Virtual Nursing Course- What it takes to deliver patient-centered care at the be...

Derby, Connecticut
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Virtual Nursing Course- What it takes to deliver patient-centered care at the bedside: A Critical Competency for Nurses Today

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:30 PM - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)

130 Division Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418
United States

Phone: 203.732.1365
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When: ​Virtual ​course ​every ​Wednesday, ​April ​23rd ​- ​May ​28th, ​2014*
3:30-4:30 ​p.m. ​Eastern ​time

Tuition: ​ ​
Planetree ​member: ​$300 ​ ​per ​person
Non-member ​rate ​$500 ​per ​person

All ​learning ​will ​occur ​virtually ​from ​the ​comfort ​of ​your ​own ​office ​or ​home. ​ ​To ​participate ​you ​will ​need ​to ​have ​a ​computer, ​Internet ​access ​and ​an ​email ​address.

Registered ​Nurses ​at ​the ​bedside, ​in ​leadership, ​education ​and ​patient ​support ​services ​in ​practice ​across ​the ​continuum ​of ​care.

Course ​Components:
- ​Virtual ​classroom ​learning ​(1 ​hour ​of ​on-line ​instruction/week ​for ​6 ​weeks)
- ​All ​lectures ​will ​be ​recorded ​and ​made ​available ​within ​24 ​hours ​to ​enable ​those ​unable
 ​ ​to ​participate ​in ​the ​live ​class ​to ​access ​the ​material ​on ​their ​own ​schedule
- ​Independent ​reading ​and ​activities
- ​Interactive ​on-line ​discussion ​with ​classmates
-15 ​contact ​hours ​provided

Course ​Objectives:
Identify ​the ​importance ​of ​utilizing ​evidence ​based ​research ​in ​health ​care ​delivery ​and ​the ​evidence ​for ​patient ​centered ​care ​as ​the ​preferred ​delivery ​method.

Describe ​how ​patient ​and ​family ​involvement ​in ​care ​promotes ​safety, ​quality ​and ​cost ​effectiveness ​including ​decreased ​hospital ​acquired ​conditions ​(HAC’s) ​and ​readmission ​rates.

Topics ​to ​be ​addressed:
Demonstrate ​comprehensive ​understanding ​of ​the ​role ​of ​the ​RN, ​patient ​and ​family ​in ​patient ​centered ​care.

Describe ​strategies ​to ​empower ​patients ​or ​families ​in ​all ​aspects ​of ​the ​health ​care ​process.

This ​6-week ​course ​will ​engage ​nurses ​in ​learning, ​discussion ​and ​activities ​to ​enhance ​their ​understanding ​of ​what ​it ​means ​to ​deliver ​patient-centered ​care ​and ​why ​it ​is ​important. ​Developed ​and ​taught ​by ​nurses ​with ​advanced ​degrees, ​the ​course ​draws ​on ​the ​instructors’ ​first-hand ​experience ​implementing ​the ​Planetree ​model ​at ​the ​bedside. ​ ​The ​cumulative ​curriculum ​dives ​deeply ​into ​the ​critical ​role ​that ​nurses ​play ​in ​delivering ​a ​patient-centered ​care ​experience, ​emphasizing ​practical ​strategies ​for ​putting ​patient-centered ​care ​into ​practice ​in ​interactions ​with ​patients, ​family ​members ​and ​fellow ​members ​of ​the ​care ​team. ​The ​course ​emphasizes ​critical ​thinking, ​problem ​solving, ​reflection, ​clinical ​judgment, ​along ​with ​an ​understanding ​of ​patient-centered ​care. ​All ​are ​critical ​competencies ​for ​nurses ​today.

Implementation ​of ​a ​patient-centered ​approach ​to ​patient ​engagement ​that ​integrates ​best-practices ​with ​evidence ​based ​approaches ​while ​ensuring ​that ​patients’ ​preferences ​and ​priorities ​are ​accommodated.

Strategies ​to ​empower ​patients ​and ​families ​and ​encourage ​their ​participation ​in ​health ​care ​management ​and ​decision-making. ​Processes ​for ​embedding ​compassion ​in ​care ​delivery.

Methods ​for ​increasing ​teamwork ​in ​the ​health ​care ​setting.

Tools ​and ​techniques ​of ​patient-centered ​quality ​improvement. ​The ​impact ​of ​the ​model ​on ​quality, ​safety, ​patient ​satisfaction, ​workplace ​morale ​and ​other ​outcomes, ​including ​hospital ​acquired ​conditions ​(HACs) ​and ​readmission ​rates.
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