Nursing Continuing Education Course List

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End-of-Life Care

  432 - End-of-Life Care
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Author: Angeline Bushy, RN, CNS, CHN, Ph.D, Expert Editorial provided by Brian R. Walker, RN, BSN, CPHN

It is not only the final event of death the healthcare professional must learn to deal with, it is the entire process and the complex experiences that dying individuals, their families, friends and all others involved must go through. The goal of this course is to increase awareness to a fine blend of sensitivity, insight and knowledge of the end-of-life process. This course will enhance nurses in every area of expertise.

Course objectives include:

  • Define and characterize end-of-life care.
  • Compare and contrast hospice with end-of-life care.
  • Relate historical developments of the hospice movement.
  • Tell how end-of-life care fits within the continuum of the healthcare delivery system.
10 Hours
$34.95
2019 - End-of-Life Issues and Pain Management: Essential Concepts
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Authors: Angeline Bushy, RN, CNS, CHN, Ph.D | Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN

The goal of this course is to present the essential concepts of palliative care, with emphasis on emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and family issues; pain management and the rights of the patient to self determination and decision making are also discussed.

Course objectives include:

  • Outline ways to address the psychosocial and spiritual concerns of the dying client.
  • Define pain and pain tolerance.
  • List factors that influence pain perception, in respect to culture, gender and age.
2 Hours
$18.95
2013 - Palliative Care: Essentials
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1 Hour
$16.95

General Nursing

  209 - Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign
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Authors: Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN | Kim Falk, RN, BSN, MSN

This course presents material to educate the healthcare professional about pain - its pathophysiology, influencing factors, assessment techniques, and interventions. It also addresses common misconceptions about pain and pain management.

Course objectives 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
5 Hours
$26.95
2011 - Prevention of Medical Errors
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Authors: Denise Warren, RN, BSN | Shelda Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN

The goal of the enclosed course is to provide health care professionals with an overview of the problem of medical errors, factors contributing to the occurrence of these errors, and steps that can be taken by institutions and individual care providers to reduce medical errors in key care settings.

Course objectives include:

  1. Delineate factors contributing to the occurrence of medical errors
  2. Outline error prone situations and vulnerabilities among special populations
  3. Identify processes for improvement of patient outcome
  4. Recognize caregivers' responsibilities for reporting medical errors
  5. Name methods to increase public awareness of medical errors and how to prevent them.
2 Hours
$18.95
  815 - Rapid Response: When Every Minute Counts
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2 Hours
$18.95
  126 - Recognizing Mental Health Disorders
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Authors: Denise Warren, RN, BSN | Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN Director of Healthcare Information

The goal of this course is to provide nurses and other health care professionals with a comprehensive overview of mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. The course will examine the impact, etiology, assessment and management of these mental disorders.

Course Objectives include:

  • Account for the epidemiology of mental health disorders
  • Briefly review the history concerning the treatment of mental disorders
  • Outline the diagnostic criteria for mental disorders
  • Differentiate the classification factors of the mental disorders covered in this course
  • Identify the cause of mental disorders.
5 Hours
$26.95
2022 - The Power of Words: Steps to Positive Criticism
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Authors: Mary Ann Evans, RN, BS, MS | Dr. Carolyn Mikanowicz, RN, Ph.D | Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN

This course will focus on various types of criticism and techniques used for coping. The information will be applicable to any health professional or supervisor who feels susceptible when criticized. It applies to all areas of practice because criticism is experienced in all levels of the healthcare industry.

Course objectives include:

  • Enumerate some of the myths associated with the realities of criticism
  • List three methods to cope positively with criticism
  • Name some of the various types of criticism and techniques used for coping
10 Hours
$34.95
  177 - Venous Thromboembolism: Reducing the Risks
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Authors: Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN and James R. Wittenauer II, RN, MSN, MPA, RN-BC

The goal of this course is to educate nurses and other healthcare professionals to understand the causes, treatment, and prevention of VTE and to promote the safety of the patients under their care.

2 Hours
$18.95

Getting Older

1010 - Alzheimer's: The Elusive Mind Stealer
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Authors: Sharon Fish Mooney, RN, PhD | Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN The purpose and goals of this course is to increase awareness of healthcare professionals regarding the needs of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, whether at home, in long–term care facilities or hospital settings. Course objectives include: - Identify interventions appropriate to each stage of Alzheimer's related to specific symptoms - List various medications commonly used to treat persons with Alzheimer's disease including their actions and potential side effects - Enumerate specific ways to modify the environment to enhance family and professional care giving and ensure optimum safety for the Alzheimer's sufferer
10 Hours
$34.95
  405 - Elder Care: Understanding Issues of the Aging Population
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Authors: Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN, Director of Healthcare Information, Carolyn Hunter, RN, MA

The purpose and goals of this course is to stimulate the health professional toward positive yet realistic attitude toward care of the aging adult. It offers some essential tools in caring for the aging patient, including psychosocial, physical and emotional needs.

Course objectives include:

  • Explain ways to promote improved quality of life in the elderly.
  • Describe nursing interventions that will promote safety in the elderly.
  • Discuss nursing assessment and interventions with clients who have memory loss.
  • Describe ways the burden of chronic illnesses affect the elderly.
  • Identify ways vulnerable elderly are abused.
  • Outline the various ways the nurse may screen for abuse.
  • Describe ways the nurse may assist the elderly and their families with end of life decisions and care.
2 Hours
$18.95

Infection Prevention

2009 - Hepatitis C
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Author: Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN

The goal of this course is designed to give nurses and other healthcare professionals an overview of the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) as a major public health problem in the U.S.A today. Topics covered include the assessment, treatment, and prevention and patient teaching strategies related to Hepatitis C.

Course objectives include:

  • Outline the prevalence of HCV infection in the United States.
  • Name the primary ways that HCV is transmitted.
  • Recognize current methods for screening and diagnosis of HCV.
  • List clinical indicators of both acute and chronic HCV infection.
2 Hours
$18.95
2024 - Science of Infection Control Principles
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10 Hours
$34.95

Law

  821 - Drawing the Line: Texas Nursing Law, Ethics and Professional Boundaries
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The purpose of this course is to educate the nurse regarding the statutes and administrative codes governing the regulation of nursing practice in Texas. In addition, ethical considerations that impact the safe practice of nursing is explored. Content will include Texas Nurse Practice Act, Board of Nursing rules including Standard of Care, position statements of the Board of Nursing, principles of ethics and professional boundaries. The goal is that nurses will be safe practitioners respecting legal and ethical points of practice.

2 Hours
$18.95
2033 - Florida Nursing Law and Jurisprudence
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The Florida Board of Nursing requires that all licensees shall complete a two-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida for licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and advanced registered nurse practitioners. Each course must include content on:

  • Chapters 456 and 464 of the Florida Statutes and
  • The rules in Title 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code

This course meets that requirement.

Authors: Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN, Director of Healthcare Information, Carolyn Hunter, RN, MA

The goal of this course is to provide information regarding current laws and rules related to the practice of nursing in Florida. The purpose of the course is to guide the licensed nurse to an understanding of these laws. Content includes Basic law principles, Florida Statutes of Chapters 456 and 464 (Nurse Practice Act) and Rules of Title 64B9 of the Florida Administrative Code. This course exceeds the two-hour CE requirement written in the administrative law by the Florida Board of Nursing.

2 Hours
$18.95
2011 - Prevention of Medical Errors
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Authors: Denise Warren, RN, BSN | Shelda Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN

The goal of the enclosed course is to provide health care professionals with an overview of the problem of medical errors, factors contributing to the occurrence of these errors, and steps that can be taken by institutions and individual care providers to reduce medical errors in key care settings.

Course objectives include:

  1. Delineate factors contributing to the occurrence of medical errors
  2. Outline error prone situations and vulnerabilities among special populations
  3. Identify processes for improvement of patient outcome
  4. Recognize caregivers' responsibilities for reporting medical errors
  5. Name methods to increase public awareness of medical errors and how to prevent them.
2 Hours
$18.95

Medicine and Surgery

  459 - Diabetes: Managing Sugar Highs and Lows
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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.
10 Hours
$34.95
  226 - Parkinson's Disease: Challenges, Progress and Hope
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5 Hours
$26.95

Psychiatric / Behavioral Issues

2025 - Managing the Psychiatric Crisis
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Authors: Julie M. Mroczek, BSN. RN-BC, CLNC | Silvia Prodan Lange, R.N., M.N. Expert reviewer, Meredith Patterson, RN, BSN, CRRN

This course presents general guidelines for addressing and treating the most frequently encountered psychiatric emergencies including suicide, violence, anxiety, and substance abuse.

Course objectives include:

  • Define and describe the most common psychiatric emergencies
  • Summarize Crisis Intervention and outline the model developed by Aquilera and Messick
  • Apply crisis theory and intervention to clinical situations
15 Hours
$38.95
  830 - The Brain on Stress
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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:

  • Interpret the scoring of the Life Change Unit events used in the Holmes-Rahe scale measurement of stress
  • Name examples of stressor types that act as catalysts for triggering the stress response
  • Relate the role of the amygdala in patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
5 Hours
$26.95

Public Health

2030 - Domestic Violence: Breaking the Silence
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Authors: Shelda L. K. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN | Carolyn Hunter, RN, MA

The goal of the enclosed course is to provide basic instruction on intimate partner violence, including identification, screening, and referral of persons with a history of being, or at risk of becoming, victims or perpetrators of intimate partner violence.

2 Hours
$18.95

Respiratory Care

2016 - Coping With COPD: An Integrative Approach
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Authors: Kimberly Cathcart, RN, RRT, BSN, MSedA and Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with optimum, accurate information including a lengthy section of bonus information that introduces you to natural methods, home remedies, and nutritional plans to give your patient the opportunity to incorporate complementary therapies along with their medical protocol.

Course objectives include:

  • Summarize chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and bronchiectasis
  • Define the normal control of ventilation in order to identify abnormal pathologies like hypoxic drive and CO2 narcosis
  • Differentiate auscultation of adventitious and vesicular breath sounds
5 Hours
$26.95

Spiritual Care

2020 - Healing the Spiritual Dimension: A Christian Perspective
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Author: Marilyn Hanser, MA, RN

The goal of this course is to educate the healthcare professional on interventions related to the Christian spiritual dimension. This course will also differentiate between psychopathology and spiritual needs, focusing on cultural issues and stages unique to spiritual development.

Course objectives include:

  • Name two characteristics unique to each stage of spiritual development
  • Explain the relationship between faith and health
  • List and describe the five barriers to spiritual development
5 Hours
$26.95

Supervision/Management

  453 - Communication Strategies
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Authors: Dr. Carolyn Mikanowicz, RN, Ph.D | Antoinette Gmeiner, RN, Ph.D

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive overview of communication strategies that will assist in their daily work and personal environments. Various types and models of communication are discussed as well as practical strategies for improving interpersonal relationships.

Course objectives include:

  • Define communication and list the basic types of human communication
  • List the various models of communication
  • Outline the role that gender plays in styles of communication
5 Hours
$26.95

Women's Issues

  404 - Menopause: A Time of Transitions
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Author: Denise Warren, RN, BSN

The "mysteries" of a woman's body, including menopause, are seen as times of power and growth. The goal of this course is to increase the knowledge and understanding of the physiological changes associated with menopause.

Course objectives include:

  • Define terms related to all stages of menopause
  • Explain the physiology of normal and perimenopausal menstrual cycles
  • Summarize the signs and symptoms of perimenopause
20 Hours
$42.95
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