18.0 Continuing Education Hours

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2020 Nurse’ Week Bundle of Classes 18.0 Continuing Education Hours In honor of Nurse’s Week 2020, this group of 9 classes, 18 continuing education hours, is offered.  18 continuing education hours are offered because that is the number necessary to fulfill the requirements for both the Certified Correctional Health Care Professional and the Certified Correctional…

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Clinical Judgment for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours In correctional health care, nurses are usually the first health care professional to assess a health concern or complaint. Patients present with virtually every type of health problem, and many have co-occurring conditions that can complicate the diagnosis and plan of care. Therefore, correctional nursing…

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Human Trafficking for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours Involving the use of fraud, coercion or force to obtain some type of labor or sex act, human trafficking can occur anywhere, including the United States.  Worldwide, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked every day.  Victims can be any nationality, race, gender, or…

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Bullying and Incivility for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours The American Nurses Association (ANA) and other organizations define incivility as “one or more rude, discourteous, or disrespectful actions that may or may not have a negative intent behind them.”  The ANA defines bullying as “repeated, unwanted, harmful actions intended to humiliate, offend, and…

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Heart and Lung Auscultation for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours Patient assessment/evaluation are critical skills for the correctional nurse.  Often, the findings during patient evaluation determine the nursing “next steps”.  Can the patient be treated using the Nursing Protocols/Guidelines or does the patient presentation require that a provider be notified?  Abnormal findings such…

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Anticoagulation for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours In the United States today, anticoagulant therapy is prescribed for individuals who are at risk for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke due to atrial fibrillation.  Historically, and even today, most patients with a blood clotting disorder are treated with warfarin and heparin.  These medications…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ) is actually a group of diseases that cause a blockage in airflow and breathing.  It includes chronic bronchitis, hyper-reactive airway disease and emphysema. Tobacco smoke is the main factor in the development and further progression of the…

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Homeostasis and Electrolytes for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours Homeostasis refers to the body’s ability to maintain a stable internal environment in spite of changes that are occurring externally.  It is a healthy state that occurs through the constant adjustment of biochemical and physiological mechanisms, also known as the body’s dynamic equilibrium. Variables…

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Arthritis for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis are both debilitating diseases that affect millions of individuals in the United States.  In the correctional environment, the latest statistics by the Bureau of Justice indicate that “Arthritis” is the third largest chronic diagnosis for jail detainees and is the second largest…

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Laboratory Diagnostics for the Correctional Nurse 2.0 Continuing Education Hours Correctional nurses must obtain labs and conduct patient education regarding lab tests on a daily basis. Thus, it is very important that the nurse understands why the test is being ordered for their patient, any special preparation needed, and what the results indicate. This class…