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ANCC Review criteria

  1. 1. Overview of Approval Criteria<br />Approval Process<br />
  2. 2. Qualified Planners<br />Each educational activity is planned collaboratively by at least one designated Nurse Planner and one other planner<br />Nurse planner must have at least a BSN<br />At least one member declares expertise using ANCC criteria<br />Must have representation in these areas:<br /> Relevant content expertise; target audience; adherence to ANCC criteria<br />
  3. 3. Presenter(s)<br />Expertise in subject matter based on education, professional achievements and credentials, work experience, honors, awards, professional publications<br />Expertise drives who may present<br />Cannot be employed by a commercial interest as a sales representative (con’t)<br />
  4. 4. An entity HAS a commercial interest if it:<br />Produces, markets, sells or distributes health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients<br />Is owned or operated, in whole or in part, by any entity that produces, markets, sells or<br />distributes health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.<br />
  5. 5. An entity is NOT a commercial interest if it is:<br />a. A government entity;<br />b. A non-profit (503(c)) organization; or<br />c. A non-healthcare related entity.<br />
  6. 6. Contact Hours<br />One contact hour = 60 minutes<br />Activities are approved to award contact hours for 2 years<br />Least amount that can be awarded: 0.5 contact hours<br />Contact hours may not be awarded retrospectively<br />If rounding occurs, must round down<br />
  7. 7. Accreditation Statement<br />Must appear on all documents related to approved activity<br />Must stand alone<br />(con’t)<br />
  8. 8. Accreditation Statement<br />Prior to approval: <br />This activity has been submitted to the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to award contact hours. AORN is accredited as an approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.<br />
  9. 9. Accreditation Statement<br />After approval: <br />This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.<br />(con’t)<br />
  10. 10. Accreditation Statement<br />AORN’s waiver in a separate paragraph below the ANCC accreditation statement: <br />Activities that are approved by AORN are recognized as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply that AORN or the ANCC commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the presentation. <br />
  11. 11. Effective Design Principles<br />Description of how the activity will enrich the nurse’s contributions to quality health care, or<br />Description of what the outcome of the activity will be.<br />Preferably one or two sentences<br />Not a restatement of objectives<br />Purpose/Goal Statement<br />
  12. 12. Effective Design PrinciplesObjectives<br />Learner-oriented<br />Measurable<br />Begins with a behavioral verb (see list under resources)<br />Example: Describe the symptoms a person who requires a total hip replacement may exhibit.<br />
  13. 13. Effective Design Principles <br />Written in a topic outline<br />Should not be a restatement of objective<br />Adequate to justify allotted timeframe<br />Collaborative process between planners and presenter(s)<br />Content<br />
  14. 14. Effective Design PrinciplesIndependent Study<br /><ul><li>Description must contain:
  15. 15. How the effectiveness of the independent study was evaluated
  16. 16. The results of the evaluation
  17. 17. The changes made based on the evaluation
  18. 18. Standard evaluation includes category of evaluation.</li></li></ul><li>Effective Design PrinciplesIndependent Study<br /><ul><li>Method for calculating the contact hours is described
  19. 19. Supportive documentation on the rationale used to determine the number of contact hours to be awarded is identified
  20. 20. Program materials are provided for review</li></li></ul><li>Conflict of Interest<br />Significant financial interest in a product relevant to activity<br />An employee of a company with a real or perceived financial interest in activity<br />Planners and presenters must disclose the presence or absence of COI for each activity.<br />
  21. 21. Commercial Support<br /><ul><li>Definition: financial, or in-kind, contributions given by a commercial interest, which is used to pay all or part of the costs of a continuing nursing education activity.
  22. 22. Not considered commercial companies:</li></ul> Providers of clinical service directly to patients<br /> Software companies<br /> Education companies<br /> Non-profit organizations<br />
  23. 23. Commercial Support<br />Education must be kept separate from promotional activities<br />Commercially-supplied funds for an educational activity such as grants or in-kind assistance should be acknowledged in brochures or other printed material.<br />Applications with commercial support must be submitted with a signed Written Agreement of Commercial Support<br />
  24. 24. Commercial Support<br />NOTE: A presenter is ineligible for approval if he or she is employed by a commercial interest as defined in the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support. A presenter employed by a commercial interest may present on topics unrelated to the commercial interest, such as leadership or mentoring.<br />
  25. 25. Disclosures<br />Notice of requirements for successful completion<br />Conflicts of Interest<br />Sponsorship/Commercial Support<br />Non-endorsement of products<br />Off-label use<br />
  26. 26. Criteria Checklist<br />Use the Criteria Checklist to help you review<br />