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1 ANCC Manual and AzNA Update for Approved Providers August 2012
Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC AzNA CE Review Coordinator

2 Objectives At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to: Describe key updates and compliance issues related to new 2013 ANCC manual. Describe the four components of the accreditation conceptual framework Describe the process for developing activities in adherence with 2013 ANCC accreditation criteria Compare and contrast requirements and criteria of the manual and the 2013 manual Identify characteristics of strong documentation using a narrative format Describe the application and review process for applicant and accredited providers State annual reporting requirements for Accredited Providers

3 Documents for session Provider Unit Activity Review Form
AzNA Approved Provider Application AzNA Approved Provider Instructions Sample Responses CE Activity Summary For additional information for updates AzNA Today newsletter (bi-monthly) Arizona Nurse magazine (quarterly)

4 Primary Accreditation framework
Nursing Professional Development Continuing Education Structural Capacity Commitment Accountability Leadership Resources Educational Design Process Needs Assessment Planning Design Principles Achievement of Objectives Quality Outcomes Evaluation Process Evaluation Participation Goals for Improvement Value/Benefit to Nursing Professional Development

5 APPLICATION OVERVIEW Eligibility Requirements—unchanged
Primary Nurse Planner requirements--unchanged Overall Structure of Self-Study—complete revision Major criteria...Approved Provider… Meets eligibility Activities have merit Self-study reflects quality in CE process

6 Organizational overview (OO)
Provides context for understanding the organization Replaces Executive Summary and Self-Assessment No Mission Statement required Organizational chart, flow chart, or similar image still required

7 Compliance Attestation statement
Attestation statement is present and is signed and dated. Appraisers then evaluate the applicant organization in relation to the components of the attestation statement, which may include but are not limited to: Complaints about the applicant organization as an entity, the quality of educational activities offered (accredited provider) or the quality of activities approved (accredited approver). The organization’s response to complaints about its products or services from stakeholders or customers. Congruence between narrative explanations in the self-study documents and evidence found in other documents, on web sites, in verbal descriptions from staff, learners, customers, presenters, etc. Adherence to laws and regulations such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, harassment and discrimination laws, and laws and regulations related to copyright, trademarks or intellectual property.

8 Educational design process
New design Requirements for planning, implementing and evaluating educational activities according to accreditation criteria ANCC’s definition of eligible CE content: Generalizable beyond employer setting (“transferrable”) Beyond basics for the professional registered nurse Evidence-based/based on best-available evidence No minimum requirement for contact hours

9 Assessment of learner needs
Variety of methods – no “right way” Method must be appropriate for your target audience Identify and validate a gap in knowledge, skills or practice for target audience Evidence must be included in activity file documentation

10 Nurse planner and one other planner
Key role in all planning Must adhere to ANCC accreditation criteria Education expertise/experience—must be documented Target audience member requirement removed NP reviews: Faculty/presenters/authors Content reviewers Content experts Target audience—is it appropriate? Documentation of biographical data/qualifications for role on committee Assessment of conflicts of interest Nurse Planner---another planning committee member must review bio form and validate no NP COI All individuals having the opportunity to influence content must be evaluated for potential conflicts of interest

11 Conflict of interest Definition Evaluation Resolution and Assessment
Relationships with commercial interest organizations Include spouse/significant other Past 12 months Evaluation No relationship (of person/spouse now or during past 12 months) Relationship present (or in past 12 months), not relevant to content, no resolution required (ex. Relationship w/ pharma but content is leadership, so COI relationship not relevant) Relationship present, relevant to content, resolution required (ex. Relationship w/pharma making asthma drugs but content is on cardiac drugs) Resolution and Assessment Remove individual with relationship Revise role for individual with relationship Don’t award contact hours Review content for bias before activity and monitor activity Review content for bias before activity and evaluate participant feedback

12 Educational design process
Teaching/learning strategies Methods used to teach Learner feedback mechanism Successful completion & criteria for determining with rationale Method to ensure content integrity and prevention of bias (if financial or in-kind support accepted) Activity Purpose—learner focused (not provider focused) Content—based on current available evidence Evaluation Short-term Long-term Congruent w/purpose of activity (ex. Practice change is not “short-term”) Category of evaluation—No longer required Accreditation statement Certificate of completion Marketing materials

13 Commercial support vs. sponsorship
Commercial Support: financial or in-kind contribution given by a commercial interest that is used to pay for all or part of an educational activity Sponsorship: financial or in-kind contribution given by a non-commercial interest organization that is used to pay for all or part of an educational activity Money for exhibit space is not considered commercial support or sponsorship The organization providing commercial support or sponsorship may not co-provide the educational activity Commercial support or sponsorship agreement required

14 Educational design process
Disclosures Required: Requirements for successful completion including purpose or objectives (ex. Attend all of activity) Criteria used to determine successful completion (ex. Complete and submit evaluation form) Presence or absence of conflicts of interest If applicable: Commercial support Sponsorship Non-endorsement of products (provider and ANCC) Expiration date (enduring materials only) Off label use—no longer required

15 Quality Outcomes PU’s process for evaluating effectiveness of unit (vs. courses) PU’s strategic goals for past 12 months Input from specific stakeholders and why these stakeholders participate in evaluation process Quality outcome measures specific to PU for next 12 months Quality outcome measures specific to Nursing Professional Development for next 12 months

16 Quality outcomes (cont’d)
Sample Provider Unit Outcome Measures Cost savings for customers Cost savings for PU # of participants in CE activities # of CE activities Staff/volunteer satisfaction Learner satisfaction Faculty satisfaction Change in format of CE activities to meet learner needs Change in operations to achieve strategic goals Operational improvements Quality/cost measures Turnover/vacancy for PU staff/volunteers Professional development opportunities for staff/volunteers

17 Quality outcomes (cont’d)
Sample Nursing Professional Development Goals and Outcomes Professional practice behaviors Leadership skills Critical thinking skills Nurse competency High-quality care based on best-available evidence Improvement in nursing practice Improvement in patient outcomes Improvement in nursing care delivery

18 Documentation overview
Self-Study and Activity Files Submit by due date Self-study is narrative response with supporting evidence/example for each criterion Evidence/examples may be chosen from supplemental files submitted if desired, but not required Activity files are chosen by AzNA Representative of different types of activities (as applicable) “live” activity Enduring material activity Web-based activity Commercial support/sponsorship activity

19 Writing the narratives & examples
Narrative documentation with supporting evidence/examples “Telling a story” “Description of the wonderful work done by your organization for registered nurses” Examples may be chosen from supplemental activity files but may also come from other activities or work done within the organization “Describe” – tell the story “Demonstrate” – provide evidence to substantiate the story

20 Sample review & Discussion
Handout (“Sample Responses”)

21 Tips for writing your response
Pause and reflect on the intent of the question Answer the question directly Do not add unnecessary extraneous information (do not “data dump”) If an individual’s name is used in the narrative, indicate the position/title of the individual to ensure the reader can follow the response Give enough background/context for the reader to understand the response Ask several colleagues to read the responses and tell you if they make sense

Threshold not met—organization is not ready to proceed forward; approval deferred to CE Coordinator; summary report provided to the organization regarding strengths and deficiencies Additional documentation required—additional clarification is required to demonstrate adherence to accreditation criteria and determine whether threshold has been met Threshold met—approval granted; final and letter sent to AzNA Approved Provider

23 Annual review requirements
Annual Approved Provider Continuing Education Summary Form Annual activity documentation Annual documentation requested by AzNA (progress reports, response to complaints, or similar)


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