AUG 2021 CCSS: Exploration of Innovations in Health Care

August 26, 2021

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Program Description


The Defense Health Agency (DHA), J-7, Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO) Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS) events are designed to address the professional practice gaps of our learners in order to improve the care that our healthcare professionals deliver. These educational series are intended to achieve results that reflect a change in skills, competence, and performance of the health care team, and patient outcomes. Collaboration occurs with the Department of Defense (DoD), several government agencies, academic partners, and other civilian experts for recruitment of academic subject matter experts, clinicians, and researchers to present on current promising, evidence-based research and best practices, thus enhancing the overall educational experience provided to our participants. Participants are expected to apply what they learned in providing patient care individually and collaboratively as a team towards improved patient outcomes.

The topics covered offer Continuing Education (CE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited content to all health care providers and support the full range of military operations in order to sustain the health of all those entrusted to DHA’s medical care. The event will:

  • Instruct health care providers on successful implementation of relevant evidence-based and best practice strategies for the health care team.
  • Demonstrate how learning new skills will improve overall readiness, health outcomes, and possibly reduce unnecessary costs.
  • Engage learners in specific training and case vignettes for the application of acquired skills in instilling the importance of applying improvements in the collaborative team approach, which results in positively impacting patient care.

This event will explore the innovations in health care from the Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, Veteran Affairs, and other top community practice groups. The educational content will be created by Subject Matter Experts in the ethics, research, academia, and medical domains of military and civilian health care sectors. The primary focus of this event aims to enhance the quality of patient outcomes and population health by providing advanced continuing education opportunities to improve the practice, skills, and knowledge of health care providers across the Military Health System (MHS).

This CE/CME activity is provided through DHA, J-7, CEPO and is approved for a maximum total of 6.0 CE/CME credits.

Three of the sessions will be eligible for ASHA CEUs (Sessions 4, 5, & 6).

For instructional personnel disclosure information, click on the speaker's bio link.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Optometrists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Technicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians, Certified Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. A certificate of attendance is available for other health care professionals who support/care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Course summary
Course opens: 
07/11/2021
Course expires: 
09/09/2021
Event starts: 
08/26/2021 - 07:45
Event ends: 
08/26/2021 - 16:25
Time (ET)Titles/SpeakersEducational Objectives (If applicable)
0730-0735

Welcome Remarks

Lolita T. O’Donnell, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
Division Chief, Leadership Education Analysis Development Sustainment (LEADS) Division
Academic Superintendent, Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO), J-7, Education and Training (E&T) Directorate
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Falls Church, Va.

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 0735-0740

Opening Remarks

Pending

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0740-0745

Moderator

Army LTC Maria M. Molina, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., C.H.S.E.
Division Chief, Medical Modernization and Simulation Division J-7 Education & Training Directorate
Defense Health Agency Chair, Army Central Simulation Committee Falls Church, Va.

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0745-0845

 

Pharmaceutical Implications during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Margaret Ryan, M.D.
Medical Director
Immunization Health care Division
Pacific Region Vaccine Safety Hub
Defense Health Agency
San Diego, Calif.

Air Force Col. (Dr.) Jessica Cowden, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer,
Joint Executive Office for Chemical,
Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense and the Infectious Disease Programs
Defense Institute for Medical Operations
Lackland Air Force Base
San Antonio, Texas

 
0845-0855Break

0855-0955

 

Scalp Application of Near-Infrared LEDs to Improve Cognition in Chronic TBI and Gulf War Illness

Margaret A. Naeser, Ph.D., Lic.Ac.
Research Professor, Neurology Boston University School of Medicine and Research Linguist/Speech-Language Pathologist,
V.A. Boston Healthcare System Boston, Mass.

Yelena Bogdanova, Ph.D. Principal Investigator
Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuromodulation in Traumatic Brain Injury
Boston Veteran Affairs Health Care System
The Translational Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, Mass

 
0955-1005Break

1005-1105

 

Surgical Pre-Mentoring

Navy Capt. Gordon Wisbach, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
Chair and Navy Lead,
DHA Surgical Services Clinical Community San Diego, Calif.

 
1105-1115Break

1115-1215

 

Innovations in Rehabilitation Programs For Service Members

Dorothy Porcello, O.T.R./L.
Occupational Therapy Vision Rehabilitation Services
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.

Amanda Meares, M.S., A.T.P.
Assistive Technology Specialist
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.

Kathryn Ellis, O.T.R./L.
Occupational Therapy Sexuality and Intimacy Services
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.

Army Maj. (ret.) Tammy Phipps, O.T.R./L.
Driving Rehabilitation Program Occupational Therapy
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.

Harvey Naranjo, C.O.T.A./L.
Program Manager, Adaptive Sports & Reconditioning
Liaison, Service Dog Program
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.

Joe Butkus, O.T.R./L., C.H.T.
Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Amputation and Limb Trauma Care
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Md.

 
1215-1315Break

1315-1415

 

Ethical-legal Issues Generated by the Increase Use of Biotechnology in Health Care

Megan Applewhite, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
John A. Balint MD Chair, Medical Ethics
Director, Alden March Bioethics Institute Albany Medical College Albany, N.Y.

James Giordano, Ph.D., M.Phil.
Chief of Neuroethics Studies Program Georgetown University Medical Center Washington, D.C.

Joseph Procaccino, Jr, J.D., M.F.S.
Legal Advisor, Department of Defense Medical Ethics Center Uniformed Services University for the Health Services (USUHS) Washington, D.C.

 
1415-1425Break

1425-1525

 

Addressing Oral Health Inequities through Community Based Programs: Opportunities for Interprofessional Teams

Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, O.T.D., O.T.R./L.
Associate Professor and Director,
Graduate Occupational Therapy Programs
Saint Paul, Minn.

Annalise K. Wallerich, D.T., R.D.H.
Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist
ADT Dental,
Ready Set Smile
Minneapolis, Minn.

Rachel McPherson, O.T.S.
Occupational Therapy Student
St. Catherine's University
Saint Paul, Minn.

 
1525-1625

Closing Remarks

Air Force Brig. Gen. Anita Fligge, D.N.P., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C.
Chief Nursing Office (CNO)
Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), J-7 E&T Directorate
Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Falls Church, Va.

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Available Credit

  • 6.0 AAPA

    image DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

  • 6.0 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit

    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 6.00 hours for completing this Course activity.

  • 6.0 ACHE

    DHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 6.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

  • 6.0 ACPE Pharmacist

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    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 6.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.

  • 6.0 ACPE Pharmacy technician

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    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 6.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.

  • 6.0 ADA

    image The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

  • 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    image DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Course activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.0 ANCC

    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Course for a maximum of 6.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 6.0 AOTA

    image The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# . This distance learning-interactive event is offered at 0.60 CEUs, professional issues. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

  • 6.0 APA

    image Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 6.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.

  • 6.0 ARBO/COPE

    This activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 6.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    COPE Course ID #:
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  •  ASHA
    American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Course # is 

imageLevel 0.30 ASHA CEUs

Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology, and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

  • 6.0 ASWB

    image As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 6.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
     

  • 6.0 Certificate of Attendance
     
  • 6.0 CCMC

    image This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for up to 6.00 CE contact hours.
    Activity Code:      Approval Number: 

  • 6.0 CDR
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    The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 6.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

  • 6.0 COPSKT

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    This continuing education activity has been accredited by The Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT) to include 6.00 contact hours/0.60 CEU. DHA, J-7, CEPO accredits enterprise-wide continuing education activities for military and civilian health care professionals. These courses are critical to DHA’s goal of providing the best possible quality care to active duty service members, veterans, and their families.

  • 6.0 IPCE

    image This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 6.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

  • 6.0 NBCC

    image DHA J-7 CEPO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6955. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. DHA J-7 CEPO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 
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