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5.5 Free CEUs- Cardiovascular Program Series

5.5 Free CEUs Total- Take One or All 5!

Course 1- Patient Assessment and Diagnostic Tests- Assess findings of valvular disease and ventricular septal defects. Assess findings of fluid changes within the heart. Complete a pertinent cardiovascular patient history. Describe blood tests that are essential to the cardiovascular assessment. Compare the noninvasive tests used to evaluate for cardiovascular dysfunction. Discuss invasive cardiovascular tests and interventions. Course 2- Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Failure- Identify signs and symptoms of acute coronary syndrome. Identify diagnostic criteria for unstable angina, STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction), and NSTEMI (Non ST-elevation myocardial infarction). Discuss ECG findings while comparing and contrasting ST segment differences in unstable angina, STEMI, and NSTEMI. Discuss the evidence-based practice medical/nursing management for care of the acute coronary syndrome patient. Discuss the potential complications of acute myocardial infarction. Differentiate left and right ventricular failure, as well as medical management of each. Discuss hemodynamic principles in the following patient populations: cardiogenic shock secondary to left ventricular failure, right ventricular infarction, papillary muscle rupture, acute ventricular septal defect, pulmonary emboli, and hypovolemic shock.  Course 3- Heart Disease and Injury- Identify coronary revascularization procedures, including less invasive approaches. Discuss risk factors for aneurysm formation, differentiate between the types of aneurysms and locations, and the treatment options available. Identify the various cardiac structures disorders and complications that may occur. Explain the use of a temporary pacemaker and the indications for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Course 4- Case Studies and Medication-Describe procedures and diagnostic tests used in the cardiovascular arena. Identify the signs and symptoms associated with cardiovascular disease. Describe common treatments and possible complications associated with cardiovascular care, including post-op complications. Identify risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. Course 5- Anatomy & Physiology and Hemodynamics- Describe the normal structure and function of the cardiovascular system. Analyze the relationship between autonomic nervous system response and cardiovascular function. List the factors that affect cardiac output and explain its impact on body perfusion. Describe the impact of medications on the autonomic nervous system.

5.5 Free CEUs for Nurses

Free until 10/1/16

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Blood Clots- What Every Nurse Should Know About DVT and PE

NPWT Stop the Clot® – What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know- Explain three signs and symptoms of clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Describe three factors that increase the risk of developing a blood clot in the form of a DVT and/or PE. Describe three management considerations for the use of anticoagulant medications. Explain three signs and symptoms of post-thrombotic syndrome that providers should include in patient education plans for blood clot survivors. Explain two facts about pulmonary hypertension and its relationship to DVT. Describe three appropriate treatment/management options to prevent clot re-currence and secondary complication.

2.4  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 10/20/18

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MDRO: An Ongoing Global Healthcare Challenge

NPWT Multidrug Resistant Bacteria An Ongoing Global Healthcare Challenge- Multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria represent an ongoing global healthcare challenge, with changing epidemiology and resistance patterns resulting in increased morbidity and mortality rates among hospitalized patents. This activity will review the impact of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing bacteria and present comparative data on current and emerging therapies to develop strategies for initial therapy and optimal outcomes. Strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy for improved outcomes will be provided. Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens. Summarize the salient features and critical differences amongst available antibiotics and those in development for use against multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria. Describe strategies to optimize initial antimicrobial therapy to ensure effectiveness of antibiotics and reduce the development of resistance. Discuss the interventions with the potential to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics and improve outcomes in patients with resistant bacterial infections.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 6/30/17

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Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms

NPWT Menopausal Symptoms: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies- Discuss the comparative effectiveness of different treatments for reducing menopausal symptoms and improving quality of life. Discuss the effects of menopausal hormone therapy preparations on coronary heart disease, stroke, or venous thromboembolism; gallbladder disease; osteoporotic fractures; or endometrial, breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer. Discuss the effects of nonhormone therapy preparations on coronary heart disease, stroke, or venous thromboembolism; gallbladder disease; osteoporotic fractures; and endometrial, breast, colorectal, and ovarian cancer. Identify factors that affect the applicability of the results of the review.

1.0  Free CEUs for Nurses

Expires 9/23/17

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Providing Excellent Palliative Care

NPWT Providing Excellent Palliative Care Describe palliative care and how it differs from hospice care.
Identify four dimensions of assessment and how each dimension impacts the way patients see their health care and impending death.
Discuss ways that nurses can implement at least three simple services to patients and family members.
Explain the Five Wishes document and identify ways it can be implemented into clinical practice.
Discuss at least three components of excellent communication in the care of the seriously ill.


1.5 Free CEUs for Nurses

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Leadership: Coaching in Nursing- 1.6 Free CEUs

Published by The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and the International Council of Nurses

Nursing Leadership- Coaching in Nursing Workbook-  available to nurses around the world. This tool is a hands-on guide that can be used to teach nurses coaching principles and skills in order to develop individual professional competencies and to improve nurse staffing retention.
 Coaching is an interactive, interpersonal process that supports continuing personal, professional and career development through the acquisition of appropriate skills, actions and abilities that are crucial to professional practice. It offers many benefits to both coaches and those being coached (usually referred to as clients), including improved confidence and autonomy in ones's role, improved job satisfaction and productivity, and the deelopment of new knowledge and skills.
Whether you are a practitioner interested in improving your practice, a leader investigating new systems and programs or a nurse who would like to become or find a coach, this workbook will help you learn:
1. The purpose and scope of coaching
2. When you might need a coach and how to find one
3. Fundamental coaching principles and how to apply them
4. How coaches are prepared and how organisations can use coaching programs

1.6 hours of continuing education (CE) credit is available for Nursing after completing the workbook.