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    • Basic Infection Control

      Basic Infection Control

      The Basic Infection Control course has been designed to familiarize health care professionals with the basic concepts of infection control and the importance of such practices in health care delivery. This course will also give insight into standard and additional precautions to ensure health care safety of all clients, how to manage blood and body fluid exposure and to identify clean and contaminated zones.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Advanced Infection control

      Advanced Infection control

      Infection control is always the centre of focus when considering best practices and health care reforms. Nurses working in any health care setting have a basic understanding of infection control and it is general hospital culture to put this knowledge into practice. But, it is important for a Nurse to hold an authentic and in-depth knowledge regarding advanced infection control practices in any health care settings. Regular review and updating of this knowledge in current practices is inevitable.

      Course Duration : 4 hours

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    • Evidence Based Nursing

      Evidence Based Nursing

      Evidence based nursing is the dedicated use of current best evidence in making decisions about patient care. The impact of evidence-based practice has echoed across nursing practice, education, and science.

      The evidence based nursing approach bridges the gap between the most appropriate nursing care of individuals, groups and populations with varied needs.

      Healthcare that is evidence-based and conducted in a caring context leads to better clinical decisions and patient outcomes.

      Course Duration : 4 hours

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    • Manual Handling

      Manual Handling

      A wide range of activities including pushing or pulling, holding or throwing, lifting or carrying can be classified as manual handling. Most jobs involve one or the other form of manual handling and therefore workers are at risk of handling injury. It might not always result in disfiguration or death, but may often be disabling or long term.

      Nurses are involved with complex patient handling tasks every day at their workplaces. It is therefore very important that they are well educated about its effects. Practicing good posture and techniques can help alleviate the risks.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Wound Management

      Wound Management

      Wound management involves a comprehensive care plan with consideration of all factors contributing to and affecting the wound and the patient.

      The role of the wound care nurse has developed to meet the need for expert wound care advice. Nurses should recognize the early signs of skin disruption which can help keep a small problem from turning into a big one. To recognize wounds early, nurses must understand where patients have the highest chance of developing a wound and should take measures to prevent or treat the wounds.

      This course aims to update the nurses on important aspects of wound care. This includes a review of the physiology behind wound healing, an update on wound cleansing and dressing methods, as well as a guide on how to prevent and manage infection.

      Course Duration : 4 hours

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    • Basic Life Support - BLS

      Basic Life Support - BLS

      Early recognition and prompt and effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation are crucial to successful outcome following a cardiac arrest. Basic life support is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest.

      BLS includes Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) maneuver in Cardiopulmonary Arrest (CPA) victims, defibrillation using Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and airway clearance maneuver to remove the presence of a foreign body. The recognition of these situations and the basic immediate care can be performed by people, if they are appropriately informed and trained.

      This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills to provide care to patients in a wide variety of settings.

      Course Duration : 4 hours

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    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS

      Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS

      Advanced cardiac life support or advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) is a set of clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening cardiovascular emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions.

      This course is designed for health care providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This course provides health care professionals of all discips in a wide variety of settings.

      Course Duration : 4 hours

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    • Arterial Blood Gas- ABG

      Arterial Blood Gas- ABG

      An arterial blood gas (ABG) test measures the acidity (pH) and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery. Interpreting an ABG is a crucial skill for health care personnel. ABG interpretation has a significant role in managing critically ill patients.

      ABG analysis is an essential part of diagnosing and managing a patient’s oxygenation status and acid–base balance. The usefulness of this diagnostic tool is dependent on being able to correctly interpret the results.

      This course will help the learners to understand the definition, indications and contraindications of ABG analysis, concept of pH, base excess, and types of acid-base imbalances, Allen’s test, and techniques of ABG sampling.

      Course Duration : 4 hours

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    • Intravenous Cannulation

      Intravenous Cannulation

      Intravenous cannulation is the second most invasive procedure for patients in hospitals.

      Use of peripheral venous cannula is common, but infection can occur and prove fatal, if care is not taken to monitor the site.

      This course on intravenous cannulation is designed to theoretically prepare the nurses to perform intravenous cannulation. The course provides an understanding of various aspects of intravenous cannulation and management of complications to maintain quality of practice in the workplace.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Health Informatics in Nursing

      Health Informatics in Nursing

      Informatics is becoming increasingly present in the healthcare profession due to rapidly changing technologic advances. Healthcare systems are assimilating technology into daily practice at a good speed. Although, security and patient privacy must be upheld while achieving the goal of transforming data into useful knowledge, integrating informatics with evidence-based practice will only help improve the care we provide to our patients.

      With the use of electronic documentation, identifying changes in patient status can occur quickly because the information is readily available. Patient vital signs are always accessible and the data are interpreted, systematized, and arranged. The nurse can use this knowledge to formulate an appropriate plan of action.

      This course aims at teaching health professionals the use and benefits of informatics in the practice of care. Advancing the profession along with advancements in technology can be beneficial in improving healthcare quality and outcomes.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Pressure Injury

      Pressure Injury

      The chief complications of prolonged hospitalization remain to be the formation of pressure ulcers, specifically in situations of poor nutrition, increased moisture on the skin (e.g., incontinence), prolonged pressure, and compromised sensory stimuli. These ulcers increase the cost of hospitalization, increase patient morbidity and mortality, and play a significant role in the spread of infection in the clinical area.

      Proper knowledge on how pressure ulcer develops, its stages and methods of prevention are important for health professionals. Good knowledge and application of it into care will help prevent the risk of complications to a great level.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Blood products and Transfusion

      Blood products and Transfusion

      Blood transfusion is a complex procedure inter-linking many multidisciplinary health care team members.

      Blood transfusions save lives and improve health. An error in transfusion can be fatal. Transfusion error where the patient receives an incorrect blood component, remains the largest risk related to blood transfusions. Nurses who are responsible for the bedside check before a transfusion is given, have the final opportunity to prevent a mismatch.

      An understanding of blood products, possible transfusion reactions, management and evidence based monitoring of transfusions are also essential to safely perform this procedure.

      This systematic online interactive course helps to improve the knowledge of health professionals regarding blood transfusions so that they can perform safe transfusions and maintain good quality care.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Nutrition


      Every individual requires food substances to supply the components essential to build and repair tissues as they wear out and die, to maintain the body in good working condition and to provide fuel for energy. For good nutrition, a person should consume a well-balanced diet, that is, one that renders an adequate amount of each of the classes of nutrients every day, furnishing at the same time an adequate but not excessive number of calories to meet the energy needs of the body.

      This course aims at covering the concepts at the intersection of food and health. It also offers a broad education to nurses on how to stay healthy. The course discusses about the principles of nutrition, body mass index, types of nutrition and essentials of human nutrition.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Reproductive Health

      Reproductive Health

      Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.

      It is important to enhance the understanding, knowledge and skills of nurses in maternity care and modern principles and practices of sound care in pregnancy, labour and birth and the postpartum period, for better case management and appropriate interventions while maintaining safety.

      This course is designed to provide nurses with in-depth knowledge about antenatal care, intranatal care, postnatal care and neonatal care.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Clinical Leadership and Management

      Clinical Leadership and Management

      Health care is delivered by complex systems often involving large numbers of individuals and organizations. To function effectively, health care professionals need to understand these pathways and systems of care, and must be comfortable working both within, and with, these systems for the benefit of their patients. Just as leadership is argued to be necessary ‘at all levels’, so ‘leadership development’, assessment and feedback must be provided throughout the education and training of health professionals.

      Effective clinical leadership is important in ensuring a high quality health care system that consistently provides safe and efficient care.

      This course reviews the process of healthcare system and explains strategies to overcome obstacles. It helps guide the health professionals to analyze team work and assess human resource challenges. This aims to inspire and encourage health professionals to be the future of leadership and management in healthcare.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Stroke


      Stroke is also known as Cerebrovascular Accident or Brain Attack. Stroke is a medical emergency and occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is stopped either by a blockage or the rupture of a blood vessel. When the blood flow to the brain is interrupted, brain cells start to die. This can cause serious symptoms, lasting disability, and even death.

      Quick medical attention and treatment can save lives. It can also prevent more serious, long-lasting problems. People who are suffering a stroke must get immediate medical care.

      This course will help the nurses to understand the ways to reduce the chances of death or disability while recognizing the signs of stroke and get immediate medical help.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Cardiovascular Critical Care

      Cardiovascular Critical Care

      A cardiothoracic intensive care nurse works in a highly specialized cardiothoracic intensive care unit (ICU) catering to the needs of patients requiring constant monitoring and whose clinical conditions are considered critical. The cardio-thoracic intensive care nurse is skillful at noting subtle hemodynamic changes that could lead to serious complications and providing immediate interventions as required.

      This course will provide the learner to understand about the core competencies/skills needed for a cardio vascular critical care nurse and to comprehend the ability to work in a dynamic and intense environment.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Dementia Management

      Dementia Management

      Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities like keeping track of a purse or wallet, paying bills, planning and preparing meals, etc. Many dementias are progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse. Professional evaluation may detect a treatable condition.

      This course aims at improving the knowledge of health care professionals about dementia, its causes, manifestations and management. If health professionals are aware that a person has a condition causing dementia, this is helpful when treating other medical problems. This includes taking extra time to explain things to patients in a way they can understand, setting up safer ways of taking medication, and understanding and offering extra support if someone has to come into hospital as an inpatient for another reason. As a result, patients with dementia and their relatives will have a superior experience from the health professionals.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Diabetes management

      Diabetes management

      Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder related to inadequate production of insulin or insulin insensitivity of cells. It is the leading cause of adult blindness, end-stage renal disease and non-traumatic lower limb amputations. Type 1 diabetes is commonly found with children and young adults, whereas Type 2 diabetes is more commonly found within the age group of 40 to 59 years.

      The increasing burden of diabetes mellitus is alarming; much of the burden of this major public health problem can be prevented by early detection, improved delivery of care, and better education on diabetes self-management. As diabetes and associated conditions continue to increase the burden of care on the healthcare system, it is important that a diabetes Nurse Educator be involved in the care of the patient and the family because patient teaching and education is an essential nursing function when caring for clients with diabetes.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Blood Born Viruses, HIV,HBV, HCV

      Blood Born Viruses, HIV,HBV, HCV

      Control of Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) is a central focus in health care. The main blood–borne viruses of concern are the Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. BBVs can also be passed from an infected mother to her baby. The prevalence of transmissible blood-borne viral infections is quite high globally, especially in developing countries.

      Nurses who undertake exposure-prone procedures (EPP) are at risk of contracting blood-borne viruses. Needle stick injuries are found to be the most important risk factor while managing clients with these infections. Standard precautions should be taken with all patients in all health-care facilities.

      Blood Borne Viruses vary in symptoms, risks factors and treatment. However, preventing and managing infections depend on an understanding of the differences between them. This course enables nurses to have a greater understanding about blood borne viruses to manage clients in pre and post exposure and to help clients live positively with infection.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Cervical Cancer

      Cervical Cancer

      Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer that affects the reproductive organs. A prominent role played by a nurse in health care is being a patient educator and therefore, there is a need to educate nurses about the risks and impact of HPV and cervical cancer.

      This course is aimed at educating nurses about symptoms of cervical cancer, screening guidelines, preventive measures, colposcopy, analyzing the test results and its documentation and nursing considerations in relation to cervical cancer.

      Good knowledge helps the nurse to understand the problems of the patient better, thus enabling them to provide improved health care.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Liver Transplant - Pre and Post-Operative Nursing Care

      Liver Transplant - Pre and Post-Operative Nursing Care

      Liver transplantation is used to treat life-threatening end stage liver disease where no other form of treatment is available. The transplantation procedure involves total removal of the diseased liver and its replacement with a healthy liver in the same anatomic location.

      The nurse who is responsible for the care of liver transplant patients require special preparation to meet the patient’s needs during the critical phases of the liver transplant process.

      This course aims at enhancing the knowledge of nurses regarding liver transplantation, indications and contraindications of liver transplantation, types of donors and also the pre-operative and post-operative care of liver transplantation.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Arthritis


      Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age. Patients with an inflammatory arthritis are also at increased risk of comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

      Living with arthritis can be different from person to person. Treatment and management options vary with the type of arthritis, its severity and the parts of the body affected.

      Nurses play a pivotal role in the care of patients with arthritis and this requires a combination of knowledge, understanding and expertise.

      This course aims at improving the knowledge of health care professionals about arthritis, its causes, manifestations and management.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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    • Aggression Management

      Aggression Management

      Anger and aggression may be a response to stress, misunderstanding, confusion, misinterpretation of events, personality conflicts or feelings of being patronized or rejected.

      All healthcare workers, especially nurses in emergency departments, are likely to encounter aggression and violence. This behaviour may be caused by a medical illness, a psychiatric illness or drug intoxication or withdrawal.

      This course will help the nurses to understand the causes, triggers and behaviour patterns of anger, and to learn effective techniques for diffusing and coping with aggressive situations and also help the clients to manage aggression.

      Course Duration : 2 hours

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