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Online Self-Study Modules

Abnormal Observations, Recognizing & Reporting Abnormal Observations
Item #: M2V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A great review for all nursing assistants, this inservice covers the "who, what, when and how" of reporting abnormal observations. ...
Abuse, Understanding Abuse
Item #: M20V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your nursing assistants will be able to: List at least three common types of abuse seen ...
Activity for the Elderly
Item #: M11V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A lesson on how activity enhances the lives of the elderly, including information on various kinds of activities. Discusses how ...
Adolescent Growth and Development
Item #: M21V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice will teach your aides the physical, mental and emotional changes that occur during adolescence. It will also touch ...
Advanced Directives, Understanding Advanced Directives
Item #: M22V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An inservice that covers advance directives including definitions, legal and moral aspects and the relationship of advance directives to patient ...
Aging, The Normal Aging Process
Item #: M19V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice outlines (by body system) the normal changes that come with aging. It includes a discussion of what slows ...
Alzheimer's, Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Item #: M4V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the early, middle and late stages of Alzheimer's disease. Includes information on meeting the personal care, nutritional, ...
Arthritis, Understanding Arthritis
Item #: M23V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to: Describe the anatomy of a moveable joint. Discuss at ...
Assertiveness, Being Assertive
Item #: M24V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Includes information about passive, aggressive and assertive communication, how to be assertive with difficult people and the rights and responsibilities ...
Assistive Devices, Using Assistive Devices
Item #: M25V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of a variety of assistive devices available to improve the quality of life of clients with disabilities. Covers ...
Asthma, Understanding Asthma
Item #: M26V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of asthma, including the causes, forms, risk factors and treatments for this disease. Includes information on working with ...
Back Care, Taking Care of Your Back
Item #: M12V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, aides will be able to: - Name at least four factors that put people at risk ...
Bathing Tips
Item #: M10V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A review of bath time personal care procedures, including bed bath, tub bath, shower, use of shower chair, shampoo, sitz ...
Bed Bugs, All About Bed Bugs
Item #: M30V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Unfortunately, bed bugs are becoming an epidemic across America and around the globe--even in health care facilities! This timely topic ...
Bedbound Clients, Caring for Bedbound Clients
Item #: M13V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the dangers of immobility and how CNAs can improve the quality of life in their bedbound clients. ...
Beyond the Bathtub (Bathing Alternatives)
Item #: M207V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
  After completing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to: Recognize and empathize with the most common barriers ...
Bill of Rights
Item #: M14V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This lesson provides and update on the rights of healthcare consumers and how the Bill of Rights varies in different ...
Biomedical Waste, Handling Biomedical Waste
Item #: M31V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, nurse aides will be able to: Identify and describe items that are considered biomedical waste.  Discuss ...
Bleeding Disorders, Understanding Bleeding Disorders
Item #: M32V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of common bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and Von Willebrand disease, plus bleeding as a consequence of blood ...
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Item #: M34V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of how brain and spinal cord injuries can affect clients. Includes information about the nervous system, brain and ...
Building Trust and Confidence
Item #: M17V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This lesson provides information on establishing a therapeutic relationship, using boundaries to enhance trust, and communicating to build trust. It ...
Cancer, Understanding Cancer
Item #: M35V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A general overview of cancer, its risk factors, symptoms and treatments. This module reviews nutritional and emotional concerns and highlights ...
Care Plans, The Care Planning Process
Item #: M36V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the care planning process including the purpose of a care plan, the "anatomy" of a care plan ...
Caring Qualities of a CNA
Item #: M18V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice is a great review of what it takes to be a top-notch nursing assistant. It covers caring qualities ...
Chemical Hazards in the Workplace
Item #: M37V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
NOW INCLUDES INFORMATION ON NEW REGULATIONS in 2013! To maintain compliance, staff must complete a training module on these new ...
CHF, Understanding Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Item #: M3V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A basic review of congestive heart failure including a description of the disease, the causes of CHF, treatments for CHF ...
Child Growth and Development
Item #: M38V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, you will be able to: Define both growth and development.  Discuss why knowledge of child growth ...
Client Safety Tips
Item #: M40V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of client safety for both facilities and home care. Includes information on fall prevention, nosocomial infections, faulty equipment, ...
CNAs on the Job
Item #: M42V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This Professional Growth module explores how nursing assistants can grow and evolve in their profession. It includes information about working ...
Common Cardiac Conditions
Item #: Cardiac- C
After finishing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to: Describe how a normal heart functions. List the main ...
Communication, Special Communication Needs
Item #: M44V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This important topic deals with the most common special communication needs, including problems that arise from sensory issues, stroke, dementia ...
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
Item #: M45V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your CNAs will be able to: Define complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).  List at least two ...
Confidentiality, Maintaining Confidentiality
Item #: M46V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, aides will be able to: Define confidentiality.  Explain why confidentiality is important for quality client care.  ...
Conflict in the Workplace
Item #: M47V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A discussion of how conflict occurs in the workplace--and plenty of tips for how to deal with it! Includes information ...
Cooking for Your Clients
Item #: M167V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, CNAs will be able to: Choose appropriate foods for various common therapeutic diets.  Develop a weekly ...
COPD, Understanding COPD
Item #: M48V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, including its causes, symptoms and treatments...and what the disease does to healthy lungs. ...
CPR, A CPR Update
Item #: M50V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Once your nurse aides have completed this inservice, they will be able to: Describe how the heart and lungs function.  ...
Critical Thinking Skills
Item #: M51V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice includes tips on how aides can think more clearly, use better judgment, ask probing and pertinent questions to ...
Customer Service in Healthcare
Item #: M53V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice contains basic information on healthcare customer service, including the definition of "customer", the importance of first impressions, and ...
CVAs, Understanding CVAs
Item #: M54V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of cerebral vascular accidents, including risk factors, signs and symptoms of a stroke and treatment methods.   Includes ...
Dealing with Difficult/Combative People
Item #: M61V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides an overview of the types of difficult people your CNA’s may have to work with on a ...
Delirium, Understanding Delirium
Item #: M58V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, nurse aides will be able to: Define delirium and discuss at least six triggers that can ...
Dementia, Understanding Dementia
Item #: M57V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This excellent inservice provides aides with a detailed overview of several types of dementia that they may encounter with their ...
Depression, Understanding Depression
Item #: M59V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, aides will be able to: Discuss the conditions that must be met for a formal diagnosis ...
Diabetes, Understanding Blood Sugar
Item #: M33V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Descriptive information about the relationship between blood sugar levels and diabetes.   Includes information about hyper- and hypoglycemia, complications from ...
Diabetes, Understanding Diabetes
Item #: M9V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the different types of diabetes, the causes, risk factors, symptoms and treatments.   Includes information about short ...
Diets, Understanding Commonly Prescribed Diets
Item #: M60V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of five commonly prescribed diets: low sodium diet, low fat diet, diabetic diet, high fiber diet and renal ...
Dignity, Maintaining Your Clients' Dignity
Item #: M62V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, CNAs will be able to: Describe dignity as a basic right ALL people have as human ...
Disaster Planning
Item #: M64V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After completing this inservice, your CNAs will be able to: Identify and prepare for all possible disasters that have the ...
Diversity, Understanding Cultural Diversity
Item #: M52V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A general overview of the issue of cultural diversity and how it impacts a CNA’s interactions with both clients and ...
Domestic Violence, Understanding Domestic Violence
Item #: M65V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the rising epidemic of domestic violence. Provides basic information about domestic abuse including risk factors, early warning signs, types ...
Dressing and Grooming Tips
Item #: M66V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
What will your aides learn with this inservice? After completion, they'll be able to: Explain the benefits of dressing and ...
Drug Resistant Bacteria
Item #: M29V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A review of drug- resistant bacteria (such as MRSA and VRE), including the causes, symptoms and treatments for these infectious ...
Ebola
Item #: M220V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, learners will be able to: Describe the course of illness for someone infected with the Ebola ...
Emotional Losses in the Elderly
Item #: M67V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides an overview of the many emotional losses facing people as they age, including: loss of health, loss ...
End of Life Care
Item #: M68V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
In this inservice, CNAs will review the dying process, how to recognize symptoms that signal death is near, how to ...
Falls, Understanding Fall Risk Factors
Item #: M72V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the factors that put clients at risk for falls including age-related factors, medical factors and environmental factors. ...
Families, Dealing with Family Members
Item #: M71V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After completing this inservice, nurse aides will be able to: Discuss how a family’s history impacts how they deal with ...
Fatigue, Understanding Fatigue
Item #: M73V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of fatigue – one of the most prevalent health concerns across America! Includes a discussion on the various ...
Feeding Your Clients
Item #: M74V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides an overview of the GI tract and the swallowing process. It also includes information on eating problems ...
Finances, Understanding Healthcare Financing
Item #: M75V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides an overview of who pays for health care in America. Includes information on payer sources such as ...
Fire Prevention & Safety
Item #: M76V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An inservice that includes important information about fire safety-whether your nursing assistants work in a facility or in a client's ...
First Aid, Basic First Aid Tips
Item #: M77V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of basic first aid including how to react to and handle emergency situations. Includes tips on handling the ...
Flu, Protecting Clients During Flu Season
Item #: M79V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A lesson about influenza that teaches the difference between a cold, the flu and pneumonia. Includes information about who is ...
Fluid and Electrolytes for CNAs
Item #: M78V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of fluid and electrolyte fundamentals, including a description of the most vital electrolytes and their role in keeping ...
Food Preparation and Safety
Item #: M80V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A lesson on basic food preparation techniques and food safety. Includes tips for preparing foods for special client populations such ...
GI Disorders, Understanding Common GI Disorders
Item #: M81V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, learners will be able to: Identify at least six components of the digestive system.  Discuss at ...
Headaches, All About Headaches
Item #: M82V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice your nurse aides will be able to: Explain the difference between a primary and secondary headache.  ...
Hearing, Understanding Hearing Disorders
Item #: M83V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the causes of hearing loss and deafness. Explains how the ear works and how it changes as ...
Helping Clients who have Chronic Pain
Item #: M209V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
  After finishing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to: Explain at least two differences between acute and ...
Helping with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Item #: M197V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This module reviews the difference between ADLs and IADLs and explains how a client's ability to perform IADLs is assessed.  ...
Home Care Safety Tips
Item #: M88V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice is filled with tip after tip for keeping both clients and aides safe in the home environment. It ...
Hospice, Understanding Hospice
Item #: M89V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Basic information on hospice, including the history and philosophy of hospice care. Includes a description of the services provided by ...
How to Prioritize Your Work
Item #: M129V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of how setting and following priorities helps reduce stress and improve client care. Includes a review of Maslow's ...
Hypertension, Understanding Hypertension
Item #: M93V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of hypertension that provides a basic understanding of this condition. Reviews basic physiology, symptoms, treatments and risk factors. ...
Infection Control in Home Care
Item #: M96V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A review of some of the common infection control challenges faced by home health aides. Includes information on disinfecting surfaces, ...
Infection Control, An Infection Control Update
Item #: M97V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A compilation of all the latest infection control information. Includes an update of all previous In the Know infection control ...
Kidney, Understanding Kidney Disease
Item #: M98V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A general overview of the different types of kidney problems: the causes, risk factors, symptoms and side effects of the ...
Legal Issues for Nursing Assistants
Item #: M99V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A lesson on basic legal concepts including negligence, standards of care, confidentiality, and informed consent. Explains the difference between a ...
MDS 3.0 for CNAs-Part 1
Item #: M102V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your aides will be able to: Give a brief description of the MDS 3.0 and explain ...
MDS 3.0 for CNAs-Part 2
Item #: M103V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your CNAs will be able to: Describe the purpose of the "staff interview" and explain their ...
Meal Time Tips
Item #: M104V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This topic takes a step beyond our basic Nutrition & Hydration inservice. It discusses how aging affects appetite, how illness ...
Medical Machines, Understanding Medical Machines
Item #: M105V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the typical medical technology that nursing assistants are faced with on a daily basis, including machines that ...
Medical Terminology & Abbreviations
Item #: M106V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Aides will be able to discuss benefits of using medical terminology; name at least one basic rule of medical terminology; ...
Medications, Over-the-Counter Medications
Item #: M118V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, aides will be able to: List at least five types of commonly used over-the counter medications.  ...
Medications, Understanding Common Medications
Item #: M43V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, caregivers will be able to: List at least five types of commonly prescribed medications.  Describe the ...
Mouth Care, Performing Mouth Care
Item #: M111V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A lesson on the basics of mouth care, including the importance and benefits of good oral hygiene.   Includes tips ...
MRSA, Understanding MRSA
Item #: M112V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A thorough review of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This inservice includes information on the two types of MRSA; how the bacteria ...
Neglect, Understanding Neglect
Item #: M15V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, nursing assistants will be able to: Describe neglect and their role in recognizing, reporting and preventing ...
Non-Compliance, Working with NonCompliant Clients
Item #: M115V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the many reasons why clients may be non-compliant with their plans of care. Includes information on eight ...
Norovirus, Understanding Norovirus
Item #: M173V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of Norovirus, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, common treatments, possible complications and ways to stop the spread ...
Nutrition for the Elderly
Item #: M168V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to:   - List at least 3 age related changes ...
Orthopedics, Caring for Orthopedic Clients
Item #: M116V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A great review for any CNA who works with orthopedic clients. Covers hip and knee replacement surgery and how nursing ...
Ostomies, Understanding Ostomies & Ostomy Care
Item #: M117V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This lesson provides an overview of the various kinds of ostomies. Includes information about why a client may have an ...
Pain, Understanding Pain & the Elderly
Item #: M119V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A lesson on how pain affects the elderly, including common causes and types of pain. Discusses why pain is undertreated among ...
Pain, Understanding Pain Management
Item #: M120V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
With this inservice, aides will learn about: The types and causes of pain.  Ways to determine if clients are in ...
Passive & Active Range of Motion
Item #: M135V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice contains basic information about the musculoskeletal system, especially the joints. Includes a discussion of the causes of joint ...
Perineal & Catheter Care
Item #: M123V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Outlines the procedure for providing excellent care for both males and females. Includes a review of the urinary system, the ...
Personal Wellness
Item #: M149V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
The following information is covered in this inservice: The Five Components of Wellness  Beyond the Physical Aspects of Wellness  Dealing ...
Phobias, Understanding Common Phobias
Item #: M125V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of phobias--the most common mental disorder in the United States. Includes information on the three main types of ...
Pneumonia, Understanding Pneumonia
Item #: M126V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides CNAs with information about the various types of pneumonia, the difference between community and hospital based pneumonia ...
Pressure Ulcers, Preventing Pressure Ulcers
Item #: M128V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Pertinent information about the causes of pressure ulcers and tips for preventing pressure ulcers.   Emphasizes how much easier it ...
Professional Distance, Maintaining a Professional Distance
Item #: M130V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Nurse aides will: learn what is meant by professional distance; be able to compare personal and professional relationships; know how ...
Providing Cost Efficient Care
Item #: M49V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
A timely topic for today's economy, this inservice provides practical tips for how nursing assistants can save money throughout their ...
Recognizing & Managing Catastrophic Reactions
Item #: M188V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Do your CNAs care for clients with dementia, Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, PTSD or people who have had multiple ...
Reducing & Preventing Readmissions to the Hospital
Item #: M183V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After completing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to: Identify clients at increased risk for readmission within 30 ...
Relationships, The CNA/Nurse Relationship
Item #: M41V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides insight into the relationship between nurses and CNAs. It includes information on delegation, assertive communication and mutual ...
Sexual Harassment
Item #: M142V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An up- to- date overview of sexual harassment including the definition of sexual harassment, who it affects and types of ...
Standard Precautions
Item #: M150V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
All the information required by OSHA regarding Standard and Additional infection control precautions.   After finishing this inservice, your aides ...
Stress Management Skills
Item #: M152V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
After finishing this inservice, your aides will be able to: Define stress.  State at least two causes of stress.  State ...
Talking About Death
Item #: M56V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This excellent inservice includes basic information about death and the grief process, the importance of listening and tips on verbal ...
TB, A Tuberculosis Update
Item #: M159V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of current practices for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis including a brief overview of the disease and ...
Teamwork, Working with a Team
Item #: M162V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An inservice that covers the definition of teamwork and provides tips for people who work with a team. Includes a ...
Toileting Tips
Item #: M164V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice offers a reminder of how important elimination is to health and well being. It provides information about common ...
Transfers, Performing Safe Transfers
Item #: M165V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Important information about basic body mechanics, transfer techniques, and the 9 steps for safe lifting.   Discusses "No Lift" policies ...
Understanding Hoarding Disorder
Item #: M195V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice gives an overview of the biology of hoarding disorder and its causes.  It includes a comparison of object ...
Using Technology with Seniors
Item #: M211V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
  After finishing this inservice, your nurse aides will be able to: List at least three types of technology that ...
Violence in the Workplace
Item #: M153V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
Did you know that half of all workplace violence victims are healthcare workers? This important inservice explains the types of ...
Vision, Understanding Eye Disorders
Item #: M70V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An overview of the basic anatomy of the eye and the most common eye disorders including: refractory errors, glaucoma, cataracts, ...
Vital Signs, A Vital Signs Update
Item #: M151V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This inservice provides a review of the four basic vital signs... temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure. It includes information ...
Women's Health Issues
Item #: M146V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
An excellent inservice topic that gives aides a wealth of information about women and their health.   After completing this ...
Wounds, How Wounds Heal & How You Can Help
Item #: M143V1-C
Number of Contact Hours: 1.00
This lesson covers basic wound pathophysiology and the healing process for different types of wounds. Reviews basic care considerations (applicable ...