Chiropractor Requirements for License Renewal

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Florida Chiropractic Physicians, March 31 is fast approaching!  We want to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements so you don’t have any surprises when you are renewing your license. Keep reading below to learn more about your 2016 biennium requirements. And remember that ALL of your CE must be completed in person.  No home study allowed. Remember that all courses must be approved by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine!

If you are a Chiropractic Physician, then your requirements are:

  • 2 hours Medical Error
  • 27 hours General
  • 2 hours Laws and Rules
  • 1 hour Risk Management
  • 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
  • 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries

If you are one of the Chiropractic Physician who is certified in Acupuncture, then your requirements are a little bit different:

  • 23 hours General
  • 2 hours Medical Errors
  • 2 hours Laws & Rules of the Board
  • 1 hour Risk Management
  • 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
  • 2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
  • 2 hours Acupuncture Safety and Risk Management
  • 2 hours Acupuncture Technique

If you are a Chiropractic Physician and this is your first time renewal, then your requirements are:

  • 6 hours Record Keeping/Documentation and Coding
  •  2 hours Ethics and Boundaries
  • 2 hours Medical Errors
  • 3 hours HIV/AIDS

If you are a Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant, your required hours are listed below:

  • 22 hours General
  • 2 hours Medical Error

If you are a Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant renewing for the first time:

  • 2 hours Medical Error
  • 3 hours HIV/AIDS

We are dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license so we have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We have added a special FAQ section just for Chiropractors in our Support pages. To read over those, click here.

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can receive notifications of license deadlines, report CE to your account, access to your CE Compliance Transcript and more to simplify your renewal process.

Osteopathic Physician Requirements for License Renewal

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Florida Osteopathic Physicians, March 31 is fast approaching!  We want to give you a quick visual of all of your CE requirements so there aren’t any surprises when you are renewing your license.  Keep reading to learn more about your 2016 biennium requirements.

If you are a Osteopathic Physician renewing your license, your requirements are listed below:

Requirement Hour Breakdown
Requirement Hour Breakdown

* Licensees must obtain 2 hours of Domestic Violence every third renewal period as part of the 40 hours required.

If you are an Osteopathic Physician renewing your license for the first time and you were licensed in the first year of the renewal cycle, your renewal requirements are:

  • All of the above hours
  • 1 hour HIV/AIDS

If you are an Osteopathic Physician renewing your license for the first time and you were licensed in the second year of the renewal cycle, your renewal requirements are:

  • 1 hour HIV/AIDS
  • 1 hour Florida Laws and Rules (must be live)
  •  1 hour Professional & Medical Ethics (must be live)
  • 1 hour Federal & State Laws related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances (must be live)
  • 2 hours Medical Errors (must be live)

CE Broker is dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license. We have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We have added a special FAQ section just for Osteopathic Physicians in our Support pages. To read over those, click here.

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can receive notifications of license deadlines, report CE to your account, access to your CE Compliance Transcript and more to simplify your renewal process.

Podiatrists Requirements for License Renewal

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If you are a Podiatric Physician in Florida, then you are getting ready to renew your license. March 31st, 2016 is your big day! We want to make sure that you are aware of your specific renewal requirements. Continue reading below to find your biennium requirements for Podiatric Physicians and Podiatric X-Ray Assistants.

If you are a Podiatric Physician, your requirements are:

  • 2 hours Medical Errors
  • 1 hour Laws & Rules of the Board
  • 1 hour Risk Management
  • 36 hours General

If you are a Podiatric Physician renewing for the first time, your requirements are:

  • 2 hours Medical Error
  • 1 hour HIV/AIDS
  • Podiatric Physicians initially licensed in the biennium or within 24 months of initial licensure must attend one full day at a Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine meeting at which disciplinary hearings are conducted.

If you are a Podiatric X-Ray Assistant, your requirements vary a bit. Your requirements are broken down below:

  • 8 hours of Recertification course (Recertification course must be from the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and should include Medical Errors)

If you are a Podiatric X-Ray Assistant renewing for the first time, your requirements are:

  • 8 hours of Recertification course (Recertification course must be from the Florida Podiatric Medical Association and should include Medical Errors)

Each healthcare profession in Florida will vary on what credits count towards your compliance. Below are some “Did You Know” facts specific to Podiatrists.

  • You can only receive credit for 8 hours per biennium of home study courses
  • Courses have to be at least 1 hour in length, otherwise they won’t count

CE Broker is dedicated to helping you successfully renew your license. We have plenty of tools for you to utilize if you have any questions! We have added a special FAQ section just for Podiatrists in our Support pages. To read over those, click here

For your ultimate worry-free, personalized solution try our 7-Day Trial for our Professional Account. With your Professional Account you can receive notifications of license deadlines, report CE to your account, access to your CE Compliance Transcript and more to simplify your renewal process.

11 Qualities Nurses Possess

Humor: One quality all nurses have to share to be able to get through the day.
Humor: One quality all nurses have to share to be able to get through the day.

Nursing is one of the oldest known professions. From important nurses in history like Florence Nightingale, Phoebe Levy Pember, Captain Sally Tompkins, Clara Barton, etc. there have been many advancements among the years that require immense amounts of adaptability from nurses. CE Broker is going to focus on highlighting some of those expected qualities that make a great nurse.

1. Empathy: Empathy can make all the difference in improving patient care and their overall experience. This can be just as easy as taking the time to really listen to what your patient has to say. Just recently Upworthy featured a story about how one creative nurse used his talent to show empathy to lonely patients. He even mentions that patient’s requested less pain medicine when shown a little extra personal care.

Upworthy video showcases one nurse's special talent.
Upworthy video showcases one nurse’s special talent.

2. Communication: As a nurse, it is extremely important to have good communication across all levels. “They have to be able to communicate with doctors, patients and coworkers in a very fast-paced environment,” says Jacksonville University School of Nursing. Communication is an all-encompassing term here. It is just as important to listen to others as it is to speak to them.

3. Emotional Stability: NursingLink weighs in on “Nursing [being] a stressful job where traumatic situations are common. The ability to accept suffering and death without letting it get personal is crucial. Some days can seem like non-stop gloom and doom.” Although they hit the nail on the head there, nursing has it’s amazing moments where a life can be saved right before your very eyes. Either way, it is important to maintain control of your emotions to perform at your very best.

4. Detail Oriented: Avoiding skipping steps and making errors can save someone else’s life and ultimately your job. Put yourself in your patient’s shoes and consider the care and attention to detail that you would expect if it were you being cared for.

5. Energy and Endurance: Shifts are long and you do not often get a break at all. Long hours of being on your feet can take a toll on your energy levels. Here are some great tips from NurseTogether on how to maintaining consistent energy levels all day while at work.

6. Thinking on your Toes: Emergency situations call for spur of the moment reactions. Be prepared for the unexpected and try keep as calm as possible in a moment of crisis. You will be much more helpful to your team if you are thinking clearly and not letting the crisis get the best of you.

7. Confidence: It is important to feel confident in your abilities and choices you make throughout your shift. No patient will feel comforted by your second guessing whether it is their arm or leg that needs amputating. (That is a bit extreme, but it supports the importance of being confident in what you are doing). Nursetogether.com has some tips on how to build your confidence in your nursing skills.

8. Friendliness: When working up to 12 hour shifts (or however long your shift may be), it becomes extremely important to get along with your staff. Camaraderie makes your shift much more enjoyable when you can spend it among happier, friendlier colleagues. On a deeper level, it can also increase the willingness of your coworkers helping you when you are in need. It’s also important to be friendly with your patients! Sometimes a nurse is the only friendly face a patient sees all day.

9. Be a Team Player: “True collaboration is a process, not an event. It must be ongoing and build overtime, eventually resulting in a work culture where joint communication and decision making between nurses and other disciplines and among nurses themselves becomes the norm,” states AMN Healthcare Education Services.

10. Delegation: You are amazing and are capable of so much, but you cannot always do things on your own. Know when to ask for help and be okay with that. Someone may ask for your help in the future! The goal of healthcare is not to be a one man show, but to show the best practice skills for the patient’s need.

11. Ethical: Abiding to moral and professional norms is very important in the workplace. American Nurses Association has a Code of Ethics for Nurses that was “developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession.”

More fun Nursing activities:

Mobile Reporting

Our free iPhone App (Android coming soon!) will give you the tools you need to manage your CE from anywhere, anytime. The CE Broker App lets you report your continuing education quickly on-the-go! This way, you can ensure you have all of your requirements met before you renew your license. Talk about peace of mind!

Reporting CE Has Never Been Easier.
Reporting CE Has Never Been Easier.

How Do I Do It?

Reporting from your mobile phone is the same process as reporting on www.cebroker.com. Of course, if you take a course from an educational provider approved directly by the Board, they are required to report to CE Broker for you within 90 days. That completion will show up in your Course History and you will be notified as soon as it is recorded if you have a Professional or Concierge account.

Sometimes though you’ll have to report your hours yourself though, and it’s easier than ever with the iPhone app.

It takes just a few steps:

1. Open your iPhone App and click on the “Report CE” button at the bottom of your screen and follow the instructions as prompted.

Choose Report CE Tab at the bottom of the page.

2. Enter in the how many hours you completed and the date of completion for this course.

Enter Number of Hours Completed and Date of Completion.

3. Choose the correct Subject Area.

Select the Type of Credit You Completed

4. Fill out the name of the course and the name of the Educational Provider.

Attach Documentation or Maintain Your Own

5. Choose to “Attach Your Documentation” or choose to “Maintain Your Own Documentation.” To Attach your documentation, simply take a photo of your certificate of completion and attach to the posting. If you choose to maintain your own documentation, you will want to hold on to that certification of completion for up to 5 years as you could be audited and need to show proof.

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6. Click Submit CE and you will be asked to “Attest” that this information is true. After you attest you will get a green check mark that your CE credit has been successfully submitted!

Documentation Successfully Posted!

If you have any questions about how to report CE or questions regarding your license status, you can always reach our CE Experts. Call: 1-877-434-6323 or email support@cebroker.com.
Get started reporting today! Download our FREE iPhone App.

Download the CE Broker App Today!
Download the CE Broker App Today!

CE Broker Gets Pinteresting

CE Broker is now on Pinterest
CE Broker is now on Pinterest.

CE Broker just joined Pinterest! For a company that is dedicated to making your life as simple and organized as possible, it just seemed like the logical thing to do since Pinterest is the perfect tool for collecting and organizing ideas for your life. We created many a board to optimize on how you can stay on top of your game to enjoy an organized life. Whether our pins are a motivational quote for a quick pick-me-up or a reminder to renew your license, we’re generating content just for you. Here is a glimpse of the Pinteresting Boards we have been working on:

1. Think Green:

Call it a trend or call it doing our part to better the environment, CE Broker is all about green living. As a company, we work to both uphold “green” standards internally and by offering services to you that reduce printing and provide online ways to track your continuing education.

2. Quotes To Live By:

“Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.” –Rework

We all have days when we need a quick pick-me-up. Something as easy as an uplifting quote can do just the trick to brighten your day or motivate you to get the job done. This board is a collection of our own quotes and of quotes from others that move us! Be sure to join this board for a little laugh, motivation and all around fun.

3. Growth and Learning:

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Join this Board to be inspired to continue your personal growth and learning.

4. 12 Steps to Organization:

Staying organized includes more than just keeping track of your certificates and continuing education. This Board includes 12 different companies and ideas you can utilize to stay organized in all aspects of your life. This Board features terrific companies like Evernote, Real Simple, fitbit, Basecamp and much more!

5. 3 month Renewal Countdowns:

This Board is dedicated to keep you on your toes when it comes to your renewal period. We’ll include in-house graphics produced just for this Board to make sure that each profession is well-aware of renewal date.

6. CE Requirements:

Requirements can be confusing. You are a superhero if you can keep up with it all. Follow this Board and you can reference it to know exactly what is required for your profession.

7. Live Balanced:

“A wise man [or woman] should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.” -Hippocrates

A board to promote a healthy, happy lifestyle for all.

8. Good Business | Good Design:

CE Broker enjoys promoting business in an aesthetically and functionally pleasing way through design. We like to share what we are working on in office, with our new website and inspiring design from other companies here in this Board.

9. CE Broker Employees:

We really want to enhance the culture of our company by giving CE Broker some character. Our employees work hard to make CE Broker run smoothly every day. When Brian Solano, professional photographer/filmaker became CEO for CE Broker, he truly shared his passion for living life to the fullest with the company. He was inspired by 37signals and other companies that focus on a good work/culture balance. Learn more about our employees here. We have a terrific CE Broker family; meet us!

10. How to Videos:

For those of you who are visual learners, we created videos for you to use while taking advantage of some of our CE Broker features. These will show you step-by-step how to use Digital Storage, CE Transcript, etc.

11. Do It Yourself:

Need some creative outlets during that spare time of yours? Depending on whether your spare time is plentiful or limited, this Board contains some quick and fun DIY projects. Plus, you can always brag to your friends that you “Did it Yourself.”

12. CE Broker Blog:

Hey, you are reading this blog now, aren’t you? Follow this Board on Pinterest so you will always know when our next blog has been released.

Take Away:

The driving reason to why we are putting time and effort into our Pinterest page is not just because it is fun. It’s because we think it is important to engage you in things that matter! From ways to remind you of your requirements and renewal dates to fun Do It Yourself projects you can take advantage of on the weekend, our Pinterest page is here for your benefit.  Be sure to follow us today.