Dangerous Medications

Dangerous Medications 

Medications are an integral part of the treatment of most illness and diseases, especially chronic conditions. While their use can be beneficial to individuals, they do not come without risk. Not only does each medication have the potential for side effects, but the improper administration or monitoring of medications can result in adverse drug events. Many of the medications used on a daily basis can be extremely dangerous. Therefore, healthcare personnel involved in the administration of these medications must know what these medications are and the dangers associated with their use. In this course, you will learn about the specific dangers associated with anticoagulants, insulin, steroids, cardiovascular medications, anticonvulsants, and antipsychotics. This course corresponds to the Federal regulations F332 & F333.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-SRC-0-DM

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (6 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

1.0 HOURS


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729956

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Facility Services - Group Care Licensure Section (NC-DHHS)
Program Sponsor ID #032316; Approval # . This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Department of Public Health (CNA)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.

The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.

This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Pennsylvania Personal Care Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the dangers associated with anticoagulant medications, insulin, steroids, cardiovascular medications, anticonvulsant medications, and antipsychotic medications.
Describe two ways you can reduce or prevent the risks associated with the use of these medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Anticoagulant Medications A. Blood Coagulation B. Anticoagulant Medications C. Warfarin D. Warfarin Precautions E. Documentation F. Antiplatelet Medications G. Other Anticoagulants H. Review I. Summary Section 3: Insulin A. Blood Glucose B. Types of Insulin C. Sliding Scale Insulin D. Insulin Errors E. Hypoglycemia F. Responding to Hypoglycemia G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Other Potentially Dangerous Medications A. Steroids B. Cardiovascular Medications C. Anticonvulsant Medications D. Adverse Reactions E. Antipsychotic Medications F. Review G. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI).  Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
F Tags:
F755, F757, F759, F760
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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