|Price:|| $59.95|| ||Hours:||20 Contact Hours|
Humor in Health Care offers nurses an opportunity to learn about the importance of humor and the positive effects that levity can have on a patient’s health.
|Price:|| $14.95|| ||Hours:||1 Contact Hour|
The Ohio Nurse Practice Act (section 4723 of the Ohio Administrative Code) sets forth the rules and regulations as they apply to nursing practice in the state of Ohio. Nurses must continually stay abreast of changes in the laws and rules that affect their practice. In addition to a discussion of the basic elements of competent practice as a licensed nurse in Ohio, this course will address a variety of important topics that affect practicing nurses in Ohio today, including delegation, precepting, decreasing the spread of disease, and acceptable versus unacceptable forms of continuing education for nurses. Nurses are responsible for observation of all areas of the law that apply to the practice of nursing; these specific topics have been chosen as they are of critical importance in day-to-day nursing practice. Of particular importance are the standards of practice and laws pertaining to delegation, which nurses must utilize on a daily basis.
This activity has been approved for 1 contact hour Category A by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN approver at Norwest Community College Division of Nursing (#OBN-008-92-1088IS-111814). Approval is valid from November 18, 2014 to November 17, 2016.
|Price:|| $19.95|| ||Hours:||3 Contact Hours|
More than one million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States each year, and about five million Americans have long-term disabilities as a result of such injuries. TBI is caused by motor vehicle accidents (including automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents), falls, physical assault, and sports-related injuries. In addition, TBI has been called the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The nurse’s role in the care of a patient with TBI is critical for the best possible patient outcome. This course presents an overview of TBI and describes essential patient care and management from the acute through the rehabilitation phase. It begins with a classification of brain injuries, including primary and secondary brain injury, focal injury, and diffuse injury. Signs and symptoms are described, and nurses will learn about the effect of injury to the brain’s functional areas, including the lateral brain. Care of the patient with traumatic brain injury is described, including inpatient critical care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation and community care. The course closes with a discussion of the long-term complications of TBI, which can include seizures, chronic headaches, hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, infections, vascular injuries, cranial nerve damage, and pain.