Clinician Development Courses

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Authors: Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Aline M. Holmes, DNP, MSN, RNm Virginia Allread, MPH (a special thanks to Antonia Lewis, MPH)

This online module discusses the importance of re-framing the American healthcare system and moving from an acute illness focus to one of prevention and wellness and achieving health equity for all. This is part 1 of a 2 part series (part 2 is Population Health Data).

Objectives:

  1. Understand population health in the context of health care and how it differs from public health
  2. Identify the factors that influence health using the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps population health model
  3. Describe several ways that health data can drive action to improve health outcomes
  4. Learn how to prioritize both the populations and action steps
  5. Distinguish disparities and health equity.

Authors: Authors: Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Aline M. Holmes, DNP, MSN, RNm Virginia Allread, MPH (a special thanks to Antonia Lewis, MPH)

This online module builds on the Introduction to Population Health module by reviewing data and tools available on the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps website and present ideas for using this website as a teaching strategy. It uses Essex County in New Jersey as an example to illustrate how to build a strategy and action plan to improve health-related outcomes. This is part 2 of a 2 part series (part 1 is Introduction to Population Health).

Objectives

  1. Navigate the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps website for guidance on assessing health-related needs, setting priorities, choosing an intervention, and implementing and evaluating an action plan.
  2. Discuss how to use the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps website as a teaching strategy.

Author: Connie Davis, MN, ARNP

This online module takes a closer look at the process of motivational interviewing including a review of the relevant research and measurement. It also talks about some important clarifications about motivational interviewing.

Objectives

  1. Define motivational interviewing and review related research about it.
  2. List the four processes in motivational interviewing.
  3. Describe the core skills used in motivational interviewing.

Author: Connie Davis, MN, ARNP

This online module explores the ways a healthcare professional and patient can collaborate on key treatment decisions. Specifically, it reviews the BRAIN Worksheet which is designed to help a patient make decisions by examining all the facts, issues and options.

Objectives

  1. Define the concepts of patient and family centered care and informed decision making.
  2. List the key questions that should be considered when making an informed decision.
  3. Utilize the Brain Worksheet to help patients make more informed decisions.

Author: Connie Davis, MN, ARNP

This online module explores the ways a healthcare provider can impact an individual’s management of their own health during chronic conditions. This includes key topics, tasks, education and other important components.

Objectives

  1. Define self-management support and the healthcare profession’s role within it.
  2. Describe the differences in support within acute and chronic conditions.
  3. List the tasks, topics and behaviors in self-management support.
  4. Describe the components that work well within self-management support.

Author: Connie Davis, MN, ARNP

This online module explores a specific patient self-management strategy that involves breaking a goal down into small, manageable steps. This includes an introduction to a key concept from motivational interviewing and provides an example of action planning.

Objectives

  1. Define action planning and brief action planning.
  2. Describe the development of a specific plan applying principles from motivational interviewing.
  3. List practical uses for brief action planning.

Authors: Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Robert Marsh, PMHNP, APN, BC, & Virginia Allread, MPH, BA

This module will review the basics of opioid addiction and the treatment of opioid addiction. This includes a description of how opioids stimulate pleasure and euphoria, the progression from dependence to addiction, related symptoms and care options.

Objectives

  1. Explain the reaction of opioids within the body.
  2. Describe the progression from opioid usage to addiction.
  3. List the symptoms associated with opioid addiction and related withdrawal systems.
  4. Describe the concepts and strategies involved in Medication Assisted Therapy.

Authors: Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, Robert Marsh, PMHNP, APN, BC, & Virginia Allread, MPH, BA, & Aline Holmes, DNP, MSN, RN

This module will review the extent of the Opioid Epidemic in the United States and New Jersey and strategies for reversing the current trends. This includes facts about the extent of opioid abuse as well as specific methods of preventing and reversing addiction.

Objectives

  1. Explain the extent of Opioid use in the United States and New Jersey.
  2. Define the groups at greater risk of opioid addiction.
  3. List the factors contributing to the increase in opioid misuse.
  4. Describe strategies for preventing opioid addiction.

Authors: Sally Porter, DNP, PhD, APN, RN-BC, CPNP, FNAP & Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

This module explores factors that may affect a person’s state of health including biological, socioeconomic, psychosocial, behavioral and social influences. We’ll review each of these determinants and their influence on health as well as the screening, intervention and advocacy approaches that you can take to address these issues within your role as a healthcare provider.

Objectives

  1. Define determinants of health.
  2. List the five social determinants of health per Healthy People 2020.
  3. Outline the key factors that influence social determinants of health.
  4. Discuss screening, assessment, intervention and advocacy approaches that can be taken to address underlying individual, community and systemic issues related to health inequities.

Authors: Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN & Kevin J. O’Brien, BA, MBA

This module, Metrics Matter — the Role of Data and Data Analytics in Value-based Care and Population Health will focus on the crucial role of data and data analytics in population health. You will see the ways that data can improve the patient experience, reduce costs and improve quality by looking at data through the lens of population health.

Objectives

  1. Identify why the collection and analysis of data is key to value-based reimbursement and population health.
  2. List key population health questions that can be answered by data. List the types of analysis used in population health.
  3. xplain how tailored care can be provided based on population stratification.