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Certificate Description

Health care professionals today are acutely aware of the need to understand the legal and ethical environment in which they practice. Ever-shrinking resources, shorter lengths of stay, high-acuity patients, availability of more complex information, diverse patient populations, and the use of technology mean that health care professions must understand the legal and ethical risks inherent in their practice.

Certificate Purpose

The goal/outcome of this certificate is for the learner to describe the legal and ethical risks, and the legal and ethical issues related to HIPAA rules, medication errors, social media and healthcare, organ donation, and workplace violence in their health care practice.

Courses Included

Legal Issues in Healthcare

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Health care professionals today are acutely aware of the need to understand the legal environment in which they practice. Ever-shrinking resources, shorter lengths of stay, high-acuity patients, availability of more complex information, diverse patient populations, and the use of technology mean that health care professionals must understand the legal risks inherent in their practice.

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Ethical Foundations in Healthcare

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Healthcare professionals face ethical dilemmas every day of their professional lives. Ethical decision-making is an important part of the care they provide to their patients and clients. A sound understanding of key ethical issues helps health care providers make appropriate ethical decisions during the course of their care.

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Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

With the advent of astounding scientific and technological advances in every area of health care, today’s health care environment is increasingly fraught with complex patient care issues. Health care professionals often have varying views on legal and ethical dilemmas that make it difficult to act in ways consistent with their own support for patient autonomy. The variation in individual state approaches to laws and professional standards, as well as specific codes of ethics makes ethical dilemmas challenging for many health care providers as well as patients and family members.

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HIPAA and Patient Privacy

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

Personal health information is protected under federal law. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides for the protection and security of personal health information. Both health care professionals and consumers must understand the legal and ethical implications of this law and the effects of violations on the patient and the provider.

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Medication Errors

  • Contact Hours: 3.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.30

Medications promote healing, reduce suffering, and contribute to modern medical miracles. However, because thousands of new drugs have been developed recently, because the health care environment is increasingly complex, and because patients are older and often sicker, there is increasing risk for medication errors. This course will review the issues relevant to medication errors and provide guidelines for prevention.

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Social Media and Healthcare

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Social media has many characteristics and has become part of the very fabric of today’s society. It can be immediate, irreverent, and incredibly powerful. The use of social media in all areas of life, especially healthcare, is growing exponentially. Used to effectively communicate and connect with other healthcare professionals, the community, and patients, social media also has tremendous risks when not used professionally. Guidelines to ensure its safe and proper use are essential.

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Organ and Tissue Donation and Recovery

  • Contact Hours: 1.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.10

The gift of organ donation is the gift of life. However, the gap between those who need an organ or tissue donation and the number of donations available is wide and growing. Health care providers need to understand the issues surrounding organ and tissue donation and recovery so they can effectively support the needs of donor families and donor recipients.

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Workplace Violence in Healthcare

  • Contact Hours: 2.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.20

Workplace violence is an increasing problem in organizations today and is especially challenging in the health care industry. Considered a human rights issue, workplace violence affects the dignity of millions of people worldwide and is a major source of inequality, discrimination, stigmatization, and workplace conflict. The consequences to organizations and employees are staggering and include negative financial, safety, and health-related outcomes.

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Certificate Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Identify types of law and how the health care system is regulated.
  2. Describe the theories and foundations of ethics that support sound decision-making during the provision of care.
  3. Discuss the contemporary ethical dilemmas found in healthcare today.
  4. Identify the HIPAA rules that ensure that personal health information is protected.
  5. Describe the issues relevant to medication errors.
  6. Examine an overview of social media tools used in healthcare today as well as provide principles for the effective and professional use of social media.
  7. Discuss the complex and challenging issues surrounding organ and tissue donation and recovery.
  8. Describe the key characteristics and factors related to the prevalence of workplace violence.

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  • Diabetes
  • Education
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  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
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  • Perinatal
  • Professional Development
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  • Social Work
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
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  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
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  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing — Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Texas
  • Cost: $72.00

  • Contact Hours: 12.00

  • AOTA CEUs: 1.20

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