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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.

Category: Certification Review

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Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 4:30 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 4:00 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 Behavioral Health 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 transplant and cellular therapy oncology nurses preparing for the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation BMTCN Exam. The review follows the 2022 BMTCN content outline. Concepts include foundations of transplant, transplant process and infusion, early and late transplant management and education, quality of life and professional performance. This is not an introductory program but a comprehensive review of TCT oncology practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report at a 90% rate an increase in knowledge and test readiness in order to challenge the test and continue to provide optimum care for the transplant and cellular therapy patients.

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

  • Eligibility Criteria for Initial Certification
    Application and Testing Process | Study Recourses | Test-Taking Tips
  • Basic Concepts for Transplantation
    Cell Lineage and Function | Immune System and Function | Goals of Therapy | Indication for Transplant
  • Types of Transplants and Cellular Therapies
    Autologous | Allogenic | Immune Effector Cells
  • Sources of Stem Cells
    Peripheral Blood | Bone Marrow | Umbilical Cord Blood
  • Recipient Suitability & Evaluation
    Eligibility Education | Caregiver Education | Donor Selection, Care and Education
  • Stem-Cell Procurement
    Mobilization | Processing Procedure | Storage of Cellular Product
  • Preparative Regimens
    Intensity of Therapy | Chemotherapy | Radiation Therapy | Biotherapy | Immunotherapy | Targeted Therapies
  • Stem-Cell Infusion
    Fresh and Cryopreserved | Infusion Management | Hematologic ABO Incompatibilities
  • Types of GVDH
    Toxicity and Grading Scales
  • Common Symptoms to Manage GVHD | Early Post-Transplant Management
    Immunosuppressive Therapy | Infection Prevention and Management of Sepsis | Hematologic | Immune Reconstitution | Nutritional Support | Acute System-Specific Complications | Graft Rejection and Failure
  • Late Post-Transplant Management and Education
    GVHD | System-Specific Late Effects | Infection Prevention | Disease Relapse | Malignancy | Follow-Up Care/Visits 
  • Quality of Life and Evaluation
     
     

 

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Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 participant for the ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam. This concentrated review will focus on the key aspects of caring for patients with cardiac and vascular disease across the spectrum of care. Included is a review of cardiac anatomy and physiology, risk factors and risk reduction strategies and professional aspects of caring for this patient population. Participants will also complete review questions to prepare them for the types of questions that will be on the exam, as well as test-taking strategies.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Demonstrate the requisite knowledge required in order to be successful on the ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing 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 4:30 pm

  • Welcome and Overview
  • Introduction to the Exam
    Registration | Scope and Content Domains | Overview of Test-Taking Strategies
  • Review of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • The Cardiac Conduction System and ECG Complex
    SA, AV Nodes | Bundle of His and Bundle Branches | Purkinje Fibers | P Wave and PR Interval | QRS Complex | ST Segment and T Wave | Normal, Abnormal QT Interval | Causes, Treatment of Prolonged QT Interval
  • The Cardiac-Vascular Patient Assessment
    Patient History/Subjective Data Collection | Patient Assessment/Objective Data Collection | Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement | Ankle-Brachial Index Measurement | Q&A
  • Cardiac-Vascular Disease Risk Factors
    Nonmodifiable, Modifiable | Strategies for Reduction | Dyslipidemia, Hypertension Diagnosis and Management | Q&A
  • Acute Arrhythmias
    Heart Blocks | Atrial Fibrillation | Supraventricular Tachycardia | Q&A
  • Professional Aspects of Cardiac-Vascular Patient Care
    Ethical and Legal Aspects | Research and Evidence-Based Practice Principles | Patient Education/Health Literacy | Scope and Standards of Practice | Q&A

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

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    Atherosclerosis | Myocardial Ischemia | Myocardial Infarction | Q&A
  • Heart Failure
    Pathophysiology | Classification and Staging | Diagnosis | Management of the Patient | Discharge Planning | Q&A
  • Valvular Heart Disease
    Normal, Abnormal Heart Sounds | Murmurs and Murmur Grading | Aortic Valve Disease | Mitral Valve Disease | Q&A
  • Diseases of the Aorta
    Anatomy | Aortic Aneurysm and Rupture | Aortic Dissection | Q&A
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Intermittent Claudication | Critical Limb Ischemia | Acute Limb Ischemia | Medical-Surgical Management | Management of Complications | Chronic Venous Insufficiency | Deep Vein Thrombosis | Treatment: Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets | Q&A
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CCRN® Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 2020 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 environment of the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice 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 2020 CCRN Exam blueprint. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice (20% of exam) issues are addressed when appropriate.

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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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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CEN® Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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. 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:

  • Self-report an increase in knowledge reguarding care of the cardiac medicine and surgical patient at a 90% rate.

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 to the Exam
    Requirements | How to Apply | Test Specifics | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Blueprint for the Exam
    Domains of Practice | Synergy Model
  • Anatomy Review
    Heart and Great Vessels | Coronary Artery Anatomy and Physiology | Sympathetic and Parasympathetic System | Electrical and Mechanical Function
  • Critical Components
    Cardiac and Vascular Assessment | Hemodynamics | ECG
  • Coronary Artery Disease
    Assessment | Diagnosis | Treatment Modalities
  • Heart Failure
     
  • Cardiac Pathophysiology
    Heart Failure | Incidence and Statistics | Diagnosis | Treatment Modalities | Vavulare Disease | Mitral Stenosis/Insufficiency | Aortic Stenosis/Insufficiency

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

  • Nursing and Medical Treatments of Cardiac Disease in Adults
    Medical-Surgical Interventions for Coronary Artery Disease, Vavular Disease and Heart Failure
  • Plans of Care
    Preoperative Period | Techniques of Surgery | Effects of Bypass and Hypothermia
  • Postoperative and Procedural Care Goals
    Immediate Interventions | Complications | Low-Cardiac Output Syndrome | Medications and Treatment Plans | Coordination of Three Proceses to Improve Cardiac Output
  • Related Complications
    Pulmonary | Neurological | Renal | GI
  • Sections of Core Content
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CNN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 holder: the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®). 

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CPN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 2020 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.
  • Use knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of electronic fetal monitoring to provide information to the pregnant woman and her support person(s).
  • 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

  • Welcome and Overview
  • About the Test, Test-Taking Skills
    Common Strategies | Recommended Practices for Preparation | Methods to Reduce Anxiety
  • Equipment Overview and Patient Education
    Appearance of Artifact and Equipment Failure/Troubleshooting for Electronic Monitors | Elements of Patient Consent, Education and Application of EFM
  • Physiology of Fetal Oxygenation: Extrinsic Factors
    Maternal Factors Affecting Fetal Oxygenation | Effects of Uterine Activity on Placental Circulation and Fetal Oxygenation
  • Physiology of Fetal Oxygenation: Intrinsic Factors
    Fetal Cardio Regulatory Mechanism and Effects on Heart Rate | Effects of Baroreceptors, Chemoreceptors and Hormonal Influences on Fetal Heart Rate Regulation
  • Pattern Recognition, Interpretation and Intervention
    Labeling FHR Patterns with Appropriate NICHD Terminology | NICHD Classification of FHR Patterns and Implications for Care
  • Complications of Pregnancy and Birth
    Implications for Complications of Birth on FHR Patterns | Preterm Patterns | Hypertensive Disorders | Post-date Pregnancy | Diabetes | Infections | Multifetal Pregnancy
  • Dysrhythmias and Variant Patterns
    Identifying FHR Dysrhythmias Based on Pattern Recognition
  • Adjunct Fetal Assessment
    Auscultation | Fetal Movement Counting | Contraction Stress Testing | Biophysical Profile | Fetal Cord Blood Acid Base Results
  • Professional Practice Issues and Key Point Review
  • Questions, Course Wrap-Up and Evaluations
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Gerontological Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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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Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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) Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam. Elements of the exam will be discussed, followed by a review of the content. 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 enable the participant to increase confidence and experience with test 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Physiology of Labor and Labor Management
    Uteroplacental Physiology | Theories on Labor Inititiation | General Labor Assessment | Stages of Labor

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

  • Obstetrical Procedures
    Version | Episiotomy | Forceps and Vacuum Extraction 
  • Obstetric Complications
    Dysfunctional Labor | Dystocia | Amniotic Fluid | Placental Problems | Preterm Labor | Multiple Gestation | Prolonged and Postterm Pregnancy | Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
  • Postpartum
    Physiologic Changes | Complications | Family Adaptation | Lactation
  • 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
    Patient Safety | Safe Staffing | Legal Issues | Nursing Ethics | Nursing Research | Evidence-Based Practice | Quality Improvement
  • Practice Testing
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Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). 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
    Exam Review | Taking the Exam | Reference Review
  • Pregnancy, Birth Risk Factors and Complications 
    Antenatal Factors
  • Antepartum Risk Factors and Complications
    Hypertension | Diabetes | Cardiac Disease | Common Bacterial and Viral Infections | Anemia Deficiency and Folic Acid | Substance Abuse | Preterm Labor | Multiple Gestation
  • Fetal Assessment
    Ultrasound | Non-Stress Test | Biophysical Profile | Maternal Screenings
  • Factors Affecting Maternal/Neonatal Outcomes: Intrapartum Factors
    Significance of Fetal Heart Rate Patterns | Regional Anesthesia | Complications of Labor | Cord Gas
  • Maternal Postpartum Assessment, Management and Education
    Physiologic Changes | Physical Assessment | Nursing Care

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

  • Maternal Postpartum Assessment, Management and Education (cont.)
    Physiological Changes | Physical Assessment | Nursing Care
  • Lactation
    Anatomy and Physiology | Hormonal Influences | Breastmilk Composition | Breastfeeding Complications | Newborn Feeding and Nutrition
  • Psychosocial and Ethical Issues
    Normal Parent/Infant Interactions | Perinatal Grief | Ethical Principles
  • Maternal Postpartum Complications
    Hematologic | Infection
  • Newborn Assessment and Management
    Transition to Extrauterine Life | Physical Assessment and Gestational Age Assessment | Newborn Complications
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Med-Surg Exam Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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. This is a condensed version of the 2-Day Medical-Surgical Exam Review. 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. Pathophys-iology 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:

  • Report a change in practice and/or knowledge at a 97% rate.

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

  • ANCC vs. MSNCB® 
    Initial and Recertification Criteria | Costs | Exam Blueprints
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
    Medications | Acute Coronary Syndromes | Heart Failure | Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disorders
    Medications | Aspiration | COPD and Asthma | Pneumothorax | ABGS
  • Neurologic Disorders
    Stroke
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Fractures and Immobilization Devices | Rhabdomyolysis
  • Behavioral Disorders
    Developmental Stages | Delirium | Substance Abuse Disorders | Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence | Suicide Risk
  • Professional Role
    Nursing Theories
  • Immunological Considerations
    Vaccinations
  • Hematologoical Disorders
    Sickle-Cell Disease | DVT | Blood Products
  • Endocrine Disorders
    Thyroid Disorders | DKA | Hypoglycemia
  • Renal & GU Disorders
    Fluids and Electrolytes | Renal Injury and Failure
  • Gastrointestinal and Multisystem Disorders
    GI Bleed | Acute Abdomen | Sepsis
  • Test-Taking Strategies
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Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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:

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of disease states in the medical and/or surgical patient as well as current management strategies.
  • Gain the confidence to pass a medical-surgical 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 4:30 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 Disorders
    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 Behavioral Health 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 supplement study materials for the NCC certification exam to obtain the RNC-NIC designation and the AACN certification exam to obtain the CCRN-neonatal designation. The course will focus on core concepts that are essential for caring for high-risk newborns. Preparation is recommended prior to participation in this course.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Review the core components covered by the exam through test questions and lecture review.
  • Review requirements for the exam and recertification.

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

  • Weclome and Overview
  • Maternal Risk Factors and Delivery
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Electrolytes
  • Review Questions
  • Endocrine
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Review Questions
  • Gastrointestinal 
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal and Integumentary

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

  • Welcome and Review Questions
  • Neonatal Sepsis
  • Review Questions
  • Renal Disorders
  • Blood Gas Interpretation
  • Review Questions
  • Respiratory
  • Review Questions
  • Cardiac
  • Hematologic Disorders
  • Certification Exams | Test-Taking Strategies
  • Review Questions
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Nurse Executive Exam Cram (Basic)

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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.
  • Hold at least 2,000 hours of experience in a leadership, management or administrative role with a primary responsibility for the daily operations and outcome of one (1) or more unit(s)/departments within the last three 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 Behavioral Health 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.
  • Have at least 2,000 hours of experience in a leadership, management or administration position, with primary responsibility for organization-wide or system-wide operations and outcomes, that include nursing within the last three 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 Behavioral Health 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 a facilitator-led didactic course focusing on the knowledge base needed by candidates to successfully sit for the nurse executive leadership exam. This includes nursing theory, leadership theory, financial foundations and communication skills.

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.
  • Hold at least 2,000 hours of experience in a leadership, management or administrative role with a primary responsibility for the daily operations and outcomes of one (1) or more unit(s)/departments within the last three 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:

  • Self-report at a 90% rate an increased knowledge and confidence in an ability to successfully pass the Nurse Executive Basic Certification 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

  • Foundations of Leadership
    Definition of Mission, Vision and Philosophy | Traditional Leadership Styles | Contemporary Leadership Styles | Theories of Leadership
  • Nursing Leadership Theory
    Environmental | Interpersonal Relations | Nature of Nursing Needs | Equilibrium | Nursing Process | Caring Model | Cultural Care Diversity
  • Organizational Structure and Planning
    Corporate Integration | Centralized vs. Decentralized Industry | Strategic Stakeholders | SWOT Analysis | Project Management | Gantt and RACI Charts
  • Federal Laws Related to Human Resources
    Human Capital Management | Federal Workforce Flexibility Act | Family and Medical Leave Act | COBRA | Americans with Disabilities Act | Fair Labors Standard Act | Age Discrimination Act | Civil Rights Act—Title VII
  • Organizations and Entitites
    OSHA | Workers’ Compensation | Equal Employment Opportunity Commission | Affirmative Action | Corporate Compliance | HIPAA
  • Labor Relations
    The Wagner Act | Taft-Hartley Amendment | Process of Unionization | Collective Bargaining | Labor Grievances | Arbitration and Strike
  • Tools for Building a Team
    Employee Assistance | Job Descriptions | Recruiting | Multigenerational Workforce | Just Culture | Group Think
  • Organizational Structure
    Chain of Command | Span of Control | The Organizational Chart | Flat Organizational Structure | Sole Proprietorship | General Partnership | Corporation
  • Health and Public Policy
    Mandatory Reporting | State-Mandated Reports | Communicable Diseases
  • Legal Foundations
    Criminal Law | Civil Law | Professional Negligence/Malpractice | Liability in Nursing | Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Health Initiatives
    Healthy People 2030 | Sullivan Commission and Diversity | IOM Future of Nursing
  • Financial Management
    Payers | Budgets | Break-Even Charts | Return on Investment | Cost-Benefit Ratio | Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

    Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Financial Considerations
    Payment Options | Resource-Based Relative Value Scale System | HMO and PPO | Medicare and Medicaid
  • Nursing Workforce
    Productive and Non-Productive Hours | Average Daily Census | Occupancy Rate | Profit per Inpatient Discharge | Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) | Nursing Hours Per Patient Day (NHPPD)
  • Knowledge Self-Evaluation
    Quiz on Materials
  • Care Delivery Systems
    Accrediting Bodies | Relationship-Based Care | Transforming Care at the Bedside | Family-Centered Care | Clinical Guideline, Pathway and Protocols
  • Model of Professional Nursing Practice Regulation
    Scope & Standards of Practice | Ethics | Certification | Nurse Practice Act | Institutional Practice | Self-Determination
  • Professional Practice Models
    Functional Nursing | Team Nursing | Primary Nursing | Disease-Management Model
  • Group Dynamics and Competency
    Group Development | Orientation and Preceptorship | Competency Validation | Core Competency Framework | Or-ganizational Transparency | Employee Performance | Lateral Violence/Incivility
  • Communication
    Systems | Upward and Downward | Principles and Styles | Conflict and Challenges | Documentation
  • Quality Improvement
    Process Improvement | Pareto Principle | Lean Thinking | Six Sigma | Analyzing Errors | Quality Indicators
  • Ethics and Advocacy
    Autonomy | Justice | Beneficence | Non-Maleficence | Code of Ethics | Ethical Dilemmas | Advocates
  • Leadership Principles
    Emotional Intelligence | Types of Conflict | Sources of Influence and Power | Changes Theories
  • Research and Data Collection
    Institutional Review Board | Research Techniques | Evidence and Data | H-CAHPS | Data for Decision-Making
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Nurse Executive Exam Review, Basic & Advanced

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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.
  • Hold at least 2,000 hours of experience in a leadership, management or administrative role with a primary responsibility for the daily operations and outcomes of one (1) or more unit(s)/departments within the last three 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.
  • Hold at least 2,000 hours of experience in a leadership, management or administrative position, with primary responsibility for organization-wide or system-wide operations and outcomes, that include nursing within the last three 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 Cram

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Cram will provide the learner with the foundational review materials required to take and pass the certification test. The class describes the template of the NPD professional and covers core materials, such as education, adult learning and change theory, legal considerations and methodology.
 
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 2,000 hours of clinical practice in nursing professional development within the last three 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:

  • Possess familiarity with foundational concepts of the NPD role, including, but not limited to, knowledge of education and adult learning theory, change theory, legal considerations and methodology.

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

  • Introduction | The Exam
  • Adult Learning
    Primary Theorists and Real-Life Application | Definition
  • Ethical Guidelines and Legal Issues
    Criminal vs. Civil Law and Application | Primary Ethical Concepts | Principles of Copyright and Conflict of Interest
  • Certification and Change Theory
    Primary Change Theorists | Concepts of Decision-Making | Just Culture
  • Evaluation and Design
    Gap Analyis and Assessment Technique | Educational Design Models | Options in Testing
  • Management Aspects
    Communication | Group Formation | Feedback | Resource Management and Project Planning
  • Summary, Questions and Evaluation
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Nursing Professional Development Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 2,000 hours of clinical practice in nursing professional development within the last three 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 Behavioral Health 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 provides a comprehensive review of oncology nursing practice in preparation for the OCN Exam adminis-tered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). The review will provide content and practice questions reflective of the 2022 OCN Exam content outline. Topics include: cancer continuum, oncology nursing practice, cancer treatment modalities, symptom management and palliative care, oncologic emergencies and psychosocial dimensions of care. This course is not meant to be an introductory course to oncology nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report at a 90% rate an increase in knowledge and a readiness to take the OCN Certification 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 4:30 pm

  • Eligibility Criteria | Application and Testing Process | Study Resources | Test-Taking Tips
  • Screening Guidelines | Cancer Navigation and Epidemiology | Incidence and Mortality of Major Cancers | Modifiable Risks | NCCN Definition of Survivorship | Survivorship Specifics | End-of-Life Care
  • Scientific Basis for Oncology Practice | Scientific Basis of Practice Related to Solid Malignancies
  • Scientific Basis of Practice Related to Malignant Hematology
  • Accreditation Standards | Scope and Standards of Practice

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

  • Surgical Treatment of Cancer | Safety Measures | TJC SCIP | Perioperative Principles | ERAS | Risk Factors | Postoperative Complications | Surgical Oncology Procedures | Surgical Limitations | Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy | Reactions and Nursing Interventions | Vascular Access Devices | Routes of Administration | Chemotherapy Agents and Antidotes | Precision Medicine | Targeted Therapies | Handling Hazardous Drugs | Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Palliative Care Definition and Practice | Etiology and Patterns of Symptoms | Risk Factors, Grading and Management | Complementary and Integrative Modalities
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) | Sepsis | Assorted Reactions
  • Psychosocial Impacts | Financial Concerns | Altered Body Image | Coping Mechanisms | Psychosocial Distress | Sexuality
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OCN®/BMTCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 provides a comprehensive review of oncology nursing practice in preparation for the OCN and BMTCN exams administered by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC). The review will provide content and practice questions reflective of the 2022 exam content outline. This course is not an introductory course to oncology and blood and marrow transplant nursing practice.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report at a 90% rate an increase in knowledge and a readiness to challenge the OCN and BMTCN certification exams.

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

  • Eligibility Criteria | Application and Testing Process | Study Resources | Test-Taking Tips
  • Screening Guidelines | Cancer Epidemiology | NCCN Definition of Survivorship | Survivorship | End-of-Life Care Specifics
  • Scientific Basis for Oncology Practice | Scientific Basis of Practice Related to Solid Malignancies
  • Scientific Basis of Practice Related to Malignant Hematology
  • Accreditation Standards | Scope and Standards of Practice

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
OCN® Only

  • Surgical Treatment of Cancer | Surgical Safety Measures | TJC SCIP | Perioperative Principles | ERAS | Surgical Risk Factors | Postoperative Complications | Surgical Oncology Procedures | Surgical Limitations
  • Radiation Therapy | Methods | Radiobiology Principles | Radiosensitive Tumor Cells | Goals | Treatment Modalities and Process | Radiation Safety | RT Side Effects
  • Chemotherapy | Reactions and Nursing Interventions | Vascular Access Devices | Hormone Therapy Classifications | Chemopreventative Agents and Antidotes | Precision Medicine | Targeted Therapies | Handling Hazardous Drugs | Blood and Marrow Transplantation
  • Palliative Care Definition and Practice | Etiology and Patterns of Symptoms | Risk Factors, Grading and Management | Complementary and Integrative Modalities
  • DIC | Tumor Lysis Syndrome | SIADH | Associated Events | Psychosocial Impact | Financial Concerns
  • Altered Body Image | Coping Mechanisms | Support | Psychosocial Distress | Sexuality | Evaluation

Day 3, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
BMTCN® Only

  • Eligibility Criteria | Application and Testing Process | Study Resources | Test-Taking Tips
  • Basic Concepts of Transplantation | Types of Transplants and Cellular Therapies | Sources of Stem Cells | Recipient Suitability & Evaluation
  • Stem-Cell Procurement and Storage | Preparative Regimens | Stem-Cell Infusion
  • Types of Graft vs. Host Disease | Common Symptoms | Immunosuppressive Therapy | Transfusion Support | Transfusion Support | Immune Reconstruction | Nutritional Support | Acute System Specific Complications | Veno-Occlusive Disease | Graft Rejection and Failure
  • Early Post-Transplant Management and Education | Immunosuppressive Therapy and Immune Reconstitution | Nutritional Support | Acute System Specific Complications | Graft Failure/Rejection | Chimerism | Adverse Effects
  • Late Post-Transplant Management and Education | GVHD | System-Specific Late Effects | Infection Prevention and Management | Disease Relapse | Subsequent Malignancy | Follow-up Care and Milestone Visits
  • Quality of Life | Psychosocial Care
  • Standards of Nursing Care | Professional Performance | Self-Appraisal and Professional Development | Ethical and Legal Consideration | Accreditation Standards | Evaluation
     
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ONC® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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 | Effects of Chemical Substances | Common Terminology | Potential Complications
  • Pain Assessment
    Common Issues | Assessment Strategies | Techniques for Pediatric Patients
  • Pharmacological Interventions, Part 1
    Multimodal Analgesia | Nonsteroidas | Commonly Used Opioids | Administration
  • Pharmacological Interventions, Part 2
    Conversion vs. Equilanalgesic Charts | Spine and Brain Stimulation | Intractable Pain
  • Surgical/Invasive Interventions
    Intra-Arterial Techniques | Sprine and Brain Stimulation | Intractable Pain

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

  • Complementary Interventions
  • Foundations of Pain: Neuropathic Pain
    Common Symptoms | Assessment Strategies | Best Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Management
  • Foundations of Pain: Common Pain Syndromes
    Cancer Association | Surgical Management of Back Pain | Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Foundations of Pain: Addiction
    Reasons for Behavoirs | Patients with Substance Abuse Issues
  • Crisis Situations/Ethics
    Suicidal Potential | Principle of Double Effect Research
  • Teaching, Education and Collaboration
    Key Points for Patient and Family | Involving Other Healthcare Professionals
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PCCN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 Behavioral Health 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:

  • Pass the ANCC board examination.

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

  • ANCC Exam
    Eligibility, About the Exam and Application | Why Become Board Certified? | Test-Taking Recommendations | Sample Questions and Components
  • 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
  • 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
  • Practice Questions

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 | Suicide | Anxiety Disorders | Coping and Defense Mechanisms | Trauma and Stress Disorders | Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders | Schizophrenia | Other Psychotic Disorders | Neurocognitive Disorders | Feeding and Eating Disorders | Substance Use Disorders | Dissociative Disorders | Personality Disorders | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Intellectual Development Disorders | Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence | Sexual Disorders | Sleep-Wake Disorders | Somactic Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
    Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics | Terminology | Gender and Age Considerations | Anticholinergics | Antipsychotics | Antidepressants | Antimanics | Anticonvulsants | Beta Blockers | Anxiolytics | Sedatives | Psychostimulants | Cognitive Enhancers | Barbiturates | OTC Aids | Herbal/Complimentary Agents
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SCRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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 course is to provide all nurses caring for acute stroke patients with the knowledge of the different types of stroke and the newer recommendations used in the management of stroke based on the newer AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke. This course will provide a complete review of material covered on the SCRN Exam.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report at an 85% rate an increased level of knowledge necessary to pass the SCRN Exam.
  • Relate the new care pathways for the ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients and how they affect the outcomes of this patient population.

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, Physiology and Etiology of Stroke
    Basic Brain Structures | Basic Vascular Anatomy | Deficits or Expected Complications to Site of Injury | Stroke Syndromes
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Etiology of Stroke (cont.)
    Stroke Mimics | Types | Disorders | Role of Neuroplasticity
  • Hyperacute Care
    Initial Triage |  Assessment | Treatment Considerations | Thrombolytic Therapy | Patient Disposition | 
    Advanced Intervention for Ischemic Stroke | Intervention for Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Acute Care
    Generalized Stroke Care | Ischemic Stroke

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

  • Acute Care (cont.)
    Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
    Lacunar Stroke | Ischemic Stroke | Hemorrhagic Stroke | Other Etiologies
  • Post-Acute Care
    Roles of Multidisciplinary Team | Levels of Rehabilitative Care | Identify and Manage Rehabilitation Issues | Multidisciplinary Plan of Care | Stroke Education | EMS Activation
  • Primary and Secondary Preventative Care
    Assessment | Plan of Care | Community Health Education
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TCRN® Exam Review

Program Category: Certification Review

Areas of Practice: Administration Ambulatory Care Behavioral Health 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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