The goal of this continuing education module is to describe a variety of infectious diseases and infection prevention and control issues to help increase nurses’ awareness. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
Outline the latest transmission-based precautions
Discuss the etiology, symptoms, treatment and prevention methods for tuberculosis
Discuss how “superbugs” affect the treatment of specific diseases
Identify the causes and prevention guidelines of foodborne illnesses
Describe the signs, symptoms and treatment for lice, scabies and Lyme disease
Effective 8/1/2014, the Florida Board of Nursing will not accept contact hours offered in tenth hour increments (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half hour (example: 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours, 1.4 contact hours becomes 1.0 contact hours). This course will be reported to CE Broker for FL RNs, LPNs, ARNPs, and CNSs as 7.5 hours.
Pandemic 2020: History, Spread, and Treatment of COVID-19
*Note: As COVID-19 research continues, our understanding of the virus will continue to broaden. This course is based on information available in mid-2020 and focuses on the history of the virus, with some information provided about management of cases. Management recommendations are changing rapidly, so it is important that nurses remain informed of the most recent recommendations from the NIH and CDC. After taking this course, you should be able to:
Recognize specific conditions in patients presenting to the emergency department;
Apply state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to patients with the particular medical problems discussed in the publication;
Discuss the differential diagnosis of the particular medical problems discussed in the publication;
Explain both the likely and rare complications that may be associated with the particular medical problems discussed in the publication.
The goal of this program is to help advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists) fulfill the American Nurses Credentialing Center 25-contact hour pharmacotherapeutics requirement for certification. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
Describe 15 medications, including the dosing, adverse effects, clinical uses, and interactions
State “black box” warnings for the medications
Discuss the use of 15 medications in your practice
State 15 new “APN tips” you’ll apply to your practice
Identify special considerations for 15 medications
This CE course provides information about off-label use of products that are used for a purpose other than that for which they were approved by the FDA.
Suzanne Albrecht, MS, PharmD; Paul Arnstein, RN, MS, PhD, FAAN; Jane Dimmitt Champion, FNP, MSN, PhD, DNP, AH-PMH-CNS, FAAN; Kim Curry, ARNP, PhD; Heidi M. Dishneau, ARNP, MSN, AOCNP; Regina M. Fink, RN, PhD, AOCN, FAAN; Peggy Hasenauer, RN, MS; Annette Kelly, ARNP, MSN, PhD; Lenore C. Magrum, CRNP, MSN, AOCN; Cynthia H. McGee, ANP-BC, MSN CCRN; Cindy Parsons, ARNP, DNP, FAANP, BC; Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN; Kristine Anne Scordo, ACNP-BC, PhD, FAANP; Kim Strelczyk, RN, MSN, APRN, CIC; Anna Ver Hage, RN, CCRN, CNRN
Paul Arnstein, PhD, RN, FAAN, has disclosed that he receives consulting fees as a member of the clinical advisory board and consultant panels for AstraZeneca, Jannsen, Purdue, Hospira, and Mallinckrodt.
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