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Global Health Educational Series: Wound Assessment and Documentation

Start this course in English! Start this course in Spanish! If taking the course in Spanish, be sure your preferred language is set to Spanish under your Account Settings. Course Description In this course, learners are introduced...

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Minimizing Pressure, Friction and Shearing for Nursing Assistants

Course Description Minimizing or redistributing pressure can seem like a full-time job just by itself. Take time to review the areas prone to pressure damage and learn how pressure can be redistributed through turning and support surfaces. Learning Objectives Upon completion of the...

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Managing Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD) and Incontinence for Nursing Assistants

Course Description Prolonged exposure to moisture can damage even the healthiest skin. Learn how to manage moisture to avoid Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD), specifically incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) and intertriginous dermatitis (ITD). Learning Objectives Upon...

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Understanding Skin Tears for Healthcare Assistants

Course Description Skin tears represent a major problem affecting the elderly. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million skin tears occur in institutionalized elderly each year. Gain insight around strategies for selection of skin care products and review risk factors for development of skin...

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The Skin and Risk Factors for Nursing Assistants

Course Description Start with the basics for skin health by reviewing the anatomy of the skin and discovering what can put it at risk for pressure injury. Memorize tips on basic skin inspection and care for the largest organ of the body: the skin. Learning Objectives Upon completion...

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Skincare for the Cancer, Palliative, and Hospice Care Patient for the Healthcare Assistant

Course Description There are numerous symptoms associated with cancer, palliative, and hospice care that affect skincare. As an important part of the healthcare team, the CNA can help the strategies of care for these symptoms, which overlap within the three categories of care. Learning...

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Health Literacy

Course Description This course defines health literacy and discusses the impact low health literacy has on both the health and economy of the US population. This course identifies populations vulnerable to low health literacy and explores methods to help alleviate low health literacy....