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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Inpatient nursing care is not the same as ambulatory care. When nurses transition into an ambulatory environment, some key concepts can help one understand the characteristic background and needs of the ambulatory field. Specific preceptor strategies can facilitate successful transitions into ambulatory care by providing individualized learning and adequate support throughout the transition process. The goal of this course is to provide information about the differences between acute and ambulatory care settings and how to achieve a successful transition from the acute care setting to ambulatory care.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify major societal and healthcare industry changes and their impact on ambulatory care practice
  • List at least three differences between ambulatory care settings and inpatient settings
  • Discuss reasons that nurses are motivated to practice in ambulatory care
  • Discuss challenges faced by nurses transitioning from inpatient to ambulatory care settings
  • Describe preceptor strategies to facilitate a successful transition into ambulatory care
  • Identify at least three differences between ambulatory care settings and inpatient settings and how societal and healthcare industry changes have increased the prevalence of ambulatory care settings.
  • Recognize specific challenges faced by nurses transitioning from inpatient to ambulatory care settings and recall strategies to facilitate a successful transition into ambulatory care.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 09/01/21

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Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.

 

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Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses

 

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Disclosures

None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.