WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) ó Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work.
IBMís supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the worldís best ďJeopardy!Ē players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nationís largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments.
WellPoint Inc., which has 34.2 million members,
Surgery centers have several options for anesthesia provider models, depending on surgeon preference, local anesthesia market conditions, surgery center size and revenue and federal or state regulatory requirements. Thomas Wherry, MD, founder of Total Anesthesia Solutions and
At the 2011 AANA Annual Meeting, NBCRNA introduced the Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program, a new program to replace the current recertification requirements for certified registered nurse anesthetists. The CPC Program addresses evolving expectations among patients and employers as well as changes in the science and practice of anesthesia. Underlying the program is a fundamental emphasis on continuous growth and professional development throughout a nurse anesthetistís career via lifelong learning and periodic credentialing.
The proposed CPC Program requirements would take effect on January 1, 2015. NBCRNA developed these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide information for changing the credentialing program, understanding the new programís requirements and preparing for the transition to the CPC Program. The FAQs have been compiled based on feedback and inquiries from certified registered nurse anesthetists.
What You Really Want To Know
CPC Program Development: The Who, What and Why
CPC Program Components
CPC Program Benefits
Moving Forward: The Transition Process
NBCRNA CPC Program Frequently Asked Questions
What You Really Want To Know
1. Why are my professional certification requirements changing?
Like most healthcare professions today, nurse anesthesia practice faces a continuous process of new findings in clinical research, pharmacology, technology and evidence-based practice. The knowledge you acquire for your initial licensure provides only a baseline. It takes continuous learning throughout
The Institute of Medicine report: Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st century in 2001 had several points.
Traditional methods of continuing education for health professionals, such as formal conferences and dissemination of educational materials, have been shown to have little effect by themselves on changing clinician behaviors or health outcomes (Davis et al., 1995). Continuing education needs to emphasize a variety of interventions, particularly reminder systems, academic detailing, and patient-mediated methods, and use a mix of approaches, including Web-based technologies. Reorientation of credentialing processes
A shortage of anesthesiologists at Victoria General Hospital may have contributed to the death of a newborn being delivered by caesarean section, a doctor claims. The death occurred last week at the hospital, which is the primary
APRNs Provide Care Equal to Doctors, Review Concludes
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media , August 10, 2011
Advanced practice nurses can provide care with patient outcomes that are at least as good as, and in some cases better than, care provided by physicians, according to a literature review by Johns Hopkins researchers.
"The results indicate APRNs provide effective and high-quality patient care, have an important role in improving the quality of patient care in the United States," wrote Julie Stanik-Hutt,
This has been discussed on multiple occasions both on the internet and in the halls of facilities. There has always been the concern that a surgeon (or facility) working with an independent CRNA its at more risk of