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Continuing Education

At the OU College of Nursing learning never ends. We offer a variety of continuing education opportunities for those who wish to broaden their educational journey.

Continuing Education

Course Offerings

More Information

 
For more information regarding any OU College of Nursing continuing education course offerings please contact NursingCE@ouhsc.edu, or by phone at 405-271-2062.

Professional Case Management for Nurses and Social Workers

 Course Overview

Target Audience/Program Goals/Outline of Program

This course is a two part continuing education certificate course and is structured for 83 ANCC and 64 CCMC contact hours of online, self-paced study. It is especially suited for licensed nurses and social workers who have little experience in case management and may not yet have obtained certification in case management. Part I focuses on essential roles of case managers while Part II focuses on expanded roles and utilizes case studies as a learning tool. Part I consists of 10 modules with learning activities and a quiz at the end of each module. Part II consists of 5 modules with learning activities and a quiz at the end of each module. There is a comprehensive exam at the end of Part I and Part II.

Click here for Course Outline.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be able to:

Part I

  • Describe the essential functions, various roles and practice settings of case management. (0 CCMC hours)
  • Review legislation which has impacted case management. (6 CCMC hours)
  • Identify the standards of practice for case management. (0 CCMC hours)
  • Describe the processes of case management assessment, consultation and referral. (0 CCMC hours)
  • Describe resource and utilization management issues in the current healthcare delivery system. (6 CCMC hours)
  • Discuss key concepts regarding the case managers' relationship with the client/consumer.  (6 CCMC hours)
  • Identify issues pertinent to care recording and documentation.  (6 CCMC hours)
  • Discuss the process for evaluating client/consumer outcomes.  (5 CCMC hours)
  • Describe pertinent legal and ethical issues. (5 CCMC hours)
  • Review professional case management resources and certification requirements. (0 CCMC hours)

Part II

  • Develop skills to effectively manage case management administration. (0 CCMC hours)
  • Discuss strategies to manage difficult case management challenges.  (10 CCMC hours)
  • Describe future industry trends in case management. (10 CCMC hours)
  • Analyze complex case studies of special populations. (10 CCMC hours)

CE Credits

Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded a continuing education certificate for 83 contact hours through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and/or 64 hours approved through the Commission of Case Manager Certification. The University of Oklahoma is an approved provider of continuing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Oklahoma has been approved to provide continuing nursing education for three years May 31, 2013 through June 30, 2016. Provider #UOC-0616 . This program has been approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board certified case managers with 64 clock hours.

Cost

The fee for the entire course is $700.00 per participant.  

Registration

Course is open enrollment. To register online click here or you can contact the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education Department at 405-271-2062.

You will have 6 months to complete this course. Once you have been given a password into the course, you are no longer eligible for a refund or cancellation fees.

Textbooks

The following books are required and are not included in the tuition. The student is responsible for locating and paying for the following:

  • Cesta, TG & Tahan, HA (2003). The Case Manager's Survival Guide, 2nd edition. Mosby: St. Louis. Moreo, K & Lllewellyn, A.
  • Leonard, M. & Miller, E. (2012). Nursing Case Management Review and Resource Manual, 4th edition. ANCC: Silver Springs, MD.   NOTE:  on this book, you will pay for the book list price and not CNE hours.
  • Mullahy, CM (2014). The Case Manager's Handbook, 5th edition. Jones & Bartlett: Boston.
  • Case Management Society of America (2010). Standards of Practice for Case Management. CMSA: Little Rock, Arkansas.

NIP-IT: Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training

Course Overview

The Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training (NIP-IT) is a program designed to provide information every nurse needs to know related to immunizations in order to work with clients across the lifespan,  communicate effectively regarding immunizations, and maintain safety of vaccines.

The course is offered completely online in a modular format. Content includes Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Vaccine Recommendations, Vaccine Concerns, Nursing Roles, Vaccine Administration and Mass Immunization. Each module includes interactive learning activities, short video clips and additional resources for further exploration of the topic. Participants complete a quiz after each module and received immediate feedback.

Course Objectives

This course is offered completely online in a modular format. The objectives for each module are as follows:

Module 1: Vaccine Preventable Diseases

  • Explain the historical impact of major infectious disease outbreaks.
  • Identify major vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Compare how Individual and Community Immunity differ.
  • Recognize the implications of choosing not to be immunized.

Module 2: Vaccine Recommendations

  • Describe the development of vaccines. Differentiate types of vaccines.
  • Discuss information on vaccines, including side effects and contraindications.
  • Select recommended immunizations for children, adolescents and adults according to the CDC recommended immunization schedule.

Module 3: Vaccine Concerns

  • Describe social factors that impact immunization.
  • Discuss the public's current vaccine safety concerns.
  • Explain barriers to immunization for the public.
  • Identify two legal concerns about immunizations.
  • Apply ethical principles to vaccine situations.

Module 4: Nursing Roles

  • Discuss nursing roles related to immunization: communicator, educator, advocate, coordinator of care
  • Describe effective communication strategies with patients and families related to immunization
  • Discuss the nurse's professional responsibility to maintain own immunizations

Module 5: Vaccine Administration

  • Identify elements of safe vaccine storage.
  • Describe techniques that will assist in administering vaccines safely.
  • Review vaccine administration routes and skills.
  • Describe components of vaccine documentation.
  • Differentiate between local and systemic reaction and how to respond.

Module 6: Mass Immunization

  • Describe the diseases that could initiate a mass immunization or prophylaxis response.
  • Identify the process of a mass immunization event, from surveillance to follow-up.
  • Explain the mass immunization/prophylaxis site command structure, functions and traffic flow.
  • Discuss differences between mass immunization events.
  • Examine the nursing roles within a mass immunization event

CE Credits

Nurses who have paid for the course and complete all six NIP-IT Modules with a score of greater than 80% per module and who complete the continuing education evaluation will receive 6.0 contact hours of ANCC approved continuing education.

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Oklahoma has been approved to provide continuing nursing education for three years May 31, 2013 through June 30, 2016. Provider #UOC-0616.

Cost

The cost is $50.00 for those who wish to receive CE credit.

You can also choose to view and complete the course for free and receive a certificate of completion but you will not receive a CE certificate for the free option.

Link to course: http://nip-it.org

Registration

Course is open enrollment. To register and pay online click here Visa, Master, and Discover accepted. Group discounts are available, or you can contact the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education Department at 405-271-2062 for more information. 

Advanced Pharmacologic Applications in Primary Care

 Course Overview

This course is designed to prepare clinical nurse specialists, NPs, NS, and midwives to accurately describe, administer, and counsel patients regarding appropriate and safe medication regimens. Basic pharmacologic principles and the pharmacologic actions of the major drug classes will be discussed in relation to physiologic systems, with emphasis on the application of these agents.

This course is a collaborative course between the University of Kentucky and OU College of Nursing. This is a self-directed learning using core PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, Web sites, case-solving activities, and exams. Students must have access to computer facilities, the Internet, a web browser that is equivalent to Internet 5 Explorer or higher, an e-mail address, and a printer.

The course is offered in a hybrid format. Most of the course information is offered online. At the end of the course, students must attend a 1-day workshop to take a proctored final exam, work through selected case studies and learn about prescriptive authority practices for advanced practice nurses in Oklahoma. This course is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as Category B education.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principles of pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics.
  • Describe the most commonly prescribed agents in the major drug classes.
  • Explain the mechanism of action of the major drug classes.
  • Analyze the adverse effect and drug interaction profiles of the major drug classes and individual drugs within these classes.
  • Make appropriate therapeutic treatment decisions for individual patients utilizing drugs from the major drug classes.
  • Apply the laws governing the prescribing of drugs when writing prescriptions.

View details of Course Modules and Objectives

CE Credits

Those successfully completing the course will be awarded 45 contact hours.

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

The University of Oklahoma has been approved to provide continuing nursing education for three years May 31, 2013 through June 30, 2016. Provider #UOC-0616.

This course has been approved for Pharmacology hours by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for 45 contact hours of Category B education (based on 50 minutes per contact hour) for Advanced Practice Nurses Advanced practice nurses may be able to submit the hours earned in this course for a portion of their prescriptive authority continuing education for renewal of prescriptive authority recognition, if the course content is relevant to their scope of practice.

Cost

The cost of the course is $600 and can be paid by credit card, check, or money order.

Registration

Course is open enrollment. To register online click here, or you can contact the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education Department at 405-271-2062.

Textbooks

The following books are required and are not included in the tuition. Reading assignments made are intended to supplement student comprehension of assigned learning units.The student is responsible for locating and paying for the following:

  • Katzung (2007/2009). Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 10th Edition or 11th Edition. Lange Medical Books, McGraw-Hill.
  • Finkel (2009). Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology ,4th edition, Lippincott W&W

Clinical Application of Psychopharmacologic Agents

 Course Overview

This course will enable the advanced practice nurse to understand the pharmacological basis for drug action in the prevention of illness, restoration, and maintenance of health in advanced practice psychiatric and mental health nursing. The challenges of drug interactions and adverse drug effects will be explored. Safety in prescribing psychotropics and methods of evaluating psychiatric drug information will be presented. This course is appropriate for advanced practice nurses (CNS or NPs) who prescribe psychiatric medications. We remind you that for the purposes of prescriptive authority, Pharmacotherapeutic continuing education courses must be relevant to your clinical scope of practice. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing has approved this course for 18 contact hours in pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses. 

Course Objectives

This course is designed for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses. Content is aimed at Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. This course is appropriate for any Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who prescribes psychiatric medications to gain a more thorough understanding of psychotropic drugs. This course is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as Category C education. Nurses wishing to take this course for purposes of renewal of prescriptive authority recognition are reminded that any pharmacotherapeutic course for continuing education credit must be relevant to their scope of practice.

At the conclusion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the neurotransmitter systems that provide the pharmacological basis for drug action in the prevention of illness, restoration, and maintenance of health in advanced practice psychiatric and mental health nursing
  • Describe the neurotransmitter systems that reinforce substances of abuse
  • Discuss interactions and adverse reactions of different classes of psychotropic drugs
  • Discuss special considerations of psychotropic drugs for special populations (i.e., Alzheimer's or pediatric patients).

CE Credits

Those successfully completing the course will be awarded 15 contact hours. The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Organization approval expires 6-30-2016.

This course has been approved for Pharmacology hours by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for 18 contact hours of Category C education (based on 50 minutes per contact hour) for Advanced Practice Nurses (Adult or Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists certified in Adult or Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing).

Cost

The cost of the course is $250. and can be paid by credit card, check, or money order.

 Registration

To register online click here or you can contact the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education Department at 405-271-2062.

Once you have been given a password into the course, you are no longer eligible for a refund or cancellation fees

Textbooks

The following required textbook should be obtained as soon as possible to assist you to successfully complete the online course. It is available online through Amazon.com or other online booksellers:

  • Stahl, S.M. (2013). Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific Basis and Practical Applications (4th ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-107-68646-5
  • Sadock, B.J., Sadock, V.A. & Sussman, N. (2014). Kaplan and Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Treatment (6th edition). Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1-4511-9225-4

Nurse Refresher Course

 Course Overview

The Nurse Refresher course is provided specifically for LPNs or RNs in need of an update in the world of professional nursing. The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing and participating technology centers in Oklahoma's CareerTech system are currently accepting enrollments for this course.

This course offers three components:

  • a self-paced, on-line nursing theoretical course
  • a nursing skills lab
  • a clinical rotation module

This course is recommended for the following persons:

  • Applicants for registered nurse or practical nurse licensure by endorsement, reinstatement, or return to active status who need to complete a Nurse Refresher Course to meet Board of Nursing requirements.
  • Graduates of nursing programs who have not taken and/or passed the NCLEX within two years of completion of their nursing education program
  • Foreign-educated nurses who are seeking licensure in Oklahoma but who have never been licensed in the United States.
  • Nurses who hold a current license but who have been before the Board for disciplinary action. (Must present a copy of their Board order)
  • Currently licensed Oklahoma nurses who would like an update of nursing knowledge are welcomed to take this course. These students have the option of taking only the didactic portion of the course.

Course Requirements

 

 

  • Completed Application submitted to Participating Technology Center.
  • Verification of Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse Licensure status in the state of Oklahoma or in other state in which you are currently / recently licensed.
  • Provide proof of completion of a Board Approved Nursing Program as either a Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse if not licensed.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Certification. Applicants must successfully complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Course C for healthcare providers.
  • Completed record of immunizations (see Below)
  • An OSBI background check is required in order to meet requirements of clinical agencies prior to beginning clinical practice.

PNs must show proof of completion of an IV Therapy Course. PNs who are not currently certified in IV therapy or who did not obtain IV therapy training in their practical nursing curriculum must complete an IV Therapy Course (offered through the Participating Technology Centers) prior to enrollment in the Nurse Refresher lab and clinical courses.

Record of Immunizations

In addition to current CPR and TB skin test certification, each student must provide evidence of immunity against the following diseases: Evidence of two (2) varicella immunizations received at least 4 weeks apart Documentation of immunity by:

  • Tuberculin PPD Mantoux Skin Test
    Evidence of a negative tuberculin PPD (Mantoux) test received within 12 months OR If evidence of a positive Tuberculin (Mantoux) test then: Evidence of a follow-up negative chest x-ray OR Evidence of dates of isoniazid-based therapy and evidence of dates of therapy.
  • RUBEOLA
    Documentation of immunity by either: Evidence of 2 rubeola immunizations at least 4 weeks apart after the age of 12 months old OR Evidence of a positive blood test for IGG antibodies OR Documentation of birth before 1957
  • RUBELLA (German Measles)
    Documentation of immunity by either: Evidence of one (1) rubella immunization received after the age of 12 months old OR Evidence of a positive blood test for IGG antibodies.
  • MUMPS
    Documentation of immunity by either: Evidence of one (1) mumps immunization received after the age of 12 months old OR Evidence of an adult TD and a completed DPT waiver.
  • HEPATITIS B
    Documentation of immunity by either: Evidence of three (3) injections of Hepatitis B vaccine given over a 6 month period OR Evidence of a positive blood test for IGG antibodies OR Completion of a waiver indicating the student's unwillingness to undergo vaccination.
  • VARICELLA (CHICKEN POX)
    Documentation of immunity by evidence of a varicella blood test. (If the blood tests establishes that you are not immune to chicken pox then item B below is required)
  • TETANUS AND DIPHTHERIA

    Evidence of three (3) childhood Diphtheria-Pertussis Tetanus (DPT) immunizations and evidence of one adult Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) immunization OR Evidence of two (2) adult Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) immunizations received at least 4 weeks apart with at least one of these received in the last 10 years. OR Evidence of at least one adult Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) and a completed DPT waiver.

Students who suspect that they may be pregnant must consult a physician regarding the advisability of immunization against rubella, rubeola, varicella, and Hepatitis B. Pregnant students must submit rubella and rubeola titers and sign a waiver declining Hepatitis B vaccine if not previously immunized against Hepatitis B.

Cost

Total course cost is $2599.00 which includes 6 months access to the online course, and lab and clinical components. For those who wish to take only the online didactic portion of the course, the cost is $600 for 6 months access to the course.

Students who require a longer period of access to the online theory component must pay an additional fee for continued access.  If the student has completed at least six modules with a grade average of 75% or higher, the student may choose to pay $75 per month for up to six months to complete the remaining modules.  If the student has completed less than six modules, the student must pay $450 for an additional six months of access.  No more than an additional six months of access will be granted.  If the student does not complete the theory component within that timeframe, the student must re-enroll for the online theory component, pay the $600 fee, and start the course over.  Please plan to proceed at a pace of approximately two modules per month in order to ensure that you complete the theory component of the Nurse Refresher course within six months.

Financial Aid

The following companies offer student loans for Continuing Education

Alternative Student Loan
Phone: 1-866-229-8900

Chase Continuing Education
Phone: 1-877-663-3906

Sallie Mae Student Loans
Phone 1-888-272-5543

For further information please contact the company directly and not the University of Oklahoma or Financial Aid Office. Listing these sources does not mean that the University of Oklahoma endorses these financial aid programs but rather we offer them as a resource for students.

Oklahoma Workforce Development can also assist students with tuition for the Nurse Refresher Program if the student qualifies based upon family size and income. To find out if you qualify for their program you will need to attend an orientation session at your local Workforce Development Office. Orientations are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. You can locate your local workforce at the following web site:http://www.ok.gov/oesc_web/Services/Workforce_Services/index.html

The Nurse Refresher Program is considered a part-time program and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a TERI approved school. You can find other sources of financial aid by searching on the Internet using the search terms "Continuing Education Student Loans".

Enrollment

 For more information contact the OU College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education at (405) 271-2062.

Online Courses

Online Course Catalog

There are multiple online course offerings available through the Fran and Earl Ziegler University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Continuing Education (CE) Department.  Some courses provide online information and resources (slides, resources, and/or learning activities) while others are links to previous live workshops the CE department has offered.

All online courses require the student to pass a quiz at the end of the module to receive continuing education credit. Some of the online courses based on live workshops include pharmacology content for APRNs. All pharmacology workshops include current information within the past three years.

Features common to all online course offerings:

  • Excellent speakers Updates on latest evidence-based practices
  • Continuing education credit
  • Oklahoma Board of Nursing approved pharmacology contact hours - Level C (Pharmacology offerings only)

 

Course Catalog

 

Courses for RN's and Other Health Professionals

  • Legal Basis of Nursing Practice in Oklahoma
  • Safe Medication Administration in Today's Healthcare Systems
  • Ethical Issues in Healthcare
  • Nursing Informatics: Policy, Infrastructure, and Data
  • Current Status of Health IT and Nursing Informatics in Oklahoma
  • Care Coordination: Overview
  • Care Coordination: Population Health Management and Risk Stratified Care
  • Care Coordination: Models That Work - Taking the TEAM Approach
  • Care Coordination: Communication and Other Tools of the Trade
  • Care Coordination: Patient Centered Plan of Care
  • Care Coordination: Managing Transitions Across the Medical Neighborhood
  • Care Coordination: Health Coaching and Patient/Family Engagement
  • Care Coordination: Data and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Care Coordination: Community Resources and Collaborating with Community Partners

 

Pharmacology Courses for APRN's

  • Acute Renal Pharmacology and Chronic Renal Pharmacology (2 hours)
  • Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs (1 hour
  • Antibiotic Prescribing Update (1 hour)
  • Anticoagulation Update and Reversal of Anticoagulations (1 hour)
  • Anti-platelet and Anti-coagulant Therapy (1 hour)
  • Antiretroviral Agents and the Treatment of HIV (1 hour)
  • Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for hormone responsive breast cancer: An Overview for the Advanced Practice Provider (1 hour)
  • Assessment &Treatment of the Sleep Apnea Client (1 hour)
  • Assessment and Treatment of the Brittle Diabetic (2 hours)
  • Asthma and Allergy Update (1 hour)
  • Atypical Wounds: Identify, Quantify and Rectify (2 hours)
  • Childhood Gastrointestinal Issues (1 hour)
  • Contemporary Concepts in Pulmonary Hypertension (1 hour)
  • Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Insipidus (1 hour)
  • Identification and Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Identification and Treatment of Actinic Keratosis, Keratoacanthoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (2 hours)
  • Identification and Treatment of Common Skin Problems (2 hours)
  • Identification and Treatment of Delirium and Dementia (1 hour)
  • Identifying and Treating Weird and Wonderful Wounds (1 hour)
  • Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome (1 hour)
  • Managing Nephrotoxicity—Methods to Estimate Creatine Clearance and How to Reduce Toxicity fromMedications Cleared by the Kidney and Medication Induced Nephrotoxicity (1 hour)
  • Management of Acute and Chronic Heart Failure (1 hour)
  • Management of Children with Ambiguous Genitalia (1 hour)
  • Management of Epilepsy and Seizures (1 hour)
  • Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (1 hour)
  • Pediatric Asthma and Allergy Update (1 hour)
  • Pediatric Diabetes Update (1 hour)
  • Pediatric Obesity Management (1 hour)
  • Pharmacotherapy Considerations in the Treatment of Influenza and Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Adults (1 hour)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (1 hour)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (1 hour)
  • Preventative Measures in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (1 hour)
  • Reducing Polypharmacy in the Very Old (1 hour)
  • Safety in Prescribing Practices: Adults Living with Chronic Medical & Mental Illnesses (1 hour)
  • Spectrum of Venous Thrombosis:  Diagnosis and Treatment/Evaluation and Management of Critical Limb Ischemia (1.5 hours)
  • The Impact of the New Oral Antithrombotic Medications (1 hour)
  • The Pharmacology of Heart Failure (1 hour)
  • Updates in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (1 hour)
  • Urology Pharmacology (1 hour)
  • Vaccinations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (1 hour)

 

CE Credits

All Pharmacology sessions have been approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for the noted contact hours (Level C pharmacology credit for Advanced Practice Nurses taking pharmacology courses). It is the responsibility of the nurse to determine whether the course content is relevant to their scope of practice when submitting hours earned in these pharmacology course for a portion of prescriptive authority. Those completing each session and completing the online quiz and evaluation will be awarded continuing nursing education credit and Oklahoma Board of Nursing approved pharmacology contact hours (only pharmacology programs).

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

(Certificate #UOC-0616, approval is active through June 30, 2016)

Cost

The cost is $25 per year to access D2L CE content plus the price of the desired CE offering ($15/ non-pharmacology CEU and $25/Pharmacology CEU). The more you purchase, the cheaper the cost per CE.

For example:

If you want to engage in 5 hours of CEU this year, you will be charged $25 D2L fee plus $75 CEU fee = $100/5 non-pharmacology CEUs.

If you want to engage in 10 hours of CEU this year, you will be charged $25 D2L fee plus $150 CEU fee = $175/10 non-pharmacology CEUs.

Process & Registration

  • Select the sessions you want to watch and add up the number of CE credits (some sessions are for more than 1 CE credit).
  • Register and pay for your selected sessions by clicking on the "register now" button below.
  • Once you have registered for a course, you will receive instructions via email informing you how to access the course.  Please allow 3 business day.
  • Open course links and watch the presentation(s) from your computer.
  • Take a short quiz and complete evaluation for each session at the paperclip inside the Mediasite link.

 

 

Introduction to Care Coordination

Overview

In today’s complex health care system, there is a need for health care professionals who are skilled in coordinating the care of patients with multiple needs. Health care professionals with care coordination skills can develop proactive plans of care with patients, provide a consistent presence during transitions in care, and assist patients to link to community resources. The purpose of this continuing education course is to introduce health care professionals to care coordination concepts and skills.

The target audiences for this continuing education course are Registered Nurses and Licensed Social Workers who work with patients with complex health issues (physiologic and/or mental health issues). Examples of such patients include elderly patients with multiple diagnoses, geropsychiatric patients, patients of all ages with developmental delays and disabilities, and patients who have complex health needs requiring multiple care providers. This course will provide an introduction to concepts that are integral to care coordination. Following completion of this course, Registered Nurses and Licensed Social Workers who wish to seek additional continuing education that will enable them to serve in the role of a Case Manager for patients with complex health needs may enroll in the OU College of Nursing’s continuing education course Professional Case Management for Nurses and Social Workers.

Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast definitions and models of care coordination (Modules #1 and #3).
  2. Describe the impact of care coordination services on patient outcomes, reduced costs, and improved patient experience (Modules #1, #8, and #10).
  3. Determine populations at highest risk for poor health outcomes in order to maximize resources to mitigate that risk (Module #2).
  4. Apply effective communication techniques to interactions with patients, families, and health care team members (Module #4).
  5. Develop a realistic patient-centered plans of care that will ensure effective workflow, good use of resources, and positive patient outcomes and satisfaction (Module #5 and #10).
  6. Utilize best practices to facilitate transitions in care and mobilize community resources (Module #6, #9, and #10).
  7. Implement techniques in health coaching and patient/family engagement to achieve behavioral changes (Module #7 and #10).
  8. Use standardized measures and valid and reliable data measurement tools to determine patient outcomes, health care costs, and patient satisfaction (Module #8).

CE Credits

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  This program has been approved for 10 credit hours for Psychologists, Social Workers (CEP#20160028), Certified Prevention Specialists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital & Family Therapists, Case Management, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors.

Organization approval expires 6-30-2016.

Cost

The cost of the course is $250, and can be paid by credit card, check, or money order.

Registration Link:


 

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