eLearning Requirements for Residents & Fellows


 

Required eLearning PHASE 1: For Incoming and Continuing Residents and Fellows

Starts: June 1, 2018 for incoming; July 2, 2018 for continuing.

Due: July 31, 2018 for incoming and continuing

Module Name Content Owner Required By Required For More Information
Respiratory Protection
10 min
Learning Gateway Federal | OSHA All who started in July

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: Federal

Optional/Exempt: No

Required FOR: All who started in July

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality

This training module covers precautions for airborne transmission of infection in healthcare settings. Learners get an overview of airborne-transmitted diseases and risk factors for healthcare workers, reinforced by case studies of significant airborne outbreaks. Must-have airborne precautions are presented including: respiratory hygiene and etiquette; administrative and environmental airborne infection controls; UWMC requirements for personal protective equipment; and detailed instructions for the proper selection, fitting and use of respirators and masks.

Authors:

Estella Whimbey, MD

Mary Dessel, RN, BSN

Opioid Management for Acute Pain
20 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine Only Certain Programs

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Duration: 20 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Optional/Exempt: Exemption can be requested

Required FOR: Only Certain Programs

Opioid safety is a growing concern in medicine. Opioid analgesics rank among the drugs most frequently associated with adverse drug events. Some causes for adverse events associated with opioid use are lack of knowledge about differences among opioids, improper prescribing and administration of multiple opioids and modes of administration and inadequate monitoring of patients on opioids.

This module is aimed at helping promote opioid safety through a series of scenarios that take the learner through the opioid management process, exposing the learners to best practices for opioid prescribing for adult acute pain patients in the hospital setting.

Authors:

David J. Tauben, MD, FACP

Debra B. Gordon, RN, DNP, FAAN

Fatigue Management and Mitigation
20 min
Learning Gateway ACGME All Incoming

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Duration: 20 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: ACGME

Optional/Exempt: Exemption can be requestedRequired FOR: All Incoming

ACGME CLER requirement: Duty Hours Fatigue Mgmt & Mitigation

The Fatigue module provides an overview of the impact of sleepiness and fatigue on residents’ ability to carry out their professional responsibilities. It discusses the physiology of normal sleep and disrupted sleep and provides practical advice about how to balance the demands of long hours, call schedules, and healthy self-care.

Authors:

Donna Henderson, BSN, MHA

Gene Peterson, MD, PhD

Sara Kim, PhD

Theodore Bushnell, MD

Infection Control: Overview
30 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine All Incoming

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Duration: 30 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: Medical Centers

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

ACGME CLER requirement: Health Care Quality

Fundamental infection control measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, standard and transmission-based precautions, aseptic technique, and immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases play a significant role in preventing the transmission of infectious agents within the healthcare setting.

Authors:

Timothy Dellit, MD

Anneliese Schleyer, MD

Estella Whimbey, MD

Patient Safety
15 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine All Incoming

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Duration: 15 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: Medical Centers

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety

This is a set of consensus-based organizational behaviors and actions that have been demonstrated to improve patient safety nationally and at UW Medicine.

Authors:

Christopher Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Anneliese Schleyer, MD, MHA, SFHM

Observation and Inpatient Admission
5 min
UW Medicine Compliance UW Medicine All Incoming

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Duration: 5 Minutes

Content Owner: UW Medicine Compliance

Required BY: Medical Centers

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

ACGME CLER requirement: Health Care Quality

When to admit as inpatient and when not to? Physicians must determine the correct patient status based on medical necessity and properly document it in the medical record. UW Medicine is increasingly in the position to defend its documentation and has had to repay millions of dollars of inpatient claims over the past few years because of medical necessity-related concerns. All UW Medicine physicians who admit patients into the hospital will find this eLearning helpful in bolstering our collective effort to improve documentation and reduce the volume of repayment requests.

Authors:

UW Medicine Compliance team

EHR Integrity
25 min
UWP UWP All Incoming & All Continuing

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Duration: 25 Minutes

Content Owner: UWP

Required BY: UWP

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming & All Continuing

ACGME CLER requirement: Health Care Quality

Choosing a Level of Service Examples
15 min
UWP UWP Continuing (E/M Specialties)

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Duration: 15 Minutes

Content Owner: UWP

Required BY: UWP

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: Continuing (E/M Specialties)

Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
25 min
UWP UWP All Incoming & All Continuing

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Duration: 25 Minutes

Content Owner: UWP

Required BY: UWP

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming & All Continuing

E/M (Evaluation Management) Documentation for Residents/Fellows
(4 modules)
60 min/15 min x 4
UWP UWP All Incoming

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Duration: 60 Minutes / 15 Minutes x 4

Content Owner: UWP

Required BY: UWP

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

Bloodborne Pathogens
20 min
Learning Gateway Federal | OSHA All Incoming

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Duration: 20 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: OSHA

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

ACGME CLER requirement: Health Care Quality

This module presents a broad range of infection control concepts and practical steps to ensure the safety of patients and healthcare professionals in all clinical settings. This module must be completed on an annual basis to maintain compliance with OSHA and WISHA regulations on bloodborne pathogen training requirements.

Authors:

Timothy Dellit, MD

Anneliese Schleyer, MD

Estella Whimbey, MD

Abuse and Neglect: Reporting in WA State
10 min
Learning Gateway WA State All Incoming

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: WA State

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

The healthcare worker plays a critical role in recognizing and reporting harm to others, regardless of whether that person is a patient, visitor or colleague. This eLearning module informs and educates on existing policies and procedures, and provides with the knowledge needed to assist those in danger. Through a legal review covering reporting statutes and consequences of not reporting, case studies and an overview of UW Medicine policies, the learner will be better equipped to handle those difficult situations tied to obvious or potential cases of abuse.

Authors:

Thomas W. Pendergrass, MD

Erica Sumioka, JD

Central Venous Catheter (CVC)
120 min
WISH Center UW Medicine Incoming (specific programs)

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Duration: 120 Minutes

Content Owner: WISH Center

Required BY: Incoming (specific programs)

Optional/Exempt: No Required FOR: All Incoming

ACGME CLER requirement: Health Care Quality, Patient Safety

CVC training is designed to rapidly orient physicians to a standard method for central venous catheter (CVC) placement into the superior vena cava. CVC placement is a skill that all physicians who care for acutely ill patients will find useful. While CVC has a number of indications, it also presents significant risks for the patient during catheter insertion and while the catheter is in use. To help improve outcomes of CVC placement, UW Medicine and WISH (WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare) have devised a short program with two parts:

  1. Two online courses (Central Venous Catheter Overview and CVC for Practitioners) to orient learners to the best practices and key procedural steps in CVC placement.
  2. A hands-on training program on a simulator that applies the procedure learned in the online training module, for those residents who will be responsible for CVC placement and management. WISH (WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare) schedules and manages this training in collaboration with the GME Programs.

Authors:

Mika Sinanan, MD, PhD.

Jacob Rosen, PhD.

Andrew Wright, MD

Vanessa Makarewicz, RN, MN

CVC Annual Refresher
15 min
WISH Center UW Medicine Continuing (specific programs)

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Duration: 15 Minutes

Content Owner: WISH Center

Required BY: Medical Centers

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: Continuing (specific programs)

Moderate Sedation (for credentialing at UW Medicine)
180 min
Anesthesiology Dept. UW Medicine Incoming (specific fellowships)

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Duration: 180 Minutes

Content Owner: Anesthesiology Dept.

Required BY: Medical Centers

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: Non-anesthesia specialties requesting moderate sedation privileges

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety

All non-anesthesia medical staff and trainees who prescribe moderate sedation for non-intubated patients must complete a defined training program to obtain special privileges in moderate sedation. It is at the discretion of program directors to determine whether or not their trainees will perform moderate sedation and therefore be required to complete the training.

  1. This curriculum has been designed to include 3 (three) hours of online training and 1 (one) hour of Airway Management training in the Operating Room or
  2. 1 (one) hour of simulated airway management training at WISH (if completed during Program’s Orientation in June)
  3. The Moderation Sedation special privileges can be granted only to Fellows and Sr. Residents – this is not a GME orientation activity for incoming residents.
  4. Upon completion of all training steps, the Fellows and Sr. Residents will be granted Moderate Sedation special privileges for their practice at UW Medicine. For more details, please email lgateway@uw.edu.
Protecting Patient Information (formerly HIPAA Compliance)
20 min
UW Medicine Compliance Federal All Incoming

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Duration: 20 Minutes

Content Owner: UW Medicine Compliance

Required BY: Federal

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

UW Medicine Compliance oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of UW Medicine’s HIPAA compliance program. For more info: https://depts.washington.edu/comply/compliance-programs/hipaa-program/

CMS Compliance
20 min
UW Medicine Compliance CMS All Incoming

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Duration: 20 minutes

Content Owner: UW Medicine Compliance

Required BY: Federal

Optional/Exempt: NoRequired FOR: All Incoming

This training helps ensure we are all correctly documenting and coding patient interactions. Accurate document and coding has a significant downstream effect on patient care, so getting it right the first time helps patients get better care.

Required eLearning PHASE 2: For New Residents and Fellows

Starts: October 2, 2018

Due: October 31, 2018

Module Name Content Owner Required By Required For More Information
Respiratory Protection w/ Test-Out
10 min
Learning Gateway Federal | OSHA All Continuing

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: Medical Centers

Optional/Exempt: No

Required FOR: All Continuing

Prepare to ADAPT for the Learner
5 min
Learning Gateway ACGME All who started in July

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Duration: 5 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: ACGME

Optional/Exempt: Exemption can be requested

Required FOR: All who started in July

Empowers learners to ask for feedback with an easy-to-use feedback framework. Learners first identify their coaches—attendings, peers, or other individuals in their learning environments—share the feedback framework with them, and then capture the most salient feedback points for next steps. The online portion takes less than five minutes to complete; at the end of the module, learners are directed to the ADAPT Feedback Tool to capture of the most useful suggestions. Three repetitions of the feedback process in the clinical learning environment is recommended.

Authors:

Tyra Fainstad, MD

Judith Pauwels, MD

Kristen Patton, MD

Susan Johnston, EdD

Prepare to ADAPT for the Coach
10 min
Learning Gateway ACGME All R2s; fellows who started in July

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: ACGME

Optional/Exempt: Exemption can be requested

Required FOR: All R2s; fellows who started in July

Identifies learner attributes that create feedback successes as well as challenges. Coaches apply principles to help create a learning environment that encourages the feedback process, while employing the “Prepare to ADAPT” feedback framework to give useful, brief, specific and actionable feedback. This module takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Authors:

Adelaide McClintock, MD

Tyra Fainstad, MD

Kristen Patton, MD

Susan Johnston, EdD

J.M. Monica van de Ridder, PhD, MSc

One Minute Preceptor
10 min
Learning Gateway ACGME All who started in July

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: ACGME

Optional/Exempt: Exemption can be requested

Required FOR: All Incoming

Residents and fellows play a critical role in the education of medical students and other residents. This module introduces residents and fellows to a practical evidenced-based tool for teaching in the fast paced clinical setting. Part two of the module provides relevant information about the use of feedback in the learning process, including what facilitates and what inhibits learning, and how to communicate feedback effectively and in a timely manner.

Authors:

Mark Wicks, PhD

Thomas J. Halverson, PhD

Patient Safety Net (PSN)
10 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine All who started in July

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Optional/Exempt: No

Required FOR: All who started in July

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety

Reporting an error or a near-miss does not have to be difficult. Nor does it have to be a complicated process. This brief module will show you that it isn’t. That reporting can have a friendly web interface, can be anonymous and can make a difference. And it does. In this module you will also learn what happens with those reports at UW Medicine, how they are really linked to patient safety and how things truly change due to those reports.

Authors:

Jessica Yanny

Pat Tennent

Lisa Goben

Contributors:

Andrea Ball

Simona Lazar

Bloodborne Pathogens Annual Refresher
10 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine All Continuing

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Required FOR: All Continuing

Venous Thromboembolism (DVT)
10 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine Only Certain Programs

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Optional/Exempt: Optional

Required FOR: Only Certain Programs

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality

This elearning module includes best practices around prevention of VTE. After completing this module learners will be able to recognize risk factors for VTE and identify indications and contraindications for VTE prophylaxis. They will also recognize appropriate drugs for pharmacologic prophylaxis, as well as the need to adjust VTE prophylaxis for special populations.

Authors:

Ann Wittkowsky, PharmD

Richard Goss, MD, MPH

Language Support
10 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine Only Certain Programs

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Optional/Exempt: Optional

Required FOR: Only Certain Programs

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality

UW Medicine’s interpreters and translators support effective communication between patients and their care teams; they help patients and their families navigate the health care system; and, they participate in designing culturally appropriate care processes. This module will illustrate these important services and will explain why and when utilizing this resource is so critical to patient safety.

Authors:

Linda Golley

Martine Pierre-Louis

Antimicrobial Stewardship
10 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine Only Certain Programs

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Optional/Exempt: Optional

Required FOR: Only Certain Programs

ACGME CLER requirement: Patient Safety, Health Care Quality

Updating the Home Medication List
5 min
N/A Only Certain Programs

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Duration: 5 Minutes

Content Owner:

Required BY: N/A

Optional/Exempt: Optional

Required FOR: Only Certain Programs

Description: The eLearning explains the electronic tools that are available to help providers safely and efficiently review and document their patients’ home medications in ORCA. The tips in this module can save providers time during admitting and discharge processes, help prevent errors, and improve patient safety and satisfaction. Medication reconciliation is a vital part of admitting patients to UWMC that has been identified as an area that our institution can improve upon.

Authors:

Elena Meeker and Lindee Strizich provided content; CIS Education designed

Sexual Harassment Training
30 min
UW Campus HR UW President All Employees

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Duration: 30 Minutes

Content Owner: UW Campus HR

Required BY: UW President

Optional/Exempt: No

Required FOR: All Employees

Due to the increasing awareness and visibility of this important topic, Learning Gateway plans to make an existing resource available as an optional module for programs wishing to train their residents and fellows while the UW explores the possibility of a cross-campus sexual harassment training program.

LGBTQ Inclusion: Tools for Providers
10 min
Learning Gateway UW Medicine All Incoming & All Continuing

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Duration: 10 Minutes

Content Owner: Learning Gateway

Required BY: UW Medicine

Optional/Exempt: Optional

Required FOR: All Incoming & All Continuing

The sub-standard treatment of LGBTQ patients is a critical population health issue, and addressing this gap is part of UW Medicine’s mission to improve the health of the public. The scenarios in this short training offer providers an opportunity practice and refine skills for creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for our LGBTQ patients.