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Course Description
 
Curriculum developed at The Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
 
This course addresses the pre-hospital, emergency department and stroke unit management of patients with acute stroke. Using interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, multimedia (computerized video clips), and standardized patients (instructors that act out and simulate different stroke syndromes), the course includes a discussion of the differential diagnosis of stroke, rapid recognition of five major stroke syndromes, training in the use of the Miami Emergency Neurologic Deficit exam (based on the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS] and incorporating the Cincinnati Pre-hospital Stroke Scale) and the actual NIHSS education regarding the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke patients.
 
There is also a detailed discussion of the acute care of stroke patients in the hospital, including:  
  • Prevention of medical complications
  • Rehabilitation in the acute setting
  • The diagnostic evaluation
  • Secondary stroke prevention strategies
  • Discharge planning for the patient and family
 
This course is appropriate for both new and experienced providers, particularly nurses and physicians who work in the emergency departments, stroke unit and stroke-unit equivalents.
 
Course Objectives
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
 
  1. Discuss the latest information and research on the epidemiology, risk factors, causes and prevention of strokes.
  2. Describe the components of the focused neuro exam, importance of brevity and urgency in collecting the data, as well as the accuracy in describing assessment findings.
  3. Correlate the signs of brain injury to the location of the lesion in the brain versus ruling out other causes or mimics of a stroke. The student shall understand the importance of obtaining a good patient history (current and past).
  4. Discuss a comprehensive understanding of stroke care, time line management for appropriate thrombolytic therapy, supportive care, prevention of medical complications and rehabilitation.
  5. Perform a focused neuro exam on a standardized normal individual, and identify appropriate and inappropriate methods of performing the exam.
  6. Demonstrate in a “hands-on session” examination of three to four different standardized “patients” and correlate the assessment findings to the type of stroke syndrome. ​

 

Pre-requisites:
None
Highly Recommended:
None
Faculty:
Norma Vesey, RN, BSN, MSN / Mark Siegel, MT-P
Course Number:
CAE0604
Co-requisite:
None
Course Date:
For upcoming dates, call Sonia Kaiser at 954-201-6905
Time:
TBA
Hours:
8.0
Total Cost:
$160.30
Location:
TBA

 

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Course Description

 
The Medical-Surgical Review Online Course is an innovative program designed for the Registered Nurse (RN) who has been away from practice for three or more years, or those currently working in areas other than the medical-surgical environment who want to return to acute care nursing. The curriculum is taught in the web-based classroom using Blackboard and is divided into three separate learning modules. The focus of the course is to provide a review of various concepts in medical-surgical nursing, discuss current treatments and nursing management, and highlight "What's New in Nursing." The teaching design provides online learning activities, case studies, and discussion activities with faculty and other students to help you apply and synthesize key concepts in caring for the medical-surgical patient. Each module contains a pre-test for self-evaluation, decision-making activities and module exam to validate your knowledge.
 
The program is divided into three modules and is taught by a team of medical-surgical nursing faculty versed in e-learning instruction. Each module will be available to students 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The modules may be taken in any order. A Blackboard (web course management tool) orientation will be done on the Internet prior to beginning the first online module.
 
Module 1—An Overview of Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts: Part 1 (CAE0551)
 
Contact Hours: 20 contact hours
 
Module Description
The components of “An Overview of Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts: Part 1,” provides a review of the basic foundation of nursing practice and patient care for Nursing today. The key areas range from Scope of Practice, basic human needs, effective communication, privacy regulations, documentation and fluid, and electrolyte balance.
 
Objective Summary
To communicate the information needed for medication and IV therapy administration and management. To provide the most recent regulatory standards as it relates to patient care and safety. To review the nursing process and current documentation systems.
 
Lesson Content
  • Lesson A: Math Calculations
  • Lesson B: Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Lesson C: Central Venous IV Therapy
  • Lesson D: HIPAA Compliance
  • Lesson E: Nursing Today / Scope of Practice
  • Lesson F: Effective Documentation
  • Lesson G: Basic Human Needs/Legal Overview
  • Lesson H: Surgical Patient
 
Module 2—Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts: Part 2 ( CAE0552)
 
Contact Hours: 30 contact hours
 
Module Description
The components of “Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts: Part 2,” focus on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing and medical management of major disorders of the cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, hematology and immunology systems.
 
Objective Summary
To review the pertinent assessment findings for each disorder presented. To discuss clinical manifestations of selected disorders and their potential complications. To describe the therapeutic interventions and medications commonly prescribed to treat the disorders.
 
Lesson Content
  • Lesson A: Cardiac System
  • Lesson B: Respiratory System
  • Lesson C: Gastrointestinal System
  • Lesson D: Musculoskeletal System
  • Lesson E: Hematology/Immunology
 
Module 3—Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts: Part 3 (CAE0553)
 
Contact Hours: 30 contact hours
 
Module Description
The components of “Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts: Part 3,” focus on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing and medical management of major disorders of the nervous, genitourinary, renal, endocrine and integumentary system. The top ranked cancers and the diagnosis, treatment, and nursing and medical management will be presented in the final section along with palliative care and end of life issues.
 
Objective Summary
To review the pertinent assessment findings for each disorder presented. To discuss clinical manifestations of selected disorders and their potential complications. To describe the therapeutic interventions and medications commonly prescribed to treat the disorders.
 
Lesson Content
  • Lesson A: Neurology System
  • Lesson B: GU/Renal
  • Lesson C: Endocrine
  • Lesson D: Integumentary
  • Lesson E: Oncology
 Required Textbooks
  • Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice (7th Ed.) Nettina; ISBN 0-7817-2296-9
  • The Physical Exam Pocket Guide (4th Ed.) Jarvis; ISBN 0-7216-9774-7
  • Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (8th Ed.) Deglin; ISBN 0939-6
Course Certificate
 
Module Certificate: A module certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of each individual module. The module exam passing rate is 80%.
 
Course Certificate: A Medical-Surgical Review Program Certificate, listing the description of the three modules, will be issued upon successful completion of all three modules.
 
Refund Information
 
Refunds must be completed in person at any Broward College Registration Office prior to the beginning date of the class. No refunds are possible after the course has started. If you are unable to come in person to withdraw and receive a refund, contact Kathy Jackson, Dean, at 954-201-6773. Broward College reserves the right to cancel a class if there is insufficient enrollment. If canceled, a full refund will be given.
 
Are You and Your Computer Ready?
 
Before you register for an e-learning course, complete the steps to ensure that you and your computer are ready for e-learning by visiting Broward College Online.
 
 
Registration Information:
 
Students must sign-in to Desire to Learn within FIRST WEEK of the semester and read the syllabus

 

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The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only professional organization that is dedicated to fostering excellence in adult health/medical-surgical nursing practice. The mission of AMSN is to enhance the clinical expertise, professionalism and leadership of nurses caring for adults in hospitals, the community, and long-term care.
 
AMSN is collaborating with Broward College in sharing educational information about the RN Refresher Online Theory Course. The organization provides the specialty of medical-surgical nursing with an avenue of great educational offerings, from national conferences to membership in a local chapter, to providing a Core Curriculum textbook for Medical-Surgical Nursing, to providing a medical-surgical certification program administered by the Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board. AMSN grew out of a need for medical-surgical nurses to network and become more visible as expert care givers.
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Course Description

This course is designed for the Registered Nurse (RN) who has been away from practice for three or more years, or those currently working in areas other than the medical-surgical environment. The material presented will allow the returning nurse to practice patient care skills and administer medication and physical assessment in the lab setting prior to hospital clinicals. This will give an opportunity for the nurse to become aware of the changes that have occurred and that are necessary for providing effective nursing care in a variety of acute care clinical situations, so that the nurse will be able to move with confidence into a staff nurse orientation and return to practice. Clinical lab will be provided in a local hospital(s) where the returning RN will be exposed to various experiences working with an RN preceptor. 
 
 
Pre-requisites:
Current FL RN License, Current BLS/CPR card, and must be able to pass security check and drug testing
Course Coordinator:
Wesley Jackson, RN, MSN, ARNP
Course Number:
CAE0623
Course Date:
August 27 - December 3, 2015 (Thursday's)
Time:
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Hours:                            
80.0
Total Cost:
$587.00
Location:
A. HUGH ADAMS CENTRAL CENTER, Bldg. 8, RM 211
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Co-requisites:
RN Refresher Clinical Lab
Course Coordinator:
Carol Hockenberger, RN, ASN
Course Number:
CAE0624
Course Date:
September 14 - December 4, 2015 (Monday & Friday)
Time:
5 P.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Hours:
160.0
Total Cost:
$1,235.56
Location:                       
A. HUGH ADAMS CENTRAL CENTER, Bldg. 8,
RM 241
 
 
 
Required Textbooks
  • Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice (Nettina, 7th Ed)
  • Drug Guide for Nurses (deglin)
  • Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, (Perry & Potter)
  • Physical Examination (Pocket Companion) & Health Assessment (Jarvis, 4th Ed)  
Attendance Policy
 
Late arrival or early departure from any scheduled class/clinical lab may result in the loss of all college credit and Continuing Education contact hours. No refund will be possible.
  
Provider Approval
 
Florida Board of Nursing-CE Broker Provider 50-266
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The Introduction to Emergency Nursing's 95 hour theory course provides the basic didactic content for those interested in entering the field of emergency nursing. The curriculum is based on the educational recommendations from the Emergency Nurses Association.

 
The modules include:
  • Trauma
  • Clinical Basics
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Basics of Emergency Care
  • Special Populations (OB / GYN emergencies, Pediatric Emergencies, Abuse, Mental Health Emergencies and Sexual Assault)
 
The 25 hour Nursing Simulation Course is a course co-requisite and includes simulated patient case scenarios to demonstrate assessment skills and patient management of various disorders on a patient simulator.
 
Students will be required to demonstrate that they can evaluate signs and symptoms, intervene, and then evaluate if the selected treatment has been effective. Simulated patient care for the emergency department patient will include acute coronary syndrome, acute stroke, cardiac arrest, emergency child birth and pediatric scenarios.
 
Students will create a compassionate environment for the simulated patient and family members. The faculty will guide students as they engage in the ongoing process of questioning and evaluation of practice. In the simulated environment, students will feel safe to make a mistake, correct the mistake and use the learning experience to promote the best patient care in the hospital environment.
 
 
Pre-requisites:
Florida RN License (active); BLS Health Care Provider Course; Basic Arrhythmia Course
Highly Recommended:
AHA Advanced Life Support Course
Course Coordinator:
Debra Hauss, RN, BSN
Course Number:
CAE0556
Co-requisite:
CAE0587 
Course Date:
November 16 - December 9, 2015 (Monday Friday)
Time:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; First day arrive at 7:30 a.m. for orientation
Hours:
95.0 
Total Cost:
$746.00 
Location:
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 8, Room 202/241
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Co-requisites:
Nursing Simulation Lab
Faculty:
Debbie Hauss, RN, BSN
Course Number:
CAE0587
Course Date:
November 16 - December 9, 2015 (Monday Friday)
Time:   
8 a.m.  4:30 p.m.
Hours:
25.0
Total Cost:
$300.00
Location:
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 8, Room 229/204
 
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Course Description

This course is designed to enhance the clinical decision making and assessment skills of the critical care and emergency department specialty nurse who works with all types of adult critically-ill patients through analysis of a variety of challenging 12-Lead ECGs and case studies. With the numerous advances in the diagnosis and management of patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and other related cardiac disorders, the specialty nurse must be able to quickly recognize abnormalities on the 12-Lead ECG and notify the physician for appropriate intervention.
 
Course Objectives
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
  1. Describe the derivation of the standard 12 ECG leads, including electrode placement and polarity and views of the heart.
  2. Critically analyze PQRST complexes for any abnormalities of interval lengths, slurring,depression, elevation, inversion, notching and intrinsic deflection.
  3. Define electrical axis, determine mean electrical axis, and state the common causes of axis deviation (LAD, RAD, IAD).
  4. Describe ECG features of: ischemia, injury, infarction; chamber enlargement, bundle branch blocks, hemiblocks, pericarditis, and electrolyte and drug effects.
  5. Interpret 5 (five) 12-Lead ECGs and identify the pathological condition causing the abnormality.
Pre-requisites:
Please contact (954) 201- 6905
Highly Recommended:
Basic Arrhythmia
Faculty:
Terry Ray, RN, MSN
Course Number:
CAE0066
Co-requisite:
None
Course Date:
June 20 - 27, 2016
Time:
8 a.m.  4:30 p.m.
Hours:
16.0
Total Cost:
$148.00
Location:
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 8, Room 223

 

Mandatory Textbook
 
12-Lead ECG–The Art of Interpretation by Tomas Garcia & Neil Holtz
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There are 2 easy ways to register:

  1. Online — Follow directions for application, registration and payment.
  2. In Person — Go to any Broward College Campus.
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Attendance

To receive contact hours, participants MUST attend the entire offering. Late arrival or early departure will result in the loss of all hours; No partial hours is possible.
 
Registration Information
 
Registration for  courses must be done in person at any BC campus registration office or online.
 
Schedule/Room Changes
 
When registering in person, be sure the information is current and correct. This is the resource we use to contact each student in the event a class is canceled or rescheduled. Changes in room assignment, as well as those marked "TBA," will be posted at the class location.
 
Certificates
 
A certificate will be given out by the faculty member at the end of the last class session. Be sure to get your certificate at the conclusion of the course. Note: There is a $5 charge for duplicate certificates.
 
 
Refund Policy
 
Cancellation requests must be made by email or calling the Continuing Education Department two full business days (or as specified for an individual program) prior to the scheduled educational activity. No refunds will occur after the cancellation deadline or after the class has started. No shows do not constitute a cancellation. Students who register and pay in full for an educational activity, but do not attend, forfeit the entire registration fee. Online classes are not refundable once the student’s registration has been processed.
 
Extenuating Circumstances
 
The Continuing Education Department (CE) may accept a petition for refund of tuition after a class cancellation date for extreme exceptional circumstances that prohibited a student’s ability to officially withdraw. The student must be able to provide clear documentation of the extenuating circumstance. These circumstances may include, but not limited to, serious illness of self of an immediate family (father, mother, spouse, sibling or child), call to or enlistment in active military duty, death in the immediate family, and other emergency circumstances or extraordinary situations.  Acceptance of petition will be at the discretion of the CE department.
Cancellation Policy
 
The Continuing Education Departments (CE) reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any educational activity due to an insufficient number of registrants or for any reason deemed necessary. If a program is cancelled by the CE Departments, a full refund will be provided.
 
Contact for requests:
 
Continuing Education: 954-201-7800, CE Health Sciences: 954-201-6768 or ce@broward.edu
 
Emergency Weather Hotline
 
If severe weather occurs, classes may be canceled. To get current information, call 954-201-4900.
  
Miscellaneous Information
 
When attending CE classes, know or bring your professional license, and social security numbers, bring a #2 pencil and a pen for signing the attendance sheet. A sweater may be needed for your comfort. If textbooks are required, they will be available at the bookstore located on the campus where the course is offered.
Offerings listed in the brochure or flyers are subject to change.
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Provider
Provider Number
Expiration
Florida Board of Massage Therapy 
DPR Provider #MCE-129
8/15
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Recognized by the National Certifying Agency for Clinical Lab Personnel)
Florida Department of Health Provider JP3/CE Broker-50-266-4
8/14
Florida Board of Dentistry 
Board of Dentistry Provider #P00020
 
Nursing
Florida Board of Nursing Provider 2163/CE Broker -50-266
10/14
FBN-FL Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistant
CE Broker #50-266
 
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
 
 
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling
Provider #BAP#73
3/15
Florida Department of Health
Bureau of Radiation Control for Technical and Personal Development Provider # 3200006
 
Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition
 
 
 
Florida Board of Respiratory Care
 
 
Medical Assisting
 
 
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This course is for nurses to enhance their emergency nursing  knowledge  in the care of trauma patients in an Emergency Nursing Association developed curriculum, which follows the trauma nursing  process and incorporates the latest evidence based medical knowledge and technical advances.

 
Mandatory: Must pick up book 30 days prior to first day of class.
 
Pre-requisites:
 
Must have minimum 6 months experience in ER or Critical  Care nursing
Highly Recommended:
None
Course Coordinator:
Debbie Hauss, RN, BSN
Course Number:
CAE0628
Co-requisite:
None
Course Date:
June 9 - 10, 2016
Time:
8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours:
14.5
Total Cost:
$325.00
Location:
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 1008, Room 113
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The Critical Care Nursing Course provides the basic didactic content In both a self-pace and interactive format. It combines the flexibility of a blended format concept that incorporates a structured online course with traditional educational activities such as, facilitation,discussions, research projects, reading assignments and group activities. This blended format provides  for flexibility and creativity in designing a unique training experience. The course is designed to target  entry level critical care nurses and to incorporate the principles of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology,assessment and management.

Pre-requisites:
Florida RN License (active); BLS Health Care Provider Course; Basic Arrhythmia Course
Highly Recommended:
AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Course Coordinator:
Sara Turpel, BSN 
Course Number:
CAE0544
Co-requisite:
CAE0587 
Course Date:
May 23 - June 20, 2016 (Monday Friday)
Time:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hours:
124.0 
Total Cost:
$850.00
Location:
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 8, Room 202/241

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Co-requisites:
Nursing Simulation Lab
Faculty:
Sara Turpel, BSN
Course Number:
CAE0587
Course Date:
May 23 - June 20, 2016 (Monday Friday)
Time:   
8 a.m.  4:30 p.m.
Hours:
25.0
Total Cost:
$300.00
Location:
A. Hugh Adams Central Campus, Building 8, Room 204/229
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Fall Term 20141

Online Courses

NOTE: Online course meets program admissions requirements for Radiography and Massage Therapy, but are not approved for CEU's by provider boards for Radiologic Technology. Online HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Medical Errors course are not accepted for FBD Message Therapy. Student must take face to face classes. Students must sign-in to Desire to Learn within FIRST WEEK of the semester and read the syllabus.

Reference Number Course Number Course Contact Hours Fees
#464717 CAE0620 All Hazards Preparedness 2.0 $19.95
#464727 HSC0691 Domestic Violence Students 2.0 $10.35
$26.43
#464725 HSC0591 HIV/AIDS Students 4.0 $15.70
$47.87
#464720 CAE0617 Prevention of Medical Errors 2.0 $19.95
#464728 HSC0692 Prevention of Medical Errors (NOTE: Meets admissions requirements for Dental Hygiene, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting and Radiography only.) 2.0 $5.35
$21.43
#464722 HSC0522 TB/OSHA Hepatitis Students 6.0 $21.05
$69.30
#464716 CAE0618 OSHA Update: Blood Borne Pathogens & TB [NOTE: For students who have previously taken HSC0522 (old course number CAE0476, 6 hours) that has expired after two years] 3.0 $27.42
#464684 CAE0518 Basic Arrhythmia 32.0 $281.80
#464685 CAE0548 Critical Care: AACN online Course 69.0 $650.12
#459584 & #459586 HUN1202 Essentials of Nutrition 48.0

$338.70
$1,104.00​

Medical Surgical Online
#464688 CAE0551 Module I Course 20.0 $314.50
#464697 CAE0552 Module II Course 30.0 $396.75
#464703 CAE0553 Module III Course 30.0 $396.75
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