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Anatomy and Physiology of Skin and Normal Wound Healing

Course Description Understanding the concepts of wounds and wound healing begins with an in-depth understanding of the skin. Skin care and wound management must be grounded in a comprehensive knowledge base of the structure and functions of the skin. Learning Objectives Upon completion of...


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Special Consideration in Cancer, Hospice, and Palliative Care for Nurses (1.0 CE for Nurses)

Course Description There are numerous symptoms associated with cancer, palliative, and hospice care and their effects on skin care. Meticulous skin care by nursing staff is necessary during all phases of treatment and during end of life care. Learning Objectives Upon completion of the...


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Pain Management: The Pain Process, Patient Assessment, Pharmacological Treatment, and Classification of Pain

This program describes the psychophysiological and other factors involved in the pain process, and describes the techniques of a thorough pain assessment. It also describes the major types of pain medication, their appropriate uses and the treatment cycle for three types of pain: acute, chronic...


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Dementia Care III, Understanding & Managing Difficult Behavior (w/Video)

Understanding what triggers a certain behavior in a resident with dementia will put you in a better position to address the problem in a positive way. In some cases it may even allow you to prevent it from occurring. It is also important to remember that disruptive or unusual behavior may be a...


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Dementia Care II, Physical Decline & Caregiving Challenges (w/Video)

Dementia is a brain disorder involving the loss of memory and thinking abilities as well as physical functioning. As victims decline mentally, their ability to perform activities of daily living is also affected. The damage caused by dementia leads to a loss of brain tissue that cannot be...


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Dementia Care I, Mental Decline & Caregiving Challenges (w/Video)

Dementia is a brain disorder resulting in memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities. It is a condition that is known to grow worse with time and is associated with changes in behavior and personality. Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn. Communication also becomes more...


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Fall Prevention - 1.0 CE (for Nurses)

Falls among older patients and other at-risk patients are very common. In fact, as many as 75% of all residents fall every year in nursing care, and in acute care, falls make up about 38% of all adverse events. This program on fall prevention can help you and your institution meet the Joint...


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Communication, Culture and Family in End-of-Life Care (1 hour)

In end-of-life care, the caregivers will need effective communication, cultural competence and the inclusion of family and loved ones. These can all be crucial factors in easing a person's fears and distress during the final phase of life. This program discusses several issues involved in end-of...


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Cancer, Palliative and Hospice Care for the Healthcare Assistant

There are numerous symptoms associated with cancer, palliative and hospice care that need to be considered when caring for patients in this category. It is imperative that the healthcare assistant understand the symptoms that can be anticipated and what they can do to assist in minimizing...


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What is Palliative Care? for Healthcare Assistants - 0.5 CE

Resources on palliative care have been relatively rare in the past. This course offers valuable information on what palliative care is and how to access it. #Courses #Australia #Across-the-Continuum-of-Care #Geriatric #Healthcare-Assistant #CNA #Home-Care #Hospice #Nursing-Home...