Your school-based telehealth program can significantly improve the health of your whole student body. Using telehealth within school nursing programs overcomes numerous barriers to access and creates new avenues for prevention and treatment. This comprehensive training program is designed to provide you with the practical knowledge of successfully providing telehealth services within your school. It covers each step of the process from planning to implementation and sustainability. The case studies and demonstrations combined with detailed best practices provide you with a strong foundation for implementing a successful school-based telehealth program.
From the time of registration, you have six months to access the coursework.
- Describe the steps of planning and creating a strategy for implementing a school-based telehealth program
- Explain the key regulatory and systematic considerations when launching a school-based telehealth program
- Explain how to select technology for telehealth
- List key metrics to consider when evaluating a school-based telehealth program
- Describe how to collaborate internally and externally and effectively market a school-based telehealth program
- Describe the process of a school-based telehealth consult hosted by a school nurse
Loren Nix, RN, BSN, is the Director of School Health Plus with Global Partnership for Telehealth. She has been a registered nurse in Georgia since 1998, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing. After working two years in the hospital setting, Mrs. Nix transitioned into the role of school nurse where she served for 14 years. In 2009, Mrs. Nix was the first school nurse in the state of Georgia to implement telehealth in her school nurse’s clinic. She joined the GPT team in 2014 and now provides education, support, and training for telehealth implementation to school systems throughout the country.
Raymond Barrett is the founder and CEO of the Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC (TCI). A licensed mental health counselor (LMHC and LPC), Ray is an innovator and leader in the field of telemental health. He’s an expert telehealth trainer, a respected speaker, and a trusted consultant.
Ray’s inspiration for TCI came from his clients that started asking him to conduct their therapy sessions over the phone. Ray had discovered a knowledge gap in mental health training. He wanted to fill that void with comprehensive and practical training in telemental health - so Ray created that training for himself and fellow clinicians.
Since 2014, TCI has delivered comprehensive telehealth training and consultation to a global network of more than 40,000 healthcare organizations and professionals. TCI now offers over 180 specialized courses, a vast array of telehealth resources, and ongoing free continuing education opportunities for telehealth providers. Among the most sought-after courses offered by TCI is the Telemental Health Training Certificate (THTC Certificate) program.
Ray played a significant role in developing the initial curriculum for the Board Certified Telemental Health credential (BC-TMH) for the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE). He reviewed every training module. He helped draft content, including questions for exams. He even wrote and developed the initial draft of one of the training modules: Telemental Health Settings and Coordination of Care.
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) - the most respected organization for telehealth - recently overhauled its guidelines. Ray was on the writing committee that developed Best Practices in Synchronous Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health in March 2022.
In 2019, Ray participated in a task force for developing a clinical rating process for mobile apps designed to help treat depression. The recommendations were presented to ATA.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. As part of the International Standards Advisory Committee (ISAC), Ray helped establish CARF’s standards for virtual services.
Ray also is a frequent speaker and consultant for professional organizations. He has presented for over 20 organizations since 2015.
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This course offers no continuing education credits. However, it consists of 5.5 hours of instructional content.
- Register for the course
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- You then can access the course by clicking on its title
This is a non-interactive, self-study course.
To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.
No CEs are offered with this course or are indicated on the certificate of completion.
You can download or print your certificate of completion by logging into your account, navigating to the course by selecting the My Courses option from the menu items, clicking the Course Title, scrolling to the Certificate of Completion section, and clicking on the Certificate of Completion link to either download it or print it.
Directions for completing a course can be found by clicking here.
This course is intended for school nurses, clinicians, and administrators who are involved with school-based telehealth programs.
Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.