Staying Cool Under Fire - RD344-60

Staying Cool Under Fire

How Well Do You Communicate?

by Maureen Habel, MA, RN
(4.4 / 1393 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Working in the healthcare field requires outstanding communication skills. Communication, the transfer of understanding from one person to another, is the basis of the nurse-patient relationship. Skillful communication is essential for clinical practice and team building and for maintaining a satisfying work climate. In fact, the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important areas in which healthcare professionals need to be experts. As healthcare providers, we encounter distressed people daily and need to find ways to relate that can help relieve their distress without upsetting us. All health professionals must be prepared to deal with the negative emotions expressed by patients, family members and colleagues as well as with their own response to anger and distress.


The goal of this program is to provide nurses, dietitians, and health educators with information about how to manage workplace communication challenges. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify three primary communication styles
  • Discuss ways in which men and women differ in their communication style and stimuli for anger
  • Discuss strategies to communicate with people who are upset or angry

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This is a level 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 1000, 1130, 7020 and performance indicators: 2.1.1, 2.1.5, 2.1.7, 2.2.1, 2.2.5, 4.1.1, 4.2.8.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/7/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/27/2015
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/27/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Theresa S - Treasure Island, FL  ·  Aug 07, 2017
Easy to understand and practical information
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Joanne S - Napa, CA  ·  Aug 04, 2017
Brief and to the point; good ideas in a concise manner.
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Alexis L - Menomonee Falls, WI  ·  Jul 07, 2017
I enjoyed this course. It was well written and easy to understand.
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Skye G - Palmetto, FL  ·  Jun 20, 2017
It was well written and offered some great insight
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Beth H - Fort Mitchell, KY  ·  Aug 25, 2016
Great info for practice.
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00