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CSSM Recertification

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Passing the CSSM certification validates the knowledge required to serve as a leader in the perioperative environment. Now that you hold the credential you must fulfill a personalized professional development plan to recertify the credential. This webinar will cover the CSSM score report received upon passing the examination and the connection to your professional development activities. Recertification requirements and recordkeeping processes will be detailed. The session will conclude with a question and answer period with the CCI staff. Learn more about certification at http://www.cc-institute.org and watch the full webinar at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upnml85EMZM

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CSSM Recertification

  1. 1. + CSSM Recertification What follows after you passed the CSSM certification examination CSSM®
  2. 2. + Presenter James X Stobinski PhD RN CNOR CSSM Director of Credentialing and Education Competency and Credentialing Institute Denver, CO
  3. 3. + Objectives  Provide an overview of the CSSM certification program  Describe the recertification requirements for the CSSM credential  Contrast the CSSM recertification program with other previous/existing recertification methods  Delineate the Professional Development Points Method for a hypothetical CSSM certificant
  4. 4. + Background
  5. 5. + Pass Rates CSSM 2015 Total 85 67 18 78.82% 2016YTD 4 4 0 100%
  6. 6. + Rationale  The CSSM recertification mechanism was designed to be fundamentally different than the CNOR recertification process  CSSM is conceptualized as a mechanism to facilitate your ongoing professional development and lifelong learning  Your professional development plan will address your knowledge levels as identified by your initial certification examination scores  This recertification method was developed in response to the direction provided by our accreditation providers
  7. 7. + Key Points  Professional development methods will guide and facilitate knowledge acquisition and learning experiences relative to the Job Analysis findings underlying the CSSM credential  This recertification mechanism requires a degree of planning and commitment to the process  How much work you must do in your recertification process and in which areas is linked to your performance on the CSSM certification examination  The credential cannot be maintained solely by doing CE – No matter how well you scored on the initial certification examination
  8. 8. + Recertification Options  There are just two choices for recertification 1.Take the certification exam again 2.The Professional Development Points Method  Pre-planning is necessary  The Professional Development Points Method drives from the score on the CSSM certification examination.  No one can recertify by doing only CE
  9. 9. + Example 1
  10. 10. + Recertification Requirements  The certificant has scored At or Above Competency in 6 of the 7 Categories  The certificant has scored Below Competency in 1 category – Human Resources  The certificant must earn 250 Professional Development Points to recertify their credential  The certificant must earn 125 Professional Development Points in the Human Resources category to recertify their credential
  11. 11. + Example 2
  12. 12. + Recertification Requirements  The certificant has scored At or Above Competency in 5 of the 7 Categories  The certificant has scored Below Competency in 2 categories – Financial Management and Operational Management  The certificant must earn 250 Professional Development Points to recertify their credential.  The certificant must earn 125 Professional Development Points to recertify their credential  62.5 points in the Financial Management category and  62.5 points in the Operational Management category
  13. 13. + Timeline – 2015 Test Takers  If you passed the CSSM certification examination in 2015:  Your accrual period is 1 JAN 15 to 31 DEC 17  You must earn all of your professional development points during this interval  Your credential will expire 31 DEC 18  You cannot earn points in the year 2018
  14. 14. + Timeline – 2016 Test Takers  If you passed the CSSM certification examination in 2016:  Your accrual period is 1 JAN 16 to 31 DEC 18  You must earn all of your professional development points during this interval  Your credential will expire 31 DEC 19  You cannot earn points in the year 2019
  15. 15. + Where do I get my Professional Development Points?  There are 9 categories in which to earn points  You may choose the categories in which to earn points  No requirement to earn points in any category  There are points limits in all categories except Academic Credit  Unlimited points may be earned in Academic Credit  BSN, MSN, MBA, or doctoral studies may be used
  16. 16. + The CSSM Handbook http://www.cc-institute.org/docs/default- source/cssm/cssm_candidate_handbook_2015.pdf?sfvrsn=2
  17. 17. + Pre-Planning is a must with the CSSM credential
  18. 18. + Categories  Continuing Education  1 CE is 2 points  150 point maximum  Academic Credit  1 semester hour/credit -15 points  1 quarter hour -10 points  There is no points limit in this category  Service as a Board Officer or Committee Member  100 point maximum  Examples (not all inclusive)  International, national or state committee, elected or BOD mbr (50 pts/year)  Local or facility committee member (10pts/yr)
  19. 19. + Categories  Clinical Inquiry (evidence-based practice projects and/or research)  Maximum – 100 points  Primary Investigator – 50pts  Co-Investigator – 25pts  Instructor, Academic Program  Maximum – 150 pts  1 semester hour/credit -15 points  1 quarter hour -10 points  Precepting/Mentoring  Maximum – 150 pts  This option does not apply to orienting new staff to the workplace.
  20. 20. + Categories  Volunteer, CCI Test development committee  Professional Presentations  Maximum – 150 pts  Must grant CE  Podium presentation (must be minimum 30 minutes in length) 30 pts  In-service (must be minimum of 30 minutes in length) 30 pts  Poster presentation 20 pts
  21. 21. + Categories  Author - Book, journal article, or patient/family educational material - Maximum – 100 pts
  22. 22. + Key Points  For the Continuing Education –You must have a CE certificate  ACLS, PALS, NALS  Healthstream courses  All of the activities have an evidence requirement  Maintain a filing system  Keep all of the evidence until you receive your new certificate  Some evidence may also be used for CNOR and CRNFA recertification
  23. 23. + How do I get the correct CE?  CE at professional meetings (AORN SC&E, OR Manager)  Must have a CE certificate  Category 1 CME Credits may be used to fulfill CE requirements  Maximum of 50% or 75 points may be earned with CME  Must categorize for your CE log in CYZAP (CCI system)  A catalog exists at CCI for many of the professional meetings  Shani Shirley – 303-368-6725 can assist
  24. 24. + Where do I get my Professional Development Points? Other Activities  Remember your accrual period  The “Ben and Jerry’s Approach” may not be possible w/ CSSM  You must plan out your activities to earn the needed points  If you passed in 2015  You have until 31 DEC 2017 to earn your points  If you passed in 2016  You have until 31 DEC 2018 to earn your points
  25. 25. + CYZAP  The Professional Points Method is an on line system  There are no paper applications
  26. 26. + Emeritus Status  CSSMs who have retired from surgical services management may file for emeritus status.  Those certificants holding emeritus status may use the designation CSSM(e) for the balance of their professional career.  The retiree must pay a one-time fee and submit an application.  The application for emeritus status must be submitted and accepted prior to the current credential having lapsed.  CSSM(E) members may be considered for CCI Board and committee appointments.
  27. 27. + The Second Recertification Cycle  After the first recertification nurses holding the CSSM credential will have two choices regarding their professional development:  Re-take the CSSM certification examination to again establish a professional development course/pathway for the second recertification cycle.  Take a self-assessment examination to establish a professional development course/pathway  These methods will determine the amount of professional development activity needed to maintain the credential and also the focus of that activity  The self-assessment examination is still in development  A new and different form of the CSSM certification exam will be used for those who choose to re-test
  28. 28. + CCI Staff Shani Shirley Credentialing Specialist 303.368.6725 sshirley@cc-institute.org Jim Stobinski Director of Credentialing and Education 720.257.4372 jstobinski@cc-institute.org
  29. 29. + Questions?

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