Acute Care Nursing CE Package for APRNs

Earn 25.5 ANCC Pharmacology contact hours (and 89 total hours of CE) that are most relevant to APRNs focused on Acute Care. You will have access to the courses in this package for 1 full year.

Courses inside this package:
  1. Acute Myocardial Infarction for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  2. The purpose of this course is to review the pathophysiology of AMI and explore the current AMI diagnosis and treatment guidelines according to the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, as well as the European Society of Cardiology.

  3. Asthma Nursing CE Course for APRNs Part 1: Pathophysiology, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis Nursing CE Course
  4. The purpose of this activity is to ensure that all APRNs within primary care and emergency medicine fields are aware of and able to implement the most up-to-date information regarding the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and diagnosis of asthma into their practice.

  5. Asthma Nursing CE Course for APRNs Part 4: The Management of Severe Asthma: Biologics, Asthma Exacerbations, Special Populations, and Referral Considerations Nursing CE Course
  6. The purpose of this activity is to ensure that all APRNs within primary care and emergency medicine fields are aware of and able to implement the most up-to-date information regarding the management of severe cases of asthma, exacerbations, and special populations into their practice.

  7. Blood Clotting and Bleeding Disorders for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  8. The purpose of this module is to review the most common blood clotting and bleeding disorders, examining the clinical manifestations and implications of each disease process, as well as the clinical considerations for prescribing therapy as a means to enhance clinical practice and improve patient outcomes.

  9. Diabetes for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  10. The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the pathophysiology of the three primary types of diabetes, the risk factors, and the current diagnostic and management guidelines.

  11. Diagnostic Radiology For APRNs: Part 1 Nursing CE Course
  12. The purpose of this two-part educational series is to enhance clinical practice and improve patient outcomes by educating advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) on the various types of diagnostic radiology imaging tests, ensuring satisfactory understanding of the appropriate indications for ordering each exam, as well as the risks, benefits, and important clinical considerations regarding the use of contrast media.

  13. Diagnostic Radiology For APRNs: Part 2 Nursing CE Course
  14. The purpose of this two-part educational series is to enhance clinical practice and improve patient outcomes by educating advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) on the various types of diagnostic radiology imaging tests, ensuring satisfactory understanding of the appropriate indications for ordering each exam, as well as the risks, benefits, and important clinical considerations regarding the use of contrast media.

  15. Pain Management Nursing CE Course Part 1: The Pathophysiology and Classification of Pain (All Users)
  16. The purpose of this module is to describe the pathophysiology of pain, reviewing the different types of pain, and outlining the clinical assessment and work-up for a patient presenting with pain, as a means to enhance the nurse and APRN’s understanding of pain and the vital components of a comprehensive pain assessment.

  17. Pain Management Nursing CE Course for APRNs Part 2: The Non-Opioid Management of Pain
  18. The purpose of this module is to review non-pharmacological pain reduction strategies, as well as the non-opioid pharmacological treatment of pain to enhance the knowledge and clinical skill of the advanced practice nurse providing care to patients with pain.

  19. Pain Management Nursing CE Course for APRNs Part 3: Opioid Prescribing
  20. With the rise of the opioid epidemic that continues to plague the US, APRNs must ascertain an accurate and comprehensive understanding regarding best practices for opioid prescribing for pain management to preserve the integrity of clinical practice, safeguard patient care, and reduce the risk for opioid use disorders. The purpose of this module is to provide a comprehensive overview of best-practice opioid prescribing guidelines, including proper monitoring of patients on long-term opioid therapy, as well as the clinical features of opioid use disorders.

  21. Safe and Effective Prescribing of Controlled Substances for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  22. The purpose of this course is to discuss and introduce the basic tenets of safety that must be observed by advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are actively treating patients with prescribed controlled substances. This course satisfies the specific requirements for three hours of continuing professional development for advanced nurse prescribers in the states of Florida and New York.

  23. Seizures and Epilepsy for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  24. The purpose of this course is to examine the most common types of epilepsy and seizures across the lifespan, reviewing the incidence and prevalence, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic criteria, and treatment modalities.

  25. Stroke for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  26. The purpose of this course is to ensure that the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is cognizant of the most recent recommendations regarding the diagnosis and management of acute ischemic attacks within the brain, or strokes.

  27. Blood Clotting in Pregnancy and Postpartum for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  28. The purpose of this module is to examine blood clotting during the pregnancy and postpartum period in healthy women and those with inherited thrombophilia disorders, outlining evidence-based prevention strategies, thromboprophylaxis, and treatment to enhance APRN practice and improve maternal and fetal outcomes.

  29. COVID-19 (Year 2): Updated Evidence, Treatment, and Vaccination for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  30. The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the most up-to-date science available regarding the clinical manifestations, disease severity, and evidence-based treatment approaches for patients with COVID-19, as well as a summary of the COVID-19 vaccines for APRNs.

  31. Endocrine and Hormonal Disorders Part 1: Anatomy and Physiology NursingCE Course (all users)
  32. The purpose of this module is to provide the user with an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system and all of its hormones.

  33. Endocrine and Hormonal Disorders for APRNs Part 2: Hypopituitarism and Other Hormone Deficiencies Nursing CE Course
  34. The purpose of this module is to provide the APRN with an overview of the pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, evidence-based management guidelines, and potential complications of primary endocrine disorders leading to hormonal deficiencies, including hypothalamus and pituitary disorders, growth hormone deficiency, DI, hypothyroidism, and hypogonadism.

  35. Endocrine and Hormonal Disorders for APRNs Part 3: Syndromes of Excessive Hormone Secretion Nursing CE Course
  36. The purpose of this module is to provide the APRN with an overview of the pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, evidence-based management guidelines, and potential complications of primary endocrine disorders leading to hormonal excess, including acromegaly, gigantism, hyperprolactinemia, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, polycystic ovarian syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1.

  37. Endocrine and Hormonal Disorders for APRNs Part 4: Adrenal Gland Disorders Nursing CE Course
  38. The purpose of this module is to provide the APRN with an overview of the pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, evidence-based management guidelines, and potential complications of primary endocrine disorders affecting the adrenal gland and leading to either an excess or deficiency in adrenal hormones.

  39. Lab Interpretation for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  40. The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of the most common laboratory tests and guide the interpretation of results.

  41. Palliative Care for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  42. This module will focus on the components of palliative care and the palliative care delivery process with specific strategies and interventions for the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) to utilize as a means to control distressing symptoms of serious illness, enhance comfort, and improve quality of life throughout the duration of the illness.

  43. Thyroid Dysfunction for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  44. The purpose of this module is to expand the APRN’s knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, risk factors, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and complications related to thyroid dysfunction based on the most recent practice guidelines and up-to-date research.

  45. Coping with Patient Death Nursing CE Course
  46. The purpose of this activity is to examine bereavement in nurses following the death of a patient, highlight the manifestations of grief and consequences of unresolved grief, and identify strategies to help nurses cope with grief in a healthy manner to prevent compassion fatigue and promote physical and mental health and wellbeing.

  47. Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  48. The purpose of this course is to outline the roles and responsibilities of the advanced practice nurse when caring for patients and families considering and then undergoing organ donation to serve as an educator and liaison during this complicated and emotionally difficult period. This course also satisfies the state of New Jersey’s requirement for all professional nurses to complete one continuing education course that covers organ and tissue donation and recovery designed to address clinical aspects of the donation and recovery process.

  49. Nutritional Support in Critical Illness: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  50. This course reviews the fundamental aspects of nutritional support for patients with critical illness, including the components of a nutrition assessment, types of enteral and parenteral nutrition access routes, indications, contraindications, and clinical considerations to enhance APRN practice and improve patient outcomes.

  51. Sepsis for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  52. This module aims to provide an overview of sepsis, its risk factors, clinical features, best practices for diagnosis, and treatment to inform practice and help APRNs provide optimal care, patient education, and support improved patient outcomes and decreased mortality.

  53. Teamwork and Collaboration Nursing CE Course
  54. The purpose of this course is to discuss effective communication strategies, the importance of workplace respect, and the potential benefits of multidisciplinary care and collaboration for nurses.

  55. Pneumonia for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  56. This module offers an overview of pneumonia and its risk factors, clinical features, best practices for diagnosis and treatment to inform nursing practice, facilitate optimal care, patient education, and improved patient outcomes.

  57. Vascular Access Devices: Part 1 Nursing CE Course
  58. The purpose of this learning module is to provide an overview of the most common vascular access devices (VADs) utilized in clinical practice for adult patients. The various guidelines regarding the care, maintenance, and assessment of peripheral access devices will be highlighted. The indications and procedures for insertion and removal, benefits, risks, and complications in conjunction with clinical decision-making for best-practice standards and enhanced patient outcomes will be outlined. This module endeavors to review and explain the most common peripheral VADs and the necessary management and assessment skills required for safe clinical practice. The introduction and revision of these devices and their use require healthcare professionals (HCPs) to update their knowledge base continually to provide the latest evidence-based practice (EBP) standards. VAD insertion, management, and use is an essential component of routine patient care. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the numerous VADs utilized in clinical practice and their management and assessment is critical for providing quality care. Please refer to Part 2 of this series to review central access devices and invasive monitoring (central venous pressure and pulmonary artery catheters).

  59. Vascular Access Devices: Part 2 Nursing CE Course
  60. The purpose of this learning module is to provide an overview of the most common vascular access devices utilized in clinical practice for adult patients. The various guidelines regarding the care, maintenance, and assessment of central access devices will be highlighted. The indications and procedures for insertion and removal, benefits, risks, and complications in conjunction with clinical decision-making for best-practice standards and enhanced patient outcomes will be outlined. The interpretation and management of invasive monitoring and its role in clinical decision-making will be reviewed. This module endeavors to review and explain the most common central VADs and the necessary management and assessment skills required for safe clinical practice. The introduction and revision of these devices and their use require healthcare professionals (HCPs) to update their knowledge base continually to provide the latest evidence-based practice (EBP) standards. VAD insertion, management, and use is an essential component of routine patient care. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the numerous VADs utilized in clinical practice and their management and assessment is critical for providing quality care. Please refer to Part 1 of this series to review infection control techniques and peripheral access devices, including short peripheral IVs, midline catheters, intraosseous catheters, and arterial catheters.

  61. Oral Health Care Nursing CE Course
  62. This module aims to provide an overview of oral care, its clinical significance, and best practices to help nurses provide optimal care, patient education, and enhance patient outcomes.

  63. The Basics of Ventilator Weaning in the Critical Care Patient for APRNs Nursing CE Course
  64. The purpose of this course is to provide education surrounding the nuances and complexities of weaning patients from ventilatory support and the APRN’s role throughout this interdisciplinary process.