Nursing: Common Outdoor-Related Issues
35.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Every season of the year has its gifts and challenges. A winter snowfall looks beautiful but is accompanied by the risk of frostbite or heart attack while one is shoveling snow. The summer sun is wonderful but associated with an increased risk of skin malignancies. This course focuses on helping nurses expand their knowledge and improve patient care for those persons dealing with season-related disorders, outdoor disorders, and injuries.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe preventive health initiatives for individuals who exercise outdoors year-round.
  • Explain how to survive dangerous conditions that can occur during winter storms.
  • Describe the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Discuss treatment initiatives for frostbite.
  • Recognize the clinical effects of hypothermia.
  • Explain treatment initiatives for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
  • Paraphrase treatment measures for allergic rhinitis.
  • Differentiate among the different types of reactions to insect bites and stings.
  • Describe first aid initiatives for animal bites. 
  • Assess patients for concussion. 
  • Initiate first aid for lacerations and puncture wounds.
  • Explain treatment initiatives for near-drowning victims. 
  • Differentiate among the categories of heat-related illnesses. 
  • Identify the characteristics of Lyme disease.
  • Describe the clinical effects of common poisonous plants. 
  • Explain treatment measures for poisonous snakebites.
  • Initiate immediate first aid for patients with suspected spinal cord injury.
  • Differentiate between sprains and strains. 
  • Describe the risk factors for sunburn.
  • Explain the clinical manifestations of West Nile virus infection.

About the Author: 
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include the following: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Common Outdoor-Related Issues - N31977

35.95
About the Course:
Every season of the year has its gifts and challenges. A winter snowfall looks beautiful but is accompanied by the risk of frostbite or heart attack while one is shoveling snow. The summer sun is wonderful but associated with an increased risk of skin malignancies. This course focuses on helping nurses expand their knowledge and improve patient care for those persons dealing with season-related disorders, outdoor disorders, and injuries.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe preventive health initiatives for individuals who exercise outdoors year-round.
  • Explain how to survive dangerous conditions that can occur during winter storms.
  • Describe the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Discuss treatment initiatives for frostbite.
  • Recognize the clinical effects of hypothermia.
  • Explain treatment initiatives for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
  • Paraphrase treatment measures for allergic rhinitis.
  • Differentiate among the different types of reactions to insect bites and stings.
  • Describe first aid initiatives for animal bites. 
  • Assess patients for concussion. 
  • Initiate first aid for lacerations and puncture wounds.
  • Explain treatment initiatives for near-drowning victims. 
  • Differentiate among the categories of heat-related illnesses. 
  • Identify the characteristics of Lyme disease.
  • Describe the clinical effects of common poisonous plants. 
  • Explain treatment measures for poisonous snakebites.
  • Initiate immediate first aid for patients with suspected spinal cord injury.
  • Differentiate between sprains and strains. 
  • Describe the risk factors for sunburn.
  • Explain the clinical manifestations of West Nile virus infection.

About the Author: 
Adrianne E. Avillion, DEd, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MS in nursing from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include the following: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 6-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.