Integrating Nursing Core Values in Global Health Outreach

Integrating Nursing Core Values in Global Health Outreach

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The USF College of Nursing presents The Victoria and Alexander Rich Distinguished Lectureship Series

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Dr. Cheedy Jaja is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a board-certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. His eclectic education includes graduate degrees in public administration and policy, public health genetics, philosophy, political science, and clinical and translational science. He was the inaugural Pharmacogenetics, Ethics, and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research interests are sickle cell disease pain, analgesic, and psychopharmacogenetics. He has over 14 years’ experience providing clinical and psychosocial care primarily to SCD patients in ambulatory healthcare settings locally and internationally.

Cheedy is actively involved in global health. During the Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in 2014-2015, he served two tours of duty in Sierra Leone with the Boston-based humanitarian organization, Partners in Health. More recently, In the West African nation of Sierra Leone, he was instrumental in establishing a sickle cell disease clinic with a pilot cohort of 120 pediatric patients presenting monthly for wellness visits.

Cheedy currently holds leadership positions in organizations including the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Physician Assistants and the Network of Minority Research Investigators and has received a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship award from the US State Department, among other honors. In 2020, he was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.

Learning Objective: As a result of participating in this activity, the learner will be able to: 1) recognize the growing shift toward nursing providing the primary source of health care worldwide; 2) explore nursing preparedness, obligations, and duties in global health nursing in two personal stories; 3) Describe capacity building, reverse innovation, knowledge transfer, and two-way learning and explain how nurses can reframe and advance these terms in global health practice.

Target Audience: APRNs and Registered Nurses who are not APRNs; Physicians and/or PAs; faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate nursing students, and students in the health sciences and other practice disciplines.

Competencies to be addressed: Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Systems-based Practice; Medical Knowledge; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; Professionalism

Fees: There are no fees and no prerequisites for this activity.

In order to receive credit, participants MUST sign in for each session they attend. Those participants who DO NOT sign in will NOT receive credit for the session.

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Nurses: USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nurse education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Physicians: USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM by ACCME accredited providers. Physician Assistants who participate will receive a certificate of completion commensurate with the extent of their participation.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for physicians through the Florida Board of Medicine. This activity has been reviewed and approved for up to 1.0 continuing education credits. License numbers are required prior to the issuance of certificates.

A maximum of 1.0 contact hour(s) may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nurse education activity.

USF Health is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses through FBN 50-2970. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

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