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Nurse Refreshers take all the Board of Nursing required topics in Legal and Ethical
Nursing called Nursing Jurisprudence & Ethics, Nursing Documentation, Medication
Administration, Pharmacology, Physical Assessment and then have an option to take
CE courses like Skills Lab and IV Therapy. The Nurse Refresher also does a preclass
review in A & P, Evidenced Based Practice, Nursing Process, Labs, Math Review, etc.
This program does include a clinical option for those nurses needing or desiring to update
competency. We have multiple clinical agreements and settings throughout Texas.
covers RN responsibility related to medication administration,
the vital components of a medication order, standard abbreviations,
identification of each type of medication order: Standard,
One time, Stat, P.R.N., Standing, Verbal/Telephone. Five
rights of medication administration, medication error
prevention and nursing responsibility once an error has
been made. Nursing management of IV medication administration,
Administration of Blood, TPN, Equipment, Solutions, Diluents,
Complications, and Calculations etc
. Class also
has a pharmacology component.
Course covers the differentiation between
the roles and functions of the BON and professional organizations,
information on the Nurse Practice Act, BNE Rules, BON
position statements and guidelines, application of the
Standards of Practice and Unprofessional Conduct Rules
in determining the RNs duty to the patient, application
the delegation criteria and supervision requirements as
they pertain to client conditions and various settings.
Professional boundaries / over involvement and strategies
needed to protect the therapeutic relationship between
the RN and the client., interpretation of recent legislative
amendments to the NPA, in addition to other legislation
that may impact nursing practice.
Course covers identification of RN
responsibilities related to their licensure, nursing ethics,
the nurses duty , definitions of moral principles
and confidentiality principles relevant to the nursing
profession, description of the considerations involved
in ethical decision-making and considerations related
to impaired nursing, identification of reasons for boundaries
in relationships and strategies to maintain a therapeutic
professional relationship between the RN and the patient,
the role of the nurse as an advocate and use of resources
in ethical dilemmas.
Course covers explanation of the critical
thinking model and how it provides a practical, clinical
decision-making guide that is applied to the nursing process
and application of the nursing process using critical
thinking in the care of patients.
Defining of terms relative to critical thinking such as:
logic, inference, judgment, reasoning, analysis, inferences,
nursing process, decision making, reflection, scientific
Identification and incorporation into
clinical practice strategies to build critical thinking
skills, strategies for improving oral and written communication
with patient care and solve clinical problems by applying
information that is known.
Course covers the process and barriers
in the interview and health history part of assessment,
the working meaning of the following: Nursing Practice
Act Section 217.11(2) and 217.12 (2), basic components
of physical assessment, including equipment use and maintenance,
basic techniques used in assessment, correct procedures
for obtaining vital signs and alternatives, deviations
in vital signs and possible significances, the nursing
process in system by system assessment, with normal and
abnormal findings, identification of pain evaluations
systems, myths, documentation of pain and importance of
Terms used in the pharmacological
literature, reviews the various laws that govern the prescribing
and use of drugs, and pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetic,
and pharmacodynamic phases of drug action. Special considerations
in the administration of drugs (e.g., neonate, elderly,
pregnancy, disease, etc) are included.
Autonomic and Somatic Nervous Systems
Anesthetics & Psychotherapeutics & Seizure Drugs
Drugs used to treat Painful conditions
Antibiotic and Antiviral Drugs
Immune System Drugs
Endocrine System Drugs
Immune System Drugs
Nervous System Drugs
Respiratory System Drugs
Small group hands-on lab with instructor to refresh skills
in clean and aseptic techniques, Trachestomy care and
suctioning, Stoma and Ostomy Care, Foley (Male & Female)
insertion & care, and Nasogastric insertion &
Meets Texas BNE requirements for
RNs. Includes preparation for, recognition of, and reporting
of various forms of Bioterrorism including Biological
agents, viral hemorrhagic fevers, radiation exposure,
and mass trauma.
RNs only with previous IV experience. Didactic objectives
include: purposes of PICC and Midlines, contraindications,
patient teaching, troubleshooting problems on insertion
and maintenance, removal of PICC, Small group hands on
course along with didactic instruction utilizing Intravenous
Nurse Society guidelines. Includes 1 kit per student and
actual insertions on PICC manikin by each nurse. Eight
hours of Type I Continuing Education for Nurses for this
Course covers OSHA and describe the
purpose of the act, blood-borne pathogens exposure, various
methods to prevent needle sticks, ergonomics hazards from
lifting and repetitive tasks and back injuries, potential
hazardous drug exposure and prevention techniques, proper
disposal, Personal Protective Equipment to be worn, Respiratory
protection, hazardous drug use, i.e. priming tubing and
handling vials, hazardous chemicals and MSDS, latex allergies,
causes, symptoms, and prevention, laser safety and hazards
associated with laboratories, and radioactive material
and x-ray hazards.
Course covers the Electrical conduction
system, coronary circulation, normal configuration and
significance of the P wave, P-R interval, QRS complex,
and T wave. Instruction on methods of calculating the
heart rate and identification of Normal Sinus Rhythm.
Course covers Arrhythmia Identification,
causes, medical management and nursing interventions.
Course covers the purpose of documentation,
the legal aspects of charting, commonly used forms and
methods of charting, Nurse Practice Standards related
to charting, and computerized charting.
Life Support for Renewal or 1st timer course for Health
care Provider or Heartsaver, Also offered is Heartsaver
FACTS course for First Aid for lay persons and day care
precautions; how & why to protect yourself.
How to protect ones license and maintain accountability
with safe & effective strategies for delegating to
unlicensed personnel and the difference between delegation
Course identifies assessment, nursing
interventions, evaluation of treatment, alternatives,
and age specific considerations in pain management.
How to detect & what is your role
in the solution.
Covers the relationship between the
professional nurse and clients and why it exists. Description
of boundary violations and sexual misconduct and Nurse
Practice Act related to these situations.
covers the risk factors, prevention, symptoms, testing
and treatment, and precautions for health care workers.
Reviews the basic vascular structure,
peripheral line complications including signs and symptoms
with appropriate nursing interventions, calculations,
performance technique, purpose of IV therapy, selection
of and commonly used veins. Instruction in IM, SC, ID
Overview of blood components, vessels,
circulation, universal precaution, terminology, standard
procedure, various methods, complication with interventions,
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