Guidelines for Submitting Post Approved Continuing Education

The following items must be submitted for all Post-Approval CE submissions regardless of session type. Any program type can be submitted for post approval review including: webinars, online courses, workshops, seminars and multi-day conferences.

All Post Approval submissions must include the following:

  1. The title of the course.
  2. The date and the location of where the course was offered.
  3. The number of credit hours requested.
  4. The name and curriculum vita or the qualifications of the instructor of the course or the course syllabus.
  5. A description of the activity you completed and to which of the Competencies and Best Practices for the BCPA or the Ethical Standards for a BCPA it best relates.
  6. The learning objectives or outcomes from the activity.
  7. The assessment materials used for the course.
  8. Certificate of attendance or other verification of participation

Example 1: Post Approval Submission for an Online Course

 

Title of the Course:  Demystifying End of Life Options, Udemy Online

Date: July 4, 2019

Location:            Udemy.com

Course Title:      Demystifying End of Life Options (Presented by Percy Vere)

Course Time:     3-hours (180 minutes) of video instruction

CE Count:            Requesting 3.0 CE

Session Learning Objectives: [Note these are only examples of objectives]

  1. Understand the factual qualifications and considerations the dying need to know to qualify and effectively use end of life options, including hospice, palliative care
  2. Increase familiarity with specific patient needs along the stages of dying
  3. Improve understanding of decisions that should be provided and how to discuss them with the dying and family members

This session supports BCPA Competencies: 2D; 2I; 2J; 3B; 3E; 4A; 4B; 4I; 5A; 5F; 6C (example only)

Presenter Bio [Note these are fictional people and bios]

Provide a bio for each presenter that accurately describes his/her ability to conduct the presentation. However, it does not need to be a comprehensive CV or resume.

Percy Vere, MD is a professor of medicine at XYZ University. In addition to providing primary care he works with resident physicians at both the clinics and hospital. He earned his bachelor’s degree from ABC College in Anytown, USA and his MD from the University of Somewhere. He first came to XYZ University in [date] as a [position] and went on to server as [next position]. His interests include: Interest 1 and Interest 2. He is a fellow of the [ABC Board] and is certified in [XYZ specialty].

Rita Book demonstrates a long-lived passion for healthcare advocacy, after an xx career in [something], she founded [a company] in [some year], the first independent health advocacy company in [a location]. She also co-founded and is a current board member of the [a Health Advocacy Association], a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health advocacy. Prior to this role, Rita was the manager of [XYZ Care Services for ABC company] and served as the first [XYZ provider] at [a facility], where she also served as faculty for the [ABC] Residency program.

Certificate of Completion: Include a copy of the certificate of completion or other documentation of attendance.

Session Evaluation or assessment: Include a copy of the assessment materials used for the course (post-test, quiz, session evaluation, etc.).

Example 2: Post Approval Submission for a 1-Day Conference

 

Title of the Course or Conference:  Health Advocacy at End of Life, XYZ Annual Conference

Date: July 4, 1776

Location: Center for Conferences, 123 Main Street, Anytown, State, USA

Credit hours requested: 4.5

Description of the activity you completed and the competencies and best practices or ethical standards for a BCPA to which it best relates along with the learning objectives for each activity.

 

Session 1:            XYZ Organizational Update (Presented by Percy Vere)

Session Time:     9:30-10:00am – 30-minute session requesting .5 CE

Session Learning Objectives: [Note these are only examples of objectives]

  1. Understand how XYA can help support development of advocacy practice
  2. Identify new resources for advocates and patients
  3. Learn about trends in XYZ

This session supports BCPA Competencies: 6C; 6E; 6F [these are examples only]

 

Session 2:           The XYZ State Dementia Directive (Presented by Teri Dactyl)

Session Time:     10:00-11:00pm – 60-minute session requesting 1 CE

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the stages of dementia and how that can affect decision-making
  2. Learn about the new Dementia Directive how it differs from the regular Health Directive
  3. Identify communications strategies to help patients and families plan effectively in the face of a dementia diagnosis or recognized symptoms

This session supports BCPA Competencies: 2D; 2I; 2J; 3B; 3E; 4A; 4B; 4I; 5A; 5F; 6C

 

Session 3:            Companion to the Dying (Presented by Rita Book)

Session time:      11:00-12:00pm – 60-minute session requesting 1 CE

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize how to practice self-awareness techniques, so that their language and actions do not inhibit the dying person’s ability to process what is possible in death
  2. Identify and manage fears, even when expected to be in a position of authority (through their helper/advocate role)
  3. Understand the Death with Dignity Law and pros/cons of this option

This session supports BCPA Competencies: 2D; 2E; 2I

 

Session 4:            Demystifying End of Life Options (Panel Discussion: Moderator is Anne Teak; Panelists Include: Stan Dupp, Toi Story, Joe V. Awl)

Session time:      12:45-1:45pm – 60-minute session requesting 1 CE

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the factual qualifications and considerations the dying need to know to qualify and effectively use end of life options, including hospice, palliative care
  2. Increase familiarity with specific patient needs along the stages of dying
  3. Improve understanding of decisions that should be provided and how to discuss them with the dying and family members

This session supports BCPA Competencies: 2D; 2I; 2J; 3B; 3E; 4A; 4B; 4I; 5A; 5F; 6C

 

Session 5:            The Hello Game (Interactive Small Group Activity, Overall Moderator Fran Tick)

Session time:      1:55-2:55pm – 60-minute session requesting 1 CE

Session Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and address clinically relevant topics related to advanced care planning
  2. Learn to easily discuss difficult conversation issues, regardless of demographic or culturally diverse audiences
  3. Improve confidence in having end-of-life conversations with peers and patients

This session supports BCPA Competencies: 3A; 3E; 3I

 

Presenter Bio(s) [Note these are fictional people and bios]

Provide a bio for each presenter that accurately describes his/her ability to conduct the presentation. However, it does not need to be a comprehensive CV or resume.

Percy Vere, MD is a professor of medicine at XYZ University. In addition to providing primary care he works with resident physicians at both the clinics and hospital. He earned his bachelor’s degree from ABC College in Anytown, USA and his MD from the University of Somewhere. He first came to XYZ University in [date] as a [position] and went on to server as [next position]. His interests include: Interest 1 and Interest 2. He is a fellow of the [ABC Board] and is certified in [XYZ specialty].

Rita Book demonstrates a long-lived passion for healthcare advocacy, after an xx career in [something], she founded [a company] in [some year], the first independent health advocacy company in [a location]. She also co-founded and is a current board member of the [a Health Advocacy Association], a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health advocacy. Prior to this role, Rita was the manager of [XYZ Care Services for ABC company] and served as the first [XYZ provider] at [a facility], where she also served as faculty for the [ABC] Residency program.

Certificate of Completion: Include a copy of the certificate of completion or other documentation of attendance.

Session Evaluation or assessment: Include a copy of the assessment materials used for the course (post-test, quiz, session evaluation, etc.).

 

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