Using a Person-centered Approach When Talking About Gun Safety in the Home

Pittsburgh, PA US
June 2, 2023

The purpose of this educational offering is to provide the clinical staff at UPMC Health Plan with a better understanding of how to use a person-centered approach with members when discussing gun safety in the home.

Target Audience

ISD Clinical Staff

Learning Objectives

1.   Describe person-centered skills useful in gun safety conversations

2.   Identify “do’s” and “don’t’ s” in talking to members about gun safety

3.   Apply person-centered strategies in gun safety conversations via case study

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/02/2023 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/02/2023 - 10:00am EDT

Program begins at 9:00am and ends at 10:00am.  Total Education Time = 1 Hour(s)




9:00 to 9:20am

Review of person-centered skills used to best engage members during conversation

Michael J. Connell, MS

9:20 to 9:40am

Overview of best practices when discussing gun safety with members

Michael J. Connell, MS

9:40 to 10:00am

Presentation of case study and discussion on use of person-centered approach when addressing gun safety with members.

Michael J. Connell, MS

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Michael J. Connell, MS 

Mr. Connell is the Clinical Engagement Coordinator for UPMC Health Plan’s Clinical Education Team. Mr. Connell has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Connell was a Health Coach at the UPMC Health Plan for six years where he had extensive experience coaching members to adopt healthy behaviors, including smoking cessation, physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and weight management. Mr. Connell was responsible for training the engagement and coaching skills of the lifestyle health coach team from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Connell is currently responsible for improving the engagement and Motivational Interviewing skills for clinical staff at the UPMC Health Plan, including RNs, Health Coaches, and Case Managers.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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 healthcare team.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1 contact hour(s).

CCM and Pharmacy CE are not offered with this educational activity.

This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics.  Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 1 CE credit(s).

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh 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. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit(s).

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

NOTE:  Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved.  This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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