Courses Available

The Nursing Institute

The following courses are currently available. Contact us for information on other courses such as Wound Care, Ostomy Care, IVs, PICCs and Ports, and Workplace Ergonomics.

Heart and Lung Assessment

This one-hour course offered to agencies focuses on teaching the nurse how to assess heart and lung sounds while interacting with a patient in a home health or long term care setting. The goal of this course is to review basic heart and lung sounds to advise the primary care provider (PCP) of the patient’s condition via the SBAR communication model and, through early intervention, prevent hospitalization or re-hospitalization of the home care patient. By participating in life-like simulation scenarios, students have the opportunity to make hands-on application of their learning and receive real-time feedback in a residential setting. This course can be customized for various organizations and levels of health care professionals.

Congestive Heart Failure

This one-hour course focuses on current best practices related to assessing and developing a clinical pathway for long-term care facility patients with congestive heart failure. The purpose of this program is to provide a simulation learning environment that improves the confidence and competence of long-term care facility nurses in caring for patients with congestive heart failure. At its initial offering, 99% of nurse participants (N=98) rated this course as excellent in fulfilling all the objectives. The Nursing Institute can adapt and/or expand this program to your needs for nurses in transition, home health nurses, long-term care nurses and professionals from allied disciplines.

Pneumonia

This one-hour course focuses on teaching the nurse how to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with impending or current pneumonia in a home care or long-term care setting. This course reviews the basic signs and symptoms of impending and current pneumonia, communication with the primary care provider (PCP) utilizing the SBAR model, and prevention of hospitalization or re-hospitalization of the patient. This course can be customized for the purpose of preventing inappropriate hospitalization or re-hospitalization.