Thomas Bow
CHAMP Program Liaison
Center for Home Care Policy & Research
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY  10001



Tuition Discount

If you work for a member agency of one of the following state home care associations you get a discounted tuition of $35 per participant for the Improving Communication with Physicians course:

California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH)
Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies
Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts
Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine
HomeCare Association of Arkansas
Home Care Association of Colorado
Home Care Association of Florida
Home Care Association of New Hampshire
Home Care Association of New Jersey
Home Care Association of New York State
Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW)
Illinois HomeCare & Hospice Council
Iowa Alliance in Home Care
MHA: An Association of Montana Health Care Providers
Minnesota HomeCare Association
New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care
Oregon Association for Home Care
Pennsylvania Homecare Association
Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care, Inc.

Continuing Professional Education Notices

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned approval code: 5-142

The Visiting Nurse Service of New York Home Care is a Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15204.


Improving Communication with Physicians

Efficient communication with physicians improves clinician satisfaction and patient care

CommunicationCHAMP's Improving Communication with Physicians course is designed for home care nurses who are interested in improving their efficiency and confidence when communicating with physicians about complex patient situations. 

The course helps you to:

  • Identify who to communicate with depending on the circumstances
  • Determine how communication will occur
  • Use methods for making communication more effective including the SBAR technique
Improved communication results in:
  • Increased collaboration between home care clinicians and physicians
  • Increased satisfaction among clinicians and physicians
  • Improved patient care

This course can be completed on your office computer -- there is no need for travel.  It contains clinical vignettes, downloadable/reusable tools, and exercises to help you improve your communication around complex patient issues.  A competency test and final course evaluation are required.

About the Course

Only $49 per participant. Only $35 per participant if your agency is a member of one of the state home care associations listed at right.

Continuing Education Hours: 4.0 continuing education contact (CE) hours are awarded to registered nurses upon completion.


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