Some of our favorite courses are discounted for your convenience.
 

1. Free course: Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence

Woman with head in her hands. Credit: Firesam! is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

1 contact hour The authors became concerned about the dearth of information about nurse suicide even though all had heard one or more stories in their own professional lives. They set about to collect everything that existed. It became clear that the first step in addressing the issue is to break the silence and then to come up with strategies for moving forward to break the cycle and develop prevention strategies. Go to Nurse Suicide: Breaking the Silence ►

2. COVID-19 Pandemic: A World in Turmoil

An illustration of COVID neutralizing antibodies.An illustration of neutralizing antibodies (blue, purple, orange) bound to the receptor binding domain on a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Credit: Christopher O. Barnes and Pamela J. Bjorkman, California Institute of Technology.
10 contact hours, $29 All of us get nearly daily updates on the coronavirus, and sometimes they contradict each other. ATrain Education has taken a long view of SARS-CoV-2 to bring you the best available comprehensive information. This includes the origin of the virus; understanding the chain of infection; an explanation of R Naught (R0, the basic reproduction number); the reason the USA can’t look forward to herd immunity; the status of testing and vaccines; the reasons for public health directives; the history of coronaviruses; and the dire impacts of the virus on minority populations. Go to COVID-19 Pandemic: A World in Turmoil ►

3. Dementia Special: Delirium, Alzheimer's, Dementia Care, and Supporting Caregivers

PET scan of healthy brain vs. person with Alzheimer's. 15 contact hours, $29 A special offering of four courses combined to inform healthcare professionals about the many aspects of dementia: brain physiology, behavioral issues, distinguishing dementia from delirium and depression, and the critical role we can play in educating ourselves about dementia while providing support to the army of people caring for loved ones with dementia. Go to Dementia Special: Delirium, Alzheimer's, Dementia Care, and Supporting Caregivers ►

4. Infection Special: Control, Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens, SARS, and Flu

A photo of a person washing their hands. 15 contact hours, $29. The very nature of healthcare settings makes them vulnerable to the spread of infections because they serve patients who are ill and are therefore susceptible hosts. Infection control and prevention and breaking the chain of infection are critical, especially during a pandemic. In view of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, we offer this 15 contact hour course bundle at a special price of $29. Go to Infection Special: Control, Prevention, Bloodborne Pathogens, SARS, and Flu ►

5. Mental Health Special: Care of American Veterans, Depression, PTSD, Suicide in America

Depressed veteran with family. 15 contact hours, $29. Our complex healthcare system makes workers vulnerable to stress, trauma, depression, and, at times, mental health issues. Healthcare providers serve patients and families who are experiencing difficulty realities—especially during a pandemic. In view of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe, we offer this 15 contact hour course bundle at a special price of $29. Go to Mental Health Special: Care of American Veterans, Depression, PTSD, Suicide in America ►

6. Chain of Infection

 An illustration showing the chain of infection.50% off thru 11-30-2020Use code FMA2 during payment to apply discount. 
The very nature of healthcare settings makes them vulnerable to the spread of infections because they serve patients who are ill and are therefore susceptible hosts. Patients with altered immunity such as people with cancer or HIV/AIDS are at high risk for infection. Surgical patients are at risk because any incision creates a new portal of entry for pathogens. Elderly patients may have weakened immunity simply because of their age. Healthcare workers are themselves at risk of infection because of their close daily contact with patients who may harbor pathogens. Thus, infection control (and breaking the chain of infection) is a primary component of safe, effective patient care. Go to Chain of Infection ►

7. Delirium, First Rule It Out

Confused patient.  50% off thru 11-30-2020! Use code FMA2 during payment to apply the discount. Delirium is a deeply concerning diagnosis that challenges a clinician to decide whether it is symptomatic of an underlying medical condition or psychological in nature. This course covers what delirium is, the underlying medical conditions that can cause delirium, assessments used to assist in forming an accurate diagnosis of delirium, similar conditions with which delirium is confused, and some appropriate actions to take to diminish or prevent delirium. Go to Delirium, First Rule It Out ►

8. Fentanyl: Scourge of the Opioids

A photo of a package of fentanyl powder. 50% off thru 11-30-2020! Use code FMA2 during payment to apply discount. The opioid epidemic, labeled the most serious national issue of our time, has worsened with fentanyl. As a healthcare professional, you have a role in our nation’s fatal opioid epidemic. From those who prescribe to those who administer fentanyl, everyone plays a part in helping or hurting those seeking opioids for pain relief. This course will discuss the causes, definitions of use and abuse, pharmacodynamics, and prevention and treatment strategies for this serious issue in healthcare. Go to Fentanyl: Scourge of the Opioids ►

9. Flu 2021

A child receiving a flu shot. 50% off thru 11-30-2020! Use code FMA2 during payment to apply discount. Just 100 years ago, the world was hit by of one of the largest and most devastating influenza pandemics in history. During a 2-year stretch, more people died from flu than in all of World War I. In fact, more people died during this pandemic than died from the bubonic plague. Influenza, like other diseases that seem lost in the past, is nothing to mess with. Now, we're experiencing the spread of a novel virus called the coronavirus, which has many similarities to the 1918-1919 flu pandemic. This course explains how viruses are categorized, typed, and sub-typed, and how they drift and shift. The influenza pandemic--from over a century ago--provides an indication of why public health officials are so concerned about the emergence of another novel virus.

This course, which is open to the public, describes the current and historical impact of influenza, seasonal and pandemic. It includes influenza epidemiology, virus types and subtypes, how influenza viruses drift and shift, and a review of the worldwide impact of the 1918–1919 flu pandemic. It discusses the goal of universal vaccination, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and the composition of the 2021 influenza vaccines. Go to Flu 2021 ►

10. Suicide in America

Picture of a woman passed out after downing a bottle of pills. 50% off thru 11-30-2020! Use code FMA2 during payment to apply discount. Before starting work on this course, we thought we knew a few things about suicide. It turns out we were painfully uninformed. Like other societal issues, suicide is riven with controversy. Class, gender, racial, cultural, and economic components cloud our understanding. Not to mention, it's hard to talk about and hard to ask patients about! 

This 6 contact hour course helps to educate healthcare professionals and others about the scope and seriousness of suicide. It identifies groups disproportionally affected by suicide and provides information about suicide screening. It discusses psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments, emphasizes the importance of supportive third parties, and includes practical guidelines to reduce access to lethal means. Finally, it relates aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans. Go to Suicide in America ►