This CE course is designed for nurse managers, working supervisors, assistant managers and department managers and for those who aspire to hold these positions in their healthcare organization. In addition, Nurses practicing in the Legal field and as Cases Managers can benefit from this course as well. We recognize that managers need a sound understanding of the concepts of how law and ethics affect their working environment. Our goal is to provide you with a solid foundation, with sufficient guidance, and enough information about law and ethics to be beneficial to your work life. This knowledge will be helpful. for both prospective and sitting managers. to be successful in the daily running of their departments and managing the challenges that those who work in healthcare face. An understanding of law and ethics methodology will prepare students to make appropriate decisions in the environments they work in. This course is also designed to assist all who provide care to clients in all health care practice environments.
Course Code: HM 565. Contact hours of Continuing Education = 30.
Level of Complexity: Intermediate
Instructor/Course Author: Mark C. Barabas, BS, DHA, FACHE
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TEXTBOOK: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.
Applied Law & Ethics for Health Professionals 2nd Edition, by Carla Caldwell Stanford (Author), Valerie J. Connor (Author); Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2nd edition: January 21, 2019.
ISBN-10 : 1284155595
ISBN-13 : 978-1284155594
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TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 30 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by the American Institute of Health Care Professionals and options for completing additional course work to achieve a passing score, will be presented.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 30 Contact Hours.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing Provider # 50-11975.
OTHER STATE BOARDS OF NURSING
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
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ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
* Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
* Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
* Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
* Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
* Additional Learning Materials: All course handouts are available in the online Video classrooms. All E-Learning Books are available in the classrooms for students to download.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand different ways ethics is defined
- Introduce important philosophers who contributed to the field of ethics
- Recognize the 3 major areas of study in ethics
- Learn approaches to ethics
- Study the 3 Step Decision-Making Model
- Review the patient DEAR methodology
- Understand the Patient’s Bill of Rights
- Outline the reasons a patient could be released from care
- Discuss the patient/provider relationship
- Appreciate the role of healthcare professionals and the healthcare consumer
- Explain the handling of transference
- Identify the legal and ethical issues relating to minors, cultural differences
- Describe the legal and ethical issues surrounding the elderly and HIV/AIDS patient populations
- Realize the legal and ethical issues effecting gender identity
- Understand mandatory reporting
- Learn the importance of confidentiality in the healthcare industry
- Review the HIPPA Act
- Define violations of patient ‘confidentiality and subsequent consequences
- Recognize common breaches of medical information confidentiality
- Study the Privacy Rule
- Describe laws surrounding employment in healthcare
- Outline victims of discriminations options
- Locate code of ethics and medical practice acts for multiple professions
- Identify ethics issues in the healthcare workplace
- Learn how to report ethics violations
- Review the progressive discipline process
- Define the purpose of the medical record and characteristics of proper documentation
- Describe the information that should be contained in the medial record
- Review the Privacy Act of 1974
- Study the 2 types of charting methods
- Explain the advantages/disadvantages of a national electronic medical record system
- List the advantages of medical record information
- Introduce various sources of law in the United States and how they affect healthcare professionals
- Compare the difference between intentional and unintentional torts
- Describe the PYTHON principle and the impact it has on healthcare professionals
- Identify the issues that relate to end-of-life care
- Recognize the importance of advanced directives
- Develop legal and ethical options for patients and families facing decisions about end-of-life care
- Review issues surrounding fertility options
- Explain issues related to the beginning of life
- Appreciate the implications of genetic testing and engineering
- Outline the complications of organ allocation
- Explain the conscience clause
- Identify issues that relate to research and medical marijuana
- Define public health issues