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What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap

Class Details

Guest Speaker: Dena Silva, MS, CHCP, Director of INCEDO, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

Description: Continuing education in the healthcare professions is transitioning to delivering meaningful and measureable outcomes. INCEDO, the office of continuing education at UNT Health Science Center, offers CE programming that is interprofessional/multi-disciplinary and focuses on changing behaviors of clinicians to optimize patient care. In this webinar, insight to the inner workings and skillsets of a continuing education office will be provided along with key take-home points to initiate collaboration on innovative approaches to clinical continuing education.

Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the role of a continuing education professional;
2. Identify 3 ways CE can close a patient safety gap; and
3. Describe innovative approaches to using CE for healthcare professionals for improving outcomes.

Speaker Bio: Dena started at UNT Health Science Center as Program Manager, bringing with her experience as a trainer and educator. She was promoted to Director of INCEDO in late 2018 and facilitates the overall strategy and design of UNTHSC's Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program and the learning experiences for its participants. As a member of the Society for Academic CME (SACME), Dena sits on the Communications Committee and is involved in the ongoing management of its website. She holds MS in Learning Technologies, and specializes bridging the technology gap in education through online learning activities, LMS implementation and oversight, as well as website content and infrastructure.

No registration is required. For additional details and login information please visit: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/patient-safety-series.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Jun 4, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM CT
Continuing Education Credits: 
1

This webinar series from the NNLM South Central Region, co-sponsored by SaferCare Texas (formerly the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety), features expert guest speakers presenting on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality. Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled periodically and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care. Possible topics include patient safety research, quality improvement, opioid abuse, precision medicine, and ambulatory care.

Sessions will be eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be archived for future viewing.

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Objectives: 

Upon completion of each webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate deeper understanding of patient safety and related topics presented by experts from various health-related fields.
  • Describe current trends affecting improvement of healthcare and patient safety.
  • Evaluate new strategies and technologies and how to apply new knowledge to their own practice.