Essentials of Effective Care Planning

Essentials of Effective Care Planning

Course Expiration Date:  7/31/19

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00.

Course Description:  Research has shown six overlapping categories of problems have been associated with negative outcomes among hospitalized older adults with multiple chronic conditions who transition to post-acute settings or their homes: lack of patient engagement; absent or inadequate communication; lack of collaboration among team members; limited follow-up and monitoring; poor continuity of care; and, serious gaps in services as patients move between healthcare professionals (clinicians) and across care settings. This course will assist healthcare workers in planning effective care planning for patients.

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience:  Nursing, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • describe the importance of completing assessments.
  • discuss motivational interviewing.
  • describe their role in the assessment and care planning process.

Credit Statements:

 Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 3 contact hours.

Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 3 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 3 clock hours of social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Others: This program is approved for 0.3 CEUs (3 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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