Pediatric Updates Module Basics (formerly SAEs) Your Guide to This CE Activity and Required Component of CPN & CPNP Recertification NEW! 2012 Name Change In spring 2012, PNCB renamed these CE modules as Pediatric Updates to better reflect what this activity represents. The former name, Standards Assessment Exam (SAE), will continue to appear in communications as we transition to the new name. What hasn’t changed? Same high quality, evidence-based CE Same available formats Same requirements for your certification type What is a Pediatric Updates module? A self-paced continuing education module with: Questions created by subject matter experts Resources to help you answer the questions Online answer submission within 150 days of ordering In-depth feedback on the correct answer NAPNAP accredited contact hours upon passing CPN module: 15 contact hours each CPNP modules: 7.5 contact hours each Certain CPNP modules contain a portion of Pharmacology-specific hours. This breakout will appear on your CE Certificate after successful completion. A required component of CPN & CPNP Recertification Is it required? Yes. Here are requirements by certification type: CPNs One 15-contact-hour module during each 7-year cycle Primary Care CPNPs 45 contact hours’ worth of modules per 7-year cycle* Acute Care CPNPs 45 contact hours’ worth of modules per 7-year cycle* Dual Primary Care & Acute Care CPNPs 60 contact hours’ worth of modules per 7-year cycle* *CPNPs: Your modules are 7.5 contact hours each, and you have categories to fulfill. Log in to My Recert History or see your green gauges for a contact hour breakdown of category types required. Recertification Overview These basic principles guide CPN and CPNP Recertification: Each year you will document 15 contact hours of accepted activity during Recert enrollment (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31 annually). During each 7-year Recert tracking cycle, complete your required Pediatric Updates and document this activity during annual Recert enrollment. Online tools assist you in planning too. You will apply completed modules to your Recert enrollment between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. How do modules fit into my Recertification program? Pediatric Updates modules substitute for contact hours. Example: A CPN completes a module worth 15 contact hours in the summer and applies it to fall Recert enrollment. He would not need to document 15 contact hours of additional activity. He has meet the annual requirement of 15 contact hours of accepted activity for that Recert enrollment. Example: A CPNP completes a module worth 7.5 contact hours in the spring and applies it to her fall Recert enrollment. She would only need to document 7.5 contact hours of other accepted activity, allowing her to meet the annual requirement of 15 contact hours. Mapping the 7-year cycle After you complete a 7-year tracking cycle, it resets, and you will begin a new cycle. View all accepted activities for Recert options at: http://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/certs/cpn-cpnp/options Your Green Gauge Module Progress Log in to your account at www.pncb.org At lower left of your account screen, look for a visual guide showing your personalized progress in completing module requirements for your 7-year cycle. Green shows completed contact hours’ worth of your module requirements that you have completed and applied to a Recert enrollment. What does a module include? Questions written by your peers CPNPs: 35 – 45 questions per 7.5 contact hr. module CPNs: 70 – 75 questions per 15 contact hr. module Online answer submission Website link, unique user ID, and password Resources for answering the questions Resources vary by module. See the next slide for details. Resources Vary by Module Type: CPNs have the option of printed articles or online PDF articles for a majority of references. Regardless of format, you will answer the questions online. CPNPs have online modules with some print options: Primary Care: PDF articles* and links Acute Care: A bibliography of articles* and texts Pharm: Some PDF articles* and links plus text references *When possible, we develop optional printed article packets for these modules at an additional cost. I’m a CPN. What’s my module like? The Pediatric Nursing module profiles a variety of content related to evidence-based nursing practice. A new edition of this module is published every other year. Here is a sample question: The type of intrusion occurring MOST often during medication administration is A. equipment alarms B. patient assistance C. patient care communication D. personal communication I’m a CPNP. What are my module choices? CPNPs choose modules to meet category requirements for their certification type. Modules are offered for: Primary Care (Examples: Sports & the Young Athlete; Dermatology: Beyond Eczema) Pharmacology (Examples: Pharm: 2012 Current Concepts; Pharm Specialty Content: Endocrine) Acute Care (Examples: Palliative Care; Hematology) See http://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/certs/cpn-cpnp/topics for sample questions and full list of module choices. Why are modules graded? To offer accredited contact hours from NAPNAP, modules must be graded. 70% or more = passing The overwhelming majority of participants pass. TIP: Think of these modules like an open book quiz. If you read the materials, you should be able to answer the questions correctly. How much time do I have to complete a module? 150 days. However, if you want to apply a module for a Recert enrollment, you will need to complete it successfully before enrolling in Recert between October 1 and December 31 of each year. Incomplete modules can not be applied towards your Recertification. Purchasing a module as part of Recert enrollment is no longer available, so please plan ahead to meet your requirements. Extensions are available for an additional cost. When should I choose a module? You decide when during each of your 7-year Recertification tracking cycles to order, complete, and apply module requirements. Plan ahead and review your needs for the coming year and beyond. Consider taking the module in spring or summer. Log in at www.pncb.org to see where you are in your 7-year tracking cycle. Can I collaborate? Yes. If you have colleagues taking the same module, feel free to organize discussion groups. Dialogue with peers can enhance your learning experience. Tips for answering modules Resources that accompany your module (articles, web links, citations), are key. Reading these references help update your practice and give you the information you need to reason through correct and incorrect answers. Just like on your initial board exam, your goal is to find the one best answer for each question. You are allowed to discuss a question with a colleague. These conversations can enhance learning. How much does a module cost? Costs vary by certification type. For current pricing, visit this link and select your certification type: http://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/certs/cpn-cpnp/options Costs are less expensive than attending a conference. You do not pay again to apply a previously purchased module to a Recert enrollment. How do I purchase a module for Recert enrollment? Before Recert enrollment begins on October 1, order module(s) by logging in to My ReCErt Tracker at www.pncb.org. Complete module(s) successfully within 150 days. You have 24 months from module completion date to apply it to Recert. PNCB does not automatically apply modules to your Recertification. You will still need to visit the PNCB website and update your record each fall and let us know your intention to document module completion. Do I have to buy Pharm & AC supporting references? (Only applies to CPNPs) It’s up to you… For the CPNP Pharm modules, Lexi-Comp’s Pediatric Dosage Handbook and the AAP Red Book are resources for many of the questions. These are not included but can be purchased from the publishers at a special PNCB discount, if you want to buy them. We will always reference the most current editions of these texts, but users do find that the answers can sometimes be obtained from a recent edition. For CPNP Acute Care modules, consider using your hospital library. How do I apply modules to my Recert enrollment? During the online Recert enrollment application (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31), visit www.pncb.org. As you begin the application, you will be reminded of any complete but unapplied modules in your record. Choose the option that allows you to apply a completed module to your Recert. As mentioned earlier, you will not pay to apply a previously purchased module to Recert enrollment. What if I don’t pass? You get a free retest. The overwhelming majority of module participants pass. TIP: Use your initial module feedback to assist you in answering the retest. Format questions Is my module a timed test? No. You can take as long as you need, up to the 150 day deadline. When logged in to the online module, you can exit and return, saving your answers. You do not have to answer all questions at one sitting. If you leave the module idle for 20 minutes, your online session will time out. If I order paper references, do I have to answer the questions online? Yes. Answering and scoring is an online process that links your score to your PNCB record. Technology questions Is answering online user-friendly? Yes. We offer a tip sheet for using the testing site, including: Navigating back and forth between questions Exiting when you aren’t finished answering Grading questions as you go or waiting until you’re finished Scoring your answers once you are sure you are done A help screen is also available in the module. You will see this screen later in the presentation. More technology questions What if I don’t have Internet access? Ask your employer to support your certification by allowing you to use one at work. Friends and family may be able to help, plus public libraries. When can I see if I passed? The online testing website offers pass/fail status when you click to submit your answers for final grading. Can I grade questions as I answer them? Yes, and some people prefer to see immediate feedback. Whether you grade question by question or all at once is your decision. When you grade an answer, you cannot go back and change it. Saving my place when answering Once I start answering the module online, will it keep track of the last question I answered and return to the next question? Do I have to start over every time I exit the testing website? The module remembers. If you end the session with Exit (leave and return later), the module will resume with the last question you answered once you log in again. If your session is left idle for 20 minutes and you are timed-out, it will also remember. Accessing modules How do I know when my module is ready for me? After buying a module, you are notified about access in several ways: You will immediately see a Start Module Now button on your order confirmation screen. You will also receive an email with access instructions within 24 hours. Check your junk/spam/bulk inbox. A postcard notification is also sent. Please note that payment by paper or electronic check will not activate the button until your payment is processed. Logging in How will I know my module log-in? Your personalized user ID and password are housed at www.pncb.org in My Online Modules/Prep/CE. Module log in information is different than your PNCB account log in. Starting the module How do I actually start my module? First, be sure to access your references to assist you in answering the questions (orange arrow). This takes you to a webpage with available resources. We also recommend recording your answers on paper in case you inadvertently score the module before you’re done. Starting the module continued How do I actually start my module? Once you’re ready to answer questions, return to My Online Modules/Prep/CE and click Start Module Now (red arrow). You do not have to enter all answers in one sitting. Logging in I found my personalized user ID and password, reviewed my references and am ready to answer some questions. I clicked Start Module Now. What happens next? You are taken to the testing website to answer questions. You’ll have a chance to get familiar with quick tips on the log-in screen and see a place to enter your module-specific ID and password. Help Will I have access to a help section? Yes. At the lower left of question screens is a Help button. Clicking Help shows you what onscreen buttons do. Please note: You can grade items individually if you are sure of a final answer for a question. This is not a timed test. You are able to mark and keep track of unanswered question to return to them later. Actual screen shot What will a question look like? Here’s a screenshot from the Sports and the Young Athlete module for CPNPs: Recert requirement questions Can I replace a Pediatric Updates requirement with other contact hours? No. You will need to meet your PNCB Pediatric Updates module requirements for your certification type during each 7-year tracking cycle. Can I take more modules than required for my 7-year cycle? Yes. This is particularly helpful if you do not have a chance to earn contact hours from other sources. Module policies Can I order a module, complete it, and apply it to a future Recertification enrollment? You have 24 months to apply a module to a Recert enrollment from the day you successfully complete it, and 150 days to complete the module from the date your payment was processed. Tip: Apply modules in a timely manner so you do not miss out on credit for the work you’ve done. The online Recert enrollment process will remind you if you have completed modules that can be applied. Repeating a module Can I repeat a module, or order a module with the same name? Yes, as long as you don’t repeat the exact same edition of the module. Module names are dated, so check the year in the title to compare with your past orders. Our website will not allow repeat orders of the exact same module. If you are able to order a module, it is not a true repeat of a module. Content will be new. Please note that every CPN module has a title of Pediatric Nursing, and CPNPs are offered new Pharm and Primary Current Concepts modules every year. Each year’s editions offer new content. Decisions about modules Can a Primary Care CPNP take an Acute Care module? Yes, but carefully review the module content outline and sample question. Content will reflect acute care scope of practice: care for children with complex acute and chronic health issues and rapidly changing clinical conditions, including the recognition/management of emerging health crises, and/or organ dysfunction and failure. As a CPN, I know I will do 1 module per 7-year cycle, but when should I complete it? The choice is yours. While we don’t recommend waiting until the last year of your cycle, you ultimately decide when to complete a module and apply it to Recert within 24 months of completion. More decisions about modules As a CPNP, how are other CPNPs dividing up their module choices? First, you will need to fulfill required categories depending on your certification type. But for the elective category, we don’t see any obvious trends in choices among your colleagues. They are probably choosing topics of interest to either support their current practice, or to learn about a topic they want to know more about. Tip: Use the sample questions and content outlines to assess what’s covered and the benefit to your learning needs. CPN vs. CPNP modules I’m a CPN, but as a CNS (or PNP student), can I take an advanced practice CPNP module? Yes, but it will not substitute for your CPN Pediatric Nursing module Recert requirement. However, you may take a CPNP module and apply it as contact hour credit for Recert. I’m a CPNP who does not hold CPN certification, but can I take the CPN module for my Recert? No. Your modules and any other Recert activities must be at the advanced practice level. What if I have a question? We’ve got answers! For questions about Recert policies, visit www.pncb.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help. For questions about content or website issues when working on a module, email email@example.com for assistance. Thank You & Survey We hope you enjoy participating in Pediatric Updates! Thank you for taking the time to view this presentation. Was this helpful? Your feedback matters! Click here to answer two questions about this guide so we can enhance future tutorials.
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