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Alzheimers Care

Product code: M289    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:

Today, Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. This brain disease destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure, but new treatments are on the horizon as a result of accelerating insight into the biology of the disease. Research has also shown that effective care and support can improve quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease from diagnosis to the end of life.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand what Alzheimer’s disease is
  • Know the three stages of the disease
  • Know how it affects the person's communication skills and successful strategies to intervene
  • Learn approaches for the caregiver on the person's activities of daily living
  • Understand common behavior problems in dementia residents and learn interventions for each problem

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Communicating with Persons with Dementia

Product code: M291    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
Communication is a fundamental component of human relationships. It is important for everyone to be able to communicate their needs and the choices that they are making, as a way to preserve our sense of identity. Particularly with people with dementia, communication can be challenging, but it is important to realize how critical the communication aspect is in maintaining the resident’s quality of life.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Recognize the difficulties of communicating with a person with dementia
•    Identify the factors that may affect a person with dementias ability to communicate
•    Indicate how to adjust your approach in communicating with a person with dementia
•    Determine how body language affects a persons communication
•    Describe the importance of social groups for a person with dementia
•    Identify common communication problems in dementia residents and learn interventions for each problem

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Dementia Behavior Management

Product code: M292    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
It is common for problem behaviors to occur among older adults in the long term care setting, and these behaviors can negatively impact the resident’s health and quality of life. It doesn’t stop there, however, because the effects of problem behaviors are also felt by caregivers and other residents within the facility. It is pertinent for nurses and all healthcare workers to identify problem behaviors, as well as how to promptly intervene.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    List four reasons why disruptive behaviors may occur
•    Identify the 5 Rs to prevent problem behaviors
•    Indicate how acute medical problems affect behavior
•    Recognize four stressors that have an impact on behavior
•    Name three symptoms of Sundowners syndrome
•    Explain what a catastrophic reaction is and what provokes it
•    List six ways to defuse and de-escalate potential danger

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Dementia Care

Product code: M288    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:

Nursing Assistants have a great responsibility in administering care that supports optimal function, maintains safety, and provides quality of life to those who have lost the ability to determine their own course in life. The skills required to work with residents with dementia include exceptional levels of observation, discernment, and patience. Nursing staff must work closely with other disciplines and departments to ensure a safe and pleasant environment for all residents is maintained.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify types and symptoms of dementia
  • Identify changes in toileting and continence
  • State potential health risks that result from functional decline
  • Identify safety considerations associated with Activities of Daily Living
  • Identify approaches for effective care in bathing, dressing, and eating activities
  • State how activities and stimuli affect residents with dementia
  • Identify focused observations which must be reported
  • State how resident needs may be communicated

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Elopement Prevention

Product code: M290    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:

Caregivers must maintain constant vigilance over their wards, taking every precaution to prevent unsafe wandering. While not all wandering is unsafe, caregivers in the long term care setting must understand that the potential for harm from a resident's wandering is ever present. Furthermore, they must know what to do in case a resident wanders or elopes from the facility and what to do once the resident is found.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

  • Define the terms wandering and elopement
  • Determine the difference between safe and unsafe wandering
  • Identify triggers of unsafe wandering
  • Assess new residents for at-risk behaviors
  • Describe the importance of periodic and ongoing reassessment
  • Identify wandering prevention strategies
  • Discuss the importance of electronic methods of intervention
  • Discuss the steps to take when a resident missing
  • Discuss the steps to take when that resident is found

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Healthcare and Quality Initiatives

Product code: M286B    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW: 

Nursing informatics can increase accurate communication, help create an environment of greater efficiency, and help reduce errors resulting in improved patient safety. In many ways, the backbone for these improvements is the electronic health record (EHR).

This program is the second in a three-part series that provides an overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and describes how EHR works with informatics to improve patient care.

OBJECTIVES: 

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    List and explain the positive impacts of informatics in healthcare for the patient, facility, and personnel
•    Describe different examples of quality initiatives to better improve the function of the healthcare system
•    Discuss how technology has advanced the field of healthcare to make it more efficient
•    Explain how to use different forms of technology for better quality service in healthcare

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Healthcare and Quality Initiatives

Product code: M286B    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW: 

Nursing informatics can increase accurate communication, help create an environment of greater efficiency, and help reduce errors resulting in improved patient safety. In many ways, the backbone for these improvements is the electronic health record (EHR).

This program is the second in a three-part series that provides an overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and describes how EHR works with informatics to improve patient care.

OBJECTIVES: 

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    List and explain the positive impacts of informatics in healthcare for the patient, facility, and personnel
•    Describe different examples of quality initiatives to better improve the function of the healthcare system
•    Discuss how technology has advanced the field of healthcare to make it more efficient
•    Explain how to use different forms of technology for better quality service in healthcare

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Healthcare and Quality Initiatives

Product code: M286B    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW: 

Nursing informatics can increase accurate communication, help create an environment of greater efficiency, and help reduce errors resulting in improved patient safety. In many ways, the backbone for these improvements is the electronic health record (EHR).

This program is the second in a three-part series that provides an overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and describes how EHR works with informatics to improve patient care.

OBJECTIVES: 

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    List and explain the positive impacts of informatics in healthcare for the patient, facility, and personnel
•    Describe different examples of quality initiatives to better improve the function of the healthcare system
•    Discuss how technology has advanced the field of healthcare to make it more efficient
•    Explain how to use different forms of technology for better quality service in healthcare

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Nursing

Product code: M286C    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW:
Technological advances have improved different sectors within society, and informatics has done this for nursing. This improvement has led to better systems that leave less margin for error, and its impact can be seen within the field of nursing.

This program, the final in a three-part series, provides overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and how informatics can be used with a focus on patient care.


OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Explain how informatics has revolutionized the field of nursing
•    Delineate the details of the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) guidelines
•    Differentiate between the role of an informatics nurse (IN) and an informatics nurse specialist (INS)
•    List the duties of informatics nurses as project managers

 

 

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Nursing

Product code: M286C    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW:
Technological advances have improved different sectors within society, and informatics has done this for nursing. This improvement has led to better systems that leave less margin for error, and its impact can be seen within the field of nursing.

This program, the final in a three-part series, provides overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and how informatics can be used with a focus on patient care.


OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Explain how informatics has revolutionized the field of nursing
•    Delineate the details of the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) guidelines
•    Differentiate between the role of an informatics nurse (IN) and an informatics nurse specialist (INS)
•    List the duties of informatics nurses as project managers

 

 

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Impact on Nursing

Product code: M286C    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW:
Technological advances have improved different sectors within society, and informatics has done this for nursing. This improvement has led to better systems that leave less margin for error, and its impact can be seen within the field of nursing.

This program, the final in a three-part series, provides overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and how informatics can be used with a focus on patient care.


OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Explain how informatics has revolutionized the field of nursing
•    Delineate the details of the Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) guidelines
•    Differentiate between the role of an informatics nurse (IN) and an informatics nurse specialist (INS)
•    List the duties of informatics nurses as project managers

 

 

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Introduction

Product code: M286A    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW:

Informatics has been called the intersection where health and information technology meet. Informatics connects healthcare professionals with information they need to both promote and provide a higher quality of care, as well as patient safety. But what, exactly is nursing informatics?

This program is the first in a three-part series that provides an overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and how informatics can be used with a focus on patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Define nursing informatics
•    Describe how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spurred the growth of electronic medical records
•    Explain the difference between computer hardware and software
•    Describe five general types of informatics technology used for patient care

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Introduction

Product code: M286A    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW:

Informatics has been called the intersection where health and information technology meet. Informatics connects healthcare professionals with information they need to both promote and provide a higher quality of care, as well as patient safety. But what, exactly is nursing informatics?

This program is the first in a three-part series that provides an overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and how informatics can be used with a focus on patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Define nursing informatics
•    Describe how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spurred the growth of electronic medical records
•    Explain the difference between computer hardware and software
•    Describe five general types of informatics technology used for patient care

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Essential Nursing Informatics: Introduction

Product code: M286A    Copyright © 2017

OVERVIEW:

Informatics has been called the intersection where health and information technology meet. Informatics connects healthcare professionals with information they need to both promote and provide a higher quality of care, as well as patient safety. But what, exactly is nursing informatics?

This program is the first in a three-part series that provides an overview of the essential elements of nursing informatics, and how informatics can be used with a focus on patient care.

OBJECTIVES:

After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Define nursing informatics
•    Describe how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spurred the growth of electronic medical records
•    Explain the difference between computer hardware and software
•    Describe five general types of informatics technology used for patient care

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Family Issues with Dementia

Product code: M294    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
In order to build a meaningful and successful relationship with a resident, the caregiver must develop a meaningful and successful relationship with the resident’s family. Any concerns or difficulties that the family may have in regards to the resident must be addressed, and it is important to take their consideration into account.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Describe how families are alike and how they are different
•    Name the different types of difficult people
•    Compare and contrast the emotional preparations for before, during and after the move to a healthcare facility
•    Identify the issue of loss and grief
•    Recognize the symptoms of grief
•    Explain the steps to help families adjust to a new home environment
•    List the ways to include family members during the End of Life Period
•    Identify the 4 areas of care for people who are dying

 

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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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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: 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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Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections in Acute Care Facilities: Facility Concerns

Product code: M295B    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
This program, the second in a two-part series, describes the requirements and guidelines aimed at preventing healthcare- associated infections in acute care facilities. In addition, strategies for preventing the transmission of infections of concern often found in acute care settings—such as pneumonia, CAUTI, C. diff., and Candida auris—are demonstrated and described.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

•    Describe components of a facility’s Infection Control Program and Quality Assurance Program as required by CMS
•    Describe risk factors and control measures for the following:
    •    Influenza
    •    Pneumonia
    •    UTIs/CAUTI
    •    Pressure wounds
    •    MRSA
    •    C. diff
    •    Candida auris


 

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Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections in Acute Care Facilities: Prevention Review

Product code: M295A    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
This program, the first in a two-part series, provides nurses and others with an understanding of the importance of preventing healthcare-associated infections in acute care facilities, starting with a review of infection control guidelines and procedures recommended by government agencies and professional organizations.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

•    List the six links in the Chain of Infection
•    Identify the most effective means of preventing the transmission of pathogens
•    Describe the key components of both Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions
•    Explain Safe Injection Practices

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Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections in Long Term Care Part 1: Prevention Review

Product code: M287A    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
Healthcare-associated infections in long term care are infections that develop after a resident's admission to a long term care facility.  Elderly residents in both acute and long term care settings are particularly vulnerable to infections, partly due to the age-related decline in immunologic function, but also due to the fact that antibody production declines with age.

This program, the first in a two-part series, provides nurses and others with an understanding of the importance of preventing healthcare-associated infections in long-term care, starting with a review of infection control guidelines and procedures recommended by government agencies and professional organizations.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

•    List the six links in the Chain of Infection
•    Identify the most effective means of preventing the transmission of pathogens
•    Describe the key components of both Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions
•    Explain Safe Injection Practices

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Preventing Healthcare-associated Infections in Long Term Care Part 2: Facility Concerns

Product code: M287B    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
Healthcare-associated infections in long term care are infections that develop after a resident's admission to a long term care facility.  Elderly residents in both acute and long term care settings are particularly vulnerable to infections, partly due to the age-related decline in immunologic function, but also due to the fact that antibody production declines with age. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has specific requirements aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections in long term care settings. Other organizations, such as the Joint Commission and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have also developed recommendations and guidelines for reducing healthcare-associated infections.

This program, the second in a two-part series, describes the requirements and guidelines aimed at preventing healthcare-associated infections in long-term care. In addition, strategies for preventing the transmission of infections of concern often found in long term care settings—such as pneumonia, CAUTI, C. diff., and Candida auris—are demonstrated and described.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing this program, the learner should be able to:

Describe components of a facility’s Infection Control Program and Quality Assurance Program as required by CMS.
Describe risk factors and control measures for the following:
•    Influenza
•    Pneumonia
•    UTIs/CAUTI
•    Pressure wounds
•    MRSA
•    C. diff
•    Candida auris

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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 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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Promoting Independence for Persons with Dementia

Product code: M293    Copyright © 2018

OVERVIEW:
Caregivers have a great responsibility in administering care to residents with dementia. The disease itself causes loss of judgment, reasoning, memory, and communication skills that can lead the resident with dementia into risk and danger if not properly managed. Activities of daily living can often be affected with the onset of dementia as well. Exceptional levels of observation, discernment, and patience are needed when working with residents with dementia, and workers in long term care facilities must be equipped with these skills.

OBJECTIVES:
After viewing the program, the learner will be able to:

•    Apply the principles of independence and dignity while assisting with ADLs
•    Identify what needs to be done at each stage of AD and related dementias
•    Recognize personal care strategies for dressing
•    Recognize personal care strategies for bathing
•    Recognize personal care strategies for eating
•    Know options to encourage a resident to improve their eating habits
•    Recognize personal care strategies for grooming
•    Recognize personal care strategies for toileting

 

 

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