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  • August, 01 2017 August

    Partners Program Newsletter, Issue 3, July 2017

    Do you need help keeping up on the new learning modules and accredited programs offered by the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program? 

    Check out our current newletter for all the latest on modules, live events, and Board Certification. 

    Access the newsletter here:

    http://partnersprn.org/assets/pdfs/Partners-Newsletter-Issue-3.pdf

  • August, 01 2017 August

    Partners Newsletter, Issue 2, February 2017

    Do you need help keeping up-to-date on the new learning modules and accredited activities on PartnersPRN?

    Check out our current newsletter for all the latest on modules, live events, and the Hemostasis Nursing Board Certification Program.

    Access the newsletter here:

    http://partnersprn.org/assets/pdfs/Partners_Newsletter.pdf.

  • December, 02 2014 December

    ONLINE ACTIVITIES NOW AVAILABLE FOR NASW CREDIT!

    The Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program is pleased to present three complimentary continuing education online activities approved for NASW Social Worker credit! Visit www.partnersprn.org and log in to the members only portion of the site located on the left hand side of the Web page.

    Transitions: Hemophilia Care Over a Lifetime – 1.0 Contact Hour

    This module defines the goals and process of transitioning. It then systematically outlines the barriers to successful transition and categorizes these barriers as being related to the patient, family, healthcare system, culture, or mental health/substance abuse. To overcome those barriers, the module describes interventions that support positive transition. Finally, the module lists resources including NHF transition guidelines and Healthy People 2020 Guidelines.

    Faculty: Maria Hartland, MSSA, LISW-S, Laura Maynard McGinity, LMSW

    This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886604222-5344) for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.

     Psychosocial Considerations for Parents, Children and Pre-adolescents in Bleeding Disorder Care – 1.0 Contact Hour 

    This module examines the developmental stages of childhood, including infancy through the pre-adolescent years and how those stages might influence parenting a child with hemophilia.  It also explores the various environmental factors/life domains influencing the psychosocial health of a child and a family living with hemophilia and provides practical assessment strategies and interventions to utilize in the Hemophilia Treatment Center environment.

    Faculty: Colleen Joiner, LMSW, Leslie McGeady, MSW, LISW

    This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886604222-5345) for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

    Psychosocial Considerations of Aging with a Bleeding Disorder1.0 Contact Hour

    This module will define the role of the social worker as the psychosocial professional who is an integral member of the comprehensive care team. General information will be provided regarding aging and complications of aging when living with a chronic condition. Exploration of the historical factors that have a significant influence on aging adults in the hemophilia community, psychosocial factors of aging in the general population, as well as within the bleeding disorders community will be assessed.

    Additionally, it will address various life domains, which impact the quality of life for those who are living with hemophilia. These include: pain management, cognitive and physical abilities, employment, health care coverage and finances, living environment, social support and individual social skills. Finally, it will address practical strategies for the social work professional to utilize in the hemophilia treatment center environment.

    Faculty: Ellen Kachalsky, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, Colleen Joiner, LMSW

    This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886604222-5343) for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hours.

    These activities will be available for NASW credit through Midnight, November 30, 2015.

    Please see attachement for more details. Click Here

  • November, 21 2014 November

    Partners in the Press!

    Hemaware Magazine recently featured the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program

    The National Hemophilia Foundation’s monthly patient-oriented bleeding disorder magazine, “Hemaware” featured an article about the Partners in Bleeding Disorders Education Program. The article features several quotes from Natalie Duncan and Dr. Amy Shapiro from Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and describes the indirect benefits of the Partners Program to patients by increasing the competency of their providers. Check it out here: http://www.hemaware.org/story/teachable-moments

  • June, 30 2014 June

    Fantastic New CE Opportunity on Genetics!

    PartnersPRN presents Genetics and Bleeding Disorders: Expanding Nurses’ Proficiency a complementary CE activity provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and the National Hemophilia Foundation.

    Program Overview

    As part of the management team at HTCs, nurses frequently spend more time with patients on an ongoing basis than any other specialist on the team, providing an opportunity to increase patients’ and families’ understanding of bleeding disorders. Although nurses are frequently involved in discussions concerning the implications of the genetics of a bleeding disorder with patients or family members, they are often not adequately educated about the science behind these disorders.

    This activity begins with Dr. Barbara Konkle’s (Puget Sound Blood Center) presentation Genetics of Bleeding Disorders. Michelle Alabek, MS, CGC (Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania) follows with Discussing the Genetics of a Bleeding Disorder. Jennifer Maahs, PNP (Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center) closes the activity with Case Studies Review.

    Target Audience

    The intended learners for this activity are nurses who are involved in the management of individuals with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.

    Purpose

    The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to increase knowledge related to the genetics of bleeding disorders and to familiarize participants with typical information reviewed with patients (with bleeding disorders) by genetic counselors.

    Objectives

    After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

    Summarize the underlying genetic basis for hemophilia and other, less common congenital bleeding disorders

    Outline several ways in which a congenital bleeding disorder can impact family planning and pregnancy care

    Accreditation Statement

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity is provided for 1.4 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

    Thank you!

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

    HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE!

    HTC staff should login under the “Education for HTCs-By HTCs” section of the home page. All others can find this activity by signing in under “Education for All Healthcare Providers”. This activity is located in the “Genetics” category.

  • June, 30 2014 June

    Announcing the Latest Complimentary CE Activity!

    PartnersPRN is proud to present Managing Patients with Hemophilia with Inhibitors: Challenging Cases provided by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education and the National Hemophilia Foundation.

    This activity was held in conjunction with the National Hemophilia Foundation’s 65th Annual Meeting held October 2013. Three case studies involving patients with hemophilia with inhibitors are presented.

    Target Audience

    This activity is intended for nurses interested in the treatment and care of patients with hemophilia with inhibitors. Healthcare professionals treating such patients must stay abreast of recent clinical research and best practices among their peers in order to provide their patients with appropriate evidenced-based treatment.

    Purpose

    The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to develop deep understanding of the etiology, treatment, and management of complex cases of hemophilia involving inhibitors that will enhance the nurses’ ability to advocate for, manage, and educate patients.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this learning activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Summarize the additional challenges encountered in the medical care of patients with hemophilia with inhibitors that create a critical need for healthcare professional to provide optimal care to these patients
    • Outline the responsibilities of nurses and physicians within an HTC in the management of patients with hemophilia

    Program Faculty

    Sue Purdie, BSN, RN: Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota

    Glen Roy, RN: Maine Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center

    Michelle Witkop, DNP, FNP-BC: Northern Regional Bleeding Disorders Center, Munson Medical Center

    Moderator: Leonard A. Valentino, MD: Rush University Medical Center

    Accreditation Statement

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

    Here’s how to participate:

    HTC staff should login under the “Education for HTCs-By HTCs” section of the home page. All others can find this activity by signing in under “Education for All Healthcare Providers”. This activity is located in the “Inhibitors” category.

    Thank you!

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.

  • June, 16 2014 June

    Cardiovascular Disease in an Adult with Hemophilia

    The PartnersPRN has launched a new complimentary continuing education activity titled Cardiovascular Disease in an Adult with Hemophilia.

    Program Overview

    Thanks to the availability of clotting factor concentrates and the multidisciplinary care provided at hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs), the life expectancy of persons with hemophilia now approaches that of the general male population. But this means more individuals with hemophilia are at risk for, or are experiencing, age-related diseases, including cardiovascular disease.

    Using a clinical scenario that is becoming more common at HTCs, this interactive online learning activity reviews the prevalence of cardiovascular disease among individuals with hemophilia and summarizes recommendations from HTCs across the world that are experienced in managing such patients.

    Module Authors

    • Ashwin Vasudevamurthy, MD
    • Anne Greist, MD
    • Jennifer Maahs, PNP

    Accreditation Statements and Credit Designations

    Physicians

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nurses

    The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

    Participate in this Complimentary CE Activity Today!

    HTC staff should login under the "Education for HTCs-By HTCs" section of the home page. All others can find this activity by signing in under "Education for All Healthcare Providers". This activity is located in the "Bleeding Disorders Interactive Primer" category.