you will learn to recognize risk factors for both depression and suicidality in youth.  

An integrated care model treats the whole child by combining primary care and mental healthcare in one setting. Within this model, treatment providers understand how to screen for depression and suicidality in order to coordinate care. You will learn about specific instruments useful for detecting depression and suicidality among youth. An understanding of the root causes of depression will highlight the rationale for various treatment approaches. Lastly, you will be able to describe the best practices available to help children and adolescents manage depression.  

Identify three different types of depressive disorders and common symptoms of depression in children and adolescents.

Identify at least five causes and risk factors of clinical depression and how to screen for depressive disorders in children and adolescents.

Describe three interventions to treat child and adolescent depressive disorders.

Staff Writer
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Rates of suicide among youth continue to increase, making it essential for behavioral health clinicians and other professionals working with adolescents and transition-age youth to understand the dynamics of suicide among young people. After providing a foundation on how widespread the problem is and the prevailing theories about the drivers of suicidal behaviors, this course will teach you about how to effectively screen potentially suicidal youth and ways you can intervene to lower their risk. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, behavioral counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services settings with skills for reducing suicide risk in adolescents and transition-age youth.

State 3 primary assessment strategies you can use to identify youth who are at risk for suicide.

Describe interventions that can effectively reduce the risk of suicide in adolescents and transition age youth.

Explain the primary drivers of suicide according to Joiner’s interpersonal theory and how they operate to increase risk.

Summarize the impact of risk and protective factors for adolescents and transition-age youth.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The physical environment in which individuals live has a direct impact on their health and wellness and their ability to access healthcare. Healthy People 2030 identifies neighborhoods and the built environment as a domain of the social determinants of health tied to health outcomes. This course provides an in-depth analysis of this domain and how it affects the health and well-being of patient populations. The four components of neighborhood and built environment include access to healthy foods, quality of housing, crime and violence, and environmental conditions. Clinicians can leverage this knowledge to improve treatment planning for patients and health outcomes.

Identify the four components of neighborhood and built environment domain of social determinants of health.

Recall how neighborhood and the built environment affect overall health outcomes.

Define how clinicians can address issues related to the neighborhood and built environment.

Instructor
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

2.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This article discussed pediatric bony injuries in detail by outlining the mechanisms, physical exam findings, imaging modality recommendations, and initial treatment for pediatric knee fractures.

Discuss conditions that should increase suspicion for traumatic injuries in pediatric patients.

Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions.

Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing pediatric patients.

Identify possible complications that may occur with traumatic injuries in children.

Instructor
Jillian Merica, MD

Instructor
Daniel Migliaccio, MD, FAAEM

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The ECG, an easily mastered tool of remarkable clinical power, can provide helpful and even vital information in a wide range of situations. One glance at an ECG can diagnose an evolving myocardial infarction, identify a potentially life-threatening arrhythmia, pinpoint the chronic effects of sustained hypertension or the acute effects of a massive pulmonary embolus, or determine the likelihood of underlying coronary artery disease in a patient with chest pain. Since the ECG is only as capable as its user, this course will help you understand how to read and interpret an ECG strip.

Illustrate the steps taken to read and interpret an ECG strip.

Identify the characteristics of normal sinus rhythms.

Distinguish the features of sinus arrhythmias.

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

Staff Writer
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Regardless of discipline or setting, routine behavioral health screening will allow you to provide the best care possible. This course will provide a review of some of the most widely used behavioral health screening tools currently available to support collaborative care. In addition, we will explore important factors for consideration when integrating such screening tools into the workflow of your practice. 

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals in community health settings with information on how to screen clients for behavioral health conditions.

Identify two examples that demonstrate the impact behavioral health disorders have on chronic health conditions.

Recall three factors that are important to consider when incorporating behavioral health screening tools into integrated healthcare settings.

Recognize at least three screening tools that can be used to identify behavioral health disorders that may impact a person’s overall wellness or chronic health condition.

Staff Writer
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Recognizing, understanding, and addressing patient behaviors, as well as the rationales behind these behaviors, is critical to successfully manage patients and protect practitioners and their practices. This course will review three major areas complicating patient care: Drug diversion, SUD, and pain management considerations in patients with SUD.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses, social workers, counselors, and physicians in both acute and post-acute care with how to prevent, identify, and manage substance abuse among residents and/or patients.

Define drug diversion and identify various classifications of medications that are diverted or abused.

Recognize rationales for prescription drug diversion.

Recognize and prevent drug diversion behaviors and activities.

Identify tools to detect and deter drug diversion. Define key terms necessary to understand SUD.

Name common controlled and noncontrolled medications that are abused.

Describe screening and assessment tools helpful in identifying SUD.

Describe the nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments of SUD.

Define specific types of pain.

Identify options for pain management using the most recent CDC guidelines.

Instructor
Doug Raiff, PharmD, BCPS

Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Despite intensive efforts to motivate patients and families to formulate advance directives (ADs), most Americans do not have them and may face a life-threatening illness without a plan to guide their relatives and healthcare providers. Experts stress the need for major changes in the approach to promoting ADs, including a focus on ongoing dialogue between patients and healthcare providers. This course outlines what happens in the absence of an advance directive and identifies how to overcome barriers to implementation. As a clinician, you will learn new ways to involve patients in advance-care planning.

Identify barriers that patients, families and healthcare professionals face in implementing Advance Directives

Describe problems created by lack of an Advance Directive

Describe new ways that healthcare professionals can involve patients in advance care planning

Instructor
Maureen Habel, MA, RN  

Dawn Demangone-Yoon, MD   

Shawnna Cannaday, MSN, RN, AGACNP, FNP-BC   

Theresa Pluth Yeo, RN, PhD, MSN, MPH, CRNP 

Expert Reviewer
Laur Pole, RN, MSN    

Christopher Pile, MD

1.00

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of telehealth practices including a brief history of telehealth, current trends and research, and associated technologies. You will learn how to provide telehealth services, including potential advantages and challenges. Case scenarios are included to offer examples for practical application.

The goal of this course is to provide psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, addictions professionals, marriage and family therapists, and nurses in health and human services settings with current, research-based information on telehealth and guidelines for practice.

Describe what telehealth is and the types of services that can be provided through telehealth.

Summarize the different formats for delivering services via telehealth and the advantages and disadvantages of those formats.

Explain at least three standards providers must follow to deliver effective telehealthcare that complies with federal and state regulations.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW

Expert Reviewer
Jill Christenson, LPC

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs), or strokes, are a    leading cause of death in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2021). Patient prognosis and the preservation of functional status are highly dependent on receiving prompt, timely treatment. A thorough understanding of stroke pathophysiology is crucial, as is assessing, diagnosing, and determining the appropriate plan of care. With this understanding, clinicians will be better equipped to make the best possible decisions in the provision of care for their patients.

Identify types of strokes, their etiologies, and symptoms.

Recall components of the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association guidelines for the care of the stroke patient.

Describe treatment options for ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

Instructor
Daniel Migliaccio, MD
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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In patients with symptoms of acute stroke, early recognition and interventions have been identified as critical factors in stroke outcomes. Evidence-based care can identify, manage, and prevent stroke-related complications. Nurses and physicians must understand stroke management to prevent disability and death. This course aims to present the most up-to-date practices for managing patients with acute stroke.

Discuss current diagnostic practices in patients with acute stroke.

Recall best practice protocols for early identification of acute stroke.

Staff Writer
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Do no harm: A fundamental principle of medical care, yet thousands of patients suffer harm from medical errors every day. Some reports estimate annual deaths from medical errors in the U.S. to be as high as 250,000, but a more recent study revealed that number may be highly inflated (Rodwin et al., 2020). The actual number of preventable deaths estimated by a meta-analysis was 22,165, with most occurring in people expected to have less than 3 months to live. For those who were expected to live longer than 3 months, 7,150 deaths occurred. The difference may be due to over-estimation or from initiatives to reduce errors since initial values were released. Regardless, healthcare professionals are obliged to do no harm, so continued efforts are needed to reduce medical errors.

This course is intended to educate nurses, physicians, and physician assistants on the causes and strategies for preventing medical errors.

Identify definitions related to patient safety, medical errors, and adverse events.

Discuss risk factors, prevention strategies, and populations most vulnerable to medical errors.

Describe the root cause analysis process for medical errors.

List factors that contribute to the five most misdiagnosed medical conditions.

Expert Reviewer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

 

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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During this program our presenter discusses the anatomy of e-cigarettes/vapes and their evolution over time, epidemic of vaping among youth and epidemic of vaping induced lung injury. In the USA, vaping usage makes up only 1% of the total population. However the CDC reported as of February 18, 2020, a total of 2,807 hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases or deaths have been reported to them from 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). Making this a rapidly growing concern among adolescents whose usage outpaces adults.

Provide a detailed timeline of E-Cigarettes/Vapes and how they turned into an epidemic.

Recall the details about the epidemic of E-cigarettes/vaping in youth and young adults.

Discuss the epidemic of vaping associated lung injury, diagnosis and treatment.

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Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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This course will provide you with information about the numerous risk and protective factors of suicide. You will learn effective screening approaches you can use to identify elevated risk. You will also learn how to follow a positive screening with an in-depth clinical assessment, including several different models you can use to guide your assessment. The goal of this course is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, counseling, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with skills to identify individuals at increased risk of suicide.

Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.

Explain how to effectively screen to identify individuals at risk of suicide.

Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

6.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide providers with training on suicide assessment, treatment, and management that meets the regulatory standards of the state of Washington.

Explain what upstream suicide prevention means and why it is important.

Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.

Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

Describe three evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt.

Summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means.

Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Suppurative arthritis is classified as either gonococcal or nongonococcal. In younger sexually active people, nearly three-fourths of cases are due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae. In children and older people, Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of most cases of septic arthritis. The increased incidence of S. aureus parallels the use of prosthetic joints and use of immunosuppressive medications. S. aureus is responsible for more than three-fourths of infected joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Other causes of septic joint include streptococcus and gram-negative rods. Delay in diagnosis and/or treatment can lead to significant morbidity and mortality.
 

Describe how septic arthritis is acquired and its presentation.

Discuss the laboratory and radiological tests used to make a diagnosis of septic joint.

List the principles of septic joint treatment.

Expert Reviewer
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

Instructor
Olive Peart, MS,RT(R)(M)

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In patients with symptoms of stroke, early recognition and intervention have been identified as critical factors in stroke outcomes. This includes an initial assessment, a thorough neurological exam, and stabilization of hemodynamic changes. In addition, distinguishing ischemic from hemorrhagic strokes requires time-sensitive assessment parameters, interventions, and diagnostic procedures. Timely diagnoses allow the healthcare team to administer the appropriate treatment options accurately and effectively.

Describe the physiologic and symptomatic differences in ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

Discuss assessment tools, management strategies, and complications related to acute stroke.

Staff Writer
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of the autonomic nervous system and its functions, with a focus on the cardiac effects of certain therapeutic agents.

Recognize the difference between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.

Indicate the differences in receptors and their functions when attached to an agonist or antagonist.

Identify cardiac electrophysiology and general classes for the treatment of arrhythmias.

Instructor
Robert Smith, PharmD

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

 

0.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course explores the risk factors for opioid misuse and reviews the classification of opioid use disorder. It also provides an overview of assessment and management tools and strategies that can be employed to ensure safe and effective pain management for patients using opioid medications.

Recognize the prevalence of and risk factors for opioid misuse.

Identify three evidence-based assessment tools to determine risks for individual patients

Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

Subject Matter Expert
Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, APRN, CNM

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course focuses specifically on early interventions that are designed to reduce suicide risk. You will learn how these early interventions impact suicide risk. You will also learn of examples and the role that programs highlighting connectedness, life skills, and resilience play in preventing suicide. The goal of this course is to provide social work, psychology, nursing, alcohol and drug counseling, marriage and family therapy, and counseling professionals in health and human services with information about community-based, upstream suicide prevention approaches. 

Explain what upstream suicide prevention means and why it is important.

Summarize the impact of connectedness as an upstream suicide prevention approach.

Describe how fostering life skills and resilience can help to prevent suicide.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LCSWA

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide providers in health and human services settings with skills for preventing suicide among veterans.

Identify the risk factors that relate to suicide among veterans. Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.

Explain how to screen and assess individuals to identify veterans at increased risk of suicide.

Describe effective ways to intervene to reduce suicide risk among veterans.

Expert Reviewer
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

You will learn about the three different presentations of ADHD along with key behaviors of each. In addition to specific diagnostic criteria of ADHD, you will learn how to identify typical symptoms, particularly how symptoms manifest differently in individuals of different ages.

This course also discusses some of the possible causes of ADHD as well as current treatment options for children, teenagers, and young adults, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. A series of experiential lessons and interactive exercises will help you practice and apply what you have learned.

Describe the symptoms of the three different presentations of ADHD and how they may manifest differently in children, teenagers, and young adults.

Identify the current theories on the etiology of ADHD.

Discuss some of the conditions that may hinder accurate diagnosis of ADHD, as well as the other disorders that commonly co-occur with ADHD.

Explain the different treatment options for ADHD, including medications and therapeutic interventions.

Instructor
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

In patients recovering from a stroke, post-hospital care and interventions have been identified as critical factors in favorable stroke outcomes. Improving patient care by managing stroke complications can significantly improve recovery. Given this, nurses and physicians must understand the different types of stroke complications, appropriate interventions, and identify risk factors for recurrent stroke.

Describe two interventions to decrease the reoccurrence of a secondary stroke.

Identify complications and their appropriate interventions after a stroke.

Describe two-stroke risk factors.

Staff Writer
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The patient interview is the most important part of your exam. Gaining the patient’s perspective and learning more about issues important to them can guide you in developing patient-specific care plans. This course will discuss how to conduct patient-centered interviews. You will learn interviewing methods to effectively elicit the important details about a patient's reason for presenting to the clinic. Information will also be presented on how to approach challenging situations that arise during patient encounters.

Recall at least four ways you can facilitate rapport, engage patients in effective interviews, and facilitate discussions that guide quality treatment for your patients.

Indicate at least three strategies you can use to overcome common challenges that arise when interviewing patients.

Subject Matter Expert
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course was created to give you the tools you need to accurately identify individuals with BPD and provide you information about the treatment options available. You will learn about how BPD develops, the theoretical perspectives and conflicting theories of BPD, the goals of treatment, and the challenges you might experience when working with this population. Finally, you will learn some of the most common issues that individuals with BPD experience while in treatment.

List the criteria needed to identify and diagnose an individual with borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Explain at least three theories of BPD

Describe four best evidence-based approaches to treating clients with BPD

Identify up to five possible challenges to the treatment of BPD

List at least three ways to manage treatment challenges.

Instructor
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

At the organizational level, routine implementation of evidence-based practices that can identify and intervene with at-risk individuals, has been lacking for many years and remains so in many settings. The goal of this course is to provide knowledge about evidence-based, suicide-specific interventions. This course for healthcare professionals will focus on working with at-risk individuals focuses on interventions for those who have made a recent suicide attempt or who are at risk due to suicidal thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Also discussed are ways to summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means.

Explain the factors you should consider when determining what interventions may be needed for suicidal individuals.

Describe three evidence-based interventions for treating individuals at risk for suicide or who have made a recent attempt.

Summarize the process for completing a safety plan and for reducing access to lethal means.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Opioids are used to treat severe pain but also include serious risks if the medication is misused. The misuse of prescribed and illicit opioids contributes to rising numbers of opioid overdose deaths. This course will provide you with an overview of opioid use disorder, detailed information to gather during a comprehensive assessment, and treatment options to implement with clients diagnosed with opioid use disorder. 

List the primary symptoms of opioid use disorder and how they impact domains of functioning.

Summarize the primary biological and psychosocial factors involved in the etiology of opioid use disorder.

Identify information to include in an assessment for opioid use disorder.

Explain treatment options for opioid use disorder.

Instructor
Delia L. Lofton, MS, RT-R, CNMT

1.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of how anxiety impacts children and adolescents. You will learn about the specific types of anxiety disorders and the multiple pathways by which anxiety can develop. As you progress through this course, you will learn assessment strategies and evidence-based interventions that you can implement to identify and treat these disorders in children and adolescents.

Identify three common symptoms of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.

Describe three of the possible origins of anxiety based on the research accumulated to date.

List assessment tools and practices to use when evaluating anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents.

Identify three evidence-based interventions for treating problematic anxiety in children and adolescents.

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Staff Writer
Pamela Green, LCSW RPT

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This Webinar will examine the lack of pediatric preparedness which includes cognitive knowledge, equipment, policies and procedures plus pediatric friendly resources. Target Audiences would be nurses, administrators, physicians in community ED's urgent care facilities. To help them work on a trauma stabilization transfer and agreements strategy. With a focus on patient care for those stepping into medical facilities. 

Instructor
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

It is estimated that there are more than 2.8 million people worldwide living with multiple sclerosis (MS). In the United States, there are almost 1 million people living with the disease (National Multiple Sclerosis Society [NMSS], 2020). MS is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) caused by damage to the protective myelin sheath covering neurons. MS lesions, or plaques, disrupt electrical impulses from neurons in the CNS to muscles that can affect mobility, elimination, energy, vision, and other functions (DynaMed, 2022). 

Recall the overarching disease pathophysiology and main symptoms with discernable interventions of MS.

Identify the disease classifications and the diagnostic algorithm, including the McDonald Criteria for MS.

Review therapeutic approaches for treating the underlying disease of MS.

Subject Matter Expert
Shalla Newton, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare in the U.S. is fragmented and exorbitantly expensive. Many patients find themselves developing one or more chronic diseases but have little knowledge of how to navigate the healthcare system to receive appropriate care. Many times, these same patients have no insurance or are underinsured, making them less likely to have access to the resources needed.Care coordination is a deliberate process shown to decrease healthcare costs while improving the health of the patient. This course will provide additional information on the process of care coordination including the various components of care coordination, ideas on how to initiate a care coordination process, and practical applications for current practice.

Recall the meaning of care coordination and the primary types of activities that it encompasses. Indicate at least three ways that effective care coordination benefits your clients. Identify strategies you can use to enhance care coordination to maximize the benefits of services for your clients.

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Human trafficking victims are often concealed by their traffickers; however, studies show that many victims interact with healthcare professionals while they are being victimized. This places healthcare professionals in a unique position to recognize the signs and risk factors of human trafficking and take steps if they suspect a person may be a victim of human trafficking.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare staff with critical steps to recognize and respond to human trafficking.

 

Identify the two major types of human trafficking.

Explain how force, coercion, and fraud relate to human trafficking.

Discuss federal laws regarding human trafficking.

Describe at least three barriers to identifying human trafficking.

Identify at least three signs that someone may be a trafficking victim.

Discuss steps to take if you suspect a person is being trafficked.

Expert Reviewer
Catie Hart

0.75

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Three different obstetrical scenarios, complicated by a Category II Fetal Heart Rate pattern, are presented to illustrate the importance of clinical context when formulating management plans. Emphasis, characteristics, and potential etiologies of Category II fetal heart rate tracings are reviewed. Management of the patient with a Category II fetal heart rate pattern is discussed, with special emphasis on the importance of the clinical context and fetal heart rate pattern evolution.

Describe characteristics of Category II FHR tracings.

Identify common etiologies for Category II FHR tracings during labor.

Examine clinical interventions for Category II FHR tracings.

Review the etiology-based management of Category II FHR tracings.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Catherine McGovern, MSN, WHNP-BC, CNM, IBCLC, RN

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

As a healthcare professional transporting patients to the ED, you may serve patients with symptoms indicative of behavioral health disorders, such as depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders. In some situations, the ED provider must administer psychiatric medications. However, if possible, it is prudent to defer their use until the patient is admitted to an inpatient mental health facility or seen as an outpatient. In many instances, the reason for presentation in the ED is an adverse reaction to psychiatric medications.

Discuss some of the most common medications in each major category, their indications, as well as their usage in the treatment of mental health disorders.

Recall adverse reactions to psychiatric medications.

Staff Writers
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to educate nurses and physicians about key social determinants of health (SDOH) and health disparities affecting maternal and fetal outcomes.

Identify at least four social determinants/disparities of health impacting maternal-fetal health outcomes.

Describe at least two clinical and/or social support interventions to be used in clinical practice to decrease bias regarding social determinants and improve maternal-fetal health outcomes.

Subject Matter Expert
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Jean Salera-Vieira, DNP, APRN-CNS, RNC

Writer
Jennifer Denis-Hill, BA, MSN, RNC-NIC

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Anxiety disorders, the most common psychiatric illnesses, affect millions of American adults, filling their lives with overwhelming anxiety, fear, and uncertainty out of proportion to any actual danger. These symptoms often persist for significant periods of time, and if not treated, can grow progressively worse. Anxiety disorders frequently occur in conjunction with other psychiatric or physical illnesses, making symptoms even worse. This course provides an overview of signs and symptoms as well as the most effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments available. New and improved therapies can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives. This course will help you recognize anxiety disorders in those you serve and implement the most appropriate form of treatment.

Identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders.

List three common psychopharmacological treatments for anxiety disorders.

Explain three of the psychotherapeutic interventions for anxiety disorders.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face many of the same issues at the end of life as people without such disabilities. They also face additional issues and challenges. As people with intellectual disability (ID) live longer, they outlive family caregivers more frequently. This often requires additional supports in advanced age, different service locations, and additional planning. The number of people in this situation is expected to rise as the “Baby Boomer” generation moves into this age category (Heller, Gibbons, & Fisher, 2015).

This course will introduce basic legal and ethical guidelines for decision making at the end of life. Advanced planning can provide clarity in complex, stressful situations when people are unable to communicate or provide consent. Your knowledge of an individual’s preferences and rights, as well as ethics, will help you support the person you are serving and their families. This course provides basic information about some common medical decisions that are included in an end-of-life care plan, as well as information about specialized healthcare options such as palliative care and hospice.

The goal of this course is to introduce nurses, psychologists, social workers, and qualified IDD professionals to critical issues at the end of life for people with IDD.

Provide a brief history of how dying has been treated in medical and at-home settings.

Describe a “good death” and the needs of individuals who are dying.

List 3 signs of approaching death.

Describe how you can support people with IDD as they experience grief and loss.

Describe how to make a plan for end-of-life care.

Define palliative care and hospice care.

Describe the scope of end-of-life planning documents.

Differentiate between competency and capacity.

Describe how to use supported decision making to help people with IDD express their end-of-life wishes.

Describe the roles medical ethics and ethics committees play in end-of-life decision making.

Staff Writer
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

Instructor
Margaret A. Nygren, EdD

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Ensuring that a healthcare system is culturally competent can reduce health disparities. Healthcare employees who have effective interpersonal and working relationships are essential to successful healthcare outcomes. Healthcare staff provide care to individuals from many backgrounds, so it is essential that they get proper Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training. DEI training should be integrated into the standard hiring and onboarding process for the entire healthcare workforce. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare employees with training about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Define cultural competence, implicit bias, and indirect discrimination.

Describe at least two assumptions and myths related to stereotypes.

Explain best practices when working with people from different races, cultures, values, and sexual orientations.

List at least three barriers to providing quality healthcare.

Identify at least two ways to make the healthcare environment welcoming for all people. 

Instructor
Juan Armando Rojas Joo, Ph.D.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

A case of obstetrical hemorrhage due to uterine atony, requiring medical and surgical interventions and blood component replacement therapy is presented. Emphasis: A review of obstetrical hemorrhage, etiologies, and treatments is provided. The importance of early recognition and response to excessive blood loss is stressed. Medical and surgical interventions for uterine atony are reviewed. Current recommendations for blood component replacement therapy for massive hemorrhage are discussed.

List common risk factors for OH.

Review medical treatments for uterine atony.

Identify pre-surgical and surgical treatments for uterine atony.

Describe blood component therapy for massive hemorrhage.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Susan Hale, DNP, RNC-OB, C-EFM

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

Opioid use and misuse has become a significant problem within the United States. Each year, more and more people die from opioid overdose. As a healthcare provider, you play a critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic. This course will provide an overview of the opioid use and misuse trends in the U.S. A relatable story of a patient who has opioid use disorder will be used to explore fundamental information regarding opioid use and misuse. This course will also discuss how opioid prescribing has contributed to an epidemic and guidelines for opioid prescribing and use.

Describe opioid use disorder, its relationship to prescription opioids, and patient outcomes that result from opioid use and misuse.

Identify federal and state laws regarding prescription and dispensation of opioid analgesics and CDC guidelines for appropriate use of these medications.

Staff Writer
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

2.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

As a behavioral health professional, you know how challenging it can be to understand the complexities of diagnosing and treating personality disorders. Drawing upon guidelines from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) and current empirical literature, this course offers you a comprehensive look at the etiology, categories, and diagnostic criteria for personality disorders while considering differential diagnoses and co-occurring disorders. Lastly, this course offers information on best practices for the treatment of personality disorders.

Describe the essential characteristics of all 10 personality disorders according to the DSM-5.

Discuss reasons for an alternative model for diagnosing personality disorders.

Explain 2 factors related to the etiology of personality disorders.

Identify at least 3 disorders that commonly co-occur or overlap with personality disorders.

List up to 5 best practice approaches for treating specific personality disorders.

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

This course provides information on child, elder, and dependent adult abuse, as well as intimate partner violence. You will learn about each type of abuse, signs of abuse among these groups, and your reporting responsibilities and procedures. The goal of this course is to provide general staff in health and human services settings with skills for recognizing and responding to abuse and neglect.

State abuse reporting responsibilities under mandated reporting laws.

Identify risk factors, protective factors, and signs of child abuse, intimate partner violence, and elder or dependent adult abuse.

Determine how you should respond in situations involving suspected abuse or intimate partner violence.

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

0.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) workgroup standard for fetal heart rate monitoring assessment and categorization, first proposed in 1997 and subsequently updated in 2008 was meant to promote commonality of FHR tracing nomenclature and interpretation. Based on these recommendations, a three-tiered categorization pattern based on the visual assessment of the fetal heart rate pattern was adopted. This module aims to review and apply essential FHR content in several clinical scenarios to highlight an important Clinical Pearl: The Category III tracing is a rare intrapartum FHR pattern that is highly associated with fetal acidemia and adverse neonatal outcomes.

Consistently apply 1997 and 2008 NICHD definitions and terminology when describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns.

Identify intrapartum fetal heart rate tracings using the 2008 NICHD 3-tiered system.

Recognize the fetal heart rate characteristics that define a Category III pattern.

Review the diagnostic imprecision and clinical significance of minimal fetal heart rate variability.

Expert Reviewer
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB
Catherine McGovern, MSN, WHNP-BC, CNM, IBCLC, RN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Two cases are presented. Risk factors, including recurring and nonrecurring, for obstetrical hemorrhage, are reviewed. Delivery preparations and preventative strategies are discussed. Methodologies that better quantify blood loss, allowing for earlier recognition of excessive blood loss, are presented. Management of the patient experiencing obstetric hemorrhage, including a review of current guidelines for blood component replacement therapy, are reviewed.

List recurring and nonrecurring risk factors for obstetrical hemorrhage. List the four Ts of OH.

Identify low, medium and high risk patients for OH.

Review blood component therapy for large volume blood loss.

Instructor
William Cusick, MD, MFM, FACOG

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Prostatitis is a common genitourinary complaint in men that spans all age groups between adolescence to late adulthood. Simply described, it’s an inflammation of the prostate gland, sometimes with infection present. Symptoms may be absent, mild, or severe and life-threatening. The constellation of symptoms associated with this poorly understood condition can be straightforward or obscure, perplexing both providers and patients. This educational activity helps you distinguish between the various causes, treatments, and care for the condition.

Describe the major differences among acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, and asymptomatic prostatitis.

Discuss specimen collection for the pre- and post-massage test.

Identify treatments and clinical care measures for patients with prostatitis.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Christopher Reist, MD, MBA

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ANCC Accreditation

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This content is intended for all members of the obstetric team and is based on the educational theory that team performance is enhanced when all members of the team have the same understanding of the task and procedure to be performed.

Enhance situational awareness for patients at increased risks for shoulder dystocia (SD). Design a team-based SD simulation drill. Improve obstetrical team performance through enhanced cooperation in deliveries complicated by SD. Review methods to enhance communications with teams.

Writer
Dr. Patricia Hensley, DNP, MHA, BSN, RNC-OB

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Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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The Health and Medicine Division’s (HMD) Healthy People 2030 and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have highlighted the health disparities affecting LGBTQ+ populations. As evidence of health-illness patterns continues to be reported in the literature, this module presents the complex social determinants of health unique among the LGBTQ+ community. Information will be analyzed based on the six conceptual perspectives for understanding LGBTQ+ health suggested by the HMD: stigma, social constructionism, identity affirmation, life course, intersectionality, and social ecology. The goal of this course is to provide social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists, physical therapists, and physicians with education regarding the issues of the LGBTQ+ community within the healthcare system.

Identify the lifespan health considerations of LGBTQ+ individuals (childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood), including coming out and family systems. Identify social determinants of health and health disparities among LGBTQ+ populations. Define LGBTQ+ health risk factors, including physical, mental, psychosocial, and cultural. Analyze barriers faced by LGBTQ+ people in accessing healthcare and why these barriers exist. Identify strategies for providing sensitive and informed healthcare for the LGBTQ+ community.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an effective, yet underused, approach to the treatment of opioid use disorder. Misconceptions about what MAT is, how it is used, and whether it is helpful, are common. Your clients with opioid use disorder may share these misconceptions, creating a barrier to treatment. By taking this course, you will have information that you can share with your clients and their family members about what MAT is, how it helps, its major components, and the medications used in MAT. Note: If you are a prescriber, this course does not meet the federal requirements to qualify for a waiver to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine. You will need to pursue additional training to meet those requirements. The goal of this educational program is to provide alcohol and drug counseling, nursing, professional counseling, social work, and psychology professionals in health and human services settings with an overview of what MAT is, how it helps individuals with opioid use disorder, and the medications used in MAT programs.

Describe how opioids affect the brain and can become habit-forming.

Discuss the primary components of medication-assisted treatment programs and their efficacy for treating opioid use disorder.

List the medications typically prescribed to treat opioid use disorder and the side effects and risks associated with them.

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Instructor
Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring is an integral part of modern day obstetrics and when properly interpreted, may provide valuable insight into the fetal metabolic state. During labor, the physiologic stress posed by regular uterine contractions and maternal expulsive efforts may adversely impact the fetal acid-base status, leading to changes in the fetal heart rate pattern.

This module aims to review and apply essential FHR content in several clinical scenarios to highlight an important Clinical Pearl: Management of the laboring patient requires that the FHR pattern trends are interpreted in context with the clinical scenario and progress of labor.

Consistently apply 1997 and 2008 NICHD definitions when describing intrapartum fetal heart rate patterns.

Identify the importance of FHR variability evolution when assessing the FHR pattern.

Review the importance of FHR tracing trend assessment when managing the abnormal intrapartum FHR tracing.

Recognize the importance of clinical scenario, FHR pattern evolution, and stage of labor when managing the Category II tracing in labor.

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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A diagnosis of major neurocognitive disorder can be devastating due to the losses associated with the disease. Neurocognitive disorders affect every part of a person’s life, and as behavioral health professionals, we have an opportunity to offer support, comfort, and care. The goal of this course is to provide education to beginner and intermediate addiction specialists, behavioral health counselors, marriage and family therapists, nursing, psychology, and social work professionals working in health and human services settings on how to evaluate, assess, and treat older adults with major neurocognitive disorder.

Identify at least two important aspects of care planning for older adults diagnosed with major neurocognitive disorder.

Recall at least three challenging behaviors that commonly occur among older adults with major neurocognitive disorder.

Indicate non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies you can use to manage challenging behaviors among older adults with major neurocognitive disorder.

Instructor
Jennifer Niles, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Expert Reviewer
Dr. Jennifer Reynolds, Ph.D.

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

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Although nausea and vomiting in pregnancy occur in about 50% to 80% of all pregnancies, severe symptoms can lead to complications that may endanger the life of both the expectant mother and the fetus. Hyperemesis gravidarum affects about 0.3% to 3% of pregnancies and is defined as severe nausea and vomiting that result in weight loss, nutritional imbalance, and dehydration. This module will address the etiology, assessment, and management of the condition. The goal of this hyperemesis gravidarum continuing education program is to update registered dietitians, nutritionists, and nutrition professionals regarding the theories and treatment of HG.

Discuss the etiology and pathophysiology of HG. Describe assessment findings, including signs and symptoms, along with pertinent lab values. Explain treatment options for HG. Compare the pros and cons of enteral versus parenteral nutrition in the treatment of HG.

Instructors
Elaine D. Brown, MS, RNC-OB, EFM-C
Megan Dennis Baumler, PhD, RD, CD

2.50

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Non-accredited Education

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This course explains Medicare health plan options other than the original Medicare. It was developed and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace.

Define Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans.

Describe how MA Plans work.

Explain eligibility requirements and enrollment.

Recognize types of MA Plans.

Identify other Medicare health plans.

Recall rights, protections, and appeals.

Summarize the Medicare Marketing Guidelines.

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

1.25

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ANCC Accreditation

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All health centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) must have in place a system to improve patient care and outcomes, which is your center’s quality improvement (QI) program. While the primary benefit is improving patient care and outcomes, there are also financial benefits. The Department of Health and Human Services has allocated $36.3 million to fund centers that meet or exceed quality improvement measures. Although most health centers have established some QI functions, this course will enable you to take a comprehensive approach to implementing QI systems. You will learn about the essentials of QI infrastructure, systems, and programs, along with how to identify quality-related problems using proactive strategies, such as peer review and patient satisfaction surveys, as well as reactive strategies, such as patient complaint tracking systems. Also included is how to put the FOCUS-PDSA model into action.

Describe the elements of a successful quality improvement program.

Explain the 5 components of the quality improvement process.

Apply the Model for Improvement to put a quality improvement initiative into action.

Describe specific proactive and reactive quality improvement strategies for health centers.

Expert Reviewer
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

Expert Reviewer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

Instructor
Katy Kunst, MBA

1.00

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Non-accredited Education

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This course is about harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment and other types of workplace harassment. It looks at the basic skills needed to deal with situations involving harassment. This course will provide information that will help produce a healthy work environment that is free of harassment. It will also help you understand your role if you encounter harassment in the workplace. The content in this course is applicable to all employees.

Define workplace harassment. Identify examples of harassment situations and problems.

Recognize examples of retaliation.

Describe how to effectively respond to harassment incidents in the workplace.

Summarize workplace behaviors that help maintain a harassment-free workplace.

Instructor
David A. Winter, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SP

1.00

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ANCC Accreditation

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Each year, substance use is linked to over 11 million deaths worldwide (Ritchie & Roser, 2019). Supporting individuals’ long-term recovery from substance use can help save lives. Recovery is a lifelong process that aims to keep an individual substance-free while improving their overall quality of life. Wellness strategies enhance recovery outcomes by focusing on optimal health across all dimensions of an individual’s life.

Explain how wellness approaches can positively impact recovery from substance use disorders.

Identify the eight dimensions of wellness.

Identify wellness strategies to facilitate long-term recovery from substance use disorders.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC

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ANCC Accreditation

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The biopsychosocial model takes a more holistic perspective, emphasizing biological, sociocultural, and psychological factors that relate to the risk of these disorders. This course will present an overview of this model’s primary assumptions, how it differs from other perspectives on substance-related and addictive behaviors, and how it can inform your approach to treatment. The goal of this course is to provide social workers, psychologists, alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and nurses in health and human services with information on how the biopsychosocial model is used in treatment for substance-related and addictive disorders.

Explain how substance-related and addictive disorders develop according to the primary assumptions of the biopsychosocial model.

State how the biopsychosocial model differs from other perspectives on substance-related and addictive disorders, such as the biomedical/ disease model.

Describe how the biopsychosocial model impacts treatment approaches for substance-related and addictive disorders.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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ANCC Accreditation

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Life-threatening dysrhythmias can occur in an inpatient setting, even more so in an intensive care unit. Changes to the electrical conduction system can cause sudden hemodynamic instability and cardiac death. Given this, critical care nurses must understand the different types of dysrhythmias, their causes, ECG characteristics, defibrillation, pacing, and nursing interventions.

Describe at least three lethal dysrhythmias commonly encountered in the critical care setting.

Identify the etiology, clinical presentation, and management of some of the lethal dysrhythmias.

Staff Writer
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

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