301-1: Physical Activity for Older Adults (G)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify the exercise recommendations for older adults List the policy recommendations for health professionals Identify the policy recommendations for communities List the factors for prescribing exercise, including frequency, intensity and duration (59 pages)

116: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe what is meant by “carbon monoxide” poisoning List the possible causes of “carbon monoxide” poisoning Identify the various treatments for “carbon monoxide” poisoning List the toxic elements of carbon monoxide (25 pages)

200: Principles of EEG (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Define the term Electroencephalography (EEG) and explain its role in diagnostic medicine today. List the clinical uses for EEG. Identify the advantages and limitations of EEG in clinical use. Explain what is meant by “artifacts” and provide some examples of the different […]

129: Determining when Medical Treatment is Futile (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Define what is meant by medical “futulity” Identify the individuals whose input is important in making “futulity” decisions Identify the various circumstances that can exist in which “futility” decision-making is required Discuss the role of “ethics” in futility discussions

128: Malaria Surveillance (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Problem/Condition: Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles species mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to areas with ongoing malaria transmission. In the United States, cases […]

124: Skin Cancer Screening (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: List the evidence of benefits and harms of screening for skin cancer in the general population List the sensitivity and specificity of skin self-examination (SSE) to detect new and changing moles with and without the aid of baseline digital photographs in patients […]

115: Asbestos Toxicity (N)

Goals and Objectives The goal of the CEU is to increase the primary care provider’s knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. After completion of this course, the reader should be able to explain why asbestos may be a health hazard, describe the factors contributing […]

114: Primer on Basic Concepts of ECG (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: Identify and define key terms associated with ECG Differentiate between “rate” and “rhythm” List and discuss the criteria for “hypertrophy” Explain how to identify an “infarct” on and ECG tracing (22 pages)

112: Spinal Cord Injuries: An Overview (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify the tools for assessing spinal cord injury and repair Identify the outcome measurements used to assess injury and recovery Identify the steps involved in monitoring real-time progression of spinal cord injuries Identify the current therapeutic interventions (60 pages)

108: Breast Cancer (N)

Breast Cancer: An Overview Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe the various roles played by nurses in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Breast Cancer Outline the meaning of and implications of Breast Cancer Explain how Breast Cancer is diagnosed, and it’s symptoms List the various current treatments for Breast […]

107: West Nile Virus (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this continuing education unit, you will be able to: Identify and discuss the key guidelines for clinicians regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the West Nile Virus Discuss the etiology and epidemiology of West Nile Virus Describe the symptoms of WNV Discuss the extent to which WNV has impacted the […]

203: A Systematic Approach for Interpreting ECG Arrhythmias Copy (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES On completion of this chapter the student will have mastered the following objectives. Be able to define the term cardiac, myocardium, electrocardiogram (ECG), “heart rate”, depolarization, repolarization, arrhythmia, Sinus Rhythm, & aberrant conduction Name the heart’s four chambers. Be able to define the stages of cardiac circulation. Be able to define the components […]

719: Ethics Religion and Medicine (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to: Identify and discuss the major issues associated with the debate about whether health professionals may refuse to provide treatments to which they object on moral grounds Describe and evaluate the survey presented in this course of physician’s attitudes on this issue Discuss […]

715: Lung Volume (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Define what is meant by lung volume Explain why lung volume is important and how it is measured Discuss the meaning and importance of Inspiratory Capacity (IC) and Expiratory Reserve Volume (ERV): Define and discuss Body Plethysmography Discuss the context in which […]

716: The Biology of Aging (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Define and discuss the term “aging” Identify the “mechanisms/causes” of aging List and discuss the various “theories” of aging Discuss what is meant by “Lifespan and Life Expectancy” Identify and discuss at least 5 common characteristics of aging in mammals Discuss the […]

713: RSV Guidelines (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this continuing education course, you will be able to: Define and discuss bronchiolitis (RSV), including its diagnosis and current treatments Describe the goal of the new guidelines and explain how these new guidelines will impact that treatment Discuss the potential future for diagnosing and treating RSV (78 pages)

708: Understanding Cancer (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Explain and discuss the meaning of the term “cancer” Describe the basics of Oncology Identify and describe the role of clinical trials in cancer treatment List and discuss the most common types of cancer Describe the basics of radiation therapy Explain what is […]

709: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify and discuss the five major strategies for the prevention and control of STDs Explain what is meant by “special populations” and explain the special prevention-control issues they face Identify and explain the key elements of HIV Infection: Detection, Counseling, and Referral List […]