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Understanding Informed Consent

COURSE INTRODUCTION For both ethical and legal reasons, obtaining informed consent is required before initiating most types of invasive patient treatment. However, informed consent is more than a signature on a document. It is a patient communication process, usually performed by a physician and the...
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Advance Directives: Guidelines for Healthcare Providers

COURSE INTRODUCTION Modern medicine provides opportunities to extend life, opportunities that did not exist even a few years ago. However, the decision concerning extreme life-saving measures rests with the individual patient. Often, those decisions are expressed in a document called an advance directive....
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Confidentiality

INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity is intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing patient care. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED Confidentiality is the foundation for trust in the patient-caregiver...
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Confidentiality: HIPAA Regulations

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Confidentiality: How to Maintain Patient Confidentiality

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Confidentiality: Legal and Ethical Concerns in Healthcare

COURSE INTRODUCTION The client/caregiver relationship is a very special one. Patients come to us at their weakest and most vulnerable, often in pain both physically and emotionally. They give us their trust and confidence, sometimes revealing their most intimate secrets. We respond by giving our care...
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Confidentiality: Vignettes

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Documentation: Electronic Medical Records - Federal Regulations

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Documentation: Essentials of Nursing Documentation

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Documentation: The Process and Legal and Administrative Considerations

INTENDED AUDIENCE This course provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with background information on nursing documentation techniques and requirements. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED The role of...
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HIPAA for Healthcare Workers: An Overview

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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HIPAA for Healthcare Workers: The Privacy Rule

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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HIPAA for Healthcare Workers: The Security Rule

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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HIPAA: A Guide for Healthcare Workers

INTENDED AUDIENCE This course is intended for nurses and other healthcare professionals working in any healthcare environment subject to HIPAA. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED The Health Insurance Portability...
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Medical Errors

INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare workers who need strategies to prevent medical errors in the healthcare environment. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED Medical Errors...
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Medical Errors, Part 1: New Approaches to an Old Problem

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Medical Errors, Part 2: Prevention Practices

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Medical Errors, Part 3: Preventing Medication Errors

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Nursing Negligence

INTENDED AUDIENCE This course provides nurses with a description of the legal elements of nursing negligence and provides strategies for avoiding accusations of negligence. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED Nurses...
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Nursing Negligence: Guidelines for Care

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Nursing Negligence: What You Can Do

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Patient Rights

COURSE INTRODUCTION All patients have important rights that are protected under federal and state laws. These rights range from the freedom to make decisions about their own care to the freedom from unnecessary restraints and abuse. This program describes those rights and illustrates appropriate methods...
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Perioperative Documentation

COURSE INTRODUCTION Perioperative documentation, the recording of a patient's condition, treatment and response to treatment, is one of the most basic nursing skills. But its importance to both the patient and the nurse providing care cannot be overstated. This is because charting fulfills three important...
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Restraints

INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare workers who need to understand the latest guidelines on the proper use of restraints and seclusion. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED...
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Restraints: Alternatives to Restraints

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Restraints: Legal Considerations and Patient Rights

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Restraints: Safe Application of Restraints

NOTE: This course provides less than 1 hour of continuing education credit and will not be accepted in states that require CE courses to provide a minimum of 1 hour of continuing education in a single learning session (e.g., Florida). For information on current CE requirements in your state, consult...
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Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

INTENDED AUDIENCE This activity was developed for nurses and other care providers working in any healthcare facility or office where sexual harassment could take place. COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT No commercial support was provided for the development of this activity. STATEMENT OF NEED Sexual...
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The Emergency Medical Treatment And Active Labor Act

COURSE INTRODUCTION The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) requires that emergency department personnel provide each patient with an "appropriate" medical screening examination to determine whether an emergency medical condition exists, and to treat and stabilize any emergency...
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