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Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection which can reduce the number of declined reimbursements. This course provides an overview of diseases and conditions of the respiratory system. (Show Less) Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection whi... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: HD_RS Packages: Medical Coding
Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection which can reduce the number of declined reimbursements. This course provides an overview of diseases and conditions of the urinary system. (Show Less) Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection whi... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: HD_US Packages: Medical Coding
Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection which can reduce the number of declined reimbursements. This course provides an overview of diseases and conditions resulting from trauma to the human body. (Show Less) Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection whi... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: HD_FT Packages: Medical Coding
This course is designed to assist the Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist in understanding the unique aspects of documentation in home care. Further, it introduces the many aspects of developing a plan of care from assessment through discharge. Specific home care rules and regulations regarding documentation and staff supervision in this setting will also be included in this course. (Show Less) This course is designed to assist the Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist in understanding the unique aspects of documentation in home care. Further, it introduces the many aspects of developing a plan of care from assessment through discharge. Specific home care rules and regulations re... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 2.0 Course Code: TYDH Packages: Professional Health
As the elder population increases, so does the number of older people with chemical health concerns. This course provides an introduction to and insight on the unique drug and alcohol issues associated with this generation. Communication barriers and strategies for initial conversations regarding these issues are also discussed. (Show Less) As the elder population increases, so does the number of older people with chemical health concerns. This course provides an introduction to and insight on the unique drug and alcohol issues associated with this generation. Communication barriers and strategies for initial conversations regarding ... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 2.0 Course Code: RNDA Packages: Professional Health
Though communication can be complicated, learning to effectively communicate with patients and peers is important. This course is designed to review communication style differences and other factors affecting communication. In addition, the course will introduce the SBAR communication model and explore strategies to apply it in home health and assisted living settings. This program is also designed to meet the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Nursing for licensure renewal. (Show Less) Though communication can be complicated, learning to effectively communicate with patients and peers is important. This course is designed to review communication style differences and other factors affecting communication. In addition, the course will introduce the SBAR communication model and ex... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: SBAR_HH Packages: Professional Health
This course describes common complications seen with enteral nutrition (feeding tubes), possible causes, and preventative steps/considerations for the aide. It also provides education on the importance and methods of oral cares for enteral patients. Dignity issues associated with enteral feedings leading to withdrawal of the patient from normal activities is also highlighted. The course identifies opportunities for aides to assist in promoting normal activities and maintaining patient dignity.  This is a self paced course with knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before going on to the next lesson. (Show Less) This course describes common complications seen with enteral nutrition (feeding tubes), possible causes, and preventative steps/considerations for the aide. It also provides education on the importance and methods of oral cares for enteral patients. Dignity issues associated with enteral feedings le... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 0.5 Course Code: NACA Packages: Paraprofessional Health
This course will take the student through basic information regarding feeding tubes or EN (Enteral Nutrition). The definition, history, prevalence of enteral nutrition will be discussed in addition to the basic components of the digestive process. Students will then be introduced to common types of enteral tubes available for patients. It will discuss enteral formulas in terms of composition and characteristics. Specific patient considerations are highlighted for consideration in formula selection. Enterally fed patients require additional supplies to assist in the delivery of formula, flushes, and medications through enteral tubes. Common equipment is identified as it relates to preferred methods of delivery. (Show Less) This course will take the student through basic information regarding feeding tubes or EN (Enteral Nutrition). The definition, history, prevalence of enteral nutrition will be discussed in addition to the basic components of the digestive process. Students will then be introduced to common types o... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 0.5 Course Code: NAFT Packages: Paraprofessional Health
Good vision plays a major role in our ability to care for ourselves and carry out all the activities we enjoy in our everyday lives. The eye is an important sensory organ that makes vision possible. Our eyes usually work so well that we are unaware of how much we rely upon them each day. People often take good vision for granted until it is hurt or made worse in some way. Poor vision and certainly blindness have a large impact on nearly every aspect of a person's life. Close your eyes for a minute. Then think about how difficult it would be if you could never open them again. Doing simple tasks like getting a drink of water, climbing in or out of a car, or bathing would no longer be simple activities. Completing our daily routines is something we take for granted when our vision is good. But with sudden or even gradual loss of vision, the importance of good eyesight becomes apparent. This course is designed to introduce the paraprofessional to how the eye functions. The course will also address the eye changes that occur due to aging, disease and injury. Participants will also learn about care issues for the visually impaired. (Show Less) Good vision plays a major role in our ability to care for ourselves and carry out all the activities we enjoy in our everyday lives. The eye is an important sensory organ that makes vision possible. Our eyes usually work so well that we are unaware of how much we rely upon them each day. People ofte... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 0.8 Course Code: NAFV Packages: Paraprofessional Health
This course provides an introduction to grief and mourning for health care providers.
Contact Hours: 4.2 Course Code: RNGM Packages: Professional Health
Health care boundaries are the limits within which health care services are to be delivered. Health care boundaries are important for the protection of both the patient and the health care provider. Maintaining healthy boundaries can be difficult when faced with the challenge of end-of-life care. Health care providers and volunteers need to demonstrate a healthy balance between care and compassion without becoming overly involved in their patient's lives. This course is designed to assist the learner in understanding boundaries in health care, identify boundary issues and methods to avoid or address those issues. (Show Less) Health care boundaries are the limits within which health care services are to be delivered. Health care boundaries are important for the protection of both the patient and the health care provider. Maintaining healthy boundaries can be difficult when faced with the challenge of end-of-life care. ... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 2.5 Course Code: HOSP_HB Packages: Hospice
In this course, you will appreciate the major role hearing plays in a person's everyday life.
Contact Hours: 0.8 Course Code: NAHE Packages: Paraprofessional Health
Audition (hearing) is crucial for humans since most of the time we relate to each other through verbal communication. Hearing loss is thought by many to be the most devastating handicap of all, frequently resulting in withdrawal from interactions with society and meaningful people such as family and friends. (Show Less) Audition (hearing) is crucial for humans since most of the time we relate to each other through verbal communication. Hearing loss is thought by many to be the most devastating handicap of all, frequently resulting in withdrawal from interactions with society and meaningful people such as family and... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.3 Course Code: RNHE Packages: Professional Health
Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection which can reduce the number of declined reimbursements. This course provides an overview of human immunological diseases and conditions including immunodeficiency diseases as well as autoimmune diseases. (Show Less) Understanding human diseases is critical when working in health care whether at the bedside or in office roles such as billing or coding. With the change to ICD10 CM coding, knowledge of human diseases is even more important for each team member. This knowledge ensures accurate data collection whi... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: HD_ID Packages: Medical Coding
Complete and accurate coding based on comprehensive documentation is critical to ensuring prompt and appropriate reimbursement for client services in home care. Home care providers caring for clients with complex cares or multiple diagnoses face increased challenges in determining accurate codes for services with implementation of ICD-10. This class provides hands-on practice and guidance to improve accuracy in the use of the expanded code set. Coders can use the pre-test course to gauge their current knowledge or simply proceed with this course to practice application of the codes through a series of home care case scenarios. (Show Less) Complete and accurate coding based on comprehensive documentation is critical to ensuring prompt and appropriate reimbursement for client services in home care. Home care providers caring for clients with complex cares or multiple diagnoses face increased challenges in determining accurate codes for... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: HD_QA Packages: Medical Coding
Hospitalization or re-hospitalization continues to be an issue for older adults. One of the factors influencing the older adult?s ability to return to home safely is the effective transition of care between facilities and home care. This program will focus on the role of the clinician in managing the care transition process to reduce issues in care issues that increase the risk of complications and the need to return to the hospital. (Show Less) Hospitalization or re-hospitalization continues to be an issue for older adults. One of the factors influencing the older adult?s ability to return to home safely is the effective transition of care between facilities and home care. This program will focus on the role of the clinician in managing ... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: RNCT Packages: Professional Health
Effective workplace interactions are key to providing quality patient care. At the core of workplace interactions is clear, concise, accurate, and respectful communication. During this workshop, participants will learn how various communication styles and the role of active listening impact information delivery and interpretation. In addition, participants will practice applying these components to common tools and interactions in the workplace with the goal of continuously improving teamwork and patient care. (Show Less) Effective workplace interactions are key to providing quality patient care. At the core of workplace interactions is clear, concise, accurate, and respectful communication. During this workshop, participants will learn how various communication styles and the role of active listening impact inform... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 1.0 Course Code: NATC Packages: Paraprofessional Healthcare Continuing Education
The application of infection control principles and practices is important to mitigate and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. More advanced medical devices and procedures, combined with prolonged survival amidst complex medical conditions further enhance the need for meticulous prevention efforts. This session encompasses a review of various disease processes including common symptoms, and preventive practices associated with individual disease states. Additionally, bioterrorism information and its effect on health care is presented. (Show Less) The application of infection control principles and practices is important to mitigate and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. More advanced medical devices and procedures, combined with prolonged survival amidst complex medical conditions further enhance the need for meticulous prevention ef... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 2.0 Course Code: RNIC Packages: Professional Health
The integumentary (skin) system is an important protective barrier. Disruption of the skin integrity may result in the need for costly (financial, emotional and physical) remedial intervention. This course is designed to review the integumentary system in its normal, healthy state and to examine some of the common health problems associated with a compromised integumentary system. Additionally, treatment protocols for skin problems are identified. (Show Less) The integumentary (skin) system is an important protective barrier. Disruption of the skin integrity may result in the need for costly (financial, emotional and physical) remedial intervention. This course is designed to review the integumentary system in its normal, healthy state and to examine som... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 2.6 Course Code: RNSK Packages: Professional Health
We live and work in a diverse world. One aspect of diversity is communicating with people from different generations. In a single day, we may interact with someone who is 80, 60, 35 or 22. Each person is part of a unique generation -- Matures, Baby Boomers, Gen X's or Gen Y's - with common experiences that shaped his or her values. Once we understand these attributes, we can appreciate and have better relationships with those we serve. As caregivers and coworkers, we are more productive and satisfied when we can build bridges, not walls, between generations. This course examines issues and challenges related to intergenerational communications. Ethnicity, immigration and family dynamics are also integrated with widely-accepted research on the behaviors, perceptions and preferences of individuals from four generations. Caregivers will learn tips and techniques for connecting with others so they can be more effective in their roles. This is a self paced course with knowledge check quizzes after each lesson. These non-graded quizzes allow you to check your understanding of the lesson objectives before proceeding to the next lesson. Each quiz must be completed for a Certificate of Course Completion will be generated. (Show Less) We live and work in a diverse world. One aspect of diversity is communicating with people from different generations. In a single day, we may interact with someone who is 80, 60, 35 or 22. Each person is part of a unique generation -- Matures, Baby Boomers, Gen X's or Gen Y's - with common experi... (Show More)
Contact Hours: 5.8 Course Code: NAIGB Packages: Paraprofessional Health

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