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Healthcare Analytics: Regression in R
Released 1/19/2017 Linear and logistic regression models can be created using R, the open-source statistical computing software. In this course, biotech expert and epidemiologist Monika Wahi uses the publicly available Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) dataset to show you how to perform a forward stepwise modeling process. Monika shows you how to design your research by considering scientific plausibility selecting a hypothesis. Then, she takes you through the steps of preparing, developing, and finalizing both a linear regression model and a logistic regression model. She also shares techniques for how to interpret diagnostic plots, improve model fit, compare models, and more. Topics include: Dealing with scientific plausibility Selecting a hypothesis Interpreting diagnostic plots Working with indexes and model metadata Working with quartiles and ranking Making a working model Improving model fit Performing linear regression modeling Performing logistic regression modeling Performing forward stepwise regression Estimating parameters Interpreting an odds ratio Adding odds ratios to models Comparing nested models Presenting and interpreting the final model
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Descriptive Healthcare Analytics in R
Released 12/12/2016 Analyze behavior and risk using R, the open-source statistical computing software. R provides an environment and a language you can use to analyze data, including the publicly available Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) dataset. This course teaches core healthcare data science skills, including epidemiology, as well as how to perform a cross-sectional analysis, set up a data dictionary, develop metadata, determine confounders, apply exclusions, create diagrams, generate continuous and categorical outcome variables, and more. Join biotech expert and epidemiologist Monika Wahi as she first discusses design and ethical considerations, and then takes you through the steps of conducting a descriptive analysis.This detailed, practical course is designed to help those in the field of public health, medicine, and data science to edit, analyze, and interpret data. Learn how to code new variables, use the forward-stepwise modeling process, and document your decisions. Find out how to visualize results by generating charts and graphics, and how to add tables and figures to your documentation. This course helps equip you to independently design, develop, and execute a full BRFSS analysis, and even publish your results in scientific publications or journals. Topics include: Reviewing survey data and documentation Conducting a BRFSS analysis Understanding naming conventions Editing variables Reviewing distributions Generating an analytic dataset Developing descriptive statistics to answer prespecified hypotheses Preparing publication-worthy tables and plots
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Project Management: Healthcare Projects
Released 10/24/2016 Healthcare projects have their own unique set of needs and challenges, including privacy concerns and regulatory constraints. Learn how to effectively manage these challenges on healthcare projects large and small in this course with project management expert Bob McGannon. Bob goes over specific approaches to setting project goals, scheduling tasks, managing stakeholders, and mitigating the risks and challenges that are common to the medical field. Then he proposes some specific challenges to bring the concepts to life and offers solutions so you can compare your approach with his recommendations. Topics include: Managing healthcare project stakeholders Dealing with regulatory constraints Establishing milestones Assessing project risks Executing your healthcare project
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Foods and medication interactions
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 hour interactive course identifies some of the most common interactions that may occur when some foods are mixed with medications, and the adverse effects that may result.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn about the most common interactions, know the interactions that may occur, and understand the precautions that should be taken.Business OutcomesThis course promotes safety for patients by contribnuting to nurses' understanding of food nad medication interactions.
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Managing difficult or challenging behaviours in primary healthcare
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 hour interactive course provides step-by-step guidance on how to defusing tension and prevent the escalation of an incident using practical examples.Target AudienceNurses and midwivesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn to why people may present with challenging behaviours how to recognise the early signs understand short-term interventions and some basics for how to prevent challenging behaviours.Business OutcomesThis course is useful as an introduction to managing difficult and challenging behaviours and can form part of an onboarding learning package for new nurses.
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Basic Wound Management
Health Staff Ed
2 hrs
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Course OverviewThis interactive course provides the basics of managing wounds: applying the principles of wound bed preparation accurate assessment. aseptic dressing technique and full documentation. Target AudienceNurses aged care workersLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn the principles of wound management assessment preparation using wound bed techniques and how to promote healing through appropriate dressing technique. Participants will learn how to properly document wounds and care. The course provides step by step guides to facilitate learning. Business OutcomesThis course forms the basis for standardising an evidence based approach to wound care that can be applied by all healthcare settings.
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Cholesterol and Triglycerides: An Introduction
Health Staff Ed
1 hr
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Course OverviewThis short 1 hour interactive course provides an introduction to cholesterol and triglycerides and the blood tests used for measuring them. Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will gain a broad understanding of what cholesterol and triglycerides are the classifications values and common treatments. Business OutcomesAlmost all nurses will care for someone with high total cholesterol and a basic knowledge of the fundamentals is essential.
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Failure to thrive - An introduction
Health Staff Ed
1 hr
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Course OverviewThis 1 hour interactive course provides an introduction to the causes assessment and management of failure to thrive in infants and children.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn what failure to thrive is and will gain a general understanding of causes risk factors and interventions.Business OutcomesThis course will provide an introduction to failure to thrive for nurses who are not regularly required to care for children and infants.
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Ibuprofen use in Paediatrics
Health Staff Ed
1 hr
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Course OverviewThis 1 hour interactive course provides an overview of the use in paediatrics of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesThis teaches the indications mode of action doses indications precautions adverse effects and interactions. It discusses the special considerations for administration.Business OutcomesThis builds on nurses' knowledge base of medication use in paediatrics.
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Managing Feedback and Complaints
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 hour interactive course provides an overview of how feedback and complaints can be appropriately responded to and used to improve health service delivery.Target AudienceAll healthcare workersLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn to manage a complaint effectively utilising effective communication skills how they can be used to improve service delivery.Business OutcomesThis course is part of foundation learning. It encourages open and transparent processes and will help understanding of how to improve patient and organisation outcomes.
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Mechanisms of skeletal muscle contraction
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 hour interactive course provides an overview of the mechanisms of muscles and specifically contraction.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn the basic anatomy of muscles the mechanisms involved in muscle contractions and will be able to identify the anatomical regions of the sarcomere. They will learn the role of adenosine diphosphate in muscle contraction.Business OutcomesThis course is is a basic anatomy module that will form part of an ongoing learning package.
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Medical records and the law
Health Staff Ed
3 hrs
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Course OverviewThis 3 hour interactive course describes what medical records are and outlines the practical ethical and legal reasons for maintaining proper patient records and how to do this.Target AudienceNurses and midwivesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn what constitutes a proper medical record the legal and ethical basis for the duty to maintain proper medical records and the patient safety elements in proper record keeping.Business OutcomesThis course forms an essential element in any comprehensive risk management and compliance learning package and is part of all clinicians ongoing education requirements.
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Medications - Calculations test
Health Staff Ed
2 hrs
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Course OverviewThis 2 hour course is a medication calculation test. It does not provide tuition on calculations. This course requires a 100% pass mark to successfully complete it. It includes some paediatric calculations but is not a paediatric medication calculation test.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will test their proficiency in medication calculations: Oral IM IV and weight based medications.Business OutcomesThis course is part of regular medication calculations competency testing. It has rotational questions and requires a 100% pass mark.
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Medicines in Pregnancy: The Basics
Health Staff Ed
1 hr
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Course OverviewThis 1 hour interactive course provides an introduction to the risks associated with taking some medications in pregnancy.Target AudienceNurses and midwivesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn the basics of physiological changes that occur during pregnancy that effect medications and will gain an insight into the limitations of research about the effects of some medications in pregnancy. The course teaches the Australian categories for prescribing medicines in pregnancy.Business OutcomesThis course is foundation learning for anyone with limited experience and knowledge and promotes patient safety through improved knowledge.
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Mental health issues In people with intellectual disability
Health Staff Ed
2 hrs 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 2.5 hour interactive course uses an interactive case scenario approach to help those involved in nursing care gain the knowledge required to provide improved patient-centred care.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn why a person with an intellectual disability might be more likely to have a mental illness identify the challenges in recognising mental illness in people with intellectual disability and be able to support an individual with a mental illness and intellectual disability.Business OutcomesThis course is part of building essential nursing skills to improve patient-centred care and outcomes.
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Neonatal DDH: The controversial role of ultrasound for screening
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 hour interactive course discusses the controversial role of neonatal hip ultrasound in screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip.Target AudienceNurses and midwivesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn about the difference between clinically - and radiologically-defined DDH. They will about the limitations in diagnostic techniques and the pros and cons of universal ultrasound screening for DDH in infants.Business OutcomesThis course is part of continuing learning and updates practitioners on the latest research into this area.
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Palliative Care - Understanding the Role of Opioids
Health Staff Ed
2 hrs
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Course OverviewThis 2 hour interactive course will review the role of opioids in managing pain in palliative care patients. It will include a discussion on the most commonly prescribed medications and general principles for using opioids to achieve pain control in palliative care.Target AudienceNurses and aged care workersLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn about the role of the most commonly used opioids. They will know the basis for selection of one opioid over another and the common interactions precautions and adverse effects and common barriers. Participants will learn the patient education required when nursing patients prescribed opioids.Business OutcomesAll nurses will benefit from a greater understanding of the use of opioids in palliative care.
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Palliative care: Identifying needs - An introduction
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 interactive course will help explain how palliative optimises quality of life for individuals with a life-limiting illness.Target AudienceNurses and aged care workersLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn to understand how to identify patients with palliative care needs be able to describe the Australian Karnofsky Performance Status scale used to measure function and performance in oncology care and identify the 5 clinical phases of palliative care.Business OutcomesThis course has been developed with a broad focus for general nurses who may at times provide care for palliative care patients.
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Paracetamol for Paediatric Pain
Health Staff Ed
1 hr
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Course OverviewThis 1 hour interactive course will provide an update on the use of paracetamol to treat mild to moderate pain in paediatrics.Target AudienceNursesLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn the indications for use of paracetamol the contraindications the common adverse effects and the recommended doses.Business OutcomesThis course expands and refreshes the nurse's knowledge of paediatric pain relief and promotes patient safety and comfort.
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PEG Feeding Tubes In The Elderly
Health Staff Ed
1 hr 30 mins
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Course OverviewThis 1.5 hour interactive course provides practical guidance on caring for a person with a PEG tube including troubleshooting and nursing interventions for common complications.Target AudienceNurses and aged care workersLearning ObjectivesParticipants will learn how to explain the ethical considerations when considering PEG feed tubes in the elderly the indications for PEG tube and know the surgical procedure for insertion. They will learn the main complications and the appropriate nursing interventions when complications arise.Business OutcomesThis course provides practical support and guidance to all those providing nursing care to elderly people.
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