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Non-Ventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP): Why Oral Care Matters

When our patients come to the hospital, their hope is for a return to health. Each year millions of patients check into US hospitals, and unfortunately some of them will get a hospital-acquired infection. This can lead to extra days in the hospital, significant delay in their overall recovery,...


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Hospice Care: Home Versus the Long Term Care Facility

The purpose of this program is to examine some of the pros and cons of receiving hospice care in the patient's home or in a long term care facility. The material is organized around the following categories: Introduction Hospice Care Hospice Care in Long Term Care Home Hospice Care ...


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The Role of the Hospice Nurse on the Healthcare Team

The purpose of this program is to provide an understanding of the different types of hospices nurses there are, what roles they are assigned, and their impact on terminally ill patient care. The material is organized around the following categories: Introduction The Hospice Nurse Roles of...


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The Nursing Assistant: Techniques in Bathing: Tub Bath, Shower, Shampoo and Perineal Care (w/Video)

The purpose of this program is to provide certified nursing assistants with an understanding of the proper procedures needed to provide a tub bath, shower, shampoo and perineal care. The material is organized around the following categories: Introduction Giving a Tub Bath Assisting with a...


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The Nursing Assistant: Techniques in Bathing: The Bed Bath (w/Video)

The purpose of this program is to provide certified nursing assistants with an understanding of the proper procedures needed to provide a bed bath. The material is organized around the following categories: Introduction Providing a Bed Bath After completing this course, the learner should...


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The Nursing Assistant: Transfer and Ambulation Skills (w/Video)

Care providers must often assist persons with impaired mobility to walk, move to wheelchairs, toilets and beds. But to protect yourself and those you are providing care to, the nursing assistant must master the skills needed for transfer and ambulation. The material is organized around the...


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The Nursing Assistant: Moving and Turning Skills (w/Video)

The purpose of this program is to provide certified nursing assistants with an understanding of the proper procedures for moving and turning residents both with and without a lift sheet, and the proper procedures for turning a resident away as well as toward you. The material is organized around...


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Wet Packs – Causes and Solutions - 0.5 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

Steam sterilization is the most common form of sterilization used today in both hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator Nancy Chobin RN, AAS, ACSP, CFER, CSPM, who created this module for Sterile Processing University. CBSPD...


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Sterile Storage... Or is it? - 0.5 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

Basically, there are three conditions than can compromise sterility; moisture, soil and physical damage. All of these events are affected by the storage and handling of the packages after sterilization. Learn more in this course. This course is offered through our partnership with course creator...


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Specialty Testing of Steam Sterilizers - 0.5 CE (for Central Sterile Techs)

This course covers specialty testing of steam sterilizers and best practices for decontamination. There are four types of specialty testing of sterilizers: 1. Routine BI Testing 2. Qualification Testing 3. Rigid Container Testing 4. Product Testing (will be covered in a separate inservice). This...