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Bloodborne Safety: Universal Precautions, Standard Precautions, and Needlestick Prevention (CRCE Course #: 141417000)

MODULE INTRODUCTION In the 1980's the CDC developed recommendations known as Universal Precautions to prevent the transmission of bloodborne pathogens, such as HIV and hepatitis B, in the healthcare environment. Later, Universal Precautions changed from being a CDC recommendation, and became a workplace...
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Recognizing and Preventing Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) (CRCE Course #: 141723000)

COURSE INTRODUCTION The intent of this course is to introduce the reader to a common healthcare-associated infection in mechanically ventilated patients. Ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP) is second only to urinary tract infections in its occurrence in the ICU. You will learn to identify the risk factors...
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Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation (CRCE Course #: 146604000)

COURSE INTRODUCTION The intent of this program is to allow the reader to develop an understanding of the physiology behind acid-base balance and oxygen delivery to the blood. The second goal is for the reader to develop proficiency at acid-base interpretation and identification of hypoxemia by blood...
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Oxygenation Status - Physiologic Principles and Therapy (CRCE Course #: 146603000)

COURSE INTRODUCTION The purpose of this first course is to provide background information regarding the physiology of oxygen delivery to the blood and ultimately to tissues. It is a complex process that relies on multiple factors and can be disrupted at any of several points. Oxygen is one of the most...
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Weaning and Extubation (CRCE Course #: 141407000)

COURSE INTRODUCTION When a patient is intubated, mechanical ventilation is often necessary. As the patient's condition improves, and the original indication for intubation is controlled, care is directed toward "weaning" from mechanical ventilation. Generally, once the patient meets weaning criteria...
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Standards for Infection Control: An Update for Healthcare Workers (CRCE Course #: 141422000)

COURSE INTRODUCTION Reducing the transmission of infectious diseases is a major concern for healthcare professionals. With the advent of HIV, the prevalence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and the resurgence of tuberculosis, infection prevention and control is one of your most important responsibilities...
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HIPAA: A Guide for Healthcare Workers (CRCE Course #: 141409000)

COURSE INTRODUCTION To complete this course, you must do the following: - Read the Overview and Course Objectives.- Study the Terminology.- Read the course material.- Complete the Post Test with a score of 80% or more. OVERVIEW HIPAA: A Guide for Healthcare Workers provides a detailed review of the Health...
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Airway Care: Tracheostomy Care, Tube Change, and Artificial Airway Cuff Management (CRCE Course #: 141408000)

Course Introduction The patient with a tracheostomy tube has many care needs. Most important is the maintenance of airway patency. This program focuses on the essentials of direct airway care. To complete this course, you must do the following: - Read the Overview and Course Objectives.- Study the Terminology.-...
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