All of our courses are approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors, the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Florida Board of Nursing and National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors. This course meets license renewal continuing education requirements for many licensed health professionals and is taught using text, narrated PowerPoint, video and mp3 audio. All course materials and reference materials are available free online. The learner objectives are as follows. Understand the dynamic process of assisting families though expected and unexpected life events. Describe the Flower EmPower framework based on the best practice guideline process. Describe the comprehensive and perennial approach to best practices in the area of assisting families through transitions. Understand the process of sustaining a caring environment representing different interrelated components of promoting family health. Describe the core of the flower which represents the nurse-family partnership. Describe the four petals of the flower which represent assessing family need, sustaining a caring environment, identifying resources and support and educating and providing information. Describe the stem of the flower which symbolizes the advocacy activities and policy changes needed to ensure that the nursing activities that support and strengthen families can grow and flourish. Describe the leaves of the flower which represent vision, values and principles and are the source of a burgeoning
model of Supporting and Strengthening Families. Describe the roots of the flower which symbolize how this best practice model is grounded in five axioms which are responsibility, resources, respect, results and recognition. Understand how the Supporting and Strengthening Families Flower flourishes under conditions where support is provided for implementation of best practices.
Join us for this nationally and internationally recognized basic critical care course, sponsored under a license forwarded by the Society of Critical Care Medicine. This course is designed to train healthcare providers in the initial evaluation and management of critically ill and injured patients for the first 24 hours of critical care.
1. Immediately assess the needs of the critically ill patient.
2. Identify appropriate diagnostic tests for the critically ill patient.
3. Respond to significant changes in an unstable patient.
4. Initiate management of acute life-threatening conditions.
5. Recognize the need for expert consultation and/or patient transport.
6. Prepare the critically ill patient for optimally supported transport.
7. Perform hands-on skills in real-time.
This two-day workshop will address the need to integrate quality improvement and safety into medical education. Designed for health profession educators, this workshop will disseminate the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully implement QI and safety education in undergraduate medical education (UME), graduate medical education (GME), continuing medical education (CME), and allied health schools.
Register Now for an Interactive Web Workshop to be held on 11/10/08 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time on VTE.
Although many tools exist to significantly reduce the risk and occurrence of venous thromboembolism (VTE), this disease remains one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. The data overwhelmingly demonstrate the benefits of VTE prophylaxis in both surgical and acute medical settings. However, the vast majority of patients are still receiving inadequate or inappropriate preventive care. Your distinguished host for this discussion and case presentation is Dr. Franklin Michota, a contributor to current clinical practice guidelines and a nationally recognized leader in the areas of VTE management, preoperative evaluation, and perioperative care.