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Wound Care Part 4: Treatment Modalities (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about different courses of wound treatments that are appropriate for different types of wounds. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Choose appropriate...
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A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses in areas of practice where they might need to perform a thorough assessment of a geriatric patient. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Explain the importance of performing an accurate and thorough...
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Administering Medications: Injections (w/Video)

Course Introduction Safe medication administration is an essential skill for all nursing professionals, so it is critical that they be knowledgeable in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents. This last of three programs will present techniques for the safe administration of injectable...
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Administering Medications: Medication Safety and Oral Medications (w/Video)

Course Introduction Safe medication administration is an essential skill for all nursing professionals, so it is critical that they be knowledgeable in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents. This first of three programs will describe the safe administration of oral medications and...
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Administering Medications: Topical, Suppository and Inhalant Medications (w/Video)

Course Introduction Safe medication administration is an essential skill for all nursing professionals, so it is critical that they be knowledgeable in the techniques of administering all pharmaceutical agents. This second of three programs will present techniques for the safe administration of topical...
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Age-specific Care: Neonates, Infants and Toddlers (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about age-specific care specifically for neonates, infants and toddlers. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the importance of age-specific...
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Age-specific Care: Preschoolers, School-agers, Tweens and Adolescents (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about age-specific care specifically for preschoolers, school agers, tweens and adolescents. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the...
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Age-specific Care: Young Adults, Middle Age, Older Adults and Elders (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about age-specific care specifically for young adults, the middle aged, older adults and the elderly. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe...
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Airway Care: Tracheostomy Care, Tube Change, and Artificial Airway Cuff Management (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses in areas of practice other than respiratory nursing who may be called upon to provide care to patients with a tracheostomy tube, or who may be transferring to that specialty. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Cardiovascular System (w/Video)

Course Introduction The cardiovascular system is the first body system described in Medcom's Anatomy and Physiology series. This series is a quick-paced and engaging basic introduction to anatomy and physiology appropriate for students in high school, junior college, vocational schools and for nursing...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Digestive System (w/Video)

Course Introduction The digestive system is the next body system in Medcom's Anatomy and Physiology series. This series is a quick-paced and engaging basic introduction to anatomy and physiology appropriate for students in high school, junior college, vocational schools and for nursing assistants. To...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Endocrine System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides a basic introduction to the components of the endocrine system appropriate for high-school students, junior college and vocational schools. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Endocrine System."...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Integumentary System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides basic information on the skin and other components and functions of the integumentary system. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Integumentary System." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives....
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Muscular System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides information on the three types of muscles, their functions and how they work. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Muscular System." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Content....
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Nervous System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides a basic introduction to the components of the nervous system appropriate for high-school students, junior college and vocational schools. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Nervous System." -...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Reproductive System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides a basic introduction to the organs and functions of the reproductive system. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Reproductive System." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Content....
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Respiratory System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides a quick-paced, basic introduction to the components of the respiratory system. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Respiratory System." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Skeletal System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides a basic introduction to the components of the skeletal system appropriate for high-school students, junior college and vocational schools. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Skeletal System."...
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Anatomy and Physiology: The Urinary System (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program provides a quick-paced, basic introduction to the components of the urinary system. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Anatomy and Physiology: The Urinary System." - Read the Overview and Learning Objectives. - Study the Content....
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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antifungal and Antiviral Agents (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses a detailed look at antifungal and antivirus medications. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the kinds of antifungal agents and what they are used for. - Describe the kinds of antiviral...
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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Antitubercular Agents (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program, the sixth in a series on anti-infective therapy, is to provide nurses a detailed look at antitubercular medications. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the difference between dormant and active TB....
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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Assessment of an Infection (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program, the first in a series on anti-infective therapy, is to provide nurses an overview of infectious pathogens, the general signs and symptoms of infection, and the cultures and tests used to identify them. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the...
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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Cephalosporins, Aminoglycosides, Macrolides and Quinolones (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses a detailed look at the cephalosporins, aminoglycosides, macrolides and quinolones. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the kinds of cephalosporins and what they are used for. - Describe...
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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Nursing Implications (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an overview of the general signs and symptoms of allergies to antibiotics, adverse effects, and superinfections. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the signs and symptoms of allergic...
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Anti-Infective Medication Therapy: Sulfonamides and Penicillins (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses an overview of types of antibiotics, and a detailed look at the sulfonamides and penicillins. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the main sulfonamides and what they are used for....
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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Standard Precautions (w/Video)

Intended Audience There are simple actions that nurses and other healthcare staff can take to decrease the likelihood of cross contamination of infectious organisms. A number of these actions are related to personal hygiene, and all provide additional protection for you and your patients. This program...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: The Sterile Field (w/Video)

Intended Audience In order for nurses to perform effective aseptic technique, they must have a thorough understanding of the precautions that apply to a variety of different patient situations. This program provides a discussion and demonstration of the selection and use of gloves, as well as sterile...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission of Infection (w/Video)

Intended Audience Preventing the transmission of infective organisms is an important aspect of healthcare and a major concern for all nurses. This course looks at ways in which the transmission of infective organisms takes place, and discusses actions that the nurse must perform to prevent this from...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique at the Bedside: Transmission-Based Precautions (w/Video)

Intended Audience The importance of preventing the spread of specific organisms is addressed by protocols called Transmission-based Precautions. These protocols were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address the use of personal protective equipment, as well as establishing...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Creating and Maintaining the Sterile Field (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the proper requirements and uses of sterile drapes - Distinguish the different types of sterile drapes that are...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Gowning, Gloving and Surgical Skin Prep (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the purpose of surgical gowning and use the proper technique to don a surgical gown to preserve sterility - Perform...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Principles of Sterile Technique (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the different sources of surgically-introduced infection - Identify the six links in the chain of infection - Describe...
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Aseptic Nursing Technique in the OR: Surgical Hand Scrub (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other operating room professionals. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify how the surgical hand scrub works to break the chain of infection - Identify the various substances used for surgical...
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Assessment of the Newborn: Cardiopulmonary Assessment and Cardiac Anomalies (w/Video)

Intended Audience This course is useful to any practicing nurse, nurse faculty, or student wanting to acquire fundamental knowledge of performing a newborn assessment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe fetal circulation. - Perform a respiratory...
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Assessment of the Newborn: Gestational Age and Newborn Reflexes (w/Video)

Intended Audience This course is useful to any practicing nurse, nurse faculty, or student wanting to acquire fundamental knowledge of performing a newborn assessment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Properly perform the New Ballard Gestational Age Assessment....
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Assessment of the Newborn: Physical Anomalies and Neurologic Issues (w/Video)

Intended Audience This course is useful to any practicing nurse, nurse faculty, or student wanting to acquire fundamental knowledge of performing a newborn assessment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify neural tube defects, including anencephaly,...
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Assessment of the Newborn: The First 10 Minutes (w/Video)

Intended Audience This course is useful to any practicing nurse, nurse faculty, or student wanting to acquire fundamental knowledge of performing a newborn assessment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Assess and facilitate the first breaths of the newborn....
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Assessment of the Newborn: The Head to Toe Assessment (w/Video)

Intended Audience This course is useful to any practicing nurse, nurse faculty, or student wanting to acquire fundamental knowledge of performing a newborn assessment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Measure the newborn's body temperature. - Perform...
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Auscultation of Breath Sounds: Abnormal Breath Sounds (Basic Clinical Skills - Not for CE Credit) (w/Video)

Course Introduction Breath sounds offer important and often diagnostic information about many health conditions related to pulmonary function. This program will cover the qualities of breath sounds, abnormal breath sounds, plus some of their associated conditions, and how to document your findings. Because...
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Auscultation of Breath Sounds: Normal Breath Sounds (Basic Clinical Skills - Not for CE Credit) (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program presents stethoscope use for lung auscultation, the physiology of normal breath sounds, selected landmarks used for auscultation, and the basic procedures for an pulmonary auscultation assessment. Method of Participation To complete this course, you must do the following:...
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Basic Clinical Skills: The Bed Bath (w/Video)

Course Introduction The bed bath is an important part of the individualized care many patients receive while hospitalized, and is one of the basic skills all nurses must know. The bed bath not only helps keep the patient clean but also: - Maintains healthy skin by providing stimulation and increasing...
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Basic Clinical Skills: Urethral Catheterization (w/Video)

Course Introduction This program has been updated to reflect practice change regarding inflation of catheter retention balloons prior to insertion of an indwelling urethral catheter. While this was once standard practice and remains common, it has become controversial and is no longer performed in many...
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Basic Math for Nurses (w/Video)

Course Introduction Nurses in clinical environments will often encounter situations that require the use of mathematical formulas and computations, such as metric conversions, to provide safe and effective patient care. Therefore, it is essential for the nurse to have a strong understanding of basic...
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Basic Math for Nurses: Calculating Oral, Parenteral, and Pediatric Dosages (w/Video)

Course Introduction Nurses must often make medication dosage calculations for medications that are delivered orally, parenterally through I.V.s and for pediatric patients. In each case, it is critical for the nurse to know and use the appropriate calculation to determine the correct dosage. To complete...
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Basic Math for Nurses: Dosage Calculation (w/Video)

Course Introduction In a clinical environment, nurses are often called upon to calculate medication dosages in both solid and liquid forms using basic mathematical principles to calculate the correct dosage. This program demonstrates and describes the various formulas used when calculating medication...
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Basic Oxygen Administration (w/Video)

Course Introduction An update of a classic Medcom Basic Skills program, Basic Oxygen Administration provides an overview of administering oxygen to patients in clinical and home settings. It demonstrates the use of both high and low flow delivery devices including: - Nasal cannulas - Simple masks - Venturi...
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Bedmaking: The Well-Made Bed (w/Video)

Course Introduction A clean, well-made bed is an important component to an individual's overall health. A well-made bed helps to avoid problems such as bedsores and the spread of infection, and provides a sense of well-being and self-worth. This course provides detailed instruction on proper bedmaking...
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Beginning Pediatric Nursing: Adolescents (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about caring for pediatric patients, specifically adolescents. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe unique characteristics and challenges...
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Beginning Pediatric Nursing: Neonate, Infant, and Toddler (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about caring for pediatric patients, specifically neonates to toddlers. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe cultural differences among...
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