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Dementia

  • A Comprehensive View of Alzheimer's Disease

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson will allow the learner to

  • A Comprehensive View of Dementia

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson will allow the learner to

  • Abuse Prevention in Persons with Dementia: The Basics

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the is lesson learners will be able to discuss the associated risk of abuse amongst Alzheimer's and dementia residents. identify the different types of vulnerable adult abuse and warning signs associated with each type and explain ways in which the caregiver can manage stress as a part of abuse prevention.

  • Alzheimer's Disease

    1.5 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson will allow the learner to differentiate dementia and Alzheimer's disease, discuss the impact that Alzheimer's disease has in the United States, describe the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease, recognize the risk factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, identify the new diagnosis guidelines, discuss diagnosis including the clinical assessment and tools used, distinguish the medication used to treat all stages of Alzheimer's disease, describe depression in Alzheimer's disease including diagnosis and interventions, describe late behavioral and personality changes including interventions and review laws regarding conservatorship/guardianship.

  • Alzheimer's Disease: The Facts

    0.5 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson helps learners describe the changes in the brain with individuals who experience Alzheimer’s disease, list the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, discuss the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, discuss how Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed, describe treatment options available, discuss potential clinical trials and describe how individuals can find support as a caregiver or family member.

  • Care of the Cognitively Impaired Resident

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson will allow the learner to

  • Caring for the Alzheimer's Client

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The purpose of the program is to present information to the RN related to the Alzheimer disease process, symptoms and appropriate physical and behavioral care. At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to define Alzheimer's disease, identify symptoms and possible causes of Alzheimer's disease, assist the Alzheimer's patient with activities of daily living and identify ways to problem solve challenging behaviors.

  • Challenging Behaviors: Care & Interventions for Residents Experiencing Dementia

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners identify common triggers for challenging behaviors, develop strategies to minimize behaviors associated with dementia, identify communication techniques to use with the resident experiencing dementia and recognize caregiver stress.

  • Client Behaviors: Assessment and Interventions in the Resident with Dementia

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson helps learners identify the causes of dementia and its cognitive and psychiatric consequences. They will be able to identify reasons for the development of combative or aggressive behaviors and describe interventions and medications used to help manage these behaviors. Participants will also discuss important information used to assess the client with dementia.

  • Dementia Training & Certificate Program

    9.75 contact hour(s)

  • Nursing Care of the Resident with Advanced Alzheimer's Disease

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson will help you identify the strategies to minimize behaviors associated with advanced Alzheimer's disease. discuss pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer's disease. and list the primary components of care during end-stage Alzheimer's disease.

  • Understanding Dementia

    0.75 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Dementia, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Dementia is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

Annual Learning/New-Hire Orientation

  • Advance Directives

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to define advance directives, distinguish the difference between the living will and durable power of attorney for healthcare and discuss additional related to advance directives.

  • Annual Training Summary

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson is meant to be a review and should only be used if the learner has previously participated in all other Healthcare Academy annual training lessons in a previous year. The learner will be able to identify the proper safety precautions related to the following, body mechanics, environmental safety, fire and electrical, heimlich maneuver, preventing workplace violence and fall prevention, identify the components of the following regulatory mandates, corporate compliance, Hipaa and sexual harassment, discuss proper safety precautions relative to the following infection control measures, hand hygiene, the H.I.V., H.B.V., H.C.V., and tuberculosis viruses and safety with sharps

  • Back Safety: A Lesson in Proper Body Mechanics

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners define body mechanics and their purpose as well as list and implement the steps in proper lifting techniques.

  • Breaking the Chain of Infection

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Learners will identify the six components of the chain of infection, describe the causative agents that can develop into an infection and describe how the chain can be broken.

  • Corporate Compliance: Advanced

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define what a corporate compliance program is, describe the 7 elements of an effective compliance program, identify the role of the compliance officer, identify potential compliance issues, describe the components of an effective compliance training program and describe how to report a compliance issue.

  • Corporate Compliance: The Basics

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Corporate Compliance and articulate their responsibility and level of accountability for compliance with any and all applicable laws governing their work area(s).

  • Cultural Diversity

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Cultural Diversity is a lesson designed to help learners discuss the importance of cultural competency and identify factors that will assist in becoming culturally competent.

  • Customer Service Strategies

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of Customer Service Strategies, learners will be able to demonstrate the importance of and identify strategies for exceptional customer service.

  • Domestic Violence

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson has been designed for healthcare staff affected by domestic violence. It will help them define domestic violence and describe the different forms and its prevalence. Upon completion, learners will be able to differentiate between the phases of the cycle of abuse and identify the symptoms of domestic violence and the steps in intervening.

  • Elder Justice Act

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to define elder abuse and its impact in the United States, define the Elder Justice Act, identify the responsibilities of the long-term care facility with regards to the Elder Justice Act, describe the reporting requirements, identify the relationship between the survey process and the Elder Justice Act and describe penalties associated with the Elder Justice Act.

  • EMTALA

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    This lessons allows learners to discuss the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and identify the basic requirements of EMTALA, and how they work at your facility.

  • Environmental Safety: Maintaining a Safe Environment in a Healthcare Facility and Emergency Preparedness (Electrical Safety & Biohazards)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson is appropriate for all learners in an organization. Environmental safety is defined and its purpose is explained. The learner will be able to, define environmental safety, describe the purpose of environmental safety, identify the agency responsible for safety in the workplace, discuss the lock-out/tag-out process, define the term HAZMAT, discuss the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals, define the term Safety Data Sheet (SDS), identify ways a healthcare worker can prevent electrical injury and identify the procedures to be followed for severe weather and bomb threats.

  • Ethics

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    In this lesson you will be able to Define ethics, Discuss how ethics impacts the role of the nurse, Apply the ANAs Code of Ethics for nurses to practice, recognize an ethical dilemma and apply the steps used to resolve it and discuss informed consent, honesty and confidentiality.

  • Fire Safety

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Fire Safety is appropriate for all employees in a healthcare facility. Learners will be able to list the causes of a fire and the elements of the fire triangle. Different types of fire extinguishers as well as the RACE and PASS procedures are covered. Basic recommendations of fire evacuations will be discussed.

  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse Compliance Training

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help identify Medicare Advantage and Part D Fraud, Waste and Abuse. How to implement an effective compliance plan including measures to detect, prevent and correct fraud, waste and abuse.

  • Hand Hygiene

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    All employees in healthcare facilities can participate in this lesson. The importance of hand washing is defined. Learners will learn circumstances that precipitate the need for hand washing and demonstrate proper handwashing technique.

  • HIPAA/HITECH: What All Employees Need to Know

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Covered entities are responsible for the education of all employees. This program is intended for those employees i.e. registered and licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurse aids, dietary and office personnel, maintenance and any additional employees, business associates or consultants. In this lesson you will be able to identify the HIPAA and HITECH ACT, discuss the HIPAA privacy rule, identify when and where PHI may be disclosed, describe the HIPAA security rule and discuss the HIPAA regulations relative to electronic PHI.

  • HIV/AIDS

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to define HIV and AIDS, as well as describe the pathophysiology, transmission and risk factors associated with it. They will be able to identify the following relative to HIV and AIDS: assessment and testing guidelines for diagnosis, treatment guidelines, common concerns of the person living with the disease, and implications for healthcare workers.

  • Home Care Bill of Rights

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Learners will be able to identify the federal rights of patients receiving home care.

  • Hospice Care for Residents in LTC/NF

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to differentiate palliative and hospice care, describe hospice care including function, philosophy, guidelines, Identify eligibility criteria including common diagnosis, contrast the responsibilities for hospice and skilled nursing facilities, discuss the coordinated plan of care for facility residents who elect hospice care, review the process of spiritual care, articulate the processes available for pain management, and review the signs of death along with care interventions

  • Implementing HIPAA/HITECH

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This HIPAA and HITECH course details the key elements for covered entities required by the federal regulations to implement and maintain PHI privacy security. This program is intended for administrators, director of nurses, social workers, nurse managers and other personnel responsible for policy and procedures. In this lesson you will be able to identify the HIPAA and HITECH ACT, compare and contrast the privacy and security provisions in HIPAA, discuss the penalties for HIPAA violations, describe covered entities, and identify when and where PHI may be disclosed.

  • Preventing Workplace Violence A Lesson in Safety Promotion

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help healthcare employees identify workplace violence. They will discuss the causes of workplace violence and be able to recognize the verbal and non-verbal warning signs of it. Learners will be able to develop strategies to use in the implementation of a response plan as well as develop a personal violence prevention plan.

  • Right on Target: Respecting Patient's Rights

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will assist in the completion of annual employee education. In this lesson, learners will discuss freedom as American's, facility responsibilities related to patient's rights, how patients rely on you and how they can protect patient's rights.

  • Right on Target: Respecting Resident's Rights

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will assist in the completion of annual employee education. In this lesson, learners will discuss freedom as American's, facility responsibilities related to resident's rights, how residents rely on you and how they can protect resident's rights.

  • Risk Management

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will assist in the completion of annual employee education. In this lesson, learners will identify a risk management program and how it functions. Learners will articulate the employees role in the risk management program.

  • Risk Management (Long Version)

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners describe the purpose of a risk management program, describe how risk management and quality improvement work together to ensure the delivery of safe and
    high-quality care, identify components of a risk management program, describe the employee’s role in the risk management program, describe the steps in a root cause analysis (RCA) and discuss risk management in practice using a case study.

  • Safety with Sharps

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    A great addition to any infection control education program... This lesson on safety with sharps will help learners identify those at risk for sharps injuries, describe work practices that put you at risk, list diseases caused by needlestick or sharps injuries, analyze the benefits of hepatitis B vaccination and discuss mechanisms that reduce injuries.

  • Telephone Etiquette

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps describe the basic rules of telephone etiquette. Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to demonstrate professional communication techniques for taking incoming calls, making outbound calls, handling complaints using voicemail and closing calls.

  • Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    A great addition to any infection control education protocol! This lesson lists the significant bloodborne pathogens that concern healthcare workers, describe how they are transmitted and list ways in which they can help in the prevention of the spread of each virus.

  • Vulnerable Adult: Freedom from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

    0.75 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners define, identify and report the types of harm including abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. You will also be able to prevent maltreatment of a vulnerable adult.

  • Wandering: Elopement Prevention

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Elopement is a great addition to your wandering prevention program. Learners will define elopement and when it is most likely to occur. It helps them identify high risk clients and strategize how to prevent wandering and elopement. Participants will learn the importance of conducting drills and creating search plans. Finally, they will be able to describe how QA monitoring can also be used in elopement prevention.

HCA Basic Care, Regulatory/Continuing Education

  • Accident Prevention

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to identify ways to prevent falls in the elderly, identify ways to address residents who at risk for elopement from an assisted living facility, describe common security procedures that may be put into place to help protect the facility residents, discuss the importance of having emergency plans in place, discuss issues related to fire safety and identify state-specific safety measures that may be implemented to assist in accident prevention.

  • Active Shooter Incident Planning: Employee Version

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to discuss your facilities emergency preparedness plan, define an active shooter, discuss a typical response to an active shooter, list ways that might prevent an emergency situation and list the actions you should take in the event of an active shooter.

  • Active Shooter Incident Planning: Manager Version

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to discuss your facilities emergency preparedness plan, define an active shooter, and list the actions you should take in the event of an active shooter.

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Activities of Daily Living is a lesson that will help you define the activities of daily living, describe the steps of bathing and grooming clients, describe appropriate skin and peri-care techniques, and identify changes while assisting with ADL's.

  • Advanced Pain Management: In Long Term Care

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    Pain is an inevitable part of healthcare's challenging environment. In this lesson, learners will learn how to manage client pain by defining pain, identifying common misconceptions about pain, effects of unrelieved pain on the elderly and barriers to effective pain management, describing each component of an effective pain management program.

  • Age Specific

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to: discuss the physical characteristics of each age group, describe the motor and sensory adaptations for each age group, identify the cognitive characteristics for each age group, discuss the psychosocial needs of each group, identify the specific nutritional needs for each age group, discuss interventions for each group appropriate to your specific position within the healthcare environment.

  • Aseptic Technique

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Aseptic Technique is a lesson designed to teach learners how to conduct themselves during procedures performed under sterile conditions. Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to define surgical asepsis, identify the principles of aseptic technique and discuss five recommended practices addressing aseptic technique.

  • Basic Anatomy

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will assist the certified nursing assistant name the body systems and their functions name three structures of the urinary system discuss the bodies first line of defense against infection.

  • Body Positioning: A Welcome Change

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson on Body Positioning will allow learners to define body positioning and its purpose and recognize basic body positions. Participants will be able to demonstrate: Proper body alignment of a client in the supine or back-lying position; Moving a client from supine to a side-lying position and supine to a sitting position

  • Catheters and Urinary Incontinence

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, define urinary incontinence, list the four types of urinary incontinence, discuss interventions for urinary incontinence and identify two types of catheters.

  • Clostridium difficile: Information for Nursing Assistants

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners define Clostridium difficile, identify the symptoms of Clostridium difficile illness, identify the causes of Clostridium difficile infection, odentify the risk factors for Clostridium difficile, describe the role of the nursing assistant relative to stool sampling and documentation, identify what precautions should be taken to prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile and identify how to clean the environment in order to prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile.

  • Code Response

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Code response has been designed to help participants prepare for an emergency situation and help them respond appropriately in code situations. They will be able to describe the components of a code response team as well as the steps included in basic CPR.

  • Coding and Documentation of ADLs

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners identify and accurately document a resident's ability to perform ADLs and identify and code the eleven categories for ADLs.

  • Creating a Personalized Activities Program

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help you define the characteristics of a good activity program, identify different types of activity programs, define the components of an activity assessment and care plan and describe the adaptations necessary for impairments.

  • Death, Dying and Post-Mortem Care

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Death, Dying and Hospice Care has been designed to help participants become familiar with goals of caring for a person who is dying, describe the stages of the grief process and identify fears about death. Upon completion of this lesson the learner will be able to identify the goals in caring for the dying person, describe the 5 stages of grief, identify fears about death, discuss the caregiver's role, identify ways to manage pain at the end of life, identify changes and ways to manage those changes associated with the dying process, and discuss how to care for a body during post-mortem.

  • Dining Experience

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The Dining Experience is designed for all employees to help them create a pleasant dining environment for clients and identify what makes meals appealing. It also helps them properly prepare, assist and position a client during a meal.

  • Dining Standards of Practice

    3.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, identify the goal of the food and dining standards clinical task force, identify the current standards of practice for each type of diet discussed, identify the current standards of practice for tube feedings, identify the current standards of practice regarding resident choice and self-directed living and discuss each aspect of the Four Topic Approach to identify ethically relevant facts.

  • Documentation and Legal Aspects for the Nursing Assistant

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners list elements of professional documentation, identify examples of proper documentation, describe documentation requirements common in the LTC setting and define the legal aspects of the nursing assistant role.

  • Domestic Violence for CNAs

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners define domestic violence, describe the types of domestic violence, state the prevalence of domestic violence, recognize symptoms of domestic violence and describe communication responsibilities related to domestic violence.

  • Ergonomics

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson is appropriate for most healthcare employees as an addition to your workplace safety plan! Ergonomics is defined and risk factors that have the potential to create workplace injuries are identified. Learners will discuss the prevalence and prevention of workplace injuries. Finally, various aides that can help when assisting clients will be discussed.

  • Fall and Restraint Reduction

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    A great discussion on the reduction of falls and the use of restraints! Learners discuss the incidence of falls and the extrinsic and intrinsic risks that contribute to them. Participants will demonstrate safe care of the fall risk patient and list follow-up measures.

  • Food Preparation and Safe Food Handling

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to discuss the safe steps in food handling, cooking and storage, identify the four Fight BAC guidelines, identify examples of potentially hazardous foods and describe types of diets prescribed by the physician.

  • Heimlich Maneuver

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The lesson associated with this course defines the Heimlich Maneuver and describes its purpose according to American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. It describes the warning signs of a blocked airway and how to implement the steps of the Heimlich Maneuver. It also describes how to answer questions relative to the Heimlich Maneuver.

  • HIV: The Basics

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, define HIV and AIDS, describe how HIV is spread from one person to another, identify the symptoms of HIV infection, describe how HIV is diagnosed, describe how HIV and AIDS is treated, describe precautions that healthcare workers should take when working with a person with HIV or AIDS.

  • Housekeeping Basics

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners discuss their role in housekeeping, prepare a clients room to clean, identify the steps necessary to prepare for housekeeping and promote a safe area for yourself and your client.

  • Human Trafficking

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The purpose of the activity is to enable to Learner to:
    The purpose of this lesson is to provide healthcare staff with
    insight into the realities of human trafficking, including the
    physical, psychological, social and sexual components, in order
    to increase their awareness and knowledge about human
    trafficking and exploitation so health-care professionals can
    identify and intervene in cases of exploitation.

    Briefly describe the problem or need for improvement
    you want to address with this educational activity:
    Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that is
    rapidly increasing the United State and worldwide

    What is the current practice of the target audience now?
    The majority of healthcare professional are not trained to
    recognize the signs of human trafficking when they come into
    contact with the victims.

    Related to the problem you are trying to solve or the
    improvement you are trying to make:

    Desired State: What should nurses be doing in practice?
    Nurses and other healthcare professional needs to become
    educated about human trafficking. Nurses are in a key position
    to help victims of human trafficking and stop this crime.

    How do we know this is a problem (what data or information
    do we have?
    The 2005 Family Violence Prevention Fund describes as many as
    28% of trafficking victims encountered a healthcare professional
    while a captive victim, but not even one of these encounters led
    to the victim's rescue or identification.

  • Hydration Needs: Assessment & Care

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps you meet the education needs centered around client hydration. Learners will identify normal fluid requirements and calculate the requirement (based on weight). They will also be able to identify risk factors, warning signs and symptoms associated with dehydration. Finally, interventions used in the prevention and management of dehydration will be discussed.

  • Introduction to Healthcare for Nursing Assistants

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help the CNA discuss OBRA as it related to the role of the nursing assistant, describe the components of the healthcare delivery system and how it is reimbursed, define the various positions within healthcare, discuss the common human needs and importance of CMS.

  • Introduction to Medication Assistance

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, define common medication terms, list common side effects of medications, describe the different types of medication errors that can occur, list the steps that will need to be taken in case of a medication error and list the actions to be taken if the resident refuses to take their medication.

  • Introduction to Safety

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    This lesson is appropriate for nursing assistants. They will discuss the importance of safety in the facility, describe their role for providing a safe environment for the residents, identify when and how protective devices are used and discuss positioning and transferring a resident.

  • Isolation Precautions: A Lesson in Infection Control

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson addresses the importance of PPE and hand hygiene associated with the isolation of clients. Mechanisms of transmission and techniques used in implementation of contact, droplet and airborne precautions are identified. Upon completion, learners will be able to provide education to families and patients.

  • Latex Allergies

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Healthcare workers are constantly in contact with latex (especially due to the use of latex gloves). A certain population is allergic to this substance. This lesson is a good addition to any latex allergy education program! In this lesson, learners will identify the primary cause and percentage of healthcare workers affected by latex allergy, common products that contain latex, those at greatest risk for latex allergy, symptoms and ways to treat latex allergy and employee responsibilities when latex allergy exists.

  • Laundry Measures to Control the Spread of Infection

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to describe laundry measures that help control the spread of infection, list the items that contribute to effectiveness of infection control in laundry services, discuss proper water temperature for controlling the spread of infection and discuss when it is appropriate to use chlorine bleach for laundry.

  • Medication Administration

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Medication Administration is a great addition to any medication-related education program. In this lesson, learners will discuss the impact of medication errors and identify common pharmacokinetic changes in the elderly that affect medication administration. The adverse reactions, special guidelines and precautions associated with medication administration in the elderly will be discussed. The definition of medication errors and their prevention and documentation will be covered as well as the components of medication errors. The 6 rights of medication administration are discussed.

  • Needs of the Caregiver

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    As healthcare workers, we are under a lot of stress. This lesson defines stress and describes its effects. The risk factors associated with stress are listed. Learners will be able to utilize stress management techniques upon completion of this lesson.

  • Nutritional Care

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Nutritional Care addresses the nutritional needs of clients in healthcare facilities. Learners will be able to identify the 6 components of the food pyramid as well as 3 changes that affect the nutritional status of older adults. Participants will describe guidelines used in the promotion of good nutritional intake. They will also be able to identify the effects of malnutrition and risk factors associated with it. Warning signs that may indicate weight loss will be identified and strategies for managing it will be implemented. Finally, learners will describe the components of nutritional assessments.

  • Pain Recognition

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to define pain, identify common signs and symptoms of pain and describe the role of the multidisciplinary team in identification and management of pain.

  • Pain Screening for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to define pain, identify common signs and symptoms of pain and describe the nursing assistant's role in identification and management of pain.

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This infection control lesson helps learners identify why we use PPE, how to use gloves effectively, demonstrate proper use of eye and face protection, how to put on a gown and define safe work practices related to PPE.

  • Pressure Ulcer Determination and Management

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This is a great lesson to help you in pressure ulcer management. In this lesson you will describe the effects of aging on the skin and the process of pressure ulcer development; identify risk factors and causes of the development of pressure ulcers; properly assess a pressure ulcer and describe the stages of pressure ulcers, interventions for pressure ulcers and how to be prepared for a state survey.

  • Principles of Assisted Living

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to describe the philosophy of assisted living, list the types of services that are provided in assisted living facilities, identify the principles of assisted living and describe the regulations specific to assisted living facilities.

  • Providing Feeding and Eating Assistance

    0.5 contact hour(s)

  • Psychosocial Needs of the Resident

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the developmental tasks associated with the elderly resident, differentiate between myths and facts about aging, identify common adjustments that are associated with aging, identify sensory changes common to the older adult, develop questions to help determine activities appropriate for your resident, differentiate between delirium, dementia and depression and Identify strategies you can use to make a positive impact on an older adult's life.

  • Resident Adjustment to Transfer

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to identify the primary factors determining a resident's relocation experience, identify common concerns and feelings of residents newly admitted to an assisted living facility and identify strategies to employ to assist in the transition into assisted living.

  • Restorative Care / ROM

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Restorative care is a big part of nursing today. Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to define restorative care and explain its purpose, define the sick vs. well role, list rehabilitation modalities associated with restorative care and differentiate between active and passive range of motion (ROM).

  • Safe Food Handling

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to identify symptoms of foodborne illness, define the food "Danger Zone", describe how food can be contaminated, identify ways to minimize the danger of food contamination, describe the relationship between personal hygiene and food safety, identify the relationship between time and temperature with respect to foodborne illness, identify methods of preventing food contamination in all stages of food handling and demonstrate proper methods for cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils.

  • Safe Resident Handling for Caregivers

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The target audience for this lesson is licensed nurses, nurse aids and orderlies, located in Long term Care and Skilled Nursing Care

    The learner will be able to define safe resident handling and the importance of a good ergonomics program in a nursing home, discuss the impact of lifting and repositioning on nurses, discuss the types and causes of MDSs List two types of MSDs, describe the purpose of the OSHA guidelines for Nursing Homes, describe OSHA recommendations to minimize MSDSs in nursing homes, distinguish the factors that contribute to MSDs, identify the key assessments techniques related to potential injury of caregivers,
    discuss the importance of using an assessment tool appropriate to the nursing home conditions and review algorithms, define a bariatric resident and discuss the algorithms used for repositioning and lifting, and describe equipment used for resident lifting and repositioning including appropriate points for use.

  • Safe Resident Handling for Housekeepers

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The target audience for this lesson is housekeeping located in long term care and Skilled Nursing Care

    This lesson will help the learner describe other activities resulting in work-related MSDs and describe examples of solutions for other activities including points to remember.

  • Safe Resident Handling for Managers

    1.5 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The target audience for this lesson is Administrators, Director of Nursing and Quality managers located in Long term Care and Skilled Nursing Care

    The learner will be able to define safe patient handling and the importance of a good ergonomics program in a nursing home, discuss the impact of lifting and repositioning on nurses, identify the benefits of a safe patient program, discuss the types and causes of MSDs, describe the purpose of the OSHA guidelines for Nursing Homes,
    describe OSHA recommendations to minimize MSDs in nursing homes, distinguish the factors that contribute to MSDs, identify the key assessments techniques related to potential injury of caregivers, discuss the importance of using an assessment tool appropriate to the nursing home conditions and review algorithms, define a bariatric patient and discuss the algorithms used for repositioning and lifting, review the range of options for solutions and criteria for selection of equipment, describe equipment used for patient lifting and repositioning including appropriate points for use, describe other activities resulting in work-related MSDs, describe examples of solutions for other activities including points to remember, identify the components of training and discuss results of the ergonomics program presented in a nursing home case study

  • Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Learners will be able to define/describe influenza and its symptoms, the method of flu transmission, identify three prevention measures to implement in long term care, describe the appropriate control measures used in long term care, and relate clinical assessment leading to treatment.

  • Sexual Harassment

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to: define sexual harassment, develop an awareness of actions that could be taken as sexual harassment, identify the effect of sexual harassment in the workplace, describe how to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, describe how to handle and report sexual harassment, identify components of a sexual harassment investigation, describe the legal responsibilities of a company related to a sexual harassment alegation.

  • Skin Care Basics for Nursing Assistants

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners identify risk factors for development of skin tears, identify risk factors for development of pressure ulcers, describe interventions used in the prevention of skin tears,
    describe interventions used in the prevention of pressure ulcers and discuss documentation and reporting related to skin issues.

  • Spiritual Care

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    In the healthcare setting, we encounter client spiritual beliefs daily. This lesson helps employees handle the spiritual needs of the client. Learners will know the goal of addressing the spiritual needs of the client and ways to approach the issue. They will be able to identify barriers to providing spiritual care, ways to respond to clients and complementary therapies that promote a spiritual environment.

  • Taking Vital Signs

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    It's always good to have a refresher of the basics. In this lesson, learners will define vitals signs and identify the purpose of monitoring. This lesson will discuss how to measure and assess temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.

  • The Role of the Nursing Assistant: Prevention of Medical Errors

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners, Define medical errors, describe the most common medical errors seen in LTC setting, state the prevalence of medical errors in LTC setting, describe nursing assistant role & responsibilities related to medical errors, and apply strategies to reduce medical errors.

  • Tuberculosis: It's Just a Cough Away

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson helps learners identify the cause of TB and how it's transmitted. They will be able to describe symptoms of TB as well as the difference between the infection and disease. Finally, participants will be able to recognize a positive TB test.

  • Understanding Diet Modifications for Certain Health Conditions

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, Identify what type of diet has been prescribed by the physician, list several purposes for a therapeutic or modified diet and discuss the most common types of diet.

  • Understanding Long Term Care

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson has been designed for employees interested in the trends associated with the aging population, identifying the types of long term care facilities in the current market and discussing current quality programs in long term care.

  • Understanding MDROs

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help the learner define MRSA, Identify the most common MRSA, Identify the signs and symptoms of MRSA and VRE, define Clostridium Difficile (c. difficile) and describe the tests and treatment for c.difficile.

  • Understanding the Aging Process

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The certified nursing assistant will be able to understand the physical, sensory, and psychosocial changes in the resident, as well as identify each body system change that occurs with aging.

  • Working with Families and Those They Care For

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    In this lesson the nursing assistant will be able to identify the healthcare team and their vital role in caring for the resident and describe the communication skills needed to relate to the residents family members.

  • Your Role as a Nursing Assistant

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help the Certified Nursing Assistant discuss the role of the nursing assistant, define the responsibilities and describe the ethical issues associated with being a Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA), list the attributes to present a positive professional image and the requirements for maintaining certification.

  • Your Role in an Assisted Living Facility

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to define assisted living, identify your responsibilities in an assisted living facility, list the signs of unhealthy boundaries and identify your clients services and needs.

Clinical Awareness

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define COPD, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how COPD is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Clinical Awareness Certificate Program

    6.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Congestive Heart Failure, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Congestive Heart Failure is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Diabetes Basics

    0.75 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Diabetes, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Diabetes is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Parkinson's Disease

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Parkinson's Disease, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Parkinson's Disease is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Pneumonia

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Pneumonia, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Pneumonia is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Resident & Family Education

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    In this lesson the learner will discuss the importance of education for the patients with chronic disease and their families. Define the learning process and review the activities that occur in the brain, be able to differentiate the child and adult learning process, explain the effects of hospitalization and their potential effects of aging for the elderly and also identify the basic considerations and teaching implications to be considered when teaching the elderly as well as the four barriers.

  • Understanding Dementia

    0.75 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Dementia, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Dementia is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Understanding Stroke

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Strokes, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Strokes are diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

Licensed Nursing

  • Acute and Chronic Wounds: Etiology and Characteristics

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson is designed for Registered nurses in the long term care setting. At the completion of this lesson learners will be able to describe the layers of normal, intact skin, explain basic wound characteristics and their healing processes, describe the different wound types, discuss the basic concept of wound assessment, describe skin tears, identify the stages of pressure ulcers, discuss wound assessment in depth and describe 3 types of lower leg ulcers.

  • Avoiding Complications with a Continence Management Program

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to define continence management and examine statistical relevance in the U.Ss, identify three toileting programs recognized in current literature, review complications associated with incontinence and discuss Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Initiative (QAPI) as a technique to improve continence care and avoid complications.

  • Cardiac Nursing Certificate Program

    3.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson will allow the learner to identify the indications, actions, side effects and nursing precautions related to Cardiac Medications in Part I (Anti-thrombotics, Morphine, Oxygen), Part II (Ace Inhibitors, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers) and Part III (Digitalis, Nitrates, Diuretics, Potassium, Lipid-lowering agents).
    At the completion of Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology the learner will be able to identify the anatomical structures of the normal heart, including the right and left coronary artery systems, distinguish the difference between an artery and a vein, and discuss blood components and their relationship with the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.
    The Cardiovascular Pathophysiology with a Focus on Coronary Artery Disease will enable the learner to discuss the incidence and risk factors associated with coronary artery disease, list the steps for the development of a lesion within the coronary arteries, describe the progression of heart disease, and list the steps for the development of a thrombus.
    In Electrocardiograms the learner will be able to describe the electrical system of the heart, discuss the different components of an ECG, evaluate the ECG, and identify arrhythmias.

  • Central Venous Therapy

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, describe the indications of CVT, list the types of central venous catheters, Identify the insertion sites for CVT, discuss the infection prevention techniques with CVT, Identify the complications associated with CVT and list the contraindications for CVT.

  • Clostridium difficile: For Nurses

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, define Clostridium difficile, identify the causes of Clostridium difficile infection, describe the mode of transmission of the Clostridium difficile infection, identify the risk factors for Clostridium difficile, identify the clinical manifestations of Clostridium difficile infection, describe how the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection is made, describe the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection, identify 3 complications of Clostridium difficile infection, identify the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile infection, identify how to clean the environment in order to prevent the spread of Clostridium difficile.

  • Diabetes Update

    1.5 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The purpose of this lesson is to provide current information on the different types of diabetes including diagnosing, complications and care of each type. Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to identify the impact of diabetes, differentiate the types of diabetes, describe the pathophysiology of diabetes, identify five risk factors related to diabetes, discuss the procedures for testing and diagnosing, list complications related to diabetes, describe appropriate diabetes care, review the types of insulin and oral medications, discuss coexisting medical conditions, explain medical nutrition therapy and exercise, and discuss the role of diabetic educator.

  • Domestic Violence: Advanced

    2.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to describe the magnitude of the domestic violence problem, identify populations vulnerable to domestic violence, describe legal & financial ramifications associated with domestic violence, define abuse, define the different types of domestic violence, identify characteristics of abusers, identify risk factors for domestic violence, identify the signs of domestic violence, identify how to screen for the presence of domestic violence, describe the consequences of domestic violence on victims and identify ways to assist victims of domestic violence.

  • Ebola Virus Disease

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, discuss the history of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), describe how EVD is transmitted, discuss the clinical treatment, discuss the clinical management, list clinical precautions, list the sequence for donning personal protective equipment (PPE), discuss the role of the environment in the transmission of EVD, discuss post mortem care, discuss the expected recovery from EVD, discuss ways to prevent EVD.

  • Elderly Stereotypes: Is there a solution

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, discuss the demographics associated with aging and stereotypes, define elderly stereotypes, list the stereotypes specific to aging, discuss the effect of stereotypes in the elderly, and discuss strategies to avoid stereotyping.

  • Evidence Based Practice

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, define evidence based practice (EBP), differentiate between evidence based practice and evidence based nursing (EBN), describe what makes good evidence, describe the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, discuss the history of evidence based practice in nursing, llist implementation barriers, discuss how the INTERACT program utilizes evidence, describe implementation strategies for evidence based practices.

  • Guidance for Performing Root Cause Analysis with Performance Improvement Projects

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson helps learners, define root cause analysis (RCA), list the performance improvement project (PIP) steps and list and describe tools for PIP.

  • Hospice: Definition, Referral and Reimbursement

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson helps learners, distinguish between palliative care and hospice care, define hospice services, define hospice eligibility criteria and the tools used, describe the hospice interdisciplinary team (IDT) function and the recertification process and describe the types of hospice discharge.

  • Interpreting Clinical Studies

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson describes the types and components of experimental studies and the pros and cons of each type and define terms utilized in the discussion of clinical studies.

  • Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities Tag F441 - Infection Control

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The learner will be able to define the components of an Infection Control & Prevention Program, identify infection modes of transmission, recognize and contain infectious outbreaks, define MDROs, describe the impact devices have on infection control in long term care, determine what surveyors will be investigating related to infection control, interview residents and designated infection control representatives and review records.
    Identify criteria for compliance and determine the requirements for issuing F Tag 441.

  • IV Therapy

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, identify the primary uses and methods of IV administration, identify the two primary fluid compartments in the body, identify the types of IV solutions, discuss nursing assessment components when administering intravenous therapy (IVT) and List the complications of intravenous therapy (IVT).

  • Laws and Rules for Nurses Practicing in Ohio

    2.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to iIdentify the components of licensure requirements and disciplinary requirements and discern key aspects of the scope of practice for LVNs, RNs, and APRNs.

  • Laws and Rules for Nurses Practicing in Texas

    2.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to iIdentify the components of licensure requirements and disciplinary requirements and discern key aspects of the scope of practice for LVNs, RNs, and APRNs.

  • Nursing Assessment and Care of the Resident with CHF

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The lesson associated with this course discusses the prevalence of congestive heart failure, illustrates the primary function of the heart, describes the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure, identifies clues that suggest heart failure, identifies medical and nursing interventions important in the care of the patient with congestive heart failure and helps you in educating the patient about congestive heart failure.

  • Patient Safety: Prevention of Medical Errors

    2.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to describe the magnitude of the problem related to medical errors, identify 5 different types of medical errors, list at least 3 causes of medical errors, describe special populations that are more vulnerable to medical errors, identify strategies to take to prevent medical errors, describe the role of documentation in the prevention of medical errors, discuss ways to address medical errors, discuss regulatory standards that address medical errors, discuss initiatives to address medical errors.

  • Peripheral Nursing Certificate Program

    2.5 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson, Peripheral Anatomy & Physiology, will allow the learner to trace the blood circulation throughout the whole body, identify and label the three layers of an artery, major vessel anatomy and their diameter of the seven anatomical regions of the body.
    At the completion of Peripheral Clinical Applications the learner will be able to describe atherosclerosis, its progression and its complications associated with this disease in detail, communicate the common pathophysiology for the peripheral vascular disease, describe the diagnostic test and discuss treatments for PVD, including the roles of clinicians working in the PVD environment.
    Peripheral Products Basics will enable the learner to describe PTA Balloons, Stents, Atherectomy, Embolic protection, Thrombus management, and Guidewires.
    Pathophysiology with a focus on CAD, the learner will be able to discuss the incidence and risk factors associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), list the steps for the development of a lesion within the coronary arteries, describe the progression of heart disease, and list the steps for the development of a thrombus.

  • Preparing for MDS 3.0

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson describes the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI, discuss general background information of the Minimum Data Set (MDS), determine the reasons for changing MDS 2.0, verbalize the improvements expected in MDS 3.0 and lists the implementation time line associated with the switch from MDS 2.0 to MDS 3.0.

  • Psychotropic Medications

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson helps learners, describe the difference between conventional and atypical antipsychotics, identify three indications for the use of antipsychotics, describe how conventional and atypical antipsychotics work, identify three adverse consequences of antipsychotics, identify nursing interventions that can be implemented to address select side effects of antipsychotics, define the current FDA stance on the use of antipsychotics in the elderly, dscribe the implications of F-329 on the use of antipsychotics in the elderly, identify at least three key behaviors that staff must know when addressing behavioral symptoms and describe the purpose of the Nursing Home Quality Measures.

  • Pulmonary Assessment

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, list the main purpose of the pulmonary system, describe the elements of a thorough history of the pulmonary system, describe the elements of a thorough physical assessment of the pulmonary system, describe the purpose of various pulmonary diagnostic tests and identify significant pulmonary findings that may indicate dysfunction.

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

    1.5 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, discuss the impact of persons with pulmonary diagnoses on the hospital readmission program, discuss the advantages that the implementation of a pulmonary rehabilitation program will afford an extended care facility, discuss the primary components of a successful pulmonary rehabilitation program, identify the components of staff competencies, identify the components of a comprehensive pulmonary assessment, identify significant assessment findings that may indicate disease progression, identify findings that would indicate the physician should be notified, discuss CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services) reimbursement issues and identify components of a good pulmonary rehabilitation marketing program

  • QAPI in the Nursing Home

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    As part of the Affordable Care Act, CMS is expanding upon existing Quality Assessment and Assurance (QAA) requirements in nursing facilities with the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Initiative (QAPI).

    Healthcare Academy has created a lesson to help you train your management staff in preparation for the QAPI initiative.

    At the end of this lesson the learner will be able to define QAPI in the nursing home, list the elements of QAPI, discuss the action steps to a successful QAPI and identify the principals of QAPI.

  • Recognizing Impairment in The Workplace

    2.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

  • Rehabilitative and Restorative Nursing

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson helps learners, define restorative/rehabilitative nursing, identify 3 benefits of a restorative nursing program for residents, identify 2 benefits of a restorative nursing program for staff, determine factors to consider when determining the need for a restorative nursing program, verbalize the components of a restorative nursing program, identify ways to implement specific activities within an individualized program and document the restorative nursing program in the resident's medical record.

  • Staff Development Certificate Program

    4.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    Staff Developers will be able to identify individual learning styles and styles of othere learners. design a education program utilizing adult learning and continuing education principals, conduct a needs assessment choosing from approved needs assessment strategies, demonstrate the use of an effective icebreaker, demonstrate principals of course design by presenting an outline of the learning group and construct a course evaluation.

  • Suicide Risk

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    The purpose of the activity is for learners to use the information to assess and care for a patient with suicidal ideations and be able to, define the categories of suicide, discuss the statistics related to suicide, identify predisposing factors associated with suicide, identify risk factors associated with suicide, describe the elements of a suicide assessment, identify interventions used in addressing suicide, discuss the treatment for suicidal patients, and identify suicide prevention methods.

ICD-10-CM For Long Term Care

  • ICD-10-CM Case Studies

    1.0 contact hour(s)

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 1 Certain infectious and Parasitic Diseases (A00-B99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of the certain Iifectious and parasitic diseases, identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for certain infectious and parasitic diseases and examine coding examples of certain infectious and parasitic diseases.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 10 Diseases of the Respiratory System (J00-J99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 10: Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the respiratory system and examine coding examples of diseases of the respiratory system.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 11 Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K95)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 11: Diseases of the Digestive System (K00-K93), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the digestive system and examine coding examples of diseases of the digestive system.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 12 Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (L00-L99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 12: Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue and Examine coding examples of diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 13 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (M00-M99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 13: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (M00-M99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, and Examine coding examples of diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 14 Diseases of the Genitourinary System (N00-N99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 14: Diseases of the Genitourinary System (N00-N99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the genitourinary system and Examine coding examples of diseases of the genitourinary system.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 18 Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings (R00-Q99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 18: Symptoms, Signs and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings, Not Elsewhere Classified (R00-R99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified and examine coding examples of symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 19 Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T88)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 19: Injury, Poisoning and Certain Other Consequences of External Causes (S00-T98). identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes and examine coding examples of injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 2 Neoplasms (C00-D49)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 2: Neoplasms (C00-D49). Identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific neoplasms and examine coding examples of neoplasms.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 20 External Causes Morbidity (V00-Y99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 20: External Causes of Morbidity (V01-Y99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific external causes of morbidity and examine coding examples of external causes of morbidity.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 21 Factors Influencing Health Status and Contact with Health Services (Z00-Z99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 21: Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific factors influencing health status and contact with health services and examine coding examples of factors influencing health status and contact with health services.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 3 Diseases of the Blood and Blood-forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50-D89)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 3: Diseases of the Blood and Blood-forming Organs and Certain Disorders Involving the Immune Mechanism (D50-D89), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism and examine case studies for diseases of the blood and blood forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 4 Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases (E00-E89)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 4: Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases, identify appropriate coding guidelines for endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases and examine coding examples for endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 5 Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (F01-F99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, Discuss the overall contents of Chapter 5: Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders (F01 - F99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders and examine coding examples of mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 6 Diseases of the Nervous System (G00-G99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 6: Diseases of the Nervous System (G00-G99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the nervous system and examine coding examples of diseases of the nervous system.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 7 Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 7: Diseases of the Eye and Adnexa (H00-H59), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the eye and adnexa and examine coding examples of diseases of the eye and adnexa.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 8 Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60-H95)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 8 Diseases of the Ear and Mastoid Process (H60-H95), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the ear and mastoid process and examine coding examples of diseases of the ear and mastoid process.

  • ICD-10-CM Chapter 9 Diseases of the Circulatory System (I00- I99)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the overall contents of Chapter 9: Diseases of the circulatory system (I00-I99), identify appropriate coding guidelines as indicated for specific diseases of the circulatory system and examine coding examples of diseases of the circulatory system.

  • ICD-10-CM Coding Competency Exam

    1.0 contact hour(s)

  • ICD-10-CM Coding Structure General Coding Guideline and Examples

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss code structure. Discuss the different elements of the ICD-10-CM. Describe the coding guidelines that are specific to ICD-10-CM. Examine coding examples of common conditions found in long term care. Recognize the difference between facts and myths about ICD-10-CM.

  • ICD-10-CM Conventions

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, list conventions that are specific to ICD-10-CM.

  • ICD-10-CM Ethical Coding Fraud and Abuse

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the underlying importance of ethical coding. Discuss how HIPAA is related to ICD-10. Define fraud and abuse. Discuss in general the 11 principles that define the ethics relative to coding. Discuss in general the 11 standards for ethical coding.

  • ICD-10-CM General Eqivalence Mapping

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, define general equivalence mapping. Discuss the use of GEMS. Compare ICD-9 codes mapping to ICD-10. Discuss how GEMS are formatted.

  • ICD-10-CM Introduction

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, describe the history of ICD. Describe the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10. List the features of ICD-10. Discuss the timeline for implementation of ICD-10.

  • ICD-10-CM Planning and Implementation

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson learners will be able to, discuss the reasons for transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Describe preparations to get ready for ICD-10.

ICD-10-CM For Long Term Care Curriculum

  • ICD-10-CM For Long Term Care Certificate Program

    15.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This course contains the entire 26 course ICD-10-CM curriculum provided by Healthcare Academy.

Leadership Academy

  • Basic Problem Solving

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be familiar with the nine steps of problem solving.

  • Building Your Team

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be able to, define team, discuss the roles of the manager and/or supervisor, describe how to assess the type of team you manage, list the steps of team development and Describe how to expedite team development.

  • Change Management

    1.5 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be able to, define the true nature of change, recognize the primary phases of change and predictable reactions people have to each phase, select appropriate responses to change, describe how to communicate change initiatives and describe how to improve your ability to deal with change.

  • Coaching

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be able to,
    define coaching, identify situations where coaching is an appropriate intervention, describe the benefits of coaching, distinguish coaching from managing, list the phases of coaching,
    explain the steps in the coaching process, describe standards of coaching excellence, select concepts presented in the program that fit into your real life situation.

  • Communication Basics

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Communication Basics has been designed to help participants successfully communicate and identify potential barriers to successful communication.

  • Leadership Academy Certificate

  • Leadership Certificate Program

    3.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This course contains 4 courses from the Leadership Academy Curriculum: Basic Problem Solving (0.5), Communication Basics (1.0), The Fundamentals of Delegation (0.5), and The Roles and Responsibilities of Supervision (1.0) Please see each individual course for objectives.

  • Managing Conflict Effectively

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be able to, Define the true nature of conflict, Identify causes of negative conflict, recognize different styles of dealing with conflict, describe conflict resolution models, select concepts presented in the program that fit their real situations.

  • Performance Management

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be able to, define performance management, list activities associated with the performance management cycle, describe performance expectations and methods of evaluating performance, recognize the difference between directing and delegating, examine goals and make them SMARTER (specific, measurable, relevant, time-specific, evaluate, revise), describe how to provide feedback, describe how to prepare performance related documentation.

  • Selection Interview

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

  • The Fundamentals of Delegation

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson has been designed for those on a leadership track. Learners will define delegation and its purpose. They will be able to list and implement the steps in delegation. Real life case studies will be completed.

  • The Roles and Responsibilities of Supervision

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson is designed for those on a leadership track. At the completion of the lesson, learners will be able to list the roles and responsibilities of a supervisor, describe the skills and strategies of a successful supervisor and select ways in which the skills can be utilized in practice.

  • Time Management

    1.0 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This lesson has been designed for those employees on a leadership track. Upon completion, participants will be able to, describe the key elements of time management, identify time-wasting behaviors, discuss the causes and cures for common procrastination, identify the important differences between planning and scheduling, define an effective to-do list and list the self-management behaviors needed for good time management.

MDS 3.0

  • MDS Assessments For the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to describe how to list the responsibilities of nursing homes for completing assessments, describe OBRA, describe the different types of assessments, describe how the nursing process relates to the RAI, define a CAA, define terms relate to the PPS schedule, compare and contrast Medicare scheduled and unscheduled assessments, describe how to combine Medicare assessments and OBRA assessments, describe the different Medicare and OBRA combinations, discuss other factors that relate to the resident assessment.

  • MDS Introduction to Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will allow the learner to define the Resident Assessment Instrument, list the four components of the resident assessment instrument, describe how data from the MDS becomes public knowledge, discuss how the resident assessment instrument relates to the nursing process and discuss the key finding of the MDS 3.0.

  • MDS Section A: Identification Information

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to describe how to properly code provider information, describe an appropriate assessment type for a resident, describe how to accurately code resident information, define a State Preadmission Screening and Resident Review, describe Mental Retardation Developmental Delay Status, describe how to code entry information, describe how to code discharge information, describe how to code assessment information and define Medicare Stay.

  • MDS Section B: Hearing, Speech and Vision

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to demonstrate accurate coding for the category comatose, discuss the elements of a care plan for a hearing impaired resident, discuss the elements of a care plan to maximize the use of hearing aids, demonstrate accurate coding for speech clarity, discuss the elements of a communication care plan, demonstrate accurate coding for resident comprehension and understanding, discuss the elements of a vision care plan, discuss the elements of a care plan for residents with corrective lenses.

  • MDS Section C: Cognitive Patterns

    0.75 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to list the elements of a resident interview, define brief interview for mental status, list the reasons why a staff assessment will be conducted rather that the resident interview, define status items, define delirium and define acute mental changes.

  • MDS Section D: Mood

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, you will be able to list discuss the attributes of a resident mood interview, describe the PHQ-9, discuss how to complete a resident severity score, discuss the importance of follow up, discuss how to complete a staff severity score and describe the follow up necessary after completing a staff severity score.

  • MDS Section E: Behavior

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, list symptoms of psychosis, list reversible and treatable behavioral symptoms, code for overall presence of behavioral symptoms as demonstrated by accurately coding using a case study, describe behaviors that put residents at risk, describe behaviors that put others at risk, list behaviors that may be manifested that indicate care rejection, discuss the elements of planning for care for residents that wander, code the act of wandering correctly as demonstrated by properly coding a case study, and list the steps for assessing behavior symptoms.

  • MDS Section F: Preferences for Customary Routine and Activities

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, discuss whether an interview for daily and activity preferences should be conducted, discuss the elements of the individualized care plan based on the resident's preferences, code activities correctly as demonstrated in the form of a case study competency, compare and contrast the benefits of resident interview versus staff interviews and discuss the importance of meaningful activities.

  • MDS Section G: Functional Status

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, describe the importance of an activities program for a resident in a nursing home, code bathing correctly as demonstrated by the utilization of a case study, code balance correctly as demonstrated by the utilization of a case study, discuss the potential functional impairment for the resident with limited range of motion, discuss the elements for planning of care for a resident with mobility devices and lists the steps for assessment when the RN believes the resident is capable of increased independence in ADLs.

  • MDS Section GG: CMS Videos

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Additional training provided by CMS

  • MDS Section GG: Functional Abilities and Goals

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, describe how to code and assess the residents need for assistance with self care and discuss how to code the residents mobility activities.

  • MDS Section H: Bladder and Bowel

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, code appliances appropriately in the resident assessment instrument, develop a plan for urinary toileting, develop a care plan with the interdisciplinary team for urinary incontinence, develop a plan of care for bowel continence, identify the elements of a bowel toileting program, list potential adverse symptoms of bowel incontinence and list potential adverse symptoms of fecal impaction.

  • MDS Section I: Active Diagnoses

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, identify sources of information for identifying active diagnosis, and discuss how to code active diagnosis.

  • MDS Section J: Health Conditions

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, list the elements of a pain management care plan, list the elements of a pain assessment interview, describe the steps for interviewing residents and facilitating their description of pain, describe the steps for interviewing residents and facilitation their description of pain frequency, describe how to adequately code for shortness of breath, describe how to adequately code for tobacco use, describe how to code for prognosis, describe how to code for a variety of conditions and discuss the elements of planning for care for falls.

  • MDS Section K: Swallowing Nutritional Status

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, discuss health related quality of life issues related to swallowing disorders, discuss health related quality of life issues for height and weight, discuss planning for care for weight loss, describe a plan of care for nutritional approaches, and describe how nutritional approaches diminish an individual's sense of dignity and self-worth.

  • MDS Section L: Oral/Dental Status

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss health-related quality of life issues associated with poor oral health, list the steps for assessment of dental care, and discuss the elements of planning for dental care.

  • MDS Section M: Skin Conditions

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, describe the risk that residents experience in long term care, discuss the health related quality of life issues concerning unhealed ulcers, describe the stages of pressure ulcers, describe the health related quality of life issues concerning severe tissue injury, describe worsening skin conditions, describe the difference between arterial and venous ulcers, describe other types of wounds other than pressure ulcers and list treatment measures for skin conditions.

  • MDS Section N: Medications

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, write a care plan for injections that will document the coding for MDS 3.0, list the steps for assessment of insulin relative to MDS 3.0 and describe special populations relative to the MDS 3.0 item Medications received.

  • MDS Section O: Special Treatments, Procedures, and Programs

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to, discuss the risk of exposure to influenza on the elderly resident, list the elements that need to be in planning for care of the resident exposed to the pneumococcal virus, code accurately for O0400: Therapies as demonstrated by coding a case study,describe the elements of restorative nursing care, code accurately O0600: physician examination as demonstrated by coding a case study and code accurately O0700: physician orders as demonstrated by coding a case study.

  • MDS Section P: Restraints

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, you will be able to define physical restraints, code the use of restraints as demonstrated by the use of a case study, list strategies for restraint reduction and/or elimination.

  • MDS Section Q: Participation in Assessment & Goal Setting

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, you will be able to discuss the importance of resident participation in assessment and goal setting, list the steps for assessment for resident overall expectation, code Resident Discharge Plan correctly as demonstrated by the use of a case study, code Return to Community correctly as demonstrated by a case study. Code Referral correctly as demonstrated by a case study.

  • MDS Section V: Care Area Assessment CAA Summary

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, you will be able to code Items correctly From the Most Recent OBRA or PPS assessment utilizing a case study, Code items correctly for CAAs and Care Planning utilizing a case study.

  • MDS Section X: Correction Request

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, you will be able to code corrections correctly utilizing a case study.

  • MDS Section Z: Assessment Administration

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of this lesson, you will be able to define Medicare covered stay, code Medicare Non-therapy Part A Health Insurance Prospective Payment System Code as demonstrated by the use of a case study, code Medicaid Billing as demonstrated by the use of a case study, describe the state Medicaid Billing alternative, describe the purpose of insurance billing (Z0300), describe the implications of professional signatures in MDS, describe the implications of Signature of RN assessment coordinator.

  • Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) 1.0

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson covers the following relative to the SNF-PPS: background, RUG-IV identity, relationship between the assessment and the claim, eligibility criteria, RUG-IV 66-Group model calculation worksheet for SNFs, policies, and non-compliance with the assessment schedule.

MDS 3.0 Curriculums

  • MDS 3.0 Certificate Program

    14.25 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

    This course contains the entire 22 course MDS 3.0 curriculum provided by Healthcare Academy.

Mental Health Topics

  • Mental Health in Older Adults

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson will help you identify the signs and symptoms of mental disorders affecting older adults and Identify medications used to treat mental illness in older adults.

  • Parallels in Time: A History of Developmental Disabilities

    5.0 contact hour(s)

    Upon completion of this lesson the learner will be able to discuss the history of developmental disabilities, describe current perceptions of developmental dualities and discuss your personal perceptions concerning developmental disabilities.

QIS Critical Element Pathways

  • QIS Accidents

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Activities

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan. Describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Activities of Daily Living (ADL)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Behavioral and Emotional Status

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Communication and Sensory Problems (includes vision and hearing)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Death

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Dental Status and Services

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Dialysis

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS General

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Hospice, End of Life and/or Palliative Care

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Hospitalization

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Hydration Status

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Nutrition

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Pain Recognition and Management

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Physical Restraints

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Positioning

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Preadmission Screening and Resident Review

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Pressure Ulcers

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Range of Motion (ROM)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Rehab and Restorative

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Tube Feeding Status

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Unnecessary Meds/Med Regimen Review

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

  • QIS Urinary Incontinence

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP and describe the components of staff interviews.

  • QIS Ventilator Dependent Residents

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

QIS General Lessons

  • QIS Introduction to the Quality Indicator Survey

    1.0 contact hour(s), Continuing Education

    Upon completion of this lesson, learners will be able to: Define QIS, describe the QIS process steps, compare and contrast the traditional survey process to the QIS, develop a personal plan in preparation for the QIS, discuss communication techniques that will facilitate the QIS.

  • QIS Preparing Your Residents, Families, and Staff for QIS

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    This lesson has been designed to help staff conduct a discussion with residents, family members and staff about how to prepare for a QIS survey, conduct a QIS survey simulation with residents, family and staff and develop a Quality Assessment and Assurance (QAA) program for your organization.

  • QIS Quality Resident Care: Guidance for Surveyors

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    This lesson is meant to help learners discuss the stages of QIS, discuss the relevance of the QIS Care Areas to stage 2 investigations, describe at least 3 ways that a long term care facility can prepare for a QIS survey and list at least 4 specialized care areas that may be subject to stage 2 investigation.

  • QIS Urinary Catheter or Urinary Tract Infection

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to discuss the use of this CEP, list the procedure steps for this CEP, list at least 3 observations for this Stage 2 CEP describe the components of staff interviews, list assessments necessary to ensure compliance with this CEP and list the components of the care plan, and describe the elements necessary for care plan revisions.

QIS Mandatory Tasks

  • QIS Dining Observation

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the Dining Observation, discuss the survey process associated with the Dining Observation and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Infection Control & Immunization

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the Infection Control & Immunization, discuss the survey process associated with the Infection Control & Immunization, and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Kitchen and Food Service Observation

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the Kitchen and Food service Observation discuss the survey process associated with the Kitchen and Food service Observation
    and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Liability Notices and Beneficiary Appeal Rights

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the Liability Notices and Beneficiary Appeal Rights discuss the survey process associated with the Liability Notices and beneficiary Appeal Rights and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Medication Administration Observation

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the Medication Administration Observation discuss the survey process associated with the Medication Administration Observation and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Medication Storage

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on medication storage and labeling, discuss the survey process associated with medication storage and labeling and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Quality Assessment and Assurance (QA&A)

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the Quality Assessment and Assurance (QA & A) discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Quality Assessment and Assurance (QA & A) and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

  • QIS Resident Council

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the resident council discuss the survey process associated with the Resident Council and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on QIS.

QIS Triggered Tasks

  • QIS Abuse Prohibition

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on Abuse Prohibition, discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Abuse Prohibition and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on observation findings.

  • QIS Admission, Transfer and Discharge

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on Admission, Transfer & Discharge Review, discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Admission, Transfer & Discharge Review and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on observation findings.

  • QIS Environment Observations

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on Environmental Observations, discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Environmental Observations, determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on observation findings.

  • QIS Extended Survey

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on the QIS Extended Survey, discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Extended Survey and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on observation findings.

  • QIS Personal Funds Review

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on Personal Funds, discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Personal Funds and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on observation findings.

  • QIS Sufficient Nursing Staff Review

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    The learner will be able to identify the CMS resources available to supplement this lesson on Sufficient Nursing Staff Review, discuss the survey process associated with the QIS Sufficient Nursing Staff Review, and determine whether or not your facility is meeting the requirements based on observation findings.

QIS Curriculums

  • Understanding QIS Certificate Program

    11.25 contact hour(s), NAB accredited

Hospital Readmission: Introduction

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Characteristics of the Readmitted

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to describe the characteristics of individuals that are subject to hospital readmission.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Factors Associated With Hospital Readmissions of Medicare Beneficiaries

    0.5 contact hour(s)

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Hospital Readmission Defined

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the significant background events that have influenced the focus on hospital readmission and discuss current trends in hospital readmissions.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Impact on Hospitals

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the impact of hospital readmission.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Improving Care and Reducing Costs: ACA and Current Initiatives

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)of 2010 and discuss the many initiatives and organizations that influence hospital readmission.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Introduction to an Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents

    0.33 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, Discuss hospital readmission rates currently experienced that involve skilled nursing facilities, Describe the joint initiative of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) and the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO) and List some potential interventions that were suggested by the initiative.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Medicare Payment System

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to Describe how Medicare reimburses hospital regarding discharge and readmission.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Methods for Defining Potentially Preventable Readmissions and Rates

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able list several ways to define hospital readmission, List the different types of hospital readmissions, describe how private companies have defined hospital readmission and discuss how MedPac defines hospital readmission.

Hospital Readmission: Role of Readmission Specialist/Care Coordinator

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define COPD, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how COPD is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Congestive Heart Failure, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Congestive Heart Failure is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Developing Partnerships and Marketing Your Services

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to list two goals of the partnership for patients, Describe the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP) and discus Marketing 101 Concepts.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Discharge Planning

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the contents of the discharge planning, checklist, list the requirements for discharge planning for the hospital, list the requirements for discharge planning for the skilled nursing facility, list the requirements for discharge planning for home care clients and list the requirements for discharge planning for hospice residents.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Hospital Readmissions and Falls

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to state some of the basic data, statistics and costs related to falls, describe the impact falls have on the long term care industry, identify some of the common causes and how to prevent falls and define the role of restraints relative to falls.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Pneumonia

    1.0 contact hour(s)

    Upon the completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to define Pneumonia, identify the most common causes, describe the common signs and symptoms, describe how Pneumonia is diagnosed, including the important concepts in care, treatment and when to notify the physician.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Resident & Family Education

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    In this lesson the learner will discuss the importance of education for the patients with chronic disease and their families. Define the learning process and review the activities that occur in the brain, be able to differentiate the child and adult learning process, explain the effects of hospitalization and their potential effects of aging for the elderly and also identify the basic considerations and teaching implications to be considered when teaching the elderly as well as the four barriers.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: The Role of the Hospital Readmission Specialist

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to Identify residents at risk, list the steps of the admission process, describe how to reduce resident complications and describe how to enhance relationships while in the role of Hospital Readmissions Specialist.

Hospital Readmission: Cardiac Recovery

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Cardiac Recovery

    3.0 contact hour(s)

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Heart Failure

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to Discuss the background of heart failure including prevalence and incidence, discuss the importance of quality of care in the prevention of hospital readmission for those with the diagnosis of heart failure, discuss the importance of tracking hospital readmission information, list the four important components identified by the American Medical Directors Association for prevention of hospital readmissions in heart failure, describe the elements of discharge planning relevant to heart failure, and describe the opportunity associated with preventing hospital readmissions for heart failure.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Nutritional Care

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    Nutritional Care addresses the nutritional needs of clients in healthcare facilities. Learners will be able to identify the 6 components of the food pyramid as well as 3 changes that affect the nutritional status of older adults. Participants will describe guidelines used in the promotion of good nutritional intake. They will also be able to identify the effects of malnutrition and risk factors associated with it. Warning signs that may indicate weight loss will be identified and strategies for managing it will be implemented. Finally, learners will describe the components of nutritional assessments.

  • Unnecessary Hospitalizations: Smoking Cessation

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    During this lesson, the learner will be able to discuss the harmful effects of cigarette smoking and List resources available for smoking cessation.

Prevail Incontinence Education Library

  • 101: Importance of Sizing

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to describe the importance of incontinence product sizing, identify the appropriate Prevail Incontinence product for residents and demonstrate the use of the order calculator.

  • Implementing a Restorative Nursing Program

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to, describe the elements of a restorative toileting program, discuss how to accurately complete a resident's voiding diary, describe the various roles of team members in the development of a resident's restorative toileting program, describe the profile for an appropriate candidate for a toileting program and list the different items that need to be documented that demonstrates the resident's progress.

  • Incontinence 101: Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control

    0.25 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to define incontinence, identify the basic structures of the urinary system, describe the different types of urinary incontinence, and discuss resources for individuals who experience loss of bowel control.

  • Recommended Practices: Continence Management

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to understand First Quality's recommended practices, utilize appropriate sizing tool,review the basics of First Quality's order calculator and implement in-room distribution within your facility.

  • Reducing Acute Transfers Related to Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

    0.5 contact hour(s)

    At the end of the lesson the learner will be able to identify signs and symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), identify approaches to preventing acute transfers related to urinary tract infection, and list opportunities to improve the assessment, evaluation, and the management of urinary tract infections.