Bias against individuals considered to be overweight is pervasive in health care settings. Although scientific understanding of the causes of obesity has advanced in recent years, patients in larger bodies continue to face a great deal of stigma based on outdated and incomplete ideas about willpower, energy balance models, and scolding as a motivator. In this course students will explore the concept of weight stigma as a type of implicit bias, learn how patients experience weight stigma in a variety of settings, and identify concrete strategies for disrupting weight stigma.
The Latest on Ketamine and Esketamine for Treatment Resistant Depression
Depression is a global, widespread mental health disorder, affecting 350 million people. For some, current treatment modalities are not sufficient to support patient needs. This continuing education program will review and synthesize current evidence about the use of glutamate receptor modular medications (ketamine and esketamine) for treatment resistant depression. These medications have shown rapid and significant lifting of mood and suicidal ideation in symptomatic patients. An in-depth discussion of adverse effects, patient selection, treatment and administration protocols, and concerns for patient safety will be presented.
Diagnosis and Management of Red Eye in Primary Care
Patients with red eyes commonly present to primary care providers as their point of entry into the healthcare system. Many primary care providers are less familiar with ocular disease than eye-care professionals and may feel uncomfortable managing these potentially sight-threatening conditions. This course will equip primary, urgent, and emergency care providers with the knowledge and competence needed to examine the eye, as well as diagnose, and manage four common causes of red eyes.
Forensic Evidence Collection: A Victim-Centered Approach
This course reviews forensic evidence collection for sexually assaulted victims. A victim-centered approach with discussion of methods, history-taking, examination, specimen collection, photography, and documentation are taught. Participants will learn to support STI prophylaxis and pregnancy testing, and prophylaxis for sexual assault survivors. All clinicians who work in emergency departments will benefit from taking this course. It specifically meets the requirements for Texas nurses.
Anti-Discriminatory Practice as Cultural Competence with LGBTQIA+ Patient Populations
This in-depth interprofessional course reviews anti-discriminatory practice as a component of culturally competent care of LGBTQIA+ patients. It is important to recognize the impact of the history of discrimination, oppression, and stigmatization of LGBTQIA+ persons on the health outcomes of LGBTQIA+ persons. The role of language in clinical care and LGBTQIA+ affirmative practices will be taught.
Human Trafficking for Healthcare Providers, An Analysis of Cases
This course reviews key concepts related to human trafficking for healthcare providers. Through an analysis of cases, specific attention to risk factors, presentation, identification, management, support, and follow through will be discussed. The student will identify victim support resources in their own community and state.
Chronic wounds do not improve in a predictable or typical trajectory and may persist for months or years. Underlying disease processes, extrinsic factors such as pressure and shear, nutritional factors, age, and comorbid conditions contribute to wound nonhealing. With increased prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and high financial burden associated with chronic wounds, the need to provide evidence-based wound care is imperative. Effective and comprehensive nursing care for people with wounds requires knowledge of wound etiology, presentation, and management. All nurses need more knowledge about the care of wounds. This course will delineate basic wound identification and etiologic description as well as address nonhealing risk factors.
This course is intended to teach healthcare providers the basics of telehealth with examples of encounters that can be accomplished via telemedicine, and “webside” manner. Visit essentials and case studies are explored to optimize the patient experience. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge related to telehealth and telemedicine by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%.
Necessary Components of Care – Cultural Competence and Humility
This course is intended to teach healthcare providers about the need for cultural humility, as well as the main components of cultural humility. The learner will learn how to initiate the practice of culturally humble care. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to cultural humility by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%.
This course is intended to teach Florida registered nurses about current the rules and laws that govern their practice. Content from the Nurse Practice Act, as well as the Florida Administrative Code that is essential to legal practice as a registered nurse will be addressed. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of Florida Rule and Law for registered nurses by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%.
The purpose of this course is to teach Florida nurses to recognize and respond appropriately to the signs and behaviors that may be associated with a disability in the workplace. Includes information on treatment programs, Florida IPN, and Florida law regarding reporting suspected impairment.
This course is an overview on medication error prevention and its significance on healthcare and patient safety. It covers concepts on medication error types, factors, root cause analysis, impact, and prevention strategies.
Florida: HIV/AIDS Training for Healthcare Professionals 1HR
This course is a comprehensive overview and refresh of information involving HIV/AIDS. It's designed to increase knowledge of HIV/AIDS and improve care for clients. Course covers: HIV/AIDS Etiology and Epidemiology, Transmission & Infection Control, Testing & Counseling, and Clinical Manifestations & Treatment and Florida Laws and Regulations.
This 2-hour course is an overview of the basic knowledge and competencies required to recognize and respond to actual and potential incidence of domestic violence. It covers related factors, manifestations, related legislations, prevention strategies, and responsibilities of healthcare providers in the context of domestic violence. This course will equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and competency to recognize and respond to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.