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Date: October 12 - November 9
COURSE DESCRIPTION & OVERALL GOAL
This interactive course will address specific aspects of nurse TB case management with a focus on practical application. Topics to be addressed will include TB contact investigations, patient-centered care, chest radiography, interpretation of TB test and lab results, and management of TB in special situations. The format will include pre-recorded and live sessions, interactive breakouts, and group discussions.
Participants must attend a weekly live webinar session. The dates for the live sessions are the following:
For more information about these sessions please click here for the detailed agenda.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Enrollment is limited to registered nurses who are responsible for providing TB case management for patients with TB infection and disease. Nurses with 1 to 5 years of experience in TB case management and those returning to TB case management after being out of the field for an extended period are welcome to apply. Nurses will be notified of acceptance into the course after their application is reviewed.
WHY COURSE IS NEEDED
Ongoing training and education is important for nurses so they can develop and enhance skills for case managing TB patients to improve clinical outcomes. This educational activity will assist nurses with incorporating patient-centered TB case management in their practice.
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be better able to:
In order to be accepted into this course, participants must complete all course requirements (attend 6 live sessions, complete required homework assignments, submit all required evaluations) and adhere to the time commitment needed to complete the course in its entirety. Claiming continuing education credits is contingent on meeting all requirements; partial credit will not be awarded.
Homework: There will be homework assignments due in between the sessions, which may include viewing a pre-recorded lecture, participating in an online discussion, completing an exercise, etc.
Technology: Participants will be expected to have access to a webcam or mobile device (e.g., tablet, smartphone), to turn on their video during the live sessions. A stable internet connection with access to external websites (not blocked by firewalls) is required.
Canvas: All participants will be expected to access the course content through the learning management system Canvas. After being accepted into the course, participants will receive further details on how to access the learning management system. Please note, participants may need to use a desktop computer or laptop to access Canvas rather than a tablet, iPad, or other mobile device.CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and New Jersey Department of Health. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CNE: This activity is awarded 17.25 contact hours (60 minute CH). Nurses should only claim those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.
All individuals who affect content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.
APPLICATION INFORMATION & FEE
Please note that applications are now closed. For any inquiries, please contact Rosie Garcia at email@example.com or 973-972-4811.
We reserve the right to modify the activity content, faculty and activities, and to cancel this activity, if necessary. If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible so that others may be accommodated.
Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.
If you require an accommodation because of a disability, or if you have any additional needs or other questions, please contact Rosie Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-972-4811.
Andrea Cruz, MD
Henry Fraimow, MD
Alfred Lardizabal, MD
Stephanie Johnston, MS
Danielle Orcutt, MPH, RN, CHES
Suzanne Tortoriello, APN-C
Mark Wolman, MPH
Carolyn Bargman, RN-C, MA
Rosie Garcia, CHES
Anita Khilall, MPH - Activity Director
Shwata Suresh Kumar, MPH
Patty Woods, MSN, RN
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