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0.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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.

1.00

Launch Course

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

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Recognize examples of retaliation.

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

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

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

2.00

Launch Course

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

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Diabetes is not an uncommon condition in today’s healthcare systemthe U.S.. 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 can also empower the patients to take a bigger role in their own their 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 must 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.

The goal of this course is to provide case/care management, nursing, and social work professionals with information about diabetes management.

Identify challenges to the successful and cost-effective management of diabetes for patients and providers.

Differentiate the components of a diabetes action plan and the information it provides.

Select ways healthcare professionals can help patients become more comfortable with and adept at self-management of diabetes.

Instructor
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course discusses hypertensive disorders during pregnancy, including pathophysiology, classifications, characteristics, diagnostic criteria, risk factors, management, and prevention. Also covered are the diagnostic criteria used to screen and monitor women with potential preeclampsia, pathophysiologic changes that occur with preeclampsia, the appropriate management of women receiving magnesium sulfate therapy, and the recommended guidelines for administering anti-hypertensive agents.

Discuss pathophysiologic changes that occur in women with preeclampsia.

Discuss recommended guidelines for administration of anti-hypertensive agents in women experiencing acute, severe hypertension.

Recognize diagnostic criteria used to screen and monitor women with potential preeclampsia.

Review the appropriate treatment regimen for administration and management of women receiving magnesium sulfate therapy.

Verbalize the common risk factors associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Understand the current terminology and classifications associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Speaker
Melynda Reeves, MSN, RN, RNC-OB

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

As a healthcare worker, you are in regular contact with residents, visitors, and coworkers. When harassment or bullying occurs in the workplace, the impact on staff and visitors creates a troubled workplace. Facility operations are also disrupted with long-reaching effects. Workplace violence refers clearly to threats or actual use of physical force against a person in the workplace. In recent years, more healthcare workers have assumed a greater risk of exposure to workplace violence. In this course, you will learn how to spot, prevent, and respond to workplace violence. 

Define workplace violence.

Identify steps to survive a hostile encounter.

Determine when and how to report workplace violence.

Instructor
Johnny Lee, MS

Staff Writer
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

0.75

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Sepsis is the result of a dysregulated host response to severe infection that can result in systemic inflammation, immune system dysfunction, coagulopathies, multi-organ system failure, and death (Rhodes et al., 2017). The signs and symptoms of sepsis can vary in onset and presentation and depend on many individual patient factors. Early recognition and intervention is key to improving patient outcomes. Nurses are vital in this role as they are readily at the bedside and able to continually assess the patient and communicate changes in patient condition to providers. The goal of this course is to challenge the learner’s ability to identify key risk factors for sepsis and recognize signs and symptoms of early and progressive sepsis. It will also challenge the learner to accurately anticipate management strategies in the treatment of sepsis and sepsis-related complications.

Identify key risk factors for sepsis.

Recognize the signs and symptoms for early and progressive sepsis.

Identify management strategies and in the treatment of sepsis and potential sepsis-related complications.

Instructor
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare professionals often feel unprepared to ask about abuse or to counsel a pregnant woman who is being abused, although they are in a unique position to assess for IPV and to support women who experience it. As such, it is necessary for clinicians to skillfully screen for IPV and offer effective interventions when appropriate.

Recognize three barriers to and three recommendations for assessing IPV.

Recall four questions that are used to assess for IPV.

Identify three intervention strategies for women experiencing IPV.

Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Social media and other forms of electronic communication allow people to instantly share pictures and messages with anyone, anywhere. But as the opportunities to share information online have increased, so have the challenges for keeping information private.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, was designed to protect individuals’ rights and their personal healthcare information. HIPAA applies to both the storage and transfer of electronic protected health information, so these electronic communications must be handled carefully.

Describe at least three ways to avoid HIPAA violations when using electronic communication.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

The use of technology has bloomed in the healthcare industry. While technology’s use has improved the delivery and continuity of care, it increases the chance that an unauthorized person will be able to access individuals’ protected health information, or PHI. Therefore, to protect electronic PHI, your organization is required to follow a specific HIPAA rule, known as the Security Rule.

The goal of this course is to describe the Security Rule and ways you can prevent breaches.

Describe the HIPAA Security Rule.

Identify at least three ways to prevent breaches of the HIPAA Security Rule.

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

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a team approach for investigating adverse events. Rather than calling out individuals who are at fault, its purpose is to identify factors that make adverse events possible. This overview explains some of the commonly used tools for conducting RCA, and why uncovering information gives a detailed understanding of the reason the event happened in the first place and what may prevent it from happening again.

Explain what root cause analysis (RCA) is, and how it can be used proactively and reactively

Describe the following data analysis tools and how to use them: the Five Whys, a timeline, a flow chart, and the fishbone diagram.

Instructor
Relias Learning

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

To manage the threat posed by multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), all healthcare workers and individuals must work together. Along with providing a comprehensive look at new and ever-changing MDROs, this course covers disease trends associated with MDROs, the national approach to combat MDROs, leading practices and clinical interventions, and the psychosocial effects of treatment. You will learn prevention measures and methods to control the spread of MDROs in our communities and throughout health care.

Describe the current problem with multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs).

Identify disease trends associated with MDROs.

Identify the most common MDROs.

Identify how to decrease the transmission of MDROs.

Describe the national approach to combat MDROs.

Describe the psychosocial effects of treatment.

Instructor
Susan Heinzerling, RN, CHPN

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

Origination: Expiration:

Pain management in the emergency department relies heavily on the use of opioid analgesics, which generates risk for patients to develop long term opioid use or an opioid use disorder.  Multimodal analgesia can improve the patient experience and reduce the risks of opioid use if emergency providers approach pain with a more critical mindset.This activity is designed to help emergency providers improve management of pain while decreasing patient exposure to opioids.  It is also designed to help providers navigate how to manage patients with opioid use disorder.

Identify different types of pain (acute pain, chronic pain, chronic cancer pain, and social pain) and the neurobiological origins of this pain.

Describe the risks associated with opioid analgesia.

Demonstrate knowledge of multimodal analgesia regimens to manage pain in the emergency department.

Describe the characteristics of opioid use disorder and the effectiveness of medication assisted therapy.

Presenter

Christopher Griggs, MD

Planner/Reviewer

Ed Boudreau, DO, FACEP; Chairman and CEO

Stephen Colucciello, MD, FACEP; EPIX Director of Risk Management Education (Contracted)

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, lung disease, obesity, and arthritis create a significant burden on our healthcare system. Healthcare professionals witness the impact on patients’ quality of life and also see how hard it is for people to make changes in their health. Instructing patients what to do, alone does not tend to lead to positive behavior changes.

Motivational interviewing is a style of patient counseling that helps resolve a person’s ambivalence about changing his or her habits. The approach is based on what matters to the patient. When each member of an interprofessional team practices from this point of view, the results can be positive for the patient, and for the practitioners.

Explain the benefits of using motivational interviewing to encourage lifestyle changes.

Identify the four guiding principles (RULE) of motivational interviewing for healthcare providers.

Discuss motivational interviewing techniques practitioners can use to help people create behavior change.

Identify the five stages of change within the Transtheoretical model of behavior change.

Identify the five components of SMART goals.

Instructor
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Floods and landslides can occur in many locations throughout the U.S. This course provides basic information about these hazards and the destruction they can cause. This course emphasizes the importance of being informed about flooding and landslide risks and hazards around you and various protective actions you could consider taking.

The goal of this course is to provide employees with a foundation for staying safe during flooding and landslides.

Identify environments conducive to flooding and landslide hazards.

Select protective actions to minimize risk and maximize safety.

Expert Reviewer
Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CEM, CHMM, NRP, PMP, and Chief Executive Officer and Protective Paramedic at EMERGILITY, LLC.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately 795,000 people within the U.S. experience a stroke annually, and among these individuals, over 75% experience a stroke for the first time (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 2021). Stroke, a national and international neurological problem, is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death globally (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020; American Stroke Association [ASA], n.d.). Nurses need to be informed about the urgency of early treatment to be proactive in educating their communities. They also need to understand the resulting behavioral differences created in right- versus left-hemispheric strokes, and how a lack of knowledge can negatively impact immediate post-stroke care.

Identify the risk factors, causes, and acute treatment strategies of strokes.

Recognize the neurologic deficits associated with left- and right-sided strokes, the significance of post-stroke depression, and the importance of depression screening.

Instructor
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Proper functioning of the endocrine system is essential to checks and balances that maintain internal equilibrium. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) plays a major role in controlling fluid balance. The release of ADH is initiated when the body recognizes a low circulating blood volume causing an increase in water absorption. Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) is a condition in which the body has an increased response to ADH or an excessive amount of ADH is secreted. In this course, you will learn about SIADH and associated nursing care.

Explain the role of ADH in the regulation of fluid volume.

Describe treatment and nursing care for patients with SIADH.

Identify risk factors, common signs and symptoms, and potential complications of SIADH.

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Treatment planning documentation is a critical link between the client, the services you provide, and the client’s progress. This course will reinforce what you already know about plans of care while offering you direction and structure for capturing the real therapeutic relationship on paper. You will learn how to better represent the care process by incorporating the core principles for clinical documentation. You will take a fresh look at ways to record your client’s strengths, goals, and treatment objectives, while also evaluating methods to accurately represent interventions, outcomes, and discharge plans. The goal of this course is to provide professionals in addictions, behavioral health counseling, case management, care management, marriage and family therapy, psychology, social work, and nurses in a health and human services setting with current strategies and recommendations for effective and person-centered treatment planning documentation.

Recall the seven core principles of effective treatment planning documentation and three effective ways to document client strengths and barriers to treatment during the planning process.

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

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: 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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Expert Reviewer
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Instructor
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. It affects approximately 2.7 million people in the U.S. and is a leading risk factor for stroke (AHA, 2016). AF is most commonly seen in patients who are over age 60 years. Many patients with AF are asymptomatic, making it difficult to diagnose. AF can increase the risk of stroke if not diagnosed and treated. Approximately 15% of people who experience a stroke have AF (AHA, 2016). Strokes resulting from AF can be prevented with early screening, diagnosis, and intervention.

Recognize patient risk factors that can lead to AF and subsequent stroke.

Identify anatomical and physiological changes that occur with AF that contribute to increased risk for stroke.

Determine interventions for symptom control and how to manage risks for stroke in patients with AF.

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Polypharmacy is a widespread problem in older adults as a direct result of chronic conditions requiring an individual to take five or more daily medications. It often leads to adverse drug events that can range from mild to severe or even death. This course discusses polypharmacy, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics. It also discusses basic medication actions and interactions with a focus on the physiological changes and potential reactions seen in older adults. Understanding the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of how medications work on and within the body is important in preventing adverse drug events from polypharmacy.

Identify three classifications of medications.

Discuss pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their relationship to medication toxicity in older adults.

Explain why polypharmacy increases the potential for adverse drug events and who is at risk.

Staff Writer
Kathleen Koopmann, RN, BSN, PCCN

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare providers are constantly challenged to quickly adapt to organizational change and respond to turbulent environments with many interconnected and moving parts. Experts maintain that interprofessional healthcare teams can improve the quality of care, problem-solve more effectively, and improve outcomes. Building a team with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives has been shown to have a positive impact on performance. Nurses can make a distinct impact by influencing the design of care delivery and improving the practice environment as part of strategic interprofessional planning . 

Identify your new strengths for contributing to interprofessional team strategic planning sessions.

Apply good enough, push on (GEPO), SWOT, and simple rules when designing strategic plans.

Instructor
Deborah Zastocki, DNP, EdM, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE®

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

 

1.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects thousands of people each year. IPV affects people of all social and economic backgrounds, ages, sex, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity. Those who experience IPV often suffer adverse social and health outcomes that make early recognition, identification, and response a priority for professionals working in healthcare and health and human services. The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses, psychologists, social workers, alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors in health and human services with information for recognizing, identifying, and responding to intimate partner violence.

Recall how to define an intimate partner and the types of intimate partner violence.

Identify five dynamics of survivors and perpetrators.

Recall four types of risk factors and at least five protective factors of IPV.

Describe five considerations for assessment and impacts of mandated reporting of IPV on survivors.

Describe eight considerations for treatment of IPV.

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, MS

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW, CCTP

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Failing to properly onboard employees results in poor performance and unnecessarily high turnover. In this course, we’ll cover best practices and lay out a plan for the first 6 months of a new employee’s orientation and performance expectations. We’ll also explore the importance of culture development as it relates to onboarding.

Explain the importance of onboarding and how it relates to performance.

Describe effective tools and techniques to reduce employee turnover and improve employee engagement.

Expert Reviewer
Linda M. Wantuch, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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 matters are honored.

The goal of this course is to inform all healthcare staff about the basics of advance directives.

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.

Subject Matter Expert
Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Depression and suicide are among the top public health concerns facing older adult populations. Older adults encounter changes physically, cognitively, and psychosocially that often contribute to the onset of depression. Further, older adult populations have among the highest incident rates of suicide than any other age group, which makes appropriate diagnosis and treatment of depression in this population even more critical. This course will provide an overview of some physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors that could be contributing to depression in an older adult, as well as important information on recognizing risk factors and warning signs of depression in this population. Additionally, information related to evidence-based treatment strategies for older adult populations will be discussed along with the importance of monitoring treatment adherence.

Recall common indicators of depression, as well as risk factors and warning signs for suicide in older adult populations.

Indicate strategies to use to assess depressive symptoms and risk of suicide among older adults.

Describe evidence-based interventions for adults with depressive symptoms or those at heightened risk for suicide.

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

This course explains the concept of a professional therapeutic boundary and how it differs from a personal relationship. You will learn about the ethical role of the clinical practitioner in establishing appropriate roles and boundaries, the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations, how to appropriately use social media and other technology, and how to recognize situations with high potential for harmful boundary violations. As you master these skills, you will become more effective in maintaining an appropriate relationship between you and your clients.

Recall the meaning of a therapeutic boundary and the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.

Indicate how to avoid the red flags of boundary violations.

Discuss current standards for use of social media and other technology pertaining to maintaining therapeutic boundaries.

Instructor
Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.

0.75

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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.

Instructor

Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

1.00

Launch Course

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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 described along with community resources available to people experiencing domestic and intimate partner violence.

Define domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV).

Describe the extent of domestic violence in California and the United States and recognize legal protections.

Recognize characteristics of both victims and perpetrators of IPV. Identify red flags and risk factors for IPV.

Define the cycle of abuse and list reasons victims may stay in an abusive relationship.

Describe risk factors for intimate partner homicide, including guns and strangulation.

Describe screening measures used to identify persons who have experienced IPV.

List community resources available to assist victims and their families.

Instructor
Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Cynthia McDaniel, MSN, RN

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

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

Identify the eight dimensions of wellness.

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

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Bryn Davis, M.Ed, LPC

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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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By applying evidence-based strategies, nurses can help reduce pain during minor pediatric patient procedures. Nurses must assess the level of pain and understand the barriers to and the options available for effective pain management in pediatric patients. The goal of this educational program is to provide evidence-based practice information that will promote nursing management of pediatric pain during minor procedures. The content in this course is applicable to nurses in acute care and outpatient settings.

Identify barriers surrounding pediatric pain management.

List opportunities where pain can be reduced in pediatric minor procedures.

Describe nonpharmacological and pharmacological methods that can be used to reduce pain in pediatric minor procedures.

Instructor
Denise Ramponi, DNP, NP-BC, FAEN

Expert Reviewer
Vicky Bowden, BSN, NP, MNSc, DNSc
Elizabeth G. Rudolph, RN, MSN, JD
Valerie Probstfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

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Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

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As a healthcare professional, you may find yourself in situations where issues with professional boundaries develop. Some boundary violations can be quite serious for you, your team members, your organization, and the people you provide care for. For this reason, it is important for you to be aware of these risks.

You should understand the difference between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation. You must also be able to recognize situations that may lead to a boundary crossing or violation and know how to prevent problems.

The goal of this course is to share with general staff in any setting the basics of how to maintain professional boundaries.

Describe the difference between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation.

Recognize common situations that may lead to a boundary crossing or violation.

Identify ways to prevent boundary crossings and violations.

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

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Employee Cyber Security Awareness Training is more important now than it has ever been. Data breaches and hacking may sound unlikely, but cyber-attacks occur daily. In many cases, businesses are unprepared, because management does not understand the risk. Many companies believe they will not be the target of an attack. The truth is that all companies must prepare for a cyber-attack by having an individual or team in place to protect from such an attack.

Provide an overview of the risk associated with cybercrime.

Understand risk of computer malware and how to protect your organization.

Understand cyber threats and ways to protect against these crimes.

Understand social engineering methods and day-to-day security practices.

Understand how passwords may be exploited and how to maximize password security.

Learn how to recognize the threat of social engineering.

Understand how to safely handle email phishing scams.

Learn how to recognize computer viruses, spyware, keyloggers, and other malicious code.

Expert Reviewer
Michael Levin

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In an emergency department, information often flows amongst providers and patients quickly because of urgent, sometimes life-threatening, situations. Due to the volume of information being shared, as well as the need for it to be shared quickly and accurately, emergency department providers must be especially careful to safeguard patient information.

The goal of this course is to update nursing professionals in the acute care setting with basic information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and 42 CFR Part 2.

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

Define the concept of consent, when you must obtain it to share or receive information, and the types of information that may not be available to you.

Instructor
Amanda C Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC

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Being healthcare providers, we know the medical error statistics all too well and, at times, they occur too close to home. The purpose of this course is to help you, whether you work in a skilled nursing facility or an assisted living community, recognize error-prone situations and the factors that impact medical errors in an effort to prevent them.

Identify at least two types of medical errors.

Describe the use of root cause analysis in the prevention of medical errors.

Describe what risk management is and how it is used to prevent medical errors

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Kim Matthews, RN

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly called HIPAA, protects the confidentiality and security of healthcare information. HIPAA creates and protects individual privacy rights for protected health information and governs the use and disclosure of that information.

The goal of this course is to provide all staff with an overview of the principles of HIPAA.

The content of this course is sourced from 45 CFR Parts 160,162, and 164 (2020) or HIPAA-related resources from the Health and Human Services (HHS) unless otherwise noted.

Define the purpose of HIPAA.

Recognize when a HIPAA violation has occurred.

Identify three steps you can take to avoid a HIPAA violation.

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

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All healthcare organizations must follow a specific HIPAA rule, known as the Privacy Rule. This rule limits the use and disclosure of protected health information, known as PHI. The Privacy Rule also grants people the right to view and correct their medical records, receive copies, or request that copies are sent. The goal of this course is to provide all staff with knowledge of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Recognize common violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Identify ways to prevent violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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Susan Heinzerling, BSN, RN, CHPN

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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.

Recall the different levels of integrated care and types of integrated care settings.

Indicate at least three tools or interventions you can use to facilitate an integrated approach to care delivery.

Instructor
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021a), more than 795,000 people experience a stroke each year in the U.S. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Over half of individuals 65 years old or older who survive a stroke have mobility deficits. Up to 40% of people who suffer a stroke continue to have moderate to severe impairments and require extra care (American Stroke Association, 2019). By understanding the cause of stroke and how to both treat and prevent it, you have the power to improve the lives of the people in your care. This course discusses how to identify when someone is having a stroke as well as treatment both during and after a stroke.

Discuss the pathophysiology of a stroke.

Describe at least three interventions for someone experiencing a stroke.

Identify strategies for achieving quality of life after a stroke.

Subject Matter Expert
Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

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Non-accredited Education

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

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

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

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

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Understanding the risks for and motivations behind active shooter events, how your body and mind may respond to stress, and how best to prepare for an active shooter event is the best way to protect yourself and others, should the unthinkable occur in your facility.

The goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals in all settings about specific actions for assessing the risks for, preventing, and responding to an active shooter event.

Review definitions, statistics, and trends of active shooter events.

Explain the natural responses of the human body when exposed to danger.

Evaluate and discuss ways in which training and preparation can be incorporated into institution protocols.

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Ashley M. Coffey, RN

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In healthcare, social media posts can influence the hiring process, violate patient privacy, and result in termination of employment. This module informs healthcare professionals of the risks of social networks, which break down the walls separating our personal and professional lives.

Discuss how social media posts can lead to loss of employment.

Indicate two ways that using social media in the hiring process can pose legal risks for employers.

Identify three reasons why social media pages can lead to not getting hired.

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Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

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The healthcare system is becoming increasingly complex. Therefore, care coordination and case management (CM) are integral to producing optimal member outcomes, decreasing the cost of care, and ensuring effective use of healthcare services. In this course, you will learn about the function, need, goals, and principles of care coordination and CM within the payor setting as well as common challenges that may be encountered. Finally, you will learn about the care coordination and CM process and the benefits to providers, members, and payer organizations.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses and CM professionals with education about the functions and benefits of the care coordination and CM process.

Summarize two key functions and benefits of care coordination and case management in the payer setting. Describe how effective care coordination and case management surpass clinical perspectives to facilitate more encompassing healthcare improvement. Describe two key components involved in the care coordination and case management process.

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Cathryn Ayers, RN

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This course is about workplace slip, trip, and fall hazards. It alerts you to the serious consequences that can result even from a simple fall or a near fall and provides information about measures that can help you prevent these incidents and reduce potential injuries.

Identify common hazards that might lead to trips, slips, and falls.

Explain how to prevent injuries from trips, slips, and falls.

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

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Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is not a problem to be solved, but rather a way of coping. This course discusses the basics of the grief process, the different types of grief, and ways of expressing grief. It also discusses tools to help you stay present and resilient as a healthcare professional supporting individuals and families.

Apply at least two grief models to individual circumstances.

Define three types of grief and their contexts.

Recognize two gifts of grief that apply to the general population.

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Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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Critical thinking is the cognitive process of analyzing or evaluating information, and the “disposition to be deliberate about thinking that lead to action that is logical and appropriate” (Von Colln-Appling & Giuliano, 2017, p. 106). Critical thinking involves using a variety of cognitive skills and making an intellectual commitment to using the information gained to inform and direct behavior. This course covers the critical thinking process and describes its relevance and benefits, as well as practical ways to apply critical thinking for nurses and leaders in healthcare settings. While this course focuses on the application of critical thinking in the nursing profession, concepts and strategies presented in this course can be applied to all aspects of healthcare.

Explain critical thinking and its relevance in healthcare.

Describe critical thinking skills and how to use them.

Identify the steps involved in the critical thinking process.

Identify ways to improve one’s critical thinking.

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Jessica Peckham, RN-BC, CCM

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Non-accredited Education

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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.

Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

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Non-accredited Education

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

Instructor
Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Staff Writer
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN

Expert Reviewer
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

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Therapeutic communication between the nurse, patient, and family can be challenging in high-stress environments. Typically, critical care units have higher acuity levels and intense time constraints, thus hindering effective interactions. However, nurses who receive education in communication methods are more prepared to effectively communicate with their patients and families. Given this, critical care nurses must understand communication barriers, cultural influences, the importance of patient-centered communication, and strategies to increase therapeutic interactions. 

Describe three therapeutic communication techniques and strategies to address the needs of patients in the critical care setting.

Describe patient and family-centered communication, cultural differences, and communication barriers inherent to the critical care environment.

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

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Throughout this course, you will gain knowledge about common challenges encountered during telehealth appointments and learn ways to overcome those challenges. You also will learn about effective techniques to communicate, interact, build rapport, and engage with your clients via telehealth. The course will also explore how to improve clinical effectiveness and client outcomes through the use of telehealth within integrated care. Information and vignettes will be blended to offer practical strategies that you can apply in your own setting to use telehealth for adults with behavioral health issues.

Identify common challenges encountered during telehealth appointments and ways to overcome them.

Select effective communication and presentation techniques for providers to build rapport and engage with clients via telehealth.

List at least three ways using telehealth within an integrated care model can improve the efficiencies and client outcomes in behavioral healthcare.

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Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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In this course, you will meet two different managers and evaluate the results of their autocratic and servant leadership styles. By understanding these leadership styles and their impact, you are better able to bring these learnings to life in your work as a leader. You will also be provided with a Servant-Leader Toolkit with actionable components you can build on. The Toolkit includes best practices, leadership soft skills, and the top 9 characteristics of servant leaders.

Distinguish between leadership styles.

Differentiate between hard and soft skills as they relate to leadership.

Identify five characteristics of servant leaders.

Analyze your current leadership skillset.

Apply servant leadership best practices in your own role.

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In this course, you will gain knowledge in pediatric anatomic and physiological differences, which aids in recognizing normal variations during your exam. You will learn communication techniques to make the exam more comfortable for the child. By using resources and tools available, you will learn important warning signs that warrant immediate referral to other medical professionals. The content in this course is applicable to nursing professionals in any setting. 

Identify at least three strategies to communicate effectively with children and their family and caregivers.

Describe at least three strategies to help ensure cooperation during an exam of the infant, child, and adolescent.

Explain the proper way to perform a pediatric head-to-toe assessment.

Describe the variances in sequence when performing a physical assessment on an infant, child, and adolescent.

List important signs in the infant, child, and adolescent that are concerning.

Select appropriate resource tools to use when assessing physical, cognitive, and social-emotional milestone development.

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

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ANCC Accreditation

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Approximately 30 million Americans have some form of hepatic failure. There are 11,886 people in the U.S. on the transplant list waiting for a new liver (Health Resources & Services Administration, 2021). Hepatic failure is rated as one of the leading causes of death, yet we know much less about this condition compared to other chronic diseases. Clinicians should be familiar with signs of liver failure and related conditions, risk factors for the disease, and treatment strategies.

The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals on the causes, complications, and characteristics of hepatic failure to better manage and care for this patient population.

Identify causes, symptoms, and complications of liver disease and hepatic failure.

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

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

Staff Writer
Monica Caicedo Orellana, MS, RN, OCN, CNE

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ANCC Accreditation

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Most healthcare professionals would agree that the only constant in healthcare is change. Ongoing research, new evidence, increasingly complex patient care, and the need to satisfy patients and families have led to constant micro and macro adjustments in care delivery. This course will discuss how innovations can be recognized, developed, adopted, and disseminated amongst staff, as well as review areas where innovations are likely to change the provision of care in the current environment or in the near future. Lastly, we will discuss the patient’s role in innovation, and how patient and family-centered care will drive ongoing changes.

Break down the process of innovation development and dissemination.

Summarize innovations that are modifying the current healthcare environment.

Discuss the nurse, patient, and family roles in the future of care delivery.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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Non-accredited Education

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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.

Instructor
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

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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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ANCC Accreditation

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Proficiency in the use of a validated stroke scale, such as the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS), is important for any member of the healthcare team caring for patients with acute stroke. This stroke assessment scale efficiently assesses stroke severity, offering objective information about prognosis and outcomes along with directing early treatment. With proper training in the use of the NIHSS, including serial monitoring, specifically for those at risk for worsening neurologic status, little variance should exist in results among clinicians. Education is essential to improving reliability and increasing effective communication regarding treatment of stroke patient

State how to perform a neurological assessment using the NIHSS

Describe the stroke scale’s validity in predicting lesion size and stroke severity

Discuss the NIHSS as a predictor of outcomes in patients with stroke 

Instructor
Anna Ver Hage, MSN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN

Expert Reviewer
Susan Tocco, RN, MSN, CNS, CNRN, CCNS
Terri-Ellen J Kiernan, RN, FNP

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ANCC Accreditation

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Crisis is broadly defined as an exceptional event that is disruptive and beyond a person‘s usual coping skills. The goal of crisis intervention is to return individuals or families to the optimum level of functioning they experienced before the crisis. In addition, a potential for growth exists when people develop new and effective coping skills. Nurses need to understand crises and assessment and intervention strategies because they are often the first medical personnel to spend enough time with patients to recognize the signs of crisis.

Identify types and phases of crises

Describe comorbidities and other limiting factors that affect crisis outcomes

Discuss assessment strategies and intervention techniques for crisis management

Instructor
Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE

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ANCC Accreditation

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Universal Protocol is a Joint Commission strategy for preventing wrong-site surgeries, along with monitoring adherence by accredited facilities. The safe surgery checklist initiative, by the World Health Organization, was established to provide an outline of necessary tasks to complete in each perioperative phase of care. Along with these, there are many other risk-prevention strategies and tools to help keep surgical patients safe from harm.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses and CSTs with tools and other evidence-based practices for preventing wrong-site surgeries.

Identify common causes and risk factors for wrong-site surgeries.

Describe the steps of the Universal Protocol and the three phases of the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist.

Summarize innovative, evidence-based strategies for preventing wrong-site surgeries.

Instructor
Brandy Verton, BSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Jaclyn Rochelle, SFA, CST

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In this course, you will learn the essential telehealth components necessary to conduct a clinical assessment, risk assessment, and utilize formal assessment instruments. You will also learn what hardware and software technological resources are needed to connect with clients via telehealth.

The goal of this course is to provide addictions, behavioral health counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, and social work professionals in health and human services with information on conducting clinical assessments via telehealth.

Identify at least three essential components of the intake process and best practices, methodology, and frequency of completing risk assessments via telehealth.

Determine the benefits and limitations of using clinical assessment tools for telehealth services.

Recognize software and hardware requirements for assessing clients remotely.

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

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ANCC Accreditation

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Cervical cancer continues to affect thousands of women, but increases in routine screening for women ages 21 to 65 have resulted in a steady decrease in the number of diagnosed cases over the past decade. This course discusses the basics of etiology, risk factors, screening methods, diagnosis and staging, and subsequent treatment of cervical cancer. 

Identify at least three risk factors for cervical cancer.

Describe the classification of cervical dysplasia.

Appraise current treatment modalities for cervical dysplasia depending on unique cytology results.

Instructor
Jennifer Stephens, PhD, MA, RN, OCN

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Healthcare professionals must go beyond simply recognizing that there are different cultural norms and practices. Culturally appropriate interventions must be utilized when working with culturally diverse clients and patients. Cultural competency goes beyond having knowledge of traditional cultural eating patterns. A lack of cultural competency creates divisions between healthcare professionals and their clients or patients. This course discusses how cultural competency functions to deliver culturally competent care related to diet and nutrition.

Explain the importance of integrating cultural competence into individual and organizational practice.

Identify culturally competent strategies and incorporate them into practice.

Apply knowledge of traditional cultural diets into effective patient teaching.

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Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

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

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Bronchoscopy is a valuable procedure with diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. However, it accompanies risks for potential complications, some of which can be life-threatening. In addition, patients commonly experience anxiety and stress before and during the procedure. In fact, some patients have even described it as traumatic. Nurses play an important role in preparing patients for a bronchoscopy both physically and mentally. 

Describe types of bronchoscopies performed along with the anatomy and conditions involved. Discuss potential complications and risks associated with bronchoscopy as well as preventive strategies. Identify nursing responsibilities and interventions before, during, and after a bronchoscopy.

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Paul Teelin, MSN, RN-BC

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Utilizing care management can improve and assist in managing patients with chronic health conditions. Care management provides the opportunity to deliver various medical services to patients recently discharged from the hospital. In addition, care management models in a primary care setting can increase a patient’s access to providers, decrease hospital visits, and reduce readmission. 

The goal of this course is to educate case managers, nurses, care managers, and social workers in ambulatory care, acute care, patient-centered medical homes, and behavioral health homes on care management. 

Discuss how care management decreases hospital readmissions.

Identify strategies for creating a successful care management program.

Recognize strategies in care management that increase access to healthcare providers.

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Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

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Every year, workers are injured or killed when the equipment they are working with unexpectedly turns on or the residual energy stored in the equipment is released. Lockout/Tagout, or LOTO, is a set of procedures used to control hazardous energy during the service or maintenance of machine and equipment. The aim of LOTO procedures is to protect workers from the release of hazardous energy.  

The goal of this course is to provide all staff with an overview of lockout/tagout procedures.

Explain key principles of lockout/tagout and why they were implemented.

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Anthony A. Barone, M.P.S., M.P.H., CBCP, CEM, CHMM, NRP, PMP, and Chief Executive Officer and Protective Paramedic at EMERGILITY, LLC.

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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.

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Susan Fee, M.Ed., LPCC

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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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 After completing this refresher course on the key action steps in CPR, you will have a grasp on the essential components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including the initial first aid steps you can take prior to performing CPR. Through didactic, interactive exercises and vignettes, you will be able to apply this material when you need it most. This course does not replace formalized training and return demonstration that must be completed for competency according to the American Heart Association. This course should only be used as a “refresher” to remind the learner of the key action steps in CPR.

Define the importance of timeliness in performing CPR.

Describe the signs and symptoms of a person in need of CPR.

Review the correct procedure for performing CPR correctly.

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Amy M. Johnson MSN, RN, CPN

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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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Lean is a process improvement methodology that began in the manufacturing industry. Through a National Science Foundation Grant, research was conducted regarding its application to healthcare. Lean principles and thinking are now being used at some healthcare facilities. Lean focuses on reducing waste in processes, improving efficiency, and focusing on what is valuable to the patient in the provision of quality care while eliminating steps that are not value added. Lean practitioners are common in the front line and other levels of the organization. Skilled Lean practitioners involve all stakeholders, communicate widely, analyze a process, test solutions, and implement changes to solve problems that add value for patients. 

Discuss the history and philosophy of Lean.

Define the concepts of ideal, observation, waste, and the four rules for a Lean process.

Discuss the importance of studying work processes as they actually occur rather than as they are thought to occur.

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Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

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Rhonda Anderson, RN, DNSc, FAAN, FACHE
Marisa Wilson, DNSc, RN-BC, CPHIMS, MSHc, FAMIA, FAAN

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Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN

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Data is being applied in ways never before seen by payers and providers to drive healthcare improvement through an analytic approach. Data can be applied to improve healthcare costs, quality, and outcomes. To understand how data is being utilized, you must first understand the broad perspective of what experts are calling the “data revolution” in healthcare, or the “age of big data.” It is also important to know what this means from a technology perspective.

There is also a micro-level of healthcare data application within the payer setting that has different ways in which data is helping payers to improve overall population health, manage healthcare costs, and inform the creation of innovative pilot programs. For those working in a healthcare setting, it is important to know how healthcare data is applied from a payer’s perspective. This includes member case management selection, the intersection of healthcare data and member preference, and how data is being used to inform best practices through medical necessity criteria (MNC) and clinical guidelines.

Discuss the background and implications of big data in healthcare.

Describe how data is utilized by case managers within different areas of the payer setting to improve care outcomes, measure case management performance, and identify fraud, waste, and abuse.

Explain how data drives better healthcare through evidence-based decision-making, application of medical necessity criteria, and utilization management.

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Wendy Waltrip, MSN, RN, CCM

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Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

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According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (2021), an estimated 37 million people in the U.S. are currently living with renal disease. It ranks among the top causes of death. Often caused by hypertension or diabetes, chronic kidney disease, which is the most prevalent type of kidney disease, is treatable with medication and lifestyle modification. Unfortunately, an estimated 90% of people with chronic kidney disease do not know they have it and therefore do not receive the necessary care to prolong or improve their quality of life. When you understand the underlying risk factors, you can better recognize symptoms, educate, treat, and prevent further kidney damage. This course discusses the pathophysiology of renal disease. It also discusses a nurse’s role in assessing, managing, and educating people with a diagnosis of renal disease.

Describe the pathophysiology of renal disease.

Discuss the nurse's role in assessing, managing, and educating individuals with renal disease.

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Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

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People have used substances since ancient times. Sometimes substances were used as a medicine to treat an ailment, for recreation, or to support spiritual practices. The desire to find ways to feel or think differently is a normal part of the human experience. However, some people who use drugs develop patterns of compulsive use that are hard for them to control due to how the drug impacts their brain. They can experience harmful, even fatal, consequences. In 2019, the results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 20.4 million people, or 7.4% of the population of the U.S. had a substance use disorder (SAMHSA, 2020a). As behavioral health providers, we have opportunities in our interactions with clients to address thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors around substance use. We can support clients around learning about substances, the impact of substances, work to prevent or identify problematic use and substance use disorders, as well as offer information about treatment or provide treatment to clients.