Bipolar and other major psychiatric illnesses present major clinical challenges. As the predominant psychopathology even in treated individuals these disorders attribute to not only with excess morbidity, but also mortality from co-occurring general-medical disorders and high suicide risk. In BD for example, risks for medical disorders including diabetes or metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disorders, and associated mortality rates are several-times above those for the general population or with other psychiatric disorders.
This program will provide an overview of mental health disorders commonly seen in an acute care setting such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar and schizophrenia providing the nursing with concrete strategies to effectively manage patients with these diagnoses. This program is appropriate for nurses in all practice settings as mental health does not discriminate.
After the SARS outbreak in 2003, both healthcare workers and people who were self-quarantined exhibited symptoms of
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD can last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions.
This program will give you the knowledge and skills needed to recognize PTSD in yourself, colleagues, loved ones and/or patients and the strategies to manage it.
The Lactation Counselor Training Course is a comprehensive, evidence-based, breastfeeding management course with a strong focus on clinical counseling and assessment skills. Participants build on theoretical foundations to gain practical skills and verify competency as well as optimizing their ability to solve basic and complex clinical breastfeeding issues. This course prepares participants for professional work in the hospital, in public health, and community settings.
At the end of the course, participants who have completed all competencies have the option to sit for the CLC examination, the premier national certification in lactation management for the United States, which is administered by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP).
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting so many around the world, mandatory quarantines are taking place for those who test positive for the coronavirus. Nurses are working with a new enemy, many hours a day, with fear of getting sick themselves, infecting their patients while struggling with providing the best care possible for their patients. Compassion fatigue accompanied by physical fatigue is overwhelming and can very well lead to depression and/or other mental health concerns.
This program will give you the knowledge and skills needed to recognize depression in yourself, colleagues, loved ones and/or patients and the strategies to manage it.
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has the potential to increase stress and anxiety, both because of the fear of catching the virus and because of uncertainty about how the outbreak will affect us socially and economically. There are steps you can take to manage stress and improve your wellbeing. Dealing with stress reactions caused by the COVID-19 virus outbreak can improve your health, quality of life, and wellbeing.
This program will give you the knowledge and skills needed to recognize and manage stress in yourself, colleagues, loved ones and/or patients and the strategies to manage it in the moment and/or in the long run.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a severe acute care crisis of unknown duration, in which potentially hundreds of thousands of people may get sick, some critically, and tens of thousands may die. In this context, the usual concerns of palliative care quality of life, discernment of patient goals, advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and support for caregivers over protracted trajectories—seem pale in comparison. Nevertheless, managing pain and symptoms, ensuring comfort in dying, and supporting families and providers are what palliative care does every day. Palliative care has never been more important than it is right now!
The days and hours at the end of a loved one’s life are especially poignant. Saying goodbye in the age of COVID-19 gives the nurse, healthcare community at large, families and loved ones a new dynamic to deal with during times that are already incredibly stressful.
This program will explore death and dying in times of physical distancing, quarantining, and uncertainty.
This is 3 Part series designed to provide the skills, knowledge and practice update for the nurse caring for a critically ill patient with an actual or potential diagnosis of COVID-19
Pathophysiology, assessment, diagnosis, nursing management, diagnostic data review, critical care management of, isolation protocols, treatment options and general management of the patient with an actual or potential diagnosis of COVID-19 and/or ARDS including pharmacology
*Please note: This module is two part. Please be sure to complete both parts.
This course is designed to provide a general review of the below with specific review of the patient with an actual or potential diagnosis of COVID-19.
- Oxygen therapy
- Ventilator Management; proning, device sharing and more
- ABG analysis with application
Using a systems approach in this course we will review those systems most impacted by the Corona Virus: Neurological, Pulmonary, Cardiac and Nephrology as they apply to the patient with an actual or potential diagnosis of COVID-19