Educational Resources

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Oliver Grundmann, PhD presents, “Beyond the Opioid Epidemic - The Impact of Opioids on Pregnancy and Nursing Care.”

Objectives of this session include:

-Participants will be better able to interpret the symptoms of the opioid toxidrome and take appropriate steps to stabilize a patient.

-Participants will be better able to relate the symptoms of neonatal withdrawal syndrome to the effects of the mechanism of opioids.

-Participants will have a greater understanding of ways to develop treatment approaches based on the NAS score in conjunction with the healthcare team.

-Participants can contrast current and future approaches to prevention of NAS and opioid use during pregnancy.

“This activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Activity ID 17102866.

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.”

The CE session video will be available on the FNU CE webpage. All FNU alumni, students, faculty, preceptors and friends are invited to participate in this CE session. Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at the link below in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completion of the activity or the form provided, please contact Angela.Bailey@frontier.edu.

The post-test evaluation is available at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA... This CE session is sponsored by the Frontier Nursing University Alumni Association. If you would like to support the Alumni Association and future programs like this, please make a donation here: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/w...

 

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone and the effect on Nurse Practitioner Pain Management Practices 

Advanced practice registered nurses are expert clinicians who take a comprehensive approach to healthcare, using clinical expertise to diagnose and treat health conditions in primary, acute and specialty care settings with a focus on disease prevention and health management. The APRN’s scope of practice varies by state, with autonomous practice in only 24 states. These clinicians have lobbied for a unified Consensus Model for independent practice across the United States allowing them to practice to their full educational level. A recent change in narcotic medication scheduling has created yet another barrier for APRNs.

Early in 2013 the FDA advisory committee determined that hydrocodone-combination medications needed tighter regulation due to their high abuse potential and recommended upscheduling HCMs from Schedule III to II. This phenomenological research study examined the upscheduling of HCMs and its effect on APRNs’ pain-management practices. Themes identified were barriers to effective pain management, APRN regulation, and alternative therapies. Sub-themes included increased referrals, limited treatment options, increased healthcare costs, on-site physicians, regulatory practice, and complementary and interventional medicine.

Similar research studies should be conducted, focusing on the pain-management practices of APRNs while regulating agencies work together to transform these practices. It is important that APRNs educate the public and other healthcare providers on the importance of consistent APRN regulations in each state.

This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17092840. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

 

 

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Presented by: Rachel Mack

Rachel Mack, PhD, DNP, APRN, C-FNP, CNE is an assistant professor at Frontier Nursing University and has been a nurse practitioner for seven years. She received her PhD and DNP from Oklahoma City University and her MSN from Frontier Nursing University. Her clinical experience focuses on rural primary health care and prescription drug abuse. Today, Dr. Mack spends the majority of her time teaching at Frontier Nursing University. In her free time she enjoys reading cozy mysteries and snuggling with her cats.

 

 

Pharmacology Update: What’s New for Women in Primary Care Practice

This continuing education session will allow you to discuss changes in current medications prescribed for women in primary care, distinguish pertinent pharmacokinetics for current medications used in the primary care of women and interpret clinical applications for current medications used in the primary care of women.

The CE session video will be available on this web page until October 12, 2018. All FNU alumni, students, faculty, preceptors, and friends are invited to participate in this CE session. The continuing education activity has been approved by AANP for 3.0 Pharmacology CE units. (Program ID#16102372) 

Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at the link below in order to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about completion of the activity or the form provided below, please contact Angela.Bailey@frontier.edu.

 

Supplemental Documents

 

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Presented By: Dr. Todd Carter

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Dr. Todd Carter is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with the Appalachian College of Pharmacy and has been with the college since the Fall of 2008.

Dr. Carter is a native of Hazard, KY and graduated with a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Kentucky in 2000. He has practical work experience in retail pharmacy, both large chain and small independent, as well as outpatient, ambulatory care pharmacy. Dr. Carter has worked to serve the Appalachian population both in Southeastern Kentucky as well as Southeastern Virginia. A majority of his efforts focus on diabetes care providing; medication, education, ABI screenings, diabetic foot exams and diabetic shoes.

In his spare time Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with his wife Davida, their daughter Haley, and their puppies Coco and Kisses. He also enjoys riding his motorcycle around our beautiful mountains and around the country and donating time to local and national charities.

 


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The Gift of Precepting

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) provides training to clinical preceptors with this preceptor-training course, The Gift of Precepting. At FNU we are aware and appreciative of the importance of the clinical preceptor to the success of students. Ultimately this leads to high quality care for clients through the hands of advanced practice nurses. Today's practicing nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners have broad responsibilities and work under time and accountability pressures that are unprecedented. This course is offered as a guide and resource to support and assist the preceptor in day to day activities.

The course is divided into six modules. The first module is an overview of Frontier Nursing University’s theoretical basis for cirriculum design which is the Community of Inquiry (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000). The next four modules are designed to apply to any preceptor working in the healthcare setting and can be done as a whole or one module at a time. The final module is a review of process and documentation at Frontier Nursing University. The resource section of this course contains some of the documents included in the course as well as some links and extra examples to assist the preceptor. An appendix is included of documents specific to FNU and also includes the core competencies of both the American College of Nurse-midwives and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

One of the requirements for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is that all preceptors participate in preceptor training. This course has been approved by the ACNM as a CE for preceptor training for .2 CE/2 contact hours. This CE credit can also be applied toward FNP and WHNP continuing certification. If you are interested in receiving CE for this preceptor training, you must Register, complete the modules and complete the final evaluation.

Precepting is a gift. It is an opportunity to share the many things you have learned as a provider with future providers who will reach an even wider population in the world. During the experience of precepting, many practitioners find that they are afforded the opportunity to impact others as they continue to grow professionally.

 

Master Preceptor Course 

Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is continuing to provide training to clinical preceptors with this preceptor-training course, The Master Preceptor. At FNU we are aware and appreciative of the importance of the clinical preceptor to the success of students. Ultimately this leads to high quality care for clients through the hands of advanced practice nurses. Today's practicing nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners have broad responsibilities and work under time and accountability pressures that are unprecedented. This course is offered as a guide and resource building on the first educational programing, The Gift of Precepting. If you have not yet completed the modules for The Gift of Precepting you will need to do so before progressing on.

The course is divided into six modules. The first module is an overview of how FNU certified preceptors may progress to  Master Preceptor status.The next four modules are designed to apply to any certified preceptor working with students and can be done as a whole or one module at a time. The final module is a presentation by Dr. Mimi Secor on stress management.

One of the requirements for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is that all preceptors participate in preceptor training. This course has been approved by the ACNM as a CE for preceptor training for .2 CE/2 contact hours. This CE credit can also be applied toward FNP and WHNP continuing certification. If you are interested in receiving CE for this preceptor training, you must Register, complete the modules and complete the final evaluation.

Precepting is a gift. It is an opportunity to share the many things you have learned as a provider with future providers who will reach an even wider population in the world. During the experience of certified precepting, many advanced practitioners find that they are afforded the opportunity to impact many others as they continue to grow professionally

 

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