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

24 Hour Ohio Nursing Value Pack 2018


Reg. Prices $93.85
Just $26.95
Item # NGTOH

Contact hours will be awarded until this pack’s expiration date of 11/30/19.

This Value Pack provides a total of 24 contact hours and includes a course designed to meet the state of Ohio’s continuing education requirement for 1 credit hour of study in Law and Rules. 

You must read and study the courses, answer all course evaluation questions, and attest to having personally completed the courses in order to earn contact hours and receive certificates of completion.

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Home Health Nursing: Standards, Assessment, Reimbursement, and Quality

Price: $44.95 
Item # N1810  

Home health care is the fastest growing industry in the United States based on the projection period of 2014-2024. The anticipated employment growth for the period is more than 760,000 jobs, reaching a total of over 2 million. While some of these jobs are for home health aides and personal care aides, a wide variety of healthcare professionals will be needed, particularly registered nurses.

Home health services will only continue to grow in an aging society and with the increased prevalence of chronic illnesses. The pressure on home care agencies to provide sound, evidence-based care is great. With publicly reported outcomes and agency ratings that will affect payment for care, it is critical for the home care nurse to provide the best care and to optimize patient outcomes. With the continued growth of the home care industry coupled with an expectation of excellence in clinical outcomes, there is clearly a need for highly educated home care nurses.

This course provides the nurse with an understanding of the structure of home health agencies, the federal regulations and reimbursement system, and standards of care and professional practice. The home care nurse cannot “just” provide exceptional clinical care in terms of assessment and treatments but must also provide this care in the context of the larger healthcare and home care system. The course is designed for both new and experienced home health nurses as well as those nurses who may be interested in pursuing a career in home health or who may work closely with home health agencies.

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

  • Utilize their knowledge about home health nursing attitudes, roles, and skills in the visits they make to home health patients. 
  • Apply the six standards of practice to home health nursing.
  • Apply the 10 standards of professional performance to home health nursing. 
  • Apply knowledge about the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) instrument when documenting home health patient assessments.
  • Discuss payment mechanisms for home healthcare reimbursement.
  • Identify the role of home health nurses in ensuring that their agencies provide quality care.
Author Bio(s)

Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN, worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. Lisa serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now. She served on the American Nurses Association 2014 Task force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. She is the author of over 50 journal articles addressing home care and home infusion therapy and is the author/editor of several books addressing infusion therapy, including 3 books specific to home infusion care. Lisa was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2006, was the 2003 CRNI of the Year by INS, and the 2011 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in home health nursing and is certified as a specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and in transcultural nursing. Mary currently provides consultation education and quality services to home health agencies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now and has published multiple articles and book chapters on enhancing home health nursing practice. She served on the American Nurse Association’s 2014 Task Force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and as the Clinical Editor of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Clinical Procedure Manual.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Kathleen Ruane, MS, RN, CPHQ, COS-C, has over 25 years of experience in community health care, including progressive management experience leading home health quality improvement and clinical programs. She currently is the Director of Quality and Compliance at Lahey Health at Home based in Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include data analysis and the design and implementation of strategies to improve patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.

Ohio Nursing Law and Rules: Implications for Your Practice

Price: $15.95 
Item # N1979  

Release Date: May 21, 2018

Expiration Date: April 24, 2020

This course is designed to meet the state of Ohio’s continuing education requirement for 1 credit hour of study in Law and Rules by globally addressing information concerning the current laws and rules that affect safe practice of nursing in Ohio. With this knowledge, the nurse will have the necessary information to practice safely, in adherence with the laws and rules regulating the practice of nursing in Ohio.

 

This activity has been approved for 1 contact hour Category A by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN approver at Northwest Community College Division of Nursing #OBN-008-92-2131IS-042518. Approval is valid from April 25, 2018 through April 24, 2020.

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

  • Explain the purpose and functions of the Ohio Board of Nursing.
  • Describe the existing scopes of practice for nurses in Ohio.
  • Identify components of direction and delegation.
  • List continuing education requirements as they relate to the practice of nursing.
  • Discuss standards and procedures for review of the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS).
Author Bio(s)

Cherie R. Rebar, PhD, MBA, RN, COI, is a resident of Ohio and has been a licensed registered nurse since 1995. Dr. Rebar holds an associate degree in nursing from Kettering College, a baccalaureate degree in education from Morehead State University, a master’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix, a post-master’s certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner studies from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a doctorate in psychology from Northcentral University. She is currently a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner intern at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Rebar has taught prelicensure and postlicensure nursing since 2005, is a professor of nursing at Wittenberg University, is a research advisor for Indiana Wesleyan University’s MSN program, and has served in nursing educational leadership positions, including Director and Chair of Nursing. She is a published author and editor, a regular podium and poster presenter in numerous nationally recognized nursing and nursing education venues, and a member of Sigma Theta Tau. In addition to continuing to teach and advise, Dr. Rebar serves as a consultant by partnering with institutions to strengthen nursing programs, faculty, and students via support with program evaluation, accreditation, curriculum design, success with the National Council Licensure Examination, and faculty development strategies.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Janice K. Lanier, JD, RN, is a resident of Ohio and has been a licensed registered nurse since 1966. Dr. Lanier earned a diploma in nursing from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, MO, and a BA in political science from The Ohio State University. She also completed a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University and was a practicing attorney for 23 years. During that time, Dr. Lanier was a member of the staff of the Ohio Board of Nursing for seven years, serving as the regulatory specialist and interim executive director. She also served as the Director of Health Policy and Deputy Executive Officer for the Ohio Nurses Association and a health policy lecturer for Doctor of Nursing Practice and master’s degree students at the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University. Dr. Lanier has presented at local state and national levels and was a contributing author to Health Policy and Politics (4th, 5th, and 6th editions). She has received many awards for her work related to policy making. Dr. Lanier is a member of the Ohio Nurses Association, the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association, and the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. She is passionate about promoting nursing through education, advocacy, and leadership.

Debra Matejka-Orlosky, LPN, is a resident of Ohio. She is currently a triage nurse and has worked as a licensed practical nurse for 34 years.

Mental Health Issues Co-Occurring with Medical Conditions: An Overview

Price: $32.95 
Item # N1978  

Release Date: December 11, 2017

Expiration Date: November 30, 2020

Patients with a medical condition may display psychiatric symptoms or responses, and sometimes longer lasting mental health problems. All nurses practicing in a general healthcare setting must be prepared to assist patients with maintaining optimal mental health. This course is focused on those psychiatric and mental health issues related to a chronic medical condition that nurses working in a general or non-psychiatric nursing specialty area may encounter.

The course specifically details common mental health issues observed in patients with sleep-wake disorders, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes, and nursing care and interventions for patients with these conditions to help prevent chronic mental illness. The course also addresses mental health issues seen among patients who have suffered a stroke, lost a body part, or have experienced sensory loss.

This course is designed to enhance the skills required by those nurses without specific mental health training caring for patients with psychiatric and mental health issues in general practice settings. By taking this course, psychiatric nurses may also receive new insight into the general medical patient with a related mental health issue or problem.

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 the components of the communication process and interpersonal skills that are used to
    enhance the quality of nursing care for patients with mental health issues.
  • Discuss strategies used to identify and assess patients with psychiatric and mental health issues.
  • Describe the various types of sleep-wake disorders and their management.
  • Discuss common psychosocial and behavioral processes observed in patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe common mental health issues in patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Describe the common psychological responses of patients to a diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Recognize patients’ common psychological responses to a stroke, its treatment, and the rehabilitation process.
  • Describe common psychological responses to the loss of a body part.
  • Recognize common psychological responses to a sensory loss.
Author Bio(s)

Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She is a professor at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ward’s work has been published in journals such as Nurse Educator, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Journal of Emotional Abuse, and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She has also presented her work at local, regional, and international conferences. Her research interests include child and adolescent maltreatment, mental health, and wellness issues (stress and depression), leadership variables, and survivorship.

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, received an MSN in holistic nursing from Tennessee State University School of Nursing and a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology from Walden University. She has expertise in public health, psychiatric nursing, wellness, and disease prevention. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Wilson has been editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education since 2011, and has more than 100 publications with specialties in holistic nursing, psychoneuroimmunology, and grief counseling. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic mnurse and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is on the faculty at both Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and at Walden University.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, holds a master’s degree in child and family psychiatric/mental health nursing from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Drexel University. Dr. Leahy is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and is a course instructor for the postdoctoral master’s degree in psychopharmacology program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the founder of APNSolutions, LLC, an Advanced Practice Nurse–managed psychiatric and addictions practice in Sewell, New Jersey. Dr. Leahy has held numerous leadership positions with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Society of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses. An invited lecturer at local, regional, and national conferences, she is the psychopharmacology section editor for the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services.