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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 1 
This course, which is Lesson 1 of 7, focuses on the structures and functions of the cardiac system and teaches the learner how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG as well as identify waveforms, heart rate, and rhythm. It describes the structures of the heart and how impulses pass through it.
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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 2 
This course, which is Lesson 2 of 7, focuses on structures and functions of the cardiac system and describes how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG as well as identify waveforms and heart rate and rhythm. The course also examines the significance of leads and planes, identifies the 12 views of the heart, and discusses electrode placement and the leads used to obtain a 12-lead ECG.
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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 3 
This course, which is Lesson 3 of 7, focuses on structures and functions of the cardiac system and describes how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG and how to identify waveforms and heart rate and rhythm. The course also discusses normal cardiac cycle ECG waveforms as well as how to determine heart rate and rhythm on an ECG.
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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 4 
This course, which is Lesson 4 of 7, focuses on structures and functions of the cardiac system and discusses how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG and how to identify waveforms, heart rate, and rhythm. The course explains the meanings of the QRS axis, axis circle, quadrant method, and degree method, and describes the systematic steps to interpreting 12-lead ECGs.
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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 5 
This course, which is Lesson 5 of 7, focuses on structures and functions of the cardiac system and discusses how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG and how to identify waveforms, heart rate, and rhythm. The course also describes how to interpret an ECG to identify atrial and ventricular hypertrophy.
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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 6 
This course, which is Lesson 6 of 7, focuses on structures and functions of the cardiac system and discusses how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG as well as how to identify waveforms, heart rate, and rhythm. The course also describes characteristics of bundle branch blocks, including causes of and how to differentiate different types.
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12-lead ECG Interpretation-Lesson 7 
This course, which is Lesson 7 of 7, focuses on structures and functions of the cardiac system and teaches how to obtain an accurate 12-lead ECG as well as identify waveforms, heart rate, and rhythm. The course explains what causes various ECG waveform changes and how to interpret them to identify the location of cardiac damage.
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2016 Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANPD)  
This webinar discusses updates contained in the third edition of Nursing Professional Development: Scope and Standards of Practice,which was released in 2016.
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A Case Study of Moral Distress  
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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A Descriptive Study Evaluating Perinatal Healthcare Providers' Perspectives of Palliative Programming in 3 Canadian Institutions 
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
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A Dimensional Analysis of the Concept of Suffering in People with Dementia at End of Life 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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A Formative Program Evaluation of Electronic Clinical Tracking System Documentation to Meet National Core Competencies 
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
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A Longitudinal Perspective of the Symptom Experience of Patients With Lung Cancer Near the End of Life 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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A Multidisciplinary Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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A new look at vitamin B12 deficiency 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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A Novel Trauma Leadership Model Reflective of Changing Times 
Journal of Trauma Nursing
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A Place to Get Worse: Perspectives on Avoiding Hospitalization From Patients With End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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A Practitioner's Guide to Necrotizing Fasciitis 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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A Predictive Model for Pressure Ulcer Outcome: The Wound Healing Index 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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A Review on the Reversal of the Old and New Anticoagulants 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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A Systematic Review: The Utility of the Revised Version of the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology among Critically Ill Neonates 
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
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A Zebra Among Horses: A Case of Brugada Syndrome and Coronary Artery Disease 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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Abdominal Compartment Syndrome 
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a potentially fatal condition caused by any event that produces persistent intra-abdominal hypertension. It is frequently overlooked or misdiagnosed. This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology, incidence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, possible complications, and nursing considerations related to ACS.
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Acne Research: Are We Answering the Right Questions? 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Acute Aortic Emergencies-Part 1: Aortic Aneurysms 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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Acute Coronary Syndrome 
This course provides an overview of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an umbrella term used to describe conditions such as unstable angina, non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The course describes the differences between these conditions, including pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and nursing considerations.
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Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage 
This course describes acute gastrointestinal bleeding (hemorrhage), including possible causes, appropriate treatment, possible complications, and nursing interventions and considerations.
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Acute Kidney Injury Due to Acute Myocardial Infarction (Case Study) 
This course describes a patient with acute kidney injury secondary to an acute myocardial infarction.
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Acute Myocardial Infarction in Pregnancy: An Update 
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pediatric: Management 
This course focuses on the management and treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children, including possible complications and nursing care considerations.This course is a companion to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pediatric: Overview.
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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pediatric: Overview 
This course provides an overview of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children, including causes, incidence, pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests and evaluations. This course is a companion to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Pediatric: Management..
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Acutely Manic Phase (Case Study) 
This course focuses on caring for a client with a history of bipolar disorder who is currently experiencing acute mania and has been admitted to the inpatient unit of an acute care psychiatric hospital for stabilization. The learner will gain insight into common manic behaviors and issues as well as inpatient management of acute mania.
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Adult Diabetes Mellitus: Thinking Beyond Type 2 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Advance Directives Education: A Critical Need 
Journal of Christian Nursing
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Advance Directives: Empowering Patients at the End of Life 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Advance Directives: Empowering Patients at the End of Life 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Advanced Practice Nursing Committee on Process Improvement in Trauma: An Innovative Application of the Strong Model 
Journal of Trauma Nursing
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Advanced Practitioners Are Peers in Trauma Performance Improvement Peer Review 
Journal of Trauma Nursing
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Alcohol Dependence in Acute Withdrawal (Case Study) 
This course focuses on caring for a client who is an alcoholic. The course illustrates care and monitoring of the client through detoxification, including pharmacologic treatment.
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An Overview of Antithrombotics in Ischemic Stroke 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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An Overview of Glycemic Goals and Medications Used to Manage Type 2 Diabetes 
Nutrition Today
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An Update on Gout for Primary Care Providers 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Anorexia Nervosa (Case Study) 
This course focuses on the care of a client with anorexia nervosa. Nursing care focuses on stabilizing physiologic status, maximizing appropriate eating behaviors, facilitating social interaction and trust within the milieu, and working with the family regarding discharge planning and follow-up.
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Antiarrhythmic Drugs 
This course provides an overview of the various medications that are effective in treating arrhythmias, including Class I (which includes Classes 1A, 1B, and 1C), II, III, and IV drugs. The course describes drug action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, and nursing considerations for each drug class.
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Anticipatory Grief: An Evidenced Based Approach 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Anticoagulant Drugs 
This course provides an overview of anticoagulant drugs, including indications and contraindications. The drug classes examined are heparin, warfarin, direct factor Xa inhibitors, low-molecular-weight heparins, and thrombin inhibitors. Drug action and administration, drug interactions, potential adverse reactions, nursing considerations, and patient education for each drug class are discussed.
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Antihypertensive Drugs: Part 1 
This course provides a general overview of diuretic drugs effective in treating hypertension. Three subclasses of diuretics are described: loop, thiazide, and potassium-sparing. Drug action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and patient education are described for each diuretic subclass. This course is a companion to Antihypertensive Drugs: Part 2.
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Antihypertensive Drugs: Part 2 
This course provides a general overview of various medications effective in treating hypertension. The specific classes of antihypertensive drugs discussed are angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-adrenergic antagonists, calcium channel blockers, alpha-2 agonists, direct-acting vasodilators, and alpha-1 blockers. Drug action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and patient education are described for each drug class. This course is a companion to Antihypertensive Drugs: Part 1.
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Antiplatelet Drugs 
This course provides an overview of antiplatelet medications, including indications and contraindications. The course examines antiplatelet combination agents and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists, including drug action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, and nursing considerations for each drug class.
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Applying Research Into Practice: A Guide to Determine the Next Palliative Home Care Nurse Visit 
Home Healthcare Now
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Appropriate Use of Opioids in Managing Chronic Pain 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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Aromatherapy for Postoperative Nausea in Acute Care - Evidence and Future Opportunities 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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Arterial Ulcer Care 
This course provides an overview of arterial ulcers, including their pathophysiology, risk factors, assessment, classification, and treatment.
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Articulating the Value of NPD to the Organization  
It is no longer enough to use resources efficiently and effectively in professional development education activities.
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Assessing Suicide Risk in Older Adults 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Assessing the Extent to Which Healthcare Workers Advised and Assisted Smokers to Quit Based on Patient Motivation Levels 
Journal of Addictions Nursing
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Asthma, Pediatric (Case Study) 
This case study focuses on the nursing care for a child experiencing an asthma exacerbation. In addition to recognizing signs and symptoms of severe respiratory distress, the case study explains how to gather appropriate history and physical examination data to make proper treatment interventions for the patient.
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Asthma, Pediatric (Tutorial) 
This tutorial will teach the learner the basic concepts of asthma care, including etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, medical management, and nursing care.
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Atophie Blanche: Is It Associated with Venous Disease or Livedoid Vasculopathy? 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Atrial Fibrillation: Management 
This course focuses on the treatment of atrial fibrillation, including medications, cardioversion, and surgical and catheter procedures. The course also covers possible complications, nursing care, and nursing considerations. This course is a companion to Atrial Fibrillation: Overview.
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Atrial Fibrillation: Overview 
This course provides an overview of atrial fibrillation, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic testing and evaluation strategies. This course is a companion to Atrial Fibrillation: Management.
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Autistic Child, Hospitalized 
This course provides an overview of the impact that hospitalization has on the autistic child and his family. The course includes an overview of assessment needs, management concerns, and care issues as well as the integration of patient- and family-centered care.
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Bacterial Meningitis, Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of bacterial meningitis in children, including the pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and evaluation, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations
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Bag Technique: Preventing and Controlling Infections in Home Care and Hospice 
Home Healthcare Now
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Bariatric Surgery Care 
This course focuses on the types of bariatric surgery currently performed. These include restrictive procedures, in which stomach size is decreased and stomach emptying is slowed, and combination procedures, which take advantage of both restriction and malabsorption. Care of the patient preoperatively and immediately after surgery is addressed, including the extensive patient teaching required to help patients commit to long-term lifestyle changes. The course also describes early and late complications associated with bariatric surgery and general measures to address them.
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Basics of Test Construction: Put Your Hard Hat On!  
This interactive webinar helps NPD specialists learn to develop valid questions, whether used as test items or for questions in interactive learning activities such as games.
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Benefits of Automation in Radiation Oncology 
Oncology Times
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Best Practices for Engaging Patients with Dementia 
Nursing2017
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Best Practices for the Identification of Elder Abuse and Neglect in Home Health 
Home Healthcare Now
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Bioethical Issues Related to Limiting Life-Sustaining Therapies in the Intensive Care Unit 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Blunt Chest Trauma 
Journal of Trauma Nursing
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Case Study) 
This course focuses on caring for a client with borderline personality disorder (BPD) who has been placed in the inpatient unit of an acute psychiatric mental health hospital. The client's treatment for his current crisis and BPD requires nursing care focusing on safety, physiological stability (sleep, fluid, nutrition, elimination), using a psychotropic medication for symptom management, resuming appropriate self-care activities, and returning him to his out-patient environment as quickly as possible.
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Brain Arteriovenous Malformations 
This course provides an overview of brain arteriovenous malformations, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care and considerations. Discharge teaching is also discussed.
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Breath Sounds, Advanced 
This tutorial will review the basic voice and breath sounds and will teach the learner how to perform a respiratory assessment and identify advanced basic breath sounds.
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Breath Sounds: Basic Skills and Techniques (Tutorial) 
This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and will teach the learner how to perform a respiratory assessment and identify basic breath sounds.
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Burden Versus Benefits: When Family Has to Decide How Much Is Too Much 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Cardiogenic Shock (Case Study) 
This case study involves a 62-year-old female who presents to the emergency department with a 3-day history of vague cardiac complaints. She is diagnosed with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and is admitted to the intensive care unit. In this case study you'll review how to assess for and manage cardiogenic shock, care for a patient with a pulmonary artery catheter, and care for a patient with an intra-aortic balloon pump.
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Cardiogenic Shock (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the pathophysiology, assessments, diagnostic tests, clinical manifestations, and nursing care associated with cardiogenic shock, including the indications for and nursing management of the patient with an intra-aortic balloon pump.
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Cardiomyopathy (Case Study) 
This case study focuses on the nursing care of a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It describes the chronological events experienced by a young adult from the recognition of this life-threatening medical problem and its diagnostic evaluation to its medical and surgical management. Emphasis is placed on patient teaching at each step.
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Cardiomyopathy (Tutorial) 
This tutorial presents the classification, pathophysiology, risk factors, diagnostic measures, and treatment of cardiomyopathy. Nursing care and patient outcomes vary with its classification, pathology, and medical/surgical management.
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Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Child 
This course discusses essential elements of cardiopulmonary arrest in children, identifies the leading causes of cardiopulmonary arrest in children, and describes indications for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the significance of early response.
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Cardiopulmonary Arrest, Infant 
This course covers essential elements of managing cardiopulmonary arrest in infants, including a discussion of the leading causes of cardiopulmonary arrest in infants, indications for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in infants, and the significance of early response.
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Cardiovascular Assessment 
This course provides an overview of cardiovascular assessment, including the anatomy and physiology of the heart and vascular system and the techniques needed for inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation of the cardiovascular system.
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Care Transitions at the End of Life 
Nursing Management
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Caring for the Infant With Trisomy 18: The Bioethical Implications of Treatment Decisions on Nurses 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Caring Moment 
This course provides an overview of the implementation and use of a Caring Moment program, which offers techniques that hospital staff can utilize to improve patients' satisfaction with the care that they receive in the hospital. Such techniques include the nurse's practice of making regular rounds to ensure that the patient's physical needs are met and that the patient's personal items are close-by. The course also addresses the importance of ensuring that all hospital staff who interact with patients conduct an environmental assessment before leaving the patient's room as well as the importance of regular monitoring of staff to ensure that these behaviors are carried out.
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Case Study of an Adolescent Young Adult Patient With Multiple Sclerosis and Unpredictable Fatigue 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Case Study: Allegation: Poisoning from Incorrect Anti-fungal Medication 
HPSO Risk Advisor
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Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) Prevention  
This course provides an overview of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and evidence-based measures recommended to prevent them.
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CE Credit - Infusion Topics: Nonthrombotic Complications; Dobutamine Hydrochloride; Grant Writing; Prophylactic Anticoagulation; Parenteral Nutrition  
Journal of Infusion Nursing
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Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Bundle 
This course provides an overview of prevention strategies for central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), including the bundled approach for insertion and maintenance of central lines and information relating to peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines. The course examines the measures health care providers can take to prevent or limit such infections, including infection control practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
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Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) Management 
This course discusses the care and management of a central venous access catheter according to evidence-based standards and guidelines, including the current Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice. It reviews the critical elements involved in site care and dressing changes, maintaining patency (including flushing and possible declotting), and administration set or injection cap changes. Related documentation is also addressed.
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Cerebral Aneurysm, Ruptured, with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Case Study) 
This case study focuses on the clinical presentation of a patient with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. The case study describes nursing assessment parameters and care planning to promote optimal recovery. The patient in this case study develops common complications associated with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), including increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and vasospasm.
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Cerebral Aneurysm, Ruptured, with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the pathophysiology, precipitating factors, clinical manifestations, and complications associated with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The tutorial also addresses medical and nursing care for patients with SAH, including typical diagnostic tests, patient assessments, and treatment strategies.
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Cervical Cancer: Screening, Management, and Prevention 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Challenges to Providing Pass-Through Dollars for Nurse Residency Programs  
Although federal funding is available for physician and pharmacist residencies, no such funding exists for nursing transition to practice programs.
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Change Management 
This course discusses change management and common factors that influence staff resistance to change. Kotter's eight-step change model is used to discuss the phases of change and how the nurse manager can guide staff through change.
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Changes in Classifications of Chronic Lower-Limb Wound Codes in Patients with Diabetes: ICD-9-CM Versus ICD-10-CM 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Characteristics of Nurses Who Use Social Media 
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
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Chest Tubes 
This course educates nurses about chest tube management and includes a review of normal thoracic anatomy and physiology. The course highlights nursing considerations for chest tube management, such as preparation for chest tube insertion, chest tube maintenance based on the type of drainage and collection system used, troubleshooting problems with chest tube function, and preparing the patient for removal of a chest tube. The course also covers complications that can result from chest tubes.
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Child Abuse 
This course provides an overview of child abuse and neglect (physical, behavioral, and emotional). The course describes how to identify risk factors for abuse, common signs of abuse and neglect, and assessment.
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Children in Foster Care: What Forensic Nurses Need to Know 
Journal of Forensic Nursing
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology, common causes, risk factors, and complications associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The course also examines appropriate diagnostic tests, treatment regimens, and nursing interventions that can be used to manage the condition and prevent or reduce the risk of exacerbations and complications.
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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate 
This course provides an overview of cleft lip and cleft palate, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, diagnostic evaluation, surgical intervention, possible complications, and preoperative and postoperative nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Clinical Assessment and Management of Breastfeeding Pain 
Topics in Pain Management
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Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) 
This course provides an overview of health care-associated infections caused by Clostridium difficile, including the prevalence of C. difficile infection (CDI) and the measures health care providers can take to prevent or limit CDI (such as the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology guidelines and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recommended infection control practices for CDI).
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Coaching in Simulation: Using Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice  
This presentation includes examples of free resources available to enhance teaching and learning using technology.
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Coarctation of the Aorta 
This course provides an overview of coarctation of the aorta, a noncyanotic congenital heart defect. The course covers pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, and signs and symptoms of the condition.
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Common Errors in Using Analgesics by Home-Based Nonprofessional Hospice Caregivers 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Comorbid Depression and Diabetic Foot Ulcers 
Home Healthcare Now
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Compartment Syndrome, Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of compartment syndrome in children, highlighting its pathophysiology, common causes, and signs and symptoms. Then it presents diagnostic evaluation, treatment (including possible complications), and nursing considerations related to the syndrome.
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Competency Evaluation: Arrhythmia Management 
This competency evaluation contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to the identification and management of cardiac arrhythmias.
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Competency Evaluation: Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Interpretation 
This competency evaluation contains 30 multiple-choice questions to evaluate the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation.
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Competency Evaluation: Breath Sounds, Advanced 
This competency evaluation on advanced breath sounds contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to identifying advanced breath sounds.
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Competency Evaluation: Breath Sounds, Basic 
This competency evaluation on basic heart sounds contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to performing a cardiac assessment and identifying basic heart sounds.
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Competency Evaluation: Certified Nursing Assistant 
This competency evaluation is for use by health care facilities to evaluate competency levels of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) employed in various health care settings. The evaluation contains 25 multiple-choice questions that test the CNA's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to teamwork, proper documentation, basic skills, assisting with personal care skills while promoting independence, and safety.
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Competency Evaluation: Drug Calculation 
This competency evaluation is for use by health care facilities to evaluate competency levels of professional nurses employed in various health care settings. The evaluation contains 30 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to general drug dosage calculations.
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Competency Evaluation: ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation 
This competency evaluation contains multiple-choice questions about the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to interpreting ECG rhythm strips.
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Competency Evaluation: Emergency Drugs 
This competency evaluation contains 50 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to the selection, indications, dosages, administration, monitoring, and adverse effects of various medications commonly used to treat emergencies in health care.
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Competency Evaluation: Heart Sounds, Advanced 
This competency evaluation on advanced heart sounds contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to identifying advanced heart sounds.
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Competency Evaluation: Heart Sounds, Basic 
This competency evaluation is for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. It contains multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to performing a cardiac assessment and identifying basic heart sounds.
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Competency Evaluation: Pediatric Drug Calculations 
This competency evaluation contains 50 multiple-choice questions to assess the ability of the nurse to calculate, evaluate, and safely administer pediatric medications.
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Competency Evaluation: Vasoactive Drugs 
This competency evaluation contains 50 multiple-choice questions that evaluate the nurse's knowledge of vasoactive medication use and management in the adult population.
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Competency Management: Training the Competency Monster  
This webinar will enable learners to develop more manageable competency processes.
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Compromised Autonomy: When Families Pressure Patients to Change Their Wishes 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Conflicts in Goals of Care at the End of Life: Are Aggressive Life-Prolonging Interventions and a `Good Death` Compatible? 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Congenital Heart Defects (Case Study) 
The child in this case study is admitted with a tentative diagnosis of ventricular septal defect with mild heart failure.
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Congenital Heart Defects (Tutorial) 
This tutorial provides information about the pathophysiology, etiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, and nursing care of the child with selected congenital heart defects.
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Conquering the Forgetting Curve: Brain Based Learning  
This webinar describes how NPD professionals can incorporate evidence-based learning techniques into their teaching methods.
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Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy 
This course describes continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and the different techniques and modalities involved. It discusses the goals of therapy, assessment and care of a patient receiving CRRT, and potential complications.
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Continuum of Cancer Care 
Oncology Times
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Core Measures 
This course provides an overview of core measures, which were initiated by The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve the quality of health care through evidence-based standards that focus on assessment, treatment, patient education, and discharge instruction. In addition, it covers important aspects of and nursing considerations related to the common measures that are collected in the inpatient setting: acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, children's asthma care, venous thromboembolism, and the Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP).
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Creative Teaching Strategies: It's All About Engagement  
Today's learners are diverse consumers. Our job is to engage, teach and mentor those who have different learning styles, different generational expectations, and short attention spans.
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Crisis Intervention 
This course educates nursing professionals about the skills, concepts, and techniques needed to handle disruptive individuals.
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Critical Care Nursing Competency Evaluation: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions 
This critical care nursing competency evaluation on cardiovascular and respiratory conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: acute coronary syndromes, cardiac surgery, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, cardiac trauma, hypertensive emergency, acute pulmonary embolus, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute respiratory failure, status asthmaticus, thoracic surgery, and thoracic trauma.
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Critical Care Nursing Competency Evaluation: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Hematologic Conditions 
This critical care nursing competency evaluation on gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and hematologic conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: acute abdominal trauma, acute GI bleed, hepatic failure and coma, acute pancreatitis, bariatric surgery, GI surgery, acute renal failure, chronic renal failure, life-threatening electrolyte imbalance, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), and hypovolemic shock.
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Critical Care Nursing Competency Evaluation: Neurologic, Endocrine, and Multisystem Conditions 
This critical care nursing competency evaluation on neurologic, endocrine, and multisystem conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: cerebral aneurysm, head trauma, subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, status epilepticus, multisystem trauma, septic shock, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and removal of a pituitary tumor.
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Cultural Aspects of Pain Management: Nursing Implications 
This course provides nurses with current research on the effect that cultural heritage has on a patient's pain experience and on the ways in which nurses can better assess and manage pain for patients of diverse cultures. The course is a companion to Pain Management, Cultural Aspects: Overview.
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Cultural Aspects of Pain Management: Overview 
This course provides nurses with current research on the effect that cultural heritage has on a patient's pain experience and on the ways in which nurses can better assess and manage pain for patients of diverse cultures. The course is a companion to Pain Management, Cultural Aspects: Nursing Implications.
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Cultural Considerations at the End of Life 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Current Behaviors, Attitudes, and Knowledge of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care Toward Skin Cancer Screening/Prevention  
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Customer Service and Service Recovery 
This course educates nursing professionals, specifically nurse-managers, about the skills, concepts, and techniques needed to improve customer service, practice effective communication, and engage in the service recovery process.
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Cystic Fibrosis: Management 
This course focuses on the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF), including respiratory and dietary interventions and medications. It also covers possible complications as well as nursing care and considerations (including appropriate teaching). This course is a companion to Cystic Fibrosis: Overview.
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Cystic Fibrosis: Overview 
This course provides an overview of cystic fibrosis (CF), including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests. This course is a companion to Cystic Fibrosis: Management.
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Deaf Cultures: Competencies and Best Practice 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Defibrillation and Synchronized Cardioversion 
This course focuses on defibrillation and cardioversion, including indications for each modality, patient- and device-related factors affecting success, key procedural steps (including energy level selection), possible complications, and nursing care and considerations.
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Delirium Assessment 
This course provides an overview of delirium, which affects up to 80% of all intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The course discusses prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and assessment techniques and tools for delirium.
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Delirium Management 
This course provides an overview of the management of delirium, including risk-reduction strategies and implementation of the ABCDE bundle. Nursing interventions/considerations and documentation are also included.
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Delirium, Pediatric 
This course describes the different types of pediatric delirium (PD), including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and assessment tools. The course also includes a review of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and important nursing care considerations in children with PD.
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Depression in Home-Based Care: The Role of the Home Health Nurse 
Home Healthcare Now
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Depressive Disorder, Major (Case Study) 
This course focuses on the care of a client with major depressive disorder who has attempted suicide. The course describes medications that are useful for major depression, interventions to restore and maintain physiologic stability (nutritional, fluid, and elimination status), helping the client regain control over necessary activities of daily living, and discharge planning with the client and interprofessional team.
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Depressive Disorder, Persistent [Dysthymia] (Case Study) 
This course focuses on the nursing care of a client with persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia). The client's treatment requires specific nursing care that focuses on reducing symptoms, managing her medications, improving her self-esteem and initiative in goal-directed behaviors, increasing her sense of power over her life, and improving her interactions with others.
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Design and Development Tips That Create Memorable Learning  
In this webinar, the learner will gain a fundamental understanding about instructional design, based on the ADDIE model, and how to implement it in e-learning activities.
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Detection of Missed Injuries in a Pediatric Trauma Center With the Addition of Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 
Journal of Trauma Nursing
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Developing an Orientation Program for the Ambulatory Setting  
This presentation discusses how to support and create an orientation program that meets the needs of ambulatory care staff. It differentiates orientation needs between in-patient and ambulatory care settings, how to deal with specialty variations, and the unique staffing mix found in ambulatory care.
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Developing Rapid Response Teams: Best Practices Through Collaboration 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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Development of a Nutrition Screening Tool for an Outpatient Wound Center 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Pediatric: Management 
This course focuses on the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) in children, including general as well as age-specific treatment goals. Insulin replacement therapy is discussed, including the types of insulin, insulin delivery devices, and appropriate dosing. Healthy monitoring, dietary and exercise habits, and the management of possible complications are also detailed. Additionally, the course examines nursing care considerations, including discharge teaching. This course is a companion to Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Pediatric: Overview.
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Pediatric: Overview 
This course provides an overview oftype 1 diabetes mellitus in children, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests.This course is a companion to Diabetes Mellitus, Type I, Pediatric: Management.
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Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 
This course covers pathophysiologic changes associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). Self-care goals, treatment regimens, and potential complications rearding the disease and treatment are discussed.
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Diabetes Self-Care Assessment  
Home Healthcare Now
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Diabetes, Depression, and OASIS-C: A Guide for Home Healthcare Clinicians 
Home Healthcare Now
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Diabetic Foot Ulcer Prevention and Care 
This course provides an overview of the significance, pathophysiology, and risk factors associated with diabetic foot ulcers, including the best evidence-based practices used to diagnose and treat diabetic foot ulcers.
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis 
This course provides an overview of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), one of the most severe complications of diabetes. It covers the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, treatment and monitoring, potential complications, and nursing care and considerations.
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Diving Deep Into Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 
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Drug Updates and Approvals: 2016 in Review  
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 1 
This course, which is Lesson 1 of 8, focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and explains how to interpret an ECG rhythm strip and recognize arrhythmias. The course also identifies the structures of the cardiac system and describes cardiac physiology, including the cardiac conduction system.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 2 
This course, which is Lesson 2 of 8, focuses on identifying the two types of ECGs, applying electrodes and select leads, and obtaining a rhythm strip. The course also describes a method for interpreting ECGs, including identification and interpretation of a normal sinus rhythm.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 3 
This course, which is Lesson 3 of 8, focuses on the role of the sinoatrial (SA) node in arrhythmia formation. The course describes the causes, significance, and characteristics of sinus node arrhythmias and how to interpret them on an ECG rhythm strip.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 4 
This course, which is Lesson 4 of 8, focuses on the characteristics, causes, and significance of atrial arrhythmias. The course also explains how to interpret an ECG rhythm strip to identify atrial arrhythmias.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 5 
This course, which is Lesson 5 of 8, focuses on the characteristics, causes, and significance of junctional arrhythmias. The course also explains how to interpret an ECG rhythm strip to identify junctional arrhythmias.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 6 
This course, which is Lesson 6 of 8, focuses on the characteristics, causes, and significance of ventricular arrhythmias. The course also explains how to interpret an ECG rhythm strip to identify ventricular arrhythmias.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 7 
This course, which is Lesson 7 of 8, focuses on the characteristics, causes, and significance of atrioventricular (AV) blocks. The course also explains how to interpret an ECG rhythm strip to identify AV blocks.
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ECG Rhythm Strip Interpretation, Basic-Lesson 8 
This course, which is Lesson 8 of 8, focuses on recognizing a pacemaker rhythm, identifying types of pacemakers, explaining pacemaker codes, and describing the characteristics of pacemaker modes. The course also reviews pacemaker malfunction and explains how to interpret an ECG rhythm strip to identify pacemaker rhythms.
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Effective Communication with Patients 
This course discusses the components of effective communication in the health care setting, including a description of the systemic model of communication. Also covered are ways to improve communication so that nurses understand and incorporate the information obtained from patients, and patients comprehend accurate, timely, complete, and unambiguous messages from nurses in a way that enables them to participate responsibly in their care.
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Elder Abuse 
This course provides an overview of elder abuse and neglect. It describes varying types of elder abuse (physical, sexual, financial, and emotional). The course describes how to identify risk factors for abuse, common signs of abuse and neglect, assessment, and the procedures for reporting suspected cases of abuse or neglect.
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Elective Repatriation for Undocumented Immigrants at End of Life 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Emergency Management of Malignancy-Associated Hypercalcemia 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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Emergency Nursing Competency Evaluation: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions 
This competency evaluation on emergent cardiovascular and respiratory conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: chest pain and myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, abdominal aortic aneurysm, blunt cardiac injury, flail chest, asthma, and heart failure.
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Emergency Nursing Competency Evaluation: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, and Gynecologic Conditions 
This competency evaluation on emergent gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and gynecologic conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: renal calculi, pyelonephritis, GI bleeding, lacerated spleen, and pregnancy trauma.
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Emergency Nursing Competency Evaluation: Neurologic, Musculoskeletal, and Integumentary Conditions 
This competency evaluation on emergent neurologic, musculoskeletal, and integumentary conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: stroke, burns, maxillofacial trauma, spinal cord injury, head trauma, and domestic violence.
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EMR Documentation: Basics 
This course provides an overview of an electronic medical record (EMR) in relation to the regulations and policies set by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its implementation; the purpose, benefits, and barriers to EMR use; and an example of how EMR is used in a hospital setting.
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EMR Documentation: Legal Aspects 
This course covers the use of electronic medical records(EMRs) in professional nursing practice as well as the associated legal aspects in relation to health care delivery compliance, privacy, and security.
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End-of-Life Care Behind Bars: A Systematic Review 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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Engaging Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners  
This session will enable the NPD practitioner to integrate new teaching strategies and engage the diverse learner. Don't miss this opportunity to build your teaching strategy toolbox.
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Ensuring Effective Medication Reconciliation in Home Healthcare 
Home Healthcare Now
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Enteral Feedings 
This course provides an overview of the care of a patient requiring enteral feeding, including methods of enteral feedings, indications for and complications of enteral feeding, and care of the patient during enteral feeding as well as documentation needed for a patient receiving enteral feeding.
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Epiglottitis, Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of epiglottitis, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations, including appropriate discharge teaching.
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Ethical Dilemmas in the Intensive Care Unit: Treating Pain and Symptoms in Noncommunicative Patients at End of Life 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Ethical Issues in Caring for Prison Inmates with Advanced Cancer 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Ethical Palliative Family Nursing Care: A New Concept of Caring for Patients and Families 
JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation
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Evaluation of a Multifaceted Educational Intervention to Improve Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Adopting the Care and Communication Bundle 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Evidence-based Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Conditions 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Evidence-based Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Evidence-Based Use of Electronic Clinical Tracking Systems in Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Education: An Integrative Review 
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
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Exploring Indicators of Use of Costly Health Services in Community-Dwelling Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions 
Professional Case Management
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Exploring the Effect of At-Risk Case Management Compensation on Hospital Pay-for-Performance Outcomes: Tools for Change 
Professional Case Management
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Exploring the Effects of Pain and Stress on Wound Healing 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Pediatric: Monitoring and Care 
This course provides a description of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), including how it works and when it is used, as well as important safety measures, possible complications, and nursing considerations.
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Failure to Thrive 
This course provides an overview of failure to thrive (FTT)in infants and children. The course includes a definition of the problem, possible causes and risk factors, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, prevention measures, and nursing care considerations.
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Faith, Hope, & Spirituality: Supporting Parents When Their Child has a Life-Limiting Illness 
Journal of Christian Nursing
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Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention, Pediatric 
This course discusses fall risk assessment and prevention in the pediatric population. The fundamentals of a fall prevention program are reviewed. Age-appropriate assessment tools that can be used when identifying pediatric patients at risk are outlined. Strategies and interventions to reduce or prevent falls in the pediatric population are explained, including patient and family or caregiver education. Actions to take when a fall occurs and proper documentation are also discussed.
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Falls, Balance Confidence, and Lower Body Strength in Patients Seeking Outpatient Venous Ulcer Wound Care 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Feeling Shame: Insights on Intimate Partner Violence 
Journal of Christian Nursing
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders: Prevention, Identification, and Intervention 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Fetal Monitoring Interpretation 
This course presents the interpretation of fetal monitoring and the critical thinking skills needed to provide safe nursing care for the patient undergoing this monitoring. It explains how to accurately assess uterine activity and respond to fetal heart rate (FHR) changes. It discusses the interplay of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems in modulating the FHR, which helps determine if the fetus is well oxygenated. The course also provides sample FHR tracings, including normal fetal tracings (category I tracings) as well as tracings with absent, minimal, moderate, and marked variability; tracings with accelerations; and tracings with early, late, variable, and prolonged decelerations (category II [indeterminate] and category III [abnormal tracings]).
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Fibromyalgia: Diagnosis and Management Across the Lifespan 
Topics in Pain Management
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Finance and Budget 
This course provides an overview of finance and budgeting, including common terminology, steps in the budgetary process, types and methods of budgeting, and health care reimbursement.
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Fluids and Electrolytes (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes fluid and electrolyte balances and disturbances. Composition of body fluids, regulation of fluid balance, normal serum levels, and functions of major electrolytes are discussed. In addition, this tutorial addresses the clinical manifestation, assessment, and treatment of electrolyte disturbances.
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Focusing on Lower Extremity DVT 
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Free Technology Resources for the NPD Specialist  
This presentation includes examples of free resources available to enhance teaching and learning using technology.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) 
This course describes the causes and pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Gastrointestinal Assessment 
This course discusses the gastrointestinal (GI) system and its two major divisions?the GI tract and the accessory organs?along with questions to ask during a patient history of the GI system and techniques for performing a physical assessment.
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Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: A New Name for and Old Condition 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Genomics and Nurse Practitioner Practice 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Genomics and Nurse Practitioner Practice 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Getting on With Living Life: Experiences of Older Adults After Home Care 
Home Healthcare Now
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Getting to the Root of Medication Errors 
Plastic Surgical Nursing
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Grief & Depression at the End of Life 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Hand Hygiene Compliance  
This course provides an overview of recommended hand hygiene practices, including basic principles.
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Health Care Utilization by Patients Whose Care Is Managed by a Primary Palliative Care Clinic 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Health Care-Associated Infections 
Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are correlated with significant increases in health care costs and are one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the United States. Nurses play a major role in implementing measures to prevent these infections. This course provides an overview of HAIs, emphasizing prevention practices related to central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), and surgical site infections (SSIs) as well as measures to prevent multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other infections, such as Clostridium difficile infection.
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Health Literacy 
This course discusses the issue of health literacy. Patients with low health literacy may have great difficulty understanding their health information, participating in treatment decisions, and following through with treatment plans. The course defines health literacy, discusses vulnerable populations, and examines methods to assess health literacy needs on admission. The course also describes methods nurses can use to integrate health literacy strategies into patient discussions and materials throughout a patient's hospital stay.
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Health Worker mHealth Utilization: A Systematic Review 
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
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Heart Failure (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the pathophysiology, precipitating factors, and clinical manifestations and complications associated with heart failure.
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Heart Failure, Decompensated (Case Study) 
This case study describes the care of a patient experiencing decompensated heart failure. It provides an interactive approach to learning how to perform patient assessments, identify nursing problems, and choose appropriate nursing interventions and communication strategies that will assist the patient and family toward reducing the trajectory of illness.
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Heart Failure, Decompensated (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the classifications, pathophysiology, precipitating factors, clinical manifestations, and complications associated with decompensated heart failure.
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Heart Failure: Advanced Diagnostic Testing  
This course discusses the definition of heart failure, the basic pathophysiology of heart failure, and the advanced diagnostic tests used as part of the testing for a patient with suspected or confirmed heart failure.
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Heart Failure: Advanced Nonpharmacologic Management  
This course provides an overview of available advanced nonpharmacologic management strategies that aim to reduce signs and symptoms and control disease progression in heart failure patients. It covers implantable medical devices, mechanical circulatory assist devices, other surgical interventions, and appropriate nursing management, including patient education and follow-up care.
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Heart Failure: Advanced Pharmacologic Management  
This course provides an overview of advanced pharmacologic agents used to treat patients with acute decompensated heart failure, including early treatment with loop diuretics, vasodilators, and inotropes during hospitalization. It also reviews the impact of these pharmacologic agents on long-term maintenance therapy as well as ways to monitor patient responses to the therapies administered.
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Heart Failure: Basic Diagnostic Testing  
This course provides an overview of heart failure (HF), including the use of the comprehensive history, physical assessment, and basic laboratory, radiologic, and cardiac testing to confirm the diagnosis.
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Heart Failure: Basic Nonpharmacologic Management  
This course provides an overview of basic nonpharmacologic management strategies for reducing signs and symptoms and controlling disease progression in patients with heart failure. These strategies, which encompass patient self-care and self-management and lifestyle modifications, aim to improve the quality of life.
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Heart Failure: Basic Pharmacologic Management  
This course provides an overview of the basic pharmacologic agents used to treat heart failure, including diuretics, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors, beta-adrenergic blockers, and other miscellaneous agents.
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Heart Failure: Clinical Management (Case Study) 
This case study describes the care of a patient newly diagnosed with heart failure. The learner will perform patient assessments, identify nursing problems, and communicate to the physician any significant assessments that may indicate worsening heart failure. The learner also will develop a nursing care plan for an individual diagnosed with heart failure.
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Heart Failure: Concomitant Diabetes Mellitus  
This course discusses the management of the patient with heart failure and diabetes mellitus, including incidence, risk factors, and pathophysiology.
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Heart Failure: Concomitant Obesity  
This course describes the effect that obesity has on patients with heart failure and discusses clinical prognosis for individuals who are obese and develop or have existing heart failure.
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Heart Failure: Concomitant Sleep Disorders  
Patients with heart failure tend to suffer from one of two types of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB): either obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or central sleep apnea (CSA). Often undiagnosed, these breathing disorderscause physiologic changes that can worsen heart failure and increase the risk of death. This course describes the differences between OSA and CSA along with the pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and nursing considerations for each.
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Heart Failure: Fluid Status Management  
This course discusses the significant role that fluid management has on the clinical syndrome of heart failure. Key principles for fluid management of the hospitalized patient with hypervolemia are presented. The course also describes medications and device therapy, which help to treat patients with heart failure experiencing fluid overload.
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Heart Failure: Genetic Influences  
This course provides an overview of the genetic influences on heart failure, differentiating between cardiomyopathies and common heart failure. The course discusses genetic variants known to influence susceptibility to heart failure, the rate of progression of heart failure, and response to medical therapy.
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Heart Failure: History and Physical Assessment  
This course provides an overview of history and physical assessments of patients with heart failure. It emphasizes using targeted questions to collect information about the patient's current health status, medical-surgical history, and family and social history. It also focuses on performing a targeted body systems assessment based on common signs and symptoms of heart failure in various stages.
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Heart Failure: Palliative Care  
This course provides nurses with specific information regarding palliative care and heart failure, differentiating palliative care for patients with heart failure from that provided for patients with cancer by identifying the goals, barriers, issues, and major patient priorities.
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Heart Failure: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, and Classifications  
This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology of heart failure, including the differences between systolic and diastolic dysfunction, the clinical manifestations of heart failure according to the side of the heart affected, and the various mechanisms employed by the body to compensate for heart failure. It also discusses common risk factors for heart failure and the classification systems used to identify the severity of heart failure and stage its progression.
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Heart Failure: Patient Education  
This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to provide detailed patient education to improve patient outcomes and decrease the need for readmission due to decompensated heart failure.
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Heart Failure: Preserved Ejection Fraction  
This course provides an overview of heart failure with normal ejection fraction (HFNEF). Pathophysiology, risk factors, and diagnostic studies along with treatment recommendations are discussed; additionally, patient teaching and nursing considerations regarding the management of care are also covered.
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Heart Failure: Special Populations  
This course provides an overview of heart failure, including incidence, signs and symptoms, treatment interventions, and patient response to treatment, in special patient populations.
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Heart Failure: Sudden Cardiac Arrest  
This course provides an overview of sudden cardiac arrest, including pathophysiology, risk factors, common signs and symptoms, diagnostic studies, and available treatment and management options. It also covers nursing considerations, including patient education related to this condition.
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Heart Failure: Transitional Care  
This course discusses the necessary elements of in-hospital teaching for the patient with heart failure who is transitioning out of the acute care setting. The course identifies necessary factors for assessment prior to patient discharge and lists essential elements of discharge instruction for patients with heart failure preparing to transition to the home setting or to an alternate facility for extended care.
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Heart Failure: Ultrafiltration  
This course provides an overview of heart failure, associated signs and symptoms of advanced heart failure, and the use of aquapheresis in the treatment of patients with advanced decompensated heart failure who are resistant to diuretics and are fluid overloaded.
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Heart Sounds, Advanced 
This course will review basic heart sounds and teach the learner how to perform a cardiac assessment and identify advanced heart sounds.
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Heart Sounds, Basic 
This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the heart, the cardiac cycle, and how to perform a cardiac assessment. The learner will discover how to identify normal heart sounds, abnormal heart sounds, and heart murmurs.
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Helping Patients with Chronic Conditions Overcome Barriers to Self-Care 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Hemodynamic Monitoring 
This course provides an overview of hemodynamic monitoring to enable learners to provide optimal individualized care to patients. Invasive methods using arterial catheters, pulmonary artery catheters, and central venous catheters, as well as noninvasive methods using manual and automated devices are discussed. Because patients in critical care units typically have need of invasive hemodynamic monitoring, nursing responsibilities for patients with arterial, pulmonary artery or central venous catheters are also reviewed.
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Hepatic Failure (Case Study) 
This course presents a female patient with hepatic failure. Topics include nursing assessment, clinical findings associated with hepatic failure, nursing and medical treatment, and end-of-life issues for the patient and family members.
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Hepatic Failure (Tutorial) 
This course describes the pathophysiology, precipitating factors, and clinical manifestations and complications associated with hepatic failure. The course also addresses medical and nursing care for patients with hepatic failure, including typical diagnostic tests, patient assessments, and treatment strategies.
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Hindu End of Life: Death, Dying, Suffering, and Karma  
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Hip Fracture Due to Osteoporosis (Case Study) 
This course teaches the proper nursing assessments and interventions to use when caring for an elderly woman with a hip fracture who has a history of osteoporosis.
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Hip Fractures: Management 
This course focuses on the treatment of hip fractures, including possible complications and nursing care and considerations. This course is a companion to Hip Fractures: Overview.
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Hip Fractures: Overview 
This course provides an overview of hip fractures, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and evaluation. This course is a companion to Hip Fractures: Management.
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HIPAA: Putting Prevention Strategies into Practice 
This course covers the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), emphasizing practical considerations to prevent HIPAA violations. The course examines the severity of penalties and means by which unintentional violations can occur. It also provides examples of measures easily employed by nurses and ancillary staff to help prevent violations.
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Horizontal Violence 
This course discusses horizontal violence in the health care setting. It explains what horizontal violence is and outlines the types of horizontal violence, its implications, who is affected, why it happens, and how to report and prevent it.
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Hospice Care for Patients Who Choose to Hasten Death by Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking  
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Hospice Providers Awareness of the Benefits and Availability of Single-Fraction Palliative Radiotherapy 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Hospital Readmission Prevention 
This course details the importance of reducing hospital readmissions, including the implications of hospital readmission on the patient, the facility, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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HPV Cervical Cancer Risks and Barriers to Care for Lesbian Women 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Human Resource Management 
This course is designed to educate nursing professionals regarding staffing evaluation by using predictors of staffing needs. It also discusses the necessary skills, knowledge base, and current trends for effective recruitment.
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Human Trafficking 
This course provides an overview of human trafficking. The course discusses the four types of human trafficking and identifies who is at risk for being trafficked. Also discussed is how society at large is impacted by human trafficking and how the health care community is positioned to intercede on behalf of the victims.
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Hyperglycemic Crisis (Case Study) 
This course focuses on the nursing care and management of a patient with severe fluid deficit caused by hyperglycemic crisis, including fluid resuscitation, nursing assessment of fluid status, and management of electrolyte disturbances.
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Hypertension (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the incidence and common manifestations and complications associated with hypertension. The tutorial also addresses medical and nursing care for patients with hypertension, including typical diagnostic tests, patient assessments, and treatment strategies.
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Hypertension in a Diabetic Patient (Case Study) 
This case study will allow the learner to develop a nursing care plan for a diabetic patient newly diagnosed with hypertension. The learner will perform assessments, identify real and potential patient problems, and communicate significant assessment findings to the primary care provider.
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Hypertensive Crisis: Management and Care 
This course describes the management and care of hypertensive crisis, including causes, appropriate treatment, possible complications, and nursing interventions and considerations.
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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A clinical and genetic update 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Hypovolemic Shock (Case Study) 
This case study presents a 10-year-old girl who fell while skateboarding, experiencing blunt abdominal trauma that has resulted in splenic injury. Participants must select appropriate components of primary and secondary assessment for trauma, evaluate hemodynamic stability, promote patient safety during procedural sedation, and compare and contrast nonoperative vs. operative management of splenic injury.
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Hypovolemic Shock (Tutorial) 
This tutorial reviews the definition, pathophysiology, assessment, and management of hypovolemic shock.
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Improving Breast Cancer Screening in a Federally Qualified Health Center with a Team of Nursing Leaders 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Improving Cultural Competence in End-of-life Pain Management 
Nursing2017
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Improving End-of-Life Care 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Improving Patient Outcomes with Oral Heart Failure Medications 
Home Healthcare Now
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Improving Skin Cancer Knowledge Among Nurse Practitioners 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Improving the Culture of Evidence-Based Practice at a Magnetģ Hospital 
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
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Improving Value in Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges for Palliative Care Professionals in the Age of Health Reform 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Significant Others' Perceptions of Information Given About the Nature and Possible Consequences of Brain Injury: Analysis of a National Survey 
Professional Case Management
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Induction and Augmentation of Labor 
This course provides information on the care of a patient undergoing induction or augmentation of labor, including the rationale for acceptable indications for induction of labor for maternal and fetal indications. Current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) criteria for gestational dating of elective inductions are addressed, emphasizing evidence-based practice. The course also covers mechanisms for induction, including methods that are nonpharmacologic (such as an indwelling urinary catheter balloon) as well as pharmacologic (Prostin gel, misoprostol, and oxytocin [Pitocin]). Additionally, the course reviews safe medication practice and contraindications to use medications as well as current AWHONN/ACOG recommendations for fetal assessment in patients undergoing induction.
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Management 
This course focuses on the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which consists of Crohn disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Topics covered include pharmacological and surgical treatments, possible complications, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. This course is a companion to Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Overview.
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Overview 
This course provides an overview of inflammatory bowel disease, which consists of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis. Topics covered include pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests/evaluation. This course is a companion to Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Management.
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Informing the Content and Composition of the CCM Certification Examination: A National Study from the Commission for Case Manager Certification: Part 2 
Professional Case Management
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Infrared Skin Thermometry: An Underutilized Cost-effective Tool for Routine Wound Care Practice and Patient High-Risk Diabetic Foot Self-monitoring 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Infusion Therapy, Pediatric: Safe Administration 
This course reviews safe intravenous (I.V.) infusion therapy for children according to the current Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice. It includes information on site selection and assessment; proper use of electronic infusion devices; and safe I.V. site stabilization and securement. The course also discusses potential complications associated with I.V. therapy and current evidence-based bestpractices for preventing complications and ensuring safe I.V. therapy administration.
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Insulin Pump, Safe Use of 
This course provides an overview of insulin pump therapy, including indications for use, pump functioning, patient preparation, and dosing concerns.
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Integrating Palliative Care into Primary Care for Patients with Chronic, Life-Limiting Conditions 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Interpreting 12-Lead ECGs: A Piece by Piece Analysis 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Interpreting 12-Lead ECGs: A Piece by Piece Analysis 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Interprofessional Communication 
This course discusses the importance of interprofessional communication for the practicing nurse, factors influencing communication among colleagues, and barriers to effective communication. It also describes practices to promote effective interprofessional communication.
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Interprofessional Continuing Education  
This webinar helps NPD practitioners move from writing objectives to determining desired outcomes for educational activities that reduce identified practice gaps and improve the practice of nursing.
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Interrupting Sedation to Improve Patient Outcomes 
This course discusses daily interruption of continuous sedation in critically ill patients, with an emphasis on those who require mechanical ventilation. It identifies commonly used pharmacologic agents, along with the indications for their use. The course also reviews the ABCDE bundle, commonly used assessment scales for evaluating a patient's level of sedation, and strategies to improve patient outcomes. The course highlights the nurse's role throughout.
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Intimacy, Sexuality, and Early-Stage Dementia: The Changing Marital Relationship 
Alzheimer's Care Today
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Intraosseous Infusion, Adult 
This course discusses the use of intraosseous (I.O.) infusionsin the adult patient and when you should consider them.
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Intraosseous Infusion, Pediatric 
This course describes intraosseous (I.O.) access and infusion in pediatric patients. It covers indications, contraindications, insertion sites, types of devices, and potential complications of I.O. access and infusion. It also discusses the role of the pediatric nurse in I.O. insertion, infusion, maintenance, and device removal as well as related documentation and family and patient teaching.
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Intrapleural Drug Administration 
This course provides an overview of intrapleural drug administration, including the purpose, indications, and contraindications for this route of administration. The course additionally describes patient preparation as well as the role of the physician and nurse before, during, and after drug administration. Potential complications of intrapleural drug administration, including how the complications may develop and their signs and symptoms, are also discussed.
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Intrauterine Tobacco Smoke Exposure and Congenital Heart Defects 
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
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Introduction to Leadership 
This course introduces general concepts related to leadership. It discusses the basics of leadership (formal and informal), leadership qualities and behaviors, and different leadership theories.
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Ischemic Stroke Management, Acute (Case Study) 
This course describes current therapeutic care for the patient with the diagnosis of acute stroke.
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Ischemic Stroke Management, Acute (Tutorial) 
This tutorial addresses the definition, etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke. The immediate management, complications, and nursing considerations from the emergency department to rehabilitation are described.
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Joint Replacement: Complications after Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty  
This course provides an overview of common complications that a patient may experience after total knee or total hip arthroplasty. It describes venous thromboembolism (VTE), infection, bleeding, and hip dislocation along with their treatment and tips for patient education.
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Joint Replacement: Discharge Planning for the Patient with Total Hip Arthroplasty  
This course will provide a general overview of the discharge planning process for the patient with total hip arthroplasty. The significance of the discharge process will be described, and the steps in the discharge planning process will be outlined. Interprofessional members involved in the discharge planning process will be identified. Lastly, essential elements of the discharge plan will be described.
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Joint Replacement: Discharge Planning for the Patient with Total Knee Arthroplasty  
This course will provide a general overview of the discharge planning process for the patient with total knee arthroplasty. The significance of the discharge process will be described, and the steps in the discharge planning process will be outlined. Interprofessional team members involved in the discharge planning process will be identified. Lastly, essential elements of the discharge plan will be explained.
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Joint Replacement: Rehabilitation for the Patient with Total Hip Arthroplasty  
This course will provide an overview of the rehabilitation process for the patient undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Interdisciplinary team members involved in the patient's rehabilitation will be identified and environments for rehabilitation will be outlined. The essential elements of rehabilitation for the patient with total hip arthroplasty will be described.
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Joint Replacement: Rehabilitation for the Patient with Total Knee Arthroplasty  
This course will provide an overview of the rehabilitation for the patient undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Interdisciplinary team members involved in the care of the patient as well as the different types of rehabilitation environments, including trends in outpatient and home care environments, will be outlined. Essential elements of rehabilitation for the patient with total knee arthroplasty will be described.
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Joint Replacement: Self-Management for Patients Undergoing Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty  
This course will provide an overview of self-management for the patient undergoing total knee and total hip arthroplasty. Essential elements of self-management such as nutrition, exercise, pain control, medication use, sleep, communication with health care providers, prevention of surgical site infections, discharge options, ensuring optimal recovery, and social support will be described. Self-management resources will also be identified.
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Joint Replacement: Total Hip Arthroplasty  
This course provides an overview of total hip arthroplasty (THA). It discusses indications and contraindications for THA as well as types of implants. The necessary preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care considerations for a patient who is undergoing THA are described.
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Joint Replacement: Total Knee Arthroplasty  
This course provides an overview of total knee arthroplasty. Indications and contraindications for total knee arthroplasty are discussed, types of implants are identified, and the necessary preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative care considerations are described.
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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 
This course provides an overview of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It presents the pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, possible complications, and nursing considerations(including discharge teaching) related to JIA.
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Kawasaki Disease 
This course provides an overview of Kawasaki disease, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Kidney Injury, Acute (Tutorial) 
This course presents a concise overview of acute kidney injury (AKI). The course describes renal anatomy and physiology, precipitating factors and pathophysiology of acute kidney injury, laboratory and diagnostic tests of renal function, and medical and nursing management of acute kidney injury.
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Labor, Normal (Case Study) 
This case study focuses on perinatal care of a primigravid patient presenting to a maternity unit at 40 weeks' gestation.
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Labor, Normal (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the key role nurses play in facilitating normal birth and providing support to both the mother and her family during the process. Four key factors play a vital role in normal labor and birth: passenger, power, passage, and psyche. Each is discussed in detail. The tutorial also defines the four stages of labor and discusses the outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing care.
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Labor, Prolonged (Case Study) 
This case study focuses on nursing assessment and interventions and medical management for a primigravida experiencing prolonged labor.
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Labor, Prolonged (Tutorial) 
There is no consensus on the appropriate length of labor or on prolonged labor's effects on maternal or fetal outcomes. Labor and birth are traditionally divided into four stages, the first two of which may be protracted for a number of reasons. This tutorial discusses the signs of prolonged labor, nursing actions that facilitate labor, and steps that promote maternal and fetal well-being during prolonged labor.
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Lactation and the Substance-Exposed Mother-Infant Dyad  
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
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Lactation Basics and Supportive Breastfeeding Care 
This course provides an overview of the principles of lactation and best practices for supporting breastfeeding families. The course addresses the advantages and disadvantages of feeding methods, strategies and interventions that facilitate better breastfeeding outcomes, and techniques to measure breastfeeding effectiveness.
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Leadership Myths and Strategies for NPD Practitioners  
This webinar will enable learners to promote a culture of effective and transformational leadership through autonomy, collaboration, and sustainablility.
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Learning Leaders: What is Your Value Proposition?  
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about creating and communicating a compelling value proposition for your customers. Communicating your value will get you the seat at the table.
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Legal Considerations for Students and Preceptors (ANPD)  
This webinar discusses legal issues concerning student placement, evaluation, and scope of practice.
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Legal Issues in Education: Avoiding the Pitfalls  
How would your competency test stand up to a charge of discrimination?
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Let's Talk Trash: Eliminating Waste in NPD Departments  
This webinar describes the methods NPD professionals can use to meet their organizational needs.
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LGBT Cultural Competency: Train the Trainer  
This presentation includes examples of free resources available to enhance teaching and learning using technology.
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Listening to the Narratives of Adults with Communication Disorders 
Topics in Language Disorders
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Looking into Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Older Adults 
Nursing2017
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Major Histopathologic Diagnoses of Chronic Wounds 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Making Sense of Moral Distress within Cultural Complexity 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Making Sense of the Science of Sodium 
Nutrition Today
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Making the Journey From Opioid and Heroin Addiction: One Map for the Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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Malignant Hyperthermia Protocol 
This course provides an overview of malignant hyperthermia, including its definition, signs and symptoms, and the procedure to follow in the event this condition should happen. The course also covers the administration of dantrolene and other medications necessary to treat malignant hyperthermia as well as supplies used to cool the patient, other supplies needed for handling a patient with malignant hyperthermia, and laboratory tests to be ordered immediately. You should report all malignant hyperthermia cases to the North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry.
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Management of Constipation in Patients With Parkinson Disease 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Management of Fungating Tumors and Pressure Ulcers in a Patient With Stage IV Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma  
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Managing Care at the End of Life 
Nursing Management
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Managing Drug-Resistant Organisms in Acute Care 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Managing Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms in the Very Low-Birth-Weight Infant Postdischarge 
Advances in Neonatal Care
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Managing pain in obese patients 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Managing the Effects of Cardiac Cachexia 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Bloodborne Pathogens 
This course presents information on bloodborne diseases in behavioral health care environments, workplace exposure to these pathogens, and preventive measures as they relate to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard that addresses this concern. The course covers common bloodborne pathogens, explains the Exposure Control Plan, examines the role of hand hygiene in protecting against exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and discusses personal protective equipment (PPE) available in the workplace.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Body Mechanics 
This course explains basic principles of body mechanics and ergonomics as they apply in behavioral health care environments and provides guidelines to employ to prevent injury.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Fire Safety 
This course reviews fire safety concepts in the behavioral health care environment, including the fire triangle/tetrahedron, building design, and fire detection and prevention, and what to do if a fire occurs in the workplace. The course explains sources of fuel, oxygen, and heat in the workplace, identifies fire prevention techniques, and discusses how the acronyms RACE and PASS are important in fire prevention.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Handling Hazardous Materials 
This course provides guidelines for handling hazardous materials that are commonly used in a behavioral health care environment (please note that respiration protection and radiation safety are not included, as no radioactive material or respiratory isolation is typically used in such settings).
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: National Patient Safety Goals 
This course defines and describes The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals?including improving the accuracy of patient identification, reconciling medications, reducing the risk of health care-associated infections, and identifying safety risks in patient populations, and explains how to apply them to patient care situations in behavioral care environments. The content, questions, and images in this course have been designed to reflect the behavioral health care environment.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Pain Management 
The course addresses pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to pain management, including general comfort measures such as positioning, as well as complementary therapies such as distraction, acupuncture, and yoga.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Principles of Good Documentation 
This course, designed for employees working in behavioral health care environments, covers principles of good documentation, including elements of good document, the difference between observation and opinion (including the role of progress notes), and the clinical and legal implications associated with documentation (including ownership of the medical record, confidentiality, and spoliation of evidence).
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Recognizing Signs of Abuse 
This course provides an overview of abuse and neglect (including child abuse, elder abuse, and financial and emotional abuse), presents guidelines for employees in behavioral health care environments on how to identify common signs of abuse and neglect, and explains the procedures for reporting suspected cases of abuse or neglect.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Understanding Infection Prevention and Control 
This course provides an overview of the basic principles and guidelines of infection prevention and control, and the importance of following these guidelines in behavioral health care environments. Topics covered include hand washing, personal protective equipment use, respiratory protection, hospital environmental control, workplace practices, and postexposure concerns.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Understanding the Adolescent Patient 
This course, designed for personnel working in behavioral health care environments, covers the basics of patient care for adolescent patients, children ages 13 to 18.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Understanding the Adult Patient 
This course, designed for personnel working in behavioral health care environments, covers the basics of patient care for adult patients, ages 19 to 64.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Understanding the Geriatric Patient 
This course, designed for personnel working in behavioral health care environments, covers the basics of patient care for geriatric patients, age 65 and older.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Understanding the Middle Childhood Patient 
This course, designed for personnel working in behavioral health care environments, covers the basics of patient care for middle childhood patients, children ages 6 to 12.
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Mandatory, Behavioral Health: Understanding Tuberculosis 
This course defines tuberculosis (TB) by identifying its signs, symptoms, and treatment, including issues relating to patient screening and the need to transfer a patient with TB to an acute care facility. The course has been adapted to reflect behavioral health care environments.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Blood Transfusion 
This course reviews procedures for administering a blood transfusion and stresses the precautions required for a safe transfusion, including specimen identification procedures, blood sample label requirements, and patient monitoring requirements.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Bloodborne Pathogens 
This course presents information on bloodborne diseases, workplace exposure to the pathogens that cause bloodborne diseases, and preventive measures as they relate to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. The course covers common bloodborne pathogens, explains the Exposure Control Plan, examines the role of hand hygiene in protecting against exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and discusses personal protective equipment (PPE) available in the workplace.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Body Mechanics 
This course explains basic principles of body mechanics and ergonomics as they apply to the workplace and provides guidelines to employ to prevent injury.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Electrical and Medical Device Safety 
This course provides an introduction to general safety measures regarding electrical and medical devices, including electrical safety guidelines and procedures; reporting policies; medical equipment management systems; machine and equipment services; maintenance; and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lockout/tagout safety. The course reviews the management of facility utilities, including heat and air conditioning, as well as guidelines for dealing with water outages, medical gases, and emergency power plans.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Fire Safety 
This course reviews fire safety concepts, including the fire triangle/tetrahedron, building design, and fire detection and prevention, and what to do if a fire occurs in the workplace.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Handling Hazardous Materials 
This course provides information on the handling of hazardous materials in the workplace, including compressed gas cylinders, infectious waste, and hazardous material spills.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Healthcare Facility Security 
This course reviews basic security-related policies and procedures to improve employee awareness of security needs and requirements.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Moderate Sedation 
This course examines moderate sedation, discussing indications for its use as well as identifying persons qualified to administer it, locations where it's administered, patient monitoring required, and possible adverse effects.
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Mandatory, Hospital: National Patient Safety Goals 
This course defines and describes The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals, applying them to patient care situations. It covers sentinel events, the Universal Protocol, and such safety goals as improving communication among caregivers, ensuring the safety of medication use, reducing the risk of health care-associated infections, and reducing the harm associated with clinical alarm systems..
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Mandatory, Hospital: Pain Management 
This course provides an overview of pain management, including types of pain, pain assessment, treatment goals, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management, and ongoing care.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Recognizing Signs of Abuse 
This course provides an overview of abuse and neglect (including child abuse, elder abuse, and financial and emotional abuse), describes how to identify common signs of abuse and neglect, and explains the procedures for reporting suspected cases of abuse or neglect.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Restraint Use 
This course covers current guidelines for restraint use, including alternatives to the use of restraint, the criteria that must be met before restraint is used, the nurse's role in caring for the patient in restraint, the procedure to be followed when restraint is to be discontinued, and the documentation required with restraint use.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Understanding Infection Prevention and Control 
This course provides an overview of the basic principles and guidelines of infection prevention and control and the importance of following these guidelines. Topics covered include: hand hygiene, personal protective equipment use, respiratory protection, hospital environmental control, workplace practices, and postexposure concerns.
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Mandatory, Hospital: Understanding Tuberculosis 
This course defines tuberculosis (TB) by identifying its signs, symptoms, and treatment. The course discusses how TB is transmitted, the differences between active TB disease and latent TB infection, strategies to prevent exposure to TB, and steps to take following exposure.
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Martorell Hypertensive Ischemic Leg Ulcer: An Underdiagnosed Entity¬© 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Measure It: Proper Wheelchair Fit is Key to Ensuring Function While Protecting Skin Integrity  
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Measuring Outcomes in Orthopaedics: Implementation of an Outcomes Program in an Outpatient Orthopaedic Practice 
Orthopaedic Nursing
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Medical Marijuana 
Home Healthcare Now
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Conditions 
This medical-surgical nursing competency evaluation on cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, heart failure and pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, hemorrhage, peripheral vascular disease, and pneumonia.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Endocrine 
This competency evaluation is for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. The evaluation contains 30 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to the treatment of endocrine conditions in a medical-surgical environment.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Gastrointestinal 
This medical-surgical nursing competency evaluation on gastrointestinal conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: gastroesophageal reflex disease, diverticulitis, small bowel obstruction, hepatitis, and pancreatitis.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Endocrine, and Renal Conditions 
This medical-surgical nursing competency evaluation on gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, and renal conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: gastroesophageal reflex disease, diverticulitis, small bowel obstruction, hepatitis, pancreatitis, prostatectomy, diabetes mellitus, thyroid condition, and renal failure.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Genitourinary 
This competency evaluation is for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. The evaluation contains 30 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to the treatment of genitourinary conditions in a medical-surgical environment.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Neurologic, Musculoskeletal, Hematologic, Integumentary, and Multisystem Conditions 
This medical-surgical nursing competency evaluation on neurologic, musculoskeletal, hematologic, integumentary, and multisystem conditions contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about the following topics: stroke; meningitis; multiple sclerosis; seizures; spinal cord injury; osteomyelitis; increasing intracranial pressure; sickle cell anemia; HIV/AIDS; multisystem disorder involving fractured hip, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and heart failure; and multisystem disorder involving diabetes, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and a leg ulcer.
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Competency Evaluation: Renal Conditions 
This competency evaluation is for use by health care institutions to evaluate, track, and report competency levels of professional nurses employed in specialty care settings. The evaluation contains 30 multiple-choice questions that test the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to the treatment of renal conditions in a medical-surgical environment.
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Medication Appropriateness at End of Life: A New Tool for Balancing Medicine and Communication for Optimal Outcomes - the BUILD Model 
Home Healthcare Now
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Medication Reconciliation and Education for Older Adults: Using the 2015 AGS Beers Criteria as a Guide 
Home Healthcare Now
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Mental Health Assessment 
This course discusses how to perform a mental health assessment, including how to establish a therapeutic relationship; how to recognize coping mechanisms, disturbed thought processes and thought content, and perception abnormalities; and how to respond to a suicidal patient.
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Mentoring in Palliative Nursing  
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Military Sexual Trauma in Male Service Members 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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Mind the Gap: Practice Gaps & Needs Assessment  
The knowledge gained in this webinar will encourage the NPD practitioner to consider information sources that help uncover practice gaps and learning needs, which will lead to appropriate prioritization.
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More New Medication Approvals 
Orthopaedic Nursing
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Motivational Interviewing: An evidence-based approach to counseling helps patients follow treatment recommendations 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome: Management 
This course focuses on the treatment of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), including possible complications and nursing considerations and care. This course is a companion to Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome: Overview.
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Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome: Overview 
This course provides an overview of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests. This course is a companion to Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome: Management.
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Musculoskeletal Assessment 
This course explains how to perform a musculoskeletal assessment, including evaluating joint movement and range of motion and muscle tone and strength, and recognizing musculoskeletal abnormalities.
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Myocardial Infarction, Right Ventricular 
This course provides an overview of right ventricular myocardial infarction, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care and considerations. Discharge teaching is also discussed.
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National Guidelines for Nursing Delegation  
This webinar describes the national guidelines for nursing delegation.
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Neurogenic Shock (Case Study) 
This case study focuses on the care of a 58-year-old patient who sustains a spinal cord injury as the result of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) collision and subsequently develops neurogenic and spinal shock. Patient assessments, laboratory and diagnostic tests, and nursing interventions during patient care, with a focus on patient management in the critical care setting, are described.
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Neurogenic Shock (Tutorial) 
This tutorial provides an overview of neurogenic shock and its pathophysiology. It also provides assessment guidelines for a patient with neurogenic shock, including common signs and symptoms and clinical presentation. Goals of therapy and of nursing and medical management as well as complications that can result from spinal shock after acute neurogenic shock dissipates are also covered.
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Neurologic Assessment 
This course discusses the fundamentals required to perform a comprehensive assessment of the neurologic system, including the organs and structures that make up the neurologic system, questions to ask during a patient history of the neurologic system, and physical examination techniques.
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Neuromodulation of Cancer Pain: Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies 
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Neuromuscular Blocking Agents 
This course reviews the types of paralytic or neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) used in the critical care unit. It discusses the drug action, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, reasons those agents are used, and goals of therapy as well as how to administer the medications and how to assess and care for the patient treated with an NMBA.
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New Drugs 2016, Part 1 
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New Drugs 2016, Part 2 
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New Drugs 2016, Part 3 
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New York State Infection Control Principles and Practices 
This e-course program meets the New York State Department of Health's requirement for all health care professionals to receive training in infection control and barrier precautions. The program covers a health care professional's responsibility to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control and barrier precautions and to monitor the performance of those for whom the professional is responsible. On completion of the sixth course, a posttest will be available that tests the learner's understanding of all topics discussed.
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Noninvasive Pressure Ventilation (NIPV) 
This course provides an overview of the use of noninvasive pressure ventilation (NIPV). Types of NIPV systems and equipment are discussed, along with indications and contraindications for use, potential complications, and nursing care of patients receiving this type of therapy.
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Normal Labor and Vaginal Birth 
This course examines the care of the low-risk patient in labor, including the normal progress of labor and appropriate interventions if a patient deviates from typical labor progression. The course covers baseline maternal and fetal assessment, as well as continued assessment and expected findings throughout labor and delivery. The stages of labor are described in detail, as are labor abnormalities that a patient may experience. Nursing assessments and interventions to promote labor progress are identified. This course also covers the current evidence-based standards for group B streptococcus (GBS) screening and management, and the appropriate antibiotic choices based on allergy status and GBS organism resistance.
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NPD Outcome Measures: Capturing Evidence of Success  
This webinar focuses on the significance of quality outcome measures in determining the value of nursing professional departments/provider units.
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Nurse Practitioners' Education, Awareness and Therapeutic Approaches for the Management of Fibromyalgia 
Orthopaedic Nursing
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Nurse Practitioners' Knowledge of Prevention Guidelines and Counseling Practices Related to Primary Prevention of Skin Cancer Among Adolescents in Arizona 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Nurse Residency Program "The Happening"  
In this webinar, a nursing professional development practitioner offers insight and strategies on how to assess the value of an organization's nurse residency program, as well as how to provide meaningul reports to leadership on outcomes.
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Nursing Best Practice Referral Algorithm for the Early Detection of Mycosis Fungoides  
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Nursing Peer Review 
This course provides an overview of the nursing peer review process. It examines how peer review fosters a professional practice environment and provides a way to increase nurses' accountability in following evidence-based standards and guidelines. The course also includes a discussion of the principles of peer review and describes how it promotes a culture of continuous learning.
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Nursing Professional Development Organizational Value Demonstration Project 
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
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Objectives to Outcome: Closing the Gap  
NPD practitioners move from writing objectives to determining desired outcomes.
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Obstetric Hemorrhage: Patient in Labor 
This course presents the causes of obstetric hemorrhage in the patient in labor, along with associated risk factors (including inherited bleeding disorders), assessment findings, treatments (including drugs), and nursing interventions. It covers placental problems, such as placenta previa, placental abruption, and placenta accreta, increta, and percreta, as well as uterine problems, such as uterine rupture and inversion. It addresses trauma during labor and birth, such as vaginal, cervical, and perineal lacerations, and highlights disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
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Obstetric Hemorrhage: Postpartum Patient 
This course covers the types, causes (including disseminated intravascular coagulation [DIC]), and early or late timing of postpartum hemorrhage. It discusses risk factors, assessment findings, and treatments, including appropriate medications. The course presents nursing interventions related to early and late postpartum hemorrhage as well as hemorrhage related to DIC. It also addresses discharge teaching.
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Obstetric Hemorrhage: Pregnant Patient 
This course covers the care of a pregnant patient with obstetric hemorrhage, including the causes of first-, second-, and third-trimester bleeding, along with risk factors, assessment findings, treatment (including appropriate medications), and nursing interventions. Conditions covered are abortion and loss of pregnancy before viability of the fetus; ectopic pregnancy; gestational trophoblastic disease; placenta and vasa previa; placenta accreta, increta, and percreta; and placental abruption.
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Obstetric-Gynecologic Nursing Competency Evaluation: Fetal Assessment and Surveillance 
This obstetric-gynecologic competency evaluation contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about fetal assessment and surveillance, including such topics as normal pregnancy and routine antepartal monitoring, intrapartal monitoring, high-risk pregnancy, and complications during pregnancy.
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Obstetric-Gynecologic Nursing Competency Evaluation: Neonatal Resuscitation 
This obstetric-gynecologic competency evaluation contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about neonatal resuscitation, including such topics as meconium staining, prematurity, major congenital anomalies, hydrops, and more.
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Obstetric-Gynecologic Nursing Competency Evaluation: Perinatal Medication Administration 
This obstetric-gynecologic competency evaluation contains case scenarios that are linked to specific questions about perinatal medication administration, including tocolytic therapy, medication to help fetal lung maturation, failure to thrive, and more.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea 
This course provides an overview of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), including the pathophysiology of OSA, how it acts as a risk factor for cardiovascular problems, who is at risk of developing OSA, and appropriate treatments.
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Obtaining a Health History 
This course discusses how to obtain a health history, including techniques for communicating with your patient and specific questions to ask during a health assessment interview.
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Oncologic (Chemotherapeutic) Drugs 
This course describes chemotherapy and how it works in the body, including goals of chemotherapy and types of chemotherapeutic drugs. Various methods and routes of chemotherapeutic drug administration are listed. Chemotherapy schedules and guidelines are detailed as well as key safety precautions to implement while caring for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
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Open the door for LGBTQ patients 
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Opioid Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: Prescribing Considerations for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
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Opioids in the Hospital: Safe Use 
This course discusses the Joint Commission's recent Sentinel Event Alert related to the safe use of opioids in the hospital.
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Orthopaedic Care Coordination for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Adult in the Residential Care Setting: A Perfect Storm 
Orthopaedic Nursing
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Orthopaedic Clinical Care Model in a Pediatric Orthopaedic Setting: Outcomes of a 1:1 Model -- Orthopaedic Surgeon and Nurse Practitioner  
Orthopaedic Nursing
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Osteoporosis (Tutorial) 
This course describes osteoporosis, a disorder of bone metabolism in which bone mass is decreased. The course addresses risk factors, assessment, clinical findings, and methods to treat or prevent osteoporosis and to prevent complications that may accompany osteoporosis.
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Overweight Patients and Obesity, Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of obesity and overweight patients in the pediatric population, and includes a breakdown of the incidence of overweight and obese status by age. The course examines the causes and contributing risk factors for obesity, along with the various health risks associated with obesity. Also included are guidelines for assessing an overweight or obese patient as well as current treatment and prevention strategies based on the patient's age and weight status.
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Pain Assessment 
This course provides an overview of pain assessment, including the differences between acute and chronic pain, pain characteristics, and pain rating scales.
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Pain Assessment and Management Strategies for Elderly Patients 
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Pain Assessment and Management, Adolescent (Case Study) 
This case study describes the assessment, management, and evaluation of interventions for a 16-year-old who experiences an early-stage of a vaso-occlusive episode due to sickle cell disease, and for an 11-year-old who has a less predictable manifestation of sickle cell disease and who reports to the emergency department with severe pain in his abdomen, arms, and left leg. The case study provides a realistic exemplar that the learner can incorporate into a pain assessment framework, use to choose age-appropriate interventions, and model when applying established outcome evaluations to determine the effectiveness of the interventions. The learner can choose from various evaluation strategies to determine which interventions are most effective. Principles of family-centered care are threaded throughout the case to illustrate the critical nature of family involvement in managing an adolescent's pain.
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Pain Assessment and Management, Young Child (Case Study) 
This case study describes the assessment, management, and evaluation of interventions for a 4-year-old child who experiences acute episodes of pain. It provides a realistic example through which the learner can practice assessment strategies, choose age-appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. The learner can choose from various evaluation strategies. Principles of family-centered care are threaded throughout the case to illustrate the critical nature of family involvement in managing a child's pain.
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Pain Assessment, Pediatric (Tutorial) 
This tutorial describes the evolution of pediatric pain assessment over the past two decades, including types of pain experiences, factors that influence children's pain experiences, clinical manifestations of pain in children, and self-report and behavioral assessment strategies.
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Pain Management in Labor 
This course provides information on principles of and nursing assessments for the care of a patient receiving pain relief during labor. It discusses pharmacologic pain relief methods (intravenous and epidural pain relief) and nonpharmacologic pain relief methods (relaxation, imagery, controlled breathing, hydrotherapy, and effleurage). The course also reviews the appropriate nursing interventions for each type of pain relief and the effects of maternal pain management techniques on the fetus.
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Pain Management of the Burn Patient 
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Pain Management, Nonpharmacologic 
This course discusses the major categories of nonpharmacologic management of acute and chronic pain in adults, including cognitive and behavioral, physical, and alternative and complementary therapies. Appropriate therapies in each category are described, as well as who can administer them and how the therapy works. Important nursing considerations are also discussed.
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Pain Management, Patient with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) 
This course defines key terms related to substance use disorders (SUDs), including addiction and pain. Common biases and misconceptions about SUDs and pain are described.
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Pain Management, Pediatric (Tutorial) 
This tutorial focuses on managing pain in children and adolescents. It discusses pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies and provides specific information about the benefits, selection, appropriate doses, administration routes, adverse effects, and precautions associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, opioids, and selected anesthetics. The tutorial also presents methods for promoting parental involvement and evaluating the effectiveness of pain management interventions.
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Pain Management, Pharmacologic 
This course provides an overview of current evidence-based information pertaining to pharmacologic pain management of acute and chronic pain in adult inpatients and outpatients.
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Pain Management, Wounds 
This course provides an overview of wound pain management and the evidence-based measures designed to properly assess, classify, treat, evaluate, and document wound pain.
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Palliative and End-of-Life Care: Precepts and Ethics for the Orthopaedic Population 
Orthopaedic Nursing
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Palliative Care Hits a Triple Win: Access, Quality, and Cost 
Home Healthcare Now
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Palliative Care in the Management of Pain, Odor, and Exudate in Chronic Wounds at the End-of-Life: A Cohort Study 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Palliative Care, Hospice Care, and Bioethics: A Natural Fit 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Palliative Wound Care Management Strategies for Palliative Patients and Their Circles of Care 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Palliative Wound Care, Part 2: Application of Principles 
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Palliative Wound Care: Principles of Care 
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Pancreatitis 
This course provides an overview of acute and chronic pancreatitis, including pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatments, and nursing considerations.
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Paranoid Schizophrenia: Acutely Psychotic Phase (Case Study) 
This course focuses on the care of a client with schizophrenia, paranoid type, who is acutely psychotic, including how to conduct a comprehensive nursing assessment. The course provides the learner with information about the nature, symptoms, and etiology of paranoid schizophrenia.
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Parkinson Disease 
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Patent Ductus Arteriosus 
This course provides an overview of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), a noncyanotic congenital heart disease. The course covers pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Patient Rights and Education  
This course covers patient rights for informed consent, patient privacy, ethical care, and advance directives.
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Patient Rights and Education for Non-Nursing Care Providers  
This course covers patient rights for informed consent, patient privacy, ethical care, and advance directives for non-nursing care providers.
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Patient Safety: Encouraging Patient Involvement  
This course discusses The Joint Commission's goals and standards regarding encouraging patients' active involvement in their care, including when and how to communicate with patients and families about all aspects of care, treatment, and available services. The course covers the elements of performance, including reporting methods available to patients and their families for concerns about the quality and safety of their care, timeliness of providing information, types of information to convey, and methods of providing information. This course also discusses the importance of engaging patients in their health care to foster active involvement and improve patient safety.
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Patient Safety: Identifying Patients at Risk for Suicide  
This course provides an overview of suicide statistics and risk factors, suicide risk-assessment strategies, changes necessary to provide a safe environment for patients at risk for suicide, and suicide-prevention resources available to patients and their families. It also discusses The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 15 and standards regarding identifying patients at risk for suicide.
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Patient Safety: Implementing the Universal Protocol  
This course discusses the purpose and components of The Joint Commission's Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Person Surgery, including conducting a pre-procedure verification process, marking the procedure site, and performing a time-out. The course covers when the protocol (which is part of The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals) is applicable. The course also describes the elements of performance, including correct person, correct site, and correct procedure processes; verification processes and checklists; site marking characteristics and methods; and time-out characteristics and guidelines. Proper documentation is also discussed.
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Patient Safety: Improving Caregiver Communication  
This course discusses The Joint Commission's recommendations on improving communication among caregivers, which includes reading back verbal orders, creating a list of abbreviations that should not be used, reporting critical tests and critical results in a timely manner, and improving communication during patient handoff. The course covers elements of performance, including read back procedures, standardized abbreviation list development, acceptable time limits for availability and reporting of critical results, and interactive, up-to-date communication procedures. Proper documentation is also discussed.
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Patient Safety: Improving Patient Identification Accuracy (Clinical Personnel)  
This course examines the Joint Commission's requirements for safe, accurate identification of patients by using at least two unique, patient-specific identifiers. Eliminating transfusion errors related to misidentification, accurately labeling containers used for specimen collection, and accurately identifying a patient before medication administration, procedures, or treatments are part of The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs). This course covers when the NPSGs are applicable, the elements of performance for acceptable identifiers, how to properly label a specimen collection, and how to ensure safe blood or blood component transfusions. It also discusses proper documentation.
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Patient Safety: Improving Patient Identification Accuracy (Nonclinical Personnel)  
This course examines The Joint Commission's requirements to improve the accuracy of patient identification using at least two unique, patient-specific identifiers. The course covers the elements of performance and acceptable identifiers.
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Patient Safety: Improving the Safety of Medication Use  
This course describes The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) and standards for safe medication use. It provides instructions on managing look-alike/sound-alike (LASA) medications, labeling medications, reconciling medications, and reducing harm from anticoagulation therapy. The course also describes when each NPSG is applicable and identifies its elements of performance, including requirements for LASA medication review, procedures for labeling medications on and off the sterile field, the process for reconciling medications, and the elements of an individualized anticoagulation management program. In addition, the course reviews proper documentation.
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Patient Safety: Recognizing and Responding to Changes in a Patient's Condition  
This course discusses the Joint Commission's standards and recommendations regarding recognizing and responding to changes in a patient's condition, including the fundamentals of urgent response procedures. The course covers early recognition and response methods; criteria for calling additional assistance; patient and family involvement; staff, patient, and family education; and evaluation criteria.
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Patient Safety: Reducing the Risk of Health Care-Associated Infections  
This course discusses recommended practices for reducing the risk of health care-associated infections. It covers guidelines for performing hand hygiene and discusses recommendations for preventing infections with multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), and surgical site infections (SSIs).
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Patient Safety: Reducing the Risk of Patient Falls  
This course examines The Joint Commission's standards related to falls and fall prevention, including the fundamentals of a fall-prevention program, best practices for preventing patient falls, and steps to take if a fall occurs. The course covers the elements of performance, including patient population, settings, and services evaluation; fall risk factor reduction; and patient and family education. Proper documentation is also discussed.
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Patient Satisfaction With Electronic Health Record Use by Primary Care Nurse Practitioners 
CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing
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Patient- and Family-Centered Care 
This course provides an overview of patient- and family-centered care, including the core concepts of dignity and respect, information sharing, involvement, and collaboration. The course also discusses family engagement, cultural considerations, developmental and literacy considerations, and communication strategies.
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Pediatric Nursing Competency Evaluation: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Conditions 
This competency evaluation tests the nurse"s knowledge and critical thinking skills related to providing nursing care associated with various cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary conditions in the pediatric population.
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Pediatric Nursing Competency Evaluation: Essentials 
This competency evaluation tests the nurse's knowledge and critical-thinking skills related to pediatric nursing.
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Pediatric Nursing Competency Evaluation: Neuromuscular, Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, and Integumentary Conditions 
This competency evaluation tests the nurse's knowledge and critical thinking skills related to providing nursing care associated with various neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and integumentary conditions in the pediatric population.
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Perceptions of Home Health Nurses Regarding Suffering with Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Late Stage Dementia 
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Peripheral Neuropathy: Evidence-based treatment of a complex disorder 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Drug Administration 
This course describes the general purpose and indications for using a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) to administer drugs. Important steps involved before, during, and after administering a drug through a PICC are detailed. Complications that may occur while using a PICC to administer medications are also described.
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Persistent Hiccups in Advanced Neuro-oncology Patients: Findings From a Descriptive Phenomenological Study 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Pharmacological Pain Management at the End of Life 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Physiology of Pain 
This course discusses the general elements of pain physiology; distinguishes between the two main types of pain, nociceptive and neuropathic; and describes the causes and characteristics of each pain type.
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Playing in the Sandbox Nicely: Planning IPCE (ANPD)  
This webinar will discuss common barriers to the planning and development of continuing education and strategies to overcome these barriers.
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Poison Ingestion, Pediatric: Emergency Treatment 
This course discusses unintentional ingestion of injurious substances by pediatric patients. It covers the most commonly ingested agents, assessment and emergency management, and the signs and symptoms of specific toxidromes. The course also presents prevention strategies.
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Management 
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after someone has personally experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event. This course provides an overview of the management of this commonly debilitating condition. The course discusses various types of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies and medications used as first-line treatments as well as other medications and supplemental therapies used to augment treatment or help manage specific symptoms. This course is a companion to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Overview.
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Overview 
This course provides an overview of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a trauma and stress or related disorder that can develop after someone has personally experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event. Frequently unrecognized by health care providers, PTSD can, without intervention, progress to a chronic condition that can disrupt an individual's ability to function socially, at work, and in relationships for many years. The course provides an overview of PTSD, including prevalence and incidence, signs and symptoms, and risk factors. Also included is a discussion about how PTSD differs from common stress reactions, as well as ways to minimize the risk of developing the disorder. This course is a companion to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Management.
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Practice Implications for Peristomal Skin Assessment and Care from the 2014 World Council of Enterostomal Therapists International Ostomy Guideline 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 01: Preceptorship 
This course focuses on the role of preceptorship in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 02: Responsibilities of the Preceptor and Preceptee 
This course focuses on the responsibilities of the preceptor and the preceptee in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 03: Preceptor Skills 
This course focuses on preceptor skills (including effective communication and time management) in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 04: Adult Learning 
This course focuses on the principles of adult learning as they apply in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 05: Factors that Affect Learning 
This course focuses on factors that impact learning in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 06: Assessing and Planning 
This course focuses on the issues of assessing and planning as they relate to preceptorship in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 07: Implementing and Evaluating 
This course focuses on the issues of implementation and evaluation as they relate to preceptorship in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 08: Challenges 
This course focuses on the challenges related to preceptorship in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 09: Dealing with Difficult Situations 
This course focuses on dealing with difficult situations related to preceptorship in the health care setting.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 10: Fostering Critical Thinking 
This course discusses the process of critical thinking within the context of nursing practice.
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Preceptor Preparation Program - Module 11: Cultural Influences on Teaching and Learning 
This course discusses cultural competence and cultural awareness and describes transcultural nursing theories that are important to teaching and learning.
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Preeclampsia 
This course, which encompasses the definition of preeclampsia currently used by ACOG and AWHONN, outlines criteria to meet the diagnosis of preeclampsia as well as risk factors predisposing a patient to developing this condition. The course also examines signs and symptoms of preeclampsia and the severe features of preeclampsia. It also discusses nursing actions for management of preeclampsia as well as management of preeclampsia at various gestational ages, including medications to treat hypertension and steroids to promote fetal lung maturity (if appropriate based on gestational age). Lastly, the course covers nursing considerations for the postpartum patient.
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Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM) 
This course addresses the care of a patient with the high-risk complication of premature rupture of membranes (PROM) as well as the care of a patient with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). The course reviews the incidence of PROM and PPROM as well as the implication of PROM and PPROM for perinatal morbidity and mortality. The etiology and potential contributing factors for PROM are outlined; additionally, potential complications for term, preterm, and midtrimester PROM are discussed.
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Pressure Injury and Pressure Injury Prevention, Pediatric 
This course discusses the essential elements of pediatric pressure ulcer prevention, including assessment and reassessment, pediatric assessment tools and scales, risk factors, and prevention practices (mobility, nutrition, managing moisture, and minimizing pressure).
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Pressure Injury Prevention and Care  
This course explains and reviews skin assessment, identification of a pressure ulcer, and stages of pressure ulcers.
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Pressure Ulcer Staging Revisited: Superficial Skin Changes and Deep Pressure Ulcer Framework 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Preterm Labor 
This course provides an overview of preterm labor, including its incidence and the implications it has on infant mortality in the United States. It identifies risk factors for and signs and symptoms of preterm labor as well as the appropriate nursing actions to employ when a patient is diagnosed with preterm labor, including diagnostic and laboratory testing and the administration of various pharmacologic agents.
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Preventing Air Embolism 
This course provides an overview of the significance, associated risk factors, and pathophysiology of air embolism. The course examines current evidence-based prevention practices to help reduce the likelihood that a patient will experience an air embolism. It also discusses recommended nursing interventions that should be used if air embolism prevention practices fail.
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Preventing and Managing Medical Errors for Direct Care - FL BON Requirement 
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Preventing and Managing Medical Errors for Nurse Managers - FL BON Requirement 
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Preventing Blood Incompatibility Errors 
Blood incompatibility errors can be fatal. However, with meticulous attention to proper administration techniques, prompt recognition, and early intervention, they can be prevented. This course provides an overview of blood incompatibility errors, including the major signs and symptoms associated with these errors along with evidence-based measures for prevention. In addition, the course provides strategies for prompt intervention to minimize the risk should a blood incompatibility error occur.
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Preventing Falls and Trauma 
This course provides an overview of the prevention of patient falls and trauma, including best prevention practices and the procedures to follow when prevention measures fail.
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Preventing Health Care-Associated Infections with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs)  
This course provides an overview of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and health care-associated infections, including the types of MDROs and the preventative measures health care providers can take to prevent the spread of these organisms and reduce the risk for infection caused by them.
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Preventing Poor Glycemic Control 
This course discusses current clinical practice guidelines and recommendations for maintaining optimal glycemic control in hospitalized patients. Poor glycemic control and its manifestations are reviewed along with best prevention practices and treatment strategies.
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Preventing Retained Surgical Items (RSIs) 
This course provides an overview of the prevention of retained foreign objects during surgery, including evidenced-based preventive practices that should be followed in the event of a discrepancy in the surgical count.
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Preventing Venous Thromboembolism after Knee or Hip Arthroplasty 
This course provides an overview of the significance, risk factors, and pathophysiology of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after knee or hip replacement (arthroplasty). The course describes important measures using evidence-based and best practices for prevention. It also addresses appropriate diagnostic tests as well as medical, surgical, and nursing interventions to be implemented should VTE prevention practices fail.
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Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) 
This course provides an overview of evidence-based interventions and best practices for use when caring for a patient requiring ventilator support. The course covers the essential measures that health care providers can implement to eliminate or minimize the risk for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). These measures--based on best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and American Association of Critical-Care Nurses--require a multidisciplinary approach, with nurses playing a central role in implementing them.
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Prevention of Alzheimer Disease: The Roles of Nutrition and Primary Care 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Primary Care Management of Celiac Disease 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Primary Care Management of Depression in Children and Adolescents 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Procedural Sedation, Pediatric: Monitoring and Care 
This course reviews nursing care of pediatric patients receiving procedural sedation. The content examines patient assessment, required monitoring, possible complications, and nursing interventions.
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Professional Development Associate: The Glue that Holds Us Together  
Learn about ANPD resources for the new Professional Development Associate role and how you can maximize the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the Professional Development Associate to enhance the work of your department.
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Promoting Participation in the Presence of Peril: Collaborative Intervention by a Physical Therapist and Nurse Practitioner in a Patient With Cervical Spine Metastasis 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Protocol for Psychopharmacologic Management of Behavioral Health Comorbidity in Adult Patients with Diabetes and Soft Tissue Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital Setting 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Providing Guidance for Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis Who Are Candidates for Biologic Therapy: Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Putting Nursing Professional Development on the MAP  
Most graduate nursing programs with a focus on education prepare nurses primarily for the role of the academic nurse educator with little or no content on the role fo the nursing professional development (NPD) practitioner.
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Rapid Response Teams (RRTs)  
This course provides an overview of techniques that aid in the preservation of patient life by early recognition of, and intervention for, signs and symptoms of unstable patients. The course addresses the use of rapid response systems (RRSs) and the rapid response team (RRT) in avoiding respiratory or cardiac arrest.
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Recognizing Melanoma: Diagnosis and Treatment Options 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Red Eye Emergencies in Primary Care 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Reducing the Fear of Falling Through a Community Evidence-Based Intervention 
Home Healthcare Now
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Reflective Practice for Personal and Professional Transformation 
Journal of Christian Nursing
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Relationships, Intimacy, and Body Image after Breast Cancer 
Oncology Times
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Respiratory Assessment 
This course provides an overview of respiratory assessment, including respiratory anatomy and physiology and the techniques needed to inspect, palpate, percuss, and auscultate the respiratory system.
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Respiratory Failure, Postoperative 
This course examines postoperative respiratory failure, including the pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, treatment, and nursing care and considerations (including preventive actions).
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection 
This course provides an overview of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Return on Investment for Professional Development Activities: A Review of Literature  
Education is often the first intervention applied to make practice changes, yet fiscal resources for professional development are often the first to be withdrawn in budget crunches.
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Risk Advisor for Advanced Practice Nurses: How to Protect Your License 
NSO Risk Advisor for Advanced Practice Nurses
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Risks and Efficacy of Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections 
Topics in Pain Management
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Root Cause Analysis 
This course educates nursing professionals, specifically nurse managers, about the purpose and importance of conducting a root cause analysis (RCA) following an unanticipated adverse event. The course highlights the necessary tools and skills for conducting the analysis and provides tips on how to successfully implement change to avoid further problems. The course also offers insight into tools used in conducting RCA.
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Safety and Efficacy of Electronic Cigarettes: Update for the Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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Saving Our Backs: Safe Patient Handling and Mobility for Home Care 
Home Healthcare Now
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SBAR Communication Tool  
This course provides an overview of the SBAR communication tool, which is a technique that nursing staff use to communicate among themselves as well as with physician colleagues.
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Screening for the High-Risk Diabetic Foot: A 60-Second Tool (2012)¬© 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Seasonal Influenza 
This course provides an overview of seasonal influenza, including prevalence, mode of transmission, incubation period, communicability, and prevention and control measures. The course also addresses health care personnel and patient risks as well as vaccination recommendations and steps to take in response to an influenza pandemic.
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Seizure Disorders, Pediatric: Management 
This course focuses on the treatment of seizure disorders and the possible complications of seizures in children, including status epilepticus. Nursing care and interventions, parental and patient teaching, and discharge planning are also discussed. This course is a companion to Seizure Disorders, Pediatric: Overview.
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Seizure Disorders, Pediatric: Overview 
This course provides an overview of seizure disorders in children, including seizure types and classification, pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and diagnostic tests/evaluation. This course is a companion to Seizure Disorders, Pediatric: Management.
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Sensory Impairment in Older Adults: Part 2: Vision Loss 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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Sepsis (Case Study) 
This course reviews the definition, pathophysiology, and management of sepsis and sepsis-related syndromes using the case study of a 54-year-old male patient. Emphasis is placed on the early recognition of sepsis using physical assessment, hemodynamic parameters, and laboratory findings. Also covered is management of sepsis and septic shock using evidence-based recommendations from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
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Sepsis (Tutorial) 
This course reviews the definition, pathophysiology, risk assessment, signs and symptoms, and management of sepsis and sepsis-related syndromes. Sepsis is a syndrome of multiple etiologies. This course emphasizes the importance of early recognition, assessment, and evidenced-based aggressive management of sepsis and sepsis-related syndromes reflective of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign bundles.
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Sepsis, Pediatric: Management 
This course focuses on sepsis management in children age 1 and older. Resuscitation and stabilization measures are described, including vascular access, fluid therapy, oxygenation and ventilation, monitoring, and cardiovascular drug therapy. Antimicrobial therapy guidelines are then detailed. Key nursing considerations are listed as well, followed by potential complications of sepsis and a discussion of parent education and support. This course is a companion to Sepsis, Pediatric: Overview.
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Sepsis, Pediatric: Overview 
This course provides a general overview of sepsis in children age 1 and older. It describes the pathophysiology of sepsis and septic shock and identifies common causes of and risk factors for sepsis. Key symptoms of and physical findings in a child with sepsis are described. Essential elements of diagnostic evaluation for a child with sepsis are also discussed. This course is a companion to Sepsis, Pediatric: Management.
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Shingles 
This course provides an overview of shingles (herpes zoster), which is commonly seen in older and immunocompromised patients. It covers the causes, symptoms, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and prevention of shingles.
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Short Bowel Syndrome, Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of short bowel syndrome, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Should My Patient Use a Mechanical Lift? Part 2: Algorithm and Case Application 
Home Healthcare Now
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Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis, Pediatric: Management and Care 
This course discusses vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) in the pediatric patient with sickle cell disease. Pathophysiology, precipitating factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment are also discussed. The course emphasizes pain assessment in children and includes information on nursing considerations and patient and caregiver teaching.
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Simultaneous Transthoracic Defibrillation With Two Defibrillators for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation:A Literature Review 
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
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Skin of color: A basic outline of unique differences 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Skin-to-Skin Contact 
This course presents the definition and general elements of skin-to-skin contact for neonates.
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Smart Pump Technology: Safe Use 
This course focuses on how to safely use smart pump technology to help reduce medication errors. It describes what smart pump technology is as well as its benefits and limitations in assisting nurses to program and calculate dose and delivery rates. The course reviews established standards of care and standard operating procedures for safe medication administration that must be in place when using this technology. It also describes problems that can occur and precautions the nurse can take to prevent these problems.
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Smoking, Chronic Wound Healing, and Implications for Evidence-Based Practice 
Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
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Spheres of Influence...Clinical Nurse Specialists 
Nursing Management
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Spinal Cord Injury (Case Study) 
This course highlights a 28-year-old Hispanic man who sustained a C6 spinal cord injury (SCI) as a result of a motor vehicle crash. Pathophysiology, assessment parameters, clinical manifestations, and nursing interventions to prevent common problems experienced by patients with a traumatic cervical SCI are presented.
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Spinal Cord Injury (Tutorial) 
This course describes the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of spinal cord injury (SCI) along with potential complications that may develop during the acute stages of injury and recovery. The course also addresses medical and nursing care for patients with SCI, including patient assessments, typical diagnostic tests, and treatment strategies.
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Spiritual Care: Evangelism at the Bedside? 
Journal of Christian Nursing
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ST-Segment and QTc Monitoring 
This course describes ST-segment monitoring, including the circumstances in which it should be utilized for patients with acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndromes. The course also discusses circumstances in which QTc monitoring should be utilized as well as nursing considerations related to ST-segment and QTc monitoring.
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Staff Nurses' Perceptions Regarding Palliative Care for Hospitalized Older Adults 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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Standardizing Assessment of Competences and Competencies of Oncology Nurses Working in Ambulatory Care 
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
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Staying at Home: Risk, Accommodation, and Ethics in Hospice Care 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Stroke: Acute Neurologic Complications  
This course provides an overview of the acute neurologic complications that a patient may experience after a stroke. The definition of stroke is provided in detail as is the clinical significance of early detection of neurologic complications. The acute complications of ischemic brain edema, hemorrhagic transformation, and seizures are then described along with their treatment. Next, the role of palliative care for select patients is discussed. The course concludes with key nursing considerations for the care of the stroke patient with acute neurologic complications.
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Stroke: Cognitive Assessment  
This course provides an overview of cognitive assessments in patients who have had a stroke. It discusses the most common cognitive impairments. It also describes the risk factors for developing cognitive impairments and the implications of those impairments. The course reviews the most common screening tools along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally, it presents basic guidelines about when to administer cognitive assessments.
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Stroke: Communication Assessment  
This course explores communication assessment after a stroke. It describes the different types of communication disorders after a stroke, including impaired motor skills, language abilities, and cognitive processes. It also presents tools that the nurse can use to assess the presence, type, and severity of the communication deficit and highlights positive and negative communication strategies that patients and caregivers may use.
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Stroke: Discharge Planning  
This course educates the nursing professional about discharge planning for the patient who has had a stroke. Stroke education should be provided to both the patient and the family as an ongoing process throughout the hospital stay. Key topics should include identification of the warning signs and symptoms of stroke, when to report the warning signs of stroke, and when to activate the emergency medical system. Patients and families should also be familiar with the treatment plan, prescribed medications, the importance of smoking cessation, and the importance of follow-up care after discharge.
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Stroke: Dysphagia Assessment  
This course educates nursing professionals about dysphagia screening for the stroke patient. Stroke patients are at increased risk for developing aspiration pneumonia as a direct result of impaired swallowing due to the neurologic deficit of the stroke. Early intervention is key; dysphagia screening must be performed on every stroke patient before initiation of oral intake.
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Stroke: Hemorrhagic Stroke Pathophysiology  
This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic stroke. The definition and incidence of hemorrhagic stroke are presented, and the types of hemorrhagic stroke, their causes, and common locations within the brain are described. The course also outlines the mechanisms of brain injury after hemorrhage, as well as the importance of immediate treatment. Lastly, potential factors that place an individual at risk for hemorrhagic stroke are listed. This course is a companion to Stroke: Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment.
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Stroke: Hemorrhagic Stroke Treatment  
This course reviews the treatment options available for the patient who has experienced a hemorrhagic stroke, as well as nursing considerations while caring for the hemorrhagic stroke patient and patient and caregiver teaching. This course is a companion to Stroke: Hemorrhagic Stroke Pathophysiology.
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Stroke: Immediate Diagnostic Studies  
This course provides an overview of the diagnostic studies used for immediate evaluation of a patient experiencing a stroke. It defines the term stroke, describes the significance of immediate diagnostic testing, identifies routine diagnostic studies for a patient who presents with a possible stroke, and reviews additional diagnostic studies that might be indicated in select patients. The purpose of each diagnostic study is discussed. The course concludes with a review of key nursing considerations that relate to the diagnostic evaluation of a patient experiencing a stroke.
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Stroke: Ischemic Stroke Pathophysiology  
This course provides an overview of the pathophysiology of ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is defined, and potential factors that place an individual at risk for ischemic stroke are discussed. The various etiologies of ischemic stroke are identified, and the processes of cerebral blood flow during ischemic injury are detailed. Consequences of reduced cerebral blood flow during an ischemic event, such as cell injury and cell death, are described. Lastly, time to treatment and its effect on neuronal loss is described for the patient experiencing an ischemic stroke. This course is a companion to Stroke: Ischemic Stroke Treatment.
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Stroke: Ischemic Stroke Treatment  
This course provides an overview of the treatment of ischemic stroke, including discussion of both thrombolytic therapy and endovascular techniques. The time-critical nature of ischemic stroke treatment is emphasized, and general guidelines for facilitating treatment are discussed. Nursing considerations for both the hyperacute (emergency) and acute phases of treatment are described. Possible complications are listed, along with potential prevention measures for each. A description of secondary prevention measures is included. This course is a companion to Stroke: Ischemic Stroke Pathophysiology.
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Stroke: Limiting Complications  
This course provides an overview of some potential complications that patients can experience after a stroke, including dysphagia, nutritional compromise, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, neurologic impairments, infection, bowel and bladder dysfunction, skin alterations, mobility and musculoskeletal issues, falls, depression, and communication disorders.
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Stroke: Neurologic Assessment  
This course provides an overview of the use of neurologic assessments in stroke both to identify patients suspected of having a stroke and to evaluate patients in whom stroke has been confirmed. The components of a neurologic assessment and the clinical significance of each component are described. Various stroke scales, including abbreviated neurologic assessment tools used to identify stroke, are also discussed. Nursing considerations in the older adult, older than age 65, are included.
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Stroke: Nursing Care  
This course provides a broad overview of the essential aspects of nursing care for the patient with stroke across various settings. It defines stroke and explains the importance of nursing care for the patient with stroke and the nurse's role as a member of the interprofessional stroke team. The course also discusses key components of nursing care for the patient with stroke. Finally, it explains common nursing interventions used to facilitate rehabilitation and safety.
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Stroke: Pharmacologic Therapies  
This course provides a general overview of various medications used when treating patients who are experiencing strokes. It details several classes of drugs, including thrombolytics, anticoagulants, antiplatelets, antihypertensives, and anticonvulsants. The course also describes indications, potential adverse reactions, drug interactions, and nursing considerations for each drug class.
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Stroke: Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation  
This course provides an overview of the link between atrial fibrillation and stroke, including the pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation, risk factors for its development, and goals of treatment. Recommended anticoagulant therapies, including warfarin and the newer alternatives (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) are discussed. Methods of evaluating a patient's risk of stroke against the risk of bleeding as a result of anticoagulant therapy are included. Patient education regarding the medication regimen as well as how to recognize symptoms of stroke and hemorrhage are also reviewed.
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Stroke: Rapid Detection and Intervention  
This course educates nurses about rapid detection and intervention for stroke so as to optimize patient outcomes. Early intervention is key in the treatment of the stroke patient. Information in this course is guided by The Joint Commission's guidelines on stroke certification. This course identifies early stroke recognition, patient assessment and screening, and appropriate interventions based on assessment findings.
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Stroke: Recurrent Stroke Prevention  
This course provides an overview of appropriate interventions for recurrent stroke prevention. When a patient experiences a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or an ischemic stroke, the risk of another one occurring dramatically increases. Therefore, implementing appropriate strategies to reduce risk factors for recurrence as soon as possible is paramount. Practicing nurses need to be ever-cognizant of the role these risk factors play and must also be proactive in helping to implement strategies for risk reduction. This course discusses strategies for reducing vascular-related risk factors and modifiable behavioral risk factors for recurrent stroke. Additionally, it summarizes interventional and medical treatment recommendations, which vary based on the underlying cause of the initial stroke.
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Stroke: Rehabilitation and Recovery  
This course provides an overview of the key aspects of rehabilitation and recovery for a patient who has experienced a stroke. After explaining what a stroke is, the course identifies the members of the interdisciplinary team involved in the stroke rehabilitation process. Various stroke rehabilitation environments are outlined and specific rehabilitation needs within each environment are described. The patient's prognosis and potential return to work after a stroke are also discussed. Lastly, key considerations for supporting the family and caregivers of a stroke survivor during the rehabilitation and recovery process are identified.
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Stroke: Stroke Prevention  
This course educates nursing professionals on primary stroke prevention. Prevention is the key to limiting the possible devastating effects of stroke. This module discusses the nonmodifiable and modifiable risk factors that contribute to a primary stroke. It also describes prevention measures and the nurse's role in primary stroke prevention.
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Stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack  
This course provides an overview of transient ischemic attack (TIA), including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, possible complications, treatment, and nursing care and considerations.
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Suicidal Patient (Case Study) 
This course focuses on caring for a client who is acutely suicidal. The course targets nursing care that focuses on accurate and comprehensive assessment of suicidal ideation, medication management, personal and environmental safety within the inpatient milieu, family intervention, and crisis intervention to rally outside support networks.
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Supporting Self-Management Asthma Care 
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Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention  
This course provides an overview of surgical site infections, associated risk factors, and those evidence-based measures found to prevent them.
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Sustainability of a Professional Practice Program  
This webinar describes the development, revision, and evaluation of a professional practice program.
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Symptom Clusters in Korean Patients with Metastatic Cancer Undergoing Palliative Chemotherapy 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy 
This course provides an overview of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, including pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, assessment, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations. Discharge teaching is also discussed.
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Targeting abuse 
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
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Team Motivation 
This course describes and discusses the concepts of team motivation and motivational theories. It also explains the advantages and barriers to team motivation.
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Technology Tools for Nursing Professional Development Practitioners: Education, What's in Your Toolbox?  
This webinar describes tools for NPD professionals to use for training and education.
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Teledermatology: Virtual Access to Quality Dermatology Care and Beyond 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Tetralogy of Fallot 
This course provides an overview of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a cyanotic congenital heart disease. The course covers pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including discharge teaching).
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The 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice 
Home Healthcare Now
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The Advanced Practice Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse in Homecare 
Home Healthcare Now
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The Antidote Is Finally Here! Idarucizumab, A Specific Reversal Agent for the Anticoagulant Effects of Dabigatran 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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The Art of Dressing Selection: A Consensus Statement on Skin Tears and Best Practice 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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The Death Rattle Dilemma 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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The Effect of Kangaroo Care on Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Infants  
Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
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The Effects of Nutrition Status of Patients With Digestive System Cancers on Prognosis of the Disease 
Cancer Nursing
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The Future of Nursing Report at 5 Years: Implication for the Nursing Professional Development Practitioner  
This presentation includes examples of free resources available to enhance teaching and learning using technology.
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The Impact of Osteoporosis, Falls, Fear of Falling, and Efficacy Expectations on Exercise Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults 
Orthopaedic Nursing
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The Importance of the History and Physical in Diagnosis 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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The Interdisciplinary Approach to the Implementation of a Diabetes Home Care Disease Management Program 
Home Healthcare Now
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The Million Hearts Initiative: Guidelines and Best Practices 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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The Obesity Epidemic, Part 1: Understanding the Origins 
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
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The Past, Present, and Future of Coenzyme Q10 Supplementation Update for the Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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The Road to Bringing Creative Education Ideas to the Unit Level  
NPD practitioners will gain knowledge about free and low cost resources and tools avaialble to actively engage learners. They will be able to identify ways to incorporate those strategies into their educational programming.
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The Role of Self-Care for Parents in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders: An Integrative Review of Self-Care 
Journal of Addictions Nursing
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The VCU Pressure Ulcer Summit: The Search for a Clearer Understanding and More Precise Clinical Definition of the Unavoidable Pressure Injury 
Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
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Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest 
This course discusses the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest, including indications and contraindications for its use, induction methods, associated complications and adverse effects, and nursing care specific to patients undergoing this procedure.
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Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair 
This course provides an overview of surgical and endovascular repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms, including indications and contraindications, possible complications, and preoperative and postoperative nursing care and considerations (including discharge teaching).
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Time Management 
This course will educate nursing professionals, specifically nurse managers, about the skills, concepts, and current trends for effective time management.
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Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB)  
This course provides an overview of Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) for nursing staff within medical-surgical units that are planning on implementing TCAB.
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Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) 
This course provides an overview of the incidence, pathophysiology, and complications associated with transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI).
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Transition to College for Students with Language Disorders On and Off the Autism Spectrum 
Topics in Language Disorders
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Transposition of the Great Arteries 
This course provides an overview of transposition of the great arteries (TGA), a type of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations (including preoperative and postoperative teaching) are discussed.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Case Study) 
This course features acute neurologic nursing care for a patient with traumatic brain injury and increased intracranial pressure (ICP).
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Tutorial) 
This course describes the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of traumatic brain injury (TBI) along with potential complications that may develop during the acute stages of injury and recovery. The course also addresses medical and nursing care for patients with TBI, including patient assessments, typical diagnostic tests, and treatment strategies.
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Management 
This course provides an overview of the management of mild and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The course is a companion to Traumatic Brain Injury: Overview.
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Overview 
This course provides an overview of traumatic brain injury (TBI), including incidence, methods of classification, and types of primary and secondary injuries. The course is a companion to Traumatic Brain Injury: Management.
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Treating Acute Pain in the Hospitalized Patient 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Treating Co-occurring Chronic Low Back Pain & Generalized Anxiety Disorder 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Treatment options for Insomnia 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Type 1 Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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Umbilical Vessel Catheter 
This course covers the general principles for using umbilical vessel catheters in neonates.
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Update on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What Dermatology Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know 
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in infants and children. The course discusses incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations.
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Use of Benzodiazepines as Anxiolytics in Neonates: Are We There Yet? 
Advances in Neonatal Care
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Use of Botulinum Toxin for Chronic Pain Management 
Topics in Pain Management
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Use of Honey in Wound Care: An Update 
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing
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Using Clinical Placement Tools to Streamline Student Onboarding  
This presentation includes examples of free resources available to enhance teaching and learning using technology.
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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) 
This course provides an overview of the current guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC), including The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) criteria for trial of labor after previous cesarean birth (TOLAC) candidates; contraindications to VBAC; patient counseling regarding TOLAC and VBAC, including informed consent issues; and nursing actions and interventions related to TOLAC and VBAC.
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Vaginal Delivery, Operative 
This course presents the most current guidelines for operative vaginal delivery (OVD). It covers general background information about OVD; its indications, contraindications, and potential maternal and neonatal complications; the procedures (including the importance of manufacturer's guidelines), and related communication and documentation standards. The course addresses current recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) about OVD.
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Vasopressors 
This course reviews vasopressors that are frequently administered in the critical care unit. It discusses each drug's action, indications, administration, interactions with other drugs, adverse effects, and patient reactions as well as the goals of therapy and patient care.
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Ventricular Assist Device: Monitoring and Care 
This course describes two types of ventricular assist devices (VADs), known as pulsatile and continuous flow VADs.It focuses on postoperative nursing management, following implantation, and discusses the potential complications.
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Ventricular Septal Defect, Pediatric 
This course provides an overview of ventricular septal defects (VSDs), a noncyanotic congenital heart disease. It covers pathophysiology, incidence, causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, possible complications, and nursing care considerations, including discharge teaching.
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Vistogard (uridine triacetate) The First and Only Drug Approved for the Treatment of 5-FU or Capecitabine Overdose Implications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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When a Patient Discusses Assisted Dying: Nursing Practice Implications 
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing
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When Alzheimer Disease Strikes Early 
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When and How to Treat Childhood Immune Thrombocyotpenia 
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
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When Do Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Help? A Systematic Review: Part 1 
Topics in Pain Management
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When Do Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Help? A Systematic Review: Part 2 
Topics in Pain Management
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Why Use Twitter in Professional Education?  
Can tweeting really be used for educational purposes?
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Wound and Skin Care 
This course provides an overview of the principles of wound and skin care, including skin anatomy and physiology, wound assessment and classification, appropriate wound care interventions, and strategies for preventing and treating pressure ulcers.
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Wound Assessment 
This course provides an overview of wound assessment and the evidence-based measures to accurately assess, classify or stage, and document wounds.
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Writing for Nursing Publication 
Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing
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Zika Virus: What We Know and What We Don't Know 
Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice
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