|Price:|| $39.95|| ||Hours:||15 Contact Hours|
Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2018
This course contains essential information for healthcare providers on the phenomenon of death, dying, and bereavement. Current research findings are interjected to provide evidence-based information that can be applied to clinical practice. The course reviews interventions in helping those living with life-threatening illness. Content on advance care planning will help learners become better communicators with patients, understanding the differences between a living will, medical power of attorney, informed consent, and a do-not-resuscitate order. Topics covered in this course include grief in the workplace, which will be valuable to any professional, especially a professional responsible for creating bereavement policies and helping adults during their bereavement. With attention to the healthcare professional’s personal and professional stress, the final chapter concentrates on burnout, compassion fatigue, and building resilience.
|Price:|| $24.95|| ||Hours:||5 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: December 31, 2017
This course is intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals who work with older adults in a variety of settings, including community, acute care, psychiatric, long-term care, and others. The purpose of this course is to provide these professionals with a practical guideline for using standard methods of evaluating older adults. Assessment of older adults is often complicated by several simultaneous chronic problems and multiple psychosocial factors are at work. Assessment should include assessing domains such as emotional, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, economic, family, and safety, that significantly impact quality of life. The information gathered from assessment aids in determining a plan of care with the goal of optimizing the patient’s health and function. This course is intended to prepare providers for implementing such assessments, with consideration given to an ethnically and culturally diverse population.