Aging and Disorders of Communication

Communication links all human beings together. As individuals age, their ability to perceive information through their senses is often distorted or impaired. Age-related sensory changes impact the quality of life and the quality of communication.

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Mysteries and Possibilities

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a condition in which the concept of loss is central – the loss of one’s memories, independence, the ability to recognize loved ones, and the loss of dignity. Often referred to as “the long goodbye,” AD is the most common t… Read more »

 

Price: $40.00
CONTACT HOURS: 4.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.40
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Animal-Assisted Therapy

Animals have been a part of our lives as long as we have been on the planet. The health benefits of the human-animal bond are far reaching. From guide dogs, to watching fish in an aquarium, to swimming with dolphins, animals provide us with companion… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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anxiety signsAnxiety Disorders: An Integrative Approach

Anxiety disorders are the most common, and frequently occurring, mental disorders. Anxiety is manifested by disturbances of mood, as well as of thinking, behavior, and physiological activity. The five major types of anxiety disorders include generali… Read more »

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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aromatherapyAromatherapy: The Healing Power Of Scent

Aromatherapy is a complementary and alternative, holistic, and integrative therapy that uses essential oils to promote both physical and psychological health. It is often used in conjunction with massage, meditation, and other therapies to achieve he… Read more »

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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Centenarians: Keys to Longevity

Living to be 100 years old was once considered a rare occurrence, but with advancements in medicine and lifestyle changes, living to be 100 is not so improbable today. As a group, there are more centenarians worldwide than ever before, with the large… Read more »

 

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shaman's bowlCharacteristics of Spirituality

While theorists and researchers have yet to agree on a single, universally accepted theory or definition of spirituality, few would deny its existence or impact on health and healing. In the past, spirituality was synonymous with religion. Although s… Read more »

 

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CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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back painChronic Pain: An Integrative Approach to Effective Pain Management

Pain interferes with the enjoyment of life. It makes it difficult to work, socialize with friends and family, sleep, and accomplish activities of daily living. It may reduce productivity and create financial hardships in terms of lost work and high m… Read more »

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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Miracle SkyDeath and Dying

What is grief? What are normal grief responses? What is involved in the final life transition—death? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this course. The role of culture, palliative and hospice care, advance directives, and the… Read more »

 

Price: $15.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.15
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Depression: An Integrative Approach

Depression is one of the most serious and costly health care problems facing the United States today. It is one of the most common types of mental disorders. Depression interferes with an individual’s daily life, normal functioning, and may cause emo… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Effective and Empowering Communication

Communication is how people exchange information, opinions, and ideas and it links all human beings together. Intimate, complex, and necessary for our very survival, communication can profoundly affect our overall health and wellness. Today, communic… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Emerging Global Infectious Diseases

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) present an ever-present threat to the health and livelihood of individuals, families, communities, and countries all over the world. The greatest burden of EIDs lies in developing countries and with infants and chi… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Food and Mood: What’s the Connection?

“You are what you eat!” How often have most of us heard this phrase? While it may be a common saying, it remains a very true one for many good reasons. Food has the ability to affect our bodies and minds in profound ways. It can influence how we feel… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Integrative Therapies for Cancer Pain Management

Many advances have been made in the treatment of cancer during the last several decades and yet effective cancer pain management remains an overwhelming issue for more than 80% of patients. Today, there are numerous options for cancer pain management… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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International Women’s Health – Challenges and Opportunities

While women have a longer life expectancy than men in most every country, they don’t necessarily get to enjoy healthier lives. Millions of women suffer from health issues each year throughout the world—health issues that would not affect them if they… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Legal Issues in Healthcare

Health care professionals today are acutely aware of the need to understand the legal environment in which they practice. Ever-shrinking resources, shorter lengths of stay, high-acuity patients, availability of more complex information, diverse patie… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Health Issues

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals—often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBTQ—are becoming more visible and acknowledged in societies both in the United States and throughout the world. Yet, because of the discri… Read more »

 

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CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Meditation for Health and Energy

Meditation is a mind-body practice with many methods and variations that are all grounded in the silence and stillness of present-moment awareness. The regular practice of meditation not only calms and helps focus the mind, it is also an effective pr… Read more »

 

Price: $15.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.15
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Mental Health and Aging

This course will provide health care professionals with an overview of mental health and aging, including mental health wellness strategies, mental health disorders, cultural competence, cultural diversity, complementary and alternative medicine trea… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Nutrition, Toxins, and Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems both in the United States and worldwide. Globally, hundreds of millions of people are… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Oral Health: Beautiful Smiles for Life

Oral health can affect virtually every other aspect of our health. Good oral health can not only prevent disease in the mouth but it can also prevent many chronic diseases. Good oral health is more than “pretty teeth” and affects our ability to speak… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Pain Assessment and Management in the Older Adult

Pain is a symptom that signals distress in virtually every population and every age. To provide quality care to aging adults, health care providers must be particularly skilled at assessing pain, understanding misconceptions of pain management, addre… Read more »

 

Price: $22.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.20
AOTA CEUs: 0.22
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Pain Interventions and Treatments

Effective pain management begins with effective pain assessment. Only after an assessment is completed can the healthcare provider determine how to best manage a client’s pain. Barriers to pain management that can lead to the undertreatment of pain n… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Pain Management in Special Populations – Children and the Elderly

Helping pediatric and geriatric populations manage their pain requires special consideration regarding the types of medications and strategies chosen, the route through which medications are delivered, and specific comorbidities or metabolic issues t… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Pain Management in Special Populations – Surgery, Cancer, and HIV

Health care professionals often face difficult challenges when working with clients who have undergone surgery or who have cancer or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). These clients encounter unique problems with their health conditions, especially… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Pain Management in the Adult – Acute and Chronic Pain

Acute and chronic pain in the adult client have different causes, methods of diagnoses, and interventions. Effective health care providers understand these differences when they assess and manage their clients’ pain.

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Pain Theory and Assessment Principles

Pain is a universal phenomenon. Pain is the fifth vital sign and its assessment is crucial in the comprehensive care of every patient. Pain is a subjective concept and is whatever the client says it is. Pain is experienced across all age groups, acro… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Pain Treatment at the End of Life

Regardless of the cause, pain is a common symptom in clients who are near death. Healthcare providers must understand the tremendous implications of pain and pain symptoms and prioritize the assessment and optimal treatment of pain in clients near th… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Pneumonia in Adults and Children

Pneumonia is an infection in one or both of the lungs. Globally, it is the leading killer of children under the age of 5 years. It is also common in the United States. There are several types of pneumonia, depending on the type of germ (bacteria, vir… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Puerto Rico Mandated Infection Control for Health Care Professionals

This course updates the knowledge of nurses and other health care professionals about infection control and prevention. In addition, the course describes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and… Read more »

 

Price: $30.00
CONTACT HOURS: 3.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.30
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Sacred Spaces, Healing Places

Modern nursing was founded on the concepts of healing environments. Florence Nightingale was one of the first to realize the importance of nature, light, noise, and sensory stimulation in healing. Today, it is well known that healing environments emp… Read more »

 

Price: $23.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.30
AOTA CEUs: 0.23
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Self-Care for Health and Well-Being

Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, and it is also one of the easiest things to forget to do or put aside in favor of tending to others. Good self-care involves small self-care habits that, when done regul… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Sleep Disorders: An Integrative Approach

Sleep disorders are very common complaints and they include difficulty falling asleep, early awakening, and interrupted sleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only one-third of adults say they get enough sleep every night… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Social Media and Healthcare

Social media has many characteristics and has become part of the very fabric of today’s society. It can be immediate, irreverent, and incredibly powerful. The use of social media in all areas of life, especially healthcare, is growing exponentially…. Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Spiritual Assessment and Spiritual Care

Spiritual care is an important and necessary part of appropriate patient care, yet many health care professionals feel ill equipped to provide it to their clients. When people experience a spiritual crisis and need spiritual care, they may choose to… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Spiritual Rituals

The spiritual rituals of prayer, meditation, guided imagery, gratitude, spending time in nature, dancing, storytelling, and art can all help people connect to their inner being, to others, and to a divine spirit or Sacred Source. A part of spiritual… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Spirituality, Culture, and Health

Healthcare professionals and spiritual care providers face many challenges in becoming prepared to administer holistic, respectful, and culturally and spiritually competent care for their patients and clients. Understanding the relationship between s… Read more »

 

Price: $22.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.20
AOTA CEUs: 0.22
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The ABCs of Hepatitis

Hepatitis A, B, and C are viruses that affect millions of individuals throughout the world. They affect the liver and have a variety of etiologies and mechanisms of transmission. All forms of hepatitis can have significant economic and social consequ… Read more »

 

Price: $15.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.15
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The Biofield (Human Energy Field): Foundation for Energy Medicine

There is increasing scientific evidence that human beings are comprised of an energetic system that is highly integrated with the physical body, emotions, and the spiritual aspect of individuals. Because of this evidence, the health care community is… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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The Healthy Aging Brain

The brain is the most complex part of the human body. People once believed that progressive mental decline was inevitable, but now we know that the brain’s ability to age well varies from person to person and is affected by genetic predisposition, ge… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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The Older Woman

America is growing older and most older Americans are women. Today’s older woman is part of a diverse group that varies in income, education level, health, functional abilities, living arrangements, and access to support services. Because women live… Read more »

 

Price: $21.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.10
AOTA CEUs: 0.21
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Tickborne Diseases

In the United States, ticks carry many different pathogens that can cause a variety of human diseases. One of the most common of these is Lyme disease. Many tickborne diseases are challenging to diagnose because their symptoms imitate other common il… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Ancient Approach to Healing

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the oldest professional continuously practiced medicine in the world, with origins dating back more than 2,500 years. TCM emphasizes the holistic view of the human being and encompasses many different treatment m… Read more »

 

Price: $25.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.50
AOTA CEUs: 0.25
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Tuberculosis

Despite advances in their treatment and prevention, tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB, or MDR-TB remain two of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. An ancient disease found in Egyptian mummies, TB and MDR-TB are increasingly diffic… Read more »

 

Price: $10.00
CONTACT HOURS: 1.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.10
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Women’s Health Issues

Women represent over half of the global population. Despite this, women and their health issues have traditionally been neglected both nationally and globally. Although this is slowly changing, many of the health issues facing women today do not rece… Read more »

 

Price: $30.00
CONTACT HOURS: 3.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.30
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Women’s Mental Health and Wellness

Good mental health is as important as physical and spiritual health and research continues to show how closely mental, physical, and spiritual health are connected. A healthy mental state allows us to enjoy life, good physical health, helps us cope w… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Workplace violence is an increasing problem in organizations today and is especially challenging in the health care industry. Considered a human rights issue, workplace violence affects the dignity of millions of people worldwide and is a major sourc… Read more »

 

Price: $20.00
CONTACT HOURS: 2.00
AOTA CEUs: 0.20
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