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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 pharmacists.

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 Pharmacy Education (CPE) Contact Hours when all seven self-study modules are completed.
  • Study at your own pace and earn CPE 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 CPE 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, 3rd Edition
5 hours

Overview of Financial and Operational Issues in Home Infusion Therapy

July 6, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
Total
28
   

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 Pharmacy and Infusion Communities

Pharmacists today practice in an environment that is changing rapidly and dramatically, and none more so than home infusion. Infusion therapy has become increasingly complex, requiring new practice modes and competencies. To practice in the “real world” of home infusion pharmacy, pharmacists must be qualified to manage a myriad of clinical, financial, operational, and regulatory issues unique to this practice setting.

Through NHIA providers came together to voice their need for a nationally recognized, standardized training program for home infusion therapy pharmacists. NHIA’s goal is to make it easier for pharmacists to enter home infusion therapy practice and relieve the burden currently on individual providers to develop organization-specific training programs.

Who will benefit?

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

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

➲ Community or hospital pharmacists seeking to change their practice setting

➲ Faculty members or students at colleges of pharmacy

The Benefit to Pharmacists

Home infusion pharmacists require a high degree of expertise in the clinical management of complex patients in the home setting. By proving competency in these areas pharmacists’ potential for career advancement increases because their skills and knowledge have been validated through a certificate of completion for this program.

Experienced home infusion pharmacists can obtain ACPE credits as well as solidify and validate their current knowledge base. Pharmacists new to home infusion can use this program to prepare to enter the industry and provider organizations gain a resource that offers a standardized program upon which they can build other staff development opportunities.

Value to Employers

The Home Infusion Therapy Module Program will benefit regional, national and independent home infusion companies wanting to supplement their own in-house training programs or establish a competency assessment tool. For home infusion therapy providers, a pharmacist trained in—or even possessing more than a basic understanding of—the ins and outs of home care and infusion therapy is invaluable. Pharmacists 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 successfully.

Questions?

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