Course Programming

Over 200 Hours of New Programming Annually

Over 200 hours of new continuing education and training programs are delivered annually. Continuing education programs are delivered to physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals at more than 200 hospitals and clinics in all regions of Texas, with a national market of more than 500 hospitals and military sites throughout the United States. Extended accreditation periods and multiple cross-accreditation programming have increased the approved hours for healthcare professional disciplines to over 400 hours per year. Expanded programming, such as wellness, safety, and patient and community education, has significantly added quality and value to the services offered. Health.edu has reduced professional isolation and has enabled practitioners to assimilate expert developments in their respective fields and to maximize the time they can devote to direct patient care.

16 Accredited disciplines

Nursing

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Health.edu, 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.

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP11800, for the designated number of contact hours for each program. Provider approved by Florida Department of Health Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN2060. Provider approved by West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Provider #WV1998-0262RN. Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #325. Accepted by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Reminder to all PARTICIPANTS, certificates should be retained for a period of four (4) years.

Health.edu reports Florida Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to CE Broker.
This activity is presented for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of nursing. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center endorses the standards of the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) that the sponsors of continuing nurse education activities and the speakers at these activities should disclose significant relationships with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations. For speakers, significant relationships include receiving from a commercial company research grants, consultancies, honoraria and travel, or other benefits or having a self-managed equity interest in a company. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Social Work

Health.edu provides Social Workers with 12 new programs a year accredited by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and several state accrediting agencies. We report Florida Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to CE Broker.

Physical Therapy

Health.edu provides Physical Therapists with 10 new programs a year accredited by several state accrediting agencies. We report Florida Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to CE Broker.

Physician

Health.edu provides Physicians with 12 new programs a year. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurse Aide/Nurse Assistants

Health.edu provides Nurse Aides and Nurse Assistants with 12 new programs a year. Health.edu is partnered with South Plains College Continuing Education and Workforce Development, a Texas Department of State Health Services approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program.

Occupational Therapy

Health.edu provides 8 new programs each year accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. We report Florida Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to C.E. Broker.

Dietetics, Dieticians & Dietary Managers

Dietetic courses are assigned a level by the Commission on Dietary Registration (CDR).

Health.edu provides Dieticians and Dietary Managers with 6 new programs a year accredited by the Commission on Dietary Registration (CDR), Texas Dietetic Association (TDA) and the Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM).

Level I - Little or no prior knowledge of the area(s) covered. The focus is to increase core knowledge.

Level II - General knowledge of literature and professional practice in area(s) covered. The focus is to enhance knowledge.

Level III - Thorough knowledge of literature and professional practice within area(s) covered. Focuses on synthesis of recent advances and future directions.

Clinical Laboratory Science & Clinical Laboratory Scientists

Clinical Laboratory Science courses are assigned a category and level.

Health.edu provides Clinical Laboratory Scientists with 12 new programs a year accredited by the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences' Professional Acknowledgement for Continuing Education (PACE) program and the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. We report continuing education hours in Florida to CE Broker.

Categories include:
Aids; Blood Banking; Blood Gas Analysis; Clinical Chemistry/UA/Toxicology; Cytogenetics; Cytology; General/Miscellaneous; Hemotology; Histocompatibility; Histology; Immunohematology; Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology; Molecular Genetics; Radioassay/nuclear medicine; Serology/immunology; Supervision/Administrative, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, Safety

Levels include:
Basic - Entry level; no prior knowledge of subject necessary
Intermediate - Refresher course; some basic knowledge required; for experienced staff technologist with some years of experience
Advanced - Highly technical; for those with current skills/knowledge and extensive experience in a specialty area

EMS & EMS Personnel

EMS courses are assigned a category by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Health.edu provides Emergency Medical Services Personnel with 12 new programs a year accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). We provide courses for 1 and 1.5 contact hours.

Basic - Topics which address skill and knowledge objectives included in the patient care practice of basic prehospital care personnel (as described in the current U.S. D.O.T. National Standard Curriculum for EMT Basic).

Advanced - Topics, which address skill and knowledge objectives included in the patient, care practice of advanced EMT or EMT-Paramedic personnel and beyond the scope of basic prehospital care personnel (as described in the current U.S. D.O.T. National Standard Curriculum for EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic).

Operational - Topics, which are relevant to the operational activities of EMS personnel, such as emergency vehicle operations, dispatch communications, rescue, etc. (non-patient care activities as described in the current U.S. D.O.T. National Standard curriculum for EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic).

Educator - Topics oriented to the EMS educator (e.g., instructional methodologies and techniques, evaluation principles and techniques, etc.), and not directly related to the provision of emergency patient care.

Management - Topics directed to the manager/supervisor, related to the administration of emergency medical services, and not directly related to the provision of emergency patient care. (fiscal, personnel and vehicle management issues.)

First Responder - that address the care of the patient in the first minutes of an emergency and before the arrival of BLS or ALS unit as described in the current DOT curriculum.

Medical Records, Coders & Billers

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) guidelines allow an individual to earn CE credits in other areas other than those defined by the core content areas as long as the core content requirement is met. Medical Records courses are assigned one of the following categories:

Health.edu provides Billers, Coders and Accounts Receivable personnel with 10 new programs a year accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Technology - Application of existing and emerging technologies for the collection of clinical data, the transformation of clinical data to useful health information and the communication and protection of information.

Management Development - Application of organizational management theory and practices in addition to human resource management techniques to improve departmental adaptability, innovation, service quality and operational efficiency.

Clinical Data Management - Application of data analysis techniques to clinical databases to evaluate practice patterns, assess clinical outcomes and ensure cost effectiveness of healthcare services.

Performance Improvement - Study of fundamental organizational changes and how they are functionally organized or how they deliver patient care, with special focus on the requisite changes made in health information systems and services.

External Forces - Knowledge of strategies that organizations and health information management professionals have employed to effectively address emerging legislative, regulatory or other external party actions that potentially impact the collection and use of health data.

Clinical Foundations - Understanding of human anatomy and physiology, the nature of disease and processes in humans, and the current methods of diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions and diseases.

Radiologic Technology & Radiologic Technologists

Health.edu provides Radiologic Technologists with 12 new programs a year accredited by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and by Florida Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Control, Provider #3200874. We report Florida Continuing Education ( Contact Hours) to CE Broker.

Radiologic Technology courses are assigned categories and types of credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Category:
Indirect - Indirectly Related & Non-Ionizing Radiation topics
Direct - Directly Related Hours & Ionizing Radiation topics

Types of credit:
Live credit - During the first three months after a course's premiere, participants may call Health.edu's Accreditation Coordinator to ask course specific questions. Because of the availability of a content expert, the course is considered LIVE even though it may be viewed online or on videocassette. They may test online any day during the first three months.
Self study credit - After the first three months of premier, participants will not have the option for to consult a content expert and their credit is considered SELF STUDY.

California Department of Health Services accepts ASRT-approved courses.

Respiratory Therapy & Respiratory Therapists

Health.edu provides Respiratory Therapists with 12 new programs a year accredited by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC). We report Florida Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to CE Broker.

Types of credit:
Live - Participants may test online on the 1st Tuesday of every month to receive live credit. Because of the availability of a content expert, the course is considered live even though it may be viewed online or on videocassette.
Self study - To receive self study credit, participants may test on any day of the month EXCEPT the 1st Tuesday.

Pharmacy

Health.edu provides Pharmacists with 6 new programs a year. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy is an accredited provider of Continuing Education by the Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE). We report Florida Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to CE Broker.


Surgical Technology

Health.edu provides facilities with 4 new programs a year. Surgical Technology programs are accredited by the Association of Surgical Technologists, and are designed to educate surgical technologists and surgical assistants.



Non-Accredited disciplines

Safety Storm

Health.edu provides facilities with 3 new programs annually in both English and Spanish. It educates all personnel involved in the healthcare setting on current mandates from national regulatory agencies.

General Staff Education

Health.edu provides facilities and ancillary staff with 12 new programs a year. General Staff Education programs are non-accredited and designed to complement annually required topics by national regulatory agencies, and to educate all personnel involved in the healthcare setting.

Patient Education

Health.edu provides facilities with 15 new Patient Education programs a year. Patient Education programs are non-accredited and designed to assist in the instruction of patients with current and valid content on a variety of topics, increase staff time utilization and assist in meeting regulatory agencies criteria on patient education and discharge planning.