Continuing Education for Nurses Online

Each interactive training course is completely narrated and easy to follow.
This isn't the typical boring training. You won't download material, read, and take a test. This is real online training.

About This Training

These Continuing Education (CE) courses are meant to provide nurses with training essential for patient/caregiver interaction and care for both general patients and those with special care needs.

This Training Will

  • Provide skills to aid patient/caregiver interactions
  • Offer tips for providing care for dementia patients that benefits both the patient and caregiver
  • Help caregivers assess and effectively care for patients who use ventilators

Nursing CE - Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)

Only $40.00

About This Course

In this course you will learn critical communication skills to effectively communicate with patients of varying ages, cultures, and dispositions, as well as family members you may encounter.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for any who interact with health care patients.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787
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Nursing CE - Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)

Only $40.00

About This Course

This course addresses the causes and indications of dementia, as well as how health care professionals aid dementia patients and cope with the various neuroses common in those who suffer from dementia.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for any who interact with dementia patients.

Continuing Eduation Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787
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Nursing CE - Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)

Only $80.00

About This Course

This course will provide essential information for nurses and caregivers in the acute care, home care, and sub-acute setting where they may be relied upon for ventilator management and troubleshooting.

Mechanical ventilation is a common life-saving intervention. Today, many patients are sent home with mechanical ventilators while others are treated in sub-acute unit. It is now necessary for health care providers and home care professionals to have a good understanding of techniques to optimize mechanical ventilation and minimize complications

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for those who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including, but not limited to, LVNs, CNAs, RNs, EMTs, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapist, Physical Therapists, Firefighters, and Physicians.

Continuing Education Credits

Students can elect to take this course for four (8) Continuing Education Units (CEUs). This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787
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Package Deals

Packages allow you to easily purchase a collection of courses together, often at a savings over purchasing the courses individually.

CE Package for Nursing (16 CEUs)

Only $100.00 Savings of $60.00

This CEU Package contains the three courses listed below, with a savings of $60 over purchasing these courses separately.

  • Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)
  • Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)

CE Package for Nursing (12 CEUs Option 1)

Only $90.00 Savings of $30.00

This CEU Package contains the two courses listed below, with a savings of $30 over purchasing these courses separately.

  • Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)

CE Package for Nursing (12 CEUs Option 2)

Only $90.00 Savings of $30.00

This CEU Package contains the two courses listed below, with a savings of $30 over purchasing these courses separately.

  • Management of the Ventilator Assisted Patient (8 CEUs)
  • Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)

CE Package for Nursing (8 CEUs)

Only $80.00

This CEU Package contains the two courses listed below.

  • Therapeutic Communication Skills in Nursing (4 CEUs)
  • Caring for People with Dementia (4 CEUs)

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

About This Course

Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.

Course Outlines

These fully narrated courses are built in linear fashion, allowing you to navigate straight through the coursework without switching pages or searching for the right link or tab to continue — allowing for an easy path to completion and certification.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of therapeutic communication theories;
  • Differentiate between professional, personal, and therapeutic relationships;
  • Discuss the psychological and social factors that affect communication; and
  • Understand the importance of self-awareness to the communication process.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between dementia and delirium;
  • Describe three major stages of dementia;
  • Describe four major causes of dementia;
  • Provide appropriate care for dementia patients;
  • Describe behaviors common in people with dementia;
  • Utilize different forms of communication to care for and calm dementia patients;
  • Describe the effects of caring for a person with dementia on the caregiver and strategies for coping;
  • Describe different types of abuse dementia patients can suffer; and
  • Help prevent dementia patient abuse.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Define mechanical ventilation;
  • Identify three clinical situations in which mechanical ventilation may be used;
  • Review the process of ventilation and anatomical structures associated with respiration;
  • List six types of artificial airways and the indications for each one;
  • Discuss complications of intubation and mechanical ventilation;
  • Describe essential assessments that must be done when a patient is on mechanical ventilation;
  • Describe the nurse's responsibilities before, during, and after intubation;
  • Identify three alternative means of communication for patients with artificial airways;
  • Describe three different ventilator settings;
  • Describe three different ventilator modes;
  • Discuss the importance of communication with the vent dependent patient;
  • Describe 3 ways to communicate with the vent dependent patient;
  • List three potential causes for a high-pressure alarm;
  • List two nursing interventions for a high respiratory rate alarm;
  • List two types of non-invasive mechanical ventilation;
  • Describe proper nursing care for an endotracheal tube;
  • Describe proper nursing care for a tracheostomy tube;
  • Describe the correct procedure for sterile suctioning;
  • Identify two indications for sedating a ventilated patient;
  • Identify four parameters that must be monitored while patients are mechanically ventilated;
  • Define ventilator weaning; and
  • Compare and contrast two different weaning methods.

Course Exams

This course has one final exam based on the material in the course. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections.

Accreditation

This training is brought to you by Professional Medical Careers Institute, an approved Nursing CE Provider in California for:

  • RN – California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 15566
  • LVN – California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians #V10787
  • CNA/HHA – California Department of Public Health NAC# 6887

About the Author

Helen Taylor, R.N., J.D.

Helen Taylor graduated from Brigham Young University's Nursing Program in 1980. In 2003, she graduated from the Ventura College of Law, earning a Juris Doctor Degree.

As a registered nurse, she has worked in Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Medical Surgical, Definitive Observation, Transitional Care, and Assessment Units for nearly 30 years.

She has been the Director of Nursing Education at the Professional Medical Careers Institute since 2008, and was a contributor to Rosdahl and Kowalski's Textbook of Basic Nursing, 10th Edition. She has gained State approval for nursing assistant, home health, IV therapy, CE courses, and vocational nursing programs.

Her current specialty is Nursing Instruction and Curriculum Development.

Online Training on Mobile Devices Tablet Smart Phone HTML 5 The Future

With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce a selection of courses is now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.