Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: NITTX OX 20

2019 Texas 20 Hour Nursing CEX Value Pack


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Geriatric Care: An Overview for Texas Nurses

Price: $14.95 
Item # N1825  

Expiration Date: June 30, 2020

Release Date: July 5, 2017

This course addresses some of the more common age-related health concerns, including elder abuse, memory changes, and common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions. It is important for nurses to be aware of the factors that interfere with successful aging and the factors that encourage a healthy lifestyle. Means of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions are discussed along with measures that promote a healthy lifestyle. Depression and options for its treatment are described, as well as prevention. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, information on cancer symptoms and detection is presented. Prevention and treatment of such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence – as well as coping with these conditions – are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed.

This course also provides an overview of end-of-life issues. Palliative and hospice care can deliver much-needed health care as well as psychological and spiritual support for patients and their caregivers. The goal of hospice and palliative care is to reduce patients’ distressing symptoms (physical, emotional, and spiritual) and improve their quality of life. Making appropriate and timely referrals for hospice and palliative care is one way that nurses can prevent needless suffering for patients with life-threatening conditions and assist their patients in addressing end-of-life issues.

Nurses continue to play an ever-expanding role in educating older adults and their families on daily habits that contribute to healthy aging and encourage healthy behaviors and in offering valuable information and suggestions to address issues related to end-of-life care. 

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 categories and signs of elder abuse and appropriate nursing responses.
  • Describe age-related memory changes.
  • Identify common chronic health conditions associated with aging and effective ways to prevent or cope with age-related disease processes.
  • Identify end-of-life issues and the role of palliative and hospice care.
Author Bio(s)

Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, is the author of the Western Schools’ course, Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition, she has been a registered nurse for 16 years. She recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University. Additionally, Dr. Epps serves as adjunct faculty with the Louisiana State University Life Course and Aging Center. She is an active member with numerous professional organizations, including the Gerontological Society of America, National Gerontological Nurses Association, and International Dementia Scholars Collaborative. Most recently she has been elected to the Board of Directors for Louisiana Enhancing Aging with Dignity through Empowerment and Respect (LEADER).

Dr. Epps’s career goal as a nurse scholar is to promote health across the life span by increasing the quality of life for family caregivers and recognizing the multidimensional complexities of supporting older adults through nursing research, education, and service. Her program of research involves evidence-based practices for promoting quality of life for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Dr. Epps has presented her research at local, regional, and national conferences. In addition, she has published in the Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, Geriatric Nursing, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Research in Gerontological Nursing, and Journal of Research Practice.

Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, CPBC, is the author of the Western Schools’ course, Palliative Care and Hospice Care, she is a dynamic keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, and acclaimed, nationally recognized author. Barbara received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Community Health, with a concentration in thanatology, from Brooklyn College. She is a boardcertified expert in traumatic stress; Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Certified Bereavement Specialist; and Certified Pastoral Bereavement Counselor. Barbara was featured in the Emmy award-winning documentary Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. As a bereavement specialist, Barbara has supported terminally ill individuals, facilitated bereavement support groups, and taught graduate and master’s-level courses at Brooklyn College. Through ShareGrief, she supports the bereaved internationally. She is the author of the book But I Didn’t Say Goodbye and contributing writer in Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal and Open to Hope’s Fresh Grief. Her keynotes on compassion fatigue energize and motivate healthcare professionals to build resilience. Barbara’s website is http://www.griefworkcenter.com.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

 

Karen Hurka-Richardson, ANP-BC, MSN, BSN, RN, is a nurse practitioner working in geriatrics at a continuing care retirement community in Chapel Hill, NC. She received a Master of Science in Nursing in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. She completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Johns Hopkins University in 2003. She has experience working in neurosurgery, psychiatry, utilization review, hospice, HIV/AIDS, and intensive care.

Dianne Hutto Douglas, DNS APRN-CNS, is a professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Nursing Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master of Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Science degrees from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dianne is certified as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and has experience in medical-surgical nursing and psychiatric nursing. Her research interests include death, dying, bereavement, and grief resolution; gerontology and geropsychiatric nursing; psychiatric nursing and therapeutic communication; and empathy.

 

Texas Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1916  

Expiration Date: October 31, 2020

Today, nursing is a tightly regulated profession of well-educated, organized, and dedicated nursing professionals who provide a variety of nursing services in numerous healthcare settings (Whelan, 2014). A nurse is required to know and abide by the laws and rules pertaining to the nursing profession. This course is specific to nursing jurisprudence and nursing ethics in the state of Texas. This course provides an overview of the Texas Nurse Practice Act (NPA); nursing peer review; the nurse licensure compact; Board rules and regulations, including sections 217.11 (Standards of Nursing Practice) and 217.12 (Unprofessional Conduct); Board Position Statements and Guidelines; and principles of nursing ethics and professional boundaries. 

 

Texas - This course fulfills your jurisprudence & ethics 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

  • List the laws that regulate nursing practice in Texas.
  • Describe the purpose, functions, and structure of the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Discuss licensure, certifications, and nursing scope of practice.
  • Explain different types of nursing peer review.
  • Identify unprofessional conduct and the disciplinary process.
  • Discuss nursing ethics including professional boundaries and the use of social media.
Author Bio(s)
Leanna Marchand, BSN, RN, JD, is a partner in Marchand & Rossi, LLP, in Dallas, Texas. She handles civil litigation, including healthcare, personal injury, and guardianship law. Mrs. Marchand represents healthcare providers before their respective boards and in peer review matters. She is an author and has presented nationally on topics related to healthcare. Mrs. Marchand is member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys and the Texas and American Nurses Association, and serves as director on the board of TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Mable H. Smith, PhD, JD, MN, NEA-BC, is the dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health at South University. Dr. Smith has been in education for more than 25 years and has taught at all academic levels, including undergraduate courses in professional nursing, leadership and management, role transition, legal/ethical aspects of practice, healthcare policies, and adult health/critical care nursing. Dr. Smith has published and presented in numerous arenas on legal and ethical issues in nursing education and in nursing/healthcare, and she is the author of The Legal, Ethical and Professional Dimension of Nursing Education, Second Edition. Dr. Smith earned a BSN from Florida State University (FSU) and an MN from Emory University, with an emphasis in education. She obtained a PhD in Higher Education Administration and JD from FSU.

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.

Pain Management Essentials

Price: $15.95 
Item # N2203  

Release Date: November 30, 2016

Expiration Date: November 30, 2019

Pain affects more than 100 million people in the United States. To address the multifactorial aspects of pain, a multimodal approach—using nonpharmacological, pharmacological, and supportive care modalities to manage different types of pain—has been the recommendation according to the most recent guidelines.

Challenges identified among healthcare providers, including advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), are professional knowledge gaps on effective treatment for pain and practicing in professional silos when managing patients who suffer from pain. Collaboration among healthcare providers, interprofessional continuing education, and improved patient communication and empowerment are needed to manage pain appropriately. Furthermore, APRNs have a meaningful and growing opportunity to ensure patients are managed appropriately—balancing pain management and abuse—as they will always encounter those with pain, whether or not it is the patient’s primary issue.

The purpose of this course is to provide evidenced-based information of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies for appropriate pain management using a multimodal approach. This course is designed for APRNs practicing in any setting to be able to recommend different modalities to manage those suffering from different types of pain.

 

Orthopedic Nurses – ONCB has approved this course for 1 Category A contact hours toward recertification.

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 physiology, pathophysiology, and different types of pain.
  • Define multimodal pain management and describe its advantages in treating pain.
Author Bio(s)

Germin Fahim, PharmD, BCPS, completed her doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) degree at Jefferson School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, She completed a postgraduate year 1 residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York. Her postgraduate year 2 residency specialized in drug information at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is affiliated with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. After completing 2 years of residency, Dr. Fahim accepted a position as clinical assistant professor at Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University where she co-teaches various courses including Drug Information. Additionally, she precepts sixth-year PharmD students at her practice site, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, where she also performs regular pain rounds with an advance practice registered nurse. She is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Judi Daniels, PhD, APRN, completed her MSN/FNP at Michigan State University in 1987 and earned a PhD in nursing at the University of Kentucky in 2004. Throughout her nursing career she has had a variety of clinical experience. She is dual board certified in family medicine and pediatrics and maintains an active practice at the Polk Dalton: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Clinic. She was named medical director of the Chronic Opioid Assessment and Treatment Clinic in 2016. Dr. Daniels is currently on faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing.  Michele Matthews, PharmD, CPE, BCACP, FASHP, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts, and practices as an advanced pharmacist practitioner in pain management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, also in Boston. She participates in team-based care of patients with chronic noncancer pain at Brigham and Women’s Pain Management Center. She has implemented a pharmacist run chronic pain management clinic within the hospital’s primary care center, where she has prescriptive authority under collaborative drug therapy management for patients with various chronic pain syndromes. She additionally works within a collaborative care model as a care manager to improve the management of opioid abuse and alcohol dependence within the primary care setting. Dr. Matthews is a certified pain educator and a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist. She actively conducts research on interprofessional education for pain management and is a co-investigator for a Center of Excellence in Pain Education grant that has been awarded by the National Institutes of Health Pain Consortium.