Critical Thinking: What Every Clinician Needs in Their Toolbox AAMA

Critical Thinking: What Every Clinician Needs In Their Toolbox

AAMA Course Expiration Date: 2/1/22

 If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will provide healthcare workers with critical thinking skills needed to make healthcare decisions that impact patient care.

Instructor: Kerrie Roberson DHA, MBA, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN

Target Audience: All Healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define critical thinking.
  • List the characteristics of critical thinking.
  • Compare and contrast the difference in the terms: critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment.
  • Describe how critical thinking is contextual.
  • Compare  how critical thinking is outside the clinical setting versus inside the clinical setting.
  • Contrast the nursing process and critical thinking.
  • Associate key learning and workplace skills.
  •  List the pitfalls in critical thinking.
  • Summarize the key points and put it all together.

 Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Certified Medical Assistants:This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1G CEU continuing education unit(s). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEU (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity. 

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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