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Join us in commemorating ACPA's 75th Anniversary with this special webinar. Learn about ACPA's rich organizational history and decades of dedication to cleft and craniofacial treatment through a team care approach. 

Original Seminar Date: July 25, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Developing a Multidisciplinary Feeding Team for Your Cleft Lip and Palate Program

Infants with cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) are at increased risk for feeding difficulties, poor weight gain, and failure to thrive. Medical, environmental, and psychosocial barriers can impede oral feeding success and healthy growth. Standard recommendations to change the infant's feeding system or increase caloric concentration may not be sufficient to overcome these challenging obstacles. Additional collaborative interventions are often needed to assure successful feeding and growth outcomes.

The purpose of this session is to describe a model of a multidisciplinary cleft feeding team developed at a large pediatric academic medical center that manages over 75 new infants with CLP per year. This innovative session extends the traditional discussion of cleft-related feeding disorders by focusing on how cleft teams can identify and troubleshoot challenges to providing comprehensive feeding care for infants with CLP. 

This panel presentation will include providers from a cleft feeding team including a nurse practitioner, speech-language pathologist, and social worker. Each will discuss their specialized roles as well as offer strategies for improving the delegation of roles/responsibilities, feeding clinic flow, and team communication procedures for the cleft feeding team. Case studies will be included to illustrate the interdisciplinary collaborative roles of nursing, speech-language pathology, social work, nutrition, and lactation in implementing successful family-centered interventions. The panel will present examples of interventions utilized to advance family understanding and motivation to participate in the child's feeding treatment plan, ways to improve care plan adherence, approaches to partnering with community-based programs for home health services, and how to collaborate more effectively with local primary care providers. Strategies used to educate outside medical professionals on cleft feeding techniques, advocate with providers and local agencies, and create effective after-visit summaries and instructional materials tailored to the caregivers' literacy level and learning style will also be discussed.

 

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit.  Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through June 5, 2020.

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
  • NCNA/ANCC: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Original Seminar Date: June 06, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • NCNA Nursing CEUs: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

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    Collapse Economics of Team Care

    A discussion of the history and financing of team care together with a discussion of the current and historical events that influence team care today.

     

    Continuing Education 

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through December 5, 2020. 

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

    • NCNA/ANCC: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours nurses must attend 80% of this CNE activity.

    Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity. Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name.

    Original Seminar Date: December 05, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • NCNA Nursing CEUs: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

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    Collapse Ethical Issues in Cleft Care

    This course provides a case based discussion of ethical principles applied to cleft patients. Caring for patients with cleft and craniofacial anomalies can bring up many ethical issues. Addressing these ethical issues is critical to the success of a patient-centered multidisciplinary approach and successful patient care.

    Continuing Education 

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through October 29, 2020. 

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

    • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area). 

    • NCNA/ANCC: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours nurses must attend 80% of this CNE activity.

    Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name.

    Original Seminar Date: October 29, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • NCNA Nursing CEUs: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs

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    Collapse Hemifacial Microsomia: An Interdisciplinary Integrated Approach to Care

    This webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion on managing the child with hemifacial microsomia/craniofacial microsomia (HFM) from birth through adulthood. Each of our professional specialists – anaplastologist, audiologist, nurse coordinator, orthodontist, surgeon, psychologist, speech pathologist and surgeon - will provide expert opinion on the integrated multidisciplinary approach that includes not only dento-skeletal and soft tissue reconstruction, but also the equally important components of audiology, speech and psychological support essential for successful treatment outcomes.

     

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through August 15, 2021.

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    • ASHA: This program is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
    • NCNA/ANCC (pre approval): This activity has been submitted to the North Carolina Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours nurses must attend 80% of this CNE activity. 
    Original Seminar Date: August 15, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: August 16, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ASHA: 0.10 hours CEUs
  • NCNA Nursing CEUs: 1 hour Nursing Contact Hours

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    Collapse New Member Orientation/How to Engage in ACPA

    All new and current ACPA members are invited to attend this webinar with the chair and co-chair of ACPA’s Membership Committee. The webinar will include information on how to be more engaged with ACPA, including information on the Online Community, Journal, Special Interest Groups, Family Services, Annual Meetings and more. Attendees will learn about opportunities to get involved and how to volunteer with ACPA. Prospective members are also welcome.

    Original Seminar Date: September 24, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse Transition of Care for Young Adults with Cleft Lip and Palate: We

    Background and purpose: For many young adults with cleft lip and palate (CLP), traditional team services come to an abrupt end at age 18, necessitating a transition from child-centered to adult-centered care. There is a shift in focus from the cleft itself and clinician reported outcomes to patient self-report about the perceived impact of the cleft. Transition also befalls the parents and team providers. We propose an evidence-based person-centered delivery model of care using the concepts of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) (WHO, 2001, 2004). The ICF represents a shift from health condition and body impairment-centered descriptions of disability to a more comprehensive documentation, including a wider range of functionality indicators. This model of Transition of Care is proposed to facilitate a positive shift from pediatric to adult-centered care. It is timely for teams to embrace the concept of transition of care, and to provide services that recognize the importance of personal and environmental factors in facilitating holistic transition planning and service delivery (ICF, WHO, 2001), which are developmentally appropriate to young adults with CLP (Farre & McDonagh, 2017; Farre et al., 2016).
    The purpose of this proposed evidence based model is to provide a framework for redesigning the way services are delivered to a young adult with CLP. The concepts of this model are relevant to all specialists on the cleft palate team. The aim of this presentation is to create an awareness of young adults with CL/P who are generally a neglected population in terms of team care and to suggest a new and fresh approach to service delivery to these individuals with the emphasis on clinical resources.

    Content: A brief overview of adolescents and young adults with CLP and their multidisciplinary needs will be presented. A framework for a holistic service delivery model developed by Vallino and Louw (2017) will be presented. We will suggest strategies for teams to improve the care for young adults with CLP and share a clinical toolbox comprised of a compendium of resources.
    Conclusion: The proposed Service Delivery Model for young adults with CLP necessitates a change in perspective that embraces constructs such as person-centered care in order to ensure the best outcomes for these individuals. These concepts can be applied by all cleft palate team members. Adopting a life span perspective reinforces the understanding that living with and managing CLP is dynamic and that transition is a process rather than a point in a person's life. 

    Continuing Education

    Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through December 4, 2021.

    • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    Original Seminar Date: December 04, 2019
    On-Demand Release Date: December 05, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • ACCME (non-MD/DO): 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ACCME: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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