Role of Technology in Youth Harassment Victimization
Because technology-based harassment rates are lower than other forms of youth victimization, the experiences that youth have with technology must be considered in connection with broader patterns of peer and sibling victimization, child maltreatment, conventional crime, sexual victimization, witnessing and indirect victimization, and other adverse life events to fully understand the causes, nature, and impact of the problem. This short CE course examines technology-involved harassment within the context of other types of youth victimization and risk factors to improve current policy and practice regarding the issue.
Managing Caseloads in Child Welfare Settings
Large caseloads and excessive workloads in many jurisdictions can make it difficult for child welfare caseworkers to serve families effectively. This CE course aims to build the knowledge base about caseload and workload issues and help child welfare managers, administrators, and others learn how they can improve caseload and workload situations in their agencies.
Unlimited CEs for 1 year for individual accounts (not available for company accounts) now only $74.95! Choose from hundreds of online CEs within the one-year period.
Moderate alcohol consumption is safe for mothers breast-feeding their infants. Moderate alcohol consumption is defined as about one drink per day. At this level, research shows there are no known harmful effects to the infant. However, more than one drink per day is not recommended.
Of course, not drinking alcohol while breast-feeding is the safest option. Avoiding alcohol while nursing will prevent any exposure to alcohol in your infant. It’s also the best way to prevent possible drinking-related nursing issues, including reduced milk production.
While it is safe to nurse and drink in moderation, it’s important to understand how long alcohol is present in your breast milk after you drink and what you can do if you want to avoid sharing any alcohol with your infant.
Full story at Medical News Today
A nursing home in the Bronx, New York, is addressing addiction issues in its elderly patients, the Associated Press reports. Staff members screen patients for addiction when they come in for rehab after a hospital stay, and offer treatment to those who need it.
The issue of addiction in the elderly is growing as the number of baby boomers increases, the article notes. One study has predicted that the number of Americans over 50 with abuse problems is expected to reach 5.7 million by 2020.
The Jewish Home Lifecare nursing home has set aside eight beds for addiction treatment, and expects that number to grow to 480 patients a year. The program is designed to reach elderly people addicted to drugs or alcohol who might not otherwise seek help. The nursing home combines physical, occupational and psychological therapy with counseling for patients dealing with addiction.
Full story of addiction in nursing home patients at drugfree.org
Family Violence: Treatment of Perpetrators and Victims
This course was developed using an excellent paper written by Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Canada and Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment in Miami, Florida. Dr. Meichenbaum covers topics such as risk factors, danger signs, assessment, treatment options for both victims and perpetrators, an overview of batterer programs – do they work?, how to improve treatment of batterers, couples treatment and prevention programs.
Nursing: Safe Patient Handling
This public domain document includes an entire curriuclum for use by nurse educators to assist in properly teaching nurses new to the field safe patient handling and movement. Feel free to download this entire document to use in your curriculum in the training of nurses new to the field.
Patient-handling and movement activities are a necessary part of basic nursing care. Nurses of all ages and experience levels become injured on the job while performing tasks such as getting patients out of bed, transferring them to stretchers, or pulling them up in bed. This course covers areas that lead to risks of musculoskeletal disorders and that decrease the occurrence in nurses.
Homestudy: Ethics in Addictions Treatment
In their book, The Book of Ethics: Expert Guidance for Professionals who Treat Addiction, renowned psychiatric ethicists Cynthia Geppert and Laura Weiss Roberts tackle issues of autonomy, respect for persons, confidentiality, truth telling and nonmaleficence—setting the standard for contemporary ethical practices. They then illuminate these challenges with real-world case examples that show potential affects on a diverse group of patients, including women, adolescents, and people with co-occurring disorders or chronic pain.
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