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Welcome to Impact Education, LLC's, continuing nursing education (CNE) page. In collaboration with our accredited coproviders, we offer engaging and meaningful CNE activities certified for CEUs, free of charge. Activities are designed specifically to meet the needs of nurses (RNs, LPNs, advanced practice) and nurse practitioners. Many activities are focused on those working in the managed care/payer setting and cover a variety of important, timely topics in multiple formats, including live, on-demand, and journal-based CE. Various programs offer additional tools and resources to help you easily incorporate new learning into practice. Read More.

Legislation regarding continuing medical education for health care professionals remains on the minds of many. Those in the industry want to know where past legislation stands and what the future may hold. When it comes to obtaining continuing medical education credits, however, one fact is certain: doing so has never been easier, thanks to free CNE courses available online. When choosing courses, individuals need to know what to look for to ensure the credits will meet the requirements for their state or organization. Next, we have outlined areas where legislation has been introduced concerning continuing medical education and how it may impact health care in the future.

Nutrition

In 2014, the Education and Training for Health Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives. The bill would require primary care health professionals working for the federal government to take a minimum of 6 hours of continuing medical education in the area of nutrition with the goal of focusing on nutrition and its role in disease prevention. As a large number of chronic diseases may be prevented or treated through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes, the goal is to increase medical education for patients in this area.

Currently, only a minority of medical schools require nutrition education as part of their curriculum, and this number has been decreasing over the past few years. As most health care professionals feel this topic is of importance during a primary care visit, nutrition needs to be emphasized, but the majority of health care professionals feel they lack the necessary training. Continuing medical education courses would help to rectify this gap, as nutrition is of great importance to overall health.

Veteran Care

Although it no longer dominates news headlines as it did in the past, health care for veterans remains a primary concern of many legislators. In 2013, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Continuing Medical Education Program was introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown. The purpose of this program was to establish continuing medical education for those in medical professions who work with veterans to help gain a better understanding of medical conditions commonly affecting veterans and improving outreach to these individuals and their families.

The bill requires education that must emphasize dealing with veterans and their families and identifying and treating those conditions that often affect this population, including both mental and physical conditions. Under this bill, health care professionals must be educated on the VA health care system, and must be aware of programs and benefits available through a variety of organizations.

The Role of Nursing in Health Care

Nurses are often the first to interact with a patient and provide critical information other health care professionals also will need to provide the highest level of care. For this reason, continuing medical education courses, such as free CNE activities, must recognize the need for comprehensive training in this area and find a way to deliver the information in a timely manner. In addition, nurses and nurse practitioners often work with patients to manage chronic diseases and visit with these patients to provide training for treating their disease at home, as this helps to improve the quality of care. The need for continuing education for nurses has increased, as the health care profession suffers from a shortage of nurses in certain specialties. Soon, nurses will be asked to fill more of this void if this trend continues.

For this reason, continuing education classes, including free CNE activities, need to cover the topics of most concern to nurses in the field. Information on the latest treatments or emerging therapies or focusing on big data and how it can help with keeping costs low are just some of the wide-ranging topics that are currently being offered. Through continuing medical education training, nurses can find topics that meet their unique needs based on what they work with on a daily basis. 

An independent medical education provider, Impact Education, LLC, remains dedicated to providing free CNE educational programs of the highest quality, with the goal of developing programs that improve patient outcomes while increasing the efficiency of health care delivery. In addition, they do so in a cost-effective manner. Many activities focus on payer audiences and managed care needs. The Alliance for CME honored Impact Education, LLC, with the Award for Outstanding Collaboration, as they recognized the organization demonstrates uniqueness or innovation in the area of effective continuing medical education/continuing education collaboration. Individuals know they can count on Impact Education, LLC, to obtain the education they need to provide their patients with the highest level of care at all times. Read Less

Available CNE Activities

Hemophilia Clinical and Cost Optimization for Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy - Track 2

Case Manager and Social Work Credit Also Available
September 22, 2016 1:00 PM

Capitalizing on HCV Advancements: Treatment Management and Benefit Design Strategies for Managed Care - Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: September 30, 2016

The Managed Care Review Board(TM): Analysis of Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis - Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: September 30, 2016

Payer Implications of the 2014 Clinical Updates on Hematologic Malignancies for Hematology/Oncology and Managed Care Professionals

NCCN e-Newsletter
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: September 30, 2016

Managed Care Review Board - Examining Novel Therapies and Quality Improvement Initiatives for the Treatment of Heart Failure

Live Managed Care Review Board Webcast
October 25, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 PM EDT
CME, CNE, CPE Credit Available

Comprehensive Hemophilia Management: A Simulated Patient Care Visit

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: October 31, 2016

Payer Implications of the 2014 Clinical Updates on Hematologic Malignancies for Hematology/Oncology and Managed Care Professionals

ASH e-Newsletter
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: November 30, 2016

Hepatitis C: Balancing Cost and Cure Rates in a Managed Care Environment Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: December 31, 2016

ManagedCareHemo CE Case Study: Cost and Quality Benefits of the Comprehensive Care Model for Managed Care

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: January 31, 2017

Collaborative Strategies for the Specialty Pharmacy Management of Existing and Emerging Hemophilia Therapies

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: January 31, 2017

Solutions for Safer ER/LA Opioid Prescribing in a New Era of Health Care Reform

On-demand Web Activity
CME/CNE Credit Available
Valid through February 27, 2017

Examining the Latest Clinical Findings for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis to Enhance Managed Care Decision-Making

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: March 30, 2017

Collaborating to Improve Care for Multiple Myeloma: Managed Care Strategies for the Evolving Health Care Environment

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: March 31, 2017

The Impact of Inhibitors on the Quality of Life of Adult Hemophilia Patients

ManagedCareHemo CE Case Study: The Impact of Inhibitors on the Quality of Life of Adult Hemophilia Patients
On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: April 30, 2017

Health Outcomes from the Joint Outcomes Study in Children with Severe Hemophilia

ManagedCareHemo CE Case Study: Health Outcomes from the Joint Outcomes Study in Children with Severe Hemophilia
On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: May 31, 2017

The Promise of Big Data: Can it Bend the Oncology Cost Curve?

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: June 30, 2017

HTCs and Specialty Pharmacy Providers: Partnering to Improve Patient Care

ManagedCareHemo CE Case Study: HTCs and Specialty Pharmacy Providers: Partnering to Improve Patient Care
On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: June 30, 2017

Hemophilia Clinical and Collaborative Care Recommendations for Cost Savings in a Managed Care Setting

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: June 30, 2017

The Managed Care Review Board - Analyzing the Latest Advancements for the Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: August 31, 2017

The Managed Care Review Board - Recommendations for the Improved Management of COPD Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: September 30, 2017

Hemophilia Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Solutions for Cost Savings in a New Health Care Ecosystem Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity - 2 Tracks
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: September 30, 2017

Managed Care Review Board An Analysis of the Latest Treatments, Economic Value, and Benefit Designs for Multiple Myeloma Primer

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: October 31, 2017

Clinical Updates in Hemophilia Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy to Improve Cost-effective and Comprehensive Care

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: November 30, 2017

Hemophilia Management Primer and Toolbox for Managed Care Professionals

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: December 31, 2017

The Managed Care Review Board - An Analysis of the Latest Treatments, Economic Value, and Benefit Designs for Multiple Myeloma Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: February 28, 2018

Enhancing the Value of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy within the Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Model Web Activity

On-demand Web Activity
CME, CNE, and CPE Credit Available
Expiration date: March 31, 2018