The Continuing Education Department supports the lifelong learning of physicians, nurses and health care professionals by providing the highest quality continuing education programs. The department focuses on maintaining Scott & White's accreditation to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).
Continuing Medical Education
Scott & White is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. All programs offer Category I credit.
CME is responsible for more than 200 directly-sponsored activities and 18 jointly-sponsored activities annually. Activities range from accreditation and oversight of 18 regularly scheduled conferences to production of 12 lectureships. Programs have been held in Austin, San Antonio and South Padre Island, Texas, and Crested Butte, Colorado.
The CME Department is also responsible for the following advanced life support classes:
- Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS): Five ATLS courses and one ATLS instructor course are offered annually in Temple.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS): ine courses, four renewals and two instructor courses are offered annually in Temple.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS): 11 ACLS and 11 renewal courses are offered annually in Temple.
- Fundamentals of Critical Care: Five FCCS courses are offered annually in Temple.
Continuing Nursing Education
Scott & White is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Texas Nurses Association, which is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
All designated activities meet Type I criteria for mandatory continuing education requirements toward relicensure as established by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas. Scott & White provides approximately 1300 contact hours yearly through 190 activties. Many of these activities are marketed and accept attendees from outside of Scott & White.
Consultation and Outreach
Scott & White's Department of Continuing Education provides consultation to area hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, hospice and industries. Clinical areas of expertise include Ostomy/Skin Care, Oncology, Infection Control, Endocrinology, Pediatrics, Urology, Cardiology and Neonatology.
Scott & White is also approved to provide continuing education by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and the American Psychological Association. Many programs also obtain continuing education for social workers and chaplains.