Essentials of Effective Care Planning AAMA

Essentials of Effective Care Planning

Course Expiration Date: 5/1/21

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $75.00.

Course Description:  Research has shown six overlapping categories of problems have been associated with negative outcomes among hospitalized older adults with multiple chronic conditions who transition to post-acute settings or their homes: lack of patient engagement; absent or inadequate communication; lack of collaboration among team members; limited follow-up and monitoring; poor continuity of care; and, serious gaps in services as patients move between healthcare professionals (clinicians) and across care settings. This course will assist healthcare workers in planning effective care planning for patients.

Instructor:  Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience:  Nursing, Social Workers, Counselors and Therapists, Medical Assistants, and any other interested healthcare provider

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • describe the importance of completing assessments.
  • discuss motivational interviewing.
  • describe their role in the assessment and care planning process.

Credit Statements:

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #138363,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for  3.0 AG credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Others: This program is approved for 0.3 CEUs (3 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the 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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