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Courses

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1.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. The federal laws are very specific about the ways in which you, as an employer, are expected to select, promote, and accommodate your employees. You can be held liable for discrimination whether or not you intentionally discriminated against your employee, so it is imperative that you understand the federal laws prohibiting discrimination.

Describe the six major federal laws that prohibit job discrimination.

Identify at least five employment practices that may constitute discrimination.

Identify at least three examples of “reasonable accommodation” of employees and “undue hardship” to an organization.

Describe specific supervisory practices that help avoid employee discrimination.

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

0.25

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

Expert Reviewer
Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare professionals are often unprepared to respond to requests for physician-assisted death. With the increase in end-of-life discussions and more arguments for legalizing physician-assisted dying, healthcare professionals need to understand the reasons patients may initiate such a request. Healthcare professionals need to appropriately respond to these requests. This course discusses physician-assisted death and the related concepts. It also discusses ethical and legal concerns related to physician-assisted death. Without the knowledge and understanding of physician-assisted death, healthcare professionals may not respond appropriately to these requests from patients.

 

Define physician-assisted death and the related concepts.

Identify ethical and legal concerns related to physician-assisted death.

Describe appropriate responses to requests for physician-assisted death.

Instructor
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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.

Instructor
Kathleen Taylor

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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.

Describe the laws regarding sexual harassment and the investigation process of a sexual harassment claim. Explain the differences between the types of sexual harassment. Identify both employee and non-employee rights regarding sexual harassment. Recognize your role in preventing, recognizing, investigating, and taking corrective action concerning sexual harassment in the workplace.

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

 

Writer
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

 

 

1.00

Launch Course

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

2.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course will cover, on an intermediate level, the basic knowledge and skills required to assess and treat the most common vestibular disorders. While this course covers almost all the techniques needed to successfully treat these patients, there is quite obviously a lack of hands-on instruction and practice. Anyone looking to develop a vestibular rehabilitation program for their practice should seek hands-on practical courses to help refine and perfect their clinical skills.

Identify the differences between peripheral vestibular disorders including BPPV, unilateral vestibular loss, and bilateral vestibular loss. Identify three important questions to inquire into the patient's history. Contrast the evaluation and treatment strategies for patients who have central vs peripheral pathology. Identify the forms of nystagmus associated with each of the major types of vestibular dysfunction, including their diagnostic function. Identify and describe at least three treatment options for both unilateral vestibular loss and bilateral vestibular loss. Recall the basic anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system. Indicate the three most common treatment methods for BPPV. Correctly determine results of at least one test for unilateral vestibular loss and the three types of BPPV.

Instructor
Kristen Wulfing, PT, DPT

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

The state of healthcare in the U.S. is poor when compared to other developed countries and the need to balance cost and quality has become apparent (The Commonwealth Fund, 2019). Utilization management helps ensure the most optimal care is being provided and waste of resources or services is reduced when possible. Clinicians in utilization management perform a variety of functions to help achieve a balance between quality and cost of care. Utilization reviews are one method to reveal areas where cost or quality can be improved and can serve as a basis for quality improvement initiatives in all healthcare settings. Thus, the importance of utilization management will continue to grow as regulatory bodies and healthcare professionals strive to improve the state of U.S. healthcare.

Describe the role of utilization management in balancing cost-effective and high-quality services.

Summarize the appeals and review process.

Instructor
Cathryn Ayers, RN

Expert Reviewer
Barbara A Fuchs, RN, MS, CPHQ, FNAHQ, FACEHP

 

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Stephanie L. Furness-Kraft, LCSW

Expert Reviewer
Jill Christenson, LPC

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course provides an overview of the use of robotic-assisted laparoscopic/endoscopic methods during surgery. Along with a review of the eight components necessary for an endoscopic surgical procedure, it also describes the endoscopic functions of robotic-assisted technology. You will come away with a better understanding of how health-care professionals interact with robotic-assisted technology.

List the eight components necessary for endoscopic surgical procedures Describe the endoscopic functions of robotic-assisted technology Discuss how healthcare professionals interact with robotic-assisted technology.

Instructors

Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E)

Nancy Bellucci, PhD, RN, CNOR

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Resuscitation of children and adults differs in a number of ways, including the appropriate time to activate the emergency response system, initiate rescue breathing, and use defibrillation. Children who collapse suddenly are likely experiencing ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (PVT), which requires immediate CPR. The ability to use a defibrillator safely and effectively on a pediatric patient experiencing cardiac arrest is essential to providing quality care.

Describe the importance of early and rapid defibrillation for shockable rhythms in the pediatric population. Recall the appropriate pediatric defibrillation shock dose and regimens, and at least two safety concerns regarding the use of AEDs in the pediatric population. Explain the importance of the interprofessional team approach when performing pediatric defibrillation.

Subject Matter Expert
Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

 

Identify the two major types of human trafficking.

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

Discuss federal laws regarding human trafficking.

Describe at least three barriers to identifying human trafficking.

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

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

Expert Reviewer
Catie Hart

1.25

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Explain at least three theories of BPD

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

Identify up to five possible challenges to the treatment of BPD

List at least three ways to manage treatment challenges.

Instructor
Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Staff Writer
Alia Lutz, BSN, RN

6.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Recognize risk and protective factors for suicide.

Summarize the major components of a comprehensive suicide assessment.

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

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

Explain how military culture relates to suicide risk among veterans.

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Thoracentesis is an invasive procedure that requires knowledge from multiple healthcare professionals. A thorough understanding of the physiological and procedural principles surrounding thoracentesis allows proper patient management throughout all stages of the procedure. This results in improved patient outcomes and satisfaction. This course will explore the lung anatomy, pathophysiology, and conditions requiring thoracentesis. In addition, the course will discuss key healthcare team interventions and potential thoracentesis complications.

                                                         

The goal of this course is to educate providers and nurses in the acute care setting on basic thoracentesis principles. 

Identify the anatomy and pathophysiology of the respiratory system. Describe pleural effusion, thoracentesis, indications, and relative contraindications. Recall elements of a thoracentesis procedure, important patient interventions, and post-procedure complications.

Subject Matter Expert
Zeliha Ozen, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNL

0.25

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Within any healthcare organization, there are systems, policies, and procedures that can be improved or events that could have been prevented. A root cause analysis is a tool that helps healthcare organizations improve their systems by using a team process of discovery. When you understand how to use a root cause analysis, you can apply it to create better solutions, prevent adverse events, and create more effective and efficient systems. This course discusses what a root cause analysis is and how to use it.

Describe how a root cause analysis can be used proactively and reactively.

Subject Matter Expert
Annette Brownlee BSN, RN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

This course will give a high-level overview of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Historically, the provider payment system was flawed, focusing on volume vs. quality of care. This course will further define the QPP and its two-track pathways for Medicare-eligible participants, known as Qualifying Participants (QPs). The two QPP pathways, Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs) will be discussed, including enrollment stipulations and 2023 proposed payment changes. Lastly, this course will briefly discuss the COVID-19 implications affecting the QPP.

Recall the overarching concept of the QPP and the CMS 2023 proposed changes. Identify how both the MIPS and APM QPP tracks work, the CMS 2023 proposed changes, and COVID-19 implications.

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

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

Describe historical events and context affecting the LGBTQ community.

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

Instructor
Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP

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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

As a healthcare professional, you have often heard the adage that says, "If you didn’t document something, you didn’t do it." It is no longer true that you can be exempt from malpractice or negligence claims because you were following orders. As a professional in the healthcare industry, you are expected to be familiar with many aspects of care. If you are a nurse, you are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. If you are a social worker, you are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating psychosocial care. What you document can and does reflect the care provided and the resulting outcome when the documentation is factual, complete, timely, and detailed. In this course, you will learn about concepts and rules regarding documentation in the medical record as it relates to negligence, malpractice, and civil litigation.

Define malpractice and negligence as they relate to nursing and social work practice. Describe two elements of proof in malpractice litigation. Differentiate between compensatory and punitive damages. Explain four intentional torts that a healthcare professional may be held liable for. Describe four techniques you should use when documenting care to avoid legal issues.

Instructor
Kim Matthews, RN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) die at a younger age as compared to individuals who do not have SMI (Schmutte et al., 20121). Data shows that this trend is getting worse; individuals with serious mental illness are dying even earlier and most often from preventable causes. As a professional working with adults with serious mental illness, you are well-poised to help your clients address the preventable causes of premature death through the utilization of recovery-oriented, evidence-based practices. In this course, you will learn about the core values underlying the Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) model, recent adaptations of the IMR model, how IMR can support you in addressing both physical and mental health symptoms, and how the approach’s teaching principles can support your clients with serious mental illness manage and recover from their illnesses. This course provides an overview of IMR practices. Through the use of interactive exercises and detailed vignettes, the course will give you the information and techniques you need to make IMR an effective part of your therapeutic toolbox. The content in this course is applicable to nurse practitioners, nurses, alcohol and drug counselors, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists, and clinical social workers in human services settings. Inclusion of SAMHSA content does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the U.S. Government.

Recall the core values, principles, goals, and benefits of IMR. Indicate how to use the key evidence-based components of IMR to support recovery with individuals with behavioral health disorders. Identify adaptations of the IMR model, and how their core values, principles, and goals differ from IMR.

Subject Matter Expert
Amanda Gayle, Ph.D.

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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.

Instructor
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

Staff Writer
Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects millions of people all over the world. If not managed properly, it can lead to serious complications and even death. This course discusses the basics of diabetes, current medical treatments, and nursing care. Knowing and understanding the effects of diabetes will help you provide care to individuals with diabetes and help them to maintain their quality of life. 

The goal of this course is to educate nursing professionals in post-acute care on the basics of diabetes.

Discuss the pathophysiology and diagnosis of diabetes.

Identify the common complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes.

Describe at least three care interventions required for an individual with diabetes.

Instructor
Bobbi Whittington, RN, BSN

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

0.50

Launch Course

Non-accredited Education

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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.

1.00

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

The persons you serve in your service setting are entitled to specific rights under the law. This course will introduce you to these basic rights. Knowing how to promote and protect your clients' rights is key to their health, safety, and well-being. It will also help you and your organization succeed and provide quality, ethical, and legally sound care. The goal of this course is to provide paraprofessionals in behavioral health settings with information about client rights.

List the legal rights that individuals are entitled to when receiving behavioral health services.

Explain three ways you can support the rights of persons receiving behavioral health services.

Instructor
Jonathan Bennett

0.50

Launch Course

Origination: Expiration:

Healthcare supervisors and managers are presented daily with challenges. These challenges present as process failures or those surrounding staff behaviors. An organization’s management team maps a path to support their supervisor’s success in dealing with these challenges. The approach is defined by proven characteristics, skills, and experiences. This course discusses the basic tools needed for supervisors and managers to be successful in their roles. 

Identify two qualities of good leaders, motivators, and coaches.

Describe at least three approaches used to enhance communication.

Writer
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

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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Workplace-related stressors can have a negative impact on both nurses and the patients under their care. The effect of these stressors has led to intensifying burnout and compromising safe patient care. Nurses must be knowledgeable about how to deal with stress effectively.

Recognize the impact of stress on mental and physical health. Identify strategies for improving self-care and stress responses.

Subject Matter Expert
Emily Allen

Reviewer
Connie Vogel PhD, RN, CNE

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ANCC Accreditation

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Recent research and healthcare reform efforts highlight the central importance of engaging patients and their families in treatment as a key factor in improving patient outcomes. In family-centered care, collaborative relationships between healthcare providers and the patient’s family members are emphasized for their benefits to quality care. In contrast, lack of engagement of the patient and their family members in treatment is associated with inadequately addressed existing health problems, the emergence of new health issues, treatment complications, medical errors, deaths, disability, and more frequent use of high-cost services such as emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations vs. preventive and routine care.This course will provide an overview of strategies you can use to engage your patient’s family members in treatment to promote greater follow-through with discharge recommendations from the ED and reduce high utilization of costly treatment approaches.

Identify strategies to facilitate shared decision-making and active collaboration with your patients’ family members. Employ communication strategies that support engagement of family members. Identify potential barriers to engaging family members in treatment and strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Subject Matter Expert
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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ANCC Accreditation

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Recent research and healthcare reform efforts highlight the central importance of engaging patients and their families in treatment as a key factor in improving patient outcomes. In family-centered care, collaborative relationships between healthcare providers and the patient’s family members are emphasized for their benefits to quality care. In contrast, lack of engagement of the patient and their family members in treatment is associated with inadequately addressed existing health problems, the emergence of new health issues, treatment complications, medical errors, deaths, disability, and more frequent use of high-cost services such as emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations vs. preventive and routine care.

 

This course will provide an overview of strategies you can use to engage your patient’s family members in treatment to promote greater follow-through with discharge recommendations from the ED and reduce high utilization of costly treatment approaches.

Identify strategies to facilitate shared decision-making and active collaboration with your patients’ family members. Employ communication strategies that support engagement of family members. Identify potential barriers to engaging family members in treatment and strategies for overcoming these barriers.

Subject Matter Expert
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

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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

 

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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.

Instructor
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

Identify the characteristics of normal sinus rhythms.

Distinguish the features of sinus arrhythmias.

Expert Reviewer
David Hoeft, MD

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

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

Identify treatments and clinical care measures for patients with prostatitis.

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Christopher Reist, MD, MBA

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ANCC Accreditation

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

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

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Improve obstetrical team performance in deliveries complicated by SD.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of Rubin maneuver.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of Woods maneuver.

Illustrate proper technique for performance of posterior arm delivery.

Instructor
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG 

Instructor
William Cusick, MD 

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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

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

Enhance awareness of risks of shoulder dystocia (SD).

Improve obstetrical team performance in deliveries complicated by SD.

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

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

Instructor
William Cusick, MD
Sandhya Gardner, MD, FACOG

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Sexual harassment in the workplace creates an uncomfortable working environment for employees and can also create hardships for employers. This course will explain to staff working in any healthcare setting what sexual harassment is and what they can do about it.

Define sexual harassment.

Describe how sexual harassment affects employees and organizations.

Explain at least three ways to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Writer
Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN

Subject Matter Expert
Linda M. Wantuch, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-CP

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Describe how septic arthritis is acquired and its presentation.

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

List the principles of septic joint treatment.

Expert Reviewer
Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP)

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

1.25

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ANCC Accreditation

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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

Staff Writer
Kimberly Cobb, M.S.

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The goal of this course is to provide all staff with an overview of CPR.

NOTE: This course does not replace the 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.

The content of this course is sourced from the American Heart Association’s CPR and ECC Guidelines unless otherwise noted. The American Heart Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

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.

Expert Reviewer
Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC

0.50

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

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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

Instructor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN

1.00

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ANCC Accreditation

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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 are also substantial differences among team members related to education, experience, skill level, influence, and formal and informal power. This course will inform nurses and surgical technologists of the evidence-based steps to take to create a culture of safety in the OR.

Identify the communication processes that aid in reducing medical errors and review recommendations for the safe transfer of patient care information.

Name organizations that are helping to create a culture of patient safety and their recommendations to meet this goal.

Determine the components of a just culture that promote trust and accountability and recall a 10-step process for creating a culture of safety in the OR.

Instructor
Rhiannon Winsor, Ed.D, MBA, CST, CRCST
Andrea Powell, RN, BSN

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This is an exciting time to work in the field of behavioral health treatment. The field has changed dramatically in the direction of operating on the principles of recovery. Recovery treatment involves changing our attitudes and beliefs about serious mental illness and the long-term effects of these illnesses over the lifespan to reflect the belief that recovery is the expected outcome. The field continues to expand into areas of advancing the integration of mental health to physical health, connecting to multiple dimensions of wellness and alternative medicine, as well as incorporation of peer recovery specialists. Each of these areas supports the recovery of persons with behavioral health issues.

Recall the defining principles of the wellness and recovery movement in the treatment of persons with serious mental illness (SMI).

Indicate at least three ways you can align your practices with the guiding principles of recovery when working with individuals with SMI.

Identify three things you can do to help individuals overcome the stigma of diagnosis of SMI.

Instructor
Amanda Price

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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

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

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

Employ communication strategies that support patient engagement.

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

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

 

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ANCC Accreditation

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A ‘culture of safety’ is an often-heard term in clinical settings. Most patients require complex care, with many interprofessional teams working together. Large patient volumes, an expectation for rapid delivery of care, the consumer’s ability to choose providers, and government reimbursements all drive acute care facilities to invest in preventing or reducing errors. Improving safety is beneficial to the patient primarily, with less risk of injury or death, but also to the facility and staff, improving retention and job satisfaction, with the added benefit of extensive cost-savings.

Describe the identifying factors and benefits to a culture of safety.

Discuss organizations responsible for driving patient safety changes on a national level.

Evaluate barriers to patient safety, and how these can be reduced or eliminated.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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The role of risk management has a significant impact on the quality outcomes of acute care organizations. It includes systems and validated processes aimed at assessing and developing interventions to mitigate risk factors and optimize quality outcomes. Nursing leaders are stakeholders in the risk management process and can benefit from understanding risk management strategies and objectives.  In this course, you will learn about risk management in the acute care setting.

The goal of this course is to provide nursing professionals in acute care settings with information to enhance their understanding of the role they play in risk management along with proven strategies for ensuring quality outcomes in their professional practice in acute care settings.

Identify the importance of risk management, the processes, and tools used in risk management in the acute care setting.

Identify at least two concrete strategies for enhancing quality outcomes.

Instructor
Sharese Wilson

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

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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

1.25

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ANCC Accreditation

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As someone who works in healthcare, you know that many of the people you see are likely to be taking one or more psychiatric medications. However, some healthcare professionals do not have a working knowledge of the types of medications used to treat various psychiatric disorders, nor are they aware of these medications’ potential side effects. In this course, you will learn about the major categories of medications used in the treatment of mental illness, including antipsychotics, antianxiety medications, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. You will also learn about the different medications’ indications for use and some of their most common side effects. You will find out about some of the precautions that apply to specific populations taking psychiatric medications, such as older adults and psychiatric medication use during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Recall the uses and major side effects of antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, antidepressant, and antianxiety medications. Identify special concerns related to the use of psychiatric medications in older adults and during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Indicate ways that behavioral health professionals can enhance medication adherence through shared decision making, client empowerment, enhanced self-efficacy, and improved health literacy.

Writer
Jacob Helton, Psy.D.

 

Subject Matter Expert
John Cahill, MD, PhD

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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.

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

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ANCC Accreditation

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Antibiotic stewardship is a movement which aims to treat this powerful group of medications resourcefully, implementing antibiotic use with evidence-based practice. As part of the antibiotic stewardship movement, providers and other team members such as nurses are called upon to be stewards of antibiotics so that these medications can continue to be used to fight infections in the future. In this module, you will learn about antibiotic stewardship and apply your knowledge in several case studies. You will learn about 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 six elements of an antibiotic stewardship program.

Recognize different team members' role in antibiotic stewardship.

Instructor
Kim Matthews, RN

1.00

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

State abuse reporting responsibilities under mandated reporting laws.

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

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

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Staff Writer
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

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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

1.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Expert Reviewer
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

Instructor
Monique Kahn, Psy.D.

1.00

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ANCC Accreditation

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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)

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

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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

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ANCC Accreditation

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The purpose of this course is to prepare learners for preceptor specialty practice, provide valuable material for a preceptor portfolio, and support professional development.

Discuss the difference between performance reviews and competency assessments.

Identify at least five verification methods of competencies.

Describe the role of competency assessment in preceptorships.

Describe the role of competency-based orientation in preceptorships.

Define onboarding.

Instructor
Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, NPD-BC, FAAN

Staff Writer
Nadine Salmon, MSN, BSN, NPD-BC, IBCLC

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Launch Course

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The role of a preceptor is vital to an organization’s ability to efficiently and effectively onboard an individual to a new department or work unit. This course is designed to include principles and practices for precepting new employees across healthcare settings. It introduces the learner to the fundamentals of the preceptor role and provides best practices for being an effective preceptor. Preceptors exhibit professionalism and best practices in their work units. Being a preceptor requires skill, talent, and preparation to yield the best outcomes.

Recognize the importance of interpersonal and communication skills for the preceptor role.

Identify the leadership principles and styles of leadership for the preceptor role.

Define self-care and resilience for the preceptor role.

Instructor
Felicia Sadler, MJ BSN RN CPHQ
Scott McConnell, BSN, RN, MICN, PHRN, CEN, NRP, EMS-I

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

0.50

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Staff Writer
Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN

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Launch Course

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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

1.25

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

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Pediatric patients are not small adults and medical errors and patient harm in the pediatric population differ in many ways from those associated with adults. For example, one study estimated that adverse drug events occur three times more often in pediatric patients than adults, due in large part to their smaller physical size, early developmental stages, and dependence on others for care (Mueller et al., 2019). All perioperative nurses and surgical technologists should have a fundamental understanding of the anatomical, physiological, psychological, and emotional differences of children compared to adults and how these differences impact the care needs of pediatric patients in the pre-, intra-, and postoperative phases.

Identify anatomical, physiological, psychological, and emotional differences in pediatric patients and how those differences impact care needs in the perioperative setting.

Recall the developmental stages and needs of pediatric patients and how those stages impact care needs in the perioperative setting.

Recognize strategies for preventing and responding to medication errors and adverse drug events in children in the perioperative setting.

List surgical considerations for pediatric patients.

Staff Writer
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

Instructor
Brian C Sheridan, CST

1.00

Launch Course

ANCC Accreditation

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In the operating room, patient safety depends on high quality communication and shared knowledge among the surgical team. Several factors in this setting can contribute to communication failures like time constraints, shift changes, environmental barriers, the complex nature of surgical procedures, and clashing communication styles. All members of the surgical team must understand the risks to patient safety associated with communication failures, what information must be communicated and when, and how to use an assertive communication style.

The goal of this course is to equip nurses and CSTs with best practices for effectively communicating in the operating room. 

Describe best practices for facilitating communication in the OR.

Identify four communication styles and which style is most effective for ensuring patient safety.

List common barriers to effective communication in the OR.

Instructor
Brandy Verton, BSN, RN
Brian C Sheridan, CST

1.75

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ANCC Accreditation

Origination: Expiration:

Anesthesia administration has become increasingly safer, but is not without risk. Patient- and family-centered care and the desire to save costs has led to a shift in perioperative care needs from “stabilize and admit” to “stabilize and discharge.” Each patient undergoing anesthesia requires competent, professional nursing staff to assist in timely and safe medication administration, maintenance, and recovery. Knowledge of anesthetic techniques, agents, and adjuvants is vital to this competence.

Define the different types and stages of anesthesia.

Describe anesthetic agents and adjuvants commonly used for the perioperative patient.

Identify perioperative preparation, complications, and nursing interventions.

Instructor
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN

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ANCC Accreditation

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 The goal of this continuing education module is to help nurses advance their understanding of perinatal HIV transmission, prevention factors, and related legal and ethical issues.

Identify factors that increase the risk of perinatal HIV transmission.

Discuss strategies to reduce mother-to-infant HIV transmission.

Instructor
Christine Ann Balt, DNP, FNP-BC, AACRN

Staff Writer
Kimberly Workman, MA

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Instructor
Ann Dietrich, MD, FAAP, FACEP

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 To care for a child with a tracheostomy tube, clinicians must understand the reason the child requires a tracheostomy, the functional status of the child’s upper airway, and the child’s medical condition. Children with tracheostomies routinely receive care in both home and healthcare settings. Patients with tracheostomies can experience complications and there is an increased risk of death associated with tracheostomy-related emergencies. The management of a child with a tracheostomy requires clinicians to be skilled in routine and emergency tracheostomy care.

Discuss the history, and anatomy and pathophysiology of the pediatric respiratory system.

Describe tracheostomy management and care for a child.

Identify tracheostomy emergency prevention and response strategies in the home for a pediatric patient with a tracheostomy.

Staff Writer
Stephanie M. Smith MS, BSN, RN, CPN

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, MOC, and ANCC

Origination: Reviewed: Expiration:

Pain is often underestimated and undertreated in the pediatric population due to many factors. As a result, children’s health outcomes are directly impacted without proper recognition and pain management, and quality of life is reduced. Physicians and nursing professionals must learn to assess and treat pediatric pain appropriately while caring for hospitalized children. This course describes the past and future status of pain management in children, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options, and the complexities of managing pain in special populations.

Discuss the past and future status of pain management in children. Describe non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic, and adjuvant treatment options for pain in children. Explain some of the complexities involved in treating the child with chronic pain, cognitive impairments, or a need for palliative care.

Subject Matter Expert
Stephanie Whitfield, MSN, RN, CPN

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Non-accredited Education

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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

2.50

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

Describe the various modalities used to identify different traumatic conditions.

Cite methods of quickly stabilizing and managing pediatric patients.

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

Instructor
Jillian Merica, MD

Instructor
Daniel Migliaccio, MD, FAAEM

1.00

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ANCC Accreditation

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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.

Instructor
Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN

2.00

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

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

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

Select appropriate tools to assess pain.

Discuss the physiologic processes and terminology related to pain.

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

Instructor
Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN

Staff Writer
Cathryn Ayers, RN

Expert Reviewer
Johnny J. Bethea, II, BSPharm

1.25

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

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

Staff Writer
Bryn Davis, LPC, MAC

Instructor
Bridgett Ross, PsyD

 

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AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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

Recognize the prevalence of and risk factors for opioid misuse.

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

Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC

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

1.00

Launch Course

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Origination: Expiration:

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

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

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

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

Staff Writer
Claire Hartman, RN, IBCLC