Nursing Continuing Education Course List

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Please note, course materials must be completed BEFORE the Validation Date listed on each course. If you are a CNA please call to find out which courses are eligible for your CE credits. Prices and availability subject to change without notice

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.
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10
$34.95
Course material valid through: Apr 30, 2020
2019 - End-of-Life Nursing Care: Essential Concepts
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Authors: Angeline Bushy, RN, CNS, CHN, Ph.D 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.
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2
$18.95
Course material valid through: Oct 29, 2021
2013 - Palliative Care: An Introduction
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Authors: Angeline Bushy, RN, CNS, CHN, Ph.D

The goal of the course is to present the basic 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.

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Define and characterize palliative care.
  • State the role of palliative care and symptom management in end-of-life care.
  • Summarize nursing interventions that are useful in managing pain in a person having a terminal condition.
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3
$21.95
Course material valid through: May 15, 2022

General Nursing

2011 - Prevention of Medical Errors
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The goal of this 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.
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2
$18.95
Course material valid through: Apr 21, 2021
  720 - Ulcer and Wound Care: Getting to the Depth of the Tissue
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5
$26.95
Course material valid through: Jul 31, 2022
  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.

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2
$18.95
Course material valid through: Jul 31, 2020

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
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10
$34.95
Course material valid through: Nov 30, 2019
  405 - Understanding the Aging Process and Health Care Needs of the Older Adult
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### Description This course reviews aging processes and care of the older adult. The goal is to stimulate a positive yet realistic attitude about aging and health care needs of older adults. Health-related resources are provided that can be useful for health professionals when planning and evaluating care for this population.
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3
$21.95
Course material valid through: Mar 31, 2022

Law

  821 - Drawing the Line: Texas Nursing Law, Ethics and Professional Boundaries
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2
$18.95
Course material valid through: Aug 31, 2022
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2
$18.95
Course material valid through: Oct 31, 2021

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.
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10
$34.95
Course material valid through: Jun 30, 2020
  226 - Parkinson's Disease: Challenges, Progress and Hope
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Author: Ellen Steinbart, RN, MA

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with current information on Parkinson’s disease and its management. Understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical features, diagnostic process, treatments and complications of Parkinson’s disease provides a foundation for nursing care of the patient with Parkinson’s disease.

Course objectives include:

  • Recognize risk factors for developing Parkinson's disease
  • Review potential complications of Parkinson's disease
  • Identify nursing diagnoses for patients with Parkinson's disease
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5
$26.95
Course material valid through: Dec 31, 2019
  332 - The Gift of Life: Organ and Tissue Donation
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The purpose and goal of this course is to educate healthcare workers in the fundamental aspects of organ and tissue donation. Course objectives include: - Identify the various agencies and facilities involved in organ transplantation - Explain the process for screening for infection - Summarize the body’s tissue rejection process
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2
$18.95
Course material valid through: Mar 31, 2022

Psych. / 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
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Hours
15
$38.95
Course material valid through: Mar 31, 2020
  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:

  • 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
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5
$26.95
Course material valid through: Jun 30, 2022

Public Health

  626 - Ebola and Zika Viruses
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Author: James R. Wittenauer II, RN, MSN, MPA, RN-BC

In this CE offering we will look at the Ebola virus disease in light of what kind of virus it is and how it is spread. We will also look at how it is treated and what health professionals can do to protect not only yourself and your patients, but also your loved ones. We will also take a look at prevention of the disease as well as the new experimental vaccine that has started its trials, and will briefly look at the newest threat of the Zika virus; a virus that could rival that of Ebola in its’ severity of long-term morbidity.

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Hours
1
$16.95
Course material valid through: Sep 30, 2020

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