Category Archives: AHA PALS

How to Develop your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills for nurses and healthcare providers

“Inquiring minds want to know” Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do. Nurses with critical thinking skills are able to understand the logical connections between patient adversities and treatment. To illustrate, a reciprocal connection exists between a nurse and his/her patient where the nurse is the patient’s advocate and the patient relies on

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Klebsiella pneumoniae and Healthcare Acquired Infections

Klebsiella pneumoniae for nurses

Do you know why Healthcare Acquired Infections are on the rise? One reason is Klebsiella pneumoniae. Actually, Klebsiella pneumoniae CAN be a friendly bacterium, especially to our environment and GI tract; but nurses don’t turn your back! These little capsule wearing, sticky suckers can cause serious havoc to the fragile lungs. To put it briefly, Klebsiella pneumoniae can be an

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Patient-Family Centered Care

Respect for all people

When a child becomes ill, the entire family needs care. In order to create a true healing environment, we must make every effort to keep families together, communicate fully and frequently, and make shared decisions. Patients and families are partners in care. This is referred to as Patient & Family Centered Care, or PFCC. The following principles provide a foundation

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Multi-disciplinary Care

Multidisciplinary Care Team

Teamwork is important in nursing because it provides faster, safer and more efficient patient care. Teamwork in nursing care has a variety of benefits such as improved outcomes, effective communication, enhanced colleague knowledge and increased job satisfaction. Nurses do not only treat patients, they also offer information to patients and families and provide emotional support to those who may require

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AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)PALS Update The Pediatric Advanced Life Support Update is an in-person renewal course. In order to attend the class, students must present a current, non-expired AHA PALS card. Course Fee: $170.00 Required: 2015 PALS Manual $55.00 Save $15.00 for BLS add-on Awarded 6 CEH's Orange County Signup San Diego Signup PALS Initial The Pediatric Advanced » Read more

AHA & AAP Certification Courses

Nurses Educational Opportunities (NEO) is an Authorized Provider for American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) certifications. The American Heart Association and American Academy of Pediatrics are the Gold Standard in continuing education for healthcare professionals. Additionally, both the AHA and AAP provide current evidence-based guidelines on how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. These include BLS, ACLS, PALS » Read more