Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 24 Contact Hours
Item#: NGUFL OX 24

2019 Florida 24-Hour Nursing Value Pack


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Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1779  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

The purpose of this course is to provide licensed practitioners with information concerning the current state of medical errors, the impact of medical errors on the safety of patients, and the importance of establishing and working in a culture of safety. Contributing causes and types of medical errors are reviewed. Strategies to reduce or prevent medical errors and improve patient outcomes are presented. Methods to identify, analyze, and report medical errors are reviewed, populations at risk for medical errors are identified, and patient safety initiatives including education for the public and healthcare professionals are explored.

This course provides information to licensed nurses and other members of the interprofessional team that can be readily applied to their practice, no matter what the setting, with the ultimate goal of providing safer care to all patients. Healthcare providers will demonstrate knowledge of medical errors and populations at risk, the impact on patient care outcomes, and the resources and initiatives available to promote a culture of safety as an integral part of healthcare delivery.  This course meets the state of Florida licensure renewal requirements for nursing continuing education in the identification and prevention of medical errors and the promotion of patient safety.

 

Florida Nurses - Fulfills your entire Prevention of Medical Errors CE requirement.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives
  • Discuss medical errors, the impact of errors on patient safety, the components of medical errors, and the significance of a safety culture.
  • Recognize contributing causes of medical errors, common types of errors, and strategies to reduce errors and improve the outcomes of patients
  • Differentiate between methods for identifying, analyzing, and reporting medical errors.
  • Identify high-risk populations with increased vulnerability for medical errors.
  • Discuss patient safety initiatives and the benefits of patient safety education for the public and for healthcare professionals.
Author Bio(s)
Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BCis an executive nurse leader who is passionate about mentoring new nurse leaders. Dr. Parchment earned a master of science degree in nursing from Anna Maria College and a doctor of philosophy degree in nursing from the University of Central Florida, is boardcertified as a nurse executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and holds a patient safety executive development program certificate from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations and international associations and is the current president of the Central Florida Organization of Nurse Executives. Her research interests include nursing workforce trends, workplace bullying, and the work environment of nurse leaders. She is a national conference presenter and is the recipient of several small research grants for her work in the field of workplace bullying. Using her expertise drawn from nursing administration, academia, and ambulatory care, Dr. Parchment guides interprofessional teams to successfully implement quality and safety improvement initiatives.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Christa Carpenter, RN, Esq., is a registered nurse and healthcare attorney. She practices healthcare law in Florida with a particular emphasis and specialty in patient safety issues.

Florida Laws and Rules Governing the Practice of Nursing

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1780  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Every nurse applying for relicensure in Florida is responsible for completing an approved continuing education course that provides information on the laws and rules used to regulate nursing practice to protect the public and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the people in the state. Evidence of continuing education is a requirement for licensed registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced registered nurse practitioners in Florida. The Florida Board of Nursing requires every licensed nurse to complete a 2-contact-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida as part of each biennial renewal cycle. This course meets the Florida nursing law continuing education requirement for nursing relicensure.

 

 Florida Nurses - Fulfills your 2-hour Florida Laws & Rules requirement.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives
  • Describe two chapters of Florida statutes (laws) that regulate the practice of nursing in Florida.
  • Identify four levels of nursing licenses in Florida and the general scope of practice of each.
  • Discuss three requirements for maintaining licensure in Florida.
  • Identify five continuing education courses that are required for Florida nurses.
  • Identify at least 5 of the 14 grounds for disciplinary action noted in Rule 64B9-8.005 of the Florida Administrative Code.
  • Explain one recent legislative change that affects the scope of nursing practice in Florida.
Author Bio(s)
Rosann M. Spiegel, JD, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP, has been a certified registered nurse anesthetist since 1987 and a licensed attorney in the state of Florida since 2005. Currently, she is the program director and an assistant professor at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Master of Science in Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Program in Fort Myers, Florida. Dr. Spiegel earned a diploma in nursing from the St. Francis General Hospital School of Professional Nursing in 1980; a diploma in nurse anesthesia from the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1986; a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Florida International University College of Law in 2004; and a doctor of nurse anesthesia practice degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Spiegel served as an assistant public defender for the law offices of the public defender for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, and from 2006 to 2011, she was in private practice as a trial lawyer primarily representing claimants in disability insurance disputes in state and federal courts. She has been an invited speaker on a variety of legal, ethical, and clinical topics at local, state, and national professional meetings.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Kim Curry, PhD, ARNP, is a clinical associate professor and associate dean for student affairs in the College of Nursing at the University of Florida, where she also teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. She has been at the University of Florida for 3½ years and has been involved in undergraduate and graduate nursing education and leadership for more than 12 years. Her scholarly interests include primary prevention, immunizations, and nursing history. She is widely published in the professional literature.

Leadership and Management Essentials for Nurses

Price: $49.95 
Item # N1996  

Release Date: December 19, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Nurses have been educated to practice professional nursing and use their specialized skills to care for patients. Unfortunately, most nurses are not knowledgeable or skilled enough in leadership to effect the required changes in health care today. Nurses must expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills to practice in today’s multifaceted healthcare environment, especially their leadership skills.

Nurses provide and coordinate patient care, communicate and collaborate with other nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team, and solve problems and facilitate decisions to ensure that patients receive quality, safe care. Nurses are involved in healthcare delivery processes on an organizational level, such as serving on committees, task forces, and other healthcare teams that plan and make decisions. They work with patients from the preadmission phase of hospitalization, move them through the healthcare system, and manage them in their home communities. There is a great need to develop nurses who are knowledgeable about leadership and management topics, and able to apply this knowledge to their practice wherever it might be.

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a solid foundation for effective nursing leadership and management. Nurses practicing in any healthcare setting will gain new knowledge or enhance previously acquired knowledge regarding leadership and management concepts such as leadership theory and principles, healthcare policy, legal issues and ethics, change and decision making, organizational structure and effective care delivery, healthcare economics, staff recruitment and retention, and leadership tools and resources.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Discuss key aspects of the roles of leadership and management in nursing.
  • Describe delegation principles utilized in nursing practice.
  • Describe effective communication and problem-solving processes that nurses use.
  • Explain how strategic planning provides different organizational structures to assist decision making in nursing.
  • Identify financial skills and management practices for nurses.
  • Outline strategies to build cohesive interprofessional teams for healthcare organizations.
  • Discuss the concepts of patient-centered care within the contexts of nursing and nursing management.
  • Describe strategies for helping nurses to manage conflict and stress.
  • Discuss the role of power and influence in creating a professional nursing practice environment.
  • Describe essential legal and ethical principles for nurses.
  • Describe the various roles of the nurse in facilitating and supporting change.
  • Explain how professional nursing organizations provide leadership opportunities.
Author Bio(s)

Antoinette Towle EdD, PNP-BC, SNP-BC, is an assistant professor at Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, and an American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certified advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the specialty areas of Pediatric and School Health. Dr. Towle has worked as a professional nurse for more than 30 years, in a variety of capacities (Administrator, Manager, Director, Case Worker, APRN, RN, and Educator) and within a wide variety of healthcare setting (schools, residential settings for children and the elderly, veterans hospitals, insurance companies, federal and privately funded medical offices and hospitals, and community healthcare agencies). Presently, Dr. Towle teaches both graduate and undergraduate nursing students full time, with a focus on nursing leadership; understanding, respecting, and appreciating cultural diversity; health promotion; and integration of these key components into clinical practice. She is the first to create and continue to lead a nursing study program abroad for students at the University of Jamaica, China, and Armenia.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Joy Parchment, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is an executive nurse leader with expertise in academia, ambulatory care, and nursing administration. Dr. Parchment is a member of the American Nurses Association, a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the president of the Central Florida Organization of Nurse Executives, a member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, and a former member of the American Nurses Association, Professional Issues Panel on Workplace Violence and Incivility Advisory Committee. Her research interests include workplace bullying, work environments, and workforce. In addition to being a conference presenter, she is the recipient of several small research grants.

Skin Cancer, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95 
Item # N2212  

Release Date: September 27, 2017

Expiration Date: September 30, 2020

Skin cancer is a major public health problem. There are more than 5.4 million cases of basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, Merkel cell skin cancer, keratoacanthoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and cutaneous lymphoma skin cancer annually, and the incidence rates of melanoma have been increasing for at least the past 30 years. However, most basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, Merkel cell skin cancers, keratoacanthomas, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, and cutaneous lymphoma skin cancers can be cured if the cancer is detected and treated early.

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an overview of the prevalence and management of skin cancer. This course will enable nurses to better understand skin cancer and the nursing care needs of patients and their families. Topics discussed include an overview of the epidemiology of skin cancer, modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, risk assessment, prevention strategies, strengths and limitations of detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and standard treatment modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. A case study at the end of the course will help to illustrate the content.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology of all types of skin cancer and risk factors for its development.
  • Explain strategies to prevent all types of skin cancer.
  • Describe the diagnostic workup and staging schemas for benign and malignant skin cancers.
  • Explain treatment modalities for benign and malignant skin cancers.
Author Bio(s)

Suzanne Mahon, RN, DNSc, AOCN, AGN-BC, has more than 35 years of oncology experience focus­ing primarily on cancer prevention, early detection, and genetics. She has authored more than 200 pub­lications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Mahon is a frequent speaker for both the public and healthcare professionals on cancer-related topics.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Ellen Carr, RN, MSN, AOCN, is the Clinical Educator for the Multispecialty Clinic at the Moores Cancer Center (University of California, San Diego). She has been a healthcare writer for more than 30 years, specializing in clinical nursing, therapeutic and diagnostic technologies, and patient advocacy. As of July 2017, she is Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).

Carr is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder (BS in Journalism) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA (MSN in Oncology Nursing). She holds advanced oncology nursing certification from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation and is a local and national member of the ONS.

Human Trafficking: 2-Hour Overview for Nurses

Price: $21.95 
Item # N2211  

Release Date: September 8, 2017

Expiration Date: September 30, 2020

Healthcare providers are on the front lines of recognizing signs of trafficking and advocating for their patients. This course provides an overview of human trafficking, including the types of trafficking, and who may be at a high risk of becoming trafficked. Learners will be able to identify potential trafficked persons using clinical signs and screening tools, describe components and how to implement trauma-informed care, and review appropriate national organizations and local resources when intervening in human trafficking cases. The course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person. The elements of human trafficking are reviewed; these include the act, the means and the purpose. Nurses will be not only  be able to identify warning signs of human trafficking in a health care setting, but also how to report these victims. Psychological methods used by the traffickers will also be included.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Describe human trafficking, including the types of trafficking and those populations most vulnerable to trafficking.
  • Identify potential trafficked persons using clinical signs and screening tools.
  • Describe components and implementation of trauma-informed care.
  • Review appropriate national organizations and local resources when intervening in human trafficking cases.
Author Bio(s)

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and a Human Trafficking and Forced Labor fellow at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University in Boston. She is an Institute of Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine fellow in health sciences policy and cofounder of HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkages) Trafficking, an international network of pro­fessionals combating human trafficking from a public health perspective. Through her work, she seeks to advance research and policy on the health needs of human trafficking victims globally and locally.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Demetrius James Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, is professor and dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana School of Nursing. He also holds an appointment in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Porche is certified as a clinical specialist in community health nursing and family nurse practitioner. He is currently the chief editor of American Journal of Men’s Health and serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Porche is a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. He was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.