BCEN Learn Courses

Headaches are a common presenting complaint or associated symptom everyday in emergency medicine. There are hundreds of causes of headaches, and while most are physically benign, they can significantly impact the patients' quality of life. A small percentage of headaches give rise to severe and perhaps devastating diagnoses. In this course, we will discuss headache presentations and a variety of headache types.

Headache Management Shouldn't Be a Pain!


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1 CE Credits / $20.00

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Diabetes is a complex chronic illness that includes multiple subtypes and numerous treatment options. In this course, you review the various types of diabetes, how they effect the body, and the treatments necessary for these patients. From diabetic ketoacidosis to gestational diabetes, this course will review it all!

Understanding Diabetes: An Introduction to Types and Treatments


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1 CE Credits / $20.00

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This course will educate you on the care of patients transitioning from ED status to inpatient status while they are boarding in the ED. It will review the causes and challenges associated with boarding, the importance of documentation and physician notification, and several risk assessment tools necessary for continuing patient care

ED Holding: Ensuring Success!


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1 CE Credits / $20.00

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An intracranial hemorrhage is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt intervention. But what does "intracranial hemorrhage" mean? In this course, you will gain knowledge in the various types of intracranial hemorrhage diagnosed by their anatomical location, symptoms, treatments, and much more.

Intracranial Hemorrhage: Understanding Presentation and Treatment


1 CE Credits / $20.00

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Have you ever cared for a patient in the ED who states that they are itchy but don't know why? Or maybe you've had a patient with a rash from an unknown origin? Lice, bed bugs, and scabies are considered parasites that attach to and feast on human blood. Patients may seek treatment in the ED for redness, a rash, itchiness, or even associated skin infections. While some patients may know the origin of their symptoms, many do not. As a nurse in the ED, you should be prepared to care for any and all of these patients!

Lice, Bed Bugs, and Scabies: I Feel Itchy!



1 CE Credits / $20.00

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The course will review the etiology, pathophysiology, and various types of seizures that are common in infants and children. The emergency nurse should be able to recognize signs of seizure activity and status epilepticus in infants and children, and guide further assessment as necessary. Based on the assessment findings, the nurse will initiate the appropriate critical interventions to safely manage seizures and status epilepticus to ensure pediatric patients experience optimal outcomes.

Pediatric Seizures: Differentiating the Causes and Prioritizing Interventions


1 CE Credits / $20.00

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This course will show Emergency Nursing professionals how to design and implement a quality improvement initiative in their area of practice. The course will discuss the history and background of the science of improvement, the key components of a Quality Improvement project, and evidence-based tools for use in the effort to improve processes and procedures that impact patient care and satisfaction, staff satisfaction and retention, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Quality Improvement 101




1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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This course will enable the ED nurse to concentrate on the female population and the common diseases involving the reproductive and the genitourinary systems. Patients frequently present to the ED with complaints of pelvic pain. This course will foster the nurse's ability to synthesize the components of the patient's complaints and form an impression of the patient's overall condition. The diagnostic and therapeutic interventions are also discussed to guide the emergency nurse in caring for these patients.

Female Genitourinary Emergencies


1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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Genitourinary emergencies can cause significant pain and distress and lead to lifelong complications. Many of these conditions require immediate stabilization and treatment by emergency staff. This course is designed to review a variety of male genitourinary emergencies and discuss the treatment and considerations for each.

Male Genitourinary Emergencies


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course provides key information about hyperkalemia that nurses across the emergency spectrum should know. Hyperkalemia is one of the most lethal electrolyte imbalances and is frequently encountered in emergency departments. Throughout this course, you will follow a case study to learn about the manifestations, management, and interventions needed for patients suffering from hyperkalemia.

Hyperkalemia: Don't Underestimate the Power of K+


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course provides emergency burn care education for nurses by reviewing the impact of burns, how burn injuries are treated, and the way in which the patient's condition may change over time. Using recommendations from the American Burn Association and up-to-date clinical practice guidelines, you will be provided with information that will improve your clinical skills and help you make a significant impact on the lives of patients suffering from burn injuries.

Initial Burn Care and Resuscitation


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Have you ever cared for a patient with an exacerbation of their chronic neurologic disease? Have you treated a patient with a history of a neurologic disease and wondered if their presenting symptoms were caused by it? In this course, you will learn more about multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis. Each are chronic neurologic conditions that not only affect the lives of those diagnosed, but can require emergent treatment in the ED.

Understanding Chronic Neurologic Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Encephalopathy is defined as brain dysfunction in the absence of a primary neurologic disorder. The precipitating factors are varied, and include pathological conditions in nearly every system of the body. In this course, you will learn about methods of rapid identification and early interventions that lead to favorable patient outcomes.

Encephalopathy: Assessment and Treatment of Acute Neurologic Changes


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Abdominal pain can originate from a wide range of conditions. The pain can be from inflammation, obstructions, infections, and more. It is imperative for emergency department nurses to recognize various patient presentations to best anticipate pertinent diagnostics and necessary treatments

Itis, Itis, Itis: Abdominal Pain in the ED

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Have you ever provided care to a patient who has sickle cell disease? Or maybe you have overheard colleagues saying that patients with sickle cell disease are "drug-seeking?" This course will provide an over view of patients living with sickle cell disease while reviewing painful and life threatening conditions that may affect patients. You will also gain knowledge pertaining to bias and stereotypes carried by those in healthcare and learn how to provide optimal care for patients experiencing pain related to sickle cell disease.

Introduction to Sickle Cell Disease and Emergencies



1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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Have you ever treated a patient diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism (PE)? As a nurse in the emergency department, it is important to understand that the care and treatment options for patients experiencing a PE have evolved over time. This course will expand upon the terms used and give insight into the typical patient presentations, diagnostics, and treatments required to rapidly treat patients suffering from an acute PE.

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course will introduce common cancer emergencies that emergency nurses may encounter in their practice, as well as provide tools and resources to better prepare emergency nurses to care for patients with cancer in their practice setting. The course reviews triage and discusses special cancer considerations. It will also review high-frequency and high-risk clinical scenarios and provide the opportunity to practice the application of oncologic emergency principles.

Introduction to Oncologic Emergencies
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1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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Flight nursing is a dynamic field. It requires highly skilled nurses who are capable of managing both stable and critically unstable patients autonomously. This course describes an assortment of flight nurse positions including the types of aircraft used, the patients served by the diverse flight programs, and the unique work schedules of flight nurses. Finally, the requirements for becoming a successful flight nurse are detailed.

Flight Nursing 101

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Proper care and communication with all ED patients is vital to the well-being of each individual. In this course, we will discuss the best ways for the ED nurse to approach and care for the gender-diverse patient. Communication and assessment techniques will be discussed, including the importance of screening for depression, suicidal thoughts and suicidal ideations.

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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If the human body was designed to fly, we would have been born with wings. Increases in altitude, noise and vibration with simultaneous decreases in atmospheric pressure, ambient temperature and oxygen exert influence on the physical functioning of the flight crew and patient alike. Knowledge of these stressors is imperative to inform interventions to moderate the physical effects of flight.

Flight Physiology

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Ocular emergencies are common in the ED, and if action is not taken quickly, they can cause permanent disability. Emergency nurses must be prepared to recognize, intervene upon, and appropriately stabilize patients with eye injuries. In this course, you will learn about traumatic ocular injuries as well as the associated diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Traumatic Ocular Emergencies
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Patients frequently present with dizziness, syncope, or other complications that can derive from a neurovascular or cardiac condition. But what about when these conditions really are related to problems with the ear itself? In this course, we'll learn all about the ear and conditions resulting from changes within the ear.

I Can’t Hear You! Inner Ear Disorders and Acute Hearing Loss 


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Strokes are a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability in the United States. Nurses working in the emergency department (ED) must be diligent in their assessments to ensure the early recognition and prompt treatment of all patients presenting to the ED with symptoms of ischemic stroke. This course provides an overview of ischemic stroke, details the importance of early recognition and treatment, and ends with a case scenario of a patient suffering from acute ischemic stroke.

The Ischemic Stroke:
A Case Study Approach
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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In this course, you will be presented with an overview of life-threatening thoracic injuries that require immediate recognition and rapid intervention. You will then move through a case study where you will be challenged to put your knowledge to the test!

Thoracic Injuries Case Study


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Have you ever cared for someone who was profoundly hypothermic or perhaps suffering from heatstroke? Unfortunately, temperature-related injuries can happen anytime of the year and to all ages. Emergency care providers everywhere need to be able to recognize and respond to cold or heat-related emergencies. This course will give you the knowledge and understanding to do just that!

Temperature-Related Emergencies
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1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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Caring for the patient with suicidal ideations in the emergency department (ED) can be challenging. It is challenging to see patients mentally suffer while simultaneously using measures to ensure both patient and staff safety. The care of this patient population in the ED is collaborative! This course will offer insights into suicide statistics, appropriate monitoring and documentation standards, as well as discuss boarding and transition of care of the patient with suicidal ideations.

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course will discuss the nuances in caring for a patient with a spinal cord injury. This course will begin with the anatomy and physiology of the uninjured spinal cord. Learners will then build upon those basics through discussions on selected changes associated with spinal cord injuries, assessment techniques and anticipated emergencies.

Step on a Crack: Spinal Cord Trauma
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Have you ever thought about just how many types of musculoskeletal injuries there are? In this course, you will review the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system and learn how that system is impacted during trauma. You will also learn about soft tissue, muscle and bone injuries and a variety of treatment options

Musculoskeletal Injuries Are A Snap!
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1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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This course will review the pathophysiology of selected pediatric endocrine emergencies and the complications that can occur. The emergency nurse will be able to recognize the subtle signs and symptoms of specific endocrine disorders and guide a further assessment accordingly. Based on assessment findings, the nurse will initiate critical and appropriate interventions to maintain adequate oxygenation and perfusion to the pediatric patient presenting to the emergency department with an endocrine emergency.

Pediatric Endocrine Emergencies
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Vector-borne illnesses, such as rabies and illness from tick bites, bring patients to the emergency department (ED) year-round. Nursing staff in the ED need to understand the symptomology and be prepared to provide proper treatment. This course will provide insight into patient presentations as well as appropriate treatments for some of the most common vector-borne illnesses.

Vector, Vector, Read All About It: Rabies and Ticks 101


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Hypertension affects nearly half of Americans and is a major contributing risk factor to stroke and heart disease. Emergency nurses must understand the ways blood pressure changes impact the body in order to promptly recognize and treat associated complications. From pregnancy-related conditions to trauma and aortic dissections to brain bleeds, you will learn about many important considerations related to pipes, pressure and pump problems.

Under Pressure: Hypertension, Shock and Dissections


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Have you ever wondered how complex the abdominal cavity really is and how injuries to various organs occur? This interactive course is designed to encourage the nurse to consider many aspects of traumatic abdominal injuries. Throughout these lessons, you will learn about abdominal anatomy and physiology, blunt vs. penetrating mechanisms of trauma and diagnostic exams used in abdominal trauma.

Abdominal Trauma
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1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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This course will review the pathophysiology of select pediatric congenital heart defects and the complications that can occur. The emergency nurse will be able to recognize the often subtle signs and symptoms of congenital heart disease and guide a further assessment accordingly. Based on assessment findings, the nurse will initiate critical and appropriate interventions to maintain adequate oxygenation and perfusion to the pediatric patient with congenital heart disease.

Pediatric Congenital Heart Defects
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Thoracic trauma leads to a high patient mortality, but many deaths are preventable with rapid assessment and intervention. How comfortable do you feel caring for patients with these major injuries and what types of chest drainage systems are urgently needed? This course is designed to improve your knowledge and understanding of traumatic thoracic injuries requiring chest tubes and how those devices are both setup and maintained.

Traumatic Chest Injuries and Chest Tube Management


1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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This course will give you the knowledge you need to recognize those being trafficked and challenge you to apply your knowledge to identify potential victims. This course will also guide you on how to approach the person, ask questions and provide resources to help the trafficked individual.

Human Trafficking

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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Airway management in a pediatric patient can be challenging to any health care provider. Knowledge of pediatric airway anatomy and physiology is crucial to the successful management of the pediatric airway in an emergency situation. This course will teach healthcare professionals to quickly recognize airway compromise in the pediatric patient and initiate timely, lifesaving interventions.

Pediatric Emergency Airway Management


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Neurologic emergencies require time-sensitive treatment and astute nursing recognition. This course will take a step-by-step approach to the recognition and treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries. This course will also discuss the anatomy and physiology of the brain, and how this has an impact upon intracranial pressure and cerebral perfusion pressure.

Brains Drains and Head Trauma


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Does the thought of triaging scare you? Has anyone ever told you to memorize a triage algorithm and you'll be "good to go"? This course is designed to encourage the emergency nurse to consider the complexity and dynamics of triage. This course does not test your knowledge of triage levels, rather, it looks at triage as a system and discusses ways that system can work well or fail. A dynamic process, triage is one of the most critical parts of the patient care process and should be evaluated regularly.

The Triage System: Pearls and Pitfalls


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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In this course, you will learn about obstetrical trauma. You will learn what makes the obstetrical trauma patient unique from nonpregnant trauma patients. You will also learn the importance of performing appropriate assessments and interventions that will not only save one life, but two.

Obstetrical Trauma
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Procedural sedation and analgesia are commonly performed in the emergency department, but many aspects of the process can be difficult to understand. From medication dosing to patient monitoring to legal concerns, there are many components to consider! This course breaks down the entire procedural process to explain the many nuances of care.

Procedural Sedation
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1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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Intubated, mechanically ventilated patients have a myriad of ventilation and oxygenation needs. No two are alike. Clinicians use arterial blood gases (ABGs) and patient assessment data to adjust ventilator settings to meet the individual patient's needs. In this course, we will explore the use of patient-specific information to manage ventilation and oxygenation in volume control and pressure control ventilator modes.

Ventilators Part II: Advanced Management


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Allergic reactions can vary greatly between each person and the presenting symptoms can rapidly change. In this course, we will discuss multiple factors the nurse should consider when a patient presents with allergy and allergic reaction symptomology. This course sheds light on the many nuances of allergies: an extremely important assessment on any patient presentation.

Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Neonates risk sepsis through maternal transmission soon after birth but can also develop sepsis days later. This course will introduce you to neonatal sepsis, including signs and symptoms, recommended blood work and lab value interpretation while summarizing treatment modalities. This knowledge will allow you to choose proper medications to be administered and supportive therapies to prevent further deterioration.

Neonatal Sepsis
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1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course is designed to challenge the emergency nurse to broaden their understanding of acute coronary syndrome. By reviewing risk factors, patient presentations, ECG acquisition, cardiac catheterization and much more, the course will provide an in-depth review of diseases and treatment options related to the coronary arteries.

Emergency Cardiac Care: Acute Coronary Syndromes


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course highlights the importance of emergency nurses and staff members in the hospital to be prepared for disasters, and the importance of collaboration with pre-hospital workers, due to the potential for external involvement in response to an emergency.

Emergency Preparedness: Are you Ready?


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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With new advances in pharmacologic treatments, home therapies, and implanted cardiac devices, patients with more complex medical conditions are living longer and requiring more specialized care. Emergency nurses should demonstrate proficiency in caring for patients with a number of cardiac conditions and understand the need for prioritizing care based on the type of cardiac event and the medical nuances of the patient.

Emergency Cardiac Care: Heart Failure


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course will explain the medical care necessary for a pregnant patient experiencing complications in the Emergency Department. Pathophysiological changes that occur during pregnancy will be discussed, as well as nursing interventions that will promote stable vitals and adequate organ perfusion for the woman. Specific complications seen in pregnancy such as preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome will be reviewed, and the correlating assessment findings, interventions and treatment options will be explained.

Pregnancy Complications



1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course will cover trauma basics, decision making during transportation of a trauma patient, pathophysiology of trauma, different types of traumatic events and treatment modalities of trauma patients.

General Trauma Concepts



2 CE Credits / $40.00

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In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge of the code set used to report morbidity and mortality in the United States: ICD-10-CM.  You will learn about some of the most important guidelines used for ICD-10, including those which allow nursing documentation to be included in those diagnoses reported.  Finally, we will cover documentation that supports diagnosis coding in the Emergency Department.

ABCs of ICD-10



1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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In this case study, you will learn how to recognize the aspects of a child in cardiac arrest due to drowning and the treatment needed for the continuing care for the patient. Following a real example, this case study provides valuable information that can be applied to patients everywhere in order to improve care and expedite treatment.

Drowning Case Study



1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course will enable learners to refresh on the foundational basis of pharmacology and relate it to cardiovascular emergencies. The mechanism of actions of medications will be explained, applying them to situations that are commonly seen in critically ill patients.

Pharmacology in Cardiovascular Emergencies


1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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The contribution that mechanical ventilation can make to sustaining life is monumental. Broken down to its simplest form, the ventilator is used to push air into the lungs; usually when the patient is unable to adequately meet their own needs. Using a variety of maneuvers, the ventilator can also enhance the lung's ability to exchange gases. This course will discuss indications for mechanical ventilation, basic ventilator settings and management of the patient on a ventilator.

Ventilators (AC, IMV and PEEP, Oh My!)


2 CE Credits / $40.00

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Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) provide valuable information to guide patient care decisions. The patient's oxygenation status is easily extracted from the ABG results. Determining the patient's acid-base condition is more challenging. This course reviews the four acid-base derangements and a simple method of analyzing ABG results will be introduced followed by guided practice.

Winning The ABG Game



1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Evidence shows that early recognition of sepsis may shorten the patient's length of stay and improve patient outcomes. This course will make you aware of the signs and symptoms of sepsis, discuss the importance of your role as an ED nurse in fighting sepsis, and review which patients are more vulnerable to becoming septic.

Sepsis: Your Role in Saving a Life


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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This course is designed to challenge the emergency nurse to consider multiple components of the cardiac system during each cardiac-related presentation. While stressing the importance of a well-functioning care system, the course will review how the coronary arteries, electrical conduction system and structure and function of the heart itself all present their own unique considerations.

Emergency Cardiac Care: An Overview


1.5 CE Credits / $30.00

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The Emergency Department can be an unfamiliar place to deliver a baby, for both the patient and the healthcare team. This course will explain the care of a pregnant woman who is about to deliver in the Emergency Department.  We will discuss imminent delivery assessment findings, assistance in the delivery of the neonate and post-delivery interventions to maintain safe patient care.

Delivery of a Neonate in the Emergency Department


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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The purpose of this course is to acquaint you with revenue cycle terminology. A basic understanding of the revenue cycle is critical for nurse leaders in order to better communicate across the healthcare enterprise. In addition, nursing leaders will use the concepts learned in this course to educate their nursing staff on the essential role they play in the revenue cycle.

Revenue Cycle Basics for Nurse Leaders


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Changes in the way oxygen moves throughout the body can dramatically impact your patient. This course will take you on a ride throughout the ventilation and perfusion system. Along the way, you’ll learn about right and left shifts in the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve, various types of hypoxia, ETCO2 waveforms, and much more!

The O2 Express



1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Does my patient need an ABG? How are ABGs interpreted and what does this mean for my patient? BCEN’s ABG course will teach the importance of the arterial blood gas test and its application to a variety of patient conditions.

THe 1, 2, 3's of ABG's



1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Nurses new to the field or those considering a move to the ED will learn what a typical day as an ED nurse is like, what makes the job unique, how to prepare to both land a position in the ED and succeed as an ED nurse. Written by ED nursing managers, this course will explain what to expect as a new nurse in the ED and will give you tips on how to succeed!

Emergency Nursing 101



1 CE Credit / $20.00

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In the dynamic world of emergency nursing, building a solid team is essential to a well-functioning department. In this course, we will explain workforce engagement and why it is important. We will introduce our top five practices that really drive engagement and are largely budget neutral. We will also discuss how to engage the Millennials on your team.

Driving Employee Engagement: 5 Best Practices


2 CE Credits / $40.00

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This course will make the case for why and how supporting specialty nursing certification is beneficial to all stakeholders. Studies show that certification strengthens teamwork, improves patient outcomes, creates ownership and current and future leaders. Strong support for nursing and specialty nursing certification is highly advised for nurse leaders who want to cultivate owners and leaders that will help solve the most challenging problems and move their departments to the next level.

Supporting Board Certification


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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Note: This course is part of the EDvantage curriculum, intended for nurses pursuing a career in emergency medicine.   Congratulations! You're taking steps toward working in a dynamic and exciting field: Emergency Medicine! Whether you are a new graduate or a nurse that has worked in other areas outside of the Emergency Department (ED), emergency nursing is a field of its own that requires good communication, strong clinical skills and continuous education.

Your Career: From Interview to Certification


1 CE Credit / $20.00

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