Continuing Education

FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN OF HAITI offers continuing education contact hours to registered nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians who participate in FOTCOH medical missions and successfully meet the program requirements. Continuing Education participants will get a “hands on” intercultural health care experience in a third world country. This educational activity will help participants to understand health care in a vulnerable population.

Participants can expect to (but or not limited to):

  1. Identify how socioeconomic & cultural variables influence health care in a developing world
  2. Examine Haitian patients
  3. Identify common illnesses
  4. Create a plan of care with appropriate treatment options

Registered nurses and nursing students will receive 101 contact hours
provided by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center; including 25
pharmacology hours for APNs. OSF Healthcare-Continuing Education
Provider Program (CEPP) (OH-353, 8/30/2016) is an approved provider
of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nursing Association
(OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANA-Illinois
has designated ONA as the official approver of CNE Providers and
activities for Illinois.The presenters/content specialists and
planners of this nursing education activity do not have any conflict
of interest or relationships with sources of commercial support and/or corporations whose products or services are related to pertinent therapeutic areas.

Emergency Medical Technicians will receive 30 hours of continuing education contact hours through the Peoria Area EMS System and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

In addition, Friends of the Children of Haiti offers a Resident clinical rotation that is sponsored by University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria which is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Participants include Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatrics Resident.This collaboration with Friends of the Children of Haiti provides a community clinic rotation that provides exposure to illness, disease, injury and malnutrition in a third world country.