Modules

The diagnoses in these modules were selected as they represent the top reasons nursing facility patients are readmitted to hospitals.  One of the primary reasons for developing the ltcGAIN Program is to reinforce assessment and communication skills to assist in the prevention of hospital readmissions.

Each of the modules available through the ltcGAIN Program should take approximately one hour to complete. Each module provides nursing contact hours, and participants are awarded a certificate upon completion that reflects the completed continuing education credit.  There is a pre-test and post-test for each module.  Criteria for successful completion includes achieving 80% or better on the post-test and submission of an evaluation for each module.  Once a module has been completed it remains in your account and available for future review. 

We invite you to REGISTER with LeadingAge Ohio, pay for your modules, and return here to complete the ltcGAIN Program at your convenience from any computer, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. After you return and register on the ltcGAIN site, you will be guided through the process for entering the access code (referred to as a discount code) you received from LeadingAge Ohio or your organization's representative to select and access the modules you wish to complete.  

The SBAR Communications module provides foundational information for the other modules and must be completed first.  This module is automatically added to each student account and also provides a nursing contact hour. 

No conflict of interest exists for any individual in a position to control the content of the educational activity. The modules are jointly provided by LeadingAge Ohio, the Ohio State University College of Nursing, and the Optimized Care Network.  Module contact hours expire on December 31, 2020.  LeadingAge Ohio is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

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1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world and is a disease that generally affects older adults.  Since COPD is often misdiagnosed and under treated, it is important to be familiar with the signs and symptoms and treatment appro...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from the defects of insulin secretion, insulin action or both.  This module will focus on Types 1 and 2, as t...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Heart failure can affect all ages...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Out of over 850,000 adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia in 2010, 71% were 65 years of age or older.  If not treated in a timely manner, symptoms may progress.  This module will help you identify the signs and symptoms...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death and leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S.  Stroke risk increases with age; however, strokes can occur at any age.  This module will review the types of stroke and their risk fact...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Urinary Tract Infections are the most commonly treated infection in long-term care facilities.  Although UTI’s are more common in ...(Read More)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

Diabetic foot ulcers affect 1 to 3.5 million Americans annually. An estimated $11 billion is spent annually to treat pressure injuries and between $25 and $50 billion is estim...(Read More)