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Reducing & Preventing Readmissions to the Hospital

Course Syllabus

A great review for all caregivers, this module covers the "who, what, when and how" of reporting abnormal observations. Focuses on observing vital signs, pain, mental status, nutrition, elimination, skin, and family relationships and recognizing abnormal findings. In each area, the information is designated "urgent," "important," or "significant" to guide nursing assistants to respond appropriately to changes in their clients' conditions.


Distinguish between normal and abnormal observations in your clients.
Identify the specific course of action to take with each abnormal observation you encounter.
List at least three abnormal observations you might make regarding vital signs, mental status, nutrition, and pain.
Distinguish between objective and subjective observations.
Demonstrate the ability to recognize and properly report abnormal observations in your daily work.

Audio: Yes
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.

Course Additional Information

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    Course Code: ITK1040147

    Available in PDF: Yes

    State Code: FL BON CE Provider#: 50-16953, Topic Approval Code: 20-511071; CDPH Approval: NAC# 7036; WA DSHS CE Code: CO1932814