Medical Chaperones

Medical Chaperone Training Program (CTP-2)

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20th Anniversary Discount: In celebration of our 20 Year Anniversary, and as a patient safety initiative, this course is being offered for only $20. That's more than 70% off the regular price of $79.

Summary

The goal of a medical chaperone is to serve independently as a responsible, neutral, and objective third-party during clinical encounters. This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for one to serve as an effective chaperone, a valued member of the healthcare team. Through their presence, effectively trained chaperones can:

  • Protect the interests and well-being of patients
  • Verify the content of clinical conversations and physical exams
  • Provide documentation regarding clinical encounters

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Choose an Edition

  1. CTP-2
    • Applicable for general, as-needed chaperones. Intended for those chaperoning multiple clinicians during patient appointments and sensitive exams (e.g., breast or genital) as-needed per office/institutional policy
  2. CTP-2 Mandated
    • Applicable for mandated chaperones. Intended for those chaperoning one particular clinician, as mandated by a regulatory (licensing) board/agency, institution, or other oversight entity

Format

Self-paced online course combining online readings, interactive scenario-based activities, and knowledge checks

Professions this course is suitable for:

This course is expressly designed for individuals-with or without a clinical background-who will function in a chaperone role. However, the content may be of particular interest to healthcare professionals who work with chaperones.

This course addresses issues such as:

  • Clarifying the role of a chaperone and the role of the healthcare professional being chaperoned
  • Communicating professionally and appropriately
  • Maintaining neutrality and objectivity
  • Establishing professional boundaries in the workplace
  • Documenting and reporting requirements
  • Navigating uncomfortable interactions and situations with patients and with the healthcare professional being chaperoned

Learning objectives

  • Describe the variety of clinical settings in which a chaperone is used
  • Discuss the ways that chaperones contribute to professional accountability in the delivery of health care
  • Articulate the chaperone’s responsibilities to patients, clinicians, institutions, and others (if applicable)
  • Demonstrate techniques of observation in a variety of clinical scenarios
  • Explain draping techniques for various types of physical examinations
  • Illustrate ways of handling challenging situations, such as occasions when there may be objections to the presence of a chaperone or when the chaperone believes that something out of the ordinary has occurred
  • Correctly document a chaperone's presence and involvement in any clinical encounter

Accreditation

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15761, for 2 CE contact hours.

Registration Options

Select Edition

Course Credits

2 CE hours

Course Costs

$20.00 Flat

Date: Open Enrollment

Type: Online

Course Credits

2 CE hours

Course Costs

$20.00 Flat

Date: Open Enrollment

Type: Online

FAQ

How long does it take to complete this course?
I want to provide this course as a preventative risk management program to a group of clinicians in my organization. Are group packages available?
  • "This course was very easy to navigate through, and thoroughly covered the topic of appropriately utilizing a chaperone. I also liked the variety of tools used to cover the various topics, such as videos, vignettes, etc. rather than just reading slides.....this made it more interesting as well as providing a better/relatable and more understandable visual. "
    - Chaperone Training Course Graduate
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