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CCCEP

Education for Chronic Disease Management Course: 27.50 CEUs

Accreditation date: 2015-09-14
Accreditation expires: 2017-09-14

The aim of the educator-client partnership is to enable the client to gain the knowledge, confidence, and skills to assume a major role in the management of their disease. Self-management skills promote improved understanding and confidence in managing the condition, enhanced treatment satisfaction, better adherence to treatment/management and improved quality of life.

The RESPTREC™ Education for Chronic Disease Course is suitable for all health care professionals who work with clients who have one or more chronic diseases. The course competencies and content are transferrable to many chronic diseases. The skills practiced and knowledge gained can be applied to clinical and client education areas where health care professionals work with individuals and families who are affected by chronic disease such as respiratory, cardiac and diabetes.

Note: Participants are required to complete the Education course, Asthma course, and COPD course in order to be eligible to write the Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) examination.

The RESPTREC™ Education for Chronic Disease Course remains the foundation for learning to apply educational theory to practice.

The RESPTREC™ Education for Chronic Disease Course has been developed to meet the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC) Foundational Health Education Competencies. A copy of the competencies can be found at the following link: http://cnrchome.net/PDFs/CNRC%20Foundational%20Health%20Education%20Competencies.pdf

The RESPTREC™ Education for Chronic Disease Course will include topics covering Health Promotion and Education, Communication, Educational Interventions, Technology, Professional Practice, and Evaluation.


  • The Educator will be able to Apply the World Health Organization's (WHO) Social Determinants of Health when working with individuals and communities.
  • The Educator will be able to Apply the principles of Primary Health Care.
  • The Educator will be able to differentiate among the three levels of health promotion and disease prevention:
    • Primary
    • Secondary
    • Tertiary
  • The Educator will be able to integrate theoretical frameworks of health promotion and care into practice:
    • Expanded Chronic Care Model (ECCM)
    • PRECEDE-PROCEED Model
    • Social Support Theory
  • The Educator will be able to integrate principles of client-centred care into practice (individual, family, community).
  • The Educator will be able to identify his/her role in an overall health promotion strategy.
  • The Educator will be able to identify the role of the learner in an overall health promotion strategy.
  • The Educator will be able to explain the purpose, goals and benefits of education.
  • The Educator will be able to apply the principles of health education.
  • The Educator will be able to describe the education process in terms of teaching and learning.
  • The Educator will be able to integrate teaching and learning theories into practice:
    • Behaviorism
    • Constructivism
    • Humanism
    • Cognitivism
  • The Educator will be able to identify obstacles to learning for persons with chronic disease.
  • The Educator will be able to apply theories of behavior change with clients:
    • Social Learning Theory (Social Cognitive Theory)
    • Self-Efficacy Theory
    • Theory of Reasoned Action and Planned Behavior
  • The Educator will be able to apply models of behavior change with clients:
    • Health Belief Model
    • PRECEDE/PROCEED Model
    • Transtheoretical Model
    • Confidence and Conviction Model
  • The Educator will be able to use verbal and non-verbal communication to optimize the teaching and learning process.
  • The Educator will be ableto integrate the style and spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) into practice.
  • The Educator will be able to demonstrate the core MI skills:
    • OARS
    • Change Talk (DARN CAT)
  • The Educator will be able to assess the following characteristic and needs related to learning:
    • Determinants of Health
    • Motivation and Readiness to Learn
    • Learning Style
    • Learning Preferences and Interests
    • Developmental Stage of the Learner
    • Health Literacy
    • Abilities (Physical, Cognitive)
    • Health (Concurrent Diseases and Disorders)
    • Culture
  • The Educator will be able to collaborate with the client to prioritize learning objectives.
  • The Educator will collaborate with the client to determine learning objectives that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound).
  • The Educator will be able to describe and apply effective instructional methods for use with learners in both individual and group settings.
  • The Educator will be able to identify and apply effective and appropriate instructional materials for the learner.
  • The Educator will be able to describe and apply technologies that benefit client education.
  • The Educator will be able to describe and apply ethical principles when conducting client education:
    • Autonomy
    • Veracity
    • Confidentiality
    • Non-maleficence
    • Beneficence
    • Justice
  • The Educator will be able to describe and apply strategies for effective teamwork, including how to:
    • Work as an effective team member
    • Practice inter-professional and intersectoral collaboration
    • Collaborate with client's family and social supports.
  • The Educator will be able to define and describe the focus of evaluation.
  • The Educator will be able to describe and apply the types of evaluation.
  • The Educator will be able to evaluate the client's ability to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize chronic disease management.

Registrants must meet the following entrance criteria:

  • hold a degree/diploma in a recognized health care profession
  • scope of practice to include counselling clients
  • must verify current license to practice (and registration number, if applicable)
  • indicate your expectations of the course and how you anticipate using the new skills and knowledge

If there is a question regarding met criteria, acceptance to the program will be made on an individual basis and at the discretion of the RESPTREC™ Management committee.

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has confirmed the following accreditation:

CCCEP Number: 1091-2015-1574-B-P
Title: Education - Chronic Disease Management Educator Course
Number of CEUs: 27.50
Date Accredited: 2015-09-14
Accreditation Expiry Date: 2017-09-14

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