Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 25 Contact Hours
Item#: NHTMI OX 25

25 Hour Michigan Nursing Value Pack 2018


Reg. Prices $113.85
Just $26.95
Item # NHTMI

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

This Value Pack provides a total of 25 contact hours and includes courses to fulfill additional content requirements for Michigan nurses: 

  • 2 hours related to pain and symptom management
  • 2 hours related to human trafficking (onetime requirement to be completed prior to the 2019 renewal cycle)

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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Pain and Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Management

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1873  

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.

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 and pathophysiology of pain.
  • Discuss the psychology of pain and how it influences the experience of pain.
  • Identify different types of pain.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of addiction.
  • Identify ways to decrease the misuse, abuse, and diversion of prescribed opioids.
Author Bio(s)

Judi Daniels, PhD, APRN, completed her MSN/FNP at Michigan State University and earned a PhD in nursing at the University of Kentucky in 2004. Throughout her nursing career she has had a variety of clinical experiences. She is dual board certified in family medicine and pediatrics and is on the faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. She was named medical director of the Chronic Opioid Assessment and Treatment Clinic in 2016. She has presented on the opioid epidemic and numerous other topics, published extensively, and been recognized as an outstanding nurse educator.

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)

Karen Greenwald, RN, BSN, WCC, has been a registered nurse for 10 years. She received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She worked in emergency medicine for 8 years, giving care to patients with both acute and chronic conditions, most related to alterations in pain. She is a care coordinator in physiatry and manages the cases of patients dealing with acute, chronic, and debilitating pain. She works closely with providers who use nonopioid methods and integrative services to successfully treat pain.

Human Trafficking: 2-Hour Overview for Nurses

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1874  

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.

 

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 human trafficking, including the types of trafficking and those populations most vulnerable to trafficking.
  • Identify potential trafficked persons using clinical signs and screening tools.
  • Describe components and implementation of trauma-informed care.
  • Review appropriate national organizations and local resources when intervening in human trafficking cases.
Author Bio(s)

Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPHis an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, faculty at Harvard Medical School, and a Human Trafficking and Forced Labor fellow at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University in Boston. She is an Institute of Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine fellow in health sciences policy and cofounder of HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkages) Trafficking, an international network of pro­fessionals combating human trafficking from a public health perspective. Through her work, she seeks to advance research and policy on the health needs of human trafficking victims globally and locally.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Demetrius James Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, is professor and dean of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana School of Nursing. He also holds an appointment in the School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Porche is certified as a clinical specialist in community health nursing and family nurse practitioner. He is currently the chief editor of American Journal of Men’s Health and serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Porche is a gubernatorial appointed member of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. He was inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Home Health Nursing: Essential Practical and Professional Issues

Price: $19.95 
Item # N1875  

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.

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 major events that have shaped home health care today.
  • Describe how home agencies are organized to meet patient needs.
  • Discuss regulations that govern the provision of Medicare home health services and voluntary accreditation.
  • Apply the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses to home health nursing practice.
  • 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.