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1 CPC Program Update

2 Objectives Why change? What is CPC? What are the components of CPC? What is the timeline?

3 CPC Program Start Animation

4 Why Change? Changing certification requirements/healthcare trends Consumer demands/expectations Evolving knowledge and skills and Lifelong learning Technology Recognition of activities nurse anesthetists already do

5 Shift to Continuing Competency Initial certification is only a start Competency demonstrated through evidence-based learning and assessment Professional growth and development must be lifelong and integrated into practice Credentialing organizations and other advanced practice nursing professions have made the change

6 Comparisons Recertification Components Nurse Anesthetists (Current) Anesthesiologist Assistants Anesthesiologists Certified Nurse Midwives Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Nurse Practitioners (NCC) FrequencyEvery 2 years Every 10 yearsEvery 5 years Every 3 years Current Licensure YesNAYes Continuing Education 40 hours 350 hours 20 hours 3 Self Learning Modules 75 hours hours ExaminationNA Yes Every 6 years Yes 7 to 10 of each Cycle ProposedOptionalYes Practice850 hoursNot requiredYesNot required1,000 hoursNot required

7 Your Voice Matters 2010 to 2014 Public Review 2 Surveys Focus Sessions at the AANA Meeting State Association Meetings Webinars , Blogs >22,000 Interactions

8 CPC Program First 4-Year Cycle – Class A Requirements: Assessed CE – Class B Requirements: Professional Activities – RN Licensure and Active Practice Core Modules -- Voluntary CPC Class A Core Modules CPC Exam Class B Second 4-Year Cycle –CPC Exam, Core Modules –Class A, Class B –RN Licensure and Active Practice 8 years, comprising two 4-year CPC Cycles

9 Class A Requirement: Assessed CE 60 Class A per 4-year CPC Cycle Has some form of assessment Prior approved Related to anesthesia care Assessment = any type of measure of performance against objectives AANA Learn AANA Journal course Any Assessed CE Current Reviews Audio Digest

10 Class B Requirements: Professional Activities 40 Class B per 4-year CPC Cycle Enhances the anesthetist’s foundational knowledge Supports patient safety, or Fosters understanding of the broader healthcare environment. No assessment No prior approval

11 Examples of Class B Education and Teaching Research Clinical and Professional Professional service Administration Excess Class A

12 Life Support Courses Life support courses* may be reported as Class A or Class B Class A if it meets assessed CE criteria Class B if it does not Up to 20 total as Class A and/or Class B per 4-year cycle. May report both initial and renewal life support courses in the same CPC cycle. *e.g., BLS, ACLS, PALS, NALS, NRP, ATLS

13 CPC Core Modules Voluntary for first 4-year cycle Are Class A assessed CE Four identified core areas in anesthesia: o Airway management techniques o Applied clinical pharmacology o Human physiology and pathophysiology o Anesthesia technology and equipment Evidence from Literature Clinical Experience Patient Centered Care

14 First CPC Examination: Performance Standard or Not meeting standard will not affect certification – complete an additional requirement Testin g Identify areas for learning Create study plans

15 What If the Performance Standard Is Not Met? Failing to meet the performance standard on the first CPC examination will not affect certification Will indicate additional areas of study NBCRNA, in consultation with AANA, will explore additional options beyond taking a CPC module

16 CPC Examination: Passing Standard Every 8 years or Achieve passing standard to maintain certification Four attempts available to pass the examination Results will help inform planning of future exams

17 Not Certification Examination Again CPC Examination very different from certification exam Assess fundamental areas in nurse anesthesia practice Test content breakdown: – Airway management techniques – 28% – Applied clinical pharmacology – 28% – Human physiology and pathophysiology – 28% – Anesthesia technology and equipment – 16%

18 Grandfathering ? Passing requirement for CPC Examination is 17 years away

19 CPC Program Implementation CPC program start date moved from Jan. 1, 2016 to Aug. 1, Current certificants Transition after completion of 2-year cycle (i.e., by August 1, 2016 or August 1, 2017) New graduates 2014 graduation/certification: August 1, graduation/certification: August 1, 2017

20 Cost CPC Committee is beginning to work with test processors and other vendors on elements of the CPC that will affect cost Ongoing goal is to minimize costs to individual nurse anesthetists while maximizing quality We expect annualized cost to be similar to current recertification cost

21 CPC Program First 4-Year Cycle – Class A Requirements: Assessed CE – Class B Requirements: Professional Activities – RN Licensure and Active Practice Core Modules -- Voluntary Second 4-Year Cycle –CPC Exam, Core Modules –Class A Credits, Class B Credits –RN Licensure and Active Practice 8 years, comprising two 4-year CPC Cycles CPC Class A Core Modules CPC Exam Class B

22 Additional Information CPC materials on website (www.NBCRNA.com)www.NBCRNA.com NBCRNA and AANA communications Questions may be submitted to


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