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The courses included in this license renewal pacakage cover topics such as Preventing Medication Errors and Caring: Essence of Nursing. Click show more for a full list of include courses.

 

  • Preventing Medication Errors

    1. If you are looking for the medical errors course that meets the FLORIDA requirement, please look under FL State Required for "Preventing Medical Errors for Nurses — Florida Requirement." 
      After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Explain the interdisciplinary nature of medication errors.
      • Examine sources and types of medication errors.
      • Relate theories and strategies to reduce medication errors.
      • Define sentinel event, root cause analysis, failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis.
      • List the advantages of root cause analysis.
      • Describe the impact of medication errors on healthcare professionals.
      • Discuss the impact of culture related to reporting errors and system improvements.
    2. Contact Hours: 2
  • Preventing Violence in the Healthcare Setting

    1. The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance nurses’ ability to deal with violence in the healthcare setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Identify five risk factors for violence in a healthcare setting
      • List five warning signs of an impending violent outburst
      • Identify three interventions that could prevent violence
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Caring: The Essence of Nursing

    1. The goal of this continuing education program is to examine aspects of nurse caring. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Identify beliefs about caring practices and selected caring theories.
      • Differentiate between the art and science of caring.
      • Explain the connection of nurse caring with patient outcomes.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Clearing Up the Confusion About Delirium

    1. The goal of this delirium continuing education program is to inform nurses and social workers about the characteristics of delirium, conditions under which delirium may occur, and nursing actions that are indicated. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Identify conditions that may be associated with delirium across the life span.
      • Describe the most common symptoms of delirium.
      • Discuss the appropriate nursing actions when delirium is suspected.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Awareness Enhances Care for Muslim Patients

    1. The goal of this continuing education course is to update healthcare providers’ knowledge of providing culturally competent care to patients who are Muslim. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Identify two significant Islamic health-related practices or beliefs.
      • Identify three communication strategies useful when caring for patients who are Muslim.
      • Describe two actions that are consistent with Islamic practices and beliefs.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • HIPAA and Confidentiality: Practice May Change, But Principles Endure

    1. The purpose of this program is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), especially as it relates to protected health information. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Describe the intent of HIPAA.
      • Implement professional practices that protect patients’ privacy.
      • Incorporate practices that protect security of electronic protected health information.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Growing Threat in the U.S.

    1. The purpose of this program is to help nurses recognize that infectious diseases originating in other parts of the world do not stop at the U.S. border, and there is an increasing possibility that these emerging diseases will be encountered in practice. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Describe three reasons why new diseases emerge or reemerge in the United States.
      • Identify at least four emerging diseases that threaten people in the United States.
      • Give two reasons for the increase in antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Nursing Ethics, Part 3: Ethics in Nursing

    1. This course has been approved for 1 hour by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 10/01/20-10/01/21. CCMC Ethics credit approval is approved for this course. The CCMC Code of Professional Conduct will be referenced in this presentation.
       
      The goal of this bioethics continuing education program is to inform nurses about the Code of Ethics for Nurses, nursing ethics committees and nursing advocacy, all of which help maintain the integrity of nursing. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Explain the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics
      • Describe what nurses and institutions can do to foster collegial nurse-physician relationships
      • State two functions of ethics committees/nursing ethics committees
      • Explain three ways nurses can advocate for an ethical healthcare system for all citizens of the United States
    2. Contact Hours: 1.5
  • Nursing Theory: At the Heart of Practice

    1. The goal of this continuing education course is to help nurses to realize how using nursing theory improves care for individuals, families, and communities; to recognize types of theoretical works in nursing; and to understand the basis of several nursing theories. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Explain the importance of theory to the nursing profession.
      • Discuss types of theoretical works in nursing.
      • Identify the major focus of selected nursing theories.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Effective Communication With Patients

    1. After taking this course, you should be able to:
      • Identify three specific elements of effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care.
      • Identify health illiteracy and discuss two strategies for minimizing poor outcomes.
      • Recall six reasons why people may experience lower quality of healthcare.
      • Discuss the role of The Joint Commission and its partners in reducing poor health outcomes because of poor communication, cultural incompetence, and a lack of patient- and family-centered care.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Prescription Drug Abuse: Knowing the Danger Signs

    1. The goal of this CE module is to provide nurses with information about prescription drug abuse, high-risk groups, factors related to misuse, and assessment/treatment strategies.After taking this course, you should be able to:
      • Identify three populations at greatest risk for prescription drug abuse.
      • Discuss two reasons why healthcare providers may over prescribe drugs of abuse.
      • Discuss medications that are high risk for abuse and associated adverse effects.
      • Describe two assessment strategies for suspected patient prescription drug abuse.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Working With an Interprofessional Team

    1. The goal of this continuing education module is to enhance the ability of nurses, health educators, dietitians, massage therapists, physical therapists, radiologic technologists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists to work as members of interprofessional teams. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • List three advantages of the interprofessional team approach to patient care
      • Describe characteristics that team members can exhibit or roles they can play that enhance the functionality of the team
      • Describe the four core competencies required for successful interprofessional collaborative practice
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Preventing Suicide in Medical Settings

    1. The goal of this continuing education course is to provide clinicians with tools to detect and treat suicidal ideation in all inpatient and outpatient settings. After taking this course, you should be able to:
      • Identify five suicide risk factors that indicate a patient is at increased risk for self-harm.
      • List three suicide-screening questions that help clinicians determine if a patient is at high risk for suicide.
      • Discuss four measures to maintain safety for suicidal patients.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Adverse Drug Events

    1. After taking this course, you should be able to:
      • List four different types of ADEs.
      • Describe the difference between allergic and nonimmunologic ADEs.
      • Describe the gold standard treatment for anaphylaxis.
      • Describe the monitoring and reporting procedure for ADEs.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Document It Right: Would Your Charting Stand Up to Scrutiny?

    1. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information about the value of laws and standards governing nursing documentation, legal basics for appropriate documentation, and techniques for documenting changes in a patient’s condition. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Provide the legal definition of nursing negligence
      • Describe four characteristics of legally credible charting
      • Describe two charting practices that can lead to legal problems
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Building Collegial Nurse-Physician Relationships

    1. The goal of this continuing education program is to educate nurses about the importance of nurse-physician relationships and how building effective nurse-physician partnerships can improve patient care. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Describe the impact of effective nurse-physician collaboration.
      • Identify the inter-professional collaboration competency elements.
      • Describe the effectiveness of assertive communication in promoting collaboration.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Community, Part 1

    1. This course has been approved for 1.25 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2021 and 2022.
       
      The goal of this educational course for social work, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, speech language pathology and audiology, medical, and physical therapy professionals is to enhance the understanding of issues that the LGBTQ community has when navigating and using the healthcare system. After taking this course, you should be able to:
       
      • Define key terminology related to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender.
      • Describe historical events and context affecting the LGBTQ community.
      • Discuss general interprofessional practice guidelines in the care of LGBTQ healthcare recipients.
    2. Contact Hours: 1.5
  • A Complementary and Integrative Practices Potpourri

    1. The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize nurses, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists with current practice uses of some of the most popular complementary and integrative healthcare modalities.
      • Differentiate between the practices of complementary, alternative, and conventional medicine.
      • Identify current complementary health practices used in the U.S.
      • Describe at least 10 different complementary therapies that healthcare professionals can learn and incorporate into their care.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning

    1. The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses and dietitians with a more in-depth understanding of mechanical ventilation and the weaning process for critically ill patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Describe current modes and ventilator settings.
      • Discuss the nursing care of mechanically ventilated patients.
      • Discuss methods of ventilator weaning to ensure safe patient outcomes.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Calming the Cognitively Impaired

    1. The goal of this continuing education course is to update healthcare providers’ knowledge about the use of music, touch, exercise, and animal presence to calm cognitively impaired patients and enhance their quality of life. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Explain two physiological effects music has on the body.
      • Identify three ways music, touch, exercise, and animal presence benefit patients with dementia.
      • State two ways alternative therapies can be used to calm patients.
      • Cite two emerging methods of care that can increase stress in patients and decrease the care burden for staff.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Transformational Leadership: A Growing Promise for Nursing

    1. The goal of this continuing education program is to inform nurses about transformational leadership in healthcare. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • State the four components of transformational leadership.
      • Compare transactional and transformational leadership styles.
      • Discuss the relationship between transformational leadership in healthcare organizations, workplace empowerment, job satisfaction among nurses, and positive patient outcomes.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Bridging the Generation Gaps

    1. The purpose of this continuing education course is to provide nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, EMTs and paramedics, and nursing assistants with insights they can use to work with various generations more effectively. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Describe similarities and differences among the five generations found in today’s clinical setting.
      • Identify tactics that can help you collaborate with generations different from your own.
      • Explain ways to promote teamwork and partnerships among diverse patients, families, and staff members.  
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Addressing Sexuality, Intimacy, and Sexual Health

    1. The goal of this course is to discuss the concept of an interdisciplinary approach to sexual health, and provide tools for professional conversations about sexuality in healthcare. After taking this course, you should be able to:
      • Explain core concepts related to sexuality, sexual health, and sexual function.
      • Describe specific interventions for sexual health, particularly for patients with disabilities.
      • Discuss barriers to and strategies for addressing sex, intimacy, and sexual health across the lifespan.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Identifying Alcoholism in the Hospitalized Patient

    1. The goal of this continuing education course is to provide nurses with the skills needed to identify alcoholism in their hospitalized patients and to intervene on their behalf. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Discuss the use of the CAGE (cut down, annoyed, guilty, eye-opener) questionnaire during the admission assessment of a hospitalized patient.
      • List three risk factors for the development of alcoholism.
      • Identify laboratory findings pertinent to the alcoholic patient.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • The Two Sides of Stroke

    1. The goal of this stroke continuing education module is to help nurses and physical therapists differentiate between identification, treatment and care of patients with left- and right-hemispheric strokes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • List modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors of stroke
      • Identify neurological deficits associated with left- and right-hemispheric strokes
      • List appropriate goals of rehabilitation for a patient who has had a stroke
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Infection Control for Healthcare Professionals

    1. The goal of this three-part program is to update healthcare professionals’ ability to apply scientifically accepted infection-control principles to reduce transmission of pathogens. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
      • Recognize the benefits of adhering to standards of infection control and describe the professional’s responsibility to adhere to these practices and the consequences of failing to comply
      • Recognize the professional’s responsibility to monitor infection control practices of those for whom he or she is responsible and intervene as necessary
      • Describe how pathogenic organisms may be spread in healthcare settings, identify those factors influencing the outcome of exposure, list strategies for preventing transmission of pathogenic organisms and describe their application in practice
      • Define engineering controls and work practice controls and identify a hierarchy of exposure prevention strategies
      • Describe specific practices and settings that raise exposure potential to healthcare workers and patients and identify work practice controls that prevent exposure
      • Recognize the circumstances that require the use of personal protective equipment and identify these specific barriers
      • Identify a professional’s responsibility for maintaining a safe patient care environment and recognize nonspecific disease findings that prompt evaluation by healthcare providers
      • Recognize the role of occupational health strategies in protecting healthcare providers and patients and recognize the importance of the correct application of reprocessing methods
      • List specific occupational health strategies in preventing HIV, hepatitis B virus and TB in healthcare providers and identify resources for evaluation of healthcare workers infected with these conditions
       
      Please note: Certified medical assistants can use contact hours earned from this course as non-preapproved CEUs toward recertification with the American Association of Medical Assistants.
    2. Contact Hours: 3

Goal and Learning Outcomes

  • Describe why new diseases emerge or reemerge in the United States and the benefits of adhering to standards of infection control.
  • Examine sources and types of medication errors.
  • Describe interventions that could prevent violence.
  • Explain the connection of nurse caring with patient outcomes.
  • List the appropriate nursing actions when delirium is suspected.
  • Describe the intent of HIPPA
  • Describe what nurses and institutions can do to foster effective collegial nurse-physician relationships.
  • Explain the importance of theory to the nursing profession.
  • List the items of best practice associated with effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care across the continuum of care.
  • Identify populations at greatest risk for prescription drug abuse.
  • Define the core competencies required for successful interprofessional collaborative practice.
  • Identify suicide risk factors that indicate a patient is at increased risk for self-harm.
  • Recognize different types of ADEs.
  • Provide the legal definition of nursing negligence.
  • Define key terminology related to sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender.
  • List three reasons why patients seek complementary healthcare treatment.
  • State two ways alternative therapies can be used to calm patients.
  • Describe teamwork and partnerships among diverse patients, families, and staff members.
  • Discuss the nursing care of mechanically ventilated patients.
  • Compare and contrast transactional and transformational leadership styles.
  • Explain core concepts related to sexuality, sexual health, and sexual function.
  • List three risk factors for the development of alcoholism.
  • List modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors of stroke.

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.