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NHIA Home Infusion Therapy Module Program

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The National Home Infusion Association is pleased to present our module program for training and validating competency for new and experienced home infusion clinicians.

The only comprehensive module program designed specifically for home infusion professionals is newly revised and greatly enhanced, with critical updates and current evidence-based recommendations!

Flexible Value

The program provides a well-rounded home infusion learning experience, also making it an excellent orientation guide for practitioners new to the field.

  • Earn up to 28 Continuing Education (CE) Pharmacy Contact Hours in seven self-study modules.
  • Additionally, Modules 1 and 7 now offer nursing and dietitian CE credit in their 4th Editions. Nursing and dietitian CE is being added with the 4th editions of each remaining module, scheduled for completion in late 2015.
  • Study at your own pace and earn CE credit after completing each Module’s on-line post-test.
  • Participants who complete all seven modules will receive a certificate of completion.
  • Modules do not have to be completed in order—if you purchase the full set, consider completing the modules that are nearest their expiration date first.

Wealth of Knowledge

Touching all the bases of home infusion therapy, you’ll find a wealth of relevant content in each of the seven modules, including:

  • Topical and peer-reviewed information on the most current practices followed today.
  • Numerous and wide-ranging citations pointing you to detailed clinical journal articles, practice standards and other pertinent references.
  • Extensive case studies and post-tests that validate the acquisition of core knowledge.
  • Up-to-date insights on industry guidelines, standards, compliance and techniques all affecting the day-to-day business success of the alternate-site infusion professional!

Availability and Format

The modules are available in hard copy format for purchase through NHIA's online store. The entire program comprises seven self-study modules, which can be purchased individually, or as a complete set. Learners will earn CE as each individual module is completed and a certificate of completion will be awarded once all seven modules are completed.

Curriculum

Click on the titles for descriptions and learning objectives.

Module
Contact hours
per module
Title
The post-test for this CPE Activity Expires:
Module 1, 4th Edition
3 hours*

Introduction to Home and Specialty Infusion Practice

October 23, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.
Module 2, 3rd Edition
3 hours

Overview of Home Infusion Reimbursement

January 30, 2015 11:59 p.m.
Module 3, 3rd Edition
3 hours

Overview of Infusion Devices, Vascular Access Devices, and Ancillary Supplies

September 26, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Module 4, 3rd Edition
5 hours

Nutrition Therapies: Parenteral Nutrition, Enteral Nutrition, and Hydration

May 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Module 5, 3rd Edition
5 hours

Introduction to Home Infusion Therapies: Anti-Infectives, Chemotherapy, Pain Management, and Miscellaneous Therapies

July 3, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Module 6, 3rd Edition
4 hours

Compounded Sterile Preparations in Home Infusion

April 30, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
Module 7, 4th Edition
5 hours*

Overview of Financial and Operational Issues in Home and Specialty Infusion Therapy

June 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Total
28
   

*Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Dietitian (RD) Continuing Education (CE) credit now available for the 4th Editions of Modules 1 and 7.

Pricing

Title
Price per NHIA member
Price per Non-Member
Introduction to Home and Specialty Infusion Practice* $149 $224
Overview of Home Infusion Reimbursement* $149 $224
Overview of Infusion Devices, Vascular Access Devices and Ancillary Supplies* $149 $224
Nutrition Therapies: Parenteral Nutrition, Enteral Nutrition, and Hydration* $149 $224
Introduction to Home Infusion Therapies: Anti-Infectives, Chemotherapy, Pain Management, and Miscellaneous Therapies* $149 $224
Compounded Sterile Preparations in Home Infusion* $149 $224
Overview of Financial and Operational Issues in Home Infusion Therapy* $149 $224
 
For the 7-module set**
$699/set
$899/set
Additional sets at the same site**
$499/set
$699/set
 
* Includes CPE credits
** Includes CPE credits and Home Infusion Therapy Module Program Certificate of Completion.

Meeting the Needs of the Specialty Pharmacy and Home Infusion Communities

Clinicians today practice in an environment that is changing rapidly and dramatically, none more so than within the home infusion industry. Infusion therapy has become increasingly complex, requiring new practice modes and competencies as health care delivery models adapt to economic realities, and specialty pharmaceuticals comprise a growing portion of parenteral therapies prescribed to home-based patients. To practice in the “real world” of home infusion and specialty pharmacy, clinicians must be qualified to manage a myriad of clinical, financial, operational, and regulatory
issues unique to this practice setting.

Who will benefit?

➲Home and specialty infusion therapy organizations seeking a training venue and competency validation for both new and existing staff

➲Clinicians who already possess the requisite experience and seek enhancement of, or independent verification of, their specialized knowledge and skills

➲Other practitioners seeking to better understand the pharmacy-based practice of home and specialty infusion as well as the many specialized aspects of this care model

➲ Community or hospital clinicians seeking to understand the home and alternate-site setting

➲ Faculty members or students at colleges of pharmacy

The Benefit to Clinicians

Home infusion clinicians require a high degree of expertise in the management of complex patients in the home setting. Clinicians who finish all seven modules in this NHIA Home Infusion Therapy Module Program receive a certificate of completion that signifies their acquisition of knowledge in core home and specialty infusion content areas, demonstrates their commitment to professional practice, and enhances their potential for career advancement. In addition to earning 28 hours of continuing education credit, experienced clinicians can solidify and validate their current knowledge base of the field. Clinicians who are new to home and specialty infusion can complete this program in preparation for entry into the industry workforce. Provider organizations that utilize the program as a component of their clinical orientation program will gain a resource that provides a standardized program from which other staff development opportunities can be derived.

Value to Employers

The Home Infusion Therapy Module Program will benefit regional, national, and independent home and specialty infusion companies wanting to supplement their own in-house training programs or establish a knowledge-based competency assessment tool. A clinician trained in—or even possessing more than a basic understanding of—the ins and outs of home and specialty infusion therapy is an invaluable member of the provider’s team. Clinicians entering home infusion from other practice settings are often attracted to its clinical, operational, and entrepreneurial challenges, but may find it difficult to adapt their previous experience to this unique practice setting. This program provides the training to make the transition more successful.

Questions?

For questions about the NHIA Home Infusion Module Program, call NHIA at 703-549-3740 or email us at info@nhia.org