Free Online Course: Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Getting a Grip on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Getting a Grip on Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis is an educational program designed to help health care providers:

  • recognize rheumatoid arthritis, how it affects the joints/body, the impact it may have on the life of their patients;
  • better support their patients to learn new management and coping techniques for all aspects of the disease resulting in more active involvement in their care; and
  • summarize how taking a more active role in managing their patient’s arthritis can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.

Click here to register for this free online course.

Source: MDcme.ca

Free Online Course: Getting a GRIP on Osteoarthritis

Getting a Grip on Arthritis: Osteoarthritis

Getting a Grip on Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is an educational program designed to help health care providers:

  • recognize osteoarthritis, how it affects the joints and body, and the impact it may have on the life of their patients;
  • better support their patients to learn new management and coping techniques for all aspects of the disease resulting in more active involvement in their care; and
  • summarize how taking a more active role in managing their patient’s arthritis can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.

While this module focuses on aspects of arthritis care from the perspective of Canadian family physicians, also emphasized is the role and importance of the primary care team in the arthritis care continuum. This module’s content may therefore be relevant for a variety of health professionals. You may elect to explore all content provided or, in the event that a component is outside your scope of practice, you may elect to skip it and move on to the next step in a case.

Click here to register and be able to take this free course online.

Source: MDcme.ca

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.