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After you have registered on the preceding pages, you may select a course from those below by clicking on the title. Each course's learning objectives are listed beneath the corresponding title. Credits awarded are listed by profession in the columns to the right of each title.

Questions about accreditations for your jurisdiction--scroll to the bottom of this page

course awards CEs for:

nurse case
manager
social
worker
dietitian  

Free Online Courses

  Prevention and Management of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe 3 categories of impact that CAUTIs may have on patients and healthcare facilities.

2. Identify 4 indications for indwelling urinary catheter use.

3. Explain 3 best practice recommendations to reduce CAUTI risk.

4. Describe 3 strategies for teaching patients and their families about best practices used to reduce the risk of CAUTI.
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  Understanding Overactive Bladder: Symptom Management and Treatment

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1. Identify two barriers to the diagnosis and management of OAB

2. Describe four complications associated with OAB

3. Discuss two pharmacological and two non-pharmacological treatment options for OAB

4. Identify and describe uses for at least three different types of absorbent products used with OAB

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  Understanding Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitors

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Define three benefits of insulin pumps

2. Describe at least four things to consider when using an insulin pump

3. List at least four areas to be covered when educating the patient

4. List at least three benefits of using a continuous glucose monitor

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Incontinence Management Options: Adult Absorbent Products

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe two types of persistent urinary incontinence

2. List three factors to consider when selecting adult absorbent products

3. Describe at least three measures designed to improve incontinence

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Essentials of Diabetes

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe 3 risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
2. List 3 treatment goals in type 2 diabetes.
3. Describe 3 treatment strategies for the management of type 2 diabetes.

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Exploring the Relationship Between Diabetes and Exercise

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1. List at least two benefits of exercise in managing type 2 diabetes.

2. Describe how exercise affects blood sugar levels.

3. List at least two precautions that should be taken by people with diabetes before exercise.

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Nutrition in Wound Healing

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1. Describe how malnutrition can impair wound healing.

2. List at least two changes in nutritional needs during wound healing.

3. Describe at least one special consideration for nutritional needs during wound healing in diabetic patients.

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  Successful Management of the Home Tube Feeding Patient

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. List at least 2 criteria for home enteral nutrition

2. Least at least 2 potential complications of home enteral nutrition

3. Provide management suggestions for at least 1 complication that can be performed by the home enteral patient or caregiver

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  Falls Prevention: A Review

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe two risk factors associated with falls

2. Describe 3 types of practical assessments for the risk of falls

3. Discuss nursing, physical or occupational or other rehab therapist’s roles in the evaluation, prevention and treatment of falls

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  Managing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe three ways gestational diabetes can be treated.

2. List at least two risks gestational diabetes presents for the baby.

3. List two things a pregnant woman can do to prevent gestational diabetes.

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The Diabetic Foot: Assessment and Prevention
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe three types of diabetic neuropathy.
2. Define three ways to offload a diabetic foot.
3. Describe five things to include in patient education for diabetic foot-related problems

1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0  
 

Managing Treatment Adherence Issues in Diabetes

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

1. List two non-adherence issues common in diabetes management.

2. Describe one method to motivate diabetes patient adherence.
3. List two examples of community service resources to improve diabetes management adherence.
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0  
  Caring for your Ostomy
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe 3 types of ostomies.
2. Explain how the ostomies named in objective #1 are formed.
3. List 3 different types of ostomy pouching options.
4. Describe when to use at least 3 specific ostomy accessories.
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  Medical Supplies Coverage in the Medicare Environment
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Describe the different medical supplies categories and what is covered.
List the Medicare eligibility criteria for beneficiaries regarding medical supplies reimbursement.
Define Medicare assignment and what this means for both the beneficiary and the supplier.
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  Wound Care Treatment: A Review of Recent Literature on Best Practices, Challenges, and Palliative Care Strategies
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Identify best practices for treatment of pressure ulcers.
Describe two challenges in meeting evidence-based recommendations for wound care treatment.
Discuss one goal for symptom management of wounds in chronic wound patients
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Type 1 Diabetes: A Review of Current Management Strategies
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1.
Describe the etiology of type 1 diabetes.
2.
Identify two acute and two chronic complications of type 1 diabetes.
3. Define the three primary factors that influence blood glucose levels.

4. Describe two differences between basal and bolus insulin

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  Type 2 Diabetes: Current Management Strategies
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1.
Describe three risk factors for developing type-2 diabetes.
2. List three treatment goals in type-2 diabetes.
3. Describe three treatment strategies for the management of type-2 diabetes.
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  Diabetes Mellitus and Related Treatment Strategies

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the etiology of type 2 diabetes.
2. List three types of therapeutic options for type 2 diabetes.
3. List three strategies to contain healthcare costs associated with diabetes care and treatment.

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  Overview of Wound Care Treatment
Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:
1. List four barriers to wound healing
2. Describe two ways chronic wounds are categorized
3. Describe two modern treatment options for chronic wounds

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  Clinical and Quality of Life Outcomes for Ostomy Patients
1. Describe the two primary differences introduced with “fast track” protocols for ostomy patients.
2. List two factors that can affect long-term adjustment to incontinent ostomies.
3. Describe two differences between cancer and non-cancer ostomy patient quality of life outcomes.
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  Incontinent Ostomy Management: An Overview
1. Identify the most common type of colostomy
2. Describe potential complications of colostomies
3. Describe the basic steps of colostomy care
1.0   1.0 1.0  
  Omalizumab Use in the Treatment of Asthma
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Define what omalizumab is and its composition
Describe the mechanism of omalizumab
Define the goals of treatment therapy with omalizumab
List the benefits of omalizumab therapy over those currently available

1.0     1.0

 

  Promising New Treatment Regimens for Multiple Sclerosis
Upon completion of this Journal Club the participant will be able to:
Describe two appropriate criteria for study endpoints as recommended by the Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the MS Council for Clinical Practice Guidelines groups.
List three categories of treatments described in treatment guidelines published by Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the MS Council for Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Compare the effects of two different interferon β-1a regimens on MRI outcomes
Describe one benefit and one potential detrimental effect of a higher dose of interferon β-1a regimen in relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) patients.
Describe the proposed mechanism for natalizumab in MS treatment.

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  Peginterferon and Ribavirin Therapy
in Hepatitis C

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Describe the difference between between unmodified and pegylated interferon
List two possible adverse effects associated with interferon therapies
Compare the sustained virologic response outcomes of combination peginterferon alfa-2a/ribavirin with combination unmodified interferon/ribavirin in chronic HCV
Compare the histologic results of two doses levels of peginterferon alfa-2a in patients with cirrhosis or bridging fibrosis.
List two appropriate outcomes for interferon treatments in patients with chronic HCV infection

1.0     1.0  
  Alzheimer's Primer
Upon completion of this course, the participant will have a basic understanding of Alzheimer's Disease. its implications, and its affects on the lives of those it touches.  It is intended to assist the caregiver with identifying and understanding the cause, diagnosis, signs and symptoms, care management strategies, and support measures of Alzheimer's Disease.
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  Managing Metabolic Complications of Parenteral Nutrition
Upon completion of this course the learner will be able to:
List three categories of metabolic complications in TPN.
Identify at least one marker in each of three categories of metabolic complications.
List appropriate interventions for at least two metabolic complications.
Describe one category of patients who may be at higher risk for TPN-related metabolic complications.
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  Home IV Antibiotic Therapy in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Once the course is completed you should be able to:
List three types of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) that may be treated with home intravenous antibiotics.
Discuss the effectiveness of three antibiotics used in home therapy for soft tissue infections.
Describe one special consideration for the treatment of diabetic patients with intravenous antibiotics.
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  Pain Management: Predicting Outcomes
Upon completion of this Journal Club the participant will be able to:
1. Describe two typical pain assessment tools.
2. List factors that are most related to prediction of pain relief in cancer-related pain management.
3. List one potential use of a cancer pain prognosis scale to improve pain management.
4. Describe the relationship between patient expectations for pain relief and patient satisfaction for pain treatment.
5. Describe the complexity of measuring opioid-related side effects.
6. Describe the four stages of chronic pain processing.
7. List three variables that may be related to racial/ethnic differences in pain staging.

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  Therapeutic Uses of Infliximab
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Describe the composition of infliximab
Describe two potential mechanisms of infliximab
Name four disease states that may benefit from infliximab therapy
List the goals of infliximab treatment in at least one disease state

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  Managing Nutrition Support in the Home
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the effects of long-term and life-long home parenteral nutrition (HPN) on quality of life and health status
2. Identify body composition changes that occur in malnourished patients during the first three months of HPN therapy
3. Describe outcomes in patients with radiation enteritis-induced HPN dependency
4. List strategies in communication to assure a cost effective transition from hospital to home for nutrition support patients.

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  Recent Therapeutic Developments in RSV
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
Define respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and it’s causes
List four types of pharmacological treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) induced bronchiolitis and pneumonia
Understand the costs and benefits associated with the use of palivizumab (Synagis) as prophylactic therapy against RSV
Name three risk factors associated with increased severity of RSV infection
List the factors related to the clinical effectiveness of palivizumab (Synagis)
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  Hemophilia and Factor in the Home Setting
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Define hemophilia and its causes
2. List four symptoms and four causes of bleeding disorders
3. Differentiate between prophylactic and on-demand therapy 
4. List benefits and issues of prophylactic therapy, and
5. Identify the effect of postponing prophylaxis on long-term clinical outcomes of the severe hemophilia patient

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  TPN at Home
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify and define the primary complication associated with TPN that has been noted by the authors as the principle cause of most feeding-related problems. They will also be able to define several other complications associated with TPN in the home setting, including their frequency and why they occur. Participants will be able to name four specific disease states where the authors note TPN should be the first choice for nutrition support and why this is so.
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  IV Antibiotics: Focus on Cellulitis
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to define cellulitis, identify two bacterial causes, and describe four key treatment guidelines according to the journal club authors.
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  Anthropometric Measures
This course will highlight the more typical measures of body dimensions. Included are tables that can be used to calculate additional body composition information and evaluate results. Sources of error are listed in each section.
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  Wound Care Basics
This course is written as a general overview of wounds, to instruct the clinician in identification, cause, care and treatment. 
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  Diabetes Journal Club
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to define the testing guidelines for both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the World Health Organization, which method is considered superior. In addition, participants will be able to describe the primary clinical benefit to glucose self-monitoring.
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  Basic BIA-(the short course)    author's bio
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Describe BIA and its use in health and disease
List the four data-types required for the BIA equations
Describe how to position the patient to take a reading
Define the meaning of the readings from the standpoint of BCM and ECM
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  Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis    author's bio
Upon completion of this course you should be able to do the following things:
List criterion (gold standard) measures for body compartments that are used in the development of predictive equations.
Discuss the validity and precision of BIA measures in relation to criterion methods.
Differentiate between linear and exponential equations used to predict body compartment volumes.
Discuss the limitations of body composition evaluation by tetrapolar BIA.
Discuss the uses of body composition evaluation in a clinical setting.
Describe a multi-compartment body composition model.
Discuss the physiologic basis for body compartment increases and decreases.
Interpret a standard three-compartment body composition report.
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  Wasting    author's bio
Part One of a three part series on Wasting Syndrome. This 1-CPE course covers the current thinking on wasting syndrome. Part Two will cover assessment. Part Three will cover treatment options.
         
 

course carries CEs for:

nurse case
manager
social
worker
dietitian  
Notes on accreditations
Nursing:

Hi-R-Ed Online University is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 13804). The programs listed above will earn the participant continuing education credit upon successful completion of the post-test. The number of credits available varies by course--see the list above for the number of credits available.

Hi-R-Ed Online University's courses may be used toward fulfilling the following state requirements:
Hi-R-Ed and its assigned assume no responsibility for the accuracy of this information--it is the clinician's responsibility to know their state's continuing education requirements and to meet them.
State Requirements
Some or all CE requirements may be fulfilled by our online courses:
online study/total required (mths), renewal period (yrs)
Alabama 24/24 /2 yrs
Alaska 30/30 /2 yrs
Arkansas 15/15 /2 yrs
California 30/30 /2 yrs
Delaware RN, LPN 15/15, 12/12 /2 yrs
Florida 22/25 /2 yrs
Georgia Competency req's only beginning 1/31/2016
Illinois 20 /2 yrs
Iowa 45/45 /3 yrs
Kansas 15/30 /2 yrs
Kentucky 30/30 /2 yrs
Louisiana RN 15/15
Maryland Refresher course only
Massachusetts 15/15 /2 yrs
Michigan 25/25 /2 yrs
Minnesota RN, LPN 24/24, 12/12 /2 yrs
Montana 24 contact hrs CE completed by 12/31/2012
Nebraska 10/20 /2 yrs
New Jersey 30/30 2 yrs
Nevada RN, LPN 30/30 /2 yrs
New Hampshire 15/30 /2 yrs
New Mexico 30/30 /2 yrs
North Carolina* See below
North Dakota 12/12 2 yrs
Ohio 24/24/2 yrs
Oklahoma 24/24 2 yrs
Pennsylvania 30/30 2 yrs
Puerto Rico 30/20 2 yrs
Rhode Island 10/10 2 yrs
South Carolina* See below
Texas 20/20 /2 yrs
Virgin Islands 15 /2 yrs
Virginia* See below
Washington 45/45 3 yrs
Washington, DC  
West Virginia RN, LPN 30/30, 24/24 /2 yrs
Wyoming 20/20 /2 yrs

The following states do not have specific continuing education requirements for nurses. However, Hi-R-Ed Online University's Programs for Nurses meet the contact hour requirements for those states that have them in the following list:

Arizona
Colorado
Connecticut
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Maine
Mississippi
Missouri
Oregon
South Dakota

Vermont

Wisconsin

Dietitians:

Hi-R-Ed Online University is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Commission on Dietetic Regulation (CDR), provider # NU003. The programs listed above will earn the participant continuing education credit upon successful completion of the post-test. The number of credits available varies by course--see the list above for the number of credits available.

Hi-R-Ed Online University's courses fulfill the continuing education requirements for registered dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered in all 50 states.

Registered Dietitians are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education every 2 years.

 

Social Workers:

Hi-R-Ed Online University, provider #1091, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Hi-R-Ed Online University maintains responsibility for the program.

ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/16 - 2/28/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Where noted, Hi-R-Ed Online University's courses are approved for continuing education credit for social workers by the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board.

Social workers are required by their state of practice to complete between 20 - 40 hours of continuing education credits every 2 years. Consult your state board for specifics.

 

Case Managers:

Courses denoted as approved for case managers are approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for continuing education credit hours as noted on the first page of each course. Approval number on file with both Hi-R-Ed Online University and the Commission for Case Manager Certification as directed by CCMC.

Certified Case Managers are required to complete 80 clock hours of approved continuing education every 5 years.

All continuing education and training courses receive approval based on your clinical specialty and state of licensure.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet all credentialing requirements for the state and agency that issues your license(s). Certain states may have special requirements that cannot be maintained through courses given outside of a c
lassroom environment.

North Carolina: RNs and LPNs: For reistatement or relicensure, a plan for continued competence and completion of one of the following is required: 1) National certification or re-certification by a national credentialing body recognized by the Board. 2) 30 contact hours of continued education. 3) Completion of a Board approved refresher course. 4) Completion of a minimum of two semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice. --OR--15 contact hours of continued education and one of the following: 1) Completion of a nursing project as principal investigator or co-investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings. 2) Authoring or co-authoring a nursing related article, paper, book or book chapter. 3) Developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees. 4) 640 hours of active practice within previous 2 years.

South Carolina: The license of every person licensed under the provisions of the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state must be renewed biennially by April 30.
Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active RN or LPN license biennially requires documented evidence of at least one of the following requirements during the licensure period: 1) Completion of thirty contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board 2) Maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board 3) Completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board; OR 4) Verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board

Virginia: Effective August 1, 2013, continued competency regulations go into effect. These regulations will affect licensure renewals beginning August 1, 2015. For licensure renewal, RNs shall complete at least one of the following activities: Current specialty certification by a national certifying organization, as defined in 18VAC90-20-10. Completion of a minimum of three credit hours of post-licensure academic education relevant to nursing practice, offered by a regionally-accredited college or university. A board-approved refresher course in nursing. Completion of nursing-related, evidence-based practice project or research study. Completion of publication as the author or co-author during a renewal cycle. Teaching a nursing-related course resulting in no less than three semester hours of college credit or specialty certification. Teaching nursing-related continuing education courses for up to 30 contact hours. 15 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse. 30 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing.

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