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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LAWS AND RULES FOR FLORIDA NURSES
This course, typically completed in one day, fulfills the RN CEU requirement for a 2-hour course on the laws and rules that govern the practice of nursing in Florida. The purpose of the Nurse Practice Act (NPA) is identified, roles and responsibilities of FBON Directors are described, laws for nurses are differentiated from laws for CNAs, MDs, and other healthcare professionals, and scope of practice across levels of nursing is discussed. This course also differentiates ethical from legal aspects of nursing and describes discipline in nursing practice as guided by the NPA. Students must be licensed nurses.

CRITICAL CARE NURSING
This 48-hour course, completed in less than two months, is specifically designed for Registered Nurses to provide advanced, evidence-based knowledge and skills in the specialty area of Critical Care consistent with standards of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. The focus of the course is on safe, appropriate, and prioritized nursing assessment and management for critically ill patients with complex systems disorders in the context of a multidisciplinary approach to care. Highlights of the course include a review of normal structure and function of body systems as well as major pathophysiology underlying common complex systems disorders; clinical indications and associated nursing interventions for critically ill patients undergoing diagnostic procedures; nursing assessment and management of hemodynamic monitoring and other specialized equipment used in the care of critically ill patients, and analysis of data obtained through specialized assessment equipment and laboratory tests used to evaluate complex systems disorders. Evaluation of current evidence for practice in caring for critically ill patients is also emphasized. Students must be licensed registered nurses.

HIV/AIDS UPDATES FOR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS
HIV/AIDS is commonly treated in Primary Care offices once diagnosed and the appropriate regimen developed. Primary Care Providers and nurses must be familiar with new guidelines and evidence to manage this chronic illness. This course will describe necessary strategies to close the gaps in HIV prevention with focus on the responsibilities of the healthcare team in recognition, assessment, and treatment of those infected with HIV, including diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care and prevention of transmission. Creation of an effective healthcare plan for clients, to include application and participation in clinical trials, as well as continuing client education and support will also be discussed. This course fulfills the 1-hour Florida requirement for HIV/AIDS and is completed in one day. Students must be primary care providers.

CPR BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
This 4.5-hour course is designed for healthcare students and professionals who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a variety of settings. The course is completed in one day and prepares learners to promptly recognize life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED. This course is open to the public.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT EXAM PREP COURSE
This course prepares students to challenge the nursing assistant competency exam in Florida. This 24-hour course completed over one week provides the student an opportunity to review essential materials and practice necessary patient care skills. Students will also complete a practice written examination. Once a student has completed this course, they will have the option to apply for and challenge the exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. This course is open to the public.

PHLEBOTOMY COURSE
This 24-hour course prepares students to enter the field of Phlebotomy in a laboratory, hospital, or clinical setting. The course objectives include: Blood Collection Equipment, Additives, and Order of Draw, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Personal and Patient Safety, Quality Assurance and Legal Issues, and The Circulatory System. This course is for current healthcare professionals and students. Applicants must provide evidence of their profession, e.g. license or employment, or nursing student status.

INTRAVENOUS THERAPY COURSE
This 30-hour course is for nurses interested in improving their knowledge and skills in this specialty. The objectives include legal policies and standards, personal and patient safety, intravenous therapies, IV insertion techniques, vascular access, and hands-on practice. Applicants must provide evidence of their profession, e.g. license or employment, or nursing student status.

BASIC ELECTROCARDIOGRAM INTERPRETATION COURSE
The purpose of this 6-hour course is to provide healthcare professionals with a basic approach for Electrocardiogram interpretation. The objectives include: Introduction to EKG basis, Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, Electrophysiology, Lead placement and Cardiac monitoring and Calculation of Heart Rate. Students must be healthcare professionals. Applicants must provide evidence of their profession, e.g. license or employment, or nursing student status.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS FOR NON-PLANNERS COURSE
This 2-hour course introduces project management to individuals who are not directly involved in project management and planning but see it as an opportunity for professional growth or development. These individuals may be exploring how to apply these techniques in their current professional environments. The objectives include definitions, uses of project management, and project process groups i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close. This course is open to the public.

COVID-19
After completing this two-hour continuing education course for nursing students, the student will be able to meet the following objectives: discuss clinical evaluation of a patient suspected of COVID-19 infection, identify modes of transmission, discuss methods to prevent transmission, identify treatment of COVID-19, and discuss preparedness recommendations for Healthcare facilities.

HIV/AIDS BEST PRACTICES
This two-hour course is for nursing students. Course participants will apply current evidence-based practice in the care of clients infected with HIV/AIDS. They will keep current on new information regarding HIV, the effects seen with HIV, its transmission, treatment and the best care for HIV victims who progress into the final stage of AIDS as we help those infected live healthier, more satisfying lives. University staff must confirm the student status of any applicant.

INFECTION CONTROL
This two-hour course is for nursing students. The purpose of this course is to prepare nursing students to adhere to scientifically accepted principles and practices of infection control, understand modes and mechanisms of transmission, understand the use of engineering and work practice controls, select and use appropriate barrier protections, create and maintain a safe environment, and prevent and manage infectious and communicable diseases. University staff must confirm the student status of any applicant.

OSHA: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT
This two-hour course is for nursing students. Course participants will learn how to define bloodborne pathogens, identify workers who are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, identify key aspects of a Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan, describe methods for controlling exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and describe steps to take when exposed to a bloodborne pathogen. University staff must confirm the student status of any applicant.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA
This two-hour course is for nursing students. At the completion of the course, participants will be able to: discuss Alzheimer’s Disease and the impact on the society, discuss the changes that occur in the brain of people with the disease, relate the function and parts of the brain affected by the disease, including the signs and symptoms and changes in diagnostic studies, understand medical and non-medical treatments, and describe current methods use by physicians to diagnose the disease. University staff must confirm the student status of any applicant.

HIPAA HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
This two-hour course is for nursing students. At the completion of this course, participants will understand guidelines for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information, capture the guidelines for maintaining privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information and the implications HIPAA has for researchers. University staff must confirm the student status of any applicant.

ROLE OF THE NURSE LEADER AND LEADERSHIP QUALITY INITIATIVES
This course focuses on the multifaceted role of the nurse leader in healthcare organizations.

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
The course examines strategies that enhance nurse leadership and promote the advancement of the nursing profession. Students will analyze leadership, change, and organizational theories as they apply to complex healthcare systems. Students will explore strategies for leading and sustaining change and examine the impact of ethical and legal issues on the role of the nurse leader. Students will examine the most current information on quality issues, tools, and strategies and learn to develop quality measurement approach that includes data collection planning, data analysis, and statistical process control methods. Focus on creating a healthcare culture that fosters quality in healthcare delivery through the role of an advanced practice nurse administrator. This 45-hour course is for health care professionals.

This course covers principles of effective management and leadership that maximize organizational performance. Organizational Behavior involves understanding what people think and do in a workplace environment. There are internal factors and external factors that affect the individuals and/or groups within an organization. The objective of the course is to understand the workplace environment as a good fit for society, understand how to achieve the organizational goals’, as well as a culture that is successful and competitive. Course concepts have valuable applications to other types of organizations, including non-profits, athletic teams, social clubs, and religious and political groups. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and topics in organizational behavior (OB) and management. The course focuses on OB at three levels: individual, interpersonal, and collective. This 45-hour course is open to the general public.

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
This course will explore critical issues facing academic leaders, including the challenge of attracting and retaining a quality work force, managing and allocating resources, innovative instructional leadership, creating community partnerships, and meeting the myriad of district, state and federal policies and laws. This analysis will inform the students understanding of the important implications of managing institutional resources to meet operational needs and improve outcomes for all learners. This 45-hour course is open to individuals in the education field.

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