915: Domestic Violence and Children (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe the nature and scope of the problem known as “domestic violence. Discuss what is being done by the healthcare system to deal with this problem.and explain how the legal system has responded to the problem. Identify steps healthcare professionals can take to […]

919: Shoulder Pain (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify the key elements of diagnosing shoulder problems List and discuss the differences between the most common diagnoses Discuss and compare the various treatments available for shoulder problems Explain how to evaluate the merits of exercise vs. arthroscopic decompression (45 pages)  

918: Carpal Tunnel (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Explain the Etiology of carpal tunnel syndrome. Identify and explain the primary care treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome. Discuss the potential outcomes of endoscopic surgery. Identify and discuss the options to surgery. (56 pages)

917: REM Sleep (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Define what is meant by “REM Behavior Disorder” (RBD) and discuss the causes. Identify and discuss the potential consequences of having RBD. Explain how RBD is diagnosed. Identify and explain the treatments available for RBD. (63 pages)

916: Jet Lag and Sleep (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Define and discuss the term “Jet Lag”. Explain the cause of Jet Lag. 3. Identify the steps that can be taken to prevent or minimize the effects of Jet Lag.4. List and discuss the steps that can be taken to “treat” the symptoms […]

914: Medical Errors (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: You will be able to explain the significance of the To Error is Human Report, and identify its highlights. You will be able to list and discuss key steps that can be taken in preventing medical errors. You will be able to discuss […]

913: HIV/AIDS (K) (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Discuss the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS incidence in the United States. Identify when Aids was first reported in the United States, and explain its growth. Describe Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in United States. Describe and discuss the evolution of HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Identify the […]

913: HIV/AIDS (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Discuss the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS incidence in the United States. Identify when Aids was first reported in the United States, and explain its growth. Describe Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in United States. Describe and discuss the evolution of HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Identify the […]

912: Next Hospital Crisis Infection (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Define and discuss Acinetobacter baumannii and the potential threat it poses to American hospitals. Describe its incidence and the impact it is having today. Identify and discuss the current efforts to control the infection. Discuss the infection’s causes, methods of diagnosis, and modes […]

801: Home Respiratory Care (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this lesson, you will be able to: Identify the problems and background associated with providing patient care in the home environment. Identify the “caregivers” involved and discuss their various qualifications. Identify and discuss the role of regulators associated with healthcare delivered in the home setting. Identify and discuss the […]

910: Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) concerning influenza vaccination of health-care personnel (HCP) in the United States. Targeted at health-care facility administrators, infection-control professionals, and occupational health professionals responsible for influenza vaccination programs and influenza infection-control programs in their institutions. (21 […]

909: Pain Management in Children (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify and discuss the key elements of a pain management plan. List some of the questions that need to be asked of patients regarding “pain”. Identify the important elements of the “children’s pain bill of rights”. List and discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” […]

908: Emergency Preparedness (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: List and discuss the key relevant legal requirements for hospitals and emergency preparedness. Identify and explain the key elements of a hospital’s emergency response plan. Identify and discuss the important aspects relating to the training of employees for emergencies. (20 pages)

907: Environmental Emergency (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: List and discuss how to treat the major types of environmental injuries you may encounter on the job. Differentiate between the various types of burns that you may encounter in your patients. Explain the differences between first, second and third degree burns . […]

906: Fire Safety (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Identify flammable liquids that require “safe storage” precautions, and discuss the types of acceptable storage. List potential ignition sources for those flammable liquids. Identify the classifications of fire extinguishers and the criteria for selection, location and marking of those extinguishers within the building. […]

905: Latex Allergy (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Define and discuss what is meant by “latex”. Identify the various items containing latex that may be found in the healthcare setting. List and discuss the types of allergic reactions to latex that can be seen in the workplace. Identify and discuss the […]

901: Restraints, seclusions and patient rights under Medicare/Medicaid (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: Define the terms “restraints” and “seclusion” in the healthcare setting Identify the key elements of HCFA’s Patients’ Rights Condition of Participatio Explain the minimal requirements that must be reflected in any patient-hospital grievance process List and discuss the “standards on use of […]

720: Mechanical Ventilation: Weaning Protocols (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Abstract Health-care professionals (HCPs) can provide protocol-based care that has a measurable impact on critically ill patients beyond their liberation from mechanical ventilation (MV). Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that protocols for liberating patients from MV driven by nonphysician HCPs can reduce the duration of MV. The structure and features of protocols should […]

718: Device Selection and Outcomes of Aerosol Therapy: Evidence-Based Guidelines (N)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon successful completion of this continuing education module, you will be able to: Aerosol Delivery of Short-Acting ß2-Agonists in the Hospital ED Aerosol Delivery of Short-Acting ß2-Agonists in the Inpatient Hospital Setting Intermittent vs Continuous Nebulizer Delivery of ß2-Agonists Short-Acting ß2-Agonists for Asthma in the Outpatient Setting Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma ß2-Agonists and […]