Systemwide Annual Mandatory Training for Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Bundle 2022-23

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Target Audience

Advanced practice providers and allied health professionals.

Note: This course is designed for Advanced Practice Providers that DO NOT have access to the Learning App on UPMC HR Direct, which is accessible via the UPMC Infonet. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify bloodborne pathogen types, types of transmission, describe exposures policy and steps for preventing against BBP
  • Define and identify fraud and abuse, some of the nationwide policies applicable to fraud and abuse, and locate reporting options
  • Identify how to prepare for severe weather, the evacuation procedures and what to do in severe weather emergencies
  • Identify steps in place for security at their facility, general security functions and discuss what to do in the event of a safety or security issue
  • Define equity and determine the differences between equity and equality and ways to incorporate equity into the workplace
  • Define FLSA and determine the differences between exempt and non-exempt staff
  • Identify many of the infectious diseases patients face while in the hospital and outline prevention of infection spread
  • Identify some of the common forms of technology scams and shortcomings, and how to safely use computers and technology in the workplace
  • Define a medical time out and the Joint Commission and UPMC policies regarding patient identification
  • Identify policies in place to protect patient information and determine how best to protect and handle sensitive information
  • Identify warning signs of fatigue and determine how best to manage one’s sleep patterns
  • Define the National Labor Relations Act and its purpose and the boundaries one should set with employees regarding unionization
  • Identify the various types of workplace harassment and about how to report complaints and create a safe environment
  • Recognize the importance of properly identifying patients, how to perform a Time Out, and review Joint Commission and UPMC policies
  • Define workplace violence and the roles and responsibilities related to workplace threats or violence
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AAPA Category I CME
    • 4.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 4.25 Attendance
    • 4.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
  • Brian Bachowski — Director, Systemwide Regulatory and Accreditation Services
  • J. Ryan Bariola, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
  • Andrea Clark-Smith, JD Vice President, Employment and Labor Group and Senior Associate Counsel for UPMC
  • Jeffrey JordanTechnical Writer and Information Security Awareness Program Development, UPMC
  • David Samar   Sr. Mgr, Patient & Consumer Privacy, UPMC
  • Linda Waddell, RN, MSN, CJCP, CPPS - Senior Manager of Quality and Crisis Intervention at UPMC
  • Jacqueline Kienzle - Improvement Specialist CRP, UPMC
  • Carla Baxter - Improvement Specialist CRP, UPMC
  • Indea Herndonn, sHRBP - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional, UPMC
  • Tara Styers - CRP Compliance Analyst, UPMC
  • Courtney Nyoh  MSN, RN, CCRN-K, - Adv Clinical Education Spec, UPMC Presbyterian
  • Andrew Marsula, HCI/UPMC sHRBP - Lead – Instructional Designer, UPMC Learning & Development 
  • Knox Walk - Sr Dir, Emergency Preparedness, UPMC

Dr. Bariola disclosed he receives grant/research support from a Merck research grant.

Unless specified above, no relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics. 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.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 4.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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.

Available Credit

  • 4.25 AAPA Category I CME
    • 4.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 4.25 Attendance
    • 4.25 Patient Safety/Risk Management
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