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IHP Launches New Hemophilia Certificare Program for Nurses

The Institute for Health Protection (IHP) recently announced the launch of an Advanced Practice Certificate: Hemophilia Nurse Assessment-Based Certificate Program, accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. The program offers nurses working in hemophilia care who meet the eligibility requirements the opportunity to earn continuing education credit.

Through the program, which is funded by an educational grant from Bayer HealthCare,  advanced hemophilia nurses may earn an assessment-based certificate by passing a comprehensive examination of hemophilia nursing knowledge and competencies. The seven learning modules are: Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills; Diagnosis, Coagulation and Genetics; Inhibitors; Sexual Health in the Hemophilia Patient; Transitions Through the Ages; and Treatment Options; and  von Willebrand's Disease and Other Bleeding Disorders. All of these learning modules will be available online during the next few months.

“One of the unique strengths of this program is that it was requested directly by hemophilia nurses themselves, and is now being developed with the support of a hemophilia nurse working group,” said Catherine Bevil, Director, Continuing Nursing Education and Evaluation at UNMC College of Nursing. “This provides a unique perspective on the specific needs of nurses specializing in blood disorders.”

IHP is a national organization that seeks to turn evidence-based healthcare knowledge into everyday practice, improving healthcare outcomes in communities that need it most. Learn more about IHP or the Nurse Certificate Program.

The program will officially launch on November 16, 2008, after the National Hemophilia Foundation’s 60th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Source: Blood Weekly, October 9, 2008


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