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Apr
20
Mon
Free On-Demand Program: Nursing During Pandemics: COVID-19
Apr 20 2020 – Apr 11 2021 all-day

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Program Description

UH Manoa School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene is offering a free online training program “Nursing During Pandemics – COVID-19” targeted to nursing students and frontline nurses addressing the COVID-19 pandemic that is unfolding in Hawaii, the U.S. and around the world. The program provides an overview of COVID-19 with a focus on public health response, nursing care, and ethical challenges to assist nurses providing care in hospitals and communities.

Dr. Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, CEN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, associate dean of research and global health & professor, Dr. Lorrie Wong, PhD, RN, CHSE-A, director, UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center & associate professor, Dr. Gary Glauberman, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, NHDP-BC, advanced population health nursing program director & assistant professor, and Dr. Michele Lani Bray, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC, instructor – leaders in global health nursing, disaster management, public health, acute care, and simulation education – drew on their expertise to create the course.

Program Organization

  • The program is organized into four (4) course modules
  • Each course module can be completed individually or the four course modules can be completed as a unit
  • Each course module is composed of slides with voiceover and will take 25-60 minutes to complete
  • Hyperlinks on the slides take you directly to the key websites to access the most updated information

Course Module Descriptions

Course Module 1 provides an introduction to public health approaches to pandemic management including prevention, detection, response & recovery; overview of diagnosis and testing for COVID-19; and nursing roles in working within the state emergency response structures.

Course Module 2 addresses assuring your personal safety while working in hospitals and community settings focusing on guidelines for use of personal protective equipment (PPE); monitoring of health care personnel exposed to Coronavirus; description of crisis standards of care; and self-care strategies for frontline providers.

Course Module 3 provides information on nursing roles during pandemics with content on public health reporting, surveillance, mass casualty centers, and home care of exposed and infected persons.

Course Module 4 provides a discussion of the situations where crisis standards of care are used; health teams having difficult conversations with patients and families; and context for ethical nursing decision-making.
Learning Objectives

At the completion of the entire program (4 course modules), the participant will have the basic knowledge to:

  • Engage in epidemic and pandemic prevention, detection, response & recovery
  • Apply COVID-19 as a case example for epidemics and pandemics
  • Work within the US FEMA Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Assure your safety and well being while providing care in healthcare and community settings
  • Describe nursing roles during epidemics and pandemics
  • Use legal & ethical principles to guide care
  • Assure your personal and family preparedness

Registration

This program is available anytime for participants. To access the modules courses, please click “Add to Cart” and complete the registration form. You will receive a confirmation email containing links for the course modules. You may also access the course modules in the “student home” tab in your profile after registration. Registration is on-going.
Continuing Education Credits for Nurses and Healthcare Workers

The Hawaii State Center for Nursing (HSCN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is jointly provided with the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene as an enduring activity.

The Hawaii State Center for Nursing designates these four course modules for a maximum of 2.75 contact hours. This on-demand internet activity is approved through April 11, 2021. To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete 100% of the activity, complete a post-test and score 70% or higher, and complete an evaluation form.

Jun
4
Thu
Religion & Politics: Navigating Difficult Topics with Colleagues & Patients
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Can you provide quality care while speaking openly about your beliefs? Learn when it’s appropriate to talk about personal beliefs and how doing so properly can create better boundaries with patients and colleagues.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Confidently handle four situations where religious and political topics may arise
  • Understand how and why conversations on these topics can interfere with quality patient and family care
  • Describe two situations where skillfully discussing these topics (within professional boundaries) can promote quality care
  • Explain three key concepts for framing a professional conversation surrounding politics and religion

WEBINAR DETAILS

What are your top priorities when caring for seriously ill people? Is it to provide high-quality patient and family care? Can this be achieved even when challenging topics arise? This webinar will review common situations when it is and isn’t appropriate to discuss personal beliefs, including religion and politics, and how to do so within professional constraints. Learn skills and interventions that create professional boundaries and how to create the best environment for high-quality care through communication – both at the bedside and in the office.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative and challenging webinar is designed for all staff and team members including managers, IDG team members, social workers, nurses, bereavement staff, hospice volunteers, and anyone involved in patient care.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Handout with lecture notes that include:
  • Discussion guides for staff and volunteers, including guidelines for presenters
  • Exercises with possible scenarios, including methods and interventions
  • Additional resources on specific interventions and techniques
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Gary Gardia, LCSW, APHSW-C
Executive Director APHSW

Jun
10
Wed
Shape High-performance Teams to Strengthen Results During the COVID-19 Crisis
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Is your team achieving the desired results during this pandemic? Or are you in crisis mode? Learn how to use your organization’s purpose to strengthen teams and engage employees by providing clear direction.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Create a culture of teamwork
  • Define and implement team problem-solving methods
  • Provide direction and set expectations
  • Identify opportunities to motivate and guide teams
  • Integrate organizational purpose and mission into your team’s focus

WEBINAR DETAILS

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating the profound need for teamwork more than ever. This webinar will focus on methods to apply team-based problem-solving and how to provide clear direction during a crisis. Learn to solve problems and develop opportunities that strengthen performance. Explore the importance of clarifying expectations and individual and team roles. Discover how to focus teams by incorporating your organizational purpose and mission. Use your “purpose” to rally employees around the “why” of your mission to achieve better results.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This timely webinar will best suit management including clinical, administrative, and executive team members. All agency leaders will benefit from attending.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Slide handout for notes

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Larry Prince, Ed.M.
Prince Health, LLC

Jun
11
Thu
When Is the Right Time to Bring in a Consultant?
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Could your agency benefit from a consultant? Change is difficult, especially with the challenges presented by COVID-19. Assistance and mentoring from outside consultants could be what your agency needs to succeed.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify the various assessment tools available
  • Use a consultant key questionnaire interview tool
  • Define the consultant’s responsibilities
  • Determine when to hire a consultant
  • Recognize your organization’s needs to clearly define the terms and expectations of a consulting agreement
  • Distinguish which areas would benefit from hiring a consultant and improve market share, compliance, and internal processes

WEBINAR DETAILS

Today’s world brings quickly evolving health technology systems, new models of care delivery and reimbursement, and significant market consolidation. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed healthcare organizations and providers to the limit. Therefore, agencies need to know when to ask for help.

This webinar will teach providers to assess areas where consultants can mentor, improve, and optimize their organization. This includes a review of operations, compliance, quality, business development, process improvement, management, and most importantly, agency change! Learn how to identify agency needs and gaps, create a concise consulting proposal, and hire the right consultant at the right time for the right project!

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is best suited for agency leadership, including board members, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, clinical managers, quality assurance staff, and HR personnel. This webinar is a must for big-picture, decision-making staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Tools for Winning Strategies and Great Business Results
  • Weblinks to:
  • Interview questions for consultants
  • Process for hiring a consultant
  • When to outsource compliance: a five-point checklist
  • Assessment tools for palliative care programs
  • Agency-focused assessment tools
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners

Jun
18
Thu
Getting In or Getting Out? Considerations in Buying & Selling Home Health & Hospice Providers
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Is now the time to expand or sell your agency? Learn the main considerations in a home health or hospice transaction and how sales and acquisitions can be part of your agency’s strategy.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand the main steps in a home health or hospice transaction
  • Explain what due diligence is and its importance
  • Consider the key regulatory hurdles in a home health or hospice transaction
  • Identify a change of ownership versus a change of information
  • Explain the differences between an asset or stock purchase and why that matters during a transaction

WEBINAR DETAILS

The home health and hospice industries are constantly evolving, and providers are evaluating short- and long-term plans. The constant regulatory changes and heightened scrutiny are causing some providers to exit the industry. For others, the evolving environment presents an opportunity to expand operations. Whether deciding to sell or acquire, many owners are unaware of the considerations or where to begin.

Providers must assess issues ranging from determining a company’s worth to the actual sale process. Many unfamiliar concerns can arise, starting with the first letter of intent, to conducting due diligence, to negotiating a purchase agreement, and finally closing. Because health and hospice agencies are heavily regulated, the transactions are complex. There are federal and state regulatory considerations, such as is this a CHOW or a CHOI? What is the 36-month rule? How is billing handled post-closing? This webinar will answer those questions and address the main considerations in home health and hospice transactions.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for owners, executives, management, and administrators.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Due diligence checklist
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Robert W. Markette, Jr. CHC
Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.

Jun
25
Thu
Hospice Billing FAQs: Clarifying the Confusion
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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If you have questions about hospice billing, you are not alone! This webinar will review the top concerns, including processing a NOE, calculating payments, billing requirements, telehealth, and more.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Calculate per diem payments and understand wage index impact
  • Identify the impact of NOTR on NOE
  • Define the documentation requirements for telehealth in hospice
  • List the billing requirements for each of the four levels of hospice care
  • Detail updates for 2021 hospice billing

WEBINAR DETAILS

Venture through the frequent questions surrounding Medicare hospice and finetune your agency’s billing process and collections. Every level of hospice care has unique billing requirements and the details of each will be addressed, including NOE processing when a previous benefit period has not been termed by a final claim or NOTR. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about numerous changes in healthcare and hospice. As a result, telehealth has been thrust to the forefront. Learn what telehealth billing is and isn’t acceptable. In addition, the Hospice Proposed Rule for 2021 has been released and changes that impact billing or reimbursement (including rates) will be reviewed.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for revenue cycle team members, administrators, directors, and any staff involved with hospice billing.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Pre-bill hospice audit tool
  • Interactive quiz

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Melinda A. Gaboury
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Jul
9
Thu
How HIPAA Impacts Email & Text Messaging: Communication Compliance for Healthcare Providers
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Further details will be available 45 days prior to the webinar date.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Jul
16
Thu
From Referral to Admission: The Secret Ingredient to Compliant Growth
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Further details will be available 45 days prior to the webinar date.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Jul
23
Thu
The Denial Myth: Skillfully Working with Real or Perceived Denial
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Further details will be available 45 days prior to the webinar date.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

Aug
4
Tue
Managing Hospice Live Discharge Part 1 – How, When & Why: Guidelines, Regulations & Reporting
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Further details will be available 45 days prior to the webinar date.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.