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Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)

Communication skills for health care professionals.

About This Course

In this course you will learn critical communication skills to effectively communicate with patients of varying ages, cultures, and dispositions, as well as family members you may encounter.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for any who interact with health care patients.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN - California Board of Registered Nursing #CEP 15566
  • LVN - California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787
  • CNA/HHA - California Department of Public Health NAC# 6887

Caring for People with Dementia ONLINE (4 CEUs)

Learn to understand and treat patients who suffer from dementia.

About This Course

This course addresses the causes and indications of dementia, as well as how health care professionals aid dementia patients and cope with the various neuroses common in those who suffer from dementia.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for those who provide health care to patients in a variety of settings, including but not limited to LVNs, LPNs, RNs, and nursing assistants.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN - California Board of Registered Nursing #CEP 15566
  • LVN - California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787

Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)

Anatomy and physiology associated with respiration, artificial airways, critical patient care assessments, ventilator modes and settings, communication with the vent-dependent client, causes for alarms, suctioning techniques, weaning, and more.

About This Course

This course will provide essential information for nurses and caregivers in the acute care, home care, and sub-acute setting where they may be relied upon for Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient ONLINE (8 CEUs) and troubleshooting.

Mechanical ventilation is a common life-saving intervention. Today, many patients are sent home with mechanical ventilators while others are treated in sub-acute units. It is now necessary for health care providers and home care professionals to have a good understanding of techniques to optimize mechanical ventilation and minimize complications.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for those who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including but not limited to: LVNs, CNAs, RNs, EMTs, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, Physical Therapists, Firefighters, Physicians, Nursing and Allied Health students.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (8) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN - California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN - California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787

Package Deals

 

CE Package for Nursing (16 CEUs)

This CEU Package contains the three courses shown here:

  • Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)
  • Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)

This package provides a savings of $60 over purchasing these courses seperately.

CE Package for Nursing (12 CEUs Option 1)

This CEU Package contains the two courses shown here:

  • Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)

This package provides a savings of $30 over purchasing these courses seperately.

CE Package for Nursing (12 CEUs Option 2)

This CEU Package contains the two courses shown here:

  • Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)
  • Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)

This package provides a savings of $30 over purchasing these courses seperately.

CE Package for Nursing (8 CEUs)

This CEU Package contains the two courses shown here:

  • Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)

Course Outlines

This fully narrated course is built in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the right link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic communication theories;
  • Differentiate between professional, personal, and therapeutic relationships;
  • Discuss the psychological and social factors that affect communication; and
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness to the communication process.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is build in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the correct link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Course Sections

The Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs) consists of 2 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Section # Title
1 Types of Communication
2 Cultural Influences on Communication
Course Exam

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between dementia and delirium;
  • Describe three major stages of dementia;
  • Describe four major causes of dementia;
  • Provide appropriate care for dementia patients;
  • Describe behaviors common in people with dementia;
  • Utilize different forms of communication to care for and calm dementia patients;
  • Describe the effects of caring for a person with dementia on the caregiver and strategies for coping;
  • Describe different types of abuse dementia patients can suffer; and
  • Help prevent dementia patient abuse.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is build in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the correct link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Course Sections

The Caring for People with Dementia ONLINE (4 CEUs) course consists of 5 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Section # Title
1 Understanding the Disease
2 Behaviors Associated with Dementia
3 Making a Difference
4 Inappropriate Sexual Behavior
5 Prevention of Abuse
Course Exam

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define mechanical ventilation;
  • Identify three clinical situations in which mechanical ventilation may be used;
  • Review the process of ventilation and anatomical structures associated with respiration;
  • List six types of artificial airways and the indications for each one;
  • Discuss complications of intubation and mechanical ventilation;
  • Describe essential assessments that must be done when a patient is on mechanical ventilation;
  • Describe the nurse's responsibilities before, during, and after intubation;
  • Identify three alternative means of communication for patients with artificial airways;
  • Describe three different ventilator settings;
  • Describe three different ventilator modes;
  • Discuss the importance of communication with the vent dependent patient;
  • Describe 3 ways to communicate with the vent dependent patient;
  • List three potential causes for a high-pressure alarm;
  • List two nursing interventions for a high respiratory rate alarm;
  • List two types of non-invasive mechanical ventilation;
  • Describe proper nursing care for an endotracheal tube;
  • Describe proper nursing care for a tracheostomy tube;
  • Describe the correct procedure for sterile suctioning;
  • Identify two indications for sedating a ventilated patient;
  • Identify four parameters that must be monitored while patients are mechanically ventilated;
  • Define ventilator weaning; and
  • Compare and contrast two different weaning methods.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is build in linear fashion, allow you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages, searching for the correct link or tab to continue, for an easy path to completion and certification.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Course Sections

The Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient ONLINE (8 CEUs) course consists of 4 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Section # Title
- Course Overview
1 Mechanical Ventilators
2 Airways and Intubation
3 Types of Ventilators and Their Operation
4 Weaning and Alarms
Course Exam

Accreditation

 

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 4

Approval Body

Students can elect to take this course for four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 4

Approval Body

Students can elect to take this course for four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs): 8

Approval Body

Students can elect to take this course for four (8) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787

About the Author

Helen Taylor, R.N., J.D

Helen Taylor graduated from Brigham Young University's Nursing Program in 1980. In 2003, she graduated from the Ventura College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor Degree.

As a registered nurse, she has worked in Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical, Definitive Observation, Transitional Care, and Assessment Units for nearly 30 years.

She has been the Director of Nursing Education at the Professional Medical Careers Institute since 2008, and was a contributor to Rosdahl and Kowalski's Textbook of Basic Nursing, 10th Edition. She has gained State approval for nursing assistant, home health, IV therapy, CE courses, and vocational nursing programs.

Her current specialty is Nursing Instruction and Curriculum Development.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.