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Courses

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1.00

Launch Course

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This course explains the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. This training 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.

Understand the purpose of competitive bidding and how it is implemented.

Describe who is affected by competitive bidding.

Find out where to get more information about the Competitive Bidding Program.

Staff Writer
Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC

1.00

Launch Course

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 the characteristics of junctional rhythms and the approach taken toward narrow complex tachycardia.

Identify the characteristics of junctional rhythms.

Distinguish the identifying features of junctional arrhythmias.

Describe the clinical implications of junctional rhythms.

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

On average, people who live with serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance-use disorders die 25 to 35 years prematurely. This is largely due to preventable diseases, health disparities, and even the contributing factor of the stigma associated with mental illness. Behavioral health case managers are experts in helping people manage their chronic mental health conditions. By applying those skills in addressing the whole-health needs of these individuals, case managers become care managers in an integrated-systems approach to behavioral health concerns. This course for health and human services professionals offers an overview of case-to-care management, a strategy for incorporating a patient-centered approach, and ways to effectively impact the health outcomes of the people you serve.

Describe barriers in the US healthcare system that perpetuate the fragmentation of care.

Identify three health disparities impacting health outcomes in the behavioral health population.

Summarize the similarities and differences between case management and care management.

Develop effective methods of managing a multidimensional approach for your clients total healthcare needs.

Expert Reviewer
Cheryl Holt, MA

Expert Reviewer
Melissa Lewis-Stoner, MSW, LCSW-C

Staff Writer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Certain external conditions, often beyond an individual’s direct control, are referred to as the social determinants of health, and they have the potential of affecting the health of your patients. These conditions, contributing to individuals’ health inequity and inequalities at all levels, encompass where a patient lives and works; socioeconomic policies, systems, and norms; and more. This course discusses how the five pillars of the social determinants of health impact the daily delivery, accessibility, and engagement of health-improvement efforts. It also presents strategies for assessing the social determinants of health that may be affecting your patient population, how to increase awareness and interest in these determinants, and ways to engage patients, stakeholders, and other providers in addressing social determinants of health.

List the five pillars of social determinants of health.

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

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

Staff Writer
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

Expert Reviewer
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Establishing an effective corporate compliance program minimizes the risks and effects of misconduct by helping ensure that everyone adheres to policies and standards. This course covers fraudulent and ethical conduct, laws pertaining to fraudulent conduct, and your responsibility for preventing and identifying this conduct under a corporate compliance program.

Describe the requirements of the False Claims Act and Deficit Reduction Act.

Recognize fraudulent and otherwise improper conduct.

Describe common high-risk areas for fraudulent conduct.

Staff Writer
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course is the fourth in a five-part series on the social determinants of health as defined by the Healthy People 2020 initiative. One of the pillars of the social determinants of health is health services. This course provides an in-depth and interactive analysis of how individuals' access to healthcare and primary care, along with their health literacy, affects their health and wellbeing. You will learn how to leverage this knowledge to improve your patients' health outcomes.

Describe the components of health literacy and access.

Explain how health and healthcare affect overall health outcomes for your patients.

Identify issues with health literacy and access in your patients.

Create a care plan that overcomes barriers to health and healthcare access and literacy.

Instructor
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This course is designed for individuals working with people who may have tuberculosis (TB). Since TB can be contracted through the air, quick identification is imperative to prevent its spread. TB's symptoms- including fever, loss of appetite, chills, night sweats, and a persistent cough- make seeking medical treatment necessary in order to determine if an individual has active TB. Some symptoms are less obvious, so additional follow up with a healthcare team can also be required. This course includes a review of TB's significance, its associated health factors, and the populations at greatest risk. The material will enable you to identify TB's symptoms and understand disease management, infection-control practices, and ways to apply your new knowledge in your own work environment.

Describe the risks and significance of TB.

Identify signs and symptoms of active TB infection.

List interventions that help control the spread of TB.

Evaluate methods of testing for TB infection.

Describe TB interventions, treatment, and maintenance.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

1.00

Launch Course

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Stroke, the fifth-ranking cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S., is the country‘s primary neurological problem. Each year, about 800,000 people have a new or recurrent stroke costing more than $34 billion in medical care and disability. Risk factors, characteristics of left- and right-hemispheric strokes and appropriate rehabilitation goals are discussed.

List modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors of stroke

Identify neurological deficits associated with left- and right-hemispheric strokes

List appropriate goals of rehabilitation for a patient who has had a stroke 

Instructor
Lisa Bowman, MSN, RN, CRNP, CNRN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course explains the indications for hysterectomy, a commonly performed surgical procedure. You will learn the different approaches and the areas of special learning needs for women experiencing this procedure. Also covered is post-operative nursing care for women who undergo a hysterectomy, whether that care takes place in a surgery center, a hospital, or at home.

List three indications for a hysterectomy

Identify three areas of special learning needs for women experiencing a hysterectomy

Outline the nursing care in the surgery center or hospital and at home for women who undergo a hysterectomy

Instructor
Kathleen Cross, MSN, RNC-OB, LCCE

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Substance use is a growing problem across populations. As a helping professional, you need a basic understanding of how substance use affects your clients. This information will help you to provide support and resources to help clients seek treatment and recovery. In this course, you will explore substance use disorders, how they develop, and their impact on individuals. The course also explains your role as a paraprofessional when working with individuals with substance use disorders. You will be provided an overview of evidence-based interventions and the types of substance use treatment programs available, when additional treatment may be necessary. Detailed examples will help you to apply this information in your own work. The goal of this course is to provide paraprofessionals and peer support specialists in health and human service settings with information on substance use disorders and evidence-based interventions.

Explain what a substance use disorder is, how it develops, and how it impacts individuals.

Identify strategies that paraprofessionals can use when working with individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders to encourage behavior change.

Describe the types of treatment that exist for people diagnosed with substance use disorders.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC

0.25

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of the components techniques for assessing pain.

Describe important components of a pain history.

Differentiate the definitions of acute and chronic pain.

Relate descriptions of pain quality and location with anatomic origins.

Relate various pain scales and tools with the appropriate patient population and aspects of pain they are designed to assess.

Identify behavioral and physiological indicators of pain.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

As dementia gradually destroys areas of the brain responsible for sending and receiving messages, communication becomes increasingly difficult. However, there are guidelines you can follow to ensure effective communication with people who have dementia, including those with severe cognitive impairments. In this course, you will learn how to increase your understanding of persons with dementia by knowing each as an individual and recognizing common speech patterns, find out how people with dementia use behaviors to communicate discomfort, and learn some  communication strategies you can employ to ensure that your message is clearly received.

Identify how knowing the person with dementia as an individual, not as a disease, promotes effective communication.

Give examples of common communication changes that people with dementia exhibit.

Interpret the likely messages behind nonverbal communication in people with dementia.

Summarize the techniques for communicating more effectively with people with dementia.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Delays in developmental skills in young children can include problems with movement (motor), hearing and speaking (communication), social and emotional development, and thinking and problem-solving skills (cognitive). These difficulties, ranging from mild to severe, may extend into adulthood and can affect learning, communication, and functioning in the community. The onset of some developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, can be diagnosed at birth. Other disorders may become apparent only as young children miss important developmental milestones, although the typical sequence of development can have a wide range. This course explains how to identify atypical development in young children, how to recognize common developmental disabilities that require comprehensive assessments, and how to identify and describe common disabilities that may result from environmental factors. With this knowledge, you will be better equipped to meet the individual needs of the young children with whom you work.

Identify common developmental delays in young children.

Describe individual characteristics of specific developmental disabilities.

Expert Reviewer
Linda Snead-Sanders MA, CCC-SLP

0.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This assessment measures overall learner competencies as aligned with the modules presented in the social determinants of health learning path. The objectives being assessed are the social factors that impact a person’s health, how providers can incorporate the social determinants of health into their patient assessments, how these determinants impact patients’ ability to adhere to their care plans, and how to improve the care-planning process by incorporating social health information.

Identify the social factors that impact a person's health.

Incorporate the social determinants of health in patients' assessments.

Explain how the social determinants of health impact patients' ability to adhere to their care plans.

Writer
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

0.75

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Symptoms in a child such as fever, cough, and chills can alert you to the potential presence of a communicable disease and can aid in the detection of concerns in your work environment. Less obvious symptoms may require a more careful inspection to determine risk factors. Because children are exposed to a variety of environments, caregivers working with families must have the ability to identify healthcare concerns quickly in order to halt the spread of disease. This course, designed for staff members working with children and their family members, will help you determine if signs and symptoms depict the presence of a communicable disease, and the best way to manage the child and their environment. Included are ways to interact with a child who has a communicable disease, as well as a review of best practices in preventing the spread of common communicable diseases.

Identify common signs and symptoms of communicable diseases in children.

Discuss ways to interact with a child with a communicable disease.

State ways to prevent the spread of infection.

Instructor
Marissa Brown, MSN, RN, CPN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course will provide an overview of innovative ways that data are being applied to improve healthcare costs, quality, and outcomes. You will begin with a broad perspective of what experts are calling the “data revolution” in healthcare, or the “age of big data,” and dive into what this means from a technology perspective. Following this, you will learn how data are being applied in ways never before seen by payers and providers to drive healthcare improvement through an analytic approach.

Next, you will dig down to the micro level of healthcare data application within the payer setting. You will examine the different ways in which data are helping payers to improve overall population health, manage healthcare costs, and inform the creation of innovative pilot programs. Finally, you will learn about the application of healthcare data from the case management perspective within the payer setting. An overview will be provided about member case management selection, the intersection of healthcare data and member preference, and how data are being used to inform best practices through medical necessity criteria and clinical guidelines.

This course is intended for all case managers and care coordinators with payer organizations.

Discuss the background and implications of big data in healthcare.

Describe how data are utilized by case managers within different areas of the payer setting to improve care outcomes.

Summarize how data plays a part in the application of medical necessity criteria and evidence-based guidelines.

Explain how data has the potential to revolutionize healthcare and the challenges associated with bringing this to fruition.

Instructor
Danyell Jones

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Due to the strong correlation between income and health, this course discusses economic stability, which is defined as the ability to access such vital resources as food, adequate housing, and necessary healthcare. Knowledge of your patients’ economic stability can inform your efforts to create successful care plans for them.

Describe the four components of economic stability.

Explain how economic stability affects overall health outcomes for patients.

Identify issues with economic stability in your patients.

Create a care plan that overcomes barriers to economic stability.

Instructor
Kris Ericson, BA, MPsSc, PhD

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Diabetes, affecting 9.3% of people in the United States, can cause a host of health problems and even lead to death when managed improperly. In fact, it is the seventh leading cause of death in this country. Given this growing problem, it is important to understand how diabetes affects the body and how to help delay its devastating complications. This course for entry-level nurses covers the basics of the disease and its current medical treatments to help you better assess patients’ needs, provide care for them, and problem-solve common medication concerns.

Discuss the growing problem of diabetes in the U.S. Recognize the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Identify evidence-based standards in diabetic care and treatment. Discuss the pathophysiology and diagnosis of diabetes.

List common complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes. Describe maintenance therapy for the control of diabetes.

Discuss the nursing care of a person with diabetes.

Instructor
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Caregivers who work with older adults with dementia often report that the biggest obstacles they face are related to managing challenging behaviors. This course offers a clinically based overview of such behaviors, along with the most common effects of the pharmacological agents used to treat these behaviors. You will learn practical techniques to use in your own setting to help you determine the most effective strategies for managing the people you serve.

Identify at least three challenging behaviors that commonly occur among individuals with dementia.

Describe the most common effects of pharmacological agents used to treat these challenging behaviors.

Explain at least three practical strategies that you can use to manage challenging behaviors among people served.

Instructor
Lisa Furst, LMSW

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Diabetes is not an uncommon condition in today’s healthcare system. This high-volume condition can be managed very effectively, but diabetes disease management can also become very complicated. How can patients learn to manage their own diabetes? What strategies are most effective in teaching patient self-care? By creating an action plan with their patients, primary care providers can not only help to improve patient outcomes, but they also empower the patient to take a bigger role in their own disease management. When patients take on more responsibility for their care, resources (both time and economic) are freed up and can be allocated to other patients or areas of need. However, creating an action plan requires input from both the primary care provider and the patient, and no two plans are likely to be the same. Factors such as finances, living situation, or other social determinants of health all must be considered when putting together a plan. A patient’s diet may also play a role. In this module, the topics of action plans, the social determinants of health, and nutritional counseling will be explored.

Indicate best practices for providing diabetes care and management while achieving cost effectiveness.

Identify different educational tools for teaching self-management to patients with diabetes.

Cite the appropriate annual testing parameters for diabetes.

Write a diabetes action plan with your patients.

Identify how to provide nutritional counseling for patients with diabetes.

Identify potential social determinants of health that could impact adherence to the care plan

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

0.10

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of risk factors and implications of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Describe the four types of central venous catheters and their risks associated with central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Define central line-associated bloodstream infection.

Describe implications of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

List at least five risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The perioperative nurse plays a primary role in the operative process. Knowledge of procedures, appropriate patient assessment, and care management guidelines will positively impact patient outcomes. Patients consider anesthesia to be a major risk of surgery and expect perioperative team members to be their advocates by caring for their pre-, intra-, and post-operative needs and providing safe and effective care. This course discusses anesthetics and adjuvant medications used in the clinical setting, anesthesia-related complications, and the nurse’s role in management of perioperative patients.

Identify the stages and types of anesthesia, and medications commonly used in the perioperative setting.

Recognize important assessment areas for the post-anesthesia patient.

Describe complications of anesthesia and their treatments.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course, intended for nurses who frequently encounter wounds while working with a geriatric population, covers the basics of wound assessment. Included: accurately performing wound assessments, standardizing the components of wound assessment, and facilitating wound healing.

Discuss how to differentiate between arterial, pressure, venous stasis, and neuropathic ulcers.

Discuss the two layers of the skin.

List three key functions of the skin.

Describe the difference between partial-thickness and full-thickness wounds.

Describe how to measure a wound, including length, width, and depth.

Define tunneling and undermining.

Identify four criteria to include in wound assessment.

Staff Writer

Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN

1.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course is tailored for paraprofessionals who work in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and community-based agencies. Unpredictable and complex situations often arise when people go into crisis. Seeming to “come out of nowhere,” these situations can throw you into a reactive state. But when you understand how crises develop and you are equipped with the skills and tools to address them, you can effectively intervene in a way that supports recovery and safety. This course explains how you can help the individuals you are serving to learn from crisis situations, so they can use coping skills and support networks more effectively whenever they face stressful events.

Identify risks and complicating factors in crises.

Recognize critical skills in crisis intervention, stabilization, and prevention.

Understand how a crisis develops.

Staff Writer
Gigi Dillon, PhD, MA
Naju Madra, M.A.

0.25

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Stress is part of everyone’s life. While a certain level of stress can motivate one’s productivity, too much stress can leave a person feeling drained and irritable. Stress can’t be avoided, but it’s possible to learn to respond differently to it. This course discusses assessing your own stress levels, recognizing the difference between good and bad stress, identifying stress triggers, and developing a personal stress-management plan.

Describe time management and procrastination.

Formulate successful time-management goals and strategies for change.

Instructor
Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

In today's increasingly complex healthcare system, care coordination and case management are vital for producing optimal member outcomes, decreasing care costs, and ensuring that healthcare services are utilized effectively. This course focuses on care coordination and case management within the payer setting. You will learn about the need for these services; common challenges you may encounter; and the latest goals, philosophies, and guiding principles of these functions. Also included are seven critical steps in the care coordination and case management process, along with tangible benefits and superior outcomes that these steps produce for providers, members, and payer organizations.

Define two functions of care coordination and case management in the payer setting.

Describe how effective care coordination and case management goes beyond clinical perspectives to drive more encompassing healthcare improvement.

Summarize two key benefits that care coordination and case management create for providers, members, and payer organizations.

Describe two key components involved in the care coordination and case management process.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Be equipped with the tools and knowledge you need to effectively prevent and/or report serious incidents in behavioral health settings. Included in this course are interactive exercises, helpful vignettes, and informative guidelines.

Define the purpose of incident reporting.

Identify the basic types of incidents that need to be reported.

Report incidents appropriately and on time.

Describe the best practices for making reports.

Instructor
Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide the clinician with up-to-date best practices for identifying and treating patients who have peripheral artery disease (PAD). The module covers symptoms, complications, risk factors, and modifications of PAD, along with the topics of diagnostic tests, assessment, and treatment strategies.

Describe symptoms and complications associated with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).

Identify risk factors and complications related to PAD.

List two diagnostic tests for identifying PAD.

Discuss assessment and disease management for patients with PAD.

Describe important strategies for and elements of patient and family teaching for PAD.

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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 a challenging patient and how to adapt for several specific patient types.

Recall four approaches to use to prepare for and begin an interview with a patient.

Explain four strategies for using patient-centered interviewing techniques.

Discuss eight important facets of a patient interview.

Recognize four types of challenging patients and techniques to use when interviewing each type.

Instructor
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

0.10

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge needed to perform safe and effective handoff communication. 

Describe best practices for safe and effective handoffs.

Identify contributing factors to failed handoffs and potential consequences.

Identify critical handoff information.

Describe the I-PASS and ISBAR handoff communication processes.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

1.00

Launch Course

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Controlled prescription medications, such as opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants, are used to help manage health conditions but are also misused. Because of this, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state agencies monitor use closely. Practitioners and pharmacies are required to monitor and report use of these substances and make ethical dispensing decisions. Due to many regulations regarding controlled substances, pharmacy technicians should be familiar with warning signs of misuse, signs of fraudulent prescriptions, and laws. They should avoid unnecessary judgment or bias and treat patients with compassion and respect.

Identify three commonly misused prescription drugs and their side effects.

Identify three signs of prescription drug misuse.

State what techniques are used to prevent drug diversion.

Explain what interventions to take if prescription drug misuse is suspected.

Instructor
Sooa Devereaux, MSN, RN-BC

Expert Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm

1.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

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During the imaging process, it is essential for radiographers to identify challenges and errors in techniques, and understand how they affect patient outcomes during the imaging process. In order to help radiologic technologists in acute care facilities identify common pathologies in differential diagnostics, this course describes the sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen. It also discusses radiation safety, imaging techniques, common pathologies resulting from radiographic imaging, and the importance of patient safety during imaging procedures.

Describe the sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, and abdomen.

List common pathologies resulting from radiographic imaging.

Understand imaging techniques and radiation safety.

Discuss the importance of patient safety during imaging procedures.

Instructor
Delia L. Lofton

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

1.00

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Two of the most important aspects of breast cancer care are length of life and quality of life. Early detection can help lead to positive outcomes in both of these areas. Careful practices in mammography are essential for accurate pathological diagnosing, as well as for providing patient safety and comfort. This course for radiologic technologists in acute care facilities discusses specified methods of Quality Control (MQSA) for ACR accreditation, false positives, common pathologies found in radiographic mammography, tumor mapping used in nuclear medicine, and steps to ensure patient safety during mammography.

Address false positives and which false positives could be avoided.

Identify specified methods of Quality Control (MQSA) for ACR accreditation.

Describe common pathologies found in radiographic mammography.

List steps to ensure patient safety during mammography.

Describe breast lymphoscintigraphy, the tumor mapping used in nuclear medicine.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Instructor
Delia L. Lofton

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Although palliative care can be a tremendous benefit for individuals with chronic, life-limiting conditions, many qualifying individuals are not referred to such care because of a lack of understanding of the services. Another point of confusion is how palliative care and hospice care differ. This course explains each type of care, including when they are appropriate, the services offered, team-member roles, and payer sources. Thus equipped, healthcare professionals can better advocate for the most appropriate care, provide education and guidance to individuals and their families, and, when necessary, ease the transition from palliative care to hospice care.

Define palliative care and hospice care.

Explain the services provided in palliative and hospice care and the payer sources for each.

Identify when palliative care and hospice care are appropriate.

Illustrate the roles of  palliative care and hospice care team members.

Describe the benefits of palliative care and hospice care.

Discuss the transition from palliative care to hospice care, and discharge from hospice care.

Staff Writer
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Expert Reviewer
Sheri Ellington Cook, R.N., B.S.N.

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Chest-tube placement and maintenance can be stressful not only for patients and their families, but also for the nursing staff. A thorough understanding of the principles surrounding chest-tube placement and maintenance—along with the risks, complications, and need for emotional support before, during, and after this procedure—allows the nurse to properly manage such patients, resulting in better patient outcomes and satisfaction. This course is intended to equip nurses to safely manage patients before, during, and after chest-tube placement and to properly operate—and troubleshoot—chest-tube drainage systems.

Describe thoracic anatomy and physiology relative to the use of chest tubes.

Identify pathological conditions requiring chest tube placement.

Identify the functions of single-chamber, two-chamber, and three-chamber chest drainage systems.

Discuss risk factors and potential complications before, during, and after chest tube placement.

Describe the proper techniques for chest tube management.

Instructor
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN   
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Diabetes, the leading cause of adult blindness, non-traumatic amputation, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease, affects 29 million people in the U.S., putting a tremendous strain on healthcare costs. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) partnered with numerous health organizations to produce Guiding Principles for the Care of People with or at Risk for Diabetes. The publication includes ten principles developed to guide healthcare providers in delivering quality care to adults who have or who are at risk for diabetes. This introductory course, appropriate for nurses, dieticians, rehab professionals, nurses’ aides, and anyone interested in learning more, presents three of the publication’s guidelines (Principles 1–3) related to current evidence-based diabetes management and prevention.

Describe diagnostic criteria for diabetes, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes.

Manage prediabetes to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Compare and contrast diabetes self-management education DSME) and diabetes self-management support (DSMS).

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Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE

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Discussing end-of-life issues is not easy, because few of us are ready to face the difficult choices surrounding death and dying. Regardless of whether or not we acknowledge it, most of us fear death. This course will take you on the journey of facing issues surrounding death and dying. The decisions to be made are difficult for everyone involved: the dying person, their family and loved ones, and the healthcare professionals sharing the experience. Each person and family will have unique needs and cope in different ways. For many patients and their families, this can also be a time of personal growth. These events often provide people with the opportunity to find out more about themselves and appreciate what is most important to them.

Describe the communication process at the end of life.

Identify the ethical issues surrounding end-of-life decisions.

Identify the physical process of dying.

Discuss loss, grief, and bereavement.

Describe the goals of palliative care.

Describe pain and symptoms common at end of life.

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Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN

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In this course, you will become familiar with various models and configurations of integrated care. You will learn about the costs, benefits, and goals of integrated care systems. As there are numerous challenges to integrating care, you will become aware of some of these key challenges, and familiar with particular characteristics of well-functioning integrated care systems. Finally, you will learn a variety of ways that behavioral healthcare professionals, including you, can function effectively in an integrated care environment.

Define up to five levels of integrated care

List three benefits and goals of an integrated system of care

Name two characteristics of well-functioning systems

Describe three types of integrated care settings

Identify two effective interventions for behavioral health professionals in integrated care environments.

Name three core competencies required of an integrated care workforce

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Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

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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.

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

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Listening skills are an often-undeveloped component of effective communication. Leaders and managers with strong listening skills build more productive and engaged teams and increase their own effectiveness. In this course, you will learn the consequences of not listening effectively and how adapting the techniques of active listening will benefit you. You will develop a greater understanding of why and how managers and leaders must listen actively, not passively, to build stronger teams and increase their impact. You will learn the importance of establishing common ground and practicing empathy as you apply the techniques for becoming a better listener.

Recognize that listening is a critical communication skill, and understand its value to your managerial and leadership effectiveness.

Discover the different listening styles that can either help or hinder your ability to lead and influence others.

Learn and apply best-practice techniques for improving your active listening skills.

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

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The goal of this course is to provide healthcare employees with knowledge of fall risks and universal and targeted preventive strategies.

Identify and differentiate intrinsic and extrinsic fall risks.

Describe the three steps in the fall prevention process.

Identify and differentiate universal and targeted fall prevention interventions.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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This course will introduce you to the influenza pandemic response and its three stages of preparation, response, and recovery. You will learn about the basic elements of a pandemic influenza plan and the steps needed to implement this plan when responding to pandemic levels of influenza in the community.

Explain how pandemic influenza occurs.

Describe three essential elements of a pandemic influenza plan.

Explain how the elements of a pandemic influenza plan are implemented during the response phase.

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Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

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The rise of the serious problem of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) has been linked to the inappropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics. In response, antibiotic stewardship programs have been developed to guide best practice in treating this powerful group of medications resourcefully. The goal is for healthcare providers to steward antibiotics in such a way that these medications can continue to be used to fight infections. This course discusses the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and how you can apply components of the program to your nursing practice.

Name three benefits of antibiotic stewardship.

State the difference between broad and narrow spectrum antibiotics.

Describe the elements of an antibiotic stewardship program.

Recognize different team members' roles in antibiotic stewardship.

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

 

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In today’s workplace, the abundance of “noise,” such as technology, multitasking, stress, and information overload, can make it hard to communicate effectively, ultimately costing time and money. But by learning how to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, you’ll increase understanding with your coworkers. This course identifies primary verbal and nonverbal cues, explains active-listening techniques, and suggests how to avoid barriers to good communication.

Engage in key elements of communication.

Identify primary verbal and nonverbal communication cues.

Employ active-listening techniques.

Instructor
Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

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Aneurysms are known as silent killers. Without early detection and prompt intervention, their mortality rate can reach as high as 90 to 100 percent. A number of commonly found risk factors and comorbidities can increase the risk of developing an aneurysm. To help you achieve quality outcomes for your patients, this course discusses the symptoms of a potential aneurysm, how to identify aneurysm types and their physical location, and common techniques used in managing the patient with an aneurysm.

Discuss the concepts associated with vascular physiology.

Identify the types of aneurysms and their physical location.

Recognize the clinical manifestations of aneurysms.

Outline the common techniques utilized in managing the patient with an aneurysm.

Instructor
Kristen Ponichtera BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN

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Diabetes, the leading cause of adult blindness, non-traumatic amputation, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease, affects 29 million people in the U.S., putting a tremendous strain on healthcare costs. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) partnered with numerous health organizations to produce Guiding Principles for the Care of People with or at Risk for Diabetes. The publication includes 10 principles developed to guide healthcare providers in delivering quality care to adults who have or are at risk for diabetes. This introductory course, appropriate for nurses, dieticians, rehab professionals, nurses’ aides, and anyone interested in learning more, presents three of the publication’s guidelines (Principles 7–10) related to current evidence-based diabetes management and prevention.

State blood pressure and lipids goals for persons with diabetes.

Describe the management of one microvascular complication of diabetes.

State glycemic goals for persons with diabetes.

Define patient centered care.

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Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE

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Quality Improvement (QI) can be implemented within almost any healthcare setting and can prove highly beneficial for achieving improved delivery of service outcomes. For quality improvement to be effective, it is crucial that everyone at your agency or clinic be informed of any QI projects and how their roles and responsibilities might impact these projects. The better you understand the QI process, the more proficient you will be as an active participant in improving the quality of services your agency or clinic provides. Using several quality improvement models, as well as detailed and specific examples that demonstrate these models in action, this course offers an overview of quality improvement, along with relevant aspects of how quality improvement impacts not only your job, but also your clinic or agency’s performance. You will be armed with the knowledge you need to apply these concepts in your own setting.

Define quality improvement in behavioral healthcare settings.

Recognize at least three areas of behavioral healthcare services that are impacted by quality improvement.

Identify a model of quality improvement that aligns with your agency's mission, vision, and values.

Describe two ways that you can effectively implement quality improvement in your agency.

Staff Writer
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP

Instructor
Stacy Smith, LPC-S, CS-I, LCAS, NCC

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Acute kidney injury (AKI)—a sudden, temporary loss of kidney functioning—is associated with an increased incidence of hospitalizations and mortality. This course presents the signs and symptoms of AKI as well as examination strategies that can lead to early identification of renal compromise. You will also learn nursing care and prevention strategies for patients and those at risk for AKI.

Identify key anatomical structures that contribute to normal kidney functioning.

Define examination strategies that can lead to early identification of renal compromise.

Describe acute kidney injury signs, symptoms, and nursing care.

Identify patients at risk for acute kidney injury.

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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This final presentation in a six-part webinar series is intended to help both new and experienced staff in the cardiac catheterization lab to prepare for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examination. This comprehensive program includes a review of anatomy and physiology, advanced waveform analysis, shunts and treatment modality, right- and left-heart catheterization, interventional equipment, and commonly used cardiac medications.

Identify common complications that occur during a cardiac catheterization or a coronary intervention.

Delineate left heart catheterization waveforms.

Identify valvular disorders based on cardiac waveforms.

Describe how disease processes affect cardiac pressures.

Identify the need for emergency equipment readily available.

Verbalize the rationale for the use of radial versus femoral cardiac catheterizations.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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As they age, many patients find themselves developing one or more chronic diseases, but they don’t know how to navigate this country’s fragmented and exorbitantly expensive healthcare system in order to receive appropriate care. Care coordination by the medical team—providing additional services such as education and close monitoring of the disease process—has been shown to decrease healthcare costs while improving patients’ health. Unfortunately, standardized techniques or processes for care coordination are not in place. This course for nurses discusses care coordination’s process, its various components, current efforts, ideas for improvement, and a review of practical applications for your nursing practice.

Describe care coordination and reasons why it is important for patients and providers.

Recall three strategies for care coordination.

Explain the six components of care coordination.

Discuss six steps for initiating a coordinated care effort.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

Instructor
Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

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Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

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This course is designed to provide greater awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, steps to take to prevent it, and methods to deal with it if it does occur. The course will focus on federal laws, liability issues, harassment policies, employee rights, supervisor responsibilities, and investigation procedures.

The content in this course is applicable to supervisors in all settings.

Differentiate between types of sexual harassment. Describe the laws regarding sexual harassment in the workplace

Discuss both employee and non-employee rights regarding sexual harassment

Explain the role you have in preventing, recognizing, investigating, and taking corrective action concerning sexual harassment in the workplace

Describe the investigation process of a sexual harassment claim

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Linda Karlheim, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Staff Writer
Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

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This course will help you determine the steps you need to take to  implement an advance care planning program, and how resources from the Five Wishes program can help. You will learn how to build support, determine goals and measures, and identify processes  to ensure your program is making a difference for your recipients and your healthcare organization. This course will help you determine the steps you need to take to build and implement an effective advance care planning program, and how resources from the Five Wishes program can help. You will learn how to build support, determine goals and measures, and identify processes and standards to ensure your program is making a difference for your care recipients and your healthcare organization. This course is Part 3 of a 3-part series on advance care planning designed to build off one another. 

Describe the basic components of advance care planning and the benefits for care recipients and healthcare providers.

Define meaningful goals, measures, and processes for an advance care planning program.  

Assess education and training options for training clinicians to facilitate advance care planning conversations.

Identify standards of practice for an advance care planning program.

Discuss the importance of community engagement as part of an advance care planning program.

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Kathleen Taylor

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Communication is one of the most important elements of excellent care. This is especially true when decisions about medical treatments need to be made. Advance care planning is an ongoing process in which people explore and discuss their goals, values, and understanding of their health to guide future end-of-life treatment decisions. In this course, you will learn when and how to start conversations and how to use a framework called FIVE WISHES® that simplifies and personalizes the end-of-life conversation and helps to elicit valuable information for decision-making. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare staff with an overview of the benefits and components of effective advance care planning conversations.

 

Identify the importance and relevance of advance care planning in healthcare today.

Define the components of effective advance care planning that help increase the likelihood of wishes being honored.

Explain the Five Wishes framework for conversations.

Identify the necessary steps to properly document and update advance care plans.

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Kathleen Taylor

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This course equips healthcare professionals with knowledge of the unique needs of patients at the end of life and the federal and accrediting agency requirements and issues surrounding organ donation. 

Describe attributes of a “good death.”

Describe and differentiate palliative care and hospice care services.

Discuss distressing symptoms patient often face at the end of life and interventions for preventing and relieving them.

Describe the organ donation process.

Describe federal requirements for notifying an organ procurement organization of potential organ donors.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Diabetes management can be accomplished with an interdisciplinary team of nurses, dietitians, health educators, therapists, and the patient. Therapists must understand the impact of diabetes and related complications on the patient’s therapy outcomes. In this course, learners will gain an understanding of the physiologic impact of diabetes on the patient's clinical presentation, progression, and plan of care. The course will discuss how to manage patients with diabetes during a treatment session and introduce evidence-based diabetes self-management programs available in the community as effective complements to therapy.

Identify the impact of diabetes on patient presentation and healing.

Recall the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and how to respond when these conditions are suspected.

Recognize the impact of diabetes on progression and plan of care.

Recognize the value of a self-management program for a patient.

Instructor
Nicole Fogarty, PT, DPT

Katherine Tuan, MSOT, OTR/L, CBIS

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You can better assist your patients who have asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by building care teams in primary care. Learn how to assemble these teams and utilize certain disease-specific checkpoints for improved patient outcomes and health management.

Identify best practices for building care teams for patients with asthma and/or COPD.

Define key checkpoints and follow-ups with patients.

Cite different ways to evaluate the care provided by the team.

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Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

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This course discusses how to improve healthcare quality while decreasing costs within the payer environment. You will learn evidence-based practices to improve health outcomes for member populations, along with the role of medical-necessity criteria in creating a roadmap for financially responsible optimal care. Included in the discussion is the role of utilization management, common misconceptions about its purpose, key metrics every utilization manager needs to know, and the review and appeals process.

Explain the need for balancing cost and quality in the healthcare industry.

Explain the use of evidence-based practices and medical necessity criteria within utilization management and utilization review.

Describe the role that utilization management and utilization reviewers play in driving both cost-effective and high-quality services in the payer setting.

Summarize the appeals and review process.

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Danyell Jones

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Hepatic failure is one of the leading causes of death in this country. According to the American Liver Foundation (ALF), one in 10 Americans—approximately 30 million people—has some form of hepatic failure, with 16,000 such patients currently on the transplant list waiting for a new liver. So you can better manage and care for this patient population, this course presents the causes, symptoms, risk factors, complications, treatment strategies, and characteristics of hepatic failure.

Identify the anatomical and physiological aspects of the liver.

Identify causes of hepatic failure.

Describe symptoms and complications of liver disease and hepatic failure.

Discuss diagnostic and monitoring strategies for patients with liver disease.

Identify evidence-based treatment and management strategies for persons with liver disease.

Describe the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, and C.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Diabetes, the leading cause of adult blindness, non-traumatic amputation, renal failure, and cardiovascular disease, affects 29 million people in the US, putting a tremendous strain on healthcare costs. The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) partnered with numerous health organizations to produce Guiding Principles for the Care of People with or at Risk for Diabetes. The publication includes 10 principles developed to guide healthcare providers in delivering quality care to adults who have or are at risk for diabetes. This introductory course, appropriate for nurses, dieticians, rehab professionals, nurses’ aides, and anyone interested in learning more, presents three of the publication’s guidelines (Principles 4–6) related to current evidence-based diabetes management and prevention.

State the macronutrient recommendations for persons with or at risk for diabetes.

State the physical recommendations for persons with or at risk for diabetes.

State the glycemic goals for persons with diabetes.

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Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE

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Sexual harassment makes it hard for workers to feel comfortable and perform their jobs. It also creates problems for employers. This course discusses what sexual harassment is, how to recognize it in the workplace, how it affects individuals and organizations, and what actions to take in response to it. This information will help employees in any industry to be better equipped when dealing with sexual harassment.

Define sexual harassment.

Learn to recognize sexual harassment in the workplace.

Describe how sexual harassment affects individuals and organizations.

Take action in response to sexual harassment.

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Kelly J. Ace, Ph.D.

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Because hematologic conditions affect every system within the body, caring for a patient with a blood disorder can be challenging. Nurses should be familiar with hematological conditions and how to recognize their symptoms, along with understanding diagnostic tests, treatment and management strategies, and the education patients need to optimize quality of life and prevent complications. This course is designed to equip nurses with essential knowledge necessary for caring for patients with these conditions.

Identify the components and functions of the hematological system.

Describe the pathology for common hematological disorders.

Identify the causes and symptoms of hematological disorders.

Identify diagnostic tests and treatment strategies for hematological disorders.

Discuss complications associated with hematological disorders.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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This fourth presentation in a six-part webinar series is intended to help both new and experienced staff in the cardiac catheterization lab to prepare for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examination. This comprehensive program includes a review of anatomy and physiology, advanced waveform analysis, shunts and treatment modality, right- and left-heart catheterization, interventional equipment, and commonly used cardiac medications.

Identify commonly used catheters in the cannulation of the left and right coronary arteries.

Identify coronary catheters utilized to cannulate coronary arteries by pass grafts.

Verbalize the diagnostic wires and ancillary equipment commonly utilized in a standard heart catheterization.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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A critical step for service providers in receiving reimbursement is to submit treatment-planning documentation. This course reinforces what you already know about plans of care, while offering suggestions for capturing the real therapeutic relationship on paper. You will learn how to hone in on core principles for clinical documentation; take a fresh look at ways to record your client’s strengths, goals, and treatment objectives; and evaluate methods of accurately representing interventions, outcomes, and discharge plans.

Identify the preferences and needs of various stakeholders in the treatment planning process, most importantly the client.

Summarize seven core principles of effective treatment planning documentation.

Identify at least three effective ways to document client strengths and barriers to treatment during the planning process.

Describe how to develop measurable and client-focused goals and objectives for treatment planning.

Explain how to document planned interventions, desired outcomes, and treatment changes that occur based on client progress.

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Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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This course will familiarize the learner with personal protective equipment. The different types and proper application of personal protective equipment are discussed. Choosing the correct personal protective equipment for the type of exposure is presented. This course engages the learner in discovering educational resources for commonly used chemicals and tactics for choosing personal protective equipment used in situations where exposure risks are evolving. 

Discuss the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the proper application

Demonstrate knowledge in choosing the correct type of PPE for the type of exposure presented

Instructor
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN

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Advance directives are legal documents with instructions that apply if an adult is not able to make decisions about their own healthcare. They are meant to ensure that a person’s values related to dying, quality of life, and other relevant considerations are honored. It’s important for everyone to have a basic understanding of what advance directives are and when they are applied so personal wishes can be observed at the end of life.

Identify the most common types of advance directives and find out if a person has made them.

Explain how advance directives can improve quality of life even at the end of life.

Anticipate cultural and other issues that can impact end of life planning.

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Kelly J. Ace, Ph.D.

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The goal of this course is to provide members of the healthcare workforce with knowledge of the risks and responsibilities associated with the use of social media.

Discuss ways the use of social media can cause harm to healthcare personnel, patients, and employers.

Describe best practices and cautions for use of social media by members of the healthcare workforce.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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The goal of this course is to equip learners with knowledge of the perspectives and skills needed for providing age-specific and culturally competent care.  

Define terminology associated with culture and cultural competency.

Describe the role of self-awareness in providing culturally competent care.

Describe the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary for cross-cultural communication.

Identify unique characteristics and care considerations for patients of various stages of age and development.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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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.

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Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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Learn how to identify best practices for building care teams for patients with depression and anxiety, define key checkpoints and patient follow-ups, identify strategies for coordinating care with other providers, and evaluate the care provided by the team.

Identify best practices for building care teams for patients with depression and anxiety.

Define key checkpoints and follow-ups with patients.

Identify strategies for coordinating care with other providers.

Cite different ways to evaluate the care provided by the team.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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This course discusses quality payment programs, participation, and how these programs work, along with sources of additional information. It is designed for presentation to trainers and other information-givers, and can easily be adapted for presentations to groups of beneficiaries.

Discuss the Quality Payment Program.

Identify who can participate.

Summarize how the Quality Payment Program works.

Know where to go to learn more.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Training Program

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This fifth presentation in a six-part webinar series is intended to help both new and experienced staff in the cardiac catheterization lab to prepare for the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) examination. This comprehensive program includes a review of anatomy and physiology, advanced waveform analysis, shunts and treatment modality, right- and left-heart catheterization, interventional equipment, and commonly used cardiac medications.

Identify commonly used guiding catheters in the cannulation of the left and right coronary arteries for the purpose of providing TIMI flow.

Identify ancillary coronary treatment options such as atherectomy, left ventricular support devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and pacemakers.

Verbalize the interventional wires and coronary balloons commonly used for support and trackability.

Instructor
Bernadette Speiser, MSN , CCRN , RCIS

Staff Writer
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives rights to individuals concerning the protection of their personal healthcare information. Allowing non-authorized individuals to see this personal information, even accidentally, can have severe consequences for you and your organization. This course provides basic information about the principles of confidentiality, and explains two important branches of HIPAA: the Privacy Rule (what information is protected) and the Security Rule (the steps that must be taken to protect this information).

NOTE: This course is not intended as legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Comprehensive information is available from the resources listed in the courses' references section, as well as through consultation with your company's legal and compliance team.

Describe protected health information.

Explain confidentiality and the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule for protecting and releasing information.

Identify best practices for compliance with HIPAA.

Instructor
Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

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The goal of this course is to provide healthcare personnel with knowledge of the informed consent process and provider responsibilities for ensuring informed consents are properly executed.  

Describe the ethical and legal intent of informed consent.

Describe ethical and legal responsibilities of healthcare providers for obtaining informed consent.

Identify at least three types of interventions that require informed consent.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with knowledge of established, evidence-based practices for the prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI).

Describe the importance of preventing CAUTI.

Identify evidence-based indications and recommendations for indwelling urinary catheter use.

Identify evidence-based recommendations for indwelling urinary catheter insertion.

Identify evidence-based recommendations for indwelling urinary catheter maintenance.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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This course will offer a blend of ethical and legal information, clinical vignettes, and strategies that can later be applied in therapeutic settings. The content of this course includes information about informed consent, confidentiality, privacy, boundaries, mandatory reporting, and rules for sharing information. The course assumes the learner has a basic understanding of telehealth technologies and formats. To learn more, you can search the Relias library for additional courses related to telehealth.

The goal of this course is to provide addictions professionals, behavioral health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, social workers, and nurses in health and human services settings with strategies and information for competent and ethical telehealth practice.

Name the key sources of information that inform ethical and legal telehealth service delivery.

Identify at least two competencies required for delivering telehealth services.

List specific steps for ensuring confidentiality, informed consent, appropriate boundaries, mandated reporting, and sharing of information within telehealth service delivery.

Describe common ethical missteps and legal problems that arise with telehealth service delivery and how providers can avoid these issues.

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Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

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Diabetes, a very common chronic condition, can be managed by prescribing proper diet, exercise, and pharmaceutical treatments. This course discusses building care teams for these patients, teaching team members key milestones and checkpoints, ensuring medication adherence, and coordinating care with other providers as it relates to diabetes.

Implement best practices for building a care team of providers for patients with diabetes.

Teach all members of the care team the key milestones and necessary care checkpoints for patients with diabetes.

Coordinate care with other condition-relevant providers, and ensure medication adherence.

List evaluation strategies for care teams that manage diabetes.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

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Neurological dysphagia, most often caused by acute stroke, can lead to malnutrition, social restrictions, anxiety, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, acute/chronic illnesses, or even death. This course for clinicians explains how to identify those at risk for dysphagia, and it discusses treatment strategies to improve overall outcomes for stroke patients. You will learn practical information about current swallowing screens, who should receive them, who should carry them out, and how to implement them at your facility.

Describe the incidence and outcomes of dysphagia and aspiration in those with acute strokes.

Identify the role of the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in supporting, developing, and managing a dysphagia screening program for acute strokes.

Identify dysphagia screening methods and/or tools nurses can use.

Describe the role of nurses in identifying those at risk for dysphagia.

Name diagnostic procedures and treatments for those with dysphagia.

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Amy Reinstein, M.S., CCC – SLP

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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This introductory overview of cultural diversity will help enable you to interact with others of diverse cultures and effectively perform your job responsibilities.

Explain the importance of understanding a person's culture when providing services.

Examine common issues in cultural diversity.

Identify appropriate responses to cultures that differ from your own.

Benjamin Reese, Jr., Psy.D.

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Experiencing a stroke can result in a permanently devastating condition. While some risk factors are uncontrollable, certain practices can help prevent, limit, and even reverse stroke damage. This course equips providers of senior healthcare to facilitate stroke recovery by knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, being able to perform quick assessments, and responding appropriately. Also included: strategies for stroke prevention and ways to help your patients achieve quality of life after a stroke.

Discuss the pathophysiology of a stroke, including scope, risk factors, effects, treatment, and prevention.

Describe the connection between stroke and heart disease.

Perform and interpret stroke assessments and intervene according to professional standards of practice.

Identify strategies for achieving quality of life after a stroke.

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Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT

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Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer

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Obesity affects the entire scope of a person‘s life, including health, social relationships, self-image, and psychological well-being. Now recognizing obesity as a chronic disease that must be managed long term, the American Medical Association has added a new sub specialty to its continuum of care: the obesity medicine physician. As the number of obese people in our society rises, the health care industry must assimilate this aspect of their treatment and care into daily practice. This module discusses the epidemic that obesity has become, reviews current treatments and care plans, and includes the psychosocial impact that being obese has upon the individual and society.

Describe six major contributing factors for obesity in adults.

Discuss patient education on the benefits and adverse effects of three prescription medications for obesity.

Explain the differences between four surgical approaches to the management of obesity.

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Cathy S. Birn, MA, RN, CGRN, CNOR

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The OR is a complex environment. Highly trained individuals interact in a specialized setting with sophisticated and technically complicated devices, instruments, and equipment. There also are substantial differences among team members related to education, experience, skill level, influence, and formal and informal power. This module will inform nurses and surgical technologists of the evidence-based steps to take to create a culture of safety in the OR.

Describe communication processes that relate to reducing medical errors

Discuss the components of a just culture that promote trust and accountability

Review recommendations for the safe transfer of patient care information

Discuss a 10-step process for creating a culture of safety in the OR

Name organizations that are helping to create a culture of patient safety

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Patricia Seifert, RN, MSN, CNOR, CRNFA, FAAN

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Mary E. McNaron, RN, CST, CNOR, MSN

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The goal of this course is to equip healthcare personnel with knowledge needed to prevent cyberattacks and unauthorized access to electronic data. 

Describe at least two types of cybersecurity threats and potential warning signs.

Describe ways to prevent cyberattacks.

Identify strategies to prevent unauthorized access to computer information from internal personnel.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Transfusions are a life-saving intervention, but transfusion errors, particularly errors involving ABO incompatibility, can be deadly. Three actions that have frequently been a contributing cause for ABO incompatibility errors are incorrect labeling of the blood sample for crossmatching, incorrect interpretation by personnel in the blood bank, and incorrect identification of the patient prior to initiation of a transfusion. Laboratory staff and nurses who are involved in the administration of blood products must strictly follow facility policies to ensure that they give the correct blood product to the correct patient. The goal of this course is to provide information about blood incompatibility errors and the evidence-based practices to prevent them.

List at least three factors that contribute to blood incompatibility errors.

Describe blood type compatibility between the donor and recipient and the processes involved in the safe transfusion of blood products.

Identify transfusion reaction types and the processes involved in the investigation and management of transfusion reactions when they occur.

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Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI

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Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

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Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

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Identify checkpoints for managing and preventing the hospitalization of patients with hypertension (HTN), congestive heart failure (CHF), and coronary artery disease (CAD).

Identify best practices for building a care team of healthcare providers for patients with HTN, CHR, and CAD.

Define key check points and follow-up with patients.

Identify strategies for coordinating care with other providers.

Recognize different ways to evaluate the care provided by the care team.

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Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

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Rather than being a stand-alone disease, diabetes (particularly Type II diabetes) is a metabolic dysfunction at the cellular level. This metabolic dysfunction contributes to many comorbidities being associated with diabetes. Taking a purely pharmaceutical approach—looking only at blood glucose or A1C as an endpoint—fails to identify and address the potential underlying causes of diabetes and other comorbidities. To help you facilitate the best outcomes for your patients, this course discusses the correlation between diabetes and comorbidities, the underlying pathological processes, and the impact of glucose control. You will come away with an understanding of the common comorbidities associated with diabetes and of the proper management of these conditions.

Explain the correlations between diabetes and comorbid conditions.

Discuss the screening and evaluation of common comorbidities associated with diabetes.

Illustrate the proper management of diabetes and comorbid conditions.

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

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Paula Ackerman, MS, RD, CDE

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is your ability to understand, express, and manage your emotions as well as your level of insight into what the people around you are feeling. Being equipped with EQ can add to your quality of life and career success. In this course, you’ll learn about developing emotional awareness—the bedrock of emotional intelligence.

Define emotional intelligence.

Develop your EQ by becoming more aware of your emotions and those of others.

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Sheri L. Willis, M.A.

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“Bounce back,” “frequent flyer,” “rehospitalization,” “readmission”—regardless of the term used, the revolving door of hospital admission and readmission is often associated with the development of delirium, depression, functional decline, and healthcare complications. Unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions are also costly for Medicare and other payers. As a caregiver, you are in a unique position to help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions. This course presents information about how you can accomplish that by providing your patients with the appropriate level of care based on their current conditions, in other words, the right kind of care provided in the right place at the right time.

Explain why unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions are problematic.

Describe how you can prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions.

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

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Ensuring that employees are free from harassment in a safe and healthy work environment is key to achieving your company's goals. This course examines various types of workplace harassment, the basic skills needed to understand and deal with such situations, and information concerning your role in ensuring a harassment-free work environment.

Define workplace harassment.

Recognize examples of harassment situations and problems that may occur in the workplace.

Identify retaliation and recognize why retaliation against employees who complain of workplace harassment is prohibited.

Describe how to effectively respond to harassment incidents in the work place.

Assist your organization in promoting workplace behaviors that do not create or contribute to harassment.

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David A. Winter

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Pediatric immunizations are orchestrated specifically to protect young children from life-threatening diseases. These immunizations are often administered on a schedule. This course discusses the immunization schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as related contraindications for pediatric immunizations.

Identify the recommended immunizations for pediatric ages, ranging from birth to 18 years.

Describe potential complications related to various pediatric immunizations.

Describe potential pandemic effects of non-vaccination of the pediatric population.

Adam Roesner, BSN

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Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) or strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. However, they can be treated if the patient is helped within the first four and a half hours of the event, according to the American Stroke Association. This course for healthcare providers identifies medical and lifestyle risk factors that can lead to a stroke, describes diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk, and outlines stroke-prevention strategies and lifestyle changes. You will be equipped to educate patients on how their lifestyle can significantly impact their stroke risk and how making key changes can help them to avoid medical emergency.

Outline stroke prevention strategies and lifestyle changes.

Identify medical and lifestyle risk factors that can lead to a stroke.

Describe diagnostic measures used to assess stroke risk.

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Adam Roesner, BSN

 

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Research indicates that screening and brief interventions by health-care professionals can have a significant impact on individuals with drug or alcohol difficulties. This course presents step-by-step guidelines about how to integrate screenings, how to conduct brief interventions that “meet people where they are” in their stage of change, and how to refer individuals to appropriate resources when they suffer from more severe substance issues. This training illustrates best practices using the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) approach outlined by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. You will be equipped with the tools you need to successfully screen and provide brief interventions for substance use issues in your own health-care setting.

Identify the core components of SBIRT.

Discuss reasons why implementing SBIRT in a general medical setting is beneficial to identifying and treating persons with hazardous substance use and the most common screening tools used.

Identify the basic philosophy, principles, and techniques of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change and how they apply to SBIRT.

Discuss the steps of providing brief interventions. Apply SBIRT knowledge to case scenarios.

Instructor
Bruce Horwitz, PhD

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Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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About 20 percent of emergency department visits are due to hand and wrist injuries. While most hand injuries are straightforward, many cause long-term complications that may profoundly alter a person‘s ability to work, create, and enjoy life to the fullest. This continuing education program, which includes the steps for preserving an amputated body part, addresses the assessment and treatment of patients with hand trauma.

List the critical information that must be gathered upon admission of the patient with hand trauma

Describe the six general categories of hand injuries

Explain the steps needed to properly preserve an amputated body part

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Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

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This course will guide you through understanding best practices in incident report writing. It will assist you in understanding how those practices help protect the health and safety of the person you support, while at the same time protecting you. In this course, you will identify factors that affect the quality of incident reports and investigate elements that affect memory and recall. You will focus on reducing factors that negatively impact the completeness and accuracy of incident reports. Demonstrating your understanding of the guidelines taught in this course will ensure your documentation adheres to legal, ethical, and programmatic standards. While completing this course, you will review incident report notes and apply what you have learned to identify unclear, subjective, and ungrammatical elements within the notes. This course is intended for direct support professionals

Describe why incident reporting is important and the process of creating an incident report.

List and demonstrate the three key components of an effective incident report.

Name common elements that affect the quality of incident reports.

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Deb Easley, M.S.
Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH

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 This course is appropriate for clinicians with a basic or intermediate knowledge of working with individuals with late-life depression. It is intended to help human service professionals identify the most common symptoms of a depressive disorder and familiarize them with the major types of effective clinical and psychosocial treatments available for older adults. Employing the interactive exercises and case vignettes in this course will teach you the skills you need to recognize depressive disorders among the older adults with whom you work, and provide them with the best information, support, and resources for treatment. DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

List the symptoms of major depressive disorder among older adults.

Identify the most effective types of clinical treatment currently available to older adults with a depressive disorder.

Recognize where to refer at-risk older adults for evaluation and treatment for a depressive disorder.

Instructor
Lisa Furst, LMSW

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Naju Madra, M.A.

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The goal of this course is to equip healthcare personnel with knowledge of different types of advance directives, their purpose, related requirements for healthcare providers, and other forms used in advance care planning.

Describe advance directives, their purpose, and different types.

Identify at least 3 requirements for healthcare facilities related to advance directives under the Patient Self-Determination Act.

Describe physician orders for life-sustaining treatment and do-not-resuscitate orders and how they differ from advance directives.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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This course provides detailed information about the pathophysiology, disease trajectory, and unique symptoms experienced by patients with advanced neurological diseases. Learners will identify the clinical features of advanced Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Huntington’s disease as well as best practices for symptom management. In addition, the key clinical indicators and symptoms that should serve as triggers to optimally transition a patient with advanced neurological diseases to palliative and hospice care are presented. The unique disease-related stressors for family caregivers are discussed. The goal of this course is to provide nurses in hospice with knowledge of caring for people with end-stage neurological diseases.

Identify specific patterns of progression for three neurological disorders.

Identify five complications related to neurological disorders, including disease-related stressors for family caregivers.

Describe interventions related to end-stage neurological diseases.

Identify triggers to optimally transition a patient with advanced neurological disease to palliative care and hospice.

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Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN

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The Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 50 percent of American adults have at least one chronic condition. Today's primary care providers have the ability to better manage this population by utilizing care management. This course discusses use of the care management model in the ambulatory care setting to increase patients' access to providers and decrease hospital visits, including readmission. It also addresses the issue of some payment systems not allowing providers to profit from managing chronic conditions.

Define care management and how it relates to ambulatory care.

State ways that care management increases access to healthcare providers.

Discuss how care management decreases hospital readmissions.

Identify strategies for creating a successful care management program.

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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The American Stroke Association estimates that 85 percent of all strokes are related to ischemia, and in the United States, ischemic strokes are the leading cause of adult disability. Since early intervention is key, this course discusses pharmacological agents (thrombolytics) that destroy clots and are often used as part of the treatment plan.

Outline patient monitoring techniques and management principles.

Describe the physiological stages of clot creation.

Differentiate between clot inhibition and fibrinolysis.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP

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Non-accredited Education

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The long-term care facility, rehabilitation facility, or nursing home you work for provides housing and a variety of services to many individuals. Because your duties include the need to communicate personal information, this course explains your responsibility for protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information of these individuals.

Identify confidential information.

Recall your responsibility in keeping information confidential.

Identify how to protect confidential information.

Recognize why social media is a high risk area for privacy and confidentiality violations.

Identify the actions required if unauthorized information is disclosed.

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Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

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Non-accredited Education

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Teams are essential in today’s world. Whether the teams you’ve been part of functioned in a professional capacity or a personal one, most likely some teams were more successful than others. This course discusses the team process, relational skills that enhance team participation, and best practices for high performance/high output teams.

Demonstrate an understanding of the team process.

Integrate relational skills for enhanced team participation.

Describe best practices for high-performance/high-output teams.

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Denton C. Hartman, MS, NHA (retired)

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of children in the United States are abused or neglected (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018). It is imperative that medical professionals have a better understanding of what they can do to address this serious issue. In this course you will learn the definitions of child abuse and neglect, how to screen and assess risk factors that predispose children to maltreatment, and how to help children and families receive the care that they need.

Define child abuse and child neglect.

Identify risk and preventive factors for child abuse and neglect.

Describe how to evaluate a child suspected of being abused and/or neglected.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), a complex condition with a wide array of associated symptoms and disabilities, significantly impacts the lives of patients and their families. This course for nurses who care for patients who have experienced a TBI discusses assessment strategies, current treatment guidelines, and supportive care to effect positive outcomes.

Describe the pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI).

Identify surgical and medical treatments for individuals with TBI.

Describe nursing care for those with TBI.

Explain the education nurses should provide to individuals with TBI.

Identify neurologic emergencies for those with TBI.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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Mammography, the most widely used screening tool for breast cancer, has certain limitations. Several imaging modalities are being developed and improved to overcome mammography’s shortcomings. This course discusses how imaging techniques can reduce breast cancer mortality when used for routine screening and diagnosis, as well as for staging breast cancer, planning treatments, and monitoring response to chemotherapy.

Explain the significance of imaging techniques in reducing breast cancer mortality

Identify the advantages and disadvantages of mammography

Compare and contrast tomographic imaging modalities used in breast cancer

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Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD

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 Wrong-site surgery is one of the most devastating sentinel events experienced by patients and practitioners. As defined by The Joint Commission, wrong-site surgery involves the wrong side or region of the body, the wrong procedure (a procedure other than the one intended), or the wrong patient. Perioperative healthcare providers must be knowledgeable about the latest risk-prevention strategies, protocols and tools to ensure the safety of surgical patients.

Discuss the evolution of patient safety initiatives for the prevention of wrong-site surgery

Review the three steps of the universal protocol

Describe the correct-site surgery culture in healthcare 

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Linda Blevins, MS, MFA, RN, ELS

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This module provides healthcare professionals with information about evidence-based medical therapy, best practice recommendations for the treatment of heart failure, and the role of interprofessional collaboration. It will increase your knowledge about heart failure — how to both recognize and manage it.

Identify common diagnostic tests that are used in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure.

Describe evidence-based therapies for heart failure.

Discuss strategies for patient self-management and transition of care.

Discuss how the interprofessional team can improve outcomes for patients with acute heart failure.

Instructor
Kristine Scordo, RN, MS, PhD Acute Care NP Cert: Cardiac Rehab

Staff Writer
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND

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Care plans are developed to help residents attain and maintain physical, mental and psychosocial well-being while in your care. The purpose of this course is to provide information on the care plan framework so that you can work together as a team to develop comprehensive care plans that maximize the well-being of each resident. The module covers the use of care area triggers, resources and CAA summary so that decision making can be supported and documented in the care of the resident.

Explain the Care Area Assessment process Describe Care Area Triggers and their role in the RAI process.

Identify the 20 care areas in the CAA framework Identify timelines for care plan completion and updating.

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Kim Matthews, RN

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The goal of this course is to provide healthcare personnel with knowledge of whistleblower protections laws and procedures for reporting whistleblower retaliation. 

Describe the intent of whistleblower protection laws.

Describe at least five retaliatory acts prohibited under whistleblower protection laws.

Describe whistleblower protection and procedures for reporting whistleblower retaliation under the False Claims Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and the National Labor Relations Act.

Describe whistleblower protection enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and procedures for reporting whistleblower retaliation.

Instructor
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Treatment for HIV/AIDS has significantly improved over the last few decades and has reduced morbidity and mortality rates in patients living with HIV/AIDS. The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART) slows the progression of the disease by reducing the amount of HIV in the blood. Determining the most effective treatment regimen is a complex process and will require the use of several medications. The goal of this course is to provide pharmacists in acute care settings with an overview of HIV medication classes and factors influencing treatment decisions.

Discuss the different classes of antiretroviral drugs used for the treatment of HIV.

Explain the guidelines for initiation of antiretroviral therapy, its use in pre-exposure prophylaxis, and its implication for opportunistic infections.

Instructor
Robert Smith, PharmD

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The more familiar you are with the essentials of ethical care, informed consent, and advance directives, the better equipped you will be to provide higher quality patient care in medical and behavioral healthcare settings. This course covers the fundamentals of the Client Bill of Rights, the six principles of ethical care, the process for obtaining informed consent, and how to interpret behavioral health advance directives. Through interactive exercises and vignettes, you will have the opportunity to apply these concepts so you can provide your clients with a higher standard of care.

Summarize the Client Bill of Rights and the six principles of ethical care.

Recount the process of obtaining informed consent.

Interpret behavioral health advance directives.

Expert Reviewer
Jonathan Bennett

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Critical situations in the emergency department (ED) often result in a rapid flow of information between providers and patients. In the midst of the volume and urgency of such exchanges, ED providers must be especially careful to safeguard patient information. This course covers the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2. As an overview of each law is discussed, you will learn about the specific information you can and cannot share, how to share it appropriately, and what the information you may not be able to access. Included are practical approaches for acquiring the information you need in a timely and efficient manner.

NOTE: The content in this course is based on information from HIPAA (US Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2014) and 42 CFR Part 2 (United States Government Publishing Office [USGPO], 2015). If you wish to view the law in its entirety, please see the References section at the end of the course. This course is intended for all emergency department personnel and providers. Please note that this course focuses on federal law. However, every state has its own privacy and confidentiality laws, and it is your responsibility to know your state's laws and regulations. Furthermore, this course is not intended as legal advice for any individual provider or situation. If you need more comprehensive information, please review the resources listed at the end of the course and consult with your organization's legal and compliance team.

Identify information sharing standards under HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2.

Discuss the concept of consent and when you must obtain it to share or receive information.

Recognize the types of information that may not be available to you.

Disclose and acquire information while maintaining compliance.

Staff Writer
Justin Hess, MS

Instructor
Amanda Richards

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This course discusses what quality payment programs are and who can participate in them. Included are Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Advanced APMs, and Other Payer Advanced APMs, along with the criteria to be considered for each of these programs. Also covered are Qualifying APM Participants (QPs), how payments apply to QP determinations, threshold scores, and payer combination options, along with a discussion of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC). This module is designed for presentation to trainers and other information givers and can easily be adapted for presentations to groups of beneficiaries.

Discuss the Quality Payment Program and its impact on Medicare Part B payments.

Outline how the Quality Payment Program Impacts Alternative Payment Models and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Explain who participates in Alternative Payment Models and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems.

Summarize how the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee impacts Alternative Payment Models for clinicians.

Identify where to get additional information.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Training Program

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Emergency department (ED) healthcare providers may serve patients who present with symptoms of a behavioral health disorder. In some situations, the ED provider administers psychiatric medications to the patient, while in others it is prudent to wait until the patient is admitted to an inpatient mental health facility or is seen as an outpatient. Often the reason for presentation in the ED is an adverse reaction to a psychiatric medication itself. This course discusses major categories of medications used in treating mental health disorders; precautions for special populations, such as older adults and pregnant and nursing patients; and the major adverse reactions produced by psychiatric medications that are often seen in an ED setting.

Describe the major categories of medications used to treat mental health disorders and their adverse side effects.

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

Explain the special concerns related to the use of psychotherapeutic medications in treating adults and pregnant and nursing patients.

Diagnose and treat adverse reactions to psychotropic medications among patients who present to the emergency department.

Jack M. Gorman, MD

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Non-accredited Education

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It can be difficult to work with certain people due to issues such as communication breakdowns, personality clashes, or conflicting work habits. You may not like everyone you work with, but it’s important to respect everyone. By learning ways to reduce conflicts, you’ll become more respected too. In this course, you’ll learn strategies to calmly address misunderstandings before they blow up, deal with differences, communicate clearly, and listen respectfully.

Identify high risk or crucial situations that can lead to difficulties in communication and workflow with co-workers.

Engage in practices that help all people in a situation feel heard and respected.

Describe how to professionally remove yourself from a situation when necessary.

Instructor
Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

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One of the hormones used by the endocrine system to finely regulate and maintain the human body is Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH). By increasing water absorption, ADH helps control the body’s fluid balance when the circulating blood volume becomes too low. However, a condition known as Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) develops when an excessive amount of ADH is secreted or when the body has an increased response to ADH. In this course, you will learn about SIADH, how to identify patients at risk and their clinical presentation, nursing care for those with SIADH, how to identify complications associated with treatment, and the monitoring required for prevention.

Explain the role of ADH in the regulation of fluid volume status. Identify patients at risk for SIADH.

Describe the clinical presentation of a patient with SIADH.

Summarize nursing care for SIADH.

Identify complications associated with SIADH treatment and the monitoring required for prevention.

Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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The early recognition of stroke symptoms and subsequent intervention have been identified as key factors in the outcomes of patients with completed strokes. This includes the initial assessment and stabilization of critical respiratory, circulatory, hemodynamic, and neurologic status, and obtaining crucial elements of a patient’s history. Distinguishing ischemic from hemorrhagic strokes requires diagnostic applications performed within narrow windows of opportunity, so that appropriate treatment options can be accurately selected and effectively administered. This course discusses the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients with an acute stroke, from onset through the first 24 hours.

Describe the physiological and symptomatic differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

Discuss treatment interventions for acute strokes.

Describe management priorities following ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.

Define risk factors for complications related to stroke interventions.

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Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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ANCC Accreditation

ANCC Accreditation

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Although gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing in the US, a woman with GDM can experience a healthy pregnancy if the condition is well managed. This course, for providers who work in maternal child health, discusses how pregnancy alters glucose metabolism, what risk assessment is required, and what test results indicate when a pregnant woman has crossed into GDM. You will come away equipped with the information you need to provide quality care for your patients with GDM.

List risk factors for developing GDM

Identify lab tests and normal values that guide diagnosis and treatment of GDM

List the main points of managing care for the patient with GDM

Instructor
Karen Anderson, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC  

Phyllis Bruno, MSN, RN, CDE  

Diane B. Johnson, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, TNCC   

Theresa Ryan, MA, RN

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This course will familiarize the learner with basic information concerning domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV). Information about IPV’s prevalence, characteristics, legal protections and risk factors will be presented. The cycle of abuse will be explained along with issues related intimate partner homicide. Screening and intervention protocols will be desc