Each year Frontier Nursing University (FNU) offers a variety of continuing education (CE) courses for students as well as practicing nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives. Most often, these are provided through live virtual events, but the courses are recorded and remain available for much longer. In this unprecedented year when higher numbers of healthcare workers are relying on virtual CE opportunities than ever before, FNU wanted to remind its community of the valuable courses currently available through the university.
“Billing and Coding Tips and Tools: Is There a Hole in Your Bucket?”
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Presented by FNU Dean, Dr. Joan Slager CNM, DNP, FACNM during 2019’s National Rural Health Day. This workshop focused on selecting correct CPT and ICD-10-CM codes, especially for complex patient encounters, to reflect services provided and enhance revenue accurately. The continuing education credit is available until December 31, 2020. Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completing the activity or the evaluation link, please contact Stephanie Boyd at email@example.com.
Last April, FNU faculty member Dr. Laura Manns-James presented a free continuing education opportunity for FNU alumni, faculty, and preceptors titled “Epigenetics for the practicing clinician: the science of how environments shape health.” This activity is approved for 14.08 contact hours of continuing education (which also includes 0.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and will be available until April 2021. Those interested can register at this link. Once you have viewed the session, If you have questions about completing the activity or course content, contact Laura Manns-James at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have technical questions, contact Support at email@example.com.
“Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Trends in Treatment”
Billinda Tebbenhoff, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC took to the virtual stage for this year’s National Nurse Practitioner Week to discuss the approximately 4.4 million children and adolescents in the United States (CDC, 2020) who meet diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. Though anxiety and stress are an expected part of the human experience, consistently elevated anxiety can interfere with a child’s sense of self and impact the entire family. The implications of the current pandemic related to child and adolescent anxiety are beginning to emerge and depend on the child’s stage of development and pre-pandemic functioning. Dr. Tebbenhoff discussed predictive trends and guidance regarding helping children, families and communities during the pandemic. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20094484. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on October 31, 2021.
Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about the completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.
“Midwifery Pearls of Telehealth”
Faculty members Dr. Tanya Belcheff, Dr. Cassie Belzer, Dr. Judith Butler, Martha Harvey, Dr. Audrey Perry, and Heidi Loomis presented this session during National Midwifery Week, which provided an overview of telehealth from a nurse-midwifery perspective. The course emphasized patient engagement, group care, provider satisfaction and best practices for meeting compliance requirements. This information is especially pertinent in the age of COVID-19 and included helpful information to anyone who has had to make adjustments to their practice during this unprecedented year. “Midwifery Pearls of Telehealth” is a continuing education course approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners if the post-test and evaluation are completed by Sept. 2021. If you have questions about completing this activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.
“Hot Topics in the Management of Perimenopause & Menopause: A Conventional & Integrative Approach”
Hosted by FNU faculty members Dr. Ruth Ellen Elsasser and Dr. Ana Verzone, this was another continuing education opportunity provided during National Midwifery Week. This session introduced a review of conventional and evidence-based integrative medicine interventions used during perimenopause and menopause. Some of the topics covered included: understanding menopause and its varied presentation and symptoms, knowing the critical differences between perimenopause and menopause, identifying complications of conventional pharmacology and developing a patient-centered, individualized plan of care when managing perimenopause and menopause. Reviewing this session can earn participants 2.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.75 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners after completing the post-test and evaluation. The course will be recognized through Sept. 2021. If you have questions about completing this activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.
Health care is a continually evolving field, and those who choose to follow this path are undoubtedly lifelong learners. Frontier hopes that anyone interested will take advantage of these wonderful resources as they continue their journey as compassionate and knowledgeable nurse-practitioners and nurse midwives.