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The Bells & Whistles(SM) program is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (various
level, professional area).
CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific
products, or clinical procedures.
The Bells and Whistles(SM) program is offered for 1.3 AOTA CEUs (various
level, domain of OT).
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of
specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
1 CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours. CEUs are awarded according
to seat time and are not available if less than 75% of the course is
attended. If your seat time is less than the initial allotment, you
will receive a prorated number of CEUs proportional to your actual seat
time. For example, 1.2 CEUs will be awarded for 12 hours of attendance,
or seat time, in a course while 1.0 CEUs will be awarded for 10 hours
of attendance, and so forth.
According to ASHA. AOTA, and APTA guidelines, Bells &
Whistles(SM) is assigned a various instructional level with professional/related
Written ICU Competency
JCAHO and the State Boards of Health ask for evidence of competency
in 'high-risk, low-frequency' areas of patient care. The ICU is considered
one of these areas. As we go through the Bells & Whistles(SM) course,
a competency form will be completed stating that you appropriately answered
each question posed. This gives your facility, JCAHO, and the State
Health Department some evidence of your knowledge in the ICU. This competency
in no way means you are comfortable, efficient, or safe in the ICU,
but it does demonstrate to the governing authorities your effort to
address the need for greater skills and knowledge in a 'high-risk, low
frequency' area . We always recommended that you spend one-on-one time
with a mentor in the ICU (with the mentor providing timely feedback)
before working alone in the ICU. In addition, an ICU Precautions/Contraindications
Booklet (about 34 pages) will be available for those who choose to take
the ICU competency.