Surgical Counting (FREE CE'S)

Objectives: This course will define the surgical count and what it entails, including the counting procedure. We will discuss adverse effects on patients related to retained surgical objects. This course is designed to outline the process of surgical counting and help nurses and other surgical professionals eliminate the risk of retained foreign objects.

5 CE's

Ebola (Free CE's)

Objectives: Define Ebola virus disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever.  Identify the latest information on the rare, but deadly disease and how it's spread, symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

3 CE's

Hernia Surgery

Objectives: Know the relations of the layers of the abdominal wall and their pertinent reflections into the groin.  Define indirect hernia, direct hernia, and femoral hernia.  List the factors that predispose to the development of inguinal hernias.  Define and discuss the relative frequency of indirect, direct, and femoral hernias by age and sex.  Define incarcerated inguinal hernia, strangulated hernia,  and sliding hernias.  Outline the principles of management for patients with groin hernias, including the surgical treatment for repair and the indications for their use.  Discuss the appropriate use of prosthetic materials in hernia repair.

40 CE's

Influenza

Objectives: This course is designed to help healthcare professionals and allied personnel understand influenza and their role in its prevention.  Upon completion of this course, you should have an understanding of the history of influenza and the burden of it on the community, different types of influenza, symptoms, transmission and diagnosis of influenza.  You should be able to identify complications of influenza, the communities at greatest risk and be able to articulate how to help stop the spread of influenza.

40 CE's

Regional Anesthesia

Objectives: This course will describe the many types of regional blocks.  Discuss the advantages of regional anesthesia and the possible complications.  Give an overview of the anatomy associated with regional blocks.

40 CE's

Wound Care

Objectives: Define wound care prevention and up-to-date treatments.  Define asepsis and learn how to dress wounds aseptically.  Included is the Braden Scale and S.K.I.N  Bundle assessment tools.

40 CE's

Asepsis

Objectives: Define Asepsis and how it relates to the hospital setting including the operating room. Discuss antibiotics and how they fight off infections caused by bacteria. Define ESBLs, MRSA, GAS disease, Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, C.Diff, and Klebsiella Pneumoniae and how they relate to asepsis.

40 CE's

ElectroCautery

Objectives: Learn history/function of electrocautery. Learn importance of smoke evacuators and several electro-surgical systems.

40 CE's

Isolation Precautions

Objectives: Upon completion of this course user will be able to define the levels of isolation in the hospital setting.  Standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, universal blood and body fluid precautions will be discussed in great detail.  This course not only discusses how to protect hospital patients through transmission based precautions, but also how to protect hospital employees through isolation precautions.  This course includes the 2007 CDC recommendations.

40 CE's

Laser Information and Safety

Objectives: This course will discuss the history of lasers, the difference between lasers, as well as the applications of lasers. This course discusses the laser standards and recommendations for laser safety. Upon the completion of this course, users will be able to address laser safety in great detail.

35 CE's

Handling and Sterilization of  Surgical Instrumentation

Objectives: Identify the guidelines of disinfection and sterilization of operating room instrumentation.  Define sterilization and its importance to transmissible agents.

30 CE's

Management of Multi-Resistant Organisms

Objectives: Acquire understanding of multi-Resistant organisms such as MRSA & ESBL's.  Identify transmission methods and prevention of MRSA.

30 CE's

Diabetic Wound Care

Objectives: Define diabetes and its complications.  Identify contributing factors such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerotic heart disease, obesity or renal insufficiency. Acquire knowledge of how to manage and treat diabetes in relation to wound care.

25 CE's

Positioning

Objectives: Identify and master the 5 standard intra-operative positions. Gain knowledge of anatomy and physiology, safety measures, complications and pre/post operative effects of surgical positioning.

20 CE's

Aseptic Technique

Objectives: Define aseptic technique and how it applies to the hospital setting. Define the goals of aseptic technique. State the principles that are applied to maintain asepsis in the operating room. Understand that pathogens may introduce infections to the patient through contact with the environment, personnel, or equipment. Preventing the transmission of microorganisms is a concern for all personnel and having an understanding of aseptic technique will help stop the spread of these microorganisms.

20 CE's

Pediatric Podiatry

Objectives: A pediatric course leading to the understanding of the foot developement and possible congenital foot issues that may arise. This course will go from fetal development up to the teen years. It will also discuss fracture problems and solutions.

20 CE's

Ebola Recommendations and Information

Objectives: This course will define Ebola virus disease or Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever.  Discuss the evolving catastrophe of the current Ebola outbreak.  Relate the "hypothesized" modes of transmission of the Ebola virus from bats to various animal populations to humans.  List ways that it can be transmitted from human-to-human, signs and symptoms of virus and prevention. This course includes the CDC recommndations for Ebola.

16 CE's

Malignant Hyperthermia

Objectives: Define Malignant Hyperthermia and identify the signs and symptoms seen with Malignant Hyperthermia.  Recognize that susceptible patients require avoidance of triggering agents and recognize the triggering agents.  Identify Dantrolene as the treatment of choice for MH and understand that treatment must be instituted rapidly.  This course deals with all aspects of Malignant Hyperthermia that are vital for the healthcare provider to know to assure a safe surgical experience.

15 CE's

Proper Handling of Isolation

Objectives: Upon completion of this course user will be able to define the levels of isolation in the hospital setting.  Standard precautions, transmission-based precautions, universal blood and body fluid precautions will be discussed in great detail.  This course not only discusses how to protect hospital patients through transmission based precautions, but also how to protect hospital employees through isolation precautions.

15 CE's

Humans vs. Superbugs

Objectives: Understand the history and current threat of deadly bacteria. Introduction of MRSA and other resistant bacteria and their implications to surgical infection.

10 CE's

Basic Perioperative Approach to Sterilization & Instrumentation

Objectives: Understand the need for proper cleaning before sterilization. Learn the Sterilization process. Understand new sterilization methods.

10 CE's

Arterial Line

Objectives: Define what an arterial line is and why it is used.  List the insertion sites available for arerial lines and under what conditions each site would be used.  List the steps for placing an arterial line and for zeroing an arterial line.  Acknowledge the possible complications associated with arterial lines.  Watch the videos on how to insert an arterial line. Draw blood from an arterial line and removal of an arterial line. 

9 CE's