Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs)

Please take note that this course is free through February 28, 2013 only.

By Bethany Derricott, BSN, MSN, RN

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of the most common multi-drug resistant organisms and recommendations for preventing their spread.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term “multi-drug resistant organism” (MDRO).
  • Recognize risk factors for developing MDROs.
  • Describe the clinical manifestations and medical treatment.
  • Discuss ways to prevent the transmission of MDROs.

This course is free through February 28, 2013. Click here to take this free course for:

Mood Disorders: Suicide

By Persis Mary Hamilton, RN, CNS, MS, EdD

COURSE OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of suicide, including its prevalence, risk factors, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and prevention.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of mood disorders.
  • Discuss the prevalence and risk factors of suicidal behavior.
  • Describe the caregiving process to individuals at risk for suicide.
  • Identify elements of effective communication with suicidal individuals and survivors.
  • Describe a tertiary intervention (postvention) plan for survivors of suicide.

This course is no longer available for free.

Pregnancy: Physiologic Changes and Laboratory Values

By Christine Cartwright, RN, MSN

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this course is to provide a review of normal and abnormal physiological changes that may occur during pregnancy and the laboratory values that indicate these changes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify abnormal laboratory results for a variety of pathologic problems during pregnancy.
  • Describe normal and abnormal physiologic changes of pregnancy.

This course is no longer available for free.

Pregnancy: Physiologic Changes and Laboratory Values

By Christine Cartwright, RN, MSN

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this course is to provide a review of normal and abnormal physiological changes that may occur during pregnancy and the laboratory values that indicate these changes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify abnormal laboratory results for a variety of pathologic problems during pregnancy.
  • Describe normal and abnormal physiologic changes of pregnancy.

This course is no longer available for free.