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The VGM Education Home Health online catalog features more than 100 interactive courses for Home Health professionals. We have education for CNA's, Dietary staff, CMA's, Environmental Services, Home Health Aids, Home Health Managers, Nurses, Social workers and more. 

Browse through our course catalog to learn about training offered in over 25 categories.  

 

 
 

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Accreditation Competencies

ACC001 - Glucometer Competency
Author: Belson-Hanwright Videos

This course allows the student to meet accreditation competency requirements for instructing patients on the proper use of blood glucose meters (known as "glucometers"). There are many different glucometers on the market today, all with various features. This course reviews the standard items taught with all glucometers. Before completing this course, you should check your accreditation agency's specific requirements for competency. No continuing education credit is offered for the completion of this course.

 
ACC002 - Nebulizer System Competency
Author: Belson-Hanwright Videos

This course allows the student to meet accreditation competency requirements for instructing patients on the proper use of nebulizer systems. There are many different nebulizer systems on the market today, all with various features. This course reviews the standard items taught with all nebulizer systems. Before completing this course, you should check your accreditation agency's specific requirements for competency. No continuing education credit is offered for the completion of this course.

 
 

Aging Populations

ACT/MEM - Activities for Residents Needing 1-1 or Individualized Activities (1.5 HR)

Purpose: Activity professionals will review and gain knowledge of assessing, planning, evaluating and implementing 1-1 activities for the bed bound, room bound, or isolated resident. Objectives: 1. Use information from assessment and care planning forms to develop appropriate 1-1 activities for the resident; 2. Identify which residents have a greater need for 1-1 activities; 3. Determine appropriate bedside activities for the resident who is unable to come out for activities; 4. Develop an activity plan for residents with a variety of special needs such as vision or hearing impairment, those in isolation, chronic illnesses, confusion, etc.; Increase understanding of time management techniques. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. Purpose: Activity professionals will review and gain knowledge of assessing, planning, evaluating and implementing 1-1 activities for the bed bound, room bound, or isolated resident. Objectives: 1. Use information from assessment and care planning forms to develop appropriate 1-1 activities for the resident; 2. Identify which residents have a greater need for 1-1 activities; 3. Determine appropriate bedside activities for the resident who is unable to come out for activities; 4. Develop an activity plan for residents with a variety of special needs such as vision or hearing impairment, those in isolation, chronic illnesses, confusion, etc.; Increase understanding of time management techniques. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. Purpose: Activity professionals will review and gain knowledge of assessing, planning, evaluating and implementing 1-1 activities for the bed bound, room bound, or isolated resident. Objectives: 1. Use information from assessment and care planning forms to develop appropriate 1-1 activities for the resident; 2. Identify which residents have a greater need for 1-1 activities; 3. Determine appropriate bedside activities for the resident who is unable to come out for activities; 4. Develop an activity plan for residents with a variety of special needs such as vision or hearing impairment, those in isolation, chronic illnesses, confusion, etc.; Increase understanding of time management techniques. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ACT/MEM - Activities for Residents with Alzheimer's Dementia (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Activity professionals will review and gain knowledge of assessing, planning and evaluating activities for resident with Alzheimer’s Type Dementia. Objectives: 1. Discuss the importance of appropriate activities for Alzheimer’s residents; 2. Assess and evaluate the resident’s activity potential; 3. Describe appropriate activities for Alzheimer’s residents; 4. Discuss documentation to efficiently record participation; 5. Write progress notes pertaining to the activity participation and progress. 6. Describe methods to locate and adapt resources to use in planning and implementing activities for the Alzheimer’s residents. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/COM - Communication: Patients with Special Needs (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To improve communication with patients with special needs. Objectives: 1. Discuss the challenges and strategies for communicating with patient with hearing and vision impairments; 2. Discuss the guidelines for communicating with patients with aphasia; 3. Discuss techniques for communicating with patients who are disoriented or confused; 4. Discuss appropriate communication methods and how to prevent miscommunication when talking with patients with cultural and language differences; 5. Explain the normal communication process. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM1 - Dementia Training: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease (1.5 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Describe Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), how the brain works and how it is affected by AD; 2. Discuss how memory loss from AD and other related disorders differs from normal aging; 3. Explain neurological diseases or conditions that can cause irreversible dementia and other conditions or disorders that may result in symptoms that mimic AD; 4. Describe stages of Alzheimer's disease and related symptoms and behaviors; 5. Discuss how AD is diagnosed, the causes, cures, and research. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM2 - Dementia Training: Communication (1.0 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Describe how AD affects communication skills; 2. Discuss strategies and guidelines for verbal communication; 3. Explain strategies and guidelines for nonverbal communication; 4. Describe validation therapy and its usefulness in communicating with residents with AD; 5. Discuss and execute strategies for communicating with residents who are non-communicative or non-responsive. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM3 - Dementia Training: Behavior Management (1.5 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1) Discuss behavior management and challenging behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease; 2) Explain strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors; 3) Describe problem-solving approaches to challenging behaviors; 4) Discuss interventions that are alternatives to restraints; 5) List five types of elder abuse; 6) Review legal timelines for reporting elder abuse; 7) Summarize strategies to prevent elder abuse. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM4 - Dementia Training: Philosophy of Care, Family & Staff Issues (1.0 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Explain the importance of the philosophy of care, physical environment (indoor and outdoor), security, and safety in care of the person with dementia; 2. Describe the importance of schedules and routines and your role as a caregiver; 3. Describe issues and concerns of family members of a person with AD as well as the grief process and the ongoing losses that occur as the disease progresses; 4. Discuss strategies for assisting family members to be involved with persons in dementia care programs; 5. Describe causes of stress for the caregiver and discuss strategies and techniques for managing stress. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM5 - Dementia Training: Activities for Persons with Dementia (1.0 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Describe and give examples of group and individual activities appropriate for persons with dementia; 2. Explain the significance of person centered activities for individuals with dementia. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM6 - Dementia Training: Activities of Daily Living, Medications & Nutrition (1.0 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Discuss and demonstrate strategies for success in assisting persons with dementia in activities of daily living in the following areas: dressing, grooming, eating, bathing and toileting/incontinence; 2. Identify medications commonly prescribed for residents with AD and discuss their side effects; 3. Explain detection and prevention of malnutrition and dehydration. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/MEM7 - Dementia Training: Ethical Issues (1.0 HR)

Purpose: All staff working in the long term care setting will increase their knowledge and skills in caring for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. Objectives: 1. Discuss the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence and justice; 2. Describe an example of each ethical principal. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/PCS - Personal Cares: Part 1 (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance her ability in assisting the person served with ADLs. Objectives: 1. List benefits of the bath; 2. Discuss bathing techniques with the different types of baths; 3. Describe proper dressing/undressing technique; 4. Define terms, equipment, and procedures associated with safe transfers; 5. Explain proper perineal and catheter care. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/PCS - Personal Cares: Part 2 (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance her skills in providing oral hygiene, safe transfers and dining assistance to the person served. Objectives: 1. List the benefits of good oral hygiene. 2. Define periodontal disease; 3. Demonstrate the proper procedure for providing oral care and denture care. 4. Explain the proper use of a gait belt; 5. Demonstrate the proper procedure for a one-person transfer, a two-person transfer, and transferring the person served to and from the toilet using a walker or wheelchair; 6. Discuss the use of lift devices for transfers. 7. List important elements in providing dining assistance to the person served. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/PCS - Taking Vital Signs (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance skills in performing the actions required for obtaining accurate vital sign measurements from the persons she serves. Objectives: 1. Explain how pain can affect vital signs; 2. Discuss taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and blood pressure; 3. Demonstrate taking temperatures, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHA/MHC - Depression in the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The home health care worker will better understand depression and how it affects the elderly. Objectives: 1. Define depression; 2. List and discuss the different types of depression; 3. Identify risk factors and causes of depression in the elderly; 4. List symptoms of depression; 5. Discuss treatment modalities for depression in the elderly; 5. Explain caring for the client with depression;6. Explore current research into depression and the elderly. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AGE - Healthy Aging for Older Adults (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The participant will enhance his or her understanding of diseases, chronic illnesses, and mental issues that affect the older adult and discuss ways to promote healthy aging. Objectives: 1. Discuss chronic diseases associated with the aging individual; 2. Explore prevention measures that can be taken to promote a more healthy lifestyle in the aging individual; 3. Discuss mental health issues associated with the aging individual; 4. Describe health disparities and the aging individual. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/DRT - Antipsychotics & the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge of the health care professional of antipsychotic medications and implications of their use in the elderly population. Objectives: 1. List common antipsychotic medications; 2. Describe the potential risks of treatment of dementia in the elderly with antipsychotic medications. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/DRT - Drugs & the Elderly: ADR, Compliance, & Medication Prescriptions (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Nurses working with older adults will review and update their knowledge of adverse drug reactions and compliance/prescription issues that may affect the elderly. Objectives: 1. Explain common drug interactions and implications for the elderly; 2. Discuss compliance and prescription issues related to the elderly individual. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/DRT - Drugs & the Elderly: An Introduction (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Nurses working with older adults will review and update their knowledge of how medications can affect the elderly. Objective: Describe how medications affect a person as they age. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/DRT - Drugs & the Elderly: Medications Commonly Misused by the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Nurses and other caregivers working with older adults will review and update their knowledge of medications commonly misused by the elderly and potential problems that can occur. Objectives: 1. List drugs that can cause problems in the elderly; 2. Discuss commonly prescribed drugs for the elderly; 3. Discuss patient teaching and the safe use of medication; 4. Review glossary terms related to medications commonly misused by the elderly. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/DRT - Pharmacology Basics (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare professionals will gain knowledge regarding basic principles of pharmacology to include pharmacokinetic processes, several drug classes, and some of the commonly used drugs within those classes. Objectives: 1. Describe the role of receptors related to medications; 2. Discuss the four components of pharmacokinetics; 3. Describe how medications are classified; 4. Identify some medications from commonly seen classifications, as well as their actions, uses, adverse reactions and side effects, contraindications ,and implications. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/GIS - Constipation and Fecal Impaction in the Elderly (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The participant will enhance his/her understanding of constipation and fecal impaction in the elderly. Objectives: 1.List the causes and risk factors of constipation; 2. Explore the variety of non-pharmacologic treatments; 3. Discuss medications used in the management of chronic constipation. 4. Explain causes and treatment of fecal impaction. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MEM - Aggressive Behaviors in the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care providers will increase their understanding of the management and treatment of aggressive behaviors in older adults. Objectives: 1. Identify what aggressive behaviors include; 2. Explore ways to prevent aggressive behaviors; 3. Explain common "triggers" associated with inappropriate behaviors; 3. Utilize appropriate assessment techniques; 4. Discuss intervention techniques used with aggressive behaviors. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/NUT - Nutrition and Hydration of the Elderly (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will increase their understanding of the nutrition and hydration needs of their elderly patients. Objectives: 1. Define normal nutrition; 2. List the essential nutrients; 3. Describe the nutrition and hydration requirements of the elderly; 4. Describe the four basic facility diets; 5. State the purpose of calorie counts and food intake studies; 6. Define dysphagia and explain the risks of this condition; 7. Describe the general care of the patient with dysphagia and swallowing problems; 8. State the purposes of therapeutic diets; 9. List the types of alternative nutrition; 10. Describe the appropriate nursing interventions to assist patients in obtaining adequate nutrition and hydration. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PAI - Pain Management at Life's End (2.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to integrate recently published pain management evidence into clinical practice and care for the terminally ill. Objectives: 1. Discuss the historical background information in the understanding of end-of-life pain management. 2. Apply current evidence-based knowledge of physical, psychological, social, and spiritual realms to assessing and managing pain at the end of life. 3. Describe the patient’s right to appropriate pain assessment and management. 4. Explain the different types of acute, recurrent, and chronic pain in terms of mechanisms, assessment, and management. 5. Describe and demonstrate regular evidence-based pain assessment and care planning that includes the components of the impact of pain. 6. Outline the recommendations for assessing pain in terminally ill patients. 7. Identify barriers to effective pain assessment and management at end of life. 8. Describe facilitators to effective pain assessment and management at end of life. 9. Recognize individuals at risk for under-treatment of their pain (e.g., neonates, cognitively impaired, individuals unable to self-report their pain). 10. Discuss the current pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for pain management at the end of life. Identify and provide for a range of basic physical and psychological comfort measures (e.g., distraction, positioning, education) to decrease the patient’s pain and/or suffering. 11. Discuss and apply current knowledge of prescribed analgesics and evaluate their effects on the patient’s pain and function. 12. Describe the ethical standards of the professional organizations and regulatory bodies. Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PAI - Pain Management: Process & Principle of Practice (2.0 HR)

Purpose: To provide health care professionals with the information and essential tools for assessing, re-assessing, intervening, evaluating and documenting pain intensity as a major step toward effective pain management. Objectives: 1. Discuss the foundational information essential for the understanding of pain management; 2. Identify basic pathophysiology of pain; 3. Explain the recommendations for assessing and re-assessing of pain and its management; 4. Describe developmental and individual patient considerations in assessing pain; 5. Identify and apply appropriate assessment tools and scales for patients in pain; 6. Discuss appropriate interventions and strategies for the management of pain; 7. Outline knowledge of and skills in the identification of adverse effects and complications of pain medications; 8. Discuss pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions in the management of the alleviation of pain; 9. Identify barriers to appropriate pain care and strategies to reduce such barriers. Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/URI - Urinary Incontinence in the Elderly (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Nurses working with the elderly will review and update their skills for managing urinary incontinence. Objectives: 1. Better understand the prevalence and incidence of urinary incontinence; 2. Differentiate the types of urinary incontinence; 3. Discuss appropriate assessment processes for individuals with urinary incontinence; 4. Explain appropriate prevention, treatment and nursing management techniques; 5. Discuss incontinence management programs for use in long term care facilities and home care settings. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Business Management

HHA/REG - Home Health Care: An Introduction (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To better understand the role and responsibilities of the home health aide. Objectives: 1. List the benefits of home health care; 2. Discuss the care plan; 3. List the goal(s) of home health care; 4. Discuss payment options for home health care; 5. Discuss communication and the home health care team; 6. List duties the home health aide may be responsible for; 7. Discuss qualities of the successful home health aide. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
MGR/LED - Leadership in Health Care: General Principles (1.5 HR)

Purpose:  The purpose of this course is to enhance the knowledge base of the audience in the area of general principles of health care leadership skills. Objectives: 1. Distinguish the difference between the concepts of “leadership” and “management”; 2. Compare the “old thinking” about leadership development to the “new thinking”; 3. Discuss the qualities of a leader from a personal perspective; 4. Discuss the behaviors that contribute to effective leadership; 5. Gain a basic familiarity to key leadership styles related to health care; 6. Discuss the changing context of leadership as it relates to health care; 7. Compare the concepts of “leadership” and “followership”; 8. Compare the theories of leadership and assess your personal style; 9. Demonstrate the ability to view one’s own strengths and developmental needs through reflection and the competency evaluation process; 10. Discuss interpersonal understanding through the eyes of a leader; 11. Identify the three domains of the Health Care Leadership Competency Model. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 contact hours for Social Worker State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315; 1.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
MGR/LED - Leading in Today's Healthcare Organization (6.6 HR)

Purpose: This course will help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage and supervise people working in a health care facility. Objectives: 1. Understand the organizational structure and communication systems of health care facilities; 2. Describe the legal and ethical aspects of health care supervision; 3. Describe leadership qualities that will assist in meeting health care facility goals; 4. Clarify participants own personal philosophy, values, and leadership style and recognize how these characteristics may influence those they supervise; 5. Understand the supervisor's role and responsibility in specific management tasks such as team building, problem solving, conflict resolution, evaluation, discipline, and change. Continuing Education Credits: 8.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 8.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 6.6 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 6.6 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ETH - Ethical Principles in Nursing (3.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the nurse’s ability to utilize ethical principles in nursing practice. Objectives:  1. Discuss various ethical theories and principles within a framework for nursing practice; 2. Describe common ethical dilemmas and ethical methods of decision making; 3. Examine how application of ethical principles influences the provision of health care; 4. Identify all the provisions to the code of ethics for nursing; 5. Apply the American Nurses Association’s code of ethics to help manage ethical-related questions. Continuing Education Credits: 3.6 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.6 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 3.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 3.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Clinical - Respiratory

NUR/RES - Asthma (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will increase their understanding of asthma. Objectives: 1. Define asthma; 2. Discuss asthma statistics in children and adults; 3. Describe the types of asthma; 4. Describe the pathophysiology of acute asthma; 5. Discuss the classification system of asthma severity; 6. List at least five common asthma triggers; 7. List diagnostic and laboratory tests used to identify causative factors and the degree of airway involvement in the asthma patient; 8. Discuss nursing diagnoses associated with asthma, the nursing care, interventions and rationales for each; 9. Discuss drug therapy used for the asthma patient; 10. Explain the use of metered dose (MDIs) and dry powder inhalers (DPIs); 11. Discuss managing asthma for children at home and school; 12. Identify elements to be included with patient and family teaching for the child or adult diagnosed with asthma. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/RES - Fighting to Breathe: COPD (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course the participants’ will have an increased understanding of COPD. Objectives: 1. Discuss COPD; 2. Explain the respiratory system; 3. List diagnostic studies often done to diagnose COPD; 4. Explore complications of COPD; 5. List and discuss nursing diagnoses and interventions for the patient with COPD; 6. Discuss pulmonary rehabilitation. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/RES - Pneumonia (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The certified medication aide will review and update her understanding of pneumonia as well as the care and treatment of patients with the disease. Objectives: 1. Understand the implications of pneumonia nationally and internationally; 2. Describe what pneumonia is and the progression of the disease; 3. Identify the symptoms of pneumococcal pneumonia and how it is diagnosed; 4. Explain the appropriate prevention, treatment and management techniques. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/RES - Sleep Apnea Disorder (1.75 HR)

Purpose: The health care professional will enhance his or her understanding of the sleep apnea disorder. Objectives: 1. Describe sleep apnea; 2. Explain the anatomy of the upper airway and how its structures may contribute to sleep apnea; 3. List and discuss the two major types of sleep apnea, including causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.6 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.6 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Customer Service

ALL/COM - Communication: What Is It (1.0 HR)

Purpose: People working the health care setting will gain knowledge and skills related to basic communication. Objectives: 1. Define communication; 2. Discuss the basic components of communication; 3. List several ways that communication occurs in the health care setting; 4. List several obstacles to communication; 5. List several things communication cannot do; 6.List several things communication can do. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/COM - Customer Service in Healthcare (2.5 HR)

Purpose: To improve customer service in health care. Objectives: 1. Define customer service; 2. Identify the customer; 3. Differentiate between customer service and customer-driven service; 4. Discuss components of and strategies for delivering exceptional customer service and how it relates to quality care; 5. Develop actions to improve and enhance listening skills to improve customer service; 6. Explore ways to value the employee(s) who exhibit(s) exceptional customer service commitment; 7. Recognize the impact of exceptional customer service on market share/customer retention in the competitive business environment; 8. Define the relationship between the customer (patient) and the role of the nurse or other health care provider in customer service. Continuing Education Credit: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; 2.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/COM - Dealing With Difficult People in the Healthcare Setting (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will learn how to work with difficult people, recognize problem “types,” and manage everyday stress associated with dealing with people. Objectives: 1. Explore why people act the way they do; 2. Discover what personality traits keep you from being effective when dealing with people; 3. Learn how to deal with specific personality types; 4. Improve communication skills that will improve difficult situations; 5. Utilize proven ideas for dealing and coping with difficult people; 6. Learn stress management tips that can effectively defuse difficult situations. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/CFY1 - Caring for You: Critical Thinking (0.5 HR)

Purpose: Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) will gain knowledge and skills related to critical thinking. Objectives: 1. Define critical thinking; 2. Discuss the importance of critical thinking in the CNA role; 3. Describe how the nursing assistant can use critical thinking skills; 4. Explore how the nursing assistant can improve critical thinking skills. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/CFY2 - Caring for You: Nursing Process & the CNA (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will be introduced to nursing process and her role in using that problem-solving approach for the person served. Objectives: 1. Define nursing process; 2. List and discuss the five elements of nursing process; 4. Describe the role of the CNA with the nursing process. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AST - Critical Thinking (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Nurses will gain knowledge and skills related to critical thinking. Objectives: 1. Define critical thinking; 2. Discuss the importance of critical thinking in the nurses’ practice; 3. Describe some of the tools used to measure critical thinking; 4. Describe some of the strategies to develop critical thinking skills. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ELC - A Guide to Palliative Nursing Care at End-of-Life (2.5 HR)

Purpose: To develop a guide for nurses in the understanding and delivery of compassionate nursing care at end-of-life with a three-fold message. First, the guide will serve as a review and reminder for nurses in fostering a contemporary and knowledgeable understanding toward the uniqueness of the dying process in twenty-first century America. Secondly, the guide will serve to recognize symptoms of the imminently dying and relieve the various levels of suffering for those persons living with dying and their bereaved families who must find a way to go on without their loved ones. And thirdly, the guide will be a relevant resource to nurses who may not be experts in the specialty practice of end-of-life care but desire the knowledge base in the specialty’s nursing care aspects. Objectives: 1. Summarize historical and current end-of-life care within the United States; 2. Define the concepts of “palliative” and “end-of-life” care based on the most recent Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, Third Edition, (2013); 3. Explain the economic challenges of palliative end-of-life care from an ethical and political position; 4. Discuss the essential elements of the Standards of Care in Palliative End-of-Life Nursing Practice based on the Scope and Standards of Hospice and Palliative Nursing Practice, 2002; 5.Discuss the essential elements of the Standards of Professional Performance in Palliative End-of-Life Professional Nursing Practice based on the Scope and Standards of Hospice and Palliative Nursing Practice, 2002; 6. Discuss the Eight Domains of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for quality palliative end-of-life care based on the work of the task force for the National Consensus Project, 2013; 7. Describe how to support individuals and their families in developing informed decision making processes consistent with their unique beliefs and values; 8. Discuss evidence-based recommendations on nursing’s best practices for end-of-life care during the last days and hours of life and the associated quality indicators. Identify the signs and symptoms of active/imminent death and associated care; 9. Describe the meaning of the Pearls of Professional Practice as a critical part of self-care for the nurse in the physical, psychological, social and spiritual domains. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ELC - Care of the Imminently Dying Patient (1.5 HR)

Purpose: To aid the learner in recognizing and understanding the signs and symptoms of the active dying process and the corresponding care interventions. Objectives: 1. Describe the historical significance of chronic illness in America’s mortality today. 2. Conceptualize definitions of palliative care, hospice care and end-of-life care. 3. Understand and respond to the educational needs of terminally ill patients and the educational and bereavement needs of their families. 4. Describe assessments and corresponding interventions to improve the quality of care of the imminently dying patient and family. 5. Examine the possibilities during the last hours of life for the imminently dying patient. 6. Recognize the physical signs and their management options as imminent death approaches and progresses. 7. Distinguish between the “usual road” and the “difficult road” to death as described in this course. 8. Discuss the signs of death when imminent death occurs in an adult or child. 9. Identify the patterns of the dying process and the death event. 10. Apply appropriate caring interventions for the patient and family at the time of the death event and in after-care support. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ELC - Dying with Dignity (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare providers will place an emphasis on each terminally ill patient’s uniqueness that tends to preserve their sense of dignity. Objectives: 1. Discuss an understanding of the history of end-of-life care and future directions; 2. Define an operational definition of “dignity” and dying with dignity” and its unique meaning for patients, families and nursing professionals; 3. Assess and describe factors necessary for preserving dignity at the end-of-life; 4. Systematize nursing practice in dying with dignity at the end-of-life by being accountable for professional nursing practice guidelines as set out by the American Nurses Association; 5. Appraise the precepts underlying end-of-life care developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in accordance with the International Council of Nurses; 6. Identify the three major categories of “The Dignity Model” that emerged from a study of dying patients’ perceptions of their own sense of dignity. 7. Articulate the A, B, C and D’s of Dignity Conserving Care as put forward in the literature; 8. Provide evidence-based recommendations for nurses on best nursing practices for end-of-life care; 9. Formulate two nursing interventions that promote the phenomenon of dignified dying; 10. Reflect upon your personal feelings and attitudes about dying with dignity. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Disease Management

CNA/CFY3 - Caring for You: Parkinson's Disease (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the nursing assistant’s knowledge and understanding of Parkinson’s disease and how to care for the person served who has it. Objectives: 1. Explain the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease; 2. List the five stages of Parkinson’s disease; 3. Describe the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease; 4. List the four classic signs of Parkinson’s disease; 5. Discuss the complications associated with Parkinson’s disease including the interventions the nursing assistant might take in caring for the person served who is exhibiting these complications. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/CFY4 - Caring for You: COPD (2.0 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance her understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to COPD and how to care for the person served who has COPD. Objectives: 1. Discuss COPD; 2. Explain structures of the respiratory system and how respiration occurs; 3. Describe symptoms of COPD; 4. List problems that can affect the person served with COPD and action steps (interventions) the nursing assistant can take to reduce those problems. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/CFY6 - Caring for You: Stroke (2.0 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance his/her knowledge and understanding of stroke including how to care for the person served who has had a stroke. Objectives: 1. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system; 2. List the risk factors for stroke; 3. Identify symptoms of stroke; 4. Explain the different types of stroke and how they occur; 5. Identify effects seen when a person has had a stroke; 6. Explore how to care for the person who has had a stroke, including treatment options and goals. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/NUT - Swallowing Disorders (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The direct care worker will better understand dysphagia by recognizing the signs and symptoms of the disorder and actions to utilize with the dysphagia patient/resident/client. Objectives: 1. Describe dysphagia. 2. Explain the occurrence of dysphagia and the problems that can result; 3. Describe causes of dysphagia; 4. Explain aspiration pneumonia; 5. List the signs and symptoms of dysphagia; 6. Discuss approaches that can be taken with most dysphasic residents. 7. Discuss fluid balance and the individual with dysphagia. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/PCS - Change in Condition (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will have a better understanding of his/her role in observing for and reporting changes in condition to the charge nurse. Objectives: 1. Differentiate between subjective and objective data. Discuss reporting that must be done immediately. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/PCS - Oral Hygiene (0.5 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant's understanding of the benefits of and correct procedures for oral hygiene with the conscious and unconscious older adult. Objectives: 1. Discuss the causes of gum disease in the individual; 2. List the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease; 3. Discuss the needs of the individual with dentures; 4. Explore diseases that may affect the oral cavity; 5. Discuss proper procedures for oral care with the conscious and unconscious patient. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHA/END - What the Home Health Aide Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The home health aide will enhance her understanding of type 2 diabetes and the care of the client with the disease. Objectives: 1. Discuss diabetes and the different types of diabetes; 2. List the risk factors for type 2 diabetes; 3. Discuss the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes; 4. Explain hypo- and hyperglycemia; 5. Explore tests for diabetes; 6. Discuss the care of the diabetic client; 7. Explore complications of type 2 diabetes. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHA/RES - COPD (2.0 HR)

Purpose: The direct care home health aide will enhance her knowledge of COPD and the techniques needed to care for the individual who has this condition. Objectives: 1. Discuss COPD; 2. Explore the respiratory system; 3. Explain caring for the client with COPD; 4. List safety precautions for oxygen therapy in the home; 5. Discuss pulmonary rehabilitation. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHP/SAF - Musculoskeletal Disorders (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To raise the participant’s awareness of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the home health care setting and how to prevent them. Objectives: 1. Discuss musculoskeletal disorders; 2. Explain the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on the home healthcare industry; 3. List and discuss risk factors for developing musculoskeletal disorders; 4. Define ergonomics; 5. Discuss ways that musculoskeletal disorders can be prevented; 6. Identify ergonomic assistive devices. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AUT - Autoimmune Disorders (4.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care providers will increase their understanding of a variety of common autoimmune disorders including skills needed for patient care. Objectives:  1. Better understand how the immune system works; 2. Discuss the causes, incidence and risk factors related to autoimmune disorders; 3. Discuss the pathophysiology of a variety of common autoimmune disorders including Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and others; 4. Explain the symptoms and prognosis of these disorders; 5. Explore disease-modifying treatments and therapies for autoimmune disorders; 6. Describe related complications; 7. Discuss autoimmune disease in women and gerontologic considerations; 8. Discuss research studies related to autoimmune diseases. Continuing Education Credits: 5.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 4.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 4.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 4.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AUT - Fibromyalgia: The Basics (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will come to a better understanding of fibromyalgia syndrome. Objectives: 1. Describe fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS); 2. List the 18 primary tender points on the body associated with FMS; 3. Discuss four nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions and rationales for the patient with FMS; 4. Discuss several information sources for the patient with FMS. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AUT - Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will have a better understanding of the disease (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), the effects of the disease, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how children can be affected emotionally by this chronic disease. Objectives: 1. Describe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA); 2. Differentiate among the three types of JRA; 3. Discuss the diagnosis of JRA; 4. Explore treatment options for JRA; 5. Discuss emotional issues associated with JRA. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AUT - Lupus (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course will increase learners’ knowledge and skills related to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Objectives: 1. Describe the symptoms of lupus; 2. List some of the tests and procedures used to diagnose lupus; 3. Discuss medications and guiding principles used in treating lupus; 4. Explain what a flare is and its significance; 5. Identify resources for further support and information related to lupus. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/AUT - Rheumatoid Arthritis (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant's understanding of rheumatoid arthritis. Objectives: 1. Define rheumatoid arthritis; 2. Discuss current theories about the possible cause of RA; 3. List and discuss common symptoms of RA; 4. Explore common diagnostic tests and procedures used to diagnose RA; 5. Describe treatment options for RA; 6. Explore risk factors associated with RA; 7. Discuss self-management techniques for RA. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CAR - Arrhythmia (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The nurse will enhance her understanding of cardiac arrhythmias, cause(s), and treatment. Objectives: 1. Discuss the heart’s electrical system; 2. Identify types of arrhythmia; 3. Describe the causes of arrhythmia; 4. List risk factors for arrhythmia; 5. Discuss the signs and symptoms of arrhythmia, diagnosis and treatment. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CAR - Atrial Fibrillation (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The nurse will better understand atrial fibrillation and how it can be treated and managed. Objectives: 1. Define atrial fibrillation; 2. Explain the heart’s electrical system; 3. Discuss atrial fibrillation, including types of AF, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and complications; 4. Explain diagnosis and treatment for AF; 5. Identify ways to prevent AF. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. Purpose: The nurse will better understand atrial fibrillation and how it can be treated and managed. Objectives: 1. Define atrial fibrillation; 2. Explain the heart’s electrical system; 3. Discuss atrial fibrillation, including types of AF, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and complications; 4. Explain diagnosis and treatment for AF; 5. Identify ways to prevent AF. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. Purpose: The nurse will better understand atrial fibrillation and how it can be treated and managed. Objectives: 1. Define atrial fibrillation; 2. Explain the heart’s electrical system; 3. Discuss atrial fibrillation, including types of AF, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and complications; 4. Explain diagnosis and treatment for AF; 5. Identify ways to prevent AF. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CAR - Coronary Heart Disease (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare practitioner will enhance her knowledge of coronary heart disease and its impact on the individual. Objectives: 1. Discuss coronary heart disease, including causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms of CHD, diagnosis and treatment; 2. Describe lifestyle changes that may be important to preventing or reducing the risk of CHD; 3. Discuss cardiac rehabilitation. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CAR - Heart Failure (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare practitioner will enhance her understanding of heart failure. Objectives: 1. Explain normal anatomy and physiology of the heart; 2.Discuss heart failure, causes and risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CND - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course the participant will understand Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ALS) and associated symptoms, causes and treatments. Objectives: Discuss the clinical course of ALS. 1. Describe persons affected with ALS; 2. List and discuss the symptoms and causes of ALS; 3. Explain how ALS is treated; 4. Discuss nursing care of the ALS patient; 5. Discuss hospice care of the ALS patient and family; 6. Explore ALS research being conducted. Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CND - Guillain-Barre Syndrome (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The health care professional will enhance her/his understanding of the symptoms that lead to a diagnosis of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), as well as treatment and nursing management. Objectives: 1. Describe Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS); 2. Explore causes of GBS; 3. Discuss diagnosis, treatment, and nursing management for the patient with GBS; 4. Discuss prognosis of the patient with GBS. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CND - Parkinson's Disease (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to understand Parkinson’s disease, diagnosis and treatment. Objectives: 1. Differentiate the eight types of Parkinson’s disease; 2. Describe the clinical course of primary parkinsonism; 3. Discuss the role of the various caregivers and the utilization of physical speech, and occupational therapy in the management of Parkinson’s disease; 4. Explain the role of family and support systems for the patient with Parkinson’s disease; 5. Explain at least four nursing diagnoses, with rationale, pertinent to patients with Parkinson’s disease; 6. Discuss pharmacologic management of Parkinson’s disease. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/CND - Stroke (3.0 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare professionals will review and learn new information about caring for the stroke patient. Objectives: 1. Describe what happens when a stroke occurs; 2. Identify what the risk factors and warning signs of stroke are; 3. Differentiate between the different types of stroke; 4. Identify the effects of stroke; 5. Discuss exams and tests used to diagnose a stroke; 6. Discuss the appropriate care of the stroke patient; 7. Describe various treatment regimens; 7.Discuss various stroke research studies. Continuing Education Credits: 3.6 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.6 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 3.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 3.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. This material was produced using no commercial support of any kind. Unless otherwise stated, planning committee, presenters, faculty, author(s) and content reviewers are free of any bias or conflict of interest, and are compensated for their work exclusively by CE Solutions, a division of VGM Education.

 
NUR/EMC - Neurovascular Emergencies (3.0 HR)

Purpose: The nurse will enhance her understanding of neurovascular emergencies and treatment options used to limit the severity of complications that may result. Objectives: 1. Explore the neurovascular system; 3. Discuss various stroke tools utilized to assess the stroke patient, including F.A.S.T, the ABCD score, the FOUR score, the Hunt & Hess grading scale, and the NIHSS score; 3. Discuss treatment options for the different types of stroke; 4. List and discuss the cranial nerves that may be affected by stroke; 5. Explain complications that may occur as a result of a stroke. Continuing Education Credits: 3.6 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.6 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 3.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 3.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/EMC - Traumatic Brain Injury (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The participant will explore traumatic brain injury, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and preventive measures. Objectives: 1. Describe a traumatic brain injury (TBI); 2. List and discuss the most common causes of TBI; 3. List the signs and symptoms of TBI; 4. List those persons most at risk for TBI; 5. Discuss measures to prevent TBI. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/END - Diabetes Mellitus: Complications (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will enhance their understanding of the complications associated with diabetes mellitus. Objectives: 1. Discuss the three major types of diabetes; 2. Discuss diabetic retinopathy, causes, treatment and patient teaching; 3. Explore diabetic neuropathies, causes, treatment and patient teaching; 4. Discuss the ABCs of cardiovascular care and the diabetic patient; 5. Explore causes of cardiovascular complications in the diabetic patient as well as treatment and patient teaching; 6. Discuss kidney complications associated with diabetes, cause, treatment, and patient teaching. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/END - Diabetes: Type 2 (2.0 HR)

Purpose: The health care professional will enhance their knowledge of type 2 diabetes and treatment for the disease. Objectives: 1. Discuss type 2 diabetes; 2. List the risk factors for type 2 diabetes; 3. Discuss the symptoms of type 2 diabetes 4. Explain the symptoms of hypo- and hyperglycemia; 5. Discuss exams and tests for type 2 diabetes; 6. Explore medications used in the treatment of the disease; 7. Discuss care of the diabetic patient. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/END - Hypothyroidism (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nurse will increase her understanding of hypothyroidism and how it affects the individual. Objectives: 1. Discuss hypothyroidism, causes, symptoms, and risk factors; 2. Explain diagnosis and treatment for hypothyroidism. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/GEN - Science Fiction or Reality: Pharmacogenomics (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will have enhanced knowledge of pharmacogenomics. Objectives: 1. Define pharmacogenomics; 2. Define terms associated with pharmacogenomics; 3. List anticipated benefits of pharmacogenomics; 4. Discuss how pharmacogenomics may impact healthcare providers; 5. Explore current and future applications of pharmacogenomics; 6. Identify barriers to pharmacogenomics progress; 7. List four ethical issues that impact pharmacogenomics. Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/GIS - Crohns Disease (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The participant will enhance his/her understanding of Crohn’s disease. Objectives: 1. List the symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease; 2. Discuss diagnosis and testing; 3. Explore symptom management options; 4. Discuss surgical interventions for Crohn’s disease. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Clostridium Difficile Infection (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Participants will better understand the relationship between the use of antibiotics and clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Objectives:  1. Explain the incidence and prevalence of CDI. 2. Discuss the pathophysiology of CDI. 3. Identify the signs and symptoms of CDI. 4. List laboratory tests used to diagnose CDI. 5. Describe the steps in preventing the transmission of CDI. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Group A Streptococcal Disease (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant's knowledge of Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections. Objectives: 1. Describe the different types of Group A streptococcal Disease; 2. Discuss the symptoms and treatment of different types of Group A Streptococcal Disease. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - HIV and AIDS: Florida (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant’s knowledge of HIV and AIDS. Objectives: 1. Describe and differentiate between HIV and AIDS; 2. Explain how HIV can be transmitted; 3. Identify opportunistic infections/diseases that may occur with the HIV patient; 4. Discuss drug treatment and clinical management of HIV/AIDS; 5. Discuss methods to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS and infection control procedures to use in the workplace; 6. Explain exposure management; 7. Discuss the impact of current Florida law on testing, confidentiality of test results, treatment of patients and appropriate protocols/procedures for counseling, testing, reporting, testing pregnant women and partner notification. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 clock hours IA Board of Social Work Examiners; 1.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - HIV and AIDS: The Basics (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant’s knowledge of HIV and AIDS. Objectives: 1. Describe and differentiate between HIV and AIDS; 2. Explain how HIV can be transmitted; 3. Identify opportunistic infections/diseases that may occur with the HIV patient; 4. Discuss drug treatment and clinical management of HIV/AIDS; 5. Discuss methods to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS and infection control procedures to use in the workplace; 6. Explain exposure management. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Meningitis and Encephalitis (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nurse will better understand the disease process of meningitis and encephalitis and how they may be transmitted, diagnosed, treated, and prevented. Objectives: 1. Differentiate between meningitis and encephalitis; 2. Discuss the disease process of meningitis and encephalitis; 3. Discuss risk factors for contracting meningitis and encephalitis; 4. List the populations most at risk for meningitis and encephalitis; 5. Explore transmission and symptoms of the diseases; 6. Discuss diagnostic studies used to corroborate diagnosis; 7. Explore treatment for meningitis and encephalitis 8. Describe prevention methods against meningitis and encephalitis. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide a detailed overview regarding the clinical importance of multidrug-resistant organisms in the health care environment. This course will also discuss the most common types of organisms encountered and provide recommendations for preventing their spread. Objectives: 1. Explain the incidence and prevalence of MDROs. 2. Discuss the clinical importance of MDROs. 3. Recognize the different types of MDROs. 4. Explain how to prevent the transmission of MDROs. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Norovirus (0.5 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare professionals will better understand noroviruses and how to prevent their transmission. Objectives: 1. Discuss noroviruses, including trends and outbreaks; symptoms of the illness, transmission of the disease, and treatment options; 2. Explore the prevention of noroviruses. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Shingles (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The participant will better understand herpes zoster and its treatment and prevention. Objectives: 1. Describe herpes zoster or shingles; 2.Discuss post-herpetic neuralgia and its treatment; 3. Explain immunization protocol for herpes zoster (shingles); 4. Discuss ways to prevent the transmission of herpes zoster in the healthcare setting. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MEM - Alzheimer's Disease: Basics (2.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course the participant will better understand the disease process of Alzheimer’s disease, risk and prevention strategies, and how to treat and manage the individuals and families affected. Objectives: 1. Discuss changes in the brain that occurs with Alzheimer's disease; 2. List early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease; 3. Explore the causes of Alzheimer's disease; 4. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease; 5. Explore ongoing research associated with Alzheimer's disease. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Anxiety Disorders (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will increase their understanding of anxiety disorders, their symptoms and how they are treated. Objectives: 1. Define anxiety; 2. Explain what causes anxiety disorders and how they are diagnosed; 3. Discuss anxiety disorders in general; 4. Describe the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety disorders; 5. Describe the types of medications used to treat anxiety disorders; 6. Discuss cognitive and behavioral therapies; 7. Describe dietary and lifestyle changes that will help decrease anxiety. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Borderline Personality Disorder (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nurse will enhance her understanding of borderline personality disorder and treatment for this mental illness. Objectives: 1. Discuss borderline personality disorder; 2. List symptoms of this disorder; 3. Discuss the incidence of suicide and self-harm with the individual diagnosed with borderline personality disorder; 4. List the risk factors for BPD; 5. Explain how borderline personality disorder is diagnosed and treated; 6. Discuss what to do in a crisis situation. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Care of the Mentally Ill (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to increase the knowledge and skills of those caring for people suffering from mental illness. Objectives: 1. Describe different types of mental illness; 2. Explain the role of the caregiver for those with mental illness. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Depression in the Elderly (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Participants will increase their understanding of the characteristics of depression in the elderly and what therapies are appropriate in treating it. Objectives: 1. List and discuss the different types of depression; 2. Identify risk factors and causes of depression in the elderly; 3. List symptoms of depression; 4. Discuss medication options used to treat depression in the elderly; 5. Discuss treatment modalities for depression in the elderly; 6. Explain caring for the patient with depression; 7. Explore current research into depression and the elderly. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to create a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, including diagnosis and current treatments. Objectives: 1. Define post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); 2. List the symptoms of PTSD; 3. Explain how PTSD is detected; 4. Describe treatment modalities for PTSD. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Schizophrenia (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare providers will better understand the mental disorder called schizophrenia and how it affects the individual as well as family and friends. Objectives: 1. Define schizophrenia; 2. List and discuss positive, negative and cognitive symptoms; 3. Discuss schizophrenia; 4. Discuss the treatment for schizophrenia. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/MHC - Understanding and Preventing Suicide (1.5 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to discuss a broad overview of the extent of suicide in the United States adding to the knowledge base of the learner information on the fact that effectiveness in preventing suicide ultimately depends on a more fully understanding of how and why suicide occurs. Objectives: 1. Discuss the prevalence of suicide in America; 2. Discern myths and facts of suicide; 3. Recognize risk factor alerts and develop a plan related to them; 4. Categorize professional skills required to intervene with an individual at risk of suicide; 5. Recognize elements of effective communication skills with suicidal individuals; 6. Explore bipolar disorder and depression as they relate to suicidal ideation; 7. Identify vulnerable groups for suicide ideation; 8. Discuss the prevalence of suicide in our military population; 9. Describe the caregiving process for individuals at risk of suicide; 10. Recognize elements of effective response skills with suicidal individuals on social media. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 clock hours IA Board of Social Work Examiners; 1.5 contact hours for Physical Therapy State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000284; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/NHC - Autism Spectrum Disorders (2.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the learner’s knowledge of autism spectrum disorders. Objectives: 1. Explore the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), including rare ASDs; 2. Discuss indicators of autism spectrum disorders; 3. Discuss social symptoms, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors associated with ASDs; 4. Explore problems that may accompany ASD; 5. List the two-stage process used to diagnose autism spectrum disorders; 6. Discuss aids and treatment options available for ASD; 7. Explore medications that may be used with ASD; 8. Discuss living arrangements for the adult with an ASD; 9. Discuss research into causes and treatment of ASDs; 10.Explore the Children’s Health Act of 2000. Continuing Education Credits: 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PAI - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (1.25 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the learner's understanding of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Objectives: 1. Discuss the clinical features of RSD / CRPS; 2. Discuss complications of CRPS; 3. Explain the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS; 4. Identify organizations involved in CRPS research; 5. Explore the cause(s) of CRPS; 6. Differentiate between two types of complex regional pain syndrome. Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.5 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.2 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.2 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PAI - Headache in Adults & Children (3.3 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant’s knowledge of types of headaches common in adults and children, diagnosis, and treatment. Objectives: 1. Differentiate headache categories relative to adults and children; 2. Explain rebound headache; 3. Identify five headache patterns in children; 4. Discuss migraine headache in adults and children, diagnosis and treatment; 5. Discuss the importance of the headache diary; 6. Describe collaborative care utilized with the headache patient; 7. List potential migraine triggers; 8. Discuss nursing diagnoses and interventions related to the child/adult with headache; 9. Explain client/family education relative to the client with headache; 10. Discuss pharmacologic intervention, nursing implications and interventions, and client/family teaching. Continuing Education Credits: 4.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 4.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 3.3 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 3.3 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PAI - The Pain of Osteoarthritis (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course explores osteoarthritis and will enhance the participant's understanding of the course of the disease, those most at risk, common signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and successfully living and managing the disease. Objectives: 1. Describe osteoarthritis and common characteristics; 2. Explore the causes of OA; 3. List the risk factors associated with OA; 4. Discuss the signs and symptoms of OA; 5. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment for OA. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PED - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To better understand fetal alcohol spectrum disorders - how to recognize the signs and symptoms and how to prevent them. Objectives: 1. Discuss fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs); 2. Describe characteristics children may exhibit with FASDs; 3. Discuss prevention measures; 4. Explore secondary conditions associated with FASDs; 5. Identify protective factors that may reduce secondary conditions associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); 6. Review state monitoring statistics for alcohol use among women of childbearing age. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/PED - Fifth Disease (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course will enhance the learner's understanding of Fifth's disease, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and complications of the disease. Objectives: 1. Discuss the cause of fifth disease; 2. Describe the signs and symptoms of fifth disease; 3. Discuss the transmission of fifth disease; 4. Describe diagnosis and treatment of fifth disease; 5. Explore complications of fifth disease. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

HIPAA

ALL/REG - HIPAA (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course provides an overview of HIPAA, including the reasons for the law, how it is enforced, how the law has changed over time and how HIPAA relates to the health care industry. Objectives: 1. Describe the purpose of HIPAA and identify which government agency is in charge of its regulation; 2. Explain the difference between a covered entity and a business associate; 3. Identify and explain the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, HITECH Act, Final Omnibus Rule and Breach of Notification Rule; 4. Explain what a breach is and how to HIPAA requires it to be handled; 5. Describe types of HIPAA violations and their consequences; 6. Identify the duties of a HIPAA privacy officer; 7. Explain the Minimum Necessary Standard ("need to know"); 8. Identify both visual and verbal risks and keys to reduce those risks; 9. Express patient rights as stated by HIPAA; 10. Explain how HIPAA is affected by emergency situations. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. This course is also available in Spanish.

 
 

Human Relations

ALL/REG - Cultural Competence and Age-Specific Considerations in Health Care (1.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals working in any setting will increase their understanding and skills in providing optimal care to patients from diverse cultures and varying age groups. Objectives: 1. Define terms related to cultural competence; 2. Understand the basic concepts of cultural diversity including values, world-view, communication and time orientation; 3. Discuss cultural differences as they relate to the African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Bosnian, Hispanic, and Asian cultures; 4. Discuss age-specific considerations including adolescent, adult and geriatric patients; 5. Describe the process for developing cultural competency. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/REG - Drug Use and the Workplace (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare employee will enhance his/her recognition of alcohol and other drug (substance) abuse in the workplace setting. Objectives: 1. List and discuss problems that can occur in the workplace as a result of a substance-impaired employee; 2. Discuss testing for drug/alcohol use; 3. Identify signs of drug/alcohol abuse; 4. Discuss responsibilities of the co-worker in reporting inappropriate behavior that may result from substance abuse in the workplace. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/REG - Elder Justice Act: What it Means for You (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel will enhance their understanding of elder abuse and requirements of the Elder Justice Act. Objectives: 1. Describe elder abuse; 2. Discuss the Elder Justice Act; 3. Define terms related to the EJA; 4. List and discuss types of elder abuse; 5. Explain reporting requirements as defined In the EJA; 6. Discuss penalties that may be imposed for Failure to report elder abuse. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/REG - Identifying Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care professionals will review and update their knowledge of elder abuse and neglect and potential related problems. Objectives: 1. Define elder abuse and neglect; 2. Identify the signs and symptoms of elder abuse; 3. Describe red flag indicators that contribute to elder abuse and neglect; 4. Describe the health care professional's role in identification and prevention of elder abuse; 5. Idendtify resources for reporting suspected abuse and neglect. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Preventing Violence in the Workplace (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant’s awareness of workplace violence, risks, risk factors, and prevention strategies. Objectives: 1. Define workplace violence; 2. Discuss examples of violence. 3. Identify where violence occurs most frequently; 4. Discuss risk factors for violence: 5. Explore employee prevention strategies. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines. Purpose: To enhance the participant’s awareness of workplace violence, risks, risk factors, and prevention strategies. Objectives: 1. Define workplace violence; 2. Discuss examples of violence. 3. Identify where violence occurs most frequently; 4. Discuss risk factors for violence: 5. Explore employee prevention strategies. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHP/REG - Home Health Patient Rights and Advance Directives (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Patients have rights that health care providers are required to follow. These rights ensure that all patients are given choices, have the rights to refuse services or care, understand treatments, and receive quality care. This course is designed to give an overview of patient rights following the federal model patient bill of rights that are a condition of participation in Medicare and Medicaid. If the patient lacks decision-making ability or is legally incompetent, a designated surrogate, family member, or guardian can exercise the patient’s rights on their behalf. You will learn about various types of advance directives, which are legal documents that detail a patient’s health care preferences and end-of-life decisions. Objectives: 1) Outline aspects of the home health care patient bill of rights;2) Explain the application of these rights to the individual patient under their care; 3) Describe the various advance directives and end-of-life documents and the intended purpose of each. Continuing Education Credits:1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
MGR/LED - Staff Retention: Working Together to Achieve Organizational Success (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To provide a framework of strategies to create successful organizations through positive, meaningful leadership. Objectives: 1.Outline reasons why employee retention is critical to a successful organization; 2. Identify strategies to retain and develop a staff that will help the organization grow; 3. Define employee “engagement”; 4. Discuss and develop strategies to assist managers in engaging staff through: recognition and appreciation, communication, managing conflict strategies, developing a sense of team spirit, creating a continuous learning environment, goal setting, organizational involvement and, meaningful work; 5. Describe the effect on patient care in relationship to longevity of caregivers. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
MGR/REG - Drug-Free Workplace One Hour Supervisor Training (Iowa)

Purpose: Health care supervisory personnel will refresh their knowledge related to recognizing substance abuse in the workplace. Objectives: 1. Recognize evidence of employee alcohol and other drug abuse; 2. Improve skills in documentation and corroboration of employee alcohol and other drug abuse problems; 3. Investigate situations related to substance abuse; 4. Improve skills in validating and confronting employees with substance abuse problems; 5. Discuss referral of employees who abuse alcohol or other drugs to Employee Assistance Programs or to a resource file maintained by the employer. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
MGR/REG - Drug-Free Workplace: Two Hour Supervisor Training (Iowa)

Purpose: To provide information in accordance with Iowa law that a supervisor needs to develop and/or implement a substance abuse prevention program, including drug and/or alcohol testing, in the workplace setting. Objectives: 1. Provide guidelines for making a decision for drug testing in your facility; 2. Assist in the development of a comprehensive prevention program designed to detect and deal with substance abuse issues; 3. Increase the supervisor’s ability to recognize evidence of employee alcohol and other drug abuse; 4. Help improve skills in documentation and corroboration of employee alcohol and other drug abuse problems; 5. Provide guidelines for investigating situations related to substance abuse; 6. Improve the supervisor’s skills in validating and confronting employees with substance abuse problems; 7. Increase the supervisor’s knowledge of the basic requirements for drug testing. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 2.4 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.4 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ELC - Cultural Differences in Death and Dying (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to understand the cultural importance of the individual and those directly affected including family and friends in dealing with illness and death. As the U.S. becomes more ethnically and racially diverse and culturally complex, there is a need to understand how to work with individuals who have values, health beliefs, and perspectives that are different from your own or those you are familiar with. Objectives: 1. Describe an operational definition of culture and cultural competency; 2. Discuss the concept of spirituality and the requirements of regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); 3. Identify the significance of culture at the time of illness and death; 4. Identify one’s own self-awareness of culture; 5. Identify the stages of professional cultural competency; 6. List cultural backgrounds and rituals around the world and throughout the United States; 7. Discuss the DSM-IV diagnostic category Religious or Spiritual Problem and the category of non-pathological problems. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ELC - Scott's Story: When a Child Dies (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will gain insights into a mother’s grief after the death of her four year old son and how the health care professional can use those insights to better support and care for the family when a child dies. Objectives: 1. Define and better understand the grief process; 2. Increase their ability to talk to individuals who are grieving; 3. Discuss how grief affects siblings when their brother or sister dies; 4. Increase their ability to talk to children about death; 5. Identify appropriate methods for helping individuals and families cope with the death and dying of their loved one. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/ELC - Understanding and Supporting Grieving Children (1.5 HR)

Purpose: To educate the learner about helpful ways to talk with grieving children geared toward the individual’s developmental level, respectful of their cultural norms, and sensitive to their capacity to understand the situation. Death is an inescapable fact of life and children will need all the love and support of professionals and caregivers to cope with their loss and reach a constructive grief resolution. Objectives: 1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of grief, loss behaviors, and feelings common for bereaved children and adolescents. 2. Demonstrate knowledge of age appropriate resources for children specific to their particular normal or complicated grief situation. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of grief techniques useful in working with children experiencing grief and other related loss issues. 4. Define bereavement, mourning, and grief. 5. Identify risk factors for complicated grief. 6. Understand how children and teens view death. 7. Describe the stages of grief and the factors that influence adaptation. 8. Discuss the impact of grief and loss on children and adolescents. Continuing Education Credits: 1.8 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.8 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/REG - Advance Directives and DNRO (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To present health care professionals with a comprehensive understanding of advance directives. The medical community must know the various types of advance directives in order to assist patients with their legal right to make their own decisions concerning their care. Objectives: 1. Identify the various types of advance directives.2.Explain the types of treatment available when executing advance directives.3.Discuss the responsibilities of health care workers concerning advance directives. 4.Recognize potential barriers to advance directives.5.Distinguish the impact and importance of advance directives. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
SOC/ETH - Social Work Ethics (3.0 HR)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to present social workers with a comprehensive understanding of ethical theories, principles, and the application of these principles to social work practice. This course also examines the detailed components of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics (NASW). Objectives: 1. Identify the historical context of ethics; 2. Explain the various terms and ethical principles associated with ethics; 3. Discuss the purpose of the NASW Code of Ethics; 4. Describe the categories of the NASW ethical principles; 5. Distinguish the different types of ethical decision-making models; 6. Understand certain special circumstances that social workers may encounter.Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 clock hours IA Board of Social Work Examiners; 3.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Infection Control

ALL/INF - Tuberculosis: The Basics (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel working in a variety of settings will review and gain knowledge of the disease Tuberculosis. Objectives: 1. Understand the prevalence of Tuberculosis; 2. Describe the causes of TB and how it is spread; 3. Identify the symptoms of active TB; 4. Discuss diagnostic tests for TB; 5. Explain the TB skin test and the interpretation of reactions; 6.Discuss appropriate treatment for active TB. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHA/INF - Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlstick Injuries (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant’s knowledge of blood-borne pathogens and needlestick injuries so that they can be minimized or eliminated. Objectives: 1. Discuss the risks of blood-borne pathogens and needlestick injuries; 2. Explain reasons why the home healthcare worker may choose to not report a needlestick or sharps injury; 3. Identify the regulatory agency responsible for worker safety in preventing or minimizing needlestick or sharps injuries; 4. Discuss employer responsibilities for preventing or minimizing needlestick or sharps injuries; 5. Explain worker responsibilities in preventing needlestick or sharps injuries and what to do if an incident occurs. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours. CE Broker #50-4572;1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Influenza and Healthcare (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the healthcare professional’s knowledge of influenza: the biology, transmission, signs and symptoms, and infection control measures utilized to minimize transmission of the disease. Objectives: 1. Explore influenza viruses; 2. Discuss influenza pandemics; 3. Identify the signs and symptoms of influenza; 4. Discuss the role of laboratory diagnosis and influenza; 5. Discuss infection control measures in preventing and controlling influenza in healthcare facilities; 6. Explore avian influenza. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Influenza: The Basics (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The health care practitioner will enhance his/her knowledge of this season’s influenza and best practices for prevention and transmission of the disease. Objectives: 1. Define influenza (flu); 2. List high risk individuals for developing flu-related complications; 3. Describe symptoms of influenza; 3. Discuss treatment, prevention, transmission, and complications of influenza. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Operations

NUR/DOC - Nursing Documentation (1.5 HR)

Purpose: Nurses will gain knowledge and skills related to the documentation of information in the patient’s medical record. Objectives: 1. Define documentation; 2. List at least five purposes of documentation; 3. List several established protocols for documentation; 4. List the types of documentation; 5. Discuss legal aspects of documentation. Continuing Education Credits: 2.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 2.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.6 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.6 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/INF - Bed Bugs (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The health care professional will enhance their knowledge of bed bugs and how bites and infestations impact the individual. Objectives: 1. Describe a bed bug; 2. Discuss how bed bugs are acquired; 3. List the signs and symptoms of a bed bug bite; 4. Discuss treatment of bed bug bites; 5. Explore Delusory Parasitosis (DP). Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/LEG - Preventing Medical Errors (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel working in any setting will increase their understanding of and skills for eliminating medical errors. Objectives: 1. Discuss the impact of medical errors; 2. Define common types of medical errors, including adverse and sentinel events; 3. Identify factors that increase the risk of error prone situations; 4. Discuss safety needs of patients and the processes to meet them; 5. Describe error reduction and prevention measures; 5. Explain key concepts for proper medical documentation and communication; 6. Explore the JCAHO requirements for improving safety and quality of care; 7. Discuss professional and legal responsibilities for reporting medical errors and sentinel events; 8.Describe system processes to improve outcomes, including root cause analysis. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/LEG - Preventing Medical Errors: Florida (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel working in any setting will increase their understanding of and skills for eliminating medical errors. Objectives: .1. Discuss the impact of medical errors; 2. Define common types of medical errors, including adverse and sentinel events; 3. Recognize factors that increase the risk of error prone situations; 4. Identify safety needs of patients and the processes to meet them; 5. Describe error reduction and prevention measures; 6. Describe key concepts for proper medical documentation and communication; 7. Describe the JCAHO requirements for improving safety and quality of care; 8. Discuss professional and legal responsibilities for reporting medical errors and sentinel events; 9. Describe system processes to improve outcomes, including root cause analysis.Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Ostomy & Wound Care

CNA/CFY5 - Caring for You: F314 Preventing Pressure Ulcers (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will enhance his/her understanding of the mechanisms that contribute to the formation of pressure sores, how to prevent them and what to do to care for the individual who develops them. Objectives: 1. Define pressure ulcer. 2. Discuss risk factors that can contribute to the formation of pressure ulcers; 3. Describe actions that the nursing assistant can take to prevent pressure ulcers; 4. List the stages of pressure ulcers; 5. Explain situations that need to be reported to a nurse in order to prevent or care for pressure ulcers. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/PCS - Perineal and Catheter Care (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The certified nursing assistant will enhance his/her understanding of infection control practices when providing perineal care to residents. Objectives: 1. Provide appropriate perineal care and indwelling catheter care according to professional standards; 2. Provide basic safety and adhere to principles of standard precautions when providing personal care to residents/patients. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/SKI - Pressure Ulcers (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel will increase their care giving skills and understanding of patients with pressure ulcers. Objectives: 1. Discuss the incidence of pressure ulcers; 2. Define those individuals who are more at risk for pressure ulcer development; 3. Utilize a pressure ulcer assessment scale; 4. Identify potential causes of skin breakdown; 5. List at least 10 guidelines for prevention of pressure ulcers; 6. Explain how a pressure ulcer develops; 7. Identify appropriate treatment measures to use when skin breakdown occurs. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/WCS - Circulatory Ulcers (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare professional will gain information and understanding regarding the cause, care and prevention of two types of circulatory ulcers, venous stasis and arterial (ischemic), and the differences between the two. Objectives: 1. Be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the vascular system; 2. Be able to list possible causes and resulting symptoms of venous insufficiencies that may cause venous stasis ulcers; 3. Be able to describe common locations and characteristics of venous stasis ulcers; 4. Be able to discuss diagnostic procedures used to differentiate venous stasis ulcers from a blood clot; 5. Be able to list common treatments used to care for and prevent venous stasis ulcers; 6. Be able to discuss common causes of arterial insufficiencies that lead to arterial (ischemic) ulcers; 7. Discuss common locations and symptoms/characteristics associated with arterial ulcers; 8. Identify diagnostic procedures used to assess for arterial insufficiency; 9. Explain methods used to treat and prevent arterial ulcers. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/WCS - Diabetic Foot Ulcers (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare professional will gain an increased knowledge related to the cause, care, and prevention of the diabetic foot ulcer. Objectives: 1. Identify those persons who are at risk for development of diabetic foot ulcers; 2. Explain Charcot Foot and how it relates to diabetic foot ulcers; 3. Describe the symptoms/characteristics of diabetic foot ulcers; 4. List assessment and testing methods used with diabetic foot ulcers; 5. Explain two common classification systems used in grading diabetic ulcers; 6. List 5 debridement techniques; 7. Identify appropriate off-loading techniques used to prevent or assist in healing diabetic foot ulcers. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/WCS - Pressure Ulcer: Etiology (2.5 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare professional will gain foundational knowledge of the skin and the factors that affect healing and repair. The healthcare professional will review the NPUAP staging guidelines for pressure ulcers and the risk factors for developing a pressure ulcer. The healthcare professional will review basic strategies that can be used in the management of pressure ulcers. Objectives: 1. Describe the distinct layers of the skin; 2. Explain the normal physiology of healing; 3. Identify the reasons why individuals have difficulty healing chronic wounds; 4. Explain the incidence and prevalence of pressure ulcers; 5. Identify risk factors for developing pressure ulcers; 6. Demonstrate pressure ulcer staging; 7. List at least 3 organizations that are resources for anyone responsible for managing chronic pressure ulcers in patients; 8. Name two tools that can be used to identify patients who are at risk for developing a pressure ulcer; 9. Explain at least 5 procedures that can be used to manage chronic pressure ulcers. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/WCS - The Skin (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The participant will enhance her understanding of the skin and its functions. Objectives: 1. Discuss the integumentary system; 2. List and explain the three layers of the skin; 3.Discuss aging skin and common skin conditions in the elderly. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/WCS - Therapeutic Shoe Fitting (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The participant will enhance her knowledge on the benefits, competencies, and types of therapeutic shoe fitting. Objectives: 1. Explain the benefits of therapeutic footwear; 2. Discuss shoe anatomy and construction; 3. List and explain shoe fitting devices; 4. Discuss several types of foot orthoses commonly used in the treatment of the diabetic foot; 5. Discuss therapeutic shoes and custom orthoses for at-risk diabetic Medicare beneficiaries. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Product Education Center

CNA/CFY7 - Caring for You: Feeding Tubes (0.5 HR)

Purpose: The nursing assistant will gain a better understanding of the types, purpose, complications, and care of feeding tubes and a nursing assistant’s role in care of individuals with feeding tube. Objectives: 1. Name the general types of feeding tubes used in a health care setting; 2. List conditions that may require feeding tube use; 3. Describe complications of feeding tubes that may occur and when to report to the nurse; 4. Discuss the nursing assistants role in care of person’s with feeding tubes; 5. Explain safety precautions used in care of individuals with feeding tubes during, transfers, re-positioning, bathing and grooming. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/GIS - Feeding Tubes: A Nurse's Perspective (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The healthcare professional will gain a better understanding of the types, purpose, complications, and care of feeding tubes, including administration of feedings and medication.Objectives: 1. Name the general types of feeding tubes used in a health care setting; 2. List four conditions that may require feeding tube use; 3. Describe complications of feeding tubes that may occur; 4. Relate appropriate care of a feeding tube and insertion site, following correct infection control techniques; 5. Explain steps to complete a feeding via a tube; 6. Discuss proper medication administration via a feeding tube. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 contact hours American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC); 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
 

Safety

ALL/REG - Bioterrorism: Nevada and Texas (5.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant's knowledge of potential biological, chemical, radiological terrorism agents and blast injuries, signs and symptoms, and reporting procedures should an event occur or be suspected. Objectives: 1. List potential bioterrorism and chemical agents (CDC), radiation and blast injuries as acts of terrorism; 2. List & discuss categories of high risk potential bioterrorism and chemical agents; 3. Explore history, clinical features, treatment, modes of transmission, infection control/isolation precautions, post exposure management, and patient/visitor / public information for each of the agents described; 4. Discuss blast injuries; 5. Identify information available with and use of the Health Alert Network. Continuing Education Credits: 6.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 6.0contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 5.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 5.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/REG - Hazard Communication (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Healthcare personnel will enhance their understanding of the OSHA hazardous chemical guidelines and how to use Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Objectives: 1. Discuss the Hazard Communication Standard; 2. Identify what hazardous materials include; 3. Explain how to prevent or minimize workplace hazards; 4. Identify what a Safety Data Sheet includes; 5. Discuss what is included in an appropriate written hazard communication program; 6. Identify what a training program should include. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/REG - Hazardous Weather and Internal Disaster Preparedness (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To educate and inform staff about general guidelines to follow during internal disaster situations at healthcare facilities. Objectives: 1. Discuss facility protocol in the event of an internal disaster situation; 2. Explore facility evacuation measures; 3. Differentiate between weather watch and weather warning situations; 4. Discuss safety measures utilized during a tornado warning; 5. Explore flooding situations and appropriate clean-up procedures; 6. Discuss hazards associated with ice storms; 7. Explore dangers associated with blizzard conditions; 8. Discuss earthquakes. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/REG - Medical Device Reporting (1.0 HR)

Purpose: This course is designed to provide employees of user facilities with pertinent information regarding the reporting requirements for medical device malfunctions. Objectives: 1. Define “medical device”; 2. Discuss the rationale for medical device reporting requirements; 3. Explain how user facilities are required to report medical device adverse events to the FDA; 4. Explain the difference between mandatory and voluntary MDR; 5. Discuss required recordkeeping; 6. Describe procedures for complying with FDA medical device recall actions. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Back Safety (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Health care employees will be able to increase their knowledge and skills for protecting their back from injury when working with individuals who require assistance with moving and lifting. Objectives: 1. Increase your awareness of the significance of back injuries in the workforce; 2.Briefly describe the structure of the back; 3. List frequent causes of back pain; 4. Explain techniques to prevent back injuries; 5. Discuss proper body mechanics; 6. Identify specific changes needed in the workplace to improve employee safety; 7. Define the principles of ergonomics. Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 contact hours for social work State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 159.001315, 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Basic First Aid (2.5 HR)

Purpose: Health care personnel will learn the techniques of basic first aid. Objectives: 1. List the goals of first aid; 2. Explain basic first aid interventions for a variety of specific situations; 3. Discuss common medical emergencies and the appropriate care and response; 4. Explore first aid interventions appropriate to the site of the injury; 5.Discuss legal implications of providing first aid. Continuing Education Credits: 3.0 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 3.0 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 2.5 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 2.5 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Safety Fair: Employee Safety (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To review safety measures every employee can practice to remain safe in the healthcare environment. Objectives: 1. Explore general safety measures to promote workplace safety; 2. Discuss ladder safety; 3. Identify steps that can be taken when residents become aggressive; 4. List three things the employee can do to prevent a back injury; 5. Define sexual harassment in the workplace; 6. Discuss preventing workplace violence. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Safety Fair: Environmental Safety (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To identify ways to promote environmental safety in the healthcare setting. Objectives: 1. Discuss fire safety in the workplace; 2. Define hazard communication in the healthcare setting; 3. explore lockout/tagout regulations; 4. Identify and discuss four external and/or internal disasters identified in this course. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Safety Fair: Infection Control (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To review safe infection control practices utilized in the healthcare setting. Objectives: 1. Discuss infection control practices, including handwashing; standard precautions; and the use of PPE; 2. Explore blood-borne pathogens and ways to prevent transmission; 3. Define influenza and ways to limit transmission; 4. Discuss tuberculosis (TB). Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
ALL/SAF - Safety Fair: Resident Rights (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To review the rights of residents in the long-term care setting. Objectives: 1. Discuss the Residents’ Bill of Rights; 2. Review HIPAA confidentiality regulations; 3. List the advantages and disadvantages of restraints; 4. Define and discuss the principle of ethics in the healthcare setting. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
CNA/SAF - Preventing Falls (1.0 HR)

Purpose: The certified nursing assistant will increase his/her understanding and skills for preventing falls and making the environment a safe place for resident care. Objectives: 1. Discuss how falls happen; 2. Identify what is included in a safe environment; 3. Describe ways of preventing falls; 4. Define steps for preventing injury if a fall occurs. Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHM/ALG - Latex Allergy in Home Care for Employers and Supervisors (0.5 HR)

Purpose: To increase the participant’s understanding of latex allergy. Objectives: 1. Discuss latex allergy; 2. Identify the three major types of latex allergy; 3. List products that contain latex; 4. Explain ways to prevent latex allergy. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHM/SAF - Musculoskeletal Disorders for Employers & Supervisors (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To raise the participant’s awareness of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the home health care setting and how to prevent them. To provide managers/supervisors in the home health care setting with recommendations regarding training, equipment, and procedures that can be implemented to prevent clients and employees from developing musculoskeletal injuries. Objectives: 1. Discuss musculoskeletal disorders; 2. Explain the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on the home health care industry; 3. List and discuss risk factors for developing musculoskeletal disorders; 4. Define ergonomics; 5. Discuss ways that musculoskeletal disorders can be prevented; 6. Identify ergonomic assistive devices; 7. Explain ways that employers can prevent musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHM/SAF - Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare for Employers & Supervisors (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To increase the participant’s awareness of occupational hazards that can occur in the home health care setting and measures that can be taken to prevent injury should they occur. Hazards addressed include occupational stress, workplace violence, infectious diseases, exposure to animals, environmental temperature extremes, environmental hygiene issues, lack of water, falls, severe weather, chemical spills and acts of terrorism, and travel risks. Objectives: 1.Discuss job stressors that are present in home healthcare work and list ways that occupational stress may be prevented or reduced; 2. List measures that employers or supervisors can put in place that will help prevent or reduce occupational stress for home healthcare workers; 3. Identify risk factors and give examples of workplace violence that can occur in the home health care setting; 4. Discuss the impact of workplace violence for the home healthcare worker and the organization; 5. List measures the employer can take to prevent vulnerability for workplace violence for the home healthcare worker and establish steps to be taken should violence occur; 6. List measures a home healthcare person should take to prevent vulnerability for workplace violence; 7. Discuss the need for home healthcare workers to know and follow the employer’s infection-control prevention program; 8. Identify measures to be taken that will safeguard home healthcare workers when dealing with animals in the work setting; 9. Discuss recommendations for dealing with extreme temperatures, unsafe environmental hygiene, lack of water, and risk factors for falls in the home healthcare setting; 10. List actions to take in the event of severe weather such as tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes, or blizzard/ice storms; 11. Explain protective measures to be taken in the event of a chemical spill or act of terrorism. 12. Discuss risks and recommendations regarding automobile travel required of home healthcare workers. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHP/ALG - Latex Allergy in Home Care (0.5 HR)

Purpose: To increase the participant’s understanding of latex allergy. Objectives: 1. Discuss latex allergy; 2. Identify the three major types of latex allergy; 3. List products that contain latex; 4. Explain ways to prevent latex allergy. Continuing Education Credits: 0.5 CE hour for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
HHP/SAF - Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To increase the participant’s awareness of occupational hazards that can occur in the home health care setting and measures that can be taken to prevent injury should hazards occur. Hazards addressed include occupational stress; workplace violence infectious diseases; and exposure to unsanitary work conditions, environmental temperature extremes, travel risks, falls, and chemical hazards. Objectives: 1. Identify risk factors, and give examples of workplace violence that can occur in the home health care setting; 2. Discuss the impact of workplace violence for the home health care worker and the organization; 3. List measures a home health care person should take to prevent vulnerability for workplace violence; 4. Discuss the need for home health care workers to know and follow the employer’s infection-control prevention program; 5. Identify measures to be taken that will safeguard home health care workers when dealing with hazards in the work setting; 6. Discuss recommendations for dealing with extreme temperatures, unsafe environmental hygiene, and risk factors for falls in the home health care setting; 7. List actions to limit the employee’s exposure to hazards in the workplace. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/DRT - Preventing Medication Errors (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Nurses will learn of the dangers of medication errors and how to prevent them. Objectives: 1. Describe what constitutes a medication error; 2. Discuss a systems approach to medication management; 3. Identify common medication errors; 4. Explore legal issues related to medication administration; 5. Explain how medication errors occur and what can be done to prevent them; 6. List potentially dangerous abbreviations and dose designations. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/EMC - Aspirin Poisoning (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To provide the practicing nurse with information that he or she needs to competently care for a patient with aspirin overdose. Objectives: 1. Explain the pharmacology of aspirin and the pharmacokinetics of aspirin poisoning; 3. Discuss the pathophysiology of aspirin poisoning; 4. Describe the clinical presentation of aspirin poisoning; 5. Describe the treatment of aspirin poisoning. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/EMC - Poisoning in Children and Adults (1.0 HR)

Purpose: To enhance the participant's understanding of poisoning in children and adults. Objectives: 1. Differentiate between a poisoning, a poisoning exposure, unintentional poisonings and intentional poisonings; 2. Identify the four forms of poison; 3. Discuss first aid for poisoning; 4. Identify ways to prevent poisonings in children, adolescents and adults; 5. Explore the role of Poison Control Centers. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.

 
NUR/EMC - Submersion Injuries: Drowning (1.0 HR)

Purpose: Upon completion of this course, the participant will have enhanced knowledge of drowning, those most at risk, and patient teaching that may prevent a drowning. Objectives: 1. Discuss national facts related to drowning; 2. Differentiate between near drowning, dry-drowning, and wet-drowning; 3. Discuss the pathophysiology of drowning; 4. List the five stages to a drowning; 5. Discuss emergency treatment of the drowning victim; 6. Explore patient teaching related to children and water, boating safety, and beach and surf safety. Continuing Education Credits: 1.2 contact hours Iowa BON #335; 1.2 contact hours CA Board of Nursing CEP 14033; 1.0 contact hours CE Broker # 50-4572 Florida and District of Columbia; 1.0 CE hours for certified nursing assistants; long term care department heads; and other health care disciplines.