Qualified Planners Each educational activity is planned collaboratively by at least one designated Nurse Planner and one other planner Nurse planner must have at least a BSN At least one member declares expertise using ANCC criteria Must have representation in these areas: Relevant content expertise; target audience; adherence to ANCC criteria
Presenter(s) Expertise in subject matter based on education, professional achievements and credentials, work experience, honors, awards, professional publications Expertise drives who may present Cannot be employed by a commercial interest as a sales representative (con’t)
An entity HAS a commercial interest if it: Produces, markets, sells or distributes health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients Is owned or operated, in whole or in part, by any entity that produces, markets, sells or distributes health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.
An entity is NOT a commercial interest if it is: a. A government entity; b. A non-profit (503(c)) organization; or c. A non-healthcare related entity.
Contact Hours One contact hour = 60 minutes Activities are approved to award contact hours for 2 years Least amount that can be awarded: 0.5 contact hours Contact hours may not be awarded retrospectively If rounding occurs, must round down
Accreditation Statement Must appear on all documents related to approved activity Must stand alone (con’t)
Accreditation Statement Prior to approval: 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.
Accreditation Statement After approval: 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. (con’t)
Accreditation Statement AORN’s waiver in a separate paragraph below the ANCC accreditation statement: 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.
Effective Design Principles Description of how the activity will enrich the nurse’s contributions to quality health care, or Description of what the outcome of the activity will be. Preferably one or two sentences Not a restatement of objectives Purpose/Goal Statement
Effective Design PrinciplesObjectives Learner-oriented Measurable Begins with a behavioral verb (see list under resources) Example: Describe the symptoms a person who requires a total hip replacement may exhibit.
Effective Design Principles Written in a topic outline Should not be a restatement of objective Adequate to justify allotted timeframe Collaborative process between planners and presenter(s) Content
Conflict of Interest Significant financial interest in a product relevant to activity An employee of a company with a real or perceived financial interest in activity Planners and presenters must disclose the presence or absence of COI for each activity.
Providers of clinical service directly to patients Software companies Education companies Non-profit organizations
Commercial Support Education must be kept separate from promotional activities Commercially-supplied funds for an educational activity such as grants or in-kind assistance should be acknowledged in brochures or other printed material. Applications with commercial support must be submitted with a signed Written Agreement of Commercial Support
Commercial Support 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.
Disclosures Notice of requirements for successful completion Conflicts of Interest Sponsorship/Commercial Support Non-endorsement of products Off-label use
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