Teach the Trainer: Bridging Communication Gaps

  • Date: August 22, 2015
  • Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus, Clark Bldg - 720 North 87th Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Target Audience

Target Audience

This course is designed for clinical instructors in the following health care disciplines: Medical Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Sonographer, Surgical Technologist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Nursing, as well as other health care providers and college instructors.



Value: $160

Cost: $ 0 with promo code 100PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees use the 2015 health system promo code for a 100% discount. 

Course Description

Course Description

Purpose Statement: The purpose of this program is to provide education to support the role of the clinical instructor, including knowledge to enhance the clinical experience for both instructors and students.

Participants will be able to:

  • Examine strategies to improve communication between clinical instructors and students.
  • State 4 key elements of offering effective feedback
  • Explore an overview of the evolving regulatory and ethical obligations under FERPA, Title IX and Social Media in clinical education.
  • Explore strategies for managing student-clinical instructor communication in the clinical environment.



7:30 – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 – 9:00 am Communication between Clinical Instructor and Student
  David Dechant, MS, CCP
9:00 - 10:00 am Communication from Student Perspective
  Molly Atherton, MS, LMHP
10:00 - 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 am Communication Compliance in the Clinical Setting: FERPA, Tiutle IX and Social Media
  Lindsay Snipes, J.D. and Tracy Durbin, MSW, MPA
11:00 - 12:00 pm Say What?!

Lane Sidebottom, PT, DHS, Janet McAdams, AA, CST, Abbie Hallgren, BS, RDMS, Kelsey Urban, AS

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David Dechant, MS, CCP is a Curriculum Development Coordinator and Best Care EAP Consultant.

Molly Atheron, MS, LMHP is a Counselor and Dean of Students at Nebraska Methodist College.

Lindsay Snipes, J.D. is the Director of Compliance at Nerbaska Methodist College.

Tracy Durbin, MSW, MPA is the HIPAA Privacy Coordinator for Methodist Health System.

Lane Sidebottom, PT, DHS is the Clinical Coordinator for the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Nebraska Methodist College.

Janet McAdams, AA, CST is the Clinical Coordinator for the Surgical Technology Program at Nebraska Methodist College.

Abbie Hallgren, BS, RDMS is the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Coordinator at Nebraska Methodist College.

Kelsey Urban, AS is the Cardiovascular Instructor/Clinical Coordinator for the Cardiovascular Sonography Program at Nebraska Methodist College.


Credit Information

Nurses: 3.75 contact hours awarded.  Code #NE13-16C07. Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Pharmacotherapeutic contact hours awarded for 0 of the 3.75 total.  

Physical Therapy And Physical Therapist Assistants:  This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 3.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa physical therapists and physical therapist assistants

Radiologic Technology:American Society of Radiologic Technologists Department of Education reference #NED0085005 has approved this program for 4.5 credits Category A.

Respiratory: This program meets the continuing education criteria for  3.75 clock hours for Nebraska and Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioners.   

Medical Assistants: This program has been approved by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) #128475 for 3.5 catagory G credit.  

Surgical Technologists: This program meets the criteria for 3.75 credits for the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Education Credit: 3.75 Education hours. 

Nebraska Methodist College Center for Professional and Continuing Education assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering.  Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline. 

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed below. Each professional is accountable to understand their accrediting/licensing body’s standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.

In order to obtain contact hours or CEU’s for a continuing education event, participants are required to attend the entire event and return a completed evaluation.

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