Nursing: Fundamentals of Telehealth: Registered Nursing Practice in the Virtual Care Environment
22.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This course explores the basic telehealth concepts and technology applicable to the registered nursing telehealth arena, examining the role of the telehealth nurse, paying attention to legal and regulatory concerns, and temporary changes to regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course discusses how telehealth can be used in disasters, emergencies, epidemics, and pandemics. Distinguishing how traditional nursing care translates to the virtual practice environment is essential to preserving the art and science of nursing in the virtual care environment. These issues are explored by considering how telehealth nurses know nursing, know the patient, and know the technology. The course concludes with a review of the competencies for nursing telehealth practice so nurses can be knowledgeable and effective.
  
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Characterize basic telehealth concepts including application to healthcare, barriers and benefits, telehealth programs, and telehealth service delivery systems.
  • Differentiate between the basic types of telehealth technologies and their application to practice.
  • Examine roles of the registered nurse in the virtual care environment.
  • Examine application of telehealth in natural disasters, healthcare emergencies/crises, and epidemics and pandemics.
  • Apply legal and regulatory considerations to telehealth nursing practice.
  • Describe how traditional nursing care translates to the virtual practice environment.
  • Appraise telehealth competencies for the registered nurse in the virtual care environment.

About the Author:
Patty Alane Schweickert, DNP, FNP-C, is an experienced Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia (UVA) and General Faculty in the UVA School of Medicine. She has a diverse foundation for telehealth practice and education with over 32 years of experience in a variety of nursing arenas including nursing education and clinical telehealth. Dr. Schweickert is a doctorally prepared nurse with a BSN, an MSN in Critical Care Nursing, a Post-Masters Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). She was a student member of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors from 2010–2012 and was presented with the American Telemedicine Association Student Paper Award in 2011 for her work in tele-education. Since graduating with a DNP in 2011, she has focused on educating nurses in telehealth and has developed telehealth programs to address rural health care needs. Dr. Schweickert and her team received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant Award in 2015 for a nursing preceptor education program titled: Advanced Practice Nurse Preceptor Link and Clinical Education (APN PLACE), and a 2016 HRSA Grant Award for a School Telehealth Program titled: Better Health Care for Kids, Parents, and Communities (eBACKPAC). She was the Program Director of APN PLACE from 2015–2018. Currently she is on the clinical faculty at the UVA School of Nursing where she teaches telehealth. She is also a contributing faculty member at the Walden University College of Health Sciences DNP Program and part of the adjunct faculty at the ODU College of Health Sciences, where she collaborates with colleagues to promote and teach telehealth nursing. She was a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) work group that developed the position paper on telehealth for nurse practitioner education. She is a co-editor on an upcoming advanced practice nursing book on telehealth (expected July 2020). She is also a published researcher in nursing telehealth education, telehealth stroke education, neuroradiology, and a variety of nursing topics.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will then be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition ©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Fundamentals of Telehealth: Registered Nursing Practice in the Virtual Care Environment - N29561

22.95
About the Course:
This course explores the basic telehealth concepts and technology applicable to the registered nursing telehealth arena, examining the role of the telehealth nurse, paying attention to legal and regulatory concerns, and temporary changes to regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course discusses how telehealth can be used in disasters, emergencies, epidemics, and pandemics. Distinguishing how traditional nursing care translates to the virtual practice environment is essential to preserving the art and science of nursing in the virtual care environment. These issues are explored by considering how telehealth nurses know nursing, know the patient, and know the technology. The course concludes with a review of the competencies for nursing telehealth practice so nurses can be knowledgeable and effective.
  
Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Characterize basic telehealth concepts including application to healthcare, barriers and benefits, telehealth programs, and telehealth service delivery systems.
  • Differentiate between the basic types of telehealth technologies and their application to practice.
  • Examine roles of the registered nurse in the virtual care environment.
  • Examine application of telehealth in natural disasters, healthcare emergencies/crises, and epidemics and pandemics.
  • Apply legal and regulatory considerations to telehealth nursing practice.
  • Describe how traditional nursing care translates to the virtual practice environment.
  • Appraise telehealth competencies for the registered nurse in the virtual care environment.

About the Author:
Patty Alane Schweickert, DNP, FNP-C, is an experienced Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia (UVA) and General Faculty in the UVA School of Medicine. She has a diverse foundation for telehealth practice and education with over 32 years of experience in a variety of nursing arenas including nursing education and clinical telehealth. Dr. Schweickert is a doctorally prepared nurse with a BSN, an MSN in Critical Care Nursing, a Post-Masters Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certification, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). She was a student member of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors from 2010–2012 and was presented with the American Telemedicine Association Student Paper Award in 2011 for her work in tele-education. Since graduating with a DNP in 2011, she has focused on educating nurses in telehealth and has developed telehealth programs to address rural health care needs. Dr. Schweickert and her team received a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant Award in 2015 for a nursing preceptor education program titled: Advanced Practice Nurse Preceptor Link and Clinical Education (APN PLACE), and a 2016 HRSA Grant Award for a School Telehealth Program titled: Better Health Care for Kids, Parents, and Communities (eBACKPAC). She was the Program Director of APN PLACE from 2015–2018. Currently she is on the clinical faculty at the UVA School of Nursing where she teaches telehealth. She is also a contributing faculty member at the Walden University College of Health Sciences DNP Program and part of the adjunct faculty at the ODU College of Health Sciences, where she collaborates with colleagues to promote and teach telehealth nursing. She was a member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) work group that developed the position paper on telehealth for nurse practitioner education. She is a co-editor on an upcoming advanced practice nursing book on telehealth (expected July 2020). She is also a published researcher in nursing telehealth education, telehealth stroke education, neuroradiology, and a variety of nursing topics.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will then be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition ©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.