|Price:|| $21.95|| ||Hours:||2 Contact Hours|
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Expiration Date: August 31, 2020
Pain assessment, administration of pain medication, and evaluation of patients’ responses to medications all fall within nurses’ daily scope of practice. The goal of pain management is to minimize its effects on an individual’s functioning and quality of life .Understanding the biology of pain with its neurochemical changes and the influence of subjective variables, such as how individuals describe and rate their pain, helps nurses develop effective pain management plans.
Since the American Pain Society introduced the concept of pain as the fifth vital sign, nurses have become more aware of its importance. However, use and abuse of pain relievers has become an increasing concern, and nurses’ awareness of the intricate relationship among pain, pain management, and addiction is still insufficient.
In addition to describing the physiology, pathophysiology, and psychology of pain and discussing types of pain, this course examines the pathology of an addicted brain, with special attention given to opioid medications and the inherent danger of misuse, abuse, and diversion.
The current crisis with opioid addiction has made it imperative that all healthcare providers have the knowledge and expertise to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of addiction, and be able deal effectively with addiction. This course provides nurses with a clear understanding of the mechanisms behind pain and addiction and how, without careful monitoring and timely intervention, pain treatment can lead to addiction. After completing this course, nurses will recognize the factors that intertwine pain management with addiction and be able to apply this knowledge to their relevant practice settings.
Michigan Nurses with licenses expiring 3/31/19 or later - This course fulfills your entire pain and symptom management requirement.
|Price:|| $21.95|| ||Hours:||2 Contact Hours|
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.
Florida & Michigan Nurses - This course fulfills your human trafficking requirement.
|Price:|| $19.95|| ||Hours:||21 Contact Hours|
Expiration Date: November 30, 2019
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.