2019 Michigan 25-Hour Nursing Value Pack

$26.95

Contact hours will be awarded until this pack's expiration date of 12/31/19.

This 25-hour value pack of nursing CE includes 2 courses:

  • Pain and Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Management (2 contact hours) - Fulfills entire Michigan pain and symptom management requirement
  • Leadership and Management for Every Nurse (23 contact hours)
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Pain and Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Management
Expiration Date: August 31, 2020 Pain assessment, administration of pain medication, and evaluation of patients' responses to medicatio...

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.

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.

Authors:

  • Judi Daniels, PhD, APRN
  • Germin Fahim, PharmD, BCPS

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.
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Leadership and Management for Every Nurse, 3rd Edition
Expiration Date: December 31, 2019 Nurses have been educated to practice professional nursing and use their specialized skills to care ...

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Nurses have been educated to practice professional nursing and use their specialized skills to care for patients. Unfortunately, most nurses are not knowledgeable or skilled enough in leadership to effect the required changes in health care today. Nurses must expand their repertoire of knowledge and skills to practice in today's multifaceted healthcare environment, especially their leadership skills.

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a solid foundation for effective nursing leadership and management. Nurses practicing in any healthcare setting will gain new knowledge or enhance previously acquired knowledge regarding leadership and management concepts such as leadership theory and principles, healthcare policy, legal issues and ethics, change and decision making, organizational structure and effective care delivery, healthcare economics, staff recruitment and retention, and leadership tools and resources.

Author: Antoinette Towle, EdD, PNP-BC, SNP-BC

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.