Medical Support (510)

510-109. Medication Assistant. (3 Credits)

This competency based program is for certified nursing assistants who will, upon completion, be involved with administration/distribution of medications to residents in a skilled care nursing facility.

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510-120. Transcultural Health. (2 Credits)

This education abroad program combines students from the areas of Nursing and Dental Hygiene into one experience. Students will engage in service learning opportunities in a small, local healthcare center in rural Guatemala. Nursing students can expect to take vitals, teach children about maintaining personal health, apply lice treatments, etc. Dental Hygiene students will perform screening, clean teach, apply sealants and fluoride varnish, and assist volunteer dentists with various dental procedures. Students will also have the opportunity to visit cultural sites such as coffee farms, local markets, cultural landmarks, etc.

Prerequisites: (510-106 with a minimum grade of D- and 806-119 with a minimum grade of D- and 809-148 with a minimum grade of D-)

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510-309. Medication Assistant NA. (3 Credits)

This competency-based program is for certified nursing assistants who will, upon completion, be involved with administration/distribution of medications to residents in a skilled care nursing facility. Employer approval, proof of work experience and a pre-enrollment assessment are required for participation in this course.

Prerequisites: COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 61 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 36 or (COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 75 and COMPASS/ESL - Listening with a score of 75) or TABE Advanced Reading8.0 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 563 or TABE Difficult Reading8.0 or Accuplacer Reading Comp55 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 238 or ACT-Reading with a score of 13 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165 or 858-775 with a minimum grade of S or 858-784 with a minimum grade of S or 858-785 with a minimum grade of S or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C or 858-786 with a minimum grade of S or (861-782 with a minimum grade of S and 861-784B with a minimum grade of S)

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510-328. Caregiver Skills. (1 Credit)

Caregivers are trained to work in the client home or care facility setting. They assist with basic personal care, light housekeeping, and provide companionship while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

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510-405C. Critical Thinking/Nsg Skill NC. (4.8 Credits)

Continue to develop and apply critical thinking of nursing skills and physical assessment in the Nursing Skills Lab. Content includes enhanced physical assessment using a body systems approach, multiple routes of medication administration, infusion therapy, enteral and nasogastric tube management, maintenance of oxygenation and wound management. Competency testing of several nursing skills is included in the course. This course is restricted to Nurse Refresher Program students; a permit is required in order to register.

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510-405O. RN Refresher: Clin. Practice. (10 Credits)

Gain clinical experience in a long-term-care, rehab or subacute facility under the guidance of an instructor. Returning RNs will gain 100 hours in the clinical setting, as well as the opportunity to put theory and skills into practice for returning RNs. Prerequisites: Wisconsin RN licensure, CPR for Health Care Provider, 510-405C Critical Thinking/Nursing Skills NC, and 510-471Q Pharm Review Nurse Refresher.

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510-405P. LPN Refresher: Clin. Practice. (10 Credits)

Gain clinical experience in a long-term-care, rehab or subacute facility under the guidance of an instructor. Returning LPNs will gain 100 hours in the clinical setting, as well as an opportunity to put theory and skills into practice. Prerequisites: Wisconsin LPN licensure, CPR for Health Care Provider, 510-405C Critical Thinking/Nursing Skills, 510-471Q Pharm Review Nurse Refresher.

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510-409B. Diseases and Drugs: Heart. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of the cardiac system and treatment of cardiac diseases. Review basic pathophysiology along with the common cardiac diseases such as myocardial infarction, angina and heart failure. Explore medication management, including vasodilators and antihypertensives, along current guidelines. This class is designed for certified medication aides and other healthcare professionals seeking a basic review of cardiac diseases and medications.

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510-409C. Diseases and Drugs: Lungs. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of the respiratory system and treatment of respiratory diseases. Review basic pathophysiology along with common respiratory diseases such as asthma, pneumonia and emphysema. Review medication management, including rescue and control inhalers, and current guidelines. This class is designed for certified medication aides and other healthcare professionals seeking a basic review of respiratory diseases and medications.

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510-409D. Disease and Drugs: Diabetes. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of diabetes. Review basic pathophysiology, medication management and current guidelines for treating diabetes. Discuss medications and their delivery systems, including oral options and insulins. This class is designed for certified medication aides, medical assistants, nursing students, returning nurses and others in the healthcare field.

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510-409E. Diseases and Drugs: GI. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of the gastrointestinal system and the treatment of GI diseases. Review basic pathophysiology along with common digestive diseases such as reflux, GERD and Crohn’s disease. This class is designed for certified medication aides and other healthcare professionals seeking a basic review of gastrointestinal diseases and medications.

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510-409F. Diseases and Drugs: Kidney. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of the renal system. Designed for medical assistants, nursing students, returning nurses and others in the allied health fields, review and refresh your knowledge of basic pathophysiology, along with common renal and urinary diseases such as kidney stones, UTIs and renal failure. Pharmacological interventions will also be discussed.

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510-409G. Diseases and Drugs: Heart 2. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of the cardiac system. Intended for medical assistants, nursing students, returning nurses and others in the allied health fields, continue to review your knowledge of the cardiac system, along with diseases such as congestive heart failure and hypertension. Pharmacological interventions will also be discussed.

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510-409J. Diseases and Drugs: Joints. (0.4 Credits)

Close the loop with your understanding of arthritis, musculoskeletal injuries, and mobility issues and how these are treated! This class will review basic pathophysiology, medication interventions, and current guidelines for treating musculoskeletal conditions. This class is intended for certified medication aids, medical assistants, nursing students, returning nurses and others in the allied health fields.

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510-410A. Oncology Nursing. (0.7 Credits)

Receive a comprehensive overview of cancer, and learn how to provide care for patients with a cancer diagnosis. Discover how cancer develops, risk factors, diagnosis, up-to-date treatments including targeted therapies and clinical trials, and survivorship issues. This course is designed for RNs, advanced practice nurses and students new to the specialty of oncology.

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510-434A. Nursing Asst Skill Exam Review. (0.1 Credits)

A "mock" State Testing Workshop where WCTC students may come to practice their nursing assistant skills in preparation for the Headmaster skills portion of the exam.

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510-440. Becoming a Great Health Leader. (0.6 Credits)

Are you a healthcare leader? You know the challenges of managing priorities, improving staff performance, leading staff through change and a myriad of other responsibilities. We have a health care leadership course designed specifically to meet these challenges head on. It will explore 5 key areas that make a great leader: character, leading organizational change, interpersonal skills, personal capacity and focusing on outcomes that will produce exponential results. Remember, leaders are not born. Great leaders can be made.

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510-440C. Reintegration to Civilian Life. (0.3 Credits)

Discuss transition stress and warrior-civilian dynamics. Learn about the changes that occur when a service member comes home and tries to reintegrate into home, job, school and community. Explore options and approaches for healthcare professionals, protective service professionals, families, caregivers, employers and community members.

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510-445. CMA Challenge Exam. (0.05 Credits)

This challenge exam is for those individuals who have been directed by the Pharmacy Practice Consultant in Madison to take the test in order to become eligible to be placed on the Wisconsin Medication Aide Registry.

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510-446. CMA Exam Practicum. (0.05 Credits)

This practicum will help prepare the student to take the Certified Medication Assistant exam which certifies them to pass medications is long-term care.

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510-448B. Physical Assessment: Neuro. (0.4 Credits)

Review basics of adult neurological assessment along with scenario-based case studies. Gain hands-on practice in the nursing simulation lab along with a review of prioritization of nursing interventions pertinent to neurological assessment data.

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510-451E. Nutrition Update for Nurses. (0.2 Credits)

This course will provide nurses with current evidence-based nutrition content for both the healthy patient and those with alterations in their health. Learn how to impact your patient’s overall health status with this science-based nutritional approach. Learn how to motivate your patient to make behavior changes as well as using this new knowledge. This class is being offered for 2.0 contact hours.

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510-452. Med Assist Required CE. (0.1 Credits)

Medication assistants will review medication administration and learn some of the new drugs being prescribed today. This course fulfills the 4-hour requirements for continuing education. You must be a certified medication assistant to attend.

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510-454A. Clin Skills:Med Administration. (0.4 Credits)

Enhance your knowledge and skills by exploring multiple methods of medication administration. Review oral, topical, inhaled, eye and ear medication delivery types as well as subcutaneous, intramuscular and intradermal injections. Utilizing the state-of-the-art Nursing Skills Lab, become proficient with demonstration and hands-on practice. This course is intended for nurses returning to practice, nursing students with some knowledge of medication administration, medical assistants and other healthcare professionals needing to brush up on their medication administration skills.

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510-457C. CPT Annual Updates. (0.4 Credits)

In this half-day workshop, learn about the updates and guideline changes of the CPT code set, and apply concepts through hands-on coding scenarios. This workshop is intended for those with prior experience with CPT procedure coding; it is open to coders and providers responsible for the documentation and code assignment across the continuum of care. Updated CPT code books or electronic access to code files are needed for the hands-on activities.

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510-457D. ICD-10-CM/PCS Annual Updates. (0.4 Credits)

In this half-day workshop, learn about the updates and guideline changes of the ICD-10-CM/PCS code set, and apply concepts through hands-on coding scenarios. This workshop is intended for those with prior experience with ICD-10-CM/PCS procedure coding; it is open to coders and providers responsible for the documentation and code assignment across the continuum of care. Updated ICD-10-CM/PCS code books or electronic access to code files are needed for the hands-on activities.

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510-459. Adult Health Care/Nurses. (6.6 Credits)

This course is designed to meet the unique educational needs of Spanish speaking community based nurse managers. Content includes effective training, learning styles of adult students, and goal setting. The student will also develop skills in planning and developing health care curriculum, classroom and lab teaching techniques, creation of health care instructional materials and establishment of an evaluation plan.

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510-459H. Lateral Violence in Nursing. (0.3 Credits)

Childhood bullying may be a well-known problem, but the same destructive behaviors are affecting adult professionals. This phenomenon affects millions of nurses in clinical practice settings across the world. Explore strategies to identify and intervene when lateral violence and bullying behaviors occur within health care settings. This course provides two and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459J. Central Lines and IV Therapy. (0.7 Credits)

Gain skills in identifying and managing various central venous access devices (CVADs) according to best practices. Learn about common adverse reactions, CVAD dressing changes, blood withdrawal for laboratory testing and placement of Huber needles for implanted ports. Review techniques for IV push medications. Get hands-on practice with current infusion therapy equipment. This all-day class provides six and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459K. Peripheral IV Insertion. (0.4 Credits)

Gain hands-on practice and learn the latest in infusion practices related to PIV insertion and basic fluid administration. This course provides three and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459N. Keys to Dysrhythmia Management. (0.3 Credits)

Focus on various cardiac dysrhythmias, including those that are the most concerning and require intervention. Emphasis will be on identifying myocardial injury and heart ischemia along with systematic assessment of the patient with dysrhythmias. This class is intended for practicing nurses with some knowledge of cardiac monitoring. This course provides three nursing contact hours.

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510-459P. Sepsis. (0.4 Credits)

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection. Learn about the pathophysiology of sepsis, and discover the crucial changes of condition and assessment findings nurses need to understand. Explore appropriate interventions for patients with sepsis. This course provides three and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459Q. Shock. (0.4 Credits)

Shock is a potentially life-threatening condition resulting in inadequate perfusion of the circulatory system. Learn about the pathophysiology of shock, and discover what crucial changes of condition and assessment findings nurses need to be aware of in order to intervene. This course provides three and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459R. Understanding Chem Dependency. (0.3 Credits)

Gain an introduction to the dynamics surrounding chemical dependency. Learn to recognize signs, and gain an understanding of underlying concerns and effects on healthcare relationships and patient health. Explore intervention options, including evaluating patient progress using the five stages of change. This course provides two and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459S. Hospice 101. (0.3 Credits)

Explore the hospice philosophy, guidelines and available resources. Discuss the palliative care journey for providers, families and patients. This course provides two and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459T. Mental Health for HC Prof. (0.3 Credits)

Explore PTSD, depression and other mental health issues that affect care across the continuum of health. Discuss methods to facilitate improved medical care through understanding and caring for the whole person. This course provides two and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459U. Nursing Leadership. (0.3 Credits)

Gain the skills needed to become a transformational nursing leader and a member of a highly functional, cohesive executive team. Explore critical leadership traits and strategies to improve your communication and nursing leadership skills. This course provides two and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-459V. Understanding COVID-19. (0.2 Credits)

It can be challenging to sift through the mass amount of communications surrounding COVID-19. Learn what COVID-19 is, how to identify symptoms, when and where to get tested, and what you can do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infection. This course is conducted via Zoom and will award a WCTC certificate of participation.

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510-459W. Stress, COVID, Now What?. (0.3 Credits)

Recognize ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced stress and burnout in healthcare. Learn ways to heal and formulate a personal plan to move forward. This session provides two nursing contact hours.

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510-463A. The Aging Process. (0.2 Credits)

Aging causes physical, psychological and behavioral changes. Some age-related changes result in a decline in function and affect daily life. Learn about the aging process and how to deal with changes in health and well-being.

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510-463B. Crucial Conversations/Advocacy. (0.2 Credits)

Talking to your senior about aging-related life changes can be uncomfortable. These crucial conversations are necessary, but not always easy. Learn how to communicate respectfully with aging adults and explore the questions you should be asking as a healthcare advocate. Become an effective advocate with tips for empowering yourself and speaking up for your senior.

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510-463C. Senior Resources and Support. (0.2 Credits)

Learn how to assess your senior’s needs and determine the appropriate resources to meet them. Explore community resources including senior centers, adult day care, in-home assistance, meal services, transportation and support services.

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510-463D. Care for the Caregiver. (0.2 Credits)

Caring for someone can be stressful and demanding. Learn how to prevent caregiver burnout with techniques to balance caregiver responsibilities, daily life and self-care.

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510-468A. School Nurse Seminar. (0.4 Credits)

The annual school nurse conference will cover topics of interest to school nurses. It will focus on addressing a gap in the knowledge, skill or practice with an emphasis on the use of evidence-based interventions and practical solutions. Conference specifics can be found on the WCTC web site; it is open to anyone interested in the care of children.

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510-470. Caring for Pediatric Patients. (0.6 Credits)

This offering will give an overview of the current issues in nursing care of pediatric patients. Experts will discuss trends and treatment practices.

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510-471E. Pharmacology Updates Seminar. (0.2 Credits)

This one-day seminar will focus on the latest advances of several different medication classes by qualified experts. For each drug category emphasis will be placed on current updates, safe-prescribing practices, safe medication administration and prescribing methodologies. This course is being offered for 6.0 contact hours and will focus on pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioners.

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510-471F. Updates in Diabetic Meds. (0.3 Credits)

Focus on the latest advances of anti-diabetic agents including various insulins and oral hypoglycemic agents. Emphasis will be on current updates, safe-prescribing practices and prescribing methodologies. This class is intended for advanced practice nurses and practicing nurses. It will focus on pharmacotherapeutics for nurses with prescriptive authority. This course provides three nursing contact hours.

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510-471G. Updates in Respiratory Meds. (0.3 Credits)

Designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals, participate in a review of respiratory conditions and considerations regarding treatment, including medications and current treatments. This non-credit course is being offered for 3 nursing contact hours.

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510-471J. Anticoagulant Medications. (0.3 Credits)

Discover the latest updates in anti-coagulation therapies. Emphasis will be on management, safe-prescribing practices and prescribing methodologies within current anticoagulant therapy guidelines. This class is intended for advanced practice nurses and practicing nurses, and will focus on pharmacotherapeutics for nurses with prescriptive authority. The course provides three nursing contact hours.

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510-471N. Pharm Update: Pain Management. (0.3 Credits)

Review the latest pharmacological updates for the management of acute and chronic pain. Emphasis will be on the management, safe-prescribing practices and prescribing methodologies using the most current guidelines. This update is designed for advanced practice nurses and practicing nurses, with a focus on pharmacotherapeutics. The course provides three nursing contact hours.

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510-471P. Pharm Update: CV Disease. (0.3 Credits)

Focus on the latest pharmacological updates in the management of cardiovascular disease. Emphasis will be on the management, safe-prescribing practices and prescribing methodologies using recent guidelines. This course is designed for advanced practice nurses and practicing nurses, with a focus on pharmacotherapeutics. This course provides three nursing contact hours.

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510-471Q. Pharm Review Nurse Refresher. (0.6 Credits)

Designed for nurses who want to refresh their pharmacology knowledge, review principles of safe medication practices along with drug-specific information related to different medication classes such as anti-hypertensives, anti-infectives, hypoglycemics and others. This course is restricted to Nurse Refresher Program students in the spring. A permit is required to register. The course is open to healthcare professionals and others in the fall.

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510-479E. Nursing Student Fall Workshop. (0.15 Credits)

Participate in this one-day workshop for currently enrolled nursing students to refresh level one skills, nursing process and physical assessment. The workshop will involve didactic, demonstration, and hands-on practice utilizing the nursing skills lab and the HPS lab.

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510-487. Basic ECG. (0.6 Credits)

Introduction to ECG monitoring. Content includes the conduction system, dysrhythmia identification and treatment protocols. This course awards six nursing contact hours.

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510-495A. Lab Values - Basic. (0.4 Credits)

Explore the clinical significance and nursing interventions that will assist you to care for your patients, related to basic laboratory tests. Focus on basic chemistry panels, blood counts and other tests, while gaining a general understanding of laboratory medicine. This course provides three and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-495B. Lab Values-Advanced. (0.4 Credits)

Explore the clinical significance and nursing interventions that will assist you to care for your patients related to advanced laboratory tests. Focus on chemistry including bilirubin, iron and lipid levels, blood gas interpretation and more while gaining an advanced understanding of laboratory medicine. This course provides three and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-496. Healthcare Workshops. (0.6 Credits)

NA series of workshops for healthcare personnel.

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510-496A. Wound Care Workshop. (0.4 Credits)

Learn to assess, treat and document pressure, arterial, venous and diabetic wounds. Combine case studies with hands-on practice to explore the measurement of wounds and the application of appropriate dressings. This course provides three and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-496G. Ostomy Care Workshop. (0.3 Credits)

Under the instruction of a Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society-certified nurse, learn the newest management and care of patients with various types of ostomies. The class includes product demonstration, hands-on practice and case studies. This course provides two and a half nursing contact hours.

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510-496L. Self-care for Healthcare Prof. (0.3 Credits)

Long hours, challenging workloads and chronic exposure to people with illness and trauma – these are just a few factors that contribute to stress and fatigue in healthcare professionals. Learn to define stress and its causes, and explore effective coping strategies. Employ the techniques outlined in this session to combat stressors and flourish in your demanding healthcare profession. This course provides 2 1/2 nursing contact hours.

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