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What Does the ACA Mean for RN Patient Advocacy? The Bedside From the Bottom Line

Even as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect a great deal of uncertainty remains about what the law means for nurses and healthcare. The ACA is part of a longer healthcare restructuring trend designed to reduce operating costs by using more technology and quantitative measures at the bedside. This course will evaluate how the healthcare industry stands to benefit from this restructuring and highlight how it undermines the ability of nurses to provide care and advocate for their patients. Nurses’ intimate understanding of patient needs affords them an opportunity to address an unsettled question at the heart of healthcare restructuring: Should healthcare be treated as a human right?

2014 Classes:

  • Jan 14 - Stockton
  • Jan 16 - Vallejo
  • Jan 22 - San Mateo
  • Jan 27 - Sacramento
  • Jan 30 - Chico
  • Feb 4 - Palm Springs
  • Feb 10 - Ventura
  • Feb 12 - West Los Angeles (CLASS REOPENED @ LARGER LOCATION)
    Marina del Rey Marriott - 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
  • Feb 19 - Las Vegas
  • March 6 - Roseville
  • March 18 - San Francisco
  • March 21 - Santa Clara
  • March 26 - San Rafael
  • April 3 - Eureka
  • April 15 - Newark (CLASS FULL)
  • April 17 - Monterey
  • April 23 - San Luis Obispo
  • April 30 - San Diego/Escondido (CLASS FULL)
  • May 2 - San Diego (CLASS FULL)
  • May 6 - Garden Grove
  • May 8 - Long Beach
  • May 13 - Oakland
  • May 15 - Walnut Creek
  • May 20 - Burlingame
  • May 22 - Santa Rosa
  • May 28 - Fresno
  • June 3 - Arcadia/Monrovia
  • June 5 - Marina del Rey

What Does the ACA Mean for RN Patient Advocacy? The Bedside From the Bottom Line

Even as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect a great deal of uncertainty remains about what the law means for nurses and healthcare. The ACA is part of a longer healthcare restructuring trend designed to reduce operating costs by using more technology and quantitative measures at the bedside.

This course will evaluate how the healthcare industry stands to benefit from this restructuring and highlight how it undermines the ability of nurses to provide care and advocate for their patients. Nurses’ intimate understanding of patient needs affords them an opportunity to address an unsettled question at the heart of healthcare restructuring: Should healthcare be treated as a human right?

Missouri Class:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
9:00am – 4:00pm

Residence Inn St. Louis Downtown
525 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO
63103


NARRATIVE DOCUMENTATION: Protecting Your Patients, Practice, and License in the Information Age

This course provides direct-care nurses with a review of the principles of accurate and responsible recordkeeping that facilitates and enhances interdisciplinary communication, whether the format for recording patient care data is paper based or computer based. Included is an overview of selected documentation systems currently in use, including the source-oriented record; the problem-oriented medical record; focus charting; charting by exception; and computerized/electronic medical record (EMR) templates.

The Joint Commission’s (Hospital) National Patient Safety Goals and relevant federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and payer policies for documentation will be outlined together with professional standards of documentation. The course includes a discussion of the impact of EMRs on nursing practice and the rationale for pursuing individual and collective patient advocacy strategies, as circumstances require, to prevent override of the registered nurse’s independent professional clinical judgment by software systems, sequential decision-making formats, and proprietary automated documentation/clinical practice guidelines.

Chicago, IL
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (CLASS FULL)


NEW: Two Courses in Silver Spring, MD

NARRATIVE DOCUMENTATION:
Protecting Your Patients, Practice, and License in theInformation Age
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(CLASS FULL)

COURSE DESCRIPTION This course provides direct-care nurses with a review of the principles of accurate and responsible recordkeeping that facilitates and enhances interdisciplinary communication, whether the format for recording patient care data is paper based or computer based. Included is an overview of selected documentation systems currently in use, including the source-oriented record; the problem-oriented medical record; focus charting; charting by exception; and computerized/electronic medical record (EMR) templates. The Joint Commission’s (Hospital) National Patient Safety Goals and relevant federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and payer policies for documentation will be outlined together with professional standards of documentation. The course includes a discussion of the impact of EMRs on nursing practice and the rationale for pursuing individual and collective patient advocacy strategies, as circumstances require, to prevent override of the registered nurse’s independent professional clinical judgment by software systems, sequential decisionmaking formats, and proprietary automated documentation/ clinical practice guidelines. (6 CEHs)

What Does the ACA Mean for RN Patient Advocacy? The Bedside From the Bottom Line
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | 9:00am – 4:00pm (This class remains open. Click register below.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION Even as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) goes into effect a great deal of uncertainty remains about what the law means for nurses and healthcare. The ACA is part of a longer healthcare restructuring trend designed to reduce operating costs by using more technology and quantitative measures at the bedside. The course will evaluate how the healthcare industry stands to benefit from this restructuring and highlight how it undermines the ability of nurses to provide care and advocate for their patients. Nurses’ intimate understanding of patient needs affords them an opportunity to address an unsettled question at the heart of healthcare restructuring: Should healthcare be treated as a human right? (6 CEHs)


NEW: NARRATIVE DOCUMENTATION: Protecting Your Patients, Practice, and License in the Information Age

This course provides direct-care nurses with a review of the principles of accurate and responsible recordkeeping that facilitates and enhances interdisciplinary communication, whether the format for recording patient care data is paper based or computer based. Included is an overview of selected documentation systems currently in use, including the source-oriented record; the problem-oriented medical record; focus charting; charting by exception; and computerized/electronic medical record (EMR) templates.

The Joint Commission’s (Hospital) National Patient Safety Goals and relevant federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and payer policies for documentation will be outlined together with professional standards of documentation. The course includes a discussion of the impact of EMRs on nursing practice and the rationale for pursuing individual and collective patient advocacy strategies, as circumstances require, to prevent override of the registered nurse’s independent professional clinical judgment by software systems, sequential decision-making formats, and proprietary automated documentation/clinical practice guidelines.

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Monday, June 9, 2014

ORLANDO, FL
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CLEARWATER, FL
Friday, June 13, 2014


NEW: NARRATIVE DOCUMENTATION: Protecting Your Patients, Practice, and License in the Information Age

This course provides direct-care nurses with a review of the principles of accurate and responsible recordkeeping that facilitates and enhances interdisciplinary communication, whether the format for recording patient care data is paper based or computer based. Included is an overview of selected documentation systems currently in use, including the source-oriented record; the problem-oriented medical record; focus charting; charting by exception; and computerized/electronic medical record (EMR) templates.

The Joint Commission’s (Hospital) National Patient Safety Goals and relevant federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations and payer policies for documentation will be outlined together with professional standards of documentation. The course includes a discussion of the impact of EMRs on nursing practice and the rationale for pursuing individual and collective patient advocacy strategies, as circumstances require, to prevent override of the registered nurse’s independent professional clinical judgment by software systems, sequential decision-making formats, and proprietary automated documentation/clinical practice guidelines.

EL PASO, TX
Monday, June 16, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

HOUSTON, TX
Friday, June 20, 2014