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Measuring Vital Signs for Medical Assistants Part 2: Blood Pressure, Pain (w/Video)

Course Introduction This second of two programs on measuring vital signs demonstrates and describes the techniques used to accurately measure blood pressure and assess pain. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Measuring Vital Signs for Medical Assistants Part 2:...
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Measuring Vital Signs Part 1: Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration (w/Video)

Course Introduction The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with knowledge and tools to accurately measure and assess three of the five major vital signs: temperature, pulse, and respiration. Measurement of the other two vital signs, blood pressure and pain, is described in part 2 of this series....
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Measuring Vital Signs Part 2: Blood Pressure and Pain (w/Video)

Course Introduction It is important to accurately measure and assess vital signs because they can indicate important changes in the patient's physical or emotional condition. The measurement of vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain, is performed routinely in every...
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Measuring Weight and Height for Medical Assistants (w/Video)

Course Introduction A persons weight is an important indicator of general health and nutrition. Individuals are to be weighed as part of taking the vital signs at each visit. Although measurement of body weight and height may seem routine, accuracy is very important because medical and nursing decisions...
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Medical Errors, Part 1: New Approaches to an Old Problem (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare workers who need strategies to prevent medical errors in the healthcare environment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Review definitions of the different types of medical errors...
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Medical Errors, Part 2: Prevention Practices (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare workers who need strategies to prevent medical errors in the healthcare environment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the overall goals of prevention practices, and...
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Medical Errors, Part 3: Preventing Medication Errors (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare workers who need strategies to prevent medication errors in the healthcare environment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the different types of medication errors that...
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Medicating Children: Preventing Errors (w/Video)

Intended Audience This series provides nurses with a description of how to effectively administer medication to children. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe factors that can lead to medication errors. - Identify tools that can be used to prevent...
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Medicating Children: Techniques for Medication Administration (w/Video)

Intended Audience This series provides nurses with a description of how to effectively administer medication to children. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Demonstrate appropriate strategies for administering medication to children of different developmental...
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Moderate or Procedural Sedation: Patient Assessment and Monitoring (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses who may be assisting with sedation procedures. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define the degrees of sedation and anesthesia. - Describe the nurse's pre-operative responsibilities in moderate sedation....
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Moderate or Procedural Sedation: Preventing and Managing Complications; Sedation in Children (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses who may be assisting with sedation procedures. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify complications of moderate sedation. - Describe the safe use of reversal drugs. - Describe the nurse's role...
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Nursing Negligence: Guidelines for Care (w/Video)

Intended Audience This course provides nurses with a description of the legal elements of nursing negligence and provides strategies for avoiding accusations of negligence. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define nursing negligence. - Describe the four...
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Nursing Negligence: What You Can Do

Intended Audience This course is for nurses working in a variety of healthcare environments. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define nursing negligence. - Explain what can be done to prevent acts of negligence in the workplace. - Identify various practical...
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Nursing Process and Critical Thinking: Critical Thinking in the Nursing Process (w/Video) (Not for Nursing CE)

Course Introduction Adapting to new and increasing healthcare technology and coping with multiple nursing and medical priorities has required nurses to develop essential critical thinking and reason skills. Critical thinking is the rational examination and analysis of available information that leads...
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Nursing Process and Critical Thinking: The Nursing Process (w/Video) (Not for Nursing CE)

Course Introduction The Nursing Process is an essential decision-making system used by nurses to meet the healthcare needs of patients. It can be used in any setting and it allows for specific, individualized and holistic activities that promote the patient's return to optimum health. This program provides...
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Nursing Theory: Application to Nursing Practice (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity intended for nurses involved with providing patient care. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define nursing theory and describe its importance and application - Define and distinguish between "grand theories" and "mid-range...
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Nursing Transitions: New Graduate to Professional (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses who have recently graduated and are starting their professional careers. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - List the statistics regarding nurses' transition rates from student to professional. - Describe...
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Nursing Transitions: Preceptors and Mentors (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses working with recent graduates who are starting their professional careers in the same departments or facilities. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the various challenges that new nursing...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Assisted Delivery and Cesarean Section (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about assisted delivery and cesarean section. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - List indications for assisted delivery. - Define and describe...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Caring for the Antepartum Patient (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about caring for the antepartum patient. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Distinguish normal gestation from preterm gestation - Identify all...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Caring for the Postpartum Patient (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about caring for the postpartum patient. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - List and discuss the physiological changes that occur in the postpartum...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Complications of Pregnancy (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with information about the complications of pregnancy. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Discuss various complications that can occur during pregnancy, including...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Electronic Fetal Monitoring (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about electronic fetal monitoring. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the most commonly used types of fetal monitoring equipment. -...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Labor and Delivery (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about labor and delivery. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define and describe the four stages of labor. - Differentiate between the stages...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Newborn Stabilization and Care (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about newborn stabilization and care. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Discuss physiological changes that occur at birth that allow the neonate...
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Obstetrical Nursing: Pain Control (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses and other healthcare professionals who need information about pain control for obstetrical patients. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Discuss how the body responds to pain during the stages of labor....
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Pain Management: Pharmacological Treatment & Classification of Pain (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the main types of pain medications, and their use in different types of pain management. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the uses of non-opioid pain...
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Pain Management: Physical and Cognitive Treatment (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the main types of complimentary pain treatments, and their use in different types of pain management. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: li>Describe the types of...
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Pain Management: The Pain Process & Patient Assessment (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the psychophysiological and other factors involved in the pain process, and describe the techniques of a thorough pain assessment. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able...
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Pain Management: Treatment for Special Populations (w/Video)

Intended Audience The purpose of this program is to provide nurses and others an overview of the types of pain management for special populations. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe pain assessment and management for those in denial about pain....
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Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology Part 1 (w/Video)

Course Introduction The human heart is amazing. It beats over 100,000 per day and pumps 15 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute Yet it is not infallible, and even today, with the emphasis on a heart-healthy life that encompasses a low-carbohydrate, low-salt, low-cholesterol, and fat diets,...
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Pathophysiology: Cardiac Pathology Part 2 (w/Video)

Course Introduction The human heart is amazing. It beats over 100,000 per day and pumps 15 gallons of blood throughout the body every minute Yet it is not infallible, and even today, with the emphasis on a heart-healthy life that encompasses a low-carbohydrate, low-salt, low-cholesterol, and fat diets,...
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Pathophysiology: Immune System Responses (w/Video)

Course Introduction An understanding of basic pathophysiology--the study of the processes and mechanisms of disease in the body and the accompanying functional changes that result--is a foundational skill for healthcare professionals in any setting. But there is one body system that affects all the others:...
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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Acute Brain Injuries (w/Video)

Course Introduction So vital is the central nervous system to the well-being of the human body that even small changes or damage to parts of the system can result in profoundly life-altering effects. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Pathophysiology: Neurological...
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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Acute Spinal Cord Injuries (w/Video)

Course Introduction So vital is the central nervous system to the well-being of the human body that even small changes or damage to parts of the system can result in profoundly life-altering effects. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Pathophysiology: Neurological...
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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Degenerative Disorders Part 1 (w/Video)

Course Introduction The brain and nerves are often thought of as a smooth-running highway of electrical activity inside the body. But uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain--a seizure--can result in tremendous disruption throughout the body, that in turn, can lead to an altered level of consciousness...
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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Degenerative Disorders Part 2 (w/Video)

Course Introduction The brain and nerves are often thought of as a smooth-running highway of electrical activity inside the body. But uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain--a seizure--can result in tremendous disruption throughout the body, that in turn, can lead to an altered level of consciousness...
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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Infections (w/Video)

Course Introduction Since the central nervous system is crucial in the maintenance of health within the human body, it is important to understand issues that can arise when infections occur. To complete this activity, you must do the following: - View the program "Pathophysiology: Neurological System:...
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Pathophysiology: Neurological System: Seizures and Brain Tumors (w/Video)

Course Introduction The brain and nerves are often thought of as a smooth-running highway of electrical activity inside the body. But uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain--a seizure--can result in tremendous disruption throughout the body, that in turn, can lead to an altered level of consciousness...
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Pathophysiology: The Immune System (w/Video)

Course Introduction An understanding of basic pathophysiology--the study of the processes and mechanisms of disease in the body and the accompanying functional changes that result--is a foundational skill for healthcare professionals in any setting. But there is one body system that affects all the others:...
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Pathophysiology: The Vascular System (w/Video)

Course Introduction The adult human has about six quarts of blood that move through the vasculature in his or her body three times per minute, a circuit that is equal to 12,000 miles. That is four times the distance from the California shore to the beaches of the East Coast of the United States. To complete...
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Patient Rights (w/Video)

Intended Audience Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify the seven specific rights that are protected by federal and state law. - List the five specific issues that invoke the right to be informed. - Describe three situations in which the patient has...
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Pediatric Pain Management: Assessing Pediatric Pain (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses in areas of practice other than pediatrics who may be called upon to treat pediatric patients or who may be transferring to that specialty. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe an evidence-based...
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Pediatric Pain Management: Treating Pediatric Pain (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses in areas of practice other than pediatrics who may be called upon to treat pediatric patients or who may be transferring to that specialty. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Identify different types...
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Pediatric Pain Management: Understanding Pediatric Pain (w/Video)

Intended Audience This activity was developed for nurses in areas of practice other than pediatrics who may be called upon to treat pediatric patients or who may be transferring to that specialty. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Define types of pain...
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Pediatric Physical Assessment, Part 1

Intended Audience This course provides nurses with a description of how to perform a complete and thorough physical assessment of a pediatric patient. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Describe the developmental issues to be considered when performing...
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Pediatric Physical Assessment, Part 2

Intended Audience This course provides nurses with a description of how to perform a complete and thorough physical assessment of a pediatric patient. Learning Objectives After completing this course, the learner should be able to: - Perform an internal exam using the four basic techniques of a physical...
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Pharmacology and the Healthcare Professional: Pharmacodynamics: What the Drug Does to the Body (w/Video)

Course Introduction Pharmacodynamics is the study of how drugs affect the body. The goal of drug therapy is to achieve a good outcome, a therapeutic effect. It is important to bear in mind that not all drug actions are beneficial. Medications may result in both therapeutic and toxic effects. This program...
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