Educational Resources

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View the free continuing education (CE) opportunities and other educational resources from FNU below. These sessions were designed to educate and inspire nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners to take action in their communities and not only advance their careers but improve healthcare. Check back continually as we add more sessions!

If you have questions about the completion of the activities or the post-test evaluations, please contact Eileen O’Donnell at Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.

 

 

Midwifery Pearls of Telehealth – FREE CE Session


This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Tanya Belcheff, Dr. Cassie Belzer, Dr. Judith Butler, Martha Harvey, Dr. Audrey Perry and Heidi Loomis.

This session will provide an overview of telehealth from a midwifery perspective with special emphasis on the areas of patient engagement, group care, provider satisfaction and best practices for meeting compliance requirements.

At the completion of this session, you will be able to:

 

  • State 3 strategies to improve participant engagement in telehealth visits.
  • Describe 3 strategies to facilitate group prenatal care telehealth practices.
  • Identify the most common errors made that lead to dissatisfaction or loss of revenue in telehealth.
  • State 3 best practices for protecting privacy and confidentiality in telehealth visits.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20074353. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity's approval expires on September 30, 2021.

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 evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.


 

Hot Topics in the Management of Perimenopause & Menopause: A Conventional & Integrative Approach – FREE CE Session

This session is presented by FNU faculty members Dr. Ruth Ellen Elsasser and Dr. Ana Verzone

This session will provide a review of the most common conventional and evidence-based integrative medicine interventions used during perimenopause and menopause.

At the completion of this session, you will be able to:

 

  • Understand menopause and its varied presentation and symptoms.
  • Know the key differences between perimenopause and menopause.
  • Know how to properly diagnose menopause.
  • Understand the conventional approach to managing peri/menopause.
  • Understand integrative approaches to managing peri/menopause.
  • Know how diet, exercise, and lifestyle impact symptoms.
  • Identify complications of conventional pharmacology.
  • Identify the limitations of integrative therapies.
  • Know how to develop a patient-centered, individualized plan of care when managing perimenopause and menopause.

This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.75 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20084431. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity's approval expires on September 30, 2021.

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 evaluation form, please contact Eileen.Odonnell@frontier.edu.



Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Trends in Treatment

Approximately 4.4 million children and adolescents in the United States (CDC, 2020) meet diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder and many more remain undiagnosed. Though anxiety and stress are an expected part of the human experience, consistently elevated anxiety can interfere with a child’s sense of self and impact the entire family.

The implications of the current pandemic related to child and adolescent anxiety are beginning to emerge and depend on the child’s stage of development and pre-pandemic functioning. Predictive trends and guidance regarding helping children, families and communities during the pandemic will be discussed.

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

 

  • Understand the continuum of anxiety responses from birth to late adolescence.
  • Identify the biopsychosocial factors associated with the pathogenesis of anxiety disorders.
  • Compare treatments for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Evaluate the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic on children and adolescents.

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20094484. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on October 31, 2021.

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


Introduction to Cultural Safety

 

The curriculum was developed by FNU clinical faculty Dr. Erin Tenney, CNM, DNP, Class 14. The three-hour CE course has been reviewed by five fellow FNU faculty members. Those taking the course will learn about Native American history and culture in order to better comprehend cultural safety. This requires not only understanding the Native American culture, but also self-reflection and awareness on the part of the healthcare provider. 

“The focus of the Introduction to Cultural Safety is on Native Americans, but the tenets can be applied to all populations,” Dr. Tenney said. “We will introduce the concept of cultural safety and center on the Indigenous patient experience, learning to listen as the patient defines what safe care is.”

By the end of the Introduction to Cultural Safety, learners will be able to:

  1. Define cultural safety
  2. Identify the three key tenets of cultural safety
  3. Explain the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people in the U.S. 
  4. Describe what culturally safe vs. culturally unsafe care may look like 
  5. Discuss personal and systems change strategies for improving the cultural safety of care

The course is led by Dr. Tenney with guest instructor  Dorene Waubanewquay Day. In addition to being clinical faculty at FNU, Dr. Tenney is a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner, DONA International birth doula trainer, writer, and photographer who has worked within Indigenous health centers and communities throughout her nursing career of almost 20 years. 

Dorene Waubanewquay Day is an accomplished educator, midwife, activist, singer, and artist who consults with and works within many Indigenous and other communities and organizations to help restore and design culturally safe practices.  In 2020, she was selected as a Luce Indigenous Fellow.

Those interested in the Introduction to Cultural Safety can enroll in the course at https://ceu.catalog.instructure.com/courses/introduction2cultural-safety.


Editor’s Note: This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,065,200. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.