Pain: Ethical and Legal Issues

Pain: Ethical and Legal Issues
Author: Persis Mary Hamilton, RN, CNS, MS, EdD
Contact Hour(s): 1.0

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss ethical theories and principles as they relate to pain management.
  • Explain the concept of an ethical dilemma and how it relates to the management of pain.
  • Compare the ethical codes of the American Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses.
  • Explain the relationship of ethics to law.
  • Discuss laws that control the manufacture and distribution of drugs.

This free course from Wild Iris is appropriate for the following professions (click on those that apply to you):

This course is free through September 30, 2009.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
by Persis Mary Hamilton, RN, CNS, MS, EdD
Contact Hours: 2.5

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

  • Discuss traumatic events associated with PTSD.
  • Explain the relationship of trauma, stress, memory, and emotions to PTSD.
  • List diagnostic criteria of PTSD identified by American Psychiatric Association.
  • Identify the primary outcome goals of treatment for PTSD.
  • Describe therapeutic approaches for achieving outcome goals.

This course is free through July 7, 2009. To take this free course from Wild Iris, please click on the appropriate links provided:

Pregnancy: Care and Management

Pregnancy: Care and Management
By Christine Cartwright, RN, MSN
Contact Hour(s): 1.0

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify abnormal laboratory results for a variety of problems during pregnancy.
  • Discuss differential diagnosis based on laboratory results and trends.
  • Describe normal and abnormal physiologic changes of pregnancy.
  • State anticipated orders for laboratory draws based upon the patient’s chief complaint or status.

This course is free through April 6, 2009. Click here to take this free course.

Taking the Lead: Women Stepping Forward in Healthcare

Taking the Lead: Women Stepping Forward in Healthcare
by Nancy Evans, BS
Contact Hours: 3

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

  • List the reasons more women leaders are needed in the health professions.
  • Define leadership and distinguish it from management.
  • Explain different leadership styles.
  • Discuss examples of leadership for women in healthcare.
  • Describe how women in healthcare balance personal and professional needs.
  • Spell out ways in which women in healthcare “spiral up” into leadership positions.
  • Identify several challenges to leadership for women in healthcare.
  • Summarize ways women can overcome challenges to leadership in healthcare.

This course is being offered at Wild Iris Medical Education Inc. for free until January 9, 2009. Click here to take this course.