Self-Study Courses

Computer Based Training (online)
NAB Approved
Looking for Ethics hours? Please visit our Video Conference page >>>
You are able to transfer or reschedule any course for which you have registered without penalty.
You are able to take on your own schedule at your own pace.
All courses offered on-line - no waiting on the snail mail to receive your materials.
You will receive your certificate of completion upon successful completion of the course.
To receive our weekly email newsletter, please click here >>
**** No one fails ****

Course Descriptions

Advance Directives
NAB Approved | 16 CEUs
End of Life | 5 CEUs
Death can be frightening. This can be especially true for patients in the terminal stages of chronic disease. These patients often wish for a 'good death.' However, they often fear that they will die alone, in pain, abandoned by their caregivers. Clinicians must provide excellent end-of-life care to all dying patients. In this way, clinicians can help patients have a 'good death', calm the fears of dying patients and support the patient's family.  Topics include: Curative vs. Palliative Care; Barriers to Adequate Palliative Care; Addressing the needs of the dying Patient; and Addressing the needs of the Family.
Morals in Patient Care | 6 CEUs
This course refers to the discussion about choices and values in medical practice and the duty of healthcare providers. It examines questions of moral right and wrong. This course will help you understand what you should and should not do as a healthcare provider and how to do your job in a moral way. You will learn about the four basic principles for healthcare providers and specific issues in healthcare today. Topics include: Patient-Provider Relationship; Near the End-of-Life Issues; and Practice, Society & Colleagues.
This course does not contain Ethics hours. Please visit our Video Conference page for courses containing Ethics hours.
Types of Advance Directives | 5 CEUs
Patients have the constitutional right to make decisions regarding their own medical care. This right includes the right to refuse medical treatment, even if treatment is necessary to prevent the patient from dying. A patient's right to request that medical treatment be withheld or withdrawn does not change, even when the patient loses the capacity to make the request. An Advance Directive is a legal document intended to ensure that healthcare providers honor a patient's decisions regarding treatment, even when he or she is no longer able to communicate those decisions.  Topics include: Living Wills; Medical Power of Attorney; DNR Orders and Medical Treatment Plans.

Resident Care - Rights & Regulations
NAB Approved | 24 CEUs
HIPAA General Overview | 6 CEUs
As a worker in the healthcare industry, you are affected by the Administrative Simplification Requirements of HIPAA. You are required by law to follow these rules. In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) made changes to HIPAA. Individuals who obtain protected information without authorization can face criminal penalty. This includes employees at a hospital and Long-Term Care Facilities. This course will help you comply with HIPAA. After completing this course, you should be able to identify covered entities under HIPAA; list eight electronic health transactions covered by HIPAA and the medical code sets to be used for these transactions; recognize safeguards required by HIPAA to ensure the security and integrity of electronic health information; identify the unique employer identifier used under HIPAA; and distinguish between uses and disclosures of health information that are and are not allowed under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
OSHA Compliance & Inspections | 6 CEUs
This course provides a general overview of basic topics related to OSHA and how it operates. This course will provide you with (1) a general overview of basic topics related to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and how it operates; (2) a general overview of basic topics related to OSHA and how it conducts inspections to assure compliance with OSHA requirements and help employers and workers reduce on-the-job hazards and prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths in the workplace; (3) a general overview of employer rights and responsibilities following a Federal OSHA inspection; and (4) a general overview of worker rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act).
Compliance and Patient Care | 6 CEUs
This course provides essential information for veteran clinical healthcare staff. In this course, the participant will review and update knowledge of Compliance and Ethics ~ Corporate Compliance, Medical Ethics, and Sexual Harassment; Patient Rights ~ Confidentiality, Patient Participation in Treatment Decisions, Disclosure and Informed Consent, Advance Directives, Access to Emergency Service, Respect, Safety, and Nondiscrimination, and Grievances; and Patient Care and Protection ~ Developmentally Appropriate Care, Cultural Competence, Restraint and Seclusion, Patient Assault and Abuse in the healthcare setting and Victims of Abuse and Neglect.
Workplace Safety & Emergency Preparedness | 6 CEUs
This course provides essential information for veteran clinical healthcare staff. In this course, the participant will review and update knowledge of Safety ~ General Safety, Fire Safety, Electrical Safety, Radiation Safety, MRI Safety, Ergonomics, Back Safety, Lifting and Transporting Patients, Slips, Trips, and Falls, Latex Allergy, Hazard Communication, Security & Workplace Violence, and Reporting Incidents; Emergency Preparedness ~ Disaster Events and Emergency Response Plans; and Infection Control ~ Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI), Hand Hygiene, Antibiotic Resistance, The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Standard Precautions, Transmission Based Precautions, Personal Protective Equipment, and Personal Responsibility.

Workplace Safety
NAB Approved | 20 CEUs
Fire Safety | 3 CEUs
Residents in healthcare facilities often suffer from physical and/or mental conditions that prevent them from protecting themselves. For this reason, fires in healthcare facilities are particularly dangerous. With proper fire safety awareness, you can help prevent fire-related danger by taking steps to prevent fires in your facility. With adequate fire-response training, you can help minimize potential fire-related injury and loss of life, by knowing what to do in the event of a fire.  Topics include: Fire Prevention; Facility Safeguards; and Fire Response.
Back Safety | 5 CEUs
The healthcare environment is a high-risk area for back pain and injury. Nursing personnel and aides suffer more back injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) than does any other occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Fortunately, proper posture, body mechanics, and regular exercise, along with appropriate use of lifting equipment and devices, can help reduce the risk of back injury for healthcare providers.  Topics include: Spinal Anatomy & Physiology; Safe Operation of the Spine; and Preventive Maintenance & Corrective Action.
Infection Control | 6 CEUs
This course is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of infection transmission in healthcare settings, including methods commonly used to reduce transmission risk for residents, personnel, and visitors; recognizing the importance of infection prevention and control; discussing how infections are spread and prevented; and understanding your role and responsibilities in infection control and prevention
The Chain of Infection describes how infections are transmitted in the healthcare environment including describing the chain of infection; listing the most common methods of infection transmission; and identifying host factors that increase the risk of infection.
Infection Prevention discusses ways in which the chain of infection may be interrupted by eliminating or reducing opportunities for exposure to infectious materials or agents including describing practices that ensure good hand hygiene; discussing the major elements of standard precautions; listing the types of isolation used to prevent disease transmission; and defining disinfection and sterilization.
Employee Health & Individual Responsibility discusses the importance of understanding the employee health issues related to infection control, and your personal responsibilities in the infection control program including listing essential immunizations for healthcare workers; describing exposure follow-up practices; and discussing your role in reducing your personal risk of occupational exposure to infection.
Work Smart, Be Safe | 6 CEUs
This course will describe some of the common safety and health issues such as lifting, slips and falls, bloodborne diseases, biological hazards, hazards associated with electrical equipment, chemicals and workplace violence. The goal is to increase your awareness of these hazards and describe what you can do to protect yourself. Topics include: Ergonomics; Biological and Infectious Agents; Slips, Trips and Falls; Portable Ladders; Electrical Safety; Machine Guarding; Lockout; Chemicals and Hazard Communication; and Workplace Violence.

Legacy Leadership Series
NAB Approved | 24 CEUs
Over their many years in the healthcare business, Gary Stroud & Stephen Marek have observed an obvious divide between the words companies use to describe their workplace environments and the actual results many location mangers are able to achieve. Oftentimes, it is easier to terminate marginal performers than to educate, replacing them with the hope of achieving success through a new leader. It is much more difficult to allocate time and resources to ensure that workplace success is woven into the DNA of an organization.
Book 1: Excellence the Path Chosen | 6 CEUs
This course provides the insight and tools to develop the vision and skills necessary to create an involved, engaged, and committed workforce. It addresses the issues of recruitment, retention, and employee workplace satisfaction – problem areas common to many workplaces – providing a leadership platform for future greatness.
Book 2: High Octane Mentoring | 6 CEUs
This course lays out a detailed roadmap for new-hire employee success; including, individual processes and the leadership system necessary to develop, implement and maintain a highly effective, totally efficient and extraordinarily productive Employee-Centered Mentoring Program. Book 2 provides the step-by-step processes necessary to construct, launch and manage a High Octane, Employee-Centered, Mentoring Program. It will assist you in the creation of high-performance employees from newly hired applicants while perpetuating positive cultural continuity.
Book 3: Those with Vision … Lead | 6 CEUs
This course is the leadership guide to building a sustainable legacy leadership system within the workplace. It provides the nine Work/Life Principles that will change your leadership life and very possibly, your personal life, FOREVER!
Book 4: How Unions Organize | 6 CEUs
This course provides the critical knowledge that every workplace manager must possess in order to keep unions out of today’s workplace. It is an inside look at how unions organize workplaces in todays modern work environment. It is based upon our experience in the trenches, dealing with union organizers, high-priced lawyers, corporate consultants, the government and the havoc an organizing effort wreaks on the workplace. This book presents the essentials that are taught at the very beginning of any union organizing effort, the essentials that management teams need to know - BEFORE the union’s message shows up on your employee’s computer screens. Book 4 contains essential information that will save your workplace years of headaches and tens of thousands of dollars!