Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 25 Contact Hours
Item#: NGRMI

25 Hour Michigan Nursing Value Pack 2017


Reg. Prices $79.90
Just $22.95
Item # NGRMI

  • Contact hours will be awarded until this pack’s expiration date of 12/31/18.
  • You must read and study the course, answer all course evaluation questions and attest to having personally completed the course to earn contact hours and receive certificates of completion.

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Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Complete Concepts

Price: $64.95 
Item # N1705  

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. This course contains content on grief reactions to loss and communities responding in situations involving sudden death.

Topics covered in this course include homicide and helping in the immediate aftermath as well as grief in the workplace, which will be valuable to any professional, especially a professional responsible for creating bereavement policies. Pre-, inter- and postvention of suicide per current practice is described. With attention to the healthcare professional’s personal and professional stress, the final chapter concentrates on burnout, compassion fatigue, and building resilience.


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
  • Identify theoretical models, definitions of death and associated stages, and cultural and religious beliefs and practices.
  • Describe supportive care for the dying patient and their family, including palliative and hospice care, methods for conveying wishes for end-of-life care, and advance directives.
  • Describe methods for assisting survivors and communities experiencing loss of different types, including traumatic deaths, homicide, and suicide.
  • Describe the grief process in a variety of settings, including in the community and workplace.
  • Recognize the importance of self-care strategies to cope with and prevent occupational burnout and compassion fatigue.
Author Bio(s)
Barbara Rubel, BS, MA, BCETS, CPBC, is a dynamic keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, and acclaimed, nationally recognized author. Barbara received a BS in Psychology and an MA in Community Health, with a concentration in thanatology, from Brooklyn College. She is a board-certified 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 
www.griefworkcenter.com.
Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

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 from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Science 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.

Pain Management Essentials

Price: $14.95 
Item # N1733  

Expiration Date: September 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.


Michigan Nurses: This course fulfills your entire pain and symptom management 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 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.