As of January, 1, 2021 all heath care professionals in Washington State who provide telehealth services must complete telemedicine training. Telehealth Basics: What Every Frontline Nurse Needs to Know will fulfill the required content for nurses who provide telehealth services along with 1.5 Contact Hours. This course provides an overview of telehealth and models of care, benefits and barriers to the different types of modalities, policy and regulations, telemedicine readiness, applications during the visit, and documentation. After completion of this course the participant will be provided with the appropriate attestation required by the state of WA.
This course is being created as part of a DNP project to implement telehealth education through the Pacific Lutheran University Center for Continued Nursing Learning (CCNL) and partnering with Rainier Olympic Nurses Association’s (R.O.N.A.) to host this course. Open to all nurses.
Participants will be given a pre-course demographics survey, a Telehealth Etiquette Knowledge Survey and a Confidence in Providing Telehealth Survey prior to attending the course. Participants will be given the same Telehealth Etiquette Knowledge Survey and Confidence in Providing Telehealth Survey immediately following the course and three months later to assess knowledge retention. There will be a $5.00 Amazon E-Gift Card given to the first 90 participants who complete all 3 surveys. All attendees who complete the 1.5 hour of course content and complete the evaluation will receive the attestation.
Laura Weeks, BSN, DNP Student, RN
Pacific Lutheran University Center for Continued Nursing Learning is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.