Registered Nurse Refresher Program
Module 1: Nursing in Idaho Today
Legal aspects of nursing practice, accountability, and responsibility to clients and employers, professional standards, trends and issues in education, expanding roles and practice.
Module 2: Basic Skills Checklist A pre-work assessment of basic nursing skills to assist the nurse in determining learning needs.
Module 3: Patient Assessment Nursing examination and evaluation of patient’s physical and psychosocial status.
Module 4: Nursing Care Plans and Documentation Nursing histories, care plans, problem-oriented recording, nursing audits.
Module 5: Diagnostic Tests Update on laboratory testing techniques, patient preparation, and results.
Module 6: Intravenous Therapy Venipuncture techniques, fluid and electrolyte review, I.V. solutions and equipment, nursing care.
Module 7: Pharmacology Drug therapy, drug category review, preparation and administration, nursing role, legal aspects.
Licensed Practical Nurse Refresher Program
Module 1: Nursing in Idaho Today – Legal aspects, codes of conduct, employment settings, expanding roles of LPNs.
Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology – A review of the various body systems with related conditions and diseases, the body’s immune system.
Module 3: Skills for the LPN – Lifting and moving patients, equipment, pre- and post-operative concerns, catheterization, administration.
Module 4: The Nursing Process – Assessment, diagnosis, implementation, evaluation, nursing care plans.
Module 5: Medication Administration – Diagnostic, treatment, prevention, narcotics, administration, LPN role.
Module 6: Diagnostic Tests – Types, evaluations, the nurse’s concerns and roles in diagnostic procedures and processes.
Module 7: Geriatric Nursing – Myths and stereotyping, anatomical and physiological changes of aging, related diseases and related sexual behaviors.
Module 8: Stress Management and Human Sexuality – Stress and stressors of patients and nurses, recognition and controls of stress, common diseases and related sexual behaviors.
Module 9: Patient Care Scenarios – Case studies showing problems, complications, and nursing implications. Textbooks: No specific textbook is required for the LPN Refresher. The Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice is a good reference.
Suggested Text for the RN Refresher Course
The RN Refresher course suggests the purchase of the text, Lippincott Manual Of Nursing Practice by Sandra M. Nettina. The 9th Edition can be utilized for this course. These books are available in bookstores or can be purchased online.
If you have questions, please contact the Nurse Refresher Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 367-1171 (office)