Healthcare Continuing Education
Continuing Education Provider # CEP16551
Valid through 10/31/2022
Continuing education is important even during a recession. During an economic downturn, there are likely employees who are expected to take on more responsibilities. Therefore, companies should invest in training and education to give employees the necessary skills to fulfill those responsibilities. All continuing education programs are designed to provide growth and development in knowledge and skill of the targeted audiences.
What is a CEU?
- The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized standard unit of measurement for participation in a continuing education (CE) activity that is not offered for academic credit.
- One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized CE experience offered by a provider, excluding meals and breaks. The contact hour is defined as 1 clock hour (60 minutes) of interaction between a learner and instructor or between learner and materials that have been prepared to facilitate learning.
Program Development and Evaluation
Services provided to enhance organization effectiveness includes assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of customized solutions.
The curriculum for each of the certification programs undergoes constant review and updating to reflect the latest changes that may occur in the industry. Our goal is to provide each student with the tools, which will encourage them to think and work productively.
Needs Assessment and Performance Gap Analysis
Organizational needs assessments and performance gap analyses are conducted on an ongoing basis to determine training plans and knowledge management needs. Needs for training and non-training services are identified through a review of organizational plans, hospital mission and values, hospital’s goals, risk management and patient safety data, case mix of patient population served, technology used to care for the patients, equipment safety, patient care expectations, survey evaluations and requests. An annual needs assessment is conducted in December.
Learning is designed considering adult learning principles, adult learning philosophies, learning styles, methodologies, and resources needed to obtain effective outcomes. In addition to traditional learning methodologies clinical training is designed and delivered.
Qualified trainers conduct or coordinate training sessions intended to teach people what they do not currently know but need to know.
Ongoing evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of educational programs are conducted using the evaluation levels to ensure that learning outcomes and organizational outcomes are improved. Measures are benchmarked against best practice organizations. Surveys are conducted at the end of each program and 2-4 months after the program to evaluate learning application in the work setting.
National Medical Certification Association (NMCA) seeks to provide health care professionals high-quality learning opportunities that improve their competence, support their performance and preparedness for certification/ licensure, and increase the vitality and efficiency of their practice by providing educational programming that is high-quality, evidence-based, up-to-date, and learner-driven to enrich their continued professional education and development to improve patient outcomes.
NMCA activities provide healthcare providers the knowledge, competence and/or performance skills needed to support improve patient outcomes through integration of evidence-based CME/CPD content and models that support quality improvement in practice. The NMCA evaluates the effectiveness of NMCA activities through a combination of member feedback, practice evaluation and patient-level outcomes. Outcomes are incorporated into the design of future educational programming and evaluated to measure the effectiveness of the instructional models included.