Our collection of Ambulatory Care Nursing Modules are intended to support the training of BSN and ABSN students as well as practicing RNs reviewing ambulatory care competencies. These may be used to enhance existing ambulatory care nursing curricula. Modules typically take 60-90 minutes to complete and each is followed by a brief evaluation.
Excellent Pediatric Diabetes Care: Knowledge and Care Delivery Tools for Every Nurse
- Explain the key differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes including causes and management.
- Understand the guiding principles of care coordination in type 1 diabetes.
- Feel comfortable finding high quality resources to keep pediatric diabetes knowledge and skills up-to-date in the future.
Introduction to Comprehensive Dementia Care for Nurses
- Identify the 6 domains of comprehensive dementia care.
- Learn how to detect problems within each domain.
- Have conversations that facilitate assessment within each domain.
- Understand how the RN can provide for care in each domain.
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Team-Based Care
- Describe the need for and importance of interprofessional collaborative practice as a way to improve patient safety.
- Review the IPEC Competencies used in accreditation of health professions’ programs.
- Describe fundamentals and challenges of teamwork and communication in ambulatory care settings.
- Identify tools and strategies to improve communication in ambulatory practice.
Population Health Management: The Role of the RN
- Define population health as well as population health management from a clinical perspective.
- Understand and apply nursing skills and competencies within the framework of the Chronic Care Model, in order to identify essential elements of high quality, chronic disease management.
Promoting Equity in Nursing Care
- Define and contrast health equity terms.
- Provide examples of how bias and discrimination impact patients, families and everyone in health care
- Identify methods to mitigate the effects of bias in nursing and health care to promote health equity.
The RN Role in Ambulatory Telehealth Delivery & Chronic Disease Management: Digital Health to Connect and Empower People to Manage Chronic Disease
- Demonstrate nursing decision making that is informed by remote technology in ambulatory telehealth setting.
- Practice techniques using telehealth and other technologies to support remote chronic disease management and care coordination.
- Identify ideal telehealth etiquette and professional communication.
- Explore digital health tools that may shape the future of health care delivery and chronic disease management.
Detecting Geriatric Cognitive Impairment, Mental Health Challenges, & Substance Abuse
Using an Annual Medicare Wellness Visit
- Understand the background and intent of the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
- Define the RN role in performing and evaluating the cognitive, depression and substance use risk assessments.
- Identify, select, score and interpret assessment data based on use of appropriate tools.
- Create care plans and educate patients based on results of the risk assessments.
- Assess for barriers related to social determinants of health
- Connect patients with community resources to improve lifestyle behaviors.
The Electronic Health Record in Ambulatory Care: Documentation, Telephone Triage, and Team Communication
- Describe the principles of nursing documentation as they relate to the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
- Understand how scope of practice affects the nurse’s role in managing EHR inbox messages.
- Describe the principles of nursing triage.
- Understand documentation utilizing the SOAP technique.
- Understand SBAR team communication and how these pertain to electronic communication.
Psychological First Aid: Emotional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Understand purpose and importance of learning PFA.
- Understand steps of RAPID approach.
- Use reflective listening skills to assess severity of needs.
- Prioritize interventions for those in varying levels of crisis.
- Recognize when to obtain more mental health support.
- Name self-care strategies to address stress and burnout.
The Basics of Telehealth Nursing
- Define the roles and responsibilities of RN-level telehealth nursing practice.
- Apply the AAACN Telehealth Nursing Practice Model.
- Use communication techniques for telehealth.
- Explain how informatics tools for telehealth.
- Strategize approaches for troubleshooting difficult telehealth encounters.
- Acquire a beginning foundation of nursing skills and competencies in telephone triage.
- Understand how to view telehealth technology from a health equity in telehealth.
Telehealth Strategies for Working with Older Adults
- Review basic concepts of telehealth.
- Explore considerations for older adults.
- Discuss how to assess older patients using telehealth.
- Explore barriers and inequities.
- Review two case studies in hard to reach populations.
Wildfire Smoke & Children’s Health: What Nurses Need to Know
- Understand the core concepts of pediatric environmental health and why it’s important that nurses are engaged in this field.
- Articulate why wildfire smoke (WFS) is a present and growing threat to children’s health.
- Explain how children are more vulnerable to the effects of WFS compared to adults.
- Describe key components of WFS and the negative health effects.
- Recognize the nursing role in preparing patients and families for wildfires.
- Apply this knowledge to future practice.
This website and the Population Health Management: The Role of the RN online module are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,798,890 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HSS or the U.S. Government.
The following modules are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $78,571 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources: The Electronic Health Record in Ambulatory Care: Documentation, Telephone Triage, and Team Communication; Psychological First Aid: Emotional Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic; The Basics of Telehealth Nursing; and Telehealth Strategies for Working with Older Adults. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HSS or the U.S. Government.