Topics for TNP Recertification CE Credit

By October 25, 2017faqs

QUESTION:

I’m having trouble finding CE credit that qualifies for my TNP recertification. Can you make any suggestions other than the products you offer?

ANSWER:

In order to renew our TNP certification, it is necessary to have 45 hours of CE credit during each recertification cycle. Actually, a wide variety of clinical topics are applicable to telephone nursing practice. I have checked with Betty Burns, Executive Director of the NCC, regarding which topics qualify, and her response (11/12/08) follows:

“Any primary care course can be used to maintain the TNP certification. You can see the general topics in the maintenance catalog – see certificaiton maintenance on http://www.nccwebsite.org to download a copy. Or click on specialty content determination and then content lists for a list of appropriate topics on the left hand column of the maintenance page.”

http://www.nccwebsite.org/resources/docs/content_lists/specialtycontenttnp.doc

In order to access this directly, go to www.nccwebsite.org
Click on the Certification maintenance tab
Click on “Specialty Hour Determinations” on the left navigation bar
Click on the Primary Content Topic Listing subcategory
Click on Telephone Nursing for a list of approved topics (see below)

NOTE: THE LIST IS REPRODUCED BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, BUT PLEASE CHECK THE NCC WEBSITE FOR CONFIRMATION:

Acuity/Disposition of calls
Application of Telephone Nursing Protocols
Assessment of caller’s comfort with treatment plan
Barriers to communicating with callers
Call documentation
Caller understanding/comprehension
Chief complaint identification
Communication Skills
Components of Telephone Nursing
Establishing Contact and Rapport on the phone
Evaluation of patient data
Forming a diagnosis
Handling high risk patient populations
Identifying emergencies
Intervention planning
Interview skills
Nurse follow-ups and call backs
Obtaining baseline data
Obtaining data relevant current complaint
Patient access to care
Patient history taking
Patient role in plan of care
Prioritization of calls
Resource identification and referral
Situation analysis
Special callers/situations
Symptom analysis
CLINICAL ASPECTS OF TELEPHONE NURSING
Abdominal pain
Abrasions
Allergic reactions
Animal/insect/human bites
Back pain
Breast problems
Breastfeeding
Breathing problems
Burns
Cardiopulmonary problems
Chest pain
Choking
Constipation
Cough
Dental problems
Dermatologic problems
Diabetes
Diarrhea
Dizziness/fainting
Domestic abuse/family violence
Ear problems
Electric shock
Emergency contraception
ENT problems
Extremity injury
Extremity problems
Eye/facial problems
Fever
Flank pain
Foreign bodies
Gastrointestinal problems
General health advice
General health problems
Genital problems
Gynecologic problems
Hay fever
Head injury
Headache
Heart palpitations
Heartburn
Heat/cold exposure
Immunization reactions
Jaundice
Lacerations/cuts
Lethargy/fatigue
Lice infestations
Menstrual problems
Mouth problems
Musculoskeletal problems
Nausea/vomiting
Neck problems
Neurologic problems
Newborn care
Nosebleeds
Numbness
Nutrition
OTC/prescription drugs advice and instructions
Pelvic pain
Penile problems
Postoperative problems
Postpartum
Pre and postoperative
Pregnancy related problems
Psychological disturbances
Psychosocial problems
Rash
Sore throat
STDs
Stroke
Substance abuse
Suicidal/homicidal ideation
Thyroid problems
Trauma
Upper respiratory infection
Urinary tract infection
Urologic problems
Vaccinations
Vaginal bleeding

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