The course will be discontinued on August 15, 2015. Please plan to finish the course by August 14th if you wish to earn credit for it.
The goal of this program to inform nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, and occupational therapists about the current challenges of United States healthcare. After studying this program, you will be able to:
- Clarify the importance of preventive medicine in family practice
- Summarize the main issues the film raises with the current healthcare system
- Deconstruct the ways in which an existing practice may undermine patient outcomes
- Evaluate new approaches for improving patient outcomes by increasing focus on high-touch, preventative strategies
- Identify strategies for incorporating integrative medicine into an existing practice
- Judge the pros and cons of the solutions to the healthcare crisis as presented in the film
- Create new ways to approach integrative patient care based on the solutions presented in the film
- Design ways to work collaboratively with colleagues across specialties in order to improve patient care
- Evaluate the necessity of, and alternatives to, invasive and costly tests, medications and procedures
- Consider ways to engage patients in promoting, supporting and monitoring healthier lifestyle choice
This course is based upon the award-winning documentary, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare
." Learners must view the film (see iTunes link inside course content) and return to this course page to earn the associated continuing education credit.
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, health educators, and occupational therapists.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.