Continuing Education & Calendar
BMC is committed to providing nurses with opportunities for obtaining continuing professional development and contact hours. BMC has its own Provider Unit through American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, and is approved to provide nurses with contact hours for programs. This page will list the various BMC programs as well as other external programs available to staff nurses to pursue continuing professional development and contact hours.
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Latest Online CE Offerings (highlighted by the Med/Surg Float Pool Unit Council)
- The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic
Widespread outbreaks of novel (new) coronavirus infection have occurred in each of the past two decades, and the current outbreak poses the third threat of a severe novel coronavirus epidemic on a global scale. In response to a 13-fold increase in the number of reported cases within the span of two weeks and active cases in more than 100 countries, the WHO reached a decision that the COVID-19 outbreak should be characterized as a pandemic.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Breast Cancer
Healthcare professionals caring for patients with breast cancer throughout the disease trajectory should offer support and provide guidance. Providing quality care to transition women and men from the initial diagnosis of breast cancer through the diagnostic process, surgery, and subsequent treatments is the responsibility of the entire healthcare team. This course will outline the many issues faced in the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of breast cancer.
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Sunday, July 31, 2022
- Diabetes and Renal Disease
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States. The increased prevalence of chronic kidney disease is related to two major factors: the increased incidence in type 2 diabetes overall and the innovative therapeutic approaches that have permitted individuals diagnosed with diabetes to live longer. As such, knowledge of the impact of diabetes on renal health is essential for any nursing professional. This course outlines the pathophysiology of renal disease in the presence of diabetes as well as the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Steps necessary to prevent progression of diabetic nephropathy are also provided.
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
- Burnout: Impact on Nursing and Quality of Care Course
This course provides an overview of burnout, including the evolution of its definition, its causes, related symptoms, identification, and measurement. The effects of burnout are broad, with consequences not only for the individual personally and professionally but also for patient care and healthcare systems; these implications will be explored. Among the most significant implications is the nursing shortage and a subsequent decrease in the quality of patient care. A review of the literature provides insights into the primary sources of job dissatisfaction, stress, and burnout among healthcare professionals and nurses in particular. Knowledge of the most common risk factors for burnout can help individuals modify their personal and professional lifestyles more effectively. Suggestions are given for ways organizations and nursing leadership can create a healthy work environment in which priority is given to nurses' psychosocial well-being and to fostering supportive relationships. While these strategies are aimed at creating a better work environment for nurses, they also ultimately promote better care and safety of patients.
Friday, November 20, 2020 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021