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Phlebotomy Refresher

Phlebotomy is one of the most common procedures performed in healthcare today. This course will provide a refresher on phlebotomy for clinical professionals who already hold the appropriate certification to perform venipuncture in their state. This is not meant as initial training for new...


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Hospice Care: Home Versus the Long Term Care Facility - 0.5 CE (For Nurses)

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...


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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 Individuals often become confused, fearful and withdrawn.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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HIPAA - A Guide for Long Term Care Workers

The goal of this program is to define and discuss current and forthcoming HIPAA initiatives regarding resident privacy and data security. The program provides a detailed review of the reforms that have been identified for implementation, and provides information to help long term care workers...


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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...