Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients: Nurse and Social Worker Online Training


Disclosures and Overview of Training

ACTIVITY
Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients: Nurse and Social Worker Continuing Education

TARGET
Texas nurses and social workers who interact with low-income, uninsured patients including those in rural areas and those with Spanish as a primary language.

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE
07/21/2014

EXPIRATION
07/21/2016
Extended to July 31, 2016 for Nurses!


PURPOSE
The purpose of this educational activity, funded by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, is to enhance the knowledge base and practice of nurses and social workers by increasing their knowledge of the adverse health impact of the lack of health insurance, barriers to care facing their patients who are low-income and/or uninsured Texans seeking cancer prevention, screening and treatment services and improved competence in the use of the Access to Cancer Care database and other online resources.

OBJECTIVES
At the end of this course, nurses and social workers should be able to:

  • Understand barriers to care related to access to prevention, screening and treatment services for low-income and uninsured Texans,
  • Address adverse health outcomes and disparities in access to care, cancer incidence and mortality for low-income, uninsured, rural, Spanish-speaking and other underserved populations,
  • Anticipate the future impact of health care reform on access issues, and
  • Identify resources available to nurses and social workers, including the TCI Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients website and other resources that can assist them in obtaining services for their underserved patients.

The following six competencies/objectives will be addressed and assessed in the course:
  • Competency 1:  Accept that health disparities exist for underserved populations in Texas.
  • Competency 2:  Define the care issues that underserved Texans have related to cancer care.
  • Competency 3:  Appraise the impact of poor healthcare services for underserved people.
  • Competency 4:  Translate the impact of healthcare reform on healthcare access issues.
  • Competency 5:  List resources available to assist indigent and uninsured Texans in obtaining quality healthcare services.
  • Competency 6:  Provide guidelines for application of materials learned to patient population.

COLLABORATORS

METHOD
TCI website through web-based streaming media. Slides for each competency are available in PDF format for offline viewing for those who have difficulty viewing the video slidecasts.


ACCREDITATION

2.0 Contact Hours for Nurses
Accreditation Statement:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

2.0 contact hours for nursing will be provided upon successful completion of the entire module.

.2 CEU for Social Workers
Accreditation Statement:
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Social Work is an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider # 4607.

This conference/program is approved for .2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Texas Cancer Information and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center wish to thank the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas for funding the Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients: Nurse and Social Worker Online Training program.


COST OF PROGRAM
There is no cost to review this course or to receive credit.


COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR OBTAINING 2.0 CREDIT HOURS:
  1. Registration. Fill out and submit. There is no fee to complete this course. This activity was updated in June 2014 and re-released on July 21, 2014. If you registered for the original Access to Care CE in 2012-2014, you will need to re-register to take the updated CE.
  2. Acknowledgements and Disclosures. You will need to review and accept.
  3. Access to Cancer Care for Low-Income and Uninsured Patients: Slidecast Presentation with Video Vignettes. You must view each slide of the presentation and view each video vignette in order to pass the test.
  4. Test Questions. Nurses must complete and submit the test and must pass with a grade of 80% or higher to receive contact hour credits. Social workers may take the test but no minimum score is required to receive CEU credits.
  5. Evaluation Questions. Everyone must complete and submit the quick evaluation. We love to hear from you! We use your feedback to constantly improve our courses.
  6. Once steps 1-5 have been completed, you will be given access to your certificate.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND DISCLOSURES
To receive a certificate of successful completion for 2.0 contact hours:
  • Complete and submit online registration form
  • View all online video slidecasts and vignettes
  • For nurses, complete and submit post-test (Must achieve a score of 80% or better)
  • Complete and submit evaluation
  • Once successful completion is verified, a Certificate of Successful Completion will be awarded and can be printed.


CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
Conflict of Interest: A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to effect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship. The planners and presenters of this continuing education activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

Planning Committee
  • Sloane Beadle, MSW, BS, LCSW
  • Rosalind Bello, MA
  • Diane Benson, MA, BA
  • Carolyn G. Bernard, BA, CPHIMS
  • Stephen Collazo, MSSW, MS
  • James Cavalier, MBA, MSN, RN, CRRN – Nurse Planner
  • Lewis Foxhall, MD
  • Kristin Hamlett, MA, MSLE
  • Lynsay G. Landry, MSW, LCSW
  • Melissa Mims, BFA
  • Doris Quinn, PHD, MSN, RN
  • Donna Suckow, MSW, MBA, LCSW
  • Robert Volk, PHD
  • Joni Watson, MSN, MBA, RN, OCN

Commercial Support
This activity received no commercial support. This CE activity is funded by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

Non-Endorsement of Products
MD Anderson Cancer Center, TNA and ANCC accredited provider status refers only to continuing nursing/social work education activities and does not imply that there is a real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company that might be referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to this activity.

Off-label Product Use
This continuing education activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  • Broadband Internet access – DSL, satellite, cable or other broadband server
  • Color monitor and audio
  • The latest Adobe® Flash® Player plugin for your browser. If you don't have the Flash plugin, you can get it here. Slides for each competency are available in PDF format for offline viewing for those who have difficulty viewing the video slidecasts.
  • Speakers or headphones. The slidecast is narrated: In order to get the most out of your learning experience, you should have a working set of speakers or headphones.
  • Access to a printer. If you want to print your certificate after you complete it, you will need access to a printer.

For additional questions, please e-mail info@texascancer.info or call (713) 792-2277.

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