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All programs below are available to bring to your hospital. Icons to the left of the Program title indicate if the program is available live, through eLearning, or the Bookstore. Click “Learn More” to view the program’s agenda or click “Download Agenda” to see a printable .pdf.

Area: Certifications

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Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Review is designed to prepare those nurses working in ambulatory care to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s exam. Ambulatory Care Nursing encompasses all practice settings of Ambulatory Care including, but not limited to, outpatient surgery, office settings, clinics and primary care settings. The course content is based on the exam blueprint provided by ANCC.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Test-Taking Information
    It’s All About You
  • Professional Issues (22%)
    Overview of Ambulatory Care Nursing | Advocacy for Ambulatory Care Nursing | Leadership Styles | Mentoring, Precepting, Coaching | Delegating | Legal and Regulatory
  • Clinical Practice (34%)
    Nursing Process in the Ambulatory Setting | Rapid Assessment | Care Management and Disease Management | Medication Management: Unapproved Abbreviations, Verbal Orders, Safety | Complementary and Alternative Medications and Treatment | Drug-Seeking Behaviors

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Clinical Practice (cont.)
    Consent and Universal Protocol | Specimens | Care Across the Lifespan
  • Systems (10.67%)
    Operations and Fiscal Management | Evidence-Based Practice | Performance Improvement | Quality Monitors | Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Communication (19.33%)
    Interpersonal Skills | Cultural Competence | Communication Barriers | Telephone and Multimedia Communication
  • Education (14%)
    Health Literacy | Modes of Educational Delivery | Hand-Off Communication | Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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BMTCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This program is designed for BMT oncology nurses seeking a review in preparation for the ONCC® Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN®) Exam. The review will focus on the following categories from the 2016 test content outline: indications for transplantation, types of transplants and stem-cell sources, pretransplant care, preparative  regimens, stem-cell infusion, graft-versus host disease, post-transplant care, survivorship and professional practice. This is not an introductory course to BMT, but rather a comprehensive review of BMT oncology nursing practice.  

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills and strategies.
  • Review the basic concepts for pre- and post-transplantation.
  • Identify the nurse’s role in the management and care of BMT patients across the transplant trajectory.
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and evidence-based interventions of common issues in BMT.  
  • Identify key survivorship issues in BMT and professional oncology practice. 

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference. 

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Introduction
    Welcome and Introduction | Eligibility | Application and Testing | Study Resources | Test-Taking Tips
  • Basic Concepts and Indications for Transplantation
    Hematopoiesis | Immunology | Role of Caregiver | Goals of Therapy | Indications for Transplant
  • Types of Transplants and Stem-Cell Sources
    Autologous | Allogeneic | Other Therapies | Peripheral Blood | Bone Marrow | Umbilical Cord Blood
  • Pretransplant Care
    Recipient Eligibility and Management | Donor Selection and Care | Stem-Cell Procurement
  • Preparative Regimens and Stem-Cell Infusion
    Intensity of Therapy | Chemotherapy | Radiation Therapy | Biotherapy | Immunotherapy | Targeted Therapies | Fresh vs. Cryopreserved | Infusion Management | Hematologic Compatibilities
  • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer
    Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Emotional Distress and Supportive Care | Risk Factors and Interventions | Fertility | Sexuality | Coping Mechanisms and Cultural Issues 
  • Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prevention & Management
    Types of GVHD | Toxicity and Grading Scales | Common Symptoms and Evidence-Based Management
  • Post-Transplant Issues and Management
    Interventions | Hematologic | Hydration and Electrolyte Imbalances | Gastrointestinal | Nutritional | Genitourinary | Integumentary | Cardiopulmonary | Neurologic | Dermatologic | Dental | Ocular | Musculoskeletal | Psychosocial | Graft Rejection or Failure | Disease Relapse | End of Life
  • Survivorship
    Secondary Malignancy | Psychosocial Issues | Fertility | Sexuality | Quality of Life | Follow-up Care
  • Professional Practice
    Ethical and Legal Issues | Clinical Trials | Standards of Practice | Accreditation Standards | Continuous Quality Improvement | Professional Boundaries | Compassion Fatigue | Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Competence | Sources of Data for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Conclusion and Wrap-up

 

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Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day seminar is a concentrated review of major cardiac and vascular disease processes coupled with current treatment modalities and best practice recommendations for the adult patient. Each section will contain a system review coupled with associated pathophysiology and disease states relevant to the cardiac vascular systems. Case studies will be incorporated throughout the program to encourage development of critical thinking skills. The course content is based on the exam blueprint provided by ANCC.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors
    Coronary Heart Disease | Stroke | Peripheral Vascular Disease | Diabetes | Metabolic Syndrome
  • Risk Reduction Strategies for the Cardiovascular Patient
  • Cardiac System Review and Electrophysiology
    Cardiac Structure | Cardiac Vascular System | Electrophysiology | Identifying Dysrhythmias
  • Cardiac Disease States and Current Therapeutic Strategies
    Angina, Acute Coronary Syndrome and Infarction | Cardiomyopathies, Heart Failure and Ventricular Dysfunction | Pericarditis, Endocarditis and Valvular Disease | Structural and Congenital Anomalies | Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Q & A Session and Case Study Review

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Vascular System Review
  • Vascular Disease States and Current Treatment Modalities
    Carotid Artery Occlusive Disease | Upper and Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease | Aortic Aneurysm | Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Acute Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Blunt Cardiac Injury | Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death
  • Cardiac Vascular Pharmacology Updates
    Inotropes | Vasodilators | Anti-Dysrhythmics | Adrenergic Group | Calcium Channel Blockers | Anticoagulants and Fibrinolytics | Diuretics
  • Special Situations
    Race, Ethnic, Gender and Cultural Considerations | Comorbid Conditions | Specific Nursing Considerations
  • Leadership, Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Test-Taking Skills, Q & A Session
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CCRN® Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This condensed, detailed review of AACN’s blueprint for the CCRN Certification Examination is designed for the critical care nurse preparing for the examination. The instructor will provide a lecture format covering anatomy and physiology, assessment (including hemodynamics and utilization of noninvasive and invasive monitoring tools) and pathophysiology in a systems approach. Topics include: cardiac, pulmonary, neurology, renal, endocrine, hematology, gastrointestinal, psychological and legal aspects of care. This review is not an introduction to the critical care environment, but a comprehensive overview of information for the nurse preparing for the CCRN Examination.
 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills.
  • Review critical anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of each system.
  • Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings relevant to the critical care environment.
  • Discuss clinical presentation as well as specific patient management of commonly seen critical care conditions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a 45-minute lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Hematology System
  • Cardiac System
  • Endocrine System
  • Neurological System
  • Renal System
  • Pulmonary System
  • Gastrointestinal System
  • Multisystem Review
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CCRN® Exam Review (Adult)

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to  the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional at the bedside and preparing for the certification examination.


For attendees preparing to take the CCRN Exam:
This review course content follows AACN’s updated 2015 CCRN Exam blueprint. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice (20% of exam) issues are addressed when appropriate throughout the seminar.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills.
  • Review critical anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of each system.
  • Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings relevant to the critical care environment.
  • Discuss clinical presentation as well as specific patient management of commonly seen critical care conditions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Introduction, Test-Taking Strategies, Ethics & Professional Caring
  • Immunology/Hematology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Behavioral/Psychosocial

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Neurology
  • Renal
  • Pulmonary
  • Multisystem/Shock
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CCRN® Exam Review (Pediatric)

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

Critical care nurses are seeing patients with more severe and complex healthcare needs, which requires nurses to be more proficient and clinically competent. Nursing certification is considered the standard by which regulatory agencies and the public recognize quality nursing care.

The purpose of this review is to assist the participant in preparing for the Pediatric CCRN Exam. This course preparation will use a systems approach to review the essential aspects of nursing care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Teaching methods to be utilized during this review include lecture, case studies, discussion and practice questions. The information provided will benefit the critical care nurse through the enhancement of knowledge concerning the continuum of care for the pediatric critical care patient.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Review test-taking strategies.
  • Review the AACN Synergy Model.
  • Review critical physiology of each core body system.
  • Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings for each core body system.
  • Discuss etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic findings and specific patient management of commonly seen critical care conditions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • CCRN Exam and Test Construction
  • Cardiovascular Parts I, II, and III
  • Synergy
  • Pulmonary Parts I and II
  • Endocrine

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Hematology and Immunology
  • Renal
  • Gastrointestinal
  • IV Infiltrates | Psychosocial | Muscular Infections
  • Neurology
  • Shock | MOSF | Trauma
  • Toxicology | Near-Drowning | Multisystem
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CCRN®/PCCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This three-day course is designed to provide critical care and progressive care nurses a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The course combines central knowledge-based lectures so that nurses working in the PCU and ICU arenas will have a review of AACN’s certification blueprint. The first day will provide the critical care provider with an essential review of nursing care and interventions designed for the ICU setting. The second day of this lecture series will combine both the critical care and the progressive care areas. Information essential to each will be presented in a combined method still complying with AACN’s certification blueprint. The third day will be specifically for the progressive care provider and complete AACN’s blueprint for system review. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU or PCU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for either or both of the certification examinations.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills.
  • Review critical anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of each system.
  • Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings relevant to the critical and/or progressive care environment.
  • Discuss clinical presentation as well as specific patient management of commonly seen critical care conditions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
CCRN Only

  • Cardiovascular
    Physiology and Hemodynamics | Cardiac Pharmacology | Acute Coronary Syndrome | Acute Myocardial Infarction | Heart Failure, Pulmonary Edema | Cardiogenic Shock | Acute Peripheral Vascular Insufficiency | Cardiomyopathy | Hypertensive Crisis | Structural Heart Defects
  • Pulmonary
    Assessment and Physiology | Acute Respiratory Failure | Ventilator Strategies | ARDS | Pneumonia | Pulmonary Embolus | Asthma | Chest Trauma | Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Neuro Assessments
    Space-Occupying Lesions | Seizure Disorders | Stroke | Brain Death | Encephalopathy | Neurologic Infectious Disease

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CCRN/PCCN Combined

  • Exam Preparation
    Requirements | Study Techniques | Resources, References and Practice
  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
    Synergy Model | Systems Thinking | Advocacy and Moral Agency | Response to Diversity | Facilitation of Learning | Clinical Inquiry
  • Hematology
    Life-Threatening Coagulopathies | Anemia | Thrombocytopenia
  • Endocrine
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis | HHS | SIADH | Diabetes Insipidus | Hypoglycemia
  • Renal
    Renal Assessment | Acute Renal Failure | CKD | Electrolyte Imbalances | Integumentary Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal
    GI Hemorrhage, Hepatic Failure | Acute Pancreatitis, Bowel Infarction | Abdominal Trauma | GI Infection | GI Motility Disorders
  • Behavioral and Psychosocial
    Delirium and Dementia | Mood Disorders and Depression | Substance Abuse | PTSD, Suicidal Behaviors
  • Multisystem Failure
    Bariatric Complications | Healthcare-Associated Infections | Sepsis Continuum | Shock States, MODS | Multisystem Trauma | Toxic Exposure/Ingestions

Day 3, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
PCCN Only

  • Cardiovascular
    Assessment and Physiology | Cardiac Pharmacology | Acute Coronary Syndrome, STEMI | Post CABG | Heart Failure, Pulmonary Edema | Peripheral Vascular Disease | Aneurysm | Acute Inflammatory Disease | Dysrhythmias | Cardiomyopathies | Cardiac Tamponade | Valvular Disease | Genetic Cardiac Disease
  • Pulmonary
    Assessment and Physiology | Acute Respiratory Distress and Failure | Acute Lung Injury | Respiratory Infections | Pulmonary Embolus | Severe Asthma, Chronic Lung Disease | Pneumothorax | Pulmonary Hypertension | Exacerbation of COPD | Sleep-Disordered Breathing | Thoracic Surgery
  • Neuro Assessments
    Intracranial Hemorrhage | Seizure Disorders | Stroke | Brain Death | Encephalopathy | Neurologic Infectious Disease
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CCTN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course combines content addressing domains of cognitive ability, critical thinking, clinical practice, research and evidence-based practice. This clinical and certification test review is based on a topical outline from the American Board for Transplant Certification. This course is designed for the experienced transplant nurse to focus his or her review of transplant content in preparation for the professional certification examination. This course also serves as a concise clinical update on care of the transplant patient from initial evaluation for transplant candidacy through transplantation, postoperative care, hospital discharge and follow-up.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Articulate clinical and lab findings consistent with end-stage hepatic failure indicating possible transplant candidacy and make appropriate changes to the patient and family plan of care.
  • Differentiate clinical and lab findings associated with organ rejection vs. acute infection.
  • Identify potentially abnormal blood levels of immune-modulating agents and make appropriate recommendations for titration of therapy.
  • Differentiate between hyperacute, acute and chronic rejection in the solid organ recipient and make appropriate recommendations for clinical management.
  • Apply critical thinking strategies in managing the transplant patient in all phases of care from initial evaluation through transplant surgery, hospital discharge and follow-up.
     

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Pathophysiology of Hepatitis C
    Hepatitis C Pathophysiology | Pathway to Hepatic Failure
  • Multiple Indications for Liver Transplantation
    Fulminant Hepatic Failure | Hepatocellular Carcinoma | Toxin Exposure | MELD Score Factors and Calculation
  • Considerations for the Patient in Hepatic Failure or Preop Liver Transplant Patient
    Multisystem Support | Neurologic Issues | Bleeding Issues
  • Clinical Effects of Organ Failure Consequent to Hepatic Injury
    Brain Failure | Renal Consequences | Pulmonary Consequences | Hemodynamic Consequences
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
    Kidney Transplant Indications | Pancreas Transplant Indications
  • Management Considerations for Kidney and Pancreas Recipients
    Kidney Transplant Intraoperative Phase | Kidney Transplant Postoperative Phase | Pancreas Transplant Intraoperative Phase | Pancreas Transplant Postoperative Phase | Immediate Postoperative Period: SICU | Bleeding | Oxygenation | Hemodynamic Status | Lab Studies | Complications | Transplant Floor

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Immune System Physiology
    Immune System Anatomy and Physiology | Organ Recipient Issues | Physiology of Organ Rejection
  • Immune Modulating Medications
    Classes of Agents
  • Side Effects, Nursing Considerations and Indications of Immune Modulating Agents
    Calcineurin Inhibitors | Cyclosporine | Immune Globulin | Steroids | Timing of Therapy
  • Assessment and Monitoring Parameters Associated with Post-transplant Complications
    Heart Transplant | Liver Transplant | Kidney Transplant | Pancreas Transplant | Lung Transplant | Infectious Complications | Psychosocial Concerns
  • Clinical Findings of End-Stage Cardiac and Pulmonary Failure as Indications for Transplantation
    Cardiac Failure | Pulmonary Failure
  • Patient and Family Education
    Pre-Transplant Education | Post-Transplant Education | Discharge Planning
  • Ethical Considerations
    Confidentiality
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CDN® Exam Review

Program Category: Continuing Education Course

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This Certified Dialysis Nurse (CDN) Exam review course will provide a comprehensive overview of nephrology nursing, including concepts of kidney disease and treatment modalities to enable individuals to prepare for certification in nephrology nursing.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • State an increased ability to answer questions about all areas of chronic kidney disease patient care, including all modalities and care planning.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Intrarenal Causes of Acute Kidney Injury | Effects of Chronic Renal Failure on the Integumentary System
    Normal Kidney Function | Stages 1-5 | Acute Kidney Injury | Chronic Renal Failure | Manifestations | Patient/Family Adaption
  • Removal of Uremic Toxins from Dialysis Patient's Bloodstream
    Principles of Hemodialysis | Medication Administration | Water Treatment | Troubleshooting Protocols
  • Impact of Central Vascular Catheter Access | Rationale for Isolating Hepatitis B Hemodialysis Patient
    Vascular Access | Infection Control | Care Planning  
  • Process of Fluid Removal in Peritoneal Dialysis | Recognition of Peritonitis
    Principles of Peritoneal Dialysis | Adequate Dialysis | Signs and Symptoms of Infection | Teaching Patient/Family 
  • Process of Wait List for Transplant
    Awaiting Kidney Transplant | Dialysis After Transplant | Returning from Failed Transplant
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CEN® Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The CEN Exam Cram is a one-day, fast-paced, question-driven program. Are you the nurse who wants that last-minute to cram before the exam? Then this program is for you. There are no long lectures or tedious talks, just questions. Using over 400 questions and patient scenarios, we will review the twelve areas outlined by the CEN Blueprint. Whether you are preparing to take the CEN Exam or just want to test the waters; come test your emergency nursing knowledge and CRAM for the EXAM!

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CEN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Understand test-taking strategies for successfully passing the CEN Exam.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the CEN® Exam.
  • Identify three ways to narrow down multiple-choice questions for the CEN Exam.
  • Examine the 12 areas of content for the CEN Exam through test questions and didactic supplementation.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • CEN Exam Ins and Outs
  • Professional Issues
  • Shock
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Environmental and Toxicology Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Genitourinary and OB/GYN Emergencies
  • Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies
  • Maxillofacial and Ocular Emergencies
  • Psychological and Social Emergencies
  • Summary and Conclusion
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CEN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN Exam. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification.

Why Be Certified
Successfully completing the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Exam is a challenge that has been completed by only a minority of emergency nurses. Successful completion of this exam exhibits to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds his or her peers.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss priorities of the primary and secondary assessment of patients in presenting to the emergency department.
  • Describe basic principles of disaster management.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of patient or family education in a clinical scenario.
  • Discuss the basic principles of safe interfacility transfer.
  • Describe anticipated assessment findings of patients with selected respiratory, medical, cardiovascular, neurologic, toxicologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary emergencies.
  • Plan and prioritize interventions of patients with selected respiratory, medical, cardiovascular, neurologic, toxicologic, orthopedic, psychiatric or gastrointestinal emergencies.
  • Select appropriate triage categories for patients in clinical scenarios.
  • Differentiate cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock with regards to assessment and management.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • CEN Exam Process
    Review of Exam | Test-Taking Strategies | Certification and Re-Certification
  • Professional Issues
    Stabilization and Transport | End-of-Life Issues | Legal Issues | Evidence-Based Practice and Research | Disaster Planning | Critical Incident Stress Management | Ethics
  • Shock
    Hypovolemic Shock | Cardiogenic Shock | Obstructive Shock | Distributive Shock
  • Neurological Emergencies
    Headaches | Stroke | Intracranial Trauma | Spinal Cord Injury
  • Environmental Emergencies
    Heat and Cold Related Illnesses | Burns | Submersion and Diving Injuries | Animal Injuries
  • Toxicological Emergencies
    Toxicological Treatment Modalities | Review of Common Toxicological Agents
  • Medical Emergencies
    Infectious Diseases | Endocrine Disorders | Hematological Disorders

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Respiratory Emergencies
    Disorders of the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Coronary Artery Disease | Other Disorders of the Heart | Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    Medical Disorders Common to the GI Tract | Traumatic Injuries to the GI Tract
  • GU, OB and GYN Emergencies
    Disorders of the Male and Female GU Tract | Renal Disorders | Obstetrical Complications | Care of the Woman and Infant During and After Emergency Delivery | Gynecological Presentations | STDs
  • Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies
    Injuries to Bones and Joints | Compartment Syndrome | Fat Emboli
  • Maxillofacial Emergencies
    Ocular Emergencies | Auricular Emergencies | Nasal Emergencies | Mouth and Throat Emergencies | Facial Trauma
  • Psychological-Social Emergencies
    Anxiety Disorders | Psychotic Disorders | Affect Disorders | Substance Abuse | Maltreatment Abuse
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CEN®/CFRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

Successfully completing the Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) Exam is a challenge that has been accomplished by only a minority of flight nurses, exhibiting to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds their peers.

Held in combination with the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) review course, this course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining CFRN and CEN certification. Much of the material is similar between these two exams, offering lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN and CFRN Examinations. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing either exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards flight nursing
certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CEN or CFRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CEN/CFRN

  • CEN Exam Ins and Outs
  • Patient Care Management
  • Shock
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Environmental and Toxicological Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CEN/CFRN

  • Respiratory and Thoracic Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • OB, GYN and Genitourinary Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies | Wound and Surface Trauma
  • EENT and Maxillofacial Emergencies
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Emergencies

Day 3, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CFRN Only

  • CFRN Exam Ins and Outs
  • Flight Physiology
    Gas Laws | Stresses of Transport | Effects of Altitude
  • Advanced Monitoring and Management
    Art Lines | CVP | PA | IABP | VAD | X-Rays
  • Advanced Airway Management
    RSI with Pharmacology | Management of the Difficult Airway | Alternative Airway Devices | Invasive and Non-Invasive Modes of Ventilation | Capnography | Pneumothorax Management
  • Transport Considerations and Safety
    Communications and Frequencies | Crew Resource Management (AMRM) | Scene Management, Extrication, and Immobilization | Patient Packaging | Survival Concepts | Landing Zone Concepts | New Technology
  • Case Scenarios, Jeopardy, and Practice Exam
    Advanced Pharmacology Review | Advanced Procedures | High Risk OB | Neonates
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Certified Case Manager Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed to provide the practicing case manager with information to assist him or her in preparing for the CCM Exam and can serve as a review for the ACM and ANCC certifications. The content is also appropriate for those who are seeking a basic course in case management practice.

The content of the course is based on feedback from course attendees as well as CCMC®’s list of content areas and is updated every 4 months.
 
The course includes:
  • A 300-page course manual, covering the content of the course plus resources for further self-study
  • Overview of the CCM process and exam
  • Intensives in core concepts, public benefits and workers’ compensation
  • 130+ sample exam questions
  • Self-assessment design.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Obtain knowledge of concepts related to case management practice in addition to the essential knowledge areas for case management practice as identified by the CCM Commission and national standards.
  • Describe the process for the CCM credential.
  • Gain insight and resources for any further self-study needs for the CCM Exam.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Professional Development
  • Intensive: Case Management Concepts
  • Skills and Tools
  • Outcome and Quality Management | Sample Questions
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Sample Questions
  • Skills and Knowledge Needed
  • Cost-Benefit Analyses
  • Legal Risk Challenges
  • Federal Laws
  • Five Guiding Principles for Ethical Practice
  • Sample Questions
  • Private Insurance Benefits

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Public Sector Benefits
  • Intensive: Workers' Comp/Disability Insurance | Laws and Resources for the Disabled | Sample Questions
  • Psychosocial Factors
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Behavioral Health
  • Sample Questions
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Certified Nurse Educator Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed to prepare experienced nurse educators to successfully take the NLN® Certified Nurse Educator Exam. Topics covered are based on the NLN Exam blueprint and include teaching and learning theories; curriculum design and evaluation; test construction and analysis; and the roles of a nurse educator. The course is fast-paced with a great deal of content. Participants are encouraged to review materials in preparation for the course and to design a plan for studying once the course is completed.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Certified Nurse Educator Exam, test plan and practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Develop a plan for study based on understanding of the blueprint.
  • Examine the various roles of the academic nurse educator.
  • Review the core components of the exam through lecture, case study and sample test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Facilitate Learning
    Educational Philosophies | Learning Theories | Matching Teaching to Learner Needs
  • Learner Development and Socialization
    Learning Styles | Strategies | Differing Learning Needs | Handling the Unexpected
  • Educator as Change Agent and Leader
    Leadership Styles | Characteristics | Theories of Change | Advocacy
  • Educator as Scholar
    Evidence-Based Teaching | Learning | Scholarly Integrity | Being a Scholar

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Participate in Curriculum Design and Evaluation
    Curriculum Drivers | Considerations | Curriculum Revisions
  • Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
    Assessment Data Analysis | Evaluation Models and Strategies | Evidence-Based Assessment
  • Quality Improvement and the Nurse Educator
    Mentorship | Legal and Ethical Concerns | Self and Peer Evaluation
  • The Academic Role
    Obligation to Serve in the Institution, Profession and Community | Tenure and Non-Tenure Roles
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CFRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is a review of flight and transport nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining CFRN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in all the areas outlined by the CFRN Blueprint. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards certification as a flight nurse.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CFRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • CFRN Exam Ins and Outs
  • Flight and Transport Physiology
  • Professional and Patient Care Issues
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Shock
  • Respiratory Emergencies and Chest Trauma
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Orthopedic and Wound Trauma

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Environmental and Toxicology Emergencies
  • Maxillofacial Emergencies and Trauma
  • Neurological Emergencies and Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies and Trauma
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Advanced Monitoring and Equipment
  • Transport Considerations and Safety Operations
  • GU and OB/GYN Emergencies and Trauma
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CHFN Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed to review the core curriculum content for the heart failure certification offered by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. By the end of the day, you will have learned the skills and strategies necessary to successfully master CHFN content and exam questions. The course assists the participant in ensuring that he or she has received, reviewed and practiced an understanding of the content and has a knowledge base to sit for the exam.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Integrate evidence-based heart failure care into daily clinical practice.
  • Engage heart failure patients in optimal self-care management.
  • Construct a study plan for the successful completion of the heart failure nursing certification exam.
  • Enhance heart failure patient outcomes through application of new knowledge and skills.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Reduced LVEF vs. Preserved LVEF
    Definition of Heart Failure | Epidemiology | Systolic Dysfunction | Diastolic Dysfunction
  • NYHA Classification System and ACC/AHA Stages of Heart Failure
  • Pathophysiology of Heart Failure and Compensatory Mechanisms
    SNS | RAAS | Ventricular Remodeling | Cycle Progression | Natriuretic Peptides
  • Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Results
    Extra Heart Sounds | Jugular Venous Assessment | Lab Values | Chest X-Ray | Echocardiogram | Invasive Studies
  • Pharmacological Treatment Strategies
    Beta Blockers | ACE Inhibitors | Angiotensin Receptor Blockers | Aldosterone Antagonists | Digoxin | Hydralazine and Isosorbide Dinitrate | Diuretics | New Agents \ Medications to Avoid
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
    Criteria for Hospitalization | Causes of Decompensation | Hemodynamic Assessment | Vasoactive Medications | Impact of Pharmacological on LV Function | Additional Treatment Considerations | Criteria for Discharge
  • Stage D (Advanced Heart Failure)
    Criteria | Hospice vs. Palliative Care | Home Inotropic Therapy | Advanced Therapies
  • Comorbid Conditions
    Atrial Fibrillation | Mitral Valve Regurgitation | Aortic Stenosis | AKI and CKD | Diabetes | Sleep Apnea | HTN | CAD | COPD | Depression | Anxiety
  • Self-Care Management
    Healthcare Literacy Issues | Caregiver Involvement | Educational Content | Self-Care Management vs. Self-Care Maintenance
  • Quality Standards and Readmission Reduction Strategies
    Quality Indicators | HF Accreditation and Certification | Readmission Avoidance | Transitions of Care | Medication Reconciliation | Interdisciplinary Collaboration Across Continuum | Disease State Management 
  • Assess Knowledge of Above Topics
    Interactive Practice Questions | Open Discussion
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CMC® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day seminar has been developed to prepare nurses for the Subspecialty Certification in Cardiac Medicine (CMC) Exam. The seminar may also be used to provide education regarding acute and chronic cardiac disorders for all healthcare workers. The agenda content has been adopted based on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) test blueprint for the CMC Subspecialty Exam. The content will be based on current guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. A case study approach will be used to comprehensively evaluate the assessment and management of cardiac patients.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Subspecialty Certification in Cardiac Medicine Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Introduction: AACN Certification
    Test Requirements | Test Blueprint | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology Review
    The Essentials | Anatomy: The Heart and Great Vessels | Coronary Artery: Anatomy and Physiology | Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Systems | Electrical and Mechanical Function
  • Cardiac Assessment
    Critical Components | Cardiac, Vascular Assessment | Hemodynamics | ECG
  • Cardiac Pathophysiology
    Coronary Artery Disease | Assessment | Diagnosis and Treatment Modalities
  • Heart Failure
    Incidence and Statistics | Diagnosis | Treatment Modalities
  • Valvular Disease: Physical Findings, Diagnosis, Treatment
    Mitral Stenosis/Insufficiency | Aortic Stenosis/Insufficiency

Day 2, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • Introduction to Cardiac Surgery and Medical Intervention
    Interventions | Treatment Summary of Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure
  • Indications for CABG and/or Valve Repair or Replacement
    Preoperative Assessment | Perioperative Period | Techniques of Surgery | Effects of Bypass | Effects of Hypothermia
  • Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
    Postoperative and Procedural Care | Goals | Immediate Interventions | Complications | Bleeding | DIC | Blood Products | Low Cardiac Output Syndrome
  • Right Ventricular Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
    Pulmonary Complications | Neurological Complications | Renal Complications | Gastrointestinal Complications
  • Summary
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CMC®/CSC® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day seminar is designed to prepare the cardiac medical and cardiac surgical nurse to take the AACN certification exam for Cardiac Medicine and/or Surgery Exam. The course focuses on adult cardiac abnormalities with a concentration on nursing assessment and medical/surgical interventions. Coronary artery disease, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and endocarditis will be the major topics of discussion, with related medical and surgical interventions. The review will also include a brief review of pulmonary, hematology, neurology and gastrointestinal and renal systems as they pertain to the cardiac patient.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills.
  • Review critical anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac system.
  • Discuss significant assessment and diagnostic findings relevant to the cardiac adult patient.
  • Discuss clinical presentation as well as specific patient management of the cardiac medical and surgical patient.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Introduction to the CMC/CSC Examination
    Test-Taking Strategies
  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology Review
    The Heart | Coronary Arteries | Perfusion | The Essentials
  • Hemodynamics: The Essentials of Flow
    Definitions of Cardiac Output and BP | Cardiac Pharmacology
  • Coronary Artery Disease
    Pathophysiology | Identification | Medical Treatment | Medications
  • Heart Failure
    Identification | Definitions | Medical/Surgical Treatment

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Introduction to Cardiac Surgery
    Indications for Surgery | Risks | Comorbidities
  • Pre and Intraoperative Considerations
  • Operative Procedures
    CABG | MAZE | Valve Repair and Replacement | Aorta Surgery
  • Postoperative Considerations and Complications
    Anesthesia | Immediate Postoperative Period: First 12 Hours | Fluids | Electrolytes | Ventilator Management | Glycemic Control | Pain Management | Incision Care | Epicardial Pacing | IABP | Goals of Therapy
  • Non-Cardiac Complications
    Hematology | Neurology | Pulmonary | Renal | Gastrointestinal
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CNN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is a review of all modalities of renal replacement therapy designed to assist participants to successfully obtain CNN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics and practice questions based on the CNN Exam blueprint. This review will provide the knowledge base necessary to pass the certification exam.

Why be Certified:
Those who successfully achieve certification exhibit a level of experience and expertise to provide excellent care to patients, as well as interact with other healthcare professionals for effective communication. In addition, certification can provide the opportunity to advance your career within the practice of nephrology nursing.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Determine priority of needs for a CKD Stage 4 patient.
  • Describe the evaluation process for donors and recipients of kidney transplants.
  • Differentiate types of immunosuppressive therapy and potential side effects.
  • Discuss the fluid balance assessment of the patient on Peritoneal Dialysis.
  • Describe the relationship between flow, resistance and pressure in hemodialysis.
  • Explain the consequences of not following the Conditions for Coverage mandated CDC guidelines for proper hand hygiene for dialysis patients.
  • Contrast site rotation cannulation with the buttonhole cannulation techniques.
  • Describe the multiple filters required in a water treatment system for hemodialysis.
  • Verbalize how to complete a physical examination of the vascular access.
  • Identify three risks factors that could make reuse dangerous to patients or staff.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • CNN Exam Process
    Review of Exam | Test-Taking Strategies | Certification and Re-Certification
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    Progression of Disease | Stages | Focus of Treatment | Education Needs: Diet, Medications, Vascular Access
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
    Anatomy and Physiology | Procedure | PET Testing | Determining Adequacy | Issues: Pros and Cons
  • Transplantation
    Types of Transplants | Workup | Listing | Immunosuppressive Drugs | Types of Rejection | Issues: Pros and Cons
  • Nutritional Considerations
    Role of the Dietitian: Assessment, Anthropometric Measurements, SGA | Renal Diet: Needs, Losses, Restrictions | Medications | Electrolyte Concerns

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Hemodialysis and Concepts of Renal Failure
    Anatomy and Physiology | Manifestations | Causes of Renal Failure: Acute and Chronic | Principles of Hemodialysis | Vascular Access: Types, Education, Pros and Cons | Cannulation Techniques
  • Infection Control
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations: Bloodborne Pathogens, Infection Control Plans | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommendations | Conditions for Coverage (CfC) Regulations | Issues: Hand Hygiene and Surface Cleaning; Isolation Requirements; Resistant Organizations; Vascular Access Risks; Machines
  • Water and Reuse
    American Advancement for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Regulations | Conditions for Coverage | Testing Requirements | Allowable Limits and Action Levels | Water Filters | Reuse: Practice, Pros and Cons, Issues
  • Acute Dialysis and Renal Replacement Therapies
    Acute Kidney Injury | CVV | CVVH | CVVHD | Indications for Therapy
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CNOR® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed for nurses working in the perioperative setting who plan to take the CNOR Certification Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by AORN® while caring for all populations. The CNOR Test Blueprint published by CCI® is used to design the course content to enhance the nurse’s knowledge of key information needed to successfully pass the CNOR Certification Exam.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CNOR Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • It’s All About You
    CNOR Test Information | Study Tips | Good Test-Taking Concepts
  • Domain 9: Professional Accountability
    Scope of Practice | Competency | Evidence-Based Practice | Quality Improvement
  • Domain 1: Preoperative Patient Assessment and Diagnosis
    Patient Identification | Surgical Consent | Preoperative Assessment | Patient Data | Pain Assessment | Advanced Directives | Nursing Diagnosis
  • Domain 2: Plan of Care and Expected Outcomes
    Age Specific Care in the Perioperative Setting | Cultural Competency | PNDS | Preoperative Teaching | Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Domain 3: Intraoperative Activities
    Universal Protocol | Anesthesia Management | Anesthetic Agents | Medication Labeling | Environmental Controls | Aseptic Technique | Maintaining Sterile Field | Surgical Drapes and Barriers | Positioning | Prevention of Retained Surgical Item | Surgical Prepping | Electrosurgical Principles and Laser Safety | Radiation Safety | Tourniquet Use | Implants and Explants | Specimens | Standard Precautions | Transmission-Based Precautions | Cleaning the OR | Wound Classification

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Domain 3: Intraoperative Activities (cont.)
  • Domain 4: Communication
    Types of Communication | Improving Communication | Critical Values | Medication Safety | HIPPA/Patient Privacy
  • Domain 5: Transfer of Care
    Patient Condition | Interdisciplinary Collaboration | Documentation | Post-Discharge Follow-Up
  • Domain 6: Central Sterile Processing
    Environment of Care | Cleaning and Decontamination | Packaging and Sterilization | Storage
  • Domain 7: Emergency Situations
    Cardiac Arrest | Fire | Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Domain 8: Management
    Critical Thinking | Delegation and Mentor | Healthcare Industry Representatives | Product Evaluation and Selection
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CNRN® Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The CNRN Exam Cram course is designed to provide the neuroscience nurse a review of the topics presented in the CNRN Examination. The course outline is based upon the blueprint of the CNRN Examination provided by ABNN. The course provides the participant with hints and easy ways to remember certain pertinent information.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • State the CNRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.
 

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Cerebrovascular Conditions
  • Brain/Spine Trauma
  • Chronic Neurological Conditions
  • Neuro Immune/Infections
  • Neuro Pediatric/Developmental Conditions
  • Brain/Spine Tumors
  • Seizures
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CNRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The CNRN Exam Review course is designed to provide the neuroscience nurse a review of the topics presented in the CNRN Examination. The course outline is based upon the blueprint of the CNRN Examination provided by ABNN. The course provides the participant with hints and easy ways to remember certain pertinent information.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CNRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Neurotrauma
    Traumatic Brain Injury | Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Seizures
    Definitions | Classifications | Post Seizure | Diagnostics | Treatment Status Epilepticus
  • Cerebrovascular
    Risk Factors | Physiology | Symptoms | Emergency Management
  • Pediatric and Developmental
    Chiari Malformations | Spina Bifida | Cerebral Palsy

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Chronic Neurological
    Pain Management | Benign Headaches | Balance Disorders | Dementia | Movement Disorders
  • Tumors
    Classification of Brain Tumors | Common Primary Brain Tumors | Presentation | Prognosis | Treatment
  • Immune/Infections
    Meningitis | Prion Disease | Multiple Sclerosis | Myasthenia Gravis | Demyelinating Polyneuropathy | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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CPAN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Review key concepts and topics related to the APBANC test blueprint for a candidate to successfully challenge the CPAN Exam.
  • Review patient clinical data with a focus on perianesthesia complications, anesthesia techniques and drug therapy and perianesthesia medications.
  • Examine practice standards, legal and regulatory requirements related to perianesthesia nursing.
  • Discuss test-taking strategies and critical thinking components for a successful CPAN Exam.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • The Exam
    CPAN Exam | Certification Preparation | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Practice Standards
    The Professional Nurse | Overview of Perianesthesia Nursing and ASPAN Standards
  • Legal, Regulatory and Professional Issues
    Legal Terms | Regulatory Bodies | Professional Issues
  • Assessment of the Perianesthesia Patient
    Nursing Process in the Perianesthesia Setting | Perianesthesia Nursing Assessment
  • Age Specific Care in the Perianesthesia Setting
  • Patient Clinical Data Related to Perianesthesia Nursing
    Fluid and Electrolyte Balance | Chemistry Labs | Hematology and Blood Transfusions | ABG Interpretation

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Anesthesia
    Anesthetic Techniques and Blocks | Anesthetic Agents, Drugs and Adjuncts | Herbal Drugs and Homeopathic Treatments Related to Anesthesia Outcomes
  • Medications in the Perianesthesia Setting
    Common Medications Used in Perianesthesia Nursing | Pain Management
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Perianesthesia Complications
    Airway Emergencies | Cardiovascular Emergencies | Hemodynamics | Neurologic Complications | Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting | Malignant Hyperthermia | Management of Hypothermia
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CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN/CAPA Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CPAN/CAPA Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • The Test
    CPAN and CAPA Test | Certification Preparation | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Practice Standards
    The Professional Nurse | Overview of Perianesthesia Nursing and ASPAN Standards
  • Legal, Regulatory and Professional Issues
    Legal Terms, Regulatory Bodies and Professional Issues
  • Assessment of the Perianesthesia Patient
    Nursing Process in the Perianesthesia Setting | Perianesthesia Nursing Assessment
  • Age Specific Care in the Perianesthesia Setting
  • Patient Clinical Data Related to Perianesthesia Nursing
    Fluid and Electrolyte Balance | Chemistry Labs | Hematology and Blood Transfusions
  • ABG Interpretation

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm

  • Anesthesia
    Anesthetic Techniques and Blocks | Anesthetic Agents, Drugs and Adjuncts
  • Herbal Drugs and Homeopathic Treatments Related to Anesthesia Outcomes
  • Medications in the Perianesthesia Setting
    Common Medications Used in Perianesthesia Nursing | Pain Management
  • Education
    Patient and Family Education
  • Perianesthesia Complications
    Airway Emergencies | Cardiovascular Emergencies | Hemodynamics | Neurologic Complications | Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting | Malignant Hyperthermia | Management of Hypothermia
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CPEN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed to prepare the nurse for the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) Exam* by providing a comprehensive, focused review based on the detailed content outline in a manner that is easy to understand and apply to real world clinical scenarios. Modules related to pediatric emergencies, including trauma, specific body systems and environmental issues, will be presented. Additionally, test preparation and the medicolegal and ethical components of care will be discussed. Each module will cover the pathophysiology, common symptoms, assessment findings, appropri-ate nursing interventions and patient/family education for each diagnosis in a manner that engages the learner and encourages interactive learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Acquire the required knowledge for pediatric emergency diagnoses and interventions to successfully pass the certification exam.
  • Confidently relate components of triaging pediatric patients and address specific illness and injuries to include proper assessment parameters and nursing interventions in conjunction with executing patient and family-centered care.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • About the Test, Test-Taking Skills
    Test Outline | Different Types of Test-Takers and Strategies
  • Triage of the Pediatric Patient
    Visual Assessment | Pediatric Assessment Triangle | Triage Priority Based on Acuity and Resources | Isolation
  • Professional Issues
    Consent for Treatment | Preservation of Forensic Evidence | Chain of Custody | Governmental Regulations | Emergency Preparation | Family-Centered Care | Evidence-Based Practice
  • Pain Control, Procedural Sedation
    Pain Assessment | Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Interventions | Procedural Sedation
  • Physical Exam, History Taking
    Surveys | Behavioral Status, Risk | Milestones | Special Needs | Sexual Orientation | Perception | Family Dynamics
  • Shock: Recognition, Management
    Sepsis | Cardiogenic | Allergy Medication, Anaphylaxis
  • Respiratory Emergencies
    Upper Airway | Lower Airway
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Rhythm Disturbances | Infections | Congenital Conditions
  • Toxicology, Dermatological Emergencies
    Ingestions/Poisoning | Carbon Monoxide | Drug Interactions/Withdrawal | Foreign Body | Infections | Rashes

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neurological Emergenices
    Infections/Medications | Seizures | Shunt Dysfunction | Headache/Migraine/Tumor | Stroke | Congenital Conditions
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    Foreign Body | Obstruction | Infections | Irritable Bowel Disease | Gastro Bleeding | Nutrition | Congenital Conditions
  • Genitourinary Emergencies
    Infections/Medications | Male Emergencies | OB/GYN Emergencies
  • HEENT Emergencies
    Maxillofacial | Ocular
  • Musculoskeletal Emergencies
    Foreign Body | Infections | Congenital Conditions | Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains | Compartment Syndrome
  • Neonatal Emergencies
    Infections | Hyperbilirubinemia | Thermoregulation | Fluid-Electrolyte Balance | Newborn Resuscitation
  • Behavioral Emergencies
    Self-Injury | Mood Disorders | Suicide | Homicidal Ideations | Acute Psychosis | Aggressive Behavior | Substance Abuse | PTSD | Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Medical Emergencies
    Hematologic/Oncologic | Endocrine/Metabolic | Communicable | Maltreatment | Environmental | Envenomation
  • Trauma
    Respiratory | Cardiovascular | Neurological | Gastrointestinal | Genitourinary | Skin

*CPEN® and the test name Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse exam are property of the trademark holders: the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®). PNCB and BCEN® are not affiliated with MED-ED or this website.

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CPN Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day seminar is for nurses who care for pediatric patients. This course serves as a review for the Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN®)* Exam. The CPN Exam is for the nurse who has pediatric practice experience and who demonstrates knowledge and abilities related to pediatric nursing beyond basic RN licensure.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Certified Pediatric Nurse Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Anatomy of the Exam | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Assessment and Child Development
  • Health Promotion
  • Immunizations
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Chronic Care | End of Life
  • Management of Illness: Respiratory Conditions
  • Management of Illness: Emergency Trauma
  • Management of Illness: Dermatologic Conditions
  • Sample Questions

Day 2, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm

  • Management of Illness: Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Management of Illness: Neurologic Conditions
  • Management of Illness: Endocrine, Metabolic
  • Nursing Professional Role
  • Management of Illness: Infectious Disease
  • Management of Illness: Cardiovascular
  • Management of Illness: Renal
  • Management of Illness: Hematologic Conditions, Oncology
  • Management of Illness: Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Sample Questions


*CPN® and the test name Certified Pediatric Nurse exam are the property of the trademark holder: the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). PNCB is not affiliated with MED-ED or this website.

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CRRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day seminar is for nurses providing care to rehabilitation patients. It is designed to enhance the skills of rehabilitation nurses working in a variety of inpatient or outpatient settings. Rehabilitation nursing standards of care and practice will be reviewed. Participants will gain additional skills to manage the complex needs of rehabilitation patients as well as work more effectively in the interdisciplinary team.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the history and evolution of rehabilitation care.
  • Discuss the standards of care and practice for rehabilitation nurses.
  • Discuss the role of the rehabilitation nurse in the care and treatment of patients across the continuum of care.
  • Describe disease processes that relate to patients requiring rehabilitation.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • History, Philosophy and Theories of Rehabilitation | Ethics and Bio-Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Elimination
  • Neuro Assessment
  • Stroke
  • Communication
  • Brain Injury
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary
  • Sleep and Rest
  • Q & A Session

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Growth and Development | Pediatric Issues
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic | Musculoskeletal | Disuse
  • Self-Care and ADLs
  • SCI
  • Amputees
  • Sexuality and Sexual Function
  • Role Changes and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • Team Communication
  • Case Management | Discharge Planning
  • Test-Taking Strategies
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Electronic Fetal Monitoring Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course will review test content outline and the associated competencies to prepare for the 2012 NCC subspecialty examination in Electronic Fetal Monitoring. Content will include fetal heart monitoring (FHM) pattern recognition and interpretation using NICHD definitions; review of the physiology of maternal fetal oxygenation and other factors impacting on the neuromodulation of fetal heart rate, complications of labor and the potential effects on FHM data; review interventions and management targeted to the physiology of FHR patterns. Content will be applied in the context of case studies. Adjunct fetal assessment, legal aspects of FHM and equipment troubleshooting will be reviewed.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Apply NICHD terminology to fetal heart rate pattern recognition, interpretation and assessment.
  • Discuss factors affecting fetal oxygenation, including fetal heart rate regulation; maternal and fetal physiology; complications of pregnancy and labor, drug effects and dysrhythmias.
  • Review appropriate nursing interventions and actions targeted to the physiology of the FHM patterns.
  • Discuss adjunct fetal assessment, including fetal acid base interpretation and the biophysical profile.
  • Incorporate knowledge of legal responsibilities and liabilities related to FHM data into a plan of care.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • About the Test, Test-Taking Skills
    Scheduling the Test, Computer Testing Overview | How Multiple Choice Questions are Constructed | Study Tips and Skills | Managing Test Anxiety
  • Equipment Overview and Patient Education
    Internal vs. External FHR and Uterine Contraction Monitoring | Equipment Failure and Troubleshooting | Continuous vs. Intermittent Monitoring | Positioning and Movement in Labor | Volume Control | Normal Patterns of FHR
  • Physiology of Fetal Oxygenation: Extrinsic Factors
    Maternal Cardiac Output | Maternal Medical History | Uterine Contraction Frequency, Duration and Intensity | Effects of Maternal Cardiac Output | Exchange Mechanisms | Alterations in Cord Blood Flow
  • Physiology of Fetal Oxygenation: Intrinsic Factors
    Autonomic Nervous System: Sympathetic and Parasympathetic | Alterations in Blood Pressure: Cord Compression | Alterations in Oxygenation: O2, CO2 and pH | Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, Renin and Angiotensin
  • Pattern Recognition, Interpretation and Intervention
    Baseline Rate | Baseline Variability | Accelerations | Decelerations | NICHC Classification of FHR and Implications for Care
  • Dysrhythmias and Variant Patterns
    SVT | Heart Block | Ectopic Beats
  • Complications of Pregnancy and Birth
    Preterm Patterns | Hypertensive Disorders | Postdates Pregnancy | Diabetes | Infections | Multi-Fetal Pregnancy
  • Adjunct Fetal Assessment
    Adjunct Methods of Fetal Assessment | Fetal Cord Blood Acid Base Results
  • Legal Aspects of Fetal Monitoring and Chain of Command
    Elements of Nursing Documentation for EFM Data | Chain of Command and Nursing Failure to Rescue
  • Q & A Session
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Gerontological Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day review course is designed to help prepare the registered nurse to take the Gerontological Nursing Exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The following core areas will be covered: aging principles and theories, normal aging changes, dementia, depression, delirium, cardiopulmonary problems, health promotion, neurological diseases, pharmacologic issues, hematologic and immunologic problems, GI/GU issues, environments of care and end-of-life issues. Practice questions will also be utilized. Even if you are not preparing to take the exam, this course will give you an excellent and consolidated review of geriatric topics.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Gerontological Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Introduction and Test Format
  • Aging Principles and Theories
    Demographics | Theories | Communication
  • Assessment and Normal Aging Changes
    H & P Considerations
  • The 3 D’s
    Dementia | Depression | Delirium
  • Cardiovascular Problems
    CAD | AMI | CHF | PVD
  • Respiratory
    Pneumonia | Influenza | TB | COPD
  • Health Promotion
    Prevention Levels

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Neurological Problems
    CVA | Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hematologic and Immunologic Problems
    Anemia | HIV
  • End-of-Life Care
    Symptom Management | Advance Directives | Hospice Care
  • GI and GU Problems
    GERD | UTI | Cancer
  • Pharmacologic Issues
    Polypharmacy | ADRs
  • Special Issues
    Pain | Decubitus Ulcers | Sexuality
  • Metabolic and Musculoskeletal Problems
    Diabetes | Osteoarthritis
  • Environments of Care
    Falls | Levels of Care
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Hospice and Palliative Care Certification Review Course

Program Category: Continuing Education Course

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The purpose of this two-day course is to enable the nurse to successfully pass the examination to be certified in hospice and palliative care. The information presented is applicable to nurses working with adults in diverse settings since patients with end-stage diseases reside either temporarily or permanently in multiple arenas. The dying process is included as it is imperative for nurses to understand and provide comfort and knowledge to patients and families.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Integrate and apply the knowledge, skills and judgment to practice effectively and ethically in designated role of caring for seriously ill patients.
  • Apply the specific scope and standards of palliative care principles to patients based on their goals of care in serious illness.
  • Articulate the compassion, sensitivity, assessment and communication skills required for palliative nursing.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully obtain certification in this specialty.
  • Remain current in the practice of palliative care as this specialty evolves.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Introduction and Overview
    Registration | Scheduling the Examination | Weight of Content Topics
  • Cancer
    Hematologic | Oncologic | Paraneoplastic
  • Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis | Nutrition and Hydration | Autonomic Symptoms | Goals of Care Decisions | ICU Placement for Poor Outcome
  • Dementia
    Food and Fluid Decisions | Delirium | Medication Use and Behavioral Therapies
  • Cardiopulmonary Heart Failure
    Medications for Pain and Dyspnea | Fluid Balance | Dyspnea | Fatigue | Devices that Extend Life
  • COPD
    Pathophysiology of the Disease | Oral and Inhaled Medications | Respiratory Distress | Opioid Use | 
    Dyspnea | Anxiety | Exacerbations | Oxygen Use | Non-Invasive Ventilator Support
  • Renal Failure
    Diseases of the Kidneys | Assessing Glomerular Filtration Rate | Fluid Balance | Medical Management | Dialysis Decisions | Specific Analgesia Required
  • Liver Failure
    Causes | Ascites | Encephalopathy | Medications for Discomfort | GI Bleeding | Endoscopic Intervention for Esophageal Varices | MELD Scoring for Liver Failure Severity | Cachexia
  • Palliative Symptom Management
    Review Goals of Care | Distressing Symptoms | Anorexia/Cachexia | Mobility | Skin Protection
  • Pain Management: Assessment and Evaluation and Pharmacologic Interventions
    Past History | Current Etiology | Types of Pain | Psychosocial | Existential | Cultural | Fear | Depression | WHO Ladder | APS 12 Principles | Appropriate Pain Scales | Medications | Baseline and Breakthrough Pain | Side Effects | Equianalgesic Determination | Adjuvant Medications | Spiritual Issues | Therapies
  • Symptom Management
    Dyspnea and Cough | Nausea and Vomiting | Constipation | Delirium | Depression | Anxiety
  • Hospice and Palliative Emergencies
    Complications | Superior Vena Cava Syndrome | Spinal Compression | Acute Hemorrhage

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Approach to Test-Taking
  • Care of the Patient and Family and Medicare Hospice Benefit
    Grief Process | Types of Grief | Bereavement Plan | Goals of Care | Risks and Benefits of Interventions | Assess for Desired Place of Death | Patient/Surrogate Elect the Benefit | Desired Hospice | Requirements for Certifications | Four Levels of Care
  • Care of the Imminently Dying Patient and Management of Symptoms
    Signs and Symptoms | Change in Respirations | Mottling | Restlessness | Near-Death Awareness | Rales Dyspnea | Explanation of Interventions| Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological | Spiritual Support | Presence | Teach Family to Recognize Stages in the Dying Process
  • Professional and Regulatory Issues
    Nursing Standards | Practice Guidelines | Advance Directives | Professional Responsibilities | Domains of Care | Evidenced-Based Practice | Quality Assurance Practices
  • Review Questions
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Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) Examination “Inpatient Obstetrics.” Elements of the examination will be discussed, followed by a review of the content. Pictures, animation, and graphics will be utilized to enhance the presentation. The major components include disease processes during pregnancy, fetal evaluation, application of fetal monitoring for the laboring client, and postpartum and neonatal assessments. Practice questions will be integrated throughout the content. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions. 

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Understanding the NCC Examination
    Preparing for the Exam | Reference Review

Maternal Factors Affecting the Fetus and Newborn (14%)

  • Disease Processes
    Hypertension | Diabetes | Cardiac Disease | Pulmonary Disease | Infectious Disease | Hematological Disorders | Urinary & Renal Disease | GI Disease | Autoimmune Disorders
  • Pregnancy Risk
    Teratogens | Substance Abuse | Domestic Violence | Obesity

Fetal Assessment (20%)

  • Antepartum Assessment
    Ultrasound | Non-Stress Testing | Contraction Stress Testing | Biophysical Profile | Fetal Movement Counting | Fetal Lung Maturity | Amniocentesis | Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) | Cordocentesis | Genetic Screening
  • Electronic and Non-Electronic Fetal Monitoring
    Fetal Heart Rate Assessment | Acid-Base Assessment

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Labor & Delivery (29%)

  • Physiology of Labor
    Uteroplacental Physiology | Theories on Labor Initiation
  • Labor Management
    General Assessment | Stages of Labor 
  • Obstetrical Procedures
    Version | Episiotomy | Forceps and Vacuum Extraction | Cesarean Birth | VBAC | Induction of Labor and Cervical Ripening

Obstetric Complications (20%)

  • Obstetric Complications
    Dysfunctional Labor | Dystocia | Amniotic Fluid | Placental Problems | Preterm Labor | Multiple Gestation | Prolonged and Postterm Pregnancy | Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

Postpartum (10%)

  • Postpartum
    Physiologic Changes | Complications | Family Adaptation | Lactation

Newborn Care (10%)

  • Newborn
    Adaptation to Extrauterine Life | Resuscitation | Gestational Age Assessment | Pathophysiology, Assessment of Newborn Disorders | Congenital Anomalies | Routine Care & Screening | Late Preterm Infant | Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Professional Issues (2%)

  • Patient Safety | Safe Staffing | Legal Issues | Nursing Ethics | Nursing Research | Evidence-Based Practice | Quality Improvement
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Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed for nurses who wish to take the NCC Certification Examination to obtain RNC-LRN designation. The course will focus on core concepts that are essential for caring for low-risk newborns. Course content has been designed specifically around NCC test content outlines and competency statements. Preparation is recommended prior to participation in this course. Recommended study resources, exam outlines and associated competencies can be found at www.nccwebsite.org.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
     

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Maternal Risk Factors
  • Fetal Circulation and Transition to Extrauterine Life
  • Physical Assessment and Gestational Age Assessment
  • Thermoregulation
  • Neonatal Fluid Balance
  • Neonatal Enteral Nutrition
  • Q & A Session

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Sepsis
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Respiratory Diseases and Modalities
  • Hematological Conditions
  • Cardiac Assessment of the Newborn
  • Q & A Session
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Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) examination “Maternal Newborn Nursing.” Elements of the examination are discussed, followed by a review of the content. The major components include disease processes during pregnancy, maternal and fetal complications, postpartum and neonatal assessments. Practice questions are integrated throughout the presentation.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Understanding the NCC Examination
    Preparing for the Examination | Taking the Examination | Reference Review
  • Factors Affecting Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes (Antenatal Factors)
    Age | Nutrition | Obstetrical History | Physiologic Changes During Pregnancy
  • Antepartum Risk Factors and Complications
    Disease Processes | Hypertension | Diabetes | Cardiac Disease | Infectious Disease | Anemia | Substance Abuse | Preterm Labor | Multiple Gestation
  • Fetal Assessment
    Ultrasound | Non-Stress Test | Biophysical Profile | Lung Maturation Studies | Alpha-Fetoprotein, Triple Screen
  • Intrapartal Factors
    Medications in Labor | Complications of Labor | Cord Gases

Day 2, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Maternal Assessment and Management in Postpartum Period
    Physiological Changes
  • Nursing Care and Education
    Comprehensive Postpartum Assessment | Common Postpartum Problems | Postpartum Depression | Hemorrhage | Infections | Thrombophlebitis
  • Lactation and Newborn Feeding
    Anatomy and Physiology | Hormonal Influences | Breastfeeding Complications | Bottle Feeding
  • Newborn Assessment and Management
    Transition to Extrauterine Life | Neonatal Resuscitation | Thermoregulation
  • Physiological Changes and Physical Assessment
    Gestational Age | Neurobehavioral | Systems Review | Complications
  • Aspects of Professional Practice
    Ethical Principles | Nursing Liability
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Med-Surg Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This one-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and diabetes. Pathophysiology of disease processes, including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities, will be presented. The nursing process and nursing practice roles in the management of patient care will be discussed through case scenarios and sample questions. Aspects of the Practice Domains will be addressed, and strategies for test-taking will also be covered. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Differentiate between the ANCC and the MSNCB exams, and determine which will best suit the nurse’s practice.
  • Understand how this exam validates and empowers the nursing practice.
  • Successfully complete the certification exam with a passing score.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • ANCC vs. MSNCB
    Initial Criteria | Cost | Recertification | Membership
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Common Electrolyte Abnormalities
    Electrolytes | Fluids
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    GI Bleeds | Bowel Obstructions | Infarction
  • Pulmonary
    Aspiration | ABGs | COPD and Asthma | Medications | Pneumothorax
  • Cardiovascular
    Anatomy and Physiology | Acute Coronary Syndrome | Myocardial Infarction | Heart Failure | Hypertension
  • Diabetes
    DKA, HHS
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This two-day course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines will include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, hematologic, musculoskeletal, immune and more. Pathophysiology of disease processes including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities will be presented. The nursing process and nursing practice roles in the management of patient care will be discussed through case scenarios and sample questions. All aspects of the Practice Domains will be addressed at the end of Day 2 and strategies for test-taking will also be covered.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Differentiate between the ANCC and the MSNCB exams and determine which will best suit their practice.
  • Understand how this exam validates and empowers the nurseTMs practice.
  • Successfully complete the certification exam with a passing score.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • ANCC vs. MSNCB
    Benefits of Certification | Initial Criteria | Cost | Recertification | Membership
  • Cardiovascular
    Anatomy and Physiology | Acute Coronary Syndrome | Myocardial Infarction | Heart Failure | Hypertension | AAA | Cardiac Trauma | Cardiac Medications
  • Pulmonary
    Anatomy and Physiology | Aspiration | ABGs | COPD and Asthma | Pulmonary Medications | Sleep Apnea | Blunt Chest Trauma | Pneumothorax | PE | Respiratory Failure
  • Neurological Disorders
    Anatomy and Physiology | Stroke | Seizures | Meningitis | Encephalitis | Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal
    Fractures | Traction | Fat Embolism | Rhabdomyolysis
  • Behavioral Disorders
    Dementia | Delirium | Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
    ANA Code of Ethics | HIPAA | Scope of Practice

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Immunological and Hematological
    Inflammatory Response | AIDS | Leukemia | Sickle Cell | DVT | Pressure Ulcers
  • Endocrine Disorders
    Thyroid Dysfunction | Adrenal Disorders | Diabetes | DKA and HHS | DI and SIADH
  • Renal and GU Disorders
    Acute Kidney Injury | Chronic Renal Failure | BPH
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    GI Bleeds | Bowel Obstruction | Infarction | Pancreatitis | Liver Disorders | Hepatitis
  • Multisystem
    Shock | SIRS | Sepsis
  • ANCC and MSNCB Exam Blueprints
    Breakdown of the Domains of Practice
  • ANCC Domains of Nursing Practice
    Health Promotion and Health Teaching | Planning, Implementation and Outcomes Evaluation | Professional Role | Assessment and Evaluation
  • Test-Taking Strategies
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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed for the neonatal intensive care nurse preparing to take the certification exam The course begins with a review of the test plan, practice requirements and test-taking strategies as well as how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls made during study preparation and answering test questions. The remainder of the course will focus on core components of the test plan that are essential for caring for the high-risk newborn along with opportunities for the learner to practice with sample test questions. .

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
     

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neurological Conditions of the Neonate
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Glucose Metabolism
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Q & A Session | Practice Questions

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Neonatal Sepsis and Meningitis
  • Genitourinary Disorders
  • Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
  • Respiratory Diseases and Treatments
  • Cardiac Assessment and Common Disorders
  • Hematologic Conditions in the Newborn
  • Q & A Session | Practice Questions
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Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic)

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic) is designed to provide an overview of those subjects that are included in the ANCC certification exam. Subjects covered include: professional practice, with focus on nursing theory, research, quality improvement, process improvement, change theory and ethics. Healthcare economics is reviewed, as well as the healthcare environment. Lastly, delivery of care including: regulatory, process outcome, Magnet recognition, benchmarking, charts and graphs are described. The course is a fast-paced, intense presentation, and review of the exam blueprint along with preliminary study is recommended prior to attending. After attending, participants are encouraged to create a study plan individualized to meet their needs to successfully pass this exam.

Eligibility

Who is eligible to take this exam? All requirements must be completed prior to application for this examination.

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level OR a faculty position teaching graduate students nursing administration OR a nursing management or executive consultation position for at least 24 months fulltime equivalent in the last five years.
  • Completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Nurse Executive, Basic , test plans and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Develop a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Review of Leadership Styles | Differences in Institution Plan | Global Review of Nursing Theorists
  • Components of Institutional Strategic Planning | Company Organization | Role of Human Capital
  • Labor Relations | Legal Organizations
    Negotiation | Arbitration | Unionization | Groupthink | Just Culture
  • Basic Formulas | Criminal vs. Civil Law
    Staffing, Profit, Loss Formulas | Torts and Concepts of Medical Negligence
  • Federal Documents | Medicaid and Medicare Differences and Similarities
  • Staffing Guidelines/Formulas | Nursing Models | Model of Nursing Professionalism
  • Change Models | Quality Improvement Theory and Terminology | Emotional Intelligence
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Nurse Executive Exam Review, Advanced

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

If you are in Nursing Management, you need to validate your competency in that area by taking the Advanced Certification Exam. Prove to hospital administration, corporate office and/or the new facility where you are trying to secure a position that you have excelled in your area of expertise. Obtaining this certification will benefit your facility in its journey toward excellence and/or keeping its Magnet Status by having a percentage of its management staff be certified. Obtaining this certification also benefits your personal professional development plan. Prove to your superiors that you have what it takes to secure the promotion you desire.

Invest in yourself! Invest in your future! It’s an investment that is guaranteed to provide professional and financial returns for years to come.

Who is eligible to take this exam? All requirements must be completed prior to application for the examination.

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a master’s or higher degree in nursing, or hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master’s in another field.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level, OR a faculty position teaching graduate students executive level nursing administration, for at least 24 months full time equivalent in the last five years.
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Nurse Executive—Advanced Certification Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

  • Quality Management: Part I
    Healthcare Outcomes | Stakeholder Satisfaction | Patient and Employee Safety
  • Quality Management: Part II
    Risk Management | Credentialing and Privileging | Continuous Performance Improvement
  • Professional Practice Environment: Part I
    Ethics | Clinical Practice
  • Professional Practice: Part II
    Nursing Research | Personal Professional Development | Autonomy and Accountability
  • Organizational Leadership: Part I
    Change Management | Strategic Visioning | Planning and Leveraging Diversity
  • Organizational Leadership: Part II
    Intellectual Capital Development and Retention | Leadership Skills

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

  • Organizational Leadership: Part III
    Organizational Culture and Systems Thinking
  • Organizational Systems Management: Part I
    Human Resource Management and Labor Relations | Fiscal Planning and Management | Knowledge Management | Technology Planning and Management
  • Organizational Systems Management: Part II
    Marketing | Patient Care Delivery Systems and Decision-Making/Problem-Solving | Systems Accountability and Crisis Management
  • Communication and Collaboration: Part I
    Negotiation | Conflict Management | Community Relations
  • Communication and Collaboration: Part II
    Political Navigation | Communication Skills
  • Test-Taking Strategies
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Nurse Executive Exam Review (Basic)

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The Nurse Executive Exam Review (Basic) is designed to provide an overview of those subjects which are included in the ANCC certification exam. Subjects include professional practice including nursing theory, research, quality improvement, process improvement, change theory and ethics. Healthcare economics is reviewed, as well as the healthcare environment. Lastly, delivery of care including regulatory, process outcome, Magnet recognition, benchmarking, charts and graphs are described. The course is a fast-paced, intense presentation and review of the exam blueprint along with preliminary study is recommended prior to attending. After attending, participants are encouraged to create a study plan individualized to meet their needs to successfully pass ANCC’s certification exam.

Who is eligible to take this exam? All requirements must be completed prior to application for the examination.

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level, OR a faculty position teaching graduate students nursing administration, OR a nursing management or executive consultation position, for at least 24 months full-time equivalent in the last five years.
  • Completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Nurse Executive Exam (Basic), test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

  • Test-Taking Skills
  • Professional Practice
    Written, Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication | Conflict Management | Crisis Management | Team Dynamics | Documentation | Informatics | Teaching and Learning Principles | Adult Learner | Competency | Interviewing | Nursing Theory | Nursing Research | Evidence-Based Practice | Critical Thinking | Human Resources and Labor Relations | Nursing Licensure | ADA | Corporate Compliance | HIPAA | Labor Management Relations | Unionization | Principles of Leadership | Change Theory | Time Management | Stress Management | Stress Reduction
  • Healthcare Environment
    Customer Service | Cultural Competence | Diversity | Organizational Climate and Culture | Organizational Structure | Corporate Governing Body | Strategic Planning | Communication

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

  • Legal, Regulatory and Ethics
    Legal Terms | Ethics | Ethical Theories | Regulatory | Federal Acts | Laws | Other Legal Issues (Sexual Harassment, Affirmative Action, COBRA) | How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • Healthcare Economics
    Fiscal Management | Budget Process | Types of Budgets | Reimbursement | Cost Containment | Materials Management | FTEs and Staffing | Nursing Care Delivery Models
  • Delivery of Care
    Healthcare Errors | Healthy People 2010 | Structure, Process and Outcome Standards | Transparency | Program Evaluation Models | Institute of Health Improvements | CMS Core Measures | Performance Improvement | Quality Improvement | Baldrige and Magnet | Outcome Criteria | Benchmarking | Charts and Graphs | Patient Safety | NPSG | Sentinel Events | Employee Safety | Marketing
  • Q & A Session
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Nurse Executive Exam Review, Basic & Advanced

Program Category: Continuing Education Course

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The nurse executive-advanced and nurse executive board certification examinations are competency-based assessments to validate knowledge related to the art and science of nursing leadership. Nurse executives taking this course will learn about operational structures and processes that support nursing excellence, exemplary professional practice, transformational leadership, knowledge management and the development of new knowledge and innovations. This course will not only prepare the nurse executive for a successful examination, but will also enable them to be a stronger nurse leader within their organization. 

Eligibility

Who is eligible to take this exam? All requirements must be completed prior to application for this examination.

Nurse Executive, Basic Exam

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level OR a faculty position teaching graduate students nursing administration OR a nursing management or executive consultation position, for at least 24 months fulltime equivalent in the last five years.
  • Completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration. 

Nurse Executive, Advanced Exam

  • Hold a current, active RN license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a master’s or higher degree in nursing or hold a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master’s in another field.
  • Held an administrative position at the nurse executive level OR a faculty position teaching graduate students  executive level nursing administration, for at least 24 months full time equivalent in the last five years.
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing administration within the last three years. This  requirement is waived if you have a master’s degree in nursing administration. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Apply principles of transformational leadership to advance the practice of nursing and achieve clinical and  operational excellence within their organization.
  • Identify strengths and areas of opportunity in preparing for board certification as a nurse executive.
  • Develop a test plan strategy based on the review course and examination content outline to ensure success on the nurse executive examination.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. The day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • The Art and Science of Nursing Leadership | Leadership Definitions | Leadership vs. Management | Nurse Executive Competencies | Leading Oneself | Leading Teams | Leading the Profession 
  • Preparing for Board Certification as a Nurse Executive | Domains of Knowledge for the Nurse Executive | Identification of Gaps | Test Preparation 
  • The Current Healthcare Landscape | The External Environment | Regulatory Climate | Policy | Funding Sources for Healthcare | Mergers and Acquisition | The Healthcare Workforce | Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Population Health 
  • Leadership and Management | Leadership Theories | Strengths-Based Leadership | Organization and Structure | Management Functions | Planning Continuum | Organizational Culture | Group Dynamics | Leading Change 
  • The Business of Healthcare | Budget | Staffing Models | Reimbursement 

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • The Business of Healthcare (cont.) | Cost Containment | Marketing 
  • Innovation and Technology | Disruptive Innovation | Advances in Technology | Evaluation of Technology
  • Legal, Regulatory, Political and Ethical Issues | Legal Issues in Professional Practice | Ethics | Patient Safety | Institutional Liabilities | Risk Management |  Accreditation Readiness 
  • Validating Excellence: The Pursuit of International Designations and Awards
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Nursing Professional Development Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The Nursing Professional Development Exam Review covers numerous topics of interest and value to the Nurse Educator. These topics cover the various roles of the Nurse Educator, including program planning, management, collaboration, support of change and self-actualization. The Nursing Professional Development Exam Review focuses on the key aspects of the Nursing Professional Development Exam. Adult learning principles are utilized to foster an interactive and supportive environment during the review process.

Who is eligible to take this exam? All requirements must be completed prior to application for the examination.

  • Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
  • Hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing.
  • Have practiced the equivalent of two years full-time as a registered nurse.
  • Have a minimum of 4,000 hours of clinical practice in nursing professional development within the last five years.
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in nursing professional development within the last three years.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Nursing Professional Development Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Introduction | The Exam
  • Overview
    Adult Education | Learning Objectives | Methodologies, Teaching and Learning
  • Ethical Guidelines and Legal Issues
  • Change
    Change Theories | Elements of Change | Change Process and Evaluation
  • Evaluation of the Learning Process
    Purpose | Evaluation Types | Methodologies | Tools for Evaluation
  • Issues and Trends
  • Accreditation and Approval
    Accreditation | Approval | Terms | Processes | Applying
  • Q & A Session

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Introduction | Questions
  • Learning Needs
    Need Types | Assessment
  • Planning
  • Implementation
    Methods | Techniques
  • Evaluation
  • Marketing
    Definitions | Process | Plan | Implementation and Evaluation | Advertising
  • Performance Improvement
    Terms | Data | Standards
  • Management Aspects
    Resources | Facilities | Budgeting | Records and Reports
  • Educator, Leader, Researcher
  • Studying and Test-Taking
  • Q & A Session
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OCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This program is designed for oncology nurses seeking a general oncology review in preparation for the ONCC® OCN Exam. We will focus on the following categories from the 2018 OCN blueprint: cancer continuum, oncology nursing prac-tice, cancer treatment modalities, symptom management, palliative care, oncologic emergencies and psychosocial di-mensions of care. This is not meant to be an introductory course, but rather a comprehensive review of basic oncology nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Demonstrate preparedness to challenge the OCN Exam.
  • Identify personal learning gaps requiring attention prior to challenging the OCN Exam.
  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills and strategies.
  • Review the assessment and diagnostic findings associated with oncology conditions.
  • Identify the nurse's role in the management and care of patients across the cancer trajectory.
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and evidence-based intervention of common oncologic emergencies.
  • Identify models of survivorship in oncology practice.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Introduction and Test-Taking Strategies
  • Oncology Nursing Practice and Solid Tumor Malignacies
  • Diagnostic Tests and Clinical Trials
  • Professional Performance
  • Treatment Modalities

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Treatment Modalities (cont'd)
  • Symptom Management and Palliative Care
  • Oncologic Emergencies-Metabolic
  • Oncologic Emergencies-Structural
  • Psychosocial Dimensions of Care
  • Wrap-Up and Evaluations

 

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OCN®/BMTCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This three-day course is designed for oncology nurses seeking a general oncology review in preparation for the ONCC® OCN Exam and BMT oncology nurses seeking a review in preparation for the ONCC® Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse (BMTCN®) Exam. The first two days will focus on the following categories from the 2016 OCN blueprint: cancer epidemiology, health promotion and cancer screening, scientific basis for practice, treatment modalities, symptom management, psychosocial care, oncologic emergencies, palliative/end-of-life care and survivorship. This is not meant to be an introductory course, but rather a comprehensive review of basic oncology nursing practice. The third day will focus on the following categories from the BMTCN® 2016 test content outline: indications for transplantation, types of trans-plants and stem-cell sources, pretransplant care, preparative regimens, stem-cell infusion, graft-versus host disease, post-transplant care, survivorship and professional practice. This is not an introductory course to BMT, but rather a com-prehensive review of BMT oncology nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss and practice test-taking skills and strategies.
  • Review the assessment and diagnostic findings associated with oncology conditions and diagnoses.
  • Identify the nurse’s role in the management and care of patients across the cancer trajectory.
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and evidence-based intervention of common oncologic emergencies.
  • Identify models of survivorship in oncology practice.
  • Review the basic concepts for pre- and post-transplantation.
  • Identify the nurse’s role in the management and care of BMT patients across the transplant trajectory.
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and evidence-based interventions of common issues in BMT.
  • Identify key survivorship issues in BMT and professional oncology practice.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
OCN® Only

  • Welcome and Introduction, Test-Taking Strategies
    OCN Eligibility | Application and Testing Process | Study Resources | Test Anxiety | Test-Taking Tips
  • Epidemiology, Screening and Prevention
    Terms and Concepts | Incidence and Mortality | Levels of Prevention | Health Promotion | Screening | Early Detection | Risk Factors | Attributable Risk | Risk Assessment
  • Scientific Basis for Oncology Practice
    Carcinogenesis | Genetics and Genomics | Cancer Grading and Staging | Cancer Types | Clinical Trials 
  • Treatment Modalities and Nursing Implications
    Surgery | Radiation Therapy | Chemotherapy | Biologics and Targeted Therapies | Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Symptoms Management
    Patterns | Toxicity & Grading Scales | Hematologic | Gastrointestinal | Genitourinary | Integumentary |  Cardiopulmonary Function | Neurologic Function | Musculoskeletal Function | Nutrition | Pain |  Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
OCN® Only

  • Follow-up Questions, Introduction
  • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer
    Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Emotional Distress and Supportive Care | Risk Factors and Interventions | Fertility | Sexuality | Coping Mechanisms and Cultural Issues 
  • Metabolic Oncologic Emergencies
    DIC | TTP | Infection | TLS | SIADH | Hypercalcemia | Hypersensitivity Reactions | Anaphylaxis | SCC | SVCS | ICP | Cardiac Tamponade | Obstructions | Pneumonitis
  • Cancer Survivorship
    Early and Late Effects | Recurrence/Secondary Malignancy | Surveillance | Survivorship Models | Impact of Survivorship
  • Palliative Care Concepts and End-of-Life Issues
    Palliative Care Models| Hospice | Grief Theory | Bereavement | Interdisciplinary Team | Community  Resources | Caregiver Support | Comfort Measures
  • Regulatory Agencies and Issues of Professional Practice
    Scope and Standards | Standards of Professional Performance | Local, State and National Resources | Patient Education Process | Evidence-Based Practice | Legal Issues | Ethical Issues | Patient Advocacy | Compassion Fatigue | Quality Improvement | Professional Development | Multidisciplinary Collaboration | Cancer Care Navigation 

Day 3, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
BMTCN® Only

  • Introduction
    Welcome and Introduction | Eligibility | Application and Testing | Study Resources | Test-Taking Tips
  • Basic Concepts and Indications for Transplantation
    Hematopoiesis | Immunology | Role of Caregiver | Goals of Therapy | Indications for Transplant
  • Types of Transplants and Stem-Cell Sources
    Autologous | Allogeneic | Other Therapies | Peripheral Blood | Bone Marrow | Umbilical Cord Blood
  • Pretransplant Care 
    Recipient Eligibility and Management | Donor Selection and Care | Stem-Cell Procurement
  • Preparative Regimens and Stem-Cell Infusion 
    Intensity of Therapy | Chemotherapy | Radiation Therapy | Biotherapy | Immunotherapy | Targeted Therapies | Fresh vs. Cryopreserved | Infusion Management | Hematologic Compatibilities
  • Psychosocial Impact of Cancer
    Cancer and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | Emotional Distress and Supportive Care | Risk Factors and Interventions | Fertility | Sexuality | Coping Mechanisms and Cultural Issues 
  • Graft-Versus-Host Disease Prevention & Management
    Types of GVHD | Toxicity and Grading Scales | Common Symptoms and Evidence-Based Management
  • Post-Transplant Issues and Management
    Interventions | Hematologic | Hydration and Electrolyte Imbalances | Gastrointestinal | Nutritional | Genitourinary | Integumentary | Cardiopulmonary | Neurologic | Dermatologic | Dental | Ocular | Musculoskeletal | Psychosocial | Graft Rejection or Failure | Disease Relapse | End of Life
  • Survivorship 
    Secondary Malignancy | Psychosocial Issues | Fertility | Sexuality | Quality of Life | Follow-up Care
  • Professional Practice
    Ethical and Legal Issues | Clinical Trials | Standards of Practice | Accreditation Standards | Continuous Quality Improvement | Professional Boundaries | Compassion Fatigue | Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Competence | Sources of Data for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Conclusion and Wrap-up
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ONC® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

The ONC® Exam contains questions related to orthopedic patient-centered care nursing standards. By a comprehensive review of these standards, the participant will have the tools and knowledge necessary for successful preparation for orthopedic nursing certification. Content will include assessment and care for orthopedic patients experiencing pediatric/congenital/neuromuscular disorders, metabolic conditions, degenerative/inflammatory disorders, total joint arthroplasty, orthopedic trauma/conditions and sports injuries, fractures, musculoskeletal tumors, amputation, spinal surgery or ortho-pedic complications with appropriate prevention strategies and priority interventions.
 
ONC® is a registered trademark of the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Have the foundation for further study to work toward successful certification in orthopedic nursing.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Welcome and Introduction | Review of Exam
  • Basic Principles of the Musculoskeletal System | Nursing Focus on Orthopedic History
  • National Patient Safety Goals, Universal Protocol, SCIP Core Measures | Preop, Intraop and Postop Priorities
  • Spectrum of Disorders Challenging a Child and Family
  • Disease Processes that Alter Bone Formation | Assessments and Priority Care Implications
  • Case Study | Specific Disorder Review | Care Implications for Joint Replacement

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Surgical Priorities of Care | Fracture Management | Pain Management, Mobility and Complication Prevention
  • Benign/Malignant Tumors and Treatment | Implications for Physical/Psychosocial Challenges
  • Anatomical Structures/Degenerative Problems Leading to Spinal Surgery | Case Study
  • Fat Embolism | VTE/Pulmonary Embolism | Acute Compartment Syndrome | Infection/Osteomyelitis | Pneumonia | Delirium | Hemorrhage/Anemia 
  • Orthopedic Jeopardy | Practice Questions | Test-Taking Strategies
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Pain Management Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course will prepare the nurse experienced in pain management to successfully complete the exam. The course provides information for the pain management nurse, covering each of the topics on the test plan along with information on the pathophysiology of pain transmission, pain terminology and assessment of pain interventions, including the ethical issues in pain management.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Develop an understanding of the normal pain pathways and the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological ways to diminish these pathways.
  • Relate pain assessment to interventions and outcomes, including acute, chronic and end-of-life pain.
  • Perform more complete pain assessments, and interact with patients to improve coping and pain management.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Foundations of Pain: Pathophysiology of Pain
    Pathways | Effects of Chemical Substances | Common Terminology | Potential Complications
  • Foundations of Pain: Neuropathic Pain
    Common Symptoms | Assessment Strategies | Best Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Management
  • Foundations of Pain: Common Pain Syndromes
    Cancer Association | Surgical Management of Back Pain | Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Foundations of Pain: Addictions
    Reasons for Drug-Seeking | Patients with Substance Abuse 
  • Teaching, Education and Collaboration
    Key Points for Patient and Family Education | Collaboration with Other Healthcare Professionals
  • Crisis Situation/Ethics
    Suicide Potential | Principle of Double Effect

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Pain Assessment
    Common Issues | Tools | Techniques for Pediatric Patients
  • Pharmacological Interventions
    Side Effects of Opioids, Non-Steroidals | Conversion vs. Equilanalgesic Charts | Commonly Used Opioids, Administration | Adjuvant Therapy
  • Surgical/Invasive Interventions
    Intra-Arterial Techniques | Spine and Brain Stimulation | Intractable Pain
  • Complementary Interventions
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PCCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed for those nurses working in the Progressive Care Unit who wish to take the PCCN Examination offered by AACN. The Progressive Care Area is defined as any unit referred to as: Intermediate Care, Direct Observation, Step-down, Telemetry Units or Transitional Care. The course will focus on core concepts defined by AACN that are essential for caring for this diverse population of adult patients.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the PCCN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Applying to Take the Exam | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Professional Caring and Ethical Practice
    Synergy Model Reviewed | Informatics | Systems Thinking
  • Cardiovascular
    Physiology and Hemodynamics | Acute Coronary Syndrome | Acute Myocardial Infarction | Heart Failure | Endocarditis
  • Hematology
    Life-Threatening Coagulopathies | Blood Product Replacement | Inflammation
  • Endocrine
    Diabetes Insipidus and Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH | Diabetes Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Coma | Hypoglycemia
  • Gastrointestinal
    GI Bleed | Hepatic Failure | Acute Pancreatitis | Bowel Infarction | Abdominal Trauma

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Neuro
    Care of the Brain-Injured Patient | Stroke (Ischemic, Hemorrhagic) | Increased Intracranial Pressure | Seizures | Spinal Cord Injury
  • Behavioral and Psychosocial
    Delirium and Dementia | Mood Disorders and Depression | Substance Abuse
  • Renal
    Renal Assessment | Acute Renal Failure | Electrolytes
  • Pulmonary
    Assessment and Physiology | Acute Respiratory Failure | ARDS | Pneumonia | Pulmonary Embolus | Asthma | Chest Trauma
  • Multisystem
    Sepsis | Septic Shock | MODS
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Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This seminar is designed to provide the healthcare provider with a comprehensive review of Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Principles. The principle objectives of the course include enhancing professional nursing practice in Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing as well as providing an outline for nurses preparing for the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing  Exam. The course follows the outline and core curriculum recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Case presentations will be presented to enhance critical-thinking skills and enhance knowledge of evidence-based practice in psychiatric settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe principles of professional nursing practice in Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing.
  • Review concepts that provide the foundation for Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing practice.
  • Discuss diagnostic criteria and assessment tools utilized to differentiate Psychiatric–Mental Health disorders across the lifespan.
  • Identify therapeutic interventions and treatment modalities in Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing.
  • Recognize special populations at risk for developing Psychiatric–Mental Health complications.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Theories and Frameworks for Psychiatric Nursing Practice
    Theories from Personality Development | Theories from Psychology | Nursing Theory Frameworks
  • Communication and the Nurse-Patient Relationship
    Therapeutic Communication Skills | Barriers to Communication | Therapeutic Relationships
  • Evidence-Based Psychiatric Nursing
    Assessment | Diagnosis | Outcome Identification | Planning and Implementation, Evaluation
  • Provision of Care
    Scope of Practice for Psychiatric Nursing | ANA Code of Ethics | Legal Aspects of Psychiatric Nursing | Culturally Competent Care | Pain Management
  • Leadership and Management
    Roles of a Nurse Leader | Leadership Style | Leadership Power | Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Research
    Research: Scope of Practice | Five Steps of Evidence-Based Practice | Ethical Considerations in Research
  • Disease Prevention, Health Promotion and Education
    Theoretical Frameworks in Preventative Psychiatry | Levels of Prevention | Safety Issues | Patient Education, The Learning Process

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Treatment Modalities
    Behavioral Concepts and Strategies | Individual and Group Therapies | Family Therapy | Milieu Therapy | Alternative Therapies | Crisis Intervention | End-of-Life Care
  • Psychiatric Disorders
    Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders | Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders | Cognitive Disorders | Substance-Related Disorders | Personality Disorders | Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Psychopharmacology
    Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics | Antipsychotics | Antidepressants | Antimanic and Mood Stabilizers | Anxiolytics | Cognitive Enhancers for Dementia | Over-the-Counter, Complementary or Herbal Agents
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SCRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This course is designed to prepare the nurse specializing in caring for stroke patients to pass the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse Examination. The course reviews all major topics of the examination and provides information regarding the latest guidelines and protocols for managing stroke patients. It reviews different stroke types, assessment, acute management and rehabilitation of strokes.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Identify the different types of strokes and follow the current stroke guidelines for managing strokes.
  • Perform advanced neurological assessments for stroke patients.
  • Teach patients and family about prevention and recognition of strokes.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Vascular Anatomy | Brain Structures | Correlation of Deficits | Neuroplasticity
  • Preventive Care
    Risk Factors | Health Education | Patient Education | Lifestyle Changes
  • Hyperacute Care
    Initial Triage | Neurological Assessment | Stroke Scores | Administer Thrombolytics | Emergency Management
  • Diagnostics
    Understanding Diagnostic Tests | Risks and Benefits | Pre- and Post-Care
  • Test Review

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Acute Care
    Neurological Assessment | Diagnostic Tests | Monitoring | Safety Measures | Treatment Options | Associated Stroke Disorders | Holistic Care | Palliative Care | Organ Donation | Specific Stroke Care | Post-Interventional Procedures
  • Neurological Medications
    Indications | Contraindications | Side Effects | Dosage
  • Post-Acute Care
    Rehabilitation Care | Discharge Planning
  • Systems and Quality Care
    Protocols or Pathways | Stroke Units and Stroke Teams | Stroke Center Certification
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TCRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Cardiology Certifications Critical Care Emergency Gastroenterology Med-Surg Neurology Nursing Legalities Orthopedic Pediatrics Pre, Peri, Post-Op Care Progressive Care/Stepdown Pulmonary Rehab Staff Development Women's Health/Perinatal Other

This trauma certification review course is designed and developed to prepare nurses specializing in trauma care to take the TCRN Examination. This review course provides topics featured on the examination such as neurotrauma, chest, abdominal, extremity and wound, injury prevention and professional issues in trauma nursing. It also provides hints throughout the course on test-taking skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • State the assessment, management and potential complications of head/neck, trunk and extremity trauma.
  • Discuss the topics of shock in relation to trauma patients and identify psychosocial support of families.
  • Identify issues of the continuum of care for a trauma patient from prehospital through rehabilitation or end-of-life.
  • Describe professional issues for trauma nurses including quality management, safety issues, disaster 
    management, ethics and trauma regulation.

Agenda

Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Neurological Trauma
    Traumatic Brain Injuries | Spinal Trauma
  • Continuum of Care
    Injury Prevention | Prehospital Care | Patient Safety | Patient Transfers | Forensic Issues | End-of-Life 
    Issues | Rehabilitation
  • Abdominal Trauma
    Mechanism of Injury | Assessment | Hollow-Organ Injuries | Solid-Organ Injuries | Diaphragmatic Injuries | Retroperitoneal Injuries
  • Genitourinary Trauma
    Mechanism of Injury | Penetrating Vs. Blunt | Ureter, Bladder and Urethral Injuries | Complications
  • Obstetrical Trauma
    Mechanism of Injury | Differences with Pregnancy | Resuscitation of Pregnant Trauma Patient | Emergency C-Section

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Special Considerations
    Hypovolemic Shock | Shock States | SIRS/MODS | Psychosocial Issues
  • Thoracic Trauma
    Chest-Wall Injuries | Pulmonary Injuries | Cardiac Injuries | Great Vessel Injury
  • Maxillofacial and Neck Trauma
    Facial Fractures | Ocular Trauma | Neck Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
    Vertebral Fractures | Pelvic Injuries | Compartment Syndrome | Amputations | Extremity Fractures | Soft-Tissue Injuries
  • Surface and Wound Trauma
    Chemical Burns | Electrical Burns | Thermal Burns
  • Recommended Trauma Quality Management Programs
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