AHVAP Certification Center Micro-Credential Programs 

 

TeamSTEPPS Micro-Credential 

The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) Certification Center is pleased to announce the availability of a new live mini-certification program on TeamSTEPPS. The upcoming TeamSTEPPS training series that will equip you with the skills you need to improve teamwork and communication in your workplace. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system that has been proven to enhance patient safety and quality of care. By focusing on communication, leadership, and situational awareness, TeamSTEPPS helps healthcare teams work together more effectively and efficiently. 

Our training series will consist of multiple sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of TeamSTEPPS. Topics will include:

  • Team structure and leadership
  • Situation monitoring and mutual support
  • Communication and information sharing
  • Mutual respect and conflict resolution

Whether you are a value analysis leader, professional, consultant, industry partner, or other healthcare professional, this training series will provide you with valuable skills that you can apply in your day-to-day work.

 The training sessions will be led by an experienced TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer who will guide you through interactive activities and case studies. You will have the opportunity to work with your colleagues to practice applying the TeamSTEPPS concepts in a safe and supportive environment.

 AHVAP Member Price: $199.00

Non-Member Price: $350.00

 Upon successful completion of the entire program, attendees will receive 6.0 hours of Continuing Education towards CVAHPTM recertification or nursing licenses/certifications. Upon completion of the certification test, you will be issued a digital badge highlighting your new microcertification through your digital badging partner-Credly.

 In addition, attendees will receive the following resources:

  • Electronic Participant Workbook
  • Electronic Quick Resource Guide
  • Implementation Guide 

The training series will take place over several weeks, with sessions held on a regular schedule. We will provide all the necessary materials and resources for you to participate fully in the training.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your teamwork and communication skills!

Training Dates for Cohort #5 will be announced in early 2024.

 

Medical Device Value Analysis Safety SpecialistTM Micro-Credential

The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) Certification Center is pleased to announce the availability of a new micro-credential program on Medical Device Safety. This innovative micro-certification program is the first of its kind in the medical industry, and has been developed with input from both the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Our training series will consist of multiple live, interactive sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of medical device safety. Topics will include:

  • Regulatory Aspects of Medical Device Registration, Approval, and Post-Market Surveillance
  • Medical Device Risk Assessment Principles  
  • Ensuring Compliance with Evidence-Based Guidelines for Medical Device Reprocessing
  • Addressing Medical Device Contamination and Outbreaks
  • Steps for Safe Medical Device Evaluation 

Whether you are a value analysis leader, professional, consultant, industry partner, or other healthcare professional, this training series will provide you with valuable skills that you can apply in your day-to-day work and protect your patients. Medical devices are complex and an important element of modern medicine, but value analysis professionals and other healthcare stakeholders must be well-versed in the safety aspects of these tools. Invite your facility partners such as healthcare risk management, infection prevention and control, and patient safety to register for this program as well. 

Pricing:  

  • AHVAP Member Price: $249.00
  • Non-Member Price: $400.00

 

Program Accreditation/Micro-Credential:

Upon successful completion of the entire program, attendees will receive 8.0 hours of Continuing Education towards CVAHPTM recertification or nursing licenses/certifications. Upon completion of the certification test, you will be issued a digital badge highlighting your new micro-certification through our digital badging partner-Credly. This course should be attend by not only healthcare value analysis professionals, but also infection preventionists, patient safety officers, healthcare risk managers, and more! 

In addition, attendees will receive the following resources:

  • Electronic Participant Workbook
  • FDA Medical Device Safety Toolbox
  • Medical Device Product Evaluation Checklist Tool

The training series will take place over several weeks, with sessions held on a regular schedule. We will provide all the necessary materials and resources for you to participate fully in the training. Each participant will also complete a final project using the medical device risk assessment framework and apply it to a unique scenario from their facility or practice environment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your medical device safety across your health system or industry environment!

Registration for Cohort #5 will open in late December 2023. 

 

Supply Chain Disruption SpecialistTM Micro-Credential

The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) Certification Center is pleased to announce the availability of a new micro-credential program focused on Supply Chain Disruption. This innovative micro-certification program is the first of its kind in the medical industry and has been developed with input from medical suppliers, manufacturers, distributor, group purchasing organizations, and healthcare providers. Topics will include:

  • Core Definitions
  • Changing Landscapes of Supply Chain
  • Addressing Unhealthy Markets
  • Principles of Category/Product Prioritization
  • Dangers of the Grey Market
  • Critical to Operations Products and Categories

Whether you are a value analysis leader, professional, consultant, industry partner, or other healthcare professional, this training series will provide you with valuable skills that you can apply in your day-to-day work and protect your patients and customers. This program is open to value analysis leaders and professionals, supply chain leaders and professionals, clinical leaders in nursing and medicine, manufacturing and distribution industry partners, infection preventionists, healthcare finance experts, and healthcare risk management and healthcare quality professionals.

Pricing:  

  • AHVAP Member Price: $149.00
  • Non-Member Price: $300.00

 

Program Accreditation:

Upon successful completion of the entire program, attendees will receive 4.0 hours of Continuing Education towards CVAHPTM recertification or nursing licenses/certifications. Upon completion of the course exam, you will be issued a digital badge highlighting your new micro-credential through our digital badging partner-Credly. This course should be attended by not only healthcare value analysis professionals, but also infection preventionists, patient safety officers, healthcare risk managers, and more! 

In addition, attendees will receive the following resources:

  • Electronic Participant Workbook
  • Supply Chain Disruption Mitigation Tool

The training series will take place over two weeks, with sessions held on a regular schedule. We will provide all the necessary materials and resources for you to participate fully in the training. Each participant will also complete a final project using a mitigation strategy tool unique to a scenario from their facility or practice environment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your medical device safety across your health system or industry environment!

Cohort #2 Training Dates:

Training Dates for this cohort are as follows:

  • February 8, 2024: 3:00-5:00 pm ET
  • February 15, 2024: 3:00-5:00 pm ET

Please note that you must attend ALL of the live sessions in order to receive your continuing education credits and be eligible for the micro-certification.

To register: https://ahvap.memberclicks.net/cohort2

Infection Control Value Analysis SpecialistTM Micro-Credential

The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) Certification Center is pleased to announce that registration for the new Infection Control Value Analysis SpecialistTM Micro-Credential is NOW OPEN. This innovative micro-credential program is the first of its kind in the medical industry, and has been developed based on current infection control evidence-based guidelines and product regulatory requirements. 

Our training series will consist of multiple live, interactive sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of mitigating the challenges associated with supply chain disruptions. Topics will include:

  • Current Evidence-Based Guidelines for Infection Prevention & Control
  • Changing Landscapes of FDA and EPA Regulation for Infection Control-Related Products
  • Clinical Selection Criteria for Infection Control-Related Products and Technologies such as hand hygiene, medical devices, disinfectants, personal protective equipment, and more 

Whether you are a value analysis leader, professional, consultant, industry partner, infection preventionist, or other healthcare professional, this training series will provide you with valuable skills that you can apply in your day-to-day work and protect your patients. Infection Control impacts us all, and this innovative micro-credential program is designed to facilitate mitigation strategies to reduce healthcare associated infections and successfully implement infection control-related products across the entire healthcare continuum. This course should be attended by not only healthcare value analysis professionals, but also infection preventionists, patient safety officers, healthcare risk managers, industry partners, and more! 

Pricing: 

  • AHVAP Member Price: $249.00
  • Non-Member Price: $399.00

 

Program Accreditation/Micro-Credential: 

Upon successful completion of the entire program, attendees will receive 6.0 hours of Continuing Education towards CVAHPTM recertification or nursing licenses/certifications. Upon completion of the certification test, you will be issued a digital badge highlighting your new micro-credential through our digital badging partner-Credly.

In addition, attendees will receive the following resources:

  • Electronic Participant Workbook
  • Infection Control Product Evaluation Checklist

The training series will take place over three weeks, with sessions held on a regular schedule. We will provide all the necessary materials and resources for you to participate fully in the training. 

Cohort Training Dates:

Training Dates for this cohort are as follows:

  • January 18: 3:00-5:00 pm ET
  • January 25: 3:00-5:00 pm ET
  • January 31: 3:00-5:00 pm ET

Please note that you must attend ALL of the live sessions in order to receive your continuing education credits and be eligible for the micro-credential.

Program Faculty:

Dr. J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, IP-BC, PLNC, VA-BC, BC-MSLcert™, HACP, HACP-IC, CPHRM, CHIPP-B, CIC, LTC-CIP, CPPS, CPHQ, CVAHP, ICE-CCP, CMRP, CPXP,  CDIPC, FACDONA, FACHDM, FAAPM, FNAP, FACHE, FSHEA, FIDSA, FAHVAP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
 
Dr. Ruth Carrico, DNP, PhD, FNP-C, CIC, FSHEA, FNAP, FAAN
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

Registration is Now OPEN:

Registration for this cohort is limited to 20 attendees and is first come, first serve.  To register for this cohort: REGISTER HERE

 

 AHVAP Micro-Certification Center Policies

  • You must register for the individual sessions in Zoom using the instructions provided to you by the AHVAP Certification Center. This process must be done 24 business hours PRIOR to the individual session dates in order to receive your personalized Zoom link. 
  • Do not share the program links with others outside of this cohort
  • Ask Questions and Participate Actively throughout the duration of the course. Our course facilitators encourage active engagement and participation from our course attendees. 
  • Refunds are not issued after 72 hours of a course being purchased. All refunds require the approval of the AHVAP Certification Center Chief Credentialing Officer. You can transfer your registration over to the next cohort if you are unable to complete the specific micro-credentialing program requirements. 
  • If you fail to take your micro-certification examination by the established deadline, you forfeit your course fees and will be required to register for and complete the entire program again.
  • If you are not successful in passing any micro-certification examination, you will be required to register for and complete the entire program again. There are no retests offered for micro-credential exams. 
  • It is your responsibility to review all program communications from the AHVAP Certification Center.