Balance and Hearing: Risks of Ototoxicity
by Instructor: Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI
Credentialed for: Physician CME Courses | ContinuingEducation.com

$50.00

i 3.50 CEH

Course Overview

Many common medications can cause ototoxicity. The onset of toxicity can be subtle, but the impact of this quiet damage on a patient’s well-being can be profound. Drug-induced ototoxicity can produce anything from mild hearing loss to bilateral deafness, and it can cause balance problems severe enough to prevent employment. This course will help the reader understand ototoxicity, its causes. and the appropriate nursing care. Topics include anatomy and physiology, ototoxic substances, signs and symptoms of ototoxicity, risk factors, assessment, and nursing interventions.

About the Course Author

Dana Bartlett, MSN, MA, RN, CSPI, has 17 years of ICU and ED experience. He currently works as a hotline operator at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colorado. He has been published in peer-reviewed nursing journals and has authored many online continuing education modules. Dana Bartlett, RN, MSN, MA, CSPI has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    3.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 3.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 3.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    3.50HOURS

    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 3.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    3.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 3.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    3.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 3.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    3.50HOURS

    Relias LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Relias LLC designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    3.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-715074
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    3.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

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    N/A
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

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    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 3.5 contact hours upon successful completion.
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    State Medical Board of Ohio CE Provider #: 50-290
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

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    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
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    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)


Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60240
  • Hours:

    3.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-04-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the structure and function of the inner ear.; Discuss the risk factors of ototoxicity.; Explain nursing interventions for the prevention of ototoxicity and the care of ototoxic patients.; Explain ototoxicity assessment skills.; Identify common ototoxic substances.; Identify signs and symptoms of ototoxicity.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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