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Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia and the Important Role of Discharge Planning-Describe the relationship between hyperglycemia and poor outcomes in hospitalized patients. Identify the current targets for glycemic control in hospitalized patients. Describe the methods of managing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients. Describe the disadvantages of using sliding scale insulin alone in managing hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients. Outline a strategy to effectively transition patients with hyperglycemia out of the hospital that promotes effective self-management. 1.0 Free CEUs

Infant Safe Sleep- Examine three major causes of sleep-related infant death. Indicate three risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome. Distinguish one of the key risk-reduction practices for safe infant sleep. Specify one common concern that inhibits parents and caregivers from placing an infant to sleep on its back or in a bed alone. Select two common reasons why parents and caregivers do not comply with recommendations to reduce risk for sudden unexpected infant death and sudden infant death syndrome. Specify three ways that health-care providers can effectively communicate safe sleep messages to parents and caregivers.  1.5 Free CEUs  (+MD)

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ON-TARGET PATIENT SEDATION:WAYS TO IMPROVE OUR AIM- Identify factors that influence a successful balance between patient safety and comfort and optimal ventilation. Explain the use of sedation assessment techniques in the ICU, and their utility in protocols for interruption of sedation and extubation. Discuss considerations for the selection of analgesic and sedative agents, including indications, clinical effects, and adverse effects.  1.0 Free CEUs

Managing the Elderly AML Patient: Clinical Issues and Strategies for Nurses- Identify variables that influence AML prognosis and AML treatment in elderly patients. Evaluate cognitive and physical functioning in elderly patients with AML. Describe common treatment-related side effects and strategies for side effect management, including those associated with novel and emerging treatment options for AML. Identify information and support resources for patients with AML and their caregivers.  1.25 Free CEUs

NEW! An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Bipolar Depression- Recognize the clinical consequences for patients, as well as the impact on the larger healthcare system, of missed and incorrect diagnosis in bipolar patients. Implement evidence-based recommendations to improve both symptomatic and functional outcomes in all phases of bipolar disorder. Apply findings from research studies and expert recommendations that make patients active collaborators in their care to improve outcomes in special populations. Design individualized medication and psychotherapy treatment strategies to improve outcomes based on the efficacy, safety, long-term data, and route of administration of the available therapies. Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families. 1.2 Free CEUs

Sickle Cell Disease and Trait- Identify the cause of sickle cell trait. Differentiate sickle cell trait from sickle cell disease. Identify the cause and inheritance pattern of sickle cell trait. Distinguish when it is appropriate to refer a patient to a pediatric hematologist. Compare appropriate management options to reduce morbidity and mortality when treating children with sickle cell disease. Indicate one of the more important reasons for early screening. Identify symptoms of sickle cell disease. Provide two of the seven major health complications of sickle cell disease. Provide one of the four rare complications that can occur in an individual with sickle cell trait. Specify the importance of a patient remembering his or her sickle cell trait status. Specify one of the five guidelines for genetic counseling about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.  2.0 Free CEUs  (+MD, SW, CHES)

Achieving Earlier Entry to Hospice Care: Issues and Strategies- Describe the benefits of hospice. List at least three barriers to early hospice care. List at least two strategies to early hospice admission.  1.0 Free CEUs  

Nursing Leadership- Coaching in Nursing Workbook- Published by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and the International Council of Nurses & available to nurses around the world. This tool is a hands-on guide that can be used to teach nurses coaching principles and skills in order to develop individual professional competencies and to improve nurse staffing retention.  6 Free hours of continuing education credit is available after completing the workbook. Link to test

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Navigating Nursing: How to Create the Change You Want- Do you want to improve some aspect of your life? Do you feel trapped in your career, relationships and personal habits? Navigate Nursing will host David Maxfield, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller, Change Anything, in a riveting webinar that will focus on nurses and the skills needed to effect change both personally and professionally. Mr. Maxfield, will discuss life-limiting habits and how nurses may create and implement a successful, individualized plan for change. 1.0 Free CEUs

Asthma Management Program- Facts about Asthma. Myths about Asthma. Assessment and Monitoring. Diagnosis and Severity of Asthma. Measurement of Lung Function Control of Environmental Factors. Environmental Allergens. Irritants and other factors. Pharmacologic Management, Pathophysiology. Bronchodialator medication. Anti-inflammatory medication. Patient Education. Partnership with the patient. Inhaler and Peak Flow Meter technique.   7.0 Free CEUs

PT/INR Self Testing At Home-   Explain the challenges of managing warfarin therapy. Describe the clinical evidence that supports INR self testing. Discuss the benefits of INR self testing to practices and to patients. Distinguish between patients who are and who are not appropriate candidates for INR self testing. Explain the INR self-test process.  2.0 Free CEUs

Our Interconnected World: Using Technology To Improve Patient Care- Identify the primary advantages and disadvantages of providing patients with access to their EHRs. Summarize the criteria that must be met to fulfill the meaningful use stage 1 incentive program. Identify opportunities to improve patient care through the use of various EHR functionalities. Discuss ways in which telemedicine has been incorporated into rheumatology practices throughout the world  1.5 Free CEUs  Link to Post-test

Bioethical Impact on Nursing and Healthcare- The goal of this presentation is to inform nurses about the history of bioethics in the United States, including the impact of bioethics on the evolution of nursing concepts. Upon completion, participants will be able to: Discuss the history of nursing ethics Name basic ethical principles and theories Identify current bioethical issues and their impact on nursing practice.  1.0 Free CEUs

Ebola: The Evolving Catastrophe- Define Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF). Discuss the evolving catastrophe of the current ebola outbreak. Relate the "hypothesized" modes of transmission of the Ebola virus from bats to various animal populations to humans. List five ways EVD is transmitted from human-to-human. State the signs and symptoms of EVD including time from exposure to the ebola virus and onset of symptomology. Describe the pathophysiology underlying EVD.  Relate a minimum of three key questions which should be asked during the medical history which would lead the healthcare worker to suspect EVD. Discuss prevention. Describe the supportive care which should be provided to every individual with EVD.  Discuss the overall mortality rate and its meaning to the countries and the entire world. List some long-term problems which may persist after surviving EVD. Discuss the economic effects on the Ebola ravaged countries and the global implications of these effects.  2.0 Free CEUs  

NEW!  Achieving and Sustaining Asthma Control in the Community Setting by Combining Clinical Assessment with Enhanced Use of Spirometry- Evaluate the emerging data on the importance small airway function in the pathophysiology of asthma. Review the use of spirometry and definition of asthma control for the management of each stage of disease severity. Demonstrate strategies to overcome barriers to care and empower patients to better understand and manage their asthma.   1.5 Free CEUs

  

  

Best Practices for Managing the Indwelling Urinary Catheter and Tracheostomy in the Home Care Patient- Identify correct catheter and balloon sizes for adults and children. Describe different types of catheter securement. List the indications for tracheostomy in adults and children. Identify the issues concerning care of the tracheostomy and tracheostomy tube for the patient at home. 2.0 Free CEUs   Link to Post-test (Vol 10/No 1)

Bladder Management after Spinal Cord Injury: A Practical Approach- Describe the relationship between spinal cord injury and problems with the urinary system and bladder function. Review the process of normal urination, including the anatomy and physiology of the bladder and it's nervous system control. List the neurological changes that take place with supraspinal, suprasacral and infrasacral spinal cord injuries. Describe the optimal initial bladder management strategies after spinal cord injury, including during spinal shock. List the factors to be considered in bladder training and management during the long-term recovery period after SCI. Anticipate the problem of Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) after SCI, including triggering factors, signs and symptoms, treatment options and prevention. Discuss the incidence of urinary tract infections after SCI, including causes, signs and symptoms, assessment issues, treatment and prevention.   3.0 Free CEUs

Weighing the Risks: Danger of Obesity- The purpose of this two contact hour course for nurses is to provide insight into the chronic health risks of overweight and obesity, and to offer guidelines for use in educating patients on the importance of weight control as part of a healthy lifestyle.  2.0 Free CEUs

SIDS Risk Reduction- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age, but there are ways to reduce the risk. This continuing education (CE) course explains the latest research on SIDS and reducing SIDS risk and outlines and how you can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers in just a few minutes.  1.1 Free CEUs

Understanding Chest Drainage:Chest Drainage as a Therapeutic Intervention- Topics include: Normal Anatomy and Physiology including-Chest Wall, Mediastinum, Lungs & Respiration. Thoracic System Pathology- Pneumothorax & Pleural Effusion. Chest Drainage Systems- Traditional and New Generation Chest Drains, Gravity Drainage. To Clamp or not to Clamp? Special Considerations for Newborns or Massive Pleural Air Leaks. Nursing Considerations and Trouble shooting      2.0  Free CEUs (online course & test submission, certificate is mailed)

Mosby’s Neonatal Nursing Series 7-  a collection of 7 lessons from a complete neonatal nursing course developed by neonatal nurse experts for nurses working in the neonatal unit. These lessons include: Cardiac-Fetal/Neonatal Circulation, Hematologic: Jaundice/RBC/Platelet Disorders, NICU Environment/Kangaroo Care/Co-Bedding, Pain Management, Palliative Care (End of Life), Pulmonary System: PPHN/MAS/ECMO. Lessons highlight drug information and the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Guidelines for Neonatal Nursing Policies, Procedures, Competencies, and Clinical Pathways. 10.5 Free CEUs  (+MD)  (Expires 1/1/14?- as long as available on line it is still available to take for credit )

NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS)- This is the latest FREE program now widely recognized as the best-user-friendly on-line NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) training and certification program in the world. It is primarily used by healthcare providers to document proof of competency in the use of the NIHSS with regulatory agencies by completing ONE (1) certification program every 2 years. Identify and assess neurological deficits in stroke patients. Understand the measurement scale for quantifying neurological deficits in stroke patients. Consistently apply appropriate scores for neurological deficits in stroke patients. Use the scale to assess changes in neurological deficits in stroke patients over time.       3.0 Free CEUs (+MD)

NEW!  Diagnosis and Management of Metastatic CRC: State-of-the-Art Oncology Nursing Practice- Distinguish guideline-recommended treatment options for mCRC and the evidence that supports each therapy. Summarize recent changes to current mCRC guidelines, including the addition of new therapeutic options and opportunities for more targeted therapy in select patient populations. Recognize toxicities associated with chemotherapy and targeted therapies for treatment of mCRC and develop individual plans to manage these complications. Identify and distinguish resources and guidelines designed to manage treatment-related toxicities in mCRC therapy.     1.25 Free CEUs  

Rhythms of Life: Nursing Care of the Electrophysiology Managed Patient- Describe and provide rationale for the pre and post nursing care of EPS patient; EP study/RFA – radiofrequency ablation and implantable cardiac device. List and discuss potential risks, complications and interventions when caring for the EPS patient post procedure. Describe follow up care and patient education for the EPS patient..   1.25 Free CEUs

Vitamin D: Hot or Not- List three sources of vitamin D. Recognize the association between vitamin D and health and disease. Compare and contrast prevention of vitamin D deficiency and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.  1.0 Free CEUs    Log-in to take exam.

Stress Management- State the general definition of stress and the effects of stress on the body, mind and emotions. Explain total behavior, a new conceptualization of behavior. Describe specific stress management strategies.   1.0 Free CEUs

An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing Bipolar Depression- Recognize the clinical consequences for patients, as well as the impact on the larger healthcare system, of missed and incorrect diagnosis in bipolar patients. Implement evidence-based recommendations to improve both symptomatic and functional outcomes in all phases of bipolar disorder. Apply findings from research studies and expert recommendations that make patients active collaborators in their care to improve outcomes in special populations. Design individualized medication and psychotherapy treatment strategies to improve outcomes based on the efficacy, safety, long-term data, and route of administration of the available therapies. Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.  1.2 Free CEUs  

What Their Stool Can Tell You: How FIT (iFOBT) Fits Your Colorectal Cancer Algorithm- Distinguish between the ACG 2009 guidelines for optimal screening (colonoscopy) verses detection (FIT test), review the polyp-cancer sequence and understand the rationale for screening for colorectal cancer. Describe the causes of false-positives found with guaiac-based fecal occult blood tests (gFOBT), the dynamics of currently available iFOBT (FIT) testing, and development of fecal DNA testing. Examine logistics of FIT testing and compliance and outcomes in population based prevention studies.   1.0 Free CEUs

Emerging Evidence and New Guidelines in HIV- Incorporate a comprehensive approach to HIV medication management to optimize outcomes at the patient and organizational levels. Compare the efficacy and safety of current and emerging treatment options in HIV and their role in promoting adherence and persistence. Discuss the challenges and complexities of interdisciplinary HIV care. 1.0 Free CEUs   

Cases in Practice- Optimizing Insulin Therapy: 5 interactive case studies- Review each patient’s medical history & current laboratory data, select your treatment strategy. Compare & contrast profiles of various available insulin types. Explain clinical strategies for intensifying insulin therapy when glycemic targets are not being met. Describe clinical considerations in selecting an insulin regimen for outpatients with DM2. Select appropriate delivery devices for insulin therapy    2.5 Free CEUs (+MD)

Every Nurse's Guide to Tobacco Cessation- Explain the health consequences of tobacco use. Discuss the role of the nurse in encouraging patients to quit use of tobacco products. Discuss CDC Best Practices for tobacco cessation for adults and adolescents. Describe two evidence-based practices for obtaining patient follow through on tobacco cessation. Identify tobacco cessation-related community resources for healthcare providers to use in assisting patients. Describe benefits of legislation related to the tobacco industry.1.22 Free CEUs 

Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)- Define the term “multidrug-resistant organism” (MDRO). Discuss risk factors, clinical manifestations, medical management, and methods to prevent or reduce the transmission of Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Discuss risk factors, clinical manifestations, medical management, and methods to prevent or reduce the transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Discuss risk factors, clinical manifestations, medical management, and methods to prevent or reduce the transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Discuss risk factors, clinical manifestations, medical management, and methods to prevent or reduce the transmission of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). Discuss risk factors, clinical manifestations, medical management, and methods to prevent or reduce the transmission of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. Discuss risk factors, clinical manifestations, medical management, and methods to prevent or reduce the transmission of Acinetobacter. List some of the clinical and economic consequences of MDRO infections. 1.0 Free CEUs

NEW! Navigating Nutrition: Providing Optimal Nutritional Support in the ICU- Understand the importance of enteral nutrition in the acutely ill and injured patient. Discuss nurse driven protocols and strategies for initiation of early enteral nutrition. Identify key strategies for care and maintenance of feeding tubes. 1.25 Free CEUs

  

Courses approved by the Florida & California Board of Nursing & others:

Domestic Violence: The Florida Requirement-  Describe the impact of violence on health care and how "domestic violence" is defined. Cite the general prevalence of domestic violence on a national and state level and identify state laws pertaining to the issue. Describe how to screen individuals who may be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence, including the importance of conducting a culturally sensitive assessment.  Identify community resources presently available for domestic violence victims and their perpetrators throughout Florida concerning legal aid, shelter, victim and batterer counseling, and child protection services.  2.0 Free CEUs    (approved by FBON, CBON, & ANCC) 

Ventilation Monitoring in the Critically Ill Patient- Describe capnography, definition and physiology.  Discuss normal EtCO2 readings and common conditions causing altered values, describing the differences between EtCO2 and PaCO2 with an explanation of ventilation perfusion matching. Discuss the different capnography technologies. Discuss capnography monitoring in different hospital environments. Describe normal and abnormal waveforms.  1.5 Free CEUs (FBON); 2.0 Free CEUs (CBON & others)

Fall-Related Brain Injury in Older Adults: Focus on Prevention - Discuss the prevalence and incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) secondary to falls in older adults. Describe the impact of fall-related TBIs on quality of life, morbidity, and mortality. Describe age-related changes that increase risk for falls/TBI in older adults. Describe the types of traumatic brain injuries that may occur secondary to a fall. Identify common fall related risk factors. Describe methods of identifying signs/symptoms related to TBI. Discuss evidence-based interventions in managing older adults following TBI    1.5 Free CEUs(FBON);2.0 Free CEUs (CBON & others).

HIV/AIDS: Epidemic Update for Florida- Discuss the background and significance of the AIDS epidemic. Discuss the characteristics of HIV disease. Describe the transmission of HIV infection, including risk behaviors and routes of contagion. Discuss the natural history and classification of HIV infection. Describe the treatments available in the care of patients with HIV, including antiretroviral regimens.  1.0 Free CEUs (approved by FBON & others)

Biofilms:The Basics of Formation and Treatment Strategies- Explain the basics of biofilms and how they contribute to delayed wound healing. Compare and contrast the difference between sessile and planktonic bacteria. Outline treatment strategies.  1.0 Free CEUs

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Competence in Cancer Care: Emergencies in Cancer- List metabolic and structural oncologic emergencies. Identify risk factors, symptoms, and major management strategies for the following oncologic emergencies: DIC, TTP, SIADH, Sepsis, TLS, Hypersensitivity/Anaphylaxis, Hypercalcemia, Cardiac tamponade, Spinal cord compression, SVCS, ICP, Bowel Obstruction, Pneumonitis, Extravasations. Highlight 2 key target points for each of the following oncologic emergencies: DIC, TTP, SIADH, Sepsis, TLS, Hypersensitivity/Anaphylaxis, Hypercalcemia, Cardiac tamponade, Spinal cord compression, SVCS, ICP, Bowel Obstruction, Pneumonitis, Extravasations.  1.56 Free CEUs  

Motivating Co-workers- Identify both intrinsic and extrinsic motivating factors of nurses. Differentiate how nurses of various generations may be motivated. Explain how motivating co-workers translates into improved patient care.  1.0 Free CEUs  

Therapeutic Hypothermia and Cardiac Arrest: Who to Treat, How to Treat, and the Role of the Cath Lab- Analyze the clinical data for use of therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest. Define who is a candidate for therapeutic hypothermia. Outline the different methods available to induce therapeutic hypothermia, and their advantages and disadvantages. Explain specific methods for induction of hypothermia in the catheterization lab.   1.0 Free CEUs

Finding Joy in the Healthcare Journey- Objective 1: Manage Stress: Learn two simple techniques to stop the drain and recover from stressful situations. Objective 2: Explore ideas for brining more energy into your life by connecting with your own personal journey.  1.0 Free CEUs  

The ABCs of Biologic Therapy- Identify changes that have been made to the pyramidal approach for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the last two decades. Incorporate new biologic safety data into discussions with your patients with RA. Explain common insurer reimbursement practices that have arisen in recent years to adapt to rising costs of the treatment of RA. Discuss the impact of potential future trends in the management of RA such as biologic monotherapy and biosimilars.  1.5 Free CEUs    Link to Post-test

Hemoglobin Variability: Individualization of Anemia Management for the Patient with End Stage Renal Disease- This program will review the evaluation and management of hemoglobin variability in patients with dialysis-related anemia. Strategies to optimize and individualize anemia therapy for patients on dialysis will be discussed.  1.5 Free CEUs

Clostridium Difficile: An Overview- List four risk factors for the development of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. Compare and contrast the signs and symptoms of mild versus severe Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea. Identify three diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile. Compare and contrast the treatment options in mild versus severe Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea.  2.0 Free CEUs

Capnography in Resuscitation: Peaks, Valleys, and Trends- Do They Signal the End? Discuss the normal parameters for carbon dioxide, and the significance of variations from those parameters. Review the current forms of capnography measurement including litmus paper devices, as well as mainstream continuous monitoring and sidestream continuous monitoring. Discuss how capnography data compares to other sources in predicting patient wellbeing. Outline how capnography can help in the critical care unit to predict patient outcomes. Discuss how capnography is considered a "gold standard" in endotracheal tube confirmation and the legal liability associated with not using capnography.   1.0 Free CEUs

 

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