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Understanding the importance of maintaining patient mobility while patients are in the hospital is essential, along with implementing fall prevention strategies to keep patients safe when ambulating. This webinar highlights factors that contribute to patient falls and best practices to reduce the risk of patient falls in the acute care setting.
Inpatient Fall Prevention: Balance Mobility and Safety
Staying Cool Under Fire: How well do you communicate?
Skillful communication is essential for clinical practice, team building, and maintaining a satisfying work climate. The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important areas in which healthcare professionals need to be experts. This includes being prepared to deal with the negative emotions expressed by patients, family members and colleagues as well as with their own response to anger and distress.
Lines of Communication
From taking an order over the telephone to handing off a patient to another department, healthcare professionals face situations every day involving potential communication problems. This module discusses the importance of clear, accurate and timely communication — both oral and written — in providing safe and effective care to patients.
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An Action Plan for Culture Competence
The American population continues to become more diverse while shifting in its ethnic makeup. It’s essential healthcare professionals achieve cultural competence. This CE activity provides a definition of cultural competence, discuss barriers to provision of culturally competent care, and suggest components of a personal plan for becoming culturally competent.
Poor medication adherence leads to disease progression, reduced functional abilities, lower quality of life and even death. Behavioral, social, economic, and other factors contribute to the problem. Nurses can impact medication adherence during hospitalization, following discharge, in clinics, in provider offices, and in the community.
Sepsis: SOFA, qSOFA, and Interprofessional Intervention
Sepsis is a complex and multifactorial condition that can progress quickly. Updated recommendations for managing sepsis have emerged to help the healthcare team more effectively treat and care for  patients with sepsis. This webinar provides an overview on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the patient with sepsis.
More than 21 million blood components are transfused annually in the U.S. But mismatches can have deadly consequences. Nurses who generally administer blood products must follow facility policy to ensure that they give the correct blood product to the correct patient.
Knocking Out Pain Safely with PCA
For many postoperative patients, patient-controlled analgesia is the primary source for managing pain. Prescribers’ orders should clearly define the medication, dose, dosing interval, monitoring parameters, the one- or four-hour lockout total and the maximum dose of medication the patient can use in those time periods. This module will discuss the use, benefits and risks of PCA and nurses’ responsibilities in caring for patients using PCA
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Working with an Interprofessional Team
An interprofessional (IP) team is composed of members from various practices who interact, communicate continually and share with team members information that’s contributed from their own disciplinary perspective. They often collaborate to solve problems that are too complex to be solved by one discipline. This CE activity helps to increase healthcare professionals’ knowledge about the skills required to work effectively in IP teams.
Interprofessional Guide to Pain Management
This comprehensive six-contact hour course provides evidence-based information for an interprofessional collaborative approach to effective, safe, patient-centered pain management to achieve improved outcomes.
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