Nursing Continuing Education Course List
Please note, course materials must be completed BEFORE the Validation Date listed on each course. If you are a CNA please call to find out which courses are eligible for your CE credits. Prices and availability subject to change without notice
Ostomies are created to treat various conditions including ulcerative colitis, cancer, and bowel obstruction. Nurses have tremendous impact on how a patient adapts to a new ostomy. This course increases knowledge regarding basic ostomy management, common surgical procedures, and assessment of the stoma. Diet and nutrition issues and psychological factors are also discussed. Selecting the right appliance and managing it correctly is crucial to successful ostomy care and patient focus.
Learning outcomes include:
- Name the major components of the gastrointestinal system along with their functions.
- List the accessory organs that assist the gastrointestinal system in its functioning.
- Identify the focal points of a gastrointestinal assessment to including lab work.
The goal of this course is to provide nurses and other health care professionals with a functional understanding of how genes contribute to disease, to help them recognize salient symptoms of the more common genetic diseases, and to train them how to guide patients to resources for coping with genetic disease and accessing treatment.
Learning Outcomes include:
- Understand DNA function, replication, and mutation and how it relates to disease.
- Describe symptoms, genetic cause, and available treatment for several genetic disorders.
- Describe genomic medicine and its inherent opportunities, risks, and impacts on healthcare.
Description:The purpose and goal of this course are to educate healthcare professionals about how to recognize the phases of healing and types of pressure injuries and ulcers. The course describes ways to identify and document infection, intervene with new treatments, and choose the type of dressing that will promote healing. Learning outcomes include the ability to: 1. Describe the four phases of the healing cycle and the essential characteristics of each phase; 2. differentiate among colonized or contaminated, critically colonized, and infected ulcers; and 3. accurately measure an ulcer's length, width, and depth.
Description:Authors: Sharon Fish Mooney, RN, PhD | Shelda L. Hudson, RN, BSN, PHN The purpose and goals of this course is to increase awareness of healthcare professionals regarding the needs of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, whether at home, in long–term care facilities or hospital settings. Course objectives include: - Define Alzheimer's disease and related terminology. - Outline myths and misconceptions associated with Alzheimer's disease. - Name signs and symptoms characteristic of early, intermediate and late stage Alzheimer's disease.
Description:The goal of this course is to educate nurses and other healthcare professionals in the principles of infection control through a better understanding of epidemiology and pathogen transmission, as well as through federal regulations and recommendations. It is our goal that healthcare professionals will then recognize their responsibility to apply these scientifically based principles to minimize the opportunity for transmission of disease, and therefore be able to make a significant impact on their community
Psych. / Behavioral Issues
Author: James Wittenauer, RN, MSN, MPA, RN-BC
The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals on the mental health issues that surround the United States veteran. We will look at statistics for mental health disorders and the most prevalent disorders that affect veterans. Current treatments used to treat the veteran with a mental health disorder will be discussed with a focus on the non-pharmacologic treatments used as well.
Learning outcomes include:
- Recite the top six mental health illnesses facing veterans today.
- Articulate the treatments being used for the veteran with mental illness to include non-pharmacologic treatments.
- List the nursing implications in treating the veteran with mental illness.
Authors: James Wittenauer, RN, MSN, MPA, RN-BC, Diana Harland, BS, CCRC
This CE offering will examine Ebola virus disease (EVD) and the Zika virus. We will discuss the characteristics of the viruses, and how the diseases are spread. We will also look at prevention techniques within a community and what healthcare professionals can do to protect themselves, their patients, and their loved ones. For the Zika virus, we will also discuss the potential long-term serious effects in both infants and adults.
Learning outcomes include:
- Define Ebola virus with respect to its genera and species classification and its physical characteristics.
- Delineate the predominance of the Ebola virus with regard to epidemiology.
- Explain arboviral diseases and establish why Zika virus disease is a disease that is nationally notifiable.
- Describe the symptoms of Zika virus infection and how a diagnosis is made.
Description:The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals in prevention of and intervention of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), particularly shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Child abuse and trauma affect the entire family unit, the healthcare system, and the community as a whole. The goal of this course is to both help prepare nurses to educate families and caregivers about prevention of abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome (AHT/SBS), and to care for patients who are suffering from AHT/SBS.