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Effective Communication: Caring for People with Disabilities

$12.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #08-594

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CEU Course Description

About 50 million people in the United States have a disability. According to the U.S. Public Health Service and the Department of Health and Human Services, this represents more than 20% of Americans. Communicating information to a patient with a disability can be a challenge. However, effective communication is essential to patient care. This CEU outlines techniques and strategies to improve communication between nurses and patients with disabilities to ensure every patient receives the highest quality of care.

 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Identify requirements for effective communication.
  2. Evaluate the best practices necessary to effectively communicate information to patients with disabilities.
  3. Examine ways to accommodate patients with different types of disabilities.
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Board Approval Status

Psychiatric Technician

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Alaska YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Arizona YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Arkansas YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
California YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Colorado YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Connecticut YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Delaware YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
District of Columbia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Florida YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Georgia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Hawaii YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Idaho YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Illinois YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Indiana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Iowa YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Kansas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians approval.
Kentucky YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Louisiana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Maine YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Maryland YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Massachusetts YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Michigan YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Minnesota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Mississippi YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Missouri YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Montana YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Nebraska YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Nevada YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Hampshire YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Jersey YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New Mexico YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
New York YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
North Carolina YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
North Dakota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Ohio YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Oklahoma YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Oregon YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Pennsylvania YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Rhode Island YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
South Carolina YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
South Dakota YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Tennessee YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Texas YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Utah YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Vermont YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Virginia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Washington YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
West Virginia YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Wisconsin YES! California BVNPT (V10849)
Wyoming YES! California BVNPT (V10849)

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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