EVERY NURSE’S GUIDE TO TOBACCO CESSATION- Explain the health consequences of tobacco use. Discuss the role of the nurse in encouraging patients to quit use of tobacco products. Discuss CDC Best Practices for tobacco cessation for adults and adolescents. Describe two evidence-based practices for obtaining patient follow through on tobacco cessation. Identify tobacco cessation-related community resources for healthcare providers to use in assisting patients. Describe benefits of legislation related to the tobacco industry.
1.22 Free CEUs for Nurses
Disasters and Evacuation for CNAs- If your facility has a disaster plan, you should study it so you will know what to do in an emergency. If not, some of the simple actions listed below will help you be much better prepared if a disaster should strike near your facility. This course covers:
The importance of knowing what to do in a disaster
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Nursing Assistants
Insomnia Care: An Integrated Approach- Define criteria for chronic insomnia, incidence, and the effect of predisposing factors. Summarize the two-process model of sleep regulation and discuss the importance of each process in designing treatment strategies for chronic insomnia. Use the recommended timing of polysomnography to clarify comorbid sleep disturbances in patients with the complaint of chronic insomnia. Describe the various behavioral therapeutic approaches to treating chronic insomnia. Compare the complexities of using sleep medications versus behavior-based therapies.
0.5 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians
Help Your Patients Fill Their Fiber Gaps-
List reasons why Americans tend to fall short on fiber intake. Name different types of fiber and identify sources of each. Identify specific health benefits resulting from satisfactory fiber consumption. Assist patients in filling their fiber gaps at meals and snacks.
Identify opportunities to offer fiber supplementation as appropriate for certain populations.
1.0 Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians
Grant by Kelloggs
Provided by Today’s Dietician
YOUR COLLABORATIVE ROLE IN REDUCING READMISSIONS- Review the changes to healthcare delivery driven by never events, CMS/government legislation, and profitability challenges. Discuss the need for multidisciplinary collaboration in evidence-based nutrition protocol intervention. Demonstrate how the clinician can impact a patient’s care plan, throughout the continuum of care, to reduce hospital readmissions.
1.0 Free CEUs for Certified Case Managers
CALL TO ACTION: ELEVATING YOUR ROLE IN PATIENT CARE
Describe the critical role that the healthcare professional plays within the hospital setting to address the malnourished patient.
Implement at least one systematic approach for recognizing and documenting malnutrition within your own institute.
Apply at least one method for engaging the healthcare team on the value of nutrition intervention strategies within the malnourished patient population.
2.0 Free CPEUs for Registered Dieticians
Does Adverse Oral Health Lead to Cognitive Impairment and Decline in Older Adults?
Describe the current evidence relevant to adverse oral health and cognitive impairment and decline. Appropriately counsel older adults on the potential benefits of good oral hygiene.
1.0 Free AANP CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 0.5 Hours of Pharmacology
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians
Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing CABG for Acute Coronary Syndrome: Indications, Benefits, and Strategies to Reduce Perioperative Bleeding- Outline available guidelines for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) management, which incorporate newer antiplatelet agents and evidence. Describe the benefits and limitations of available antiplatelet therapies, including risk of major bleeding, genetic factors, and reversibility. Evaluate the role of platelet reactivity testing and point-of-care genetic testing. Adhere to guideline-directed and evidence-based pre-, peri-, and post-procedural antiplatelet strategies in patients with ACS.
1.5 Free CEUs for Radiologic Technologists
This course also offers Free CME for Physicians
Supported by an independent educational grant from AstraZeneca
Literacy Lab II: Customizing Language and Literacy Content-
Demonstrates how professionals can use Literacy Lab to identify needs and provide customized intervention support for beginning readers. This intermediate session provides a follow up to basic Literacy Lab I training by identifying clinical tools and methods within the software that are customizable for targeting reciprocal spoken and written language growth. The session will demonstrate how the Literacy Lab software will provide individualized support for learning and understanding text structures and linguistic cohesion. Additionally, the session will review tools within the software for implementing a curriculum-relevant individualized plan for beginning readers.
0.1 ASHA CEUs for Speech Therapists
How do I set my ventilator for NIV? Different Pathologies, Different Approaches-
Understand the “Golden Four” associate with noninvasive ventilation.
Discuss hypercapnic acute respiratory failure and the studies supporting treatment with noninvasive ventilation.
Discuss hypoxemic acute respiratory failure and the studies supporting treatment with noninvasive ventilation.
Discuss of NIV failure and potential pathologies associated with NIV failure.
1.0 Free CEUs for Respiratory Therapists
Update on Methicillin-Resistant S. Aureus Infections: Focus on New Drugs- Select the proper dose and regimen of vancomycin for special situations (obesity, renal insufficiency, etc.). Choose an appropriate alternative to vancomycin when necessary.
Describe the common adverse events associated with vancomycin.
List effective antibiotics that can be used for community-acquired MRSA infections.
Outline the advantages/disadvantages of vancomycin alternatives.
1.0 Free CEUs for Pharmacists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Pharmacy Technicians
Biofilms: The Basics of Formation and Treatment Strategies- It is only recently that biofilms have been seen as a contributing factor in delayed wound healing. With a high tolerance to antibodies, antibiotics, disinfectants and phagocytic inflammatory cells, biofilm can form very quickly and recover rapidly from mechanical disruption. As a result of their increased resistance to common treatment modalities, it is important to implement proactive strategies to create an ideal wound healing environment.
This educational activity will review how biofilms form, how the bacterial phenotypes are different between sessile and planktonic bacteria, symbiosis of different bacteria, why they are difficult to eradicate and treatment strategies for reducing biofilm and/or preventing reconstitution of biofilm.
Explain the basics of biofilms and how they contribute to delayed wound healing.
Compare and contrast the difference between sessile and planktonic bacteria.
Outline treatment strategies.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)- This free introductory course, from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), gives a brief update on the various facets of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It details the core symptoms, including behavioral manifestations of each, notes what is known about its causes, and lists the components of a comprehensive diagnostic protocol. It also describes a multifaceted treatment approach that includes combined medication, psychotherapy, and behavioral therapy. The course includes sections on comorbid disorders, dealing with ADHD at school, and treating it in teens and adults.
1.Identify the core symptoms of ADHD
2.List the elements that should be assessed in diagnosing ADHD
3.Name common effects and side effects of stimulant medications
4.List comorbid conditions that frequently accompany ADHD
5.Identify ways in which ADHD in adults is different from ADHD in children
1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Social Workers and Registered Dieticians
Uses, Mechanisms and Counseling Points for Common Natural Products-
1. Explain the theory of homeopathy.
2. Identify the uses of common and emerging herbal products.
3. Discuss the mechanism of action of such herbal products
as red yeast rice, glucosamine and chondroitin.
4. Identify key herbal-drug, herbal-disease state and herballaboratory interactions.
5. Determine appropriate counseling points for patients using
select herbal products.
1.7 Free CEUs for Nurse Practitioners which includes 1.7 Hours of Pharmacology
Statins: Controlling Cholesterol- Overview of statins including their mechanisms of action, indications, dosing decisions, side effects, risks in mixing with protease inhibitors, and debate about universal use after age 50.
Describe the function of cholesterol in the body and explain what happens when cholesterol levels rise above normal levels.
Discuss the mechanism by which statins regulate cholesterol levels.
List the medical indications for prescribing statins.
Address dosing decisions for statins along with precautions.
Discuss the side effects of statins, identify the risks in mixing statins with protease inhibitors, and debate whether statins should be given to everyone over age 50.
1.0 Free CEUs for Physical Therapists
This course also offers Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists
Provided by: ATrain Education
Managing Surgical Incisions at Risk for Post-Operative Complications-
Recognize the importance of infection control protocols for the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs).
Identify patient populations at risk for surgical site compromise.
Describe the appropriate use of negative-pressure wound therapy on surgical sites to reduce the risk of wound infection and dehiscence.
Employ early interventions to reduce risk of readmissions for SSIs.
1.0 Free AMA Pra CAT 1 CME for Physicians
Grant by: KCI
Optimizing Anemia Management in Dialysis Patients: Individualizing Therapy and Reducing the Need for Red Cell Transfusion- Evaluate the risks and benefits of Erythropoiesistimulating Agents, iron, and red cell transfusion as strategies for anemia treatment in patients on dialysis in order to individualize and optimize therapy to maintain hemoglobin within the desired range. Appraise long-term effects associated with red cell transfusion, especially transfusion-induced iron overload and immunomodulation, so that adverse clinical outcomes in patients on dialysis, including future kidney transplant recipients, can be averted.
Use appropriate ESA dosing and iron supplementation according to evidence based clinical findings, pertinent clinical practice, and regulatory guidelines; in order to improve outcomes and reduce the need for and/or risk associated with red cell transfusion in patients undergoing dialysis.
1.0 Free CEUs for Nurses
This course also offers Free CEUs for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Registered Dieticians and Case Managers