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|Diabetes: Managing Sugar Highs and Lows
|Ulcer and Wound Care: Getting to the Depth of the Tissue
|The Brain on Stress
|Parkinson's Disease: Challenges, Progress and Hope
|Pain: Assessment and Management
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The statistics on diabetes are staggering. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently reported that diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages. The goal of this course is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with a comprehensive overview of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, including the impact, etiology, management and complications associated with diabetes.
Instructional Objectives include:
- Explain the epidemiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Differentiate between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
- Describe the pathophysiology of diabetes
- Know the risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Describe the pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Author(s): Lydia Corum, RN, MSN, CWCN
The purpose and goal of this course is to educate healthcare professionals about how to recognize the phases of healing and types of ulcers and infection. You will be able to recognize infection, document, intervene with new treatments and choose the type of dressing that will promote healing.
Learning Outcomes include:
- Describe the 4 phases of the healing cycle and the important characteristics of each phase.
- Differentiate between colonized or contaminate, critically colonized, and infected ulcers.
- Explain how to accurately measure the length, width, and depth of an ulcer.
Author: Meredith Patterson, RN, BSN, CCRN
This course will explore the physiological path of the stress response and its potential affect on the brain and nervous system. Research regarding stress repair and restoration through meditation, cognitive retraining, physical exercise and nutrition alteration will be explored. Nursing applications are addressed by identification of signs and symptoms of chronic stress, detecting for risk with health history and assessment and suggestion for interventions.
Course objectives include:
- Compare historical views of the stress response as posited by Claude Bernard, Walter Cannon and Hans Selye
- Interpret the scoring of the Life Change Unit events used in the Holmes/Rahe scale measurement of stress
- Discuss the changes in adult stress levels as reported by the Stress in America Survey
Author: Meredith Patterson, RN, BSN, CRRN and Ellen Steinbart, RN, MA
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with current information on Parkinson's disease (PD) and its management. Under- standing the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical features, diagnostic process, treatments and complications of PD provides a foundation for nursing care of the patient with PD.
Learning outcomes include:
- Review approximately how many people in the U.S. have Parkinson's disease.
- Explain the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease.
- Recognize risk factors for developing Parkinson's disease.
This course presents material to educate the healthcare professional about pain - its pathophysiology, influencing factors, assessment techniques, and interventions. It also addresses common misconceptions and the evolving landscape of pain research, assessment and pain management.
Learning outcomes include:
- Describe several physical and behavioral signs and symptoms of pain
- Compare pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for pain management
- Explain the principles of pain treatment