Advance Your Skills in Supporting the Family Caregiver
Being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. Maintaining a caregiver’s well-being is essential to avoid burnout. Resources are designed to help caregivers in need of information, advice and emotional support while they are providing long-term care. This activity will discuss the role of the caregiver, identify barriers to caregiving, establish strategies to support the caregiver and determine available support resources to assist in maintaining the caregiver’s well-being.
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education and Healthcare Transformation UnitedHealth Group Alliances.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, counselors, nurses, nursing home administrators, nurse practitioners, PAs, physicians, psychologists, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals who support caregivers.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the varied roles of an unpaid caregiver (self-identified or not).
- Identify the challenges of the caregiver experience.
- Establish strategies to support the caregiver.
- Discuss resources and care plan for caregiver self-care.
- Recognize the importance of maintaining a caregiver’s well-being, in addition to understanding the motivation and intrinsic value of the caregiving role.
Kathryn Sexson, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
Director for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Assistant Clinical Professor in the Family Caregiving Institute
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis
About the presenter
Dr. Kathryn Sexson is the director for the family nurse practitioner program and the associate director of education for the Family Caregiving Institute at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Her teaching expertise focuses on advanced family nurse practitioner practice, pathophysiology, pharmacology, acute care, geriatrics and family caregiving.
An ardent supporter for translating research into practice, Dr. Sexson is in the process of disseminating her most recent discovery involving family caregivers and the impact of visitation practices following admission to assisted living. She continues to collaborate with the National Resource Center for Alaska Native Elders on family caregiving in rural Alaska.
Dr. Sexson has presented at several national conferences, including the Western Institute for Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association, the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Her work has been published in the American Journal for Nursing, Research in Gerontological Nursing and the Gerontologist.
Sarah Chart, RN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Healthcare Transformation UnitedHealth Group Alliances. OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour.
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-9999-21-308-H01-P/T
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hours for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 enduring continuing education credits.
Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 APA - Psychologists
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General - Case Managers
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