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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Most healthcare professionals would agree that the only constant in healthcare is change. Ongoing research, new evidence, increasingly complex patient care, and the need to satisfy patients and families have led to constant micro and macro adjustments in care delivery. Nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals, totaling 3.8 million nationwide, and hold great responsibility for both the development and implementation of innovative ideas (AACN, 2019).

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines innovation as “the development of new or improved health policies, systems, products, technologies, services, and delivery methods that improve people’s health. Health innovation can be preventive, promotive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and/or assistive” (WHO Innovation Group, n.d.).

This course will discuss how innovations can be recognized, developed, adopted, and disseminated amongst staff, as well as review areas where innovations are likely to change the provision of care in the current environment or in the near future. Lastly, we will discuss the patient’s role in innovation, and how patient and family-centered care will drive ongoing changes.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Break down the process of innovation development and dissemination.
  • Summarize innovations that are modifying the current healthcare environment.
  • Discuss the nurse, patient, and family roles in the future of care delivery.

Course Termination Date: 04/06/24

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 11/01/21

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Accreditation Information


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.



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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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.