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Intravenous Therapy: Basics and Venipuncture

Product code: M266AR    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
Over 90% of hospital patients receive intravenous therapy, including medication, nutrition, electrolytes, and blood. These life-giving fluids are administered through an I.V. and can mean the difference between life and death for a patient.

Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program describes the basics of intravenous therapy and demonstrates the correct technique for performing a venipuncture to initiate intravenous therapy.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe the uses of IV therapy
•    Identify appropriate sites for venipuncture
•    Identify equipment used to provide IV therapy
•    Perform a venipuncture

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Intravenous Therapy: Pediatrics

Product code: M266DR    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
Providing intravenous therapy for infants and children offers unique challenges and may have a different rationale for the IV therapy than with an adult.

Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program demonstrates and describes IV therapy for pediatric patients.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe specific IV therapy considerations for infants through school-age children
•    Explain the unique hydration needs of pediatric patients
•    Identify age-appropriate venipuncture sites for pediatric patients
•    Describe venipuncture on a pediatric patient
•    Explain the need for and techniques to protect pediatric IV sites
•    Describe routine IV care and complications to be aware of or pediatric patients

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Intravenous Therapy: Recognizing and Treating Complications

Product code: M266CR    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
During intravenous therapy, some patients can experience complications--either local, at the I.V. site, or systemic.  Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program will focus on the identification of complications, their causes, and appropriate nursing interventions to take to support the patient and restore safe and effective therapy.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and address the following local and systemic complications of IV therapy:

•    phlebitis
•    infiltration
•    extravasation
•    occlusions
•    vein irritation/pain at the venipuncture site
•    a severed catheter
•    hematoma
•    venous spasm
•    thrombosis/thrombophlebitis
•    nerve, tendon or ligament damage
•    circulatory overload
•    septicemia
•    air embolism
•    allergic reaction

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Intravenous Therapy: Routine Care and Discontinuation

Product code: M266BR    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
After intravenous therapy has been started, the patient, the venipuncture site, and the I.V. system itself require regular monitoring and care. This care is necessary for the prevention or early detection of complications associated with I.V. therapy.

Updated with a new look and feel, and the latest venipuncture practices, this program will demonstrate procedures for the routine care and the discontinuation of intravenous therapy.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    List items to note during a routine IV assessment
•    Describe changing a peripheral catheter dressing
•    Change an infusion container
•    Change an administration set
•    Describe the process and considerations for administering medications through an IV
•    Change the dressing on a central venous catheter
•    Describe the process for discontinuing a peripheral IV site

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LPN Onsite Scope of Practice Series for LPNs: Program 1: The Path to Optimizing Care and Outcomes

Product code: LPN100    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This is the first of a four-part scope of practice learning series for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in long term and post-acute care facilities. This program uses peer-to-peer learning with working LPNs sharing their insights to describe the role of the LPN, and essential tools LPNs can use to optimizing care and outcomes. This program has been reviewed and endorsed by the National Association of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care (NADONA)

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, learners should be able to:

•    List three factors that will impact the work of LPNs for the foreseeable future
•    Explain how, under the direction of an RN, LPNs can contribute to each phase of the nursing process
•    Describe four kinds of data typically collected by LPNs and its importance in optimizing care
•    Describe how observation and critical thinking skills are used to optimize care

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LPN Onsite Scope of Practice Series for LPNs: Program 3: LPNs, Data Collection and the Assessment Process

Product code: LPN102    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This is the third of a four-part scope of practice learning series for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in long term and post-acute care facilities. LPNs play a vital role in the patient assessment process. Although they cannot perform comprehensive assessments, they contribute and support this process through data collection, observation, and reporting. This program describes those processes, and has been reviewed and endorsed by the National Association of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care (NADONA).

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, learners should be able to:

•    Describe the nursing assessment process
•    Explain the LPNs role in the assessment process
•    List four examples of changes in a patient that should be recognized and reported promptly
•    Identify four key sources of patient data
•    Describe three purposes for establishing a baseline of the patient’s health status

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LPN Onsite Scope of Practice Series for LPNs: Program 4: The Power of Observation, Critical Thinking, and Proof of Performance

Product code: LPN103    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This is the final program in the four-part scope of practice learning series for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in long term and post-acute care facilities.

Observation and critical thinking play a key role in the LPN’s ability to optimize positive patient outcomes.  This program demonstrates and describes in detail how observation and critical thinking are used to provide quality patient care. It provides peer-to-peer learning through the use of seven case studies that feature working LPNs sharing their insights to resolving patient care challenges. This program has been reviewed and endorsed by the National Association of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care (NADONA).

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, learners should be able to:

•    Describe four key elements of the observation process
•    Explain the critical thinking process and how it is used to optimize patient care

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LPN Onsite Scope of Practices Series for LPNs: Program 2: A Question of Scope

Product code: LPN101    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This is the second of a four-part scope of practice learning series for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) working in long term and post-acute care facilities. LPNs are vital to optimizing patient care, but there are a number of areas where they are limited by their license. This program identifies typical activities LPNs are not allowed to perform, and shows how they can contribute and support these activities being performed by RNs and other approved licensed providers.  This program has been reviewed and endorsed by the National Association of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care (NADONA).

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, learners should be able to:

•    Explain how to know if he/she has overstepped his/her scope of practice
•    Describe who defines an LPNs scope of practice and why
•    Identify two factors that determine the degree of direction an RN will give an LPN
•    List five reasons an LPN should decline an assigned task

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Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology Part 1

Product code: PATH101A    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
The human heart is amazing.  It beats over 100,000 per day and pumps 15 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute   Yet it is not infallible, and even today, with the emphasis on a heart-healthy life that encompasses a low-carbohydrate, low-salt, low-cholesterol, and fat diets, as well as routine exercise, heart disease is still the leading cause of death around the globe.
This program, the first in this two-part series on cardiac pathology will focus on a few of the most common disorders of the heart: coronary heart disease, acute coronary syndrome, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and heart failure.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and describe the risk factors, pathophysiology, and symptoms of:

•    Coronary heart disease
•    Acute coronary syndrome
•    Angina pectoris
•    Myocardial infarction
•    Heart failure

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Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology Part 2

Product code: PATH101B    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
The human heart is amazing.  It beats over 100,000 per day and pumps 15 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute   Yet it is not infallible, and even today, with the emphasis on a heart-healthy life that encompasses a low-carbohydrate, low-salt, low-cholesterol, and fat diets, as well as routine exercise, heart disease is still the leading cause of death around the globe.
This final program on cardiac pathology describes dysrhythmias of the cardiac conduction system, which is responsible for initiating and conducting electrical impulses to produce rhythmic heartbeats. Valvular heart disease is also described.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify the ECG waveforms and describe the following cardiac dysrhythmias:

•    Sinus bradycardia
•    Sinus tachycardia  
•    Atrial tachycardias
•    Atrial flutter  
•    Atrial fibrillation  
•    Premature ventricular contractions
•    Ventricular tachycardia   
•    Ventricular fibrillation   
•    Heart blocks

In addition, the learner should be able to identify and describe the risk factors, pathophysiology, and symptoms of valvular heart disease.

 

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Pathophysiology: Immune System Responses

Product code: PATH100B    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
An understanding of basic pathophysiology—the study of the processes and mechanisms of disease in the body and the accompanying functional changes that result—is a foundational skill for healthcare professionals in any setting. But there is one body system that affects all the others: the immune system.
The immune system works to keep all the other body systems healthy and functioning. The first program in this two-part series describes the components of the immune system, and should be reviewed before viewing this program. This program describes how these components work together to respond to harmful pathogens.  In addition, it provides an overview of the pathology of one of the greatest challenges to the immune system: cancer.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe the immune system response to bacteria
•    Describe the immune system response to viruses
•    List factors which may precipitate cancer
•    Describe metastasis
•    List seven cancer type classifications

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Acute Brain Injuries

Product code: PATH103A    Copyright © 2016

 OVERVIEW:
So vital is the central nervous system to the wellbeing of the human body that even small changes or damage to parts of the system can result in profoundly life-altering effects.
This program focuses on acute injuries to the brain.  Beginning with a brief discussion of increased intracranial pressure and cerebral edema, both of which are common in brain pathologies, it describes traumatic brain injuries and stroke.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and brain injuries including:

•    Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)
•    Cerebral edema
•    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
•    Concussions
•    Skull fractures
•    Hematomas
•    Stroke

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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

Product code: PATH103B    Copyright ©

 OVERVIEW:
So vital is the central nervous system to the wellbeing of the human body that even small changes or damage to parts of the system can result in profoundly life-altering effects.
This program focuses on acute injuries to the spinal cord including risk factors, classifications of spinal cord injuries, and descriptions of complications.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able:

•    Identify symptoms of spinal cord injury (SCI)  
•    Differentiate between neurogenic shock and spinal shock
•    List and describe seven classifications of SCI
•    Describe common complications of SCI
 

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Pathophysiology: The Immune System

Product code: PATH100A    Copyright © 2016

 OVERVIEW:
An understanding of basic pathophysiology—the study of the processes and mechanisms of disease in the body and the accompanying functional changes that result—is a foundational skill for healthcare professionals in any setting. But there is one body system that affects all the others: the immune system. The immune system works to keep all the other body systems healthy and functioning. This program, part one of two parts on the immune system, will provide an overview of the components of the immune system and their roles

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Name the three major types of immunity
•    Identify and describe the five types of cells associated with the innate immune system
•    Identify and describe the eight types of cells associated with the adaptive immune system
•    Describe the functions of complement proteins and antibodies

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Pathophysiology: The Vascular System

Product code: PATH102    Copyright © 2016

 OVERVIEW:
The adult human has about six quarts of blood that move through the vasculature in his or her body three times per minute, a circuit that is equal to 12,000 miles.  That is four times the distance from the California shore to the beaches of the East Coast of the United States.


This program describes disorders that can afflict the arteries, veins, and capillaries of the vascular system. When used with “Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology” parts 1 and 2, it provides a complete overview of pathologies of the cardiovascular system.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to identify and describe disorders of the vascular system including:

•    Atherosclerosis
•    Hypertension
•    Peripheral vascular disease
•    Aneurysm
•    Thrombophlebitis
•    Raynaud’s disease

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 1: General Recommendations for System-Wide Change

Product code: M218TA    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
One of the most common types of medical errors are errors involving medication. Fortunately, prevention measures have been shown to be greatly effective in reducing medication errors. This is the first in a 3-part series that focuses on medication errors and strategies that can be implemented to prevent their occurrence.  In this program, general recommendations for system-wide changes to enhance medication safety will be discussed.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Explain the various aspects of the “systems approach to error prevention,” including reporting systems, standardized safety procedures and safety training.
•    Describe the importance of applying lessons learned from sentinel events.
•    Identify the key attributes of building a new culture of safety to prevent medication errors

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 1: General Recommendations for System-Wide Change

Product code: M218TA    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
One of the most common types of medical errors are errors involving medication. Fortunately, prevention measures have been shown to be greatly effective in reducing medication errors. This is the first in a 3-part series that focuses on medication errors and strategies that can be implemented to prevent their occurrence.  In this program, general recommendations for system-wide changes to enhance medication safety will be discussed.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Explain the various aspects of the “systems approach to error prevention,” including reporting systems, standardized safety procedures and safety training.
•    Describe the importance of applying lessons learned from sentinel events.
•    Identify the key attributes of building a new culture of safety to prevent medication errors

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 1: General Recommendations for System-Wide Change

Product code: M218TA    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
One of the most common types of medical errors are errors involving medication. Fortunately, prevention measures have been shown to be greatly effective in reducing medication errors. This is the first in a 3-part series that focuses on medication errors and strategies that can be implemented to prevent their occurrence.  In this program, general recommendations for system-wide changes to enhance medication safety will be discussed.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Explain the various aspects of the “systems approach to error prevention,” including reporting systems, standardized safety procedures and safety training.
•    Describe the importance of applying lessons learned from sentinel events.
•    Identify the key attributes of building a new culture of safety to prevent medication errors

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 2: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices

Product code: M218TB    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
Medication errors are the most common form of medical mistake. This second program in a 3-part series will define the different events that may result from drug-related errors and identify the common sources of these mistakes.  In addition, the eight rights of medication administration, which are the foundation for safe practice, will be described.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Identify the different types of medication errors that can occur
•    Define the eight "rights" of safe medication administration to help prevent medication errors

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 2: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices

Product code: M218TB    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
Medication errors are the most common form of medical mistake. This second program in a 3-part series will define the different events that may result from drug-related errors and identify the common sources of these mistakes.  In addition, the eight rights of medication administration, which are the foundation for safe practice, will be described.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Identify the different types of medication errors that can occur
•    Define the eight "rights" of safe medication administration to help prevent medication errors

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 2: Sources of Errors and Basic Safety Practices

Product code: M218TB    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
Medication errors are the most common form of medical mistake. This second program in a 3-part series will define the different events that may result from drug-related errors and identify the common sources of these mistakes.  In addition, the eight rights of medication administration, which are the foundation for safe practice, will be described.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Identify the different types of medication errors that can occur
•    Define the eight "rights" of safe medication administration to help prevent medication errors

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 3: What Nurses Can Do

Product code: M218TC    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This final program in a three-part series on preventing medication errors describes best practice recommendations from the Joint Commission that nurses can put in place in their own day-to-day activities. This includes ways to increase patient involvement and education so that they can make a difference and protect themselves from medication errors.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe safe medication practice measures recommended by the Joint Commission
•    Describe the importance of involving patients themselves in the treatment process as a means of ensuring safer medication administration

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 3: What Nurses Can Do

Product code: M218TC    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This final program in a three-part series on preventing medication errors describes best practice recommendations from the Joint Commission that nurses can put in place in their own day-to-day activities. This includes ways to increase patient involvement and education so that they can make a difference and protect themselves from medication errors.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe safe medication practice measures recommended by the Joint Commission
•    Describe the importance of involving patients themselves in the treatment process as a means of ensuring safer medication administration

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Preventing Medication Errors Part 3: What Nurses Can Do

Product code: M218TC    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
This final program in a three-part series on preventing medication errors describes best practice recommendations from the Joint Commission that nurses can put in place in their own day-to-day activities. This includes ways to increase patient involvement and education so that they can make a difference and protect themselves from medication errors.

OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe safe medication practice measures recommended by the Joint Commission
•    Describe the importance of involving patients themselves in the treatment process as a means of ensuring safer medication administration

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The New Nursing Assistant Textbook (8th Edition) with a Companion DVD titled Terminology Skills Demonstrations

Product code: CNA530V-KIT    Copyright © 2017

Overview:

The CNA textbook (CNA530V) can now be ordered with a companion DVD "Terminology & Skills Demonstrations" (CNA539R-DVD). The product number for combining the CNA textbook and Terminology & Skills Demonstrations DVD is (CNA530V-KIT).  The textbook can be purchased with or without the companion DVD.  However, the companion DVD (CNA539R-DVD) will not be sold by itself.

Updated Info: The Terminology & Skills Demonstrations DVD (CNA539R-DVD) has been updated.  An edit was made to the "Appendix A: Abbreviations" section of the PDF on the DVD.

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When Someone You Love Cant Live at Home

Product code: M285    Copyright © 2016

OVERVIEW:
The experience of finding the right long term care setting can be emotional, overwhelming, and full of questions: There are so many options, which is right? How will this be paid for? How can I tell they’re getting good care when they’re not getting any better? Am I doing the right thing?

When Someone You Love Can’t Live At Home gives viewers a start to finding the right long term care solution for their loved ones. It describes what needs to be done, what considerations to look at, how to find the best fit for each situation.

OBJECTIVES:
When Someone You Love Can’t Live At Home describes:

•    Finding the right care option
•    What to look for at a facility
•    Costs and legal considerations
•    Resident rights
•    The natural process of aging

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